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Davao City ─ He is unlike boys his age. At 12, Jonathan M. Maton of Barangay Tacunan, Tugbok District is already a broadcaster, having started at the age of 10.

“In other countries, supply chain management application in agriculture is very much popular. Here in the Philippines, it is used mostly in the manufacturing industry”, said Dr. Ernesto O. Brown in an interview over “Bago Yan Ah”, a DZMM teleradio program.

The citations.Within the space of six months, PCARRD Executive Director (ED) Patricio S. Faylon received two successive presidential citations for his excellent leadership and outstanding government service.

The Philippines supports the REDD-Plus Strategy, an effective forest management option which aims to address the threats of climate change.

CMU’s new president:  Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven.For the Central Mindanao University (CMU), 2011 is not just another new year. It is also a time for a new president. Just before 2010 ended, Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven took her oath of office on December 15 as the university’s new prexy.

Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla, Jr.(left photo)  and Congressman of the 7th District of Cavite Jesus Crispin Remulla, express their support to  their constituents.Participants to the Cavite Agri-Fest/Farmers Congress witnessed the outpouring of support of local government officials for the province’s agricultural sector.

PCARRD’s top brass (from left to right): Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas, Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development; Dr. Patricio S. Faylon, Executive Director; and Mr. Richard M. Juanillo, Deputy Executive Director for Institution Development and Resource Management, answer queries of Ms. Glenda Villaflor of SGS Philippines, Inc. during the Surveillance Audit of PCARRD's Quality Management System.Los Baños, Laguna ─ PCARRD proved the conformance of its quality management system to the standards of ISO 9001:2008 and thus passed its surveillance audit on February 4.

At the HQ – Consortium directors, PCARRD directorate, and the Technical Working Group representatives stand for the opening ceremonies to the National Consortium Directors Meeting. (Inset – PCARRD top honchos welcome the participants to the meeting.)Los Baños, Laguna ─ Directors of the 14 regional R&D (research and development) consortia recently converged at the PCARRD Headquarters for the Fourth National Consortium Directors Meeting. The meeting was conducted to lay out regional S&T (science and technology) plans for 2011 and focus on doable but highly effective programs.

Discussing the MOA on facilities development (left to right): Dr. Asuncion Nagpala, Prof. Magdalena Pandosen, Dr. Carlito Laurean, Dr. Sonwright Maddul, Dr. Elaine Lanting, and Engr. Wilmar Lastimosa.La Trinidad, Benguet ─ The research and development (R&D) facilities of the Benguet State University (BSU) will get a much-needed boost with the recent approval of their proposal for Facilities Development Assistance.

At the field visit for the PCARRD- and DA RFU 2-funded FLE project.Through the farmer-led extension (FLE) project, Isabela corn farmers become technology transfer agents, while increasing their farm productivity.

PCARRD ED Patricio Faylon explains the R&D and S&T programs of PCARRD that may help address issues and concerns of the farmers in Laguna.Agriculture contributes significantly to Laguna Province’s coffers. Promoting the industry in the province requires promoting science and technology-based production.

Coco sap products, muscovado sugar, pili oil, mango sauce, processed strawberry, confectionary peanuts, and canned goat meat fronted “The Flavors of Science” for PCARRD’s TechnoMart Program at the recently concluded 10th Philippine Food Expo held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Dr. Florentino O. Tesoro and FERD Director Leila C. America during the inception meeting with DENR-Caraga RTD Virgilio C. dela Cruz (inset photo).Los Baños, Laguna ─ The age-old clash between sustainability of wood supply and economic growth may soon come to a head through the “Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) Action Program on the Establishment of Commercial Plantations and the Efficient Utilization of Wood Products in the Caraga Region”.

The TechnoMart Pasalubong Center: PCARRD Livestock Research Division Director, Edwin C. Villar (left) and Mayor Carmen L. Cari unveil the marker of the TechnoMart and Pasalubong Counter (inset photo).Science and technology (S&T)-based products produced by member-agencies of the Visayas Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Program (ViCARP) are now more prominently displayed with the launching of the TechnoMart and Pasalubong Counter (TMPC) at the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay, Leyte.

(L-R). McNester’s Mango sauce from fresh mangoes of Guimaras; Benguet’s strawberry jam and syrup; and Leslie’s Kernel Oil and Pulp Oil from extracted from pili.Food experts and the average food lovers are in for a treat. A special, by-invitation event, themed “The flavors of science”, will be hosted by PCARRD at the H2O Hotel, Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Manila on May 12, 2011.