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      As stipulated in the Project Document, the Philippine LADA Technical Working Group (PLADA-TWG) is to be established for capacity building and to conduct the assessment based on the LADA approach and methodology. Members are primary data generators based on their agency’s mandate and hereby constituted by the following principal and alternate members:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA)
Rice Research Institute (PHILRICE)
Dr. Cheryll Launio
Dr. Eduardo Jimmy Quilang
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)
Mr. Dennis D. Andres
Mr. Loidaflor Balundo
Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
Mr. Romeo Ayos
National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
Engr. Reynaldo Baloloy
Engr. Marissa Presentacion
Agri Pinoy Rice Program
Ms. Josefa Quillope
Mr. Enrique Layola
Agri-Pinoy Corn Program
Mr. Milo Delos Reyes
Mr. Gary Rubio
Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)
Ms. Leilani S. Abacan
Mr. Laverne C. Olalia
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS)
Dr. Minda Mangabat
Mr. Nelson Lagniton
Special Projects Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD)
Ms. Adamar Estrada
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
Ms. Emily Victorio
Mr. Jaime A. Buenaventura
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
Mr. James Villanueva
Ms. Irma Ortiz
Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM)
Engr. Samuel Contreras
Dr. Wilfedo Sanidad
Ms. Clarita Bacatio
Mr. Florentino Agustin
Ms. Juliet Manguerra
Ms. Feriola Serrano
Ms. Sonia Salguero
Ms. Cecille Orlanes
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR)
Forest Management Bureau (FMB)
For. Carlos Peros Consolacion
Engr. Rodolfo Lipaopao, Jr.
Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB)
Ms. Ruby T. Buen
Ma. Sarah Jane C. Tagtag
Mr. Diosmedado Cocal
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)
Mr. Emiliano Ramoran
Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)
Dr. Sevillo D. David, Jr.
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)
Ms. Ella Deocadiz
Mr. Roberto Bernal
National Mapping and Resources Information Authority (NAMRIA)
Mr. Dennis Buena
National Water Resources Board (NWRB)
Luis S. Rongavilla
Milagros Velasco

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DOST)
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)
Dr. Rodolfo Ilao
Ma. Teresa De Guzman
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
Ms. Edna Juanillo
Dr. Esperanza Cayanan

NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (NEDA)
National Statistics Office (NSO)

Mr. Raul M. Ludovice
Mr. Jeremias Luis

National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

Mr. Edward Eugenio Lopez Dee

DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM (DAR)

Mr. Elizer Balleras

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN

Dr. Enrico Paringit

NATIONAL CONSULTANTS
Dr. Rodrigo Badayos, Soil Scientist
Dr. Nathaniel Bantayan, Vegetation and Land Cover Specialist
Mr. Miguel Guioguio, Socioeconomist
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Rajendra Shrestha, Sustainable Land Management Specialist
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Silvino Q. Tejada, Executive Director- BSWM, Project Manager
Rodelio B. Carating, National Coordinator
Karen Bautista, Project Documentation
Cathlyn Joy dela Torre, Project Facilitator
Ginalyn Rivera, Administrative Assistant
Modesto Beligan VI Administrative Assistant
Daryll Joseph Torres, Project Staff
Ryan Sanchez, Project Staff
GIS and Information System Team
Dante Margate
Andrew Flores
Jovette Tenorio
Raquel Granil
Marc Gil Mangrobang
Teodorico Fajardo
Field Survey Staff
Jose Manguerra
Antonio Rivera
Leo Retamar
Ernesto Almendral
Four (4) sets of secretariats that handle the arrangements for the series of workshops that the Philippine LADA organized:
Team 1
Janet Operario
Joyce Sanchez
Berna Pastor
Noemi Pascual
Team 2
Sharon Elvi Marie Cachopero
Angelita Marcia
Bella Noceda

Team 3
Filipina Ventigan
Mellijoy Peñaranda
Gina Alberto
Teresita Retamar
Team 4
Amy Yambot
Jacqueline Rojales
Grace Shiela Jalani
Josephine Nana
Workshop Rapporteurs
Sharon de Vera
Evangeline Dacumos
Edna Lynn Floresca
Eugenia Briones
Aurora Manalang
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Dr. Yuji Niino, Land Management Officer
FAO Regional Office for the Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Riccardo Biancalani
Technical Officer
Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA), FAO Rome
FAO-Philippines
Mr. Kayuzuki Tsurumi, Representative in the Philippines
Mr. Aristeo Portugal, Assistant Representative in the Philippines (Programme)
Ms. Sarah Lacson, Assistant Representative in the Philippines (Administration)
Mr. Genaro Castro, Jr., Programme Staff
LADA China Team
Dr. Guosheng Wang
Dr. Junhou Wang
Dr. Guosheng Zan
Dr. Kebin Zhang
Dr. Lishui Nie

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