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DA-BAR and DALEA holds Edible Landscaping and Snap Hydrophics Seminar (May 9, 2013)

With edible landscaping "no Filipino should go hungry." This is the punchline of the new technology being introduced by the Bureau of Agricultural Research and the Ornamental Crops Nursery Crop Production and Management Division of the UPLB. Over 50 DA employees, invited participants attended the seminar held recently at RIARS Training Center at DA compound.. (Click here to see full story)

DA celebrates Women's Month (March 19, 2013)
The Department of Agriculture under its Gender and Development project in cooperation with the DA Lady Employees Association recently celebrated Women's Month. Atty. Lenny Robredo was the guest speaker during the celebration. She discussed the "Kasambahay Law or RA 10361.. (Click here to see full story)

Tree planting & eco waste mgt seminar held in Naga City
(March 30, 2012)

The Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the City Environment Office of Naga City conducted a tree planting activity at the GSP compound in Panicuason, Naga City. This is part of the culminating activity of the women's month celebration with a theme "Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance Accountability Everyone's Responsibility". (Click here to see full story)

DALEA conducts seminar on gender health
(August 24, 2011)
The Department of Agriculture in coordination with the DA Lady Employees Association DALEA conducted recently the Gender Health Awareness Seminar. Among the topics discussed include: Lung Cancer - Dr. Charissa L. Divinagracia; Cervical Cancer - Dr. Alma M. Bresnan; Prostate Problems - Dr. Freddie Sy and Adult Diseases - Dr. Rufo T. Llorin. (Click here to see full story)

 March 2011.. The Department of Agriculture together with the DA lady employees association in celebration of Women's Month conducted a month-long skills training on Hand and Machine Sewing for RIC members and DALEA members at Button Hole, La Huerta, Sta. Teresita Baao, Camarines Sur.
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 DA holds training on Herbs and Spices
(March 14, 2011)
In celebration of the women's month the Department of Agriculture together with the DA Lady Employees Association conducted the training on herbs and spices. About 30 RIC leaders, DALEA officers and members attended the two day training held recently at LRV Science Farm in Calabanga, Camarines Sur.
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 Feb 2010.. The DA and DALEA sponsored a training workshop on Effective Communication Skills held last Feb. 2-5, 2010 at DA Library for two batches with 50 participants both from DA and LGUs. Topics discussed include Grammar Review and Common Errors in Writing given by Emily B. Bordado; Writing Office Correspondence and Technical Writing by Yolanda A. Diokno; Writing Minutes of Meeting and Resolutions by Imelda P. Acompañado; Telephone Etiquette and Tips in Powerpoint Presentations by Mabelle R. Ilan.

  Dec 2009. The DA Lady Employees Association ventured into selling NFA rice packed at 5 kilos each. The project was conceptualized to provide DA employees quality rice at affordable price and at the same time generate additional income for the Association.



"An kakanon na nanganganaan nin bangot, minahangot."
Too many spices spoil the food.

It is a figurative way of saying that whatever we do, do it with moderation and temperance. This proverb specifically cautions us against overdoing things. Anything that is excessive is vicious and risky. Too much love is suffocating, too much advice is moralizing, too much discipline is tyrannical, and too much decoration is vanity. As Aristotle says, 'virtue lies in the middle'. All virtues have mean, except prudence because it is the mean of the virtues. Any excess or lack is considered vice.
Even in matters of health, moderation is the key to a healthy life; too much dieting is dangerous (anorexia nervosa), while excessive eating (gluttony) is equally dangerous. The Bikol concept of 'husto sana' or 'tama sana'' (just enough) shows the Bikolanos' sense of moderation. PFRB

As this issue is being released on the second week of Buwan ng Wika 2006, here is an excerpt from Balalong: Mga Kasabihang Bikolnon (Bikol Proverbs), A Compilation and Interpretation, Volume 1 (© 2005). The 118-page book was written by Fr. Philip Francis Reazon Bersabe, a priest-formator and professor at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Naga City. Undoubtedly, ancient Bikol sayings and proverbs are an integral and rich part of the Bikolano culture.It is interesting to note that over a third of the 100 Bikol proverbs translated and interpreted in Balalong 1 are derived from agriculture and fishery, showing that Bikolanos are truly children of Mother Earth, with a deep respect for nature. 

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DALEA Officers

Ma. Bella R. Ilan

Luz R. Marcelino
Vice President

Salome Buen

Guia SR. Almonte

Jania Elatico

Dolores Ricafranca
Bus. Mgr.

Elsa Maranan

ORED - Elaine Castañeda
PPDED- Yolanda Diokno
Admin/Finance - Verna Ordas
Operations - Josefina Bañadera
Regulatory - Rona Bernales
Research - Behilda Balisoro
AMAD - Nancy Salvino
RAED - Francia Suzara
ACS - Blesilda Nuñez

What is CEDAW?

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."


The first Women's Day was held on the last Sunday in February 1908, initiated by groups of American socialist women for the purpose of demanding the Vote and to call attention to the political and economic status of women.

When the Russian Czar abdicated in 1917, the provisional Government granted women the right to vote - this took place on February 23, according to the Julian calendar then used in Russia, but on March 8 according to the Gregorian calendar used by most of the rest of the world.


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