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The Coconut Farmers' Coco Levy Fund

"It is high time that the real beneficiaries of the coconut levy funds, the coconut farmers who contributed to it, and the entire coconut industry be given a chance to reap the benefits that are due them." − read a pertinent portion of the December 28, 2004 Sandiganbayan decision on the highly contentious....



PHOTO RELEASE: PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. presents a Plaque of Appreciation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) Country Representative to the Philippines, Mr. Jose Luis Fernandez during his visit to the PCA Central Office in Quezon City on September 2. Administrator Arancon expresses his gratitude to FAO's strong technical and financial support and collaborative partnership to solve food and agriculture related problems and challenges. With the integrated pest management control measures being implemented by PCA to contain the spread of the coconut scale insect, PCA continues to count on FAO's technical assistance to provide a long lasting solution in the integrated management of this pest. (Photo by: Joyce Paderon / Coconut Media Service)


PHOTO RELEASE: Secretary Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan (extreme right), Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, together with PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. (extreme left,) leads the ribbon cutting during the Opening Ceremony of the 28th National Coconut Week and 1st International Coconut Festival held recently at the Megatrade Hall 2, Building B, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The National Coconut Week is celebrated annually as mandated by Presidential Proclamation 142 signed by the late President Corazon C. Aquino in 1987. Also in photo are Atty. Maria Corazon Arancon (2nd from left), wife of Administrator Arancon, Ms. Cory Quirino (3rd from left), a well known health, beauty and wellness guru and Ramon L. Rivera (partially hidden), PCA Deputy Administrator for Research and Development Branch. (Photo by: Joyce Paderon / Coconut Media Service)


PCA Celebrates 28th National Coconut Week and 1st International Coconut Festival

With its theme, "Niyog: Magsasaka, Mahalaga!", Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. proudly announced the opening of the 28th National Coconut Week and 1st International Coconut Festival on August 28, 2014 at the Mega Trade Hall 2, 5th floor Mega B, SM Mega Mall in Mandaluyong City...



Mass production of biocon against 'cocolisap' under way in PCA Calabarzon

The introduction of an invasive insect species, irrespective of whether natural or in an inadvertent manner, into a new geographic area without, or with a narrow population of, its associated natural enemies, would likely trigger the occurrence of a..



PCA Implements Organic Cocolisap Treatment Protocol in Certified Organic Coco Farms

If the 'cocolisap' infestation in CALABARZON will be left unabated, the country will be losing up to P12 billion. Presently, the invasive and prolific insect, which causes a 55-60% loss in nut production, has infested more than two million nut-bearing palms..



Philippine Air Force Alights to Plant Coconuts

The 710th Special Operation Wing (SPOW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Regions I-IV B, spearheaded the conduct of a Coconut Planting Activity along the riverbanks of Crow Valley Gunnery Range, Capas, Tarlac last June 20, 2014...



Caraga, Anchor Region for the Local Coir Industry

The rising and sustainable local demand for coco coir products in Caraga (Region XIII), the newest region of the Philippines, had made it the anchor region for the local market of coconut coir-based products. Similarly, a grant assistance from the 'Strengthening of Agro-Industrial Sector in Bicol and Caraga (SAIS-BC) Project', a bilateral project implemented by..



AdminArancon at DOST's 2014 National Science and Technology Week

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. spoke at the Coconut Industry Forum with the tagline "Niyog ni Juan Huwag Pabayaan, Nang Kasaganaan ay Makamtan", a part of this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration of the Department of Science and Technology.



PCA meets Quezon Coconut Farmer Leaders

PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr., addressed the Confederation of Coconut Farmers Organizations of the Philippines (CONFED) in a forum last July 29, 2014.Themeeting, 'Quezon Coconut Farmer Leaders Forum on the Utilization of Coconut Levy Fund' held at Fresh Air Hotel, Lucena City, was attended by around 200 farmer leaders from the..



Preemptive Actions Against Coconut Scale Insects (CSI) Launched

Alarmed by the scale insects outbreak in Calabarzon, Provincial Coconut Development Managers (PCDM) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in the provinces of Marinduque, Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, La Union, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Aurora and Bataan have commenced their respective proactive program and action plan meant to avert the..



PCA Central Visayas conducts KEDP Project Management Training

Designed to improve the capabilities of PCA-RO VII field personnel in the effective management of KEDP communities, OIC-Regional Manager Dennis Andres steered the conduct of a KAANIB Enterprise Development Project (KEDP) Project Management Training last June 23-28, 2014. The activity, held at Hagnaya Beach Resort and Restaurant in San Remegio, Cebu..



Kapampangan Development Foundation Collaborates with PCA

PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr. (seated, 2nd from right) joins KDF President Benigno N. Ricafort, Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman of KDF and PLDT-Smart Foundation and Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan (seated next to Mr. Arancon, respectively) in the 'Roundtable Discussion: Pampanga Business Opportunities' held at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport Zone last July 14, 2014.



