7th AgriMOVE Symposium Keynote Speaker: Hon. Cong. Marie Bernadette “Dette” Escudero

We are honored to have the Hon. Cong. Marie Bernadette “Dette” Escudero, a distinguished leader born into a legacy of public service, as our keynote speaker.

As the Representative of Sorsogon’s 1st congressional district, she has authored pivotal legislative measures such as the New Agrarian Emancipation Act, the New Philippine Building Act, the Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers, laws supporting education and mental health services, and many others. Beyond legislation, Cong. Dette strategically allocates funds to uplift marginalized communities through initiatives like DSWD-AICS and DOLE-TUPAD. This targeted approach underscores her dedication to uplifting the lives of indigent constituents.

With a focus on evidence-based policy-making, her speech aims to highlight collaboration between government and academia for food security.