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‘Quezon Mafia’ performers in DA—Alcala

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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