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PRDP: Guinayangan’s road to better seaweeds production and marketing

Typhoons Lando and Nona hit the third class Municipality of Guinayangan, Quezon in 2015 leaving damage to many residents especially those who engage in farming and fishing as their primary sources of income. “Sabi nga ay kapag masama ang panahon, mahina ang kita (They say that when the weather is bad, the income is [also] … read more »

PRDP ends Candelaria residents’ struggle with rough roads

At least 74 percent of the total land area of Candelaria in Quezon is dedicated to agriculture, yet poor road condition in the municipality hinders the farmer-residents’ productivity. Poor roads, particularly in the Barangays of Sta. Catalina Norte, San Isidro, Kinatihan I, and Kinatihan II, contribute to increased post-harvest losses and high hauling costs, which … read more »

CALABARZON Project Advisory Board approves P51M-worth subprojects in Batangas and Quezon

Four enterprise development (I-REAP) subprojects presented for the review of the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) received the Board’s approval on April 25 in Quezon City. Three of the said subprojects are from Batangas, while one is from Quezon Province. “We are glad that we have more enterprise proposals coming from different provinces. It shows … read more »

Web-based M&E, doc tracking systems to strengthen Bicol’s project implementation

As report officer of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Bicol infrastructure development (I-BUILD) component, newly-hired Project Development Associate Jamal Cadiz was tasked to upload all I-BUILD subprojects’ program of works to the Project’s Management Information System (MIS). “Kritikal ang trabaho ko kasi kung ano gagawin ko, lalabas na accomplishment ng project so kailangan tama … read more »

Bicol LGUs use new web-based commodity investment plan module

San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur – To orient the local government units (LGUs) on the newly developed LGU commodity investment plan (CIP) module in the PRDP web-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, the Bicol Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) spearheaded the CIP module orientation and M&E encoding session on April 25–26. Here, PRDP National Project … read more »

DA-Bicol advisory board approves P126M-worth subprojects in provinces with high poverty incidence

About 5,195 Bicolanos in provinces with high poverty incidence are projected to benefit from four subprojects approved by the Bicol Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) on April 21 for the funding of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The RPAB, which is composed of the representatives of concerned government agencies, approved three enterprise development (I-REAP) … read more »

PRDP introduces new web-based system, monitors mainstreaming of commodity investment plans

Aside from the infrastructures built and enterprises established, another legacy that the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) aims to create is the mainstreaming of its tools and processes. For the national and local level planning (I-PLAN) component, its contribution to make the Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) bureaucracy more efficient is the science-based revised Agricultural and … read more »

Calamity-stricken communities in Sorsogon participate in PRDP procurement training

Can normal citizens handle a large amount of government fund? Do they have the ability to use it without the risk of corruption? While others doubt, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) believed. To establish its confidence that common people like project beneficiaries can manage government funds, the Project’s procurement team led by the PRDP … read more »

PRDP enterprise subproject signals upgrade for sweet potato co-op in Albay

Christian Lignes, 19 years of age, is one of the active members of Camote Creations Farmers and Entrepreneurs Producers Cooperative in Tabon-tabon, Daraga, Albay. He and his six younger siblings engage in growing sweet potato to help their parents with the daily expenses. To sustain the needs of their family, his father works as a … read more »

Buenavista to boost agri production with new FMR

Buenavista, a third class municipality in Quezon Province, will soon experience the benefits of having more paved roads as the town on April 20 broke ground for the construction of a 12-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) with the fund support from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The P120-million worth road project will pave dirt roads … read more »