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VILLAFUERTE PROPOSES REGIONAL FOOD TERMINALS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has thrown his support behind the impressive plan of the Marcos administration  to accelerate the country’s farm industrialization not just to attain food self-sufficiency but, more importantly,  to propel it—in the President’s words—into “a leading agricultural resource hub in the region and the world.” Villafuerte supported President Marcos’ ambitious goal for the […]

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NAT’L LAND USE ACT TO PROTECT AGRI LANDS — DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) showed support for the passage of the National Land Use Act (NLUA) to protect agricultural lands from conversions and ensure food security for Filipinos. The DA-BSWM recently held the launching and national turn-over of the updated Network of Protected Areas for […]

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NOVEMBER IS ‘RICEPONSIBLE’ MONTH – DA

“To show our never-ending support to our rice farmers, we must patronize buying locally produced rice and rice-based products,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel de Mesa urged. During the Opening of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) Exhibit at DA recently, Assistant Secretary De Mesa highlighted the “Be RICEponsible” advocacy as […]

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BOOST CLIMATE-SMART AGRI FOR FOOD SECURITY — LEE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee said that boosting climate-resilient practices in Philippine agriculture would help in strengthening regional food security. Lee issued the statement after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called on world leaders to boost food security in the East Asian region in his intervention during the 17th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom […]

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SET-UP KADIWA CENTERS NATIONWIDE – AGRI PARTY-LIST

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee urged the House leadership to immediately take up his proposed measure to establish Kadiwa Agri-food Terminals in every city and municipality to help farmers and fisherfolk and alleviate the high prices of basic commodities amid the problem of inflation. Lee made the statement after the country’s inflation rate spiked […]

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DA LAUNCHES GREEN REVOLUTION 2.0

In line with the strong commitment of the national government towards achieving food security, the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), launched the Green Revolution 2.0: Plants for Bountiful Barangays Movement (Luntiang Ani ng Mamamayan) at Rizal Park in Luneta, Manila. The Green Revolution 2.0 is an initiative of the Department, […]

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40% HIKE IN DA BUDGET TO BOOST PH FOOD SUPPLY

House Committee on Appropriations chairman Zaldy Co expressed support for the 40-percent increase in the budget of the Department of Agriculture as it would help increase food supply and reduce prices. During the budget hearing, Co described as “unprecedented” the huge percentage increase in the agriculture sector’s budget from P117.29 billion in 2022 to P163.75 […]

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KADIWA CENTERS IN ALL CITIES, MUNICIPALITIES URGED

To provide farmers and fishers a venue to market and trade their produce at affordable prices, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee filed a measure to establish Kadiwa Agri-food Terminals in every city and municipality in the country.  Under House Bill No. 3957 or the “Kadiwa Agri-Food Terminal Act”, AGRI aims to institutionalize a program […]

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CUA BACKS CALL FOR BETTER FOOD SUPPLY COORDINATION

Quirino Governor Dax Cua urged the national government to immediately draft a plan to operationalize Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s call for local government units to closely coordinate with the administration to ensure the country’s food supply. “We from the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) fully support President Marcos’ call. Tama ang Pangulo, we […]

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VILLAFUERTE BACKS FOOD TERMINALS IN REGIONS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has given the thumbs up to the grand plan by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) to prioritize the provision of quality infrastructure support to farmers as he proposed the establishment of regional food terminals or depots across the country, in support of the Chief Executive’s agenda as concurrent agriculture […]