DIAPI elects 2014 Officers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014 11:21

Some 30 duck raisers in Region 9 came to attend the  Duck Integrated Association of the Philippines Inc. (DIAPI) meeting and election of 2014 officers  recently at the the Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO)  Capistrano  Street, Brgy. Makugihon, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

The said event was spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) RFO 9 in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

“I will make sure that the best interest of our duck raisers will be fully served and the local duck industry will improve,”  Molave Mayor  Ireneo Q. Glepa expressed his full support to the group as the adviser of the association thru the assistance of Dr. Dominga Ramos, Municipal Agriculturist (MA), Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. He said that there is a need to organize the group since there is a high demand for duck eggs,  duck meat products, and other duck by products not only in the local market but even abroad.

Mr. Carlito A. Larubis, Aricultural Program Coordinator (APCO), representing DA Regional Director Constancio G. Alama enumerated issues issues related to duck production and marketing  enterprises, such as,  declining demand for duck products; inefficient marketing system; increasing dependence on formulated feeds and imported inputs; and threats from imports, among others.

Director Eleazer Tulog, Incharge of the Department of Science and Technology, Pagadian City committed to render research, training, and technical assistance  to improve the  duck industry in the region.

Livestock Focal Person Dr. Darwin Lloyd D. Sulay presided the 2014 Election of the DIAPI Officers. The elected officials in Region 9 are: President: Elmer Soposo, Vice President: Zambianga del Sur: Camilo Babanto, Zamboanga Sibugay: Elmer Padernal, Zamboanga del Norte: Gary Ballar, Secretary: Dina Dinoy, Treasurer: Ann Babanto, Auditor: Amelito Calago, PIO: Zamboanga del Sur: Cyril Cruda, Zamboanga Sibugay: Rolly Asdoto, Zamboanga del Norte: Joel Buenaflor. Advisers: Hon. Mayor Ireneo Q. Glepa and Mr. Edelberto Baniquid. — R. Cabeguin/ DA-RFU9