Category: News

DA chief hails MASIPAG rice scientist for his contributions to agriculture

June 27, 2013

by MASIPAG National Office

Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala awarded posthumous honors to Perfecto “Ka Pecs” Vicente who recently passed away due to a lingering illness. Secretary Alcala recognized Ka Pecs and his enormous contribution to the collection, improvement and preservation of the country’s traditional varieties of rice, and cites him as the inspiration for the Republic […]

Organic farm advocates hail CA ruling on GMOs

June 3, 2013

by MASIPAG National Office

We have always been at the forefront not only of resisting genetically modified crops and foods, but more significantly, in promoting and practicing a healthier, more sustainable way of farming. We are elated with the Court of Appeals’ decision to stop field trials of Bt-talong. We hope that with this ruling, government agencies and regulators […]

MASIPAG bids goodbye to pioneer scientist

May 31, 2013

by MASIPAG National Office

On Monday, May 27, MASIPAG lost one of its best resource and asset, Perfecto Vicente, more popularly known as Ka Pecs. The first project management coordinator of MASIPAG, Ka Pecs is considered as a pioneer in establishing sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the country. One of his important contributions is empowering farmers to reclaim […]

Bt-talong field trials unsafe, CA ruled

May 31, 2013

by MASIPAG National Office

Food and environment safety advocates rejoiced over the Court of Appeals decision to issue a Writ of Kalikasan ordering the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned agencies to stop the Bt-eggplant field trials. MASIPAG is one of the petitioners for the Writ and farmers all over the country, particularly the organic producers are elated […]