Business

MinDA strengthening BARMM in the BIMP-EAGA cooperation

Published 2 day(s) ago

MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) Development Management Officer Amhed Jeoffrey Datukan, representing Deputy Executive Director ASec. Romeo Montenegro attended the 1st Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDCom) – Bangsamoro Economic Development Council (BEDC) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) via Zoom, Tuesday, 19 January.

Despite pandemic, PH’s biggest bus firm won’t retrench its workers

Published 2 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The thousands of employees of the country’s biggest bus conglomerate will not have to worry about losing their jobs as the firm’s leadership has vowed not to retrench a single worker even as the country is still suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Ancillary products set to drive additional revenue for air carriers in 2022

Published 2 day(s) ago

A recent survey by AirAsia Philippines has shown half of traveling Filipinos purchase ancillary products like additional baggage allowance and in-flight food

2022 labor force survey underway, PSA-10 says

Published 6 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority 10 announced recently the conduct of January 2022 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and second visit of the 2021 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) from 10 to 31 January 2022.

BOC-10 generates P16.3M in first online auction

Published 6 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO – The Bureau of Customs Port of Cagayan de Oro generated a total revenue of P 16,391,000.00 in its first online public auction via the Zoom Platform recently.

OneDA unifies food security, logistics plan for NorMin

Published 6 day(s) ago

By Azbi Talib CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, bureaus, and corporations in Northern Mindanao met January 12 to craft a unified Regional Food Security and Logistics Plan for the year 2022.

GSIS now offering emergency loan in areas battered by ‘Odette’

Published 6 day(s) ago

GOVERNMENT Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet announced that the pension fund is now granting emergency loan to members and pensioners in six regions in the country that bore the brunt of typhoon Odette.

AllValue partners with MoEngage to accelerate its e-commerce growth

Published 8 day(s) ago

ALLVALUE, the Villar Group’s holding company for its investments in retail, has partnered with insights-led engagement platform MoEngage to further boost their digital growth for AllHome, Philippines' pioneering one-stop full-line home center, and AllDay, the country’s fastest growing supermarket and a leading player in the mid-premium segment.

AboitizPower unit offers free charging to Cebu e-trike operators

Published 8 day(s) ago

AS efforts to restore power supply in most parts of Metro Cebu continue, AboitizPower subsidiary Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC) provided free charging to e-trike operators in Cebu City’s Barangay Ermita, its host community, to aid them in their livelihood.

Marcventures Typhoon Odette relief operations

Published 8 day(s) ago

MARCVENTURES Mining and Development Corporation activated its relief operations to provide assistance to various areas stricken by super typhoon Odette, the strongest storm of 2021.

Bachelor Express Inc. holds annual stockholders’ meeting

Published 8 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bachelor Express, Inc. (“BEI”) held its annual stockholders’ meeting on January 16, 2022 with family matriarch Olivia V. Yanson heading the board election.

PhilFIDA's position on BSP plan: No to polymer shift, retain abaca in the Philippine banknotes

Published 8 day(s) ago

Introduction AFTER a long and thorough investigation on the use of Abaca in the Philippine peso notes, the BSP issued its first series of the cotton-abaca (80:20) blend peso bills in the 1,000, 500 denominations in 2001 and later in the 200 and 100 denominations.

SEC-CDOEO sees progress in the NorMin’s businesses in 2021 since pandemic

Published 8 day(s) ago

DESPITE the global health crisis for almost two years now, SEC Cagayan de Oro Extension Office (SEC-CDOEO) sees progress in the opening and recovery of business establishments in the Region.

Airlines cancel flights for Mindanao routes

Published 10 day(s) ago

THE country’s two major airline companies had cancelled 46 flights scheduled Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City, Metro Manila to key cities in Mindanao and vice versa.

DA-10 to rehab ASF-affected areas via swine sentinel program

Published 10 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) is set to roll out its Swine Sentinel Program in identified ASF-plagued areas in the region, in the first quarter of this year.

