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‘Laguindingan Airport ready for flights’

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/23 April)—Two single engine turbo-prop light planes made successful landings  here Tuesday morning proving that the P7.8-billion Laguindingan Airport is safe...

GenSan, Sarangani to host 23rd Minbizcon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 April) -- The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Mindanao has chosen this city and nearby Sarangani Province...

Davao exporters to help SMEs grow

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April)—Exporters in the Davao Region will find ways to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow their business, Ferdinand Marañon, president...

Mindanao electricity market to commercially operate in September

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 April)-- The Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM), which was pushed by the Department of Energy (DOE) to address power shortage in...

Davao dads approve public market reclassification measure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 March) --- The city council approved Thursday an ordinance amending a provision of the Revenue Code of Davao City that would...

Bukidnon needs new investment code – biz leader

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 March) -- Bukidnon needs to revise its 18-year old investment code for it to be more competitive, Roderico Bioco, president of...

50,000 tons of increase in tuna catch seen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) – Fisheries officials are projecting an increase of around 50,000 metric tons (MT) in the country’s annual...

Iligan diesel plant rehab to start soon as ownership row ‘settled’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 March) – The Alcantara Group is due to rehabilitate the 102-megawatt (MW) Iligan-diesel plant after ownership issues with the city...

Surigao Norte pushes convergence for growth of MSMEs

SURIGAO CITY(MindaNews/09 March) –In a bid to enhance the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Surigao del Norte, the provincial government...

600 delegates join 2013 MICE Con in Davao

DAVAO CITY(MindaNews/08 March)—President Benigno Aquino III formally opened Thursday the four-day 2013 Meetings, Incentive Travels, Conventions, Exhibitions and Events conference (MICE Con) here, which...

Aquino says tax relief for int’l carriers a strategic move

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07March) -- President Benigno Aquino III signed Thursday Republic Act 10374, the law that gives income tax exemptions to international carriers in...

Tawi-Tawi execs call for end to Sabah conflict as economy feels impact

KORONADAL CITY(MindaNews/05 March) -- Ranking officials in Tawi-Tawi appealed Tuesday for a peaceful end to the conflict in Sabah, Malaysia to prevent further loss...

NEDA-11 eyes 8% growth for 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 March) --- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in Region 11 is expecting an eight percent economic growth this year...

Free trainings set for Bukidnon entrepreneurs

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/28 Feb) --  The Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. and the Department of Trade and Industry-Bukidnon have jointly organized...

Zamboanga Peninsula 2012 fisheries production down

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/25 February) – Fisheries production in the Zamboanga Peninsula declined by 3.37 percent last year compared to that in 2011. According to National...

Sultan Kudarat posts P763M investments in 2012

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 February)-- Sultan Kudarat province generated a total of P762.94 million worth of investments last year as the area’s business prospects...

Sarangani coal plant eyes operation in 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 February)—The Alcantara-led coal-fired power project in nearby Maasim, Sarangani is targeted to go on commercial stream by September 2015, a...

Region 12 got P321M worth of projects from DA in 2012

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has delivered a total of P321.18-million worth of agricultural infrastructure projects...

Business permit renewal in Davao City now faster—exec

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 12 January)— Renewal of business permits here has become faster compared to last year as several steps have been taken out,...

Davao City eyes BPOs, real estate investments in 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) – A number of business process outsourcing (BPO) investments and possibly some residential projects are expected investments this...

Alcantara Group inks P9.3B loan for Maasim coal-fired power project

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 December)—Alcantara-led Sarangani Energy Corp. has secured a P9.3 billion syndicated loan to finance the first phase of its coal-fired power...
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

Pacific tuna ground free for all once more

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/December 7) - The Philippines will now have competition in the pocket of high seas that was recently opened exclusively for...

Typhoon storm signals to affect Region 12’s business promotion – exec

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – Efforts to promote the agribusiness potential of Region 12 or Soccsksargen Region would suffer a blow now...

Alsons, 2 co-ops forge agreement on bangus production

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/2 December))— Alsons Aquaculture Corp., based in Alabel, Sarangani, has forged an agreement with two cooperatives to increase the production of export...

