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Sulong Galunggong. Amid the growing demand for fishery commodities as consumers look for alternative sources due to continuous increase in prices of common protein sources and agricultural items like pork and chicken, the PFDA - Navotas Fish Port Complex recorded a high unloading data for round scad/galunggong (Decapterus spp.), February 17.

 

Amid the growing demand for fishery commodities as consumers look for alternative sources due to continuous increase in prices of common protein sources and agricultural items like pork and chicken, the PFDA - Navotas Fish Port Complex recorded high unloading data for round scad/galunggong (Decapterus spp.), February 17.

The PFDA - NFPC reported 449.12 MT total marine fish unloading last February 17. Of this total, 371.44 MT is attributed to galunggong unloading, a 352.98% increase from the previous week’s recorded volume of 82 MT last February 10. 

Aside from galunggong, the top fish species being unloaded in PFDA-NFPC include bangus, tilapia, tulingan, and tamban.

The positive trend in galunggong volume in the previous days can be attributed to the lifting of the three-month closed fishing season for round scad in Northeastern Palawan last February 1.

Palawan serves as a major fishing ground and the top source of round scad supplying around 70% of galunggong in the market.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported that there is a notable increase in the maturity size of galunggong and percentage of spawners during the closure period.

 

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NFPC as PH's Premier Fish Port. The PFDA-NFPC records an average of 464.54 metric tons daily fish unloading, providing almost 80% of the total fish requirements of Metro Manila and nearby provinces. 

 

Based on the PFDA 2020 fish unloading data, the PFDA-NFPC records an average of 464.54 metric tons daily fish unloading, providing almost 80% of the total fish requirements of Metro Manila and nearby provinces. 

Considered as one of the country's economically-important fish species, galunggong is one of the major target species in the Philippine fisheries sector. 

Since the imposition of community quarantine due to COVID-19 in March 2020, the PFDA-NFPC and all the Regional Fish Ports ensure unhampered supply of fish and fishery products, including galunggong.

Aside from the lifting of the closed fish season in Northeastern Palawan, BFAR also announced 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).

(Miguel M. Pilarta - Public Information Division, with reports and photo contributions from PFDA-NFPC)

 

 

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isDA ON THE GO Picks Up Momentum. The expansion initiatives for the isDA ON THE GO, the PFDA's flagship Corporate Social Responsibility project, is now picking its momentum with the recent ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority and the Provincial Government of Sorsogon, February 9. 

The expansion initiatives for the isDA ON THE GO, the PFDA's flagship Corporate Social Responsibility project, is now picking its momentum with the recent ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority and the Provincial Government of Sorsogon, February 9. 

The isDA ON THE GO in Sorsogon is the farthest location established outside Metro Manila to date. 

Upon full implementation of the project expansion, the program is set to reach selected areas of Visayas and Mindanao. 

Hon. Francis "Chiz" Escudero, Governor of the Province of Sorsogon, and Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, PFDA General Manager, led the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement.

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Hon. Francis "Chiz" Escudero, Governor of the Province of Sorsogon, and Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, PFDA General Manager, led the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement. 

 

Private partners also attended and joined the MOA signing such as Mr. Roderick Santos, Fishingmongers, Inc.; Mr. Francisco Laurel, Frabelle Fishing Corp.; and Mr. Paulo Valera, Concord Canning and Fishing Corp. 

 

Meanwhile, Mayor Eduardo Lozano of Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon, represented the project recipients. 

 

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Prior to the signing, the Bulan Fish Port Complex led by Port Manager Carlos E. Hagosojos, and the CSR Team from the Operations Services Department (OSD), organized an orientation activity for the identified recipients of the project. 


Prior to the signing, the Bulan Fish Port Complex led by Port Manager Carlos E. Hagosojos, and the CSR Team from the Operations Services Department (OSD), organized an orientation activity for the identified recipients of the project. 

 

Last February 5, the PFDA also launched isDA ON THE GO outlet in Fisher Mall - Malabon. 

 

For inquiries, interested individuals or parties in Sorsogon may contact us at Bulan Fish Port Complex - (056) 555 2201 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. cc. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Public Information Division)

 

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isDA ON THE GO arrives at Bulan. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Corporate Social Responsibility Unit, in coordination with the Bulan Fish Port Complex (BFPC), conducted an orientation for the potential recipients of the isDA ON THE GO in Sorsogon, February 9. 

 The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Corporate Social Responsibility Unit, in coordination with the Bulan Fish Port Complex (BFPC), conducted an orientation for the potential recipients of the isDA ON THE GO in Sorsogon, February 9. 

During the orientation, the project team presented the isDA ON THE GO overview, objectives, current products, location, and partners. 

