Philippine Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:


Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.

The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


Symbolism

A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

Department of Agriculture Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)


I. The Department of Agriculture mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

a. Department of Agriculture's Mandates and functions
b. Position, designation and contact information

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. CY 2014

a. Statement of Allotment, Obligations Disbursements and Balances (FAR No.1)

a.1 SAODB Current As of the Quarter ending March 31, 2015

a.2 SAODB Current As of the Quarter ending December 31, 2014 
a.3 SAOB 2014 FAR No. Current 102 / SAOB 2014 FAR No. 1-Cont 102

b. Summary Report on Disbursements (FAR No. 4)

c. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan (BAR No.1)

                          FY 2017

                                  - 1st Quarter

d. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (FAR No. 5)

e. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations FAR No.1-A)

f. Annual Reports

III. Department of Agriculture's Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets

a. Department of Agriculture
Approved Budgets & Corresponding Targets

CY 2016

CORN
HVCDP
LIVESTOCK
OAP


CY 2015

CORN
HVCDP
LIVESTOCK
OAP

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

a. Major program/projects categorized in accoordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011
a.1. RICE Program

b.1. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE Program

c.1. HVCDP
d.1. LIVESTOCK Program
e.1. CORN Program

V. The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

FY 2015

BUB
CORN
GAAS-BAR
GAAS-FOAM
HVCDP
NLP
NOAP
PAMANA
RICE
S.T.O.
VSS

Third Quarter
BUB
PAMANA
CORN
HVCDP (Financial Report)
HVCDP (Physical Accom.)
LIVESTOCK
O.A.P.
RICE
S.T.O.
VARIOUS SUPPORT SERVICES

FY 2014

GBP
PAMANA

FY 2013

BUB
PAMANA


VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

a. Annual Procurement Plan FY 2015

a.1 Annual Procurement Plan FY 2014

a.2 Annual Procurement Plan FY 2016

a.3 Annual Procurement Plan FY 2017

a.4 Annual Procurement Plan FY 2018

a.5 Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019


b. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants/ITB No.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE UNDERTAKING HALAL ADVOCACY IN ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA

The Halal Section of the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 9 has been actively advocating the Halal awareness to all walks of life in the region since 2014. The Halal Focal person of DA-R9, Madam Buduriya A. Parawan is one of the leading advocates, recently in the Peninsula, in partnership with other government agencies and the private sector.

Halal in the region is seemingly a new hope that has the potential to boost the income of the farmers, food manufacturers and even in the non-food sectors. The Zamboanga Peninsula is palpable surrounded with agricultural land and sea rich with fishes and aqua life. All these are the resources that apparently a big factor contributing to the success of Halal Industry in the region.

The Halal awareness advocacy reaching out to the people’s mind is focusing on how the different sectors are connected one another enable to come up with supply chain of Halal products. How the farmers, regardless of their religious affiliation, appreciate and apply the Philippines National standard on Halal in their farms. Thus from those farms the supply of Halal raw materials reach out to food manufacturers, restaurants and other business sectors that have the same interest.

For a year now, the Halal awareness activity in the region still needs continuity. Also the Halal section of DA-R9 on the stage of mapping which municipalities and provinces in the region that really has the potentials to serve as the Halal center or Hub besides the ZamboEcozone in Zamboanga city.

On September 2-3 the Dumingag and Tungawan municipalities’ mayors were showing their interest to learn more about Halal during the regional convergence meeting.  The Dumingag municipality is the only Organic Municipality in the Philippines received award from the International community. By the full implementation of Halal in the country in 2016-2017 this municipality can be included as one of the strategic areas in the Philippines to set up a Halal Hub in the core of Zamboanga Peninsula.

Throughout the awareness advocacy the Halal team usually meets common problem such as, the using of Halal signage, lacking halal meat supply, less Halal certified carenderia or restaurant not to mention the non-food sector like Halal hotel, resort and services. The ongoing collaboration of different Halal stakeholders, especially the Halal certifier, would possibly cross those barriers. Nevertheless, for now the Halal advocates in the region has identified some approaches to enable the growth of Halal in the coming years.

Last September 16-17, Madam Parawan initiated a Halal Slaughtering and Butchering seminar for the meat vendors, meat manufacturers in Pagadian City. According to the DA Halal focal person, this initiative is a step to make the business sector in the city aware of the importance of Halal meat to the Muslims in particular. As a regional center, the city of Pagadian, should have a separate Halal meat market and restaurants for the benefit of the local and international Muslim tourist, madam Parawan pointed out. 

