With the challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with government protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, the FPA pursued the celebration of its 43rd Anniversary through virtual teleconferencing on 29 May 2020.
In his message, Executive Wilfredo Roldan shared how FPA continues to strengthen its commitment to public service. “As we serve our four pillars of stakeholders namely the industry, the farmers, the academe and the FPA; we aspire to move forward in building an institution that significantly prioritizes the interest of farmers,” he said.
“We encourage our industry partners to go beyond ‘business as usual’ but for them to be our [passionate] partners in serving the agricultural sector.”
He also emphasized the contribution of FPA as frontliner during the COVID-19 emergency situation. “As we all know, we are all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the commitment and resilience of FPA employees, we made it possible to continue serving the public even during times of crisis.”
Dir. Roldan further enumerated the accomplishments of FPA for 2019 which includes the approval of the revised Fertilizer and Pesticide Policies and Implementing Guidelines; LSD’s accreditation as ISO/IEC 17025:2005 from the Philippine Accreditation Bureau; recognition from the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) for the successful implementation of ISO 9001:2015; and, the adaption of the revised Citizen Charter.
The virtual conference was joined by FPA employees both from the Central Office and Regional Offices. The agency also extended its acknowledgement to the industry stakeholders who expressed their anniversary greetings through digital posters uploaded in their social media accounts.