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THE effects of the rice tariffication law will be felt by the industry over the next three or four years, provided that the tariffs collected are properly channeled to rice farmers, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expects to conclude its rehabilitation efforts soon on the resort island of Boracay, noting the decline in water contamination levels along the main tourist strip on the western shoreline.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources urged the Philippine National Police to dig deeper into illegal animal trade after a truck driver was caught transporting 21 frozen pangolins and 16 dead marine turtles in Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan, last Saturday.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will review its spending priorities for 2019 after the Department of Budget and Management approved a P49.8-billion budget for the DA, significantly lower than the P60 billion approved for this year.
THE Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) said it will embark on a campaign to deal with small-scale mining, beginning with efforts to promote mining safety to the local government of Baguio.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is studying a plan to count commercial rice inventory in the national buffer stock estimates.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will counter high fish prices in Tagbilaran, Bohol with its own fish market, with the intent of providing competition for business interests allegedly manipulating fish prices there.
THE damage caused by recent storms this month may show up as a “slight hiccup” in third quarter agricultural output, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
COMPANIES need to heed a growing consumer preference for sustainable practices that help raise the incomes of the small businesses supplying them, an Erasmus University researcher said.
THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST) and the University of the Philippines (UP) are seeking to develop the mussel farming industry using geolocation technology.
SUGAR MILLERS said a suggested retail price scheme for their products is expected to be unworkable and may depress the price at which traders buy sugar from them.
ECOSYSTEM Technologies International, Inc., a local specialty contractor for water solutions, is eyeing to expand its portfolio from purely commercial partnerships to larger private-public partnership(PPP) deals with local government units (LGU).
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said they will propose adjustments to improve fishing yields, including permitting commercial boats to operate in municipal fishing waters.
THE Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include sugar in the list of agricultural products that will be subject to the department’s suggested retail price (SRP) system.
THREE oil mills managed by a government-controlled corporation may stop operations after a dozen of its officials resigned en-masse to oppose the appointment of a new president.
NICKEL miners said their confident outlook is based on the rise of electric vehicles, despite depressed global prices for the metal.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said prices have begun to stabilize two weeks after it imposed suggested retail price (SRP) system on selected farm goods in Metro Manila wet markets.
THE POSSIBLE opening of Boracay Island ahead of the October schedule would depend on the stakeholders’ cooperation in the government’s rehabilitation efforts, according to Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.
THE Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is opposing the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) proposed rules that would require companies to include sugar content of beverages on labels.
THE Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP) said that the delay in formulating mining policy has caused the Philippines to miss out on potential investment.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is is studying a parnership with Papua New Guinea for the development of the rubber industry.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be using the geographic information system (GIS)-based mapping and information system to settle land disputes amid the government’s efforts to rebuild war-torn Marawi City.
FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) introduced Sapporo as its sixth direct-flight destination to Japan.
LISTED ATN Holdings, Inc. on Wednesday said it will sell 3.5 million tons of rock resource assets to several companies involved in Manila Bay reclamation activities.
THE government is on track in its efforts to rehabilitate Boracay island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said as it declared White Beach clean and the effort to improve water quality on the island “almost there.”
THE Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA) said its members have been planting trees to rehabilitate sites near their mines in northeastern Mindanao and Palawan.
SWEDEN’s AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) said it plans to work with coconut farmers to guarantee quality and supply for its fats and oils facility in Batangas.
REGIONAL independent power producer Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) is shifting to provide sustainable energy solutions in a move to adapt to the current landscape in the sector.
SWEDISH company AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) is building a customization plant in Batangas, the first of its kind in the Philippines.
GLOBAL Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (FNI) expects net income to be flat this year, despite seeing stronger demand for nickel ore from China.
PHILEX Mining Corp. is focusing on efforts to extend its Padcal gold-copper operation beyond 2022, while the firm considers the possibility of underground mining at its Silangan project.
THE National Food Authority (NFA) accepted applications from prospective importers to bring in 674,000 metric tons (MT) of rice under the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) regime, with the auction oversubscribed at 1.82 million MT worth of bids received.