In the near future, as all regions in Mindanao unified as one in the promotion of Halal the country would possibly reap the share of this trillion dollarsindustry. What is important now, some regions in Mindanao are slowly moving. The success of the Davao city in the creation of Halal ordinance would become an example to different municipalities and other cities to follow.  

The DA Halal focal person, Madam Parawan, is looking forward that all stakeholders from National down to Regional Technical Working group are continuously supporting one another and addressing some challenges for the right momentum of Halal program in the country. There is a need for the DA – TWG to move forward and craft additional standards exclusively the Halal farming technology. This is to serve as guide for the farmers, halal certifiers and other sectors. 

The one year long Halal advocacy initiated by the Halal Section-DA 9 will be continuously to happen in other parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula. This is to ensure that by the advent of Asean Integration the people in this part of the country are already aware, hence they become one of the great assets for the development of Halal in the Philippines. 

With the newly approved bill 2831 authored by Senator Cynthia Villar et al entitled Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board the Halal Industry in the Philippines will be moving at par with the rest of ASEAN countries in few years time. 

 

Aliazer S. Abdurajim

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE UNDERTAKING HALAL ADVOCACY IN ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA

The Halal Section of the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 9 has been actively advocating the Halal awareness to all walks of life in the region since 2014. The Halal Focal person of DA-R9, Madam Buduriya A. Parawan is one of the leading advocates, recently in the Peninsula, in partnership with other government agencies and the private sector.

Halal in the region is seemingly a new hope that has the potential to boost the income of the farmers, food manufacturers and even in the non-food sectors. The Zamboanga Peninsula is palpable surrounded with agricultural land and sea rich with fishes and aqua life. All these are the resources that apparently a big factor contributing to the success of Halal Industry in the region.

The Halal awareness advocacy reaching out to the people’s mind is focusing on how the different sectors are connected one another enable to come up with supply chain of Halal products. How the farmers, regardless of their religious affiliation, appreciate and apply the Philippines National standard on Halal in their farms. Thus from those farms the supply of Halal raw materials reach out to food manufacturers, restaurants and other business sectors that have the same interest.

For a year now, the Halal awareness activity in the region still needs continuity. Also the Halal section of DA-R9 on the stage of mapping which municipalities and provinces in the region that really has the potentials to serve as the Halal center or Hub besides the ZamboEcozone in Zamboanga city.

On September 2-3 the Dumingag and Tungawan municipalities’ mayors were showing their interest to learn more about Halal during the regional convergence meeting.  The Dumingag municipality is the only Organic Municipality in the Philippines received award from the International community. By the full implementation of Halal in the country in 2016-2017 this municipality can be included as one of the strategic areas in the Philippines to set up a Halal Hub in the core of Zamboanga Peninsula.

Throughout the awareness advocacy the Halal team usually meets common problem such as, the using of Halal signage, lacking halal meat supply, less Halal certified carenderia or restaurant not to mention the non-food sector like Halal hotel, resort and services. The ongoing collaboration of different Halal stakeholders, especially the Halal certifier, would possibly cross those barriers. Nevertheless, for now the Halal advocates in the region has identified some approaches to enable the growth of Halal in the coming years.

Last September 16-17, Madam Parawan initiated a Halal Slaughtering and Butchering seminar for the meat vendors, meat manufacturers in Pagadian City. According to the DA Halal focal person, this initiative is a step to make the business sector in the city aware of the importance of Halal meat to the Muslims in particular. As a regional center, the city of Pagadian, should have a separate Halal meat market and restaurants for the benefit of the local and international Muslim tourist, madam Parawan pointed out.

 In the near future, as all regions in Mindanao unified as one in the promotion of Halal the country would possibly reap the share of this trillion dollarsindustry. What is important now, some regions in Mindanao are slowly moving. The success of the Davao city in the creation of Halal ordinance would become an example to different municipalities and other cities to follow. 

The DA Halal focal person, Madam Parawan, is looking forward that all stakeholders from National down to Regional Technical Working group are continuously supporting one another and addressing some challenges for the right momentum of Halal program in the country. There is a need for the DA – TWG to move forward and craft additional standards exclusively the Halal farming technology. This is to serve as guide for the farmers, halal certifiers and other sectors.

