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Mushroom workers union prepares for strike

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Workers of a mushroom plantation here are currently on a deadlock status over their 6th Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) prompting them to file a Notice of Strike (NOS) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Cordillera in August.

Benguet farms can be affected by bird flu

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso said that the bird flu infection in Pampanga has slightly affected the Benguet farmers because it is the main source of the supply of chicken dung which vegetable farmers here need as organic fertilizer for their vegetable gardens.

Legalization of marijuana can boost economy of Benguet

LA TRNIDAD, Benguet — During his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on August 15 at the Provincial Capitol, Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso, on a query said the legalization of the use of marijuana therefore legalizing the cultivation of marijuana will surely boost the economy of people especially to those who know how to cultivate it.

Ilocos kinondena pandarambong sa pondo ng RA 7171

VIGAN CITY — Nagsagawa ng kilos-protesta ang mga magsasaka ng Ilocos Region sa Batasang Pambansa upang isigaw ang kanilang mga panawagan, partikular na sa usapin ng pondo ng RA7171 at presyo ng tabako.

Benguet prepares for AFTA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet farmers and traders tossed a giant bowl of vegetable salad at the La Trinidad trading post last July 13 as part of a campaign to promote local produce as they face the unfair competition brought by the free entry of imported produce imposed by the full implementation of the neo-liberal ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

Ilocandia Rumblings: Failure of RA 7171 and RA 8240 (2/3)

A glance on the Cost of Production (COP) form of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) tells a lot about the state of the tobacco industry. From start to finish, the field activities, equipment and the number of man-days employed shows a backward if not primitive production process compared to other tobacco producing countries.

Cordis conducts palay production training

BAGUIO CITY — “Kasla saan nga kapapati, ngem nu panpanunuten dagiti daduma a teknik ket dati nga araramiden met. Medyo maamak ak nga agraep aglalo ket babasit launay ken sagaysa ti raep, ngem magagaran ak nga mangpadas ditoy” (It seems unbelievable but come to think of it we used to do some of these techniques of Palay Production. Although I am wary, especially that the seedlings are so small and young, and spaced widely, but I am excited to to try this technology.”), said Alfredo Mulang during the Organic Palay Production training held in Manapnap, Binasaran, Malibcong, Abra on June 21-22.

Peasants hit Ilocos Norte board for muddling the excise tax issue

BAGUIO CITY — Alyansa Dagiti Mannalon ti Ilocos Norte-Solidarity of Peasants against Exploitation (Alliance of Peasants in Ilocos Norte or AMIN-Stop Exploitation) said the move of Provincial Board of Ilocos Norte only muddled the misuse of tobacco excise tax issue.

Alternatibo a wagas ti panagtalon

BAGUIO CITY — Walo a bulan kada tawen nga agkurkurang ti bagas. Daytoy ti masansan a mapadasan ti umili iti Binasaran idiay Malibcong, Abra.

Ilocos farmers rebuke NTA’s achievements

BAGUIO CITY — In a statement posted on the National Tobacco Administration’s Facebook account on May 23, NTA Administrator Dr. Robert Seares wrote that in his first 100 days he went straight to do what he needed to deliver. In the said post, the agency chief drew attention to his effort to make the crop “sustainable, lucrative and mutually beneficial” especially for the farmers.