Raise labor standards in tuna industry

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has stepped up its interventions to facilitate the tuna industry players’ compliance with international… »

Pinoys urged to invest in stock market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 October) — Filipinos are encouraged to invest in the stock market to take advantage of the booming Philippine economy that is projected to be the world’s 14th… »

Gearing up for AEC: Ecofusion opens in Davao Friday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 October) — A one-stop facility called “Ecofusion” will open at the Abreeza of the Ayala Malls on Tuesday, a move that is seen to promote trade, tourism,… »

Davao Chamber revives Investment Conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 Aug) – The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCII) will revive the Davao Investment Conference (iCon) after a two-year hiatus since 2012, the… »

Biz group says Bukidnon needs updated tax codes to draw investments

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Bukidnon needs to reform its tax codes if it wants to attract more investors to the province, a business chamber official said. “At the start… »

Chamber to promote Davao ICON in Dubai trade fair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)–In a bid to bring in more foreign investors here, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) will be participating in a major trade… »

Davao’s pioneering gift shop plans a facelift

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — The Alcantara Group, one of the largest and most diversified Filipino-owned conglomerates in the country, is planning to improve its Aldevinco Shopping Center here to… »

Investments in DavNor grow by almost P20M in 2014

DAVAO CITY(MindaNews/25 January) – Investments in Davao del Norte in 2014 reached P8.494 billion last year or P19.652 million more than the 2013 figure, according to data from the Board… »

Dutch web browser game being developed in Davao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – A Dutch firm has tapped a Davao-based BPO company for the development of an upcoming web browser game. Maata Games of… »

DTI-12 to hold trade fair for new products

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 will stage next week a grand trade fair that will showcase the region’s emerging… »

2 more firms interested to develop Davao City’s Isla Verde

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August)–An official from the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC) said yesterday that two more companies have expressed interest to develop a residential area that was… »

Made in Mindanao: Kablon Farm’s all-natural processed fruit products

TUPI, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – A truly natural healthy food products that are world-class in quality. Resting at the foot of the towering Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato’s… »

MSMEs prefer to borrow from co-ops rather than banks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 August) – Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) prefer to borrow from cooperatives rather than banks because small business owners prefer the simplicity of the… »

Fiesta Launch

The coming August 28 fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City is sporting a new logo drawn by artist Simonette Faborada Sagaral. Arlene Moreno, wife of Mayor Oscar Moreno (right), and Dorothy Pabayo,… »

ARMM eyes special economic zone in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/05 July)—The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government is eyeing the establishment of a special economic zone in Tawi-Tawi province to further bolster trade and tourism exchanges… »

Malaysian airline cuts KK-Palawan service

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July)— After barely a month of flying five times a week the Kota Kinabalu-Palawan route, MASwings Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airline, has reverted to… »

Tawi-Tawi, Malaysian traders forge ties

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi (Mindanews/21 June)—Filipino and Malaysian businessmen have forged joint ventures in tourism and employment during the two-day 1st Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) International Business Conference last June… »

Metrobank to open 10 more branches in Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 April) — The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) will open 10 more branches in Mindanao this year, two of them in Bukidnon particularly Malaybalay City and… »

‘Selling mission’ nets P3M for R-12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — Trade and tourism players in Region 12 have generated around P3.1 million worth of product and accommodation sales and bookings during the recent week-long… »

CebPac plans daily flight between Iloilo, GenSan

ILOILO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) – Leading domestic airline Cebu Pacific is planning to open three more flights this year between this city and General Santos City as part of its… »

Zamboanga Peninsula fisheries production up in 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 March)-Fisheries production in the Zamboanga Peninsula or Region 9 has improved last year compared to 2012, an official of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) said. Citing… »

Duterte urges farmers to plant cacao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 Feb) — Farmers should take advantage of the shortage in cacao supply in the country and the world by planting the crop, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said. In… »

Davao biz chamber to discuss power policy with other chambers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., will initiate talks with other cities who are affected with brownouts to see how Davao’s own… »

SouthCot’s revenues from mining drop in 2013

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 February) — South Cotabato’s mining and quarry revenues have dropped by around P3 million last year but officials expect the collections to pick up in the… »

DA to promote Sarangani’ bangus products in ME

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Department of Agricultural (DA) will make a big push for the expansion of market opportunities in the Middle East for the prime bangus… »

PDIC takes over rural bank in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 Dec.) — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) has placed one of the oldest rural banks here under receivership, stunning its more than 2,000 depositors. Nathanel… »

