JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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Padcal, Benguet: Philex Mining Corp. said that it will ask government regulators to extend its mining operations at the Padcal copper-gold mine to fill the remaining void in its tailing pond. Libby Ricafort, Philex vice president for operations and Padcal resident manager, said that extension of its operations is necessary…

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Listed agribusiness firm Calata Corp. said on Wednesday that it is in talks for a possible partnership with a leading retailer of agricultural products for the expansion of its distribution network in Luzon. Joseph Calata, president of Calata Corp., said that the company is pursuing an aggressive expansion of its…

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) called on rural banks across the country to lend more to farmers, fisher folk and rural entrepreneurs to further enhance and develop growth in the farming sector. During the recent 60th annual convention of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), Agriculture Secretary Proceso…

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The country’s coconut oil exports bounced back in May this year after a slump in the previous month as traditional markets increased orders for their stock requirements, the United Coconut Association of the Philippines Inc. (UCAP) said on Thursday. In a telephone interview, UCAP Executive Director Yvonne Agustin said that…

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West Zone water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. will begin this month the construction of the P190-million concrete water reservoir in Novaliches, Quezon City, to increase water pressure and ensure round-the-clock water supply in elevated portions of North Caloocan. In a statement, Ricky Vargas, Maynilad president and chief executive officer,…

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MONTHS after the massive devastation brought by typhoons in Mindanao, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has now adopted a program by the Philippine government, which aims make use of millions of felled coconut trees for housing projects. Dubbed as “chainsaw massacre,” the project aims to provide livelihood to hundreds…

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Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. (SMM) on Monday announced that it has developed a new technology that would allow the company to make use of low-grade iron from nickel ore, which is usually subject to disposal in landfills. In a statement posted in its website, SMM said that it…

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The Social Security System (SSS) recently launched its AlkanSSSya program for farmers and fisher folk of the Island Garden City of Samal, which aims to secure the groups’ future retirement. Emilio de Quiros Jr., SSS president and chief executive officer, said that almost a hundred farmers and fisher folk from…

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