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2019 PAJ-SMC Binhi Awards Launching

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 December 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar attended the launching of 2019 Philippine Agricultural Journalists, Inc. (PAJ)-San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Binhi Awards on December 3, 2019 at the Department of Agriculture.

Now on its 44th year, the PAJ is the nation’s organization of agricultural editors, writers, broadcasters — must be an “agent of change” and must serve as the voice of policymakers, researchers, farmers, and fishers.

It is a member of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), a global organization of agricultural writers, educators and communications people with over 70 member-countries.

During the launching, Dar cited the importance of journalism in disseminating the results and activities by the department. He said in his core group, he always sees to it that there will be a writer involved to properly disseminate and articulate the information. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link:

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

The Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement aims to apprise the bidders of the latest Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Issuances and Updates, to familiarize the bidders on the mandatory provisions and requirements of the new Bidding Documents, and to inform them on the basics of Penal, Civil, and Administrative Provisions under the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9184.