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Firm to build 2 coal-fired power plants in Mindanao

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MANILA, Philippines—The Alcantara-led Conal Holdings Corp. is pushing through with plans to build two coal-fired power plants in Sarangani and Zamboanga to provide 300 megawatts in additional baseload capacity to these provinces within four to five years’ time. Antonio Miguel B. Alcantara, financial analyst for parent firm Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc., said the additional capacity […]

Posted: April 28th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ecija’s ‘pilipit’ queen expands to real estate

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LETICIA Uy of Cabanatuan City was named “countryside investor of the year” in 1990 by the late President Corazon Aquino.

CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines—At 19, Leticia Uy decided to go into production of baked goods with pilipit, a twisted native pastry, as her main product. Her first attempt failed. The pastry she made, which was supposed to be crunchy, turned out soft when she undercooked it. But that experience only pushed her to try harder to […]

Posted: April 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Regions | Read More »

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