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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..



September Coco Exports Up 47%

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Euclides G. Forbes bared that volume of coconut exports from January to September this year registered a 47 percent increase with 1,617,129.06 MT compared with last year's 1,094,208.37 MT of the same period.



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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