SILAY CITY—Batwan, a fruit resembling a tiny green apple, is used mostly as a souring agent in many popular dishes in Western Visayas such as Cansi; KBL (kadyos, baboy, langka); Pinalmahan, among others. The tree is indigenous to the region but difficult to propagate; it can take about two years before a seed grows shoots. As such, most of the fruits that actually make it to the market are found in the wild.
FUND-RAISING activities of companies via the capital markets may slightly increase this year, despite volatile market conditions. This is because a lot of cash are still in the market chasing so few securities, according to Justino Juan R. Ocampo, executive vice president of First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC).
CEBU CITY—Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services Inc. (Precsi) officially launched on Tuesday its regional office here to further capture the booming property market, which, in turn, could help the company achieve its target of a 40-percent revenue hike by 2017.
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