Philippines now bird flu-free, says DA

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is free of the Avian Influenza (AI) or bird flu, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Tuesday. In a statement, the DA said the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared that as of January 8, 2021, the country is now...

38 million kgs pork allegedly smuggled into PHL in 2013 – agri group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government lost nearly P4 billion in tariffs from 38 million kilos of pork allegedly smuggled into the country last year, according to Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) on Tuesday. Comparing data from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) ...

Alcala still has hold over 26 agencies − Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Former Senator Francis Pangilinan may now be Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Modernization, but Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala retains control over many agencies also involved in food security. The DA has at least 30 attached agencies and...