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DA Eastern Visayas Hiring: Job Openings until July 15, 2022

The Department of Agriculture (abbreviated as DA; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agrikultura) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the promotion of agricultural and fisheries development and growth.

The Department of Agriculture is the main agency that oversees the country’s agricultural and fishery sectors. Through its regional field units (RFUs), all agricultural policies and programs emanating from the national leadership are carried out and implemented in close collaboration with various stakeholders which include the local government units (LGUs), state colleges and universities (SCUs), private organizations and entities involved in agricultural and fishery development.

As the government’s principal agency responsible for the promotion of agricultural and fisheries development and growth, we conduct agricultural research and studies to respond to the technological needs on agricultural development in the region; implements agricultural programs and projects responsive to the needs of our key stakeholders; promotes marketing system for regional products to national markets; supports organic agriculture and sufficiency of food staples (rootcrops); and conducts trainings and provides financial/technical assistance on/to our farmers, fisherfolks and livestock raisers.

Interestingly, Department of Agriculture in Eastern Visayas has vacancies available until July 15, 2022.

One (1) Agriculturist I (Salary Grade 11)

  • Place of Assignment: Farm Consolidation and Clustering (F2C2)/Bayanihan Agri-Clusters (BAC)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job preferably Agriculture-related graduate
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: PRC license/ Career Service (Professional) Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Development Management Officer (Salary Grade 11)

  • Place of Assignment: Farm Consolidation and Clustering (F2C2)/Bayanihan Agri-Clusters (BAC)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job preferably Agriculture-related graduate
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service (Professional) Second Level Eligibility

Two (2) Senior Management Specialist (Provincial Coordinator) (Salary Grade 19)

  • Place of Assignments: Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) – Provincial Program Management Support Office (PPMSO) – Northern Samar, Western Samar
  • a. Northern Samar – One (1) position
  • b. Western Samar – One (1) position
  • – Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job preferably Agriculture-related graduate
  • – Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience
  • – Training: Eight (8) hours of relevant training
  • – Eligibility: PRC license/ Career Service (Professional) Second Level Eligibility

Five (5) Project Development Officer II (Area Coordinator) (Salary Grade 15)

  • Place of assignment: Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) – Provincial Program Management Support Office (PPMSO) – Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Western Samar, Leyte
  • No. of vacant positions: Five (5)
    • Eastern Samar – One (1) position
    • Northern Samar – Two (2) positions
    • Western Samar – One (1) position
    • Leyte – One (1) position
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job preferably Agriculture-related graduate
  • Experience: One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: PRC License/Career Service (Professional) Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Technical Writer (Institutional)

  • Place of assignment: Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) – RPMSO, DA-RFO 8, Tacloban City
  • Education: College Graduate
  • Experience: At least one (1) year work experience in writing
  • Training: None required

Documentary Requirements

  1. Application Letter
  2. Personal Data Sheet (PDS) – you can download HERE
  3. Transcript of Records (TOR)

How to Apply

For the Letter of Intent, state the position you are applying for and be addressed to:

DIR. ANGEL C. ENRIQUEZ, CESO III
Regional Executive Director
Department of Agriculture
Regional Field Office 8
Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban City

Submit your application requirements to our office located at Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban City, OR email to: da.saad.rfo8@gmail.com

For inquiries, you may contact Ms Ana Marielle of SAAD Program at mobile number: 0918 699 0285.

History of DA-8

On June 23, 1898, days after the proclamation of the Philippine Independence (First Philippine Republic) the Department of Agriculture and Manufacturing was created as one of the first agencies of the new government formed by President Emilio Aguinaldo. Jose Alejandrino was the first director from 1898-1899, he was replaced by Graciano Gonzaga and Leon Ma. Guerero in 1899. The Department was administered under the American Sovereignty until 1917, the administrations of Secretaries took place from which significant changes in the Department had emerged.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) was established by virtue of PD 461, dated 17 May 1974.

In 1978, the Department of Agriculture or DA and Department of Natural Resources or DNR (split Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources or DANR) were transformed to Ministry of Agriculture (MA), with Arturo R. Tanco, Jr. as MA Minister.

