Monday, November 4, 2013

LDC-NAFC Gen. Assembly

In light of the issuance of Department Order No. 06, Series of 2013 of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on the Consolidation of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) and Livestock Development Council (LDC) into the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), NAFC and LDC employees convened for a general assembly last October 9, 2013 at the Apacible Conference Room. Incumbent directors, NAFC Exec. Dir. Ariel Cayanan and LDC Exec. Dir. Manuel Jarmin, spoke to the employees of both agencies and shared their thoughts on the approaching transition. Both directors called for the active participation and cooperation of all the staff from both agencies for the transition and consolidation efforts that are underway. Dir. Jarmin also proudly looked back on the three years he served as the head of LDC and expressed high confidence on the LDC staff that they will be able to overcome the ‘challenge’ at hand. He emphasized that both agencies, as PCAF, should be able to ‘hit the ground running’ by next year and for the staff to try their best to serve the Department of Agriculture, its partners and the public. Meanwhile, Dir. Cayanan, who will serve as the director of PCAF, appealed to the NAFC and LDC staff to be patient and begin trusting one another as “we find the equilibrium”. He also stressed that his door is always open to all the members of both agencies’ workforce. The general assembly also served as a venue for the employees to air their concerns and inquiries on matters related to the rationalization process.

Top photo: LDC Exec. Dir. Manuel Jarmin delivers a bittersweet message to LDC and NAFC staff during the general assembly last October 9.

Middle photo: NAFC Exec. Dir. Ariel Cayanan looks forward to the harmonious partnership among NAFC and LDC staff in preparation for the implementation of the rationalization plan.

Bottom photo: Members of the NAFC and LDC workforce gather for a general assembly to discuss matters related to the consolidation of the two agencies.


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