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PFDA Weekly Briefer 2 March 15 to 21
PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 15 to 21, 2021

In comparison from last week’s fish unloading, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) posted a 14.13 percent growth in the volume of unloaded fish supply, equivalent to 13,528.63 metric tons (MT), from all its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) during the March 15-21, 2021 period.

Based on the weekly report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), the Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) netted the highest weekly fish unloading record with 90.94% (1,781.11 MT) and 40.13% (582.23 MT), respectively.

On the other hand, Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) regained its unloading volume with a 56.08% (103.25 MT) increase. 

Meanwhile, Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) came around from a negative percentage and logged a 502.16% (26.44 MT) rise.

In addition, General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) is only 1.88% shy to regain increasing trend but still recorded a significant volume of 4,870.99 MT. 

Moreover, Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) showed consistent increase in unloading supply with 12.35% (5,719.11 MT).

So far, PFDA has unloaded a total of 564,965.69 MT of fish since the implementation of the community quarantine in March 2020.

(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division) 

 

 

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PFDA conducts five-day orientation on RA 9184 and its revised IRR. In a bid to revamp the regulation of its procurement activities, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) conducted an orientation on Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, also known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” (GPRA), and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations via teleconference on March 15-19, 2021.


In a bid to revamp the regulation of its procurement activities, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) conducted an orientation on Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, also known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” (GPRA), and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations via teleconference on March 15-19, 2021.

Organized by the Human Resource Division - Administrative Services Department (HRD-ASD), the activity aims to impart and discuss the provisions of RA 9184 and its revised IRR, and to understand the law’s basic concepts and principles. Aside from that, the orientation seeks to identify how the law can be beneficial to PFDA employees, particularly the members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

On March 15, Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Atty. Jennilyn G. Malateo-Dawayan led the discussion on the Efficient Procurement Measures During a State of Calamity or Implementation of Community Quarantine or Similar Restrictions and Electronic Submission of Procurement Reports and the Key Features of GPRA and Procurement Organizations.

Meanwhile, GPPB Recognized Trainer Mr. Josue O. Mirabite shared his knowledge on Procurement Planning and Budget Linkage including Early Procurement Activities and Standard Bidding Procedure for Consulting Services on the second and fourth day of the activity.

On the other hand, Procurement and Supply Management Division Chief Engr. Gilbert C. Mondroy was also invited to discuss the Standard Bidding Procedures for Goods and Infrastructure Projects (third day) and Alternative Methods of Procurement (fifth day).

During the webinar, it was discussed how the provisions of the act’s IRR are in line with the commitment of PFDA to promote good governance and its effort to adhere to the principles of transparency, accountability, equity, efficiency, and economy in its procurement process.

The PFDA consistently keeps track of its bidding invitations, bidding documents, notice of award, and notice to proceed on its website. This allows its stakeholders to have access to transparent procurement reports and updates.

Representatives from the PFDA Central Office and all Regional Fish Ports participated in the five-day webinar. 

Ms. Mary Anne Kristine R. Ramos and Ms. Katrina Miguel from the HRD-ASD served as the moderators.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from the HRD-ASD)

 

 

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Adequate Fish Supply for All. As consumers scour for alternative sources of protein amid the high retail price of chicken and pork, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) through the Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) commits to provide sufficient fish supply for all of its stakeholders in the National Capital Region and some parts of Central and South Luzon.

 

As consumers scour for alternative sources of protein amid the high retail price of chicken and pork, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) through the Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) commits to provide sufficient fish supply for all of its stakeholders in the National Capital Region and some parts of Central and South Luzon.

For the March 1 to 15 period, PFDA-NFPC has unloaded a significant amount of fish supply for distribution to different markets in Metro Manila and nearby provinces totaling to 9,506.81 metric tons (MT) of aquaculture, marine, and frozen fish products.

The volume of fish unloaded per sector for the first two weeks of March was as follows: aquaculture (1,480.88 MT), marine (5,743.44 MT), and frozen fish products (2,282.49 MT).

Based on previous reports from the past months, PFDA-NFPC has maintained its increasing fish supply this March. By the end of the month, PFDA-NFPC is looking forward to surpassing its own record of 12,404.4 MT in January and the 15,384.9 MT in February. 

Despite the dangers posed by the current pandemic, PFDA-NFPC is expected to maintain its positive record until the end of the month, and subsequent months thereafter.

Galunggong remains on the top list of highest unloading tally as PFDA-NFPC sustains its yield. This is followed by bangus, tilapia, tulingan, and tamban, completing the top five common species with the highest availability record for the month of March.

According to previous reports, it is noted that the continuous increase in the supply and unloading in PFDA-NFPC is connected to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)’s lifting of the three-month closed fishing season in the major fishing grounds of Northeastern Palawan and in the Visayan Sea last February.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez - Public Information Division)

 

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PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 8-14, 2021 and Volume of Fish Sold at isDA ON THE GO as of March 15, 2021

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has recorded a 3 percent increase in the volume of unloaded fish in all its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) translated to 11,843.42 metric tons (MT), covering March 8-14, based on the 2-week comparative weekly report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).

The frontrunners in this growth are the Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) and Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) which registered a 27.22% (5,090.66 MT) and 34.18% (369.50 MT) growth, respectively.

To date, PFDA RFPs have already unloaded a total of 551,437.06 MT of fish since the start of the community quarantine last March 2020.

