PRDP would be implemented over
a six-year period, from 2013 to 2019. It covers the entire country
comprising 80 provinces across 16 Regions. The Office of the
Undersecretary for Operations would have overall management responsibility.
A National Program Advisory Board
(NPAB) would be established, and complemented by Regional Program
Advisory Boards (RPABs) in each of the 16 regions. Implementation
of program components is interlinked and mutually reinforcing.
I-PLAN activities would be implemented by the DA regional
planning units, while IBUILD infrastructure investments
would be managed by the responsible Provincial LGUs (PLGUs) with
technical back-stopping from the responsible Program Support
Offices (PSOs) and Regional Program Coordinating Offices (RPCOs).
I-REAP activities supporting enterprise development by
small scale producers, as well as broader technical and marketing
support services would be managed by the PLGUs with backstopping
by the RPCOs and with support from technical agencies of the
DA and other technical service providers from other government
agencies, the academic institutions and the private sector. The
RPCOs under the leadership of the Regional Technical Director
for Operations in each Regional Field Unit (RFU) would be responsible
for coordinating inputs from DA Technical Agencies and other
public and private sector providers, in supporting the implementation
of the various I-BUILD and I-REAP subprojects of the PLGUs. Overall
support for program implementation will be done under I-SUPPORT
through the four PSOs for Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon and coordinated
at the national level through the National Program Coordinating
Office (NPCO).The PSOs will provide oversight and technical support
to the RPCOs, including
final review of subproject proposals and safeguard requirements.
The EC-DRR with funding support
from the European Union through its Disaster Preparedness- European
Commissions Humanitarian Office (DIPECHO) will be implemented
for 18 months (September 2012 to December 2013) in Albay, Sorsogon
and Catanduanes provinces of Bicol and in Surigao province in
To enhance livelihoods resilience
of small-scale farmers and fisherfolks in disaster-prone areas
through institutionalization of DRR in agriculture
Knowledge, planning tools &
capacities for proactive DRR service delivery in agriculture
improved and institutionalized, including enhanced outreach to
farmers in hazard-prone areas
Department of Agriculture RFU 5
Overall project coordination Monitoring and management,
facilitation of development of regional PoA & climate Information
GPO's for upland, lowland and Fishery, M & E Guidelines
(assist in (POA)
Local DRM plans, PDNA Software improvement & dissemination
(assist in (POA)
Climate Information bulletins
Local Government Units
Assist in the coordination/monitoring at the farm level,
dissemination of information to GPOs and bulletins, data collection
for PDNA, trainings (enhanced DRR planning & development
of local PoA, interpretation and use of climate information bulletins,
use of online PDNA tool)
Agrikultura: Kaagapay ng
Bayang Pinoy Program (AKBAY Program)
(Agriculture: A Partner in Philippine Progress) Program
The AKBay program is a newly
approved program under the Japanese Grant Assistance for the
Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers Program. This
program intends to assist the poorest of the poor sector of the
agriculture and fishery industry in the rural areas of the identified
thirty one (31) poorest provinces in Luzon and Visayas that belong
to the Priority One which includes Camarines Norte, Masbate,
and Mountain province, for Priority Two, the identified provinces
are Abra, Antique, Biliran, Camarines Sur, Kalinga, Marinduque,
Negros Oriental, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan,
Romblon and Samar while Priority Three provinces are Aklan, Albay,
Apayao, Bohol, Capiz, Catanduanes, Eastern Samar, Ifugao, Iloilo,
Leyte, La Union, Negros Occidental, Northern Samar, Southern
Leyte, Quezon and Sorsogon as classified by the National Statistical
The program aims to assist
the local government units address the increasing incidence of
poverty in their respective areas like 1) providing livelihood
opportunities for the targeted poorest provinces; 2) enhancing
employment generation in their localities; 3) providing additional
sources of income; 4) strengthening the capabilities of the marginal
sector; and 5) facilitating marginal groups participation
in the agri and fishery decision making bodies.
The program started in year
2010 and this will be implemented within a period of three (3)
years. This shall be coordinated by the Special Projects Division
(SPD) in collaboration with its partners, the Agricultural and
Fishery Councils, the DA Regional Field Units (DA-RFUs), and
the Local Government Units (LGUs).
In the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing
poverty, and the Philippine Development Plan goal of inclusive
growth and poverty reduction, the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Program
was created under the Executive Order No. 43, s. 2011by various
government entities including the Human Development and Poverty
Reduction Cluster (HDPRC), Good Governance and Anti-Corruption
Cluster (GGAC), Economic Development Cluster, DILG, DBM, DSWD,
and NAPC. The program is in line with the President's "Social
Contract with the Filipino People" calling for transparency,
accountability and participatory governance.
