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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Administrative Services Department – Human Resources Division (ASD-HRD), in coordination with the Civil Service Commission (CSC), conducted a two-day forum on the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (RRACCS) on August 19-20, 2021, via teleconference. 

The webinar aims to orient and enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants on the conduct of investigations, reports, and drafting of decisions regarding administrative cases. 

Atty. Prisco S. Rivera, Jr., Assistant Regional Director of CSC-NCR, served as the Resource Person of the said event.

Staff and personnel from the Office of the General Manager, Office of the Assistant General Manager, Legal Division, Human Resource Management Officers (HRMO) from Central Office and Regional Fish Ports actively participated in the two-day discussion on resolving various administrative issues and concerns.

Ms. Katrina Joyce P. Miguel and Ms. Mary Anne Kristine R. Ramos served as the hosts and moderators of the activity. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from Ms. Mary Anne Kristine R. Ramos – PFDA – ASD-HRD)

 

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PFDA-NFPC conducts disinfection activities in response to rising cases in Navotas City

As the National Capital Region still sits under ECQ, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) conducted cleaning and disinfection activities in various parts of the port in response to rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the city, held on August 19, 2021.

The activity was conducted as part of PFDA-NFPC's action plan in response to the granular lockdown in the PFDA-NFPC Market 3 area. The granular lockdown was imposed by the City Government of Navotas as part of the health measures against the COVID-19 spread in the area.

Led by the PFDA-NFPC Port Maintenance Division and FSEMU, the target areas of the intensified disinfection were the NFPC Administration Building, NFPC Gender and Development Center, and the entrance gate.

PFDA-NFPC is one of the top suppliers of fishery products in Metro Manila and some areas in Luzon. With that, PFDA-NFPC is making all efforts to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus within the port's vicinity through rigorous cleaning and disinfection activities and adherence to IATF health and safety protocols.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Ms. Joy S. Tuazon and Mr. Emilson Fajardo – PFDA - NFPC)

 

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PFDA Weekly Briefer for August 9 to 15, 2021 period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) have registered a significant increase in their overall weekly fish unloading volume amidst wide-range quarantine protocols against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to a two-week comparative report collected by the Operations Services Department (OSD). 

During the August 9 to 15, 2021 unloading period, PFDA RFPs unloaded 8,483.87 metric tons (MT) of fish which is equivalent to a 40.15 percent increase compared to the total volume of fish delivered from the previous week.  

Based on the report, leading this week’s record are PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) with 3,747.02 MT (64.77% increase) and PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) with 156.17 MT (106.41% increase).

In addition, despite being still under the harshest quarantine protocol, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) maintained a two-week positive streak after unloading a total of 3,364.79 MT of fish, or equal to a 32.95% increase. 

PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC), which was also under ECQ, improved its weekly unloading volume by 0.30%, reaching a total of 490.32 MT of available fish for all its consumers. 

Moreover, PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) recorded 392.50 MT of unloading fish (31.85%) after the province was put under GCQ with heightened restrictions for more than a week. 

Finally, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) quadrupled its weekly unloading volume after recording 107.56 MT of fish. 

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

 

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Unloading in PFDA-NFPC rises amid stricter quarantine restrictions

Despite the reimplementation of ECQ in the National Capital Region (NCR), Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) continues to deliver adequate and high-quality fishery products to its consumers in the Metro and several areas in Central and South Luzon.

According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), during the August 6 to 12, 2021 period, PFDA-NFPC managed to unload 2,938.07 metric tons (MT) of fish. Based on the report, this record is a 20.48 percent increase compared to the previous week’s unloading volume before the strictest quarantine protocol was reimposed in NCR. 

Galunggong, bangus, tilapia, sardines, and shellfish are among the top five common species with the highest availability record during the said unloading period. 

With ECQ still in place until the 20th, PFDA-NFPC will continue to provide adequate fishery products readily available in the market at very reasonable prices.

PFDA-NFPC encourages all port clients and stakeholders to practice IATF safety protocols, including social distancing, hand washing, and the use of face masks and face shields when entering the fish port to avoid the spread of the virus. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

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Tawi-Tawi Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali, together with some members of the Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi, met with Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) Port Manager Ignacio M. Yao to discuss the possible establishment of the Tawi-Tawi Integrated Fish Port and Facilities (TIFPF) in Tongsinah, Bongao, August 4 to 5, 2021. 

During the two-day visit, both parties talked about pre-construction requirements which include preparations and procedures to have an efficient fish port operation and management, just like what PFDA-ZFPC embodies. 

In response, Tawi-Tawi LGU ensured full cooperation to have the flagship project realized soon and make Bongao a sub-regional industrial center for marine resources providing work and business opportunities and contributing to provincial and regional economic growth.

TIFPF is a priority infrastructure project of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)’s government for the year 2021.

The provincial government’s visiting team includes Board Members Mr. Sabuddin N. Abdurahim; Mr. Sukarno U. Asri, MD; Mr. Abduljamil S. Ishmael, PhD; and Mr. Allan A. Ahamad, Engr. Wahab Bakil, Atty. Jan S. Jumianjang, and Engr. Borris-Zanzibar Kadil. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Mary Felice M. Cirilo – PFDA - ZFPC)

 

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Weekly Briefer for August 2 to 8, 2021 unloading period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has maintained its 6K mark of unloaded fish supply amidst challenges brought by stricter quarantine protocols and continuous southwest monsoon rains across all Regional Fish Ports (RFP) during the August 2 to 8, 2021 period. 

According to a two-week comparative report prepared by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs registered 6,053.42 metric tons (MT) of fish for nationwide consumers, a slight decline of 0.64 percent compared to last week’s unloading record.

Based on the report, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) made a significant improvement after recording the highest fish unloading volume compared to all RFPs. Despite the reimplementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region, the port recorded a 37.81% increase or equivalent to 2,530.96 MT of fish. 

On the other hand, PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) also recorded a significant increase in unloading volume despite being under ECQ. Data showed that the port managed to unload 488.85 MT of fish (42.90% increase). 

Furthermore, PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) maintained its positive unloading streak despite being under GCQ with heightened restrictions. According to the report, PFDA-ZFPC recorded 366.56 MT of fish, almost double its total volume from the previous week. 

In addition, PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) also registered a significant increase in their weekly unloading volume despite being under the same quarantine classification. According to the report, PFDA-LFPC recorded 297.69 MT (26.60% increase) of fish. 

Moreover, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) and PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) managed to increase their weekly fish unloading volume at 75.66 MT (27.20%) and 19.57 MT (887.54%), respectively. 

PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex may have declined this week, but it was still able to deliver the second-highest volume in all RFPs with 2,274.14 MT of unloaded fish. 

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

 

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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the reclamation and land development of the Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC), held at Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) Conference Room on August 11, 2021. 

PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan signed a partnership agreement with PRA General Manager and CEO Atty. Janilo E. Rubiato for the reformation project consisting of approximately 15.62 hectares of reclamation as a component for the rehabilitation and improvement of PFDA-NFPC. 

Included in the memorandum are the mandatory requirements to be submitted by PFDA to PRA. Afterwards, these prerequisites will undergo review and evaluation before the reclamation project takes place. 

More port clients and stakeholders are expected to have better access to facilities and establishments once the land development project in PFDA-NFPC is completed. 

The MOU signing was conducted in conjunction with PFDA’s 45th Milestone Anniversary celebration. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Marife F. Borja and Jude Ciprian Ambong – PFDA - DFPC)

 

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