Secretary Mario G. Montejo joins the boodle fight, which highlights the third and final day of the PCAARRD SIPAG FIESTA. The Secretary shared the hearty meal with media, farmers, fisherfolk, researchers, scientists, regional research and development consortium officials and staff, students and teachers, in what is dubbed as PCAARRD Syensya Lauriat, symbolic of the research and development gains of DOST-PCAARRD and its partners. With Secretary Montejo are DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund E. Liboro (beside Secretary Montejo); former PCAARRD Executive Director Patricio S. Faylon (next to Asec Liboro); DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Amelia P. Guevara; and Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora. SIPAG FIESTA reflects the vision and direction of S&T as laid down in the Council’s Strategic Industry S&T Program for Agri-Aqua Growth (SIPAG). It also embodies the Council’s commitment to Outcome One of DOST-PCAARRD in a bid to ensure that the fruits of R&D activities for the said sectors will be a blessing for every Juan and Juana, in keeping with the President’s social contract. (Ricardo R. Argana, DOST-PCAARRD Media Service)(Thru Estrella Z. Gallardo PSciJournMegaManila)


2nd day: DOST-PCAARRD Sipag Fiesta, Director Marita A. Carlos, Applied Communication Division, PCAARRD, interviewed by Raffy Rico over DWAD Station, Helpline Program hosted by Ms. Vea Corpuz.


Raffy Rico of Radio With Miguel Jotojot, People’s Balita; Edwin Eusebio, DWIZ Radio; Estrella Gallardo, Manila Newsweek and Noli Liwanag of Pinas Global Newspaper.