DOST-PTRI 2016 Stakeholders Conference

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOST-PTRI 2016 Stakeholders Conference 

160128175610Secretary Mario G. Montejo (left) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) delivers his message during the DOST-PTRI (Philippine Textile Research Institute) 2016 Stakeholders Conference held on Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) at the DOST Executive Lounge, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City. Secretary Montejo said this year’s conference theme of “One ASEAN: Beyond Boundaries, Beyond Borders, Beyond Bounds” is an apt choice as the 10 countries which make up ASEAN have aspired to become one, in the ASEAN way as the ASEAN Economic Community or AEC. (PNA photos by Ben Briones)
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DA wants Bicol corn farms GAP-certified

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA wants Bicol corn farms GAP-certified 

By Danny O. Calleja

PILI, Camarines Sur, May 10 (PNA) — While some farms in Bicol are producing good quality corn, the Department of Agriculture (DA) believes it is not good enough to be competitive in the world market.

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2014 agri achievers bridge gap towards AEC ’15 – DA

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on 2014 agri achievers bridge gap towards AEC ’15 – DA 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — When Gerardo “Gerry” Esteban decided to leave behind his fast-paced lifestyle and relocate to the countryside to farm, he did not imagine himself being one of the best in what he does, much more be recognized by the government for his feat in integrated rice farming.

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VN ready for ASEAN Economic Community

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on VN ready for ASEAN Economic Community 

HA NOI, Dec. 15 — Viet Nam is now ready for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), due to be formed at the end of 2015, experts said at a seminar held by the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) late last week in Ha Noi.

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ASEAN confident of achieving 95 per cent of measures under AEC blueprint

November 13, 2014 by · Comments Off on ASEAN confident of achieving 95 per cent of measures under AEC blueprint 

NAY PYI TAW, Nov. 12 — ASEAN member states are confident that by end-2015, at least 95 per cent of the measures under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint will be implemented.

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Vietnam okays import of PHL plant-based products

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Vietnam okays import of PHL plant-based products 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — The Philippines is finally included in the list of countries that can export products of plant origin to Vietnam, after three years of submitting applications for accreditation.

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Premiere Horizon raising Php527-M in fresh funds for countryside projects

October 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on Premiere Horizon raising Php527-M in fresh funds for countryside projects 

MANILA, Oct. 30 — Listed Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation expects to raise Php527 million in fresh funding for its countryside projects as the country prepares for next year’s ASEAN economic integration.

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Vietnam, Thailand are RP's strong competitors in livestock and poultry — DA

October 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on Vietnam, Thailand are RP's strong competitors in livestock and poultry — DA 

By Jenny Grace M. Mendoza

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 28 (PNA) -– The Department of Agriculture (DA) considered Vietnam and Thailand as the Philippines’ major competitors in livestock and poultry industry and Halal products in the international market.

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