At first, please allow me to profusely thank all the CSSP members, both old and new, the CSSP Board of Trustees through the leadership of Dr. Ma. Rebecca C. Laza, Immediate Past President, as well as meaningful friends and supporters for the success of the CSSP’s 46th Scientific Conference. Well-done to all.
It is also worthwhile to note that we have two (2) upcoming major events. From Nov 13-18, 2016, the Philippine Association of Agriculturists, Inc (PAA) will have its 4th National Convention at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City. CSSP shall assume the presidency for a period of two (2) years from 2016-2018. This is a milestone in CSSP’s existence as it is our first time to lead the only accredited professional organization (APO) recognized by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) to advance the profession of Agriculture in the Philippines. The other event is our annual scientific convention which shall be held in Q2 of 2017 through the auspices of the Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP). In both events, I look forward to an enjoyable fellowship with fellow practitioners in the field of agriculture.
Moving forward, please do support our programs: 1) Invite more members to actively join the prestigious CSSP by reaching out to our colleagues and friends in agriculture and crop sciences; 2) sustain PJCS through submission of quality papers for publication, as well as annual subscription. We are also encouraging our members to continue to promote PJCS through their mother institutions, as well as through the network of like-minded organizations involved in agriculture and agribusiness, both in the public, civil society and the private sectors ; and 3) attendance in the CSSP’s events, two of which are enumerated above.
On behalf of the CSSP BOT, FCSSP and PAA, as well as our dear friends and supporters, I would like to thank you for this opportunity to meaningfully serve the society and membership in the coming months. More power to all of us.
ARTHUR R. BARIA
CSSP President 2016-2017