SARANGANI and GEN. SANTOS CITY | September 12, 2022 – Eleven (11) fertilizer and pesticide (f/p) handlers were issued with Notice of Violations (NoVs) by Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) SOCCSKSARGEN during the 3-day Clean-Up Drive (CUD) operation last September 6-8, 2022 in the municipalities of Sarangani Province (Kiamba, Maasim, Malungon, Malapatan, and Alabel) and General Santos City.


Out of the 22 handlers inspected, eleven were in possession of expired products, selling without an FPA dealership license and no accredited safety dispenser (ASD) manning the store. As a result, FPA issued NoVs to the handlers for violating Sec. 8 and 9 of Presidential Decree No. 1144 and invited them to attend the ASD training scheduled on October 12, 2022 in General Santos City. On the other hand, compliant handlers were commended for following FPA rules and regulations.


Moreover, three warehouses in General Santos City were monitored and were found compliant with FPA standards and good housekeeping practices. In addition, the team collected information on fertilizer prices and inventories of traditional fertilizers and agricultural pesticides and monitored the newly registered fertilizer products in the area.


The activity aimed to assure the farmers of adequate supplies and quality f/p products in the province. A total of 381 fertilizer and agricultural pesticide products were monitored and inspected by the team.


The three-day activity was spearheaded by Region 12 Regional Officer Alita C. Bornea with her Provincial Officers Joey B. Pascua, Jennie M. Basilio, Cherubin M. Alonzo, and Maricel P. Tabigue. ### 

Written by: Joey B. Pascua | Published: 13 September 2022

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