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Small banana growers seek gov’t help in raising prices

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Small banana growers still recovering from typhoon Pablo have sought government’s help in the pricing of their bananas, which they say are bought at an unusually low price, compared to the prevailing price of bananas in the world market.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA chief to lobby for eased import tariffs on bananas

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has told banana exporters he will personally lobby for the lowering of tariff for Cavendish banana in Korea and Japan.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Not all sectors ready for Asean Free Trade Area

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Workers unload a shipment of imported Malaysian lumber for the Philippine market in this file photo.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The increasing cost of power would reduce the competitiveness of the country’s rubber exporters when the Asean Free Trade Area or Afta comes into full effect, an industry source said.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Mindanao 2012 agri exports exceed $3 B

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Minda Chair Luwalhati Antonino. FILE PHOTO

Despite the challenges brought about by natural calamities, Mindanao exported more than $3 billion in agricultural products in 2012, accounting for 60 percent of the country’s total agricultural exports, the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) reported on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

The man who brought ‘tapsilog’ to Davao

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KEEPING the ingredients safe: the food commissaries of Taps.

For 27 years, the homegrown food counter that first brought to this city the mouth-watering beef tapa, sinangag (fried rice) and egg (known as tapsilog) dishes one can eat in a hurry—has grown from a five-staff affair to a source of job for over 100 people.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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