In time for the holiday season, the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) held its year-end employees’ assembly on December 18, 2015 at the ERDB building. All the ERDB division chiefs, staff, and personnel as well as representatives from ERDB’s six Research Centers (RCs) attended the event.

The Director Henry Adornado, with the members of ERDB’s Executive Committee and RC heads, spearheaded the opening of the exhibit at the ERDB lobby to officially start the event. The exhibit featured all the ERDB divisions and centers, focusing on their roles and functions. In his opening message, Dr. Adornado said that he hopes that through its activities and programs, ERDB would be more recognized as a part of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He also commended the Technology Transfer Division (TTD), headed by Ms. Veronica Sinohin, for the successful launching of the exhibit.

Afterwards, the program continued at the ERDB auditorium. All the ERDB employees joined the games and other activities. Each division and research center also prepared their respective presentations, which took the audience back to different decades, from the post-war era to the 1990s.

It was the first year-end employees’ assembly where the RCs joined the celebration together with the bureau. With the success of the event, the bureau hopes that the activity will serve as one of the avenues to strengthen its theme, “Matibay at Masayang Pagsasamahan, Tungo sa Maunlad na Kawanihan”Melanie N. Ojeda, TTD