Thursday Sep, 28 2023 06:14:23 PM


BARMM intensifies rice price cap monitoring

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Government started mobilizing price monitors in the region on Sept. 11 to intensify its effort to prevent price manipulators.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) along with the Bangsamoro Price Coordinating Council (BPCC) of the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism (MTIT) conducted the price monitoring of the city’s major markets.
This is in line with Executive Order (EO) 39, s. 2023, which imposes mandated price ceilings on rice, issued by the Office of the President on Aug. 31, 2023.


Rice price ceilings take effect Sept. 5: Palace

MANILA – The implementation of the mandated price ceilings for rice will start on Sept. 5, Malacañang said Friday.

The clarification was made after Executive Order (EO) 39 stated that the price cap on regular and well-milled rice will take effect immediately upon its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.


Upland rice farming, isinusulong ni dating DA Sec. Piñol

ISINUSULONG NI DATING Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol ang upland rice farming sa bansa, lalo na sa Mindanao bilang hakbang na matiyak ang sapat na pagkain kahit nagbabadya ang tagtuyot o El Nino.

Sa isang news conference sa Davao City, ipinresenta ni Piñol ang kanyang proposed upland farming na tinawag niyang “Kalahating Ektarya sa Bawat Pamilya."

Aniya, isinusulong ng programa ang paggamit ng hybrid at inbred rice seeds, pagsasaayos ng irrigation systems, at sapat na fertilizer supply mula DA bilang paghahanda sa posibleng rice shortage dahil sa El Nino.


Over 200 ducks mysteriously died in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY  – More than 200 ducks have mysteriously died almost at the same time in a remote village here that made its owner suspect they were poisoned.

On Friday morning, Jose Gaje, owner of a duck farm in Barangay Sto Nino, said his caretaker told him the ducks were enjoying a mini=pond when suddenly die fell and died one after another on Thursday.

According to Gaje, his ducks were regularly wander in a rice fields where the “palay” were just harvested by farmers.


PBBM: Farm consolidation, mechanization to boost crop yield

KORONADAL CITY - Farm consolidation and mechanization are vital in improving the rice supply and lowering the production cost, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said on Wednesday.

This, as Marcos lauded the South Cotabato government for launching the Consolidated Rice Production and Mechanization Program, an initiative aimed at promoting the creation of an organized and efficient rice production and marketing system in the province.


BARMM, Poland Embassy set sights on agricultural investment for mutual growth

COTABATO CITY — In an effort to foster agricultural development, the Embassy of Poland, led by His Excellency Charge D' Affaires a.i. Mr. Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, met with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) Mohammad Yacob on May 19.

The purpose of this visit was to explore potential avenues for collaboration between the Polish Government and MAFAR, aimed at enhancing agricultural practices in the Bangsamoro region.


Publiko pinag-iingat pa rin ng Koronadal vet office laban sa bird flu

KORONADAL CITY Sumunod sa mga panuntunan sa pagpapasok ng mga poulty at poultry products sa Koronadal.

Ito ang panawagan sa publiko ni Koronadal City Veterinarian Dr. Charlemagne Calo.

Paliwanag ni Calo, nanatili pa rin kasi ang banta ng Avian Influenza o bird flu virus sa lungsod.

Ipinunto ni Calo na requirement sa mga poultry products ang certificate of acceptance mula sa mga barangay na pagdadalhan nito.

Ito ay maliban pa sa mga kaukulang dokumento mula sa pinanggalingang lugar.


SC affirms prison term for DAR exec in Kidapawan who extorted from farmers

MANILA – The Supreme Court has convicted a former provincial agrarian reform adjudicator for extorting cash and tuna fish from litigants 15 years ago.

In its 21-page decision made available online on Monday, the SC affirmed the Sandiganbayan’s 2019 decision convicting  Henry Gelacio of the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (Darab) Region XII based in Kidapawan City, Cotabato for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and sentenced him to up to eight years behind bars.


TESDA 12 to train region’s agri sector on use of drone in farming

KORONADAL CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-12) is helping farmers in the Soccsksargen region on the use of modern technology, like the drone, in farming.

TESDA Regional Director Rafael Y. Abrogar II recently met with drone experts and professor from the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) - Kabacan Campus and discussed about the use of drone in agriculture.


Tacurong rat for cash drive nets 5,800 tails

Edwin O. Fernandez

TACURONG CITY (June 3) – The campaign against rat infestation here have gained ground with 5,800 rat tails presented to and paid for by the city agriculture office.

As of June 2, the city agriculture office has paid P68,000 for 5,800 tails collected by farmers in a bid to get rid the rice fields of rodents, according to City Agriculturist Ivan Gerry G. Arzagon.

Each rat tail costs P8.

To prevent rice production losses and help ensure continuous income for rice farmers here, the city government has launched in March a rat for cash campaign.



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