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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

Fiber industry regulator to distribute free abaca planting material

THE Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) expects to distribute for free to abaca farmers planting materials that can produce up to 54.4 million abaca plants......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

PhilHealth exec says CSC has voided his suspension order

  A regional executive of the Philippine Health (PhilHealth) clarified on Sunday that a 90-day preventive suspension against him had already been voided by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Dennis Adre, PhilHealth regional vice president in Davao City, said this in reaction to a recent report saying that he had been suspended after being accused of "grave misconduct, gross insubordination and gross neglect of duty." READ:PhilHealth suspends senior exec for 'grave misconduct, negligence' Adre denied the report in a statement. Citing the CSC decision dated Oct. 2, 2018, the statement said : "PhilHealth failed to comply with the second requirement for a preventive suspensi...Keep on reading: PhilHealth exec says CSC has voided his suspension order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Payments, martial law hampering Mindanao outsourcing growth

DAVAO CITY -- The growth of technology start-ups and the overall outsourcing industry in Davao is being hampered by payment system problems and the martial law in force in the Philippines’ southern islands......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Dita Sandico celebrates 30 years in fashion

In the past five years, retailers have been collaborating with designers to maintain a high profile for their brands. Freshness and surprise can provide ammunition in the battle of news feeds vying for people's attention. A pioneer in the use of indigenous fabrics in modern fashion, Ditta Sandico celebrates her three decades in the industry today with a collaboration with Hoseki Jewelry, led by founder Fai Co, and artist-sculptor Dominic Rubio. Sandico made her mark by creating wraps and skirts using banaca (a combination of banana and abaca fibers). These wraps flatter a woman's body and are merely held up by strings and knotted artfully. Today Sandico presents ...Keep on reading: Dita Sandico celebrates 30 years in fashion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Hablon: The looming legacy

By: Pamela Mendoza & Sherie Nuarin MIAGAO, ILOILO – A family of weavers believe that the Hablon industry is not dying as long as there are passionate people like them who keep the weaving culture alive. At age three, Jade Caitlyn Otian went viral on social media after a video of her weaving Hablon cloth was […] The post Hablon: The looming legacy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Agreement on BIMP-EAGA Data Exchange and Analytic Center signed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 23 Oct) – Various executives in the information and communications technology industry in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) signed a memorandum of understanding Monday on the establishment of a BIMP-EAGA Data Exchange and Analytic Center. The signing took place during the Livelihood Exchange 2018 and Innovation Summit at the Marco […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

6 BPO firms plan to locate in Malaybalay City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 Oct) – At least six call center firms have expressed interest to locate in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, a development that is seen to make the city another hub for business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Mindanao, an industry executive said. In an interview at the sidelines of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

PH revs up flagging green energy engine

  SANTO TOMAS, Batangas --- Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.   The Philippines, thanks to its spot in the Ring of Fire zone of Pacific volcanoes, has long been one of the world's top producers of geothermal power, but years of neglect have sent the industry sliding.   Now, a surge of new exploration efforts are underway in a nation that has some of the world's largest untapped sources of volcanic heat, but which relies on coal for half its electricity.   "It's an exciting development," E...Keep on reading: PH revs up flagging green energy engine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Dennis Uy, Chavit Singson firms among aspirants for 3rd telco

Companies led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and former Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson headlined yesterday the start of the search for the country’s new major player in the telecommunications industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Council wants inclusion of cacao development in K to 12 program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) — The Philippine National Cacao Industry Council is pushing for the inclusion of cacao development in the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in senior high school to encourage students to pursue farming amid the dwindling population of farmers in the country. “We start them young,” Department of Trade […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Cacao Council updating beans standard, eyes world market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 Sept) – The Philippine National Cacao Industry Council is updating its 10-year old Philippine National standard for Cacao Beans in a bid to make the quality of fermented cacao beans acceptable in the global market, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 assistant regional director Edwin Banquerigo said. Banquerio, also part […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

DTI assures no shortage of basic, prime goods in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 Sept) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao City has heightened its monitoring to ensure prices of goods are within the suggested retail prices (SRPs) and assured consumers here that there’s no shortage of basic and prime commodities in the local markets. In an interview on Thursday, DTI-Davao […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY -- Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. The post Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Maduro says China to finance failing oil industry

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies. Oil output is the main generator of Venezuela's income but has fallen to its lowest level in three decades, with the South American country's state-led economy in free-fall. Analysts blame years of neglect during which state oil firm PDVSA's infrastructure became rundown and exploration was curbed, while oil revenues were used to plug the fiscal deficit. Now, however, "there are financing commitments to increase oil production, gold production as well as investment in more than 500 development projects...Keep on reading: Maduro says China to finance failing oil industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

DTI alerts BOC on used cars in Davao

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has cautioned the Bureau of Customs (BOC) about the entry of used trucks and special purpose vehicles at the Port of Davao and the release to consignees even without complying fully with requirements......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

DTI alerts BOC on used cars in Davao

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has cautioned the Bureau of Customs (BOC) about the entry of used trucks and special purpose vehicles at the Port of Davao and the release to consignees even without complying fully with requirements. Source link link: DTI alerts BOC on used cars in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Region coffee industry is targeting farmers in a bid to increase quality awareness among growers, allowing them to grow their incomes. The post Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

2 new international routes opening in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) is confident that the addition of two more international routes to and from the city this year will boost tourism in the region and other parts of Mindanao. The post 2 new international routes opening in Davao City appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Developer eyes ecozone in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 August) – A property developer has signified interest in developing an economic zone in Davao City to attract more investors, a top executive of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) said in an interview Monday. But DCCCII president Arturo Milan did not disclose the identity of the developer […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018