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P R O G R A M OF A C T I V I T I E S

DATE / TIME / VENUE

ACTIVITY & TOPIC
SEED COMPANIES SHOWCASE

December 3 to 8, 2014
Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia
Negros Occidental

> Allied Botanical Corporation
> Pilipinas Kaneko Seeds Corp.

> Seed Works Philippines, Inc.
> East West Seed Philippines

December 3, 2014
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Pavillon Hotel

December 4, 2014
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Pavillon Hotel
Convention Hall
Attire:
Corporate Casual

Pre-Registration of Participants / Delegates coming in before December 4, 2014
12TH NATIONAL VEGETABLE CONGRESS PLENARY SESSIONS
Congress Registration
Opening Ceremonies
Entry of Colors
Parade of OPA, ONOPRA Officers, PVIDB, MBCCI and DA Regional Directors,
Doxology
National Anthem
Negros Occidental Hymn
DA Hymn
Congress Call to Order & Announcement of Conference Agenda
Mr. Marcelino Remotigue, President, PVIDB
Acknowledgment of DA Regional Directors and Introduction of Delegations
Mr. Larry P. Nacionales, Regional Executive Director – DA-RFU6
Welcome Addresses
Dr. Roberto L. Montelibano, Chairman of the Board, MBCCI
Hon. Evelio R. Leonardia, Bacolod City Lone District Representative
Hon. Monico O. Puentevella, Mayor, City of Bacolod
Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Mr. George K. Sanchez – Director, MBCCI
Keynote Speech: Cong. Alfredo B. Benitez, 3rd District, Province of Negros Occidental

Morning Session
10:30 - 11:00

PLENARY 1
The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture: Striking the right balance between
producing enough food and protecting the environment.
• MS. RUSY G. ABASTILLAS, Weather Specialist,1 Climatology & Agrometeorology
Division, PAGASA

11:00 – 11:30

SEED Philippines: Creating Opportunities for Farmers and Their Children
• MS. LESLIE ESPINOSA, Co-Founder, School for Experiential &
Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) Philippines
Panel Discussion/Moderator: Mr. George K. Sanchez – Director, MBCCI

12:00 NN

LUNCH BREAK – SPONSOR HOUR
(1:00 - 1:30pm Allied Botanical Corporation)
(1:30 - 1:45pm Macondray Plastic Products, Inc. )

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Afternoon Session
1:45 – 2:15

PLENARY 2
Competitive Agriculture on One ASEAN Economy
• MR. RICARDO P. PROVIDO, Jr. Chairman – RAFC (Region 6)

2:20 – 2:50

High Value Crop Development Program: Role of the Private Sector
• MR. ARSENIO “toto” G. Barcelona, President- Harbest Agribusiness Corp.
Panel Discussion/Moderator: Prof. George C. Zulueta, Director, MBCCI

3:00 – 3:30

COFFEE BREAK – SPONSOR HOUR (East-West Seed Philippines)

3:30 – 4:00

Fundamentals of Marketing Vegetables: The Negros Farmers Weekend Market Experience
• MS. RUBY TANIA C. CRUZ, Project Lead- Negros Farmers Weekend Market
Organic Farming: Are We Making Progress?

4:00 – 4:30

• MR. RAMON D. PEÑALOSA, JR. Owner – Peñalosa Farms
Panel Discussion/Moderator: Mr. George K. Sanchez, Director, MBCCI
CONCLUDING PLENARY

5:00 PM

MR. MARCELINO REMOTIGUE, President, PVIDB & MR. FRANK A. CARBON–
Conference Chairman to Present CONGRESS OUTPUT to DIR. JENNIFER E.
REMOQUILLO – National Program Coordinator HVCDP, Department of Agriculture, Board
Member VICTOR V. JAVELLANA-Chair Committee on Agriculture, MR. ANGEL
VERDEFLOR- Executive Assistant to the Governor
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker – MR. LARRY P. NACIONALES, DA-RFU 6
Keynote Address of DIR. JENNIFER E. REMOQUILLO – National Program Coordinator
HVCDP - Department of Agriculture
Call for Adjournment of the Plenary Session– Mr.Frank A. Carbon–President, MBCCI
6:00 PM
L’ Fisher Chalet

Meeting of the Philippine Vegetable Industry Development Board (PVIDB)

6:00 PM

GOVERNOR’S NIGHT

L’ Fisher Chalet
14th Lacson St.,
Bacolod City

Message from GOV. ALFREDO G. MARAÑON, JR.
Recognition of Event Partners and Friends
Declaration and Turn-over of Key of Responsibility to the Host of the 13th NVC
Mr. Marcelino Remotigue, President, PVIDB
Dinner, Fellowship & Raffles

December 4, 2014
1:00 PM

December 5, 2014
6:00 AM

December 5,6,7 ,2014
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

December 7, 2014
4:00 PM

INGRESS OF EXPO
Negros Farmers Weekend Market – Magsaysay Ave., Bacolod City
FARM TOUR w/ LECTURE ON ORGANIC FARMING - SEED COMPANIES SHOWCASE,
& LUNCH AT FARMERS MARKET - Assembly Place – Pavillon Hotel
EXPO
Negros Farmers Weekend Market – Magsaysay Ave., Bacolod City
EGRESS OF EXPO
Negros Farmers Weekend Market – Magsaysay Ave., Bacolod City

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