By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Michelle V. Remo
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.
By Jun Medina
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.
By Tina G. Santos
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.
By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
Carabaos are a good source of milk for nutrition and livelihood. What is keeping it from expanding faster? Three C’s—credit, credit, credit.
By Ralph Fajardo
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.”
By Marla Viray
For this tobacco-producing province, promoting a healthier image does not stop at just banning smoking in casinos and public areas.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.