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  • GenSan named Philippines’ friendliest city for business

    By Sep 16, 2014

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    General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

    General Santos City has been named the country’s easiest city to start a business by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. The ranking was based on the number of procedures, processing days and costs of processing in starting a business. The list is the latest released by the World Bank

  • Philippines sets the standard for tuna display

    By Sep 12, 2014

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    For the record, 946 yellowfin and bigeye tunas weighing 33.61 kilograms were put on display to establish a Philippine record.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    Not too fast. Organizers of this year’s Tuna Festival in General Santos City billed Thursday’s festival event as a world record-breaking attempt. Well, they may have established a record but nothing in the Guinness Book of World Records suggests that one was broken when 33.61 metric tons of yellowfin tuna were weighed and displayed at

  • PH tuna fishing sustainable – expert

    By Sep 06, 2014

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    Yellowfin tuna and skipjacks stocks, although threatened by overfishing, are still healthy in the next 20 years if tuna producing countries maintian current level of operations, according to Dr. Sunk Kwon Soh.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    The science manager of the world’s foremost tuna fishing organization said the Philippines is one of the member- countries of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (WCPFC) that is relatively compliant with the conservation measures imposed by the tuna governing body. Dr. Sung Kwon Soh, science manager of WCPFC, made this observation during his

  • Philippines tuna processors eye lucrative Middle East market

    By Sep 05, 2014

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    Philippine tuna has barely penetrated the Middle East market.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A US$2 billion food market in the Middle East is waiting for Philippine producers of fresh and processed tuna, according to Gil Herico, the country’s agriculture attaché to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Filipino mayor clashes with Greenpeace, WWF over ‘Tuna Capital’ title

    By Sep 04, 2014

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    Brisk tuna radting in General Santos City.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, Greenpeace and World Wildlife Forum (WWF) have swapped sharp remarks after the environment groups said it is no longer appropriate to call the city the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.

  • Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

    By Aug 25, 2014

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    Luis Liu of Taiwan congratulate each other after they emerged 1st and second respectively in the 1st IPAC individual event.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held in Maasami, Sarangani. Liu grabbed the lowest score honors with 38 points over four rounds and was also one of the tournament’s two deadest shots,

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