Plant Biotechnology for Grain Quality and Nutritional Improvement in Rice

With genuine enthusiasm, the University of the Philippines Los Banos College of Agriculture and Food Science, in collaboration with Sorsogon State University, is proud to present the Symposium on Plant Biotechnology for Grain Quality and Nutritional Improvement in Rice.

Our appreciation extends to the University administration, led by President Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, and SorSU-Castilla Campus Director Prof. Andrew F. Detera, for their unwavering support in bringing this event to fruition. Special acknowledgment is reserved for the project proponents, led by Dr. Rose Anne Cleotilde I. Sambo, with invaluable contributions from Ms. Michelle C. Morante and Mr. Marlon Garbin Gabelo. Their unwavering efforts have played a pivotal role in transforming the vision of this event into a tangible reality.

To our Guest Speaker Dr. Vito Butardo Jr. for generously sharing his time and expertise, and to the UPLB College of Agriculture and Food Science delegation, Dr. Lilia Fernando-Corpuz (Associate Dean for Research And Extension, UPLB-CAFS), Dr. Arlan James Rodeo (Assistant Professor), Ms. Wendy Fernandez (Administrative Officer), and University Researchers Ms. Imelda Gesmundo, Ms. Maria Teofel Latayan, and Mr. John Julius Manuben. Thank you for this magnum opus opportunity.

We truly commend the committee heads, faculty, and staff for their hard work. Our sincere thanks go to the farmers, guests, representatives from the Municipal Agriculture Office of Castilla and Pilar, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation representatives, and students for actively participating and adding diverse perspectives to the event’s success.

[Photograph Credits: Mark Clarence Dacullo and Mr. Marlon Garbin Gabelo, Campus Secretary] Sorsogon State University-Castilla Campus