The event was participated by the following: Administrative Support Services Association Inc. (ASSAI) of Sorsogon State College, Sorsogon City Police Station and Police Provincial Office, and  representatives from various Local Government Units such as Irosin, Castilla, Gubat, Barcelona, Sta. Magdalena and Casiguran. 

 

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isDA ON THE GO orientation participants in Bulan, Sorsogon. Pictured below is Board Member Roland Añonuevo of 2nd District.

The event was also held in partnership and coordination with the Provincial Government of Sorsogon. 

 

Mr. Wilfredo Berdin, lead for the income generating project of ASSAI, said that the program could be a help for the low income members of the association while providing lower price options and alternatives for the local community. 

 

isDA ON THE GO mainly offers fresh frozen fish and fishery products at a lower price. 

 

Studies suggest that frozen fish products are as nutritious as its fresh counterparts with additional advantages on maintaining its quality and longer shelf life.

Public Information Division)

 

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Joining Forces. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority top management convened port clients and traders to discuss and present various strategies concerning matters on fish supply, current market prices, and agency plans to provide unhampered services to stakeholders relevant to PFDA’s mandates.

 The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority top management convened port clients and traders to discuss and present various strategies concerning matters on fish supply, current market prices, and agency plans to provide unhampered services to stakeholders relevant to PFDA’s mandates.

Led by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, PFDA General Manager, and Mr. Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr, Acting Assistant General Manager, the top management organized a meeting with the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex clients and traders, February 4.

The meeting was organized by the PFDA – NFPC and moderated by Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz.

Mr. Eric M. Sims also presented the overview of the isDA ON THE GO, the PFDA’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Project, which is set for expansion this year.

The top management encouraged the port clients and traders to further support various PFDA programs and initiatives like the isDA ON THE GO to further provide affordable and accessible fish and fishery products for the public.

The following client and traders participated during the meeting: Joe Fish Dealer and Trading Services, Mindanao Food Corp., Frabelle Fishing Corp., San Miguel Food Inc., Kai Anya Foods International Corp., and Carmen’s Fish Dealer.

 

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PFDA Navotas Fish Port Complex officials with NFPC clients and traders

 Last January 28, 2021 virtual meeting, the PFDA top management and Navotas Fish Port Complex initiated a virtual conference with registered importers and traders to discuss strategies to maintain fish supply in the market amid the growing concerns on increasing prices on agricultural products and commodities like pork, chicken and vegetables.

The traders raised some concerns like challenges on fish importation application process, higher logistic and shipping costs due to the pandemic, compounding costs added by the retailers, and shortage of stocks due to high volume of importation of neighboring countries like Thailand and Malaysia, which may be affecting the supply and prices of commodities in the market.

 

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PFDA Top Management and Key Officials

 

Officers from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) such as Dr. Juan D. Albaladejo, Assistant Director for Operations, and Ms. Sandra Victoria Arcamo, Chief of Fisheries Resources Management Division, also participated in the event.

The following fish traders attended the virtual meeting: Fortune Star Marine Resources Inc., AFFTI – St. Joseph, Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing Corporation, Bonanza Fishing and Market Resources, Inc., IRMA Fishing and Trading Inc., RBL Fishing Corporation, Mc Fishing International Corporation, AFFTPI – Royal Pacific Rim, LV Fishing Enterprises, and Maria Fe Fishing Corporation.

The PFDA management extended gratitude to the fish traders and port clients on their contribution to provide unhampered supply of fish and fishery products amid the challenges raised. (Mc Christian Julius A. Macaranas – Public Information Division)

 

 

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Better IT Services. As part of the agency’s commitment to develop the automation of various internal services that will provide better services to its employees, clients, stakeholders, and the general public, the PFDA Corporate Planning and MIS Department - Information Technology Division conducted virtual training sessions on Client and Visitor Entry System (CVES) and Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), January 29.

 As part of the agency’s commitment to develop the automation of various internal services that will provide better services to its employees, clients, stakeholders, and the general public, the PFDA Corporate Planning and MIS Department - Information Technology Division conducted virtual training sessions on Client and Visitor Entry System (CVES) and Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), January 29.

 The virtual training sessions were participated by employees from the PFDA Central Office and Regional Fish Ports that are involved in the said systems.

 The Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS) was established to achieve uniformity and consistency in generating statistics on fish unloading through the use of common system, to standardize definitions of certain terminologies, and to establish an official policy uniform cut-off time for daily accounting or entry of fish unloading. 

 Meanwhile, the Client and Visitor Entry System (CVES) was created pursuant to enhance PFDA operational processes and align its systems with the current situation and to strictly monitor and document basic information of all individuals entering PFDA’s premises. The information found in this system may be used to support the requirements of concerned government agencies as required by existing laws such as Contact Tracing, among others.

 These two systems will be deployed and installed in the PFDA Corporate Information System Portal.

