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Japanese investors explore opportunities in Davao’s agri sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – A group of Japanese businessmen came to Davao City Wednesday to explore investment opportunities in the city’s thriving agriculture sector. Davao...

Davao poultry producers threatened by expansion of subdivisions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – The massive expansion of subdivisions in the southern part of Davao City threatens the local poultry industry and should push the...

ARMM economic chief to urge Australians to invest in the region

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) -- The head of the Regional Board of Investment (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)...

Air Asia to make Davao City hub for int’l flights in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) -- Malaysia’s budget airline AirAsia plans to make Davao City as a hub for international flights in Mindanao,...

Business missions to promote investment opportunities in Mindanao amid Marawi crisis

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will join Philippine investment promotion officials in a series of business missions this year...

Biz leader asks airlines to make Davao City hub for int’l flights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) --  Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCI) trustee Arturo Milan has asked airline companies to...

Top execs from Asia and Europe to participate in Davao’s Investment Conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July)-- Top executives from Asia and Europe will participate in the two-day Investment Conference (iCon) on July 21 to...

Martial law to dampen Davao City’s economic performance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – The city’s economic performance will experience a slowdown for the rest of the year owing to the state of martial law...

Chinese investors eyed for proposed ecozone in Surigao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) -- Chinese investors are being eyed for a proposed ecozone in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. Rep. Johnny Pimentel of...

Super Shuttle RORO leaves for Bitung with only 1% cargo load

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) -- M/V Super Shuttle RORO 12, the vessel servicing the Davao-GenSan-Bitung route left for the Indonesian port Sunday,...

Presidents Duterte and Widodo launch Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April)  -- The Davao-General Santos-Bitung shipping route was launched here Sunday with President Rodrigo Duterte referring to it as "another...

‘Mindanao catching up’ with opening of new shipping route to Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Sounding optimistic over the economic opportunities that could be unlocked with the launch on April 30 of a new shipping route...

New shipping route seen to increase PH-Indonesia trade

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – The launch on Sunday (April 30) of a new shipping route that will link the cities of Davao and General Santos...

PH, China sign economic cooperation program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – The Philippines and China signed on Friday a six-year development program for trade and economic cooperation between the two...

RoRo shipping service to ply Mindanao-Indonesia route

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – The Philippine and Indonesian governments will launch next month a roll-on, roll-off shipping service that will link Davao and...

Duterte asks Mighty Corp.owner to pay P3B

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/10 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to drop the tax evasion case against Mighty Corporation president Alexander Wongchuking but he...

South African, UK diplomats coming to Davao for trade talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Ambassadors from South Africa and the United Kingdom will meet Davao City business leaders to discuss ways to further...

Chinese firm exec finds Davao fit for monorail project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – A detailed feasibility study has yet to be conducted, but this early a representative from a state-owned Chinese railway...

PH positions itself as ‘gateway’ to ASEAN, 5 economic powers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 January) – The Philippines’ strategic location will make it a gateway to the 620 million population of the ASEAN region and...

SoKor firm eyes partnership with local VCO producer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – A big South Korean cosmetic company is negotiating with a local virgin coconut oil producer for a possible joint...

Investments in Region 11 hit almost P8B as of 2016 3Q

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 January) – Investments in Davao Region reached P7.684 billion as of third quarter of 2016, records from the Department of Trade...

PH to welcome foreign investments in power, telecom

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 November) – The country will open its doors to foreign investments in telecommunications and power to enhance competition that will bring...

APEC Summit: PH to highlight ‘ease of doing business’ to draw investors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 November) – The Philippines will highlight the “ease of doing business” in the country during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit...

Davao banana exporters eye wider market in Russia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – Banana exporters in the Davao Region are exploring opportunities to expand their market in Russia, a business leader said. Edwin...

Mindanao biz leaders upbeat despite PH ‘separation’ from US

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – Mindanao business leaders have remained upbeat on the country’s economy amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncements the country will “separate”...

Exporters push for abolition of tariffs on PH exports to Japan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Octobers) – Exporters in Davao Region called on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to negotiate with Japan for the lifting of tariff...

20 MSMEs in GenSan chosen for DTI’s ‘Mentor Me’ program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 October) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has chosen 20 micro, small and medium enterprises...

Region 12 nets P711M in investments in Q2

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) -- Region 12 sustained its position as one of the country’s emerging investment destinations, with the entry of around...

Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The success of the peace process between the government and the National Democratic Front will enable Mindanao to attain...

Biz group pushes for Banana Industry Development Council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) in Davao Region called on the government to create a Banana Industry Development...

Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 has allocated around P9 million in additional grants to assist the...

FDC coal plant in MisOr connected to Mindanao grid

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) -- The Filinvest Development Corporation said on Friday it has synchronized the energy production of its multi-billion peso...

DTI expects surge in tuna exports to EU

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects a surge in tuna exports to the European...

We are not extorted, say banana growers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) – None of the 27 members of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) had experienced extortion...

Coco farmers tied to traditional products

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 July) – Most coconut farmers are stuck to producing charcoal and copra and have not ventured into other food and non-food...

Price of durian seen to increase next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – The price of durian might increase next month during the Kadayawan Festival as around 1,600 hectares planted to the...

Investment leads in Mindanao almost P900B as of June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – Investment leads in Mindanao surged in June to surpass the figures for the first four months of 2016, according...
Workers haul tuna from a fishing boat at the Fish Port Complex in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City last Nov. 21, 2011. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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