Solon says importation of pork, poultry would lead to to death of Agrisector

MANILA, Feb 8 (Mabuhay) —  Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate on Monday said the Department of Agriculture’s plan to import meat products would push the hog and poultry sector to its “eventual death.” In a statement, Zarate criticized the...

Nissan closing its Philippine car assembly plant, DTI says

MANILA, Jan 22 (Mabuhay) — Japanese carmaker Nissan is ceasing its assembly operations in the Philippines due to weaker sales amid the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Thursday. In a statement, the DTI...

Gov’t addressing high food prices

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) — The government has readied immediate and medium-term solutions to help tame the increase in prices of food items, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance, as prices of agricultural products and other...

DTI chief tests positive for Covid-19

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay)– Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez bared Wednesday he tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “I had myself swabbed Sunday after exposure last Tuesday from a person who tested positive,” Lopez told...

Minors still not allowed to go out in NCR, says MMDA exec

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia on Thursday announced that minors are still not allowed to go out in Metro Manila, which is still under general community quarantine. At a virtual press briefing, Garcia...

More Philippine-made coconut products now sold in Russia, says DTI

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Trade and Industry said Wednesday more coconut products made in the Philippines are now available in Russian stores. Organic-coconut based items such as coconut milk, coconut cream, balsamic sauce, aminos sauces, coconut syrup,...

Travel agencies, tour operators now allowed in GCQ areas

MANILA, Oct 16 (Mabuhay) — Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services, and other related activities are allowed to operate in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) at limited capacity starting Friday. This came after the Department of Trade and Industry...

Fil-Am business leaders converge in Metro Manila, Central Luzon for upbeat trade mission

Filipino-American business leaders and executives of Fortune 500 companies in the US flocked to Manila on Friday for a 10-day Trade, Investment and Tourism tour of Metro Manila and Central Luzon. “Sixty Filipino business and community leaders, along with American businessmen from...

Rice farmers launch ‘Piso-Piso’ campaign vs smugglers

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Groups of rice farmers from Luzon have fortified their campaign against rampant smuggling, taking initiative to raise at least P500,000 for the arrest of suspected smugglers in the country. In coordination with the Senate Committee on Agriculture chaired by...