6TH BRIGHT LEAF AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM AWARDS
AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
By: Richard Balonglong
Philippine Daily Inquirer
TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR
By: Leoncio Balbin, Jr.
The Candon Times
The seven healing gardens
IN Baguio City a quick turn from a main road to a hidden alley leads one to a trellis of moonflowers crowning the arched entrance to an unexpected sanctuary of quietude and? serenity away from the blaring city sounds.
It is known as the Seven Healing Gardens of Eden.
More than a decade ago, local tobacco farmers were producing the salty and off-type variety of tobacco which most cigarette manufacturers started rejecting in 2003. By that time, local tobacco farming was already being dubbed as a "sunset industry," with production levels reaching its lowest from 2004 to 2006.
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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet The production of strawberry is down by about four tons compared to the annual average production recorded by the municipality of La Trinidad.
La Trinidad municipal agriculture officer (MAO) Fely Ticbaan said that the records show that for the months of November to February 2012, which are peak months of strawberry production, an average harvest of 16 to 18 tons was harvested, compared to the previous years' harvest of 21 tons.
BAUKO, Mountain Province Against possible threats, members of an indigenous peoples group have shut down a private road leading to a commercial farm that encroached on four hectares of the Mt. Data National Park mossy forest.
"Enough is enough," said former Mountain Province governor Sario Malinias, chair of the Kabatangan Ancestral Domain Indigenous Peoples Organization (Kadipo).
ROSARIO, La Union—Marine biologist Al Sobrejuanite was not a bit worried about the fish cages he is tending off the coast of Rosario town in La Union, when Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” left the country through the Lingayen Gulf in September and October.
For some reason, water comes to mind when I see or hear the word oasis. It connotes life, something that refreshes and keeps one active. In reality, oasis is actually a fertile or green area in a desert; a haven or sanctuary where one can take refuge or escape from something.
For Japok, it’s where he gets his daily supply of food to survive.