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PFDA Weekly Briefer for June 21 to 27, 2021 period

Due to intermittent rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “Hanging Habagat”, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) have experienced a decrease in the weekly fish unloading volume from June 21 – 27, 2021 unloading period.

According to a comparative weekly report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs registered 8,863.38 metric tons (MT) of fish supply, a drop of 24.11% compared to last week’s volume. Based on the report, this decline is due to sporadic rains across large parts of the country which may have affected several port activities. 

Despite the slide, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (BFPC) and PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) managed to surpass last week’s volume by registering 1,543.25 MT (5.19% increase) and 35.56 MT (327.40% increase), respectively. 

In addition, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) also recorded an increase in its weekly unloading volume equal to 16.99% or 96.31 MT. 

Numbers for PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) also plunged this week, but they still delivered two of the highest volume of unloaded fish for their clients and stakeholders. These ports registered 3,829.50 MT and 2,673.03 MT of fish, respectively. 

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

 

 

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NFA Chief visits PFDA-ZFPC. National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator and Vice-Chairperson of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Atty. Judy Carol L. Dansal met with PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) Port Manager Mr. Ignacio M. Yao to discuss the port’s upcoming rehabilitation and improvement, held on June 22, 2021. 


National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator and Vice-Chairperson of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority Board of Directors (PFDA) Atty. Judy Carol L. Dansal met with PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) Port Manager Mr. Ignacio M. Yao to discuss the port’s upcoming rehabilitation and improvement, held on June 22, 2021. 

Under the national government’s Build, Build, Build Program, the development of PFDA-ZFPC is one of the various flagship projects of the agency in the pipeline for 2021. 

According to PFDA Technical Services Department (TSD), the detailed engineering design for PFDA-ZFPC has already been completed under Consultancy Service and the procurement for the construction of this project is already ongoing. As soon as the pre-development requirements are completed, port clients and stakeholders will soon make the best of a refurbished PFDA-ZFPC in at least 36 months. 

During the tour, Atty. Dansal and PM Yao also visited the newly constructed Market Hall and inspected the Cold Storage facility located in the Port Maintenance & Refrigeration Division (PMRD).

NFA Assistant Administrator for Operations Engr. Lemuel Pagayunan, Special Assistant to the Administrator Atty. Angelica Krystle L. Dansal, Executive Assistant Atty. Inna Therese F. Gutierrez and other NFA Region IX staff and personnel were also part of the visiting team. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Mary Felice M. Cirilo – PFDA - ZFPC)

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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) met with Philippine National Oil Company Renewables Corporation (PNOC RC) to discuss potential renewable energy development and other energy efficiency projects on June 2, 2021 via teleconference. 

PNOC RC is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) which aims to be the government’s arm in promoting, developing, and implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in the country. 

During the meeting, PNOC RC discussed the steps and needed requirements to be taken and provided by PFDA and its Regional Fish Ports (RFP) for the possible project implementation which includes preparation of memorandum of understanding between the two agencies, scouting of target location sites of the project, identification of other energy conservation opportunities for the PFDA RFPs, and the like. 

In addition, PNOC RC presented their contribution for the potential partnership with PFDA including a detailed study of the project, important paperwork for the project repair, securing permits and licenses, and preparing of service contract with the Department of Energy, among others. 

PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan expressed his excitement about this possible partnership with PNOC RC. He said that they have noticed several cold storages owned by port clients that already installed solar energy panels to power their operations. 

“We are very interested about this renewable energy projects with PNOC RC. We are happy na nag-initiate kayo (PNOC RC) na makapag-usap tayo about potential projects like these. This is a good way to fast-track looming partnerships between GOCCs,” GM Pangapalan said.

On June 17, PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan has given PNOC RC the green light coordinate with PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) to conduct an initial site survey for the project. 

Together with the GM, Acting Assistant General Manager Ms. Iris R. de Vera, Technical Services Department (TSD) Manager, Engr. Danilo A. Axalan and Engr. Tito Rodriguez from TSD, and Legal Division Officer-In-Charge Atty. Jose R. Ruiz III took part in the discussion for PFDA. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

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PFDA Weekly Briefer for the June 14 to 20, 2021 period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) unloaded a significant volume of 11,679.75 metric tons (MT) of fish for all their clients and stakeholders amid a slight drop in their aggregate weekly fish unloading during the June 14 to 20, 2021 period. 

As shown in a two-week comparative report collected by the Operations Services Department (OSD), despite suffering a minor decline of 3.09 percent, PFDA – General Santos Fish Port (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) are back on track in delivering more fishery products for their consumers following weeks of fluctuating unloading records due to the dangers posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the southern islands of the country. 

According to the report, both PFDA-GSFPC and PFDA-DFPC were the top-performing ports with the highest increase in volume compared to last week’s fish unloading with 4,938.94 MT (10.70%) and 82.32 MT (59.33%), respectively. 

