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‘Crising’ wreaks P3.3M damage to crops in Carmen


DAMAGE to crops in Carmen town brought about by Tropical Depression Crising is initially assessed at P3.3 million. Ramero Pungtod, officer in charge of the agriculture office of Carmen, said nine barangays in the municipality incurred damage due to the effects of Crising. These include Barangays Cantumog, Ipil, Triumfo, Dawis Norte, Poblacion, Baring, Luyang, Cantipay […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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Days of incessant rain have placed in danger the lives of residents of Cebu City’s mountain barangays, forcing 99 families to flee their homes that were damaged or threatened by landslides and soil erosion. The threat to life and properties prompted the Cebu City Council to place all of the city’s 31 mountain barangays under […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Team Rama bloc wants pact between city, settlers


THE Team Rama bloc in the Cebu City Council wants an agreement between the city and the beneficiaries of the province-owned 93-1 lots before they approve the land swap deal signed by the city and province last Wednesday. Cebu City Councilor Jose Daluz III, who heads the council’s committee on social services and housing, said […]

Posted: December 8th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu City, province sign MOA to resolve 93-1 land swap

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Albeit late, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III have finally resolved the long-standing 93-1 lot dispute. The two officials signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the land swap yesterday afternoon in front of hundreds of beneficiaries of the province-owned lots located within the city. But Osmeña said the fight […]

Posted: December 7th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

DSWD aid for kin of jailed drug surrenderers unused


THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) is asking its central office to redefine or revise its guidelines in extending assistance to affected families whose kin are drug surrenderers who are in jail. Aileen Cuevas, focal person for the family welfare section of DSWD-7, said they have the difficulty in identifying […]

Posted: November 11th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Legarda to PH gov’t: Ratify Paris climate accord


SENATOR Loren Legarda has renewed her call for the Philippines to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying the country has nothing to lose “but everything to gain with it.” In particular, Legarda urged all concerned agencies to submit their respective certificates of concurrence (COC) in the Paris Agreement to the Climate Change Commission […]

Posted: November 4th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

How to court farmers to say “yes” to good agricultural practices


Change is not always welcome, especially when it’s not as easy as the old way. That is why some conventional farmers find it hard to adjust to good agricultural practices or GAP, which is being advocated by government, private sector and non-government organizations. GAP are audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, […]

Posted: July 24th, 2016 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »

DA-7 assures enough supply of pesticides


THE Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) assured all the local government units (LGUs) in the region of enough pesticide stocks in case an insect attack would occur. Bienvenido Acabal Jr., Regional Crop Protection Center Chief of DA-7, said during the Kapihan sa PIA forum held at the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. last June […]

Posted: July 6th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

DA exec: More opportunities for CV agri-entrepreneurs


THE farm modernization efforts by the private and public sectors in Central Visayas have given Cebuano agri-entrepreneurs more opportunities for development and growth. Gerry S. Avila, Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) Agribusiness and marketing assistance chief, gave this assessment of the agriculture sector in Central Visayas during the Agribusiness Investment Forum last week […]

Posted: July 4th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Capitol to distribute El Niño relief assistance next week

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WITH or without the green light from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Cebu provincial government will start next week the distribution of relief assistance to families affected by the El Niño phenomenon. As this developed, the Department of Agriculture regional office (DA 7) granted the province’s request for cloud-seeding operations to provide relief to […]

Posted: April 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »