MANILA – As the harvest season for rice farmers arrives, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is pressed to increase the selling price of palay (unmilled rice) to assist the country’s industry players amid the coronavirus pandemic.
MANILA – The Senate on Thursday ratified the Bayanihan to Recover as One (Bayanihan 2) bill, a measure that seeks to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to realign funds for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.
President Rodrigo Duterte instructed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday to provide scholarships to qualified dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose jobs were adversely affected by the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Eufemia Cullamat on Thursday questioned the Department of Agriculture (DA) for using almost half of the budget for a loan program for marginalized farmers despite having served only 11 percent of target beneficiaries.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved on third reading a measure seeking to condone the unpaid loan interests secured by farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries through government lending programs.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar said he will look into expanding the coverage of the price freeze on fresh vegetables.
The Department of Agriculture commended local governments directly buying fruits, vegetables, and rice from local farmers during the coronavirus health crisis.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday submitted his sixth report on the special powers granted to him by Congress to address the coronavirus crisis in the country.
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President Rodrigo Duterte submitted to Congress on Monday his fifth weekly report on the measures taken by the government to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and five other top officials have approved and signed a joint circular which will speed procedures in the release of products including medical supplies seized by law enforcement needed in the fight against the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Justice (DOJ) said.
President Rodrigo Duterte submitted on Monday his fourth weekly report on the administration’s response to the coronavirus situation in the country.
In his third weekly report to Congress, President Rodrigo Duterte detailed the “intensified steps” his government has taken in relation to coronavirus (Covid-19).
Senator Win Gatchalian criticized the Department of Agriculture for failing to keep the country’s rice inventory at the ideal-three month level.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson has received assurance from the Department of Agriculture that it is addressing the plight of Benguet farmers who are forced to throw away their produce due to low prices from local traders.
To ensure there’s enough supply of food in the market, farmers and fishermen are now allowed to work during the Luzon-wide coronavirus lockdown, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) announced.
Veterinarians will also be exempted from the mandatory home quarantine during the 30-day enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, the Department of Agriculture said.
As the Senate Committee on Agriculture continued the hearing on the Philippine Livestock Industry Development Act, Sen. Cynthia Villar got disappointed again on officials of the Department of Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has implored the public to cooperate with the government to stop the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF).
President Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light to the Department of Agriculture to implement its mitigation measures that will address the declines in the price of copra.