DA: Revised SRP on imported pork out next week

The government is set to update next week the suggested retail prices of imported pork based on new tariffs set by authorities, the Department of Agriculture said Saturday. In a televised briefing, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the suggested retail prices of imported pork would be modified following the tariff adjustment recently proposed by his […] The post DA: Revised SRP on imported pork out next week appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneMay 8th, 2021

Government working on new SRP for imported pork

The government will set a new suggested retail price for imported pork possibly this week, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

More imports, tariff cuts to temper inflation – NEDA

The government’s decision to reduce tariffs and bring in more imported pork are expected to temper the continued rise in consumer prices......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

BOC seizes P20 million ‘hot’ vehicles

Bureau of Customs personnel seized on Wednesday three vehicles reportedly smuggled into the country by the same firm that allegedly illegally imported four cars last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Duterte signs EOs on new pork, rice tariffs

To ensure food security and protect consumers, President Duterte approved yesterday the recommendations of the National Economic and Development Authority board to temporarily reduce the Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates on imported rice and adjust the rates on imported pork products......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Revised pork tariff rates await Duterte’s signature

Following the compromise reached between the Senate and the government’s economic managers, the revised tariff rates and volume for pork imports are now awaiting President Duterte’s signature......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Kim Kardashian caught up in ancient Roman statue smuggling row

Kim Kardashian found herself caught up in an unlikely international art smuggling row Tuesday involving an ancient Roman sculpture that was imported to California under her name. US prosecutors last week called for the statue fragment — which was seized at a Los Angeles port in 2016 — to be forfeited and returned to Italy, […] The post Kim Kardashian caught up in ancient Roman statue smuggling row appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

NEDA: Hike in pork imports won’t kill Philippine hog industry

The National Economic and Development Authority has given assurance that the decision of President Duterte to increase the volume of imported pork and decrease tariff rates will not kill the local hog industry, but instead ensure adequate and affordable food supply and prevent higher malnutrition and poverty......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Salceda urges PRRD to reconsider EO lowering taxes on imported pork

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda on Thursday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to reduce import duties on pork meat, saying that the government must instead help the domestic hog industry with tariff revenues. “The price differential between imported pork at around P190 after duties, and the domestic price of around P300-400 a kilo […] The post Salceda urges PRRD to reconsider EO lowering taxes on imported pork appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

LOOK: Revised MPL Week 3 schedule

The Mobile Legends Professional League Season 7 has released its revised Week 3 schedule of matches following the postponement of this week’s games due to the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces. Resumption of games is on 15 April. Week 3 will have four days of action. On Wednesday, […] The post LOOK: Revised MPL Week 3 schedule appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

No extension of 60-day price cap on pork — Agriculture department

The government will no longer extend current price caps on pork once they expire, and would instead implement a suggested retail price (SRP) on imported pork in a bid to tame inflation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

State of calamity vs ASF sought

Sen. Francis Pangilinan yesterday asked Malacañang to declare a state of calamity to help hog-raisers recover from the effects of African swine fever and not allow imported pork to flood the market......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Duterte wants imported pork volume increased to 350,000 MT

President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed an increase in the volume of imported pork products to 350,000 metric tons from the present 54,210 MT, Malacañang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

Pork imports will placate only Metro Manilans, but ruin others

Officials intend to flood Metro Manila with imported pork for a year. Such populism will please consumers in the capital short term......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Gov& rsquo;t to bring in imported pork priced cheaper in supermarkets

The government has approved the importation of 388,740 metric tons (MT) of pork from foreign sources not affected by the African swine fever (ASF) to bridge the gap between supply and demand as the highly infectious disease has decimated local pig stocks......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Stabs in the back

President Duterte this week issued Executive Order 124 mandating a price cap on pork and chicken products for sixty (60) days in response to a week long barrage of reports of price spikes of these basic commodities coming from the Departments of Agriculture and Trade and Industry......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Gov’t allows more pork imports

The country’s agriculture chief has given the go-ahead to triple the country’s pork imports at lower tariffs as the available domestic pork supply continued to shrink. With the Visayas reporting its first confirmed case of African swine fever (ASF) last week, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking at all available measures to plug the […] The post Gov’t allows more pork imports appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Frozen pork infected

