QUEZON CITY, March 1, 2022 – The Operations Manual of the Fertilizer Pesticide Authority has finally been published today. It was submitted to Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar and Undersecretary Roldan G. Gorgonio for Administration and Finance on February 28 in compliance with their directives.


The Operations Manual (OM) sets forth the standard operating procedures in the issuance of license, registrations and permits for fertilizer, pesticide, and other agricultural chemicals. This is the culmination of the strategic decision of FPA to integrate the Citizen’s Charter and the Quality Manual into this document allowing FPA to have single point of reference to assess its operations and employees/staff performance.


Executive Director Wilfredo C. Roldan is happy with the collaborative effort of FPA employees to come up with the OM. “Let me especially acknowledge Dr. Myer Mula for shepherding the production of the Manual and hopefully this will serve as a testament of our resolve to serve our stakeholders better, promote transparency and good governance”, Dir. Roldan said.


Meanwhile, Dr. Mula, Deputy Executive Director for Fertilizer, ascribes the finalization of the Operations Manual to FPA’s commitment to empower the stakeholders in the fertilizer and pesticide industry. “This document shall bind the institution and the Filipino farmers and fishers to the brand of service that FPA delivers — to keep the industry safe, responsible, and pro-people.,” Dr. Mula stated.


The OM is the product of two workshops whose objective is to update the existing Operations Manual which entailed a review of the internal operations of FPA, including the formulation of a Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard. This was held on November 8-9 and November 15-16, 2021.


Written by: Wendycharlene B. Almasen | Published: 2 March 2022

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