Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture

DA relaxes conditions for insured ASF-affected hog raisers

Marje Pelayo   •   February 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC) has relaxed conditions for paying hog raisers for their losses under its insurance program for hogs. This is...

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...

Meat dealers, vendors at Commonwealth Market to go on pork holiday starting Feb. 22

Marje Pelayo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Meat dealers and vendors at Commonwealth Market agreed to not sell pork starting Monday (February 22). They said it is not because they are protesting against the...

DA sets SRP for wholesale pork

Marje Pelayo   •   February 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Government officials conducted a price inspection in several markets to determine if the mandated price cap is being followed. With the supply from Mindanao and Visayas in...

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...

Ilang pork vendors, hindi nakapagtinda sa unang araw ng 60-day price cap

Freema Gloria   •   February 8, 2021

Bumaba ang presyo ng karne ng baboy sa unang araw ng pagpapatupad ng price ceiling sa Metro Manila. Sa pag-iikot ng mga kinatawan ng Department of Agriculture at lokal na...

Price cap on pork, chicken products now in effect

Marje Pelayo   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be visiting major public markets in Metro Manila on Monday (February 8) coinciding with the implementation of the price...

DA to subsidize hog shipments to Metro Manila

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — One of the interventions that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is planning on carrying out to minimize the cost of transporting hogs to Metro Manila is to...

DA to ship live hogs, ‘pork-in-a-box’ from VisMin to stabilize prices in NCR

Marje Pelayo   •   January 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will transport live hogs and “pork-in-a-box” from Visayas and Mindanao in an effort to stabilize the prices of pork products in Metro...

DA, NIA urged to prioritize recovery of typhoon-hit agri areas to address rising food costs

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on concerned government agencies to make “a big push” for the recovery of agriculture “food baskets” that were devastated by calamities...

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