CAMARINES SUR | August 26, 2022 – Fifty-three (53) fertilizer and pesticide dealers were inspected during a Clean-Up Drive (CUD) operation on August 23-26, 2022, in the Province of Camarines Sur (first and second district).


Out of the 53 dealers, FPA Bicol Region found eighteen (18) unlicensed dealers. The unlicensed dealers were issued with Notice of Violations (NoVs) and required them to attend the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training, which is a pre-requisite in obtaining an FPA license to operate as dealers. 


On the other hand, compliant dealers were commended and encouraged to be partners of FPA in ensuring the safety of the fertilizer and pesticide users. Also, they are informed to avoid purchasing off-specification products from companies with suspension orders.


During the said enforcement activities, the FPA RFU V personnel also made a courtesy call to the Office of Municipal Agriculturist, Municipality of Pasacao, and discussed the different FPA-Bicol activities. In addition, the team also distributed the Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS) handbook and FPA Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.


The team was headed by Regional Officer Mr. Gabriel B. Atole, FPA-Cam. Norte Provincial Officer Engr. Cris L. Legaspi, FPA-Albay Provincial Officer Mr. Winsor L. Nueva, FPA-Cam. Sur and Catanduanes Provincial Officer Engr. Christopher M. Nuñez, FPA-Masbate Provincial Officer Mr. Rodny P. Conda and FPA-Sorsogon Provincial Officer Engr. Ardon Ryan E. Nee-Estuye. ###

Written by: Cris L. Legaspi | Published: 30 August 2022

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
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