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Malaysian firm to turn land around Maguindanao massacre site into plantation

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Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu (second from right). AP FILE PHOTO

Idle land around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in which 58 people were killed is up for conversion into a banana plantation and agricultural complex with amenities such as a hospital and a prayer house, Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu announced on Saturday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mindanao cacao production gets boost

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. FILE PHOTO

The hot chocolate you drink in the morning may soon be coming from Mindanao.

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

Farm mechanization advocates to get more resources in 2014 budget

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Advocates of the greater use of machinery in farms have a golden opportunity in 2014 to tout the benefits of mechanization, if the expected increase in the budget of the Department of Agriculture delivers the desired results.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Sugar industry told to prepare for negative impact of tariff reduction under AFTA

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has urged all sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the negative impact likely to be felt when tariff on imported sugar is reduced to five percent by 2015 from 18 percent in 2013 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

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

Former overseas worker finds new career in organic food

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BAGUIO-BASED Mauricio Sandico invests his retirement money from an overseas job in a La Union farm. He and wife Fely are the main distributors of alfalfa sprouts in Baguio City. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

After 24 years as an overseas worker in the Middle East, Mauricio Sandico returned home to explore business opportunities and ended up choosing a venture close to an advocacy he shares with his wife, Fely—organic and healthy food.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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