August 28, 2012- Handpicked articles for the day

Handpicked Articles Worth Reading:

1.) Our biggest “social capital” now is that we have a President who is not corrupt, who is very honest and sincere. No amount of financial capital can beat that in terms of economic value.- IKE SEÑERES, Las Piñas City


2.) Exemplary Pinoy – Mr. Romulo Davide – 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

Ramon Magsaysay Award inspires Davide to do more

That is the essence of the FSTP, described by the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation as “an innovative and multi-faceted program” that aims to turn farmers into scientists who would be able to do experiments, discover effective techniques, manage the market and increase production.


The actual farming happens in the second phase in which farmers implement methods that work best in their situation. Usually, they conduct intercropping—high-yielding variety of corn is raised simultaneously along with either mongo, peanuts or “camote” (sweet potato). The farmers are also encouraged to raise livestock to increase their income.

In the third phase, the farmers graduate from the program with a harvest of least three tons of corn. They also become “scientists” by allowing themselves to teach fellow farmers to sustain the program.

3.) One word to describe OFWs- Resourceful.  Mabuhay!

4.) Philippine deserves an investment grade rating – Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima

The team met with representatives of Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS.

5.) Banana Plantations in Mindanao!  Yey!!!

Del Monte invests $60M in ARMM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is hosting a $60-million banana plantation project by Del Monte Fresh Produce (Philippines) Inc. as part of efforts to grow investor confidence in the region.


– Faceless Trader


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