Nagkaroon ang Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa ng groundbreaking ceremony para sa konstruksyon ng cold onion storage sa Mamburao Multi-Purpose Cooperative sa Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro nung ika-30 ng Marso, 2021
Kanila rin binigay ang isang wing van truck, palettes, and plastics crates na nagkakahalagang P22.7M sa pangunguna ni Director Antonio Gerundio, Mayor Lyn Tria, Ms.Gloria Gabito (representative of Gov E. Gadiano) AMAD Chief Celso Olido, HVCDP focal person Corazon Sinnung and APCO Gerardo Laredo.
“Amin po itong pakamamahalin, pakakaingatan at pagyayamanin katulad ng mga iba pang natanggap namin mula sa DA na village type dryer, RPC, tractors na sa iba ay wala na subalit sa amin ay napapakinabangan pa hanggang ngayon ng aming mga miyembro na mga magsasaka. Susuporta kami sa inyong proyektong KADIWA. Malapit ng matapos ang building na aming pinapatayo at may nakalaan puesto para sa KADIWA -wholesale and retail,” ani Gen.Manager Sofia Fabillar ng MPMPC. # # # (Clariza San Felipe / DA-RFO IVB, RAFIS)
BFAR-IX reaches out to Sibugaynon fisherfolk women
The DA-BFAR IX through its Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person, Ms. Erlinda M. Puy, in coordination with the Provincial Fishery Office of Zamboanga Sibugay headed by PFO Lolita A. Toribio, conducted a GAD Orientation and Awareness program at the Municipality of Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay last March 29, 2021. The activity was in line with the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration with the theme: “We Make Change for Women – Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”
The said activity was successfully conducted with the support of the Local Government Unit of Buug – Municipal Agriculture Office represented by Ms. Rebecca D. Briñosa together with the officials and participants from the three coastal barangays of Pamintayan, Bawang, and Pulog. Program orientation included some features of Republic Act No. 9710 or the Magna Carta for Women and some features of the Republic Act No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children respectively.
Moreover, the 50 participants from the stated barangays each received a medical kit consisting of 30 pcs capsule Vitamin C, one (1) box (50 pieces) disposable face mask, and one (1) bottle (500ml) disinfectant alcohol in line with BFAR-9 GAD Women’s Month CoViD-19 Response Services. # # # (DA-BFAR IX)
PFDA RFPS unload 12.4-MT of fish supply amid slight drop in weekly percentage
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has unloaded a significant volume of 12,421.88 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for the March 22 to 28, 2021 coverage from all of its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs), a slight drop of 8.18 percent based upon a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).
According to recent studies, this natural decline in fish supply may be attributed to the full moon phenomenon that affects fishing activities as many fish species tend to hide from too much light emitted by the moon. Last March 28, the Philippines witnessed its first super moon of the year called the “Super Worm Moon”.
Amid the slim contraction in this week’s catch, PFDA General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) has registered a 31.56% increase (6,408.24 MT) compared to last week’s record.
PFDA Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) has also posted a positive rise this week equivalent to 292.04 MT of unloaded fish from the previous 26.44 MT supply.
Fish is one of the most essential food supplies this Holy Week. With that, PFDA ensures enough fish for all its stakeholders by continuously working with RFPs to supply their needs this Lenten season.
To date, PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 577,387.57 MT of fish supply since last year’s implementation of the community quarantine. # # #( Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario / DA-PFDA Public Information Division)