Eternal Gardens Lipa honors second-trimester achievers

ETERNAL Gardens honored its top-producing sales managers and agents in its Lipa branch for the second trimester of 2017, in a simple celebration held...

‘Special’ chicken imports not needed, Piñol says

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is not keen on authorizing any special importation of chicken, as local output remains ample to meet the expected...

PHL ships 56,092 MT of sugar to United States

The Philippines has exported an additional 56,092.25 metric tons (MT) of sugar to the United States at lower tariff rates under a preferential trading...

There’s so much pain in agriculture that traders are leaving

The success of modern farmers has become the misery of traders at the world’s biggest agriculture merchants. Profits are shrinking as years of bumper harvests...

‘Pesticide-free eggplants to benefit farmers, consumers’

Producing pesticide-free eggplants in the Philippines is now possible, according to field-trial reports released for the first time by the Institute of Plant Breeding-University...

Manila parametric-risk program fully ceded

The Philippines has urged member-states comprising the Asean to improve catastrophic reinsurance initiatives that will help communities across the region recover faster from the...

DBM guarantees fully funded infrastructure buildup program

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said enough funds have been set aside to pursue 75 infrastructure projects under its “Build, Build, Build”...

Mental health is national wealth

The world observed Mental Health Day on October 10. It was apt that the Lower House approved House Bill 6452 or the Comprehensive Mental...

Pryce Corp.’s 9-month income shoots up 32%

PRYCE Corp. said its net income grew 32 percent during the nine months of the year ending September, partly fueled by higher sales of...

Harbor Star unit to buy GenSan solar-power company

TUGBOAT operator Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc. on Thursday said its board of directors has approved to purchase, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Harbor...

Nestlé, Unilever give activists an opening as big brands wither

Nestlé SA and Unilever gave predators targeting the consumer-goods business more ammunition, reporting weak sales for a summer in which North American hurricanes and...

ICTSI invests $22 million for transtainers at MICT

PORT operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has invested $22 million part of its $80-million capital for its flagship terminal to deploy 16...

DA wants perks for firms buying local produce

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will ask Congress to enact a measure mandating the grant of incentives to businesses that would source agricultural products...

Toyota investment in government’s CARS Program hits P5.24 billion

TOTAL investments by Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) in the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (Cars) Program have reached P5.24 billion since Cars was...

Rice output likely grew 13.9 percent in Q3–PSA

Philippine palay production in the third quarter likely rose by 13.9 percent to 3.38 million metric tons (MMT), from last year’s 2.97 MMT, according...

Agri journ contest on, special award for ‘water sustainability’ story

The Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. (PAJ), the country’s second oldest professional media organization in the country, and San Miguel Corp. (SMC) have once more...

8-month public-sector spending up 9.8%

Data on national government disbursements indicate spending in August alone grew by 13.9 percent and helped push spending from January to August by 9.8...

Seven-year T-bond rate barely moved

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) sold all P15 billion in Treasury bonds (T-bonds) at auction on Wednesday when the seven-year rate moved lower...

Lost and then found, miracles happen

My article today will be a bit different than usual, but I will still relate it somehow to associations. I am still in Washington, D.C., as...

The third age of entrepreneurship

Some people see their 50s as a time to start slowing down, maybe cutting back their working hours. Others see it as the right...