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PRDP CALABARZON and partner LGUs commit for effective subproject implementation

The Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) of PRDP CALABARZON conducted a management meeting with the different local government units (LGUs) on June 18 to strengthen commitment of LGUs and their contractors to build quality farm-to-market roads (FMR). Department of Agriculture CALABARZON Regional Director Arnel De Mesa presided the meeting with the RPCO Project Director Felix … read more »

Sorsogon rural women now enjoy the ease, convenience of modern equipment

BARCELONA, SORSOGON – For 40 years, she was a simple housewife and mother trying to augment her family’s income by basket weaving. For each set of native baskets, 62 year-old weaver Estrella Estigoy earned P400. In a month, she earned about P8,000 to P10,000 until typhoon Nona hit the province of Sorsogon, devastating not only … read more »

Cavinti PWS streams clean water, invigorates beneficiaries

With joy and gratitude, Cavinti, Laguna resident Erlinda Octavio-Ramos, expressed the ease brought by regular and clean water supply from the completed “Construction of Level II Cavinti Potable Water System (PWS)”. Octavio-Ramos and other beneficiaries worry no more for their daily household chores requiring water as the PWS resolves the long-standing problem of potability and … read more »

Citizen involvement paves the way for Roxas FMR’s success

The resident-beneficiaries shared their active involvement in the implementation of the “Construction and Upgrading of Nicanor Zabala – San Miguel – Jolo Farm-to-Market Road (FMR)” during the World Bank’s sixth implementation support mission to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon Cluster site visit and dialogue on May 23. As Frauke Jungbluth, World Bank … read more »

RIC in Sorsogon to gain more income from PRDP-funded native chicken production project

BARCELONA, SORSOGON – To become the biggest supplier of native chicken and native eggs in the province. This is what excites 26-year-old Joreslyn E. Armea to rise before dawn and feed her native chickens. A member of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of Cagang, Armea along with 35 rural women in Barcelona, Sorsogon, engage in … read more »

Mainit Sur – Mainit Norte FMR to provide new opportunities for the island residents

Residents of Barangays Mainit Sur and Mainit Norte in Perez, Quezon will soon have more reasons to cultivate their land when the construction of their Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-funded farm-to-market road (FMR) subproject starts. With a length of 5.12 kilometer, the “Concreting of Mainit Sur – Mainit Norte FMR” subproject is the first PRDP … read more »

Women of Roxas, Palawan devoted to GEF subprojects

“Kung ano ang kaya ng lalake, kaya rin ng babae (If men can, so can women)”, said Mary Jane Acosta member of Samahan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Barangay Tinitian during the community dialogue on May 24 for the World Bank’s sixth Implementation Support Mission to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon … read more »

World Bank encourages PRDP South Luzon to sustain gains

 “This is the most challenging time and the most interesting because you have achieved a lot already so this is now really to try to bring it over to the next phase so that everything runs smoothly. Now we have to make them work.” Frauke Jungbluth, the World Bank Task Team leader for the Philippine … read more »

2nd interagency meeting conducted for the cashew, mango, banana, and seaweeds industries

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – After initiating the interagency convergence for the key commodities of Puerto Princesa City last year, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) with the city government continues to work in acquiring strategic investments for rural development. The second convergence meeting conducted in Puerto Princesa City manifests a stronger collaboration with the PRDP’s … read more »

PRDP-GEF leads seaweeds techno-demo farm establishment in Sorsogon’s coastal community

MAGALLANES, SORSOGON – The Magallanes Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve is one of the five marine protected areas (MPA) in Bicol endowed with diverse but globally threatened species. The fish sanctuary, located in Sitio Taliunod to Barugbadugan in Brgy. Biga, measures 57.6 hectares. Fish visual assessment conducted by the Resources, Environment and Economics Center for … read more »