A Seminar-Workshop on the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Diseases for Bicol-Visayas Sector was held in Leyte Park Hotel, Tacloban City on June 21-23, 2010. The seminar was conducted by Head Office personnel headed by Atty. Jovy C. Bernabe, President, Norman R. Cajucom, ASVP, Antonio S. Uy II, Assistant to ASVP,for Visayas and Mindanao, Carmen N. Hutaba, OIC ARVPD, Segundo H. Guerrero, Jr., OIC, Admin, Agustin B. Alunan, and Renato R. Viado together with PCIC RO XI OIC Bonifacio V. Pales, National Coordinator on the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Diseases, Herman P. Parrenas, RO XI Regional Coordinator on the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Diseases, and Ernesto M. Catbagan, RO XI OIC, CAD.
It was attended by Bicol-Visayas Regional Managers/OICs, CODs/OICs of Marketing Services Division and Claims Adjustment Division and Risk Insurance Specialists of Bicol-Visayas Regions. Also present in the seminar-workshop were Regional Executive Director Leo Caneda of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit-VIII together with Dr. Rey Salamat and Delfin Francisco, Regional Crop Protection Center, DA-RFU-VIII who served as resource persons on the prevention and control of plant pests and diseases. Other invited guests were representatives from the Landbank, rural banks and cooperatives.