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DTI urges organizers to help MSMEs to become competitive

DAVAO City – Department of Trade and Industry on Friday challenged organizers of the annual Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) to help the products of micro, small and medium enterprises compete with exports coming from neighboring countries. DTI-11 director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi the organizers can do this by expanding their ...

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Project ‘Converge’ kicks off in Caraga

BUTUAN City  The Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (Project Converge) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) kicks off in Caraga with an Action Planning Workshop held on August 10-12, 2015, this city. The project will cover four agrarian reform community clusters, one each ...

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Peso recovers after 3 day slide vs USD

MANILA – The Philippine peso ended its three-day slide against the US dollar earlier this week after Chinese monetary officials allayed fears of a run-away yuan depreciation. The peso ended the day at 46.15, Php 0.11 better after weakening to over five year-low of 46.26 Wednesday. A trader said markets ...

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BSP stages financial educ expo in Dipolog

DIPOLOG City – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) conducted a “Financial Education Expo” Wednesday (Aug. 12) at the Top Plaza Hotel this city. The program was participated in by the representatives from the different sectors in such as the city government of Dipolog, Association of Barangay Chairmen, provincial government ...

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DTI releases new SRP for consumers

SURIGAO City – The Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released the suggested retail prices (SRP) of basic necessities and prime commodities as of July 23, 2015. Among those that have reduced prices are Family Budget Pack ...

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Micronutrient-fortified orange juice drink ‘Minute Maid Nurisha’ launched

COCA-Cola Philippines releases new beverage to help fight iron and micronutrient deficiencies in celebration of Nutrition Month Minute Maid, a subsidiary brand of The Coca-Cola Company, recently launched ‘Minute Maid Nurisha,’ a great tasting, orange-flavored, micronutrient-fortified juice drink to help sustainably address Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and micronutrient deficiencies among ...

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Caraga’s agri sector posts negative growth

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City – Caraga’s agriculture and services sector posted negative growth as region’s economy slowed down for two years now in the field of  agriculture, fisheries, forestry, finance, real estate, renting and business activities or RERBA for two years, 2013 and 2014. However, in Mining and Quarrying, ...

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