Tuesday Nov, 19 2019 08:26:58 AM


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


N. Cotabato to put up checkpoints to preveny spread of avian

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A member of the provincial council in North Cotabato has strongly recommended the setting up of animal quarantine checkpoints in at least seven entry points of the province to prevent the spread of avian influenza virus.Cotabato 3rddistrict board member Socrates Pinol said the quarantine stations will ensure the growing poultry industry in the province won’t be affected by the virus, which first hit Pampanga, months ago.Checkpoints would be set up along Tulunan, Cotabato to Datu Paglas, Maguindanao road Makilala, Cotabato and Barangay Kinuskusan, Bansalan in Davao del Sur


Filipinos show preparedness in handling bird flu outbreak

The dreaded Avian Influenza, Type A Sub-Type H5, is now confirmed to be the cause of the deaths of about 37,000 fowls, mostly layer chicken, in San Luis, Pampanga.The AI that hit the country for the first time has been reported to be the strain that is not transmitted from chicken to humans.Although samples for confirmatory tests were sent to Australia, none of the farm workers and residents of San Luis living near the area where the outbreak was recorded since April of this year have not shown any signs of illness.The Bureau of Animal Industry has declared a quarantine zone within a one ki


ARMM tops regional fisheries production in 2016

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is the top fish-producing region in the country in 2016, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.Based on the 2016 Fisheries Situationer released by the PSA, the region produced 824,314.52 metric tons of fisheries products in 2016. The region’s production accounts for 18.93% of the country’s total production at 4,354,472.61 metric tons in 2016.


Agri chief distributes P215.5-M worth of farm equipment to Region 12 farmers, fishers

TUPI, South Cotabato -- Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñoltoday awarded more thanP215.5-M worth of farm equipment and facilities to farmer groups and local governments of SOCCSKSARGEN region.Piñolwas accompanied by DA-12 Regional Executive Director Mila Casis and other regional agriculture officials in the distribution of pre and post harvest facilities to farmers groups and fisher folks. Photo below shows local official receiving certificate of donations from DA Sec. Manny Pinol.



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Piñol denies acquisition of defective equipment during DA stint

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