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Kapampangan Development Foundation Collaborates with PCA

PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. (seated, 2nd from right) joins KDF President Benigno N. Ricafort, Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman of KDF and PLDT-Smart Foundation and Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan (seated next to Mr. Arancon, respectively) in the 'Roundtable Discussion: Pampanga Business Opportunities' held at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport Zone last July 14, 2014.



Herbs and Spices as Intercrops for Small Coconut Farms

"We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine." This quotation by Anne Wilson Schaef elucidates the trust of traditional health care professionals on the therapeutic worth of herbs.



Proactive Measures Against Scale Insects in MIMAROPA Initiated

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region IV-B, in collaboration with the Office of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali through the Provincial Program Implementers Task Force (PPITF), other Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)-Regulatory Services, has initiated the conduct of orientation/training on coconut/fruit scale insects.



Pangilinan addresses the MOPC Farmers' Night

The Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC) hosted their traditional MOPC Farmers' Night with Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM) Francis N. Pangilinan as guest of honor and speaker at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati last Friday, June 27.



Coconut Scale Insect Action Program is Science-Based

"We will defeat this coconut scale insect (CSI) with the help of science," Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan asserted in a press conference with the science community, tagged as 'DOSTkusyon: Demystifying Cocolisap', held at La Breza Hotel in Quezon City last June 30.



PCA Moves Towards New Challenges

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) celebrates its 41st Anniversary with a newly appointed Administrator at the helm. Mr. Romulo N. Arancon, a full-blooded PCA-er as Administrator of the Authority, led a simple yet meaningful celebration last June 30, 2014.



Coco Industry Czar is New PCA Administrator

The coconut community hails the appointment of industry Czar and insider Romulo N. Arancon,Jr, as the new Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator . He is fully equipped to man the agency with his 37 years of coco industry experience in the Philippines and in Asia and the Pacific Region.



Re-Orientation on Coconut Timber Processing and Disposal Technologies

Designed to equip the Regional Managers and Technical Staff with increased capability and effectiveness on coconut timber utilization and debris management, a "Re-Orientation on Coconut Timber Processing and Disposal Technologies" was conducted at the Philippine Coconut Authority-Zamboanga Research Center (PCA-ZRC) in San Ramon, Zamboanga City.



PCA to lead and fund the battle against CSI (Aspidiotus rigidus)

President Aquino issued Executive Order No. 169 last June 05 establishing emergency measures to combat an invasive species of scale insect (Aspidiotus rigidus) that vastly infests bearing and non-bearing coconuts trees and a number of high-value crops in CALABARZON and other island provinces.



PCA-ZRC's Single-Pass Decorticating Machines Deployed

The single-pass decorticating machines developed by the Philippine Coconut Authority- Zamboanga Research Center (PCA - ZRC) are now being distributed to various farmer-beneficiaries across the country. These low maintenance, high output machines are...



PCA to Recommend Another Planting Design for Climate Change

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), will recommend another planting design for areas ravaged by typhoons such as the Samar-Leyte area known as N3 planting scheme, see attached plan. The planting density of this design will allow the planting of 192 trees per hectare instead of the present 100 trees per hectare, and still have space for intercropping.



Bohol Coconut Based Agro-Industrial Hub to Rise Soon

One of the best governed provinces of the country, Bohol, in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), has commenced the construction of the first coco−based agro−tourism destination in the province. This project, Governor Edgar M. Chatto confidently said, "could make our province a model in agri−based infrastructure, job creation, entrepreneurship, and livelihood development utilizing the coconut sector".



PCA in a Japanese Agricultural Standards Seminar

The Coconut Republic Company in cooperation with the Organic Farmers and Processors Association of the Philippines (OFPAP) conducted an Orientation Seminar on Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) on Organic Certifications at the Makati Shangrila Hotel last May 09, 2014. Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region XII Manager Teotimo C. Jalos attended the seminar.



Battle Plan Against CSI in Bicolandia Drawn

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Regional Manager Mr. Mateo B. Zipagan, in consultation with various stakeholders particularly with the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC−Bicol), has drawn a battle plan to prevent the imminent spread of coconut scale insect (CSI) in the Bicolandia.



PCA Conducts Training to Control Rhinoceros Beetle in Yolanda Affected Areas

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) - Regional Office VII and the Davao Research Center (DRC), in collaboration with the Operations Branch (OB) of the PCA Central Office, conducted a training workshop entitled "Training on Rhinoceros Beetle Prevention and Control in Supertyphoon Yolanda-stricken Coconut Areas in Region VII" last May 28-30, 2014.



Fast Tracking Rehabilitation of Coconut Industry in Region 8

The rehabilitation of the coconut industry in Region 8 afflicted by Yolanda received a major boost with the immediate release of funds from the PCA Central Office. "Consistent with the instructions of PCA Administrator Forbes, procurement and distribution of supplies and materials required for the massive rehabilitation of the affected areas we would implement these commitments in 90 days", Joel O. Pilapil, Regional Manager of PCA VIII, said.



Villar and Alcala Assessed Rehabilitation Programs in Camotes Islands

Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, and Secretary Proceso J. Alcala of the Department of Agriculture (DA) visited Camotes Islands in Cebu last April 07, 2014. Through a dialogue with local officials and farmers from the municipalities of San Francisco, Poro, Tudela and Pilar, both officials made their particular assessment of the on-going rehabilitation and recovery programs of the government in this typhoon Yolanda−stricken island.



