Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) distributed chest freezers to cooperative beneficiaries in Region XI as part of the Mindanao launching of the PFDA-CDA isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) partnership project, held in PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) on June 22, 2022.
To further expand the iOTG project’s operation nationwide, the PFDA, in collaboration with CDA, handed over 20 brand-new chest freezers to 20 identified coop-beneficiaries from the different cities and provinces of Region XI. This partnership aims to widen the reach of high-quality fresh-frozen fishery products to consumers at very affordable prices while giving an additional source of income to micro and small cooperatives all over the country.
After the ceremonial turnover of chest freezers, representatives of each cooperative signed a contract agreement with PFDA to formally commence the iOTG collaboration project. This signing was witnessed by CDA Chairman Undersecretary Mr. Joseph B. Encabo and representatives from LYRS Davao Corporation and DFPC Employee Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
Before the distribution of the freezers, Ms. Janet T. Manalo, Chief of PFDA Regional & Municipal Project Operations Division Chief conducted an orientation about the PFDA-CDA iOTG partnership on June 21. She explained the project's business model, product lines (frozen-fish and fresh fish), and distribution channels.
In addition, Ms. Manalo also presented the accomplishments and ways forward of the iOTG program and the roles and responsibilities of PFDA and the CDA cooperatives when the partnership occurs.
PFDA-DFPC Port Manager Engr. Albert P. Aguinaldo and other PFDA-DFPC and PFDA Central Office personnel attended the activity. CDA Chairman Undersecretary Mr. Joseph B. Encabo and other CDA Board of Directors were also present during the launching.
Representatives from the Local Government Unit of Davao City also graced the event.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with photos from CDA Philippines Facebook Page)
The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority employees are directed to observe and conform to the following Water Conservation Measures, as enumerated in Section C of the PFDA Office Order No. 08, s. 2004:
1. Conserve water by using a glass of water for brushing teeth and a basin in washing dishes to minimize continuous flow of water.
2. In cleaning vehicles, use a pail of water instead of water flowing from the water hose.
3. Faucet and lavatory leaks should be reported immediately to the PFDA-General Services Division for repair.
This is pursuant to the Administrative Order No. 24, s. 2020 which mandates all National Government Agencies, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC), and State Universities and Colleges to strictly implement water conservation measures.
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC), distributed approximately 1.16 metric tons (MT) of tamban (bali sardinella) to Mount Bulusan eruption victims from the municipalities of Juban and Irosin, Sorsogon on June 16, 2022.
Following consecutive phreatic eruptions of Mt. Bulusan on June 5 and 12, the PFDA delivered 29 boxes of tamban to affected residents in the barangays of Bacolod, Puting Sapa, Buraburan, and Catanusan in Juban. The relief team also went to Brgy. Cogon in Irosin to provide them with a much-needed food supply.
According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), almost 0.59 percent of the fisheries sector has been affected by volcanic emissions in the province. The Department said that Mt. Bulusan’s explosion also cost the fisheries sector around 1.7 MT of tilapia.
As of today, Mt. Bulusan remains under Alert Level 1 (low level of volcanic unrest), but residents are still being urged to move and stay in safer areas as the condition improves.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Jakim Timothy F. Golimlim and Aldrin Hizola of PFDA-BFPC)
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) participated in the 15th PTUNASTAT Annual Catch Estimates Review Workshop along with various Department of Agriculture (DA)-attached agencies and tuna industry partners, held in Cebu City on May 26-27, 2022.
Spearheaded by the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), the participants worked together to come up with recommendations to the West Pacific East Asia Project – Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WPEA-WCPFC) for considerations in improving the tuna estimates of the Philippines.
Moreover, attendees have presented the best estimates for 2021 in the Philippines after careful deliberation during this two-day hybrid workshop (a mixture of virtual and physical attendance).
In addition, they conducted a review process on recommendations from the 14th PTUNASTAT Workshop held last May 2021. The participants also reviewed the 2021 Philippines Annual Tuna Catch Estimates.
Furthermore, they reviewed the WCPFC requirements for annual catch estimates and current issues with the Philippine Annual Catch Estimates as part of the obligation of the Philippines being a member country of the WCPFC.
