3-day Indonesian product expo set in Davao

DAVAO CITY — The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao City will hold the 2nd Indonesia Manufactured Product Expo (IMPE) 2018 in Abreeza Ayala Mall here from November 23 to 25. First Secretary Endah R. Yuliarti Farry, the consulate’s Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs chief, said the expo will showcase export products such …

NFA to review reference price for rice imports

MANILA — The National Food Authority (NFA) will review its reference price for government-to-government (G-to-G) rice importation after participating countries offered to sell at prices higher than what was approved in the budget. During Tuesday’s bidding to supply 203,000 metric tons (MT) of 25-percent broken, well-milled long grain white rice, Thailand and Vietnam initially offered USD480.50/MT …

3rd telco player is Davao businessman

DAVAO CITY (November 9) — The qualified third  telecommunications player is a Davao businessman who has partnered with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), with their joint venture as Mislatel consortium. Uy, who is behind  Udenna Corp.  is into retail and distribution of petroleum products and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company. …

More flight cancellations seen as CAAP upgrades NAIA navigation system

MANILA — Air passengers should expect more flights to be affected on Nov. 15-20, as arriving flights will be reduced by four per hour, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio. In an interview with  Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday, Apolonio said, this  is part of the safety measure needed as CAAP improves …

DICT defends integrity of 3rd telco selection process

MANILA  (November 8)– The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the validity and integrity of the bidding process, which resulted in the provisional awarding of the third telco slot to a consortium between Davao City-based holding company Udenna Corporation and Chinese state-owned firm China Telecommunications Corporation last Wednesday. Mislatel Consortium, led by local …

Compostela Valley is second richest province in Ph

DAVAO CITY (November 5) — Compostela Valley here emerged second richest province in the country in terms of assets, says the Commission on Audit (COA) on its 2017 annual financial report. The province accounts to P18.95 billion  assets in 2017, showing 406 percent increase compared to its  2016 record  of P3.74 billion. Comval was never  …

Gov’t revives barter trade in Mindanao, East ASEAN Growth Area

DAVAO CITY (November 3) – President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on reviving the barter trade in Mindanao with neighbors in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area. “Barter is an ancient commercial practice among our people in the southern Philippines, which continues to thrive and evolve as a living tradition until the present day,” Duterte …

Duterte swears in Lapeña, Guerrero

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – President Rodrigo  Duterte has sworn in Rey Leonardo “Jagger” Guerrero as the new chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Isidro “Sid” Lapeña as Director-General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). President Duterte administered the oath of office to Lapeña at Philippine Air Force Brigadier General Benito N. …

PRRD confers quality management award on DOST-9

ZAMBOANGA CITY –– President Rodrigo Duterte recently conferred the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management (Level 2) on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), making it the country’s lone national line agency to have been presented such recognition. DOST-9 Director Martin Wee said Tuesday they received the …