DA-PCC to highlight excellence in unity on its 31st anniv celeb

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center’s (DA-PCC) 31st anniversary celebration will banner excellence and unity as the driving force that have propelled the organization’s outstanding accomplishments since its inception in 1992.
Bearing the theme, “DA-PCC AT 31: Excellence in Unity,” the agency honors the years of support from PCCEAns and its partner institutions who have worked together productively and meaningfully to advance the livestock industry.

This year’s celebration will be hosted by three identified regional centers in different island clusters: DA-PCC at Central Luzon State University for the Luzon Cluster on March 8, DA-PCC at Visayas State University for the Visayas Cluster on March 12, and DA-PCC at University of Southern Mindanao for the Mindanao Cluster on March 14.

The celebration of each cluster will recognize the DA-PCC’s consortia tie-up with the National Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Network that helped shape the implementation of the Carabao Development Program (CDP) in the area.

A main anniversary celebration will take place on March 21, 2024 at the DA-PCC National Headquarters, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The highlights of the activity include a main anniversary program, national women’s month celebration, employees’ recognition and appreciation, and employees’ night. These will be livestreamed through the agency’s official Facebook page.

The DA-PCC was established in 1992 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7307. Its mandate is “to conserve, propagate, and promote the carabao as a source of milk, meat, draft power, and hide to benefit the rural farmers.”

In 1993, it started its operations through a small central office in Quezon City, supported by a small network of regional centers. Later, in 1998, its national headquarters and gene pool facilities were established in the Science City Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Currently, the DA-PCC has 12 regional centers across the country, which work together towards achieving its noble mission of improving the plight of its primary stakeholders, the smallholder farmers, along with providing assistance to other actors in the carabao industry value chain.