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The PFDA celebrated its 42nd founding anniversary last August 09, 2018, with this year’s theme “Fishtahan sa Pondohan”. The anniversary celebration was held at the Market Hall 1 of the Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) and spearheaded by PFDA General Manger, Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan and PFDA Assistant General Manager Atty. Loralie C. Datahan. The celebration was held two days before the actual foundation date, August 11, which falls on a Saturday.  

 

The festivities were graced by the presence of Hon. Christopher Bong Go, Special Assistant to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, as the keynote speaker, PFDA Clients/Stakeholders, Port Managers of PFDA’s regional fish ports and PFDA employees. In his message SAP Go emphasized that “The President’s Priority Projects (Infrastructure Flagship Projects) includes the PFDA’s upgrading/rehabilitation of Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC)  which was included in the 2019 National Expenditure Program and it will be implemented from 2019 to 2023”.  He also added that “this project will help the PFDA achieve effective and sustainable post-harvest facilities and infrastructure, contributing to enhanced competitiveness in the fisheries sector”.

  

 

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One of the highlights of the anniversary ceremony was the awarding of NFPC ISO 9001:2015 certification. Ms. Laarni T. Narido - Business Development and Client Relations Manager/Systems Auditor of Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars Inc. handed over the ISO certificates to GM Pangapalan and AGM Datahan and witnessed by SAP Bong Go.

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The weeklong celebration included a Thanksgiving Mass, Awarding of Retirement and Service Awards, Opening of Tiangge at the NFPC, and the simultaneous Environmental Consciousness/Awareness Activity at the NFPC and regional fish ports, participated by PFDA officials and employees as well as clients/stakeholders. (TessFRANCISCO) clean up anniv 2

 

 

PFDA joined the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair 2018 held at the Activity Center of Trinoma in Quezon City last July 10 to 12, 2018.

The said activity is a one-stop government exhibit whose objective is to support the programs of the recent Administration, showcases the different government entities including their respective agency profiles, services and facilities as well as their accomplishments in line with the theme - “Pamahalaan at Mamamayan: Kapit-bisig Para sa Pagbabago at Kaunlaran.(Tess Francisco)

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Following the Flag Raising Ceremony on June 04, 2018, Director Fe P. Lacaba, Director II, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Department of Agriculture (DA) Field Office, handed over the Certificate of Registration of the CNA of the Association of Concerned Employees (ACE) of the PFDA known as SALAKAB-PFDA (Sandigan-Lakas ng mga Kawaning Bayan ng PFDA). Accepting the certificate were Atty. Loralie C. Datahan, Assistant General Manager, PFDA and Mr. Allan B. Vasquez, President of SALAKAB-PFDA.

Director Lacaba stressed that CNA Incentives shall be sourced solely from savings generated as a result of cost-cutting measures (austerity) and systems improvement agreed upon by the SALAKAB-PFDA and the management.  (Tess Francisco)

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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority represented by Davao Fish Port Complex joined the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair at the Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City which ran fromApril 17-19, 2018. This is the first time for the PFDA to join the said expo in Davao City. This year's event is themed “Pamahalaan at Mamamayan: Kapit-bisig sa Kaunlaran at Pagbabago”.

The Trade fair aims to inform the masses of the government agencies' and instrumentalities' products, services, targets and accomplishments.

The event was participated by various government agencies including Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Trade Industry (DTI) and Department of Tourism (DOT).

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Meanwhile, the Mr. Daniel C. Guillen, Chairperson and President of Kabisig Mindanao Foundation, Inc. encouraged the public to visit the expo to know more about the services that may be availed and may be used by the people.

 

The PFDA exhibit booth was led by the DFPC Focal Person for Market Promotions Christine Angelique F. Bisquera and was assisted by other DFPC personnel, namely: Mr. Norlito A. Duero, Grace Fernandez, Ms. Lynneth S. Flores, Mr. Barry Jay A. Limbaga and Teresa T. Jaducana.  (Christine Angelique F. Bisquera)

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     The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is a participant of the ongoing International Food Exhibition dubbed as “IFEX Philippines” starting May 25 to 27, 2018 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, with the theme: “The Best of the Seas”.

     IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition and one of the best showcases of the Philippines and Asia’s ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionary products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products as well as natural, organic and healthy food products.

 

     PFDA plays a major role in the development of the fishing industry and provides efficient service in the supply and delivery of high quality of fish and fishery products to consumers in line with this year’s theme. (Henry A. Umil, Jr.)

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“We Make Change Work for Women” is this year’s theme until 2022, highlighting the empowerment of women as active contributors and claimholders of progress. This pursuit of development under the Duterte administration is also anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change, vis-a-vis emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes which can be made possible by empowering and enabling them to engage with other development stakeholders.

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The month long activities include the kick-off for Central Office employees dancing to the tune of “Juana Ikaw na ang Manguna”, ZFPC participating on the Dia De Las Mujeres in partnership with the LGU, CFP joining the DA Family with their Zumba Dance at Legaspi City, GSFPC and DFPC held parades with their respective DA Regional Offices. Purple Day was also observed every Thursday by wearing the advocacy shirts for the celebration. Gender sensitive films were likewise shown at the Central Office in two batches on March 13 & 23 with the movie titles, “Thy Womb” and “The Proposal”. Soft copy of briefer on RA 9262 known as Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children was also sent to the Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) GAD Focal, for reproduction and dissemination and LFPC’s version of the said briefer was then distributed to their clientele. (Au C. Atanacio)

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PFDA-General Santos Fish Port Complex in partnership with the SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing Associations & Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII) launched the PRice EStimate of Unloading or PRES-U last March 22, 2018 at the Market Hall I, GSFPC.  PFDA General Manager Glen Pangapalan with the City Mayor, Hon.  Ronnel C. Rivera formally launched the project with the cutting of the ribbon witnessed by the Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles, SFFAII Executive Director Rosanna Contreras and PM Jose Abarquez.

PRES-U is a price watch initiative by PFDA and SFFAII which aims to promote transparency in the marketplace.  It is a daily price monitoring system captured from the Fish Unloading transactions of Fish Port market clients at Market Trading Halls1 to 3.  The prices will be displayed at TV monitors installed at Markets 1, 2 & 3 showing the species, quality and high/low price.  The system can also be used for the Port’s IEC as it is capable of disseminating video presentations for announcements and advisories among others. 

SFFAII donated the 50-inch TV monitors while GSFPC will set-up and maintain the program for PRES-U.

The launching was attended by other city officials, representatives from BFAR and other government agencies as well as the major stakeholders of GSFPC.  An informal dialogue with GM Glen was held after the launching program. (Fritzie Leviste)

   

 

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