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BFAR-Abra boosts food security

BANGUED, Abra, June 14 (PIA) -- The establishment of a new office and the appointment of a new provincial head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the province of Abra ushered t.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

Galunggong imported from China may come from West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently approved the importation of galunggong or round scad for  local wet markets , citing "national food security," but the fish needed may have been swimming in Philippine seas all along. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director and Agriculture Undersecretary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Capitol boosts security

By: Gail T. Momblan THE ILOILO Provincial Capitol imposed tighter security measures after the latest bomb threat reports and bombing incidents in the county. Aaron Reymundo, officer-in-charge of the General Services Unit said on Friday that he issued a memorandum for stricter security measures at the Capitol grounds two weeks ago. Before entering the building, clients […] The post Capitol boosts security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal

Listed AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) has signed an exclusive deal with Vietnam Southern Food Corporation -- VINAFOOD II, to import two million metric tons of rice to the Philippines starting this year valued close to US$1-billion. In a Memorandum of Agreement signed by ANI President and CEO Antonio Tiu and VINAFOOD General Director Nguyen Ngoc Nam over the weekend, Vietnam's largest grains exporter agreed to exclusively supply long grain rice to ANI to help address supply issues in the Philippines. VINAFOOD II is a state-owned corporation duly designated and assigned by the government of Vietnam to export rice and help achieve food security in Southeast Asia. In a disclosure to the Phili...Keep on reading: ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Air strikes in Yemen threaten food aid for 3.5M ‘very hungry people’ — UN

The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people." The World Food Programme (WFP) said it was "extremely concerned about the series of security incidents in Hodeida city these past few days in and around deconflicted sites critical for the humanitarian response in Yemen", describing the situation as "alarming". The UN agency warned that "the conflict (is) threatening the continuity of humanitarian assistance to the city and surrounding areas where needs are among the highest in the country." Fighting has raged in recent days close t...Keep on reading: Air strikes in Yemen threaten food aid for 3.5M ‘very hungry people’ — UN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

SMC ready to enter rice trading in response to food security SOS

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) plans to enter the rice trading business and expand its chain of grain storage facilities nationwide, citing the need to contribute to the country's food se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Food security tatatag kung tutulungan ang mga magsasaka

Mainit na isyu sa ka­sa­lukuyan ang patuloy na pagtaas ng pres­yo ng mga pangunahing bilihin lalong-lalo na ang pagkain. Ang dating nagkakasyang budget ng isang nanay para sa pang-isang linggong pagkain ay sumasapat na lamang marahil para sa apat o limang araw. Pangamba ngayon ng maraming kababayan natin na hindi na sila makasabay sa presyo ng mga bilihin… link: Food security tatatag kung tutulungan ang mga magsasaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Long-term food security

When prices rise, the uptick can be reversed or at least eased if the supply is increased......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Piñol: Nat’l food security plan needed

The Agriculture department wants to craft a national food security plan to prevent a repeat of a rice crisis that recently hit the southern Philipines. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the “National Food Security Strategy”, in particular, would indicate which areas in the country have surplus production of a certain commodity and which areas need additional supplies. This will enable the proportional distribution of [...] The post Piñol: Nat’l food security plan needed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Drilon suggests solutions to insufficient rice supply

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said Monday the country needs long-term solutions to the rice crisis instead of raiding warehouses of rice traders. “The administration should give priority to agricultural infrastructure in the Build Build Build program, because this will provide us with the long-term solutions to food security,” said Drilon during the contract […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

FAO crafts 6-year plan to improve Philippine farms

The Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have crafted a six-year framework plan that aims to achieve greater food security and improve the local farm sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Margielyn Didal s uphill climb to Asian Games gold

