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Rice for trash project gaining popularity in Quezon town
The townsfolk are urged to gather discarded materials such as plastic wrappers, shampoo sachets and other packaging materials
Gov’t urged to increase local rice procurement fund, halt importation
The farmers urged the government to purchase at least 20 percent of the estimated 19.96 million metric tons of local rice production
As rice shortage looms, farmers remain unaided
Expect low rice harvest and high prices as usual this Christmas. The Philippines must import 2.9 million tons – 58 million sacks.
Catholic bishop appeals to government to act on rice smuggling, hoarding
“We pray that our leaders find a just solution to the issues of smuggling, hoarding and the high price of rice,” said Bishop Roberto Mallari
To bring down price of rice to 20 pesos per kilogram...
“If the plight of the farmers will not be addressed ... everyone else in the country will starve"
NGO warns against impact of Philippines’ propagation of ‘golden rice’
The Bureau of Plant Industry has issued a biosafety permit on July 21 allowing local farmers to grow the "golden rice"