Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio, Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) acting executive director, and five other PCC employees were honored during the “Teachers and Employees Night” spearheaded by the local government unit (LGU) of the Science City of Muñoz (SCM), Nueva Ecija on January 9.
The other honorees were Dr. Claro N. Mingala, Dr. Danilda H. Duran, Dr. Rosalina M. Lapitan and the couple Drs. Edwin and Eufrocina Atabay.
They were cited for their outstanding achievements and awards received in 2014.
Dr. Nestor L. Alvarez, SCM mayor, said the honorees were given due recognition because they bring honor and pride to the city.
Del Barrio, Lapitan and the Atabay couple were recognized for having been conferred the rank of Scientist I by the Scientific Career Council (SCC) on June 30 under the Scientific Career System (SCS).
Mingala, on the other hand, was honored for being chosen as the “Most Outstanding Veterinarian in Veterinary Research Practice” in 2014 by the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines (VPAP) and for his conferment as Scientist II by the SCC.
Duran was honored for having received the “Distinguished Researcher in Animal Science” award from the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) and Bounty Agro-Ventures Inc.
Meanwhile, aside from the PCC honorees, other outstanding teachers and employees from the community were also recognized by the LGU. They serve in other government agencies and schools located in the city.
All the awardees each received a certificate of recognition and token from the LGU and from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), which was the major sponsor of the event.
“Teachers and Employees Night” is an annual activity of the Science City of Muñoz LGU to honor its outstanding teachers and employees. It is an activity that coincides with the city’s annual celebration and observance of its charter anniversary and Uhay festival.