PALEMBANG - Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Arda Didal reigned supreme in the women's street competition at the 2018 Asian Games from start to finish. The 19-year-old Cebuana paced the pack after her second run and never looked back to bag the Philippines' fourth gold medal. Didal was so dominating that she posted an untouchable top score of 30.4 points for her smashing Asian Games debut. Japan’s Isa Kaya placed a distant second with 25.0 points from the combined two runs and two top tricks with 25.0 for silver while 12-year-old Nyimas Bunga of Indonesia took the bronze with a tally of 19.8 in this captivating millennial sport making its maiden appearance in the quadrennial, 45-nation sportsfest. “I am very happy I did my best. Sobra ang saya po, lalung –lalo na sa mga skateboarders natin,” said the gregarious Didal, who  lived up to her billing as the top favorite after her devil-may-care showing at the packed arena. After her resounding win, Didal revealed the hardships she had to work through just to get some practice back in Cebu. Asian Games Skateboarding Gold medal winner Didal from Cebu recounts hardship just to practice ‘hinahabol kami ng police kasi Bawal’ pic.twitter.com/tKaQbDJWWT — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Sa streets lang, hinahabol kami ng pulis, mga security pag may nakitang nag-skate," Didal told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo via video interview. "Minsan po pag nasa mall, pag nakahawak ka ng board, bawal ka pumasok," she continued. “Gusto ko rin na maipakita na skateboarding is a serious sport but can also be fun as well.” Didal's mother is a streetfood vendor back in Cebu, while his father is a carpenter. Both her parents were unable to accompany or even witness her historic feat. With the win however, a lot of opportunities are set to arise for the young skateboarder.  Didal will receive P6 million in incentives from the government and other groups as a reward for gold medalists in the Asiad, and she plans to use the money to finally bring her family to her next event. Margielyn’s mother is a street food vendor in Cebu , her father a carpenter. She hopes to be able to get them a passport so they can be at her next comp abroad . pic.twitter.com/QADA0LoXtQ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Kukuhan ko rin sila (parents) ng passport after Asian Games kasi maraming invitations sa skate event. Para makasama sa next event ko, sa Brazil," she bared. Skateboarding made its debut in this iteration of the quadrennial meet, and will become a medal sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Didal trained in the United States for two months before competing in Indonesia, with nothing more than a dream to erase skateboarding's negative connotation in the country.  "[Para] sa skate scene sa Pinas, manibago naman yung tingin ng ibang tao sa skateboarding," an emotional Didal bared. Now a gold medalist, Didal hopes her success leads to better support for the discipline.  Margielyn spent 2 months training in the USA sponsored by MVP Sports Foundation , NB , POC . She gets emotional talking about how she hopes skateboarding would be given attention as a Sport . pic.twitter.com/ORTcIE4jPI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Didal leanred to skate in the streets of Cebu . She hopes there will be Public Skateparks set up around the country as so much talent among Pinoys in this Sport , says the 19 yr old . pic.twitter.com/c3T7Lt4aUK — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Her golden achievement was the fourth mint courtesy of Pinoy female athletes after weightlifter Hidylin Diaz, golfer Yuka Saso and the PH women’s gold squad, and the first major contribution of the compact national contingent competing in 10 events here to the country’s overall medal tally.      Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas and chairman Bambol Tolentino, who went straight from the airport to the venue,  arrived just in time to witness  the former street kid go  from strength to strength in garnering  “I am blessed to witness this great event by a young girl, a carpenter’s daughter and former street kid, who did so well.  Because of her hard work and belief in herself she is now where she is,” noted Vargas after witnessing Didal’s impressive run. “Congratulations Margie. The country is grateful for your efforts and sacrifices ,” said Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in statement from Manila immediately after learning of the Cebuana’s accomplisthment. “We are arranging a hero’s welcome for  you. “Your PSC family is behind you all the way. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino.” Also greeting Didal immediately after her victory were deputy chef de mission Manny Cabili  and POC officials Col. Jeff Tamayo and Jonne Go. A veteran of the prestigious Street League championships in London last May – the first Southeast Asian to be invited to the event – Didal led from start to finish, setting the tone of the lopsided contest with an opening score of 6.7 points, highlighted by a difficult  ”Board Slide” on the railings after taking the higher platform.      Using a 8Five2 yellow skateboard, she displayed her own version of hang time with an “Ollie” on her second run to go comfortably ahead with 14.4 points to second-running Isa’s 13.3, and seemingly was just getting started. In the tricks section, where the two best scores out five tries count , Didal went full throttle with another “Board Slide” to net 6.0 in her initial run, took it easy with a 3.7 output in the second, before wrapping the gold up with eye-popping scores of 7.1 and 8.9 points in the third and fourth attempts. With a flair for the dramatic, her coup de grace was an acrobatic “Backside 50/50, 360-degree Flip Out” that drew oohs and ahhs from the gallery – an astonishing feat considering that it was the first time she did it in a major international competition. “This was the first time that Margielyn tried that stunt and is the highest score garnered by any skateboarder so far in the street event,”noted Skateboard Association of the Philippines Inc. president Monty Mendigoria. Didal and the rest of the skateboarding were scheduled to return to Manila on Thursday in what undoubtedly will be a hero's welcome for the country’s latest golden Asian Games sensation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

