MANILA – Members of the Malampaya consortium symbolically remitted a check worth $1.134 billion, the biggest proceeds from the group to date, to the government in a ceremony held in Malacañang Palace led by President Benigno Aquino, III recently.
Shell Philippines Exploration BV (45 percent), Chevron Malampaya LLC (45 percent), and Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) (10 percent) operates the Malampaya gas to power project in Palawan.
The Malampaya natural gas project generated proceeds of $741.14 million in 2010.
Livestock seminar held
for UNDOC members
The Provincial Veterinary Office held a Livestock and Poultry Seminar for members of the United Negros Drivers Operators Center Inc., yesterday, at the Governor’s Hall, of the Provincial Capitol, a press release from the government said.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the program is part of the Negros First Development Agenda of the provincial government, to help alleviate the plight of the marginalized sector of society and to reduce poverty in the countryside.
He said there are now about 900 paravets in the province trained to perform artificial insemination on animals and the PVO is helping them develop their skills so they will be well-equipped to take care of the animals, the press release said.
Crops, livestock, poultry
fuel growth of agriculture
MANILA – The country's agriculture grew 2.34 percent in 2011, fueled by a 4.15 percent expansion in the crops, livestock and poultry sub-sectors despite the onslaught of several disasters that year, the Department of Agriculture reported yesterday.
The DA also reported that 2011 saw the value of production in Philippine agriculture hit P1.4 trillion and P768.26 billion at current and constant prices, respectively.
Weighted average farmgate prices in agriculture likewise rose nearly nine percent last year, the DA added.