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PCAARRD recognizes its media partners through the Ulat SIPAG Awards

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THE Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently awarded private professional media practitioners through the Ulat SIPAG Awards.

Ulat SIPAG Awards recognizes the effort of private professional media practitioners who popularize science and technology articles in relation to PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Programs (ISPs).

Mr. Julio P. Yap of Manila Bulletin’s Agriculture Magazine won the first place of the Ulat SIPAG, print category. He received a plaque of appreciation from DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña for his outstanding contribution in the field of print media in support of DOST-PCAARRD’s R&D Results Utilization banner program.

Yap’s various articles dealing with the different commodities under the PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) reflect the tapestry of the country’s verdant and vibrant agricultural landscape.

Dr. Custer C. Deocaris of Radyo Agila, on the other hand, won the first place of the Ulat SIPAG, broadcast category. He also received a plaque of appreciation with a cash prize of P75,000 from DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora.

Deocaris was recognized for his contribution in the field of broadcast media in support of DOST-PCAARRD’s R&D Results Utilization banner program. His radio program Pinoy Scientist helps in empowering Filipino scientists, researchers, and other science and technology advocates by serving as their conduit to the public. As a scientist himself, Deocaris combines his knowledge on the subjects that he tackles with the art of science communication, thereby promoting better social advocacy and at the same time, inspiring greater social responsibility on the part of the scientific community.

Ms. Annabelle D. Surara of Radyo Agila won the second place of the Ulat SIPAG awards, broadcast category.

Surara was recognized for her contribution in the field of broadcast media in support of DOST-PCAARRD’s R&D Results Utilization banner program through her radio program ‘Kain Tayo.’ The program makes use of Sunday lunchtimes, to engage the listeners towards the promotion and appreciation on the role of science and technology in the production of agricultural and aquatic food products.

The program inspires the family to participate on meaningful and productive exchanges during lunchtime, on the importance of science as it applies to food, being a primary human concern.

The awards were given during the Council’s 7th Year Anniversary Celebration held at the Philippine International Convention Center.|DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Services

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