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Datu’s Bar and Lounge: Anniversary Bash

A lot of people would say mist businesses would fail within the first year of establishment. It’s a do or die situation as each month passes by. Owners begin to be more nitpicky and weary about sales and such especially when it could already see the year’s finish line. That ...

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Canfeeermed

By Netnet Camomot FALLING asleep while watching the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant last Sunday night could mean the show was boring. However, to wake up with “The Voice of the Philippines” Season 2 winner Jason Dy serenading the beauty candidates, and still managing to fall asleep right after could mean ...

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Coconut industry to join Japan exhibit in October

COCONUT producers, processors and handicraft makers in Davao City are preparing for a benchmarking mission to Japan sometime in October this year and participate in a global trade fair. Coconut industry chair Rosella Villaruel, an officer of Philippine Coconut Authority, told consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that various ...

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Manufacturing output accelerates to 12.8% in April

OUTPUT of the domestic manufacturing industry accelerated by 12.8 percent in April of this year, the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippines Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO) reported Tuesday. The 12.8-percent volume of production index (VoPi) in April 2014 is higher compared to April 2013’s VoPi ...

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Phl coco oil exports down 54% due to low production

PHILIPPINE coconut oil exports are expected to decrease in the first six months of the year due to low production caused by typhoons that hit major coconut producing areas last year. Citing preliminary industry data, United Coconut Association of the Philippines (UCAP) executive director Yvonne Agustin forecasts that coconut oil ...

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124,000 new BPO jobs expected to open in 2014

THE country’s mega business process outsourcing (BPO) firms are expected to spearhead the production of roughly 124,000 new full-time jobs in 2014, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, a key industry backer said Wednesday. “Based on sectoral projections, we are confident that BPO firms will be able to add an average ...

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