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TERESITA PACATE of Barangay Dukay is one of the residents enjoying the potable water supply (PWS) system in their purok. An extension of an existing PWS system from MRDP, the project aims to bring safe and accessible water supply to more households in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat. Photo by Gian Enrique

Villagers now enjoy accessible, safe water from DA project

Residents in the remote village of Lampitak in Tampakan, South Cotabato and in Dukay in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat are now enjoying accessible and safe water after the completion of the potable water supply (PWS) projects in their villages. The Lampitak PWS system, which is now one year operational, is servicing around 600 households who used … read more »

DA to rank infra projects for funding under the expanded PRDP

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be using a prioritization scheme for pipelined infrastructure development proposals under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to maximize the socio-economic impacts of the anticipated $170-million or P7.90-billion (at P46.5: $1) additional financing from the World Bank. The $170-million loan, targeted to be utilized in 2018, would be first … read more »

Protecting today’s marine resources, ensuring the next generation’s wealth

Every action brings a corresponding change that is either positive or negative. Medardo Capuno, President of the Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Caramay Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMCMPC) in Roxas, Palawan attributed the decreasing volume of fish catch to the increasing population and high incidence of illegal fishing in Brgy. Caramay. According to him, many of his fellow … read more »

PRDP subproject motivates Sorsogon fisherfolk to clean the sea, grow more seaweeds

CASTILLA, SORSOGON – Every day, members of the Cogon Fisherfolk Organization visit their 2.5-hectare seaweed area not only to maintain the seaweeds. Since they received 10 non-motorized fiberglass boats from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on July 14, they took on a new role as “guardians of the ocean,” who are responsible in maintaining … read more »

PRDP awards 2nd Solar Dryer to Vintar Farmers

Zanjera Mantapat Kunig received the completed Mabanbanag Solar Dryer from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte and the Municipal Government of Vintar under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in an awarding ceremony on August 23, 2017. The newly constructed Mabanbanag Solar Dryer has a total area of 420 square meters with a total cost … read more »

Another Batch of SLP-Tractors awarded to San Fabian Farmers

Farmer organizations received the last batch of Small Livelihood Projects (SLP) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in an awarding ceremony held last August 22, 2017 at the Municipal Hall of San Fabian, Pangasinan. Under the SLP-Farm Mechanization Service Facility, the farmer organizations received brand new four-wheel tractors, rotavator, cage roller, and trailer. The … read more »

PRDP Farm Tractors bring opportunities to Cabugao and Piddig Farmers

On August 7, 2017, four Farm Mechanization Service Facilities under the Small Livelihood (SLP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) were simultaneously awarded to farmer organizations in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and Piddig, Ilocos Norte. The SLP is a rehabilitative type of enterprise funded by the PRDP. Cabugao and Piddig farmers were among the most … read more »

P86.63-million Apayao warehouses to boost farmer-market link

Eight warehouses worth P86.63-million due for construction in Apayao through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) are seen to help improve the connectivity of farmers to markets. Prudencio Bosing, Apayao’s provincial agriculturist said that one major issue they face in agricultural development is the distance of Apayao to markets. He shared that … read more »

PRDP ‘quenches’ Luisiana residents’ thirst for water supply

Water is a basic necessity that is not abundant in the fourth class Municipality of Luisiana in Laguna. For the residents of this town, water is a treasure that should never be wasted. “Talagang bawat patak ng tubig no’ng panahong ’yon, gintong ginto (During those times, every drop of water was really priceless),” Luisiana resident … read more »

PRDP awards 17 SLP-Tractors to Pangasinan Farmer Organizations

Seventeen Farmer Organizations who proposed for Farm Mechanization Service Facility under the Small Livelihood Project (SLP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) received the farm implements during an awarding ceremony held at the Farmer’s Pavilion, Provincial Nursery Compound in Tebag East, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on July 26, 2017. The SLP is the Project’s response … read more »