Stakeholders propose measures vs. low price, quality of abaca fiber

Stakeholders from abaca-producing provinces, traders and government agencies have recommended several priority measures to address issues hounding the abaca industry including the low buying price and low quality of abaca…

A CASH GRANT OF P755,000.00

Dugui Too housewife used P3,000 savings to start handicraft business

Dugui Too, Virac housewife Arlene Panti Cabrera, who recently won as Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project Implementer (Individual Category), started her coconut handicraft business using P3,000 savings from her previous job…

3,000 MT in “loose” fiber went unrecorded:

Abaca fiber production here declines for 5th straight year

Records of the Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA) show that abaca fiber production in the province of Catanduanes in 2022 fell for the 5th straight year to its lowest in…

PSA Cat’nes consults agri-fishery stakeholders on compilation of Provincial Product Accounts

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducted a Provincial Consultation Workshop with stakeholders in the Agriculture and Fishery sector in Catanduanes on March 8, 2023 at Gran Isabel, Constantino, Virac. The…

Six towns now ASF-free

Six towns in Catanduanes have been officially declared free of African Swine Fever (ASF), with the other five towns to follow soon, the Provincial Veterinary Office disclosed last week. Provincial…

100 tons of Golden Rice harvested in 17 sites, including Catanduanes

More than 100 tons of beta carotene-enriched Malusog Rice have been harvested this wet season in 17 pioneer production sites across the country, including Catanduanes. This was announced by the…

DILG asks barangays to establish community gardens for food security

Barangays nationwide are being asked to establish community gardens and encourage households to produce fresh, healthy and affordable fruits and vegetables from their backyards and spaces in an effort to…

5,714 rice farmers receive P5,000 each as gov’t financial assistance

Rice farmers tilling farmland of two hectares and below received P5,000 each last week as financial assistance from the government for the second straight year pursuant to the Rice Tarrification…

The lamentable state of the abaca industry in Catanduanes

Last week’s distribution of P5,000 cash to qualified rice farmers in the province of Catanduanes is pursuant to Section 13 of Republic Act 11203, or the Rice Tariffication Law. Under…