CAMARINES SUR | January 27, 2023 – Thirty-eight (38) fertilizer and pesticide handlers were inspected during the clean-up drive operations on January 17-20 in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th districts of Camarines Sur.


Out of the 38 handlers, eight (8) unlicensed dealers received Notice of Violations (NoVs) and were required to attend the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) Training as a requirement to secure a license.


In addition, the team issued Stop Use, Stop Move, Stop Sale (SUMS) Orders to four (4) establishments for selling fertilizer products with suspension orders and underweight fertilizer bags. The findings were submitted to the FPA Central Office, after which Regional Officer (RO) Gabriel Atole informed the manufacturer of the violation and has coordinated for pull out as part of their compliance.


On the other hand, compliant dealers were commended and reminded to avoid purchasing off-specification products from companies with suspension orders.


RO Atole led the operation along with Provincial Officers Rosie Malazar, Christopher Nuñez, Cris Legaspi, Winsor Nueva, Rodny P. Conda, and Ardon Ryan Nee-Estuye.###

Written by: Rosie T. Malazar | Published: 30 January 2023

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
  Published by the FPA Information and Communications Team