THE DURIAN BEAT: Duterte and the race to peace in Mindanao

BY ROGER M. BALANZA President Rodrigo Duterte is racing against time to meet a deadline for the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Congress itself is working overtime in putting the finishing touches and the eventual approval of the … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Duterte and the race to peace in Mindanao

DUTERTE PIVOTS: PHILIPPINES TO RATIFY CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBAL PACT

CABINET COLLIDES WITH PRESIDENT OVER PARIS PACT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a turn-around from his opposition to ratify  a global pact aimed at taming climate change. After earlier describing the pact as “crazy,” President Duterte on Monday, November … Continue reading DUTERTE PIVOTS: PHILIPPINES TO RATIFY CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBAL PACT

GREEN HOUSE FARMING IN PHILIPPINE URBAN CITIES

Incoming DA chief eyes street dwellers for green house agri program By Lilian C. Mellejor The incoming Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will engage the street dwellers in highly-urbanized cities to do the green house agricultural farming to … Continue reading GREEN HOUSE FARMING IN PHILIPPINE URBAN CITIES