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  • Promising Prospects In Agriculture Tree Farming

    Promising Prospects In Agriculture Tree Farming

    "With new trends in farming being promoted as tree farming, the agriculture sector looks promising for Filipino farmers," said a recent EDGE Davao editorial.

    The reason for coming up such editorial was because of what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. PiƱol said. The former journalist-turned-farmer wrote in his blog that farmers could make more money by planting trees.

    In Agusan del Sur, for instance, farmers who plant Falcata trees ??" a pulp and paper species which could also be used in making wooden palletes ??" are getting more than growing agricultural crops.

    In five years, Falc ...

  • We Will Build A Paradise In This Town Lopez

    We Will Build A Paradise In This Town Lopez

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez yesterday gave this promise to residents of this town after an inspection of the concession area of the Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC) here.

    She said that the government and PMC can join hands in making the area ideal for eco-tourism development.

    "We can work with them (PMC), we will work together in utilizing their (PMC) Social Development and Management Program (CDMP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)," Lopez told newsmen in an interview conducted adjacent to the tailing pond of the company.

    Lopez is also planning to ...

  • Saving Philippine Peatlands

    Saving Philippine Peatlands

    In the middle of a flooded forest, if the water is acidic and the color is somehow dark, like tea, it is not polluted. You may be in a peatland.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identified nine peatland ecosystems in the country??"mostly within protected areas or in the heart of swampy forests.

    The total area of identified peatlands in the Philippines is 20,000 hectares. This is relatively small compared to the country's total land area of 30 million hectares, 15 million hectares of which, having been classified as "forest lands".

    DENR officials, however, ...

  • Banwaon Tribe First Beneficiary Of Ever Onward Caravan

    Banwaon Tribe First Beneficiary Of Ever Onward Caravan

    The 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion under Lt Colonel Rommel S Pagayon Inf (GSC) PA, Battalion Commander in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation, Local government unit of San Luis, Agusan del Sur launched the first ever Adopt-An-IP Community Program in Mahagsay, town of San Luis. This is in connection with the 26IB's "Ever Onward Caravan: Sari-saring Serbisyo Sa Agusan" ??"??" a delivery of different services by skilled personnel of 26IB with the support from GMA Kapuso Foundation, local government units and municipal health office of San Luis.

    This endeavor benefited at least 1,000 ...

  • Bega Falls In Prosperidad Agusan del Sur

    Come and visit one of our most prestigious falls here in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Bega Falls.....It's more fun in the Philippines!!

  • Bamboo And You

    Last Tuesday, four bamboo scientists and the head of the Philippine Bamboo Foundation were updating journalists on bamboo ??" it's not a tree, it's a grass ??" and its potential as a plant with multifarious uses as a construction material, ingredient for beer, and component for everything from toilet paper to watch bracelets.

    The next day, a report from Agusan del Sur appeared in the Mindanao section of this newspaper quoting DENR Secretary Gina Lopez as telling the Manobos: "You have your own land here, you can grow your own livelihood, including bamboo, while helping the economy." In the ...