Among the participants who actively participated in the workshop are Mr. Paris Y. Ayon, Administrative Services Division Chief and Ms. Jovy M. Garrido, Market Operations Division Chief of the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC), Ms. Marife Borja OIC, Admin & Finance Services Division of PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC), and Mr. Melvin Rabang, Market Operations Division Chief of PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC)
Representatives from NFRDI, WCPFC, Pacific Community (SPC), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Central and Regional Offices, and other tuna industry partners also participated in the workshop.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Mr. Paris Ayon and Ms. Fritzie Leviste of PFDA-GSFPC)
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) have recorded a significant increase in their aggregate unloading volume after delivering 48,563.31 metric tons (MT) of fish and fishery products to all its clients and stakeholders nationwide in May 2022.
Despite widespread moderate to heavy rains across the country due to the onset of La Niña, the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS) logged a 4.43% jump from the previous monthly unloading record.
Based on the report, this month’s significant increase was greatly influenced by the noteworthy performance of the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC). Data showed that the port registered 25,290.48 MT of fish (14.51% increase), which is more than half of the total monthly unloading volume.
In addition, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) have both recovered from last month’s decline with 2,185.75 MT (24.06% increase) and 1,907.91 MT (6.01% increase), respectively.
Moreover, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) maintained an upward motion after yet another positive monthly unloading. The port has delivered 112.280 MT of fish, doubling last month’s record.
Also doubling its monthly volume is the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC). Following last month’s dip, the PFDA-ZFPC has recovered and unloaded 1,424.605 MT of fishery products to all its consumers.
On the other hand, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA) has suffered a slight drop in its May unloading. Nevertheless, the port delivered 15,422.19 MT, the second-highest volume across all RFPs this month.
Meanwhile, as the Davao Region faces its ninth closed fishing season this June, the PFDA - Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) unloaded 502.83 MT of fish.
Furthermore, the PFDA - Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) and the PFDA - Camaligan Fish Port (PFDA-CFP) have both experienced a slight decline, but still managed to deliver 1,712.48 MT and 4.79 MT of fish, respectively.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Public Information Division (PID), held a series of online training and workshops on the basics of videography, photography, and news writing to Regional Social Media Accounts Administrators and other Regional Fish Port (RFP) personnel nationwide.
The series of virtual activities conducted by the PFDA PID aims to equip all RFP representatives assigned to official unit documentation and events coverage with additional knowledge in preparation for various corporate communication outputs and other public relations projects. In addition, said orientations aim to strengthen the overall information dissemination activities of all PFDA ports through video, photo, and news production.
On March 22 and 23, the PFDA PID conducted a Basic Photography and Videography training and workshop for PFDA RFPs in the Visayas and Mindanao.
All participants were taught about how the camera works, proper camera handling, how to focus properly, and different shooting modes. Also, they learned more about the importance of videography, the main roles of a videographer, the production process, shooting techniques, and the PFDA Standard Video Production Set-up.
Meanwhile, on June 9, the PFDA PID conducted a Basic News Writing training and workshop for all PFDA RFPs nationwide.
This virtual orientation aligns with the PID’s efforts to enhance our agency’s overall corporate communication strategies and improve our information preparation and dissemination efforts through print and digital media.
With these training and workshops, the PFDA is on its way to widening its reach and strengthening its engagements through much more competent and equipped RFPs.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)
Taos pusong nakikiisa ang Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) sa pagdiriwang ng ika-22 taong selebrasyon ng Araw ng mga Mangingisda ngayong ika-31 ng Mayo, 2022.
Sa kabila ng panganib na dulot ng pandemiya, tuloy-tuloy ang sipag at dedikasyon ng ating mga mangingisdang Pilipino upang makapaghatid ng sapat na suplay ng pagkain para sa lahat.
Hindi matatawaran ang inyong katapangan at katatagan sa kabila ng malalakas na hampas ng alon ng buhay. Kayo ang simbolong nagpapatunay na kahit sa pinakamadilim na gabi ay may liwanag na naghihintay patungo sa mas masaganang kinabukasan.
Bilang isang ahensya na buo ang suporta sa mga mangingisdang Pilipino, kasama ninyo ang PFDA sa pagharap sa bawat pagsubok upang sama-sama nating salubungin ang bawat araw na sisikat.