1979 - 1995
 
 
 1979
 Batasang Pambansa Bilang 21 was passed. It became known as the Dairy Industry Development Act, and laid down the objectives of milk sufficiency, increase in farmers’ income, and the conservation of foreign reserves.
 
 It created the Philippine Dairy Corporation (PDC) as the lead government dairy agency tasked to carry out these objectives.
 1982
 The $16 M. Loan Agreement for the Philippine Smallholder Livestock Development Project (SLDP) was signed. The project encouraged smallholders to engage in livestock production to improve their income levels and diversify their employment opportunities. This project also paved the way for the setting up of milk zones in Southern Tagalog and Northern Mindanao.
 1986
 PDC’s milk buying and activities were suspended.
 1988
 Senator Agapito A. Aquino introduced Senate Resolution 10.109 that directed the Department of Agriculture and PDC to submit recommendations on the country’s dairy program.
 1989
 The Medium Term Dairy Development Program (MTLDP) was approved. It aims to correct the heavy dependence on imported dairy products through  the establishment of rural-based cooperative-oriented dairy projects. PDC established three new dairy plants in Cebu, Davao and Misamis Oriental.
 1990
 Support from the private sector increased. The Dairy Development Foundation of the Philippines, the Davao Dairy Development Foundation, and the Dairy Development Foundation in Cagayan de Oro were founded.
 1993
 Four federations and a multi-purpose cooperative have formed the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (Dairycon). It is envisioned to serve as a venue for dairy farmers to discuss common goals. It also aims to serve as a centrum wherein the government and the private sector can assist the dairy cooperatives.
 1994
 The Dairy Development Program Component of the MTADP implemented the setting-up of an integrated dairy modules in four (4) new areas in Region 6 (Pontevedra, Capiz and Manapla, Negros Occidental), Region 8 (Ormoc, Leyte) and Region 11 (Sto. Tomas, Davao).
 
 Alaska becomes a corporation - Alaska Milk Corporation.
 
 Alaska Powdered Milk plant expands its production capacity by 150%. The plant expansion is the company’s response to the consumer acceptance and the continued significant growth of powdered milk in the market.
 1995
 The National Dairy Development Act of 1995 (RA 7884) was signed into law on February 20, 1995.
 It took effect on March 12, 1995, legally creating the National Dairy Authority (NDA). It is tasked to ensure the accelerated development of the Philippine dairy industry.
 
 On July 1995 - Nutrition Month launched by National Nutrition Council (NNC) where milk was the focus of the theme: Buto at ngipin patibayin, gatas ating inumin (For strong bones and teeth, drink milk). It sought to emphasize the importance of milk in everyone’s daily diet and to focus on the status and needs of the local dairy industry.

 

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