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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 »

Puerto Princesa City applies geotagging tool in implementing regular projects

Engr. Leonida Kho, Project Engineer of Puerto Princesa City, proudly shared that the city’s regular infrastructure projects will soon be compliant with the standards of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). “Ina-appreciate namin ang mga natutunan namin sa PRDP. Kaya nga may instruction sa amin si Mayor Lucilo Bayron na unti-unti na naming i-adopt ang … read more »

PRDP Bicol’s pili orchard to ensure steady supply of pili in Sorsogon

A place where people can plant, pray, and rest. This is how Architect Rhia Belle Gatdula envisioned the Green Pasture Place, a three-hectare property in Brgy. Tughan, Juban, Sorsogon. Gatdula was a post-graduate student in Landscape Architecture at the University of the Philippines in 2011 when she travelled to Sorsogon with fellow architects to craft … read more »