• 04 September 2015
QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- To help farmers cope with and mitigate the extreme impact of El Niño, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) encourages them to plant drought-tolerant varieties and use El Niño-ready technologies on rice production. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently reported that the ongoing El Niño condition is likely to continue until early 2016 with chances of strengthening toward the end of the year. For irrigated lowland, farmers may consider planting several early-maturing varieties such as PSB Rc10 (Pagsanjan), NSIC Rc130 (Tubigan 3) and NSIC Rc152 (Tubigan 10). Pagsanjan matures in 106 days with a maximum yield of 7.5t/hectare (ha). Tubigan 3 matures in 108 days with a maximum yield of 7.6t/ha while Tubigan 10 matures in 109 days with a maximum yield of 8.7t/ha. Farmers may also plant NSIC Rc134 (Tubigan 4), an early-maturing variety (107 days) with a maximum yield of 9.8t/ha and NSIC Rc160 (Tubigan 14) also an early-maturing variety (107 days) with a maximum yield of 8.2t/ha. For rainfed lowland, farmers may choose from NSIC Rc192 (Sahod Ulan 1), PSB Rc14 (Rio Grande), and PSB Rc68 ...Read more

PH gov’t pushes for completion of Tripartite Review Process for MNLF peace deal

 CENTRAL  04 September 2015
PASIG CITY, Sep. 4 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, in a meeting Tuesday with foreign dignitaries whose countries are members of the Peace Committee of the Southern Philippines (PCSP) under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), called for the ...Read more

Support for Yolanda-affected communities continues

 CENTRAL  04 September 2015
QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to support and empower communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program.  The program uses ...Read more
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