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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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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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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VILLAGE CHIEF SAYS POLITICS BEHIND TADECO ‘ROAD CLOSURE’ ISSUE

Fingers  Alvarez for instigating clamor vs banana company A Davao del Norte barangay captain said politics Is behind the issue involving alleged closure of a public road by banana grower Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco). Don Magallanes, village chief of … Continue reading VILLAGE CHIEF SAYS POLITICS BEHIND TADECO ‘ROAD CLOSURE’ ISSUE

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Sandiganbayan junks Floirendo’s plea to defer graft rap arraignment

The Sandiganbayan has rejected the motion of Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., seeking to defer his scheduled arraignment in the graft case filed against him by House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. In a five-page resolution … Continue reading Sandiganbayan junks Floirendo’s plea to defer graft rap arraignment

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FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Bananas from the Philippines, in particular export Cavendish bananas from Davao del Norte,  stand to benefit from President Rodrigo Duterte’s participation in a recent China-sponsored world economic forum. Duterte attended the 3-day 2018 Boao Forum for … Continue reading FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

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TADECO EXEC BARES THREATS TO PHILIPPINE BANANAS

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Low produce in the Philippines and increased production in banana-growing countries in  Latin America are the major threats to the Philippine banana industry, said Alexander Valoria, president of Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco). Valoria bared these … Continue reading TADECO EXEC BARES THREATS TO PHILIPPINE BANANAS

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