BEIJING, China (Global Times) — Package of frozen pork imported to Dezhou, East China’s Shandong Province were detected positive for the novel coronavirus, the local government announced on Saturday, noting that all close contacts of the item tested negative for the virus. The batch of pork was immediately sealed off, and places where the item […] The post Frozen pork infected appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

France virus death toll tops 40,000: official

The number of people in France who have died from coronavirus topped the 40,000 mark on Saturday after 306 new fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, the health authorities said. According to Public Health France (SpF), the overall death toll in France since the start of the pandemic now stands at 40,169. The daily number of new infections was not immediately available, after it surpassed 60,000 but the day before, marking a sharp acceleration in cases.  SpF said revised figures were scheduled to be published on Monday.  The dramatic rise in infections is putting increased pressure on hospitals, where 4,410 patients were in intensive care, compared with 3,721 at the beginning of the week. The total number of beds for coronavirus patients has been increased to 6,400 from 5,000......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Palay prices dip to P11/kg in some areas

Palay prices continued to go down, even dipping to as low as P11 per kilogram (/kg) as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season with a series of strong typhoons. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the average farm-gate price of palay continued its downward movement, falling by 4.1 percent to P15.79/kg from the price level of P16.47/kg in the previous week. Year-on-year, the price increased by 0.2 percent from its average price of P15.76/kg in the same week of the previous year. Unfortunately, prices went down to as low as P11/kg in areas like Surigao del Sur and Cavite, which means some farmers were forced to sell their produce at a loss. In other areas like Agusan del Sur and Bulacan, farmers barely made money, with palay sold at exactly or just slightly above P12/kg. In the Philippines, the average production cost of rice farmers stood around P12.72/kg, which is higher or nearly double than what rice farmers in Vietnam and Thailand spend to produce the staple. This means that if prices fell below that amount, farmers would receive earnings that are lower than what they spent for. Some said that with the current production cost, the breakeven farmgate price of fresh harvest should be around P14.50/kg.  Meanwhile, highest palay prices were recorded in areas like Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Rizal, and Palawan wherein the commodity were sold at P18/kg to P21/kg, the same PSA data showed. Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) National Manager Raul Montemayor said that in the next few weeks, as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season, palay prices will definitely go down further. This, as palay, when damaged by storms, could yield to poor quality rice, which, among other reasons like the continuous entry of imported rice, could result in traders deciding not to buy at all.  “Rainy weather is also to blame since traders have to discount for grain deterioration due to lack of drying facilities,” he said. A data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that as of October 29, Typhoon Quinta already destroyed 79,239 metric tons (MT) of palay worth P1.13 billion within 62,880 hectares of farms. Then there’s the threat of Typhoon Rolly, which is expected to make landfall in Quezon and Aurora provinces on Saturday (October 31) and become a super typhoon. Montemayor also thinks that the continuous decline in palay prices is already “not surprising” since government intervention is doing very little for farmers. According to him, the National Food Authority’s (NFA) palay procurement has had minimal impact despite pronouncements of DA, while the planned suspension of  sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances (SPS-ICs) on rice “came in too late, as in last year, to influence farmgate prices.” “Too little too late [actions] again by the DA,” Montemayor said. “At this time, [DA can do] very little. Damage was already done and most farmers have already harvested. Some typhoon-affected farmers (like those in Occidental Mindoro and Isabela) are asking NFA to buy storm-damaged palay but I doubt if they will do that since the agency itself doesn’t have dryers,” he added. Montemayor was particularly referring to Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s previous order for NFA to intensify its palay procurement in order to address decline in palay prices.  To recall, NFA, whose sole mandate now is to secure the government’s buffer stock, buys palay at P19/kg and is given P7 billion every year to do this. Also, more than a week ago, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the senate agriculture committee, asked the DA to stop issuing SPS-ICs to rice importers during harvest time, which would probably take effect after the next planting season. Business Bulletin sought the reaction of DA Spokesperson Noel Reyes regarding the decline in palay prices, but he is yet to respond......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Is importation the key to food security?

It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments. There is nothing wrong with having these imported goods, of course......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020