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MINING company Benguet Corp. said that the small-scale miners who were struck by the landslide in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet were illegally operating in its Antamok property.
By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Monday said he had placed a cease and desist order against small-scale mining companies...
LISTED firm AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) has signed a memorandum of agreement with state-owned Vietnam Southern Food Corporation — Vinafood II to bring more rice into the country.
THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it has readied rice stocks in provinces expected to be hit by Typhoon Ompong, which has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato MORE than half of Filipino households cut down on shopping trips to buy fast moving consumers goods (FMCG) in the...
By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE local branch of Fullerton Healthcare Corp., Ltd. has secured a $40 million long-term loan from International Finance Corp. (IFC) to...
TOTAL rice inventories as of Aug. 1 were further depleted at 1.52 million metric tons (MT), data from the Philippine Stocks Authority (PSA) showed.
YOUNGER parents are naming their children based on available domain names to secure their online presence from an early age, a study commissioned by GoDaddy, Inc. showed.
DESPITE the growing trend on e-commerce which was thought to put brick-and-mortar stores in the backseat, online marketplaces are betting on securing more physical spaces to speed up the delivery of goods.
THE Department of Tourism said it remains on track to hit its target of 7.4 million visitors this year despite the six-month closure of Boracay island.
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) hopes to develop more agri-tourism sites nationwide amid slowing growth in the farming sector.
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DoT) will not make any changes to the processing of business permits in Boracay amid concerns that tighter rules caused delays in their reaccreditation.
THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said that there were no traces of formalin in the round scad samples collected in three wet markets last Wednesday.
UNIVERSAL ROBINA Corp. (URC) on Thursday said it is acquiring the sugar milling and refining assets of Roxas Holdings, Inc.’s (RHI) subsidiary in Nasugbu, Batangas.
THE ZAMBOANGA City government has started buying rice for distribution to the market at controlled prices following a shortage since early this month that saw rates go up to as much as P80 per kilo.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will suspend special safeguards (SSG) on onion imports to stabilize prices.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it hopes to cooperate with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to develop farm technology appropriate for Philippine conditions.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is exploring subsidy-free options for sustaining the markets known as TienDA after the department’s budget for 2019 was cut.
THE Department of Agriculture said it will not for now cancel import permits held by poultry and pork industry stakeholders with Minimum Access Volume (MAV) allocations.
VEGETABLE seed producer and supplier East-West Seed Co., Inc. (EWS) said its Knowledge Transfer program is being positioned for the use of indigenous peoples and smallholders.
THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) expects to commercialize its Fluidized Bed Dryer mainly for rice farmers within the year.
AGRINURTURE, INC. (ANI) on Thursday said the National Food Authority (NFA) gave the company original proponent status for its unsolicited joint venture proposal to finance and import rice in the country.
FISHERIES output rose 2.64% year-on-year to 1.13 million metric tons (MT) in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the entry of up to 17,000 metric tons (MT) of round scad, commonly known as galunggong, which will reach markets ahead of the closed fishing season when supply of the fish is expected to dwindle.
SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar, who chairs the chamber’s Committee on Agriculture and Food, has requested that the Department of Budget and Management allocate additional funds for rice farmers until the rice competitiveness enhancement fund (RCEF) takes effect.
THE ABOITIZ Group, through its social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has adopted and will rehabilitate Boracay Island’s Wetland #4 into a “linear urban park”.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is sticking with the official 4% growth target for farm production output in 2018 despite the first-half growth rate of 0.58%.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and the fisheries industry agreed on Friday to allow the importation of round scad, or galunggong, as the closed fishing season nears.
THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION COMMISSION (PCC) has cleared Grab Philippines’ (MyTaxi.PH Inc.) acquisition of the local business of Uber and Uber Systems, Inc., but will monitor for a year the former’s compliance with quality and pricing standards it had committed to.
THE BASES Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has formally turned over two Fort Bonifacio properties to the Taguig City government for socialized housing.
FARM OUTPUT barely grew last quarter as a drop in crops and fisheries offset increases in livestock and poultry, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday, prompting economists to say that overall economic expansion in the same three months -- to be reported hours ahead of today’s monetary policy meeting that is expected to yield the year’s third consecutive interest rate hike after the PSA reported a fresh five-year-high 5.7% inflation rate on Tuesday -- could not look to the sector for any boost.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he may establish a separate fund for livestock growers, to emulate the proposed Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the local government of Imus to promote the ease of doing business and position the city as a “premier investment location”.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Monday Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. is looking into directly sourcing its sugar supply from sugarcane farmers.
GOVERNMENT departments are looking to develop opportunities for the bamboo industry as a consequence of changes to rules governing the reforesting of mining areas.