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Philippine Coconut Authority
Pangasiwaan ng Niyog ng Pilipinas
Agency overview
Formed June 30, 1973
Headquarters Elliptical Road, Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City
Agency executive Vacant, Administrator
Parent agency Office of the President
Website www.pca.da.gov.ph
Facade

The Philippines' Philippine Coconut Authority (Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Niyog ng Pilipinas, abbreviated as PCA or PHILCOA), is an agency of the Philippine government under the Office of the President (from 1987 to 2014, under the Department of Agriculture) responsible for developing the coconut and other palm oil industry to its full potential in line with the new vision of a united, globally competitive and efficient industry. The administrator reports to the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization.

History[edit]

The Philippine Coconut Authority was created pursuant to Presidential Decree 232 on June 30, 1973.[1] It absorbed and assumed the powers and functions of the then Coconut Coordinating Council (CCC), the Philippine Coconut Administration (PHILCOA) and the Philippine Coconut Research Institute (PHILCORIN).

Today, it is the sole government agency that is tasked to develop the industry to its full potential in line with the new vision of a united, globally competitive and efficient coconut industry.

In 1940, the National Coconut Corporation (NACOCO) was created to promote the growth and development of the industry. It was later renamed in 1954, as the Philippine Coconut Administration (PHILCOA)with the same function and responsibilities.

Ten years after, PHILCOA expanded its scope of operations and renamed as Philippine Coconut Research Institute (PHILŒCORIN) an agency created to monitor, evaluate and conduct researches on the coconut.

It was in 1971, at the height of the Period of Expansion when the Coconut Coordinating Council (CCC) was created in lieu of PHILCORIN and was tasked to supervise, coordinate and evaluate the implementation of the coconut self-sufficiency program of the government.

But these agencies lacked singleness in its purpose. The framework upon which they operated did not revolve around the total development of the coconut industry where coconut farmers stood at the focal point.

In view of this, the Government of the Philippines deemed it necessary to create an agency that would address that situation, thus, the Philippine Coconut Authority was created on June 30, 1973 by virtue of P.D. No. 232. It absorbed and assumed the powers and functions, including the personnel and assets of the then defunct CCC, PHILCOA, and the PHILCORIN.

Philippine Coconut Authority became an independent public corporation on July 14, 1976 pursuant to P.D. No. 961, reporting directly and supervised solely by the Office of the President. This Decree was the first codification of the laws dealing with the development of the coconut and other palm oil industry.

The Code was later revised on June 11, 1978 by P.D. No. 1468 ("Revised Coconut Industry Code") which eventually became the charter of PCA as a public corporation.

On January 30, 1987, pursuant to Executive Order No. 116, the Philippine Coconut Authority was officially declared as an attached Agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The declaration of transfer to DA from the Office of the President was enacted to provide overall coordination and monitoring of policies and programs of various sectors in agriculture. The attachment was confirmed and incorporated in the Administrative Code of 1987.

On May 5, 2014, President Benigno Aquino III reassigned the National Food Authority, the Philippine Coconut Authority, the National Irrigation Administration, and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority from the Department of Agriculture back to the Office of the President, with Francis Pangilinan given oversight responsibilities for the four agencies. NFA administrator Orlan Calayag and PCA administrator Euclides G. Forbes then both chose to step down from their respective positions on May 8 in order to allow Pangilinan to appoint his own preferred candidates to head the agencies.[2]

Cooperation in earthquake relief[edit]

A 10 Jun 2014 report indicated that the Philippine Coconut Authority had partnered with the Bureau of Fisheries and Agriculture in a Food-For-Work programme designed to provide sustainable sources of livelihood for people impacted by the 2013 Bohol earthquake.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 232, Creating a Philippine Coconut Authority". The LawPhil Project, Philippine Laws and Jurisprudence Databank. Arellano Law Foundation. Retrieved 1973-06-30. 
  2. ^ Domingo, Ronnel W. (2014-05-12). "NFA, PCA heads quit to let Pangilinan start on clean slate". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  3. ^ World Food Programme (2014-06-10). "Mushroom Cultivation Helps Communities In Bohol Rise After The Quake - Philippines". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 

External links[edit]


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Philippine Information Agency
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:22:30 -0700

MANILA, March 24 -- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will set up a multi-sectoral advisory council that will make recommendations on the implementation of President Benigno S. Aquino III's two executive orders regarding the planned privatization ...

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The Manila Times
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:26:15 -0700

The Philippine Coconut Authority estimates that in 2014 cocolisap damage in the Calabarzon region alone reached P12 billion. Coconut farmers therefore, who earn very little–an average of P15,000 per year, have been earning less where cocolisap has ...

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Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:07:30 -0800

The government has undertaken a replanting programme, but only 20 percent of the target has been met due to shortage of seedlings, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), the state agency overseeing the country's coconut industry. Even if ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Among Pagdanganan's co-accused were Avila and Bienvenido Garrido, National Council on Food Security and Job Creation executive directors; Rodolfo Vargas, Philippine Coconut Authority deputy administrator; and Victorio Conducto and Domingo Lavilla, ...

Manila Standard Today

Manila Standard Today
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:30:00 -0700

755, authorizing the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to use the levy funds to acquire 72.2 percent of First United Bank (FUB), which was later renamed UCPB. UCPB became the administrator of the Coconut Industry Investment Fund, which consequently ...
 
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:07:30 -0700

MANILA, Philippines – Dalawang bumbero ang nasugatan habang inaapula ang nasusunog na bahagi ng Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) sa lungsod ng Quezon, ayon sa ulat kahapon. Ayon kay Supt. Jesus Fernandez, city fire marshal, ang mga ...

Rappler

Rappler
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:20:16 -0800

Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo Arancon said the potential of the coconut industry to improve the country's economy and lift coconut farmers from poverty has not yet been fully maximized. Though the Philippines is the world's second ...
 
GMA News
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:33:15 -0700

Farmers and authorities in Camarines Sur are taking steps to prevent attacks on coconut trees by pests such as the cocolisap or coconut scale insect. The Philippine Coconut Authority noted more attacks by such pests when the weather gets hot, GMA Bicol ...
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