Robinson’s biggest mall in Mindanao opens in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 Nov.) – Robinson Land Corporation (RLC) opened here their biggest and largest mall in Mindanao, on Monday morning. With a total land area of 78,948.48 square meters,… »

AFTA gab slated in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 November)– As part of local preparations for the full implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Free Trade Area (AFTA) or ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)… »

Filinvest starts construction of 405-MW coal plant in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 November)—Construction of the P30-billion coal plant of the Gotianun family’s Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) began last Wednesday with the groundbreaking ceremony attended by local officials in… »

Biz group wants more time to study Malaybalay’s proposed CLUP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 November)—The Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BKCCII) wants more time to study the city’s proposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for 2012-2022. Roderico Bioco,… »

PH investors keep PNG tuna industry vibrant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September)— Philippine companies are flexing their muscles in Papua New Guinea (PNG), operating the largest purse seine fishing fleet and biggest tuna canning factory in the… »

PNG seeks renewal of agreement with PH tuna firm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is pushing for the renewal of an investment agreement it had signed with a tuna fishing and… »

64% rise in PH tuna exports seen next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 September) — The country’s canned tuna exports to the European Union (EU) are seen to increase by about 64 percent by next year once it gains… »

Region 12’s banana industry gets a boost

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/02 September)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) has earmarked P12 million this year to further strengthen the banana industry in Region 12, officials said. Amalia Datukan, DA-12 director, said… »

Standardization needed to sustain export of Bukidnon’s ‘hinabol’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 August)– Weavers of “hinabol” or abaca cloth in Bukidnon need to shape up and adhere to a common product standard for them to get more export orders,… »

By 2020, Mindanao’s power mix would be 56 % coal, 24% hydro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — The government is expecting stable power supply in Mindanao in 2015, coming mostly from coal power plants although efforts are underway to also fast-track renewable… »

PNoy on renewable energy: “more expensive… can’t provide baseload”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — Blaming the Arroyo administration for Mindanao’s energy problem, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address on July 22 said his… »

Is Mindanao ready for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015?

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — Take away Mindanao from the Philippine equation and the country’s agricultural production will drastically plummet. Last year, Mindanao earned at least $3 billion from agricultural… »

Who’s afraid of the ASEAN Economic Community?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – Mindanao’s business sector is saying it is advantageous to Mindanao, citing the 600 million population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a… »

PNOY tackles peace, power woes at Mindanao biz summit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August)—Even before President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 15-minute speech for the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) Thursday, he already knew what to address as the island’s… »

Mindanao business conference tackles ASEAN business integration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindNews/04 August) —  Is Mindanao ready for the ASEAN business integration in 2015? Ricardo Juliano, MinBizCon 2013 conference chair told MindaNews the business sector will present on… »

Powerhouse cast for the 22nd MinBizCon in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July)– At least a dozen Cabinet secretaries and business tycoons will be the key speakers during the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) that will have President Benigno… »

Davao region’s economy posts growth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July)–From 3.7 percent in 2011, the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of the Davao region increased to 7.4 percent in 2012, Rosendo Aya-ay, acting head of the… »

2nd Startup Weekend slated in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) – People with business ideas to share may enlist for the second holding of Startup Weekend Davao, which is scheduled on August 9 to 11. Angel… »

Bid to export meat products from Region 12 revived

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/27 June)– The departments of Agriculture (DA) and the Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 are reviving efforts to land the area’s meat products in Asian markets.… »

Philex spending P8B for Silangan project in Surigao for 2013

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/16 June)— Philex Mining Corp. is spending P5 to 8 billion this year for the exploration and development works at its Silangan project in Surigao del Norte, businessman… »

EastWest inaugurates Koronadal store

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 June)–EastWest Bank recently inaugurated its store here, which is considered the regional center of Region 12 and “an important hub of commercial, industrial and socio-economic activities in… »

Mining exec to address Caraga bizcon

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) – An official of a major mining firm will speak at the 18th Caraga Business Conference scheduled next week at the Hotel Tavern in this city.… »

Surigao chamber to host Caraga bizcon on June 13-14

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 June) — The Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc., (SCCI) will host the 18th Caraga Business Conference on June 13-14, at the Hotel Tavern here. SCCI… »

Region 12 corn production valued at P15.6B

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 May)—The value of corn produced in Region 12 last year reached a staggering P15.6 billion, a regional Department of Agriculture (DA) official said. Zaldy Boloron, DA-12 corn… »

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