For more than twenty years since the Philippines ratified its membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the already backward Philippine agricultural economy suffered more and more defeats.
Author Archives: LEO XL Y. FUENTES, JR.
We pay our highest respects to the fallen 44 and to the civilians who died at the Mamasapano bloodbath, as we call for accountability and justice from this government’s ineptness but ALL OUT WAR is NOT an option.
The sleepy town of Nabunturan was stirred by a bomb explosion late Tuesday afternoon.
If Tito Manny is alive to this day, for sure he will be one of the advocates against aerial spraying in banana plantations for this endangers the lives of our people.
Our journey towards a sustainable agriculture remains to be a long and winding road as we are still confronted with landlessness and capitalist opportunism in the agriculture sector. Don’t get me wrong; despite its inadequacies and tendencies to favor the rich farmers and landlords, the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 is a milestone in our quest for a sustainable agriculture.
As the crisis worsens in third world countries like the Philippines, health care is apparently not a priority for the government. With the continuing neglect and consistent slash of budget for health among any other social services, this resulted to a ballooning and complex problems of health concerns.
Temperatures run feverish high on Wednesday August 6 in Nabunturan town, Compostela Valley following a Department of Energy order to close the office of the beleaguered Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative- Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA) office.
The price of a kilo of garlic skyrocketed to almost 400 pesos for almost a month now. We witnessed the pungency of this corrupt-ridden government, as our plate became less savory.
Right after grabbing a cup of coffee; I make rounds in my newly established backyard garden to kick-off my day. It is a warm and pleasant sunny day here in the valley, the sun said: Hello! It’s summer time. Proper crop management in the garden is required, especially this summer season. Here are few tips in taking good care of your backyard garden this summer.
A woman breaks rocks taken out from the mine tunnels in Barangay Bukal, Nabuturan town in gold-rich Compostela Valley province, which shows even women can perform a “man’s” job. (Leo Y. Fuentes, Jr. / davaotoday.com)