Winners

AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"CATCH OF THE DAY"

ERWIN MASCARINAS

Sun Star Cagayan de Oro

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"DRYING TOBACCO"

LAILA AUSTRIA

Business Mirror

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
“Cacao Special”
Karren Montejo
Agri Tayo Dito - ABS-CBN Regional

 

Matamis at malinamnam – blockbuster hit sa panlasa ng bawat Isa. Ang mga tsokolateng patok na patok kahit saan mang sulok ng mundo, aba’y isa ang pilipinas sa mga nag aambag sa supply ng pangunahing sangkap nito – ang cacao. kaya kaya ng ka-agring pilipino na tanggapin ang hamon na maging isa ang pilipinas sa malakig nagsu-supply ng cacao beans sa buong mundo? Cacao beans of the Philippines, to the world! 

 

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
“GOURMET OIL, BIO-DIESEL AND ORGANIC PESTICIDE: THE FUTURE OF PROCESSED TOBACCO”
IAN OCAMPO FLORA
Sun Star Pampanga

 

Imagine yourself efficiently driving your car fuelled by a mix of tobacco biofuel and latter in the day enjoying your favorite green salad, with vegetables organically grown with tobacco fertilizer, served with a generous mix of mint-smelling food oil made from tobacco seeds.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM OR SEGMENT
“FARM MECHANIZATION SPECIAL”
KARREN MONTEJO
Agri Tayo Dito ABS-CBN Regional

 

Matamis at malinamnam – blockbuster hit sa panlasa ng bawat isa. Ang mga tsokolateng patok na patok kahit saan mang sulok ng mundo, aba’y isa ang pilipinas sa mga nag aambag sa supply ng pangunahing sangkap nito – ang cacao.kaya kaya ng ka-agring pilipino na tanggapin ang hamon na maging isa ang pilipinas sa malakig nagsu-supply ng cacao beans sa buong mundo? Cacao beans of the Philippines, to the world!  

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE RADIO PROGRAM OR SEGMENT
“INFORMATION DISSEMINATION ON AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK AT SAN LUIS, PAMPANGA”
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGIONAL FIELD OFFICE 3
MANA : Maunlad Na Agrikultura sa Nayon Mag-ari Tayo-DWRW 95.1 FM Pampanga
 

Philippine standard time is ten down the hour of eleven o clock. We are down to the second hour of our radio show "MANA: Maunlad na Agrikultura sa Nayon, Mag-agri Tayo" we are being joined here by our friends from the Department of Agriculture Region 3 headed by the regional executive director of DA RFO 3, Engr. Roy m. Abaya. We have here as our live guests the chief of information section, DA RFO 3, Sir Jun b. Espiritu. The writers from information section DA RFO 3 Nerisse Nicole Burgos and Harold Mungcal. And we have here with us is the chief of the regulatory division Dr. Eduardo Lapuz. 

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY NATIONAL
“PHL retraces journey toward food security”
JASPER EMMANUEL Y. ARCALAS
Business Mirror

 

IT’S 2017 and yet the agriculture sector is still looking for a way to achieve self-sufficiency in rice. And since the turn of the new administration, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has set his eyes in achieving the country’s rice self-sufficiency, something that the previous administration has failed to achieve. 

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY REGIONAL
“PITCH FOR PHL RICE PRODUCTION IN SUFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS’
ANSELMO S. ROQUE
Punto Central Luzon

 

 

Vietnam rice or Philippine rice? Sadly, the inevitable choice of the buying public would be Vietnam rice. Not because of quality, as both are enticing enough for the buyers. It is their selling price – which indicates that even if the Vietnam rice is imposed a 35 percent tariff, it is a lot cheaper than the Philippine-produced rice.  

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY NATIONAL
CAN 13-YEAR-OLD MANUAL SAVE PHL FROM BIRD FLU?"
JASPER EMMANUEL Y. ARCALAS
Business Mirror

 

IT was a day Joy Lagayan dreaded as she rummaged through shelves looking for something “valuable”. It was something that Lagayan, a veterinarian working for the government, never thought she would pull out from rows and rows of books. She dreaded that day a glossy-white covered book would be put to use after more than a decade. 

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY REGIONAL
“CINDERELLA MAN”
JOHN GLEN S. SAROL
From Fears to Cheers Book August 2017 by PhilRice-JICA

 

It’s a routine. In his early 40s, Magellan Guiner wakes up in the morning and treks his way to Kabulman river. Every rainy season, the river somewhat turns into a wishing well that grants an opportunity for people from Labu- Labu, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao to collect washed-out wood and sell it at a humble price.  

 

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