Category Archives: bananas

Exporters hope Duterte can ask Japan to lower tariffs on Philippine bananas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 October) — The executive director of the  Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will be able to encourage the Japanese government to relax if not lift the imposition of hefty taxes on Philippine bananas during his two-day working visit in Japan. Duterte and his economic team will […]

Davao City  to play ‘major role’ in PHL-China agricultural cooperation 

SHANGHAI  (CIO/01 November) — Davao City is now being eyed as one of the areas for agricultural development in the Philippines as the country is expected to have a more energized agricultural trade relations with China. Chinese businessmen are upbeat about the spirit of goodwill between the Philippines and China emanating from the meeting of […]

Banana Congress

President Rodrigo Duterte at the   National Banana Congress in Davao City on Friday,  October 7,  2016 said “the greatest promise of the banana growers in the Philippines … is really the law and order” and urged everyone to help “put together a country that’s bereft of any revolutionary tax, extortion.” ROBINSON NIÑAL/ Presidential Photo