P202.5-M worth of smuggled agri-fishery goods seized in Jan. 

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said it seized P202.5 million worth of smuggled farm and fishery products at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in January.   In a statement, the DA said the “misdeclared and misclassified goods” inside a total of 24 container vans were confiscated in several operations.  The smuggled commodities include […]

ASEAN trade show generates over P100M in sales leads for Philippine tourism industry

THE Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) said a regional trade show generated over P100 million in sales leads for 16 exhibitors from the Philippine tourism industry. The TPB, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DoT), was reporting the result of Philippine participation in the ASEAN Tourism Forum. In a statement on Monday, the TPB […]

Palace: Datagro to help boost Philippine sugar industry 

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has secured project commitments from Brazilian company Datagro to boost the Philippines sugar industry, the presidential palace said on Monday night.  Datagro had proposed during a meeting between its officials and the Philippine leader to start its technology transfer project on the islands of Negros and Panay, the Presidential Communications […]

Mayor proposes bill amendment allowing gov’t to directly buy onions from farmers 

THE MAYOR of Bongabon town in Nueva Ecija, tagged as the “onion capital” of the Philippines, recommended to include a provision in a proposed law that will allow government to buy onions directly from farmers and handle distribution to markets.   At a House committee on agriculture and food meeting on Wednesday, Bongabon Mayor Ricardo I. […]

Davao ICT industry targets doubling of BPM workforce

DAVAO’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry is planning to double the current business process management (BPM) workforce in the region to 150,000 by 2028. Xavier Eric B. Manalastas, president of the ICT-Davao, Inc. industry association, said this was the region’s commitment to the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines, whose own target […]

Marcos backing for RCEP premature, think tank says

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s declaration of support for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is premature pending the resolution of the agriculture industry remaining unresolved, a think tank said. Policy research group Focus on the Global South said that the RCEP agreement is awaiting the Senate’s concurrence, where the trade deal is being studied […]

Senate agri panel chair tells DA: Set sights on self-sufficiency, not importation 

SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar on Wednesday called out the Department of Agriculture (DA) for its continuing reliance on importation instead of focusing on building up self-sufficiency through programs that will help farmers improve their yield.    In a hearing on Senate Bill 120 or the Corn Industry Development bill, the chair of the agriculture and food […]

MPIC unit, Israel’s LR Group invest P2B in dairy business

METRO Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) announced on Thursday that its new unit, Metro Pacific Agro Ventures (MPAV), and Israel’s LR Group are investing P2 billion for the expansion of its existing dairy business. “We are now talking to banks,” MPAV President Jovy I. Hernandez said during the groundbreaking of the company’s facility in Bay, Laguna. […]

World Fintech Show features dynamic collaborations set to influence the direction of fintech in Saudi Arabia.

After two thrillingly eventful days, World Fintech Show, Powered by Revival Lab, Fintactics, and Arbah Capitalconcludes after leaving the Saudi fintech industry with a lot to look forward to. This event is widely considered a pivotal turning point for the Saudi Arabian fintech market. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) […]

Gov’t cold chain database due for launch in February

THE Board of Investments (BoI) said on Thursday that the government is working with the private sector to launch the Cold Chain Database by February.  “With the database’s completion, specifically on generating viable investment locations based on supply-demand gap analytics, the BoI can now fine-tune its investment prospectus for the cold chain industry,” Francis Peñaflor, […]

Korea Environmental Industry Association Revamps Environmental Technology & Product DB Search Portal EIDB

Seoul, Korea, December 20, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – ‘EIDB’, an environmental technology product DB search portal in the domestic and international market by Korea Environmental Industry Association, is expected to have a service revamp in 2023 to present a new feature. It is the environmental technology product DB search portal that can satisfy the needs of the environmental […]