By May 26, 2024Inside News

(Filed by 107.4 IFM Dagupan News) 

PDEA: Same people being arrested for drugs 

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) revealed that the two suspects recently arrested by their agents in Binmaley from whom P1.4 million worth of shabu was seized were already arrested in a previous sting operation in the town by the agency.

Rechie  Camacho, PDEA provincial director of  Pangasinan, said the two suspects are being interrogated to determine their source of the P1.4-M worth of shabu that they intended to sell to drug addicts in Pangasinan. He added that before the apparent surge of illegal drugs cases in Binmaley, P13-M worth of shabu was already seized from different suspects in an earlier buy-bust operation. (Badz A Agtalao)

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Pangasinan is region’s second highest in El Niño damages  

PANGASINAN registered the second highest damages brought by drought in Region 1, according to the data of the Department of Agriculture Field Office 1. Ilocos Norte recorded the highest damages at P80.5 million, followed by Pangasinan at P61.8 million. Ilocos Sur is third highest at P5.5 million; and La Union, P4 million.

Worst affected in Pangasinan was corn production at P34 million, followed by rice production at P27 million. Overall the whole of Region 1 registered P152 million in crop damages in 3,000 hectares of rice and corn lands. (Rona Racca)

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Provincial government preparing for La Niña 

THE provincial government is preparing for the onset of the La Niña phenomenon expected to bring heavy rains and floods. Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya said her office already pinpointed high risk and low risk areas for agriculture and helped farmers adjust their planting schedules.

She said with floods coming, they are urging farmers to plant early-maturing rice varieties that can be harvested in shorted period of time than the ordinary rice strain. The provincial government is also preparing camp management plans in evacuation and emergency sites in case calamity will hit the province anew. (Rona Racca)

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Mango growers’ dilemma

BEING faced with the price of mango down to P20 to P75 per kilo in the local market owing to oversupply of the commodity is only one of mango growers’ problem.

The other – how to dispose off their yellow mangoes fast because mangoes ripen fast during hot weather condition.

Mango growers said with too many ripened mangoes in their storage today, they would rather sell their fruits at almost give-away prices rather than to see them rot in their possession and dumped as garbage. (Mathew Pacheco)

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Oversupply of mangoes caused by two factors

MARIO Garcia, president of the Mango Growers Association said several factors caused the unforeseen oversupply of mangoes.

He said there was a simultaneous harvesting of mangoes in different adjacent regions, not only in Pangasinan and the fact that after harvesting, healthy mango trees begin to flower again. (Badz Agtalao)

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Price of rice in Dagupan rising 

THE price of rice in various markets in Dagupan is slowly rising with the expected advent of the rainy season. Today, the price of rice ranges from P46 to P50 per kilo while the imported is being sold at P50 to P58 per kilo.

Rice retailers said that the expected increase is about two to three pesos per kilo. The Samahan ng Indusrtriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) said the price increase will happen in June, the start of the so-called lean months in Pangasinan. (Mathew Pacheco)

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Price of bangus continues to nosedive 

THE price of Dagupan bangus continues to plunge in markets of Dagupan City, from P150 per kilo of bangus in previous week, to P100 to P120 per kilo.

However, despite the cheaper and stable ample supply of milkfish, there was a noticeable slack in the sale of bangus last week. Fewer people were buying. (Rona Racca)

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