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April 3, 2020

Situation Report: BFAR-XI Issuance of Food Passes Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis in the country and pursuant to the directive of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular No. 07, Series of 2020 and as reiterated in the advisory released by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding the implementation of a Food Resiliency Protocol which ensures unhampered and unimpeded movement of all food and production commodities/items, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office XI has consistently coordinated with various stakeholders including City/Provincial Fishery Offices, other local agencies and the general public for proper management and issuance of food passes in the transit of necessary food products particularly for fishery commodities.

BFAR-XI’s Regional Director Fatma M. Idris has directed the concerned officials/personnel of the Bureau to ensure smooth management and streamlining of the procedures to implement said issued directives. The Bureau shall center its efforts to maximize and ensure adequate supply of fishery products. She also assures the public that prices for fishery commodities in various markets within the region are regularly monitored.

As of yesterday, BFAR-XI has already issued a total of 230 food passes to different cargo vehicle operators and other service providers in charge with the transit of essential food products and other goods including fish products and other fish inputs such as fingerlings, feeds and fertilizers, among others. An advisory has also been released regarding the requirements for the issuance of the food passes which may be applied at the following stations:

(1) BFAR Regional Office XI (Ramon Magsaysay St., Davao City)
From Monday to Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(2) DA Quarantine Office – Cargo Station (Francisco Bangoy Airport, Davao City)
From Monday to Sundays (including Holidays), 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(3) City/Provincial Fishery Offices (Davao City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte)
From Monday to Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For other relevant queries and further information, BFAR RO XI can be reached through its numbers (0951) 816 4323 and (0906) 517 8768.