The objective of the program
is to ensure inclusion of funding requirements for the poverty
reduction of focus cities and municipalities. It also aims to
(i) make planning and budgeting processes at the local and national
government units more participatory through the genuine involvement
of grassroots organizations and communities; and (ii) strengthen
the convergence of the delivery of national services in the community.
For 2013, BuB adopts a participatory
or bottom-up approach to planning and budgeting in mobilizing
local governments to support and actively participate in the
national efforts towards the attainment of the goals for development.
609 cities and municipalities
with high poverty incidence serve as pilot beneficiaries of the
program. The selection was based from the criteria: (i) high
magnitude and incidence of poverty (based from 2009 data on Small
Area Estimates of the NSCB); (ii) cities/municipalities with
high economic potentials; and (iii) cities/municipalities that
are highly vulnerable to geo-hazards such as floods and landslides.
Participating NGAs (DAR, DA,
DepEd, DOE, DOE-NEA, DENR, DOH, DILG, DOLE, DSWD, DOT, DTI, and
TESDA), in coordination with target LGUs shall (i) gather vital
information regarding budget for BuB projects; (ii) facilitate
compliance with the requirements; (iii) and provide technical
assistance for project implementation. Under BuB, an LGU is encouraged
and allowed to implement their proposed BuB projects provided
it (i) has technical capability to implement the project; (ii)
is a recipient of SGH for 2011 or 2012 Assessment; (iii) completed
assessment of its Public Financial Management (PFM) System; (iv)
has no unliquidated cash advances from participating agencies;
and (iv) submitted necessary documents. Participating agencies
shall ensure that proper monitoring and evaluation on BuB proposed
projects is strictly observed; specifically, financial disclosure
is subject to existing rules and regulations.
The Balik Probinsya Program
(BPP) is under the National Convergence Initiative and is being
implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
in cooperation with the following agencies: Department of Agriculture,
Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agrarian Reform,
Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Interior
and Local Government, Department of Public Works and Highways,
and the National Housing Authority.
It has a two pronged approach,
one is social recovery and the other is the supplementation of
the National Greening Program (NGP). First it will transform
more than a thousand hectares into agricultural-silvicultural
farming while empowering the recipient community with adequate
financial and infrastructural supportvis-à-vis the establishment
and maintenance of the project area by the 500 household beneficiaries
adopting the concept of NGP.
The project targets to enroll
500 Albayano slum-dweller families in the same aiming to develop
and manage an area covering 1,115 hectares (has) of denuded forestland
in Brgy. Tapel and Nagas in Oas.
The program is a means of relocating
some Albayanos from slum areas in Metro Manila and also some
forest occupants within the identified site. The project site
will be divided into five clusters with 200 has per cluster and
each cluster will be managed by 100 families according to a report
from Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Imelda
Baltazar of Albay.
PAMANA (PAyapa at MAsaganang
PamayaNAn) is the national
government's program and framework for peace and development.
It is implemented in areas affected by conflict and communities
covered by existing peace agreements.
A complementary track to peace negotiations, the Program's main
strategy is to bring back government to PAMANA areas, ensuring
that the communities benefit from improved delivery of basic
social services and are served by responsive, transparent and
accountable government units.
For the period of 2011-2016, PAMANA will be implemented in 48
provinces where each area will receive development programs according
to the specific needs of the people residing in that region.
The PAMANA framework is anchored on three complementary strategic
pillars that define core interventions to achieve lasting peace.
Pillar I: Laying the foundation for peace through policy reform
and legislative action.
Development interventions shall also be pushed in housing, ancestral
domain, banking, and in other areas (e.g. IDP shelter assistance,
mining/timber licensing agreements in IP areas)
Pillar II: Facilitating delivery of basic services at the
community level through community driven development and community
This aspect shapes families and communities by concentrating
on health, education and livelihood programs (e.g. community
driven development [CDD) programs, such as Kalahi CIDSS, DAR-ARC).
Pillar III: Addressing sub-regional challenges, including
constraints to regional economic development and economic integration
of developing areas with the more progressive areas, and inter-regional
This includes investing on agri-industrial enterprises, coastal
development initiatives, and infrastructure (e.g. road networks,
electrification, post harvest facilities, farm-to-market roads).
1. IMPROVE GOVERNANCE - through partnerships with national
and local institutions, building capacities for governance, and
enhancement of transparency and accountability mechanisms.
