22,000 MT of imported onions may arrive in PH this month – DA

Jordeene B. Lagare, Melvin Gascon 01/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Imported onions may arrive in the country between the last week of January and the first week of next month if President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. approves a plan by the Department of Agriculture (DA)…

Fines, jail time for violating P250 SRP for red onions – DA

Alden M. Monzon - @inquirerdotnet 12/30/2022

Traders and retailers who will violate the suggested retail price (SRP) bulletin on red onions that the government is planning to issue today face fines ranging from P5,000 to P2 million and imprisonment of five to 15…

DA sets prices of red onion at P250 per kilo until 1st week of January

Alden M. Monzon - @inquirerdotnet 12/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday issued an order setting the price of red onion in Metro Manila wet markets at P250 per kilogram (kg) until the first week of January, amid the…

Farmers urged to register to agriculture registry to avail of DA program benefits

Futch Anthony Inso 12/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A farmer from Bantayan town in northern Cebu has encouraged other farmers to register to the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) so that they can avail of the benefits of…

President Marcos urged: Improve public health system, economy, agri sector

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Members of some progressive groups want President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to improve the public health system, economy and the country’s agriculture sector. On Monday, Oct. 10, members of BAYAN Central Visayas and…

Salt industry revival plan to start with ‘profiling’ – DA

Jordeene B. Lagare - @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After many years of neglect, the country’s salt industry is finally getting much-needed attention through a P100-million revitalization program to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). The DA issued on Wednesday the…

POPCOM 7 official: Effective population management, key factor for national agricultural plans

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A top official of the Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM-7)  said effective population management is essential to achieving the present national administration’s agriculture and food security plans for the…

DA-7: Central Visayas is ASF-free

Futch Anthony Inso 07/06/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) assures the public that the region remains free of African Swine Fever (ASF). In an advisory issued by DA-7 OIC-Regional Executive Director Joel Elumba, the agency said…

Dept. of Agriculture-7 launches ‘Tabo sa DA’  

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has launched its “Tabo sa DA” in its complex in Barangay Maguikay here on Monday, May 30, 2022. The tabo, which will go on until Thursday, June…

Copy our neighbors

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/19/2022

One little piece of advice I have for our government, particularly in steering our agriculture sector toward greater dynamism, is simply to copy our neighbors. Once upon a time, these neighbors were the ones copying us, and…

Fuel subsidy set for agrisector; P3 price hike seen

Dempsey Reyes, Julie M. Aurelio, Karl R. Ocampo 03/05/2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing to distribute P500 million in fuel subsidy to farmers and fishers as part of measures to ease the impact of rising oil prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The DA…

Plans to bring large-scale pantry to Olango mulled

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Olango Island residents will have a chance to buy bargain-priced food products and goods from a large-scale pantry if the pantry organizers’ plans push through. This is after the organizers announced that the…

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