Philippines Archive

Discovering mabolo

In a tropical country like ours, fruits unavailable to western nations come abundantly and without much effort in our nutrient- enriched and sun-drenched soil. Fruits like the Philippine mango, pineapple, and papaya are just a few of the many highly valued fruits imported by other countries from the Philippines. Export demands continue to increase due […

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US-based US Agriseeds puts up rice breeding station, releases a hybrid variety that enables farmers to plant during disease-infested rainy season

US-based US Agriseeds has put up a rice breeding station in the Philippines in line with government’s call to become rice-sufficient even as it releases to the market a variety that enables farmers to plant hybrid rice during disease-infested rainy season. The breeding station of US Agriseeds through local subsidiary SeedWorks Philippines Inc. (SPI) covers […

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Philippines puts name in global rice map as Dona Maria is exported through French Carrefour and to Los Angeles, USA

The Philippines anticipates to put its name in the global rice map as “Dona Maria” premium rice is set to be exported in October at 156 metric tons (MT) through one of world’s largest retailer, the French Carrefour. SL Agritech Corp., (SLAC), producer of Dona Maria Jasponica and Miponica brown and white rice, is all […

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How to Make Star Ham

There are different kinds of ham prepared in the Philippines in various ways like Chinese style ham, American ham, quick-cured ham or sweet ham, chicken ham, rolled ham and mini chicken ham. Lourdes S. Rivera, the Guru of Meat Processing in the Philippines is introducing a new type of healthy ham with soy protein named […

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Successful distribution of Bt corn leads Philippines to corn export of potentially 50,000-100,000 MT to South Korea, Malaysia

The successful distribution of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn has beefed up Philippines’ corn production leading to a potential export of 50,000 to 100,000 metric tons (MT) of grains possibly to South Korea and Malaysia. The country has so far exported 467 MT of corn silage this year to South Korea. Ploughshares Inc. exported to […

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FDA will not require labeling of GM food as it has no difference from conventional food, is neither cancer-causing, and has been found safe to human

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not require labeling of genetically modified (GM) food as it virtually has no difference from conventional food, is not cancer-causing, and has been proven safe for human health under numerous tests.   Packaged products containing GM crops like the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and those that are not […

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How to Make Tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta) Tea as Cure for Dengue

Tawa-tawa tea is said to be an effective cure for dengue. To find the truth behind tawa-tawa’s curative properties, students of the University of Sto Tomas (UST) – Faculty of Pharmacy conducted a study entitled “Investigation of the anti-thrombocytopenic property of euphorbia hirta linn (Tawa-Tawa) decoction in rat models.” Results showed that laboratory mice treated […

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How to Make Coconut Jam

Coconut jam is a traditional high-sugar coconut food product in the Philippines, commonly used as a dessert, bread spread, and rice cake topping. It is light to dark brown in colour, thick yet spreadable in consistency, with a rich, creamy coconut flavour. It is traditionally prepared by cooking sweetened coconut milk to a very thick […

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Paypal Bank Codes (Philippines) – How to Withdraw Funds from Paypal

If you already have a PayPal account in the Philippines and you want to withdraw funds to your local bank but don’t know how. Here are the steps on how to withdraw funds from PayPal. First, log in to PayPal, go to My Account > Profile > Add/Edit Bank Account then put the Bank Name, […

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Filipino farmers anticipate approval Bt eggplant similar to Bangdesh’s release of Bt brinjal

Filipino farmers anticipate approval of Bt eggplant cultivation which will spare farmers and consumers from harmful chemical sprays even as Bangladesh already approved Bt brinjal’s commercial release in its market. Bangladesh’s National Committee on Biosafety approved in the last week of October the commercial release of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) brinjal, a genetically modified (GM) eggplant. […

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Paratungon: An underutilized fruit with great economic potential

People tend to put premium on good looks. However, some of the most hard-featured looking fruits happened to be the most appetizing, if not the tastiest. For fruits, those that look good on the outside are usually given the first bite while those that are not are often overlooked. What’s more an ugly-looking, even utterly […

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How to Raise Cattle in the Backyard

Backyard cattle fattening has gained popularity as an important business project of the livestock industry in the Philippines. Raising cattle in the backyard gives the farmer year-round work and provides him with extra income. How to Raise Cattle Types of Cattle Raising 1. Cow-Calf Operation 2. Breeder Farm Operation 3. Growing-Fattening Operation Cow-calf Operation Cows […

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