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PH presses bid to keep rice import controls

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The Philippines has renewed its appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow Manila to keep its restrictions on rice imports.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

USDA eyes more mango shipments from PH

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A unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to allow shipments of fresh Philippine mangoes from areas other than Guimaras. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to allow shipments of fresh Philippine mangoes from areas other than Guimaras.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH rice imports to hit 1.2M tons in 2014

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A 71-percent jump in the volume of rice imports to the Philippines, totaling 1.2 million metric tons in 2014, is expected to be a key driver of a recovery as well as a new high for global traffic this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Photo taken from agriculture-ph.com

A 71-percent jump in the volume of rice imports to the Philippines, totaling 1.2 million metric tons in 2014, is expected to be a key driver of a recovery as well as a new high for global traffic this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Century investing in tin can factory

Century Pacific Food Inc., a leading food manufacturer, is investing P457.6-million in a tin can factory near its fish processing plant in General Santos City to reduce packaging costs and brace for further growth through acquisitions and product diversification.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Abstaining from meat all-year round may be a great idea for the planet and our health

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As Holy Week draws nearer, millions of Catholic Filipinos, and hundreds of millions more across the world, are about to observe their most sacred of days with deep spiritual reflection, and abstinence from eating animal products, or meat.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

URC, Calbee sign joint venture to set up snacks factory in Pasig City

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Screengrab from http://www2.urc.com.ph/

Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. has teamed up with Japan’s largest snack food company Calbee Inc. to establish a local manufacturing joint venture which is expected to grow into a P2-billion company in terms of annual net sales by 2020.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Travellers International’s net profit in 2013 dipped 59% to P2.74B

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Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., operator of Resorts World Manila (in photo). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., developer and operator of integrated gaming and tourism estate Resorts World Manila, posted a 59-percent decline in net profit in 2013 to P2.74 billion on financing costs and mark-to-market losses on its US dollar-denominated bond.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

This diner-café, it seems, is ‘extremely’ successful

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WHAT’S your order? Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero,  Contributor

The giant sculptural hamburger in the façade says it all. It is an invitation for you to come inside and order this food item which is as big as a pizza, and can be consumed by many diners. Not only that. There’s an even a bigger pizza which costs twice as much as the hamburger.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Families and businesses in Iloilo

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“We only serve tsokolate eh, not ah,” said Digna Barabatac, our guide in the Camiña Balay na Bato in Arevalo, Iloilo. “Rizal said that tsokolate eh is for family and friends, while tsokolate ah is for those you don’t care about.”

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Asia close to cutting hunger incidence by half, says FAO

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Agriculture officials in Asia and the Pacific are hunkering down to shore up food security as the region’s millennium development goal of reducing the incidence of hunger by half in 2015 is “now within reach,” according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Max’s group not keen on backdoor listing in stock market

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The Max’s restaurant group, now a local casual dining powerhouse with its acquisition of the Pancake House group, is lukewarm to backdoor listing on the local stock market at this time.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Emperador Distillers, Diageo ink pact to bring more brands to PH

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Tycoon Andrew Tan-led beverage firm Emperador Distillers Inc. has signed a partnership deal with global premium drink producer Diageo to bring other world-class brands into the Philippines.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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