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Strong foundations of PH-US relations (Part III)

Strong foundations of PH-US relations (Part III)

By Bernardo M. Villegas Further enhancing the positive image of the Philippines in the US was the success in engaging US Government officials, in coordination…

Source: Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAEcon)

Masagana 99 redux

By Dr. Emil Q. Javier This column was prompted by the announcement of the President that he will emulate the Masagana 99 rice program and the…

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November notes

By Melito Salazar Jr. For many, November is the month to remember and honor our dear departed.  That may be true for the first day,…

Just when this farmer thought that he would have to postpone his planting for this season because of the prolonged drought, this weekend’s heavy rains came as a timely blessing, leaving these rice fields in South Upi, Maguindanao under water that came as a relief for farmers in the province. (Alexander D. Lopez/Manila Bulletin)

Can agriculture be profitable and attractive?

By flor g. tarriela “Kamusta  ka na?” The usual farmer’s response: “Pareho pa rin po, gaya ng dati.” While the Philippines GDP grew by 5.9…

Improving  the microfinance model

Improving the microfinance model

By Benel P. Lagua A recent article at The Economist discussed the resurgence of micro lending despite the initial problems encountered after the first wave…