New PCA Board prioritizes creation of Coco Industry Dev’t Plan

 March 19, 2021

MANILA–The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Coconut Authority (DA-PCA) bared that its newly reconstituted Board has agreed to prioritize the crafting of Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP).DA-PCA Administrator Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. on Friday said the CFIDP, which will be… Read More

Reconstituted PCA Board holds inaugural meet

The government representatives of the reconstituted board of the Philippine Coconut Authority held its first official meeting on March 15, 2021. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, the PCA Board chairperson presided over the meeting.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 11524, otherwise known as the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act, the PCA Board is now composed of the following:

  1. Secretary of the Department of Agriculture as Chairperson;
  2. Secretary of the Department of Finance as Vice-Chairperson;
  3. Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management as Member;
  4. Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry as Member;
  5. Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology as Member; and
  6. Administrator of the Philippine Coconut Authority as Member;

In addition to the above-listed board members, three (3) coconut farmer representatives – one each from the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, will also join the PCA Board. As provided for in the law, ‘they shall be appointed by the President from a list of four nominees for each island grouping.’ These farmer-representatives will be selected through a nomination and selection process in consultation with their respective organizations or associations.Read More

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