EXPORT PHILIPPINE BANANAS going bananas

Struggling banana industry seeks lower fees, fewer restrictions  March 25, 2021, 8:11 pm MANILA – The Pilipino Banana Growers and Entrepreneurs Association (PBGEA) is calling for fewer government fees and more supportive ordinances to pump up the troubled industry.PBGEA executive director Stephen Antig told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in an interview on Thursday that … Continue reading EXPORT PHILIPPINE BANANAS going bananas

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SPECIAL REPORT: COMPLAINANTS VS. DEL ROSARIOS SOLD BANANAS THROUGH ILLEGAL “POLE-VAULTING” SCHEME

Banana farmers who took out loans from Century Rural Bank for banana production failed to pay their loans because they sold their produce through the “pole-vaulting” scheme.  “Pole-vaulting” is the illegal practice by small banana growers of selling   produce to “fly-by-night” banana exporters other than the companies they had signed a contract with. Under the … Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: COMPLAINANTS VS. DEL ROSARIOS SOLD BANANAS THROUGH ILLEGAL “POLE-VAULTING” SCHEME

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FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Bananas from the Philippines, in particular export Cavendish bananas from Davao del Norte,  stand to benefit from President Rodrigo Duterte’s participation in a recent China-sponsored world economic forum. Duterte attended the 3-day 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), in Hainan, China, which was themed “An Open and Innovative Asia for a … Continue reading FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

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TADECO EXEC BARES THREATS TO PHILIPPINE BANANAS

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Low produce in the Philippines and increased production in banana-growing countries in  Latin America are the major threats to the Philippine banana industry, said Alexander Valoria, president of Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco). Valoria bared these current scenarios as Tadeco opened on March 12, 2018, three state-of-the art laboratory facilities  aimed … Continue reading TADECO EXEC BARES THREATS TO PHILIPPINE BANANAS

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Bananas take center stage in Davao Trade Expo

The banana industry will be in focus in the forthcoming Davao Trade Expo (DATE 2014) with the holding of the International Banana Symposium as a highlight of the annual event from November 19 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center Davao at SM Lanang Premier. We want to focus on the banana industry, which is … Continue reading Bananas take center stage in Davao Trade Expo

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PHILIPPINES first Asian country to export Cavendish bananas to United States

The first Asian country to export bananas to the US is the Philippines, the Philippine Embassy in the US said. The maiden shipment consists of 7.047 metric tons of Cavendish bananas from Bukidnon. The shipment  arrived at the Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles in California on September 9. The bananas were exported by Dole … Continue reading PHILIPPINES first Asian country to export Cavendish bananas to United States

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