Catherine Talavera
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Apex mining unit partners with Benguet small-scale miners
by Catherine Talavera - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
A subsidiary of Apex Mining Co. Inc. is set to roll out its Big Brother Small Brother program to support the livelihood of some small scale miners in Benguet.
Bayer Philippines builds vegetable farm in Laguna
by Catherine Talavera - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
German pharmaceutical and agricultural firm Bayer has built a second vegetable farm in the Philippines in line with its push for sustainable farming.
Rice inventory down 4.5% in March
by Catherine Talavera - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory dropped 4.5 percent in March, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Hog raisers seek dialogue with Malacañang
by Catherine Talavera - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
A senator is urging President Duterte to hear the pleas of local hog raisers by holding dialogues with leaders of concerned groups to be able to come up with the right solutions for the industry which continues to...
Less exports of coco oil seen this year
by Catherine Talavera - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is seen to export less coconut oil this year despite increased production as logistical issues brought on by the pandemic weigh in.
Palay output grows by 7.2% in Q1 – PSA
by Catherine Talavera - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s production of palay or unhusked rice is seen to have grown 7.2 percent in the first three months, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
30 million kilos of pork smuggled in 2020
by Catherine Talavera - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Some 30 million kilos of pork some possibly contaminated with African swine fever were smuggled into the country last year, prompting senators to suspect massive corruption involving agencies other than the Department...
Sugar output down in March
by Catherine Talavera - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Local sugar production dropped three percent to 1.54 million metric tons in the fourth week of March, according to the latest data from the Sugar Regulatory Administration.
MWSS to probe EDSA pipe leak
by Catherine Talavera - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The regulatory office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System will investigate the circumstances involving a damaged pipe along EDSA to ensure that costs incurred for its repair are not passed on to consumers,...
Higher pork, chicken imports seen this year
by Catherine Talavera - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to double the volume of pork imports from the global market this year amid a shortfall in supply due to the African swine fever, as well as the adjustments to the country’s tariff...
DA: Enough food supply until end of the year
by Catherine Talavera - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
There is sufficient food supply until the end of this year despite mobility restrictions due to community quarantines, the Department of Agriculture has assured the public.
270,000 hogs delivered to Metro Manila during price cap implementation
by Catherine Talavera - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Over 270,000 hogs were delivered to markets in Metro Manila in two months, in line with the Department of Agriculture (DA)’s effort to augment supply and stabilize pork prices in the market.
Hog raisers outraged; importers welcome lower tariffs
by Catherine Talavera - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Hog raisers are appalled by President Duterte’s order to lower tariffs on pork imports while senators are calling for the declaration of a state of calamity as government addresses the supply shortage and the...
Philippines still net importer of US farm products
by Catherine Talavera - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines continued to import more agricultural products from the US last year, recording a nine percent growth to $3.2 billion, the United States Department of Agriculture said.
Fish unloading volumes continue to increase
by Catherine Talavera - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Fish supply for consumers in the National Capital Region and several areas in Central and South Luzon continued to grow in March, largely due to the lifting of the closed fishing season in several major fishing grounds...
Agriculture groups ask Duterte to stop MAV hike
by Catherine Talavera - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Various agriculture associations have banded together to appeal to President Duterte to reject the Department of Agriculture‘s plan to increase the minimum access volume and reduce tariffs on pork, saying such...
FFF proposes farmers’ advisory council for coco levy trust fund
by Catherine Talavera - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Federation of Free Farmers is proposing the creation of a farmers advisory council to give small coconut farmers wider participation in the management of the coco levy trust fund.
Government urged to improve testing of China fish imports
by Catherine Talavera - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
An agricultural advocacy group is urging the government to accelerate the establishment of food inspection facilities for imports in the country’s major ports amid reports of excessive antibiotic use in Chinese...
Government, Manila Water ink new concession deal
by Catherine Talavera - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is set to continue operations in the east zone service area until 2037 with the recent signing of a revised concession agreement with the government.
Sugar output seen to fall below target
by Catherine Talavera - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s sugar output for this crop year is likely to reach two million metric tons, slightly below the 2.1 million MT target due to the prolonged effects of La Niña, according to sugar stakeh...
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