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PRDP now in 26 of 27 provinces in Mindanao

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) now covers 26 out of 27 provinces in Mindanao. Currently, there are 237 subprojects under the Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development or I-BUILD component. This includes all the completed and ongoing projects in 26 provinces except in Camiguin. Meanwhile, the Investments in … read more »

Over 5K jobs created under infra projects

As the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) continues to implement more projects, more additional jobs are created in Mindanao. According to PRDP Project Support Office Mindanao, there are 5,374 jobs generated under the infrastructure development subprojects. This includes both the skilled and unskilled workers who were employed to work for the construction and rehabilitation of … read more »

Kalinga inaugurates PRDP funded infrastructure subprojects in Tabuk City

“Istay man chi, meaning thank you.” Was how Macario D. Balanggao Jr., Chairman of barangay Amlao expressed his gratitude as he delivered his welcome remarks during the ceremonial opening and blessing of the Bulanao-Amlao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Tabuk City, Kalinga on July 18, 2018. Barangay Amlao is among the road influence area of the … read more »

6.69 km road project continues to improve beneficiaries’ lives

In the outskirt of Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay settles a community of farmers whose livelihood positively changed after the completion of farm-to-market road (FMR) project. Through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and Local Government of Siay, the poor road condition of two barangays were addressed through the rehabilitation and concreting of Bagong … read more »

World Bank lauds PRDP’s implementation processes

World Bank commended Philippine Rural Development Project on its implementation process during the 6th World Bank Implementation Support Mission. In the Mindanao leg held in Zamboanga del Norte, World Bank’s Global Agriculture Practice Manager for Asia and Pacific Nathan Belete said they were pleased with the overall progress of the PRDP as what they witnessed … read more »

PRDP turns over greenhouses to aid farmers in La Trinidad

La Trinidad, Benguet  – With the aim of boosting the income of chrysanthemum and lettuce farmers in this municipality, the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP)  invests in the provision of greenhouse structures and supporting implements which were turned over to two farmer groups on June 22, 2018. The Gusaran Lower Wangal Irrigators’ … read more »

PRDP road project in Tabuk City near completion

“With 85% physical accomplishment to date, the Improvement of Bulanao-Amlao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Tabuk City, Kalinga will soon be completed,” said Provincial Agriculturist Engr. Domingo A. Bakilan during a training held recently in the City. Bakilan added that once the road has been completed, side structures still needs to be constructed including the provision … read more »

Better road inspires farm expansion

Veruela, Agusan del Sur -“Travel time used to be longer and difficult.  Plus with the high cost of labor and transportation, only a few amount is left for us to take home.” These predicaments, according to Rolly Among, are few reasons why many farmers limit their farm areas, concentrate on one crop or worse, quit … read more »

New road bringing positive change

Damulog, Bukidnon -The impact of a well-paved road is a life changing experience to many of its beneficiaries. In the far-flung area in Damulog, Bukidnon settles a community which, previously, had no access to concrete road. During the rainy season, the road became a mud-puddle which made transportation difficult. Vehicles got stuck and caused delay … read more »

Transforming lives, making better future

Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental–One of the farmers, Democrito Calibo, recalled the difficulty of their lives in Barangay Mapurog where pothole-filled and muddy roads can only be traversed on foot or by horses. “We have to endure the one-day travel time just to reach the nearest market in Bonifacio town, with transportation costing around P20.00-P30.00 per basket … read more »