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Japan’s NEC to supply P440-M system to Phivolcs

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Japanese technology firm NEC Corp. will supply the Philippine government with about one billion yen or P440.9 million worth of disaster prevention system that will provide local government units (LGUs) clear-cut data on earthquakes.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Unemployment worsens to 7.5%

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Job fair in SM City Davao. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in January from 7.1 percent a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More farm workers lost jobs in 2013

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Bad weather in 2013 snuffed out some 334,000 farm jobs, causing a record 2.8-percent contraction in agricultural employment, according to the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH to withstand impact of sudden capital outflow

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AMID the volatility in financial markets, a top economic manager has reiterated that local monetary and fiscal authorities had enough ammunition to take on various challenges that threaten to slow down the country’s economic growth momentum.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Bamboo houses for calamity-hit areas

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The Philippine Bamboo Foundation Inc. is set to collaborate with the government and international organizations to produce alternative green structures for the calamity-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu, Leyte and Samar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) has been in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the development of bamboo-cement technology to be used to make sturdy, earthquake- and storm-proof houses for earthquake-stricken Bohol and Supertyphoon “Yolanda”-hit areas.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Christmas thoughts

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We’ve had so many challenging years in the past, but this year will definitely go down in our nation’s history as one of the most challenging years we ever had. Our capacity to cope with and ability to spring back from both man-made and natural disasters was really put to the test. These disasters started from the armed conflict in Zamboanga City and extended to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Cebu, then finally to the wrath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” which killed several thousands and left more than a hundred billion pesos worth of destruction in properties.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PH growth expected to remain strong

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The Philippines—which was the second-fastest growing Asian economy in the first three quarters of this year—may still grow by at least 7 percent in 2014 despite the drag caused by the most recent natural disaster.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Firms urged to boost resilience vs disasters

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Local businessmen were urged to build awareness toward increasing private sector resilience, amid increasing risks from natural disasters that have recently accounted for a larger share of business losses, speakers at a leaders’ forum said Friday.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

P3.22 billion in agricultural produce lost to 2 typhoons—DA

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

The combined losses in agricultural production in the aftermath of typhoons “Labuyo” and “Maring” have climbed up to P3.22 billion, the Department of Agriculture said.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA readies disaster response program

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The Department of Agriculture is crafting a disaster preparedness, response and rehabilitation program to cushion the destructive impacts of natural disasters, particularly typhoons and floods, on the country’s agriculture and fishery sector.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Honda sustains turnaround from two natural disasters

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Despite the tsunami in Japan and flooding in Bangkok, which greatly affected car production of Japanese car makers, Honda Cars Philippines made 2012 memorable by the introduction of car models that boast of innovation and fuel efficiency along with strong vehicle sales and overall optimism.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Philex Mining’s fines may reach P1B due to successive tailings leak—DENR

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Gold-and-copper producer Philex Mining Corp. could face almost P1 billion in new fines for the sediment spills in its waste facility in Benguet province.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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