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Landbank lends 8% more to agriculture sector
by Catherine Talavera - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Landbank of the Philippines reported that its loans to the agriculture sector rose eight percent to P238.11 billion as of the end of July.
Rice safeguard duties to be imposed next month — DA
by Catherine Talavera - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The government is set to place general safeguard duties on rice imports by the end of the month or early October.
Meat processors see up to P30 billion losses amid ASF scare
by Catherine Talavera - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The P300-billion local meat processing industry is bracing for up to P30 billion in losses should the ban on processed meat in some areas persists amid the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), the Philippine Association...
DA denies Phl has most of swine deaths globally
by Catherine Talavera - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is debunking reports that the Philippines accounts for a majority of African swine fever (ASF)-caused deaths globally.
HRC unveils Hijo Central township in Tagum City
by Catherine Talavera - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Hijo Resources Corp. (HRC) is targeting to attract more investors into its 132-hectare smart city in Davao del Norte, which is expected to bring in over $10 billion revenues into the Mindanao region over the next...
Landbank extends P15 million loan to Tarlac rice farmers
by Catherine Talavera - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Land Bank of the Philippines has released more than P15 million in loans to rice farmers in Tarlac under the Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid).
Philippine diving spots featured in international expo
by Catherine Talavera - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism (DOT) will showcase the top diving spots in the country during the first Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) slated on Sept. 20 to 22 at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City.
Government targets 150 Minahang Bayan areas by 2022
by Catherine Talavera - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The government plans to declare around 150 Minahang Bayan areas in the next three years in line with efforts to make small-scale mining mainstream, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Board (MGB) said.
Philippines to benefit from Indonesia’s nickel ore ban
by Catherine Talavera - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
While the Philippines could see a spike in nickel prices when it is able capitalize on Indonesia’s nickel ore ban, the government is unsure if the local sector will be able to meet the demand for high grade...
P78 million allotted for ASF control measures
by Catherine Talavera - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Animal industry (BAI), is allocating P78 million for biosecurity and quarantine measures amid the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in some areas in the...
More Minahang Bayan approvals seen this year
by Catherine Talavera - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The government expects at least six new Minahang Bayan applications to be approved within the year, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said.
ASF outbreak confirmed in areas of Bulacan, Rizal
by Catherine Talavera - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The number of hog deaths from African swine fever in Rizal and Bulacan may be considered outbreaks, but Agriculture Secretary William Dar emphasized that there is no ASF epidemic nationwide.
Philippines promotes MICE to North American market
by Catherine Talavera - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines continues to promote the country’s meetings, incentives, conventions and Exhibition (MICE) market to buyers in North America.
Landbank earmarks P10 billion for palay buying assistance
by Catherine Talavera - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Land Bank of the Philippines is allocating P10 billion for a lending program for local government units (LGUs) particularly for the procurement of palay from local farmers to cushion the impact of the continued...
Philex raising $300 million for Silangan project
by Catherine Talavera - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Philex Mining Corp. plans to raise around $300 million from investors to jumpstart the Silangan copper and gold project via sub-level cave mining method, an official of the company said.
Average farmgate palay price further drops to P16.68/kilo
by Catherine Talavera - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Farmgate prices of palay (unhusked rice) remain on the downtrend as of the end of August, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA).
International tourist arrivals up 4% in H1
by Catherine Talavera - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
International tourist arrivals increased by four percent in the first half, driven by affordable travel and increased connectivity, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said.
ASF quarantine areas expanded
by Catherine Talavera - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
More areas in Central Luzon have been quarantined due to suspected cases of African swine fever (ASF), Agriculture Secretary William Dar said yesterday.
SEC approves Now Corp’s move to wipe out deficit
by Catherine Talavera - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Listed technology company Now Corp. has received the Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval to eliminate its accumulated deficit, which will help ramp up its financing and expansion.
Mining group forms multisectoral advisory panel
by Catherine Talavera - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The Chamber of Mines Philippines is taking a step forward with its push for more sustainable mining practices as it establishes its Community of Interest advisory panel to discuss current mining issues.
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