PHL pioneering rice monitoring technology in the world

MANILA — The Philippines is pioneering in Southeast Asia and even the world a state-of-the-art technology that provides timely and accurate information on rice crucial to achieving food self-sufficiency. Dr. V. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), expressed hope that other countries would follow the Philippine example and utilize the … Read More

New NIA chief vows to fight corruption

MANILA — New National Irrigation Administration (NIA) administrator Ricardo Visaya on Tuesday vowed to fight graft and corruption by devising mechanisms to ensure maximum transparency. In a statement, Visayas also pushed for the amendment of Executive Order No. 203, or the application of Salary Standardization Law IV to NIA and other losing government-owned and controlled … Read More

2 Nueva Vizcaya farmers associations avail of agri livelihood fund

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya — The Department of Labor and Employment Region 2 (DOLE RO2) has granted livelihood fund assistance to two farmers’ associations in this municipality. The beneficiaries are the Bone South Farmers’ Association and Butao Upland Farmers’ Association with a total membership of 112 farmers from the locality. DOLE-02 information officer Gerardo M. Nicolas … Read More