IN PHOTOS: Sixteen newly appointed permanent employees of the Department of Agriculture Region IV-CALABARZON took their oath of office before Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel V. de Mesa on January 11, 2021, at LARES Training Hall in Lipa City, Batangas.

They were Mr. Felix Joselito H. Noceda – Agricultural Center Chief II; Ms. Diana Rose V. Alcala – Agriculturist II; Mr. Martee G. dela Cruz – Agriculturist I; Dr. Linda M. Lucela – Chief Agriculturist; Mr. Danny F. Baladjay – Supervising Agriculturist; Ms. Abigail S. Etcoy – Agriculturist II; Ms. Avelita M. Rosales – Chief Science Research Specialist; Ms. Aprille T. Gonzalbo – Agricultural Technician I; Mr. Bryan R. Plata – Laboratory Technician II; Ms. Eleanor G. de Jesus – Chemist IV; Ms. Lisette Joyce U. Lola – Bacteriologist II; Ms. Andrea Paola D. Ilagan – Chemist II; Mr. Jesus D. Duque – Engineer I; Ms. Patricia Mae C. Feranil – Engineer I; Ms. Jan Kathleen M. Punzalan – Engineer I; and Mr. Alex D. Follosco – Engineer I.

The oath-taking ceremony was witnessed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Ms. Vilma M. Dimaculangan; OIC-ARD for Operations Mr. Dennis R. Arpia; Administrative and Finance Division Chief Mr. Felix I. Ramos; Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council Chairman Mr. Pedrito R. Kalaw; Ms. Florencia L. Bas and Engr. Christian Paul M. Ariola, members of the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB); Ms. Mary Rose R. Lopez, HRMPSB Secretariat; and other DA CALABARZON officials.