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BSP calls on public to re-circulate coins

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo calls on the public to re circulate coins as these play an important role in the country’s economic activity. During the BSP Demonetization Program briefing in Baguio, Guinigundo stressed that there is no shortage of coins in the country. What is happening ...

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P500m to be allotted for cacao in Mindanao

DAVAO City – Some P500 million will be poured in Mindanao next year to increase by two-folds the number of cacao trees planted through the Double-Up Program. In an interview Friday, Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) executive director Janet Lopos told reporters that the Double-Up Program was conceptualized with the Cacao ...

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DA brings P1.4-b farm, fishery equipment to R12

KORONADAL – City The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed here on Thursday around P1.4 billion worth of farm and fishery equipment as well as financial grants for various priority agriculture-related projects in parts of Region 12. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala led the turnover of the farm machineries, postharvest facilities, fishing ...

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Davao posts 9.4% GRDP, outperforms other regions

DAVAO City – The region topped 14 other regions in the country in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) at 9.4 percent in 2014, surpassing expectations and achieving growth targets for 2016. It is the highest growth in the country for last year’s performance. National Economic Development Authority (Neda) XI Director ...

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DA moves to contain rat infestation

KORONADAL City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 dispatched its technical personnel to Sultan Kudarat province on Thursday to help address the worsening rodent or rat infestation in the area. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, DA-12 executive director, said she has directed technicians from the agency’s Regional Crop Protection Center ...

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Mall Company holds green retail agenda

SM malls once again conduct the Green Retail Agenda this July. SM City General Santos mounted their forum last July 9 while SM City Cagayan de Oro and SM City Davao held theirs last July 14 and 16, respectively. This year’s theme “Building Corporate Resiliency: Risk Reduction Program” is aimed ...

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Biz leaders’ meet in Davao to tackle ICT industry

DAVAO City – Business leaders from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines will meet at the Chief Executive Officers’ Conference and Exhibit on August 19, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center to tackle issues concerning the information and communications technology industry in the economic sub-region. The gathering of CEOs is one ...

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PCA distributes 736 bags of fertilizers to farmers in Zambo

Zamboanga del Norte – A total of 736 bags of  fertilizers  were distributed by the personnel of Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to coconut farmers yesterday, July 23, during the information caravan (Infocar) for poverty reduction conducted by the Mindanao Communicator’s Network, Inc. and the Regional Development Council (RDC)-9 at barangay ...

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R12 pork products bound for Emirates

GENERAL Santos City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 is targeting to start before yearend the shipment of cut pork meat products from the area to various markets in the Middle East. John Pascual, DA-12 livestock coordinator, said they are currently finalizing arrangements with the Philippine embassy ...

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