DAR OFFICIALS STIRRING UP LAND REFORM BENEFICIARIES INTO VIOLENCE VS. LANDBANK FORECLOSURE

Officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) have added fire to the volatile situation in the banana industry in Davao del Norte by  urging Land Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) to meet with violence officials of Land Bank of the Philippines … Continue reading DAR OFFICIALS STIRRING UP LAND REFORM BENEFICIARIES INTO VIOLENCE VS. LANDBANK FORECLOSURE

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DAVAO SUR FARMERS SLAM DOCTOR FOR ALLEGED POISONING IN BANANA PLANTATIONS

DR. ROMEO QUIJANO SCORED FOR UNETHICAL CONDUCT Six residents of Sitio Camocaan, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur filed before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Region XI, Davao City a complaint of “Unprofessional, Unethical and Dishonorable Conduct” against Dr. Romeo Quijano. … Continue reading DAVAO SUR FARMERS SLAM DOCTOR FOR ALLEGED POISONING IN BANANA PLANTATIONS

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DA orders stop to “pole vaulting” in banana export industry

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered a stop to “ pole vaulting,” an anomalous practice that has been hounding the Cavendish banana export industry.      To start off the drive, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala has ordered the Bureau of Plant … Continue reading DA orders stop to “pole vaulting” in banana export industry

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LOCAL GOVTS URGED IN FIGHT VS. POLE-VAULTING IN BANANA EXPORT INDUSTRY

BY ROGER M. BALANZA   Local government units in the Davao Region have been asked to join the campaign against “pole vaulting,”an illegal practice by banana growers of selling   produce to companies other than the companies they had signed a … Continue reading LOCAL GOVTS URGED IN FIGHT VS. POLE-VAULTING IN BANANA EXPORT INDUSTRY

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Duterte warns agri-business in watershed areas

Special Report THE DAVAO CITY WATERSHED CODE IN ACTION  By ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed a report that banana plantations are posing threats to watershed areas, saying that the Davao City Watershed Protection, Conservation and … Continue reading Duterte warns agri-business in watershed areas

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Panama Disease killing Davao bananas

Banana growers in the Davao Region are  alarmed over the onset of the dreaded Panama Disease, which has already affected several banana plantations. “It is an industry killer and for Mindanao, an economy killer,” Alex Valoria, president of the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), said of the destructive fungal plant disease. The fungus, which already attacked several plantations across the region, has been identified as the recent strain Tropical Race 4. Presently, it has no cure and cannot be controlled by fungicide. Stephen Antig, PBGEA executive-director, said the disease was spotted in Calinan in Davao City about three … Continue reading Panama Disease killing Davao bananas

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Unifrutti denies P56M debt to Davao pilots

               A banana exporter based in Davao City has denied it owed more than P20 million in pilotage fees to the Davao Pilots Association (DPA), saying it has no relations with Chiquita Philippines, which DPA said accrued along with Unifrutti unpaid fees of about P17 million from 1986 to 1994.             DPA Vicente A. Lagura, in reports in local media, said the Unifrutti-Chiquita Philippines combine has outstanding unpaid pilotage fees of P13.3 million on top of overtime pilotage fees of about P4 million covering the years 1986 to 1994. In addition, Unifrutti-Chiquita also has unpaid debt of P4.7 million for … Continue reading Unifrutti denies P56M debt to Davao pilots

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Belmonte, PBGEA in ‘banana talks’

The banana industry in the Davao Region has lured Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte into serious ‘banana talks’ as the dollar-earning industry is battered by various issue. The Speaker got a recent full briefing on the Philippine export banana industry from growers and exporters at the field office of the Tagum Development Corp. (Tadeco) in Barangay A.O. Floirendo in Panabo City, said Stephen A. Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA). Speaker Belmonte was briefed on the current state of Mindanao’s flagship industry and the legislative interventions needed to strengthen its position in the global banana … Continue reading Belmonte, PBGEA in ‘banana talks’

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Davao banana industry sees $1-billion annual export

In five years, a top official of a grouping of banana exporters said export earnings could rocket to $1-billion per year. The growth could spin off into more employment opportunities in the industry, said Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association  (PBGEA). Antig spoke of his projections during the hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Senator Francis Pangilinan. “All it takes is the same passion, hard work, resourcefulness and commitment to the protocols of a science-based and precision agriculture which built the industry the past forty-four years,” Antig told the … Continue reading Davao banana industry sees $1-billion annual export

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DA assures to open new markets for Davao banana

Agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala assured banana growers and exporters in Mindanao sure market for their products, as he spoke before businessmen during the opening ceremony of the 12th Davao Trade Exhibit yesterday (November 5) at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, this city. “Sinisiguro po namin na hindi mabubulok ang mga saging natin ditto sa Mindanao,” Alcala said following the recent clarification of the Iranian government exempting Philippine bananas as banned products to the said country. The banana export industry recently announced that the Iranian government no longer include Philippine bananas, papayas, and pineapples in the list of 49 fruits the … Continue reading DA assures to open new markets for Davao banana

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