DA woos young agriculture engineers

The participation of more young Filipino agricultural and biosystems engineers is needed to support the future growth of the country’s agriculture sector, according to Agriculture Secretary William Dar......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarMay 9th, 2021

DA seeks competitive youth for ‘Young Farmers Challenge’ agribusiness grant

The Department of Agriculture recently launched a program that seeks to provide financial grant assistance to youth interested in enterprises in the agri-fishery sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

PH not benefiting Taiwan’s southbound policy – Yujuico

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the largest business organization in the country, has urged Taiwan to invest more in the Philippines, stressing the country has not benefitted from its “New Southbound Policy”. PCCI President Benedicto V. Yujuico raised this during a recent meeting with Taiwan Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu. Yujuico noted that only 3 percent of Taiwan’s outbound investments have been directed to the Philippines as Taiwanese investors prefer locating in Vietnam and Indonesia. Aside from investments, Yujuico also called Taiwan’s attention on the balance of trade between the two countries, which is heavily tilting in favor of Taiwan. As such, the PCCI leader has urged the ambassador to improve the balance of trade between the Philippines and Taiwan. In 2019, Philippines imports from Taiwan reached $4.7 billion while exports were valued at less than half of imports or $2.2 billion only.  Philippine exports to Taiwan consist mainly of semiconductor and electronic products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment and other manufactures. He urged Taiwan to reconsider and allow the entry of Philippine fresh fruits, initially young coconuts and mangoes. “We had the good opportunity to talk to Ambassador Hsu where we elevated our concerns on the current ban of our fruit exports to Taiwan because of sanitary and phytosanitary standards,” Yujuico said. The Philippines exported young coconuts and mangoes to Taiwan 40 years ago.  These were banned after some time because of the kadang-kadang infestation on young coconuts and fruit flies on mangoes.  However, Roberto Amores, Director for Agriculture of PCCI said, “The necessary measures have been addressed by the Philippine government – kadang-kadang infestation is now confined in a few regions.  Young coconuts produced in kadang-kadang free regions are in fact now exported to Japan, South Korea and China, among others.” Earlier this year, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), citing information from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) Council of Agriculture of Taiwan, wrote PCCI that the ban on Philippine young coconuts and fresh mangoes was apparently due to the failure of Philippine government to submit the pest risk analysis (PRA) results on these two commodities since 2010. The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Plant Industries (BPI) however claimed it had communicated through the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) the status of mangoes as an export commodity to Taiwan and requested for additional information for the PRA on coconut.   Yujuico and Amores said PCCI will continue to pursue this matter with the BPI and MECO to be more proactive in responding to the requirements of the BAPHIQ. Meanwhile, Yujuico welcomed the offer by the Taiwan government for modern technology exchanges for the agriculture sector and scholarship grants for undergraduate and graduate courses......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

DA taps PayMaya for loan disbursements

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations, has been tapped by the Department of Agriculture for faster and more convenient digital loan disbursements for its Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

Catriona Gray shares hardship as breadwinner at 21

Before Catriona Gray became Miss Universe 2018, and now, a recording star, the Filipino-Australian beauty also went through hardship as a breadwinner of her family at the young age of 21......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Ramos confident of Gilas’ chances

Young gun Dwight Ramos said recently he realizes Gilas will be up against a souped-up Indonesian team in the coming FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark but is confident of bringing down coach Rajko Toroman’s squad just the same when the Southeast Asian rivals clash on June 18......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021


There is no other more precise way to describe this. The killing of young athlete Keith Absalon and his cousin Nolven Absalon was pure murder. It was premeditated and it was brutal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Philippines needs more young golfers, says US Women s Open champ Yuka Saso

Asked about growing the future of golf in the Philippines, Saso sees the need for more grassroots programs for the sport — which is largely played by older Filipinos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

& lsquo;Centerstage& rsquo; Season 1 grand winner named

Vianna Ricafranca, a young social media celebrity from Albay, was crowned as the first-ever ultimate winner of GMA Networks’ reality singing search for kids, Centerstage......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Liza Soberano lives out & lsquo;superhero& rsquo; dream in & lsquo;Trese& rsquo;

Young television and movie star Liza Soberano had to unlearn a few things when she lent her voice to Alexandra Trese, the modern-day babaylan in the upcoming Filipino anime series on Netflix entitled Trese. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Philippines eyes cooperation with Egypt for agricultural products

The Philippines hopes to forge future cooperation pacts with Egypt on the promotion of some of its agricultural products, the Department of Agriculture said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

PH teen sensation Saso wins US Golf Major, pockets $1 million

Golf was all Yuka Saso had at a young age. Now, at 19 years old, she has something no Filipino man or woman has even had---a major world golf title......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

A Girl and A Guy stars bare it all

Showbiz newcomers Rob Gomez and Alexa Miro go all out in A Girl and A Guy. Alexa is Fiona who needs respect, while Rob is Raf who needs to figure his life out in this sensual, modern tale of young adults ‘navigating the tricky world of relationship and intimacy in today’s society.’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Francine lalaban kontra body shaming: Gusto kong magbigay ng awareness lalo na sa haters

HINDI nakaka-relate ang Kapamilya young actress na si Francine Diaz sa ginampanan niyang role sa four-part digital anthology series ng ABS-CBN na “Click, Like, Share.”  Bida si Francine sa episode na “Cancelledt” kung saan gaganap siya bilang si Karen na mapapariwara at mapapahamak dahil sa mga pinaggagagawa niya matapos maging social media star gamit ang […] The post Francine lalaban kontra body shaming: Gusto kong magbigay ng awareness lalo na sa haters appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Go congratulates Yuka Saso

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday congratulated Yuka Saso for winning the 76th US Women’s Open golf tournament in San Francisco, California last Sunday, 6 June. “She is the first Filipino to win a major golf competition. At the young age of 19, she brings hope and inspiration to many of our young countrymen and […] The post Go congratulates Yuka Saso appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Vax appeal: Dating apps help UK vaccine drive

Popular dating apps on Monday launched a campaign encouraging British users to post "I got my shot" on their profiles as the UK rollout reaches young adults......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Millennials emerging as new market for housing

The emergence of millennials – those in their mid-20s to late 30s – as a new market for housing has prompted property developers to realign their offerings to suit the preferences of these young professionals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Cebu to resume exporting of hogs soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 3, announced that the Capitol is planning to resume exporting live hogs to other provinces in the country soon. Garcia, in a press conference with Agriculture Sec. William Dar, and Department of Agriculture – Central Visayas (DA -7) director Salvador Diputado, said pig supply […] The post Cebu to resume exporting of hogs soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

They launched a program to train girls and young people in science, technology and mathematics

The MinTIC program is called Girls STEAM and seeks to train 5,000 participants free of charge in these and other areas of knowledge. This Monday,.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Rookie mistakes

Many young people want to enter the speaking and training business......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Hawks take back lead over Knicks; Celtics score breakthrough vs Nets

With the series shifting to their home court, Trae Young led seven Hawks who finished in double digit scoring to lift the Hawks past the higher-seeded Knicks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021