In 1984, the agency was renamed as Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) with Assemblyman Salvador H. Escudero III, MAF Minister.

In 1987, DA was reorganized (from MAF) pursuant to EO 116 signed by President Aquino. The department, through Carlos G. Dominguez introduced a number of reforms/programs to increase farmer’s financial capability such as CALF and LEAD.

In 1992, by virtue of Local Government Code of 1991, agricultural support, extension, and on-site research services and facilities have been devolved to barangays, municipalities, and provinces and had given increased powers to efficiently and effectively deliver the agricultural services into their locality.

With the devolution of the role of DA, certain bureau functions have now become powers of the LGUs. These include (1) functions of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), development of livestock, poultry and dairy industries; (2) functions of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), control and prevention of pests and diseases that affect farm crops; (3) management, accelerated development, and proper utilization of fishery and aquatic resources; (4) functions of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), formulation of measures for effective soil, land and water resource utilization; (5) functions of the Bureau of Agricultural Cooperatives and Development, establishment and monitoring of agricultural cooperatives in the rural communities.

Also transferred to the LGUs were functions of the Bureau of Agricultural Extension (BAEx) which included the extension service personnel, on-site research activities, budget, and facilities among others. A number of personnel of the department were technically and administratively placed under the supervision of the local chief executives. Provincial Agriculturist/City or Municipal Agriculturist is now responsible to coordinate and supervise the extension plans and programs in each locality.

Following this devolved setup, local units are given revenue-raising powers or option of increasing their spending by raising their own tax revenue. The Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) is also designed to augment the budget of the local unit to ensure the provision of minimum or reasonable level of public services.

In 1994, with the enactment of RA, 7160 otherwise known as the local Government Code of 1991 the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit VIII was redesigned as Regional Field Unit No. VIII.

December 20, 2004, a fire incident has marked in the DA-8 history when it gutted the whole regional office located in Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban City. All properties, equipment and records were lost.

However, DA-8 has continued its operations by transferring its office in Soils Laboratory, Plant Quarantine and leasing an office in Tacloban City. After eight years, the DA-8 operating units that were temporarily housed in different DA Facilities in Tacloban City were physically reunited when the new regional office building was inaugurated last February 2012.

Dr. William Dollente Dar is a man fated to do great things. History does repeat itself for this man from Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur, as he was called again to serve government as the Secretary of Agriculture on August 5, 2019, under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. He first served the Department of Agriculture (DA) from July 1998 to May 1999 under President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

Upon his assumption to office, Dar introduced the “New Thinking for Agriculture” which is anchored on the vision: A food-secure Philippines with prosperous farmers and fisherfolk. The vision has over-arching twin goals of increasing productivity and making farmers and fishers prosperous or his term’s battlecry, “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”.

Never in the history of the DA that a vision statement has been elevated to focus on the farmers and fisherfolk becoming prosperous.

With President Duterte’s marching order to arrest the anemic growth of the agriculture sector, which has barely grown in the past decade, at a rate of 1.1% annually, Dar targets the agriculture to grow at least 2%, from August 2019 to July 2020; and increase up to 2.5-3% in 2021; and 3-4% in 2022.

Below are the successions of DA Secretaries two years after post-EDSA reorganizations:

  • Senen Bacani (1989 – 1992)
  • Roberto Sebastian (1992 – 1996)
  • William Dar (June 1996 – May 1999)
  • Edgardo Angara (May 1999 – January 2001)
  • Domingo Panganiban (January – February 2001)
  • Leonardo Montemayor (February 2001 – December 2002)
  • Luis Lorenzo Jr. (December 2002 – August 2004)
  • Arthur Yap (August 2004 – July 2005; October 2006 – March 2010)
  • Domingo Panganiban (July 2005 – October 2006)
  • Bernie Fondevilla (March 2010 – June 2012)
  • Proceso J. Alcala (June 2012 – June 2016)
  • Emmanuel F. Piñol (July 2016 – Present)
Source: Department of Agriculture - Eastern Visayas 
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