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African swine fever remains free of Visayas, Mindanao: Agri department. The state is providing P3,000 cash assistance for each culled pig and a P30,000 zero-interest loan payable to hog raisers in three years, he said. African swine fever in pigs causes hemorrhagic fever that ends in death almost always. Human and other pets are not contagious, officials said previously. Pork accounts for 60 percent of meat consumption in the Philippines,

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AirAsia said it would give a total of 6 million advertising seats to celebrate reaching the milestone of flying its 600 millionth passenger as low as P60. Select flights to Iloilo, Caticlan and Puerto Princesa from Manila, Clark, and Cebu, among others, are accessible for as low as P60, said the carrier in a declaration. Karen Chan, the state chief of Air Asia stated that they are happy to announce

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Manila Water Company Inc. said that it is spending P115 billion on wastewater projects in its concession zone covering the East Metro zone of Manila. According to the Ayala company’s Business Plan, the fund for the septage treatment facility and other reliable projects in the East Zone will be funded between 2018 and 2037 for the sewage treatment plant. For the period 2018 to 2022, at least P38.4 billion was

Lower Palay Prices

An analyst said Tuesday that the outbreak of African swine fever and falling rough rice prices could weigh on the agricultural sector. As demand picks up ahead of the holidays, the disease could cut the supply of pork. Because of lower margins on palay, farmers are likely to have less disposable income, Teneo managing director Bob Herrera-Lim informed ANC. “The government’s challenge is how to handle the two sides of

BangkoSentral to move coin

Governor Benjamin Diokno said Friday that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will relocate their coin and bill manufacturing plant to the new public center being constructed here to satisfy their manufacturing demands. The new plant will be able to generate 5 billion pieces of bills and coins once fully operational compared to the present mint’s 3 billion ability in Quezon City, Diokno said. Once the fresh mint is operational, the

Domestic And Wild Pigs

Fourteen out of 20 blood samples from pigs sent to the United Kingdom tested positive for African swine fever or ASF, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Monday as he assured the public that the disease had been contained. Approximately 7,416 pigs were culled in parts of Rizal and Bulacan within the 1-kilometer radius of the impacted regions, Dar said. These regions are now regarded as the disease’s “cleaned,” he said.

San Miguel Corporation

On Saturday, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said it would further review the takeover of Holcim Philippines by San Miguel Corporation (SMC), stating the agreement could lead to “cartel-like cooperation between cement companies” in several regions. PCC concluded its 30-day evaluation of the agreement last month, but chose to continue with Phase 2 to “require a more thorough assessment of the transaction using extra data from the parties and stakeholders,”

SWS survey

According to the June Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey published Friday, a “record-high” percentage of Filipinos is hopeful that more jobs will be accessible in the next 12 months. A total of 55% of the 1,200 participants said there might be more jobs in the next year, 12% said there would be fewer jobs accessible, 22% anticipated “no change.” The information resulted in a Net Optimism “record high” score of

Facebook users

Since mid-June, hundreds of thousands of individuals have taken to the streets in protest at a now-suspended extradition bill that would see individuals being sent to China for trial in regulated courts of the Communist Party. The demonstrators call for higher democracy is a direct challenge to Beijing, which has accused foreign powers of encouraging the turmoil, especially the United States and Britain. The databases listed Facebook user IDs— unique

local farmers

Agriculture Department said Wednesday it suggested to distribute rice to recipients of the government’s conditional cash transfer program to open up a fresh market for Filipino farmers. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the proposal was welcomed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which administers the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps. Some farmers complained that removing import caps on the staple grain resulted in lowering rice prices, hurting