Dalaguete vegetables bartered for canned goods, eggs and noodles

Dalaguete, Cebu—Indeed, Cebuanos are not just thoughtful but resilient and quick to take action. With the recent problem of oversupply and the low prices of vegetables in this mountain part of Dalaguete town, some youth members have initiated their own way of finding a remedy. The vegetables from the community pantry in Barangay Mantalongon were […] The post Dalaguete vegetables bartered for canned goods, eggs and noodles appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 21st, 2021

7 ‘reasons’ why gov’t fears community pantries

It was a very simple act. A young woman brought out a small bamboo cart filled with fresh vegetables, canned goods, and other essentials. On cardboard pieces, she scribbled “Community Pantry” and the very plain words that would soon ignite a national movement: “Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan. Kumuha ayon sa pangangailangan (Take what you need. […] The post 7 ‘reasons’ why gov’t fears community pantries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Ma, what’s on my plate?

THE WEEKEND READER: This submitted essay proposes an alternative way of living this new year, with a mind set to be more international and conscious of what we do—beginning with what we eat By Khennan John Suarez The year 2020 has been… unhealthy. But if there’s one thing we were given a chance for, it’s to take a harder look at our lifestyles in retrospect. For some, myself included, this means becoming more conscious of the food that goes into my body. The advancement in nutritionism over the past 20 years has changed the way we look at our plates. Once colorful meals that consisted of “go, grow, and glow” staples are now replaced with single, nutrient-packed breakfast bars coupled with energy drinks endorsed by the influencer-of-the-week. One would think that all these diet bars, and pills, would’ve transformed people healthier, with lifestyle diseases kept at bay. Sadly, this remains a dream today as it was 10 years ago. (Manila Bulletin/Unsplash) Data from WHO, CDC, and UN reveal that some of the top killer diseases in our country are attributed to lifestyle. And while life expectancy has increased over the past decade, so have cases of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and stroke. This fact raises more questions in nutrition. Despite crazy fads that promise longevity, what are we doing wrong? It makes sense to start a closer examination of what goes into our bodies. In An Eater’s Manifesto—highly recommended!—by Sam Pollan, there is a mantra that could be an ultimate guide to eating better. Eat food. And by this, he means eat whole food. For a beat, let’s forget about these canned goods, boxed cereals, processed fruit juices, and everything with ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Let’s forget about the most recent trend in nutrition and trace back to what our bodies (and our ancestors’ bodies) instinctively know as good food—whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables, sizeable portions of animal meats, milk, nuts, and all other products that are organic. Food products that are as close to their most natural forms as possible. Let’s assemble our plates in a way that pushes highly processed and artificial products away from it, whenever we can. For as hard as science has been working to understand nutrition better, and until we eventually come up with a “fountain-of-youth” pill, there remain cellular processes that we are yet to discover. For the meantime, it makes more sense to stick with natural basics. (Manila Bulletin/Unsplash) It’s also quite notable to know that while nutritionists still argue about which diet is best for us, they can all agree that plants do not kill us. Becoming more in tune with our nutrition is also an opportunity to start building relations to our farmers, and ask how produce is grown. Is the ground healthy? Are they showered with chemicals? Are the animals that supplied our food well-fed? This even raises ethical questions as to how they were raised and slaughtered. This strengthens the relationships we have with people that grow our food, our connection to our community, and the relationship we have with the earth around us. After all, nutrition is just a portion of more complex symbiotic relationship bigger than all of us. With the dawn of a new year, it pays that we become more intentional and more conscious of what we do. And today, we can start by asking, “Ma, what’s on my plate?” About the author: Khennan John is a 20-something health enthusiast with a knack for writing. The Weekend Reader is a Sunday submission segment of Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Arts + Culture. Those who wish to submit their essays for the Weekend Reader may do so via email: As subject of the email, write WEEKEND READER followed by the title of your essay. The opinions and views expressed in The Weekend Reader are of the respective authors and not of the Manila Bulletin......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Good Game, Good Food: Mikael Daez, foodpanda’s Newest Ambassador

Mikael Daez, a true-blue gamer and certified foodie is foodpanda’s newest brand ambassador. During his teenage years, he used to go on a 10-hour gaming marathons with his friends, mainly playing DOTA 1. He admits in his younger years that he has poor food choices back then, going for instant noodles or canned goods and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Plastic wastes exchanged for food, made into bleachers, plant boxes

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Sangguniang Kabataan in Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan, Cebu made better use of plastic wastes by exchanging them with noodles and canned goods called “Basura Ilisan Tah.” But that’s not all, all the collected plastic bottles filled with other plastic wastes will be used in making plant boxes and bleachers to be used […] The post Plastic wastes exchanged for food, made into bleachers, plant boxes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

