Recognizing their painstaking efforts and active participation in the conduct of the Rice and Corn Production School on the Air Program (SOAP) of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 1, a total of 1,414 farmers from the provinces of La Union and Ilocos Sur received their certificates and awards as graduates of the School On-the Air Program of the Department.
Conducted on December 14, 2013 for the La Union graduates and December 21, 2013 for the Ilocos Sur graduates, the graduation rites were held at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in San Fernando City, La Union and Baluarte, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur respectively. Likewise, graduation for the provinces of Pangasinan and Ilocos Norte were set on January 14 & 21 next year.
The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I Bowlers Team emerged as the Champion under Class A Category in the 2013 Association of Regional Executives (AREX) Bowling Tournament.
The AREX Bowling Tournament is an Annual activity participated in by all National Government Agencies at the regional level. Aimed at fostering linkages and camaraderie while promoting strong partnership, building teamwork and sportsmanship among the employees of the government especially based at the regional office, the AREX bowling tournament started last June 21, 2013 and ended on November 21, 2013.
Led by AREX OIC-President Ave Munar, the bowling competition is held every Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 PM at the Royal Bowling Center, Catbangen, San Fernando City, La Union.
With their outstanding performance in the field of agriculture and fishery sectors, seven individuals and two groups of agricultural achievers were awarded by the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I during the Regional Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremonies held at the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur on October 18, 2013.
Gawad Saka is an annual search of the Department of Agriculture for outstanding individuals and groups in the farming and fishing sectors who displayed exemplary performances and contributions in the development and promotion of agriculture in their community thereby contributing in the attainment of DA’s goal for food security and sufficiency in the country.