Wilma Del Rosario, Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) National Impact Zone (NIZ) coordinator and senior science research specialist, was hailed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as one of this year’s Pagasa awardees.
This is in recognition of her commitment and passion in promoting the economic viability of buffalo-based dairy enterprises in the country.
In a span of 22 years, Del Rosario closely worked with farmers in the NIZ to help them pursue opportunities in sustainable carabao-based enterprises.
“Pagasa award is the fruition of my hard work to wholeheartedly help others. I believe that when you sincerely do good, God will bless you. Having my efforts recognized by no less than the President of the Philippines is a lifetime achievement,” Del Rosario said.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the awarding rites at the Malacañang Palace last September 10. Del Rosario received her award with her spouse Renato, and Dr. Arnel Del Barrio, PCC executive director.
Pagasa award is “given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.”