How it all began

On 14 April at 96 Maginhawa Street in Teachers’ Village East, Quezon City, the first community pantry was set up by Ana Patricia Non. It was a small bamboo cart with food items, from canned meats to vegetables, as well as masks, soap and vitamin supplements, and a sign that said, “Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan, […] The post How it all began appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Market vendors, boatmen in Dagupan City receive financial assistance

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan, March 1 (PIA) - Some 600 market vendors and 400 boatmen in Dagupan City received their financial assistance worth P5,000 each and grocery items containing canned goods, ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Northern Samar sends first batch of relief goods to ‘Rolly’ victims in Bicol

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – The provincial government of Northern Samar has delivered the first batch of relief augmentation to areas badly-hit by super typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region. The trucks used in transporting the first batch of relief augmentation from the province of Northern Samar to areas hit by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) in the Bicol Region. The provincial social welfare and development office (PSWDO) on Saturday (Nov. 7, 2020) said the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes each received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. (Photo courtesy of Northern Samar PSWDO/ PNA/ MANILA BULLETIN) In a phone interview on Saturday, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Jenny Darish, said they have sent eight truckloads of essential goods to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes on November 6. Each province received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. “Northern Samar is also regularly hit by typhoons during this season so it is easy for us to empathize with the plight of the people in Bicol. The Bayanihan spirit lives,” Darish said. The provincial government thanked all various groups and private individuals who extended cash and in-kind donations, including the Philippine Coast Guard, Boyax Cargo, construction companies, Solid M, and JUPA, for the logistics support. “The overwhelming support and fast response from the people of Northern Samar shows us what we can achieve if we work together. We were recently battered by ‘Tisoy’ and ‘Ambo’, so the experience of our Bicolano brothers and sisters is not just a news we read online but a reality we regularly face,” Governor Edwin Ongchuan said in a press statement. The PSWDO is still accepting cash or in-kind donations. Drop-off points will be at the PSWDO office in Dalakit village in Catarman town or the different municipal social welfare and development offices in the province. “Rolly” was the strongest typhoon in the country this year, making four landfalls, and leaving at least 22 people dead while damage to agriculture and infrastructure has reached over PHP14 billion. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

PH eyes modest $31-M export deals at China expo participation

The Philippine delegation is targeting to attract over 1,300 buyers and generate a modest  $31 million worth export deals at the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE),  significantly lower than the $300 million the Philippines realized during last year’s China International Import Exposition (CIIE). Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the apparently lower sales target this year may mean on the spot deals only and may not include post CIIE sales attributed to said expo. “Factoring also that this year is Pandemic year. This is a hybrid show this year, where the goods are displayed but negotiations are done via the online B2B facility.  The target is also based on the reduced pavilion size this year, as well as the projected decrease in the number of buyers attending CIIE this year,” said Lopez. Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion. Already, DTI’s Export Marketing Board and the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) facilitated initial talks with the Philippine delegation and 40 Chinese buyers in a video conferencing. These Chinese buyers are importers, distributors, and retailers. During last year’s CIIE, Philippine exhibitors booked around $300 million in sales at the second CIIE, more than double the $124 million recorded sales in 2018. This year’s third CIIE will be held on Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai. In the B2B session, Chinese buyers expressed interest in working together with Philippine companies that produce fresh fruits and vegetables, chocolates, healthy snacks, seafood, beverages, and condiments.  For this hybrid participation, there will be a mix of physical product presentation in the pavilion that will be facilitated by onsite officers from the DTI trade posts in China and online B2B matching activities between our companies in Manila and the Chinese buyers who will visit the Philippine booth in Shanghai, according to CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan. With the theme “Healthy and Natural,” 40 Philippine companies will exhibit and sample the country’s wide range of tropical fruits and vegetables, processed fruits and nuts, healthy snacks, seafood and marine products, and other premium food selections. The FOODPhilippines pavilion will feature interactive conference pods for the first time in CIIE to enable virtual business-to-business (B2B) activities and video conferencing. In place of actual Philippine exhibitors manning the booths, Philippine Commercial Counsellors will represent the government and exhibitors, promote exhibitor brands and products onsite, and relay all business leads and contacts generated during the show. The participation in CIIE is organized in partnership with the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC) through the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, and the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB). Government partners are the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Office of the Agricultural Counsellor in Beijing (DA-OAC-Beijing) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion.project is likewise supported by business associations such as the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).          Leading the FOODPhilippines’ opening in CIIE are representatives from the Philippines and China, namely the Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Philippines’ DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Deputy Director General Yang Weiqun from the Department of Asian Affairs of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Under the FOODPhilippines delegation, 40 companies that will highlight tropical fruits and vegetables will be Hilas Marketing Corporation, Agrinurture, Inc., Mancoco Food Processing, Inc., Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, Castillo Import Export Ventures Inc., Doxo International Trading, Magsasakang Progresibo Marketing Cooperative, See’s International Food Mfg, Corp., Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures, Inc., Team Asia Corporation, Eau de Coco, Inc., Eng Seng Food Products, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines, Inc., Tongsan Industrial Development Corporation, Islandfun Inc., Limketkai Manufacturing Corporation (LMC), KLT Fruits, Inc., Zigmund Enterprise, Business Innovations Gateway, Inc., Sangkutsa Food Products, Inc., AG Grays Farm, Marigold Manufacturing Corporation, and the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative. To show its goodwill to the Chinese market, the Philippine delegation will donate healthy products to Food Bank China as part of the launch of the Shanghai Food Bank Project with Liwayway China on November 5. The donation will include 200 packs of banana chips from Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, 50 tuna packs of premium handline tuna from Century Pacific Food Inc., and bundles of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and various coconut products from Team Asia Corporation. The food donation to the Food Bank China serves as a way of giving back and a token of appreciation to the Chinese community for its continued support towards the Filipino representatives and communities in China, according to Commercial Vice Consul Mario Tani of the PTIC in Shanghai. Meanwhile, healthy snack varieties will be showcased by Magic Melt Foods Inc., Sandria’s Delicious Concept, Vegetari Vegetarian Products, Market Reach International Resources, SL Agritech Corporation, and the Philippine Franchise Association. Tuna and other seafood selections will be presented by Century Pacific Food Inc., Universal Canning, Inc., Fisher Farms, Incorporated, Jam Seafoods, Inc., Phil. Union Frozen Foods, Inc., and Gerabuenas Trading. Likewise, premium food selections will be offered by Global Basic Co., Ltd, Subic Superfood Incorporated, Chocoloco, Inc., Filipinas de Oro de Cacao, Inc., and Seabeth Food Processing......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Is importation the key to food security?

