Banana players ask gov’t to address pressing issues

Key banana industry players in Davao Region have called on the government to address issues affecting the industry to sustain its position in the international market. Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), voiced … Continue reading Banana players ask gov’t to address pressing issues

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PNP DIRECTIVE RENDERS SECURITY PERSONNEL HELPLESS VS. NPA

Banana and pineapple plantations have become easy target of attacks by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) due to a Philippine National Police (PNP) directive requiring their security personnel to deposit their high-powered firearms with the PNP. Without high-powered firearms … Continue reading PNP DIRECTIVE RENDERS SECURITY PERSONNEL HELPLESS VS. NPA

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Davao traders back Lacson’s  call to scrap talks with NDF

Besieged by the continuing extortion activities and attacks by communist insurgents on their businesses, Davao traders have thrown their support behind Senator Panfilo Lacson’s call to put off peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) until the group can demonstrate its sincerity … Continue reading Davao traders back Lacson’s  call to scrap talks with NDF

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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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