RURAL FARM SCHOOLS LAW: Ready For Implementation. No Tuition And Other Fees For Enrolees In Public Farm Schools.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to create rural farm schools in every province as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Rural Farm Schools law have been approved, signed by DepEd Sec. Armin Luistro on July 29, 2015. The law was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino […]

BENITO MAGALING: He Has A Practical Harvesting System

BENITO MAGALING, the vegetable grower we featured three times in this blog earlier, has a practical way of harvesting his crop for the market. For instance, several years back ย when he planted a rented two-hectares to Django finger pepper, he programmed that he would harvest two tons every day. He […]

SOMETHING NOVEL: Tilapia Ice Cream You Can Make At Home

ICE CREAM now comes in every imaginable flavor. From the traditional chocolate and fruit flavors, ice cream comes also with a veggie twist. Think of malunggay or even the spicy chilli. The latest, however, goes aquatic with the introduction of the tilapia flavor. Prof. Dana G. Vera Cruz of the […]

GENTRI Farmers Receive Plant Now-Pay-Later, No-Interest Loans

A total of 144 farmers from 33 barangays of General Trias, Cavite are recipients of interest-free financial assistance under the Plant Now-Pay-Later program of the local government amounting to P1,490,400. Each farmer cultivating at least one hectare received an average of P6,000 payable after harvest. This is now the 11th […]

Oil Palm Industry a Sleeping Giant

The oil palm industry in the Philippines might as well be considered a sleeping giant. This we realized after attending the 7th National Palmoil Congress held recently in Kidapawan City in North Cotabato. The event was attended by about 500 planters and prospective growers. So many people are now keenly […]

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