 (Miguel M. Pilarta, Public Information Division; with contributions from CPMISD-ITD)

 

 

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More affordable and accessible fish. Customers in the CAMANAVA area can now purchase and enjoy affordable frozen fish and fishery products offered by the isDA ON THE GO, the flagship banner CSR program of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), after the PFDA and Fisher Mall jointly launched a new outlet in the latter's Malabon City branch, February 4. 


Customers in the CAMANAVA area can now purchase and enjoy affordable frozen fish and fishery products offered by the isDA ON THE GO, the flagship banner CSR program of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), after the PFDA and Fisher Mall jointly launched a new outlet in the latter's Malabon City branch, February 4. 

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PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan said that more outlets will rollout soon after the Fisher Mall opening, and the project will continue to directly engage suppliers to help ease the price of the fish and fishery products.

During the launching program, Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, PFDA General Manager, said that more outlets will rollout soon after the Fisher Mall opening, and the project will continue to directly engage suppliers to help ease the price of the fish and fishery products. 

Meanwhile, Roberto Alfonso "Obby" del Rosario, President of the Fisher Supermarket and the Irma Fishing and Trading, said that the isDA ON THE GO is an exceptional initiative of the PFDA to further stabilize the fish prices for the benefit of the public consumers amid the continuous rise of meats and poultry products. 

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Fisher Supermarket President Roberto Alfonso "Obby" del Rosario (left) with PFDA GM Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan

Del Rosario further mentioned that the establishment of isDA ON THE GO in the supermarkets like Fisher Mall ensures and maintains the high quality of products. 

The launching was organized in coordination with the Navotas Fish Port Complex led by Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz and support of all the PFDA Central Office Departments.

The project was officially launched last April 8, 2019 in Antipolo City, Rizal as the pilot location, has expanded to more than 50 locations, and continues to supply affordable and quality  fish and fishery products amid the community quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, the PFDA is set to expand the project to other parts of Luzon and selected areas in Visayas and Mindanao. 

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. 

Comparing the retail prices, isDA ON THE GO frozen fish products are 30% to 40% lower than the usual market prices 

As of this writing, the project has sold more than 86,000 kilos of fish and fishery products, benefiting over 300,000 families.  

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isDA ON THE GO retails stores at Don Enrique Heights, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City

Further, the isDA ON THE GO locations are distributed in four modalities: retailing market; KADIWA partnership; direct sales to groups, institutions, and villages; and market on wheels. 

This coming February 9, the PFDA will also launch another isDA ON THE GO outlet in Sorsogon Province. 

(Public Information Division, with photos from PFDA - Navotas Fish Port Complex)

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Modern problems require modern solutions. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority recently included four new systems to the PFDA Corporate Information Systems Portal which include the Online Planning and Accomplishment Reporting System, Vehicle Dispatch System, Human Resource Information System, and the Online Leave and Pass Slip Application System. 

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority recently included four new systems to the PFDA Corporate Information Systems Portal which include the Online Planning and Accomplishment Reporting System, Vehicle Dispatch System, Human Resource Information System, and the Online Leave and Pass Slip Application System. 

Led by the Corporate Planning and Management Information Services Department - Information Technology Division (CPMISD-ITD), the establishment of the portal is in line with the agency’s commitment to develop the automation of various internal services that will provide better services to its employees, clients, stakeholders, and the general public. 

The Online Planning and Accomplishment Reporting System (OPARS) is an application designed to allow online preparation and submission of plans and programs, budget proposals, and monthly accomplishment reports  based on the Agency’s vision and geared towards the direction and priorities of top management. 

The Vehicle Dispatch System (VDS) is a web-based application that aims to improve delivery of service, increase efficiency in the scheduling of vehicles and drivers, facilitate vehicle monitoring, and provide an efficient and effective reporting system.

The Human Resources Information System (HRIS) is an online solution that collects, stores, and transforms employee personal data into useful information needed for timely and efficient decision-making for management.

Finally, the Online Leave and Pass Slip Application System (OLAPAS) automates the stages involved in leave application and pass slip requests, from filing the requests to approval or rejection.

The addition of the four new systems was put into effect by PFDA Office Order No. 22 (s. 2020), which is an addendum to PFDA Office Order No. 11 (s. 2019) on the adoption of the PFDA Computerized Systems. The Office Order shall take effect in the PFDA Central Office and its Regional Fish Ports upon installation of computerized systems in each RFPs.

Other services in the PFDA Corporate Information Systems Portal include the Administrative Management Information System, Preventive Maintenance System, Daily Time Record System, Document Tracking System, IT Support Ticketing System, Acknowledgement Receipt for Equipment System, Integrated Corporate Reporting System, Online Contract Monitoring System with Client Mapping, Project Monitoring System, Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System, and Key Performance Indicator. (Miguel M. Pilarta, Public Information Division)

 

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