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PFDA Bulletin Episode 1. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is continuously adapting to the “new normal” approaches as it continuously fulfills its mandate and duty to all the stakeholders including personnel and Regional Fish Port clients.

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is continuously adapting to the “new normal” approaches as it continuously fulfills its mandate and duty to all the stakeholders including personnel and Regional Fish Port clients.

Recently, the PFDA - Public Information Division (PID) launched the online program called “PFDA Bulletin”, a 1-hour virtual program streamed live via the official PFDA Facebook page where various topics and concerns are discussed with an expert resource person.

The launching coincides with the activities during the PFDA 44th Anniversary month.

For its maiden episode, PFDA Bulletin tackled “Health Updates: Dealing with COVID – 19 in the Workplace”, August 19.

Dr. Maritoni Jane A. Catan, PFDA Medical Consultant, served as the resource person for the topic.

Mr. Mc Christian Julius A. Macaranas II, OIC-PID; and Ms. Mary Anne Kristine R. Ramos, HRD Officer served as the moderators/hosts.

As more offices including government agencies like the PFDA opted for alternative work arrangements like working from home or shifting schedules, various initiatives are introduced particularly harnessing the power of the internet and social media. 

The PFDA aims to continuously reach its personnel and stakeholders despite limitations like physical presence and provide services through similar initiatives.

The “PFDA Bulletin” will be having its Episode 2 on August 26 which will cover updates on isDA ON THE GO project, food safety and activities implemented by the Food Safety and Environment Management Unit.

(Public Information Division)

 

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Unhampered Services. In line with the commitment of the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) to continuously deliver unhampered fish supply in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, the port management virtually gathered its stakeholders to discuss updates on the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and health protocols, August 21.

 

In line with the commitment of the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) to continuously deliver unhampered fish supply in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, the port management virtually gathered its stakeholders to discuss updates on the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and health protocols, August 21.

Led by PFDA-NFPC Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz, the virtual meeting covered various topics such as implemented and services offered by the Navotas City Government relevant to COVID-19 prevention; security and safety measures employed by the PNP-RMU; and updates on internal activities in the PFDA-NFPC.

Dr. Christia Padolina, City Health Officer, Navotas City Government; PCol. Ricardo E. Villanueva - Chief, PNP-Regional Maritime Unit (RMU-NCR), and Ms. Cecile B. Panaligan - Chief, Admin Services Division served as the resource persons.

Among the participants from the PFDA-NFPC stakeholders are Mr. Roderic C. Santos - President, Association of Fresh Fish Traders of the Phils., Inc. (AFFTPI); Mr. Michael C. De Guzman - President, Market 2 Night Time Fish Traders Association; Dr. Mario Daniel Eduardo DG. Pascual - President, Market 3,4,5 Navotas Fish Traders Association; Mr. Jolly Jeamboy O. Borlas - Jeamboy Fish Consignacion; Ms. Teresita De Jesus - Irma Fishing and Trading, Inc.; Mr. Julito C. Santos - Concord Fishing Corporation; Mr. Ferdinand Lim - RBL Fishing Corporation; Mr. Georgie Tan - RBL Fishing Corporation; Mr. Jaime Victor C. Santos - Belen and Sons Commodities, Inc.; Ms. Concepcion Buan - Kai-Anya Foods Corporation; Ms. Emelita R. Jeremias - Emmie-Jim Marine Products.

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

 

 

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Online Convention. As the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) shifts to the new normal and adapt innovative business as usual policy, the PFDA Top Management recently convened with various Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) stakeholders to discuss concerns on maintaining fish supply as part of the efforts in ensuring food sufficiency amid the pandemic.

As the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) shifts to the new normal and adapt innovative business as usual policy, the PFDA Top Management recently convened with various Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) stakeholders to discuss concerns on maintaining fish supply as part of the efforts in ensuring food sufficiency amid the pandemic.

PFDA Top Management and officers headed by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan and Assistant General Manager Engr. Miguel B. Lambert, Jr. led the forum, while Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz moderated the discussions.

Among the participants in the virtual forum are stakeholders from the following:

Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC): Mr. Hanson Tan Yu, St. Dominic Fish Broker and Reina Mercedes Fishing Corporation; and Mr. Norman Yu, St Dominic Fish Broker;

Iloilo Fish Port Complex (IFPC): Mr. Jake Flores, Metro Iloilo Fish Brokers Association;

Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC): Mr. Roderic A. Santos- President - Market 1 Fish Traders Association & Sea Port Royale Inc.; Mr. Jolly Jeamboy O. Borlas, Jeamboy Fish Consignacion; Dr. Mario Daniel Eduardo DG. Pascual, Pascual Fish Trading and President -Market 345 Fish Traders Association; Ms. Teresita De Jesus , Irma Fishing and Trading, Inc. ; Mr. Ferdinand Lim , RBL Fishing Corp. (NFPC); Mr. Peter Paul Santos, Bonanza Fishing and Market Resources, Inc. ;  Mr. Wilfredo Resurreccion, St. Joseph Fish Traders; and

Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (ZFPC): Mr. Jaydrick Yap, President - Southern Phils. Deep Sea Fishing Association, Zamboanga City.

