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1, Republic of the Philippines 333-5 Department of Agriculture 34 v BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES 34 Floor, PCA Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City I Tel. Nos. 929-9597, 929-8074, Fax No. 929-8074 19 January 2016 MEMORANDUM TO 5 ALL REGIONAL DIRECTORS (Regions 1 - 13, CAR, ARMM) NATIONAL CENTER CHIEFS (NBFTC, NFFTC, NIFTC, NFRDI) ATTENTION: ORGANIC AQUACULTURE FOCAL PERSONS FROM : EDUARDO B. GONGONA, PCG (RET) DA Undersecretary for Fisheries and BFAR National Director SUBJECT: INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 15" NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CONGRESS IN CEBU ON NOVEMBER 12-16, 2018. Attached herewith is a signed Memorandum by Jose Gabriel M. La Vifia, Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing and Alternate Chairperson of the National Organic Agriculture Board,'dated September 1, 2018, re: Invitation to attend the 15t* National Organic Agriculture Congress in Cebu. In lieu of this, you are hereby instructed to coordinate with your DA-Regional Organic Agriculture Focal person to include you in the official list of the delegates to represent in the regional delegation. Only the BFAR Organic Aquaculture Focal Person or the alternate is authorized to attend the said congress. Should you have further inquiry, you may get in touch with Ms. Lina Bauyon at telephone number (02) 929-3439, or send email to bfar ifad@vahoo.com or ‘organicaqua.co@gmail.com. For compliance. EDUARDO B. GONGONA, PCG (RET.) DA Undersecretary for Fisheries and BFAR National Director Republic of the Philippines Department of Agriculture OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines September 1, 2018 ¢ MEMORANDUM TO q ALL UNDERSECRETARIES ALL ASSISTANT SECRETARIES FROM y JOSE GABRIEL M. LA VINA Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing, and Alternate Chairperson of the National Organic Agriculture Board SUBJECT: INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 15™ NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CONGRESS (NOAC) IN CEBU ON NOVEMBER 12-16, 2018 ‘The National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) through the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office VII (DA-RFO VII) is pleased to announce the holding of the 15th National Organic Agriculture Congress with the theme “Organic Agriculture: Advancing the Local Food Culture Movement in the Philippines" on November 12-16, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City. The Congress aims to converge various stakeholders and supporters of the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) into an event filled with knowledge sharing, skills enhancement, and marketing opportunities. Further, it envisions to actively involve these stakeholders in developing a formidable strategy for the advancement of the Program. With this, we would like to invite you or your representative to attend the 15th NOAC on the abovementioned dates. Your presence would lend primacy to the significance of the occasion. Expenses incurred in relation to the conduct of the said activity, which includes food and hotel accommodations shall be chargeable against the NOAP- Organic Agriculture funds. The National Secretariat Committee of the 15th NOAC will closely coordinate with your good office regarding the details of our request. Should you have further queries, your staff may contact Mr. Ronald John Lamano or Ms. Kristine Montes at telefax no.: (02) 928-8756 local 3303/3307 or (02) 941-8143 or at email address 15thnoac@gmail.com. Please accept our warmest regards as we look forward to the confirmation of your participation to the event, Thank you. ai