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'Na-Duterte kami:' Why farmers feel betrayed by coco levy vetoes

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Coconut farmers slam President Duterte for inconsistencies amid the veto of two coconut levy bills, which would have paved the way for the use of funds stolen from them

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte taps ex-Air Force chief Kintanar to head PH Coconut Authority

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he has asked Philippine Coconut Authority officials to tender their courtesy resignations

NEW PCA CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints former Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Kintanar as Philippine Coconut Authority chief. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Nuguit, Emana capture PCA Open tennis crowns

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The two tennis prodigies reign in the 12-and-under division

CHAMP. Sherwin Ray Nuguit rules the 12-and-under boys' division of the PCA Open. Photo from PCA Open

NFA transferred back to agriculture department

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

The National Food Authority used to be under the supervision of the office of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr

PALACE MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a group shop after a meeting with somemembers of the National Food Authority Council members on April 16, 2018. Photo from Facebook page of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol

With the Philippine Competition Act, every Juan wins

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:19 PM

With competition in the marketplace the consumer wins How?

What you need to know about the Philippine Competition Act

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Learn how market competition will change starting August 8

New PCA chief 'confident' coco levy bill will pass in 2017

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo dela Rosa says they will push for the inclusion of the coco levy trust fund bill in President Rodrigo Duterte s 2nd State of the Nation Address

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain and with them went the hope they would one day reap the rewards of what s seen as among the biggest scams of the century

Duterte, Aman Futures scam, Pacquiao| 12PM wRap

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:41 PM

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DBM questioned on budget cut for coconut farmers

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:57 PM

They are the poorest in the Philippines They earn only on the average P50 a day or P1 500 a month We should do something says Senator Cynthia Villar

File photo by WorldVision

Abu Sayyaf, Lacson, Yasay on China | 6PM wRap

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Mengapa ASEAN diam soal keputusan pengadilan arbitrase internasional?

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Tiongkok diduga berhasil memecah belah ASEAN sehingga tak satu suara dalam menyikapi keputusan PCA

TAK BERSUARA. Organisasi ASEAN hingga saat ini tak mengeluarkan pernyataan bersama mengenai keputusan Pengadilan Arbitrase Internasional (PCA) yang dikeluarkan pada tanggal 12 Juli lalu. Dalam keputusannya, PCA mengatakan klaim 9 garis putus-putus Tiongkok tidak sah. Foto oleh Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Pimentel files Senate resolution praising Aquino for win over China

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Pimentel who s eyed as the next Senate president says it is just fitting and right that the Senate recognizes the heroic efforts of former President Benigno Aquino III and others who helped in the case

RESOLUTION. Senator Koko Pimentel, presumptive Senate President, files a resolution seeking to commend former president Benigno Aquino III and other Filipinos who helped win the arbitration case against China.

Kemarahan Tiongok menghadapi keputusan Pengadilan Arbitrase Internasional

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:37 AM

Tiongkok berkeras mempertahankan klaim mereka atas Laut Cina Selatan Ancaman konflik hingga pembangunan pangkalan militer tercetus dari pihak Beijing

TOLAK KEPUTUSAN. Wakil Menteri Luar Negeri Tiongkok, Liu Zhenmin memegang sebuah dokumen berisi posisi Tiongkok atas hasil Pengadilan Arbitrase Internasional (PCA) dalam sebuah konferensi pers di Beijing, Tiongkok pada 13 Juli. Foto oleh How Hwee Young/EPA

Apa dampak putusan pengadilan arbitrase internasional bagi Indonesia?

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Tiongkok tidak akan menggubris hasil pengadilan arbitrase internasional PCA Oleh sebab itu semua negara di Asia Tenggara harus menyatukan sikap

Sebuah foto yang menunjukkan pemandangan dari atas pulau buatan yang dibuat oleh Tiongkok di bagian barat perairan Palawan, Filipina dan tengah disengketakan. Foto oleh Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

'Null and void': Chinese media slam West Philippine Sea ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Media organizations from Beijing describe the ruling as ill founded and accuse the arbitral tribunal of being law abusing

Senators to China: Follow ruling on West PH Sea case

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Philippine senators call on China to respect international law and comply with the historic ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

FOLLOW RULING. Senators welcome the favorable decision on the South China Sea, as they urge China to comply with the ruling of the internation tribunal. File photo by Rappler

