Author Archives: LEO XL Y. FUENTES, JR.

4 days ago

Fool’s gold: The case of Golden Rice

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Fool’s gold: The case of Golden Rice

Growing up in gold-rich Compostela Valley was an adventure filled childhood. We used to play in the rivers, collecting and inspecting stones to look for gold, mimicking old people looking for fortune. One very popular mineral back then that we were so fascinated was pyrite. It has the appearance of a polished gold, more of a fancy jewelry with all its luster. However, pyrite is known as fool’s gold.

2 months ago

One year of Dutertenomics in PH Agriculture

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One year of Dutertenomics in PH Agriculture

After one year in power, it is vital for us Filipinos to pay attention to the performance of the Duterte administration. This is my objective assessment on the current administration’s program on agriculture as a fundamental sector in the country.

4 months ago

Why Support Gina?

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Why Support Gina?

The on-going war against illegal drugs and the summary killings placed the Duterte administration in a very precarious situation as it gains infamy. In less than a year in power, Duterte gathered more enemies from the “yellow” liberals to the conservative Catholics.

1 year ago

Climate change, climate of impunity

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Climate change, climate of impunity

Last week our network, Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-Unlad ng Agrikultura, in partnership with the Ateneo de Davao University’s School of Business and Governance organized the National Climate Conference of Farmers, Scientists and NGO’s.

1 year ago

El niño massacre (Part 2)

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El niño massacre (Part 2)

What happened in Kidapawan was utterly ugly. The turn of events further exposes the current administration’s neglect on our people’s right to food, what is uglier is that those who feed this nation cannot eat.

1 year ago

El Niño massacre (Part 1 of 2)

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El Niño massacre (Part 1 of 2)

The government already knew about El Niño as early as last year, which they predicted to be the longest in the past 65 years. In fact, the government declared some provinces of Mindanao under the state of calamity.

2 years ago

Tell me now

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Tell me now

Our farmlands continue to bleed. In Southern Mindanao region, three cases of extra-judicial killings happened in less than a week.