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Bukidnon to be new ‘vegetable bowl’

TO AUGMENT SUPPLY During peak season, for example, Bukidnon farmers sell high-quality carrots for only P5 to P10 per kilo, cabbages at P12 per kilo, cauliflowers and broccoli at P10 and white potatoes at P15 To end the commotion on high prices of vegetables, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to open today the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 13th, 2018

DA to open veggie farm in Bukidnon

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will open a 10,000-hectare new vegetable plantation in Bukidnon expected to make the province a major source of high value vegetables by mid-2019. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the DA would provide funding, resources and technical support to a group of vegetable farmers in Talakag, Bukidnon to develop an estimated… link: DA to open veggie farm in Bukidnon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Benguet prepares for AFTA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet farmers and traders tossed a giant bowl of vegetable salad at the La Trinidad trading post last July 13 as part of a campaign to promote local produce as they face the unfair competition brought by the free entry of imported produce imposed by the full implementation of the neo-liberal ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Martial Law’s impact

Vegetable vendors along Marahan in Davao City complain of poor sales since martial law was declared May 23. Grace Paguyan (right) on June 2 said on normal days they earn P1,000 to P1,500 but are lucky these days to earn P500 as bulk buyers have not been coming to this mountain district near Bukidnon. On [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2017

Impasug-ong rodeo

A local cowboy holds on the back of a rampaging bull during the rodeo in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

LOOK: Tokyo ‘Kirby’ cafe pays homage to Nintendo game icon

A new cafe dedicated to the cute, pink Nintendo game character Kirby will soon open its doors to welcome fans. The Kirby Cafe will be located on the fourth floor of the Solamachi entertainment complex, right at the foot of the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo, Japan. The cafe will open to the public on Sept. 27 and operate until Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The cafe's menu will include a variety of Kirby-inspired dishes, such as the Kirby Burger and Seasonal Vegetable Meat Pasta Plate. And it won't be a Japanese cafe without Japan's famous omurice (rice omelette), so the store whipped up its own version with the Waddle Dee's Sweet Omurice. The plating appears to portray a Wadd...Keep on reading: LOOK: Tokyo ‘Kirby’ cafe pays homage to Nintendo game icon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Kitanglad Range

Mt. Kitanglad Range as seen from Barangay Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, the country’s second highest mountain at 2,938 masl, is one of the peaks of this prominent landmark in Northern Mindanao. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Bagsak presyong gulay, isda ibebenta ng Agriculture Department sa Maynila

Binuksan ng Department of Agriculture ang isang "Vegetable Festival" sa San Andres, Huwebes, kung saan mabibili ng bagsak presyo ang mga gulay at isda. Source link link: Bagsak presyong gulay, isda ibebenta ng Agriculture Department sa Maynila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Shipment of Bukidnon vegetables to Manila delayed due to bad weather

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 20 Sept) — The shipment of 20 tons of vegetables to Manila supposedly on Thursday afternoon to augment its supply and help stabilize the prices of vegetables there following typhoon ‘Ompong,’  has been delayed due to bad weather in Northern Mindanao. Roxana Hojas, Assistant Director of the Department of Agriculture in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Bound for Manila

A farm worker carries a 50-kilo box of assorted vegetables to a truck for shipment in Barangay Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018. The Department of Agriculture is shipping 20 tons of assorted vegetables to Manila to stabilize the rising prices after farms in Baguio City and Northern Luzon were inundated by super […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Camarines Sur lass clinches discus gold in Batang Pinoy

Mary Grace Joson of Camarines Sur hurled 26.87m in girls’ discus throw to become the first gold medal winner in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Baguio City Athletic Bowl yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Hidilyn fan claims 1st gold

BAGUIO CITY — A big fan of Hidilyn Diaz made her presence felt as she grabbed the first gold medal in the athletics competition of the Batang Pinoy National Championship Monday at the Baguio Athletics Bowl here. Mary Grace Joson of Camarines Sur registered 26.87 meters to rule the girls’ discus throw event of this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Improved Buccaneers insist fast start isn t a surprise

