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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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48 news items

Manila Standard Today
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:18:45 -0700

This junction is called Philcoa, named after the head office of the Philippine Coconut Authority nearby. Because of the proximity of the McDonalds Philcoa outlet to UP Diliman, all orders placed by telephone from anybody from the campus are channeled ...
Philippine Information Agency
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:56:15 -0700

QUEZON CITY, Oct 21 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently issued supplemental rules and regulations for Administrative Order No.02, Series of 2014 on leasehold operations in tenanted coconut lands affected by fortuitous events, natural ...
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

It also has a tie-up with the Philippine Coconut Authority, which has received two million seedlings from Nestlé for its coconut-coffee intercropping program. The Philippines is Nestlé's eighth largest market by revenue. -- Eric B. Dorente. E-mail ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Prices have shown a consistent downturn for much of the first two weeks of this month, according to initial data made available to the BusinessMirror by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Based on the nine trading days of coconut oil in the first ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:19:27 -0700

... the HVCDP is continuously supporting the cacao [industry]...together with other agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Philippine Coconut Authority, ...

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

The ruling narrated that in November 2001, the Philippine Coconut Authority transferred P4.9 million of GMA-HVCC funds to the DA-RFU III for its project implementation. DA-RFU III then engaged the services of the Philippine Agriculture and Resources ...
Philippine Star
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700

New cases of graft have surfaced, including the P330-million fertilization program of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center where General Normando Santa Ana and three other ranking officials ...

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700

The Philippine Coconut Authority will get P4.09 billion or 72 percent more than the 2014 budget. The amount will go to the construction of farm-to-market roads, coconut planting and replanting, eradication and control of pests and development of ...

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