Posts Tagged DA

DA continues to boost urban agriculture program amid pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 3, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to strengthen its urban agriculture program to address the food needs in the urban areas amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The...

DA urged to prioritize eradication of ASF, extension of aid to hog farmers

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to “do everything in its power” to resolve the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak, and...

DA doubles indemnity for each hog culled due to ASF

Robie de Guzman   •   April 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is increasing the indemnity for each hog culled due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William...

DA to roll out P600M swine repopulation program in ASF affected areas

Robie de Guzman   •   March 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to implement its P600-million swine repopulation program following the decline in the incidence of African Swine Fever (ASF). In a...

DA assures enough food supply during ECQ in NCR Plus

Robie de Guzman   •   March 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured the public that there is enough food supply for everyone, especially in the National Capital Region and nearby areas that...

DENR alarmed over amount of healthcare waste ending up in PH seas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has expressed alarm over the amount of household healthcare waste, including face masks, that are ending up in Philippine seas. DENR...

DA forms panel to probe alleged ‘tongpats’ scheme in pork imports

Robie de Guzman   •   March 17, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday said it has created a special panel to look into allegations of corruption in the allocation of meat import...

DA, irerekomenda ang pagdedeklara ng state of calamity dahil sa ASF

Robie de Guzman   •   March 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Ipapasa na ngayong linggo ng Department of Agriculture (DA) ang rekomendasyon nito para sa pagdedeklara ng state of calamity sa bansa dahil sa epekto ng African Swine...

Hontiveros urges DA to focus on ramping up efforts vs ASF instead of price caps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its efforts on preventing the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) instead of imposing price ceilings. “The...

DA to extend zero-interest loans to market vendors in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday said it will extend zero-interest loans as operating capital to market vendors’ associations in Metro Manila public markets. “This will enable them...

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