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DA INTENSIFIES QUARANTINE MEASURES VS ASF IN MINDANAO – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has ordered the strict implementation of veterinary quarantine measures against the African swine fever (ASF), in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and concerned national agencies, following the confirmation of ASF cases in Mindanao. “I am directing the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and other concerned agencies of the Department of […]

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MODERNIZE GENSAN FISH PORT – DAR

Similar to the Navotas Fish Complex in Metro Manila, the General Santos Fish Port Complex in SOCCSKSARGEN is set to undergo an overhaul. During a visit of the Fish Port recently, Agriculture Secretary William Dar expressed his support to rehabilitate and modernize the GenSan Fish Port. “With seventy-five percent of the tuna supply in the […]

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DUTERTE ORDERS ENFORCEMENT OF NATIONAL ZONING PLAN VS ASF – DAR

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has directed all local government units (LGUs) and concerned national government agencies (NGAs) to strictly enforce the national zoning and movement plan crafted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to effectively manage, control and contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF). The President met with more than 1,500 local chief […]

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SOCCSKARSARGEN’S HOG INDUSTRY STILL SAFE, FREE FROM ASF – DAR

Soccsksargen and the area’s hog industry is still considered safe and free from the disease. Agriculture Secretary William Dar has assured that necessary prevention and control measures are in place to prevent the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) in other areas in Mindanao, especially in Region 12 (Soccsksargen). Soccsksargen comprises the provinces of […]

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TURN BAMBOO INTO INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY – LOPEZ

Government and private sector stakeholders converged to support the bamboo industry during the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBDIC) meeting. As Chair of the Bamboo industry council, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez reported that various agencies like the Departments of Agriculture, Environment, Local Government, and Trade are aligning their various programs […]

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DA TO ELEVATE SUPPORT FOR MANILA BAY REHAB – DAR

“The DA will continue to elevate its participation and engagement in the Battle for Manila Bay through its various bureaus and attached agencies,” Secretary William Dar said during the anniversary celebration of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program held recently at the Baseco Compound in Manila’s Port Area. In line with the commitment, Dar directed Undersecretary […]

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OCCIDENTAL MINDORO FARMERS TO RECEIVE P300-M IN AGRI-FISHERY PROJECTS – DAR

The province of Occidental Mindoro will receive almost P300 million worth of projects and programs from the Department of Agriculture this year. This was the commitment of Agriculture Secretary William Dar during the Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Summit recently in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. “There will be P70M for agriculture and P54M for the fisheries […]

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DAR TO BATANGAS, CAVITE FARMERS: DON’T LOSE HOPE!

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led officials and staff of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 4A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) in their relief and recovery efforts in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite, where thousands of farmers, fishers, ruralfolk and residents were hit by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Dar first […]

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VOLUNTEERS FOR AGRI-FISHERY DEVT IMPORTANT – DAR

The spirit of volunteerism lives on, as volunteers of the agriculture and fisheries councils (AFCs), an organization composed of individuals from both the private and government sectors nationwide, continue to prove that anyone could serve the public by having their voices heard and participating in the development process. To recognize and give awards to outstanding […]

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DA TO PROVIDE LOANS TO FARMERS AFFECTED BY TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION – DAR

The Department of Agriculture, particularly the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 4-A, is closely monitoring the situation in Batangas following the eruption of Taal Volcano. “We have instructed both DA RFO 4A Director Arnel de Mesa and BFAR 4A Director Sammy Malvas to provide immediate updates on the risk areas, affected farmers, fisherfolk […]