The one year long Halal advocacy initiated by the Halal Section-DA 9 will be continuously to happen in other parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula. This is to ensure that by the advent of Asean Integration the people in this part of the country are already aware, hence they become one of the great assets for the development of Halal in the Philippines.

With the newly approved bill 2831 authored by Senator Cynthia Villar et al entitled Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board the Halal Industry in the Philippines will be moving at par with the rest of ASEAN countries in few years time.

Aliazer S. Abdurajim

We are located at:

Gen. Vicente Alvarez St.,

Zamboanga City

7000 Philippines

 

Our Regional Office is at:

Lenienza

Pagadian City

 

You can reach us at:

Tel nos. (062) 991-3188 Telefax (062) 991-2536

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LIVESTOCK

Objectives
To modernize and re-structure the production and post-production system in order to provide nutritious, safe, accessible and convenient products to the local consumers.


PRODUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES

Artificial Insemination Program
Improve the production and reproductive potentials of the local herd through introduction of superior genetic materials.

Forage Development Program
Philippine Native Animal Development (PNAD) Program
- Develop and implement programs for conservation and utilization of native genetics.

Animal Health Program (Vaccination and Deworming)
- Disease Prevention, Control and Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Avian Influenza (AI) and Rabies
- Prevention of Other Economically Important Diseases (Hemosepticemia, Surra, Hog Cholera, New Castle’s Disease (NCD), and Fasciolosis)

Livelihood Assistance Program
- Animal Distribution

Production Support Facilities
- Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
- Regional Feeds Analysis Laboratory

EXTENSION SUPPORT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES

Trainings
- Meat Processing
- Animal Waste Management and Utilization (Biogas)

Agricultural and Fishery Equipment and Facilities Support Services
- Construction/ Rehab/ Upgrading of Biogas Units

Focal Persons

1. Dr. Victorino Z. Guillermo - Philippine Native Animal Development (PNAD) Program
2. Annabell B. Madrazo - Small Ruminants Production (Goat and Sheep), Multiplier Poultry
(Chicken and Ducks)
3. Joselito L. Morales - Artificial Insemination, Livelihood Assistance Program
4. Julgacion T. Rubio - Animal Waste Management and Utilization (Biogas) and Meat Processing
5. Dr. Josephine J. Datoy - Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
6. Ma. Gemma S. Genaldo - Regional Feeds Analysis Laboratory
7. Dr. France Q. Jalao - Animal Health Program

HVCDP

The High Value Crops Development Program is one of the banner programs of the Department of Agriculture created to help address food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable growth. It helps to promote the production, processing, marketing and distribution of high value crops. Strategically, HVCDP helps to increase income, create livelihood opportunity and contribute to national agricultural development of the Philippines.
Mandate
In support to the Department of Agriculture’s target to attain food security and self sufficiency in the Philippines was created to help address poverty and sustain growth in agricultural economy of the country.

Help increase income, to create livelihood opportunity and to contribute with the Philippines’ agricultural development

Support the promotion of the production, processing and marketing and distribution of high value crops


VISION
To have a productive farming community

MISSION
Empower the farmers especially the high value crops producers
Attain food sufficiency and economic growth

GOALS
Increase production, income and livelihood opportunities among small producers
Have access on affordable, safe and healthy food

Objectives and Key Result Areas
- Facilitate and harmonize development intervention in the strategic production areas/ zones
Building strong coordination and partnership with DA-attached agencies, producers, LGUs, NGOs, and other major stakeholders in crafting local high value crops development agenda
By supporting to local priorities

- Delivery of appropriate development support services
Support to participatory technology development and promotion activities
Support to the advancement of sustainable farming technology
Support to the advancement of efficiency level of farm operation and management
Support to the establishment of postharvest facilities, value adding and product development initiatives
Support to both local and national research and development agenda

- Facilitate and promote access to local and international market
Support to farmers’ competitiveness enhancement activities
Facilitate investment opportunities to highly viable project initiatives
Support to product development, matching and promotion activities both alocal and international market


- Proactive management actions on demand and supply situation
Support the full utilization of local and indigenous crop species with net potential
Provide coordination and support consumer awareness program
Support food safety and data information system

PILLARS
LAND - Productive and Healthy Soil
Small Producer – Organized, interested and competent, Farming communities
Support System – Appropriate Technology, functional support services and structure
LEGAL/POLICY – Enabling environment for Production and Competition

Targets Service Areas

Convergence Areas – areas identified by the convergence initiatives of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) , and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Strategic Production Zones – key production areas in the country with a significant contribution to overall gross regional production and areas/ zones in which agro-climatic condition is conducive to production.

