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A RUSSIAN group is looking to invest P8 billion to build a banana plantation in Camp Abubakar, the main enclave of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol.
THE agriculture sector’s growth for 2018 could have been flat -- or worse than the 1% estimate given by Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, an economist said.
THE National Food Authority, which is in the middle of a restructuring to focus on domestic rice purchasing and storage, will move to ease the requirements on farmers seeking to sell their output to the agency.
AGRICULTURE output rose 1% in 2018, dampened by storms that damaged farmland and fisheries, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will compensate farmers in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) who were forced to dispose of their vegetables due to oversupply and lack of means to transport the harvest to market.
MINING COMPANIES expressed “guarded optimism” about their prospects in 2019 as global metal prices stabilize due to balanced supply and demand, though the equilibrium could be disrupted by a worsening of the trade war between the United States and China, proposed tax laws for the Philippine mining industry, as well as ban on open pit mining.
THE Food Terminal Inc. (FTI), a Marcos-era project, is expected to be revived by the Department of Agriculture (DA) this year at a 36-hectare site in Taguig City.
A TOTAL of P160 million worth of insurance payments will be released next week by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) to farmers affected by tropical depression Usman, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Wednesday.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said poultry growers should increase farmgate prices of chicken by P10 weekly from the current P38 per kilo to prevent them from exiting the industry.
AN estimated investment of P25.27 billion is required for the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force to implement the Medium-Term Boracay Action Plan (BAP) which includes installation of safeguards against ecological degradation and sustained tourism activity, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday.
DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol ordered on Friday the sacking of quarantine team of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after their failure to establish quarantine measures on the entry of pork products from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF).
THE North Luzon Airport Corp. (NLAC) said it is investing about P6 billion to fit out the new terminal at Clark International Airport, bringing it up to an annual capacity of eight million passengers.
PHILEX Mining Corp. has tapped Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation to supply fuel for its operations.
LISTED Vulcan Industrial and Mining Corp. on Wednesday said it has donated two properties in Roxas, Palawan to its former employees, as well as current workers of Alakor Corporation and Anglo Philippine Holdings Corporation.
AGRINURTURE, Inc. (ANI) on Wednesday said it plans to sell over 27 million primary shares worth P500.60 million to two businessmen engaged in construction and real estate in China.
THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) wants a more liberal regime for importing sugar modeled on the rice tariffication bill, with tariffs to benefit domestic sugarcane farmers.
THE LAST typhoon to hit the country in 2018, locally named Usman, claimed 75 lives with 16 still reported missing and 12 injured, according to the Jan. 1 update from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
THE INITIAL STAGES of the National Cyber Intelligence Platform (NICP) are expected to be launched this January, according to an advisor of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said stock for the P27 per kilogram (kg) of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) will last for eight months.
AFTER OPENING a store in Tokyo this year, Auro Chocolate is hoping to further expand the international distribution of its Philippine chocolate products, which use cacao grown in Davao.
MALAYSIA is hoping to offer the expertise of its engineering companies to the Philippines, which is pursuing an aggressive infrastructure program, a Malaysian embassy official said.
THE PHILIPPINES is looking forward to a pending World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement to eliminate fisheries subsidies, saying that such a deal would protect the country’s coastal waters from overfishing.
THE tobacco industry expects continued growth on sustained domestic and global demand despite plans to raise the excise tax on tobacco products to discourage consumption and fund the health sector.
THE MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) is working with the US Department of Homeland Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to boost security measures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s main gateway, by 2019.
TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade has ordered the creation of a technical working group (TWG) to study a regulatory framework for motorcycles used in public transportation.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), with the support of the Finance department (DoF), is pushing an environmental tax on companies to discourage the use of plastic, with a goal to implement the tax before President Rodrigo R. Duterte ends his term in mid-2022.
THE Philippine government is in talks with a Malaysian mall operator to establish a permanent cultural center showcasing Filipino products at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said its outlook for the revenue to be generated by the mining industry for the government is positive despite changes to the industry’s tax regime being proposed in various tax reform bills.
GLOBAL FERRONICKEL Holdings, Inc. on Tuesday reported its proven and probable ore reserves in its Cagdianao mine in Claver, Surigao del Norte have increased by 21%.