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TradeNet to cover rice, 6 other goods – The Manila Times

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Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerOct 16th, 2017

TradeNet platform to cover rice, other goods

MANILA, Philippines — Traders of rice, sugar, and five other commonly traded goods can expect faster processing of their import and export permits by Decembe.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

DTI to monitor ‘unusual increases’ in prices of goods

TRADE Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government would deploy teams to monitor prices of goods in supermarkets and groceries and make sure that there would be no drastic adjustments on the old stocks being sold because the new tax reform law did not cover them. “The DTI already deployed teams to check the prices. We [...] The post DTI to monitor ‘unusual increases’ in prices of goods appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Finding success with algorithm-based tech

Ninja Van courier service delivers the goods in the Philippine market Yes, it’s all about taking the hassle out of your parcel. Already a strong presence in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, Singaporean startup Ninja Van, has also launched its Philippine operations last February. The logistics company uses technology for a [...] The post Finding success with algorithm-based tech appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Justice as the right thing to do

“To ask whether society is just is to ask how it distributes the things we prize – income and wealth, duties and rights, powers and opportunities, offices and honors. A just society distributes these goods in the right way; it gives each person his or her due.” Michael J. Sandel First word IF there is [...] The post Justice as the right thing to do appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Senator seeks inquiry into state of Banaue rice terraces - The Manila Times

Senator seeks inquiry into state of Banaue rice terraces - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs

The conversion of rice lands into cash crop production areas is at the root of the country’s failure to attain rice self-sufficiency, according to President Duterte. Partly true. Cash crops with a ready market and with a production cycle shorter than three months are preferred by farmers in many of the country’s traditional rice-farming areas. [...] The post Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Asean on the right track in US-China trade war

THE riposte of China last week to US President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and imposition of punitive tariffs on Chinese goods could be taken as the beginning of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trade partners of both countries are justifiably gravely concerned at the potential, perhaps even inevitable, collateral damage to [...] The post Asean on the right track in US-China trade war appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Revamp of bureaucracy must end rice supply uncertainty

In a meeting with rice traders Thursday night, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed dissatisfaction with the way government agencies have been handling the rice supply situation in the country and thus, he ordered changes to the bureaucracy. The following day, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol told reporters that President Duterte has ordered a revamp at the National [...] The post Revamp of bureaucracy must end rice supply uncertainty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Trump threatens $100B more tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump barreled through warnings of a damaging trade war with China Thursday, vowing an additional $100 billion in tit-for-tat tariffs on Beijing. Having already asked for $50 billion worth of Chinese goods to be punitively taxed, Trump responded to Beijing’s countermeasures by doubling down. “Rather than remedy its misconduct, China [...] The post Trump threatens $100B more tariffs on China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

PH to use emergency purchase power to bring 250,000 metric tons of rice from abroad—NFA source

MANILA will utilize its emergency rice purchase power to bring in the “much needed” rice from abroad, a high-ranking official of the National Food Authority revealed. “We are now in the process of crafting the term of reference for the emergency purchase of some 250,000. It will be out any time soon. It just needs [...] The post PH to use emergency purchase power to bring 250,000 metric tons of rice from abroad—NFA source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

NFA accused of creating rice shortage

CABINET Secretary and National Food Authority (NFA) Council chairman Leoncio Evasco, Jr. on Wednesday slammed the NFA management for stirring an “artificial” rice shortage that triggered panic among traders and consumers. “The way things are happening now, [NFA] create[d]the artificial shortage and pin[ned the issue]down on the Council; that we are responsible for creating such [...] The post NFA accused of creating rice shortage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Exports boost seen from three categories

The government has identified three product categories that are expected help bolster the Philippine export industry’s growth. A focus on organic, halal and kosher products is expected to open new opportunities for exporters whose goods meet international certification standards. Agnes Legaspi, assistant director at the Export Marketing Bureau, said that growing demand worldwide meant significant premiums [...] The post Exports boost seen from three categories appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

TOKYO: Japan’s embattled prime minister hit back on Monday at critics over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power. In a hotly awaited statement in parliament, Shinzo Abe stressed he had not ordered bureaucrats to alter documents relating to a controversial land sale as [...] The post Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Jeongmee ‘Janet’ Kim and the joys of bringing Korean-quality goods to Filipinos

With the fastest economic growth in Asia, the Philippines is exceedingly becoming a popular target for foreign investors, whether big or small. As in the past, English proficiency tops the list of advantages for a foreigner to set up a business or partner with a local counterpart in the country, not to mention a skilled [...] The post Jeongmee ‘Janet’ Kim and the joys of bringing Korean-quality goods to Filipinos appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

When the rice czar fails his mandate…

As one of the government agencies with the most crucial impact, real or psychological, on national life, the National Food Administration (NFA) should take extra care in declaring anything that implies threat to rice supply and price stability in the country. Unless a real, nationwide supply crisis warrants an urgent need for additional import of [...] The post When the rice czar fails his mandate… appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

RICE PRICE INCREASE

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Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Rappler barred from covering President

“HIGHER-UPS” barred Rappler’s Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada-Robles from covering President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go tagged Rappler and the Philippine Daily Inquirer as purveyors of fake news. Ranada-Robles, who was supposed to cover the induction and oath-taking of the new board of directors of the [...] The post Rappler barred from covering President appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Beyond Isabela’s fields of rice and corn

Considered the “Queen Province of the North,” Isabela exuded an aura of pride and joy as the last fireworks lit up the sky. The crowd applauded, ending the night on a high—after months’ worth of laborious preparation made for a successful 2018 Bambanti Festival. Typically overlooked as a tourist destination, Isabela actually abounds with white [...] The post Beyond Isabela’s fields of rice and corn appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January

WASHINGTON: US consumer inflation jumped sharply in the first month of 2018, the government reported Wednesday, spooking global stock markets amid concerns that interest rates will rise more aggressively this year. The consumer price index (CPI), which tracks the costs of household goods and services, rose 0.5 percent last month, exceeding analyst expectations, according to [...] The post US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

DA to sell cheaper commercial rice on Feb 14

TO prove that the high prices of rice in the market is the result of the manipulation by traders, the Agriculture department said it would sell good-quality commercial rice for only P38 per kilo on February 14 at the agency’s central office in Quezon City. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said farmers’ groups from Central Luzon [...] The post DA to sell cheaper commercial rice on Feb 14 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018