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Rio Tuba eyes coffee export market

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) is eyeing the export of local coffee products from plantation sites in Bataraza. Jovencio Catadman, Jr., forestry technician of the Mine Environmental Protec-tion and Enhancement department (MEPEO), said since the plantation started in 2015, they have been harvesting coffee cherries consistently. He added that they were able to harvest […]

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Enjoy specialty resto cuisine at home from SM Malls in Batangas

WHILE waiting for the opening of restaurants for dine-in, you can now have your favorite restaurant specialties from SM Malls in Batangas thru pick-up and delivery. Whether it would be a casual dinner or a simple family celebration, these restaurants will bring their promised gastronomic experience into your dinner table. For hassle free food purchase, […]

Business News

SMC buys more produce to sustain farm incomes and ensure stable food system amid CoVid-19 pandemic

San Miguel Corporation is looking to tap more farmers nationwide to supply raw material for its food products, help sustain farm incomes in the countryside and secure food supply amidst the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. “We are looking for ways to be able to tap more farmers for rice production, corn, cassava, coconut oil, pork, chicken, […]


“Set-up agri-food terminals and trading centers to protect farmers from exploitation” – Ejercito

Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, author of free irrigation law, has vowed to push for the establishment of agri-food terminals and trading centers to protect farmers from exploitation of unscrupulous traders. “Ang mga kawawang magsasaka natin dahil walang mapagdalhan ng kanilang ani, napipilitang magbenta sa mga mapagsamantalang trader o middleman na binabarat sila. To protect the […]

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PicGood to pick safe, better meat products

LEMERY, Batangas – PicGood of Payapa Ibaba Consumers Cooperative guarantees safe and better meat products as it starts to implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) learned after the DOST-initiated seminar-workshop on GMP, Jan. 29-30. As the firm deepens its appreciation of food safety as a fundamental part of their processing system, the seminar-workshop fueled an avenue […]

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The Aristocrat Restaurant Lipa, Batangas: Now Open!

THE Aristocrat Restaurant, also known as “Home of the BEST Chicken Barbecue in Town”, celebrating generations of Filipino tradition for the past 82 years, is officially open in Lipa, Batangas. Established in 1936, founded by the late Doña Engracia “Aling Asiang” Cruz-Reyes and her husband, Justice Alex A. Reyes, the Aristocrat has grown into a […]

News Features

Red dragon turns profitable processed products

By: John Maico Hernandez CALABARZON’s red dragon known for its unique vibrant red skin, sweet seed-speckled pulp and nutritious content has proven why it became “superfood” as technology turned it into jam, wine and ready-to-drink juice products during the training on dragon fruit-based products processing conducted by DOST Batangas and University of the Philippines Los […]

F.E.S.T. Lifestyle

Battle of Flavors spins at SM City Batangas, Aug. 20!

Philips, a global leader in kitchen appliances, reaffirms and strengthens its advocacy in motivating Filipinos from all ages and all walks of life to make healthier choice. To further encourage Filipinos to adopt a healthier lifestyle, Philips kicks off #NothingBeatsHealthyEats caravan in different areas across the nation. From a very successful leg in Davao last […]

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DOST launches nationwide unified training modules on Food Safety

By MYRRH CAITHLINGUTIERREZ and ROCHELLE CRUZ THROUGH the collaboration and efforts of different agencies, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Unified Food Safety Training Modules for MSMEs were launched on June 8, 2018 at Titanium Auditorium, Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City. The launching ceremony was organized by DOST-CALABARZON, […]

Science & Technology

PDAO-Canlubang members gets training on Ube Processing and GMP

By Wilma Del Rosario and Rochelle Cruz THE Provincial Science and Technology – Laguna (PSTC-Laguna) conducted a Technology Training on Processing of ube and other root crops with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Awareness Seminar last May 25 at DORENIES Food & Beverage,  Brgy. Mabacan, Calauan, Laguna. A total of 21 participants from the Persons with Disability Affairs […]