July 18, 2018: ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol with Gov. Edgar Chatto, Vice Gov. Dionisio Balite, DA-7 RD Atty. Salvador Diputado and Talibon Mayor Restituto Auxtero led the launching of the 7th National Rice Technology Forum in Talibon town today. The forum highlights farming technology that allows farmers to be at the field to evaluate, assess and appreciate existing technology during the farming season with the aim to increase production and lower cost. ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol reiterated commitment to address high fish price by introducing more fish to Bohol market in the short term financing for fisherfolk, fish farming and cold storage facilities. ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol is guest at today's blessing and turnover of 55 fiberglass reinforced plastic pump boats with accessories in Loon town. The 55 boats will be distributed to beneficiaries in 31 coastal barangays of Loon which is part of the P2-M prize of the LGU for being among first 10 to register under Fish Registration (FishR) program of BFAR. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA Sec. Manny Piñol led the ribbon cutting rites to open the Agri-Fair 2018 at the Bohol APC Grounds. The fair will run until July 21, 2018.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

President Benigno Aquino III has signed the P14.6-billion supplemental budget for 2014 to fund relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in areas affected last year by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and a magnitude-7.2 quake.

In a media briefing, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President signed the budget last Dec. 26.

"On Dec. 26, it was signed.....Pinirmahan na ang joint resolution ng both houses of Congress for the supplemental allocation of P14.6 billion (It was signed Dec. 26. This was the joint resolution by both houses of Congress for the allocation of P14.6 billion)," Coloma said.

Yolanda, which tore through Visayas and Southern Luzon last November, left more than 6,100 dead.

The supplemental budget will also help survivors of other devastating cyclones. It will fund the P40.9-billion rehabilitation plan President Aquino had approved.

Coloma said the rehabilitation plan had gone through several revisions and "various stages
of refinement." (PND)

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