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Inauguration of PRDP Projects in Cagayan

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 November 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the newly-constructed and rehabilitated Namabbalan Norte-Baliuag-Bical-Cabbo farm-to-market road (FMR) with bridge worth Php210-million (M) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

The project is located in the southeastern part of Tuguegarao and eastern part of Peñablanca, Cagayan. It is 17.42 kilometer-long with 5 meters carriage width, and 1.5 meter shouldering both sides.

Under the PRDP, the FMR project was cost shared by the province of Cagayan (Php20.06 M), Philippine government (Php20.06 M), and loan grant of Php160.48 M.

The FMR project will benefit 894 households from the four barangays. It aims to reduce transportation/hauling cost of agricultural products by 20 percent from the farm-to-market centers and provide local employment in the 1.280 hectares (ha) Road Influence Area (RIA) during the implementation of the project. It also aims to expand area for corn production by at least 42 ha. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz, DA-Communications Group)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

The Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement aims to apprise the bidders of the latest Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Issuances and Updates, to familiarize the bidders on the mandatory provisions and requirements of the new Bidding Documents, and to inform them on the basics of Penal, Civil, and Administrative Provisions under the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9184.