NFA powerless to stop climb of commercial rice prices

A National Food Authority (NFA) official admitted on Monday they have no capacity to impact the prices of commercial rice varieties in public markets in the province due to the very limited supply they have in their warehouses.

Palawan craft beer breaks into mainstream market

The Palaweño Brewery that produces Palawan’s Ayahay craft beer is now expanding its market to Metro Manila and major cities in the Visayas, such as Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cebu.

TRAIN law forum set Feb. 26

Another round of forum on the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law will be done by the local office of the state internal revenue agency, an official said Friday.

Seaweed confab set in March

A Unites States grant program in Palawan is convening anew a range of stakeholders involved in the province’s seaweed industry in a bid to strengthen market linkages for the marine product.

BIR fears lower tax collection this year due to TRAIN law

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) unit in Palawan admitted recently it is facing a tall order in accomplishing a collection target of P3.6 billion this year set for them by central authorities, because of an anticipated decline in compensation taxes resulting from the administration’s new taxation reform policy.

BIMP-EAGA to focus on priority agri products

The sub-regional economic co-operation initiative Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East-ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) has identified five primary agricultural crops and two priority…

BIR clarifies taxation aspects under TRAIN

Over 300 participants attended Friday’s forum on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law organized by the local…

BFAR mulls lifting of ban on sargassum

The fisheries bureau is inclined to lift the ban it imposed on the collection, selling, and export of Sargassum seaweed,…

Seaweed farming pushed as tourism come on

A major seaweed industry player in the country said Puerto Princesa should explore the potential of “seaweed farming tourism” to…