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DA releases P20.67 million for cassava project in Cotabao

GENERAL Santos City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released an initial P20.67 million for the implementation of a cassava granules production and marketing project under the flagship Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) in Polomolok town in South Cotabato. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, DA Region 12 executive director, turned over the funds ...

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Telco starts direct carrier billing for windows mobile

PHILIPPINES number one mobile brand Globe Telecom continues to lead the country’s digital revolution as it recently expanded its Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) service to include customers on Microsoft Lumia smartphones running on the Windows operating system (OS). With Globe being the first telco to bring the service to the Philippines, ...

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Trade department continues dev’t promotion of SMEs

ZAMBOANGA City – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is shifting this year its priority target in the conduct of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Caravan here in the region. This as the DTI in partnership with the different member-agencies of the Zamboanga Peninsula (ZAMPEN) SME Core Group, continues ...

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Bank offers rebates for cardholders

AN official of Sy-led Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO) is optimistic on the continued rise of credit card issuance citing that Filipinos are becoming mature on their use of the plastic money. BDO Senior Vice President and Consumer Lending Group Marketing Head Ma. Nanette R. Regala, in a briefing Tuesday, ...

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Group expands job trainings to curb youth unemployment rate

SOCIAL enterprise BagoSphere is expanding its intensive and affordable job training program to key cities in the Philippines to give more high school and college graduates better opportunities to jumpstart their career in the outsourcing industry. “When we first started BagoSphere, we wanted to create an affordable solution to tackle ...

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Internet penetration set to grow in 5 years

INTERNET user penetration has increased almost seven-fold from 6.5% to 43% of the global population between 2000 and 2015, according to the 2015 ICT figures released by ITU, United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies.  According to the ITU, mobile broadband is the most dynamic market segment, with ...

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Peso down, US ahead of EU on Greece crisis

MANILA, June 22 (PNA) — The Philippine peso ended Monday sideways to a greenback as markets await the result of the emergency summit in Brussels targeted to address the Greek debt crisis. It finished the week’s first trading day at 45.05 from 45.11 Friday last week. A trader said markets ...

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Trade department issues biz name in 15 minutes

DAVAO City – The office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao City and in all provinces of Davao Region now boast of processing business name registration (BNR) applications within 15 minutes turn-around time. During the first quarter of this year, the agency reported that 99 percent ...

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