About Us

MANDATE

The Department of Agriculture - RFU III is responsible for the promotion of agricultural development & growth through increased productivity.  Thus, DA-RFU III shall provide the policy frameworks, help direct public investments & extend the support services necessary to make agriculture & agri-based enterprises profitable & to spread the benefits of development to the poor, particularly those in the rural areas.

 

MISSION

To help and empower farming and fishing communities and private sector to produce enough, accessible and affordable food for every Filipino and a decent income for all.

 

VISION

A modernized small holder agriculture and fisheries; a diversified rural economy that is dynamic, technologically advanced and internationally competitive.  Its transformation is guided by the sound practices of resource sustainability, the principles of social justice and strong private sector participation.

 




Directory of Key Officials

 OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR

NAME/DESIGNATION

CONTACT NUMBER

Engr. Roy M. Abaya
OIC-Regional Executive Director

961-34-72
961-26-31

Mr. Crispulo G. Bautista, Jr.
Assistant Regional Director For Operations & Extension

961-76-99

Atty. Jennilyn M. Dawayan, CESO IV
Assistant Regional Director For Research & Regulatory, Admin & Finance

961-30-75

DIVISION CHIEFS 

NAME/DESIGNATION

CONTACT NUMBER

Mr. Benjamin M. Baltazar
Chief, Field Operations Division

963-67-26

Dr. Irene M. Adion
Chief, Research Division

963-54-28

Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr.
Chief, Regulatory Division

961-30-46

Ms. Amelda T. Santos
Chief, Administrative and Finance Division 

961-14-52

Dr. Romeo J. Manalili
Chief, Integrated Laboratories Division 

 961-79-28

Mr. Edwin P. Paningbatan
Chief, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Division
Corn Program Coordinator

961-17-71
961-15-60

Mr. William M. Valdez
Chief, Marketing Assistance Division

963-57-51

SECTION/UNIT HEADS

NAME/DESIGNATION

CONTACT NUMBER

PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION DIVISION 

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Chief, Information Communications Technology Unit

961-76-08

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE DIVISION

Mr. Felicito B. Espiritu, Jr.
Chief, Information Section

961-12-09

Ms. Milagros Z. Singian
Chief, Personnel Section

 

961-72-53

Ms. Edna B. Liwag
Chief, General Services Section

 

961-29-51

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Chief, Cashiering Unit

961-21-97

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Chief, Records Unit

961-33-36

Ms. Elizabeth Grace N. Canlas
Chief, Budget Section

 

963-55-14

Ms. Norina L. David
Chief, Accounting Section

 

963-55-72

FIELD OPERATION DIVISION

Engr. Abraham C. Molina
Chief, Regional Agricultural Engineering Group

 

963-73-41

Ms. Adelaida R. Molina
OIC-Chief, Institutional Development Unit

 

961-32-51

Ms. Eduviges T. Pelayo
Rice Action Officer

 

963-74-12

Mr. Edwin P. Paningbatan
Corn Program Coordinator

 

961-15-60

Mr. Fernando C. Lorenzo
HVCDP Coordinator

 

961-15-60

RESEARCH DIVISION

Dr. Avelino B. David
Chief, ROS Magalang, Pampanga - Upland Station

 

963-54-28

 Mr. Ramon F. Timbol
Chief, RIARC Paraiso, Tarlac - Lowland Station

 045-985-1256

Mr. Ronaldo M. Angat
Chief, IAS/Resident Ombudsman

963-61-37

Mr. Amante N. Silva
Chief, RSL Botolan, Zambales - Hillyland Station

 


961-15-60

INTEGRATED LABORATORIES

Mr. Nelson M. Bautista
Chief, Regional Crop Protection Center
Regional Rice Seed Coordinator

044-456-0075
963-74-12

Mr. Edgardo H. Carandang
Chief, Plant Quarantine

961-79-28

Mr. Midel C. Pineda 
Chief, Law Enforcement & Quality Control Section

961-30-46

Ms. Abigail P. Beltran
Chief, Feed Laboratory

961-15-74

Ms. Josephine D. Dela Cruz
Chief, Soils Laboratory

961-41-50

Ms. Milagros R. Mananggit
Chief, RADDL

961-29-34




Regional Profile