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The status of the infestation of Golden Apple Snails in the Philippines

Requested from PhilRice by Rovenz Vinzent Cortez at 11:36 AM on Oct 18, 2019.
Purpose: Biology Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 10/18/2019
Tracking no: #PhilRice-682666273838

Rovenz Vinzent 11:36 AM, Oct 18, 2019

Good Day! I would like to request the information, statistics or data regarding:

1. Status of the infestation of Golden Apple Snails in our Agriculture from 2015 to current status.

2. Economic Loss of the country due to the invasion of the Golden Apple Snail Species since 2015.

3. How much is the budget of the government for molluscicide subsidy, molluscicide regulation and molluscicide research

4. Any other information about the golden apple snails invasion in the philippines 

I would really appreciate your response. Thank you very much.

FOI Receiving Officer 02:46 PM, Oct 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Dear Rovenz Vinzent,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 18, 2019 11:36:09 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for The status of the infestation of Golden Apple Snails in the Philippines.

We received your request on Oct 18, 2019 11:36:09 AM and will respond on or before Nov 08, 2019 11:36:09 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFVBoaWxSaWNlLTY4MjY2NjI3MzgzOAw, for request with ticket number #PhilRice-682666273838.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer PhilRice
FOI Officer

FOI Decision Maker 09:16 AM, Oct 22, 2019

October 22, 2019

Dear Rovenz Vinzent Cortez,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Oct 18, 2019 11:36:09 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request for the status of the infestation of Golden Apple Snails in the Philippines has been approved and answers are listed below:

1. Currently Golden Apple Snail (GAS) is affecting all irrigated rice in the Philippine (BPI 2010). GAS pose risk to rice at 4 to 30 days after sowing or at 0 to 15 days after transplanting. GAS can cause up to 85% crop damage.

2. In 2016 PRISM (Philippine Rice Information System) crop health survey, 43% of the monitoring field applied molluscicide to manage GAS infestation (N=1,188 fields) nationwide.

3. The government does not provide molluscicide to farmers. Farmers pay an additional 700 to 1,500 Php/ha for GAS management (molluscicide and replanting).

4. See attached documents (Current status of GAS in IRT; and Integrated Kuhol Management)


If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Dr. Jimmy P. Quilang, OIC-Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Research through ejp.quilang@philrice.gov.ph or prri.mail@philrice.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Decision Maker PhilRice
FOI Receiving Officer

Attachments:
 Integrated kuhol management.pdf

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