By Sally Villasis
Regional Applied Communications Group (RACG) Representative
Aklan State University
For the second time, Aklan State University (ASU) was named Best Partner Member Agency (PMA) by the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) during its First Regional Techno Gabay Summit and TechnoMart held at the Amigo Plaza Mall, Iloilo City on May 26, 2011.
Dr. Clyde G. Abayon, professor in ASU's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences, was named Outstanding Techno Gabay Team Leader, while Ms. Salvacion R. Villasis, Agricultural Technician II, detailed at the university's Extension and Community Services was named Outstanding Regional Applied Communications Group (RACG) Representative.
The winners received plaques of recognition and cash prize from WESVARRDEC led by Regional Research and Development coordinating Committee Chairperson Minda J. Formacion in the closing ceremonies May 26.
The award was achieved by the University through the untiring efforts of the ASU Techno Gabay Team and the FITS staff. ASU serves as the partner member agency for the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers based in Altavas, Banga, Ibajay, Nabas, New Washington and Numancia, all of Aklan and Libertad in Antique.
According to Director Joseph Edward Idemne, the TG Awards aims to recognize the significant contribution of the prime movers in the attainment of the consortium’s programs.
WESVARRDEC’s techno summit served as venue for the FITS Centers and their Magsasaka Siyentista of ASU. The ASU booth featured bariw, tahu (ginger ale powder), puto tostado, vermicast and other products.
The ASU Techno Gabay Team featured their varied products in one of the booths during the WESVARRDEC's RG Summit in Amigo Plaza Mall in Iloilo recently.