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PAJ Binhi Award (September 24, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 25 September 2020

Recognizing the role of agriculture journalists in disseminating information and developments of government policies and programs to the public, Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the awarding ceremony of the Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. (PAJ) Binhi Award and its 44th anniversary celebration held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Convention Hall on September 24, 2020.

In his keynote message, Dar challenged the members of PAJ to come out and take a stand on various policy reforms, such as Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), being implemented by the government. He said the PAJ should utilize social networking sites to state their position on various issues in agriculture.

“In an era of social media and fake news, please continue with your advocacy of reporting and celebrating with us even the smallest milestones in Philippine agriculture. Remain at the forefront of helping secure a bright future for agricultural journalism in the country,” Dar said. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, 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

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.