soil - updates

Rappler's latest stories on soil


Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says he is giving officials 45 days to complete nationwide soil testing and sampling to allow farmers to determine appropriate crops and fertilizers to use for the next planting season

ROLE OF SOILS. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the important of a national soil sampling for the department's programs.

Crop damages due to dry spell now worth P2.19B

May 25, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The agriculture department says 29 714 hectares of rice and 25 086 rice farmers are already affected by the prevailing dry spell

DA cites role of healthy soils in food security

May 25, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The Department of Agriculture leads the launch of International Year of Soils 2015

UNIFIED ACTION. The Department of Agriculture and other concerned parties will work together to achieve the objectives of the International Year of Soils 2015. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dry spell damages P1.7B worth of grains, high value crops

May 08, 2015 - 8:06 PM

The agriculture department says 21 317 hectares of rice lands are affected 24 662 hectares of which may not recover

PH spends less than P1B to fight neglected tropical diseases

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:07 PM

The country s health department only has P887 182 612 20 03 million in its 2015 budget for NTDs This is billions of dollars lower than the 2 9 billion recommended by the World Health Organization

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. A Filipino leprosy patient's hand is seen as he joins a rally outside the Tala Leprosarium in Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines on February 16, 2009. File photo by Alanah Torralba/EPA

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year

DA intensifies cloud seeding ops to fight drought

May 31, 2014 - 12:02 PM

The department will conduct operations in Mindanao to induce rain

DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the impending El Niño

4 killed in Nueva Vizcaya plane crash

Apr 29, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will assist the Department of Agriculture which lost two employees in the plane crash in probing the incident

Inspection of SM trees angers protesters

Apr 18, 2012 - 1:52 PM

Environmentalists and protesters say SM did not earth ball trees properly