Grateful SAP beneficiary walks all the way home under intense heat with a sack of rice just to save on fare

Futch Anthony Inso 05/06/2020

DUMANJUG, Cebu- A 29-year-old father walked for almost an hour under the scorching heat of the sun while carrying a sack of rice just to save on fare, after he received his P6,000 social amelioration subsidy last…

Mayor Richard Gomez initiative vis-à-vis COVID-19

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/24/2020

  True leaders are decisive. What to do in any situation is instinctive in them. Weak leaders are like flotsam in the ocean, tossed by the waves. These are leaders, who are no leaders at all, who…

NFA offices, warehouses remain open during Holy Week

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The National Food Authority offices and warehouses nationwide will remain open throughout the Lenten Season. In a press release posted on its Facebook page, National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Judy Carol Dansal announced that the agency…

Thinking of going healthy? Check out these rice alternatives

Marc Cosep 04/06/2020

Rice is a staple in many people’s diets. It’s filling, inexpensive, and a great mild-tasting addition to flavorful dishes. However, rice — white rice in particular — may not be appropriate for everyone’s dietary needs. For instance,…

Rice from Vietnam arrive in northern Mindanao

Froilan Gallardo 04/04/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — Two foreign cargo ships carrying 5,300 metric tons of rice from Vietnam arrived at the ports of northern Mindanao last weekend. National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 10 Director Mylah Mylah Faye Cariño…

Mobile markets to roam around Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has launched the mobile markets to provide for the needs of its constituents who cannot go out amidst the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).…

15 mobile markets to roam around Cebu City during ECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents living far from public markets or supermarkets need not worry when the city goes under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) tomorrow noon. There will 15 mobile markets soon to be deployed…

Gov. Zubiri flip-flops, rescinds controversial order

By FROILAN GALLARDO 03/27/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri had rescinded a controversial order he made on Friday morning, March 27, 2020, stopping all rice shipments from leaving the province.  Zubiri in his new Executive Order no. 18-A which…

DA-7 orders price freeze on agricultural products

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has already imposed a price freeze on vegetables, rice, and other agricultural products starting this week. DA-7 regional director lawyer Salvador Diputado told CDN Digital…

100K sacks of rice for underprivileged residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will distribute 100,000 sacks of rice to the underprivileged members of the city. Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the city had purchased the rice to help the no-work-no-pay residents…

PH still world’s biggest rice importer

Karl R. Ocampo 02/14/2020

The Philippines is expected to remain the world’s biggest rice importer this year even with a slowdown in importation due to excessive supply and improved local production. In a report published this week, the United States Department…

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…

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