Sen. Marcos urges gov’t to provide relief to hog raisers competing with imports

SENATOR MARIA Imelda Josefa R. Marcos on Friday asked the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to stem the flow of imported pork while hog...

BoI approves two poultry projects worth P168 million

THE Board of Investments (BoI) said it approved poultry projects of Broilers Club, Inc. (BCI) and STMP AgriBusiness Corp. worth a combined P168 million.    The BoI said in a statement Friday that...

Supermarket industry sees no immediate fuel price impact

HIGHER fuel prices are not going to show up immediately in grocery prices, the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association (Pagasa) said. 

Palace says no law allows employers to turn away unvaccinated workers

THE PRESIDENT’S spokesman said Thursday that turning away unvaccinated workers is not authorized by law, contradicting remarks made by the head of the government’s pandemic containment effort.

Year-to-date rice tariffs hit P14.3B, adding to gov’t funds after RCEF

THE BUREAU of Customs collected P14.3 billion worth of tariffs from 2.18 million metric tons of rice imports as of early October, exceeding the year-earlier performance and adding to the excess funding available to the government once the P10-billion commitment for rice industry modernization is met.

Duterte inaugurates Sariaya bypass road

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the 7.42-kilometer Sariaya Bypass Road in Lucena City.

DoE’s Cusi touts nuclear power potential to reduce fuel imports

ENERGY SECRETARY Alfonso G. Cusi reiterated his push for nuclear power, saying it will reduce dependence on imported fuel.

PSALM fined after Malaya plant exceeds outage limit

THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to pay a fine of P980,000 after a unit of the Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) exceeded its allowable limit for outages.

NGCP sets 11.5% interest rate for defaulters in fourth quarter

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said it will charge defaulting customers an interest rate of 11.5% for the three months to December. 

Bill preserving worker benefits during mergers hurdles panel

A HOUSE COMMITTEE approved Wednesday a bill preserving worker benefits and seniority in the event their employers merge.