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Increase heirloom rice consumption, Filipinos urged

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The government should help convince more Filipinos to eat indigenous heirloom rice to popularize the commodity, according to advocates of traditional rice varieties.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Baguio utility calls for investors

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Emboldened by businessman Manuel Pangilinan’s offer to develop Baguio’s water supply, the power utility servicing the city and Benguet province has called on other investors to consider financing power generation projects.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Helping the young find the right jobs

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A YOUNG girl helps her parents cut up unsold newspapers in La Trinidad, Benguet. The bundles of newspapers are then packed into bundles to be sold as packaging materials for Benguet vegetables. The family can sell a bundle for P70.  PDI-NL/Richard Balonglong

Many children dream of becoming scientists and professionals, but their future careers used to be defined by the work they did for the family to help bring food to the table.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heirloom rice has market outside, inside PH

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Organic heirloom rice production has found a niche market abroad, gauging by the slow but steady increase in volume of indigenous rice exports.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

PH to export rice in May, says DA exec

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Rice producers and traders are to export rice in May, the first time the commodity would be exported in large volumes in 40 years, a high official of the Department of Agriculture announced here on Saturday.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex Mining faces additional P1.6M fine, possible criminal rap for cutting trees

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Government foresters said gold producer Philex Mining Corp. is criminally liable for building a road through a Benguet watershed without securing proper clearances like an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Time for Baguio to cash in on flower festival

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THE QUICK, the comely and the colorfully clad all converge at Burnham Park for the flower festival. PHOTO BY RICHARD BALONGLONG AND EV

When the Panagbenga, or the Baguio Flower Festival, was started in 1996, it was designed to bring back business to a city ravaged by the 1990 earthquake.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How small malls compete with big malls

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NEW TIONG SAN towers over Burnham Park along Harrison Road in Baguio City. It has branched out into the La Trinidad Valley in Benguet.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Philippines’ shopping mall chains have virtually taken over the provinces, branching toward every urbanizing town or city to offer products that provincial customers used to buy only from Metro Manila stores.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Narda gains foothold in Manhattan market

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NARDA CAPUYAN’s woven Igorot fabrics were turned into haute couture in the 2012 New York Fashion Week—the first time many high-end New Yorkers were introduced to the Cordillera culture. PHOTOS COURTESY OF NARDA CAPUYAN

The Cordillera brand Narda’s was displayed at a recent New York fashion week and provided Cordillera weaver Leonarda Capuyan a new opportunity to reclaim a foothold in the Manhattan market.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Country’s first mine town should have been richest in PH

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MINERS toil near Antamok where the oldest mining firm operates. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Benguet town of Itogon will not strike most people as the richest in the country. Its paved, narrow roads lead to a quiet town center that is bereft of establishments and modern buildings expected from a wealthy community.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Benguet towns to settle share with Philex

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The Benguet towns of Itogon and Tuba have started talks over a financial sharing arrangement with Philex Mining Corp., after the gold producer decided to honor its tax obligations with the local governments, Itogon Mayor Oscar Camantiles said.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Baguio court orders arbitration of John Hay debt row

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The luxurious Manor at Camp John Hay. INQUIRER file photo

A court here has directed the administrator and developer of Camp John Hay to undergo arbitration in a July 13 ruling that is expected to end a debt dispute that has delayed development of the former American rest and recreation baseland.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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