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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) welcomed the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, as part of the OLTAMA Development Alliance Cross-Visit to General Santos City, held on August 27, 2021. 

The MinDA is Mindanao’s lead agency in coordinating and integrating development efforts that bring about accelerated socio-economic development of the region with active and extensive participation of all sectors. 

The purpose of the visit is to conduct proper benchmarking activities to enhance and strengthen the capacity of the OLTAMA Development Alliance as part of resource inventory and policy development in aid of facilitation of programs and projects, particularly in agriculture and fishery products. 

Aside from Secretary Piñol, the visiting team included mayors, vice mayors, and other officials of OLTAMA (Olutanga, Talusan and Mabuhay) in Zamboaga Sibugay led by Vice Governor Rey Olegario. 

Staff and personnel from the PFDA-GSPFC Office of the Port Manager and Market Operations Division were part of the welcoming committee for the esteemed guests.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from Fritzie V. Leviste – PFDA – GSFPC)

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In a bid to boost herd immunity in the city, fish port workers, laborers, and plant and cannery workers of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) have received the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccination through the joint effort between the port management and the local government unit (LGU) of General Santos City, held at the Fish Port Complex Bakuna Center in Market Hall 1. 

As of September 1, a total of 3,776 workers from PFDA-GSFPC who have availed the first dose of vaccine in the previous vaccine rollout received complete vaccination through the assistance of the City Health Office and the Barangay Tambler - Rural Health Unit. The vaccination drive aims to provide full vaccination to 6,000 port workers. 

This activity to vaccinate one of the largest food sources in Mindanao was also under close collaboration with the Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII), Sargen Fish Port Tuna Handline Association, Inc. (SFPTHAI), and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Paris U.Y. Ayon – PFDA – GSFPC)

 

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Arriba, ZFPC! PFDA-ZFPC records its highest fish unloading volume so far this 2021

Despite the reimplementation and extension of GCQ in the city, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) has recorded its highest fish unloading volume for the year 2021 this month of August. 

According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), PFDA-ZFPC delivered 933.07 metric tons (MT) of fish, equivalent to a 12.77% increase compared to the unloaded fish from the previous month. 

Aside from being the highest volume of the year, this month’s log is also the port’s highest unloading record since February 2019.

Based on the data, big-eyed scad, popularly known as matambaka, significantly outranked all the other fish species in terms of volume. 

PFDA-ZFPC stands as one of the sturdiest economic pillars in Mindanao despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the fish port will continue to work round-the-clock to maintain a high volume of quality and affordable fish supply to all its clients and stakeholders  in the months to come. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division, photo from PFDA-ZFPC)

 

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PFDA Weekly Briefer for the August 16 to 22, 2021 unloading period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) surpassed their total weekly fish unloading record for two straight weeks and managed to reclaim its regular 10K volume mark during the August 16 to 22, 2021 period. 

Based on a two-week comparative report accumulated by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs delivered 10,910.39 metric tons (MT) of fish to all clients and stakeholders which is equivalent to a 28.60 percent increase. This noteworthy record was achieved despite stringent quarantine protocols and scattered cloudbursts due to southwest monsoon across the country. 

According to the report, PFDA – General Santos Fish Port (PFDA-GSFPC) contributed to more than half of this week’s volume. Maintaining a positive streak, PFDA-GSFPC unloaded a total of 6,233.06 MT of fish (66.35% increase). 

In addition, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex almost quadrupled its weekly fish unloading volume after recording 570.87 MT, or equal to a whopping 265.54% increase. 

On the other hand, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex experienced a slight dip during this period. Nevertheless, the fish port managed to unload 3,043.42 MT of fish amidst the ongoing Modified ECQ and moderate to heavy afternoon rains.  

Meanwhile, PFDA – Sual Fish Port resumed operations and delivered a significant volume of 118.89 MT. 

(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) 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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