By Fred Goodall, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers scoff at the notion that their first 2-0 start in eight years is a surprise. "I think that's where we expected to be," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said after throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 27-21 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. "I don't know if everybody else expected us to be there," the 14th-year pro filling in for suspended starter Jameis Winston said, "but we're just going to continue to ride this momentum." Next up is a prime-time matchup next Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Suddenly, what once looked like a potentially tough start to the season with Winston serving a three-game ban for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy is turning into one of the league's best feel-good stories. The Bucs, coming off a 5-11 finish last season, haven't made the playoffs since 2007. "You can't peak too early. We have a lot of football left," receiver DeSean Jackson said. "I just know this team and this locker room is a different team than how we were last year." So are the Eagles (1-1), who fell behind on Jackson's 75-yard TD reception of the first play of the game and never fully recovered. Nick Foles threw for 334 yards and one TD without an interception, however an injury-decimated offense hurt itself with turnovers, penalties and other mistakes. The loss left Eagles coach Doug Pederson in no mood to draw comparisons to last season. "I'm not going to go back and pull out old memories," Pederson said. "New team, new faces. We've got our own set of circumstances now." Some things to know about the Bucs' victory over the defending Super Bowl champs: FAST START Fitzpatrick threw for more than 400 yards and four touchdowns for the second straight week. In addition to teaming with Jackson on the first play from scrimmage, the 35-year-old quarterback connected with tight end O.J. Howard on a 75-yard scoring play in the second quarter. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans had TD catches, too, and Jackson finished with four receptions for 129 yards. "It's unbelievable," Jackson said of Fitzpatrick, who thrown for 819 yards and accounted for nine TDs in two games. "He's playing out of this world right now." SLOW START Philadelphia's defense yielded 271 yards passing and three touchdowns in the first half. The offense, already playing without Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and Darren Sproles, wasn't helped by losing running back Jay Ajayi, receiver Mike Wallace and left tackle Jason Peters in the first half. Nick Foles wound up throwing for 334 yards, but by the time the Eagles began to move the ball consistently they trailed 27-7. "A lot of self-inflicted wounds," Pederson said of his team's sloppy play early. "Guys step up all the time and that's what we did," Foles said. "We gave ourselves an opportunity to win this game." NO TIME TO PANIC Foles, who stepped in for Wentz after the Eagles lost their starting quarterback to injury late last season, tried to put the loss and the team's offensive woes in perspective. "We didn't win every single game last year. I think people forget that," Foles said. "There's a lot of expectations for us, but we can't put that kind of pressure on ourselves." Nelson Agholor's 2-yard TD reception trimmed Philadelphia's deficit to 27-21 with 2:46 remaining. "We had our shots. I just feel like if we had got that ball back one more time, we would have a chance to try to win it," Peters said. "But we were pinned back there with 20 seconds left and we didn't have a lot of options." THE LAST TIME The Bucs are 2-0 for only the second time since 2005, when they went on to finish 11-5. They also won their first two on the way to a 10-6 record in 2010, but did not earn a playoff berth......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Tom Brady loses for 1st time in 9 games vs Jaguars, 31-20

