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‘Quezon Mafia’ performers in DA—Alcala

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala lashed back at accusations of an alleged “Quezon Mafia” that is currently controlling the activities of the department.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

100,000 fishermen from Yolanda-hit areas need boats

Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

A group of fishermen expressed frustration at plans announced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to distribute 1,300 boats to fishermen, saying the number of fishermen who had lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” could easily reach 100,000.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police, militant farmers clash at NAPC; one hurt

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Hundreds of protesting farmers stormed the offices of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) in Quezon City on Thursday, clashing with riot policemen who tried to stop them with fire extinguishers.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PH hog raisers welcome DA move vs US meat shipment

Hogs and poultry raisers on Saturday welcomed the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) move to put restrictions on imported meat products for American troops’ use in the Philippines.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coco farmers divided over use of levy fund

COCONUT farmers from Southern Tagalog region walked three days in September to go to Mendiola where they held a rally demanding that the coconut levy be distributed to them. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Peasant groups are divided on what to do with the recovered coconut levy fund.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ofel’ brings P15M in losses to E. Visayas


TACLOBAN CITY—At least P15 million worth of palay were destroyed when Tropical Storm “Ofel” hit Eastern Visayas on October 24, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Reports from the DA office in Eastern Visayas showed that Ofel destroyed 6,640 metric tons of palay grown by farmers in Leyte, Samar and Biliran. Leyte suffered the [...]

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Garlic supply enough—DA


Farmers are producing enough garlic to keep adobo-loving Filipinos happy till the end of the year, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agriculture chief backs farmers on coco levy

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said he was squarely on the side of the coconut farmers should a “window” reopen in the controversial “coco levy” case at the Supreme Court under new Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

Posted: August 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Smuggled rice will stabilize our stocks, jokes DA chief

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala

“If there is smuggled rice coming in, that will only add to our stocks. Our stocks will become more stable,” Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Tuesday, tongue in cheek.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hog, poultry groups tell DA to honor vow to keep imports down

Hog and poultry raisers in the country said they will hold Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala to his promise that government will not lift tariffs on imported meat products as a concession in its bid to extend policy that allows it to limit rice imports.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Declining catch prompts fish imports


Local wet markets will soon be selling more imported fish.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DA sees bigger rice harvest this year

FAO has raised its forecast for global production of rice by 4.2 million tons in 2012 due to improved prospects in several countries including the Philippines. INQUIRER PHOTO

Filipino farmers will harvest an additional 750,000 metric tons of rice under the Department of Agriculture’s early planting program involving 150,000 hectares of crop lands which were planted to rice during the summer season, the DA has said.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Fish importation inevitable—Alcala

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala

The Philippines will have to import fish sooner or later due to the declining fish catch in the country, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


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  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
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  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
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  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

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  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

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  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
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  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

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  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
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  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
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