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)
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) celebrated its 45th Milestone Anniversary with the theme “#FortifiedAt45: Pinalakas na sektor ng pangisdaan, Susi sa pambansang kaunlaran sa gitna ng pandemya” held at PFDA Central Office Conference Room on August 11, 2021.
Due to the re-implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region, participants all over the country have attended the live program at the comfort of their own homes and offices via teleconference.
During the program, Technical Services Department Manager Engr. Danilo Axalan presented the latest updates on the agency’s construction and rehabilitation of various port facilities in all municipal and Regional Fish Ports.
PFDA’s isDA ON THE GO (IOTG) project was also highlighted during the program. Through a video blog presentation, PFDA showcased various fresh frozen fish products available in all IOTG stores nationwide at very affordable prices.
Moreover, the agency gave special recognition to its Service Loyalty Awardees who rendered their service to PFDA for a remarkable amount of time.
The agency also promoted its PFDA Review quarterly publication that is available for download at the agency’s official website at pfda.gov.ph.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, and Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) Chairman Samuel G. Dagpin, Jr. graced the event through video messages and sent their warmest greetings and support as the agency marks its 45th year.
In addition, members of the PFDA Board of Directors led by Department of Agriculture Secretary Dr. William D. Dar and PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan sent their well wishes to the PFDA community.
Ms. Camille An Moog of PFDA Central Office - Operations Services Department and Ms. Joy Tuazon of Navotas Fish Port Complex – Administrative Services Division hosted this year's virtual program.
To watch the recorded live program of PFDA 45th Milestone Anniversary Celebration and to be part of the month-long anniversary activities, make sure to visit PFDA’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/officialpfda and official Youtube Channel at tinyurl.com/PFDAYoutubeChannel.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division, with photos from PFDA-GSFPC and PFDA-ZFPC)
PFDA Weekly Briefer for the July 26 to August 1, 2021 Period and isDA ON THE GO volume of fish sold as of August 4, 2021
Following days of downpour across the country due to intensified southwest monsoon, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) have slightly recovered from last week’s slump in unloading volume after recording 6,092.41 metric tons (MT) of fish, or equivalent to a 0.59 percent increase, during the July 26 to August 1, 2021 period.
Based on a two-week comparative report collected by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) were the top-performing ports for the week.
According to the report, PFDA-GSFPC delivered 3,432.10 MT of fish to all its consumers. This record equates to more than half of this week’s unloading and a 50.21% increase compared to its volume tally from the previous week.
On the other hand, PFDA-ZFPC has more reasons to be proud of after registering 183.37 MT of fish or equal to a 57.56% increase.
Meanwhile, PFDA’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continues to deliver fresh-frozen and affordable fishery products to its consumers.
As of July 31, the IOTG project has already sold a total of 123,030.87 kilograms of fish and fishery products and has served more than 436,899 families since the start of the pandemic last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)
PFDA PUBLIC ADVISORY 07-2021: Illegal Impersonation of a PFDA Official
The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority warns the public against individuals/groups who illegally use the name of the agency and impersonate any PFDA official for unknown, unscrupulous agenda.
It has come to the agency’s attention that there are anonymous individual/s or group/s who are pretending to be a PFDA official and directly contacting Regional Fish Port managers in Bulan, Iloilo, and Davao sending sudden notice of arrival, arranging unscheduled meetings, and shouting expletive words over the phone.
There is no clear motive for the impersonation, but the PFDA does not tolerate any form of false representation of the agency’s name and its officials. Therefore, the agency warns all regional operating units and the public of possible fraudulent and nefarious undertakings of these illegal impersonators.
Let us all be vigilant and cautious so we can achieve a safer and stronger work environment.
|PFDA-GSFPC inoculates port workers in partnership with General Santos LGU. A total of 2,500 fish port workers, laborers, and plant and cannery workers from PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) received their COVID-19 vaccine.|
Under the combined efforts of Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and the local government unit of General Santos City, a total of 2,500 fish port workers, laborers, and plant and cannery workers from PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) received their COVID-19 vaccine, held at the Fish Port Complex Bakuna Center in Market Hall 1 on July 24 and 26-28, 2021.
This COVID-19 vaccination program aims to have PFDA-GSFPC employees protected against the spread of the virus. The agency and GenSan-LGU wanted to ensure the safety and security of everyone working inside the port, especially those economic frontliners who are consistently working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, PFDA-GSFPC is considered to be one of the sturdiest economic pillars not only in the city but in the entire region.
General Santos City Health Officer Dr. Rochelle Gajete-Oco expressed her appreciation for the all-out support of PFDA-GSFPC management in this endeavor. Moreover, she thanked the warm acceptance of the fish port staff and personnel for their willingness to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
“We are equally grateful for the effort in making our Resbakuna Express jab a success. We will regroup and build a stronger team,” Dr. Oco said.
Through generous contributions of SARGEN Fish Port Tuna Handline Fishing Association Inc. and Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII), who both allocated COVID-19 vaccines for the fish port workers, PFDA-GSFPC is looking forward to having more vaccine doses for essential workers under the A2, A3, and A4 priority group and a possible extension of the vaccination rollout.
The 2,500 vaccines were part of the 15,000 doses directly delivered to the city, as committed by the National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez Jr.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Paris U.Y. Ayon – PFDA – GSFPC)
PFDA-Sual Fish Port registers increase in unloading volume amid enhanced monsoon rains
Despite strong winds and relentless downpour caused by Typhoon Fabian and enhanced southwest monsoon, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) registered a 64.31 percent increase during July 19 - 25, 2021 unloading period.
According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), PFDA-SFP showed a significant increase totaling 79.13 metric tons (MT) in its weekly fish unloading volume despite extreme challenges brought by Fabian and enhanced Hanging Habagat.
Based on the collected data, the volume of unloaded fish in all Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) were knocked back as severe weather conditions hit the country, but PFDA-SFP remained steadfast and delivered a significant increase in volume of fish to supply all its consumers.
Records showed that skipjack tuna or gulyasan took the position as the number one fish species with the highest availability of supply at 34.3 MT, followed by galunggong (29.4 MT) and yellowfin tuna (12.075 MT).
As the typhoon continues to move further away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), scattered rains are still expected due to intensified Habagat. Nevertheless, PFDA-SFP will double its effort to maintain, or even surpass, its high unloading volume and deliver quality and affordable fish to its clients and stakeholders.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)
Weekly Briefer for the July 19 to 25, 2021 period and volume of fish sold at isDA ON THE GO as of July 28, 2021
Due to intense persistent downpour caused by Typhoon Fabian, fish unloading volume in Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) went down by half compared from previous week’s record but still managed to significantly unload 6,056.45 metric tons (MT) during the July 19 to 25, 2021 unloading period.
According to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), this week’s decline was due to Fabian which enhanced southwest monsoon rains or Hanging Habagat affecting various port and market operations in all RFPs.
However, PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) maintained an increasing record after registering a 64.31% increase, or equivalent to 79.13 MT of fish.
On a brighter note, the agency’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continuously provides quality and affordable fresh-frozen fishery products in Metro Manila and various areas in Luzon despite the sudden shift in fish unloading volume.
Based on the report, the iOTG project has already sold a total of 122,529.17 kilograms of affordable fishery products and has served more than 435,118 families since the start of the pandemic last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)