Tuesday Jul, 23 2019 02:56:45 PM


BFAR-ARMM imposes 3-month sardine fishing ban in Sulu and Basilan

COTABATO CITY – For the seventh consecutive year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BFAR-ARMM) is imposing a three-month closed season for fishing ‘tamban’, or Indian sardine, in the Sulu Sea and Basilan Strait.Jerusalem Abdulahim, chief of the Fisheries Regulatory and Law Enforcement Division of BFAR-ARMM, said the annual fishing ban is implemented to give time for tamban to reproduce.


Maranao farmers suffering from `Vinta' aftermath

COTABATO CITY --- Maranaos lost P152.4 million worth of crops when tropical storm Vinta pummeled the province last month.Reports reaching the executive department here of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao stated that the typhoon destroyed P88.9 million worth of harvestable rice crops in farms along Lake Lanao that were hit by flashfloods.More than a dozen rice and corn-producing towns in Lanao del Sur, a component-province of ARMM, were ravaged by flash floods due to heavy downpours spawned by storm Vinta.In a report Friday to the office of ARMM Gov.


Strong winds can't blow away dream of better life for Filipinos

DAVAO CITY - Strong winds gusting ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Vinta nearly spoiled yesterday the staging of two historic events - the commissioning of two Philippine-made multi-mission offshore vessels (MMOV) and the launching of the Bigas-Mais Blend which would make the country sufficient in staple grains supply.As the crowd waited for the arrival of President Rody Duterte at about 3 p.m., easterly gusts of wind topped off the canvas roof of the steel truss-structure serving as the venue for the activity which was set up beside the Sasa Wharf where BRP Lapulapu and BRP Francisco Dago


Kuratong Baleleng country gets P120-M in projects, P100-M in loans

OROQUIETA CITY -Farmers and fisher folks of this province, which for so long carried the stigma of being labeled as the heartland of the notorious criminal gang Kuratong Baleleng, yesterday received some P120-Million worth of agriculture and fisheries projects and machineries from government.The delivery of the projects and machineries, including 152 fiberglass fishing boats under the FB Pagbabago program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) came five months after I visited Tangub City in June for the first Biyaheng Bukid sortie.Misamis Occidental Governor Hermie Ramiro a


Trump expresses support for US funded dairy goat program

President Donald Trump has expressed support for the Philippine Dairy Goat Development Program which will be launched in 2019 using the remaining P1.5-B of the Washington PL 480 loan granted by the U.S.Government.I had the rare opportunity during the reception last night for world leaders attending the Gala Dinner tendered by President Rody Duterte to briefly inform Pres. Trump of the program. Mr. President, we are implementing a Dairy Goat Development using P1.5-B from your government, I told Pres. Trump.


DA program to teach agri-students on farm machine operation

Cotabato - The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now bridging its advocacies and
programs to the youth.

In his
Biyaheng Bukid here, specifically at the University of Southern Mindanao (USM),
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced a new program that will
stimulate the interest of the Filipino youth to agriculture.


DAR-ARMM has new regional secretary

COTABATO CITY – Dayang Carlsum Sangkula Jumaide has been sworn in as the new secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAR-ARMM). Secretary Jumaide formally took her oath of office on Monday, October 2, before ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia. We are confident that Secretary Jumaide will serve the agrarian reform partners’ interest in our region, Atty. Alamia said.Sec. Jumaide replaces Amihilda Sangcopan who filed her resignation in August.


I'm not running for the senate

Shortly after I made a report to Cabinet this afternoon about the success of the task to contain the Bird Flu in Central Luzon, President Rody Duterte generously praised me and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and joked that I was ripe for a Senate run.The Cabinet members let out a big laugh but as soon as the laughter died down, I immediately switched on my microphone to issue a clarification. Mr. President, I would like to publicly declare to you and the Cabinet that I have no intention to run for the Senate, I told the President.


Pinol provides solutions to major problems in agriculture

TUPI, South Cotabato --The Department of Agriculture (DA) today aims to address the three major problems of farmers and fisherfolks.In a farmers’ forum held here, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that the DA is trying to solve the three huge problems of the agri-fishery sector.


DAF ban on shipment of chicken, ducks, eggs from Luzon lifted

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) today lifted the ban on the transport of poultry and poultry products from Luzon to other parts of the country following a report from its bio-security experts that the Avian Influenza cases in San Luis, Pampanga and in San Isidro and Jaen towns in Nueva Ecija have been contained in a seven-kilometer radius.Earlier today, I signed an Administrative Circular which allowed among others the shipment of dressed chicken, fresh table eggs, cooked duck eggs (balut), day-old chicks, game fowls and others provided these are covered by veterinary cer



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