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Final version of coco levy bill shatters farmers' hopes

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:48 PM

'Maaaring magtagal na naman ang aming paghihintay at pakikibaka bago makamit ng mga mahihirap at maliliit na magniniyog ang bunga ng coco levy,' says a national coalition of coconut farmers' movements

VILLAR LAUDS APPROVAL OF COCO LEVY BILL BY BICAM PANEL- Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said the approval by the bicameral conference committee of the reconciled version of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act, "marks the end of the long and grueling journey of enacting a law which will make sure 3.5 million coconut farmers will greatly benefit from the P100-billion funds which are rightfully theirs." In photo are members of the bicam panel (standing) Rep. Cecilia Chavez, Sen.Francis Pangilinan, Rep. Celso Lobregat, Rep. Arthur Yap, Rep. Edcel Lagman, Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria; (seated) Rep. Evelina Escudero, Villar, Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr., and Rep. Sharon Garin. Also in photo are Department of Agriculture officials. Photo by the office of Sen. Cynthia Villar

Coco levy fund: Duterte's failed promise

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'He's been doing it all along for other bills like the death penalty, lowering of age [of criminal responsibility], why not do this for his campaign promise, coco levy?'

FAILED CAMPAIGN PROMISE? President Rodrigo Duterte promises coconut farmers that he would return the coco levy funds to them. Two years into his term, the promise remains just that. File photo by Rappler

Ahead of SONA, farmers demand Duterte action on coco levy vow

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Coconut farmers want President Rodrigo Duterte to use his 2nd State of the Nation Address to fulfill his campaign promise to them

PROMISE. Coconut farmers marched from PCA, where they first met with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, to Malacañang. Photo from Kilus Magniniyog

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

During the campaign President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days Congressmen are getting in the way

CAMPAIGN PROMISE. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte signs a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within his first 100 days in office. After a year in office, the promise remains just that. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress where politics comes into play

POLITICS. The long battle for the coco levy funds is not limited to courts, with politics getting in the way of coconut farmers and their beneficiaries.

Danding, coco levy mess rile up Poe, Roxas camps

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero blame the Liberal Party for the non disbursement of the funds to farmers The LP asks: What did you do as senators?

Tubod village weaves better future with coco coir

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:07 PM

Coco coir is given a new lease on life as the village cooperative finds a way to make productive use of waste

EXPORT. A pile of baled fiber made out of coco coir is ready for export. Around 70 bundles of baled fiber is produced weekly by the Malingao Community Service Multipurpose Cooperative (MCOCO), a recipient of a livelihood support from the Mindanao Rural Development Program.

Gov't aims to usher in 'golden age' of PH coconut sector

Feb 26, 2015 - 4:17 PM

An investors summit is held to attract more investments to the industry and help lift coconut farmers from poverty

COCO PRODUCTS. Coconut can be used to make body products like this. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Laguna coir exporters transition to social enterprise

Dec 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Acquired from a cash trapped exporter in 2006 Pilipinas Ecofiber Corporation strives to prove that it can reap profit while at the same time be fair with its partner cooperatives

British Council awards seed funds to 5 social enterprises

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The social enterprises awarded grants in the I Am A ChangeMaker ideation camp range from tech solutions to eco tourism hubs

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. The winners of the I Am A ChangeMaker ideation camp with British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad (3rd from left). Photo by Chris Ramasola/British Council