By Leila B. Salaverria
Militant lawmakers slammed the Energy Regulatory Commissions’ order for a re-computation of power rate hikes imposed last December and January, saying the regulatory body should have also applied sanctions on whoever jacked up the rates beyond justifiable levels.
By Nestor Corrales
Militant group Bayan Muna will file a petition before the Supreme Court on Monday to stop power producers from collecting generation charges from the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).
Four major supermarkets in the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Makati were found selling Noche Buena items at prices higher than the suggested retail price (SRP) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said prices of commercial rice have slightly gone down in the last two weeks after farmers in rice-producing provinces started harvesting their crops.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Import surveyors have been advised to enable themselves to test rice shipments from China for excessive levels of the poisonous chemical cadmium and bar the entry of these cargoes if found positive, according to the National Food Authority.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized fresh shipments of counterfeit cigarettes and assorted food items from China, bringing to over P92 million the value of similar items confiscated over the past two weeks.
By Karlos Manlupig
As the tension between Malaysian authorities and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu holed up in Sabah continues, goods coming to and from Malaysia have been constricted, forcing traders here to jack up their prices.
Australian authorities urged the evacuation of parts of the resource-rich northwest Tuesday as a powerful cyclone whipped up huge seas, while a man died in heavy flooding in the northeast.
By DJ Yap
A return to the government’s monopoly in rice importation could be the key to unlocking the problem of rice smuggling in the Philippines, according to National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo.
By Kristine L. Alave
The country has enough supply of pork, chicken, and rice for the holiday season, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Friday.
By Kristine L. Alave
Palay (unmilled rice) and corn harvests hit record highs in the first semester of 2011 on the back of improved irrigation and a rainy summer, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
By Charlie C. Señase
COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Malaysia needs some 40,000 workers for its rubber and oil palm plantations, an urgent employment need that authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are working hard to fill to help cushion the impact of the Philippines’ unemployment problem. Myra Alih, ARMM labor secretary, has been tasked to study the Malaysian offer [...]
By Danica Hermogenes
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala tells Radyo Inquirer 990AM that vegetable prices were up due to the typhoons that hit the country over the past weeks. MANILA, Philippines—Prices of vegetables soared because of the typhoons that struck the country over the past weeks, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told 990AM in an interview Tuesday. “Prices of vegetables [...]