Philippine Agriculture 4.0

Rex L. Navarro - @inquirerdotnet 05/12/2022

In 2018, the World Government Summit (WGS) launched “Agriculture 4.0: The Future of Farming Technology,” a report addressing the major challenges of agriculture—demographics, scarce natural resources, climate change, food waste—in meeting future global demands. In 2020, the…

Drones tapped to help enforce lockdown

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government said on Saturday it would use smart technology, including the deployment of drones, in enforcing the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to stop the COVID-19 outbreak. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Joint…

Buying in the near sari-sari store — drone style

Immae Lachica 03/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Most of the people around the Philippines are staying in their homes for health safety reasons. And most of them are running out of things to do, but surprisingly, this freelance photographer from Marikina…

US proposes remote ID requirement for drones

AFP 12/28/2019

United States regulators on Thursday unveiled a proposal to require privately operated drones to use remote identification (ID) — a kind of electronic license plate — as part of efforts to ensure airspace safety. The Federal Aviation…

Drought hits 80 hectares of farmlands in Central Visayas, says DA-7 exec

Futch Anthony Inso 03/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has already recorded more than 80 hectares of farmlands in the region to have experienced drought due to the effect of the weak El Niño…

Dronestagram unveils top 20 drone photos of 2017

Raul Constantine Tabanao 01/05/2018

The advent of technology makes everything possible, even in photography! In fact, you can capture an image from the above. Drone Photography is booming nowadays, a type of photography over subjects or landscapes at low attitude. It…

Study finds more drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes

AP 11/30/2017

Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday found. The study’s researchers…

Drones to be regulated

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Mejia 01/05/2017

Drones will be regulated while habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers will be tapped to help in detecting bombs for the duration of the Sinulog celebration in Cebu City. Senior Supt. Joel Doria, Cebu City police chief, said only drones…

Expect tight security on Sat’s thanksgiving party – organizer

Carmel Loise Matus 06/24/2016

CEBU CITY—Cebuanos attending the thanksgiving party for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday are advised not to bring big backpacks and buy bottled water outside the venue. The advisory was issued by the organizers of the “One Love,…

Drones disrupt operations at Dubai, Warsaw airports

06/13/2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The busy Dubai International Airport closed for over an hour after a drone flew into its airspace. The airport says the closure disrupted flights for 69 minutes on Saturday. The airport, the…

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