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Department of Agriculture won't suspend order on frozen meat imports
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - March 1, 2012 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will not suspend the implementation of Administrative Order No. 22 covering frozen meat imports and over which the United States is threatening retaliatory trade action...
Virgin coco oil boosts sexual activity - study
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - March 1, 2012 - 12:00am
A recent study on virgin coconut oil (VCO) showed that it not only helps increase good cholesterol levels but also enhances sexual activity.
Department of Agriculture eyes coco sugar for $1-billion alternative sweetener market
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 27, 2012 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Coconut Authority (DA-PCA) is looking at developing the local coconut sap sugar or coco sugar for export to get a piece of the $1 billion market for alternative...
Government wages all-out war vs blast fishing
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 27, 2012 - 12:00am
The government has waged an all out war against blast fishing because of the ill effects of dynamite.
PCCI opposes removal of ITH for mining sector
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 27, 2012 - 12:00am
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is against the removal of the income tax holiday (ITH) for mining firms because it is provided for in the law.
Food expo sales seen to hit $1.4M
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Sales for this year’s Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc.,(Philfoodex) is expected to exceed last year’s onsite sales of $1.4 million.
NTA allots P74M for irrigation loans
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) is allotting P74 million in loans for close to a thousand tobacco farmers who would like to build their own irrigation system.
Mining moratorium may delay Philex's $1-B Silangan project
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. said yesterday a proposed government moratorium could adversely affect the issuance of the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for Philex’s $1-billion Silangan mining...
Low agri exports traced to declining productivity
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Local businessmen are worried that the declining agricultural productivity is contributing to low agriculture exports.
2012 mining investment target seen too high
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) director Leo L. Jasareno yesterday expressed doubt about hitting the $1.2- billion mining investment target this year due to the existing moratorium on acceptance of mining...
SMI may seek P-Noy action on ECC bid
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI), the Philippine subsidiary of Swiss based Xstrata, said they are prepared to go to court or even file an appeal before President Aquino if the Department of Environment and Natural Resources...
Gardenia denies price hike report
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Gardenia Bakery Philippines denied reports that they have increased the price of their loaf bread by P1.
Phl adopts measures to mitigate climate change
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 12, 2012 - 12:00am
The Philippines can do its part in helping control climate change and potentially earn P47 billion in the process, according to the the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Tramlines help Sendong-affected farmers
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 12, 2012 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently inspected the Cabula tramline system which will help farmers from Baungon, Bukidnon bring their harvests to the markets of Cagayan de Oro City.
Corn stocks up 8.9% in January
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
The total corn stock inventory for January was 166,100 metric tons, 8.9 percent higher than the January 2011 level of 152,500 MT.
DTI permanently removes wheat tariff
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 6, 2012 - 12:00am
The government has removed the three percent tariff on wheat to level the playing field between local millers who use imported wheat and flour importers, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
SRA clarifies confusion over sugar allocation
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
The Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) is dispelling rumors that because of the deadline set on the verification of sugar, the unverified “A” sugar will be “homeless” or can no longer be exported...
SMC, Bounty Fresh eye chicken exports to Korea
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Diversifying conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and Bounty Fresh Food Inc. is negotiating with Korean firm Sinwoo Food Inc. for a possible exportation of chicken to Korea, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) said...
DA, Landbank launch agri loan program
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 3, 2012 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with state-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) to formally set up the Sikat Saka Program for lending to small palay farmers...
CIIF-Oil Mills Group posts 17% revenue hike
by Ma. Elisa Osorio  - February 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Government sequestered CIIF-Oil Mills Group (CIIF-OMG) announced a 17-percent increase in revenues in 2011 due to management’s effective trading strategy that allowed the company to navigate through sharp drops...
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