WESMAARRDEC assembly elects RRDCC officers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:22

Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESMAARRDEC) held its 1ST General Assembly on March 16, 2016 at Skyview, Tower 2, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City. It was attended by 17 out of 19 Consortium Member Institutions (CMI’s) from SUC’s, Government Agencies and Private Sector that includes, WMSU, ZSCMST, JRMSU – Tampilisan, JRMSU – Katipunan, JHCSC –Mati, JHCSC – Dumingag, PCAARRD, DOST 9, DA RFU 9, DA BAR,PhilFIDA 9, ATI - RTC 9, DTI 9, BFAR 9, PRRI, PCA – ZRC and KRDFI.

The highlight of the meeting was the election of the Vice Chairperson and five (5) members to compose the Executive Board for WESMAARRDEC. Director Brenda Nazareth – Manzano of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST 9) was unanimously voted as the vice chairperson. Fivemembers of the executive board from the different head of agencies were also elected by the Consortium Member Institutions (CMI’s) present during the said assembly. The newly elected Board of Directors were; Dr. MilavelNazario of Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST), Dr. Edgardo Rosales of Josefina Cerilles State College – Mati (JHCSC-Mati), Director Eduardo Holoyohoy of Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA 9), Director NicomedesEleazar of Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and Director ConstancioAlama of Department of Agriculture (DA 9). Thus, this year’s Executive Boards includes Dr. Milabel Ho (WMSU President), Chairperson, Dir. Brenda Nazareth Manzano (DOST 9 Director), Vice Chairperson, Milavel Nazario (ZSCMST president), Dr. Edgardo Rosales (JHCSC-Mati President), Director Eduardo Holoyohoy (PhilFIDA 9 Director), Director NicomedesEleazar (DA-BAR Director), and Director Constancio Alama (DA 9 Director).

Behind the existing Executive Boards are strong leaders in Zamboanga peninsula who are committed to carry out productive programs for Western Mindanao. Together, the consortium aims to promote science and technology applications for agriculture, aquatic, forestry and natural resources (AANR) sector.

The assembly ended with a bang by commending Dr. Milabel E. Ho, Regional Research and Development Coordinating Committee Chair (RRDCC Chair) of WESMAARRDEC for her reappointment as Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) President. — PR