Luzon holds its Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Technologies and Strategies.
PHILKOFANs from the Local Government Units, National Government Agencies and their Regional Offices, Department of Education, State Colleges and Universities and the Cordillera Administrative Region were among the participants in the recently concluded Knowledge Sharing on Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies held at Hotel Veniz, Burnham Baguio City last October 6, 2018.
The knowledge sharing focused on topics related to Agricultural Technologies and Rural Development Strategies. The resource persons, who were graduates of degree courses and training courses in Korea from 2016 to 2018 and their topics include:
- Ms. Shellanie B. Molitas of the Provincial Local Government of Benguet, CAR. Technical Capability Enhancement for Mechanization and Post-harvest Handling of High Value Crops and Vegetables.
- Mr. Mark Anthony Mangoba of the Philippine Center for Post-harvest Development and Mechanization, Nueva Ecija, Region 3. Master of Science Degree Program on Agricultural Processing and Marketing.
- Ms. Bathsheba Aparilla of the Special Projects Coordination and Monitoring Assistance Division, DA Central Office, National Capital Region. Strategies and Measures for Capacity Building in Rural Development.
- Ms. Marjorie Villanueva of the Local Government Unit of the City of Dagupan, Pangasinan, Region 1. Master of Science Degree Program in Fishery Science.
The Open forum every after two presentations generated interest from the audience with their active participation and the animated hosting of Dr. Rodolfo Estigoy of PHilMech. The PHILKOFA and KOICA awarded a certificate of appreciation and token to the resource persons.
During the preliminaries, the Board of Trustees of PHILKOFA led by the President, Ms Gina Borinaga facilitated the Registration and Opening Ceremonies. Specifically, Col. Jose Benavides, Treasurer, was in-charge of collection of membership fee and annual dues. Mr. Resly George Amador, Secretary, in-charge of registration, Ms. Gina Borinaga, President, introduce PHILKOFA and the BOT and Officers and Engr. Genaro Tolentino, Vice President for Luzon and overall coordinator of the event.
Other PHILKOFANS also provided support in the facilitation of the overall program. Dr. Ofero Capariño of PHilMech gave the Opening Prayer, Ms. Olive Cancer of PHilMech served as Master of Ceremonies, Ms. Vicky Barlis and Ms. Anna Galvez of PHilMech, assisted in the registration, food and accommodation, Mr. Art Aro of NEDA-CAR gave the Opening and Welcome Remarks, Ms. Edith Abergas, a retiree from NEDA and former President of PHILKOFA gave an inspirational message and Dr. Rodolfo Estigoy hosted the Knowledge Sharing. Many other PHILKOFANS and even friends of PHILKOFA, with special mention of the PHILKOFA-CAR, provided voluntary support and assistance to ensure that everything is taken cared of. Truly, the spirit of volunteerism is evident among the PHILKOFANS.