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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

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.


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]


  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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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. 

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Philippine Information Agency
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:48:11 -0800

The town of Panit-an will also join the group because of the 90-hectare coconut-intercropped-with-coffee project implemented by the Philippine Coconut Authority in the municipality. The workshop hopes to identify the issues, concerns and problems ...

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Manila Bulletin
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:45:00 -0800

(MB File Photo by Ariel P. Avendaño). The distributed coconut seedlings from the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) added to the previously distributed coconut seedlings by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur led by Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza.
Samar News.com
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:03:45 -0800

The veteran lawmaker noted that the Presidential Decree 232, which created the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is now over four decades old and has become “too deficient” to address the current conditions of the industry. The last of subsequent ...


Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:31:39 -0700

755, which authorized the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), whose board included Cojuangco, to use the levy funds to buy 72.2 percent of First United Bank (FUB), which was later renamed UCPB. Cojuangco became its president and chief executive ...
Pacific News Center
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:28:51 -0700

Initially discovered on Guam in 2007, the outbreak of rhino beetles has since spurred action from researchers at New Zealand's agricultural industry, the Philippine Coconut Authority, and the Guam Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Eradication Project.


Thu, 05 Nov 2015 05:37:44 -0800

According to the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Plan (CRRP), funding requirement for DA and the Philippine Coconut Authority is both at P10 billion ($212.98 million) each. Briones also compared the differences in releases with other ...


Sun, 08 Nov 2015 18:46:00 -0800

... Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), National Housing Authority (NHA), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Department of Science and Technology ...


Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:49:30 -0800

Festooned with the flags of the nine federations that make up Kilusan para sa Ugnayan ng Samahang Magniniyog (KILUS Magniniyog), a camp stands outside the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) building. Its roof is made of tarpaulin, its fence of wood.

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