Lawmakers hail ruling on Philippines' case vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:12 PM

UPDATED Legislators at the House of Representatives are elated by the Philippines historic win against China over the West Philippine Sea dispute

HISTORIC. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives weigh in on the historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea dispute. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TEXT: Summary of ruling on Philippines-China case

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Here is the gist of the Permanent Court of Arbitration s ruling on the historic case filed by the Philippines against China

LEGAL BATTLEGROUND. Filipinos stage a protest at Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands during the ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016. Photo by Jed Alegado/Rappler

TIMELINE: The Philippines-China maritime dispute

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED A timeline of events starting from 2011 in the maritime dispute between China and the Philippines

The South China Sea (C) is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. Greg Baker/AFP

Philippines-China case lights up world's oldest tribunal

Jul 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Here are several facts about the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague which is set to rule on Manila s case against Beijing

epa04333595 A picture made available 28 July 2014 shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands, 27 August 2013. According to news reports on 28 July 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands, awarded former Yukos shareholders with 50 billion US dollars compensation from Russia. The group of shareholders accused Russia of expropriation of the oil giant. EPA/GUUS SHOONEWILLE

Filipino named int’l arbitrator for environmental disputes

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Outgoing Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña joins the specialized panel of arbitrators for environmental disputes at the Permanent Court of Arbitration

INTERNATIONAL ROLE. Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña has been named an arbitrator on environmental issues in a special panel based in The Hague. File photo by Rappler

Powerhouse PH team vs China back in The Hague

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Composed of 48 members the Philippine team vows to assert Manila s claim over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

POWERHOUSE TEAM. Members of the Philippine team in The Hague (L-R) – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Representative Rodolfo Biazon, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, and lead counsel Paul Reichler – prepare for the hearing on the merits of the Phlippines' case.

FULL TEXT: PH's round 1 win vs China over West PH Sea

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:22 AM

A UN backed tribunal explains why it has jurisdiction over the Philippine case against China over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

HIGH-CALIBER TRIBUNAL. The arbitral tribunal is led by Judge Thomas Mensah (president, C), the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The high-caliber tribunal also includes the following (L to R): Judge Jean-Pierre Cot, Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, and Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. Photo courtesy of PCA

Philippines wins round 1 in historic case vs China

Oct 30, 2015 - 12:54 AM

3rd UPDATE A UN backed arbitral tribunal rejects China s strongest argument against the Philippines: that the tribunal has no right to hear the Philippines case over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

SILENT WITNESS. The venue of the arbitration proceedings is the 100-year-old Peace Palace in The Hague, which also houses the International Court of Justice. Photo courtesy of PCA

PCA wants bigger 2016 budget for coco agro-industrial hubs

Sep 04, 2015 - 1:12 PM

The agency suffers a huge slash in its proposed 2016 budget Funds for coconut replanting fertilization and income raising for farmers have been reduced

MAKING A LIVING. The government hopes to increase the income of coconut famers, among the poorest workers in the country. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Filipinos file new appeal vs China before UN bodies

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:36 AM

This new appeal comes as the Philippines prepares for oral hearings in its historic case against China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague The Netherlands

OFF TO SEA. Filipino fishermen wave from their fishing boat as they sail off from the port of Masinloc town, Zambales province, north of Manila on May 10, 2012, for a fishing expedition near Scarborough Shoal. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

China ignored new deadline in sea case – PH

Jun 17, 2015 - 6:17 PM

This comes as the Philippines airs its serious concern over China s island building in the disputed South China Sea

Filipinos split over means to resolve China row

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Poll results show that 47 of Filipinos believe it is better for the Philippines to have filed a case against the rising superpower versus 53 who support a diplomatic resolution

'WELCOME TO CHINA.' Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Li Yuan welcome Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at a welcome dinner during the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting on November 10, 2014. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Philippines vs China hearing set in July

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:47 PM

The hearing will address China s objections to the historic case filed by the Philippines says the arbitral tribunal based in The Hague

BATTLEGROUND. A picture made available July 28, 2014, shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands on August 27, 2013. File photo by Guus Shoonewille/EPA

G7 foreign ministers hit China reclamation

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:51 AM

We strongly oppose any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation coercion or force G7 foreign ministers say

