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Distribution of RFFA in Central Luzon

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 February 2020

A total of P575 million (M) in funds will be distributed to 115,000 rice farmers of Central Luzon as part of the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) program of the Department of Agriculture on February 3, 2020.

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar handed over cash cards from the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) and notices of cash grant from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) during the program’s launch held at the Dinalupihan Civic Center in Bataan.

Under RFFA, Bataan and Pampanga rice farmers can claim their P5,000 cash assistance through Landbank, while Tarlac and Zambales beneficiaries can claim at M’ Lluillhier Kwarta Padala, the partner lending facility of DBP.

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.