Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. distributed checks to three farmers associations that are beneficiaries of the livelihood component (I REAP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The beneficiaries are: Barangay Matag-ub Sitio Kinambud Farmers Association for their piglet production and marketing enterprise in in Brgy. Matag-ub, Janiuay (P185,640), Inagdangan Norte and Sur Farmers Association for their goat production in Brgy.
Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)
ILOILO – Through its rural enterprise component known as I-REAP, World Bank-assisted Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has accepted to finance the P3.4-million business proposals of four farmers associations here.
Among these approved business ventures involve the goat production for sustainable livelihood (P990,000 ) of Inagdangan Norte and Sur Farmers Association in Zarraga and the swine fattening project (P500,000) of Iloco Farmers Association in San Rafael.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is proposing to fund P667.5 million worth of road concreting projects in the province of Iloilo for 2017 under its Kalsada program. Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, in a letter dated April 21, 2016 to Gov. Arthur Defensor, said the money will be sourced from the proposed P39-billion fund of the scaled-up Kalsada program
“A dream come true.” This was how Mayor Rolito Cajilig of Leon, Iloilo described the concreting of the 10.2 kilometer farm-to-market road from the poblacion up to Brgy. Tacuyong Norte. The road concreting project under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) of the Department of Agriculture and funded by the World Bank was officially launched in a ground breaking ceremony at the project’s starting point on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. reiterated his full support to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to ensure its successful implementation in Iloilo province. Defensor made the commitment during the World Bank Review Mission for the Visayas Cluster held at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Iloilo City on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.