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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. 
  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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83 news items

Manila Standard Today
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Kiko's wide –ranging job description includes head of the National Food Authority, National Irrigation Authority, Philippine Coconut Authority and the Fertilizer Fund Authority. Alcala is left with nothing else but the title of agriculture secretary ...


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:45 -0700

The Philippines has a 59 percent share of global coconut exports, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority. "The average national coconut yield remains low at 43 nuts per tree per year, about 50 percent of the potential yield" of the type of trees ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Northern Mindanao is safe from harmful insects that attacked coconut plantations in Luzon causing millions of damages, a Philippine Coconut Authority (Philcoa-10) official said Monday. The outbreak, which started in the province of Batangas a month ago ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700

At the July 26 Science Forum, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Romulo Arancon highlighted the importance of the coconut industry. This is not only the largest, but also the poorest agriculture sector. It involves 3.5 million farmers ...
Philippine Information Agency
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:58:52 -0700

MATI CITY, Davao Oriental, July 30 — The Philippine Coconut Authority has recently distributed cash incentives amounting to P8.6 million to 957 coconut farmers in the typhoon Pablo-hit towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston. PCA XI Regional Manager Rex ...
Bulatlat (blog)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:05:59 -0700

The solution of the government, through the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), is the spraying and insecticide trunk injection of neonicotinoids, which, according to scientists' group Agham, is lethal to the environment and the people. According to a ...


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Also, the government wants to allocate P4.09 billion for the Philippine Coconut Authority. For climate change, the government wants to have P45.1 billion for flood control under the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways. For tourism ...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:11:37 -0700

A multisectoral consultative committee is proposed; the Philippine Coconut Authority will implement the measure. That's like “asking Marcos crony Eduardo Cojuangco and the Philippine Coconut Producers Federation … to manage public funds,” protests Omi ...

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