The Philippine Fibers


PhilFIDA Takes Part in the DA-BAR
27th Anniversary Celebration

In connection with its 27th Anniversary, the Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture (DA-BAR) held the 10th Agriculture & Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition at SM Mega Trade Hall B in Mandaluyong City last August 8-10, 2014.

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PhilFIDA Participates in the 2014 National Science and Technology Week Celebration of the DOST

The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA), through the Fiber Utilization and Technology Division (FUTD) participated in the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2014 of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) held in July 24-28, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center.

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FIDA and CODA consolidates into PhilFIDA

The Department of budget and Management (DBM) has approved last 29 May 2013 the Rationalization Plan (RP) consolidating the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) and the Cotton Development Authority (CODA) into the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA). View letter from DBM

Subsequently, DA secretary Prospero J. Alcala issued Department Order No.2 Series of 2013 dated 1 August 2013 instructing the abovementioned attached agencies to transfer to PhilFIDA all functions and powers vested to them by law.

Also included in the Order is for PhilFIDA to consolidate the transferred functions, corresponding balances of appropriations, records, equipment, properties and such personnel as may be necessary and in accordance with the approved Rationalization Plan.

Secretary Alcala also directed the DA Inventory Team to conduct the inventory and transfer of CODA/FIDA assets to PhilFIDA.

At the same time, the DA Chief announced the Selection and Placement Board (SPB) prescribed by DA for consolidated agencies under the Rationalization Program will screen applicants for the vacant positions identified in the approved RatPlan or positions that may be vacated/affected due to the placement/movement of other staff, for endorsement to the Secretary for their appointment.

Eduardo B. Holoyohoy is the designated Officer-in-Charge, Executive Director of PhilFIDA.


Briefing, Public Consultation and Workshop
on the Concerns of the Abaca Industry
in the Province of Palawan

palawan abaca industry public consultation

The one (1) day public consultation and workshop was conducted by the PhilFIDA Region IV in Magara, Roxas last 20 June 2014 to determine the specific directions and sustainable programs to pursue in the development of abaca in the province of Palawan. It was attended by fifty (50) participants from the different local government units, people’s organizations (POs), abaca traders, abaca farmers, non-government organizations (NGOs) and representatives from the academe.

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PhilFIDA Celebrates 1st Anniversary

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The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) celebrates its first year of establishment last 28 May 2014 at the PhilFIDA Central Office in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

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FIDA Joins Aklan's Piña and Fiber Festival 2013
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