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Coop to expand pineapple juice production with PRDP enterprise

LABO, CAMARINES NORTE – The Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LPMPC) is known for its refreshing pineapple fruit juice drink branded as Queench. Since 2007, the cooperative has ventured in pineapple juice drink processing as well as production of pure pineapple juice, pineapple jam, dried pineapple and pineapple fiber. The LPMPC supplies Queench to various schools … read more »

I-PLAN convenes South Luzon leg for coconut’s national VCA

LUCENA CITY, QUEZON – The stakeholders of the coconut industry in the South Luzon cluster covened for the national consultation for coconut’s Value Chain Analysis (VCA) on July 29. “Ginagawa natin ito para matukoy ang mga intervention na kailangan upang mapagbuti natin ang serbisyo para sa mga nasa industriya ng niyog. Nais din natin na … read more »

PRDP empowers sea patrols in Prieto Diaz coastal waters

PRIETO DIAZ, SORSOGON – “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.” This is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the SDGs are universal call to acton to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace … read more »

PRDP South Luzon trains stakeholders to be ‘road watchers’

“Ang proyektong ito ay 100% sa inyo (You have 100% ownership over this subproject).” This is how the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon Project Support Office Deputy Project Director Shandy Hubilla reminded the project stakeholders of their responsibility during his welcome remarks in the Citizen Monitoring Tool (CMT) Training. The PRDP South Luzon … read more »

MIMAROPA CIPs shape the regional AFMP for 2018-2023

The Commodity Investment Plans (CIPs) of MIMAROPA serve as strong references for the formulation of the region’s Agriculture & Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) for 2018-2023. A bottom-up approach was used during the provincial consultation for the AFMP formulation wherein the CIPs of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan were used to guide the … read more »

PRDP-Bicol turns over two motorized boats, brings smile to Sorsogon fisherfolk

GUBAT, SORSOGON – For seven years, acquiring at least one motorized boat seems like an elusive goal for Carayat Seaweed Farmers’ Association chairperson Candelaria Esplana. “Dati nangangarap lang kami na magkaroon (ng motorized na bangka) kaya lang when at paano ba?” (We used to dream of having our own motorized boat but we had no … read more »

PRDP I-REAP reviews seaweeds enterprises’ processes

QUEZON PROVINCE – Supporting the development objectives of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the enterprise development (I-REAP) component team of the PRDP South Luzon Project Support Office (PSO) reviewed the business processes of two approved seaweeds enterprise subprojects. According to Business Development Officer John Darel Colarina, the Business Process Review (BPR) is an initiative … read more »

Operations manual formulation builds sense of ownership and sustainability for Catanduanes mangrove crab and Masbate goat

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – To assure the sustainability and sense of ownership of enterprise development (I-REAP) subprojects, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) assists its proponent groups in formulating their enterprise operations manual. PRDP-Bicol, in partnership with the PRDP National Project Coordination Office (NPCO), conducted an enterprise operations manual formulation workshop for the “Catanduanes Mangrove … read more »

RPAB MIMAROPA approves the longest FMR project in the region

After thorough deliberation, the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved the longest farm-to-market road (FMR) in the region during the RPAB meeting held at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa City. The “Construction and Upgrading of Junction Salban – Culasian – Magsaysay FMR” in Dumaran, Palawan has a total span of 17.166 kilometers, five meter carriage way … read more »

Quezon PPMIU convenes initial interagency convergence meeting

TAYABAS CITY – The Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Quezon province held its first interagency convergence meeting to further institutionalize the provincial commodity investment plans (PCIP) of the province. “All of us have the same goal, which is to improve the industry and help make the lives of Quezon residents better. The … read more »