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Philippine agriculture performance

GROWTH in the country’s agricultural output slowed to 1.47% in the first quarter due to a marked deceleration in the expansion of the crops subsector, the biggest contributor to total production. Read the full story. The post Philippine agriculture performance appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 8th, 2018

Agriculture output slows down in Q4 of 2018

PHILIPPINE agriculture sector slowed down to 1.8 percent in the last quarter of 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). In its quarterly Performance of Philippine Agriculture report, the…READ The post Agriculture output slows down in Q4 of 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Agriculture output slows down in Q4 of 2018 | The Manila Times Online

PHILIPPINE agriculture sector slowed down to 1.8 percent in the last quarter of 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). In its quarterly Performance of Philippine Agriculture rep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Philippines sees 2.5-3.5 percent rise in farm output next year

MANILA — The Philippine agriculture sector is expected to post a 2.5-3.5 percent growth in output next year after a dismal performance this year, with rice production projected to hit an all-time high, the country’s farm minister said on Thursday. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol painted a more upbeat outlook for the sector than the official 2 […] The post Philippines sees 2.5-3.5 percent rise in farm output next year appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Farm performance likely worse in Q3 — estimates

FARM PRODUCTION likely weighed on overall economic performance last quarter, according to the government’s agriculture chief and one economist who both said last week that they expect worse performance from the sector when the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reports data on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

PHL growth to slow, still ‘robust’ — ADB

THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) has slashed its Philippine economic growth projections for this year and 2019 following “stagnant” performance in agriculture and a merchandise export slowdown, even as investments continue to rise......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Asian development outlook 2018 update

THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) has slashed its Philippine economic growth projections for this year and 2019 following “stagnant” performance in agriculture and a merchandise export slowdown, even as investments continue to rise......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Philippine agriculture performance (Q2 2018)

FARM OUTPUT barely grew last quarter as a drop in crops and fisheries offset increases in livestock and poultry, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday, prompting economists to say that overall economic expansion in the same three months — to be reported hours ahead of today’s monetary policy meeting that is expected to […] The post Philippine agriculture performance (Q2 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Philippine agriculture performance

GROWTH in the country’s agricultural output slowed to 1.47% in the first quarter due to a marked deceleration in the expansion of the crops subsector, the biggest contributor to total production. Read the full story. The post Philippine agriculture performance appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

PH agriculture output rises 1.47% in Q1

THE country’s agriculture output rose 1.47 percent in the first quarter of this year from compared to a year ago driven by growth across major subsectors, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its quarterly Performance of Philippine Agriculture report, the PSA said gross value of agricultural production amounted to P444 billion in the first [...] The post PH agriculture output rises 1.47% in Q1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

