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Secretary Manny Piñol (right) examines a crate of fresh calamansi with NaFA President Conrado Balmes (center) and Marketing Specialist Jaime Comia (left) at the Oriental Mindoro Calamansi Trading Center in Calapan City. (Photo by Elmo Morillo, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

New DA Sec visits OrMin’s calamansi trading center

Five days after officially taking over the post as the new chief of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol on July 6 and 7 visited the Province of Oriental Mindoro. During Secretary Piñol’s first ever official visit, he congratulated the Naujan Farmers Association (NaFA) for successfully completing its Oriental Mindoro Calamansi Trading Center … read more »

Ms. Frauke Jungbluth, WB Task Team Leader, asked Focus Group Discussion participants last June 24 the realities and challenges they face to secure their municipal waters. Members of the LGU, Bantay-Dagat, and People's Organizations participated in the said activity.

World Bank, DA invest in environment protection projects in Quezon Province

Sustainable development — both for environment and economy — is the name of the game. Fisherfolk from the fifth class municipality of Agdangan in Quezon believe that one of the benefits of their marine protected area (MPA) is increased fish catch and diversity of marine species. With such knowledge, they are determined to safeguard their … read more »

(L-R) DTI 3 Regional Director Judith Angeles, DENR Planning and Management Division Chief Vilma Garcia, RAFC Chairman Engr. Francisco Hernandez, DAR ARD Engr. Ramon Estanislao and DILG City Director Martin Porres Moral raise questions regarding the proposed enterprises presented by RPCO I-REAP officers last July 21, 2016.

C. Luzon RPAB OKs 77 micro-enterprises

About P109M worth of enterprise proposals were approved during the conduct of the 1st Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) Deliberation and Approval of sub-projects at the Department of Agriculture Research Station in Paraiso, Tarlac City, Tarlac. Under the Enterprise Development Component or I-REAP of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), proponent groups (PG) and cooperatives … read more »

TENG ANDAL traverses this once muddy and pockmarked farm road in Brgy. Bual, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat with ease after it has been concreted under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The 1.4-kilometer farm-to-market road which costs P16 million has been helpful to farmers in this village who have paid less in hauling fees and faster, more convenient transport to the town centeR. (Photo by Gian Enrique)

“Budlay” no more: Isulan farmers cite PRDP road benefits

Isulan, Sultan Kudarat – Teng Andal grew up in the village of Bual in this town seeing a plywood vandal that said “place of no return”. Now 51 and a barangay kagawad, he said he has witnessed the transformation of their once perilous place into a “zone of peace.” Andal said living in the village … read more »

(From left to right) Images of the NOL 1-issued infrastructure subprojects: Construction of OraanBrige; Rehabilitation of Billoca-San Juan FMR and Eight bridges; and Rehabilitation of Nalasin-Sungadan-Langiden FMR.

Three PRDP Infrastructure Subprojects of Region I receive NOL 1

The National Project Coordination Office 1 issued No Objection Letters 1 (NOL1) for the infrastructure sub-projects of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte on May 30, 2016; the Municipal Local Government of Manaoag, Pangasinan on June 22, 2016; and the Municipal Government of Paoay, Ilocos Norte on June 30, 2016. The Rehabilitation of the Billoca-San … read more »

This is the start of the project site of the Bagong Silang to Macatoc farm-to-market road in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. (Photo by Elmo Morillo, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

New access road to improve agricultural trade in OrMin

The construction of the 2.79-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) from Bagong Silang to Macatoc in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro worth P20,660,781.05 is at least 87.84 percent complete. According to Oni Dating-Ginoo, a farmer-resident in Brgy. Bagong Silang, the transfer of goods from the farm used to be very difficult until the construction of the said FMR. The … read more »

Florizel M. Lim, Municipal Agriculturist of LGU-San Fernando, Masbate, presents the proposals for the San Fernando Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve Rehabilitation and Improvement and Seaweeds Production Project during the World Bank Interim Mission to San Fernando Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve Rehabilitation and Improvement held in San Fernando, Masbate on June 29, 2016. (Photo by Hermito Antonio T. Privaldos, DA-PRDP RPCO V InfoACE Unit)

Community’s teamwork, commitment in San Fernando, Masbate’s marine protected area wow WB, FAO experts

Using “kitáng” (multiple hand line) or “lagólô” (bottom-set or hook and line) fishing method, fishermen in San Fernando, Masbate, usually catch an average of 2.2 kilograms of fish like striped mackerel or roundscad after four to six hours of fishing via non-motorized boats. At 3 a.m. the fishermen go fishing, sometimes, as far as San … read more »

QUANTUM GIS Engr. Arnel Tenorio, Geomapping Specialist from the National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) guides participants from different DA regional offices in Mindanao in the use of the Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) application which will be helpful in the compliance and monitoring of PRDP projects. (Photo by PRDP Geomapping Unit)

PRDP trains DA regions on geomapping using Quantum app

Butuan City – An open source application that is seen as a cost-effective measure in the conduct of geomapping activities will be employed by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) after regional implementers have been trained here recently. The Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) is an open source application which will be used in geospatial … read more »

World Bank country director Mara K. Warwick (center) shows off roasted Cacao beans ready for processing. With her are (left to right) PRDP OIC-National Director Arnel De Mesa, WB communication officer Dave Llorito, lead economist Aleksandra Posarac and PRDP Mindanao director Lealyn A. Ramos. (Photo by Jay M. Rosas/PSO Mindanao)

World Bank new country director meets Davao’s cacao project beneficiaries

Davao City — The new country director of the World Bank office in the Philippines Mara K. Warwick visited recently cacao farmers here, her first project visit in her new assignment. Warwick, and her team went to see the recently approved P26-million Cacao Production and Dry-fermented beans marketing in Brgy. Subasta in Calinan, a project … read more »

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PRDP breeds employment opportunities in South Luzon

Employment opportunities are on the rise in South Luzon as the number of PRDP infrastructure and enterprise development sub-projects in the cluster increases. With its tagline, “Enabling Communities, Expanding Opportunities,” PRDP opens the road not only for infrastructure and enterprise development. The Project also primarily aims to improve the livelihood and incomes of the people … read more »