Lagman touts DA support for pili industry

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP An independent lawmaker is calling for a ban on the exportation of raw pili shell and pili seedlings.Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman aired the appeal to Agriculture Secretary William Dar even as he called for government backing to tap the  potential of pili nut into becoming one of the country’s biggest food export products.Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman(FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)Describing Bicol’s pili as the country’s “king of nuts”, Lagman urged Dar to support the growth of the pili industry in Bicol region and other parts of the country.In his letter, Lagman said the Pili Industry Development Program (PIDP) should be separately and adequately funded in the 2021 General Appropriations Act to harness the full potential of the pili.The veteran independent solon stressed the need to develop the pili industry in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur and other parts of the Bicol region and the country where it is suitable for cultivation.In his letter, Lagman pointed out that there is a critical need for sufficient and continuing government support to encourage development of pili plantations, noting that the pili supply comes mostly from backyard trees.Extending the shelf life of pili products comparable to macadamia and pistachio is also vital.Lagman said exportation of pili shell and seedlings should be imposed by government “to protect Filipino entrepreneurs and local pili producers, and maintain the country’s dominance in pili production.”Further, he underscored that the mechanization of production must be undertaken to support mass production, except for the de-shelling of a pili nut to retrieve a perfect pili kernel which requires the gentle precision only human hands can accomplish in the century-old tradition of pili cracking known as paglitad to Bicolanos which beats any machine.He underscored the qualities of pili as a “superfood” due to its proven advantages to human health.According to him, pili nuts contain important nutrients that are important for the body.  These are magnesium, potassium and calcium, aside from eight essential amino acids that can contribute to weight loss.Lagman said pili nuts also help treat insomnia because of high magnesium content that promotes “more restful sleep.” last_img read more

Unibet – RWC 2015 to break all rugby wagering records

first_img Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Share Despite host nation England not qualifying out of the group stage and no home nation’s side making the semi-finals, Unibet states that it had been delighted by Rugby World Cup 2015 trading.Detailing market performance Ed Nicholson, Head of Unibet UK Marketing Operations commented that RWC 2015 will likely become the bookmakers biggest ever rugby market.“We have been delighted with trading so far and England’s exit has not dampened the interest for punters. This will be Unibet’s biggest RWC ever, and we have seen a real move away from the traditional Pre Match betting markets towards our live product, especially with so many tight Quarter Finals last weekend.  We will be amazed if the final doesn’t break our all-time rugby turnover record.”Noting marketing intricacies, Nicholson  added that ‘tight’ matches in the RWC group stages combined with shocks, had helped gain wagering interesting for the competition.“Wales’ defeat of England may have been a big surprise to the pundits, but not to our customers, as they were actually very well backed! Aside from that, it has been a particularly solid tournament – good turnover,  a few shocks – many of the so called smaller teams such as Japan, Romania and USA getting closer to the more established nations than many thought. But, with 3 of the 4 expected teams making the Semi Finals – according to the initial betting – ultimately the expected teams have progressed with only England missing out.”Unibet’s strong RWC trading may however turn soar, if the heavily backed New Zealand side take home the Web Ellis Cup. Prior to the tournament beginning, the bookmaker had branded the side the “All Backs” due to their popularity throughout all RWC betting markets.“It has to be anyone aside from New Zealand for our trading team! Unibet has a huge risk on the All Blacks winning the tournament with customers backing them front start to finish. Although we have had some potentially shrewd bets on Australia when they were as big as 9/1 Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more