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Milked dry? COA calls for probe into Nabcor's P100-million dairy goat project

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies

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Lost world: UN report shows nature at death's door

May 04, 2019 - 5:10 PM

A draft document of a UN report depicts a planet suffering due to overconsumption and pollution

The morning sun rises past buildings and haze over the Jakarta city skyline on August 17, 2018. - Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

Sugarcane vinegar production helps Batangas families cope with disasters

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The United Nations Democracy Fund helps women in disaster-prone areas find alternative livelihood sources to ensure their households' needs are met

ASEAN businesses not a threat to Filipino farmers

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Helping farmers should form part of companies' corporate strategy and not just fall under their corporate social responsibility, say experts at the 2nd Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Conference

DAME-UPLB hosts 2nd GAME Conference on October 26 and 27

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Conference focuses on inclusive agribusiness

Ombudsman: 18 gov't officials dismissed over PDAF scam

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) The dismissed officials are also facing graft and malversation charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Going bananas

May 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Re examining the alternative venture agreements in commercial farms and plantations of Mindanao

TO GO WITH Inflation-poverty-food-Philippines-agriculture-reform,FEATURE by Cecil Morella A crop duster plane sprays fungicide to protect the 7,000 hectare banana plantation of Tagum Agricultural Development Co. from destructive leaf virus in Tagum in Davao del Norte province, located in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on April 22, 2008. The vast plantation built in the late 60's by banana tycoon Antonio Floirendo, supplies bananas to a growing global market on a surge in demand for fresh fruit in the Middle East, Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Ombudsman dismisses Jinggoy's aide, 13 others over PDAF scam

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The dismissed officials are facing separate criminal charges for their alleged role in the misuse of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's pork barrel

Court orders arrest of ex-Bukidnon congressman for PDAF misuse

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Former Bukidnon representative Candido Pancrudo Jr and 5 others are accused of conspiring to funnel P1 19 million of his PDAF to ghost projects

NEW ARREST. The Sandiganbayan orders the arrest of another lawmaker implicated in the pork barrel scam. Rappler file photo

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ombudsman dismisses 12 govt execs over P54M PDAF scam

Dec 03, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The Ombudsman says the government officials expedited with indecent haste the release of funds for ghost projects

Ombudsman charges 2 ex-congressmen over PDAF scam

Jul 22, 2015 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The case involving the pork barrel of Alvin Sandoval of Navotas and Candido Pancrudo of Bukidnon is the first that identifies NGOs outside the Napoles group

Vitarich registers 145% surge in Q1 operating income

May 19, 2015 - 7:45 AM

The agribusiness firm which earlier expressed early exit from 15 year rehabilitation plan says 2015 is a turning point for them

COA to agriculture dep't: Account for P1.18B PDAF

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:46 PM

The pork barrel of various lawmakers were released to attached agencies of the Department of Agriculture NGOs and local governments from 2005 to 2013

LIQUIDATION. More than P1 billion worth of lawmakers' discretionary funds that were supposed to be used for agriculture projects have yet to be accounted for, the Commission on Audit said in a 2013 audit report. File photo by Rappler

Carmen's Best ice cream ready to go ASEAN

Feb 03, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Founder Paco Magsaysay explains why his ice cream is so good and why he s got big dreams for ASEAN economic integration

P7B worth of transactions unaccounted for after Nabcor shutdown

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The Commission on Audit COA audit team is not able to do a financial audit on the National Agribusiness Corporation due to the absence of financial statements and breakdown of expenses for 2013

Agripreneurs to youth: Get your feet wet in agribusiness

Jul 26, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Student attendees of the Go Negosyo summit are encouraged to try agribusiness in aid of the country’s agriculture and food security concerns

Pangilinan: Want economic growth? Put farmers, fisherfolk first

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:48 AM

The private sector including creative businessmen and social entrepreneurs can make the biggest impact on agriculture says the agriculture official

Why does Europe hate genetically modified food?

Jul 06, 2014 - 3:23 PM

UPDATED With new European Union rules that now seek to clear up years of internal deadlock that could in theory lead to widespread cultivation of GM foods is Europe about to change its mind?

GMO HATE. People protests against the authorization of genetically modified (GM) maize with signs and banners reading 'Stop GMO Maize 1507 ', 'Only a NO can protect us' and 'No to GMO Maize 1507' in front of the Federal Chancellor's Office in Berlin, Germany, 05 February 2014. Joerg Carstensen/EPA

The business of agribusiness

May 14, 2014 - 12:52 PM

In developing countries it’s scandalous that the people who produce the food are the poorest and the hungriest


COA to Nabcor: Refund P5.5-M illegal perks

Apr 22, 2014 - 7:39 AM

COA says Nabcor sourced performance bonuses for its employees from project funds and not savings in 2006 and 2007

Former Nabcor execs tip De Lima about P5-B agri funds misuse

Mar 25, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Among the anomalies in the DA that were cited include overpricing false quantities of products purchased and technical studies that were not carried out

Chiz: Invite media to explain payoffs

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Escudero says the Nabcor funds reportedly given to journalists are public funds and should be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committee

Miriam: Probe excessive spending for Napoles

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Santiago urges the Senate to investigate the PNP s P150 000 monthly expenses for the detention of Janet Napoles

SENATE SCREENING. Senate foreign relations committee chairperson Miriam Defensor Santiago said the Philippine-US military bases access deal should be considered a treaty, requiring Senate concurrence. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Aquino: Abolish pork scam gov't agencies

Jan 30, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Nabcor ZREC PFC are found to be no longer performing the purpose for which they were created having negligible social impact and not financially viable

'Abolish' agencies linked to pork barrel scandal

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A governance committee urges the Aquino government to abolish state agencies linked to the controversial fund releases

'Abolish' agencies linked to pork barrel scandal

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A governance committee urges the Aquino government to abolish state agencies linked to the controversial fund releases

Almost half of PDAF goes to favored NGOs

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:27 PM

In Nabcor alone 7 NGOs with interlocking interests – including Napoles groups – repeatedly got solons’ funds over 5 years despite unfavorable findings by state auditors

NEDA: APECO to become agro-aqua zone

May 06, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The NEDA adds that no additional investment will be made in APECO until it is able to submit its master plan and land use plan

OVERSIGHT AGENCY. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is an oversight agency that steers the country's efforts in attaining economic growth and development. Photo by Cai Ordinario

Veggie, tilapia prices shoot up this Holy Week

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Retail prices in at least 3 markets are up this week

Prices of vegetables are set to go up this Holy Week.

Calata probe complete in 10 months — SEC

Jan 11, 2013 - 7:28 PM

The corporate regulator says their investigation has so far covered a first batch of respondents accounting for only 30 of the trades