DAVAO CITY | February 28, 2023 – Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority – Fertilizer Regulations Division (FPA-FRD) together with FPA Davao Region conducted a series of spot inspections to 11 major fertilizer handlers on February 6-10, 2023, in Davao City and the provinces of Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur.


The said inspection aimed to monitor their compliance with quality, process flow, and safe handling set by the Agency, with which all handlers passed.


FRD also monitored banana plantations to gather sufficient information for the proposal of new guidelines for fertilizer aerial application. This is in line with the concern on the aerial spraying of pesticides in Davao Del Sur raised by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB).


The team also audited on the FPA Davao Region’s license issuing procedure on the final day of their visit to ensure compliance with P.D. 1144, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and ISO 9001:2015 standards.


The 5-day visit was spearheaded by Deputy Executive Director for Pesticide Mr. Eric Divinagracia, along with FRD Senior Agriculturist Marlo Deblois, Agriculturist II Mr. Jesson Garcia, FPA Regional Officer Marrisa Napalit, and Provincial Officers Louie Palarao, Cheery Agrade, and Imelda Rasay. ###

Written by:  Rustom Gain Tanduyan | Published: 28 February 2023

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