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Monthly Archives: September 2016

New rural access improves socio-economic conditions in Oriental Mindoro

The P20,660,781.05 worth farm-to-market road (FMR) from Barangay Bagong Silang to Barangay Macatoc in Victoria is one of the ongoing priority investments of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). With a scale of 2.79 kilometers, the project is currently being implemented by the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Labeled the king of calamansi in the country, Oriental Mindoro has become the focus of investments aimed at developing its industry for its primary commodity. Victoria is the largest producer followed by Calapan […]

DOH 4-B opens first senior citizens’ ward in MIMAROPA

On May 12, 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) 4-B in partnership with the Dr. Damian Reyes Provincial Hospital formally opened the first senior citizens’ ward in the region located at the provincial hospital in Boac, Marinduque to cater for the elderly residents of the province. “It is our duty to take good care of our elderly population and provide them the utmost care they deserve. They must be given priority and ensure that they will be accomodated conveniently,” Director […]

DSWD 4-B launches profile of the poor in MIMAROPA region

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 4-B launched the 2015 Listahanan Database: Regional Profile of the Poor with the theme, “Tuloy ang Pagbabago” in Palawan on June 30. The 2015 Listahanan database reveals that from the 569,316 households assessed and validated regionwide, 207,863 or 35.5 per cent are identified poor compared with the 242,633 or 47.2 per cent poor in 2009 assessment. The magnitude of poor households decreased by 11 per cent. A total of 53,323 poor households […]

DOST 4-B establishes MIMAROPA food innovation center

Philippines is considered to be an agricultural heaven with most of its population depending on rural farming and other livelihood undertakings. With the agricultural sector being one of the pillars of the economy, endeavors on maximizing the use of local commodities or crops and turning them into globally marketable products are of paramount concern. In MIMAROPA, the agricultural land area comprises almost 20 per cent of the region’s total land area, making it as one of the primary producers of […]

Infra project in Occidental Mindoro benefits local farmers

As a part of its infrastructure component, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) funded the 5.31 kilometer farm-to-market road in Barangays Dulangan I and Dulangan II, Baco, Oriental Mindoro worth P55,173,579.09. Baco is one of Oriental Mindoro;s medium sized municipalities and one of its significant producers of calamansi. It is also a source of other agricultural commodities such as rice, banana, citrus, lanzones, rambutan, and mango. However, due to the inadequacy and poor condition of roads, transport costs for the […]