The Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) is proud to announce the two personnel from the Rubber Technology and Extension Services Division (RTESD) who have recently participated in the graduation ceremony of the Agribusiness Mentorship Series (ABMS) held at the Bohol Cultural Center on May 24, 2024. Engr. Evangeline P. Garcia and Xela Patrice B. Pingol were among 90 graduates representing various state universities and colleges (SUCs) and agencies from regions II, III, VII, IX, X, XII, and XIII. All participants successfully completed three comprehensive modules covering essential aspects of agribusiness.

This program, facilitated by the Agri-Aqua Business Incubation Network of the Philippines Inc. (AABINPhil, Inc.), and supported by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), aims to cultivate entrepreneurial skills and knowledge among professionals.

With full support from Executive Director Chery L. Esuala, Ph.D. and the whole PRRI family, we are extending our warmest congratulations to both of you for the job well done! Indeed, this participation reflects PRRI’s dedication to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the rubber industry. We are confident enough that the knowledge and skills gained through the ABMS program will empower these graduates to contribute significantly to the Philippines’ agricultural development and drive the nation’s economic growth and sustainability. Kudos!

– Julius Biolango & Xelah Pingol