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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 […]

RPMT monitors infra projects in Occidental Mindoro

The Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) composed of NEDA, DBM, DILG and the PMT of Occidental Mindoro conducted field monitoring of on-going DPWH and Occidental Mindoro State Colleges (OMSC) projects in Occidental Mindoro on June 20-22. The following projects were monitored: a) Mindoro Island Circumferential Road (Abra de Ilog – Puerto Galera Section); b) Mindoro West Coastal Road (Widening-Paved); c) Construction of Amnay Flood Control Structures; d) Sablayan Penal Colony Road; e) Road leading to Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park, Calintaan, […]

Marinduque utilizes PCF to fund farm-to-market-roads

The Provincial Government of Marinduque has been a recipient of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) in 2013 and Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in 2015. SGLG is the conferment of a seal to local government units (LGUs) that adheres to performance criteria on any of the following areas: good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection for the basic sector, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and law and order and public […]

Romblon provincial road undergoes rehabilitation

Six months in its implementation, the “Rehabilitation and Improvement of Anahao-Malilico-Balacutan Provincial Road” is now 25% completed. Started in March 11, 2016, its completion is expected within 420 calendar days or until May 4, 2017. With a cost of P109,609,484.68, the 4.589 kilometer road project passes through Barangay Balatucan in Ferrol to the Municipality of Looc. It is designed as an all-weather and climate-proof concrete road project of national standard at 23 cm. (9 inches) thick and 6.2 meters width. […]