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From The DA Secretary

ZERO HUNGER 
FOR ALL OF HUMANITY
MUST BE A SHARED 
MISSION OF NATIONS
By Emmanuel F. Pinol
Secretary of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines

His Excellency, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Director General Jose Graziano da Silva, Excellencies, Heads of Delegations, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please allow me to first thank the Honorable Director General Jose Graziano da Silva of the Food and Agriculture Organization for his warm welcome and kind introductory remarks, and on behalf of my President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and the Filipino people, express our deepest appreciation to him for leading the FAO in coming to our aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and the continuing support of FAO to the Philippines.

The gesture of concern and compassion by Señor Da Silva and the FAO, along with the donor countries and partners, during the most difficult times when almost 10,000 FIlipinos lost their lives will always be remembered by a grateful nation.

From The DA Secretary

Major overhaul
FARMERS TO BUY 
PREFERRED SEEDS
IN NEW RICE 
PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAM
By Manny Piñol

I believe it was Albert Einstein who said: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is Insanity."

Over the last years, the Department of Agriculture has been implementing a Rice and Fertilizer Subsidy Program which was largely unsuccessful and rife with corruption but which has been done over and over again.

Insanity?
Well, following the definition made by the genius Einstein, it was indeed insane for government to continue implementing the program.

Consider these:
- Every year the DA Regional Offices buy rice seeds and fertilisers which are distributed to the farmers for free through a defective procurement process which does not consider the fact that the germination life of a rice seed could not go beyond six months.

List of Acquired Properties for Negotiated Sale

Date Posted: 12 April 2017