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SUBSIDY TO RICE FARMERS RESUMES AFTER POLLS – DAR

A total of P142.5 million worth of farm machinery were distributed among 71 farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization Program. The RCEF, made possible through the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), aims to improve rice production in the country by distributing seeds and […]

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TRAIN YOUTH FOR FOOD SECURITY, SAYS PANGILINAN

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterates that mandatory military service is unnecessary and that young Filipinos should instead be encouraged to farm. In a radio interview with a Baguio radio station, Pangilinan said that the funds that would otherwise be spent on mandatory military service should instead go to food security training. “Tutol tayo sa […]

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BIO-AGRI IS CRUCIAL TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – DAR

As the world faces the dilemma of dwindling yield and unproductive lands due to overuse of chemical inputs, key players in bio-agriculture in Asia have joined forces to discuss policy measures and come up with expeditious initiatives toward global food sustainability, with emphasis on environmental protection and biodiversity. Philippines’ Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, […]

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GO AFTER VEGETABLE SMUGGLERS – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan said the government should be able to show that it can crack the whip on smugglers amid the unabated entry of imported vegetables that is killing the livelihood of Filipino farmers. “Hindi sapat na kunin ang mga nasabat. Hinahamon natin ang pamahalaan na magsampa ng kaso ng economic sabotage, […]

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PANGILINAN TO LOCAL BETS: IMPLEMENT ‘SAGIP SAKA’

Vice-presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan barnstormed in Northern Mindanao asking local candidates to fully implement his Sagip Saka Act should they win in the elections so that no Filipino will go hungry. At his first stop at the Kampo Juan of Bukidnon First District congressional candidate Nereus Acosta, Pangilinan said that like air, food is […]

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DA EYES FOOD SOVEREIGNTY FOR PH — DAR

Highlighting the importance of food security in ensuring food sovereignty, Agriculture Secretary William Dar called on universities and other academic institutions to urge legislators to provide much-needed substantial budgetary support to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to enable it to unlock the full potential of Philippine agriculture. While food security relates to the protection of […]

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DA TO MASS PRODUCE SEEDS, SEEDLINGS – DAR

In line with the implementation of the Plant, Plant, Plant Program Part 2, the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) will mass-produce seeds, seedlings, biopesticides, and biostimulants for distribution among the banner programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The new role of the BPI was highlighted by Agriculture Secretary William Dar during the agency’s 92nd […]

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FARMERS’ KIDS TOLD : THANK PARENTS FOR FEEDING PH

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan asked farmers’ children to thank their parents for feeding the country. Addressing about 1,000 mostly young people at the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral grounds in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Pangilinan said, “Sino ang may tatay o nanay na magsasaka [ang nandito]? Taas ang kamay. Pag uwi ninyo, pasalamatan ang inyong […]

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WOMEN PLAY VITAL ROLE IN FOOD SECURITY, SAYS DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar recognized the active role of Filipino women as agents of food systems during the kick-off ceremony of this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC). The NWMC revolves around the six-year theme, “We Make Change Work for Women”, and sub-theme, “Agenda ng Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran”. In his message, Dar acknowledged the […]

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DA LAUNCHES ‘PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PART 2’ — DAR

As part of the proactive measures of the Philippine government to mitigate and cushion the effects of the global economic challenges compounded by the Ukraine crisis, while boosting local food production, the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the “Plant, Plant, Plant Program Part 2,” during the opening program of the National Women’s Month. Agriculture Secretary […]