‘It was a good year’ We have seen the litany of achievements of Duterte administration. It dwarfed the entire six years of the Aquino regime. It could have done better except that it has to first fix a lot of damages wrought by an inept regime that has likewise institutionalized corruption and abetted crime the most horrific of it all – the drug syndicates.  Space or brevity must have limited some significant achievements of the  Department of Finance and am referring to the upgrades of credit ratings of the Philippines from investment grade to investment grade and stable. While early on Standard & Poor’s claimed that President Duterte’s war on drugs and alleged extra-judicial killings are factors that account for the static rating by December 2017 it grudgingly acceded that something good is happening in the Philippines under Duterte’s watch.  Finance Sec. Sonny Dominguez and his team deserves the credit. Fitch and Moody’s in their “investment grade and stable” rating in December enunciated that the issues surrounding drugs and EJK have nothing to do with the rosy economy of the country and its image as capital investment destination. The country’s economic performance for one is top in Asia and there is no turning back with the expected massive spending on infrastructures and government services starting 2018 and beyond.  The Duterte government achievements scoreboard makes the moribund opposition drooling. Still on Finance, expect the billionaires who are also the country’s tax dodgers to cough up. TRAIN or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion gives a huge relief to 99 percent of those small taxpayers saving the ar least P50,000.00 in tax cut!  But demands and exacts the reasonable taxes from the rich especially the filthy rich. Last year sampling of Lucio Tan (P6-billion), Mighty Cigarettes (P40-billion) and the Prieto and Rufinos’ one-mile asset that they are accountable to the government in still unquantifiable amount as yet? There is a subliminal message to be absorbed why candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte refused to accept donations from the rich and famous: just pay your taxes correctly and you’re okay.  The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs are churning more collections under a continuing reforms.  President Duterte himself did dramatic and radical transformations in the area of Foreign Affairs and security. He was chided and lectured on by self proclaimed experts in diplomacy and security alliances especially with the generous expletives he is famous for. But as he admitted to the point of being apologetic, he told media men in this year’s Christmas party, “but that is me”.  Duterte’s foray into foreign affairs and diplomacy might be severely lacking in refinements but he put across his message clearly and direct and one cannot quarrel with what he achieved in such a brief moment. He virtually altered the outlook of the western countries on small sovereign nations. He overhauled alliances by an unwritten rule of mutual respect and cognizance of sovereignty. While Aquino made enemies with China which is the world’s second largest economy resulting in unquantifiable losses of opportunities Duterte reversed that with the resumption of trade, financial assistance with cheap money interest, massive infrastructure projects that will come into fruition by 2018. World leaders to include Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, PM Shinzo Abe of Japan and, to the dismay of the so-called Yellowtards, US Pres. Donald Trump who became his virtual phone pal.  The Department of Agriculture under Sec. Manny Pinol, did exemplary well. Productivity is better than expected and could have performed better if not for the natural calamities that the country has to contend with. Maybe the Bureau of Fisheries under it may try something out of the box. Propose to China to convert that disputed island into a one big marine laboratory. China provides the infrastructures while the Philippines the technical aquatic expertise. Make a 10-mile no-fishing marine haven around the island and guarded by the joint coastguard forces of China, Philippines and Vietnam. The Philippine Coconut Authority under Cabinet Sec. Jun Evasco is about to embark on a massive replanting program.  The Aquino government allocated billions of pesos to fight ‘cocolisap’ infestation but applied the wrong solution. Well, what do we expect from a certain Kiko Pangilinan? The replanting program was a big failure on account of  massive graft in high and low places. Replanting as well as new areas had been programmed by PCA.  Finally we have to give accolade to our Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for combating internal threats, terrorism and syndicated crime. The AFP and PNP are more prepared and better equipped now than any other time in history. Furthermore we see a disciplined forces in the AFP and while there are a few remaining scalawags in the PNP the cleansing process is done without let-up. We from Mindanao are comfortable and secured with their presence even under the aegis of martial law. If you do not believe me look at the various surveys on the popularity and trust of Filipinos on President Duterte and his government.  This will end my perspectives for year 2017 and we look forward to 2018 the Build, Build, Build era. The beginning of the new Philippines. Mindanao and Davao City, from where I live and write, may have suffered from natural calamities but we had seen, suffered and endured worse scenarios and even man made tragedies than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Perhaps, some hope for Phl agriculture

Perhaps buoyed by the surprising positive performance of Philippine agriculture in the first quarter of 2017, there seems to be some blooming of optimism amo.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

DA eyes Phl rubber for condoms

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is conceiving a plan to boost the Philippine rubber industry’s ho-hum performance – by enticing inve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Emmanuel Piñol challenges critics of poor agriculture contribution

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has challenged those critical of the contribution of agriculture to the country’s economic growth to stop the production of the sector to prove its poor performance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

PH looks to revitalize agri to power economy

To reverse the dismal performance of the laggard agriculture sector and temper high food prices, the economic team wants to extend greater financial support to farmers and fisherfolk The post PH looks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

A decade of luxury & performance

2019 marks Lexus’ 10th year of delivering amazing products and excellent customer service in the Philippine luxury automotive industry......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (December 2018)

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in December to the smallest in three months as merchandise imports fell for the first time in 17 months, although this did not prevent the full-year gap from surging faster than in 2017, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)released on Tuesday. Read the full story......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

The Philippines temporarily bans Japan pork imports

By Louise Maureen Simeon/The Philippine Star – The Philippines continues to tighten its security against the African swine fever (ASF), this time temporarily banning pork imports from Japan in the effort to protect the P200-billion local hog industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered a temporary ban on the entry Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Agri exporters set sights on Russia

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has organized a trade mission to Russia to find buyers for the country's coconut oil, bananas and shrimps, among other agricultural commodities, in the latest bid to tap an unexplored market.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said on his Facebook page that Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev visited his office earlier this week to finalize the agreements, which included the visit of the Philippine delegation to Moscow later this month.   The visit will include the signing of an implementing agreement spelling out the specific areas of engagements between the two nations, including the development of agriculture a...Keep on reading: Agri exporters set sights on Russia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Philippines eyes Israel for agriculture technology - Philstar.com

Philippines eyes Israel for agriculture technology Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines The Philippines is looking at Israel for the development of various technologies to improve the country's f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Economic cluster calls for greater focus on agri

Economic managers are calling on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to boost the farm sector's performance as the administration continued to work on tempering inflation, noting that the industry "needs greater attention now more than ever" if the government wants to boost economic growth. The call was made in a statement released by the government's economic cluster after the report on the January inflation rate came out. Inflation on the first month of the year hit 4.4 percent, the slowest in 10 months, thanks to slower rise in the prices of food and nonalcoholic beverages and the continued improvement in the supply of food, particularly rice, corn and fish. Despite these develop...Keep on reading: Economic cluster calls for greater focus on agri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019