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More LGUs in Bicol to engage in PRDP

NAGA CITY, CAMARINES SUR – To reduce poverty incidence in his municipality. This is the major goal of Edgar Balidoy, as the newly-instated Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) of Sto. Domingo, Albay, a 4th class municipality in the first district of the province. With the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), Balidoy sees an opportunity … read more »

Socio-economic benefits of PRDP infra subproject now felt in Libmanan, CamSur

In 2014, average daily traffic count in Brgy. San Isidro-Pag-oring Road in San Isidro Junction in Libmanan, Camarines Sur is 351 vehicles with 11 average daily trips. With the completion of the Rehabilitation of the six-kilometer San Isidro-Pag Oring Nuevo Farm-to-Market Road, an average of 464 motor vehicles per day are projected to traverse the … read more »

PRDP-GEF strengthens Sorsogon’s marine resource conservation management in Sorsogon

SORSOGON CITY, SORSOGON – To do his part in rehabilitating the Bantigue Marine Reserve and Fish Sanctuary—Pilar, Sorsogon’s marine protected area (MPA), Domingo Jazareno, 59, decided to serve as a Bantay-Dagat (Sea Patrol). “Dati noong wala pa ang Bantay Dagat at wala pa kaming ginagawa na pagprotekta, halos wala nang buhay ang corals doon sa … read more »

Interagency convergence opens business opportunities in Or Min

CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – The initiative of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to institutionalize value chain analysis of commodities produced positive collaboration between government agencies and other stakeholders in Oriental Mindoro. Since the beginning of the PRDP’s implementation in the province, the local government has been keen on improving the production of its … read more »

PRDP, CSU to formulate roadmap for Catanduanes’ mangrove crabs

VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Overharvesting of crablets and crabs beyond optimum capacity because of its insatiable demand is alarming for it leads to population decline, and worse, onset of extinction. Dr. Minerva Morales, president of Catanduanes State University, a biologist, told mangrove crab stakeholders. The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in its effort to attain an … read more »

PRDP South Luzon expands partnership in CALABARZON Region

Seven infrastructure and enterprise proposals were approved by the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) of Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) CALABARZON in Quezon City. These approved proposals, worth P536 million, include a potable water system in Laguna, a small-scale enterprise in Quezon, and five farm-to-market roads (FMRs) from different municipalities in Batangas and Quezon provinces. … read more »

Romblon FMR beneficiaries participate in Citizen Monitoring Training

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) conducted Citizen Monitoring Training (CMT) for the project beneficiaries of “Construction of Brgy. Pato-o Proper to Sitio Aurora Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Two Bridges” in the Municipality of Odingan, Romblon on December 4-6. The training aims to engage the stakeholders in guarding the implementation of the FMR subproject. The … read more »

PRDP-Bicol turns over P5.79M-worth pioneer enterprise development subproject to farmer-beneficiaries

LIBON, ALBAY – “Dati kasi tuwing may bagyo dadapa ang opisina namin. Pinaghihirapan namin para maitayo uli. Nangarap po kami noon na kahit maliit lang na opisina para sa aming kooperatiba, ngayon po natupad na dahil sa proyektong ito (Our old office was easily destructed by typhoons and we worked hard to reconstruct it. We … read more »

World Bank regards Calatagan seaweeds’ PGs as role model

The unity and hard work of the proponent groups (PGs) of PRDP-funded “Seaweeds Production and Marketing in Calatagan, Batangas” were commended by the World Bank team during the community dialogue on November 28 for the World Bank’s seventh Implementation Support Mission to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon Cluster. The lead PG, Batangas … read more »

RPAB-MIMAROPA approves Or Min FMR to benefit IP community

The “Concreting and Rehabilitation of Bigaan – Caagutayan Farm-to-Market Road (FMR)” is the latest infrastructure added in the roster of Philippine Rural Development (PRDP) subprojects in MIMAROPA Region, particularly in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro. On December 27, the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved the subproject with an estimated cost of P75 million. While … read more »