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Inauguration of PRDP Municipal Warehouse and Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement delights Manaoag Farmers

“Why do we dry our rice along the roadsides? Simple. It’s because we are yet to have a drying facility. Imagine a graduating nursing student losing his life because our municipality did not have a proper drying and storage facility,” said Manaoag Municipal Mayor Kim Mikael Amador during the inauguration of the Manaoag Municipal Warehouse … read more »

Casco boats from PRDP to advance Panganiban, Catanduanes’ mangrove crab industry

PANGANIBAN, CATANDUANES – Creating Road of Advanced Bureaucracy (CRAB). This is a catchphrase describing the Municipality of Panganiban, a fifth class municipality located approximately one hour and 30 minutes away from Virac, the provincial capital. Being a major source of “King” type crablets, Panganiban aims to become the province’s crab capital by translating its local … read more »

Improved road now serves farmers, residents in Maitum town

The benefits of a concreted road are now felt in Barangays Pangi and Kiambing in Maitum town in the province of Sarangani. Travel time has reduced, transportation cost has lowered, number of trading partners have increased, local residents have acquired their own vehicles and a much quicker emergency response-time. The old road that links the … read more »

PRDP-funded ice plant in Mariveles starts operations

Fisherfolk and fish processors in Batangas II, Mariveles, Bataan can now avail of accessible, cheaper and adequate supply of block ice with the Ice Plant and Cold Storage subproject under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Managed by Kaizen Multipurpose Cooperative, the project targets block ice retailers and members of Batangas II … read more »

Revitalizing Kalinga’s coffee industry with PRDP – a legacy worth keeping

Out of happiness, Jerry Donga of Balawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga expressed his gratefulness for the improvement of the Bulanao to Amlao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) alongside Chico River as a legacy that is worth keeping. Dubbed as the rice granary of the Cordillera Administrative Region, Kalinga is also home to the Region’s best coffee blend businesses … read more »

ZamboSur towns get P7.3-M seaweed enterprises

The 7.3-Million livelihood enterprise for seaweed farmers under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is underway covering four towns of Zamboanga del Sur. Benefiting 292 households, the Seaweeds Production and Marketing Enterprise project is implemented in the towns of  Dumalinao, Dimataling, Labanga and Pitogo. It is jointly funded from World Bank outing … read more »

Central Philippines State University receives P3M fund from PRDP for Muscovado sugar research

A few months after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Agriculture’s Philippines Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), research partner Central Philippine State University (CPSU) receives three million pesos as part of the I-REAP (Enterprise) Component’s 3.2 or Technology and Information for Enterprise and Market Development component. Under I-REAP 3.2, partner agencies … read more »

PRDP turns over 45M road to Negros Occidental town

Residents living along the stretch of Brgy. Gomez to Brgy. Zamora of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental can now heave a sigh of relief with the completion of the concreted road in the area. The Rehabilitation/Concreting of Brgy. Gomez – Zamora farm-to-market road (FMR) is an infrastructure subproject of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project … 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 »