JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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The local unit of Canada’s TVI Pacific Inc. on Thursday stressed that there is no valid ground to cancel, suspend or terminate its Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) with the Philippine government, saying there is no government proclaimed watershed within its Balabag gold-silver project in Zamboanga del Sur. “There is…

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STATE-RUN Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) on Monday issued an order regulating the entry of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) into the country, following a strong industry lobby for government to avert a supposed economic disaster from unregulated importation of the alternative sweetener. In Sugar Order No.3, SRA Administrator Anna Rosario…

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has officially declared the fishing season for sardines, herring and mackerel in a portion of the Visayan Sea now open. During a simple ceremony at the Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) in Capiz, BFAR-Region 6 announced to local commercial and municipal fisherfolk…

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The Tagum Agricultural Development Co., Inc. (Tadeco) on Monday said it welcomes the call for a review of its joint venture agreement with the government company reiterating that it has always been transparent in its dealings with government. The joint venture between the government and Tadeco covers 5,308 hectares of…

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THE operator of a coal stockpile in Vitas, Tondo, Manila has appealed anew to Environment Secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez to lift the suspension of their Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). In a letter to Lopez, Rock Energy International Corp. managing director Carl Fontanilla reiterated that they have already complied with the…

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LEADING telco and digital services provider PLDT is set to complete this year the nearly P1 billion fiber optic cable (FOC) link that directly connects the provinces of Agusan to Davao, which provide reliable connectivity to more homes and businesses in Mindanao. Spanning nearly 320 kilometers, the fiber infrastructure will…

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ABS-CBN Corporation filed a lawsuit on Friday for $8 million in damages in a US Federal District Court against alleged pirate site kissasian.com for infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 of ABS-CBN’s television shows and movies. This week, the media network said it was awarded an amended default…

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Filipino taxpayers might have to shoulder the cost of the moved by Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez to cancel or suspend mining contracts without due process, an executive of the second largest nickel producer in the country claimed on Wednesday. In a roundtable discussion at Lido Cocina Tsina, Global Ferronickel…

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AN agrarian reform cooperative of small banana farmers in Davao del Norte have renewed their appeal to President Duterte to reverse his earlier decision revoking the lease contract that the cooperative had entered with the company that has provided the land they till for free. The lease deal also reportedly…

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