CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY.....Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol conferred the National Organic Agriculture Achievers Awards to outstanding individuals, farmer groups, organic agriculture city/mun, provincial focal persons and city/mun and provincial LGUs implementing organic agriculture. The awarding was held at Limketkai Center here on Oct 24, 2017 during the opening ceremonies of the 3-day 14th National Organic Agriculture Congress.

Bicol region bagged three of the major awards.

Elmer Salazar, president of TAPFPAT in Tigaon, Camarines Sur won as national outstanding Small Farmer Individual. He received P200,000 cash award.


Dexter Mendoza, city organic agriculture program coordinator of Ligao City in Albay won as National Outstanding city focal person. He received P40,000 cash award and plaque.

Adelina A. Losa, DA Bicol regional organic agriculture focal person won the Outstanding OA focal person award. She received P60,000 cash and plaque.

DA Bicol regional executive director Elena B. Delos Santos accompanied the awardees at the stage. (Photos by Lovella Guarin)