Another feather has been added to the cap of Dr. Anselmo Roque as the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) bestowed on him a “Hall of Fame Award”.
He was cited for having won three times in the annual search for the PCARRD Professional Media Award (print category).
The awarding rites were held at the Dusit Thani Hotel last November 15 in connection with the 38th anniversary celebration of PCARRD.
The “Hall of Fame” trophy was signed by PCARRD executive director Patricio Faylon and Secretary Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology.
Main part of the citation of the award reads:
“In recognition of his prolific contribution to the dissemination, popularization, and promotion of agricultural technologies of the Central Luzon Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium in print media. The high quality of his works earned him first place in print category of the Professional Media Award in 1997, 2000, and 2001, a feat that has set a precedence in the award, setting the standards for science journalism in the National Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Network”.
Dr. Roque, a correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, is currently editorial consultant in the information services unit of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).
It was the third “Hall of Fame” award received by Dr. Roque in his writing career. The other two, one of which was given last April, were given by the Philippine Agricultural Journalists, Inc. for being an outstanding agricultural journalist in English and in Pilipino.