Cabbage farmers in Cebu brace for the rainy season

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 05/30/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—As early as 4 o’clock in the morning, this 39-year-old farmer and mother of four, is already preparing for breakfast. Everyday, except on Sundays,  Vicenta “Bising” De Luna walks for about 2 hours to reach to…

Appeal to Cebu City gov’t: Reopen farmer’s market

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 56 farmers in Cebu City uplands is sincerely appealing to Mayor Edgardo Labella to reopen the farmers’ market or “tabo” at Plaza Sugbo with the overproduction of vegetables this season. City Agriculuture…

5 ‘government informants’ killed in Guihulngan City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/16/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines –Law enforcers are looking at the possibility of revenge by the New People’s Army (NPA) as motive behind the recent killing of five individuals tagged as “government informants” in Negros Oriental. Police Brigadier…

San Fernando community pantry helps farmers in Mantalongon, Dalaguete

Immae Lachica 04/25/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A snack bar owner has found a way to share her blessings in this time of the pandemic — share these to the affected farmers in Barangay Mantalongon in Dalaguete town in…

Dalaguete farmers reel as oversupply of cabbage causes prices to plunge

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/20/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—The biggest risk for vegetable farming is not just with the weather condition but with the demand and supply situation;  a balance between these two are essential to avoid losses and spoilage. But recently, farmers in…

ECD launched in Cebu, residents can now take out loans for business

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has partnered with three banks to provide loans for provincial residents venturing into food production businesses for the Enhanced Countryside Development (EDC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, representing the Capitol, signed…

Two markets mulled for Cebu City mountain barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) is proposing the establishment of two markets in the city’s mountain barangays, one at the North District and another at the South District. MOD Head Irvin…

Rain-affected mango farmers to get Cebu City gov’t aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised that the city government will provide assistance to the farmers whose mango trees were destroyed in the recent torrential rains.  The mayor ordered the City Agriculture…

Pandemic brings hard times for farmers, worsening hunger

AP 09/01/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in the cities and the countryside. United Nations experts were holding an online conference beginning Tuesday to brainstorm…

Farmers’ market opens at SRP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City residents who needed to buy supplies but do not have access to the Carbon Public Market can visit the farmers’ market located at the Il Corso at the South Road Properties (SRP).…

Farmers in Bohol, Cebu earn nearly P700,000 during Kadiwa launching

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A project designed to bring farm products closer to the market in the province of Bohol and Cebu generated almost P700,000 for the participating farmers during the official launching of the Kadiwa ni Ani at…

20 ‘poor’ towns in Cebu to pilot Bagsakan Centers next week

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Twenty towns belonging to the fourth and fifth class income classifications will be the first to roll out their Bagsakan Centers to retail affordable basic goods for their constituents during the enhanced community quarantine…

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