By Mark Long, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady trudged off the field with his helmet in one hand, grass stains on his jersey and a look of frustration on his face. This was a different feeling for the New England Patriots quarterback — at least against Jacksonville. Brady lost for the first time in nine starts against the Jaguars, a 31-20 setback Sunday in which Blake Bortles outshined the three-time league MVP and five-time Super Bowl champion. Jacksonville had been the only remaining AFC team to never beat Brady. The Jags (2-0) finally got it done in a rematch of last season's AFC championship game. It shouldn't take long for Brady and the Patriots (1-1) to bounce back. They play winless Detroit next week. "It's a long year," Brady said. "I think you have a bad day against a good team, it's a recipe for losing." Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 234 yards, with two touchdowns and a turnover. He was sacked twice, including once by Dante Fowler in the fourth quarter that caused a fumble. He said New England's offensive execution has room for improvement. "I don't think it's anywhere near where we're capable of or what we've done at different points through a season," Brady said. "We've got to make improvements, and I think September and October, that's what they're for. I think there's a lot of practices we need and a lot of time that we need to figure out what we do well and what we don't do so well. But you have to try to win in the meantime. And today obviously wasn't enough." The Jaguars, who can get to 3-0 for the first time since 2004 next week against Tennessee, did just about everything right. They held tight end Rob Gronkowski to two catches for 15 yards. They slowed New England's running game to 3.4 yards a carry. They allowed just two plays longer than 25 yards. And Bortles delivered the best game of his five-year career. Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. He tossed perfect passes in the end zone to Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the first half, and then connected with Dede Westbrook on a short crossing route in the fourth quarter that Westbrook turned into a 61-yard score . "We go against Blake in practice," Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said. "He has some days where he is just lights out and gets us. If he can get us, he can get anybody because we feel pretty good about ourselves. I know what's going to happen. If he keeps getting opportunities, he's going to be a big-time player. "I was just grabbing popcorn every time the ball was in Bortles' hands. I say, 'He's going to do something great', and then he's running and spinning and, man, it was impressive." Here are some other things we learned from the game: COLE STEPS UP Cole had the key block on Westbrook's big play that sealed the victory and is proving to be the team's go-to receiver. He finished with seven catches for 116 yards and a score. He made a spectacular, one-handed catch on Jacksonville's second drive and beat Eric Rowe for a 24-yard touchdown three plays later that got Rowe benched. "Keelan made an unbelievable play on the sideline," coach Doug Marrone said. "Everybody saw that. He's a guy that has been really steady for us, really worked his butt off. ... The first year is tough. You're trying to find your way. That second year you kind of get set in a way, and he's been good right from the beginning, very focused and has done a nice job for us." HOME STREAKING The Jaguars can set a franchise record next week by winning their eighth consecutive game at home. They host Tennessee next Sunday. Jacksonville hasn't lost at home since falling to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6 of last season. RECORD HEAT The teams played in the hottest game in Jaguars history. Temperature at kickoff was 97 degrees, with a heat index of 107 degrees. According to the NFL, it was the warmest game since Green Bay played at Arizona in 2003. KEY INJURIES The Patriots lost two of their best defenders to concussions. Defensive end Trey Flowers left the game in the first quarter, and safety Patrick Chung was hurt injured in the second half. Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson injured his left knee in the first quarter and was helped off the field. UP NEXT The Patriots play at Detroit, where former New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now the head coach. The Jaguars host AFC South rival Tennessee in the second of three straight home games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Rams defense living up to early expectations after shutout

