Philippines

MVP Group eyes Davao farm

Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd’s agribusiness unit PT Indofood is eyeing 30,000 hectares of land in Davao Oriental, Philippines, for palm oil production.

First Pacific’s new interest: PH agri sector

Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd. will work with the Department of Agriculture to identify lands in the Philippine for the production of cash crops, hoping to eventually control over 200,000ha.

Rice producer in talks with First Pacific

SL Agritech Corp plans to establish a 2,000-3,000 hectare commercial rice plantation in Iloilo this year, a top company official said yesterday, in what could involve a joint venture with Hong Kong-based conglomerate First Pacific Co. Ltd.

Laguna Lake fishers at the mercy of 'development'

Today, Laguna Lake is considered by many fisherfolks as a dying lake. Its ecosystem has been destroyed by the government's forced prevention of the entry of seawater, pollution from factories and cities surrounding the lake, and continuing reclamation and development projects under the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme.