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PRDP-Bicol commits to sustain overall performance in South Luzon

MATAASNAKAHOY, BATANGAS – “It’s a challenge for the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) to achieve more best accomplishments.” This was underscored by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Bicol RPCO Deputy Project Director, Adelina Losa, as she received the office’s Best Overall Performance Award during the PRDP Project Support Office (PSO) South Luzon – RPCO … read more »

Three more towns to benefit from PRDP

Three different towns from Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon will soon have new subprojects from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) as these provinces’ proposals got the nod of the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) on April 22, 2019. “This RPAB meeting is in line with the incoming mission of the World Bank. I hope that … read more »

Newly completed FMR in Libmanan reduces travel time by 38%

LIBMANAN, CAMARINES SUR – A year after its completion, the six-kilometer Rehabilitation of San Isidro to Pag Oring Nuevo Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) reduced the travel time of the residents within the road influence area by 38%. In the Rapid Appraisal of Emerging Benefits (RAEB) conducted by the … read more »

PRDP trains cluster-wide participants on appraisal of emerging benefits

Counterparts from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Bicol, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA offices participated in the Cluster-wide Training and Workshop on the revised framework of the Rapid Appraisal of Emerging Benefits (RAEB) in Oriental Mindoro. RAEB is an evaluation tool designed to identify if the Project’s interventions are contributing to the achievement of its overall … read more »

PRDP CALABARZON conducts orientation to various municipalities

Ten municipalities from Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon provinces were oriented by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) CALABARZON Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) for the possible interventions that they can receive from the project during the first quarter of 2019. “While we do have the biggest portfolio in the cluster for both infrastructure and enterprise … read more »

PRDP-Bicol strengthens disaster resiliency, business continuity of enterprise subproject implementers

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – One of four businesses were forced to close after a disaster, and was never again opened. This is a reality in a country, like in the Philippines that is exposed to natural and human-induced hazards, resulting in adverse impact on human and economic development. According to the United Nations University and … read more »

PRDP’s infra dev’t project to promote inclusive growth for island-dwellers in Albay

TABACO CITY, ALBAY – Accessible via a 25-minute boat ride from Tabaco City, “habal-habal” (single motorcycle) is the only mode of transportation from the port in Brgy. Hacienda to Rawis, the farthest barangay in San Miguel Island. Each trip costs P150 both for passengers and cargo with an average loading capacity of one sack at … read more »

PRDP-Bicol holds 5S, Kaizen Training to capacitate enterprise dev’t proponent groups

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – To improve quality and safety as well as boost productivity and morale of proponent groups engaged in food-related enterprise development (I-REAP) subprojects, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Bicol sponsored a training on 5S of Good Housekeeping and Kaizen on January 22-24, 2019, this city. Around 25 representatives from six … read more »

PRDP starts FMR construction to make abaca production area more accessible

CARAMORAN, CATANDUANES – It’s been 10 years since Josefina Borra, 76, a resident of Brgy. Maui in Caramoran, Catanduanes, opened a sari-sari store. The small business, located in her residential lot, was built from the combined financial resources of her five children who work in Manila. But when she learned that the Provincial Government of … read more »

Oriental Mindoro’s new subproject highlights virgin coconut oil enterprise

The Department of Agriculture together with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agrarian Reform and Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Council (RAFC) have recently expressed their support to establish the “Oriental Mindoro Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Processing and Marketing” enterprise through the … read more »