Provincial Government of Palawan Agrees to Supply PCA Salt Fertilizers

Aimed at intensifying the Salt Fertilization Program (SFP) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and promoting/strengthening partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs) in advancing the status of the coconut industry, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was forged last March 20, 2014 between PCA and the Provincial Government of Palawan (PGP) represented by its Governor, Jose C. Alvarez.



PCA Gears up Massive Rehabilitation for Yolanda-Affected Areas

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) hastens the massive rehabilitation program of coconut industry in areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda that struck the country November last year, which includes Coconut Timber Disposal and Utilization (CTDU), Coconut Planting/Replanting with Cash for Work (CFW) incentives, Coconut Fertilization, Coconut Intercropping and Livestock Dispersal.



PCA Prepares Oil Palm Industry Roadmap

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is hoping to build and develop a strong industry of oil palm and to establish a viable product via profitable venture. For this, PCA drafted the first oil palm industry roadmap for 2014−2023 and recently spearheaded a summit held in Mandaue, Cebu..



Cagayan State U Names 20 Scholars From PCA's Replanting Program

Twenty (20) students were chosen by the Cagayan State University (CSU) to be the beneficiary of the PCA−CSU Scholarship Assistance Program.



8M Pesos Incentives to be Released to 4,506 Bohol and Cebu Coconut Farmers for PCA's Cash for Work Project

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Euclides G. Forbes has ordered the release of funds amounting to P8,187,840 for the payment of incentives to some 4,506 coconut farmers from the provinces of Cebu and Bohol.



PCA and PCIC sign MOU for Insurance Coverage of Coconut Farmers

The Philippine Coconut Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation to provide a stable agricultural insurance program for coconut farmers in the country. It also aims to enhance credit access for small coconut farmers.



PCA Targets to Purchase 4 Million Seedlings from Aggie State U's

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) targets to purchase four million coconut seedlings from state universities and colleges (SUC's) for 2014. Six (6) more SUC's signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with PCA to provide coconut seedlings as the latter embarks on its massive planting and replanting program. There were already seven (7) SUCs and two (2) Local Government Units (LGUs) who recently agreed to cooperate in the said program.



PCA, CDA Sign MOA for Cooperative Development

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) inked recently a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to strengthen the institutional development of coconut farmers cooperatives.



34,588 Coco Scale Insect Affected Trees Recover

Positive results of the Philippine Coconut Authority's (PCA) continuing massive action to eradicate scale insect infestation plaguing coconut farms were manifested in the recovery of 34,588 out of the affected 476,845 trees in eight municipalities from the towns of Batangas and Quezon.



PCA's Reynato Dubongco among this year's CSC Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award recipient

Mr. Reynato P. Dubongco, Division Chief I, Philippine Coconut Authority, Catarman. Northern Samar, has been chosen as one of this year's PRESIDENTIAL LIGKOD BAYAN Awardees for Outstanding Work Performance (Individual Category).



PCA Pursues Development of Coir Industry

The Philippine Coconut Authority will pursue the development of the Coco Coir industry at the countryside. It will start by initially deploying manually−operated twinning machine to interested Coconut Farmer Organizations (CFO) and simultaneously putting up a tufting facility. This project will be accomplished in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the LGU of the Municipality of Javier, Leyte.





PCA Program Benefits 1.5M Indigenous People

Recognizing the need to extend the government services to the Indigenous People (IP), the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), through the PCA Regional Office XII, embarked on a project called the Indigenous People Outreach Program (IPOP), which will benefit 1,447,972 indigenous people or a total of 35% of the total population of Region XII − SOCCSKSARGEN.



PCA Notes Decline In Cadang−Cadang Disease Incidence

The 2012 result of the Cadang−cadang disease surveillance conducted by the Philippine Coconut Authority − Albay Research Center (PCA-ARC) through a survey questionnaire revealed that disease incidence in all provinces of Region V, Samar Provinces and Biliran in Region VIII, and parts of Quezon in Region IV−A declined tremendously to less than 3% of coconut in bearing stage or equivalent to approximately 700,000 diseased palms, from the old data of approximately 30 million infected palms.



PCA to Launch On-Road Test of 5% Biofuel Blend

With the approval of the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to increase the mandated biodiesel blend from 2% to 5%, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines − National Center for Transportation Studies (UP−NCTS), is now set to launch its on−road test of (B5) in public transport vehicles to be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.



Coco Farm Infested with Scale Insect Recovers

The coconut scale insect may have a sudden outbreak but the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) with the assistance of the Local Government Units (LGUs), is positive that it can effectively curb his infestation if acted early on upon notice of infestation.



PCA gears up for its massive scale control in CALABARZON

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has set on July 10-13, 2013 eight (8) caravans to be held simultaneously in Sampaloc, Quezon, Malvar, Tanauan, Sto. Tomas and Lemery in Batangas, Alaminos and Los Baños in Laguna and one municipality in Cavite as part of its SAGIP (Sama-samang Aksyon ng Gobyerno, Industriya at Pamayanan) program. It shall be a joint operation by PCA, Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Barangays.



PCA Develops Prototype Single−Pass Mobile Decorticating Machine

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) engineers have developed a single pass decorticating machine that will lessen expenses for power. It is a big advantage over the traditional decorticating machine which require 2−passes of husk to achieve good quality fiber.



 
  



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