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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Top Management led by PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan conducted the first leg of the Mindanao Developmental Projects site inspection to survey the establishment of new fisheries post-harvest facilities on December 13 to 14, 2021.

Together with PFDA Assistant General Manager Ms. Iris R. de Vera and PFDA Technical Services Department Manager Engr. Danilo A. Axalan, the PFDA team visited several cities and municipalities in Mindanao to inspect the progress and ongoing improvement of the project. They also met with the local government officials of each area to discuss the project’s implementation phase.

On December 13, the PFDA visiting team arrived at Panabo City in Davao del Norte where they met with Dr. Jericardo S. Mondragon, OIC-National Mariculture Center Panabo City, and Mr. Orlando V. Tuason, City Aquaculture Specialist.

Afterward, on December 14, they visited Tagum City in Davao del Norte to discuss the construction of Tagum City Modern Fish Market. They were welcomed by Mr. Sonny Manigo, Jr., City Planning Department Head, Ms. Louella Mae Apurado-Dumagdag, City Architect, and Ms. Marjorie Mitzi Enriquez, Planning Officer II.

In a previous meeting, GM Pangapalan noted that the agency chose Tagum City as one of the project locations due to identified surplus and demand for fish and fishery products in the area.

The PFDA Top Management also went to several other project sites across Mindanao to review and discuss fisheries post-harvest facilities set to rise in the months to come.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Mr. Kenneth Quindao – Office of the General Manager)