Q1-Q2 RRDCC Meeting 2016 held

img_8227_400The Consortium headed by the Director and OIC MMSU President Dr. Prima Fe R. Franco successfully conducted its Q1-Q2 Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council Meeting held at the FEM Conference Hall, Admin Building at MMSU last July 8, 2016. 

img_8228_400Presided by Dr. Franco, the meeting were attended by various consortium-member agency heads and representative such as Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas of PCAARRD; Dr. Edison Riñen of PhilFIDA; Dr. Francisco D. Lopez (represented by Dr. Gloria Tuzon) of ISPSC; Dir. Rogelio Evangelista (represented by Dr. Melinda F. Mangabat) of ATI-RTC1; Dr. Gilbert R. Arce (represented by Ms. Maritess Raboy) of UNP; Dir. Arnel del Barrio (represented by Prof. Grace Marjorie Recta) of PCC; Hon. Edgardo Zaragosa (represented by Ms. Umelda I. Riñen) of NTA; Dr. Carlos Arida Sr. (represented by Ms. Lani P. Simeon) of WWRRC-ERDB; Dr. Nathaniel R. Alibuyog (represented by Dr. Criselda Balisacan) of MMSU; and Dr. Armando Q. Ganal (represented by Mr. Benjamin S. Mercado) of DOST-RO1.

Highlights of the meeting was the discussion of the following agenda: (a) approval of the schedule of the 2016 Commodity Reviews and the host, date, theme, and keynote speaker of the 28th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights; (b) status of the audited financial reports for the on-going and completed PCAARRD-funded projects implemented by various member-agencies in the region; (c) approval of the re-structure of the ILAARRDEC Organizational Structure; (approval of the special orders for RRDG, RTTG, RBDG, and KMG; and (d) approval of membership for BFAR-RO1 to the consortium.

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Franco humbly presented to the group regarding the notable accomplishment of the consortium for the period October 2015 to June 2016 thru a Director’s Report followed by a short advertisement about livestock biotechnology by Ms. Benilynn S. Tomas from DA-Livestock Biotechnology Center.