By Hope G. Patricio
Regional Applied Communications Group Representative
Central Philippine University
The Central Philippine University (CPU) Techno Gabay Program (TGP) Team composed of Team Leader Dr. Reynaldo N. Dusaran, RMIS Representative Engr. Aries Roda D. Romallosa, and RACG Representative Prof. Hope G. Patricio visited three municipal agriculture offices (MAOs) across Iloilo province on November 9, 2010.
CPU visited first the MAO of Sta. Barbara to follow up the possible launching date of their FITS Center. The center was eventually launched November 17, 2010.
The MAOs of Zarraga and Leganes, both of Iloilo Province, were given a draft memorandum of agreement to be signed between CPU, PCARRD-WESVARRDEC and the LGU for presentation to the Sangguniang Bayan of said municipalities.
The CPU team also monitored their FITS Center in New Lucena and turned over IEC materials to their FITS Manager Jocelyn Espia. They also visited the catfish (pantat) hatchery of Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) Leuel Divinagracia of FITS Dumangas located in Sitio Bulod II, in Barangay Pulao. MS Divinagracia was interviewed on his focus commodity.
THE CENTRAL TEAM. (Clockwise) RACG Rep Hope Patricio interviews MS Divinagracia in his catfish hatchery; the Team shares light moment with FITS New Lucena Manager Jocelyn Espia; and TG Team Leader Reynaldo Dusaran briefs MAO Waling-Waling Terania on the MOA.