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DA BACKS UPGRADE OF PORTS TO LOWER FOOD PRICES

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) will require a budget of P30.1 billion to finance a four-year upgrade of over a dozen regional and subregional seaports into deep-water ports as part of the Department of Agriculture’s broader vision of transforming these facilities into agri-logistics hubs across the archipelago. Aside from deepening access channels to the […]

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PH TO SEND MANGOES, PINEAPPLES TO MORE US PORTS

Philippine-grown pineapples and mangoes will soon find their way through additional ports of entry in the United States. This favorable development came after the Philippine Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) mutually agreed on and threshed out several pending issues, […]

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‘FIRST-IN, FIRST-OUT’ IN PORTS – ESCUDERO

To solve the perennial problem of congestion and complaints against fixers, Sorsogon’s provincial government will implement a “first-in, first-out” (FIFO) policy in the ports of Matnog, Castilla, and Pilar starting second week of December.  Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said he had a series of meetings with concerned government agencies and private business groups to explain […]