It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments. There is nothing wrong with having these imported goods, of course......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

DTI studying requests for noche buena price increases

The Department of Trade and Industry is evaluating requests for price increases for noche buena items and canned goods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Dalaguete mayor trades sacks of rice with unsold harvest

MOALBOAL, Cebu – In a bid to prevent vegetable harvest from rotting, Dalaguete Mayor Jeffrey Belciña said their local government traded excess supply with sacks of rice. Belciña said they have so far traded 60 sacks of rice with around 20 tons of unsold vegetables, mostly cabbages, that were harvested from the farms in Barangay […] The post Dalaguete mayor trades sacks of rice with unsold harvest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Gov’t intervenes on vegetable surplus in Dalaguete

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials from the local and national government have intervened to address the surplus of vegetables being produced in Dalaguete town in southern Cebu. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia promised that the Cebu Provincial government would be coming up with plans in ensuring the extra supply of vegetables, mostly cabbages, from Barangay Mantalongon, […] The post Gov’t intervenes on vegetable surplus in Dalaguete appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Cebu City assures unimpeded entry of farm goods from Dalaguete

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City assured the public that essential goods such as farm goods from Cebu’s vegetable capital, Dalaguete town, could enter the city unimpeded. Cebu City Spokesperson Rey Gealon said that Executive Order No. 84 had ensured the delivery of essential goods would remain unimpeded in any of the checkpoints going in […] The post Cebu City assures unimpeded entry of farm goods from Dalaguete appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Learn how to do business with government

GPPB released a revised set of rules last Oct. 6 that will boost the efficiency of procurement and bidding for goods and infrastructure in the new normal......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Box jellyfish sting sends 11-year-old boy to hospital in Tuburan

DALAGUETE, Cebu—An 11-year-old boy was rushed to the district hospital after he was stung by a box jellyfish while swimming at a public beach in Tuburan town, northern Cebu on Wednesday, June 16.  The incident happened at around 12 noon when the boy was swimming together with his older brother.  According to Jennylyn Barriga Montero, […] The post Box jellyfish sting sends 11-year-old boy to hospital in Tuburan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

BOC seizes P1 billion fake goods in Makati

Government agents confiscated at least P1 billion worth of counterfeit items, mostly luxury brands, during a raid on a warehouse in Barangay Magallanes, Makati, the Bureau of Customs reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Huggable, tamed: What makes Brahma chickens egg-cellent pets beyond farms

Although chickens are often regarded as farm animals, there are still people who consider these birds as their great companions to have in the backyard as pets, as well as for their eggs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Century Pacific sees robust profit, sales this year

Century Pacific Food Inc. expects its income and revenue to grow by double digits this year as demand for canned and packed food products continue to rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

SC celebrates 120th year with donation of 14 tons of veggies

The associate justices of the Supreme Court on Thursday showed compassion to the plight of Filipinos grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by donating 14 tons of assorted vegetables to several  community pantries in Metro Manila, which also coincided with the celebration of its 120th anniversary today, June 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Supreme Court donates 14 tons of vegetables for 120th year

The magistrates of the Supreme Court yesterday donated 14 tons of assorted vegetables to community pantries in Metro Manila to mark the SC’s 120th anniversary today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021