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ENOUGH FOOD IN PH TO LAST BEYOND NEXT 3 MOS – DA

As the government imposes stricter movement, particularly in “Alert Level 3″ areas to prevent and reduce COVID-19 infections, Agriculture Secretary William Dar appealed anew to consumers to avoid panic-buying, assuring that the country has enough food supply. “Buying more food than what we require deprives others, thus causing an artificial shortage and price spikes,” Dar […]

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THERE IS ENOUGH FOOD DURING ECQ, MECQ – DAR

“There is enough food for everyone.” This is the assurance of Agriculture Secretary William Dar to consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other major consumption areas nationwide, with President Duterte’s recent declaration of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) subject to heightened restrictions, from July 30, 2021 to August 5, 2021, and Enhanced Community Quarantine […]

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NO INTERRUPTION OF FOOD SUPPLY DURING ECQ – DAR

With the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and adjoining four provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna, up to April 11, the Department of Agriculture (DA) assures that farming and fishing operations will continue, including related activities throughout the food value chain, to ensure the continuous supply of adequate and affordable […]

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AGRI SECTOR TO PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN COVID-19 RECOVERY EFFORTS – DAR

The country’s agriculture sector is expected to play a major role in pursuing a socio-economic response framework to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic recovery efforts. “For us to rise stronger from this COVID-19 crisis, the government must encourage the development of an agriculture-driven economy,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar at the opening of the Farmers’ […]

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WE DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FOOD SUPPLY – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has assured that the country has an adequate supply of food even with the extension of the enhanced community quarantine until April 30. In a Laging Handa public briefing recently, Lopez said food manufacturers have a 45-day inventory and raw materials for their products are still […]

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FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM PRODUCTION TO CONSUMPTION DURING QUARANTINE – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured that food will be available from production to consumption during the enhanced community quarantine through its Food Resiliency and Recovery Action Plan, as adopted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-IED). “The threat of hunger is as real as the threat of COVID-19,” Agriculture Secretary […]

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ADEQUATE FOOD SUPPLY DURING LUZON QUARANTINE -– LOPEZ

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has assured of adequate food supply during the enhanced community quarantine now being enforced in Luzon as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lopez made the assurance after the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) said that they anticipate a “severe shortage of goods […]

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PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD HELP FEED DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE — GATCHALIAN

Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis now being faced by the country, it is a shared responsibility of both public and private sectors to ensure the survival of disadvantaged communities, including daily wage earners. This was the call of Senator Win Gatchalian to the private sector following the declaration of an enhanced community quarantine […]

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NCR HAS SUFFICIENT FOOD SUPPLY DURING ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured the public that there is enough food in Metro Manila public markets and through outlets of DA-initiated “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,” and “FishDA on the Go” as the entire Luzon is placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We call on the general public […]