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Piñol is new NFA Council chairman, HUDCC moved to OP

MANILA, Philippines – Through an executive order (EO), President Rodrigo Duterte made Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol the new National Food Authority Council (NFAC) chairman and transferred the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to the Office of the President. EO No. 62, signed on Monday, September 17, changed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

NFA, other agencies placed under DA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 62 on Wednesday, placing the National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA), its chief, Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol announced. The post NFA, other agencies placed under DA appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 19th, 2018Related News

Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

MANILA, Philippines – Damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) ballooned to an estimated P14.3 billion on Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be "worst-case scenario" losses ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Out-of-the-box acting gig for Josh Groban in ‘Good Cop’

  Last year, we saw Josh Groban acquit himself well as an actor on Broadway in the stage musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," David Malloy's rousing adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace."   But, Josh's latest foray into acting "The Good Cop," the 10-episode comedy series that premieres on Netflix on Friday, provides neither music nor choreography to help put the multiplatinum-selling singer through his thespic paces in an out-of-the-box acting gig.   Singing circles around colleagues with less-than-exceptional musicality is one thing, but Josh has got his work cut out for him when he's tasked to trade gags and wisecracks with 67-y...Keep on reading: Out-of-the-box acting gig for Josh Groban in ‘Good Cop’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang relishing opportunity to train in US

For the last month or so, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang has been putting in work in one of the most renowned mixed martial arts gyms in the world, the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  There, Folayang has been able to work with the likes of world champion producing mentors like Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn, and Brandon Gibson, as well was train with the likes of world-class MMA stars such as Carlos Condit, Holly Holm, Diego Sanchez, Michelle Waterson, and more.          View this post on Instagram                   One thing can change everything. A win. A loss. A smart decision. A bad review. A season of success. A season of failure. The color of your skin. According to the world, at least, it seems that one thing can determine who u are-or make u question it. #TimTebow Learning from the great @gregjacksonmma #jacksonwinkmma #teamlakay2018 #onechampionship @the.landslide @jayanthony714 A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Sep 7, 2018 at 1:10pm PDT           View this post on Instagram                   Selfie with the “natural born killer” @carloscondit to wrap the day😉 @jacksonwink_mma @onechampionship @the.landslide A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Aug 28, 2018 at 6:19pm PDT            View this post on Instagram                   “The Preacher’s daughter” @hollyholm #jacksonwinkmma #landslide2018 #albuquerque #newmexico #roadtoredemption @jayanthony714 A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Sep 13, 2018 at 11:42am PDT A proud representative of the Benguet-based Team Lakay stable - which has been regarded as one of the best MMA teams in Asia - Folayang has relished the opportunity of being able to learn and train in one of the most decorated gyms in the world.  The Jackson-Wink MMA Academy of course, has also been home to world champions such as Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, and many others.  "It was a good experience, I learned a lot of things, especially in the areas where we are still growing and learning, like the wrestling and the ground game." Folayang shared with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles.  "Of course we also sharpened my striking." added Folayang, who's known for his thunderous punches, kicks, and elbows.  "Napaka-ganda, nabu-boost yung confidence, lalo na pag nakikipag-sabayan ka sa training sa mga nakikita mo na mga malalaki yung pangalan sa MMA, and you experience na makipag-laro sa mga nandito, so it’s really a big experience and a big learning lesson for me." he added.  Considered as the face of Philippine MMA, Folayang has been competing in MMA professionally since 2007, getting his start in the Philippine-based promotion URCC. Folayang was also one of the pioneer members of the Singaporean-based Asian MMA juggernaut ONE Championship, which held their first event in 2011, with Folayang as one of the featured stars.  In 2016, five years after debuting for the promotion, Folayang finally captured the ONE Championship Lightweight World title, defeating Japanese MMA legend and long-time champion Shinya Aoki via third-round TKO.  Folayang would defend the title successfully once, before losing to Martin Nguyen just a day shy of a year after winning the championship.  Since then, Folayang has bounced back impressively, picking up two consecutive wins against a pair of tough, unbeaten Russian grapplers.  The 33-year old Folayang is considered as one of the top contenders in the lightweight division, and could be next in line to challenge Nguyen for the title.  While there's no word yet on what's next for the Team Lakay star, Folayang maintains that it's best to be prepared just in case the call for a world title shot comes once again.  "I’m hoping that I can be able to regain what I had lost, so the best thing to do right now is to prepare, fix those areas where I lack, and sharpen those areas where I am strong." Folayang said. "Yun naman yung pinaka-the best na gagawin kasi wala pa naman yung schedule, hindi natin alam kung kailan darating yung schedule, pero ang pinaka-maganda ay handang-handa tayo whenever the title shot is given, hindi tayo malayo sa pag-kamit ng nawala sa atin." Right now, Folayang is just one of the many willing and deserving contenders in ONE Championship's talent-rich lightweight division.  Names like Aoki, Ev Ting, Timofey Nastyukhin, and Amir Khan are all looking to show that they too are deserving challengers to Nguyen's title.  "There’s a lot, it’s a stacked division in the lightweight division, and yung pinaka-maganda ay nakikita mo kung sino ang umaangat, sino ang nag-iimprove doon sa laban so yung talagang pinaka-magandang gawin talaga ay paghandaan kung sino yung mga magiging kalaban, and then of course you prepare well, kasi anytime they can give you the best." Folayang returns flies back to Manila on Tuesday.    H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported

