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Safe, clean water now accessible in Hilongos, Leyte thru PRDP’s Php125M potable water system project

Aiding to curb the effects of the looming El Niño, the Department of Agriculture- Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office -8 (RPCO-8) provided aid to farmers and their families in Hilongos, Leyte through a potable water system (PWS) subproject. On June 16, 2023, the ceremonial turnover of the Hilongos Barangay Water Supply … read more »

DA-PRDP hands in Php6M virgin coconut oil enterprise in Negros Oriental

Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is a fast-developing, high-value coconut by-product. It surpasses the quality of coco oil from copra because of its extraction process. Being the purest form of coco oil, it has gained a huge market globally. In the province of Negros Oriental, presence of VCO processors is already established. Among these processors is … read more »

PSO Visayas, RPCO 6 upskill proponent groups on Citizens Monitoring Tool

To capacitate Proponent Groups (PG) on monitoring activities and guarantee sense of ownership among beneficiaries, the Project Support Office (PSO) Visayas in collaboration with the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) 6 trained PGs and LGUs from the 19 subprojects in the province of Negros Occidental on the Citizens Monitoring Tool (CMT) being one of the … read more »

Visayas I-REAP holds benchmarking activity in Caraga for coffee enterprise

The I-REAP Component of Project Support Office in the Visayas held a benchmarking activity in the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur on April 25-28, 2023 for its partner proponent groups (PGs) from Negros Occidental to expand the potential of the coffee industry. In partnership with the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO … read more »

PSO Visayas conducts LGU orientation for PRDP Scale-Up

With the goal of involving more local government units in more Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) projects, the Project Support Office – Visayas conducted an orientation on DA-PRDP Scale-up. Invited local government units across the Visayas cluster were gathered on June 1, 2023 via a hybrid format (virtual and face-to-face) for … read more »

RPCO 8 conducts first groundbreaking ceremony for 2023 in Maasin City

Despite the erratic weather conditions, the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office -8 successfully held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Construction/Concreting of Brgy. Hantag- Brgy. Laboon Farm-to-Market Road in Maasin City, Southern Leyte. The 4.4 kilometer FMR has a total project cost of Php 176,059,892.73. Bulk of the cost … read more »

Construction of Altavas, Aklan’s oyster processing facility commences

Intended to reinforce the DA-PRDP I-REAP subproject Oyster Production, Processing and Marketing Enterprise of the Altavas Small Fishermen’s Association (ASFA) and Tinagong Dagat Fishermen’s Association (TDFA), the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Aklan commenced the construction of Oyster Processing Facility with a ceremonial groundbreaking at Brgy. Linayasan, Altavas, Aklan in February 2, … read more »

World Bank team visits Visayas for discussions on institutional and fiduciary strengthening of DA projects

To ensure smooth and efficient implementation of subprojects with focus on transparency and elimination of corruption is the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project’s core. With that in mind, our partners from the World Bank have visited the Visayas region to further strengthen the institutional implementation procedures by sifting through guidelines and sufficient … read more »

Bohol FMR earns highest OMAS audit rating in Central Visayas

The 6.94-kilometer Dagnawan to Dagohoy Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Inabanga, Bohol has bagged the highest OMAS rating given by the Regional Operations and Maintenance Team (ROMAT) to audited FMRs in Central Visayas. This recognition came after the said FMR earned an overall grade of 1.107 or an equivalent of a good rating In its audit … read more »

RPAB in E. Visayas approved 3 enterprise development projects

Three proposed enterprise development subprojects under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) I-REAP component received the thumbs-up from the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB). The approved subprojects are as follow: (i)Seaweeds Production and Trading Enterprise of the Benabaye Primary Multipurpose Cooperative (BENAPRIMCO) in Merida, Leyte; (ii)Banana Production and Trading Enterprise of … read more »