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In Nueva Vizcaya, the smiles are ‘sour’ because the citrus grows better

A visit to the citrus plantation in Malabing Valley in Nueva Vizcaya last September 13 and 14 has provided some valuable information. The visit was part of the activities on the conduct of the Cagayan Valley Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development’s (CVAARRD) Farms and Industry Encounters through the S&T Agenda (FIESTA) on Citrus. …

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Yet more proof that plants hold the key to our health: Take a closer look at ‘duhat’ and ‘bignay’

Two projects implemented by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) found that duhat (Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels) and bignay (Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng) contain anthocyanins that possess health-promoting properties, particularly antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory properties. Because of these properties, the two extracts can be processed as food supplements and food additives. They also …

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What’s better than eating chocolates? Making money out of ‘nature’s brown gold’, of course

Let’s just call it your “cash cacao”. And in a nutshell (pun intended), we’re taking advantage of one of our most guilty pleasures, chocolates! An event in Mati City, Davao Oriental, focusing on the economic opportunities presented by cacao, the raw material used to make chocolates, was held August 23 and 24. Known as the …

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The P3.5B alloted for the PUV modernization program is a lot of money — until you realize how many have to share the pot

The financial support is coming in, for sure. The national government will spend another P447 million next year to carry out the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), a member of Congress said last August 21. “The fresh funding is on top of the P843 million allotted this year to support the program,” said Surigao …

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Finally, an iconic Italian scooter brand will come out with an electric version. But will the cheap Chinese-made ones even care?

The Piaggio Group will start production of Vespa Elettrica in September. The long-awaited electric version of one of the world’s most iconic scooters will be produced at the Pontedera plant in the province of Pisa, the same one where Vespa first rolled off the line in the spring of 1946. The first vehicles will already …

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Carra-what? Increased ‘munggo’ production depends on this abundant seaweed

We all know what “munggo”, or “monggo” is. That small, greenish member of the legume family we love to saute or make a key ingredient of in savory or sweet dishes  is also popularly called the mung bean. It grows abundantly in Southeast Asia. But with the human population explosion in the Asian region, production …

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Calamansi

PH science department attempting to halt souring Calamansi production

The Philippine Calamansi Association Inc (PCAI) recently said that research and development (R&D) programs should address the declining production of calamansi in the country. This was raised recently in a meeting held at the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) with university experts, PCAI stakeholders, and the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team of the Philippine Council …

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Isuzu's modernized jeepney

The Philippines’ leading truckbuilders showcase their versions of the modernized jeepney in 2018 PhilBus & Truck Show

It’s happening now until July 15 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The country’s leading bus and truck builders and importers are showcasing not only their latest range of buses, trucks and commercial vehicles, but also their own modern versions of the country’s iconic jeepney. In line …

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Vegetarian since birth, reigning Miss World settles for ‘pancit’ when in the Philippines

Maintaining a svelte figure is one of the most challenging parts of being a beauty queen, and many aspirants turn to vegetarianism in their quest to achieve a pageant ready body. But for reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India, the decision to go on a plant-based diet came way before she even put on …

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