Virtual Learning. The PFDA workforce from Central Office and 9 Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) convene virtually to learn about various products in the Online Google Suite End User’s Training sponsored by the DICT, June 24.

 As part of the continuous efforts to provide seamless tasks collaboration and unhampered services among PFDA units and personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations brought by community quarantine, the PFDA workforce acquired Online Google Suite End User’s Training from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), June 24, 2020. 

The PFDA in-house training is led by the Information Technology Division under the Corporate Planning and Management Information Services Department (ITD-CPMISD). Mr. Michael Yu, from Kollab and DICT, served as the resource person and moderator.

It is participated by 59 personnel from the PFDA Central Office and nine (9) Regional Fish Ports – Bulan, Camaligan, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Lucena, Navotas, Sual, and Zamboanga.

The GSuite Training includes lectures on the use of various Google products like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites and Tasks. These products aid the use of business email, online file storage, shared calendars, and video meetings, particularly useful during alternative work arrangements like shifting schedules and working from home.

According to DICT website, the training covers all government offices with Government-wide Email System (GovMail) accounts.

GovMail is the official email service for government agencies which provides data integrity in electronic communications and transactions. It is also one of the projects of the DICT towards achieving a digital government under the Digital Philippines initiative, according to DICT website.

It provides official domains to National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations, Government Financial Institutions, and other government projects. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from ITD-CPMISD)




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Keeping up with the health protocols. PFDA-NFPC conducts its third monthly disinfection activities vs COVID-19 last June 6 and 7, 2020. (From top left clockwise: Market Hall Clean-Up; Disinfection of Main Road; Awarding a Certificate of Appreciation to Korean volunteer group by Acting AGM Lamberte; Misting of Market Hall)

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) conducted its 3rd monthly general cleaning and disinfection activities last June 6 and 7, 2020 as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. 

The event was participated by various NFPC units, port clients, local government units, and other agencies. 

Among the organizations that supported the activity were PNP-Maritime, Navotas-CDRRMO, Barangays NBBN at NBBS, Irma Fishing and Trading Inc., Chanidae Fish Trader, United Navotas Fish Port Small Scale Fish Traders, Fish Workers and Fisherfolks Association Inc., Team Bos Ben, CN Elite Fire and Rescue Volunteer, Delta Fire Volunteer, 911 S&RT, LSERV Corporation (janitorial services), and Catalina Security Agency.

Further, the 911 Search and Rescue Team (911 S&RT), a Korean volunteer group, also joined the event and donated environment-safe liquid disinfectant.

The general cleaning and disinfection activities covered various NFPC facilities including main roads, Gate 2 (Market 1 & 2 compound), quayside, and Market Hall 1-5. It also covered Pier 1 (Reblocking Area), Lambatan Area, BGA/Nena Compound, Sagingan Area at Market 3 ISF Area.

Engr. Miguel B. Lamberte Jr., former NFPC Port Manager and now Acting Assistant General Manager, graced the event to discuss his environmental advocacies in line with the Philippine Environment Month. Lamberte also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to the 911 S&RT for their participation and donation.

The monthly disinfection activity is part of the programs organized by the NFPC-Food Safety and Environmental Management Unit (NFPC-FSEMU) as part of the health measures against  COVID-19. 

Other COVID-19 initiatives of NFPC include strict monitoring of trading practices and close coordination with local government units to assist in the entry and exit of fish workers. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from Navotas Fish Port Complex)



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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar visited the Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC), one of the Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) under the management of Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), June 20, 2020 .

Sec. Andanar is also joined by PCOO Undersecretary George Apacible and Regional Director Maria Cristina Arzadon, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Region IV- A. 

LFPC Port Manager Custodio Balaoing welcomed the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) team and discussed various port activities like fish unloading and marketing.

Sec. Andanar also visited the on-going port expansion and rehabilitation project at the LFPC, one of the flagship projects under the Duterte Administration. 

LFPC is one of the sites visited by the PCOO team during their Quezon Province leg. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from LFPC)





The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority joins the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in the annual observance of Soil Conservation Month this June.

This year’s theme, “Soil Conservation: Sustainable Food, Feed, and Fibre Production" is aligned to the observance of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)'s Desertification and Drought Day on June 17, 2020 which runs under the slogan "Food. Feed. Fibre. Sustainable production and consumption."

This is to promote the conservation, development and management of soil and water as important resources for sustainable agricultural development. (Public Information Division)


IOTG 3Always on the go. isDA ON THE GO outlet at the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) - Main Building Lobby, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City, one of the KADIWA partnership locations. 

After only a year from its official launch, isDA ON THE GO, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project, has expanded to 55 locations and continues to supply affordable and quality  fish and fishery products amid the community quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic.

As of this writing, the project has sold a total of 53,394 kilos of fish and fishery products, benefiting more than 830,000 persons and 180,000 families. Further, the 55 locations are distributed in four modalities: retailing market; KADIWA partnership; direct sales to groups, institutions, and villages; and market on wheels.

Retailing markets are located in 22 Waltermart supermarket outlets in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Tagaytay City, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga and Batangas.

Meanwhile, isDA ON THE GO outlets through KADIWA Partnership, a tie-up program with the Department of Agriculture’s marketing program “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita”, are currently located in 19 various areas in Quezon City, Marikina City, Taguig City, Navotas City, Pasig City, and Cainta City, Rizal.

Private retailers and direct sales are outlets in 14 locations led by private individuals or groups in various institutions and villages like Eco-Friendly Women of NFPC, St. Lukes Hospital, Taguig, Sikatuna Villager, and Don Jose Heights in Quezon City.

Lastly, market on wheels are isDA ON THE GO outlets located at scheduled trade fairs initiated by Local Government Units (LGUs).

The project was officially launched last April 8, 2019 in Antipolo City, Rizal as the pilot location.

The project offers various fish species including galunggong, tulingan, mackerel, cream dory, salay-salay, squid rings, pampano, mixed seafoods, tuna belly, tuna panga, among others. (Public Information Division with reports from the Operations Services Department and CSR Unit)

Related Story: isDA ON THE GO Goes to Antipolo City, Rizal



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The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (ZFPC), one of the nine (9) regional fish ports (RFPs) under the management of PFDA, have received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification. 

To date, 5 PFDA RFPs are now ISO 9001: 2015 certified including Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC), General Santos Fish Port Complex (GSFPC), Davao Fish Port Complex (DFPC), Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC), and Iloilo Fish Port Complex (IFPC) which received their certifications in 2018. 

According to the ISO website, the award of the certification demonstrates “the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements”.

The PFDA has passed the accreditation process and attained its ISO 9001:2015 certification as the agency successfully complied with the requirements for quality management systems.

The ISO 9001:2015 is focused on risk-based thinking wherein “organizations are now encouraged to use risk analysis in order to address challenges in their business processes,” besides meeting customers’ expectations and satisfaction. (Public Information Division)

Related Story: Four PFDA Regional Fish Port Complexes; ISO Certification

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