By Joe Reedy, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only two games have been played, yet the Rams defense is living up to its lofty expectations. Los Angeles put on a dominating display in Sunday's 34-0 victory over Arizona as it gave up only five first downs and didn't allow the Cardinals to cross midfield until the final minute of the game. "If we can play elite defense like that and put up zeroes across the board and let our offense just run up and down the field, so be it," defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said. The Rams ended up making the Cardinals a one-dimensional team. Arizona averaged only 2.6 yards on first-down plays and often found itself getting behind schedule on second and third down. David Johnson also was never able to find any consistency as he was held to 48 yards on 13 carries. While the Rams had 10 plays in which they gained 17 yards or more, Arizona's longest play went for 15 and it had only three of 10 yards or more. "I can't remember the time I've seen a defense play that complete from whistle to whistle," Rams coach Sean McVay said. "We're playing good situationally, stopping the run on early downs and getting ourselves into situations where you can really dictate things." The Rams haven't allowed a point in their last six quarters and have only given up one touchdown, but they face a larger challenge next week against the Chargers and Philip Rivers. Even though things are clicking right now, defensive tackle Aaron Donald thinks there still is a lot ahead of them. "I think we can even get better. That's the scary thing," he said. LONG TIME COMING The Rams are 2-0 for the first time since 2001, when they made their third Super Bowl appearance. What made McVay even more pleased was how his team responded on a short week following last Monday's 33-13 win at Oakland. The Rams had only one day of a regular game week practice, using Wednesday as more of a walkthrough instead of what is normally one of the toughest practice days of the week. "When you've got mature players that know how to take care of themselves, but also get them ready physically and mentally you can take those types of approaches," he said. "Really for the players to be able to handle this week the way that they did says a lot about our team and hopefully we'll continue to take steps." BACKUP PLAN Greg Zuerlein's status is questionable after he strained his groin during pregame warmups and was unable to play. Punter Johnny Hekker handled kickoff duties and was good on a 20-yard field goal and extra point. Hekker is normally the holder on field goals and extra points, but wide receiver Cooper Kupp handled that on Sunday. "I can't imagine thinking you're going to punt the whole game and then like, 'Hey, Johnny (Hekker) you're going to kick field goals, too.' I don't think anyone flinched," quarterback Jared Goff said. "We love Greg and we need him out there and we want to have him back as soon as possible, but stuff like that may happen." If Zuerlein has to miss any more games, the Rams are likely to give Sam Ficken a call. Ficken was with the team during training camp before being released and was with the team for three games last season, including the playoffs, when Zuerlein suffered a season ending back injury. He was 4 of 5 on field goals and 5 of 6 on extra points. STUCK IN NEUTRAL The Cardinals have scored only one touchdown in their first two games and have just two plays of 20 yards or more, which came in their Week 1 loss to Washington. Coach Steve Wilks said he didn't consider replacing quarterback Sam Bradford with first-round pick Josh Rosen during the game and ran down a long list of problems that he has to solve before next week's game against Chicago. "I don't even know where to start right now. We've got to do a much better job running the football. We've got to do a much better job protecting. Receivers got to get off the jam at the line of scrimmage," Wilks said. "I think you have to find ways, number one, you have to find a way to generate positive plays on first and second down, so we don't find ourselves in a third-and-long type situation." INJURIES Cardinals: WR Larry Fitzgerald injured his hamstring during the fourth quarter and did not return. Fitzgerald said after the game that he could have continued to play but that he didn't know how effective he would have been. Rams: RB Todd Gurley did not play during the fourth quarter due to cramping but was fine in the locker room after the game......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Food EO awaits Duterte’s approval

A proposed executive order (EO) removing “administrative and non-tariff barriers” on imports of select food items to address rising inflation is now awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. The EO, which will apply to fish, rice, sugar, meat and vegetable imports and is expected to take effect this month, was submitted by the Economic Development Cluster [...] The post Food EO awaits Duterte’s approval appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

The Replacements, Pinoy style

EIGHTEEN years ago, the American sports comedy movie “The Replacements”, which starred Keanu Reaves and Gene Hackman and directed by Howard Deutch, was released by Warner Bros. The movie was loosely based on the 1987 NFL strike and Super Bowl XXII champion Washington Redskins, who won all three replacement games… Source link link: The Replacements, Pinoy style.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Why NASA s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side

WASHINGTON, USA - The constant creep of corporate America into all aspects of everyday life – from the Allstate Sugar Bowl to Minute Maid Park – may soon conquer a new frontier. The final frontier. NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine has directed the space agency to look at boosting its brand ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Vegetable prices go down in Benguet as rain eases

BAGUIO, Philippines – Prices of vegetables in Benguet went down as rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat eased. Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso said the supply of semi-temperate vegetables has already stabilized. The monsoon rain in August had caused flooding, landslides, and road closures all over the Cordillera Administrative Region, resulting in damaged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Benguet gov explains rising vegetable prices - The Manila Times

Benguet gov explains rising vegetable prices - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo halo’ – Manila Video

It’s always been customary for Filipinos to treat their visitors to their local food and there is nothing more quintessential than a bowl, or two, of halo-halo. Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net source link: Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo halo’ – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018