Posts Tagged William Dar

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 warns penalty vs traders taking advantage of tight pork supply

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Tuesday issued a stern warning against traders and wholesalers who “unreasonably” jack up prices of food items, particularly pork....

DA targets 20.47 million MT of palay for 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar has attributed the country’s bountiful harvest last year to the various programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) despite the calamities and pandemic...

PH won’t lift import ban on Brazilian poultry meat – DA

Robie de Guzman   •   October 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday maintained it will not lift the import ban it imposed on poultry meat coming from Brazil despite its government’s warning...

Agriculture dept. opens online marketplace for farmers’ produce

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday announced it has opened an online marketing platform where agri-producers and farmers can sell their fresh produce to consumers. “Through...

Duterte orders DA to suspend rice importation

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (November 19) said he has ordered Agriculture Sec. William Dar to suspend rice importation because it’s harvest time for local rice. He...

DA to heighten quarantine measures against African Swine Fever

Marje Pelayo   •   November 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Monday (November 4) said the Department of Agriculture (DA) is working with other government agencies in carrying out heightened quarantine procedures against...

DA shells out initial P60M for hog raisers affected by ASF

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted an initial amount of P60M to fund a loan program for hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF)...

DA to double tariffs on imported rice to aid local farmers

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced on Friday (September 20) that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will impose double tariff on imported rice effective end of this month....

Villar urges new DA acting chief to return P4 billion for rice fund

Robie de Guzman   •   August 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Cynthia Villar has urged new acting Agriculture Secretary William Dar to prioritize the return of the funds intended for the programs that will help increase farmers’...

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