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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 »

Banana trading and processing in Aborlan, Palawan to be upgraded through PRDP

A banana trading and processing in Aborlan, Palawan that is operated by a small farmers’ cooperative will undergo expansion and upgrading through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Despite being in community quarantine where inter-island traveling is strictly prohibited, the proponent group which is the Aborlan Rainbow Marketing Cooperative (ARMC) and the … read more »

PRDP’s enterprise dev’t subproject in Aroroy, Masbate generates jobs amid GCQ

AROROY, MASBATE – While more or less 2.6 million people have temporarily lost their jobs since COVID-19 hit the country, the construction of civil works for a Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-funded enterprise development (I-REAP) subproject in Aroroy, Masbate provides job and income to 30 workers including mason, ordinary and skilled laborers. The ongoing construction … read more »

PRDP MIMAROPA conducts online preconstruction conference for Occi Min FMR

The Upgrading/Concreting of Brgy. Poblacion Farm-to-Market Road (FMR), the first FMR that the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) will be implementing in the Province of Occidental Mindoro, is now set to begin its actual construction. On May 14, 2020, despite the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the PRDP … read more »

Profitable livelihood of SMOP amidst the Community Quarantine

The increasing number of COVID-19 positive patients in the whole country leads to an economic downturn. Many of our countrymen are temporarily out of work, establishments were forced to close, and everyone is advised to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 has no known cure and what people can do is … read more »

Bicol obtains high disbursement rate amidst ECQ

The entry of COVID-19 in the country has been a great challenge for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to maintain and monitor subprojects from different provinces. To protect its staff from being infected by the virus, the management decided to create a skeleton workforce consisting 25% of the hired personnel while others were instructed to work from home provided … read more »

Bantay Dagat Frontliners do their part in the fight against COVID 19

Even with fear and doubt, Noel Bergantin, designated  Fisheries Coordinator/Bantay Dagat Enforcer chose to support and participate as a Bantay Dagat Frontliner to prevent the COVID 19 from entering their municipality. Chaired by the Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO) Florizel Lim, they drafted guidelines to secure the borders of the eastern and western coast of San Fernando … read more »

MIMAROPA project advisory board undertakes approval of new PRDP interventions via teleconference

Two enterprise and one infrastructure development subprojects under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) was recently reviewed and approved by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) last May 13, 2020 using the Cisco Webex platform for teleconference. This is a first in the history of advisory board meetings that have been conducted by PRDP … read more »

Western Philippines University partners with PRDP for research on Palawan’s cashew trade

The I-PLAN Component, or the Investment for Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) at the Local and National Levels, of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has recently taken initiative to contribute additional agricultural research data on specific high value commodities in the MIMAROPA Region. One of these initiatives is the collaboration with the Western … read more »