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Antique Province Urged to Regulate Outbound Shipment of Pork Amid Soaring Prices

Antique Province Urged to Regulate Outbound Shipment of Pork Amid Soaring Prices

News & Opinion
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Concerns over the rising pork prices in Antique province have prompted officials in the capital town to urge the provincial government to take action. Darcy Bungay, Chief of the Municipal Economic Enterprise and Development Office (MEEDO), reiterated the call to regulate outbound shipments of live hogs to address the escalating pork costs. The appeal, originally submitted as a resolution to Governor Rhodora Cadiao's office on November 9, 2023, seeks to control swine transport outside of Antique. The aim is to stabilize pork supply in local markets amidst the price surge, which has significantly increased from PHP370 to PHP400 per kilogram in just one week. "The sudden spike in pork prices to PHP400 per kilogram on February 26 alarmed Mayor Elmer ...
The Secrets to Growing Delicious Tomatoes

The Secrets to Growing Delicious Tomatoes

Agriculture
With their vibrant colors and succulent flavors, Tomatoes are a staple in gardens worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, the journey of growing tomatoes can be both rewarding and fulfilling. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore eight essential tips to help you cultivate delicious tomatoes that will leave your taste buds longing for more. 1. Selecting the Perfect Tomato Variety Choosing the right tomato variety sets the foundation for a successful harvest. Based on your needs, determine whether you prefer indeterminate or determinate varieties. Indeterminate tomatoes provide a continuous supply of fruit throughout the season, while determinate tomatoes produce a single, concentrated harvest—perfect for sauces and preserves. Consider factors like space availa...