Mandurriao, ILOILO CITY---Serving as avenue for various stakeholders of the corn industry to convene and discuss the current issues of the corn sector, the annual Philippine National Corn Congress was organized along with the 7th National Quality Corn Achievers Awards (NQCAA).
With the theme “Bountiful Harvest and Increased Farmers Income: Key to Prosperity and Inclusive Growth” this year, it gave recognition to the achievements of top performing LGUs and DA RFOs in the production of quality corn, together with the active participation of their respective Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in support to the development of corn and cassava as well as the whole grains industry sector.
Here is the list of the winners from Northern Mindanao in the recently concluded 7th National Quality Corn Achievers Awards (NQCAA):
Outstanding Province – Bukidnon
Outstanding Provincial Agriculturist – Alson G. Quimba, Bukidnon
Outstanding Provincial Corn Coordinator – Merlita D. Molina, Bukidnon
3rd CORNUCOPIA Awards – Sioan Gintong Araw Agricultural Cooperative (1st Place) – Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs):
Neptali C. Ambos – Lantapan, Bukidnon
Kristina P. Soria – Lantapan, Bukidnon
Bernido P. Miasco – Lantapan, Bukidnon
Ariel D. Boncales – Lantapan, Bukidnon
Maria Lilith M. Turan – Province of Bukidnon
Regiema A. Manaay – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Dayana L. Padilla – Impasugong, Bukidnon
Teofista T. Andojar – Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
Madeline R. Sabucdalao – Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
Lady Myres Y. Untulan - Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
Lanie R. Reyes - Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
Borton L. Pelisin – Valencia City, Bukidnon
Hilard T. Melendres - Valencia City, Bukidnon
Joel D. Gamboa - Valencia City, Bukidnon
Mariza R. Babao – Kitaotao, Bukidnon
Lucell P. Carpentero – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Elsie L. Aguilar - Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Dante F. Dalaguit – Kadingilan, Bukidnon
Ricky Teodorico P. Lucero - Kadingilan, Bukidnon
Diomedes L. Tagadiad, Jr. – Kibawe, Bukidnon
Cassava Cluster Management Excellence Award – Salvacion Multipurpose Cooperative (2nd Runner-Up) – Kadingilan, Bukidnon
Part of the National Steering Committee of NQCAA, CCMEA & CORNUCOPIA Awards is DA Undersecretary for Operations Ariel T. Cayanan as Chairperson while Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Andrew B. Villacorta, CESO III, DVM and ATI Director IV Alfredo S. Aton, MPS-DM serves as Vice-Chairperson respectively.
ATI-RTC X representatives include OIC-Center Director Maria Lydia A. Echavez, Corn Program Point Person Noriel Kris O. Santillan, and Administrative Officer IV Efren C. Macario. The event transpired on November 12-14, 2019 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Congratulations to ALL winners!!!!