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Duterte to grace Dasureco’s general asembly in Mantanao

By Eldie S. Aguirre DIGOS City – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be the guest speaker to the 35th annual general assembly meeting (AGAM) of Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Dasureco) on May 31 in Matanao town. Ferdinand Canastra, Dasureco membership and services department head said they are expecting thousands …

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Economy to expand 7% in first quarter

MANILA – The Philippine economy is expected to grow 6.5 to 7 percent in the first quarter due to higher infrastructure spending and good agricultural performance. A joint report by the First Metro Investment Corp. (Fmic) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) believes that infrastructure spending had …

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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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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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