Uplifting the farmer-scientist

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/05/2018

Dr. Romulo Davide There is no stopping Dr. Romulo Davide, the multi-awarded national scientist from Argao, Cebu, from sharing his advocacy in uplifting farmers to become the scientists of their own communities. Now in his 80s, Davide…

A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one

Inquirer.net 10/27/2018

PEKIN, China–When a Chinese garlic farmer’s dream of flying an airplane didn’t pan out, he decided to build one instead. The full-scale replica of the Airbus A320 built by farmer Zhu Yue is now nearly finished, permanently…

Declining farmer population

Futch Anthony Inso 08/29/2018

AGRICULTURE CHALLENGE Based on a 2017 survey of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the average age of farmers in the Philippines today is 60 years old. For DA, the trend was worrisome as young generation of Filipinos…

Farmer hacks, kills neighbor in Ayungon town in NegOr

Benjie B. Talisic 03/26/2018

A farmer was hacked and killed his neighbor, a laborer, at past 4 p.m. on Monday in Ayungon town in Negros Oriental. Jungie Emang of Barangay Tibyawan died after he was hacked several times by his neighbor,…

No remorse in killing drug suspect, farmer says

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/26/2018

He barely survived a random shooting eight years ago and to this day, the attack fueled Roland Arita’s hatred of criminals. “Suko gyud ko sa dautan nga mga tawo. (I am really mad at evil persons),” he…

Farmer allegedly molested his ‘step-granddaughter’

Benjie B. Talisic 03/05/2018

A 58-year-old farmer was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he was complained of molesting a 14-year-old girl in Jagna town, Bohol. Police Officer 2 Jonalyn Llimit of the town’s Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) revealed that…

Farmer dead; attacked by own carabao

Rene Alima 02/09/2018

A 47-year-old farmer died on Thursday night after he was horned by his own carabao in Barangay Tubod, Barili town, Cebu, approximately 58 kilometers from Cebu City. The farmer, Rene Boy Umlay, sustained a severe injury in…

Farmer hacked in Balamban

Winston P. Ensomo 09/30/2017

AN elderly farmer landed in a hospital after a heated confrontation with a drunken man at Sitio Proper Barangay Cantuod in Balamban town, Cebu. Chief Insp. Janette Rafter, Balamban police chief, identified the 68-year-old victim as Rogelio…

Farmer found dead in Compostela cornfield

Rene F. Alima, Winston Ensomo 08/05/2017

A 58-year old farmer was found dead with gunshot wounds riddled all over his remains in a cornfield in Compostela town, northern Cebu Friday morning. Eleuterio Dapat, Sr., reportedly went out of his house in Sitio Tabok,…

From Farmer-Scientist Training Program

PR 04/09/2017

Capitol launches fishermen scientist training program Following the success of the Farmer-Scientist Training Program (FSTP), the Cebu provincial government launched its first ever Fishermen Scientist RDE Training Program (FishSTP) in Barangay Taloot, Argao town, southern Cebu last…

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