Dr. Saturnina Halos, chairman of the Department of Agriculture's Biotechnology Advisory Team, said in a forum on biofuels that jatropha contains neurotoxins capable of killing humans and animals. So far, there are two known cases of poisoning. In 2007, 21 grade school students in the island village of Tubigon, Bohol were rushed to hospital after they ate the fruit of the tuba-tuba, jatropha's local name. Another case of...
Excitement enlivened the morning of March 17, 2008. Tani Ramirez couldn't contain her happiness as she watched her daughter rehearse for the graduation march. She shared her anticipation with other parents and visitors who were also awaiting for the ceremonies to begin.
“I am very happy today as this momentous occasion signals the beginning of a brighter future for our community,” Tani said.
Bantay Bigas also pressed for adequate subsidies and support services for farmers. They further recommended that the government allocate adequate funds for agriculture and restore the P8 billion to P15 billion subsidy of the NFA.
Irrigation facilities should also be set up right away. In order to increase rice production, rice-processing facilities, rice dryers and other post harvest facilities should also be set up.