In relation to this significant increase in supply, PFDA’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continues to deliver fresh - frozen and budget-friendly fish supply to its consumers within Metro Manila, and selected areas in Luzon. 

As of March 15, the IOTG project has already sold a total of 99,647.20 kilograms of affordable fish and fishery products and has served more than 350,000 families.

(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division) 

 

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Strenghtening Efforts vs. COVID-19. Following the announcement to place the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office on a temporary skeletal work set-up, the Administrative Services Department - General Services Division (ASD-GSD) conducted thorough disinfection activities in the building premises today, March 12.

Following the announcement to place the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office on a temporary skeletal work set-up, the Administrative Services Department - General Services Division (ASD-GSD) conducted thorough disinfection activities in the building premises today, March 12.

The PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) is also continuously supporting the event.

From March 12 to March 19, physical reporting at the PFDA - Central Office will be on a reduced workforce arrangement. Concerns and inquiries may be directed to respective unit email addresses for proper recording and  administering. (See this link for complete list of unit contact information and email addresses: Contact Us!)

Implementation of standard health protocols and measures against the spread of the corona virus disease has been part of the “new normal” in all PFDA units, Central Office and Regional Fish Ports (RFPs).

As one of the government agencies in the food production sector, particularly mandated to provide fishery post-harvest facilities, the PFDA is ensuring a safe working environment for its workforce and clients since the start of the pandemic.

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Strenghtening Efforts vs. COVID-19. Aside from the regular disinfection activities, PFDA Central Office and all Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) also maintain and enforce prevention protocols as follows: compliance with ID and passes upon entry; thermal scanning; provision of alcohol, sanitizer, and face mask for employees; observance of physical distancing; and footbath and hand washing stations for all incoming clients at various strategic locations. From top clockwise: PFDA - Navotas Fish Port Complex, PFDA - Davao Fish Port Complex, PFDA - Zamboanga Fish Port Complex, PFDA - General Santos Fish Port Complex.

Aside from the regular disinfection activities, PFDA Central Office and all Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) also maintain and enforce prevention protocols as follows: compliance with ID and passes upon entry; thermal scanning; provision of alcohol, sanitizer, and face mask for employees; observance of physical distancing; and footbath and hand washing stations for all incoming clients at various strategic locations. 

The PFDA would also like to remind everyone to observe proper health protocols to keep the agency coronavirus-free. This includes observing at least 1-meter social physical distance, regular washing of hands, and use of face masks on and off the office premises.

(Public Information Division)

 

 

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Nonstop Service. With the lifting of closed fishing season in various major fishing grounds, the PFDA-Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) has been working round the clock to accommodate the influx of fish supply for distribution to different markets in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


With the lifting of closed fishing season in various major fishing grounds, the PFDA-Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) has been working round the clock to accommodate the influx of fish supply for distribution to different markets in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

From March 1-9, the PFDA-NFPC already recorded 5262.75 metric ton (MT) of fish unloading composed of marine, aquaculture and frozen fish products.

Of this total, Galunggong recorded the highest unloading with a total 1210.6 MT as of March 9.

Fish supply in PFDA-NFPC are from various origins and fishing grounds such as Balabac Strait, Bataan, Batangas, Eastern Palawan, Masbate, Mindoro, Northern and Southern Palawan, Quezon, Tawi-Tawi Bay, Visayan Sea, Zambales, Zamboanga.

Based on records, the PFDA - NFPC has unloaded a total of 12,404.4 MT, and 15,384.9 MT for January and February, respectively.

 

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PFDA-NFPC supplies around 80% of the fish demand in the National Capital Region. Aside from the NCR, traders in PFDA-NFPC commonly supply fish in other regions such as Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Bicol.

 

PFDA-NFPC supplies around 80% of the fish demand in the National Capital Region.

Aside from the NCR, traders in PFDA-NFPC commonly supply fish in other regions such as Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Bicol.

It can be observed that the PFDA-NFPC has recorded an increasing trend since the start of the year particularly in the supply of galunggong which recorded 721.8 MT and 4,136.32 MT, for January and February, respectively.

On our previous report, continuous increase in the fish supply and unloading in NFPC has been attributed to lifting of the three-month closed fishing season for round scad in Northeastern Palawan last February 1. 

Aside from this, the lifting of the three-month closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea in the midnight of February 16, which serves as major fishing grounds for sardines and herrings (Clupeidae), as well as mackerels (Scombridae).

Last March 1, BFAR also officially lifted the 10th closed fishing season for sardines in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

According to the BFAR Report, "by enforcing the closed season, sardines fish stocks are able to replenish and recover, ensuring the abundance of sardines and other fishery resources in the area".

(Miguel M. Pilarta - Public Information Division with reports from Joyce Velasquez - Navotas Fish Port Complex)

 

 

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Continuous efforts against COVID-19. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City continuously implements regular disinfection activities to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, February 26.

 

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City continuously implements regular disinfection activities to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, February 26.

Also conducted last January 6 and February 11, the intensive disinfection activities and general cleaning of the entire office premises were led by the General Services Division under the Administrative Services Department (GSD-ASD).

The PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) has also been continuously supporting the disinfection activities.

Aside from the regular disinfection activities, the PFDA stringently practices and implements the necessary protocols and measures to ensure the safety of its employees, clients, and the general public.

The PFDA reminds everyone to strictly and continuously observe minimum public health standards against COVID-19 such as the use of face mask and shield, physical distancing, and frequent hand disinfection.

(Miguel M. Pilarta, Public Information Division)

 

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