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Roll-out of Swine Repopulation, Rehabilitation, and Recovery (R3) Credit Program (July 22, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 22 July 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the roll-out of the Swine Repopulation, Rehabilitation, and Recovery (R3) Credit Program and the awarding of assistance to farmers affected by the animal disease, which has continued to threaten the livelihood of thousands of small, medium, and large-scale hog raisers since 2019.

Swine R3, undertaken through a partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), has initial funding of P12 billion. It offers a maximum loanable amount of up to 100 percent (%) of the total project for the local government units, and 70% for private companies.

In his message during the ceremony held in Lingayen, Pangasinan on July 22, Secretary Dar urged the support of the local government units (LGUs) in the implementation of the DA repopulation program in the provinces and municipalities with reported cases.

The agri chief added that the DA cannot solve the ASF problem by itself, and stressed that the support from the LGUs is necessary and crucial.

He added that the DA, through the Bureau of Animal Industry, is now testing two prototype vaccines for ASF in 10 private companies.

“We are now in the stage of collecting blood samples to see if the antibodies of the vaccinated animals are increasing,” he said. (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

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.