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Mindanao indicates achieving PRPD’s Project Development Objectives

Davao City — Three years into the implementation of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), Mindanao cluster still remains as top performer in terms of fund allocation and in achieving the Project Development Objectives (PDOs). During the 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission, Deputy Project Director for Mindanao Araceli Morano reported that Mindanao cluster posted … read more »

World Bank to visit PRDP projects in Sarangani

Kiamba, Sarangani – World Bank is set to visit two projects here on May 9-11, 2017 as the first leg of the 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission to assess the implementation of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Mindanao. These two subprojects are the P35-million abaca enterprise project geared toward the enhancement of … read more »

Sec. Piñol urges LGUs to utilize PRDP funds

Quezon City – Utilize funds and bring rural development, the soonest. This was the central theme when Agriculture secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol and some provincial governors met recently at DA central office to discuss implementation issues of DA’s Philippine Rural Development  Project (PRDP). “Fund utilization equals delivery of services . If we cannot utilize the … read more »

Davao Occidental PCIP approved

The newly created province of Davao Occidental is now ready to engage in DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project  as the executive committee approved recently its Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP). PCIP is the basis of the provincial government to submit project proposal under PRDP funding as well as funding source from other agencies. The identified … read more »

PRDP to fast track review process of projects

The Mindanao Project Support Office (PSO) of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has committed to fast track the review process of pipelined and proposed subprojects through the conduct of joint technical reviews and joint inspection activities that will enjoin teams in the national, regional and provincial levels. This was among the major recommended actions … read more »

Better road frees farmers from transport woes, relief to schoolchildren

Salay, Misamis Oriental – Teofilo Ubatay Jr., 53, grew up in barangay Membuli in the slope portion of this town burdened by a rugged road that has made it impossible for farmers like him to earn sufficiently. “The road’s poor condition has been the problem of our village ever since. Even small trucks cannot reach … read more »

New DA roads in SK town ease farmers of hauling costs

Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat – For 53-year old Ronnie Sudio, a pockmarked road that has made transport of rice produce to markets difficult for farmers like him has been the norm. Sudio, who is now a barangay councilor, said that he used to be chided by some of the residents with the road’s previous deplorable conditions. … read more »

P5.5-B worth of infra projects pipelined under PRDP for Mindanao

  Around P5.5-billion worth of infrastructure subprojects are pipelined for Mindanao under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) aimed at improving agricultural productivity in the countryside. According to PRDP’s February 2017 report, farm-to-market roads (FMR) make up the bulk of the pipelined subprojects with a total of 46 subprojects amounting to P4.49 billion. These subprojects … read more »

DA-PRDP okays P20-M rubber enterprise expansion in Agusan Sur

Bayugan, Agusan del Sur – A P20-million crumb rubber enterprise expansion project aimed at increasing income of rubber farmers in this town will soon commence under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The project, funded under PRDP’s enterprise development component, was given a No Objection Letter (NOL) 1 recently, which signals the project approval and … read more »

Midterm review for PRDP to start this year

Davao City — With the implementation of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the country nearing its third year, a midterm review is expected to commence this year, a top official said. PRDP National Deputy Project Director Arnel De Mesa said that once the engagement of a third-party review team is finalized, the midterm … read more »