Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture (DA)

DA to impose SRP on imported pork beginning April 9

Marje Pelayo   •   April 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be imposing a suggested retail price (SRP) on imported pork which is now cheaper than locally produced meat. At present, the...

DA eyes SRP for pork, chicken after price cap

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) believes that the implementation of the price ceiling has been effective in controlling the prices of pork in the country. This, even...

PH bans poultry products from Russia; world’s first human transmission of bird flu detected

Marje Pelayo   •   March 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of poultry products from Russia. Through DA Memorandum Order No. 17, the agency issued...

Consumer group calls for transparency on alleged manipulation of pork prices

Marje Pelayo   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A consumer group is asking the government to release the result of its investigation on the alleged manipulation of pork prices and supply in the country.  Laban...

DA to vendors: Sale, display of frozen meat products sans proper refrigeration facilities not allowed

Marje Pelayo   •   February 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has reminded vendors that it is prohibited to display or sell frozen products in public markets without properly- equipped refrigeration facilities. This...

DA to investigate alleged diversion, overpricing of pork supply

Marje Pelayo   •   February 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Reports have reached the Department of Agriculture (DA) that hog supplies from Mindanao supposed to be delivered to markets in Metro Manila are being diverted to other...

DA discourages consumers from supporting calls for ‘pork holiday’

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has cautioned consumers against calls for a ‘pork holiday’. The DA said, if consumers decide not to buy pork, it would create...

DA sees faster detection with Filipino-made ASF test kits

Marje Pelayo   •   January 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is initially allotting P80 million for the development and mass production of Filipino-made test kits that can detect the dreaded African Swine...

ASF detected in Visayas Region; DA eyes importation of pork to stabilize prices

Marje Pelayo   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in Eastern Visayas, according to the Department of Agriculture. The cases were detected in the municipality of Abuyog, Leyte...

DA assures sufficient supply of pork, poultry products until March 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) assures that pork and poultry products are sufficient to supply the consuming public until the year end and through the first quarter...

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