Cebu City Agriculture Department urges residents to plant easy-to-grow vegetables

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Agriculture Department (CAD) is giving out free seedlings to Cebu City residents who wish to grow their own food while the city is under the state of enhanced community quarantine…

Northern Mindanao economy bleeds due to COVID-19

Froilan Gallardo 04/02/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO- The local economy in Northern Mindanao has taken a nosedive just two weeks after transportation between its cities, towns and manufacturing firms came to a screeching halt amid strict quarantine measures. Mindanao has been…

Ursula death toll now 41; 12 still missing — NDRRMC

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 12/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The number of fatalities caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula has climbed to 41, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday. In its situation report, NDRRMC said at least 12…

Villar to focus on agriculture for her legislative agenda

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/20/2019

CEBU CITY—Reelected Senator Cynthia Villar again expressed disinterest in the position of Senate President and instead, preferred to continue focusing on agriculture for her legislative agenda. Villar was in Cebu Thursday to speak at the 14th National…

Rainy season here, but El Niño may last until November

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the start of the rainy season, Cebu will continue to experience humid, warm weather and rising temperatures until August or even lasting until November this year. Engineer Al Quiblat, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical…

Dad: Distribution of drums, hoses for Cebu City farmers will depend on farmland damage

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will control the distribution of water drums and hoses among the 28 upland barangays based on the needs of each area. Councilor Alvin Arcilla,  Committee on Agriculture chairman, said…

DA-7 sends out team to monitor irrigation dam situation in Central Visayas

Futch Anthony Inso 03/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) will deploy personnel starting today to check on the situation of irrigation dams in the region. DA-7 Information Officer Melquiades Ibarra said that they would…

Cebu City Agriculture allots 10M to prepare farmlands for El Niño

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Agriculture Office (CAO) has allotted P10 million for the purchase of water drums, hoses, and power sprayer to prepare the upland barangays and farmlands for the El Niño. Apple Tribunalo, CAO head,…

First farm school in Central Visayas to open in June in Balamban

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY — The advocacy to promote farming among the youth receives a boost with the opening of a farm school in the municipality of Balamban in June this year. In its post on Facebook, the Department…

DA-7: Central Visayas still safe from African swine fever

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Regional Executive Director Salvador Diputado assured hog raisers that various agencies continue to be vigilant to prevent the entry of African swine flu or fever (ASF) in Central Visayas.…

NFA to stop selling cheap rice

Inquirer.net 12/19/2018

Agriculture chief says gov’t ‘cannot afford subsidized rice anymore’ The National Food Authority (NFA) will stop the sale of its subsidized rice once all its approved imports are depleted next year, according to the agriculture chief. During…

Cebu’s population and agriculture through the years

Fernando Fajardo 09/13/2018

With 2.01 percent annual growth rate, Cebu’s population is projected to reach 4.9 million this year In the last census in 2015, Cebu was reported to have a population of 4.6 million. Still the biggest in the…

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