R1 in the News



Customs chief to remove employees in cahoots with smugglers

Feb. 28, 2014


Farmers press for rice smuggling probe

Feb. 27, 2014


Customs chief to farmers: we will not back down vs. smugglers

Feb. 27, 2014


Sevilla assures farmer's groups of BOC's fight against smuggling

Feb. 27, 2014


NFA move for rice imports, opposed by local farmer groups

Feb. 9, 2014


Groups oppose rice imports by private sector

Feb. 7, 2014


Rice watchdog warns on climate change

Jan. 10, 2013


Group pushes for field school, weather station for farmers

Jan. 10, 2013


Agri reform group urges LGUs to invest in early warning systems

Jan. 9, 3013


US blocking Philippine bid for rice quota extension

Dec. 4, 2012


NGO hits US for 'blocking' PHL's bid to extend rice protection

Dec. 4, 2012


Rice group concerned over US' blocking PHL bid for QR extension

Dec. 4, 2012


Rice group chastises ADB rice position

Sept. 4, 2012


As DA pushes rice self-sufficiency, ADB draws flak

Sept. 4, 2012


PHL rice self-sufficiency: An attainable goal?

Sept. 3, 2012


ADB 'plan for regional rice cartel' bared

Sept. 3, 2012


Rice watchdog calls for deeper look on smuggling

Aug. 3, 2012


Rice Watch hopes for 'big fish' catch

Aug. 3, 2012


Gov't urged to review rules on rice imports

Aug. 3, 2012


Limit rice imports to NFA, says NGO

Aug. 3, 2012


NFA must negotiate to prevent rice smuggling

Aug. 2, 2012


Revision of rice importation rules to curb smuggling sought

Aug. 2, 2012


NIA welcomes probe into project implementation

June 16, 2012


Rich countries bully PH on farm trade deal

June 18, 2012


Farmers demand audit of irrigation projects

June 2, 2012


Farmers want audit of irrigation projects:
'So much spent, so little to show for it'

June 1, 2012


Tarlac, Sorsogon, Bohol tap PAGASA for
early warning system in agriculture

March 6, 2012


What's the weather? Ask a farmer

March 6, 2012


Local governments want PAGASA to set climate
early warning system for agriculture

March 5, 2012


PAGASA to help build early warning systems

March 5, 2012


Weather warning systems promised to three towns

March 5, 2012


LGUs, PAGASA to set up local weather station

March 5, 2012


From planters to weathermen: Program to teach farmers
how to interpret climate data

March 5, 2012


Climate-change field schools for farmers, fishers needed

March 3, 2012


NFA to buy more palay from farmers

Sept. 11, 2011


House opposition member, group seel funds for agri office

Sept. 10, 2011


Hungry for Rice

July 25, 2011


Feeding the Filipino

July 25, 2011


Much Ado About Hybrid

July 25, 2011


Group says 11 million sacks of rice rotting in NFA warehouses

July 22, 2011


11M bags of imported rice at NFA ‘unfit for humans’

July 22, 2011


NGO calls for rice watch

July 22, 2011


Small scale farmers can help in climate adaptation

June 21, 2011


DA’s food security bid gets boost

June 10, 2011


DA set to review WTO protection on PHL rice

June 7, 2011


Senate rice probe welcomed

Jan. 22, 2011


National Rice Board formed to ensure self-sufficiency

Dec. 5, 2010


NGOs seek higher NFA budget

Nov. 10, 2010


Higher DA budget urged

Oct. 26, 2010


NGOs seek additional P17B for DA

Oct. 25, 2010


Magsasaka umapela na i-dispose ang sobrang NFA rice

July 31, 2010


Farmers' group presses disposal of excess rice

July 31, 2010


Farmers ask NFA to distribute rice before it gets rotten

July 31, 2010


NFA urged to sell rice at lower prices

July 31, 2010


NFA asked to dispose of excess rice stocks

July 31, 2010


DA chief to reduce rice imports, raise subsidies

July 5, 2010


DA urged to scrap hybrid rice subsidy

July 5, 2010

Experts concur with DA chief: Rice self-sufficiency in 3 years

July 4, 2010


Glaring contradicions in rice importation

March 11, 2010


Rice importation ‘premature’

March 7, 2010


Review food sufficiency strategy now

April 28, 2010


No water, no rice

Feb. 26, 2010


RP-Thailand rice deal could be inked next month

Jan. 24, 2010


Gov't urged to stabilize rice prices

Jan. 12, 2010


Farmers dare Yap to look into 'rice overpricing'

Jan. 11, 2010


Gov't action sought to stabilize rice prices

Jan. 11, 2010


Gov't extends hybrid rice seed subsidy to 1st quarter

Nov. 2, 2009


ASEAN plans rice reserve mechanism

26 Oct., 2009


Don't slash rice tariff yet

25 Oct., 2009


Rice farmers ask government to take tough stance on Asean

25 Oct., 2009


Gov't urged to tap rice reserve

20 Oct., 2009


Government urged to tap ASEAN rice reserve

19 Oct., 2009


House appropriations committee supports campaign
for 2010 alternative budget

4 Oct., 2009


Government told: be firm on safeguards

6 Sept., 2009


Farmers fear more losses due to climate change

2 Sept., 2009


Farmers start feeling pain of climate change

2 Sept., 2009


Govt now deliberating tariff rate reduction for rice under AFTA-CEPT Economy

June 16, 2009


Group blasts corporate farming bill

June 15, 2009


Group opposes liberalization of rice imports in RP

April 1, 2009


Philippines expects bigger rice harvest amid global crisis

10, March 2009


R1 wants details of stimulus fund for agri revealed

by Jonathan Mayuga

Bussiness Mirror, 27 January 2009


P2.5B Agri Stimulus Fund to Boost Exports Not Poverty Alleviation, Says Rice NGO; Details of Allocation Sought

