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BFAR-Abra boosts food security

BANGUED, Abra, June 14 (PIA) -- The establishment of a new office and the appointment of a new provincial head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the province of Abra ushered t.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

Galunggong imported from China may come from West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently approved the importation of galunggong or round scad for  local wet markets , citing "national food security," but the fish needed may have been swimming in Philippine seas all along. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director and Agriculture Undersecretary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

PH ends chairmanship of 6-nation Coral Triangle Initiative

The Philippines is ending its two-year chairmanship of the Coral Triangle Initiative, which is led by six nations encompassing the “world’s center of marine biodiversity,” with a call to scale up efforts to address poverty and food security. PH ends chairmanship of 6-nation Coral Triangle Initiative Source link: PH ends chairmanship of 6-nation Coral Triangle Initiative.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

NFA incentive payment boosts procurement from domestic farmers

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said Tuesday that it procured 1,012,172 bags of palay from farmers in the first 11 months of the year, with purchasing boosted by incentives to farmers......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Convergence to protect Cordillera Rice Terraces

A conference on the conservation and rehabilitation of Cordillera rice terraces organized by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) was held last November 20 to 22 at the Banaue Hotel, Banaue, Ifugao province. The conference intended to solicit commitments and support from the local and international communities in the conservation of the rice terraces in the Cordillera for food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Cimatu Cites PH Coast, Marine Protection Effort in Int’l Forum

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Tuesday underscored the need for strengthened measures in the preservation of coastal and marine ecosystems to “ensure food security and improve poverty reduction”. “The Philippine government has recognized the critical role of the environment and natural resources, particularly of our coasts and oceans, in the sustainable development of the country. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Incentive boosts NFA palay procurement in Nov | The Manila Times Online

As a result of the incentive scheme implemented by the National Food Authority (NFA), its procurement of local palay (paddy rice) sharply increased to 630,934 bags or 18.93 million kilogramsREAD The p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Incentive boosts NFA palay procurement in Nov

As a result of the incentive scheme implemented by the National Food Authority (NFA), its procurement of local palay (paddy rice) sharply increased to 630,934 bags or 18.93 million kilograms…READ The post Incentive boosts NFA palay procurement in Nov appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation boosts business productivity & security with Globe Business

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation(PGMC) has tapped Globe Business, the corporate information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, for the use of G Suite and Secure Email Gateway (SEG) to maximize business efficiency and to strengthen its cybersecurity measures respectively. Through the partnership with Globe Business, PGMC was able to acquire G Suite licenses that allow its employees to work better together via secure and reliable workplace tools for email, calendar, text, and video chat, as well as document creation, project websites, and online storage and sync. PGMC also acquired SEG to comply with the email encryption policy requirement of being an ISO 27...Keep on reading: Philippine Gaming Management Corporation boosts business productivity & security with Globe Business.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

DENR-6: All set for the East Asian Seas Congress

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 is ready for the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress at the Iloilo Convention Centre on Nov 27-30, 2018. DENR-6 director Red Jim Sampulna, through Asst. Regional Director Jesse Vego, said that the ocean serves a huge role in food security. Thus, it “should be […] The post DENR-6: All set for the East Asian Seas Congress appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Piñol: Papua New Guinea farms could be Philippines food security insurance

The rice demonstration farm being developed by the Philippines and Papua New Guinea could serve as Manila's "food security insurance" and could help shield Filipino consumers from price shocks, the Agriculture department said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Food security depends on Pinoy farmers

It’s more than two decades already since the Philippines became one of the “founding members” of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Jan. 1,1995. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1948 whose rules created the modern multilateral trading system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Gatchalian: NFA can be abolished when tariffication becomes law

  If the rice tariffication bill becomes law, the National Food Authority (NFA) could already be abolished, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Thursday.   Gatchalian said the NFA would no longer have any significant role when rice tariffication is passed.   "With this rice tariffication, NFA actually has no significant role anymore in terms of rice security and food security," Gatchalian said over the ABS CBN News Channel.   Gatchalian said that with the NFA's abolition, the government could save up to P7 billion to P8 billion in subsidies given to the agency.   He added that even with the NFA rice prices still went up and corruption w...Keep on reading: Gatchalian: NFA can be abolished when tariffication becomes law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Mushrooms and tangerines: North and South Korea swap food gifts

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has sent 200 tons of tangerines to the North in return for mushrooms Pyongyang gave earlier, Seoul said Monday, November 12, in the latest reconciliatory gesture between the neighbours. Seoul is pushing ahead with a rapprochement with the nuclear-armed North while its security ally the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Program Implementers Review LNEWS-FNS Project

Program implementers assess the effectiveness of the Local Nutrition Early Warning System of the Food and Nutrition Security (LNEWS-FNS) . The review was held on 26-27 September 2018 at One Central Hotel, Cebu City. Nutrition action officers, local nutrition program coordinators, disaster risk reduction and management officers, agricultural officers, nurses and planning and development officers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

EDITORIAL | Are we a democracy or a dictatorship?

The country first before any self serving interests to enrich individuals or business conglomerates against supporting public interests for health, education, safety, food security, etc. Let us go for governance for the people, of the people and by the people - democracy, not for another local or national or wanna be tyrant, or dictatorship......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Candidates urged to include food security, environment in platforms

A dozen advocacy and non-government groups are calling on candidates to include food security and land rights on their campaign platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush

Three Philippine National Police security escorts assigned to Food and Drug Administration Director General Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush incident along national highway of Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. Source link link: 3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush

Three Philippine National Police security escorts assigned to Food and Drug Administration Director General Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush incident along national highway of Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

3 police security escorts dead in NPA ambush in Camarines Sur

THREE police security escorts to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official were killed in an ambush on Thursday in Lupi, Camarines Sur, according to a report from the Bicol...READ MORE The post 3 police security escorts dead in NPA ambush in Camarines Sur appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Philippines moves up on Global Food Security Index

As the country suffers from rising food prices due to tight supply of basic goods, a global metrics on food security believes the Philippines has improved its capacity to feed its people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018