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2017 Gawad Saka Final Deliberation

22 August 2017
Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR)

 

The National Technical Committee (NTC) convened on 22-25 August 2017 in Los Baňos, Laguna for the final deliberation of the shortlisted nominees vying for the 2017 Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist (OAS) and Researcher (OAR). The activity aimed to integrate the results from the desk evaluation held in June and the month-long field validation conducted from July to August, and to recommend the finalist who will qualify for endorsement to the Board of Judges (BOJ).

Present in the deliberation were NTC for OAS Chairperson: Dr. Nicomedes Eleazar (Bureau of Agricultural Research); Vice Chairperson: Dr. Teodoro Solsoloy (BAR); Members: Ms. Digna Sandoval (BAR), Dr. Roberto Rañola, Jr. (University of the Philippines Los Baňos), Dr. Edralina Serrano (UPLB), and Dr. Jonar Yago (Nueva Vizcaya State University).

As for the NTC for OAR, present were Chairperson: Dr. Nicomedes Eleazar (BAR); Vice Chairperson: Dr. Teodoro Solsoloy (BAR); Members: Ms. Digna Sandoval (BAR), Dr. Enrico Supangco (UPLB), Dr. Jose Hernandez (UPLB), and Dr. Elda Esguerra (UPLB). ###

The Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist (OAS) is an annual activity of the Department of Agriculture being coordinated by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) through the Institutional Development Division which recognizes scientists in the country who have made outstanding accomplishments in agriculture and fisheries.