DA honors CAR’s rice achievers
THE DEPARTMENT of AgricultureCordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) has identified one Outstanding Component City, 16 Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) and one Outstanding Local Farmer Technician (LFT) for the Rice Achievers Awardees (RAA) 2017.
The Rice Achievers Awards is an annual event and search to recognize the contribution of the local government units (LGUs), agricultural extension workers, and other stakeholder in the rice industry to attain rice sufficiency in the country.
DA-CAR OIC regional technical director Danilo Daguio said the technical paper presentation was part of the screening process and also to recognize the efforts of each and every AEWs and municipalities who joined the competition during the awarding ceremony on April 24-25.
Awardees are the City of Tabuk, Kalinga as the Outstanding Municipality/City and the outstanding LFT was Ramon Calde from Bauko, Mt. Province. The outstanding AEWs are Domingo Bakilan (Province of Kalinga), Jose Casibang (Province of Kalinga), Sol Lawagan (Province of Kalinga), Rosalina Gapasin (Province of Kalinga), Myrna Garao (Province of Kalinga), Julibert Aquino (Tabuk City, Kalinga), Marcelina Saquing (Tabuk City, Kalinga), Felomina Nalog (Tabuk City, Kalinga), Anita Caldingon (Balbalan, Kalinga), Arnel Malaggay (Balbalan, Kalinga), Salvador Balicao (Tanudan, Kalinga), Willen Mark Catubag (Flora, Apayao), Richard Ramos (Luna, Apayao), Julius Casil (Luna, Apayao), Fe Villa (Alfonso Lista, Ifugao), and Marinelle Trongco (Lagangilang, Abra).
Tabuk City, Kalinga will be receiving an amount of Php1 Million cash prize, while the AEWs and the LFT will receive P25,000 cash prize, respectively.
The RAA National Awarding will be on May 30 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Metro Manila.