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Cabinet secretary may file cases vs suspended PCA chief for corruption
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Preventively suspended Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Avelino Andal may soon face at least five legal cases against him to be filed by the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.
Suspended PCA chief mulls legal case vs Cabinet secretary execs
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 27, 2017 - 10:02am
The rift between the Philippine Coconut Authority and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary has been taken to the next level as both parties mull possible legal cases against each other.
Thai agri giant investing $2 B in Phl
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 24, 2017 - 7:17pm
Thailand’s biggest agriculture company is pouring $2 billion worth of investments in the Philippine livestock sector over the next five years.
NFA wants to fast-track rice imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is calling for the immediate importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice that will serve as the country’s buffer stock despite the non-approval of the NFA Counc...
PCA chief defies suspension order
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The rift between the Philippine Coconut Authority and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary continues to worsen as PCA chief Avelino Andal refuses to accept a suspension order and claims that efforts are afoot to undermine...
DA, Coke reach solution on sweetener imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has come up with a compromise solution with beverage giant Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines over the issue of sweetener importation, giving them six months to restructure their production...
Atlas losses rise to P879 M
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. has incurred a net loss of P879 million in 2016, up eight percent from the previous year despite higher revenues.
No water, power shortage this summer
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Metro Manilans can enjoy the summer without worrying about water supply shortage and power interruptions.
PCA chief suspended over corruption allegations
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Avelino Andal is being investigated by the Office of the Cabinet Secretary that recently placed him under preventive suspension following allegations of corrupti...
Stronger law enforcement a boost to fish production
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The successful management and protection of Tañon Strait, the Philippines’ largest marine protected area, should be replicated in other fishing grounds nationwide, marine conservation group Oceana...
Philippines temporarily bans poultry imports from Spain
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and its products from Spain following the outbreak of a virus in the area.
NFA ramps up palay procurement program
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
State rice importer National Food Authority (NFA) is stepping up its palay-buying strategies to encourage more farmers to sell their produce as the harvest season begins.
Food lanes soon in Metro Manila
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The government is set to implement a food lane project that seeks to expedite the delivery of agri-fishery commodities to Metro Manila’s key cities.
LLDA to lose P80 M in fish pen demolition
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 18, 2017 - 12:00am
The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) expects to lose around P80 million in revenue with the dismantling of illegal fish pens in Laguna de Bay in the next three months.
Nickel Asia profit down
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Nickel Asia Corp. saw a 3.4 percent drop in its 2016 net income owing to lower nickel prices and sales volume.
Rice self-sufficiency goal set back to 2020
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has once again pushed back its rice self-sufficiency goal by another year to 2020 due to lack of available budget and as it buys more time to implement strategies to improve the...
SRA agrees on sugar swap
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 15, 2017 - 12:00am
The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has agreed to swap sugar for import access to address the domestic sugar surplus.
Destabilization fund? Mining group unaware
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 15, 2017 - 12:00am
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) is unaware of any mining company behind destabilization efforts against the administration, saying its members fully support President Duterte and “condemn”...
Villar urges dev’t of downstream mining industry
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Villar urges dev’t of downstream mining industry Louise Maureen Simeon MANILA, Philippines - Despite the continued crackdown on the mining sector, the country should still develop new domestic mineral...
Sardine masterplan ready for rollout
by Louise Maureen Simeon - March 13, 2017 - 12:00am
The country’s masterplan for the development of the sardine industry is on track to be implemented in late 2018 as the government aims for the sustainable growth of one of the major fishery products.
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