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Davao’s abaca industry ‘dying from neglect’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 March) – It propelled the local economy in the pre-war years, but the city’s abaca industry has become a “classic example” of a dying venture due to neglect, Dante S. Delima, chief operating officer of Agri-Tech Integrated Services Cooperation, said. Delima issued the statement during the Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and […] The post Davao’s abaca industry ‘dying from neglect’ appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsMar 13th, 2018

ATISCO eyes 10,000-ha Marawi abaca plantation

DAVAO CITY — Agri-Tech Integrated Services Company (ATISCO), a subsidiary of Yazaki Torres Corp., is planning to develop 10,000 hectares (ha) of abaca farms in Marawi as part of the city’s rehabilitation. “We are now conceptualizing the rehabilitation of Marawi by providing them livelihood through the rehabilitation of the abaca industry,” ATISCO Operations Manager Dante […] The post ATISCO eyes 10,000-ha Marawi abaca plantation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Apl de Ap, Thames school to offer scholarships for Davao City creative industry

MUSICIAN ALLAN Pineda Lindo, popularly known as Apl de Ap of multi-awarded pop group Black Eyed Peas, and officials of the Thames International Business School have expressed intention to help the creative industry of Davao City by offering scholarships for both undergraduates and creative professionals. The post Apl de Ap, Thames school to offer scholarships for Davao City creative industry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

3 NIA execs in Bukidnon ordered sacked for bidding irregularities

DAVAO CITY -- Three officials of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in Bukidnon were ordered sacked by the Ombudsman over bidding irregularities in connection with fertilizer purchases amounting to over P9.4 million in 2009. In a media statement on Friday, the Ombudsman said it has ordered the dismissal from the service of NIA-Bukidnon division manager Editha Abdon, administrative and finance head Adelina Calonge and principal engineer Leonila Tenestrante. The dismissal order was based on gross neglect of duty in connection with the implementation of the P10 million fund NIA Bukidnon got in June 2009 for the implementation of the Department of Agriculture's bio-organic fe...Keep on reading: 3 NIA execs in Bukidnon ordered sacked for bidding irregularities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Over 12K jobs up for grabs at Davao City fair

DAVAO CITY, April 26 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be holding its "Trabaho, Negosyo Kabuhayan Fair on May 1 and 2 at the Ga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

10 more Go Negosyo centers lined up in Davao Region

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry-Davao Region office (DTI-11) is planning to set up 10 more Go Negosyo Centers over the next two years in addition to the existing 40. Romeo L. Castañaga, DTI-Davao del Norte provincial director, said the centers have proven to be effective in mainstreaming micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Speaking […] The post 10 more Go Negosyo centers lined up in Davao Region appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DTI-Davao to convert pasalubong centers into OTOP shops

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry-Region 11 office (DTI-Davao) will convert existing pasalubong centers into OTOP (One-Town-One-Product) shops that will showcase products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “OTOP Philippine Hub are the existing pasalubong centers that will be converted and improved wherein MSMEs can display their products,” said DTI Assistant Secretary Demphna Du-Naga […] The post DTI-Davao to convert pasalubong centers into OTOP shops appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Gov’t urged to expand tax exemption for travels to BIMP-EAGA destinations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Government must abolish travel taxes for travelers from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) “to encourage everybody to travel and learn in the process,” Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. president Arturo Milan said Friday. President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

DTI eyes 11% halal share in RP’s total exports

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is eyeing to bring back the share of halal commodities in total Philippine exports to 11% in four years following the recent establishment of the National Halal Certification Scheme. “With our new policy in halal, we aim to increase our share back to at least […] The post DTI eyes 11% halal share in RP’s total exports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

PH halal industry seen to rebound in 4 years

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) – The share of halal products to the country’s total exports is expected to return to its 11-percent level by 2022 after suffering constant decreases since 2013 due to “little support in the policy side,” Trade secretary Ramon Lopez said. Speaking on the first day of the two-day 1st […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Davao City business chamber to explore blockchain use for agri, other sectors

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) has taken the first step in exploring possible applications of blockchain to help local industries expand. “We look forward to integrate blockchain technology on our businesses, be it on agriculture, banking and finance, heavy industries etc.,” said DCCCII President Arturo M. Milan after a blockchain […] The post Davao City business chamber to explore blockchain use for agri, other sectors appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Project seeks to use 100% fly ash to make cement

By Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The development and commercial production of concrete made entirely from fly ash, a residue of coal-fired power plants, is being eyed within the next five years. “We have a booming construction industry and one of the most widely used materials in the industry is concrete with Portland […] The post Project seeks to use 100% fly ash to make cement appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

DTI, DOLE sign MOA for 2-day Labor Day job fair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) – A memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed between the regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry for the conduct of a two-day 2018 Labor TNK (Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan) Job Fair and Business Fair on May 1 and 2 where […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Davao Region posts double digit growth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) – The Davao Region achieved a milestone double-digit economic growth of 10.9 percent in 2017, the highest in the history of the region, owing to the stellar performance in the industry and service sectors. Rosendo Aya-ay, chief specialist of the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) 11, said during the presentation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region

DAVAO CITY — Several initiatives are underway for the development of oil palm plantations with milling facilities in Davao Region involving proponents from Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. President Arturo M. Milan said the chamber is preparing to sign an agreement with members… link: Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region

DAVAO CITY — Several initiatives are underway for the development of oil palm plantations with milling facilities in Davao Region involving proponents from Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. President Arturo M. Milan said the chamber is preparing to sign an agreement with members […] The post Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

PAL to add flights to other tourist destinations in PH

DAVAO CITY--The country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), said it has expected to lose 60 to 70 percent of its domestic passenger figure due to the six-month planned closure of Boracay Island. Industry figures indicated PAL accounts for 23 percent of the estimated two million foreign and domestic visitors to Boracay in 2017. Jaime Bautista, PAL president and chief operations officer, said to compensate for the projected loss, the airline would help promote the country's other destinations among foreign tourists. This, he said, would include increasing the number of flights to such alternative destinations as Siargao, Camiguin, Coron and Butuan. "We will increase flig...Keep on reading: PAL to add flights to other tourist destinations in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Davao airport already crowded, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Apr) – The terminals at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here are already crowded with the increased number of tourists, and expected to worsen with the possible opening of international flights to three destinations. Arturo Milan, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), urged government […] The post Davao airport already crowded, says biz leader appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

PH telco sector needs revamp to improve Internet services – report

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – Revamping the telecommunications sector is needed to address poor Internet services in Mindanao caused by lack of competition and the restrictions imposed on foreign ownership, a World Bank-funded Mindanao Jobs Report 2017 said. The country’s telecommunications industry is controlled by two giant companies referred to as duopoly, due […] The post PH telco sector needs revamp to improve Internet services – report appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Mindanao needs additional 3,000 MW from 2021 to 2030

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr) – The high growth in real estate industry in Mindanao will require additional capacities of 3,000 megawatts between 2021 and 2030 to prevent shortage that may occur if no new power plants will be established within this period, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said. In […] The post Mindanao needs additional 3,000 MW from 2021 to 2030 appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Phoenix Petroleum says market share reaches 6.2%

PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. said it expanded its share to 6.2% of the local market as of end-2017, citing a report from the Department of Energy (DoE). “We are proud to be an emerging major in the industry today, after having started just over 15 years ago in Davao City,” said Dennis A. Uy, Phoenix […] The post Phoenix Petroleum says market share reaches 6.2% appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018