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Awarding of Warehouses, Drying Facilities in Nueva Ecija

Author: DA Communications Group | 26 February 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon Regional Field Office (RFO) will provide eight warehouses and drying facilities to the Province of Nueva Ecija within the next three months as additional support to the local rice farmers.

On Feb. 25, 2020, Agriculture Secretary William Dar and RFO Director Crispulo Bautista, Jr. said that the facilities also serve as a recognition and reward to the province’s initiative in helping farmers recover from the falling prices of palay by buying and processing them.

Secretary Dar stressed that local government units (LGUs) must be at the forefront of development, particularly with the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), which is considered as a game-changer in the country’s agriculture sector.

He implored the LGUs, farmers, traders, and consumers to support the local rice industry and the proper implementation of the RTL to realize its benefits in the long run. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, 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: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

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.