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DA SUSPENDS ONION IMPORTATION UNTIL MAY

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. has ordered a temporary halt to onion imports until May–possibly extending the suspension through July– if domestic harvest of the high value crop remains sufficient to meet local demand. Tiu Laurel issued the policy pronouncement to prevent further depressing onion prices due to supply glut. The agriculture chief recently […]

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SUPPLY OF RICE, SUGAR, ONIONS SUFFICIENT — DA

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. assured lawmakers that his agency is closely watching the market and is taking steps to assure sufficient supply of food items at affordable prices, particularly rice, sugar, and onions. Appearing before the Committee on Agriculture and Food of the House of Representatives, Tiu Laurel said he gave importers less than […]

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BONG GO URGES STRICT SRP ENFORCEMENT FOR ONIONS

Senator Bong Go has urged the need for stricter enforcement of the government’s initiatives to implement a suggested retail price for onions as a way to protect consumers from unreasonable price increase. In an ambush interview after aiding residents in Pasig City, Go expressed concern that prices in some parts of Metro Manila remain high […]

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HOUSE TO END ONION CARTELIZATION PROBE SOON

Committee on Agriculture Chairperson and Quezon Representative Wilfrido Mark Enverga bared that lawmakers will schedule an executive session to discuss if the panel needs to further investigate the proliferation of onion cartels in the country. The committee has conducted nine hearings already to look into the onion industry and determine whether cartels, hoarding, and price […]

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DA LAUNCHES SPECIAL LOAN PROGRAM FOR ONION FARMERS

In line with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s commitment to attain food security for the country, the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) has launched the Agri-Negosyo (ANYO) Loan Program for Onion Farmers to provide local producers easy access to credit loans for facilities, machineries, and other equipment. The DA-ACPC’s loan program will pave […]

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DA PEGS ONION SRP AT P125 PER KILO

Taking off from the instructions of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to gather all stakeholders and address the issue of overpriced red onions in the market, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a suggested retail price (SRP) of P125 per kilogram of medium- and big-sized imported red onion in wet markets within the National Capital […]

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FARMERS SELL P2.5M WORTH OF ONIONS TO KADIWA

In line with his vision of increasing farmers’ and fishers’ income, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to directly link food producers to consumers and institutional buyers, thereby removing the middle men. In compliance with the President’s directive, the DA enhanced its market linkage initiative to assist farmers’ cooperatives and […]

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DA’S KADIWA STORES SELL ONIONS AT P170 PER KILO

The KADIWA outlets of the Department of Agriculture (DA) offer native red and white onions for P170 a kilo, with each customer allowed to buy a maximum of three kilos, to help ease consumer’s worries due to the skyrocketing prices of onions in local markets. According to the latest update from the DA Bantay Presyo […]

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DA TOLD: USE P140-M FUND TO BOOST ONION SUPPLY

Senator Imee Marcos has stepped in to increase the supply of onions that can be sold at P170 per kilo in Kadiwa outlets and rolling stores. Marcos called “pointless” the Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) plan to raise the suggested retail price (SRP) of onions to control runaway prices that reached P720 per kilo recently. The […]

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NO IMPORTATION OF ONIONS NEXT YEAR – DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will not import onions for the remainder of the year as the harvest is expected to begin in the upcoming weeks, Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said. Panganiban explained onion supply is not enough but the Department is not considering importation, since farmers will begin to harvest in January and February.  […]