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Tarlac farmers look El Niño in the eye

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PAGASA senior weather specialist Anthony Lucero (foreground) and farmer Homer Bucad learn from each other during as field work.

On a Wednesday morning in late July, rice fields in Barangay Sto. Domingo of Gerona town along the Tarlac River are wet, thanks to light showers.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No acceptable offers for 500,000-metric-ton rice import at NFA bidding

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The Philippines failed to secure acceptable offers for its planned importation of 500,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, as the tender conducted by the National Food Authority on Wednesday (Aug. 27) yielded bids with prices higher than the approved budget for the contracts (ABC).

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DTI notes 50-centavo spike on price of canned goods

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Slight increase on price of canned goods and other basic goods have been incurred due to the congestion in the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and the strict implementation of the truck ban in the City of Manila, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Consumer Protection Group Undersecretary Vic Dimagiba in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990 AM on Friday.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Price of rice spikes despite continued NFA importation

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Government efforts failed to counter the continued increase of the price of commercial rice, as revealed by the latest data released Monday by Philippine Statistics Authority- Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS).

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

500,000-ton hike in rice imports set

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The National Food Authority is preparing for a second rice importation tender this year, this time for 500,000 tons.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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