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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
Run & Grow

What's The Secret to Creating a Great Company Culture?

The answer: open communication and feedback

In the early days of her consultancy career, IBM performance marketing expert Jackie Bassett was assigned to a project that, she's written, "she ddidn't like very much." She was obliged to work crazy hours alongside a demoralized team with minimal instruction as to the ...

by Sujan Patel  | December 15, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

VP Robredo calls for partnerships with private sector

Impact investing, inclusive agribusiness, microentrepreneurship pushed

Vice President Leni Robredo called on private companies to work with the government in its fight against inequality and poverty through partnerships, in a speech on Wednesday, August 31 at the Brewing@AIM (Asian Institute of Management) in Makati.Speaking before AIM alumni who are ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 31, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

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
News and Events

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
News and Events

Business leaders weigh in on the Duterte administration

Top industries for potential growth identified

Asian Institute of Management president and dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Manuel Pangilinan, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Washington SyCip, and Coco Alcuaz at AIM For Change, a series of roundtable discussions where four of the country’s top business titans weighed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 24, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

What PH mangoes, Aussie table grapes have in common?

Thanks to rising trade activities, we now enjoy Aussie table grapes while PH mangoes are seen to be enjoyed more in Down Under.

The imported table grapes you see in major retail chains like SM and Robinsons supermarkets are most likely from Australia.And the Australian government wants to bring in more of their horticultural produce to the Philippines. In return, and per Philippine government's order ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | April 23, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

VP bet Leni Robredo on championing PH's small businesses

The reluctant politician shares her platform on enabling local entrepreneurs and ensuring progress for the majority.

Before becoming a representative in 2012, Leni Robredo was a lawyer focusing on the poor and marginalized, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Private Prosecutor in 2009 given by Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).She decided to run as a representative for the third district of Camarines ...

by Josiah Go  | April 20, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, March 8: Scam, GMO, election

Here's a roundup of the news on PH stock exchange, genetically-modified organism, and S&P's outlook post-May 2016 election.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 08, 2016 08:00:00

How big data is shaping agriculture

Farmers are now using real-time information to increase land productivity.

For the past few years, big data has allowed businesses to harness information to produce insights that can lead to actionable solutions and strategies. Whether it is in healthcare, retail, or even politics, big data is being used to improve services and create ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 04, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Real tales: Discovering the profitability of dairy farming

He discovered that milk from a carabao can match the income from a half-hectare rice field.

Marcelino Mislang, 61, has been exposed to farming for most of his life, yet it was not until 2000 that he discovered how lucrative a business breeding dairy carabaos or water buffalos could be.After trying his luck as a factory worker in ...

by Marie Anne Fajardo  | July 06, 2015 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Head start: Social enterprise helps Isabela farmers overcome climate change, debt problems

This cooperative saw the potential of putting up a dairy business in Isabela, giving the farmers an alternative source of income.

The Philippines experiences an average of 20 typhoons every year, resulting to floods and other damage to properties, usually affecting millions of Filipinos across the country. A big percentage of those greatly affected by these calamities belong to the agricultural industry. Farmers ...

by MJ Dinglasan and MJ Dinglasan  | April 28, 2015 09:00:00