Diligence Paved The Way For This ULAT Sipag Top Awardee For Two Consecutive Years
Agriculture|August 2019

IT’S A SECOND TIME in a row for Agriculture Magazine contributor, Julio P. Yap Jr.

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Yap, who is fondly called “Jaypee” by family and friends, won again this year’s top prize in the print category of the Ulat SIPAG Award for his articles showcasing PCAARRD’s projects in the different regions of the country that were published in the Agriculture Magazine. This is his second year of winning the top award for the said category. In 2017, however, Yap won the third prize during the award launching. The Awards have been held annually to boost the Council’s branding initiative, which currently focuses on promoting the Strategic Industry (S&T) Program for Agri-Aqua Growth (SIPAG).

The awards were divided into two categories: print and broadcast. Awardees were selected based on their outstanding contributions in showcasing the different commodities under PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP).

On Yap’s part, he was cited in featuring PCAARRD’s initiatives in some of his articles which include, among many others, the development of a chicken strain under PCAARRD’s ISP on native chicken as a source of additional livelihood for farmers and other sectors of society; PCAARRD’s support to boost the Philippines’ fruit industry through its ISP on native fruits; and the PCAARRD’s support to the country’s ailing mungbean industry under its ISP on the commodity.

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