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WV local execs commit support to DA-PRDP

Governors of provinces in Western Visayas pledged their all-out commitment to support the subprojects implemented by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). “The DA-PRDP is a big project that covers infrastructure and enterprise for rural development,” said Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Sr. “And we know that support from the local government is … read more »

Citizens urged to monitor subproject implementation

Beneficiaries of the subproject Hipona-Canapian-Quinabonglan farm-to-market road (FMR) with bridge initiated under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) were encouraged to conduct citizens’ monitoring during the implementation stage. This was highlighted by Manuel O. Olanday, deputy project director of the Regional Project Coordination Office 6, during the groundbreaking of the P196,997,000-worth subproject … read more »

P30M-worth of enterprises in Cebu, Siquijor get RPAB nod

More and more opportunities are lined up for communities in Central Visayas after the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved three enterprise subprojects. The RPAB has approved the proposals for the Beef Cattle Fattening & Marketing Enterprise and Beef Choice Cuts Marketing Enterprise, both in Siquijor; and the Bantayan Island Seaweeds Production & Marketing Enterprise … read more »

10-kilometer FMR to ease burdens of Guimaras farmers

For the 77-year-old Salvadora Talagon of Sitio Curipao, Barangay Constancia, San Lorenzo, Guimaras, the P130 million-worth, 10.87-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) is heaven’s answer to their longtime prayer. “One can only imagine how hard it is for us to transport our produce because of the condition of the roads here,” said Talagon. “Double the struggle during … read more »

Residents hope S. Leyte LGU replicates applied geotagging in other gov’t projects

After the successful conduct of Citizens Monitoring Training/Workshop for the Rehabilitation/Improvement of San Roque – Bahay farm-to-market road of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Liloan, Southern Leyte, residents clamor for the adaption of the applied geotagging by the local government unit (LGU). “I encourage our LGU, especially those under … read more »

DA chief leads groundbreaking of P130M-worth Guimaras FMR

Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol will lead on August 8 the groundbreaking of the P130 million-worth, 10.87-kilometer long farm-to-market road (FMR) in the island province of Guimaras. The rehabilitation/concreting of Bugnay-Sapal-Maabay FMR is an infrastructure project of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and the provincial government of Guimaras. The total project cost … read more »

Typhoid-stricken municipality in Cebu gets clean water through PRDP

More and more Filipinos are experiencing the impacts of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Just recently, a groundbreaking activity was held for Alegria, Cebu – the province’s first potable water system (PWS) under PRDP worth P95 million. The Municipality of Alegria was hit by typhoid fever outbreak in 2007, 2010, … read more »

Academe to aid in monitoring PRDP infra subprojects in S. Leyte

Another innovation the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) takes pride in is the involvement of the academe in the monitoring of implementation of its projects or more known as the Citizens Monitoring Tool. Just recently, a signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was held, signaling the start of Southern Leyte State … read more »

Seaweed, MPA implementation all set in Bohol

The project for the protection of the rich resources of Bohol’s Danajon Double Barrier Reef will soon begin. This was declared by World Bank representative Jim Hancock during the recently concluded 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission held on May 15 to 18 in Bohol. Speaking during the Mission, a regular activity of the Department … read more »

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 »