PH sees decreased rice imports as local output rises

03/25/2024

Due to increased local production, the Philippines might buy less rice from abroad despite a slight rise in consumption caused by a weaker El Niño. According to a report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural…

PH records four-month low trade deficit in Dec 2023

Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral 01/27/2024

MANILA —The Philippines experienced its smallest trade deficit in December 2023 in four months, as exports saw a slight decrease and imports turned negative. The country’s trade balance shifted to a $4.01 billion deficit, marking an 11…

Easing rice import tariffs better option than price caps – FEB

Ronnel Domingo 09/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has called on the Marcos administration to temporarily lift or at least cut import tariffs on rice to check surging prices of the staple grain and avert a possible “full-blown…

Onion prices on the rise again, imports eyed

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/13/2023

The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is exploring ways to counter the rising retail prices of onion in the markets, including importation. Jose Diego Roxas, spokesperson for the BPI, told the Inquirer in a text message that the agency…

PH needs to import 3M MT of rice to address looming shortage

Jordeene B. Lagare 12/17/2022

The Philippines will have to import as much as 3.4 million metric tons (MT) of rice next year to meet the anticipated shortage of the staple. “We will need to import between 3 [million MT] [and] 3.4…

Duterte allows private firms to import COVID-19 vaccines ‘at will’

Daphne Galvez 03/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Private firms can now import COVID-19 vaccines “at will” amid the alarming surge of COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a pre-recorded briefing that was televised Monday night. “I have ordered Sec Galvez…

UC import Tosh Sesay: ‘Despite the pain, I’ll give my best to help team secure the win’

Brian J. Ochoa 11/14/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—African student-athlete Tosh Sesay is all fired up after being cleared to play for the University of Cebu (UC) in their semifinal matchup with defending champion University of the Visayas (UV) on Thursday, November 14,…

San Miguel expected to parade new reinforcement in Cebu game vs Rain or Shine

Bong Lozada 11/08/2019

San Miguel is expected to parade a new import when it plays Rain or Shine in a PBA Governors’ Cup game in Cebu on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City. The Beermen…

USPF’s Swint after loss to USJ-R: ‘We’ll be okay’ 

Immae Lachica, Mars G. Alison 10/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Despite not being able to help his team in a Cesafi men’s basketball game on Saturday, October 5, 2019, due to uniform issues, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers foreign student athlete Sameen…

Top-caliber imports for Beermen, Katropa

Inquirer.net 08/19/2019

Manila, Philippines—San Miguel Beer is leaving nothing to chance in its bid to complete the second PBA Grand Slam for the franchise, tapping seasoned Dez Wells for the Governors’ Cup tentatively set to open on Sept. 20,…

Jaguars to parade new foreign student athlete in upcoming Cesafi season

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 07/31/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars will be parading a new foreign student athlete when the brand new season of the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament comes off the wraps on August 31, 2019, at…

PH firms’ sales hit $124M in China’s import expo

Inquirer.net 11/12/2018

PHILIPPINE companies sold $124 million worth of sales in China’s first import expo, hitting twice the target earlier set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In a statement issued on Monday, DTI noted that it…

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