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…

Taal folk ready to leave Volcano Island for good

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/16/2020

  TALISAY, Batangas, Philippines — Once Taal Volcano has calmed down, residents of Volcano Island say they will accept the “painful” reality of leaving their communities for good. According to islanders interviewed by the Inquirer, they are…

DA-7: Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not qualify for P5K cash aid

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not be qualified to receive the P5,000 financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The cash assistance was intended for small rice farmers, who were mostly…

Cebu City holds 10th Agri-Bonanza at Plaza Sugbo 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/20/2019

 CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Agri-Bonanza 2019 gathers 28 upland barangays to display their agricultural products at the Plaza Sugbo. Cebu City Agriculturist Joelito Baclayon explained that the city government has been holding the event to recognize…

13 farmers in Cebu City’s hinterland barangays surrender 30 firearms to Navy, cops

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sniper rifle, an AK-47 assault rifle, and an M16A1 Colt Assault rifle are among the 30 firearms that 13 farmers of Cebu City’s hinterland barangays in Cebu City turned over to the…

NAPC to build P3M farmers’ trading post in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) will be investing P3 million to build an Agriculture Trading Post and Enterprise Development for farmers in Cebu City. The NAPC and the Cebu City government signed a…

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