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Senator Villar Wants Davao City To Be The Cacao and Chocolate Capital Of The Philippines

The senator highlights Malagos Chocolate and Auro Chocolate which both were recognized in international awards.
Senator Cynthia Villar, the current chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, approved Senate Bill No. 1741 which proposes Davao City to be recognized as the “Cacao and Chocolate Capital” of the Philippines.According to Manila Bulletin, Villar approved the bill last ...

Chocolate Brands From The Philippines Win Major International Awards

More reasons to be proud of our local food industry!
The Philippines is home to amazing food finds, thanks to the many creative and talented local players that continue to come up with innovative and great-tasting products. Here are more reasons to be proud of what we've got: A number of Filipino ...

You Can Shop Directly From Farmers And Fisherfolk On The DA's New Website

They'll deliver straight to your doorstep!
Now more than ever, it's important to support local businesses and industries. With the Philippines plunging into a recession in August amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are urged to patronize not only homegrown brands, but local workers in agricultural sector who work daily to ...

Get Your Weekly Gulay Supply + Help Farmers At This Weekend Market

This is the best time to show our support.
Now the Philippine economy is in recession due to the pandemic, this is the best time to show support to our local farmers. If you’re looking for a way to lend a hand and get your weekly produce, too, you can buy ...

Chicken Meat May Soon Be Included In Relief Packs Distributed By LGUs

Poultry raisers nationwide are currently experiencing an oversupply.
If you've been receiving or have received relief packs from your local government unit (LGU) this quarantine, you may soon by getting a pack that includes chicken meat. Department of Agriculture (DA) secretary William Dar is urging LGUs and other government agencies ...

Late Night Food Deliveries Exempted from Metro Manila GCQ Curfew

You can satisfy all your food cravings day or night!
Food deliveries are allowed 24/7 in Metro Manila during the strict general community quarantine or GCQ and riders are exempted from the region-wide curfew, authorities said Thursday.Restaurants and fast-food chains can also operate for 24 hours, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General ...

No Filipino Should Go Hungry: Free Bread Will Be Given Away At These Gas Stations

Nutribun will be available at selected gas stations.
Drop by one of these bread kiosks in selected gas stations and you might score free bread. According to a press release on the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) website, selected gas stations in poor urban areas will have a bread kiosk where free bread will be available. The ...

Department Of Agriculture Issues New Prices For Galunggong, Rice, Eggs + More

Take note for your weekly food budget.
With the Philippine economy entering into a recession as the country braces itself for another stretch into the Coronavirus pandemic, households are more concerned than ever about budgeting for their basic necessities. To protect consumers and set precedent for market retailers, the Department of ...

The Department Of Tourism Partners With GrabExpress To Deliver These Local Goods To Your Doorstep!

Support local!
The Department of Tourism’s quarterly Philippine Harvest, a weekend bazaar highlighting local products from the different regions of the country, partnered with GrabExpress so you can easily have these different local goods delivered to your doorstep.Need to replenish your stock of fruits and ...

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 ...
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