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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERS ‘AYUDA’ NOW – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan urged concerned agencies to ensure that farmers and fishers are receiving fuel subsidies, especially in the light of the new round of fuel increases. “Ang ayuda sa magsasaka at mangingisda, dapat ibigay na. Kailangan kumilos dito ang pamahalaan nang madalian dahil hindi na kinakaya ng ating magsasaka ang gastos […]

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FUEL SUBSIDY FOR FARMERS, FISHERS BEGINS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) started the roll-out of the fuel subsidy for farmers and fisherfolk during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Tacloban, Leyte. “We will start distributing the fuel discount cards to qualified corn farmers and fisherfolk in Leyte, where each will receive a total subsidy of P3,000,” said Agriculture Secretary William […]

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PANGILINAN: RELEASE ‘PANTAWID PALAOT’ FUEL SUBSIDY

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan sought an explanation from the Department of Agriculture on the delayed release of “Pantawid Palaot” or fuel subsidy to fishers and farmers as the biggest price increase in oil products took effect on March 15. “Matagal nang kailangan ng tulong pero walang dumadating,” Pangilinan said. Prices of diesel will […]

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DA ALLOTS P822M FOR ‘MARING’-HIT FARMERS, FISHERS

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted an initial P822-million worth of various interventions to assist farmers and fisherfolk affected by “Typhoon Maring” that caused damage to major crops, livestock, and fishery products, mostly in Northern Luzon (Regions 1, 2, and CAR). “We will continue to provide our typhoon and flood-affected farmers and fisherfolk in […]

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GIVE COVID-HIT FARMERS, FISHERS CASH AID – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure seeking to provide direct cash assistance to small-scale farmers and municipal fisherfolk whose livelihoods have been most severely impacted by the prolonged lockdowns and the economic recession brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. De Lima, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development filed […]

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DIGITAL CASH AID FOR FISHERS, FARMERS SOON – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will launch this November its newly-developed and first-of-its-kind e-voucher system for the efficient and transparent implementation of the Cash and Food Subsidy to Marginal Farmers and Fishers Program. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) President Emmanuel Herbosa officially signed the Memorandum of Agreement and implementing […]

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DA LAUNCHES KADIWA EXPRESS AND KADIWA ONLINE – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is fine-tuning its “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,” a flagship agri-fishery marketing program, to serve more consumers in urban areas and improve market linkages between them and farmer-producers amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the DA, under its Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita […]

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DA TO SET UP MORE KADIWA OUTLETS IN METRO MANILA – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will set up more ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita’ outlets to serve more consumers in Metro Manila, providing them fresh farm and fishery products at affordable prices. Following the success of the Kadiwa outlet launched recently at the DA’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), along Elliptical Road in Quezon City, Agriculture […]

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GOVT EXEMPTS AGRI, FISHERIES WORKERS FROM LUZON QUARANTINE — NOGRALES

To ensure the continuous supply of agricultural goods and fish in the market, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved recommendations from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to exempt workers in the agricultural and fisheries sectors from the Enhanced Community Quarantine now being enforced in Luzon.Cabinet Secretary Karlo […]