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Lockdowns in Mindanao affect food supply in Tawi-tawi, other island communities

Mar 18, 2020 - 11:04 AM

'With the imposition of lockdowns by the different local government units, the movement of food supplies has been affected, especially the transport of goods to remote areas,' says Mindanao Development Authority Chairman Emmanuel Piñol

Piñol wants repeal of Marcos-era ban on mature coco export

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:33 PM

New Mindanao Development Authority Chairman Manny Piñol says there's a big market demand for dehusked mature coconuts

Duterte inclined to appoint Piñol as Mindanao Dev't Authority chief

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol's resignation and says he can better serve in Mindanao where he can help the new Bangsamoro government

SUGAR DEMANDS. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol enumerates the recommendations sugar industry stakeholders to the government following NEDA's proposal to deregulate sugar imports. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Luncheon meat seized at Clark airport tainted with African swine fever virus

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The Bureau of Animal Industry says its findings serve as 'a warning for the industry and an acknowledgment of the catastrophic threat on our doorstep'

TAINTED MEAT. This branch of luncheon meat tests positive for African swine fever virus, according to the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry. Photo from the official Facebook page of Manny Piñol

Agri suffers P2.73 million production loss due to Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:19 PM

P2.13 million of that amount is rice production

USMAN. Effects of Tropical Depression Usman are shown in this photo of the Sugod River in Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink deal on agriculture cooperation

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says Filipino farmers will be sent to Papua New Guinea to plant rice

DEAL. Philippine Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol and Papuan Agriculture and Livestock Minister Benny Allan sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Joint Rice Development Project between the Republic of the Philippines and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea in a ceremony at the Pacific Adventists University in Papua New Guinea on November 16, 2018. Screengrab from RTVM

After Dominguez-Piñol 'showdown,' Duterte OKs 'open' rice importation

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sides with Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez who pushed for lifting restrictions on rice importation and letting market forces decide rice supply

Piñol is new NFA Council chairman, HUDCC moved to OP

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte takes away Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr's supervision over 3 agencies

Manny Pinol Secretary, Department of Agriculture June 25, 2018 Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Agriculture department asks P123.7-billion budget for 2019

May 04, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The proposed amount is more than twice the average allocation, and could be the agency's largest budget if approved

Agriculture department reports 94.6% use of 2017 budget

May 03, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley topped regional offices in budget utilization for 2017, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol

BUDGET REVIEW. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (2nd from right) leads the quarterly budget review of his agency on May 2, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of Manny Pinol, photo taken by DA staff

PH can ban China in Benham, but not other nations – Carpio

Feb 06, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The Philippines has no valid ground to disallow other member-states of UNCLOS from conducting marine scientific research in Benham Rise, and will be 'violating UNCLOS' if it does so, says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

CORAL-RICH. Researchers say Benham Bank is rich in corals. Photo courtesy of Dr Hildie Nacorda/UPLB-SESAM

Duterte suspends logging operations in Zamboanga Peninsula

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) On orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, the DENR suspends the operations of Sodaco Agricultural Company and Sirawai Plywood and Lumber Corporation

Bird flu crisis over, PH agriculture chief says

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the Philippines will recover from the bird flu outbreak

Bird flu confirmed in 2 Nueva Ecija towns – Piñol

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED Nueva Ecija is the second province with confirmed cases of bird flu after Pampanga

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol confirms that bird flu has reached Nueva Ecija

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang assures the public that there would be no price increase in chicken meat as only one area is affected by the avian flu

Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

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House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session

ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31 to listen to Cabinet officials' briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

May 25, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The two countries sign a total of 10 deals including a defense agreement deal to share intelligence and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Neither allowing the National Food Authority to solely import rice nor stopping all rice imports is good for the Filipino consumer or the Filipino rice farmer says an economic policy think tank

RICE POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Agriculture chief Manny Piñol check the quality of the rice harvested during the Grand Harvest Festival of SL Agritech Corporation in Nueva Ecija. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

GUIDE MAP. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol encourage local farmers to use the government's new color-coded guide map to plot the type of crops suited for their lands. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government s livelihood and education program for the country s sea gypsies

