The coconut scale insect (CSI a.k.a. cocolisap) outbreak in Calabarzon that has affected more than 2.6 million nut-bearing coconut trees in August last year is downed to a manageable level, OPAFSAM Secretary Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan and PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr., announced in a press conference held at the PCA Auditorium on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

With the theme, “Coco Farm Productivity, Answer to Poverty,” Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) OIC – Administrator Glenn B. Santos proudly announces the opening of the 30th National Coconut Week and 3rd International Festival slated at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City on August 18-21, 2016.

Secretary Francis N. Pangilinan of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (OPAFSAM) projected a big leap in the country's market demand for coconut geotextiles or coconets and other coco coir based projects after the OPAFSAM, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to expand the use of bio-engineering in the construction of roads, highways and irrigation systems.