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Tourism, investments and livelihood in Oriental Mindoro

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THE Provincial Capitol in Calapan City.

Tourism, investments and livelihood play an important part in the development of Oriental Mindoro, and thus the three disciplines have been placed, so to speak, under one roof: the Provincial Tourism, Investments & Enterprise Development Office (PTIEDO), based in the capital city of Calapan.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Neda updates strategies to generate jobs

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: There is need to improve the skill sets of the poorest families. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Admitting that economic growth alone was not “sufficient” to reduce poverty, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan laid down, on Monday, the government’s “updated” strategies to ultimately achieve inclusive growth.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Small stores, farmers, fishers, others should pay taxes—BIR

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Bureau of Internal Revenue building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Internal Revenue said owners of small “sari-sari” (variety) stores, farmers, fishermen, single-unit tricycle operators and other marginal income earners (MIEs) are still liable to pay tax.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

FilAms urged to buy Philippine heirloom rice

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A farmer (bottom L) plants rice in a paddy field in the scenic Banaue rice terraces in the northern mountainous Ifugao province on April 16, 2008 that provides local rice supplies to villagers. AFP

The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipino-Americans and all “nature-loving people of America” to help preserve the centuries-old rice terraces of the Cordilleras as a world heritage site by patronizing the organic heirloom rice that the region is exporting to the United States.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Thousands of OFWs venture into business—Labor dep’t

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From overseas Filipino workers to entrepreneurs. Many OFWs have started to believe there are better opportunities beyond overseas work as more than 3,700 returning OFWs, including those who were repatriated from troubled countries, have ventured into business in 2012, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Carabaos and credit

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Carabaos are a good source of milk for nutrition and livelihood. What is keeping it from expanding faster? Three C’s—credit, credit, credit.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Pulling Bicol up from poverty with coco fiber ropes

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DR. ARBOLEDA: He pulled Bicol up with coco fiber rope.

In the early 90s, when the then dean of Bicol University’s College of Agriculture, Dr. Justino Arboleda, first heard of a report naming Bicol as the second poorest province in the Philippines, he was incredulous. “I could not believe it! How could Bicol be the second poorest province?” he asked. “We are so rich in coconut trees, the tree of life itself.”

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Beekeeping is alternate livelihood for La Union’s tobacco farmers

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For this tobacco-producing province, promoting a healthier image does not stop at just banning smoking in casinos and public areas.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Can microenterprises work in tourist zones?

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A KAYAK instructor shows the proper way to handle an oar. Kayak clinics may charge as much as P500 per person per day

Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Camarines Norte are among the most captivating of our provinces, filled with coastal areas, beaches and resorts, rivers and streams, venues for adventures aqua sports, and attractive to tourists both foreign and domestic.

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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