Baguio City August 27,2014. - A new set of officers for the Regional Agricultural Fishery Council (RAFC) CAR took their oath in a simple ceremony held at the Department of Agriculture RFO CAR Conference Hall this morning.
The results of the RAFC CAR 2014 elections that took place last July 10, 2014 as reported by Ms Virginia Fianza, Chairperson of the RAFC Electoral Board, are as follows:
Chairperson : Jimmy Lingayo
Vice Chairperson : Andy Colte
Secretary : May Ann Aplaten
Treasurer : Feliciano Bose
Auditor : Luzviminda Papa
PRO : Balbina Ernesto
RAFC Coordinator : Karen Christine Waytan-Ganga
Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector : Danilo Trongco
Livestock, poultry and Feed Crops Sector : Hubert Pagadut
Food Crops Sector (HVCDP) : Arnold Lingbaoan
(Rice) : Leo Bersalona
(Corn) : Fernando Padillon
Commercial Crops Sector (Coffee) : Modesto Bahul, Sr.
(Bee/Apiculture) : Alvin Ayugat
Agriculture & FIshery Mechanization Sector : Clarito Baddo
RIC/WOmen Sector : Virginia Fianza
P4MP : Joaquin Depalog
Irrigators' Sector : Remy Albano
DA CAR Regional Executive Director Marilyn V. Sta Catalina, who administered the oath, encouraged the new RAFC officials to conduct RAFC meetings in different provincial venues so that they will be able to learn good strategies from each province and to promote experience-sharing among Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (PAFC) officials. "Sharing of experiences is a motivation to continue the good works", she said.
The oath taking ceremony was preceded by a short meeting to plan for a RAFC Summit which RED Sta Catalina suggested to be a venue for RAFC officers, Provincial Agriculturists and all chairpersons of agricultural groups to listen about highlights on the ASEAN Integration, climate change and cordillera autonomy, among others.
The RAFC Summit is being planned to take place in Ifugao sometime September this year. #-MbZ
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