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7th ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting (Sept. 13, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar represented the Philippines during the 7th ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting on SPS Cooperation held on September 13, 2021.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) extended its support to the 2022–2023 Action Plan under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

The Philippine-led activities are in the following areas: 1) exchange visits of relevant personnel to learn the best practices in quarantine operations in seaports and airports; 2) training on the effective harmonization of good laboratory practices; 3) training on animal disease diagnosis; and 4) collaborative research on plant pest detection using advanced protocols. (Photo 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.