Online platform for promotion of GAD in FPA launched
To provide a portal for sharing information on mainstreaming gender and development within the Agency, members of the FPA Gender and Development Committee spearheaded the launching of the online GAD Corner on May 30, 2019 at the FPA Function Hall. Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan and Acting Deputy Director for Fertilizer Antonio Cruz led the unveiling ceremony.
FPA keeps pace with agriculture’s global challenges in its 42nd Foundation Anniversary
Bearing the theme: ‘42 years of continually improving regulatory services to keep pace with agriculture’s global challenges,’ FPA celebrated its 42nd foundation anniversary at the FPA Central Office Auditorium on May 30, 2019.
FPA fast-tracks processing of regulatory services through revised Citizen’s Charter
In compliance with Republic Act No. 11032 otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, FPA adopted its revised Citizens Charter effective 21 February 2019, with the issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 2.
FPA is now ISO 9001: 2015 certified
As a testament to its continued commitment to improving its services, the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) has been awarded with an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certification in the “Provision of services for the issuance of licenses, registrations and permits on fertilizer.”
Guidelines on the use of drone sprayers as good agricultural practice issued
In today’s society, the rise of modern technologies brought significant advancements in many industries. Such developments can also be seen in the agricultural landscape when farmers can now grow crops using ICT controlled technologies for the application of various farm inputs like fertilizer and pesticides.
FPA human resource management receives CSC recognition
The HR section finished the year 2018 strong after receiving a recognition from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for implementing the Program on Institutionalizing Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).
DA Sec. Piñol graces FPA’s 41st anniversary, reach out activity to farmers in Batangas conducted
The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) achieved another milestone as it celebrated its 41st anniversary on May 30, 2018. Since its creation in 30 May 1977, the Authority recognizes its fore bearers who have set the foundation that enabled the Authority to achieve the development it has today.
FPA conducts water quality monitoring and info campaign for Manila Bay rehab
In an effort to rehabilitate, restore and conserve the Manila Bay, FPA continues to fulfill its role in the program through analysis of waste water samples coming from fertilizer and pesticide manufacturing plants, and conduct of information dissemination activities.
FPA bans Fipronil use by banana growers and pesticide registrants
Fipronil, an insecticide being used to kill flies and ticks, has been found to have exceeded the Maximum Residue Limit(MRL) in the Philippine’s banana exports that alarmed Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare—prompting FPA to step in to address the issue.
FPA advocates for gender sensitivity, joins annual Women’s Month celebration
The Gender and Development Focals of the Authority continue to conduct activities for gender awareness and promote gender sensitivity in the workplace. This is in support to the annual celebration of Philippine Women’s Month spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) which recognizes the vital contribution of women in nation building and bringing optimism in many sectors.