Digna Ruth Daliva
Digna is a graduate of BS in Busines Administration Major in Management and BS in Commerce Major in Accounting in the University of Nueva Caceres. She is also a post graduate of Master in Disaster Management in Central Bicol State University for Agriculture and Masters in Environmental Science in the University of Nueva Caceres. She also took a special course of International Course for Non-Government Organization and Social Change in International Institute for Rural Reconstruction last 2016. Daliva’s work experience includes being a Program Head in iRelief Foundation, Inc., Program Director: Junior Rangers Program – Experiential Environmental Education for Children
Program Director: Mangrove Rehabilitation in Center for Ecosystems & Protected Area Management, Inc. (CEPAM), Gardening Teacher in The Village Montessori School,Naga City, Philippines and Naga Montessori School Naga City, Philippines. She was once a Marketing and HR Manager in SP Deloraya Job Contracting and Consultancy Services, Inc., Operations Officer in Bicol Paglaom Alliance Foundation, Inc., Co-Producer and Marketing Director in Ika Asin An Ley Live TV Show, Marketing and Franchising Coordinator in BIGG’s, Inc., Associate in a Campaigns Advertising Agency and an Executive Assistant of Cam. Sur Tourism Council. She was also was once a Sales Services Assistant in Karahayan Enterprises, Franchise Coordinator in BIGG’s, Inc., and a College Teacher in WorldTech Resources Inc. At present, Daliva is the Chairperson of ESSA Council and the Value Chain & Extension Coordinator of Center for the Bayanihan Economics (CBE), Angat Bulacan.
Venancio Tornilo Garde Jr.
Venancio graduated from Nueva Ecija University of Science & Technology Gabaldon Campus, Gabaldon Nueva Ecija where he was able to obtain his Diploma in Agricultural Technology.
His work Experience includes being a volunteer Catechist in San Pablo Apostle Parish in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, SK Chairman in their Barangay and Community Organizer in GBP (Gabay sa Bagong Pag-asa. He was also once a Farmer Leader Oganizer of SAFRUDI, Technical Staff of MASIPAG, National Coordinator of PABINHI PILIPINAS, Organic livestock Consultant of Guingona farm tarlac tarlac, SRI-Season Long Trainor of AGREA-Foundation and National Trainor of the Organic Field Support program of the Department of Agriculture
At Present, Garde is the Sustainable Agriculture Cansultant, Senior Technical Associate, Project Coordinator and Trainer of PRRM/SRI-Pilipinas. He is also currently a Swine Raising Consultant in Quirino Provincial Agriculture Office, SRI-Trainor and Consultant in ORAS-NA/people’s organization LGU-Aringay La-union.
Christopher is a graduate of Industrial Electronics Technology, and the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Robinson Enate. He was a former Brgy. Official for 5 years and was an organic awardee in Dao, Capiz then. Currently, Christopher is a member of the BOD of DAO SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION FARMER ASSOCIATION as well as the President of SYSRICE ALLIANCE in region XI. At the same time, he is also the auditor of DAO’s municipal agriculture and fishery’s council, BOD of Nasunogan Farmers Association Dao Capiz, chairman of committee in organic farming in Dao as well a Rice breeder and practitioner of Indigenous Knowledge System.
Adelino is the Municipal Agriculturist of Municipality of Kauswagan. He was employed for the said municipality for 26 years. He is an Advocate and practitioner of Biodynamic and Organic Farming. Member of the different organizations among them are League of Municipal and Cities Association of the Philippines and Philippine Agriculturist Association.
Dr. Blesilda Calub
Dr. Blesilda M. Calub, a University Researcher, is the Organic Agriculture Program Leader and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Organic Agriculture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Dr. Calub leads projects and studies towards science-based and people-oriented sustainable organic agriculture, agroforestry and soil-water conservation through research, training, teaching, online course development and coordination, information materials production, community organizing, public service, and technical support to various national and international agricultural development and capacity building institutions.
Jenalyn was born in Ki-belen, San Rafael, San Pascual, Masbate and currently residing at Candabong, Binlod, Argao, Cebu. She’s the founder and chairperson of Pestales Agriculture Cooperative. She also founded the Everlasting Jaera Organization Inc. and Secretary of Argao Municipal Development Council for year 2018-2019. She devout herself in helping the less fortunate people, teaching good values and empowering members of the cooperative. Her dream is to have an Eco-village where everyone could live freely and become sustainable.
Hon. Rommel C. Arnado, Municipal Mayor-Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and President – League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Province of the Philippines. Studied Bachelor of Arts in Economics Studied 1973-1975 Loyola Heights Ateneo de Manila, Graduated Bachelor of Arts in English Velez College Cebu City in 1978, Graduated Bachelor of Laws University of San Carlos (USC), Cebu City in 1983, Graduated Private Pilot Course at Lahug Cebu City in 1976, Graduated Commercial Pilot Course at Lahug Cebu City – CPL Number: 77C96 in 1977, Graduated Instrument Rating Course Domestic Airport at Pasay City. He is also a post graduate of Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with honors at Southwestern University year 2012-2013.
He is affiliated with the League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities, and provinces of the Philippines being the National President for successive two (2) terms. Concurrent Municipal Mayor of the Local Government Unit of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte since 2010 until present. Associated with IFOAM Asia and IFOAM International and one of the Board of Director and PIO of Northern Mindanao Education Council supported by SYNERGEIA, Inc. Also a Member of League of Municipalities of the Philippines and Member of the League of Municipal Mayors of the Philippines. He is a Visionary Operations Executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration. Committed and deadline-oriented in implementing the municipal programs and projects.
Henry was born and live in Malaybalay City. A native of the Province Bukidnon, Mindanao. Worked before at DENR and NGOs. He runs his Binahon Agroforestry Farm, a Learning Site for Agriculture, a Farm School and the first farm tourism in Region 10.
Alvin is an agri-prenuer, born on January 18, 1975. At Bubog, Numancia, Aklan. Second from the siblings of four boys and three girls. Alvin inherited the quality of life from his parents, his father Alvin Sr. is a farmer and owner of a Rice Mill, his mother Tarcela Arellano Barrios is well known singer in the province and came from the family of livestock trader and RTW clothing store.
He graduated Elementary and Secondary Schools with honors at Malanday Elementary school in Valenzuela, Manila and Meycauayan Legaspi Jr. College in Bulacan respectively. Relying always on scholarship and grants, Alvin pursue study in College at Adamson University taking Electronics and Communication Engineering. Considering the weights of the activity in university and financial difficulties, his constraint to go back to his family in province of Aklan and graduated Electrical Engineering.
ESSA Council – Spiritual Sector
ESSA Council – Youth Sector
ESSA Council – LGU Sector
Ma. Louriz Sabordo
ESSA Council – Health Sector