Davao Light energizes its first fully digital substation, creates a stronger network security

Published 10 day(s) ago

ABOITIZPOWER subsidiary Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) continues to future-proof its distribution network by energizing its first fully digital substation located in the downtown area of Davao City on December 8, 2021.

Camiguin’s SOPA underscores progress in agriculture sector

Published 10 day(s) ago

CAMIGUIN – Implementation of an organic farming program, establishment of learning sites, development of food gardens, assistance to farmers, and other programs geared to boost agricultural productivity are among the highlights of Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo's recent State of the Province Address.

CDA grants special type of cooperative license to DigiCOOP

Published 13 day(s) ago

AIMING to accelerate tech transformation and provide web and mobile banking capability to its members, DigiCOOP Technology Service Cooperative (DTSC) has secured its special type of cooperative license from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), achieving the milestone of becoming the very first technology service cooperative in the Philippines.

MinDA hold online learning session with BFAR

Published 13 day(s) ago

THE Mindanao Development Authority conducts an Online Learning Session with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) as an initial activity for MinDA’s aqua-fishery projects in the provinces of Parang, Maguindanao; Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay; and Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

147 Ozamiz port terminal workers receive P14.2M separation pay

Published 13 day(s) ago

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental – The Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10) Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) facilitated the P14,248,675.12 payment of 147 retrenched workers of Integrated Port Services Office (IPSO) in Ozamiz City recently.

DA-10 funds P3M swine production center in Malaybalay City

Published 13 day(s) ago

MALAYBALAY CITY – The city government of Malaybalay received a P3 million worth project for the development and upgrading of its swine production center, January 10.

Achieve your 2022 interior design ideas with these XTREME Appliances

Published 15 day(s) ago

AS Filipinos welcomed 2022, most of us are starting – or even began their annual home improvements – to adapt to the interior design trends of the year.

DA NorMin signs MOU in support of EPAHP

Published 15 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10), through Regional Executive Director Carlene Collado, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) in Northern Mindanao at the agency compound here on January 4, 2022.

Bacolod nears full restoration, as PLDT, Smart revive more VisMin areas post Odette

Published 15 day(s) ago

PLDT and Smart have reestablished network coverage in over 98% of Bacolod, bringing restoration of network services to over 90% of Visayas cities and municipalities affected by Super Typhoon Odette. Earlier, the group had reported the full restoration of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar.

Globe restoration efforts in VisMin continue to see significant progress

Published 15 day(s) ago

Globe is nearing completion of needed repairs in Visayas and Mindanao, in order to provide mobile network services to our affected customers.

Therma Visayas deploys relief ops for typhoon-affected Toledo City residents

Published 15 day(s) ago

IN response to the devastation wreaked by super typhoon Odette (international name Rai) on its host community, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI) mobilized a relief operation that has already helped ease the lives of 2,250 affected families in Toledo City, Cebu as of Dec. 30, 2021.

SMC takes coastal cleanup drive to Batangas, to start MMORS river system rehab soon

Published 19 day(s) ago

SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) has extended its coastal clean-up drive to Calatagan and Balayan in Batangas, even as it prepares to start cleaning up the heavily-polluted Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando river system (MMORS) in Bulacan.

DTI-10 reminds bizmen of online business name registration

Published 19 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Owners of existing and potential business establishments in northern Mindanao may now renew or apply for business name registration online to avoid face-to-face transactions.

FDC Misamis, Motolite collab for proper ULABs disposal

Published 19 day(s) ago

FDC Misamis has partnered with Oriental & Motolite Corporation and the Philippine Business for Social Progress for the Balik Baterya Program to further its commitment to environmental stewardship.

More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

Published 20 day(s) ago

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette.

Globe restores services in more towns in Bohol, Cebu and Leyte

Published 20 day(s) ago

GLOBE has restored network services in more towns in Bohol, Cebu and Leyte bringing Visayas closer to completion.

