• FEBRUARY 01, 2017
    FEBRUARY 01, 2017

    Fortifying collaborations and immersing in the field

    The FPA Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan and Atty. Francis Romulo Badilla, Jr., FPA Legal Officer, visited the FPA Regional Office 3 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Mr. Antonio G. Cruz, Jr. in San Fernando City, Pampanga. Upon meeting the FPA field staff, Dir. Roldan encouraged them to work efficiently as they perform the monitoring and enforcement mandates of the FPA in the field-level. Afterwards, Dir. Roldan had a courtesy call with Bataan Provincial Agriculturist Ms. Imelda Nieto and extended his appreciation of the continuous support and collaboration with the FPA in Region 3.

  • FEBRUARY 01, 2017
    FEBRUARY 01, 2017

    Fortifying collaborations and immersing in the field

    The FPA Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan and Atty. Francis Romulo Badilla, Jr., FPA Legal Officer, visited the FPA Regional Office 3 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Mr. Antonio G. Cruz, Jr. in San Fernando City, Pampanga. Upon meeting the FPA field staff, Dir. Roldan encouraged them to work efficiently as they perform the monitoring and enforcement mandates of the FPA in the field-level. Afterwards, Dir. Roldan had a courtesy call with Bataan Provincial Agriculturist Ms. Imelda Nieto and extended his appreciation of the continuous support and collaboration with the FPA in Region 3.

  • FEBRUARY 02, 2017
    FEBRUARY 02, 2017

    Enforcing the law and fulfilling the mandates in the field

    As part of the regular monitoring and enforcement activities of the FPA in the field, the FPA-Regional Office 7 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Mr.Arnulfo L. Arausa, Jr. visited the DATINGBAYAN Agro-Industrial Corporation in Consolacion, Cebu to monitor and inspect its warehouse facilities and other related activities. DATINGBAYAN operates and produces 200,000 to 300,000 liters of fertilizer every month and exports its products to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, China and Germany.

  • FEBRUARY 06-10, 2017
    FEBRUARY 06-10, 2017

    Gearing towards international standards and global competitiveness

    The FPA-Laboratory Services Division (LSD) headed by Ms.Jerolet C. Sahagun together with chemists Mr. Angelo S. Bugarin and Ms.Sharmaine D. Tecson participated in the “International Workshop to Promote the Harmonization of Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) Setting Process in the Asian Region” held in ANA InterContinental Hotel, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. “This workshop aims to increase the capacity of participants particularly in terms of knowledge and skills in evaluating pesticide residues based on good agricultural practices (GAP) data for estimation of MRL and in understanding of dietary risk and exposure assessment of pesticide residues and to enable the participants to make science-based decisions through internationally accepted procedures, scientific principles and evidences,” as stated in their report.

  • FEBRUARY 08, 2017
    FEBRUARY 08, 2017

    Enforcing the law and fulfilling the mandates in the field

    The FPA-Regional Office 12 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Ms.Alita C. Borneavisited the Sumifru Corporation in South Cotabato to monitor its banana plantation facilities and aerial spraying activities. “For the FPA to be sure that policies on aerial application of fungicides are being strictly followed, the field officers had to be in the area just in time for the actual pesticide application, which usually begins at five o’clock in the morning,” reported Ms.Bornea. Other activities such as mixing of fungicides, spills, disposal of rinsate, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) were observed and inspected during the visit.

  • FEBRUARY 08, 2017
    FEBRUARY 08, 2017

    Enforcing the law and fulfilling the mandates in the field

    The FPA-Regional Office 7 represented by Agriculturist II Mr. Noel V. Negre and other provincial staff went to the Nocnocan Island in Bien Unido, Bohol to inspect the recently sunken MV Meridian Tres vessel, which contained hazardous chemicals including pesticide products. “The residents claimed that they sold P24,000-worth assorted chemicals directly to farmers. Those are pesticides that had no damage or had labels that are still in good condition. We requested them for samples for our verification,”Mr.Negre stated in a report. 

  • FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    FEBRUARY 10, 2017

    Strengthening the FPA expertise and manpower

    In the interest of the service and to strengthen the decision-making and implementation of the FPA’s policies and regulations relative to fertilizer, Atty. Francis Romulo I. Badilla, Jr., FPA Legal Officer, will be the Acting Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Fertilizer effective on February 16, 2017.His oath-taking was led by FPA Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan and witnessed by FPA-Fertilizer Regulations Division (FRD) Chief Ms.Julieta B. Lansangan.

  • FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    FEBRUARY 10, 2017

    Collaborating with the industry to promote effective product stewardship

    The FPA-Regional Office 4 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Ms. Leticia R. Hernandez convened a meeting with the Bayer Cropscience technical staff Mr.Dave Cristobal and Mr.MakeeBarrameda to talk about the product stewardship program schedules for the year. Afterwards, Mr.Barrameda interviewed Agriculturist II Mr. Romulo N. Crucillo relative to the information and education campaign on pesticide safety.

  • FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    FEBRUARY 10, 2017

    Celebrating the success of the fertilizer and pesticide industry

    The FPA Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Leads Agricultural Products Corporation at the Conrad Hotel Manila in Pasay City. “It is really inspiring to know that you have been true to your tagline “MasaganangAni, MasaganangBuhay” since day one. I salute you for being a successful 100% Filipino-owned corporation amidst the strong competition in the industry dominated by big international conglomerates,” he said in his congratulatory remarks.

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    FEBRUARY 14, 2017

    Enforcing the law and fulfilling the mandates in the field

    The FPA-Regional Office 8 led by OIC-Supervising Agriculturist Mr. Francis B. Costas visited the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation and conducted a monitoring and inspection activity in their manufacturing/processing plantlocated at Isabel, Leyte. The PHILPHOS is the country’s leading producer of phosphatic fertilizer and has one of the largest processing capacities in the ASEAN region with a rated capacity of approximately 1.17 million metric tons per annum.

  • FEBRUARY 14-18, 2017
    FEBRUARY 14-18, 2017

    Enforcing the law and fulfilling the mandates in the field

    As part of the regular monitoring and enforcement activities of the FPA in the field, the FPA-Regional Office 8 led by OIC-Supervising Agriculturist Mr. Francis B. Costas conducted a clean-up drive operation among the fertilizer and pesticide handlers in Southern Leyte. Through this activity, products that are unregistered, adulterated, smuggled, mislabelled, or bears any other violations against the law will be apprehended and penalized.

  • FEBRUARY 15-16, 2017
    FEBRUARY 15-16, 2017

    Boosting the knowledge and skills of industry professionals

    The FPA-Regional Office 4 headed by Supervising Agriculturist Ms. Leticia R. Hernandez conducted a training on Accredited Safety Dispenser of Fertilizer and Pesticide (ASD) in Lipa City, Batangas. The ASD Training aimed to educate stakeholders on the Presidential Decree 1144; general fertilizer and pesticide information; handling and storage; transport and distribution; poisoning and first aid; and other related topics on the regulation of fertilizer and pesticide.

  • FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    FEBRUARY 16, 2017

    Expression of support in ensuring food safety and security

    The FPA-Regional Office Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) headed by Supervising Agriculturist Mr. Reynaldo Q. Segismundo visited the strawberry farms in La Trinidad, Benguet in support to the program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on ensuring food supply and strengthening Philippine agriculture.

  • FEBRUARY 16-17, 2017
    FEBRUARY 16-17, 2017

    Supporting the endeavors of industry partners and stakeholders

    The FPA Deputy Executive Director for Fertilizer Atty. Francis Romulo I. Badilla, Jr. and FPA-Pesticide Regulations Division (PRD) Chief Ms. Aida V. Ordasparticipated in the “Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) Symposium: Compliance to R.A. 10657 – Certificate to Operate for Chemical Laboratories” and gave inspirational remarks on how significant chemistry is in today’s age of fast-paced development.

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