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Philippines committed to global climate goals — DENR
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines remains committed in doing its part to address climate change, consistent with the international aim of keeping global temperatures to two degrees Celsius or less.
Oceana mulls suit over vessel monitoring mechanism
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The local unit of an international ocean conservation group is planning to sue the government for its failure to issue a policy on vessel monitoring mechanism that caused the continuous increase in cases of illegal...
DA, LGUs craft rehab plan post Ompong
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to meet today with local government units (LGUs) affected by the recent Typhoon Ompong to craft a rehabilitation masterplan for the immediate repair and recovery of damaged...
Banana growers seek talks over South Korea tariff
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s banana industry is calling on the government to immediately pursue bilateral talks with South Korea on the unresolved tariff rates so as not to lose one of the country’s top market des...
MWSS taps Korean city for water technology
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is collaborating with South Korea’s third largest city, Daegu, for an advanced water and wastewater technology in line with efforts to improve overall...
Rice imports seen to exceed 1.5 million metric tons in 2019
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to import more rice next year as local production will still not be able to cover the national demand for the country’s staple and as preparation for the 2019 midterm elections,...
Benguet Corp. to donate landslide-hit mine site
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Benguet Corp. is willing to donate to the government at least 80 hectares of its Antamok mine site as Minahang Bayan or community mine for small-scale miners.
Maynilad spends P430 million for pipe replacement in Quezon City
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is spending nearly P430 million for its pipe replacement project to improve water quality and pressure in Quezon City.
SRA wants supermarkets to follow Robinsons lead on sugar pricing
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sugar Regulatory Administration is hoping that big grocery chains will follow the move of Gokongwei-led supermarket to bring down prices of sugar amid the continued rise of prices of other basic commodities...
Ompong damage to agriculture soars to P17 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Typhoon Ompong’s damage to agriculture has reached almost P17 billion, the bulk sustained by the rice sector, according to the Department of Agriculture.
More community mines eyed in landslide-hit Cordilleras
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
After suspending small-scale mining operations in the Cordilleras in the wake of landslides spawned by Typhoon Ompong, the government is eyeing the establishment of two Minahang Bayan (community mines) in the region...
Rice prices hit highest level; production target unattainable
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite the continuous arrival of rice imports, the price of the commodity – the main staple among Filipinos – continues its upswing, hitting its highest level this month, the Philippine Statistics Authority...
Miners join opposition to 2nd tax reform package
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to lose billions of pesos in quality investments if the government decides to push through with its plan to slap royalty on all mining operations, the country’s biggest mining group...
Mining group wants tougher gov’t stance vs illegal small miners
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s mining industry has called on the government to take a tougher stance on illegal mining operations in the country following the deaths of miners in Benguet due to landslides at the height of...
AgriNurture secures $1-billion rice import deal
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed agricultural trading firm AgriNurture Inc. has sealed a $1 billion rice import contract from Vietnam Southern Food Corp. in a bid to address supply issues in the country.
Ompong damage to agriculture hits P14 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Damage to agriculture due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached P14 billion, with the rice sector being the hardest hit, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said yesterday.
More ‘galunggong’ imports mulled
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
While the initial 17,000 metric tons (MT) of galunggong (round scad) have yet to enter the country, the government may consider additional imports as markets outside Metro Manila continue to experience insufficient...
MWSS pushes improved water security in Asia
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has called on its Asian counterparts to improve overall water security and wastewater management system amid threats of climate change.
More sugar imports loom
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is set to import anew up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar, the second time for the year, in efforts to bring down prices of the commodity and eventually help curb inflation.
Meat processors seek retention of tariff on raw material imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s meat processing industry has called for the retention of tariff rates on imported raw materials for processing to keep food prices manageable and help ease inflationary pressures.
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