Sarangani sees higher investments with revised code

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/29 November)---New investments in Sarangani province last year reached P604 million, with the provincial government expecting it to further grow next...

Malaysian economic mission explores business opportunities in ARMM

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/24 November))—A 19-member Malaysian delegation attended a forum here Saturday to explore business opportunities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),...

Zambo Norte fruit firm gets DOST backing

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 Nov) – A fruit company in Zamboanga del Norte has gotten the support of the Department of Science and Technology to...

Mindanao ‘not yet ripe’ for electricity spot market, says Bukidnon biz exec

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 22 November) – Mindanao is “not yet ripe” for the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) or the electricity spot market because...

Davao group suggests multi-stakeholders dialogue to resolve issues on land investments

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – The Alternative Forum for Research in Mindanao (AFRIM) said Tuesday multi-stakeholders dialogue may help in resolving issues...

Surigao Norte to hold 1st prov’l bizcon

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – At least 200 people from the private and public sector will gather on Thursday and Friday for...

Zambo Norte tablea producing farm gets boost from DOST

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – The Roteo Farm located in Barangay Pian, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte that produces tablea (raw native chocolate...
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

Tuna industry still thriving despite obstacles, says exec

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 19 November)—Rising operational costs, particularly fuel prices, have remained a major challenge for tuna players here but the industry in...

Cacao yields in Davao region high but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – Local cacao farmers have been enjoying good harvests since October, but they have been bugged by a lack of...

R-12 confident of attaining rice self-sufficiency

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 November)– Region 12 is inching closer toward its goal to become “rice self-sufficient” as the area’s palay and rice production...

DTI open for comments on Banana Cardava handbook

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Nov) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 is open for comments on the "Banana Cardava Industry" handbook launched...

Bukidnon businessmen convening forum on electric power situation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 09 November)—A forum on the power situation in Mindanao is slated here on November 21, organized by the Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber...

South Cot eyes promoting local bamboo industry

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 November) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato plans to open by early next year the province’s first production hub...

ICT expo set next week in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 November)-- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) players in this city and the neighboring areas will gather here next week for...

Ecuador edges PH as top canned tuna supplier in Germany

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 05 November)—Ecuador has overtaken the Philippines as the leading supplier of canned tuna in Germany. Data from the European Commission published...
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

Special trade body formed in Soccsksargen Region

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 02 November)-- In a bid to improve the competitiveness of Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region, the Regional Development Council...

Cluster group to chart Bukidnon rubber road map

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 31 Oct) – A Bukidnon industry cluster grouping among present and would-be investors in the rubber industry was formed after...

PAL stops Zamboanga-Manila flight

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – Philippine Air Lines has decided to stop its Zamboanga-Manila flight, a move that may well be interpreted as a...

Sister act: TSI sells power to Davao Light

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – Aboitiz-owned Therma South Inc. (TSI) entered into an agreement last week with a sister company, the Davao Light and...
Workers harvest chrysanthemums at Puentespina's flower farm in Barangay Cadalian, Baguio District, Davao City on Monday, October 29, 2012. The flowers will be shipped to Metro Manila and to different cities and provinces in Mindanao in time for the All Souls Day.Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Puentespina Farms: preparing flowers for the departed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 October) -- It was not an ordinary day at a vast flower garden in Cadalian village, Baguio District here on Monday...

Rubber production seminar slated in CMU

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 October)– Experts from the Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon will be the main speakers in the seminar on...

South Cotabato’s T’boli town now producing jewelries

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/27 October)—Finally, a jewelry-making industry is now in place in the mineral-rich town of T’boli, South Cotabato. Public and private partners recently launched...

Private investments to ARMM in a cautious mode, says former trade exec

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 24 October)— Foreign and domestic investors “would not rush” to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) despite the framework agreement...

Cebu-Pacific Air launches Zambo-CDO route

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/21 October) – Traveling between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro cities will no longer be a half-day ordeal with the inauguration Saturday...

Want to get the best value for your money? Buy products with PS, ICC...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) --- The Department of Trade and Industry Region 11 (DTI-11) and the city government have urged consumers to only purchase...

Housing developers seek P24-B state subsidy for tenements for the poor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 October)– The country’s association of housing developers are seeking a government subsidy reaching P24 billion to build multi-level building tenements...

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