Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture

FDA must tighten regulations on processed meat – DA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Regulations on processed meat such as well-loved Filipino delicacies tocino and longganisa should be tightened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the Department of...

Zubiri calls on DA, other agencies to act faster in containing ASF spread

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday (Sept. 16) called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned government agencies to move faster in containing...

City gov’t seeks probe on illegal dumping of dead pigs in Marikina River

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA – The city government of Marikina is coordinating with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the conduct of immediate investigation in relation to the illegal dumping of dead pigs...

DA ‘floods’ markets with cheap rice imports

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2019

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ‘flooded’ markets with over 3 million sacks of cheap imported rice across the country. The agriculture department said the National Food Authority (NFA) will...

Gov’t to form a national task force on swine disease

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 10, 2019

The government will form a national task force to prevent the spread of swine diseases like the African Swine Fever (ASF), according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). According to...

Malacañang on ASF-positive PH: ‘No need to worry’

Marje Pelayo   •   September 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang believes the Department of Agriculture (DA) is in control of the situation following confirmation of African Swine Fever (ASF) infestation in the country. According to Presidential...

DA allays public fear of African Swine Fever in pork

Marje Pelayo   •   September 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to receive on Tuesday (September 4) the result of the confirmatory test on the sample of infected pigs in an...

DA launches interest-free loan program for rice farmers

Marje Pelayo   •   September 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) officially launched the agency’s expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance for Rice Farmers (SURE AID Program) on Monday (September 2). The program, organized...

Veterinary quarantine checkpoints set up in Dinalupihan, Bataan

Marje Pelayo   •   September 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – In response to the administrative order issued by the Department of Agriculture (DA), the local government of Dinalupihan in Bataan has set up three quarantine checkpoints in...

NE gov’t allots P200-M to buy wet palay from local farmers at P15/kg

Marje Pelayo   •   August 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on his social media account encourages provincial governments to support local farmers by buying their harvest. The Secretary lauded the...

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