Banana industry scores Pinol inaction on Cavendish banana export woes

Banana industry players in Mindanao  said Philippine banana export to Japan is hampered by failure of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol to help resolve a major issue with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association … Continue reading Banana industry scores Pinol inaction on Cavendish banana export woes

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THE CALVARY OF PANTY No. 2 – ECONOMIC SABOTEUR

Panty reaps a whirlwind of criticism The Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco), based in Davao del Norte, is the Philippines’ biggest producer and exporter of fresh Cavendish bananas. The giant banana company, founded in the 60s by the late Don … Continue reading THE CALVARY OF PANTY No. 2 – ECONOMIC SABOTEUR

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2 GROUPS BATTLE OVER CONTROL OF DAVAO DEL NORTE POWER FIRM

RADIO BROADCASTER CALLS IGACOS CITY MAYOR AL DAVID UY AS ‘KATOK’ Mayor Al David Uy of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) has been called “katok” (crazy) for siding with one of two groups fighting over control of the … Continue reading 2 GROUPS BATTLE OVER CONTROL OF DAVAO DEL NORTE POWER FIRM

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SAP GO cites MSMEs’ role in economic development

Davao ‘Go Negosyo’ roadshow Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go highlighted the important role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as key drivers of inclusive economic growth in the country, during the Davao leg of the … Continue reading SAP GO cites MSMEs’ role in economic development

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Banana industry leader urges wage hike exemption for ‘ailing firms’

A banana firm executive called on the government to help ailing industries in securing exemptions from wage increase implementations, and come up with mechanism that will cushion the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) on the … Continue reading Banana industry leader urges wage hike exemption for ‘ailing firms’

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Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

Malacanang on Tuesday announced that the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposed PHP3.757-trillion budget for year 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed national budget was approved during a record nine-hour Cabinet meeting that lasted up to … Continue reading Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

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THE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN (SEA) GAMES 2019

Gearing up for the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) commits itself for the completion of a world-class New Clark City sports facilities, a major part of the 60-hectare Phase … Continue reading THE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN (SEA) GAMES 2019

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Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

Mati City in Davao Oriental province is now experiencing an influx of investors mostly engaged in tourism-related businesses, an official said.             Mati City Promotions and Investments chief Tanya Rabat-Tan said the investors are particularly … Continue reading Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

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Banana growers hope Duterte’s Korea visit results in lower tariff

The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to South Korea would result in reduced tariff for the export of Cavendish bananas. PBGEA members were elated when they were invited to join … Continue reading Banana growers hope Duterte’s Korea visit results in lower tariff

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