Agri 10 awards the top 5 winners of this year’s NRAM poster making contest, participated in by the representatives from the agency’s different operating units.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) formally recognized the top 5 winners of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) Poster Making Contest during the Regional Achievers Awarding Ceremony, here in the city on November 29.

The five successful participants who placed in this year’s contest are Van Angelo Y. Chatto, DVM and Deljane S. Balagtas from the Integrated Laboratories Division ranking first and fourth, respectively; Marycris P. Tuyor, second from the Field Operations Division; Johnhil M. Delarmente, third from the Research Division; and Derbie A. Frias placing fifth from the Administrative and Finance Division.

Sixteen participants from the different divisions of the agency showcased their creativity through hand-drawn illustrations centered on the theme: “Be Riceponsible: Adlay, mais, saba atbp. ay ihalo sa kanin, Brown Rice ang kainin, Kanin ay huwag sayangin, Dapat bigas ng Pilipinas ang bilhin.”

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado shared that NRAM is an annual celebration spearheaded by DA every month of November that aims to promote responsible rice consumption and to recognize the invaluable role of rice farmers in achieving rice sufficiency in the country.# (GDAndres)