Monday Nov, 29 2021 04:23:03 AM


Catamco calls for Congress to review, amend RTL

COTABATO CITY  – After listening to rice farmers’ dilemma, Cotabato provincial Gov. Nancy Catamco today called on Philippine Congress to review and amend the Rice Trariffication Law (RTL).

With that call, she has become the first local leader who called on Congress to amend the law which farmers clamed was disadvantageous to Filipino rice producers.

Cotabato province is one of the leading rice-producing provinces in Mindanao.

Listenign to farmers, Catamco saw the need to review, and amend the law to favor Filipino farmers instead of foreign rice producers.


26K farmers in South Cotabato village to benefit from gov’t funded FMR project

KORONADAL CITY – A farm to market road in a remote village in South Cotabato will benefit some 26,000 farmers after the Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turn over a P45.8 million-9.07 kilometer road project on Sept. 24.

In partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Local Government Units, the project that was turned over and ready for use was the last of the 17 Rural Infrastructure sub-projects funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu.


Mayor Isko buys Mindanao's organic rice for Manila's 150,000 seniors

MinDA Tienda Advance Sales!

MANILA - One month before the actual staging of the MinDA Tienda sa Manila, Mindanao's Farmers have already scored a big sales after Manila Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso ordered 500-metric tons of Black, Red and Brown Organic Rice for the city's estimated 150,000 senior citizens.

The advance sales of one of Mindanao's popular and iconic agricultural products is estimated to be worth P40-million, a price which Mayor Isko said is worth the health benefits it would give the senior citizens of his city.


DAR XII, BJMP XII and ARBOs virtually sign MOA, MA under the EPAHP Program

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Regional Officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) XII and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) XII, and Marketing Agreements between BJMP Provincial Heads and Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs), covering the provision of crops by said ARBOs to different BJMP correction facilities within Region 12, were signed on September 4, 2020.


DAR, farmers, BJMP sign Marketing Agreement for vegetable supplies

KORONADAL CITY - Department of Agrarian Reform in partnership with Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) successfully forged the Marketing Agreement with identified ARBOs under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Program during ceremonies in Koronadal City Friday, Sept. 4.

This program is the improved version of the former PAHP Program between DAR, DA and DSWD which was enhanced because of its notable impact to the lives of the farmers as explained by DAR Secretary Atty. John R. Castriciones, during his message via zoom.


Local farmer groups to supply vegetables for inmates of SK jails

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Sultan Kudarat, in partnership with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) signed a marketing agreement today, August 25, with selected Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries' Organizations from 2 municipalities of the province, under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Program of the government aimed to mitigate hunger, provide food security and reduce poverty in the country.


Gov. Catamco graces CLOA distribution in 2 Cotabato towns, vows aid to beneficiaries

ARAKAN, North Cotabato -- Governor Nancy Catamco today personally witnessed the ceremonial distribution of the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) for some farmers in the province which she described as one of the best government programs.

The distributed area was the reservation site of University of Southern Mindanao-Cotabato Founcation College of Science and Technology (USM-CFCST) and the ceremonial program was held at the Arakan municipal gymnasium Tuesday afternoon.


Basilan prov'l gov't experimenting on sorghum production

COTABATO CITY --- There is a crop being introduced to farmers in Basilan virtually strange to them to complement a provincial livestock program meant to boost domestic food sufficiency.

The administration of Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman has initially propagated sorghum on a two-hectare land near the provincial government’s multi-million drip-irrigated greenhouse in Isabela City as a model farm, from where farmers in the island province can learn propagation of the crop.


African swine fever now in Kidapawan City

KIDAPAWAN CITY – An agriculture official on Saturday said the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has already penetrated one of the 40 villages here.

Arlan Mangelen, regional director of Department of Agriculture 12, blood samples collected from several hogs raisers in Barangay Linangcob showed ASF’presence in the village.

Mangelen said ASF is now affecting domesticated hogs and high breed swine in at least 4 areas in North Cotabato province before the Kidapawan City report. He was referring to the towns of Magpet, Arakan and President Roxas.


DAR to distribute 4,400 hectares of reservation areas in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Department of Agrarian Reform is set to distribute 4,463.2122 hectares of reservation areas under the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) and the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (CFCST) in the municipalities of Arakan and President Roxas in North Cotabato on August 25, 2020, an agrarian refomr official today said.



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