Sugar farmers drop objections, agree to sell remaining stocks at P48/kilo The Philippines is set to import up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar to address continued price increases for the commodity, a Cabinet official said. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said sugar planters had agreed to drop their… link: Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 17th, 2018Related News

Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported

Sugar farmers drop objections, agree to sell remaining stocks at P48/kilo The Philippines is set to import up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar to address continued price increases for the commodity, a Cabinet official said. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said sugar planters had agreed to drop their [...] The post Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 17th, 2018Related News

‘Calibrated, preemptive sugar importation’ pushed

BACOLOD City – Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board member Atty. Dino Yulo said sugar industry leaders and Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol have agreed on a “calibrated and pre-emptive” sugar importation program. This after the sugar planters agreed to import 300,000 metric tons of sugar. Yulo, the planters’ representative to the SRA board, […] The post ‘Calibrated, preemptive sugar importation’ pushed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Robredo: Duterte, aides sowing confusion

LEGAZPI CITY --- Vice President Leni Robredo said conflicting and wrong information from heads of agencies under the Duterte administration was causing confusion and fear among Filipinos, fueling increases in prices of commodities.   She said there were instances when heads of agencies could not get their acts together and create confusion.   She cited as example the rice supply controversy.   Different tunes   While President Rodrigo Duterte denied there was a problem in supply, the National Food Authority Council approved a request to import more rice to boost government stock.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol backed the P...Keep on reading: Robredo: Duterte, aides sowing confusion.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

SSS offers calamity assistance to Karding victims

SOCIAL Security System (SSS) on Thursday said nearly 459,000 members and pensioners of the state-run pension fund affected by tropical cyclone Karding last August may now apply for the Calamity Assistance Program (CAP) which has a fund allocation of more than P549 million. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said members affected […] The post SSS offers calamity assistance to Karding victims appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

ADB, Vanuatu, Zero Mass Water Commission Clean Technology to Deliver Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

TANNA, VANUATU (27 August 2018)- Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff today joined Vanuatu's Minister of Education and Training Mr. Jean-Pierre Nirua and Zero Mass Wate.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

ADB, Vanuatu, Zero Mass Water Commission Clean Technology to Deliver Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

TANNA, VANUATU (27 August 2018)- Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff today joined Vanuatu's Minister of Education and Training Mr. Jean-Pierre Nirua and Zero Mass Wate.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

France Davis Cup skipper says Nadal s absence changes everything

France's Lucas Pouille (R) celebrates with teammates Jeremy Chardy (C), Adrian Mannarino (2ndL) and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (L) after winning the Davis Cup quarter final Italy vs France against.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Typhoon worst-case scenario: P7B damage in rice farms

THE REGIONS of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the Cordillera Autonomous Region may suffer damages in 1.2-million hectares of rice and corn farms, with crops almost ready for harvest, when potentially super typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) passes through the country, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol. The post Typhoon worst-case scenario: P7B damage in rice farms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Agriculture Sec. Piñol: Rice prices to stabilize by November 2018

Rice prices are expected to stabilize in November when the harvest season starts, although prices will not likely go below P40 per kilo, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Insufficient water stunting agricultural growth – DA chief

Rice supply in the country is ample, beefed up by imports, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. But water supply is insufficient, impeding the growth of the agriculture sector, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said on Monday. Roque reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that there might be rice traders manipulating the supply by hoarding rice to create an artificial shortage. "The President has said we have ample supply. The problem is those taking advantage by hiding these supplies. The President promised that we will make an example out of them," Roque said. He pointed out that the government had authorized the importation of rice from other ...Keep on reading: Insufficient water stunting agricultural growth – DA chief.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 11th, 2018Related News

Nationwide round-up

Onion prices should be at P55-P65/k this week AGRICULTURE SECRETARY Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Monday that prices of red and white onions are scheduled to go down this week, following a deal with importers in exchange for the lifting of the special safeguard (SSG) imposed two weeks ago. “What we agreed on is if […] The post Nationwide round-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

PNP reshuffles key regional posts

A minor shakeup in key positions of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has some its generals reassigned to different posts. In the letter released on Monday, dated Sept. 7, 2018, Director General Oscar Albayalde, PNP chief, ordered the assignment of Senior Supt. Eliseo Cruz, former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) deputy chief, as the acting district director of the Southern Police District (SPD). Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, outgoing SPD director, was assigned as the acting regional director of the Mimaropa Police Regional Office (PRO 4B). Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup, former PRO-4B director, was designated to head the Zamboanga Peninsula Police Regional Office (PRO 9). /atm...Keep on reading: PNP reshuffles key regional posts.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 10th, 2018Related News

Expensive sili in markets? Plant your own, says Piñol

MANILA, Philippines – Social media was on fire after reports that the price of sili or red chili pepper reportedly soared to as much as P1,000 per kilo in markets. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol offered a practical solution: learn how to plant sili in flower pots. "In these times, when the price ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Insane luxury experience at the Raffles Manila 😱 – Manila Video

Our last night in Manila together with Trina & Pierre spent in a beautiful restaurant atop the stunning Raffles Hotel Manila. This time we got to have a luxury fine dining experience in contrast to the amazing filipino food and the filipino street we have been eating over the past few weeks. Trina & Pierre’s… link: Insane luxury experience at the Raffles Manila 😱 – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News