Various administrative and operational concerns were raised by the forum participants such as continuous and strict implementation of wearing of IDs upon entry to all port premises, coordination with all fish traders and Local Government Units to ensure unhampered supply of fish within their respective areas, and consistent campaigns of safety and health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease.  

During the forum, the Top Management extended its gratitude to all the PFDA RFP stakeholders for continuous service and contribution in providing adequate food supply amid the pandemic.

(Public Information Division with photos from the Office of the General Manager)

 

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The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) recently celebrated its 44th Anniversary with this year’s theme “Padayon PFDA: Fostering Fishers in Changing Time”, August 11.

With the limitations brought by the pandemic and due to the strict implementation of health protocols particularly the observation of physical distancing, the PFDA held the first ever anniversary virtual program streamed live via PFDA official Facebook page, August 24.

During the program, Engr. Danilo Axalan, Technical Services Department Manager, provided updates on the status of the flagship projects for the rehabilitation of various PFDA-managed fish ports such as IFPC, LFPC, DFPC, NFPC, CFP, SFP and ZFPC.

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Various PFDA programs were also highlighted such as the isDA ON THE GO, the PFDA's banner Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and RFPs initiatives on the prevention of COVID-19 disease like the regular disinfection activities of the Regional Fish Ports.

The ISO 9001:2015 certificate was also awarded to the PFDA – Central Office and Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (ZFPC) during the virtual program through a video presentation by Mr. Tristan Arwen Loveres, Managing Director - TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc.

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.

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The PFDA also extended appreciations to all the frontliners in the medical field, service industry workers and all PFDA personnel for their contributions and services during the pandemic.

The month-long anniversary activities also included the launching of the newest in-house online program called PFDA Bulletin.

The virtual program also featured presentation on Service Loyalty Awardees.

 Various officials also delivered their anniversary messages such as Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go.

Lastly, representatives from all Regional Fish Ports participated in the offering of a Solidary Prayer as part of the call of the PFDA for unity and cooperation amid the pandemic.

 

 

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Maintaining Connections. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is continuously connecting with various local government units and organizations to promote the development of the fishing industry through the provision of post-harvest infrastructure facilities and essential services.

 The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is continuously connecting with various local government units and organizations to promote the development of the fishing industry through the provision of post-harvest infrastructure facilities and essential services.

Recently, the PFDA participated in a forum with the city government of Bislig, Surigao del Sur, to discuss the proposed city fish port project and other relevant fishery post-harvest facilities, August 18, 2020.

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The PFDA team is led by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, General Manager, and Engr. Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr., Assistant General Manager, along with Atty. Jose Ruiz III, OIC Legal Division/Office of the Board Secretary, and Engr. Eduardo Manalo, Chief CMD-TSD.

City Mayor Florencio C. Garay, Vice Mayor Jonas A. Cacayan, and City Councilors Engar Convena, Edmond Estrella, and Geofry Cagakit represented the City Government of Bislig.

Surigao del Sur Board Member Atty. Conrad C. Cejoco also graced the event.

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Aside from the city government officials, the forum is also participated by the members of various stakeholders’ groups such as the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (CFARMC) of Bislig and Mangagoy Fishermen Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MAFISCO).

According to the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, CFARMC serves an integral role in ensuring an inclusive development of the fishery sector in specific localities like Bislig City. 

Composed of fisherfolk organizations, cooperatives and non-government organizations in the locality, CFARMC assists the LGU in the preparation of the local Fishery Development Plan, recommends relevant municipal fishery ordinances to the City Council through its Committee on Fisheries, and assists in the enforcement of fishery laws, rules and regulations in municipal waters.

Meanwhile, MAFISCO is an association assisted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) in Bislig City. This is also the biggest SETUP funded project in the 2nd district of Surigao del Sur.

Members of the cooperative include fisherfolks, fishing boat operators, fish traders, market and ambulant vendors. 

