Economy

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Apr 13, 2008

Planting Rice Is Never Fun. Now that rice prices almost double and rice supply continue to dwindle, militant farmers group Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas in Southern Mindanao agitate for increased NFA procurement of local rice and for government to dismantle existing rice cartel. More pictures here.

(davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

RP call centers reel from world’s highest turnover

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Mar 15, 2008

SPECIAL REPORT Despite efforts by the country’s call center companies to glamorize the industry, call center agents are resigning, job-hopping, transferring or being fired by the hundreds as fast as they are being hired. That image of a “successful call center executive making it in the business world is lost to these call center agents who are just too glad to quit the industry.

Museo Dabawenyo opens

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Mar 15, 2008

UNVEILING. The inauguration of the Museo Dabawenyo highlights the grand opening of Araw ng Dabaw celebration. Created through a city ordinance, the nine million peso building houses city artifacts, documents and other priceless objects that speak of the city’s history, people and culture. The city government invites Davao’s oldest families to donate materials and other historical items for the museum. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)

Disease-causing toxin found in Davao, Gensan rice

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Mar 08, 2008

The US FDA defines aflatoxin as toxic compounds produced by certain strains of the aspergillus fungus; it is toxic and carcinogenic. Exposure to high level of aflatoxin, according to the DOST, produces acute necrosis or tissue death, as well as cirrhosis and carcinoma of the liver.