2016-10-CornCongress11(From L-R) Dr. Antonio Gerundio, Special Technical Adviser of ASEC for Operations; Engr. Roger Navarro, Director of Philmaize; Engr. Elmer Ferry, OIC-RTD for Operations; Dr. Candido Damo, Cassava Coordinator and Specialist; Engr. Ma. Christine Inting, Regional Corn and Cassava Coordinator and Dir. Milo Delos Reyes, National Corn Consultant.

After declaring Occidental Mindoro as a Hall of Famer in the National Corn Quality Achievers’ Awards in the Provincial Category, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region MiMaRoPa Corn Team is shaping the Province of Palawan as the next province to join the said Corn Quality Search.

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2016-10-4thMIMAROPAOrganic AgricultureMr. Mariano B. Racelis (inset), keynote speaker, delivers his speech during the 4th MIMAROPA Organic Congress. (Photo by: Denice Joelle Benosa)

ODIONGAN, ROMBLON. Best known as the marble-making province of MIMAROPA, Romblon was the venue of the 4th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) last September 19-21, 2016 at Romblon State University (RSU) Main Campus. It was spearheaded by Organic Agriculture Program in collaboration with Agri-business Marketing and Assistance Division. The congress was guided by the theme “Genuine Food for Healthy Living – Save the Earth, Go Organic”.

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IMG 0452The LGU awardees stand proudly for a photo opportunity with the representatives of DA-MIMAROPA namely Ronie Panoy (first row, center), Chief of Field Operations Division; Helen Aceret, Chief of Regulatory Division (far left), Dr. Maria Teresa Altayo (woman in blue), ACCII and Regional Livestock Focal Person and Dr. Hugo Untalan, Jr. (2nd row,first person from left), Regional Rabies Coordinator and Vet II. Also with them are the representatives from the DOH regional field office.

National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (NRPCC) declared two (2) island municipalities of Romblon namely, San Jose and Romblon,as rabies-free zone in line with the celebration of the 10th World Rabies Day on September 28. While the province of Marinduque was recognized among the 37 best Local Government Unit (LGU) Implementer of Rabies Program.

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IMG 9604RIARC-Certified Organic Operator. (L-R) Ronie Panoy, Chief of Field Operations Division and Regional Organic Agriculture Program (OAP) Focal Person with Coleta Quindong, ACCIII; Rotelo Gabani and Marigin Mendoza of Oriental Mindoro Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Center (RIARC) pose for a photo opportunity showing their organic certificates during the 4th MIMAROPA Organic Congress at Romblon State University.

Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) certified three private organic operators from three different municipalities of Oriental Mindoro.

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ANTONIO G. GERUNDIO, CESO III
Regional Executive Director

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