Farm Households – include backyard farms and areas which are not more than 5 has (for fruits and plantation crops) and less than 1 ha (for vegetables).

Priority Commodities

Industrial Crops
Rubber
Cacao
Coffee

Vegetables
Upland
Lowland
Spices
Indigenous

Fruits
Regional Priority Commodities


Alternative Staple
Soybean
Adlai
Rootcrops
Banana-Saba


HOW TO AVAIL PROJECTS? WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
All projects are proposal based. Interested parties must submit a project proposal which is also subject to evaluation and approval. The agenda should be consistent with the promotion of priority commodities and emphasize on strengthening of local and regional partners in the development and implementation of the project.


Sapat at ligtas na pagkain para sa lahat!

CORN
The Department of Agriculture’s Agri-Pinoy Corn Program aims to increase production of quality corn and also cassava for human consumption, feeds and industrial uses, as well as empower the farmers and increase their income, thereby improving their quality of life.
Overall strategy is to fast track the expansion of hybrid corn, cassava and other feed crops production to achieve food and feed self-sufficiency, enhance the competitiveness of the domestic livestock and poultry sectors through cheaper feed inputs as well as generate jobs in rural communities.


PRODUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES

White Corn Seed Production and Exchange Subsidy
Production and distribution of quality registered and certified open-pollinated variety (OPV) corn seeds under counterpart arrangement with LGUs to farmers practicing coconut-corn intercrop and those in the uplands whose main staple is white corn grits.

Support to Cassava Production
Provision of high-yielding varieties of cassava seed pieces in support to contract growing arrangement between farmers and processors/end-users and distribution of post-harvest facilities under counterpart-funding arrangement.

Organic-based agriculture program
Establishment of Mixing Plants and Organic Fertilizer Production Centers and promotion on the use of Bio-N and organic fertilizer in partnership with LGUs,
Techno demos and distribution of lime/dolomite to farmer- cooperatives to correct soil acidity in the farm clusters,
Soil fertility mapping and sampling undertaken by the DA Regional Field Units (DA-RFUs) and the Bureau of Soils and Water Management,
AgriKalikasan Program promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Farm Mechanization and Tractor Pool Program
Provision for farm tractors and implements (plow and other attachments, mechanical planters) under counterpart arrangements with LGUs, farmer-organizations and service providers.

Rehabilitation Assistance
Provision of production inputs, such as quality hybrid and OPV seeds and microbial innoculant, to assist farmers who are victims of natural calamities such as drought, typhoons, and floods to recover their losses.


IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

Small Farmer Irrigated Corn Production Program
Provision and construction of shallow tube wells (STWs) under counterpart arrangement with LGUs and farmer-organizations for pilot irrigated corn cluster wide projects.

POST HARVEST DEVELOPMENT

Installation of Post-harvest processing and Trading Centers, Village type driers, corn mill, hammer mill, hermetic cocoon, cassava chippers, granulators and graters and other post harvest equipment under counterpart arrangement with LGUs, farmer-organizations and service providers.
Provision of technical assistance and evaluation and monitoring of LGU-based post harvest facilities by PHilMech.

EXTENSION SUPPORT SERVICES

DA continuously re-educates and establishes mechanisms to capacitate Agriculture Extension Workers in communicating the latest technologies to farmer-clientele.

Farmer Education Program
Training of Trainers’ (TOTs) Courses for LGU-based extension personnel, including curriculum development, through Agricultural Training Institute
Corn Cluster/IPM Farmer Field Schools (FFSs)

REGULATORY SERVICES

Corn Standards Development and Promotion Program
To develop and implement a classification and grading standards for the marketing of white and yellow corn grains thru the joint efforts of the BAFPS and NFA.

RICE

The Agri-Pinoy Rice Program is one of the banner components of the Department of Agriculture mainly concerned in rice farming and uplifting the lives of Filipino farmers.

