QUEZON CITY | May 31, 2022 – The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) celebrates its 45th Anniversary highlighted with a sports competition, pageantry, and awards from May 24 – 30, 2022. And on May 30, 2022, Ms. Maribel introduced and thanked the participants for the morning ceremony, with Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan, Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Fertilizer Dr. Myer Mula, and DED for Pesticide Eric Divinagracia, cutting the ribbon to signify the start of the event.


From May 24-26, a Sports Festival and a virtual quiz bee were simultaneously held to foster unity and teamwork and strengthen physical and mental health of FPA employees


The winners of individual and team events were the following:


  • DART
    • Female Champion: Rea Larriosa (FRD)
    • Female 1st Place: Rachelle Almoite (FAD)
    • Male Champion: Mark John Gandecila (PMID)
    • Male 1st Place: John Rajah Anareta (PMID)
    • Female Champion: Kaezelle Sambo (LSD)
    • Female 1st Place: Lovely Luar-Perez (PRD)
    • Male Champion: Mark Samuel Molina (PRD)
    • Male 1st Place: Errol John Ramos (PMID)
    • Champion: Laboratory Services Division (LSD)
    • 1st Place: Pesticide Regulations Division (PRD)
    • Champion: Pesticide Regulations Division (PRD)
    • 1st Place: Office of the Executive Director (OED)
    • 2nd Place: Laboratory Services Division (LSD)
    • Champion: Laboratory Services Division (LSD)
    • 1st Place: Office of the Executive Director (OED)
    • 2nd Place: Fertilizer Regulations Division (FRD)
  • KaFPAmilya Feud:
    • Champion: Laboratory Services Division (LSD)
    • 1st Place: Planning Management and Information Division (PMID)
    • 2nd Place: Fertilizer Regulations Division (FRD)

Likewise, FPA recognized its employees for achieving perfect attendance in the flag ceremony and those who serve FPA for 10-40 years were given loyalty awards. Further, the retirees were honored during the May 30 event. The following personnel were awarded:


    • Bella Fe Carmona
    • Elizabeth Perlado
    • Jelmo More
    • Robilyn Sarmiento (10 years)
    • Agusto Nagayang (10 years)
    • Arnulfo Arausa Jr. (20 years)
    • Winsor Nueva (20 years)
    • Rogelio Crespo (35 years)
    • Sonia Calleja (35 years)
    • Quirino Baterna (40 years)
    • Alita Bornea (40 years)

        Ian Joy Rasalan, June Ryan De Leon, Amado Malana, Bernadette Guardiano, John Mar Nosura, Robilyn Sarmiento, Anjaneth Palcutilo, Rea Lariosa, and Darwin Narvadez



        Rosie Malazar, Rea Barretto, Kristine Joy Sotto, Dionn Mark Bohol, Maricel Tabigue, Eric Castañas, Francis Felimon Villamon, Raymund Alfor, Rodny Conda, Ardon Ryan Nee-estuye, Dexter Oliver Leynes, Allan Jade Rojo, Quirino Baterna, Dennis Mallari, Roselle Anne Jose, Arwin Cardenas, Romeo Val Suguitan Jr., Angelo Bugarin and Julieta Lansangan


To cap the weeklong celebration, the following won the pageant:


  • Mr. FPA Sapphire: Mr. Rustom Gain Tanduyan of RFU 11
    • 1st Runner-Up: Mr. Aljhon Igbuhay of PMID
    • 2nd Runner-Up: Mr. Mike Cuento of FRD
  • Ms. FPA Sapphire: Ms. Paulyn Kim Alfuente of RFU 9
    • 1st Runner-Up: Ms. Vian Napoles of OED
    • 2nd Runner-Up: Ms. Aleni Peach Gonzales

Also, special recognitions were awarded to the following pageant participants:


    • Mr. Photogenic: Mr. Mike Cuento of FRD
    • Ms. Photogenic: Ms. Paulyn Kim Alfuente of RFU 9
    • Mr. Best-in-Talent: Mr. Rustom Gain Tanduyan of RFU 11
    • Ms. Best-in-Talent: Ms. Paulyn Kim Alfuente of RFU 9
    • Mr. Eco-Friendly Headdress: Mr. Rustom Gain Tanduyan of RFU 11
    • Ms. Eco-Friendly Headdress: Ms. Paulyn Kim Alfuente of RFU 9
    • Mr. Best-in-Barong: Mr. Rustom Gain Tanduyan of RFU 11
    • Ms. Best-in-Filipiñana: Ms. Divine Elcano of FAD


For 45 years, FPA has remained steadfast in performing its regulatory functions and in assuring the Filipino people of adequate supply of fertilizer, pesticide, and other agricultural inputs at reasonable prices. FPA’s achievements in recent years were a testament of its contribution to the success of the OneDA Reform Agenda and the realization of Ambisyon Natin 2040 – – thanks to the working men and women of FPA, ably led by our beloved Executive Director, Wilfredo C. Roldan. ###


Written by:  Wendycharlene B. Almasen | Published: 01 June 2022

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
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