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Fisheries output dips slightly in Q3

Fisheries output in the third quarter fell slightly to 972,910.73 metric tons, from 973,269.43 MT recorded last year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Long, tough job for Mislatel

WHILE it has yet to receive a confirmation order declaring it the new major telco player on Monday, Mislatel Consortium has three months to...

Japan’s Okada plans to retire in PHL

JAPANESE gambling magnate Kazuo Okada said he plans to retire in the Philippines as he is impressed by the country’s labor force. He formed...

More Meralco customers going prepaid

THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has registered over 96,000 prepaid electricity service (PRES) customers at end-September this year. PRES, branded as Kuryente Load, allows customers...

Manila Water, Maynilad back Kaliwa Dam project

THE government’s two major private concessionaires—Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc.—have expressed full support for the controversial New Centennial Water Supply...

AC Energy hopes for early sale of Lanao coal-fired power...

AC Energy Inc. is eyeing to close in the next few months a deal with an investor for the sale of the 4x135-megawatt (MW) coal-fired...

SMEs are missing out on export opportunities

Big companies will continue to dominate the Philippine export industry as the majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not intend to export...

Banana exporters to secure PHL global market position

The banana industry has taken the initiative to secure its share in traditional overseas markets and explore new ones for the country’s top fruit...

DTI 12 pushes development of more world-class products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the development of more top-quality and “world-class” products from parts of Region...

Philippines surpasses sales forecast in China expo, says Trade secretary

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Monday that the total sales of Filipino participants in the China International Import Expo (CIIE)...

Bill reconstituting PCA board advances in House

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure that will further strengthen the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) by amending the...

Zero tariff in key markets hurting PHL banana exporters

The reduction of tariffs in key markets for Philippine bananas, such as South Korea and Japan, may drive local exporters out of business, according...

Male farmworkers get higher pay–PSA report

Male farmworkers are better paid than their female counterparts, especially those in Eastern Visayas, according to the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, New York—Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals...

PAL declared world’s Most Improved Airline

LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has won another international victory, earning the world’s Most Improved Airline for 2019 award, according to the Australia-based airline review firm...

Cardinal Santos Medical Center vows better service after accolade

CARDINAL Santos Medical Center has vowed to further strengthen its service to patients, after being named among the top 10 hospitals by the Department...

Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum

Part Two Let me continue sharing some insights from the Association Leadership Forum I attended from October 29 to 31 in Singapore. The event was...

Government may tap ‘sukuk’ bonds to fund ‘BBB’

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is studying opportunities offered by a Shariah-compliant financing instrument, or sukuk bonds, to fund the Duterte administration’s...

First Gen’s natural gas business sizzles

LOPEZ-LED First Gen Corp. on Thursday posted a 45-percent increase in recurring net income attributable to equity holders of the parent at $180 million...

Prime Water submits lowest bid for New Clark City water supply

CLARK FREEPORT—The lowest bid for the water and wastewater infrastructure project in New Clark City was submitted by the consortium of Prime Water Infrastructure...
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