Sunday, December 4, 2022

E-Cigarettes More Effective In Putting An End To Smoking – Study

An international study disclosed that e-cigarettes effectively reduce smoking habits compared to other methods.

Phoenix To Offer Japan’s GS Battery At Its Automotive Service Shops

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Incorporation has recently partnered with GS Battery which will provide high-class goods to their Luzon branches.

DOE Promises Fairness In Electricity Lifeline Rate Subsidy

The Department of Energy guarantees that Filipino families would be treated equally after the extension of the power lifeline rate subsidy was authorized.

Phoenix Fuel Masters Holds Basketball Camp For Kids

In order to develop sports during the pandemic, athletes from the Phoenix SUPER LPG Fuel Masters initiated a basketball camp for the youth.

Villar Cites Potentials Of Mindanao In Agriculture Development

PAGEONE.PH

Villar Cites Potentials Of Mindanao In Agriculture Development

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

Senator Cynthia A. Villar has stressed that agriculture in Mindanao brings hope and great opportunity for the region’s inclusive growth.

The chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food committee sees Mindanao Island as the country’s biggest potential for agriculture development.

During her speech at the 24th Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) held in this city, Villar acknowledged the Mindanao business community has always been at the forefront of the region’s annual trade expo.

The expo, Villar said, helps boost the country’s economic recovery amidst the pandemic.

“I am happy that Davao City Chamber of Commerce is our partner focusing on the agriculture industry in accelerating the development of the agriculture sector in Mindanao,” said Villar.

She emphasized that Mindanao is the country’s biggest producer of agri-products with banana, coconut, pineapple, other fruits, and nuts comprising the top five export products of the region.

Villar related that Davao Region has 18 priority industry clusters: abaca, banana, bangus, cacao, coconut, durian, ICT, livestock and poultry, mango, mining, renewable energy, rice, seaweeds, tourism, wood, oil palm, rubber, and coffee.

“Thus, prospects for agribusinesses here are very bright with growing demand for value-added products and processed food in the domestic and global market,” she said.

In recognition of Davao as country’s biggest producer of cacao and its vital contribution in making the Philippines world-renowned and much-sought after by chocolate makers from the U.S., Japan, and Europe, Villar authored Republic Act No. 11547 which declared Davao City as “Chocolate Capital” and Davao Region as “Cacao Capital” of the Philippines.

Based on the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Davao Region produces around 78.76 % of the annual production of cacao in the Philippines.

“I know the importance of cacao that provides livelihood to farmers in the countryside to guarantee the sustainability of the country’s cacao industry, particularly here in Davao to ensure food security, employment opportunities, and better income for our people,” Villar emphasized.

“There is also always agricultural tourism as a potential venture because there are a lot to see in Davao and the whole of Mindanao,” she added.

Source: http://www.senate.gov.ph

[fbcomments width="1000"]

Spotlight

E-Cigarettes More Effective In Putting An End To Smoking – Study

An international study disclosed that e-cigarettes effectively reduce smoking habits compared to other methods.

Phoenix To Offer Japan’s GS Battery At Its Automotive Service Shops

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Incorporation has recently partnered with GS Battery which will provide high-class goods to their Luzon branches.

DOE Promises Fairness In Electricity Lifeline Rate Subsidy

The Department of Energy guarantees that Filipino families would be treated equally after the extension of the power lifeline rate subsidy was authorized.

Phoenix Fuel Masters Holds Basketball Camp For Kids

In order to develop sports during the pandemic, athletes from the Phoenix SUPER LPG Fuel Masters initiated a basketball camp for the youth.

Lifestyle

Entertainment

More Stories

100 Kids In Conflict-Affected Negros Oriental Areas To Get Christmas Gifts

An advocacy network in Negros Oriental is set to give Christmas gifts to at least 100 children from conflict-affected areas in the province.

Department Of Agriculture Empowers Young Farmers In Tarlac To Become ‘Agripreneurs’

The Department of Agriculture launched programs that will mold young agripreneurs in Tarlac.

Over Php18 Million Released To Upgrade Iloilo Fabrication Lab For MSMEs

A university in Iloilo and the Department of Trade and Industry will offer over Php18 million to enhance the digital fabrication laboratory in Western Visayas.

Pangasinan Mulls Volunteer Center

To increase volunteerism in the province, the city authority of Pangasinan plans to create a volunteer center.

VP Sara To Spend Christmas Holiday In Davao City

This Christmas season, Vice President Sara Durterte chose to celebrate in her hometown in Davao City.

Travel

Motoring