DA Bicol staff improvise disinfection misting device as biosafety measure vs. COVID-19

SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – As the agency responsible for food production, the Department of Agriculture in Bicol did not close its office to the public since the declaration of Enhanced Community Quarantine.  It is business as usual for the skeleton staff of the DA in Bicol and the working days were even extended continue reading : DA Bicol staff improvise disinfection misting device as biosafety measure vs. COVID-19

Bicolanos exhibit resiliency and ingenuity to cope with COVID 19 crisis

Bicolanos are not only resilient but are also “madiskarte” or skilled at devising ways and means and ingenious amid odds and adversities. This trait is again being overtly demonstrated despite difficulties and limitations now imposed under the Enhanced Community Quarantine which restrict movement and social contact to combat the spread of COVID 19. The social continue reading : Bicolanos exhibit resiliency and ingenuity to cope with COVID 19 crisis

RADDL starts testing swine tissue, blood samples for ASF

CABANGAN, Camalig, Albay—The Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RADDL) of the Department of Agriculture-Bicol already released the results of the tissue and blood samples from swine from Camarines Sur and Albay suspected to have African Swine Fever (ASF) through their Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). According to the RADDL Chief Dr. Rona Bernales, since March continue reading : RADDL starts testing swine tissue, blood samples for ASF

DA-Bicol urges pet owners to vaccinate dogs, cats as vaccines are available for free

SAN AGUSTIN, Pili, Camarines Sur—The month of March is celebrated as Rabies Awareness Month in accordance with the Executive Order No. 84, series of 1999 that focuses on responsible pet ownership and nationwide pet vaccination which will make Philippines Rabies-Free by year 2022. This year, the theme is “Rabies ay iwasan, alagang aso’t pusa ay continue reading : DA-Bicol urges pet owners to vaccinate dogs, cats as vaccines are available for free

DA-Bicol issues Food Lane pass as part of Food Resiliency Protocol

Cabangan, Camalig, Albay— Agricultural truckers and traders in Albay province can deliver their food products and farm inputs to all parts of Luzon unhampered in quarantine checkpoints through a Food Lane Pass which can be issed at the Albay Breeding Station here from Monday to Wednesday. This is pursuant to the Memorandum Circular No. 07 continue reading : DA-Bicol issues Food Lane pass as part of Food Resiliency Protocol

DA5 supports COVID-19 frontliners

DA 5 High Value Crops Development Program donated four knapsack sprayers to the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City to aid in the disinfection of the hospital’s premises. #DA5supportsCOVID19frontliners