Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

DA Flag Raising Ceremony (May 10, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 10 May 2022

“We have to continue our service and deliver interventions until the last hour of our term.”

This was the message of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar to the OneDA family during the Flag Raising Ceremony on May 10, 2022.

“We are all Filipinos. We will have to unite and support whoever will win this election – national and local election – iyon ang esensya ng demokrasya,” Dar said.

In his message, Dar thanked all the hard work of the DA employees in providing ‘honest’ governance to the country, especially for the farmers and fishers.

“Fifty days na lang ako dito sa DA so I am starting to pack things up, but I am not reducing my energy, my passion and my determination to make a big difference until the last hour of my service,” he said adding that this should be the attitude and orientation of the OneDA family.

He stressed that it is high time to intensify the implementation of the Plant, Plant, Plant part 2 to address compendium issues affecting the industry including the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact of Ukraine crisis, and increase in price of petroleum product.

“Mayroon tayong plataporma at programa para sa crisis situation na ito. Itong Plant, Plant, Plant program part 2 will be our program to really elevate our game so that we will be able to continuously increase productivity levels of the various commodities and thereby increase local food production,” Dar said. ### (Photos by: Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)