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Bt corn farming not profitable

By KIMBERLY JOY ALEJO TUMAUINI, Isabela—They barely earn any from growing Bt corn yet they keep on planting because their land is …

Women’s Front: Building a sustainable and resilient future

It is important for us in the global south to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But from where I stand, we would like to monitor it by dissecting structural barriers that block our way towards a sustainable, resilient and just future. Are we on track?

Infra gets lion’s share in Ilocos 2019 budget

VIGAN CITY — The infrastructure sector was allotted with ₱71 billion which comprise 54.8 percent of the region’s ₱129 billion allocation for the 2019 proposed budget, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-1) regional office bared last June. The Department of Public Works and Highways will implement the projects.

Int’l rural peoples mov’t calls to heighten efforts vs Golden Rice

The Peoples’ Coalition for Food Sovereignty (PCFS), a global network of food sovereignty advocates and various grassroots groups of small food producers, expressed its support to the Filipino farmers’ protest against the Golden Rice field trials during yesterday’s public consultation by the International Rice Research Institute in San Mateo, Isabela.

All That Fits: Makibaka, huwag matakot!

July 23 is expectedly a red letter date with coordinated people’s actions in different parts of the country during the third state of the nation address of the president (I refuse to print the name. It is akin to he-who-must-not-be-named in the Harry Potter series of books and movies). In Baguio City, Tongtongan ti Umili will organise a forum followed by a people’s march—it is a public activity and everyone is invited.

SSM face uphill battle for Minahang Bayan

Small-scale miners in Benguet who applied for Minahang Bayan under Republic Act 7076 or the Small Scale Mining Act of 1991 are facing an uphill battle against corporations and existing mining laws.

BIR, Transport reach compromise penalty

City public transport operators will still have to pay a “compromise penalty” to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Cordillera after the agency’s failure to collect the quarterly income tax return (ITR) of transport operators for the past ten years.