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PRDP’s partner organization updates business continuity plan to adapt to ‘new normal’ condition

The Camarines Norte Queen Pineapple Trading and Processing Project in Brgy. Malasugui Labo, Camarines Norte was already producing and packaging 4,500 boxes of pineapple juice and expanding its market to 40 schools outside the province before COVID-19 happened. However, this Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-funded enterprise’s operation faced a major setback when the Luzonwide enhanced … read more »

Bahurang Silag MPA continues to improve as per World Bank team

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has successfully conducted a site visit of the marine protected area (MPA) in Agdangan, Quezon via video presentation and teleconferencing for the Tenth World Bank Implementation Support Mission. Even the country is still in the midst of community quarantine and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PRDP … read more »

World Bank: Sariaya’s farm-to-market road is a remarkable project

“I’m impressed! Not just on the presentation, but also in the actual construction management and safety arrangement.” This is the positive remark of the World Bank (WB) Senior Procurement Specialist, Dominic Aumentado, for the Rehabilitation and Concreting of Concepcion Palasan to Manggalang Kiling Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Line Canal in Sariaya, Quezon during the first … read more »

Key role of citizens exemplified in the monitoring of subprojects amidst the pandemic

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Two citizen reports were received by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) through the MIMAROPA Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) in the month of June concerning the Construction of Maruyugon to Buenavista Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Both reports, sent to and received by the PRDP MIMAROPA Facebook … read more »

PRDP CALABARZON conducts virtual pre-construction conference for Quezon enterprise facilities

Two infrastructures to support enterprise subprojects in Quezon province will soon start its construction as the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in CALABARZON region conducted its first virtual pre-construction conference last July 21. The two Enterprise Development (I-REAP) component subprojects that underwent this online activity were the “Lopez Tablea Production” subproject of the Cacao Growers … read more »

Mango processing facility in Puerto Princesa deems ‘a promising enterprise’ by the WB

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) organized the Tenth World Bank (WB) Implementation Mission through a two-week virtual activity from June 15 – July 3, 2020. Due to travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, the Bank evaluated PRDP’s subprojects all over the country and conducted consultations with its stakeholders via … read more »

PRDP I-PLAN presents Pineapple VCA to Laguna stakeholders

In a bid to provide value addition to pineapple plant grown in various areas of Laguna, an investment forum on pineapple fiber production was conducted last June 25 in Laguna State Polytechnic University – Santa Cruz. According to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) CALABARZON Regional Director Alexander Madrigal, pineapple fiber technology is very promising … read more »

Sampaloc residents feel civic pride with concreted FMR

“Nagpapasalamat po kaming lahat dito [sa Brgy. Caldong] dahil sa loob ng kwarentang taon na nakatira kami rito, ngayon lamang nagkaroon ng kalsada rito. Nararamdaman na namin na taga-Sampaloc kami dahil nakakapunta at nakapamimili na kami sa sarili naming bayan.” (We, residents of Brgy. Caldong, are very thankful because in the forty years since we … read more »

QFUC, Quezon PLGU break ground for PRDP’s biggest enterprise

The Quezon Federation and Union of Cooperatives (QFUC) commenced the construction of their Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) processing facility last June 23 in Pagbilao, Quezon. This is the biggest Enterprise Development (I-REAP) subproject of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the whole country. “The potential for Quezon-based products is huge. That is why the … read more »

Seaweed and grouper culture sustain communities in marine protected areas assisted by PRDP

MATNOG, SORSOGON – Unlike previous summers when the island of Calintaan of this municipality is  astir  with tourists, today, an empty Subic Beach, known for its pinkish-white sand, is the “new normal.” According to Editha Frencillo, president of the Samahan ng Kababaihang Bantay Sanktuaryo ng Calintaan, Matnog (SKBCM), this has been the situation in the island … read more »