VOICING CONCERN. (L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini en route to the meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Luebeck, Germany, on April 15, 2015. The two-day gathering of envoys from France, Britain, Germany, Canada, the United States, Italy, and Japan marks the beginning of the intensive stage of Germany's chairmanship of the group. Photo by Carsten Rehder/EPA

PH to tribunal: Vietnam boosts case vs China

Mar 18, 2015 - 3:46 PM

In the 3 000 page document it recently filed against China the Philippines shows a united front with Vietnam

UNITED FRONT. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 21, 2014. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

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

Coconut pest infestation at 'manageable' level

Feb 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

The pest is here to stay however says the government Funds have been allotted to monitor the remaining 9 hotspots and prevent the infestation from spreading

'YOLANDA OF PESTS.' The coconut scale insects, looking like brown, creamy spores, attach to the undersheath of coconut tree leaves

FULL LIST: Winners, People's Choice Awards 2015

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Did your favorites win?

PCA to probe 'overpriced' fertilizer contract

Dec 18, 2014 - 1:37 PM

The contract may have been overpriced by P10 million enough to buy 20 000 more fertilizer for coconut trees recovering from a pest outbreak

PH ordered to file written comment on case vs China

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:42 PM

The Hague based arbitral tribunal gives the Philippines until March 15 2015 to address as it considers appropriate any public statements made by the Chinese government in relation to the dispute

TOP JURISTS. The Arbitral Tribunal in the Philippines' arbitration case against China, L to R: Judge Jean-Pierre Cot,  Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Thomas A. Mensah (President), Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. File photo from PCA website

Yolanda survivors: From coconut farmers to carpenters

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:30 PM

How can affected coconut farmers regain their livelihood after Typhoon Yolanda?

Want to start a farm? 3 tips from Kiko Pangilinan

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan says only a strong private public partnership can sustain growth in the agricultural sector

FARMER-CENTERED. Secretary Francis Pangilinan says the problem with Philippine agriculture is the lack of respect for farmers. File photo from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization

Coconut pest spread 'manageable' by December

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:52 PM

The Philippine Coconut Authority says infested trees are recovering even as groups hit the agency for using pesticides toxic to certain insects

Gov't reveals plan to contain coconut pest outbreak in 6 months

Jun 30, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The number of infested trees has nearly doubled in 60 days But the government says it is waging an all out war against the pest

RACE AGAINST TIME. The government hopes to stop the spread of the new coconut pest in 6 months. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

NFA and PCA boards elect new administrators

Jun 24, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The new National Food Authority chief is former president of San Miguel Foods Inc while the new Philippine Coconut Authority head is a coconut industry veteran

Experts debunk China's claim on defying int'l rulings

Jun 06, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Facing a historic case filed by the Philippines China claims it is commonplace to snub international rulings

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Malacañang issues order to contain coconut pest outbreak

Jun 06, 2014 - 4:49 PM

Executive Order 169 aims to combat an epidemic that endangers the country s 2 billion coconut industry which provides livelihood to 3 5 million farmers

DEATH THROES. A coconut farmer in Laguna had no choice but to cut down his infested coconut tree (left) while another of his trees (right) is also severely infested. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

2 agri officials resign after Pangilinan appointment

May 12, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Philippine Coconut Authority Euclides Forbes and National Food Authority Orlan Calayag tender courtesy resignations less than a week after Pangilinan s appointment

COURTESY RESIGNATIONS. National Food Authority Administrator Orlan Calayag (left) and Philippine Coconut Authority Euclides Forbes file courtesy resignations on May 12, 2014

Pangilinan: I'm here to help 'clean up'

May 06, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The appointment of former senator Francis Pangilinan comes at a time when Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is being linked to irregularities and questionable transactions

PROVIDING SUPPORT. Former senator Francis Pangilinan takes his oath as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization. Malacañang Photo Bureau

4 provinces to be put under quarantine vs coconut pest

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:31 PM

By the end of March checkpoints in Batangas Laguna Cavite and Quezon will regulate the entry and exit of coconut goods

DYING TREE OF LIFE. Infested coconut trees near Mt Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna have yellowing, dying leaves. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Landmark treaty between EU, PH signed

Jul 11, 2012 - 9:54 PM

New treaty paves the way for a full scale free trade agreement between PH and EU