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January 16, 2010

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Manila Times


Armand M. Galang

Nueva Ecija farms ready for El Niño 
  “El Niño” may have very little impact on Nueva Ecija’s agricultural activities because of the increase in the coverage of the area for irrigation in the province.

Manila Bulletin



Private firms can import 163, 000 MT of rice 
 The National Food Authority will allow private firms to import 163, 000 tons of rice this year, bringing total imports by the world’s biggest buyer for 2010 to a new record high of over 2.4 million tons.

Manila Bulletin


Marvyn Benaning

Rice crisis 
 The Department of Agriculture recently said the attaining palay production target was 17.4 million metric tons (MMT) and it would lead to a yield of 11.658 MMT, a figure which clashes to the figure made by USDA which was only 10.3 MMT.

Manila Bulletin


Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Gov’t to look into sugar stocks of beverage firms 
 Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya said that they will formally ask industrial users to provide the agency with their sugar inventory as part of the government attempts to get into the bottom of the supply problem.

Manila Bulletin


Ellalyn B. De Vera

Business summit 
 A two-day International Business Summit will be held on January19-20 to discuss the protection of the Coral Triangle and outline business opportunities for key sectors operating in the region.

Manila Bulletin



El Niño threatens fruit trade 
 The El Niño and climate change have big effect to the fruit industry as occurrence of the dry and wet season do not happen in its normal course.

Manila Bulletin


Zac B. Sarian

Commentary: Time to invest in sugarcane 
Sugar is in short supply worldwide and the price has increased tremendously. And since sugarcane is a one-year crop; the shortage will not be easily solved. But at least in the next two years, high prices are expected to stay.

Philippine Daily Inquirer


Doris C. Dumlao

VMC posts 25% growth in profit 
 Victorias Milling Corp., the country’s largest sugar company, posted a 25% growth in profit (P356 million) for the quarter ending in November over a year ago on higher revenue from sugar operations boosted by rising sugar prices.

Manila Bulletin



Vietnam may triple sugar imports in 2010 
 Vietnam plans to import 150, 000 tons of sugar in 2010, up 35 percent from last year, to meet half of the domestic shortfall expected at 300, 000 tons. 



Mina Navarro, et al.

Kakulangan sa tubig, pinaghahandaan 
Nagsimula nang maghanda ang mga otoridad upang maibsan ang kakulangan ng tubig dahil sa El Niño. Binisita ni Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap ang Nueva Ecija kamakailan at ipinahayag na maayos ang kalagayan ng patubig sa nasabing lalawigan.

Pilipino Star Ngayon


Butch Quejada

Pamalakaya inupakan sa Nabcor project 
 Inupakan kahapon ng Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines Partylist ang maka-kaliwang grupong Pamalakaya sa paninira nito sa proyekto ng Department of Agriculture na magsupply ng mga state-of-the-art brine immersion freezing machines sa mga rural-based stakeholders.




Pamalakaya inupakan sa paninira sa Nabcor project 




Editoryal: Bigas at langis 
Ang bigas at langis ay nagmamahal nang walang umanong gaanong batayan, ayon mismo sa National Food Authority at sa Kongreso.

Abante Tonite


Bernard Taguinod

Commentary: Price hike sa bigas at shortage sa tubig? 
 Gahaman sa kita at minamadali ang kanilang pagyaman ang dahilan kung bakit tumataas ang presyo ng bigas at kapabayaan naman kung bakit magkakaroon ng water shortage.

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