LPG prices down by P2.55 per liter, auto LPG by P1.40

Published 22 day(s) ago

PRICES of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dropped at the start of 2022

7,159 MisOcc rice farmers receive subsidy from DA-10

Published 22 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In continuing efforts to aid rice farmers, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 launched its third wave of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund - Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) program in Misamis Occidental starting Monday, Dec. 27, in Tangub City.

DTI opens MisOr’s 2nd OTOP hub in Claveria town

Published 22 day(s) ago

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Misamis Oriental, in coordination with the local government of Claveria, launched the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Hub at Claveria's View Deck in Barangay Lanise.

Globe network services back in Negros Island

Published 22 day(s) ago

GLOBE’s mobile services are back in Negros Island enabling call, text and data for our customers. Negros Occidental is now fully restored, while 21 municipalities in Negros Oriental are back up.

PLDT customers impacted by Odette receive bill rebates

Published 25 day(s) ago

IN the wake of connectivity disruptions brought on by typhoon Odette, PLDT is giving bill rebates and its wireless unit Smart is crediting calamity load assistance to severely affected customers in Visayas and Mindanao.

MEDPadala: Assurance of healthcare made accessible and convenient

Published 25 day(s) ago

HEALTHCARE now more than ever, is at the forefront of our life concerns.

DOLE-10 urges business owners to follow labor standards

Published 27 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10) urged business owners to comply with labor standards especially in the release of 13th month pay to workers on or before December 24.

Musuan farmers eyed to adopt P1.21M solar-fertigation

Published 27 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Farmer-members of the Land Tiller Inhabitants of Musuan (LIMUS) and adjoining areas will soon benefit from the establishment of the P1.21 million CMU-LIMUS Solar-Powered Fertigation System (SPFS), which will rise at barangay Dologon, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon.

RDC-10 OKs P133B FY 2023 investment program

Published 27 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of P133.34 billion is proposed to fund northern Mindanao’s priority programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) as the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council approved the Annual Investment Program (AIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 during its 128th Full Council meeting recently.

Diversified economy help ease GRDP decline in NorMin: NEDA

Published 30 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Despite northern Mindanao’s Growth Domestic Product (GRDP) decline of 5.2 percent in 2020 from registered 5.6 percent growth in 2019, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) official said it is not that bad since the region holds a diversified economy and investments continue to come and create jobs.

Cluster hybrid rice techno demo seen to increase productivity

Published 30 day(s) ago

KALILANGAN, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) is pushing for increased rice production and sufficiency through cluster hybrid rice techno demo in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.

Smart satellite services reconnect Cebu, Dinagat, Siargao, and Surigao following Odette

Published 1 month(s) ago

WITH restoration efforts of network facilities in full swing, PLDT, Inc. and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc have reconnected Cebu, Dinagat, Siargao, and Surigao using Smart satellite phones.

DA-10 taps FCAs regionwide for potential market for yellow corn

Published 1 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Select farmer’s cooperatives and associations (FCAs) producing yellow corn from the provinces of Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental of Region 10 with their respective local government units (LGUs) met recently via online for a likely partnership with Cargill Philippines, Inc.

MSMEs going digital, adopting e-commerce, says DTI-10

Published 1 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in northern Mindanao are seeing opportunities online as the surge of e-commerce and acceleration of digital transformation continues amid COVID 19 pandemic.

SMC donates P30M worth of food aid to Odette-hit provinces

Published 1 month(s) ago

SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) has activated its network in the Visayas and Mindanao regions to deliver truckloads of food to Odette-hit areas.

The Gift of Giving to Those in Need: SM accepts donations at all malls, gives immediate relief, shelter to Typhoon Odette-hit areas

Published 1 month(s) ago

SM Foundation, Inc. through its Operation Tulong Express program, the relief operations program that gives immediate assistance in the form of basic needs in times of disasters, provided tens of thousands of Kalinga (care and relief packs) consisting of rice, bottled water and other essentials to over 5,000 families in Butuan (Agustan del Norte), Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Iloilo.

