Boac, Marinduque, Philippines — A courtesy visit from the DOST-PCAARRD Forest and Environment Research Division headed by its Director, Dr. Nimfa K. Torreta was held at the OP Conference Room, Tanza, Boac, Marinduque on May 16, 2024.

Dr. Torreta was accompanied by 7 FERD-PCAARRD officials and personnel who are also FERD Industry Strategic Science and Technology Programs (ISPs) Managers.

PDPZ and VPAA, Asst. Prof. Raoul J. Magcamit together with the FERD-PCAARRD officials and personnel. (Photo by JI Lacap)

On the other hand, together with the College President, Prof. Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta was Asst. Prof. Raoul J. Magcamit who welcomed the team from the recently concluded Mentoring Session on Proper Proposal Packaging for possible funding in MSC Gasan Campus, Banuyo, Gasan, Marinduque with participants from the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and College of Agriculture.

(Photos by JI Lacap)

PDPZ expressed his appreciation to the team for their visit and emphasized his aspiration for future collaborations with the FERD-PCAARRD mentioning that MSC is gearing towards Smart Aquaculture for MSC Gasan Branch and Smart Agriculture in MSC Torrijos Campus. He also thanked the team for assisting the college in preparing fundable proposals on cacao, bamboo, nito, and mangrove.

FERD-PCAARD also expressed their gratitude and happiness in meeting the College President, officials, and faculty members, and learning a lot from the practices and programs that MSC is currently implementing to improve its services to the partners and clientele.

Through this activity initiated by Prof. Jovito L. Opeňa-Campus Director of MSC Gasan, with full support from Dr. Ma. Edelwina M. Blasé-VP for Research and Extension, the 2 campuses are now ready for bankable proposals from the fruitful discussion and forum with the FERD ISP managers.

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Photos by James Ivan Lacap/MSC OMIA