Farmers and the business community don’t see eye-to-eye with regards to what the direction Mindanao’s agri-business is taking under the East Asia Growth Area (EAGA) Triangle and ASEAN integration.
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Davao’s track record is significant as the first smoke-free city among ASEAN nations, in a citation given last year by the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
The country’s largest oil palm plantation based in Agusan del Sur rehired its 293 workers who were ‘unjustly’ terminated last year after a 62-day strike, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) reported.
Cutor’s story belies the optimism of the expo organizers, the Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) Foundation, who remained confident that exports of handicrafts and furniture from the island will thrive.
Unfazed by the recent bombings in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday attended the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) to deliver his message that the region is stepping closer to being “a land of promises fulfilled.” But such confidence is not shared by some sectors in Davao.
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
“There is no product to export (once) we’ll be flooded with (ASEAN products); all the farmers will be jobless here,” said Phil Export XI executive director Conrado T. Hernaez in a press conference at Marco Polo Hotel Wednesday.
Councilor Melchor Quitain (right) receives the recognition for Davao City for its “outstanding contribution to the tobacco control” in Southeast…