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REPAIR OF ‘MARING’- HIT FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS URGED

Alongside the swift release of aid for farmers affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring, AGRI Party-list is urging the national government to prioritize the repairs of farm-to-markets roads made impassable by the recent storm. “As much as the farmers need financial aid in order to get back on their feet after being ravaged by Maring, […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST URGES QUICK RELEASE OF AID FOR MARING VICTIMS

The AGRI Party-list has called on the government to quickly release all available funds to help farmers and fisherfolk affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring, which battered various areas in the country last week. “We hope that the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies will quickly download all available funds so our farmers and […]

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DA BIOTECH CENTER OPENS IN MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Crop Biotechnology Center (CBC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that will develop various plant products to help ensure food security and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine agriculture. The facility – located in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) complex, in the Science City of […]

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FREE TRANSPORT FOR PRODUCTS OF FARMERS, FISHERFOLK – PANGILINAN

With oil prices scheduled to increase next week, Senator Kiko Pangilinan called on the government to take necessary measures to help the farmers and fisherfolk who will be affected by the hike. Based on reports, prices of diesel will go up by as much as P2.10 per liter while gasoline by P1.40 to 1.50 per […]

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OCTOBER IS NAT’L COOPERATIVE MONTH – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took to the floor recently to usher in the National Cooperative Month–the first official celebration after the passage of Republic Act 11502, an Act Declaring October as our National Cooperative Month. Zubiri, who chairs the Senate Committee on Cooperatives, spoke on the contributions of cooperatives to the country, and the […]

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SEED STORAGE FACILITY TO RISE IN VALENCIA CITY

A seed storage facility worth P7.11-million will rise in Valencia City, Bukidnon by February 2022. Officials of the Valencia City government and the Department of Agriculture (DA) 10 (Northern Mindanao) led the groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of the construction of the seed storage facility in Nutriland Purok 1, Barangay Pinatilan. Valencia City Vice Mayor […]

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SAGIP SAKA TO STABILIZE FOOD PRICES – PANGILINAN

With August inflation rate rising to 4.9 percent, the highest since January 2019, Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated that his Sagip Saka Act will help stabilize food prices especially amid the pandemic. “Ngayong mataas ang presyo ng mga bilihin, kailangan na nating paigtingin pa ang pagpapatupad ng Sagip Saka Act para makatulong sa pagbaba ng presyo […]

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DA PILOTS LGU-LED AGRI SYSTEM IN QUIRINO PROVINCE

The Province of Quirino will be the first to implement the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the Cagayan Valley Region. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley Regional Director Narciso Edillo, and Quirino Governor Dakila Cua formally launched the PAFES Program at the Provincial Capitol recently. “We would […]

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JAPAN TO BUILD COLD-STORAGE FACILITY IN BENGUET

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and delegates from the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) met and discussed the status of the latter’s proposed Safe Vegetable Production with Marketing Technology Improvement project in the Philippines. The initiative aimed to capacitate farmers to improve production through the Safe Vegetable from Rich Soil (SAVERS) technology, which enriches the soil […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CAN END WORLD HUNGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said agriculture offers today’s young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed not only the hungry in the Philippines, but also in other countries. Speaking to members of various youth organizations and individuals, Dar emphasized that youth involvement is critical in the current state of […]