To mark the start of the new year, the 1st ERDB’s Annual General Assembly Meeting for CY 2018 was held on January 11, 2018 at the ERDB Auditorium.

Dir. Henry A. Adornado, with the members of the ERDB’s Executive Committee and heads of Research Centers (RCs) were present in the meeting.

In his welcome remarks, Dir. Adornado gave updates on what ERDB has done in the past. He mentioned that inspite of the many challenges that ERDB encountered during the past year, it was also a very fruitful year for the bureau. This, he said, is the result of the good accomplishments of ERDB including its “best performance rating” last year”. He also recalled ERDB’s recognition by the CSC (Civil Service Commission) as categorized in maturity level 2 in 4 categories such as recruitment, selection, learning and recognition. He likewise mentioned the three congresses that were held during the previous years, He also commended the ERDB researchers for the recognition of technology adoptors which was held during the later part of 2017.

An open forum was held discussing concerns on personnel development and hiring, housing of employees, library improvement, and some research operations.

The ERDB Executive committee headed by Dr. Adornado, responded to the queries and duly noted the issues so that these can be further addressed for the betterment of the whole bureau, including the six research centers. Marla V. Cambay, TTD