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Ifugao Farmers Are Making Tomato Jam To Recover From Losses Due To Oversupply

One farmer remarked that the product tastes like strawberry jam!
The extraordinary conditions brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic has left many local industries struggling to stay afloat. Now more than ever, it's important to support local businesses. One sector hit particularly hard by the pandemic is our local farming industry. Due to ...

You Can Help Our Local Farmers, Fishermen, And Restaurants Through This Weekend Market

This weekend market is a project started by the Department of Agriculture, Resto PH, and SM Supermalls.
The livelihood of our local farmers and fishermen are not spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to lend a helping hand, you can support them through a project called the “Farmers Produce," a project that aims to support farmers and fishermen, plus ...

New Strain Of Swine Flu Virus Found In China Has Potential To Become A Pandemic

Like the swine flu virus of 2009, it originates in pigs.
While the world is still currently in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new strain of flu identified in China by scientists, “has the potential to become a pandemic,” according to BBC News.The flu strain was found in pigs, but could ...

DTI's New Online Service Will Help You Budget Your Groceries

Here's how it works!
With the conditions of the pandemic heavily affecting the country's economy, it's more important than ever to budget your earnings for your basic necessities. Here's something that can help you do just that: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) just launched ...

Attention, Small Business Owners: DTI Says No Need for Tax Registration

Take note in case you own a small food business!
There's been a huge surge of small businesses and online shops opening since Metro Manila was placed under quarantine in March. With most people confined to their homes, local bakers and home cooks of all kinds have been looking to turn their ...

You Can Dine-In At Your Favorite Restos, Fast Food Joints Soon

The Department of Trade and Industry has guidelines you need to follow.
You will be able to dine-in at your favorite restaurant and fast food joints again when the metro modifies its quarantine status again on June 16. According to a press release from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Inter-Agency Task Force against Emerging ...

Fast Food Meals May Become More Expensive As NTRC Pushes For Junk Food Tax

The government is considering imposing an excise tax on junk food.
The National Tax Research Center (NTRC) is considering imposing an excise tax on junk food. This is for the prevention of over-consumption of these products and at the same time help to raise money for the government.Numerous studies have shown that over-consumption of ...

How Much Should Basic Necessities Cost Now That The Price Freeze Is Lifted?

The nationwide price freeze was lifted May 15.
The 60-day nationwide price freeze on basic necessities has officially been lifted last night, May 15, at exactly 11:59 p.m. This is in accordance with the DA-DTI-DOH JMC 2020-01. The prices of products covered by these three Government departments (Department of Agriculture, Department of ...

This Year's National Food Fair Is Pushing Through This Weekend!

The products will be available via Shopee.
The Department of Trade and Industry’s National Food Fair was supposedly scheduled for March, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses are slowly adapting to the new normal, the DTI - Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) has ...

This Is How Much The LGUs Have Helped Farmers, DA Reports

They bought over P1.5-billion worth of farmers' produce!
In a post on the Department of Agriculture (DA) website, the DA announced that local government units (LGUs) have spent over P1.58-billion on produce and seafood products directly from local farmers and fisheries since the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) began. Products include milled rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, pork, chicken, ...

Department of Agriculture Launches eKadiwa To Help Farmers, Fishers Deliver Straight To You

You can order directly from them!
In a post on the Department of Agriculture (DA) website, the DA announced that it launched last May 4, eKadiwa, the online store version of the Kadiwa markets and mobile Kadiwa palengkes. This follows the success of the markets launched in late March in ...

"Food Production Will Continue" Amid Extension Of The Enhanced Community Quarantine

The quarantine is extended until May 15, 2020 in select provinces in the Philippines.
The Malacañang Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine is extended in select provinces until May 15, 2020 in a nationwide address today, April 24, 2020. ECQ is extended in Metro Manila, Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecijia, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Oriental Mindoro, ...

The Department Of Agriculture Says The Philippines Has Enough Food Supply Until The End Of June

Secretary William Dar ensures that there is a steady food supply for the Philippines.
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Secretary William Dar says that there is enough food supply for the Philippines until the end of June 2020. Dar mentioned this during a virtual presser with DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes held on April 23 at the ...

You Can Have These Local Food Products Delivered To Your Doorstep!

Let's support our local food producers.
One of the things to look forward to every year is the Philippine Harvest, a trade fair that helps promote Pinoy products from all over the country. Since the country is going through difficult times brought about by the global pandemic COVID-19, the ...

AFP Deploys Mobile Kitchen To Feed QC Homeless During ECQ

Feeding the hungry.
If you live in Quezon City and happened to spot a pair of navy green 12-wheeler Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) trucks on April 20, don’t be alarmed. The military isn’t there to forcibly enforce the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)—at ...

DILG Advises LGUs Not To Impose Window Hours For Access To Markets, Groceries

It's probably doing more harm than good.
If you’ve noticed that lines at your local grocery, wet market, or pharmacy have been a lot longer than usual lately, it’s possible that your local government unit (LGU) has imposed window hours for accessing these establishments in an attempt to control the flow of ...

Benguet Vegetables Were Brought By The Air Force For Manila Relief Goods

Cordillera farmers have been struggling to sell their crop.
Some farmers in the Cordillera mountains have resorted to throwing away their crops amid the enhanced community quarantine, pushed by a lack of buyers and the difficulty of transporting their goods to the lowlands. But here's something that will hopefully help: The Philippine ...

DA Expands List of Basic Goods Under The Price Freeze

This includes galunggong, chicken, pork, and rice.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced in a memorandum dated April 13, 2020 that expands the list of items under the price freeze. The list now also includes, among other commonly bought grocery items, imported, local, and National Food Authority (NFA) rice, local round ...

Buying Cooking Oil, Condiments, And Canned Meat? DTI Adds Limits To More Items

DTI issued supplemental guidelines on items to prevent hoarding and panic buying.
On the first week of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released Memorandum Circular No. 20-07 dated March 17, which outlines limitations on how many basic goods each person can buy. This included limits on ...

More Kadiwa Outlets And Mobile Stores Will Be Rolled Out, Says Department of Agriculture

The DA hopes to provide affordable and nutritious food to everyone.
In a post on the Department of Agriculture website, the DA announced that it will set up more ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita’ outlets to serve more consumers in Metro Manila.A Kadiwa outlet was launched last week in Quezon City which offers fresh ...
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