The ‘palm tree’ is actually a grass giant and here are its uses

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/05/2020

Palm trees are exotic plants native to countries with warmer climates. With 2600 species, some varieties are suitable for use as houseplants to decorate homes. The most well-known varieties are the date palm and the coconut tree…

Health benefits of virgin coconut oil

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 04/04/2020

The coconut tree has been called the “Tree of Life” because of its countless usage. Every part has a use, including the fruit, wood, and leaves.   And its fruit, the coconut, is one of the most…

Health benefits of coconut water

Marc Cosep 04/03/2020

In recent years, coconut water has become a very trendy beverage. It’s tasty, refreshing and definitely good for you. What’s more, it’s loaded with several important nutrients, including minerals that most people don’t get enough of. Here…

Coconut harvester dies after falling off tree

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A coconut harvester died when he fell off a coconut tree in Sitio Ugan Dos, Barangay Lutak, Naga City, Cebu early morning of Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Naga Police Station desk officer, Police Staff Sargeant…

Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 06/07/2019

A high school in Negros Occidental is taking steps to reduce its plastic waste with reusable and locally sourced materials. The Wala Usik (zero waste) canteen in Bulata National High School in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, opened the…

Man trimming coconut leaves electrocuted

Rene Alima 01/05/2018

A 46-year-old farmer was electrocuted on top of a coconut tree in Barangay Looc, Santander town, Cebu on Thursday afternoon. The man was identified as Elominado Nero. According to PO1 Jericho Señagan, desk officer of Santander Police,…

PCA to rehabilitate coconut farms

Dominic D. Yasay 12/15/2016

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is putting most of its P1.4 billion budget in 2017 to the rehabilitation of coconut farms to reinvigorate the coconut industry in the country. PCA administrator Avelino “Billy” Andal told a news…

MAO BA?

Editorial 12/13/2016

PREGNANT PASSENGER A female employee got lucky after she was mistaken to be pregnant by a jeepney dispatcher during rush hour. Seeing that most of the jeepneys were filled, she took advantage of the situation and didn’t…

Zero casualty, minor damage wrought by Marce

Inna Mejia 11/25/2016

Tropical Storm Marce brought power outages, flooding and damage to crops in northern Cebu, but people were thankful that it did not leave casualties in its wake. Around 25 families in Sogod town were evacuated when water…

Girl injured after tree fell on her

Rene F. Alima 09/28/2016

STRONG winds toppled a palm tree which fell on a house and injured an eight year old girl in barangay Usmad, Argao Cebu at 9 pm last Tuesday. The victim identified as Queensebel Sameron fractured her left…

PCA tie-up to open market for Mandaue coco waste products

Norman V. Mendoza 07/04/2014

Locally-made geo-nets and other coco waste products will soon have more clients to buy them in the local  market after the Mandaue Coco Waste Processing Center partnered with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to train the center’s…

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