Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar was guest of honor during the “Forum on Unleashing Innovation in Modernizing the Agriculture Sector’ last August 29. The forum was held at the RET Amphitheater. Above photo shows the Secretary delivering his message to a big audience from the academe, and from various sectors mostly farmers and fisherfolks, entrepreneurs, and leaders of Cooperatives. He emphasized the programs and activities to be carried out by the DA under his leadership that will innovate, strengthen and benefit the agriculture sector of the country. He also addressed questions posed by mostly farmers such as those that relate to what the government/DA could do to help them cushion the impacts of the recently implemented “Rice Liberalization Law (RA 11203).”
CLSU President, Dr. Tereso A. Abella provides Secretary Dar a warm welcome in his office brandishing the popular President Duterte fisted hand sign. They are joined by (from L-R) Dr. Honorio V. Soriano Jr. (1st from left), President Pampanga State Agricultural University and chair of Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council and DA Region III Director Crispulo G. Bautista Jr. (4th from left).
President Abella hands on to Dr. Dar a plaque from the university in recognition of the wisdom he shared with the CLSU Community and other stakeholders from region III. He is joined in photo by (from L-R) Dr. Fe L. Porciuncula (1st from left), VP for RET; Dr. Honorio M. Soriano Jr., (2nd from left) President PSAU; Dr. Tereso A. Abella (3rd from left), CLSU President; and Dr. Fortunato A. Battad (5th from left), CLSU President Emeritus.