On the other hand, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) suffered a bit of a blow in its positive unloading streak but still managed to deliver 3,977.57 MT of fishery products for its consumers. 

Meanwhile, PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) and PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) delivered 241.98 MT and 367.90 MT of fish, respectively, after losing their two-week increasing record. 

In addition, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) is a bit on the rocks this week as well, with a 9.06% decline. Nevertheless, the port was able to unload 1,467.06 MT of much-needed fish. 

PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) is only 0.43% shy to regain increasing trend but still recorded a significant volume of 595.67 MT. 

Moreover, PFDA – Sual Fish Port returned to fishing this week and delivered 8.32 MT of fish. 

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

 

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Bigger and Better PFDA Sual Fish Port. PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan goes around PFDA-SFP premises with Usec. for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero and Sual Mayor Hon. Liseldo Calugay

As one of the agency’s ongoing flagship projects, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) visited the site where an improved and developed PFDA-Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) is soon to rise under the national government’s “Build, Build, Build” program on June 22, 2021.

Led by PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, the PFDA visiting was joined by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero as they go around the only Regional Fish Port (RFP) in Northern Luzon.

According to PFDA Technical Services Department (TSD), the rehabilitation of PFDA-SFP is expected to go under the procurement process this month. Once this process is done and construction goes on full swing, clients and stakeholders can soon unload and avail various fishery and non-fishery products in the next few years. 

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Along with GM Pangapalan, Acting Assistant General Manager Ms. Iris De Vera, Engrs. Eduardo Manalo and Tito Rodriguez of TSD, Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Jose Ruiz III and Public Information Division OIC Mr. Mc Christian Julius Macaranas II were also part of PFDA’s visiting team.

Sual Mayor Hon. Liseldo Calugay and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region I OIC Dr. Rosario Segundina Gaerlan also toured the site. 

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Also present in PFDA-SFP are Association of Fresh Fish Traders of the Philippines President Roderic C. Santos and film actor Robin Padilla

Port clients including Association of Fresh Fish Traders of the Philippines President Roderic C. Santos and representatives from Unicrest Philippines, Inc. were also present during the ocular inspection. 

In addition, film actor Robin Padilla covered the activity as part of his West Philippine Sea series featuring local fisherfolk from Infanta, Pangasinan.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

 

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PFDA stays true to its mandate to promote the country's fisheries sector by discussing future collaboration with Batangas

In the pursuit of boosting economic activities in the province, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), headed by General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, met with the Batangas Provincial Government to discuss possible collaboration on the establishment of an Agri-Industrial Business Corridors (ABCs) project, June 18, 2021.

The development of ABCs is one of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Dr. William Dar’s reformed 18 Key Strategies dubbed as “One DA” holistic approach strategies towards a modern and industrialized agriculture and fisheries sector. 

Dubbed as the Batangas Access Zone Project, the PFDA team and Batangas LGU visited and went around the target development site, particularly in Brgy. San Pascual, Batangas City,  where a fish port complex may be potentially established based on the project overview.

Once the project is realized, this improvement plan can help accommodate more vessels to dock in the Batangas International Port and may help surpass Port Manila’s cargo handling statistics. In addition, this project is set to provide more business prospects for investors and create more job opportunities brought about by the development in the area.

Along with GM Pangapalan, Acting Assistant General Manager Ms. Iris De Vera, Corporate Planning and MIS Department OIC Ms. Gina Reyes, Construction Management Division - Technical Services Department Chief Engr. Eduardo Manalo, Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Jose Ruiz III and Public Information Division OIC Mr. Mc Christian Julius Macaranas II were also part of PFDA’s visiting team.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

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PFDA-NFPC supports women frontline workers amid COVID-19

In a bid to empower women working as economic frontline workers, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) participated in a Gender and Development (GAD) stakeholders’ consultation on strengthening economic support to rural women during the COVID-19 pandemic spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) via teleconference on June 18, 2021. 

As part of the GAD agenda, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) presented their ongoing lending programs and livelihood interventions for economic frontline workers during the pandemic. 

In addition, several challenges encountered by women working in the fishing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed in the forum, while some recommendations were put forward to combat these constraints. 

Moreover, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), together with other key implementing agencies in coordination with local government units (LGU), presented how they are continuously working to help improve the condition of women fisherfolks through the implementation of various projects and activities in support of the government's National Fisheries Development Program.

Ms. Cerespink Aguila of PFDA-NFPC Technical Working Group for GAD and Ms. Araceli Andaya-Representative of NFPC Eco Friendly Women took part in the online discussion. Various women’s fisherfolk associations also attended the meeting.   

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Kristine Joy S. Tuazon – PFDA - NFPC)

 

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