GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / May 4) – The Department of Trade and Industry would award the seal of excellence to at least 22 retail establishments in the Region 12 “for upholding consumer rights and ethical business practices."
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – The Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE), a non-government organization, has urged the Bureau of Plant and Industry to turn down the application of a German company for its genetically modified rice varieties to be used for feed, food, and processing.
Banking on the region’s agribusiness potentials and the support of local government leaders, private trade leaders recently launched here the 2nd SOCSKSARGEN Business Conference with the theme “Seizing Regional and Global Opportunities: Enhancing Agribusiness Competitiveness.”
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / January 19) – The victory of environment advocates against aerial spraying here may see its downside on the cautiousness taken by owners of Southern Mindanao's biggest export industry, banana.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- A move to form a new business chanmber in Davao City is underway as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) plans to form a new group that it can work harmoniously with "to develop the economic climate in Mindanao."
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /19 January) – Mindanao's assets prevail over violence.
Mindanao is still the place to go for investors despite recent bomb explosions in three of its cities, an official from the National Economic Development Authority said
DAVAO CITY - The government has pitched for more players and wider plantations for the abaca fiber industry in Mindanao amid "bright" prospects of increasing demand abroad, an official said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – Barely a day after its inauguration, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has asked State Power Incorporated, owner of Mindanao’s biggest coal plant, to increase its production capacity from its present capacity of 210 megawatts, to fill in Mindanao’s energy requirement.
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (Growth with Equity in Mindanao) -- For the past several years, farmers and livestock breeders in Barangay Upper Dansuli have had to crowd together, once or twice a week, at the municipal abattoir compound which also served as the livestock auction market, to sell their cattle, other livestock, and poultry animals. The process was somewhat disorganized, as buyers and sellers had to transact business wherever they could. The process was likened by one trader to “a mismanaged mini zoo."
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 October) -- If you happen to be in Kidapawan on
October 14, you can have your fill of exotic fruits at the fruit galore, an eat-all-you-can event for which the city government has allotted P350,000.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed on second reading this month an ordinance regulating the entry of these items to the province “to protect the province's agriculture economy from threats of virulent plant pests and diseases."
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 September) -- Senate President Manuel Villar has assured he would facilitate the passage of a bill on tuna handline fishing and a regulatory mechanism for the use of tuna handline fishing boats before the start of the political campaign season next year, South Cotabato First District Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio said.
KABACAN, Cotabato (MindaNews/September 1) – Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban inaugurated Thursday the P20-million post-harvest corn processing plant and trading center in Barangay Osias here, the first in North Cotabato.
POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato (MindaNews/28 August) – To the chant of “Welga, Welga” (Strike, Strike), union members of Dole Philippines, Inc. voted to go on strike during the balloting that ended at 9 p.m. on a rainy Sunday.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) -- Where's the committee that is supposed to evaluate, assess, and recommend measures to ensure safety of pesticides?
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 August) – Despite apprehensions over security, a festive mood prevailed among residents here who greeted the opening Sunday of the weeklong tuna festival with fun and revelry, and officials who emphasized the contribution of the local tuna industry to the city’s progress.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 August) -- The University of the Philippines in Mindanao is holding a public forum on agricultural supply chain management on August 29 to help improve linkages between Mindanao's producers and the market.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 August) – The Tuna Congress next week, the eighth since the annual event for the P18-billion industry started, will focus on quality, safety and sustainability strategies.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- The annual celebration of Timpupo Fetival has been moved from this month to October 9 to 15 due to lack of fruits.
City administrator Rodolfo Cabiles Jr. told DXND Radio for Peace that fruit growers in various parts of this city have complained about the scarcity of fruits because of the erratic weather condition that hit the province of North Cotabato.
MAGPET, North Cotabato (MindaNews/20 August) – Blame it on erratic weather conditions that hit Southwestern Mindanao early this year, officials said when asked to comment on the relative scarcity of exotic fruits like lanzones, rambutan, marang, mangosteen and durian which flooded the region and neighboring areas from July to August in previous years.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 Aug) -- The Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) in Region 12 has approved the implementation of at least three major agriculture and fishery-based programs in Sultan Kudarat province in a bid to boost the development of the area’s agribusiness sector.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – Davao City may ban aerial spraying in all agricultural plantations here starting January 1, 2007 if the City Council approves this month an ordinance proposing such measure, Vice Mayor Luis Bonguyan said Sunday in the city government's weekly TV program "Gikan sa masa, para sa masa" (From the people, for the people).
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 July) -- The Provincial Board of North Cotabato
approved in a special session on Saturday an additional P10-million fund for the province’s rubber and oil palm propagation program.