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July 10, 2012

Submitted by Arlhene S. Carro, DA-AFIS





Manila Standard-Today



Photo Release:  Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon joined DA Asec. Davinio Catbagan Monday morning during the launching of the Kapihan sa Aduana, where they discussed the smuggling of frozen meat products. 








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Business Mirror


Sherwin Manual

P14-M rubber-processing plant to rise in ComVal province
The first-ever rubber-processing plant in the Davao region will soon rise on Compostela Valleyt province.  As the region expands its rubber production, the DA’s MRDP and the provincial government of Compostela Valley are set to put up a P14.93M crumb rubber processing plant in Laak town. 

The Manila Times


James Galvez

Calata taps Israeli govt for farming technology
Listed agribusiness firm Calata Corp on Monday said that it has partnered with the Israeli government to bring in modern agricultural technology to the country.  Earlier, the company also entered into an exclusive supply agreement to provide the DA-Nabcor with corn inputs for processing. 

Business Mirror


Jonathan Mayuga

86,000 hectares set for coffee-tree plantation under Aquino’s NGP
Some 86,000 hectares of upland areas have been reserved for the development of coffee plantations under the national Greening Program (NGP).   DENR Sec. Paje said coffee is among the high-value crops that will be planted under the ambitious program, which aims to plant 1.5B trees in 1.5M hectares of open, denuded and degraded forests by 2016.  Paje expressed optimism that the areas will have a substantial input to the government’s efforts to replace its coffee importation which, in 2010, already stood at 26,600MT per data of the DA-PADCC. 

Manila Standard-Today


Julito Rada

PH confident of more banana export deals
The government expects to clinch export deals from the recent ‘banana mission’ by a Philippine delegation to the Middle East and Europe.  DTI Sec. Domingo said that they are expecting deals will be made out of the mission because they received reports that a lot expressed their interest to buy bananas from the Philippines.



Noel Abuel

Malnutrisyon sinisi sa mataas na presyo ng bilihin
Hindi malayong dumami pa ang bilang ng mga malnourished sa bansa dahilan sa patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng mga pangunahing bilihin sa merkado.  Sa inihain ni Manila Rep. Ma. Theresa Bonoan-David na House Bill No. 6074, inaatasan ang DoH, DSWD, DA at DepEd n magsagawa ng feeding program sa mga komunidad at turuang kumain ng maraming prutas, gulay at iba pang mga masusustansiyang pagkain ang mga tao dito. 

People’s Journal


E. Montano

EO stresses environmental concerns in move to reform mining sector
Small scale mining is a particular concern in the new mining Executive Order which the President has approved seeking to reform the mining sector.  EO 79 identifies zones closed to mining applications – either for contracts, concessions or agreements – including areas in the National Tourism Development Plan, critical areas and island ecosystems, prime agricultural lands covered by RA 6657, strategic agriculture and fisheries development zones and fish refuge and sanctuaries declared as such by the DA. 




EO na magrereporma sa sector ng pagmimina aprub na
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Bella Cariaso

EO sa mining labas na; kinontra
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