CASH ASSISTANCE. Gina Tambal, a farmer from Barangay San Juan in Sibalom, shows her intervention monitoring card with PHP5,000 funds, on Friday (May 31, 2024). Tambal said she would use the money to buy fertilizer and insecticide needed by her rice farm. (PNA photo by Annabel Consuelo J. Petinglay)

Antique farmers thankful for timely release of cash aid

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Rice farmer Gina Tambal was all smiles when she received her PHP5,000 cash assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday. The 46-year-old Tambal, a farmer from Barangay San Juan in Sibalom town, was thankful that the aid came right on time for the first cropping period. In continue reading : Antique farmers thankful for timely release of cash aid

Bohol receives RCEF machine anew..

The province of Bohol received a new set of machinery grants worth Php62.25 million under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Program of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) during the provincial machinery turnover and distribution held on May 17 in Carmen, Bohol. The recipients of the 36 various rice production continue reading : Bohol receives RCEF machine anew..

Perfect Timing!

Masayang ibinahagi ni Julie R. Diwa ang kanyang mga natutunan sa ginanap na RCEF Tekno Gabay ngayong araw sa Floridablanca, Pampanga. Bago raw sa kanyang pandinig ang “right EAT” na pamamahala ng sustansiya ngunit excited na siyang gamitin ito sa kanyang palayan. Dagdag pa ni Julie, tamang tama rin ang timing ng kaniyang mga natutunan continue reading : Perfect Timing!

Performance of Philippines’ rice sector rose by 7% due to RTL—DA

The performance of the Philippines’ rice sector has gone up by seven percent since the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) was enacted, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Friday, May 17, 2024. “Nagpapasalamat kami dito sa RTL, lalo na dito sa RCEF dahil malaki ang naitulong nito – tumaas almost by seven percent iyong ating continue reading : Performance of Philippines’ rice sector rose by 7% due to RTL—DA

Isinusulong sa Kongreso at Senado ang pagpapalawig ng Rice Tariffication Law

Isinusulong namin sa Kongreso at Senado ang pagpapalawig ng Rice Tariffication Law hanggang taong 2030 para tuloy-tuloy ang suporta sa ating rice farmers.   Isang bahagi ng RTL ay ang Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) na nakatakdang magtapos sa 2025. Higit sa isang milyong magsasaka ang umaasa sa financial assistance, seeds, technical services, training, at continue reading : Isinusulong sa Kongreso at Senado ang pagpapalawig ng Rice Tariffication Law

Department of Agriculture Secretary Franciso Tiu Laurel Jr.

DA chief asks lawmakers to back RCEF extension

AGRICULTURE Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has urged lawmakers to support the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) extension. In his report to the Congressional Oversight Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization led by Senator Cynthia Villar, Laurel called the Rice Fund a “dynamic economic strategy” that bolstered farmer’s productivity and incomes through the tariffs. “The continue reading : DA chief asks lawmakers to back RCEF extension