by Jonathan Mayuga

Pinoy Express, 27 January 2009


Gov't shoud increase social spending during economic crisis, says Briones

by Jonathan L. Mayuga

Businessmirror, 05 Dec. 2008


Contrived Savings Escape Audit

by Jun Vallecera

Businessmirror, 05 Dec. 2008


Watch '09 agri inputs budget, Senate urged

by Jennifer A. Ng

Businessmirror, 20 November 2008


Senate urged to review agriculture budget

- Nov. 19, 2008


NGO accuses government of overimporting rice

By Jennifer Ng

Correspondent Business Mirror, Oct. 14, 2008


NFA urged to buy more rice from farmers

By Amy R. Remo

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sept. 23, 2008


Gov’t should purchase palay at higher prices to aid planters

By Cai U. Ordinario, Reporter

Businessmirror, 23 September 2008


Gov’t should purchase palay at higher prices to aid planters

GMANews.TV, September 22, 2008


Use DA fund hike to aid farmers

By Jennifer A. Ng, Reporter

Businessmirror, Sept. 17, 2008


Solons grill agri chiefd over rice scam

By Norman Bordadora

Inquirer Headlines / Nation, September 17, 2008


Group wants probe into irregularities in DA, says Yap accountable

Sophia Dedace

GMANews.TV, September 16, 2008


NFA urged to buy more palay to stop price drop

Malaya, Sept. 9, 2008


Rice NGO calls for NFA intervention in palay buying

GMANews.TV, Sept. 8, 2008


Philippines hungry for rice investment

By Prime Sarmiento

Asia Times Online, August 21, 2008


Groups alarmed that RP negotiators in WTO talks didn't get directions from Malacañang

Jeniffer A. Ng

Business Mirror, July 23, 2008


Farmers threatened by proposal to make food imports cheaper

Robert JA Basilio Jr

GMANews.TV, July 22, 2008


Rice NGO seeks lower-priced rice in the market

May 30, 2008


NGO: Rice price should be lower by now but it's not

By Jennifer A. Ng, Reporter

Businessmirror, May 30, 2008


Group wants Asean rice reserve for food security

GMA News, May 13, 2008


US, IMF role in Haiti’s food riots

By Bill Quigley
Philippine Daily Inquirer, May/03/2008


Gov't challenged to produce low-priced rice for poor

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer, First Posted 04:09:00 04/22/2008


‘Rice prices going down’

By Marianne Go
Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Is hybrid rice the answer?

By Marianne Go
Headlines, April 14, 2008


Gov't urged to invest in P59-B irrigation to hike rice yield

Ellalyn B. de Vera, Marvyn N. Benani

Headlines, April 14, 2008

High food prices to stay but RP has enough rice supply to feed 90M

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 7, 2008


$100-M commission from '08 rice imports'


The Philippine Star, April 5, 2008


Vietnam commits 1.5-M tons of rice


Thursday, March 27, 2008


RP to buy 1.5M tons of rice from Vietnam

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted date: March 27, 2008


Rice price may soar up to P40/kg

By Jontahan Mayuga, Cai Ordinario and Bong Garcia
Businessmirror, March 27, 2008


Rice imports could hit 2.2M tons


March 27, 2008


More rice imports coming

By Othel V. Campos

Manila Standard Today, March 27, 2008


Limited rice supply will force price rise: farmers

Agence France-Presse

March 26, 2008


RP farmers warn of looming rice crisis

March 26, 2008


Rice supply situation to worsen--farmers, civil society

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Breaking News / Nation, March 26, 2008


Organic rice as high-yielding as hybrid variety,

NGOs tell government

By Manuel T. Cayon

Businessmirror, May 1, 2007


Government urged to cut budget for hybrid rice

By Jennifer A. Ng

Businessmirror, April 18, 2007


Local NGO to lead dialogue of

civil society groups with G33 ministers

By Jennifer A. Ng

Businessmirror, March 19, 2007


Hybrid rice production declining in Asia

By Jojo de Guzman

Malaya, March 2, 2007


NGOs accuse Lamy of pressuring govt

By Chino S. Leyco, Researcher

Manila Times, February 23, 2007


Arroyo tells officials:

Be 'flexible, cautious' with Lamy

By Christine A. Gaylican, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted date: February 23, 2007


NFA chief’s resignation ‘suspicious’ — farmers’ group

By Katherine Adraneda, The Philippine STAR Nation

Publication Date: Monday, January 08, 2007


Congress approves P7-B budget for DA

Christine A. Gaylican, Philippine Daily Inquirer

First posted 00:54:27 (Mla time) December 18, 2006


Rice farmers ask govt to exempt rice

from liberalization under Asean

By Jennifer A. Ng, BusinessMirror, December 6, 2006


Mixed feelings on Yap return

By Jennifer A. Ng

Businessmirror, October 20, 2006


Yap not fit to lead DA, says solon

By Philip Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted date: October 20, 2006


Farmers NGO pushes P3.7B hike in agri fund

MALAYA, October 13, 2006


NGO wants to ban US rice

By Jennifer A. Ng

Businessmirror, October 2, 2006











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