PhilRice has newly appointed Board of Trustees
A new set of Board of Trustees (BOT) and three deputy executive directors (DED) were recently appointed to lead Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
Romeo Vasquez from Isabela, 56, now sits as the representative of the agribusiness sector in the BOT.
Vasquez, a farmer since 1995, received the TOFARM Agricultural Entrepreneur Gold Award in 2013 and the Department of Ariculture’s Regional Gawad Saka Award for Outstanding Agri-Entrepreneur in 2014.
Meanwhile, Flordeliza Bordey, Karen Eloisa Barroga, and Abner Montecalvo also took their oath as new DEDs for Research, Development, and Administrative Services and Finance, respectively.
Bordey holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. She is a well-published author of topics on food policy, trade liberalization, production economics, and impact assessment.
Barroga, on the other hand, led the Improving Technology Promotion and Delivery through Capability Enhancement of Next-Gen Rice Extension Professionals and other Intermediaries (IpaD) project.
She obtained her PhD degree at the University of Western Australia and had been working in the PhilRice development sector for more than 30 years now.
As for Montecalvo, he formerly served as the branch director of PhilRice Agusan and has been the recipient of the Institute’s Outstanding Official Award in 2002, 2013, and 2016.
He earned his master’s degree in Applied Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, and had been working in various managerial positions at PhilRice for more than 20 years.