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Consultation Meeting with NorMin Hog Raisers and other Stakeholders (Feb 13, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 February 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar met with the Northern Mindanao (NorMin) hog raisers and other stakeholders for unified actions from the government and the private sector for a food secure Philippines on February 13, 2021, held in Cagayan De Oro City.

Joining Sec. Dar were Undersecretary for Livestock William Medrano, DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene Collado, Regional Technical Director Carlota Madriaga, and NorMin Hog President Leon Tan Jr.

During the meeting, Sec. Dar stressed that the DA is open for consultations with various stakeholders and reminded everyone that the interest of the public should always be the end game. He reiterated that the price cap being implemented is temporary and effective only for two months.

He also encouraged more engagements from LGUs in leading their respective localities in cushioning the impacts of ASF. He said institutionalization through ordinances related to the Bantay ASF sa Barangay and provision for PPEs, rapid test kits, and vehicle disinfection will help a lot. (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.