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Sorsogon fisherfolk use PRDP’s Community Participation method to procure fiberglass boats

GUBAT, SORSOGON – About two months after the Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP’s) training on Community Participation (CP) for Local Government Units (LGUs) and Proponent Group Procurement Committees, calamity-stricken fisherfolk in Gubat and Prieto Diaz received 20 non-motorized fiberglass boats worth P20,500 each. On July 3, the Rural Improvement Club of Bagacay and Carayat Seaweed … read more »

Interagency convergence: DA-PRDP ratifies alliance for investments in calamansi industry

Key technologies, relevant information, and other resources can be maximized and will benefit more people when national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and the private sector converge. That is mainly why the formation of an alliance among various agencies was formalized in the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Specifically, the province aims to reinforce its … read more »

Camarines Norte farmers plan to upgrade seaweed industry with DA-PRDP

“Sa seaweeds maganda na ang kita, konti pa ang gastos (In seaweeds production, we gain income with less cost),” said Ronaldo Brozo, seaweed farmer from Brgy. Banocboc, Sitio Sugod, Vinzons, Camarines Norte. Camarines Norte is one of the top producers of seaweeds in the Bicol Region. Seaweed farming started to become popular in the province … read more »

Cam Norte road makes life easier for farmers, inspires them to plant more

Simeona Mahipos, 66, wakes up at 2 a.m. to catch the first trip going to Daet to bring her farm produce to the market. A farmer-resident of Brgy. Mangcamagong, Basud, Camarines Norte for 17 years, she sells sweet potato, bananas and cassava from 5 a.m. onwards to buy food and other commodities for her family. … read more »

PRDP-funded processing center in Puerto Princesa prioritizes mango growers

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has recently endorsed the construction of a processing center for the mango growers in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The P17.93 million-worth “Mango Processing Facility and Marketing” subproject will cater additional income for the member-beneficiaries of the Tagumpay Agrarian Auto-Savings Multi-Purpose Cooperative or TAAS-MPC. The proponent group, with 382 members, … read more »

MOU signing in Catanduanes officially starts interagency convergence in Bicol Region

VIRAC, CATANDUANES – The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on May 23 initiated the interagency convergence in the Bicol Region with the formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among key government and nongovernment agencies. The MOU signing held in Virac, Catanduanes particularly aimed to formalize the interagency convergence for the implementation of the … read more »

PRDP delivers fiberglass boats to calamity-affected fisherfolk in Sorsogon

SORSOGON CITY — Colorful buntings and festive music signal that it is no ordinary day in Sitio Purakay, Brgy. Pamurayan, Sorsogon City on May 15, 2017. Amid scorching summer heat, residents flock the shores of Sorsogon Bay and look over the horizon. After three hours of breathless waiting, everyone was filled with cheers as 20 … read more »

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 »