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PH to import 1.3 M tons of rice this year


Rice self-sufficiency is projected to reach 98 percent this year, better than last year, but government is poised to import 800,000 more million metric tons of rice than last year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Benguet execs lose trust in DA unit

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Officials of Benguet province urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to suspend the awarding of the management of a new vegetable trading area, called Agri-Pinoy Center, to National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) due to the agency’s alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Garlic prices start falling; DA tightens rules on imports


The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Monday garlic prices in local markets have eased as imports have been lined up amid the tighter screening of traders.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bureau of Plant Industry chief relieved over garlic price hike fiasco


Bureau of Plant Industry chief Clarito Barron has been transferred to a different office in the Department of Agriculture after agri-business groups called for his resignation over the spike in garlic prices.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Alcala is highest-paid Cabinet member, says COA

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. Inquirer file photo

Embattled Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala remains the highest-paid Cabinet member, although the P4.2-million salary that Alcala received last year was lower than what he earned the previous year.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »