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Typhoon barrels toward Japan

Typhoon barrels toward Japan

Authorities issued storm and heavy rain warnings on Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barreled toward Japan, after it hit a South Korean resort island causing flight cancellations and flooding streets.

A powerful typhoon was heading for Japan’s southernmost Okinawa island chain on Monday packing powerful winds that shut the airport and forced flight cancellations.

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement a ratooning program covering 100,000 hectares to produce more palay and offset losses due to back-to-back typhoons that hit Luzon recently.

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Honesto Baniqued, who took over as president of the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) last Thursday, has promised to shift the corporation’s emphasis to direct food producers.

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By BEN R. ROSARIO Manila, Philippines – The cancellation of foreign-funded flood control projects in Central and Southern Luzon has been blamed as one of the reasons for the devastating floods caused by typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel.” House Senior Deputy Minority Leader Danilo E. Suarez said the House of Representatives should investigate the circumstances and […]

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Enough rice

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Manila, Philippines – Longtime rice industry observer Manuel Q. Bondad believes there is enough rice for the entire country in spite of the damage wrought by typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon farms. Bondad, a retired banker now engaged in farming, said even if the palay losses due to Pedring breach 760,000 metric tons (MT), the total […]

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