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Cebu Inmates Dance But Davao Prisoners Grow Bananas For Export

So why are there moves to shut down the venture between Tadeco and the Davao penal colony?

Although it’s the second biggest penal facility by number of inmates in the Philippines, nothing much is known about the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte province. Unlike Cebu City jail’s inmates, Davao penal colony prisoners aren’t internationally ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | August 23, 2017 03:00:00
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'Yolanda' Survivor Discovers Multi-Million Peso Mushroom Business Almost By Accident

Former Navy Captain is now a regular supplier of oyster mushrooms to SM Supermarkets in the Visayas

Troy Bumagat had his plans for early retirement from the Philippine Navy all laid out. In 2010, three years before he planned to leave his post as Navy captain, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduate bought a four-hectare agricultural lot in Kananga, ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | July 10, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

A Pure & Fresh fight: Local dairy goes head-to-head with giants

Agriculturalist Eduardo Soriano makes great business by disturbing the market

 Agriculturalist Eduardo Soriano likes things complicated.In the early 1990s, he bought four hectares of idle land from his family’s corporation, establishing a dairy farm that would eventually be called Hacienda Macalauan Inc. “Very few people have the desire to do [dairy farming]. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Holy Carabao: Reaping its just rewards

Two women stayed true to their idealistic farming ways and are now benefitting from it

If there is any truth to the saying that “you reap what you sow,” then Holy Carabao Holistic Farms must’ve kept its word.Since launching in 2007, after all, the company has promised to provide clean and nutritious food products through conscientious and ...

by Angelo Cantera  | September 14, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

How Isabela farmers are becoming social entrepreneurs

A cooperative of farmers in the municipality of Gamu shift to organic farming

  Way before the onset of the storms we are experiencing now, there have been many times when 57-year-old Mang Kikoy stood under the scorching heat and looked afar, wondering if he still has crops to harvest. Every time rain has been scarce, ...

by Kathleen P. Lungub  | August 30, 2016 04:00:00
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Agri-based innovations: From tilapia sex change to plant hormones for big harvests

Agripreneurs showcase products at the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

 For a primarily agricultural nation, the Philippines still lags behind when it comes to agri-based innovations and advancements. Different government and private agencies have emphasized that the development of agriculture and agribusinesses will be the key to inclusive economic growth, an area ...

by Toni Antiporda  | August 13, 2016 12:00:00
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Duterte’s SONA promises a stable environment for business

Tax reform, improved transportation and faster internet ”" all for ease of doing business

It may not have been the same “heart-wrenching” speech that made communications secretary Martin Andanar cry, but President Rodrigo Duterte’s first SONA did give businessmen reason to smile.In his first state of the nation address, Duterte reiterated his plans to boost the ...

by Althea Lauren Ricardo  | July 26, 2016 06:00:00
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Indian businesses explore trade, investment opportunities in PH

IT, automotive and agriculture among top sectors

Companies from India are exploring more trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines, according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – New Delhi, which recently conducted a business round table discussion with top Indian firms. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 26, 2016 01:00:00
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Agriculture department releases Php 100M for abaca industry

Initial allocation is part of a Php 5B-in-five-years budget

The Department of Agriculture commits to boost the production of abaca in the country through a Php 5 billion budget for the next five years.Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discussed the allocation during the recent Abaca Farmers Forum held in Southern Leyte. Piñol ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 25, 2016 04:00:00
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