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Press Conference on ASF (Feb. 3, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 February 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, upon receiving reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) incidence in Davao Occidental, held a press conference at the Department of Agriculture (DA) on February 2, 2020.

He said the DA’s Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) laboratory in Quezon City has tested the blood samples taken from affected hogs, particularly in Don Marcelino, and found them positive of ASF.

The DA, in tandem with the provincial and municipal LGUs, will conduct an inventory of swine population in the entire province and monitor their health condition. To date, the province has a population of 100,000 hogs.

The DA will also provide SURE Aid loans worth P30,000 each to affected hog raisers. The loan, which has zero-interest and payable in three years, can be used to fund other livelihood or agri-fishery projects. (Photos 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.