South Sudan s child soldiers hope for life after war

For the child soldiers in South Sudan, throwing in their lot with the militias is one way of finding food and security in a dangerous environment. Image: AFP/Stefanie Glinski By the time Baba John.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Davide Hands Over P9.234m in Financial Aid, Agri-Equipment to Farmers

Food security. Food security. Food security. This repeated phrase would sound redundant. But those two little words are just fitting reminders the grim reality that the absence of farmers will make people hungry. Hailed for their valuable role in putting food on the table, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III wanted to ease their burden on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Agriculture department allows galunggong imports

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) allowed the importation of galunggong or round scad to ensure "national food security." In a certificate released on Wednesday, August 15, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol allowed up to 17,000 metric tons of galunggong imports with a 5% tariff as the closed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

KABUL, Afghanistan – At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, August 13, while residents reported food and medicine shortages 4 days after fighting began.  The Afghan government said it had sent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Pregnant Tibet antelopes to get security convoy

BEIJING --- An escort convoy will begin a one-month journey in the next few days to protect pregnant Tibetan antelopes that will travel hundreds of kilometers from Qinghai province to the Tibet autonomous region to give birth.   The team, organized by the Qumalai management office at Three-River-Source National Park in Qinghai province, consists of 40 experienced workers who have been involved in Tibetan antelope protection work for years.   Every summer, 5,000 to 6,000 pregnant Tibetan antelopes travel along fixed routes from the Lechi grassland in Qinghai to Hoh Xil in Tibet to give birth.   The rich variety of food and a relatively safe environment...Keep on reading: Pregnant Tibet antelopes to get security convoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

PNP steps into war vs rice hoarders

The Philippine National Police will “aggressively support” concerned government agencies in waging war against unscrupulous rice traders following President Duterte’s order to end rice smuggling and other illegal practices affecting food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Corn producers learn to prevent product contamination

BANGUED, Abra, July 30 (PIA) -- Corn ranks next to rice as the Filipino staple food crop in the Philippines but it is one of the grain crops susceptible to fungal infections and contaminations. Given.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Food Garden iti amin a pamilia, sungbat iti malnutrision

BANGUED, Abra, Hulyo 30 (PIA) -- Simple laeng ti solusion ti parikut ti malnutrision ditoy probinsia. Agmula koma amin a pamilia kadagiti natnateng ken prutas tapno adda libre a pagtaudan ti inaldaw a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

SSS presents its programs to Abra BNS

BANGUED, Abra, July 30 (PIA) -- "Be a member now, then think how to sustain your monthly contributions because SSS offers you so much benefits." The Social Security System (SSS) Bangued Branch staff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018