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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 »

PRDP capacitates Masbate LGU to make change possible

PLACER, MASBATE – “Efficiency in project implementation does not only mean saving money but achieving quality.” This is the crowning legacy of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to Placer, Masbate said Rudy Villanueva, the Municipal Project Management Implementation Unit (MPMIU) Head. The 9.50-kilometer Concreting of Aguada-Locso-an Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) is a testament of this … read more »

MIMAROPA RPAB approves the first FMR subproject for Occidental Mindoro

The Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) recently approved the first farm-to-market road (FMR) subproject in Occidental Mindoro. The 4.68-kilometer Concreting/Upgrading of Brgy. Poblacion FMR will stretch from Sitio Olima to Sitio Genaro in the municipality of Magsaysay. The 9-inch thickt concrete road will be beneficial to the booming rice industry in the province as it … read more »

Tayabas corn association becomes self-sufficient with PRDP enterprise

TAYABAS CITY, QUEZON – Ever since Erwin Medallada started planting corn in his rented land, he depends on lenders for his capital. When he sells his harvest, majority of his profit goes to loan payment; what is left is just enough for the education of his five children. Other members of the Calumpang Corn Growers … read more »

Completed FMR in Libmanan now improves the agri-economic and social condition of beneficiaries

LIBMANAN, CAMARINES SUR – No one can best describe the development at Brgy. San Isidro in Libmanan other than the ninety year old resident Adelo Baldonado who has lived in this area ever since he was a little boy. Baldonado is one of the 1,514 farmer household beneficiaries who now benefit from the Rehabilitation of … read more »

RPAB approves P68-million worth of subprojects in Bicol

Members of the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) approved six subproject proposals worth P68, 102, 123. 69 in the Bicol Region. The RPAB meeting was presided by RPCO V Deputy Project Director/I-REAP Component Head, Adelina Losa and attended by the RPAB members from the Bureau of Aquatic Resources … read more »

Puerto Princesa pushes for CIP enhancement

The members of the national, cluster, and regional offices of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) evaluated the City Commodity Investment Plan (CCIP) for the three priority commodities of Puerto Princesa City: cashew, mango, and seaweeds, on May 2–4, 2018. The CIP is one of the scientific tools developed by the PRDP as part of … read more »

Lucena FMR improves way of life for farmers, residents

A crossroad of people and commerce from different directions and walks of life, Lucena City, the only highly urbanized city (HUC) in CALABARZON region, also has large tract of agricultural lands and other agriculture-based businesses. Lucena has a total crop production area of 2,911.59 hectares equivalent to 35% of its total land area. This land … read more »

Community’s dream reborn at PRDP project implementation consultation meeting

SIPOCOT, CAMARINES SUR – “Iyan ang haloy mi nang pangitorogan digdi sa lugar mi—ang magkaigwa ning konkretong tinampo. Ako baka suruswertihon makadakop man ning magayon-gayon dyan sa dagat, makaani ning kadikit sa pagtanom-tanom baka makabakal man ako ning maski segunda mano sanang awto (It is our longtime dream to have a concrete road. As luck … read more »

New road access in Basud for faster transport of goods to market

In a small agricultural community in the municipality of Basud, lies the second Farm-to-market Road funded under the Philippine Rural development Project (PRDP) in the Province of Camarines Norte. For years, the residents endured the rough and dusty roads which make it difficult to transport their goods and products to and from the nearest market. … read more »