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Philippines to end 2024 with 95-day rice stock
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 19, 2024 - 12:00am
The country could end the year with a rice stock level that would last for over three months as the Department of Agriculture sticks with its palay production target of 20 million metric tons.
Notes on the beat: A look at the DA’s dream team
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Dream Team. It’s the nickname of what has been considered as perhaps the greatest basketball Olympic team ever formed.
Maynilad hikes renewable energy use
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 18, 2024 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. expanded the use of renewable energy in its operations by 15 percent after it tapped a unit of Manila Electric Co. to provide power supply to its facilities...
Meat imports to further rise this year
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ meat imports are expected to further increase this year as lower tariffs attract more foreign supplies to meet the country’s growing demand for cheaper meat products, according to the...
Palay harvest likely fell by 8 percent in Q2
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The country’s palay production in the second quarter likely tumbled by 8.4 percent to 3.9 million metric tons as farms reeled from the ill effects of the dryer weather conditions.
Idle reservoirs eyed to boost water supply
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The government is converting idle dams for irrigation into raw water sources for utility firms and districts to boost the country’s potable water supply, according to an official of the Department of Environment...
Yields for Maynilad’s blue bonds may hit 7.5 Percent
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad)’s P15 billion maiden issuance of blue bonds could yield as much as 7.5 percent per annum, based on the firm’s latest indicative pricing.
‘DA recommends raising rice tariffs to 50 percent
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) earlier recommended raising the tariff on rice to 50 percent, in stark contrast to the reduction pushed by some of the country’s economic managers.
Tariff cuts to bring in more rice imports
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ rice imports this year could reach 4.6 million metric tons as a result of the Marcos administration’s decision to slash tariffs on the commodity, according to the United States Department...
Government looking for ways to make water rates equitable
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The government is exploring options to make water rates more equitable by expanding discounts or extending subsidies to poor Filipino households.
Maynilad mulls going public by 2025
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Maynilad Water Services Inc. plan to go public is slowly taking shape with its initial public offering happening as early as after the 2025 midterm elections.
DA sends teams to 8 countries exporting meat
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is sending eight teams to various meat-exporting countries to determine if their products are safe for human consumption and do not pose a threat to domestic livestock and poultry...
Maynilad eyes P15 billion from sale of bonds
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Maynilad Water Services Inc. is optimistic it will raise as much as P15 billion from its maiden issuance of blue bonds, its president and CEO said.
MWSS seeks higher water allocation
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 12, 2024 - 12:00am
A higher water allocation of 52 cubic meters per second from 51 cms is being sought by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for a buffer supply that will guarantee zero water interruptions in Metro M...
Aquaculture to drive up Philippine fish harvest, says FAO
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The country’s fisheries production is projected to rise by 12 percent to almost 2.9 million metric tons in 2032 on the back of higher aquaculture output, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization...
Philippine rice imports continue to mount
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The country’s rice imports expanded by over a quarter to more than two million metric tons (MT) from January to May compared to last year’s level, according to the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).
Philippine key mineral reserves hit P474 billion in 2023
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The value of the country’s key mineral reserves or commercially recoverable mineral resources rose slightly to over P470 billion last year on the back of higher Class A gold reserves, according to the Philippine...
Camacho elected as new NAC chairman
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Listed mining firm Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) announced yesterday the election of Jose Isidro Camacho as its new chairman, succeeding Gerard Brimo who retired after more than 15 years of service in the company.
Farmers say tariff cut on rice imports not beneficial
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Various farmers’ leaders met with Finance Secretary Ralph Recto Thursday afternoon and expressed their opposition to the tariff cut on imported rice.
January-April meat imports up 11%
by Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The country’s meat imports from January to April grew by 11 percent to almost 400,000 metric tons, driven by higher purchases of pork and chicken.
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