DA official: PH ready to lift price cap

DA official: PH ready to lift price cap

The price cap on rice could be lifted soon, a Department of Agriculture (DA) official said, as the harvest season in the country is underway. In a Palace briefing, Gerald Glenn Panganiban, a DA director, said indicators showed abundant rice supply, along with...
Darkest period in history

Darkest period in history

In September 1972, Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law declaration began the country’s darkest period. More than 10,000 people were thrown in jail without charges, and were tortured, killed, and disappeared without a trace. They are still crying for justice. More than $10...
Rice rush decisions

Rice rush decisions

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration is fast becoming known not only for its unfulfilled campaign promises but rash decisions that could result in disastrous consequences. His latest Executive Order (EO) 39, which put a price cap on rice in the market, could result...
The politics of rice

The politics of rice

Rice is not only a staple food. It is a highly political issue. Governments, not only in the Philippines, rise and fall with rice supply and prices. It was, in fact, a centerpiece program of the first Marcos administration with “Masagana 99,” and his son has also made...
Golden rice

Golden rice

In a Laguna-based rice research institute, scientists have been growing yellow-colored grain, a new rice variety designed to combat Vitamin A deficiencies (VADs) in developing countries. The yellow-colored grain, known as “golden rice,” was developed by Swiss and...