The lingering effects of Typhoon “Pablo,” which devastated parts of Mindanao in late 2012, continue to take their toll on the domestic economy as production of bananas in the first quarter dropped 6.3 percent year-on-year to just about 2 million metric tons (MT).
By Niña P. Calleja
Japanese firm Sumifru Banana Corp., Land Bank of the Philippines and banana growers in areas hard-hit by Typhoon “Pablo” are set to sign a tripartite agreement to rehabilitate affected banana plantations in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.
By Daxim L. Lucas
Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp., which became one of the largest corporate donors in the country’s history this year, has reiterated its thrust of engaging stakeholders through corporate social responsibility programs. According to the company, its various operating units had spent P830 million for various CSR activities in 2012, including a massive grant made […]
The Aboitiz Group, led by the Aboitiz Foundation, is now accepting donations for victims of supertyhoon ‘‘Pablo” which devastated parts of Mindanao last week.
By Riza T. Olchondra
Damage to agriculture due to Typhoon “Pablo” has reached P11.23 billion as of Dec. 10, 2012, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported Tuesday.