DA-6 boosts mushroom production

THE number of mushroom cooperators in Western Visayas is significantly increasing since the onset of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice Program Community-Based Mushroom Production Project (CBMPP) in 2013. To date, 60 mushroom growers and enterprises are being assisted by DA from production training to provisions of starter kits, postharvest facilities and seminars on product […]

DoubleDragon acquires second CentralHub site

CentralHub Industrial Centers Inc. (CentralHub), the industrial leasing subsidiary of DoubleDragon Properties Corp. (DoubleDragon), on Feb 14, 2018 acquired a 3.9-hectare property in Iloilo strategically located a long Iloilo R3 Road, approximately 5 kilometers from the Iloilo International Airport and 10km to the Iloilo City Proper. The site is along the national highway en route […]

BSP, IFC encourage PHL banks to promote sustainable finance

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, hosted a high-level forum on Feb 15, 2018  to encourage Philippine banks to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in their operations, to increase financing for climate-friendly and socially […]

Foreign portfolio investments yield net inflows in January

REGISTERED foreign portfolio investments in January 2018 amounted to US$1.62 billion, surpassing the US$1.56 billion and US$1.1 billion recorded the previous month and a year ago, respectively. However, the US$1.5 billion outflow for the month similarly reflected an increase compared to those recorded in December (US$1.1 billion) and January of 2017 (US$846 million). On the […]

Seminar on the property market set on Feb 21 at Days Hotel Iloilo

“WITH strong macroeconomic fundamentals, low inflation rates and lower interest rates, backed by a stable BPO industry, OFW remittances and increase in government infrastructure spending, the Philippine real estate industry is now at a crossroads.” This is what Prof. Enrique Soriano, a World Bank/IFC Governance Consultant and an International Family Business Coach, and Executive Director […]