1,639 abaca farmers affected by Rolly receive P3k cash incentive from PDRF

By the end of this week, 1,639 abaca farmers whose livelihood was wiped out by super typhoon Rolly in 2020 will have received P3,000 each as Cash-for-Work incentive under a…

PDRF aid recipients underwent validation, geotagging of farms

Recipients of the Cash-for-Work abaca rehabilitation project of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) underwent validation as well as actual on-site inspection of their abaca farms before they received their…

Registered rice farmers here get fertilizer discounts from DA

The Department of Agriculture began the distribution of Fertilizer Discount Vouchers to registered rice farmers in Catanduanes last week under the National Rice Program (NRP) as well as various interventions…

Two islanders win in DA search for Bicol’s outstanding women farmers

Two women farmers from Catanduanes ended up first and second in the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 5’s “Gawad Parangal sa Katangi-tanging Kababaihan sa Pagsasaka at Pangingisda sa…

Simple tree in island’s remaining forests
now a target of illegal agarwood traders

An ordinary-looking tree that local foresters used to just pass by during their patrols in the island’s remaining forests that they had not bothered to count their number has turned…

PCA gives cash, food subsidy to 1,271 coconut farmers

As part of the Department of Agriculture’s Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginalized Farmers and Fisherfolks, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) last week gave cash and food packages to 1,271…

PhilFIDA to build 5 abaca processing facilities here

Starting with the P25 million abaca processing facility to be built this year in Caramoran town, the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) plans to establish an additional three or…

Senators vow to follow up on aid:

PhilFIDA scored on ‘lost’ P121-M abaca rehab fund

The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) came under fire last week from several senators after they learned that Catanduanes has yet to receive the P121-million funding for the rehabilitation…