Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), in collaboration with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), launched their isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) partnership project in Bohol province, held at the Central Visayas Multi-Species Nursery Demonstration and Training Center, Calape, Bohol on June 24, 2022.
As part of the PFDA’s iOTG expansion plan in Mindanao, seven CDA-registered coop-beneficiaries have each received one brand-new inverter chest freezer which will be used for the sale of fresh-frozen iOTG products.
The beneficiaries of launching were the Bohol Federation of Agrarian Reform Communities Cooperatives, Buon Province Agriculture Cooperative, Getafe Fisherfolk Marketing Cooperative, Mabini Fisherfolk Marketing Cooperative, Macaban Kakaw-Krayollo and Lubi-Netibo Agriculture Cooperative, Rural Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and Taliban Fisherfolk Marketing Cooperative.
This first batch of freezer distribution is part of the Memorandum of Understanding inked by PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan and CDA Chairperson USec. Joseph B. Encabo in October 2021, marking the delivery of inverter chest freezers to 60 cooperatives of the marginalized sector under the CDA nationwide.
During the launch, the PFDA sold 100 kilograms of fishery products provided by LYRS Davao Corporation to all the event participants.
PFDA Regional & Municipal Project Operations Division Chief Ms. Janet T. Manalo and Mr. Antonino Carlos O. Del Prado of PFDA isDA ON THE GO Business Office (IBO) presented the agency profile and iOTG orientation to cooperatives that attended the launching,
Together with USec. Encabo, several members of the CDA team, including Assistant Secretary Abad L. Santos, Deputy Administrator Ray R. Elevazo, CPDAD Chief Ms. Melissa C. Santos, Regional Director Doreen C. Ancheta, Assistant Regional Director Ms. Cipriana D, Mumar, and other staff and personnel from CDA actively participated in the activity.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region VII Dr. Allan L. Poquita and Provincial Fisheries Officers Mr. Candido T. Samijon and Atty. Abeleon Damalerio were also present.
The chief of staff of Bohol 1st District Representative Congressman Edgar Chatto also graced the event.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Ms. Janet T. Manalo, Mr. Antonino Carlos O. Del Prado of PFDA-OSD, and Cooperative Development Authority Region VII)