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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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Burglars ran off with P10m from pawnshop

By Nitz Arancon A GROUP of burglars from Benguet ransacked a pawnshop here and ran off with some P10 million worth of jewelry and about P300 thousand in cash at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day. It was the biggest single case of burglary ever recorded in the ...

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One-M

By Churchill Aguilar MY stints with the League of Municipalities and the League of Cities in the Philippines as a facilitator of some 14 batches of orientations for the newly elected mayors at different parts of the country have made my hands so full that I hardly have time to ...

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