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Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President […]

DA to recall devolved personnel from local government units

In a move seen as total rebuke on the Local Government Code which caused the implementation of devolution of functions, personnel and agencies to local government units, the Department of Agriculture (DA) could well be the first to rescind the policy. The DA is set to enter into an agreement […]

DA says Bicol farmers are getting older, remain poorest sector

PILI, Camarines Sur — The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol revealed that one of the challenges being faced by the region’s agricultural sector is the lack of interest of the youth and the population of farmers engaged in the industry now considered in the older bracket. For […]

What next for proponents after SCOTP halts test of GMO BT talong?

Cultivation and propagation of crops and vegetables using the gene modification technology has found in the Philippines  a vast willing laboratory. While countries in Europe, including Germany and Russia has either stopped or put on hold the entry and use of the technology and GMO crops, third world countries in […]

Bicol farmers face climate change challenge next planting season

Bicol farmers are facing an immediate challenge based on the seasonal climate outlook advisory by the Department of Agriculture covering the months of September this year up until January 2016. Reduced rainfall and increase in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifically in rain-fed as well as irrigated areas at the […]

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

Mild ‘El Nino” damages P7-M Kidapawan City agri-crop production

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 22 — As the dry spell affects more farmers here, the City Agriculture Office is asking for assistance from concerned agencies particularly the Department of Agriculture. Senior Agriculturist Nesmari Espejo said over P7 million worth of crops including rice, corn, banana and coffee have been […]

Department of Agriculture is prepared for ‘El Niño’ – Alcala

MANILA, March 21 — The Aquino government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for the effects of weather phenomenon El Niño in the country, a Malacañang official assured on Saturday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Agriculture was on top of the preparations. “Pagdating po sa […]

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 16 — The production of Pili nut products get the needed boost with several landowners in the towns of Minalabac, Camarines Sur has chosen to devote plantation of Pili trees. Two large farm owners joined the growing […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket. MANILA, Jan. 8 — Some 100 individuals, which include Aquino government officials and garlic importers, are facing criminal charges for abnormal increase in the market price of garlic in 2014. The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed criminal charges against […]

Why NIA replaced its Bicol regional manager

NAGA CITY -– National Irrigation Administration announced that on September 1st, engineer William Ragodon, the regional manager based in the city of Naga, was being replaced with a new one. The personnel reshuffle is instituted by the NIA board of directors headed by its new chairperson, former senator now head […]

Masbate farmers coop acquire rice processing center

PILI, Camarines Sur, -– The Narangasan multi-purpose cooperative based in the town of Milagros in Masbate province recently received a rice processing facility built by the agriculture department (DA). The building with an area of 300 square meters was completed at the cost of P56 million equipped with a multi-pass […]

Rehabilitation of Camaligan Regional Fish Port Loses JICA Funding

The proposed rehabilitation of Camsur’s Camaligan fish port met a stumbling block with the withdrawal by its funding source. The Japan International Cooperation Agency has withdrawn as it rechannels funding at home in the aftermath of overwhelming devastation brought about by the earthquake and tsunami last March.

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3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

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PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

Mild ‘El Nino” damages P7-M Kidapawan City agri-crop production

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 22 — As the dry spell affects more farmers here, the City Agriculture Office is asking for assistance from concerned agencies particularly the Department of Agriculture. Senior Agriculturist Nesmari Espejo said over P7 million worth of crops including rice, corn, banana and coffee have been […]

Masbate farmers coop acquire rice processing center

PILI, Camarines Sur, -– The Narangasan multi-purpose cooperative based in the town of Milagros in Masbate province recently received a rice processing facility built by the agriculture department (DA). The building with an area of 300 square meters was completed at the cost of P56 million equipped with a multi-pass […]

Rehabilitation of Camaligan Regional Fish Port Loses JICA Funding

The proposed rehabilitation of Camsur’s Camaligan fish port met a stumbling block with the withdrawal by its funding source. The Japan International Cooperation Agency has withdrawn as it rechannels funding at home in the aftermath of overwhelming devastation brought about by the earthquake and tsunami last March.

Department of Agriculture is prepared for ‘El Niño’ – Alcala

MANILA, March 21 — The Aquino government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for the effects of weather phenomenon El Niño in the country, a Malacañang official assured on Saturday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Agriculture was on top of the preparations. “Pagdating po sa […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

DA says Bicol farmers are getting older, remain poorest sector

PILI, Camarines Sur — The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol revealed that one of the challenges being faced by the region’s agricultural sector is the lack of interest of the youth and the population of farmers engaged in the industry now considered in the older bracket. For […]

Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President […]

Why NIA replaced its Bicol regional manager

NAGA CITY -– National Irrigation Administration announced that on September 1st, engineer William Ragodon, the regional manager based in the city of Naga, was being replaced with a new one. The personnel reshuffle is instituted by the NIA board of directors headed by its new chairperson, former senator now head […]

What next for proponents after SCOTP halts test of GMO BT talong?

Cultivation and propagation of crops and vegetables using the gene modification technology has found in the Philippines  a vast willing laboratory. While countries in Europe, including Germany and Russia has either stopped or put on hold the entry and use of the technology and GMO crops, third world countries in […]

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket. MANILA, Jan. 8 — Some 100 individuals, which include Aquino government officials and garlic importers, are facing criminal charges for abnormal increase in the market price of garlic in 2014. The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed criminal charges against […]

DA to recall devolved personnel from local government units

In a move seen as total rebuke on the Local Government Code which caused the implementation of devolution of functions, personnel and agencies to local government units, the Department of Agriculture (DA) could well be the first to rescind the policy. The DA is set to enter into an agreement […]

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 16 — The production of Pili nut products get the needed boost with several landowners in the towns of Minalabac, Camarines Sur has chosen to devote plantation of Pili trees. Two large farm owners joined the growing […]

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Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President […]

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Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket. MANILA, Jan. 8 — Some 100 individuals, which include Aquino government officials and garlic importers, are facing criminal charges for abnormal increase in the market price of garlic in 2014. The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed criminal charges against […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations

Bicol Pili production gets boost as landowners expand plantations PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 16 — The production of Pili nut products get the needed boost with several landowners in the towns of Minalabac, Camarines Sur has chosen to devote plantation of Pili trees. Two large farm owners joined the growing […]

Rehabilitation of Camaligan Regional Fish Port Loses JICA Funding

The proposed rehabilitation of Camsur’s Camaligan fish port met a stumbling block with the withdrawal by its funding source. The Japan International Cooperation Agency has withdrawn as it rechannels funding at home in the aftermath of overwhelming devastation brought about by the earthquake and tsunami last March.

Department of Agriculture is prepared for ‘El Niño’ – Alcala

MANILA, March 21 — The Aquino government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for the effects of weather phenomenon El Niño in the country, a Malacañang official assured on Saturday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Agriculture was on top of the preparations. “Pagdating po sa […]

Mild ‘El Nino” damages P7-M Kidapawan City agri-crop production

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 22 — As the dry spell affects more farmers here, the City Agriculture Office is asking for assistance from concerned agencies particularly the Department of Agriculture. Senior Agriculturist Nesmari Espejo said over P7 million worth of crops including rice, corn, banana and coffee have been […]