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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Tuna fish are lined up for weighing before they are sold to buyers at the Fish Port Complex in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City last Nov. 21, 2011. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.Photo Courtesy of STEAG SPI Website

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...

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...

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...

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...
President Benigno Aquino III speaks before the participants to the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference at SMX Lanang Premiere, Davao City on August 8, 2013. The 3-day conference will provide a venue for key business leaders to craft a policy agenda that will prepare the Philippines for the Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015 integration. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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)...

Korean bizmen eye solar power plant in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – A group of Korean businessmen is eyeing investment on power generation to help address the electricity needs of this...

Davao biz groups ask BIR to extend receipts expiry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 May) -- Six business groups have asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to extend the expiration date of existing official...

Region 12 still top coffee producer in PH

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/21 May) -- Despite decreasing production, Region 12 or Soccsksargen region remained as the top coffee producer in the country last year,...

DTI allocates P27-M for SSF projects in Region 9

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 May) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has allocated P27.12 million for its support service facilities (SSF) project for...

Kris Aquino eyes investment in Sarangani’s Gumasa beach district

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 May)-- Saying it could be the country’s “next Boracay,” movie and television celebrity Kris Aquino expressed interest Thursday of putting...

DOST extends aid to Dipolog City bakeshop

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/27 April) – A bakeshop operating in Dipolog City has received financial assistance worth at least P260,000 from the Department of Science...

Thai-backed palm oil mill to rise in NorthCot

CARMEN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 24 April) – Carmen Mayor Rogelio Taliño led groundbreaking rites here Monday for the construction of a $10-million Thai-backed...

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