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Launching of the DA’s Anti-Corruption Committee and Opening of the 1st Anti-Corruption Summit (Nov. 3, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 November 2021

Agriculture Undersecretary for Special Concerns Waldo R. Carpio together with Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero led the launching of the DA’s Anti-Corruption Committee and Opening of the 1st Anti-Corruption Summit on November 3, 2021.

By the virtue of DA Special Order no. 504, series of 2021 signed on July 19, 2021, the DA’s Anti-Corruption Committee (DA-ACC) was tasked to monitor and report corruption-related cases, investigations and action taken; validate information from other sources; formulate the agency’s anti-corruption policies, programs and activities; spearhead the agency’s anti-corruption campaign plan of action; identify corruption-prone processes in the agency; create a streamlined Complaint Action Center (Hotline); organize stakeholders to complement the committee; and conduct public information campaigns to generate support for the government’s anti-corruption programs.

Highlighting the event was the signing of the Sworn Manifesto and reciting of the Oath of Honesty by heads of the OneDA family, including Bureaus, Attached Agencies and Corporations, down to its Regional Field Offices.

During the event, the DA-ACC also tested the Complaint Action Center (Dial 1381) which will be manned by the Information and Communications Technology Service of the Department.

The event was also attended by PACC Commissioner Atty. Yvette C. Contacto, ARTA Director General Secretary Atty. Jeremiah B. Belgica, and NBI OIC-Director Eric B. Distor.

The “1st Anti-Corruption Summit” will run from November 3-5, 2021 via Webex and Facebook Live. (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: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments