Arroyo okays programs on food output

Executive Order 776, signed by Mrs. Arroyo on Jan. 16, mandated that a portion of dormant government lands in urban areas be converted to revenue- and food-generation projects such as vegetable gardens and backyard fisheries to provide livelihood and employment opportunities for the poor.

The initiative is part of the P300-billion economic stimulus plan, which includes the comprehensive livelihood and emergency employment program or CLEEP, which in turn includes Backyard food production programs like Gulayan ng Masa and the Integrated Services for Livelihood Advancement for subsistence fisherfolk.

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Entertainment Live turns one

Hit Saturday afternoon showbiz news show Entertainment Live celebrated its first anniversary with a line-up of the hottest showbiz news and special guest stars. Hosts Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, Bianca Gonzales, and Luis Manzano looked back on the year that was filled with exclusives and intrigues. The special anniversary episode was jam packed with special live guests Lani Misalucha, Anne Curtis, Zanjoe Marudo, and other hot one-on-one chats.


Despite being absent for the live celebration, Luis got Angel Locsin for a very candid and revealing interview. Angel talked about how happy she is working in the Kapamilya network and the movie she is working on with Piolo Pascual. On the other hand, Mariel finally came face to face with her idol Claudine Barretto for an exclusive interview. The optimum Teleserye Queen confessed that she is looking forward to co-star with Judy Ann Santos in a movie which is already being planned.

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