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PRDP-Bicol invests on Albay goat raisers to build livestock industry’s climate change resilience

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – Rice and livestock farmer Romeo Mendez, 68 years old, of Brgy. Carayrayan Tiwi, Albay, was distraught after a series of disaster damaged his crops. First was typhoon Nona in December 2015 followed by the Mayon eruption in January 2018 then typhoon Usman in December 2018 which left P343 million-worth of agricultural … read more »

PRDP-Bicol’s subproject beneficiaries in Albay trained on organizational dev’t

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – To develop its enterprise development (I-REAP) subproject beneficiaries’ skills in creating and strengthening networks related to businesses or community-based organizations, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Bicol conducted a two-day Organizational Development Workshop for the I-REAP Subprojects on November 21-22, 2019 in this city. Officers of the four PRDP I-REAP … read more »

PRDP FMR continues to serve beneficiaries two years after completion

The Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of Barangay Langogan in Puerto Princesa City is one of those who continues to benefit from the farm-to-market road (FMR) constructed through the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The 8-kilometer Bukang Liwayway to Makandring FMR, which construction work was finished in 2017, was the pilot subproject of the PRDP in … read more »

Bicol provinces receive P10.96B-worth of investments from PRDP’s NGA convergence

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY – The six provinces of Bicol region received P10.96 billion-worth of non-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) investments as a result of its convergence with other national government agencies (NGAs). This was announced by PRDP-Bicol Planning Specialist, Mary Ann Cuya, during the Bicol Regionwide Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) Implementation Assessment and Interagency … read more »

Puerto Princesa-based cooperative starts banana chips production

The Tagumpay Agrarian Auto Savings Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TAAS MPC) proposed the Mango Processing Facility and Marketing subproject under the enterprise development component of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to establish a proper and sanitized location where they can process and sell mango by-products. Through the Department of Agrarian Reform, the TAAS MPC was created … read more »

PSO, RPCO 4A conduct pre-construction conference for Sta. Maria, Laguna FMR

In preparation for the construction of a new Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Sta. Maria, Laguna, its municipal government, together with representatives from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon Project Support Office (PSO) and CALABARZON Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO), conducted a pre-construction conference last November 28-29. The said activity was attended by the … read more »

World Bank commends South Luzon’s implementation process

The World Bank (WB) delegates, headed by the Bank’s Senior Agriculture Economist and Project Team Leader, Eli Weiss, lauded the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on its implementation process during the Ninth Implementation Support Mission. “You [the South Luzon Cluster] have shown steps on how each progress has accelerated and you also demonstrated that PRDP … read more »

DA-PRDP turns over first FMR subproject in Masbate

PLACER, MASBATE – “On behalf of the Municipality of Placer and the barangays benefitted, I accept this project with pride and honor. Hindi ako magsasawang magpasalamat sa Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) (I will never get tired of saying thank you to PRDP).” This summarizes Mayor Eusebio Dumoran Jr.’s acceptance speech upon the ceremonial turn-over … read more »

Encoding session conducted to strengthen CALABARZON’s project implementation

Various government agencies in the CALABARZON region are now seeing increased implementation of the interventions included in the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) of all five provinces in the region. This is based on the latest encoding session conducted by the National and Local Planning (I-PLAN) Component and the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit of … read more »

Roxas’ new enterprises give alternative livelihood to farmers and fisherfolk

One of the main issues faced by cashew farmers in Roxas, Palawan – where the cashew fruit is a top commodity – is the minimal resources available to sustain their livelihoods. There are many cashew growers and processors in Roxas and other parts of Palawan, particularly in the northern part of the province. However, since … read more »