Category: News

Media Roundup – Bt-talong Media Forum

July 1, 2013

by MASIPAG National Office

Last week, MASIPAG along with alliance Resist Agrochem TNCs! held a media forum to discuss the victory and challenges of the Court of Appeals ruling against Bt-talong. The appellate court granted the Writ of Kalikasan and ordered for the permanent stopping of Bt-talong field trials in the country. The petition was filed in May 2012 […]

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 […]