Supreme Court: Coconut Levy Funds Under Eduardo Cojuangco Are Government Owned

In a ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) en banc written by Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. dated Nov. 27, 2012 and with a vote of eight justices and six inhibitions, the SC denied the petition of Cojuangco questioning the ruling of the Sandiganbayan in July 2003 which declared that the subject shares as part of assets were illegally acquired from coconut levy funds.

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Coconut Industry Remains A Big Contributor To The Philippine Economy

The coconut has maintained its position as the top agricultural crop exported in many forms either as food or non-food classified as traditional or non-traditional, to 130 countries.

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The Potential Health Benefits Of Makapuno Coconut Byproduct

Makapuno nut is very distinct from ordinary coconut where the inside is filled with meat. It is a genetic abnormality occasionally produced by tall coconut varieties. It is highly valued for its soft glutinous meat popularly used as sweetened dessert, ice cream flavoring and as ingredient for candies and pastries.

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Chlorine Enhances Coconut Trees To Be Drought Resistant

Coconut farmers are advised to apply chlorine as fertilizer to their coconut plants as a safeguard against drought.

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