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PRDP’s enterprise now empowers rural women, senior citizens in Libon, Albay

LIBON, ALBAY – When 53-year-old Pia Mita Bergantin’s husband died in May 2017, she knew that her life has changed—that the burden of raising their six children is now on her shoulders. From being an ordinary housewife, she took on the roles of being both father and mother to her family. She decided to work … read more »

Manual to mechanized – a Zambales farmer group’s dream come true

From manual farming, farmers in Castillejos, Zambales now engage in farm mechanization at low costs through enterprise support from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). The Nagbayan FFS Association is a cooperative with 31 members who are mostly rice and sweet potato producers. With the damages brought by typhoons and natural calamities, … read more »

PRDP completes First Agri Tramline in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) confirms the completion of the Namita Agricultural Tramline, the first of its kind, in the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur on March 20, 2018, after the final joint inspection conducted by the national, cluster, and regional Infrastructure Components. The tramline is proposed by the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur … read more »

GEF’s hands-on preparation for grouper projects, a success in Roxas, Palawan

As a special project focusing on agri-fishery sector, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) ensures its beneficiaries are well-capacitated in the management of its interventions particularly the enterprise subprojects and its day-to-day operations. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the PRDP has various sites nationwide where fisherfolk communities are provided with assistance which will not … read more »

Onion industry gets a push from PRDP 

“Many people would say that I do not believe in Government, but that changed when I heard about the DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Under the Project, there is no palakasan system, you need not know someone in high position to help you with the approval of your proposal. If you are a qualified recipient and … read more »

3 Bauko coops receive goods from PRDP to help augment income of farmers

Members of three microenterprise subproject Proponent Groups (PGs) gratefully received goods from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) turned over by the Municipality of Bauko, Mountain Province on March 28, 2018. The PRDP handed P570,000 worth of polyethylene film and GI pipes to the Bauko Organic Practitioners Association (BOPA) of Bauko Norte, Monamon for the … read more »

Puerto Princesa FMR provides convenient transportation, helps students and farmers

“Marami pong salamat. Kung hindi po dahil sa kanila [Project implementers], mahihirapan po kaming maglakad pauwi at papunta ng eskwela (Thank you so much. If it not because of them [the Project implementers], it would be difficult for us to walk home and to go to school),” Krystelle Fabrigas, a Grade 10 student of Langogan … read more »

Iraga-Bayabat FMR in Cagayan expected to be completed before target date

Cagayan Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU) through its head, Provincial Agriculturist Pearlita Lucia P. Mabasa, affirmed that the rehabilitation of Iraga-Bayabat farm-to-market road (FMR) with bridges sub-project under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is expected to be completed before its target date. The project started last March 28, 2017, and is expected to … read more »

CMT boosts sense of ownership, accountability of Guimaras subproject

The Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 6) in collaboration with PSO Visayas Cluster and NPCO components and units — I-BUILD, SES, M&E, InfoACE and GGU conducted a Citizens’ Monitoring Tool (CMT) Training for the Improvement/Rehabilitation of Bugnay-Sapal-Maabay Farm to Market Road subproject last March 12 to 16, 2018 in the Province of Guimaras participated in … read more »

FAO consultant recognizes strong commitment of Matnog fisherfolk in implementing GEF subproject

Jim Hancock, Natural Resources Management Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), expressed that he admires the passion and strong commitment shown by the fisherfolk of Matnog, Sorsogon. “Your message today, to make this [project] successful, people need to be committed and determined, be concerned, etcetera. That’s what you’re saying to yourselves, which is … read more »