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Inauguration of 3 R&D Facilities in Batangas (July 8, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 8 July 2021

Three newly completed facilities funded under the Bayanihan 2 Stimulus Package, totaling to P37 million (M), are now open for agricultural stakeholders at the Lipa Agricultural Research and Experiment Station (LARES) Compound in Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and OIC-Director Vilma Dimaculangan of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Calabarzon Regional Field Office (RFO) led the inauguration of the RFO’s upgraded Regional Crop Pest Management Center (RCPM) building, Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, and Research and Development Training Dormitory on July 8, 2021.

Unified Batangas Hog Raisers’ Association (UNIBAT) President and RAFC chair Pedrito Kalaw and other DA officials including Undersecretary for Livestock William Medrano, Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, and Bureau of Animal Industry Director Reildrin Morales also joined the inauguration. (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.