2017-08PRDP-fundedprocessingcenterinPuerto 1The fresh mangoes in Puerto Princesa City are wrapped in transparent nets to protect them from being infected by mango pulp weevils. (Photo by Elmo Morillo, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has recently endorsed the construction of a processing center for the mango growers in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

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2017-08-mangyans-with-da-and-lguThe Alangan tribe with the DA-MiMaRoPa and LGU-Sablayan Officials and Staff

Transporting their agricultural products from their hilly and mountainous area in Brgy. Pag-asa, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro to the nearest access road is the major problem of the seven (7) Indigenous People (IP) tribes.

Their agricultural products were being transported using wagons pulled by carabaos, some carried it (two (2) to three (3) kilometers from their area) on their back by foot and some uses “balsa” when crossing the river.  The transportation costs Php 20-30.00 per sack. Products were ultimately damaged upon reaching the market and only a small portion of it was sold.

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LOUELLA ROWENA LORENZANA, Ph.D.
OIC, Regional Executive Director

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