Month: July 2017

#AgriFYI: Continuing security of land tenure

MANILA, Philippines – Agrarian reform policies in the past has benefited some of Filipino farmers all over the country. In one part, this is a success worth celebrating – seeing lives of formerly landless farmers transformed through the hope of...

/ July 25, 2017

Du30 mentions ‘green’ policies in second SONA

In second address to nation, Duterte urges government agencies to act on food production crises in climate change-affected areas, and enaction of National Land Use Act.

/ July 25, 2017

RECAP: Duterte’s 2016 SONA and what happened since

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered on July 25, 2016 his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). In it, he made a detailed litany of plans and vision for the country, not only in his first year,...

/ July 24, 2017
Banao River in Benguet. Photo: Province of Benguet

#AgriFYI: National Land Use Act

Will an act on nationwide land use be vital for the future of the agriculture, manufacturing, and services industry as well as the lives of many Filipinos?

/ July 16, 2017
Members of Cordillera indigenous cultural communities take part in celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Month. Photo: PIA

#AgriFYI: IPs, protected areas, and territories

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and supposed-to-be protected areas in our country have been left behind for too long. However, in Congress lies a sliver of hope.

/ July 14, 2017

#AgriFYI: DENR and agrarian reform

MANILA, Philippines – It has been three decades since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has been instituted. With the aim of redistributing some nine million hectares of public and private agricultural lands, the program was the supposed saving grace...

/ July 11, 2017

Duterte’s first year rated by ‘green’ groups

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration received yesterday an overall failing mark for its first-year performance on “environment and social justice” from a 40-member coalition. The Green Thumb Coalition, in a press conference, explained that the Duterte’s words...

/ July 4, 2017