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DENR to expedite approval of mining applications
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has  committed to improve efficiency of the mining application process for priority projects in two areas in Mindanao, in a bid to boost the industry’s...
P6 billion fertilizer subsidies eyed to help farmers
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The government is preparing for the release of an additional P6 billion subsidy for fertilizers, saying this is vital to prevent an annual decline in palay or unhusked rice production.
RTL may help transform rice industry, says Dar
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The Rice Tariffication Law is the appropriate tool to transform the country’s rice industry, according to Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
PhilRice launches digital decision-making tools
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Rice Research Institute has launched an online data dashboard aimed at helping the formulation of better decisions and policies in the rice industry.
Miners welcome lifting of open pit mining ban
by Catherine Talavera - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines welcomed the decision of South Cotabato’s provincial legislative board to lift the ban on open pit mining as it would pave the way for the development of the Tampakan...
DENR issues guidelines on responsible mining
by Catherine Talavera - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is strengthening measures to protect terrestrial and marine biodiversity in mining operations.
Rice stocks drop in March
by Catherine Talavera - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory continued to decline, but at a slower pace in March by 21.5 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
Water service interruptions set until June 1
by Catherine Talavera - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. in nine cities in Metro Manila and parts of Bulacan may experience water service interruptions in the next two weeks as the company refills its reservoirs amid high dem...
P500 billion needed to develop irrigation systems
by Catherine Talavera - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The country needs about P500 billion to develop its national irrigation systems within 10 years, according to Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
Philippine rice imports to remain steady at 3 million MT
by Catherine Talavera - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines may continue to import three million metric tons of rice next year, driven by higher consumption, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Max’s Group triples food production capacity
by Catherine Talavera - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Listed Max’s Group Inc. said its multi-capacity commissary in Cavite has allowed the company to triple its monthly food production capacity, which includes not only food for its stores, but also ready-to-cook...
Manila Water profit down 15% to P1.1 billion
by Catherine Talavera - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Manila Water Co. Inc. reported a 15 percent decline in its net income in the first quarter  as it saw lower total billed volumes.
Agriculture output nearly flat in 3 months
by Catherine Talavera - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s agriculture sector declined in the first quarter, dropping 0.3 percent as the crops sector felt the impact of rising fertilizer prices.
Philippines reports new bird flu cases
by Catherine Talavera - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
New cases of avian influenza or bird flu have been reported in Luzon and Mindanao.
Sugar input down 9.5 %
by Catherine Talavera - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s raw sugar production continued to decline for the sixth consecutive week, dropping 9.5 percent in the fourth week of April.
RHI narrows loss to P496 million
by Catherine Talavera - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Listed sugar and ethanol producer Roxas Holdings, Inc. (RHI) continued to narrow its net loss in the six months of the current crop year to P496 million from P574 million in the same period last year.
DA inaugurates digital agricultural center
by Catherine Talavera - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has launched a national center for precision and digital agriculture in line with efforts to  improve agricultural production by using technology.
Philippines, South Korea seek stronger agricultural partnership
by Catherine Talavera - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines and South Korea are eyeing to strengthen their agricultural collaboration in a bid to boost vegetable and garlic production in the country, according to the Department of Agriculture.
DA sets massive P2.5 trillion plan to modernize Philippine agriculture
by Catherine Talavera - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the 10-year modernization and industrialization plan for the agriculture sector would require P2.5 trillion worth of investments from the private sector on top of the budget...
Philippine banana exports to Japan get P3 million fund for promotion
by Catherine Talavera - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is eyeing to boost banana exports to Japan, allotting P3 million for a marketing and public relations campaign of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association.
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