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PFDA Weekly Briefer September 13 19 revised and resized

PFDA Weekly Briefer for the September 13 to 19, 2021 unloading period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) registered 9,208.33 metric tons (MT) of fish despite scattered and intensified southwest monsoon rains during the September 13 to 19, 2021 unloading period.

Based on a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs encountered a slight drop of 8.52 percent in their aggregate weekly unloading volume. Nevertheless, all ports managed to deliver an adequate supply of fish to all their consumers.

According to the report, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) significantly recovered from last week’s decline after unloading 703.05 MT of fish, equivalent to a 37.73% increase. 

On the other hand, maintaining a two-week volume increase is the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) with 2,583.72 MT (7.42% increase). 

Meanwhile, PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) both celebrated an increase in their weekly unloading volume totaling 541.91 MT (28.69 increase) and 272.91 MT (0.02% increase), respectively. 

In addition, PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) and PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DPFC) have also recorded a significant rise in their unloading volume. Based on the report, the ports delivered 277.72 MT (1.42% increase) and 145.42 MT (1,363.42% increase), respectively. 

Relative to the constant supply of fish in all PFDA ports, the agency continues to deliver fresh-frozen fish and fishery products through its isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Flagship Project. Through this project, the PFDA continues to bring healthy food sources closer to all Filipino families. 

This September 2021, the iOTG project sold 3.3 MT  of high-quality and pocket-friendly fishery products to its consumers nationwide. 

As of today, the iOTG initiative has already sold a total of 126.43 MT of affordable fish supply since the pandemic began in March 2020.

(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) joins in the celebration of this year's National Family Week with the theme "Tungo sa Maginhawa, Matatag at Panatag na Pamilyang Pilipino" and subtheme: "Pamilya at Teknolohiya: Magkabalikat Mapagtagumpayan ang Hamon ng Pandemya", on September 20 to 25, 2021. 

Under Proclamation No. 60 series of 1992 declaring the last week of September of every year as "Family Week", the PFDA takes part in focusing on the importance of strengthening and promoting unity, solidarity, and stability of the Filipino Family as the basic unit of Filipino society.

As the Department of Agriculture (DA)’s private arm in ensuring food sufficiency all over the country through its regional and municipal fish ports, the PFDA commits to continuously provide adequate fish supply so that families can get together and enjoy high-quality and delicious meals despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

This annual activity is spearheaded by the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from DA - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion)

 

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In a bid to further expand project isDA ON THE GO’s (iOTG) operation nationwide, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), led by General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, hosted a partnership meeting with the members of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to discuss collaboration opportunities with eligible cooperatives under CDA on September 14, 2021. 

The partnership proposal for an iOTG joint effort was well-received by both parties. As a result, a Memorandum of Understanding and a Technical Working Group will soon be developed as agreed upon to initiate the inter-agency collaboration. 

During the meeting, CDA Chairperson Usec. Joseph B. Encabo suggested launching the isDA ON THE GO Program with CDA in October, as this will be in time with the Cooperative Month.

An estimated sixty (60) cooperatives within the NCR will take part during the initial phase of the PFDA - CDA project isDA ON THE GO partnership, with more slated for CY 2022.

The iOTG is PFDA's flagship Corporate Social Responsibility project aiming to deliver high-quality fresh-frozen fishery products to consumers at very affordable prices. 

CDA’s Oversite Head on Consumer Marketing, Asec. Pendatun Disimban, Oversite Head on Agri and Aquaculture, Asec. Virgilio Lazaga, Deputy Administrator for Institutional Development, Mr. Ray Elevazo, and other representatives from CDA also took part in the meeting. For PFDA, Acting Assistant General Manager Ms. Iris R. De Vera, Legal Division Officer-In-Charge Atty. Jose A. Ruiz III, Operations Services Department (OSD) Manager Mr. Eric M. Sims,  Regional & Municipal Project Operations Division – OSD Chief Ms. Janet T. Manalo, and Quality Assurance Division - OSD Officer-In-Charge Mr. Emilio Paul M. Candelaria were also present. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Mr. Michael Medina – PFDA – Operations Services Department)

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PFDA Weekly Briefer for the September 6 to 12, 2021 unloading period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Regional Fish Ports (RFP), has regained its 10K fish unloading mark despite dangerous weather conditions brought by Typhoons Jolina and Kiko during the September 6 to 12, 2021 unloading period. 

According to a two-week comparative report collected by the Operations Services Department (OSD), all PFDA RFPs managed to deliver an aggregate weekly fish unloading volume of 10,065.42 metric tons (MT), or equivalent to a two-week streak increase of 5.85 percent. 

Leading this week’s volume are PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC). In the face of two extreme weather conditions, the ports managed to unload 6,248.74 MT (17.27% increase) and 2,405.33 MT (7.77% increase), respectively. 

In addition, PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) also showed its resiliency to deliver an adequate volume of fish to its consumers after unloading 74.55 MT, a 2.50% increase compared to last week’s record. 

As of September 12, 2021, all PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 832,245.16 MT of fish since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. 

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

 

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To commemorate the thriving fisheries sector in the country, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) joins the nation in celebrating the 58th Fish Conservation Week with the theme “Pangisdaang Likas-kaya, Bunga’y Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”.

