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02 September 2018 : FPA joins the 118th Anniversary of the Civil Service Commission
Employees of FPA actively took part in the Civil Service Commission’s Responsive, Accessible, Courteous, and Effective (R.A.C.E) to Serve Fun Run in celebration of their 118th Anniversary. They joined the other civil servants in the 3K, 5K, and 10K run held at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila. The objective of the Fun Run is to promote a healthy lifestyle and serve as an avenue to foster camaraderie among fellow public servants.
06 September 2018 : Campaigning for Safe and Judicious use of Pesticide
Held at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City, the FPA Region XI Team led by OIC Marrisa G. Napalit, actively participated in the Agro-Medical Training initiated by Syngenta Corporation. This was an opportunity for FPA to remind the stakeholders on the safe and judicious use of pesticides. Some of the topics were the proper handling of pesticides, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) of workers, and f1rst aid procedures.
06 September 2018 : Fulfilling the FPA mandate in the field
Mr. Noel V. Negre, FPA's Provincial Officer of Bohol, inspected several handlers in said province as part of the monitoring and enforcement activities of the FPA. Likewise, he also put in display the FPA Paalala tarpaulin to the inspected dealers' store to inform the farmer /buyer of the importance of registered pesticide products.
10 September 2018 : Updating the stakeholders on FPA policies
Deputy Executive Director for Pesticide Eric C. Divinagracia spoke during a stakeholders meeting attended by foliar fertilizer manufacturers (local), fertilizer importers and fertilizer and pesticide area distributors in the province of Cebu. Regional Officer Mr. Arnulfo L. Arausa of FPA Region VII updated the participants of the existing FPA policies and regulations. The event was organized by the officers of the Central Visayas Association of Agri Inputs Manufacturers and Distributors.
11 September 2018 : Campaigning towards safe and judicious use of pesticide
As part of its mandate to educate the stakeholders on the proper use of pesticide, a training seminar has been organized by Region XI, led by Jinny Ale and Rustom Gain Tanduyan, provincial officers of Davao City and Davao Oriental respectively. This activity has been held jointly with Municipal Agriculture's Office (MAO) of Tori I District, Davao City. Among the topics discussed were the proper use and storage of pesticide, timing of pesticide application based on its PHI requirement, pesticide shelf life, and first-aid practices on pesticide poisoning.
11 September 2018 : Ensuring stakeholders’ compliance with the law
FPA Executive Wilfredo C. Roldan joined the FPA CARAGA Team in monitoring and inspecting various warehouses and F/P dealers in Butuan City to check their compliance with the standards set forth under PD 1144. He was accompanied by the Regional Officer in the region, Mr. Danilo S. Negre.
11 September 2018 : Enhancing farmers’ knowledge on proper use of fertilizer and pesticide
Around 40 officers and representatives of different Irrigators Associations participated in the training organized by FPA entitled, "Good Agricultural Practices for Rice Commodity" held in Buclad, Asuncion, Davao del Norte. The training aims to continuously educate the agricultural sector on the safe use and proper handling of crop protection products. Leading the discussion was Ms. Mariz Napalit, OIC of FPA Region XI.
11-12 September 2018 : Drafting of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Standards in the Banana Industry
The FPA Regional Office XI headed by OIC Mariz Napalit and Cheery B. Agrade, provincial officer of Compostela Valley took part in the drafting of OHS Standards in the Banana Industry organized by the Department of Labor OSH Region XI. The two-day activity was participated in by Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Practitioners (Corporate Doctors and Nurses), Technical Safety Officers (Labor Inspectors), Occupational Safety and Emergency Preparedness Team (Safety Officers), Training and Accreditation (Human Resource Officers/Managers) and Representatives from Labor Sectors of Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA). The activity was successful in coming up with a draft OSH Rules specific for Banana Sector aimed at protecting the workers from health hazards in their workplaces.
12 September 2018 : Emphasizing the importance of being an Accredited Safety Dispenser
Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan highlighted the significance of being an Accredited Safety Dispenser during a stakeholders conference held at Siargao Island. He also emphasized the purpose of MC 11 and 12 series of 2017 regarding the proper disposal of empty pesticide containers.
13 September 2018 : Fulfilling the mandates in the field
Ms. Cheery B. Agrade, FPA Provincial Off1cer of Compostela Valley gave a lecture on Good Agricultural Practices specifically Pesticide Management for Cavendish Banana. Held at Laak, Compostela Valley, the activity was participated in by agricultural extension workers, packing plant crew and chemical handlers. This would not be possible without the help of Laak Municipal Agriculturist Mr. Greg Delator and Dr. Anter of the Provincial Agriculturist office.
13 September 2018 : Campaigning for safe and judicious use of fertilizer and pesticide
Regional Officer Leticia R. Hernandez of FPA Region IV and her core team of provincial off1cers organized a training seminar on Safe and Judicious Use of Fertilizer and Pesticides Products held at Bolbok, Batangas City. The said training was attended by 70 mango contractors, growers, spraymen and vegetable raisers.
18 September 2018 : Fulfilling the mandates in the field
Regional Officer Alita C. Bornea of FPA Region XII led the inspection of a banana plantation as part of its mandate to make sure that pesticide application is proper and the waters around said plantation is not contaminated with pesticide. A spill drill was also conducted in the presence of FPA to measure the alertness of concerned workers in case of emergency specially when there are chemical spills.
18 September 2018 : Campaigning for safe and judicious use of pesticide
As part of its mandate to improve the knowledge of stakeholders in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Provincial Off1cer Cherubin Alonzo gave a lecture on the proper use and disposal of pesticide. He emphasized Memo Circular No. 12 encouraging farmers to bring empty pesticide containers to different Agri Supply stores for proper disposal. This info campaign activity was attended by BAFC/MAFC members & RAFC, RIC/lA and local farmer leaders of Brgy. Tinumigues of the Municipality of Lambayong.
22 September 2018 : Inducting of the newly-elected officers of Agusan Norte Agricultural and Agrivet Dealers Association (ANAADA)
In a stakeholders meeting held in Butuan City, ED Wilfredo C. Roldan inducted the newly-elected off1cers of Agusan Norte Agricultural and Agrivet Dealers Association (ANAADA). Furthermore, he also discussed the FPA's mandate and activities during the conference.
26-27 September 2018 : Ensuring compliance with the law through monitoring and inspection
FPA RO-XI Davao Team headed by its OIC Ms. Marrisa G. Napalit conducted the f1rst Clean-up Drive Operation in Brgy. Little Baguio and Lagumit of the Municipality of Malita, which is considered remote and isolated in the province of Davao Occidentai.The inspection resulted in issuance of SUMS and the confiscation of unregistered pesticide products. Dealers were also requested to attend the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training in order to be compliant with the PO 1144.
29 September 2018 : Campaigning for safe and judicious use of fertilizer and pesticide
The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority- Regional Field Unit IX in collaboration with the Municipal Agriculturist office of Balinguan, Zamboanga del Norte spearheaded by Peter A. Montina, organized a Farmer's Orientation/ Seminar on Safe and Effective Use Fertilizer and Pesticide. This is part of FPA's mandate to ensure the proper handling and disposal of fertilizer and pesticide products. FPA Region IX is ably headed by Regional Off1ce, Alex Paalisbo.
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