Some 30 media practitioners from Albay and Camarines Sur together with some DA Bicol information section staff went on an expository tour to Laguna, Quezon City and Nueva Ecija starting November 27.

The first destination was the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Laguna where the group was personally welcomed by IRRI Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnership Dr. Bruce J. Tolentino and the rest of IRRI staff.