This week-long event is conducted every third week of September as part of the yearly observance of the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo). 

MANA Mo was built under the Presidential Proclamation No. 316 series of 2017 to harmonize, integrate, and synchronize programs and activities that will raise the level of national consciousness on maritime and archipelagic issues and concerns.

During the opening ceremony of the 58th Fish Conservation Week on September 13, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said that this celebration aims to give highlights on the importance of sustainable fisheries management and development in achieving abundance for the Filipino fisherfolk whose livelihood depends on the integrity of the oceans and its resources. 

As the government’s private arm towards achieving a sustainable fisheries industry, the PFDA will continue to stay true to its mandate of promoting the industry’s development. The agency will continue to provide post-harvest infrastructure facilities and essential services that can help improve efficiency in the handling and distribution of fish and fishery products and enhance their quality.

To access and be part of the activities from all the participating agencies in the month-long celebration of MANA Mo, visit their website at bit.ly/3eHyiFt .

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division; program banner courtesy of the MANA Mo website)

 

 

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JOINT PUBLIC ADVISORY

BFAR and PFDA

15 September 2021

 

SUBJECT: ACCREDITATION OF QUALIFIED IMPORTERS UNDER FISHERIES ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 259, SERIES OF 2018

 

It has come to our attention that a certain MICHAEL LIM is posing as an employee of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and/or the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and offering the public, particularly interested fish importers, assistance in securing accreditation from BFAR and PFDA in exchange of a consideration other than the required legal fees. 

 

PLEASE BE INFORMED that:

1. Michael Lim is NOT an employee of BFAR or PFDA and is in no way connected with the said offices; and

2. The processing of accreditation of qualified importers shall be directly transacted with the concerned BFAR and PFDA offices only. 

 

We hereby warn the general public against unscrupulous persons engaged in fraudulent activities who are misrepresenting officials and employees of BFAR and PFDA. We condemn such act and request the public to immediately report such activity to us. 

 

 

 

Commodore EDUARDO B GONGONA, PCG (Ret.) (sgd)                      ATTY. GLEN PANGAPALAN (sgd)

NATIONAL DIRECTOR                                                                                GENERAL MANAGER

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources                                                    Philippine Fisheries Development Authority

 

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PFDA, BFAR muling tatanggap ng importers sa ilalim ng FAO 259

Muling tatanggap ang Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), kasama ang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), ng mga aplikasyon para sa mga qualified importers ng frozen fish at aquatic products sa ilalim ng Department of Agriculture (DA) - Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) No. 259 s. 2018. 

Sa pangunguna ng PFDA, maaari nang magpasa ng mga kinakailangang dokumento ang mga mang-aangkat para sa pre-qualification registration hanggang ika-20 ng Setyembre, 2021. Para sa kaligtasan ng lahat sa gitna ng pandemiya, hinihikayat ng ahensya ang mga kliyente na magpasa ng mga kinakailangan dokumento online. I-scan lamang ang QR code na nasa larawan o magtungo sa link na bit.ly/PFDAFishImportationRegForm 

Ang mga naipasang aplikasyon ay isasailalim sa masusing pagtitiyak ng PFDA. Siguraduhing laging nakaantabay sa kalagayan ng inyong aplikasyon na ipapadala sa pamamagitan ng e-mail, text or tawag sa loob ng tatlong (3) araw. 

Higit sa lahat, tiyakin na wasto at tama ang inyong ipapasang aplikasyon dahil ang anumang uri ng falsification o paglabag sa anumang alituntunin ng PFDA ay magpapawalang-bisa sa inyong aplikasyon na maaaring humantong sa kasong kriminal, sibil, o administratibo.

Tulad ng nabanggit, ang bahaging ito ng PFDA ay pre-qualification lamang. Upang maging ganap na importer sa ilalim ng FAO 259, ang mga kliyente na nagnanais mag-angkat ay maaaring makipag-ugnayan sa BFAR para sa mga susunod pang panuntunan na kinakailangang ipasa. 

Ang FAO 259 ay naglalayong pataasin ang suplay ng isda at iba pang laman-dagat sa pamamagitan ng pag-angkat ng sapat na dami na kinakailangan ng bansa sa tuwing ipinapatupad ang closed at off-fishing seasons o sa tuwing may kalamidad. Bukod pa rito, layunin ng FAO 259 na mabalanse ang suplay at demand sa mga produktong pangisdaan upang magkaroon ng patas na halaga nang hindi naapektuhan ang mga lokal na producers at mangingisda.

Sa patuloy na pakikipaglaban sa pandemiyang dulot ng COVID-19 virus, patuloy din ang laban ng mga ahensya tulad ng PFDA, BFAR, at DA upang masugpo ang problema ng gutom at kakulangan ng suplay ng pagkain sa bansa. Sa pamamagitan ng pagbubukas ng aplikasyon para sa mga qualified fish importers sa ilalim ng FAO 259, binubuksan din ang pintuan tungo sa sapat na suplay ng pagkain para sa lahat. 

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa FAO 259, magtungo lamang sa link na bit.ly/FAO259Guidelines

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