Duterte forms committee to study total log ban

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The President orders the DENR DA and DILG to study how to implement a total logging ban in response to flash floods caused by unabated cutting of trees in watersheds

MULLING TOTAL LOGGING BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the State Dining Room of Palace for the Climate Change Commission and Advisory Board meeting on January 31, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

CA confirms Manny Piñol, Ramon Lopez

Feb 01, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Members of the Commission on Appointments laud both Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez saying they are highly qualified for their posts

CONFIRMED: Commission on Appointment (CA) Chair and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III gives a closed-fist sign with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol (left) and Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez (right) after the ad-interim appointments of the two secretaries were confirmed in plenary, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Tycoons like Manny V Pangilinan Ramon Ang and Lucio Tan declare their support for the Duterte administration s bid to unleash the economic potential of violence stricken Sulu

FOR SULU'S FUTURE. Businessmen, government officials, and NGOs pledge support for the Duterte administration's 'Save Sulu' program. Photo from PPD

P2 billion allotted for free irrigation in 2017 budget

Dec 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The P2 billion will cover the maintenance expenses of irrigation facilities that the National Irrigation Administration charges from farmers

RAIN FED. Rice farmers are in need of free irrigation to free them from the burden of paying service fees to the National Irrigation Administration. Rappler file photo

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato questions the agriculture chief s stance on lifting the importation quota and the transfer of DA bureaus

NEW YEAR. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol will have to wait until another hearing next year before Commission on Appointment confirms his appointment. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Peter Laviña is new NIA head – Piñol

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:58 AM

The incoming head of the National Irrigation Administration says among his goals is to provide free irrigation services to farmers

Piñol apologizes for inverted PH flag during Japan presentation

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I apologize for the mistake and assure our countrymen that I had no intention of declaring war against anybody says the Agriculture Secretary

INVERTED FLAG. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol gives a presentation in which the Philippine flag is inverted. Rappler-sourced photo

PH farmers to supply rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:20 PM

President Durterte has approved the Corporate Rice Farming System proposal of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol which will allow small farmers to supply rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

SUPPORTING LOCAL. Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol said that the rice allowance for the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will be sourced from local farmers.

Agriculture chief: Organic farming not for everyone

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the market demand should dictate which farming method farmers in different areas can use

SUSTAINABILITY. Farmers are the poorest sector of the country, second to fishermen. Based on recent data by the Philippine Statistics Authority, farmers recorded a poverty incidence of 38%

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says he is giving officials 45 days to complete nationwide soil testing and sampling to allow farmers to determine appropriate crops and fertilizers to use for the next planting season

ROLE OF SOILS. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the important of a national soil sampling for the department's programs.

Ex-Coast Guard commander is next fisheries chief

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Retired Commodore Eduardo Gongona is chosen to lead the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to strengthen the enforcement capability of the agency

File photo of former Philippine Coast Guard Commander Eduardo Gongona

Duterte to Panelo: Farmers should get coco levy fund

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Duterte s incoming agriculture chief also pushes for the massive replanting of coconut to regain the Philippines status as the world s number one coconut producer

COCO LEVY MANIFESTO. Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate, Alan Peter Cayetano, sign a manifesto promising coconut farmers they will benefit from the coco levy funds within their first 100 days in office. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte's agri secretary: Cotabato's Manny Piñol

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The former governor is set to be the agricultural secretary of president elect Rodrigo Duterte To his Moro friends however the name Piñol is synonymous with peace spoiler

Manny Piñol arrives at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City to meet with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on May 16. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Fil-Am supporters start fundraising for Duterte

Jun 05, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel Piñol says Filipino Americans have started a group and launched the dollar for the presidency campaign to urge Duterte to run

SELFIE. Members of ATCAI hope that Duterte runs in 2016. File photo by MZSaludes

Pacquiao's money man

Dec 28, 2013 - 2:25 PM

A drifter in LA who hung around the Wild Card Gym Michael Koncz gets to manage the boxing champ s finances Today tax officials are after Pacquiao