Tags: Department of Agriculture

Does the Department of Agriculture (DA) have only three months left to stay in Manila? This is the question of employees at the Office of the Secretary (OSEC), now that there is a specific directive from the President herself to hasten the transfer of the DA office from Quezon City to Ilagan City, Isabela (approximately…

Employees from different offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) national office vow to weekly flock to the streets to protest the planned transfer of the said agency’s office office to Ilagan, Isabela. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 QUEZON CITY — Employees from different offices under…

As the Quezon City Central Business District (QC-CBD) project pushes through, government employees fear possible dislocation. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 26, August 3 – 9, 2008 More than 100 employees of the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) flocked to the DA Central Office…

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is trying to gain public support for the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) by flaunting that the free-trade pact will secure some US$353 million (P15.6 billion) worth of existing agricultural and fishery exports to Japan. But the benefits, if indeed there will be any, will be cornered…

China is looking at the Philippines to meet its domestic food and energy requirements even as the Chinese economy is being restructured into an enormous assembly hub of manufactured goods for the American, Japanese and European markets. BY ARNOLD PADILLA IBON Features Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30-October 6, 2007 During Chinese…

Government employees under the National Federation of Employees’ Associations of the Department of Agriculture joined calls against the privatization policy of the Arroyo administration. It vowed to fight against the rationalization of government agencies and to push for a P3,000 ($56.65) across-the-board monthly salary increase. BY FLORENCE BATAWANG AND KATHERING DEL ROSARIO Northern Dispatch Posted…

Various controversies plagued the agricultural sector in 2005 and peasants do not see an end in the immediate future. In fact, they are bracing for the worst in 2006. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Past surveys showed hardship among the poor in 2004 and signs of desperation in 2005. No less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo,…