Philippine Bamboo Penetrates the International Market

Published in the Manila Bulletin on May 23, 2021 by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

Mindanao's bamboo industry recently received an International Commodity Certification (ICC) which will allow it to penetrate the American billion-dollar construction market. Rod Bioco, Chairperson of the Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources Corporation, said the Philippines can supply a portion of the United States' annual 3,000 container requirements.

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Government to provide P1.2B to help boost bamboo industry of Mindanao

Published in BusinessWorld on January 26, 2021

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has committed P1.2B to help jumpstant the Mindanao bamboo industry development program, which is intended to protect watersheds and provide livelihood to farmers and remote communities. DBP President Emmanuel G. Herbosa was among the signatories to the Pledge of Commitment for the bamboo program signed during the Mindanao Bamboo Summit in Cagayan de Oro on January 19, 2021. Among the other signatories were Bukidnon Bamboo Resources Corp. Chairman Roderico R. Bioco, business chamber representatives, and Secretary Emannuel F. Piñol, Chairman of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

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