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RCEF Press Conference

Author: DA Communications Group | 22 October 2019

The four components of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), including updates on the fund release, were presented through a press conference on October 22, 2019 at RDEC, ATI Building, Quezon City.

During the presscon, Agriculture Secretary William Dar mentioned that the Php 10-billion RCEF is expected to be fully obligated before the year ends. “Php 3.2B or 32 percent out of the Php 10B support fund for rice farmers has already been obligated as of today, Dar said.

With proper implementation of all the four components of RCEF, Secretary Dar believes that cost of production will be down by 30 percent, allowing the Philippines to compete with its neighboring ASEAN countries like Vietnam and Thailand. (Photos by and Alarico Nuestro, 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.