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Department of Agriculture
October 17, 2011

Outstanding Rural Woman of the Year

QUEZON CITY - Myrna Conmigo-Acayen an integrated organic rice farmer of Digdigon, Goa, Camarines Sur bagged the top award for this year's Search for Outstanding Rural Women. She bested the five other national finalists from other regions of the country. She received Ps 50,000 cash award, one unit hand tractor and a citation from Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. Also in photo from left, Mrs. Remedios I. Rikken, Chairperson, Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (extreme right) . The search aims to give recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavors and made exemplary accomplishments in developing the agriculture and fishery sectors and made significant impact in the lives of the people in the rural areas. The search is part of the annual observance of the International Day of Rural Women held every October 15th. This year's celebration is anchored on the theme "Celebrating the role of rural women in sustainable food production." (photo by Jun Collantes DA RFU 5)

QUEZON CITY - Myrna Conmigo-Acayen an integrated organic rice farmer of Digdigon, Goa, Camarines Sur bagged the top award for won this year's Search for Outstanding Rural Women. She bested the five other national finalists from other regions of the country. She received a cash award of Ps 50,000 , one unit hand tractor and a citation from Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. Also in photo from left, Mrs. Remedios I. Rikken, Chairperson, Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Ellen Delminguez RIC Coordinator of DA RFU 5; Aloha Gigi Bañaria Chair, Regional Evaluation Committee, DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat , DA Regional Executive Director Jose V. Dayao, Arlene Dayo, AT of Goa and Adel Magsino organic farming advocator. The search give recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their fields of endeavors and made exemplary accomplishments in developing the agriculture and fishery sectors and made significant impact in the lives of the people in the rural areas. The search is part of the annual observance of the International Day of Rural Women held every October 15th. This year's celebration is anchored on the theme "Celebrating the role of rural women in sustainable food production." (photo by Jun Collantes DA RFU5)