Mangatarem FITS Center successfully launched
The Local Government Unit of Mangatarem, Pangasinan thru its Municipal Agriculture Office together with the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 1 (ATI-RTC1) and the Ilocos Agriculture, Aquatic, and Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARRDEC) successfully launched the Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center of the said municipality last December 21, 2015.
OIC and Municipal Agriculture Officer Mr. Benito Jazmin welcomed the participants of the launching ceremony during the opening program. Likewise, ATI-RTC1 Director Dr. Rogelio Evangelista and ILAARRDEC Program Leader Prof. Love Grace Campano gave the overview/rationale of the activity and their message respectively.
After the opening program, cutting-of the-ribbon was done wherein IEC materials were showcased for the local farmers of the community. Further, a MOA signing between the LGU, ATI-RTC1, and ILAARRDEC as well as turn over of a ceritificate of check worth Php100,000 were also done before the end of the activity.
Mangatarem FITS Center is the 78th FITS Center established in the region and also one the 27th center in the province of Pangasinan.