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Release coco levy fund – Kiko

Returning Sen. Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan, former Philippine Coconut Authority chairman, issued this reaction to recent pronouncements by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte made through incoming Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol that the administration would pursue the release of the P72-billion coco levy fund.

Presidential candidate Manuel A. Roxas II vowed to work for the immediate release of the controversial coco levy funds, saying the continuous delay of its use has already deprived coconut farmers the long-overdue assistance to improve their lives.

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$14-M buco juice for US

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Manila, Philippines – Eastern Visayas can readily supply the United States with its $14 million buco juice or coconut water requirements. This was revealed yesterday by An WAray partylist Rep. Florencio “Bem” Noel as he noted that the importation of coconut water to the US could boost Eastern Visaya’s economy. The region covers the provinces […]

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