DA Launches Halal Food Program in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte together with Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and other key persons has launched the Halal Food Industry Program in Cotabato City on April 2, 2018. 

This is one of the flagship program of the Department of Agriculture, prompting Secretary Piñol to release P44 million on the promotional phase and another P15 million for the inauguration and implementation. 

President Duterte and the department has also distributed land titles to agrarian reform beneficiaries of 1,680 hectares of land. 

“Local food and non-food producers need to be organized into cooperatives and subsidized for a robust halal industry in the country,” Maguindanao Governor Toto Mangudadatu said.

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