NAGA CITY – The Department of Agriculture Regional Office in Bicol hosted the national Operations Management Group (OMG) Meeting which was presided by DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban on March 1-3, 2023.

In attendance were Engr. Arnel V. De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Operations, heads / directors of DA attached agencies, bureaus and corporations, as well as Regional Executive Directors and Regional Technical Directors for Operation coming from the 16 regions of the country.

Among the topics discussed by the DA top officials were PRDP Scale-up project; status updates on the Farm and Fishery Clustering Program (F2C2); fertilizer assistance for both organic and bio-fertilizer; National Convergence Initiative; Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kabababayang Katutubo (4Ks) Program; credit programs for farm inputs and machinery; and assessment on the damages and losses in agriculture due to LPA, ITCZ, shear line and amihan.

“We have to focus our attention on the President’s concern on productivity of rice, corn, high value crops, livestock and poultry and fisheries, and other activities that we are doing,” Usec. Panganiban emphasized during the quarterly OMG meeting. (Lovella P. Guarin / RAFIS 5).