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DA temporarily bans India poultry imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and its products from India following an outbreak of avian virus in the area.
Government moves to legalize small-scale mining
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will fast track the processing of applications of several Minahang Bayan as the government moves towards regulating and legalizing small-scale mining operations...
Maynilad spending P9 B this year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is investing P9 billion this year to accelerate the improvement and expansion of its water and wastewater services.
DENR deploys mission team to save Boracay
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has deployed a mission team to Boracay to address the environmental issues hounding the resort island.
Metals production hits P109 billion in 2017
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s metals production inched up by six percent to P109 billion in 2017 following improved trend in world metal prices and robust metal demand, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.
Manila Water enters Thailand
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. has entered Thailand after the acquisition of almost 20 percent stake in a publicly-listed company in the Asean neighbor as part of its plan to strengthen its foothold in the reg...
Sugar supply down 3% in January
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Local raw sugar production continued to drop, reaching 877,000 metric tons (MT) as of end-January, barely two months after output started stabilizing in mid-November, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) s...
Prices of rice still on the rise
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Farmgate prices of paddy rice increased by seven percent in the first week of February, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
FAO spearheads study on Philippine food consumption
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) is jumpstarting a food consumption study in the country to address food security issues amid rapid population growth.
NFA: No connivance with rice cartels
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority (NFA) has dismissed allegations that it is conspiring with alleged syndicates and rice cartels that caused the shortage of cheaper rice in the market.
Bumper harvest inches Philippines closer to rice self-sufficiency
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is inching closer to its goal of achieving rice self-sufficiency.
Philippines extends help to Papua New Guinea in developing rice sector
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines will help Papua New Guinea develop its rice industry through the establishment of a rice farm model.
MWSS sets bidding for Kaliwa Dam
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is preparing for the bidding for the Kaliwa Dam, the planned newest water source for Metro Manila and nearby provinces that will ensure stable water supply in the next...
DENR set to dismantle illegal Boracay structures
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 15, 2018 - 12:01am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will soon start dismantling illegal structures that contributed to environmental problems on Boracay Island, especially those built within areas classified...
Maynilad spends P260 M for pipe repairs
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. allocated P260 million for its leak repair projects last year as part of its non-revenue water program.
DA allots P1.2 B for ancestral lands development
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allocating P1.2 billion this year for the transformation and development of ancestral lands into food production areas as part of the government’s efforts to lift indigenous...
Philippines bans birds, poultry products from 3 countries
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from Netherlands, Russia and Saudi Arabia following an outbreak of the avian virus....
Rice stocks down in January
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory reached 2.29 million metric tons (MT) in January, down 17 percent from the same month a year ago.
DA to sell low-priced rice amid lack of NFA supply
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Following the low inventory of cheaper rice offered by state-run National Food Authority (NFA), the Department of Agriculture (DA) decided to interfere and sell affordable commercial rice to ensure availability of...
Roxas Holdings trims net loss
by Louise Maureen Simeon - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed sugar and bioethanol company Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) has slightly reduced its net loss for the first quarter of crop year 2018 to P110  million due to improved volume of sugar sold and higher reve...
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