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NPCO approves VCA for highland vegetables

The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) through its National Project Coordination Office issued a No Objection Letter (NOL) to the Value Chain Analysis (VCA) for highland vegetables on August 30. With the approval of the VCA, the provinces of Benguet and Mountain Province can now update their Commodity Investment Plans (CIPs) to … read more »


Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya – For Engineer Norman Romero, the spirit to keep going in the sense of odds in the mountainside is very inspiring. He has seen an easier task, not this faced by the Municipal Project Management and Implementing Unit (MPMIU) of Ambaguio. They have worked overtime with the engineers and saw to it … read more »


Itbayat, Batanes – Having concluded the Subproject Appraisal and Review (SPAR) on the proposed civil works of Garlic Seed Production and Marketing Enterprise, Engr. Edmund Banzali, RPCO 2 Roads and Bridges Specialist; Engr. Jerson Reyes, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) Batanes; Engrs. Jayson Tee, Alwyn Balbas, and Beverly Tamayao finalized the detailed engineering design … read more »

RPCO2, PLGU Batanes finalize compliances for 3 enterprises

Basco, Batanes – The Procurement and Finance Units of the Regional Project Coordination Office 2 (RPCO 2), Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Batanes and Proponent Groups (PG) set goals earlier today for the successful implementation of Sweet Potato “Wakay” Processing and Marketing Enterprise. Likewise, deadlines on the remaining procurement and finance documents needed prior … read more »

RPCO 2 Technical Team appraises site for microbiological lab in San Agustin, Isabela

San Agustin, Isabela – The Regional Project Coordination Office 2 (RPCO 2) Technical Team led by its Road and Bridges Specialist, Engr. Edmund Bert Banzali appraised the detailed engineering design (DED) and program of works (POW) of the microbiological laboratory to be established in San Agustin, Isabela. The micro lab was initially proposed by San … read more »

Quirino kicks off construction of PRJ-Lusod- Manglad FMR

Lusod, Maddela – Quirino has topped other provinces in Cagayan Valley as to the number of farm-to-market roads (FMR’s) funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), both accomplished and ongoing. Provincial Engineer Ireneo Benavides bared during the groundbreaking ceremonies of the 6 km- road PRJ-Lusod-Manglad, Quirino’s 7th FMR. With a project cost of 52. … read more »

Rebuilding Banaue’s irrigation network

Four newly reconstructed communal irrigation systems (CIS) in Banaue, Ifugao are expected to help farmers rehabilitate abandoned rice terraces, expand the production area, and increase heirloom rice production in the locality. Funded under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP), the four CIS has a total project cost amounting to more than … read more »

New farm roads in Ifugao seen to boost heirloom rice production

Implemented under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP), three farm-to-market roads are now being constructed to aid heirloom rice production areas in Ifugao province. With an end goal of boosting the heirloom rice industry and providing market access to farmers in the top producing municipalities of Ifugao, the construction of Anaba-Ducligan-Banao … read more »

RPCO 2 orients newly elected LGU officials on PRDP

The Regional Project Coordination Office 2 (RPCO 2) led by Regional Executive Director Narciso A. Edillo briefed the newly elected mayors and vice mayors in Cagayan Valley on the processes of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) at Hotel Ivory, Tuguegarao City. “Instead of us going to the mayor’s offices explaining PRDP, it is best … read more »

PRDP-funded Cagayan bridges now 100% completed

“The three (3) bridges of Namabbalan Norte-Baliuag-Bical-Cabbo farm-to-market road (FMR) funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is already 100% completed. The I-REAP structures composed of two farmhouses, a silo, milking parlor, display center, processing center, and animal shed are also 100% complete,” Engr. Edmund Bert Banzali, Roads and Bridges Specialist said as the … read more »