Globe offers free data, unli calls and SMS to customers affected by Odette

Published 1 month(s) ago

GLOBE extended a 1-day unlimited text to all networks to typhoon affected Globe and TM prepaid customers on December 18.

PLDT, Smart en route to Siargao, commencing telco repairs

Published 1 month(s) ago

PLDT and Smart engineers are in Surigao ready to be deployed to Siargao to help repair damaged network sites in the popular tourist destination.

AboitizPower energizes oil-fired plant to help restore power in Cebu

Published 1 month(s) ago

ABOITIZPOWER distribution unit, Visayan Electric, is ramping up its efforts to restore power and aid in the recovery of the affected communities in Cebu.

AirAsia Philippines hits record-high bookings in 1.5 years

Published 1 month(s) ago

AIRASIA Philippines, the world’s best low-cost airline has recorded its best performance yet since the pandemic began in March 2020.

AISIN CELEBRATES 2021 MILESTONES AND BREAKTHROUGHS

Published 1 month(s) ago

(Manila, Philippines) — AISIN, a leading provider of premium OE-quality automotive parts, marked significant milestones this year, including the appointment of AISIN Asia’s new Managing Director, new brand and logo, products, and vision in the coming years.

AboitizPower awards JGC Philippines EPC contract for 94-MW solar power plant

Published 1 month(s) ago

ABOITIZ Power Corporation announced Wednesday, December 15, the award of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for its 94-megawatt peak solar project in Pangasinan province, setting the momentum for its renewable energy growth ambitions over the next decade.

DTI releases SRP for Noche Buena items

Published 1 month(s) ago

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the list of suggested retail prices (SRP) of Noche Buena items to guide consumers in their Christmas shopping.

MSMEs generate P.8M in sales in Bukidnon trade fair

Published 1 month(s) ago

LOCAL micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bukidnon generated P826,426.00 in sales during the Madagaya Trade Fair: Bukidnon’s Bounty.

PLDT, Smart restore wireless services in Mindanao after Odette

Published 1 month(s) ago

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have restored wireless services in most parts of Mindanao after the southern Philippine region was pounded by typhoon Odette.

SM Supermalls opens first batch of SM StartUp Markets nationwide

Published 1 month(s) ago

SM Supermalls launched the first batch of MSME shops at the opening of the SM StartUp Markets today, December 15, at the SM Megamall.

DA-10, PAA launch communal garden contest to boost local food production

Published 1 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In collaboration with the LGUs, the academe and communities in advancing food and nutritional security in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and the Philippine Association of Agriculturists-10 (PAA-10) jointly launched the communal garden contest in the region’s five provinces.

Stakeholders trained on sorghum postharvest technologies, production

Published 1 month(s) ago

JIMENEZ, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL – To capacitate the capabilities of the farmers by developing sorghum as an alternative crop for food and feed use, the Department of Agriculture- 10 (DA-10) conducted a two-day Postharvest Training on Sorghum Production.

PPA vital in econ planning, policy formulation, says PSA

Published 1 month(s) ago

ILIGAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) underscored the vital role of Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) in economic planning and policy formulation.

#BrigadangAyala Kaakay: Ex-Ayala employees help farmers get fair price for their produce

Published 1 month(s) ago

IN the midst of the pandemic, former sales agents Mike Carlos and William Coloma took the plunge and pursued their long-cherished dream – starting their own business.

Shopee rounds off a memorable 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a six-time uplift in visits on Dec. 12

Published 1 month(s) ago

SHOPEE, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded the region’s most joyful year-end celebration, the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, with visits surging six times on December 12 compared to an average day.

DA launches RCEF-RFFA in NorMin

Published 1 month(s) ago

MAGSAYSAY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar leads the ceremonial launching of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund - Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) program in Northern Mindanao recently.

23 Normin agencies ink pact to alleviate poverty, hunger

Published 1 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Strengthening support for the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Program, 23 regional line agencies agreed to jointly implement the program with the inclusion of additional partners, roles and responsibilities through signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU), recently.

