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This Philippine Chocolate Has Made Its Way To Paris, France!

Good news for the French!
Locally-made chocolates are making its way to other parts of the world! Theo and Philo, a bean-to-bar artisan chocolate from the Philippines, is now available in Paris, France.In an Instagram post, the brand announced that Theo and Philo chocolates are now available at Kosak Paris, a premium ...

Experts Advise To Refrain Eating Raw + Undercooked Food In Light Of Coronavirus

This is what we know so far about the deadly virus.
Just before 2019 ended, a number of people came down with a flu-like illness in Wuhan, China. Before long, those isolated cases became a full-on outbreak as more than 300 people have been reported to be experiencing unexplained pneumonia-like symptoms. Six people ...

Puerto Princesa, Bohol, And Surigao del Sur Are Positive For Shellfish Poisoning

There are seven areas in the Philippines affected by toxic red tide.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) released its first Shellfish Bulletin of the year, detailing the different areas still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. The toxin level should not go beyond 60 μgSTXeq/100g, and ...

Fish From Taal Lake And Batangas Are Unsafe To Eat, Says DOH

The eruption has been said to cause extensive fish kill in the lake.
The Department of Health (DOH) advises the public to avoid consuming fish from Taal Lake and Batangas in light of the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.Philstar reports that in a press briefing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana said, “Meron tayong mga advisory na lahat ng nanggagaling diyan ...

Coffee Farms Most Affected by Taal Eruption, Says Report

Fisheries have been affected, too.
Farmers are dealt a harsh blow as a bulletin from the Department of Agriculture - Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) Operations Center revealed that the Taal Volcano eruption has hit Batangas coffee producers the hardest."DA RFO IV-A has reported initial damages and losses for ...

Shop Food + Relief Items On The Landers Website And They'll Deliver To Taal Evacuees

Every bit of help counts.
Nearly 25,000 residents in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and nearby areas affected by the Taal Volcano’s phreatic explosion have been evacuated. According to a report by NPR, the area immediately around Taal has been designated a "permanent danger zone."If you want ...

Here's How To Keep Your Food And Water Safe From Ashfall

Stay safe, everyone!
Taal Volcano had a phreatic explosion at around 1 p.m. on January 12, Sunday. The steam-driven explosion spewed ash from the volcano, affecting areas in Calabarazon (Southern Tagalog region including Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), with ashfall reaching Metro Manila. The ...

Two QC Groceries Were Found To Have ASF-Tainted Meat

Make sure to check for meat certificates on display.
Two supermarkets in Quezon City have been found to sell meat with traces of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to a news report on Inquirer.net. The Department of Agriculture has been campaigning against the spread of the disease and according to Quezon ...

Rice Farmers Are "Worse Off" Because Of Rice Tariffication Law, According To Study

Let’s all do our share by buying local.
According to a report by Inquirer.net, farmers are “worse off” based on a study by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). Based on the analysis released by PIDS, local rice producers are projected to lose an average of P10 ...

There's a New App for Filipino Fishermen for Sustainable Fishing

This will help fishermen whenever they share their catch data.
Everybody knows that the Philippines is a top source of the world’s most expensive fish, such as the highly prized yellowfin tuna, and yet, Filipino fisher folk remain among the poorest in the world despite their precious catch. A new app wants ...

This Restaurant is Giving Free Booze to SEA Games Athletes, Coaching Staff, and Officials

Who doesn't want free drinks after losing or winning a match?
Amid much criticism, finger-pointing, and toxic rants on social media about the SEA Games 2019, local business owners have rolled up their sleeves and started offering free services in support of the country’s hosting of the games.One restaurant chain wants to dispel ...

A Couple Dies After Eating Shellfish In Surigao Del Sur

Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur is now positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.
On November 27, 2019, Leonito Namoc and wife Lucia passed away due to shellfish poisoning after consuming shellfish from Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur. According to the Philippine News Agency, the couple who are locals from Surigao del Sur consumed uncooked ...

Athletes And Guests Were Welcomed With A 24/7 Buffet By Renowned Chefs In Pampanga

Hooray for good news!
Concerned netizens took their concerns to social media after Let Dimzon, coach of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team, said that athletes and guests from the 30th Southeast Asian Game were served kikiam, what looks like to be scrambled egg, and rice ...

Duterte Orders Suspension On Rice Importation; He Says To Prioritize Local Farmers

Let's support our local farmers!
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of rice importation. GMA News confirms this news in an exclusive interview they had with the president, where he mentions that the next step of the government is to purchase local rice to help our farmers out.It ...

Benguet Farmers Forced To Sell Sayote For P2 Per Kilo Because Of Oversupply

The average market price for sayote is P30 per kilo.
The price of sayote has reportedly dropped due to oversupply. According to Tagani Philippines, sayote harvested by farmers from Benguet are being bought at a measly amount of P2 per kilo. Tagani Philippines is a digital agriculture startup that empowers Filipino farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs. On their official ...

Sagada and Bukidnon Coffee Win International Awards In Milan, Italy

There were more than 700 participants from all over the world.
One does not need to cross borders for quality coffee. During the 5th International Contest of Locally Roasted Coffees held in Milan, Italy last October 21, local coffee brands Mirabueno Coffee and SGD Coffee were awarded by the Agency for the Valorization ...

Here's How You Can Donate Relief Goods To Mindanao's Earthquake Victims

Every donation counts!
In October 2019, parts of Mindanao have gone through three huge earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.3, 6.6, and 6.5, respectively. It was reported that there were 6 people who died, hundreds injured, and thousands of people needed to be evacuated. If ...

The Department of Health Wants to Tax Daing

In a bid to make Filipinos eat healthier.
The Spanish didn't come all this way for nothing. Filipinos love to pack in the flavor and the drama when it comes to our food—and pretty much everything else, really—and salt is always in high demand. But you may want to rethink ...

Davao Farmer Makes It Top 20 List For Best Cacao Beans In The World

Auro Chocolate brought Jose Saguban to Paris for the international competition.
"When we found out he made it to the Top 50, we were already ecstatic so we decided to bring him to Paris to receive his award in person. But WOW! Little did we know he would make it to the Top ...

This Lady Bought Rice Through An App And The Farmers Wrote Her Back

'I just bought rice, and here I am being thanked like I moved mountains.'
The Philippines is one of the last countries in Asia that has yet to fulfill any meaningful agrarian reform, ultimately failing to unshackle farmers from their bondage to the soil. Farmers are even forced to sell crops to traders at measly prices, ...
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