Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RAFCs hold first meeting for 2011

Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairpersons recently held their first meeting for 2011 at Hacienda Gracia in Lubao, Pampanga and at National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC). The highlight of the event was the turnover of leadership between outgoing National RAFC president and RAFC chairperson of Region lll Jesus Simon and RAFC chairperson of Region VIII Edgardo Codilla.

The discussion focused on the official registration of the RAFC Association of the Philippines in the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to gain legal personality and be able to engage and transact official business with both government and private institutions, and to generate funds locally and internationally for the sustainability of the AFC operation.

A committee composed of the RAFC president and the three vice presidents for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao was created to draft the by-laws and work out for the registration of the association.

The second day of the two-day RAFC meeting was held at NAFC Apacible Conference Room.

NAFC OIC Director Engr. Noel A. Juliano, in his message, encouraged and supported the move of the RAFC association for its official registration in the SEC.

He also informed the RAFC chairpersons about NAFC’s plan to hire additional staff on a job order status to assist the AFC regional coordinators in assuring and facilitating the proper conduct of the AFC consultations and other activities and functions the AFC should undertake.
Dir. Juliano then proceeded to facilitate the ceremony for the turnover of leadership between Simon and Codilla who were both elected during the RAFC elections in 2011 and were deemed to equally share the two-year term of office as National RAFC president. Codilla will be serving the last half of the term.

Meanwhile, the RAFC chairpersons also witnessed the launching of the Rice Nutrition Farming Program (RNFP) in Barangay Bodega in Florida Blanca, Pampanga held in the morning of June 21.
NAFC OIC Director Juliano facilitates the turnover of leadership between outgoing National RAFC President Jesus Simon and RAFC chairperson of Region VIII Edgardo Codilla.


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