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 … Continue reading TADECO EXEC BARES THREATS TO PHILIPPINE BANANAS

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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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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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