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Korean food exporters aim to capture bigger market with first LA food fest

Korean seafood booth.  PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Besides food booths at a Filipino community fiesta, what can make a hungry Fil-Am manic like a kid in a candy store? A Korean food fest that’s what, with visions of kimchi and various umami-laden fare dancing in one’s head.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia Pacific defense budgets ‘to outstrip North America by 2021′

An Israeli drone is seen over Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip on October 30, 2011.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Defense budgets in the Asia Pacific region will overtake the United States and Canada by 2021, according to a study by respected analysts IHS Jane’s published on Tuesday.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine pili nut now in US

The Philippine’s pili nut, a luxury food item and one of the finest gifts of the Philippine tropics to the world, will be exhibited at the Winter Fancy Food Show, Moscone Center, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Silicon Valley has announced.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Dolphin export issue still hangs as Quezon City court postpones hearing anew

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society said any delay in the transport of the dolphins to Singapore would be good.

A Quezon City court postponed on Monday the hearing on the motion for reconsideration to ban the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Balkan folk may soon enjoy PH fruits

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is looking at Croatia as a gateway for exporting bananas, pineapples, coconut and mangoes to the Balkan region, among other places.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

No ban of Philippine bananas in China

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s embassy in Beijing is disputing the claim made by agriculture officials and President Benigno Aquino himself that China has virtually shut out banana exports from the Philippines.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippine bananas for US potatoes

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and United States governments are working on a bilateral agreement on agricultural produce after a go-signal was given to export volumes of local bananas to the American market.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Finally, Americans to get taste of Philippine bananas

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After years of discussions, fresh Philippine bananas are poised to enter the United States for the first time.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Big exporters of bananas stop shipping to China

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Large banana exporting companies had stopped sending their produce to China upon advice of their clients, an industry leader said Tuesday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia durians challenge Thai dominance in China

Durians are unloaded from a truck at a bazaar in Kajang on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday May 24, 2011. AP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia will start exporting durians to mainland China from July, challenging Thailand’s virtual monopoly on shipments of the spiky, stinky delicacy that many Southeast Asians hail as “the king of fruits.” The breakthrough Tuesday for Malaysia’s durian growers comes after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Kuala Lumpur last month and formally agreed to [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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