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Sogod road yields positive outcomes

For habal–habal(motorcycle) driver Arnold Sanchez, driving through the rocky roads of Sogod for many years was a constant struggle. “We would fall off our motorcycle because of the rocks and huge stones,” said Sanchez. “It was doubly hard because of the added expenses in vehicle maintenance. We had to change motorcycle parts more often.” Today, … read more »

PRDP in Northern Samar: Changing social landscapes, changing lives

Northern Samar, the last frontier of world biodiversity is also one of the last frontiers of rebellion, poverty and political dynasty. But with the changed political landscape in 2013, new synergy of reforms has taken over with Gov. Jose L. Ong Jr. as the lead in multisectoral efforts to combat poverty in the province. In … read more »

Danajon Bank in Bohol to undergo marine rehab

Driven with the goal of cultivating sensitivity through sustainable measures for the conservation of the Danajon Bank “Double Barrier Reef,” the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) has approved eight marine protected areas’ (MPAs) subproject proposals for funding under the Philippine Rural Development Project – Global Environment Facility (PRDP – GEF) last April 10, 2017. The … read more »

Groundbreaking held for Region 8’s biggest PRDP-funded road

Lilo-an, Southern Leyte – The long wait is over as residents and local officials join hands for the much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation/Improvement of Brgy. San Roque – Brgy. Bahay FMR with Three Bridges subproject of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) with a total cost of Php233 million. Construction … read more »

Bayanihan by the sea

Members of the proponent group Manlambus Fisherfolk Development Cooperative for the fish corral rehabilitation and fish trading support based in Escalante City, Negros Occidental under the enterprise development component, begin constructing the fish corral in the deeper portion of the municipal waters. Eight fathoms deep (one fathom is equivalent to six feet), the corral’s catching … read more »

Financial aid granted to Negros Occidental hog raisers, farmers

Happy smiles are etched on the faces of hog raisers and farmers in northern Negros Occidental after the release of the financial grant from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) amounting to Php1.084 million worth of livelihood assistance last February 27, 2017. The two associations granted of the assistance are the … read more »

PRDP encompasses goals we want to achieve – NegOcc guv

The chief executive of Negros Occidental province lauded the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. said the DA-PRDP has opened opportunities for Negrosanons, particularly the farmers and fisherfolk. “The [DA] PRDP has provided links between producers to the market because of the access to better and improved roads,” … read more »

World Bank holds GEF Review Mission in coastal towns of Eastern Samar

Aside from being a channel of infrastructure and enterprise subprojects in the country, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) also supports the protection of marine protected areas and resources. Mr. Jim Hancock, an expert in protected area management from the World -Bank (WB), along with some technical personnel from the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with … read more »

Region 8 gets bulk of PRDP aid for Enterprise Dev’t in Visayas

 More than anywhere else perhaps, it is a fact that Region 8 is most in need of assistance due to the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). According to Engr. Jose Albert A. Barrogo, Deputy Project Director for Visayas, of the 105 enterprise (I-REAP) subprojects lined up in the Visayas cluster, 47 of which are … read more »

Groundbreaking held for 1st PRDP-funded FMR in N. Samar

San Roque, Northern Samar– Residents from different barangays and local government officials gathered here recently for the much–awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Rehabilitation/Improvement of Bantayan–Malobago–Pagsang-an farm–to-market road (FMR) subproject of the Philippine Rural Development Project. For Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 8 Executive Director Wilson A. Cerbito, the FMR is one way of addressing … read more »