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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – A portion of the P75-billion coco levy fund will be allocated for research and development, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Romulo J. dela Rosa said.

A coconut farmer Samal Island. Mindanews file photo

Davao City — Newly appointed Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Romulo J. dela Rosa clarified that his agency has already made a full accounting of the P2.45 billion under the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP), after the Commission on Audit (COA) called out the agency for failing to properly account for the rehabilitation funds.

In coordination with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and coconut farmers, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) intensifies its continuing campaign to contain the coconut scale insect (CSI), also widely known as “cocolisap”, plaguing the Zamboanga Peninsula.