DAVAO CITY – In an effort to intensify the rubber production industry and as member of the Philippine Rubber Technical Working Group (PHLRUBBER TWG), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently participated in the 2017 Performance Assessment and 2018 Planning Workshop for Rubber.
ATI Officer-in-Charge-Director Luz Taposok, Center Director Dante Esguerra of ATI Region XI and Mr. Manuel Dimalaluan of ATI Central Office Partnerships and Accreditation Division (PAD) represented the Institute in the crafting of plans and programs to cultivate more opportunities in the Philippine rubber sector through further production of rubber-based products.
Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region IX welcomed the participants and acknowledged their support to the expansion of the rubber industry.
Assistant Secretary Blesila Lantayona of the DTI- Regional Operations Group (ROG) laid out the Directions of Industry Cluster Enhancement (ICE) Program for 2018 which intends to achieve a globally- competitive and innovative industry clusters including rubber.
Presentations and discussions on the 2017 consolidated agency performance report, assessment on previous programs and the formulation of 2018 actions plans on rubber production, processing, domestic, research, finance as well as information and advocacy were also undertaken during the activity.
ATI’s role for the rubber industry is mainly on the provision of training programs on rubber production, tapping, management and processing.
The 2017 Performance Assessment and 2018 Planning Workshop for Rubber was held last February 12-15, 2018 in Grand Regal Hotel in Region XI. (With Reports from Mr. Manuel Dimalaluan of ATI-CO PAD)