Former Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC) Chairpersons and Consortium Directors of the different consortia organized by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) were recognized today at the Joint RRDCC Chairpersons, Consortium Directors, and PCAARRD Directorate’s Meeting.
The meeting was held at the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center (DPITC), Los Baños, Laguna.
The RRDCC is the policy-making body of the consortium and is composed of the heads of the member agencies. It lays down policies and guidelines and approves long term consortium plans as well as approves and endorses to PCAARRD the regional integrated R&D program.
Dr. Prima Fe R. Franco of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) was recognized for being the RRDCC Chairperson from June 2015 to September 2017 of the Ilocos Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARRDEC) and its Director from September 2014 to September 2017.
Former Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC) Director Dr. Edna DA. Vida of Cavite State University was recognized for her leadership and support to the Consortium from January 2011 to November 2018.
Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) former Director Lucia L. Lastimosa of West Visayas State University (WVSU) was also recognized for her contributions from July 2016 to December 2018. Dr. Greta G. Gabinete of the Western Visayas State University (WVSU) received the award on her behalf.
Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven of the Central Mindanao University (CMU) was recognized for her leadership and support as RRDCC Chairperson of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (NOMCAARRD) and as its Director from June 2011 to December 2018. Dr. Maria Estrela B. Detalla, current NOMCAARRD Director received the award on her behalf.
Lastly, Dr. Tomas D. Reyes, Jr. of Bohol Island State University (BISU), was recognized for being the Central Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CVAARRDEC) Director from October 2017 to January 2019.