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‘Yolanda’ hits PH coconut oil exports

This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013 only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8. AFP FILE PHOTO

Coconut oil exports fell 35 percent at the start of this year, driving up global prices, after a super typhoon destroyed millions of trees, an industry group said Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH sees high growth despite ‘Yolanda’

The Philippine Bamboo Foundation Inc. is set to collaborate with the government and international organizations to produce alternative green structures for the calamity-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu, Leyte and Samar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine economy should grow 7.0 percent this year and between 6.5 and 7.5 percent next year despite the devastation caused by a killer typhoon and an earthquake, the government said Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippines says typhoon ‘Yolanda’ to cap economic growth at 7.0%

Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Inclined to take offer.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine economy is expected to grow about seven percent in 2013, as expansion in October-December is stunted by this month’s devastating typhoon, the government said Thursday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Wanted: Structures to withstand 300-kph storm

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DESTROYED houses brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tolosa, Leyte  FILE PHOTO

One of the most striking characteristics of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) that barrelled over Central Visayas on Nov. 8 was its raw ferocity. Rain-soaked winds gusting at more than 300 kilometers per hour and 20-foot-deep storm surges originating from the sea flattened, obliterated or swept away much of anything that stood their furious way.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

PH counts the cost of supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

Tacloban city, devastated by powerful Typhoon Haiyan, is seen in Leyte province, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The devastating assault of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia’s fastest growing economies will be less traumatic.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CSR in times of disaster

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If nature has a quota on how many natural calamities a country can suffer every year, the Philippines has probably gotten its allotment, and more.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

ADB offers to help finance reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas

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The Asian Development Bank announced Wednesday it was ready to provide half a billion dollars in financing to help the Philippine government rebuild areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

GSIS opens P4.5B loan package for Yolanda victims

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The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has made available a P4.5-billion loan package for members residing in the regions devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Typhoon forces banks to close in parts of Visayas, Bicol regions

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A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province Friday Nov.8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Several major banks suspended operations in various parts of the Visayas and Southern Luzon that were badly hit by Supertyphoon Yolanda, the strongest storm to hit the country this year.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Power transmission company prepares for Typhoon ‘Santi’

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The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Friday it has taken measures to minimize the impact of any damage Typhoon “Santi” may cause on the country’s power transmission lines.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bad weather cut banana output in H1

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Bad weather caused a faster decline in banana output while the expansion of areas cultivated for pineapple failed to stop a slowdown in output during the first semester of 2013.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Precautions during, after floods

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Last week’s back-to-back tropical storms and incessant heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” have left about 40 towns and cities in Ilocos Region, Central and Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila still grappling with floods, not to mention the threat of communicable as well as potentially deadly diseases as result of stagnant water and an overall deterioration in the environment.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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