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The fishing grounds in Bislig Bay is strategically located near the Eastern Seaboard fishing grounds of the Philippine Sea. It is also part of the rich fishing grounds in Surigao del Sur, along with Carrascal Bay, Lanuza Bay, Lianga Bay, Hinatuan Bay, Bislig Bay and in the municipal waters of Cortez.
(Public Information Division with reports and photos from the Office of the General Manager and the Office of the Assistant General Manager)

 

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PFDA at Mindanao.  Led by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, General Manager, and Mr. Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr., Assistant General Manager, the PFDA had a meeting with the Mati City LGU in Davao Oriental, July 28, 2020. The event was attended by the LGU officials led by Mayor Michelle Marie Denise N. Rabat with Councilor Anthony John Eric N. Rabat, and Mr.  Alan E. Andra, Executive Consultant.

After the first leg of meetings with private fishery companies and groups based in Mindanao, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Top Management recently met with various Local Government Units to further strengthen ties with local fishing communities in Southern Philippines.

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Led by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, General Manager, and Mr. Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr., Assistant General Manager, the PFDA had a meeting with the Mati City LGU in Davao Oriental, July 28, 2020.

The event was attended by the LGU officials led by Mayor Michelle Marie Denise N. Rabat with Councilor Anthony John Eric N. Rabat, and Mr. Alan E. Andra, Executive Consultant.

During the meeting, PFDA and Mati City LGU discussed the proposed construction of Mati City Fish Port which may be included in the 2021 – 2022 budget of the agency.

The Province of Davao Oriental is known as the “Tuna Highway” in the Philippines which offers a vast potential for fishing and aquamarine activities.

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PFDA at Mindanao.  The PFDA Top Management met Congressman Alan Dujali, 2nd District - Davao Del Norte Representative; Ms. Mary Ann Cheng, Chief of Operations, and Mr. Jericardo Mondragon, BFAR Center Chief to discuss the proposed expansion of the Panabo City Fish Port.

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The PFDA team also visited the Panabo City Fish Port in Davao del Norte, July 29, 2020.

The Panabo City Fish Port was constructed by the PFDA under the Nationwide Fish Port Development in 2016.

The PFDA Top Management met Congressman Alan Dujali, 2nd District - Davao Del Norte Representative; Ms. Mary Ann Cheng, Chief of Operations, and Mr. Jericardo Mondragon, BFAR Center Chief.

The meeting covered the discussions on the proposed expansion of the Panabo City Fish Port to augment to growing fish trading and unloading activities in the locality.

The Panabo City is home to the Mariculture Park managed by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR).

The mariculture zone has an estimated daily unloading of 16.23MT of cultured fish species like moonfish, goatfish, swordtail, slipmouth and sardinella, milkfish and rabbit fish (danggit).

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PFDA at Mindanao. The PFDA Top Management and Tagum City LGU discussed the proposed construction of modern fish market in the area. The meeting was attended by Mayor Allan L. Rellon, Arturo B. Manigo, Jr., City Planning and Development Coordinator, Mary Grace D. Terante, Department Head City Economic Enterprise Office, and Architect Louella May I. Apurada - Dumagdag, City Architect.

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Lastly, the PFDA team also organized a meeting with the officials of Tagum City in Davao del Norte, July 29, 2020.

The meeting was attended by Mayor Allan L. Rellon, Arturo B. Manigo, Jr., City Planning and Development Coordinator, Mary Grace D. Terante, Department Head City Economic Enterprise Office, and Architect Louella May I. Apurada - Dumagdag, City Architect.

The PFDA Top Management and Tagum City LGU discussed the proposed construction of modern fish market in the area.

Tagum City is part of more than 1,600 hectare resources of brackish and freshwater aquaculture production area in Davao Del Norte, which the Panabo City is also included.

Fish cultivated on brackish water includes bangus, shrimps, crabs and other fish species. On the other hand, fishes like tilapia and catfish are commonly raised on inland fishponds. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from the Office of the General Manager)

 

 

 

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Virtual Refresher. After acquiring its ISO 9001:2015 certification last year, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Quality Management System (QMS) Team ensures and continuously update all personnel on the latest information and tools pertinent to the system.


After acquiring its ISO 9001:2015 certification last year, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Quality Management System (QMS) Team ensures and continuously update all personnel on the latest information and tools pertinent to the system.

The PFDA QMS Documents and Records Control Team led by Mr. Thadeus A. Mariano, also the ITD-CPMISD Chief, recently conducted a virtual re-orientation covering Quality Procedure on Documented Information, July 23, 2020.

The activity was held via Google Meet to maintain proper social distancing and attended by PFDA Records Custodians and Administrative Officers.

The virtual meeting is also part of the preparation for the upcoming activities relevant to Internal Quality Audit and ISO surveillance audit.

According to ISO, documented information are sets of data that is required to be controlled and maintained by the organization and the medium on which it is covered. (Public Information Division with reports from ITD and QMS Team)

 

 

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