#NagkakaisangPFDA: PFDA marks 46 years of assisting Filipino fisherfolk

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority celebrated its 46th anniversary with the theme “Nagkakaisang PFDA tungo sa Mas Pinalakas na Sektor ng Pangisdaan”, held at the Philippine Coconut Authority Auditorium and via livestream on August 11, 2022.

Before the main anniversary program, the PFDA Central Office (CO) and Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) held a simultaneous Thanksgiving Mass that was followed by the blessing of the newly renovated CO building. 

The program began with the premier of the PFDA Corporate Video 2022 that showcased the agency’s flagship infrastructure and rehabilitation projects and the isDA ON THE GO program. The corporate video also featured messages of appreciation and well-wishes from clients and stakeholders nationwide. 

Office-in-Charge General Manager (OICGM) Ms. Iris R. de Vera thanked everyone who attended today’s live program physically and via livestream. She said that 46 years is such a great achievement for the agency and there will still be challenges ahead, but the PFDA must deliver and work together to effectively perform the agency’s mandate and achieve its vision of providing better service to its stakeholders and support the Department of Agriculture’s goal of making food available and affordable to the consuming public.

“Over the years, the PFDA remains committed and strong for a unified purpose of supporting the fishing industry by developing, operating, and managing sound and sustainable post-harvest facilities. With our continuous and united effort to perform and undertake our responsibilities, we are proud of our agency’s performance and [we] had risen to the challenges in the agency’s operation. Let us work together and strive harder to achieve more milestones towards a stronger fisheries industry and food-resilient Philippines.” OICGM de Vera said. 

OICGM de Vera also sent her deepest gratitude to former PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan for his good stewardship and for being a team player in propelling PFDA to perform well. 

Afterwards, the PFDA recognized the extensive service and commitment of its Service Loyalty Awardees in the Central Office and RFPs who contributed a significant amount of time assisting the Filipino fisherfolk. 

Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization Mr. Rodolfo Vicerra and Atty. Therese Gutierrez of the National Food Authority graced the 46th Anniversary Program. Subsequently, Usec. Vicerra met with the PFDA Top Management for a quick meeting. 

Ms. Camille An Moog of the Operations Services Department and Ms. Ma. Arlyn Andagao of the Corporate Planning and MIS Department hosted this year's anniversary program.

To rewatch and be part of some of the activities during the week-long anniversary of PFDA, make sure to like and follow the PFDA Official Facebook page at and PFDA Official YouTube Channel. 


(Mark Angelo N. Perez with photos from Ali-jim P. Subang and Johnny A. Basamot - Public Information Division)