2. REDUCE POVERTY - and vulnerability in conflict -affected
areas through sustainable rural development, community infrastructure
and focused delivery of social services.
3. EMPOWER COMMUNITIES - and strengthen their capacity
to address issues of conflict and peace through activities that
promote social cohesion.
PAMANA coverage in the Bicol-Quezon-Mindoro includes the provinces of Sorsogon,
Masbate, Camarines Norte, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro
Capacities for Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness
in Selected Provinces of the Philippines (Bicol Region)
The Bicol Peninsula can be found in the south-eastern tip of
Luzon. The Region's history of participation in progressive and
militant struggles, geographical terrain, poverty and share of
social injustices has made it a fertile ground for armed conflict
to continue and flourish. The lack of economic and employment
opportunities aggravated by cases of corruption, non-transparency,
lack of sense of accountability and fraudulent elections marred
by massive vote buying heightens the level of frustration and
sense of helplessness of some community members that they opt
to align with non-state armed groups instead.
Contiguous to the Bicol Region is the Province of Quezon which
shares similar landscape of social injustice and inequity issues
and history of conflict. Despite the significant decline of conflict
in the area and improved human development index, a number of
municipalities in Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon remains to be surrounded
by conflict given its proximity to similarly conflict-affected
areas of Bicol Region and remaining land-related issues.
This PAMANA Bicol-Quezon corridor further extends westward to
include the Mindoro Island, covering Mindoro Oriental and Mindoro
Occidental. The impending displacement of Indigenous People (IP)
communities arising from mining and other resource extraction
activities, ancestral domain issues and human rights violations
(HRVs) are among the major issues that expose communities to
vulnerabilities and threats to human and ecological security
due to the prolonged armed conflict in the area. (www.pamana.net)
This is a joint project
of the DA RFU 5 and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Technical
Cooperation Programmes TCP/PHI/3203 with funding assistance from
FAO amounting to US $ 469,000. It started last May, 2009 covering
the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon. >>>MORE
for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (InfRES) Project
Infrastructure for Rural
Productivity Enhancement Sector (InfRES) Project is a foreign-assisted project. It
enhances rural productivity and profitability by improving rural
infrastructure and building the stakeholders' capability in project
development, implementation, and operation and maintenance. As
of December 2009, thirty-five (35) sub-projects were implemented
by 14 local government units (LGUs) in the region with a total
project cost of P814.735 million >>>MORE
the Agro-Industrial Sector in Bicol and Caraga (SAIS-BC)
It is a grant assistance
from the Spanish Government through the Agencia Española
de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID). It aims
to facilitate technology adoption, resource utilization and to
add value to existing economic activities of the agri stakeholders
in the rural areas. The project components include the establishment
and provision of processing facilities; institutional development
and capability building; marketing assistance; and project management
and monitoring. >>>MORE
The Department of Agriculture
will soon resume providing credit assistance to organized groups
of farmers, fisherfolk, and agri-fishery entrepreneurs through
the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF).
This was announced by Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during the
nationwide broadcast of the "Pilipinas Natin" television
program aired on July 13, 2011, at the National Broadcasting
Network (NBN 4).
He said the DA recently completed the draft of the new ACEF implementing
guidelines. One of the main highlights is that final loan approvals
will no longer be the exclusive authority of the DA Secretary,
but will now include the concurrence of the chairpersons of the
committee on agriculture and food at the Senate of the Philippines
and the House of Representatives.
At the Senate, the committee is chaired by Senator Francis Pangilinan;
at the House, it is headed by Congressman Mark Llandro Mendoza.
The ACEF-created in 1996 under Republic Act No. 8178-is a pool
of funds consisting mainly of the duties or taxes collected from
the imports various of agricultural and fishery products, except
rice, covered under the minimum access volume (MAV) mechanism.
The fund is aimed at financially supporting farmers, fisherfolk,
and agri-fishery entrepreneurs to enhance their productivity
and competitiveness at local and export markets.
Upon his assumption in July 2010, Sec. Alcala suspended the processing
and approval of ACEF loans, pending review of its policies and
guidelines after allegations of misuse surfaced.
"An Act Replacing
Quantitative Restrictions on Agricultural Products, Except Rice,
with Tariffs, Creating the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement
Fund, and for other Purposes." A special Fund created by
RA 8178 out of the proceeds of the in-quota MAV importations.
Intended to support projects to make the agricultural sector
globally competitive, viable, efficient, and sustainable. >>>MORE
Amended Revised Implementation
Guidelines On The Utilization Of The Agricultural Competitiveness
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