Herbs and Spices as Intercrops for Small Coconut Farms

"We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine." This quotation by Anne Wilson Schaef elucidates the trust of traditional health care professionals on the therapeutic worth of herbs.



Proactive Measures Against Scale Insects in MIMAROPA Initiated

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region IV-B, in collaboration with the Office of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali through the Provincial Program Implementers Task Force (PPITF), other Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)-Regulatory Services, has initiated the conduct of orientation/training on coconut/fruit scale insects.



Pangilinan addresses the MOPC Farmers' Night

The Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC) hosted their traditional MOPC Farmers' Night with Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM) Francis N. Pangilinan as guest of honor and speaker at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati last Friday, June 27.



Coconut Scale Insect Action Program is Science-Based

"We will defeat this coconut scale insect (CSI) with the help of science," Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan asserted in a press conference with the science community, tagged as 'DOSTkusyon: Demystifying Cocolisap', held at La Breza Hotel in Quezon City last June 30.



PCA Moves Towards New Challenges

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) celebrates its 41st Anniversary with a newly appointed Administrator at the helm. Mr. Romulo N. Arancon, a full-blooded PCA-er as Administrator of the Authority, led a simple yet meaningful celebration last June 30, 2014.



Coco Industry Czar is New PCA Administrator

The coconut community hails the appointment of industry Czar and insider Romulo N. Arancon,Jr, as the new Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator . He is fully equipped to man the agency with his 37 years of coco industry experience in the Philippines and in Asia and the Pacific Region.



Reorientation on Coconut Timber Processing and Disposal Technologies

Designed to equip the Regional Managers and Technical Staff with increased capability and effectiveness on coconut timber utilization and debris management, a "Reorientation on Coconut Timber Processing and Disposal Technologies" was conducted at the Philippine Coconut Authority-Zamboanga Research Center (PCA-ZRC) in San Ramon, Zamboanga City.



PCA to lead and fund the battle against CSI (Aspidiotus rigidus)

President Aquino issued Executive Order No. 169 last June 05 establishing emergency measures to combat an invasive species of scale insect (Aspidiotus rigidus) that vastly infests bearing and non-bearing coconuts trees and a number of high-value crops in CALABARZON and other island provinces.



PCA-ZRC's Single-Pass Decorticating Machines Deployed

The single-pass decorticating machines developed by the Philippine Coconut Authority- Zamboanga Research Center (PCA - ZRC) are now being distributed to various farmer-beneficiaries across the country. These low maintenance, high output machines are...



PCA to Recommend Another Planting Design for Climate Change

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), will recommend another planting design for areas ravaged by typhoons such as the Samar-Leyte area known as N3 planting scheme, see attached plan. The planting density of this design will allow the planting of 192 trees per hectare instead of the present 100 trees per hectare, and still have space for intercropping.



Bohol Coconut Based Agro-Industrial Hub to Rise Soon

One of the best governed provinces of the country, Bohol, in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), has commenced the construction of the first coco−based agro−tourism destination in the province. This project, Governor Edgar M. Chatto confidently said, "could make our province a model in agri−based infrastructure, job creation, entrepreneurship, and livelihood development utilizing the coconut sector".



PCA in a Japanese Agricultural Standards Seminar

The Coconut Republic Company in cooperation with the Organic Farmers and Processors Association of the Philippines (OFPAP) conducted an Orientation Seminar on Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) on Organic Certifications at the Makati Shangrila Hotel last May 09, 2014. Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region XII Manager Teotimo C. Jalos attended the seminar.



Battle Plan Against CSI in Bicolandia Drawn

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Regional Manager Mr. Mateo B. Zipagan, in consultation with various stakeholders particularly with the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC−Bicol), has drawn a battle plan to prevent the imminent spread of coconut scale insect (CSI) in the Bicolandia.



PCA Conducts Training to Control Rhinoceros Beetle in Yolanda Affected Areas

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) - Regional Office VII and the Davao Research Center (DRC), in collaboration with the Operations Branch (OB) of the PCA Central Office, conducted a training workshop entitled "Training on Rhinoceros Beetle Prevention and Control in Supertyphoon Yolanda-stricken Coconut Areas in Region VII" last May 28-30, 2014.



Fast Tracking Rehabilitation of Coconut Industry in Region 8

The rehabilitation of the coconut industry in Region 8 afflicted by Yolanda received a major boost with the immediate release of funds from the PCA Central Office. "Consistent with the instructions of PCA Administrator Forbes, procurement and distribution of supplies and materials required for the massive rehabilitation of the affected areas we would implement these commitments in 90 days", Joel O. Pilapil, Regional Manager of PCA VIII, said.



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