Guided by the principles of the Agrikulturang Pilipino (Agri-Pinoy) framework, the National Rice Program integrates government initiatives and interventions for the agriculture sector, namely: food security and self-sufficiency, sustainable resource management, support services from farm to table, and broad-based local partnerships.

Objectives
The Agri-Pinoy Rice Program plays a key role in the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP), the central focus of the country’s food security policy from 2011 to 2016 and beyond.

With the vision of a food-secure where farmers enjoy a decent and rising standard of living, the FSSP 2011-2016 aims to achieve self-sufficiency in food staples. Self-sufficiency means satisfying domestic requirements for food, seeds, processing, and through domestic production.

Beyond 2013, the aim is to strengthen national resilience in staples production. The key strategies are concentrated in the following (1) raising farmers productivity and competitiveness, (2) enhancing economic incentives and enabling mechanisms, and (3) managing food staples consumption.

PRODUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES

Establishment of Community Seed Banks; including rehabilitation and establishment, distribution of simple seed processing equipment; and locally adopted starter seeds

Support to Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Centers (RIARC) development and activation, including production and distribution of registered seeds, and purification and multiplication of traditional and locally-adopted varieties

Disaster response like buffer seed stocking and provision of insurance coverage

Establishment of pest control measures like bactericides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, and light traps

Promotion of nutrient management tools as aid in formulation of Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) options and varieties

IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

Support DA-National Irrigation Administration in the restoration, rehabilitation, and generation of irrigation systems and their service areas
Provision of Small Scale Irrigation Projects in rice cluster areas to ensure that major waterways are functional to achieve high irrigation efficiency
Operating, monitoring and evaluation of irrigable areas or service areas expand through restoration, rehabilitation, and construction of Small Water Impounding Projects, Diversion Dams, and Small Farm Reservoirs


POSTHARVEST DEVELOPMENT

Distribution of postharvest equipment and machinery

Construction and rehabilitation of palay sheds and warehouses, and multi-purpose drying pavements


EXTENSION SUPPORT
Conduct of trainings and training-related events for farmers such as technology transfers, schools-on-the air, Farmers' Field Day, sustainable agriculture practices, Palay Check, Palayamanan, and other social mobilization activities
Conduct of technology demonstrations (Techno-Demo) such as varietal TD, compact hybrid/cluster, community-based MRC, LSTD, abiotic stress environments, etc.
Promotion and showcase of environment-friendly technologies adaptable to organic production
Technology commercialization for ratooned rice, upland, submergence, and saline rice varieties
Technology updating and re-tooling of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) and farmer technicians by conducting specialized trainings
Provision of logistical support to LGU Extension Workers and Technicians,
Organization and strengthening of Irrigators Associations (IAs) and farmers' organizations by forming and mobilizing clusters and conducting technical briefings

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Adopts research and development activities on new rice technologies, such as researcher and farmer-managed adaptability trials for new hybrids and inbred certified seeds; screening, selection and commercialization of special rice varieties like organic and biotic-stress resistant; assessment and validation of soil fertility of rice clusters for organic rice production;
Promotion and adoption of technology on controlled irrigation, irrigated and rain-fed rice systems

FARM MECHANIZATION
The way to progress in rice production is the introduction of farm machineries which allow timely production and post harvest operations, reduce labor productions and postharvest operation cost, and optimizes utilization of rice farms and labor productivity.
PhilMech in coordination with the Department of Agriculture's regional offices, and local government units, will subsidize the farmers' acquisition of farm machineries and equipment up to 85 percent. The farmers will only pay 15 percent as counterpart to the total amount of the machinery.
Farm Machineries Drying Facilities Storage Facilities
Hand Tractors MPDP Outdoor Storage Technology
Four-wheel Tractors Flatbed Fryer Warehouse
Threshers Recirculating Dryer
Rice Seed Cleaner Collapsible Dryer
Rice Combine Harvester
Floating Tiller

HOW TO AVAIL?
• a legitimate Irrigators Association, Farmers Association, or Cooperative
• registered under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)
• submit all requirements such as the letter of intent, (Municipal Agriculture Officer) MAO’s endorsement, Board Resolution, fill in the pro forma, and pay the equity of fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of the machinery as their counterpart to the Department of Agriculture. (www.philmech.gov.ph)
Sa tamang proseso, tiyak ang asenso!

 

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