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Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

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 its full economic potenti ...

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Biz group pushes for Banana Industry Development Council

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 Council ...

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Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

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 production requirements of ...

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FDC coal plant in MisOr connected to Mindanao grid

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 coal-fired ...

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DTI expects surge in tuna exports to EU

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 Union (EU) with the impending implemen ...

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We are not extorted, say banana growers

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 nor paid grease money to the B ...

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Coco farmers tied to traditional products

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 coco-based products that offer h ...

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Price of durian seen to increase next month

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 crop were destroyed by the El ...

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Investment leads in Mindanao almost P900B as of June

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 to data from the Board of Investme ...

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Raise labor standards in tuna industry

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’ ...

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Pinoys urged to invest in stock market

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 ...

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Gearing up for AEC: Ecofusion opens in Davao Friday

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, ...

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Davao Chamber revives Investment Conference

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 201 ...

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Biz group says Bukidnon needs updated tax codes to draw investments

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 ...

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Chamber to promote Davao ICON in Dubai trade fair

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 maj ...

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Davao’s pioneering gift shop plans a facelift

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 ...

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Investments in DavNor grow by almost P20M in 2014

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 ...

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Dutch web browser game being developed in Davao

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 Arnhem, Netherland ...

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DTI-12 to hold trade fair for new products

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 emer ...

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

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 develo ...

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

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’ ...

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MSMEs prefer to borrow from co-ops rather than banks

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 simp ...

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Fiesta Launch

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 Doroth ...

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ARMM eyes special economic zone in Tawi-Tawi

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 t ...

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Malaysian airline cuts KK-Palawan service

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 ...

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Tawi-Tawi, Malaysian traders forge ties

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 Mi ...

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Metrobank to open 10 more branches in Mindanao

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 Mal ...

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‘Selling mission’ nets P3M for R-12

‘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 ...

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CebPac plans daily flight between Iloilo, GenSan

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 ...

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Zamboanga Peninsula fisheries production up in 2013

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 Co ...

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Duterte urges farmers to plant cacao

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 hi ...

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Davao biz chamber to discuss power policy with other chambers

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 ...

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SouthCot’s revenues from mining drop in 2013

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 ...

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DA to promote Sarangani’ bangus products in ME

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 ...

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PDIC takes over rural bank in GenSan

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 ...

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Robinson’s biggest mall in Mindanao opens in Butuan City

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 sq ...

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AFTA gab slated in Bukidnon

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 ...

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Filinvest starts construction of 405-MW coal plant in MisOr

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 groundbr ...

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

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 P ...

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PH investors keep PNG tuna industry vibrant

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 ...

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PNG seeks renewal of agreement with PH tuna firm

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 an ...

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64% rise in PH tuna exports seen next year

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 du ...

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Region 12’s banana industry gets a boost

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 sa ...

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

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, ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Is Mindanao ready for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015?

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 ...

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Who’s afraid of the ASEAN Economic Community?

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 Nat ...

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PNOY tackles peace, power woes at Mindanao biz summit

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 ...

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Mindanao business conference tackles ASEAN business integration

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 busi ...

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