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Coconut pest infestation in Batangas killing livelihood of farmers * Latest Posts Economy Other Stories Regions 

Coconut pest infestation in Batangas killing livelihood of farmers

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — An agriculturist from the environmental political party Kalikasan Partylist is calling on the Benigno Aquino III government to address what she said was the problem of massive coconut scale infestation in Southern Tagalog, specifically in the province of Batangas. The group said it is urgent for the government to implement immediate and long-term solutions to the problem and provide immediate financial support to the affected coconut farmers. According to reports, some 115,000 coconut trees planted in 1,700 hectares of land in Batangas…

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Coconut workers condemns DOLE, urges Duterte to probe into their situation * Latest Posts Labor & Employment 

Coconut workers condemns DOLE, urges Duterte to probe into their situation

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 26, 2011 Davao City – Workers with the Kahugpungan sa mga Trabahante sa Superstar – Alliance of Democratic Labor Organizations (KTS-ADLO) criticized today the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) for being “inutile” in addressing the complaints of rights violations of the workers of Superstar Coconut Product Incorporated. Various cases were already filed against the Superstar Coconut company with the NLRC, indicating the company’s “systemic and wide cases of violation of labor standards,” said Marven Morales, secretary-general of KTS-ADLO….

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