17th LCF CSR Expo 2018

Thank you very much to the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) for inviting me to be part of the 17th LCF CSR Expo 2018. I am glad to be with fellow champions of Corporate Social Responsibility and proponents of various programs and projects that have been benefitting Filipinos all over the country. It is good [...]

Department of Agriculture’s Ambassador’s Tour—Farm Tourism Luncheon

Thank you very much to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to this Farm Tourism Luncheon, which is part of ‘The Ambassador’s Tour’. I am glad that Philippine Service Posts in the USA, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the other groups behind the project included this event in this [...]

4th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) of Department of Agriculture

Thank you very much to the Department of Agriculture—Regional Field Unit No. 8 and the Agricultural Training Institute-RTC 8 for inviting Senator Cynthia Villar here at the 4th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC). Gusto sana niya kayong makasama lahat ngayong araw but she could not make it here personally because _______. But she has a [...]

Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress

Thank you very much to the International Bamboo & Rattan Organization (INBAR), the National Forestry & Grassland Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NFGA), and the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) for inviting me to be part of this Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress. Particularly in this Parallel Session—“A Vision for Bamboo and Rattan in ASEAN”. [...]

46th Commencement Ceremonies and Conferment of Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa in University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB)

Thank you very much to the board of regents, officials, administrators and faculty members of the University of the Philippines Los Banos for conferring on me the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. It is truly an honor and privilege that you all deem me worthy of this recognition. Rest assured that as a [...]

Farmers & Fisherfolk Leaders Summit in Siargo, Surigao del Norte

Maraming salamat sa imbitasyon upang ako ay maging bahagi ng inyong Farmers & Fisherfolk Leaders Summit. Masaya ako na makasama ang mga magsasaka, mangingisda at iba pang agriculture stakeholders dito sa Siargo, Surigao del Norte. Pati na rin ang mga taga local government units (LGUs) at mula sa private sector, to talk about one of [...]

Commencement Exercises of Bulacan State University

Thank you very much for inviting me to be your commencement speaker. I know how important this day is to each one of you here—the faculty members and administrators; the parents and guardians; and of course, the graduating students. Today is truly a milestone and a very memorable day in your lives. And I am [...]

7th Annual Conference on Environmental Science (ACES)

Thank you very much to the Philippine Environmental Science Association (PESA), the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) and the University of the Philippines Los Banos—School of Environmental Science & Management (UPLB-SESAM) for inviting me to be part of this 7th Annual Conference on Environmental Science (ACES). I am glad to be here with all of [...]

Farmers Dialogue on Sugar Industry of Ilocos Sur, San Ildefonso

Maraming salamat sa Provincial Government ng Ilocos Sur at sa Municipal Government of San Ildefonso sa imbistasyon upang maging bahagi ng inyong dialogue kasama ang mga magsasaka tungkol sa sugarcane industry. Masaya ako na makasama at makausap kayong lahat ngayong araw. I still remember na ang isa sa aking pinakaunang hearing that I conducted noong [...]

67th Anniversary of Bureau of Soils & Water Management

Maraming salamat sa Bureau of Soils & Water Management (BSWM) sa imbitasyon upang ako ay maging bahagi ng inyong 67th Anniversary. Happy Anniversary sa lahat ng bumubuo ng bureau, ang lahat ng mga empleyado sa buong bansa. Then and now, the importance of BSWM’s role in the development of our country and our very own [...]