The 2nd ERDB Management Conference was conducted at the Mansion Garden Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport, Subic, Zambales on June 23-26, 2015. This activity was participated in by the six Research Centers Directors together with their planning and technical staff, ERDB Acting Director, Dr. Henry A. Adornado, OIC-Asst. Director, Dr. Antonio M. Dano and his Executive Committee and senior technical staff. Some representatives from the Planning and Policy Service Office and guests from the DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations, Directors from Administration and Finance, and Administration and Information System and General Service and Regional Director of Region 3 and CENRO Olongapo were also present in the conference.

 

This conference aimed to: (1) to present the status and updates of CY 2015 on Action RDE programs of ERDB and Research Centers and the Technology Transfer and Extension Program, Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Program and National Greening Program-Production of Quality Planting Materials (NGP-PQPM); (2) to discuss the updates on the restructured ERDB; (3) to discuss the monitoring, evaluation and reporting system in compliance with Office Performance Commitment and Review; (4) to present the guidelines on RDE as amendments of DAO 96-27; (5) to discuss updates on budget, infrastructure and equipment; and (6) to discuss other related issues and concerns of the rationalized ERDB.

At the end of the conference, the expected outputs were: (1) Updated status and deliverable in the implementation of the Action RDE programs and projects; Technology Transfer and Extension program implemented for CY 2015; Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Program (MBFDP); the 5th-year implementation of NGP; and RDE of Research Centers; (2) Draft operational and management system of rationalized ERDB; (3) Manual on RDE M & E System; (4) Amended guidelines on RDE implementation; (5) Status of budget, infrastructure and equipment; and (6) Guidelines on ERDB Employees Welfare.

In the opening program, Regional Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr. of Region 3 delivered the welcome remarks. A message was given by the Acting Director of ERDB, Dr. Henry A. Adornado. The inspirational messages were delivered by ASEC Marcial C. Amaro, Jr., Asst. Secretary for Field Operations, Dir. Wilfredo J. Obien, Office of the Undersecretary for Administration and Information Systems and CENRO Olongapo Marife L. Castillo. Aurora S. Jose, OIC-PMISU