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NAT’L LAND USE ACT TO BOOST FOOD SECURITY EFFORT

A National Land Use Act (NLUA) is a critical tool needed to ensure the country’s food security. This was underscored by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who in a Facebook open forum during the weekend discussed the importance of such a measure and reiterated the Administration’s support for its passage. “When we talk about food production, […]

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GOV’T FOOD PROGRAM EARNS P115M IN NORTH LUZON – NOGRALES

The government formally launched the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in Region 2 last September 22, 2020, Tuesday at the DAR Regional Office in Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City in what Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles called a “continuation of the Duterte administration’s sustained drive to rid the country of hunger and poverty.”“This is […]

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SAGIP SAKA TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY UNDER ‘NEW NORMAL’ – PANGILINAN

As part of the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sagip Saka Act of 2019 which institutionalizes and incentivizes direct food purchase from farmers, fisherfolk, and other food growers will ensure that no one goes hungry in the country, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Ito ang ibig sabihin ng food security: Walang nagugutom, walang […]

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DA REFOCUSES REMAINING BUDGET TO FOOD SECURITY AMID PANDEMIC – DAR

With four months remaining in the year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to implement major interventions to ensure adequate, accessible, and affordable food to millions of Filipino households, particularly in Metro Manila and other major consumption centers, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We refocused part of our remaining budget for the year, of which 73% […]

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DA OFFERS START-UP LOANS TO YOUNG AGRIPRENEURS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar is urging the youth and budding agriculture entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) to actively take part in agriculture and fisheries by availing of several financial and technical assistance being offered by the Duterte administration through the Department of Agriculture (DA). One of these is the “Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs” or the KAYA loan […]

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GOV’T #GOODBYEGUTOM PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN NORTHERN MINDANAO – NOGRALES

Region 10 will benefit from the implementation of the Duterte administration’s Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) initiative with the launching of the program in Cagayan de Oro City. “We just recently conducted a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Marketing Agreement (MA) Signing for EPAHP in Eastern Visayas and we now focus our […]

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DA, DOE SIGN MOA FOR AGRI-FISHERY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi forged a 10-year partnership starting August 6, 2020 for the formulation and implementation of a Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fishery Sector (REP-AFS). The program will promote the use of cost-efficient renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, small-scale geothermal, and biomass for […]

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DA RAMPS UP EFFORTS TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY AMID PANDEMIC – DAR

The Department of Agriculture ramps up efforts to secure adequate food supply as the country continues to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. During a Laging Handa public briefing aired over state-run PTV, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the department’s thrust is currently on increasing food sufficiency, having additional budget support, and using modern […]

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GOV’T EXTENDS #GOODBYEGUTOM CARAVAN TO THE CORDILLERAS – NOGRALES

“We are very pleased to bring our anti-hunger, anti-poverty programs to the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Food security and livelihood assistance are urgent needs during this challenging health crisis we are facing. COVID-19 has not slowed down our efforts.” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles expressed this sentiment at the MOU and Marketing Agreement signing last July […]

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GOVERNMENT TO FOCUS ON FIVE KEY AREAS TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY AMID COVID-19 ‘NEW NORMAL’ — NOGRALES

The Philippine government will focus on five key areas as part of efforts to overcome the challenges to food security in the country as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic––five priorities to rebuild confidence and help the Philippines adjust to the “new normal.” These were enumerated on Thursday by Cabinet Secretary Karlo […]