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[OPINION] The structural weaknesses of the Philippine...

13 September, 2018 at 15:00

Recent economic data show the structural weaknesses of the Philippine economy.

[OPINION] Strictly limit NFA’s role

18 June, 2018 at 12:11

There have been growing complaints about inflation, how everything is costing more and people are suffering. Yet one simple thing we in the economic world have been complaining about for years remains unresolved.

Bill that will give free climate-based crop...

8 June, 2018 at 13:00

A bill that will stop the distribution of calamity funds to farmers and replace it with free climate-based crop insurance is now in the works.

Philippines on wrong path to agro-industrialization

22 March, 2018 at 10:15

Even as the Philippines continues to lag behind its neighbors in the agriculture sector, it is now moving to modernize the industry to keep up with the increasing population and effects of climate change.

[OPINION] Is banana sagging?

3 November, 2017 at 16:00

It may be playing on words, but our title is a serious question motivated by recent trends in the industry. Two years ago a newspaper bannered the report “Philippine banana export industry under threat,” while last year another broadsheet…

NIA targets to develop 85% of irrigable...

24 October, 2017 at 14:30

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is targeting to develop some 85% of total irrigable lands in two decades which can be achievable as long as their annual budget is not cut down further to its current level.

Passage of bill amending PCIC charter pushed

4 October, 2017 at 09:50

A lawmaker urged Congress to pass a measure that would amend the charter of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) so it could offer index-based insurance coverage and allow it to engage in reinsurance.

Revenue loss due to tax perks down...

28 July, 2017 at 13:00

Activities related to the country’s top dollar earners—business process outsourcing and electronics—cornered the bulk of tax incentives given away by the government in 2015 totaling P104.4 billion, latest Department of Finance data showed.

Congress leaders to pass 38 priority bills

28 July, 2017 at 11:26

Congress leaders on Wednesday agreed to pass 38 bills they have included in the list of priority measures for the second regular session of the 17th Congress.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum: Implementing...

12 July, 2017 at 10:44

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on September 14, 2017.

Agri-foods China buys from Asean

28 June, 2017 at 16:30

China has a population of 1.3 billion and growing. It faces land and water scarcity, peaking farm productivity, and polluted lands and rivers.

[OPINION] ‘Unli rice’ and rice trade

20 June, 2017 at 10:24

Poor Sen. Cynthia Villar. She was well meaning, I’m sure, when she made that controversial remark last week about prohibiting unlimited rice servings in restaurants.

[OPINION] Impressive, sana!

25 April, 2017 at 09:30

The Infrastructure presentation last week was impressive. The use of social media to spread the word around was impressive as well.

[OPINION] Reboot

21 April, 2017 at 14:50

When I was first introduced to the personal computer decades ago, there were times when the operating system did not work properly.

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