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Catanduanes crablet industry to grow bigger and better with PRDP

The Province of Catanduanes is widely known as the top producer of abaca fiber in the Philippines. Soon, it will also be famous as the country’s “crab capital.” Based on the Mangrove Crab Value Chain Analysis (VCA), the province is not listed among the leading crab-producing provinces in the country. However, the report states that … read more »

Albay co-op establishes name in coco geonets industry with PRDP-funded enterprise

“Sa ngayon po, medyo nakikilala na rin po kami dito [ng komunidad] bilang isang samahan sa kooperatiba. Dati-rati po halos hindi kami nakikita (At present, we are somehow being recognized here [by the community] as a group, a cooperative. Before, we were hardly identified),” Josias Pedrocillo, Chairman of the Tunay Tapat Lahing Pilipino Cooperative (TTLPC) … read more »

PRDP Global Environment Facility subproject stakeholders trained on stranding marine mammal rescue

BACON, SORSOGON—When Editha Mingote was younger, she thought that the slaughter of stranded marine mammals in Calintaan Island in Matnog, Sorsogon was acceptable. Now serving her term as president of the Samahan ng Kababaihang Sanktuwaryo ng Calintaan, Mingote realized that it was unethical and illegal. Mingote was among the participants of the Training on the … read more »

FMR, cassava production enterprise on the way for two provinces in MIMAROPA

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) through its Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) recently approved two subprojects for the provinces of Marinduque and Occidental Mindoro. Marinduque Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU) Head Marian Cunanan, who was also among the presenters of the province’s farm-to-market (FMR) subproject proposal, said, “It was an early Christmas … read more »

MIMAROPA social and environmental safeguards strengthen construction supervision of PRDP’s infra subprojects

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) Unit held a Construction Supervision Training with the SES focal persons and infrastructure development (I-BUILD) component representatives of partner local government units (LGUs) in the MIMAROPA Region. The training was primarily aimed at discussing the importance of the safeguards aspects in the implementation of … read more »

PRDP delivers goods to Sorsogon farmers and fisherfolk, offers lasting ‘Kasanggayahan’

SORSOGON CITY — “Kasanggayahan” or a life of prosperity is no longer an impossible dream for farmers and fisherfolk in Sorsogon as the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) delivered goods worth P791,497 to nine microenterprise subproject proponent groups on October 26. The Project handed over 350 sachets of vitamins, 150 sacks of cracked corn feeds, … read more »

Interagency convergence assures support for Albay’s top commodities

The Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) for Albay’s coco geonets and sweet potato show that the province needs at least P1.76 billion to boost its top commodities. To achieve the goal of the Philippine Rural Development Project to increase incomes, productivity, and competitiveness in targeted areas, the Project established the interagency convergence for the PCIP … read more »

Citizens monitoring training in Cam Sur promotes transparency, strengthens partnership with communities

“Proyekto natin ito! (This is our project!)” That is the watchword of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in South Luzon when promoting sense of ownership and social responsibility in implementing subprojects. During the World Bank Review Mission to the infrastructure development (I-BUILD) subproject in Sipocot, Camarines Sur on August 16, the … read more »

Bicol local chief executives integrate P976M RPAB-approved PRDP subprojects in master plans

With the North becoming the country’s saturation point and Mindanao having unstable peace and order situation, Mayor Ricarte Padilla of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte sees Bicol rising as the country’s growth point. He said that the region now has to lay the groundwork for rural development, especially the infrastructure. He added that with development comes … read more »

PRDP South Luzon, partner agencies pour P85M investment in dairy industry

The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in South Luzon approved four enterprise development (I-REAP) subprojects worth P54.51 million in support to the dairy industry of three provinces in CALABARZON Region. An P8.4 million-worth research and technical assistance project to be jointly funded by the PRDP’s local and national level planning (I-PLAN) component … read more »