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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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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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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Banana players ask gov’t to address pressing issues

Key banana industry players in Davao Region have called on the government to address issues affecting the industry to sustain its position in the international market. Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), voiced … Continue reading Banana players ask gov’t to address pressing issues

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PNP DIRECTIVE RENDERS SECURITY PERSONNEL HELPLESS VS. NPA

Banana and pineapple plantations have become easy target of attacks by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) due to a Philippine National Police (PNP) directive requiring their security personnel to deposit their high-powered firearms with the PNP. Without high-powered firearms … Continue reading PNP DIRECTIVE RENDERS SECURITY PERSONNEL HELPLESS VS. NPA

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Davao traders back Lacson’s  call to scrap talks with NDF

Besieged by the continuing extortion activities and attacks by communist insurgents on their businesses, Davao traders have thrown their support behind Senator Panfilo Lacson’s call to put off peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) until the group can demonstrate its sincerity … Continue reading Davao traders back Lacson’s  call to scrap talks with NDF

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DAR OFFICIALS STIRRING UP LAND REFORM BENEFICIARIES INTO VIOLENCE VS. LANDBANK FORECLOSURE

Officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) have added fire to the volatile situation in the banana industry in Davao del Norte by  urging Land Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) to meet with violence officials of Land Bank of the Philippines … Continue reading DAR OFFICIALS STIRRING UP LAND REFORM BENEFICIARIES INTO VIOLENCE VS. LANDBANK FORECLOSURE

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DAVAO SUR FARMERS SLAM DOCTOR FOR ALLEGED POISONING IN BANANA PLANTATIONS

DR. ROMEO QUIJANO SCORED FOR UNETHICAL CONDUCT Six residents of Sitio Camocaan, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur filed before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Region XI, Davao City a complaint of “Unprofessional, Unethical and Dishonorable Conduct” against Dr. Romeo Quijano. … Continue reading DAVAO SUR FARMERS SLAM DOCTOR FOR ALLEGED POISONING IN BANANA PLANTATIONS

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DA orders stop to “pole vaulting” in banana export industry

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered a stop to “ pole vaulting,” an anomalous practice that has been hounding the Cavendish banana export industry.      To start off the drive, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala has ordered the Bureau of Plant … Continue reading DA orders stop to “pole vaulting” in banana export industry

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