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BOC orders strict watch over entry of reefer shipments to stop new swine flu virus

BOC orders strict watch over entry of reefer shipments to stop new swine flu virus

Jul. 2 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero directed all customs officials to carefully examine all imported reefer containers to ensure pork and pork-related products that are potential carriers of a new strain of swine flu virus do not enter the Philippines. Chinese...

DA’s food logistics plan seen to revive agri sector

DA’s food logistics plan seen to revive agri sector

May. 19 | The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing a food logistics plan as part of proposed interventions to reboot the country’s agriculture and fishery sector amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “We believe the initiatives will help...

Food haulers can only carry 3 passengers

Food haulers can only carry 3 passengers

Apr. 23 | During the enhanced community quarantine, only three people, including driver, are allowed on board food vehicles and trucks, Agriculture Secretary William Dar reiterated. “Food vehicles, haulers, delivery vans or trucks must only be occupied by a driver...

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

Apr. 1 | The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered that no barangay checkpoints be set up along national highways and provincial roads across the country. Only checkpoints manned by the Philippine National Police are allowed and only PNP...

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

Mar. 28 | Image by Gábor Adonyi from Pixabay The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the food resiliency protocol proposed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to speed up transport of major agri-fishery...

Special food lanes eyed, truckers told to get DA accreditation

Special food lanes eyed, truckers told to get DA accreditation

Mar. 18 | Sample food lane pass courtesy of the Department of Agriculture Trucks and suppliers with accreditation from the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be able to use the proposed special lanes for food, agricultural and fishery products that will be established...

Mandatory inspection of ships with meat from ASF-hit nations ordered in Mindanao

Mandatory inspection of ships with meat from ASF-hit nations ordered in Mindanao

Feb. 22 | Agriculture secretary William Dar Vessels carrying meat products from countries with confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) will have to go through mandatory inspection when they call at Mindanao ports, according to the Department of Agriculture...

DA to elevate private sector cooperation in sustained promotion of PH agri-fishery exports

DA to elevate private sector cooperation in sustained promotion of PH agri-fishery exports

Feb. 18 | Trade secretary Ramon Lopez and Agriculture secretary William Dar shake hands during an EDC meeting with other DA and DTI officials The Department of Agriculture (DA) wants to forge a strong partnership with the private sector—particularly on a diversified...