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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...

DTI-11 to regulate prices of bio-plastic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) -- The City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) announced Wednesday that prices of biodegradable plastics will be regulated by the...

Davao mission delegates eye OFWs in Singapore as new investors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The three-day Davao tourism, trade and investment mission to Singapore on October 10 is eyeing for overseas...

Manpower lack hobbles growth of BPO in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 5 October)-- The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region has called for an interagency study...

Steag shutdown to weigh on Mindanao power grid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 October) -- A two-hour daily rotating brownout will again hit this city and the neighboring areas for about a month...

Dolefil eyes stronger Asian presence with Japanese firm’s takeover

KORONADAL CITY(MindaNews/ 5 October)— The management of Dole Philippines, Inc. (Dolefil) appeared bullish on the looming takeover of Japanese trading giant Itochu Corp., with...

NFA assures South Cotabato rice stocks enough for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) in South Cotabato assured local residents that it has enough rice stocks for...

DA, LGUs in Region XI to procure 10 tractors to help mechanize agriculture

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Sept) – Local government units (LGU) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Davao region will procure 10 farm tractors...

Increase in local demand for ICT products pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September)— The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Davao, Inc. (ICT Davao) has pushed the patronage of locally developed software products among...

Q1 palay, corn production in Region 12 up a bit

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 24 September)-- Palay and corn production in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region slightly increased during the first quarter of...

SM Group eyes entry in Tampakan project?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September)—The SM Group was reportedly assigned a board seat at Indophil Resources NL, raising the possibility of the former’s...

EastWest Bank to open Sultan Kudarat branch

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September)-- Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Sultan Kudarat province are getting another boost with the upcoming expansion...

30 enterprises in Zambo face closure

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 September) – The city government has issued warnings against owners of 30 local establishments to secure business permits or face sanctions...

Bukidnon special economic zone eyed in BRCI site 



MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 18 September) – Bukidnon Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. has disclosed the provincial government is mulling to pursue the plan...

El Nino preparation: GenSan allots P1M for cloud seeding

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – The city government has allocated an initial P1 million for the conduct of cloud-seeding operations and other interventions...

‘Less yield but higher income from brown rice’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – Growing brown or “unpolished” rice through organic methods gives less yield but the variety commands a higher price compared...

Net loan expansion, receivables fuel ONB’s 93% net income growth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September)– One Network Bank (ONB), Mindanao’s largest private rural banking network, posted a 93 percent net income growth in the first...

SMEs told to prepare financial records to avail loans faster

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 15 September)– Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and organizations supporting them must work on their financial documentation to hasten the loan...

Banking sector urged to help promote South Cotabato’s potentials

KORONADAL CITY(MindaNews/15 September)—The growing banking sector in South Cotabato is a welcome development that would help the provincial government erase unkind perceptions about the...

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