Agri chief turns over P6.34M trading post to Magsaysay town

Published 1 month(s) ago

MAGSAYSAY, Misamis Oriental – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar turned over the P6.34 million trading post and other marketing logistics to the officials and members of the Mindulao Farmers Agrarian Reform Community Cooperative (MFARCC) and Magsaysay Peddlers Association at Barangay Kibungsod, here, recently.

Xendit marks 2021 as a year of growth, reveals new products for 2022

Published 1 month(s) ago

XENDIT closes 2021 on a high, achieving record milestones in its first year of operations in the Philippines.

MisOr hails FDC Misamis as no. 1 real property taxpayer 4 years in a row

Published 1 month(s) ago

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental has again hailed the Gotianun-led FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis) as its number one real property taxpayer for 2021.

DA-AMAD NorMin conducts data validation, harmonization of agri-commodity flow

Published 2 month(s) ago

TO validate data on the commodity flow of agri-commodities, the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of DA-10 initiated a meeting with concerned agencies on November 24, 2021.

AirAsia Philippines resumes regional flights, launches inaugural flight to Singapore

Published 2 month(s) ago

AIRASIA Philippines breaks its two-year commercial flight hiatus with its inaugural flight to Singapore on 4 December servicing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and essential business travelers who are flying from and returning to the Philippines for the holidays.

DTI SoCot warns vs use of substandard Christmas lights

Published 2 month(s) ago

By Oliver Ross Rivera KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in South Cotabato has reminded consumers to always make sure to buy certified indoor Christmas lights to decorate their houses this holiday season.

DA-10, agri-extensionists strengthen pest management efforts on rice, corn

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) spearheaded a two-day meeting with the municipal pest surveillance officers on November 23-24, 2021, in this city.

MSMED Council advances growth for MSMEs in Lanao Sur

Published 2 month(s) ago

MARAWI CITY – With the belief that business entrepreneurs are key drivers to the country’s economic progress, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council now advances growth for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) here as it bears its major duty and responsibility of aiding its rightful beneficiaries.

Filipinos getting more health conscious but want further support from food industry to improve diets

Published 2 month(s) ago

A NEW report from Food Industry Asia (FIA) has revealed that although a majority of Filipinos (81 percent) believe that following a healthy, balanced diet is their own responsibility, they also want more support from the industry.

#BrigadangAyala Kaakay seeks to feed 500,000 individuals in Metro Manila

Published 2 month(s) ago

MANILA – Ayala group’s #BrigadangAyala continues to reach out to vulnerable communities greatly affected by the extended lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic following a similar group-wide effort last July.

LDN rice farmers get P44.2M farm machinery from DA-PhilMech

Published 2 month(s) ago

TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE – Some 19 Farmers’ Associations, Cooperatives (FCAs) in Lanao del Norte received P44.2 million worth of farm machinery from the DA-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) at Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

DOLE-10 grants P6-M livelihood to 406 child laborers’ parents

Published 2 month(s) ago

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10), through its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (BukPFO) granted livelihood Starter Kits worth P6.09 million to 406 parents/guardians of child laborers, this province.

Oro corn farmers to benefit corn seeds from Agri NorMin

Published 2 month(s) ago

TO aid corn farmers with their agri-input requirements, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) turned over 150 bags of hybrid yellow corn seeds to the Congressional Office of Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Representative Rufus R. Rodriguez on November 24, 2021.

DOLE-10 Camiguin TUPAD coordinator, an aspiring entrepreneur

Published 2 month(s) ago

GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin – “A big business starts small,” a famous line from Richard Branson inspired Khent Bryan A. Waminal to be an aspiring entrepreneur.

Agri NorMin supports NIA’s P1.8B irrigation projects in achieving food security

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) extends its support to the National Irrigation Authority-10 (NIA-10), as they turn over more than P1.8 billion worth of projects on November 23, 2021, in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

MSMED plan lays dev’t agenda for entrepreneurs

Published 2 month(s) ago

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – As mandated to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council pursues the development for business entrepreneurs through a plotted plan and agenda.