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    • $200-M WB funding eyed for fisheries 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, June 2, 2020, on page B2)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking World Bank funding for its $200-million Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) project that aims to improve the country’s fishery production. In a statement on Monday, ...
    • Agri chief assures Metro food supplies ‘more than enough' 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee; Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, March 14, 2020, on page A1-A8)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday assured the public that the community quarantine had not affected food supplies for Metro Manila. “We have determined that there is enough supply of all basic goods that can be ...
    • Agri damage from Taal fury reaches P577M 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, January 15, 2020, on page A2)
      Damages and losses to agriculture brought by the eruption of Taal Volcano have hit P577.59 million, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The Agriculture department was expecting the fishing sector to be seriously ...
    • Agri dept eyes increased RE use 

      Cariño, Conrad M. (The Manila Times, July 2, 2020, on page B5)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) will push for the optimization of renewable energy (RE) to grow food using aquaponics and hydroponics technologies. Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Monday received from Weather ...
    • BFAR lifts sardine fishing ban in Visayan Sea 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 18, 2021, on page A7)
      The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has lifted the three-month fishing ban in the Visayan Sea effective Tuesday. Under the Fisheries Administrative Order 167-3, series of ...
    • BFAR urged to fast track fishing vessel trackers 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, May 21, 2020, on page A7)
      The government needs to install tracking devices in commercial fishing vessels, that has been delayed for four years now. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines in Romblon (LMP-Romblon), Pangisda Natin Gawin Tama ...
    • BFAR-Region 2 enforces crab-saving measures 

      Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, May 2, 2020, on page B2)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has rolled out two measures expected to conserve and protect crab and lobster species in the region. Milagros Morales, BFAR-Region 2 director, ...
    • BFAR: Sardine management plan ready to roll out 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, June 4, 2020, on page B5)
      The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is set to implement the country’s first sardine management plan that mainly aims to achieve the sustainable use and management of fishery ...
    • DA assures enough fish supply amid extended ECQ 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, May 1, 2020, on page B2)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday assured the public that the country has an adequate supply of fresh fish in the market amid the extended enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. In a statement, Agriculture ...
    • DA launches own radio station 

      (The Manila Times, June 5, 2021, on page A8)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Luzon has launched its radio station DWEE 107.10 FM 'D' Ani Kita housed at the Pampanga Agricultural State University (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga. Agriculture Secretary William ...
    • DA okays P246-M loans for small farmers, fishermen 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 23, 2020, on page B2)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved an initial P246.3 million in loans for small farmers and fishermen, and agri-fishery micro and small enterprises (MSEs), under its Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance ...
    • DA pushes to digitize agri-fishery sector 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, June 4, 2020, on page A7)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) is upgrading its data management as part of its efforts to digitize the country’s agriculture sector, its chief said on Monday. To do this, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in a ...
    • DA to offer P1-B loan to farmers, fishermen 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 5, 2020, on page B7)
      Marginal farmers and fishermen, and agri-fishery enterprises, will soon benefit from a P1-billion loan facility the Department of Agriculture (DA) will extend under a financing program to help them cope with the impact of ...
    • DA urged to consult agriculture stakeholders 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, November 12, 2020, on page B5)
      Agriculture stakeholders across the country are urging Agriculture Secretary William Dar to hold consultations with them, saying the failure to do led to the failure of the implementation of the two-decade-old Agriculture ...
    • DA: LGUs buy P1.58B worth of farmers’ produce 

      Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, May 9, 2020, on page B1)
      Local government units (LGUs) have bought P1.58 billion worth of agriculture and fishery products directly from farmers and fishermen since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed in mid-March, the Department ...
    • Department of Agriculture Administrative Circular No. 09, Series of 2020 

      Department of Agriculture (DA) (The Manila Times, July 7, 2020, on page A4)
      Allowing the transport of wild caught mangrove crablets and juvenile mangrove crabs (Scylla spp). that are already in stock prior to the effectivity of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020.
    • P10 billion eyed for fisheries program 

      (The Manila Times, October 28, 2021, on page B5)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday said it is in the final stage of getting the approval to implement the Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) Project worth $200 million (P10 billion) funded by the World ...
    • PH doing badly vs climate change 

      Dar, William (The Manila Times, May 18, 2018, on page B7)
      I recently got hold of two reports on the effects of climate change that made me feel a great sense of fear. Great fear, I would even say. The report entitled “Fragile Planet, Scoring climate risks around the world” from ...
    • 'Sagip Saka' IRR is DA's framework 

      Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, October 28, 2019, on page A3)
      To effectively raise the incomes of farmers and fisherfolk, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, author and proponent of the Sagip Saka Act, said its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) would serve as the framework for the ...
    • Technologization could boost PH agriculture 

      Cariño, Conrad M. (The Manila Times, October 11, 2019, on page H4)
      When it comes to understanding the vital role of technology and innovation in boosting the agriculture sector, newly appointed Agriculture Secretary William Dar is very much abreast of developments. For that and more, he ...