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Pangilinan Sees Increased Demand for Coconets as MOA to Expand Use of Bio-Engineering in Public Works Inked

Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) projected a big leap in the country's market demand for coconut geotextiles or coconets and other coco coir based projects after the OPAFSAM, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...



Pangilinan calls for judicious use, not knee-jerk opposition to, coco-levy fund deployment

A government official on Wednesday urged critics to stop opposing the use of the coconut-levy funds. Office of the Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM) Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan said prolonging the legal dispute over the use of the funds will...



Court's coco levy ruling to delay reforms

PRESIDENTIAL assistant for food security and agricultural modernization Francis Pangilinan said Wednesday opposing the use of the coco levy fund is an "unimaginative way of confronting the...



Presidential adviser, farmers express dismay over order against gov't plan to use coco levy assets

THE PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on Food Security expressed dismay over the Supreme Court's Tuesday stay order against the plan to tally and privatize assets bought with a levy collected by President Ferdinand E. Marcos from coconut farmers, saying it prolonged the...



President Aquino signs Executive Orders on the utilization of the coco levy assets

To provide the administrative guidelines 'for the inventory and privatization of coco levy assets', President Benigno Aquino signed Executive Order (EO) No. 179 on Wednesday, March 18. On the same day, he also signed EO No. 180 that sets the...



PCA Forged Agribusiness 'Agreements' with Farmers' Groups and LGUs

Designed to promote community-based coconut enterprises for a sustainable coconut industry and inclusive growth, the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) under the leadership of Secretary Francis N. Pangilinanand the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) spearheaded the...



3rd National Coconut Farmers Conference held

With the theme "Establishing Community Enterprises Towards a Sustainable Coconut Industry", the 3rd National Coconut Farmers Conference was held on February 26 (Wednesday) at the Conference Hall of the National Irrigation Administration, NIA Road, EDSA in Quezon City. The conference was...



No More 'cocolisap' Outbreak

The coconut scale insect (CSI a.k.a. cocolisap) outbreak in Calabarzon that has affected more than 2.6 million nut-bearing coconut trees in August last year is downed to a manageable level, OPAFSAM Secretary Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan and PCA Administrator...



PCA needs Deputy Administrators

MANILA, Philippines - With only a year and a half left for the current administration, food security chief Francis Pangilinan is actively calling for recruits in entry-level and senior positions of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) via the social networking site Twitter...



Sotomayor Named CY 2014 Gawad Saka Most Outstanding Coconut Farmer

This year's recipient of Gawad Saka Award, for the most Outstanding Coconut Farmer of 2014 is Mr. Conrado B. Sotomayor, 47-year-old from Basiawan, Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur. His outstanding achievements...



Sec. Kiko assures support for 'KM 71 Martsa ng Magniniyog'

Secretary Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan, Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM), reiterated his support for the KILUS Magniniyog in a simple yet meaningful ceremony at the PCA Compound in Quezon City last Thursday, November 27...



Coconut Marchers Reach Metro Manila; Dialogue with PCA Officials

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. said on Friday that the coco levy funds shall be used solely for the benefit of the coconut farmers and for the development of the coconut industry. A dialogue was held at the PCA Central Office in Quezon City last Friday, 21 November, between PCA officials and the coconut farmers who are part of the "KILUS Magniniyog" (KM) protest march....



Embassy, DTI Tokyo, PCA Promote PH Coconut Products in Japan, Theme - Tree of Life That's Environment Friendly

06 November 2014 - The Philippine Embassy, Office of Trade and Investment Tokyo and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) launched a promotional campaign for the export to Japan of Philippine coconut products emphasizing that the coconut is the "tree of life" that is environment friendly....



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