CLAARRDEC
CLAARRDEC

The Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium or CLAARRDEC is a conglomeration of 26 agencies and institutions within Central Luzon conducting or promoting research and development in agriculture, forestry and natural resources which have been grouped to work together along specific objectives, share expertise and resources and complement each other to push further the horizon of R & D in the region.

Mandate

In coordination with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Central Luzon, CLARRDEC is mandated to review ad update R & D efforts in relation to regional needs in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and natural resources. It is tasked to prepare, monitor and assess the implementation of research and development programs/projects/activities in Region III. It is also mandated to help facilitate the development of capabilities of its member-agencies.

Vision

CLARRDEC as a model consortium dedicated to excellence in research and development, technology management, capability upgrading and resource generation for sustainable development and global competitiveness.

Major Objective

To develop strategies and implement a responsive system of research and extension management for accelerating and sustaining regional development goal with the end in view of maximizing the generation, verification, dissemination, exchange of information and utilization of research results.

On November 1972, the Department of Science and Technology or DOST established the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research or PCAR which gave hope for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors of the country.

Four years after the creation of PCAR, the Central Luzon Agriculture Research Complex or CLARC was born. Later, with the inclusion of natural resources and development concerns in its mandate, the CLARC became CLARRDEC or Central Luzon Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium. However, the Aquatic sector was then included in 2015 that made C-L-A-A-R-R-D-E-C as we knew today.

Through the years, the Central Luzon State University has been priviledged to be the home of the Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium or CLAARRDEC evolving and spearheading the partnership and collaboration among member-institution for research and development.

The consortium is currently composed of Twenty-two implementing agencies, including 8 State Universities and Colleges, 7 Provincial and Local Government Units and 8 coordinating agencies. All seven State Universities and Colleges in the region are conducting Research and Development Programs and Projects based on the priority commodity assignments; Research and Development facilities, technical expertise, current needs and problem in the region.

The consortium is also the homeof the three national Research and Development agencies such as Philippine Rice Research Institute or PhilRice, Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization or PhilMech and Philippine Carabao Center or PCC.The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or BFAR and Freshwater Aquaculture are also part of the consortium.

The consortium mobilized and organized functional and operational groups through the four technical working groups composed of Regional Research and Development Group or RRDG, Regional Techno-transfer and Promotion Group or RTTPG, Regional Knowledge Management Group or KMG and Gender and Development Group or GAD.

Each Research and Development institution has their own agency mandate that governs commodity technology generation, verification, dissemination and ultimately commercialization. The generated technologies of CLAARRDEC member-institutions must be disseminated and commercialized to reach target users and provide vibrant solutions to catch-up with ASEAN neighbors and become globally competitive.

The CLAARRDEC Core Group has four working groups, namely: the Research and Development Cluster (RDC), Knowledge Management Cluster (KMC), Gender and Development Cluster (GADC) and Technology Transfer Cluster (TTC).

The Research and Development Cluster Coordinator(RDCC) shall be selected from any CMI who shall be recommended by the RRDCC to the host institution and designated by he host institution as an adjunct coordinator if the personnel will from other CMI. The cluster coordinator will be part of the science and technology program of the host institution.

The Technology Transfer Cluster Coordinator(TTCC) shall be selected form any CMI who shall be recommended by the RRDCC to the host institution and designated by the host institution for its personnel or as an adjunct coordinator if the personnel will be from other CMI. The cluster coordinator will be part of the science and technology program of the host institution.

The Knowledge Management Cluster Coordinator(KMCC) shall be selected from any CMI who shall be recommended by the RRDCC to the host institution and designtaed by the host institution as an adjunct coordinator if the personnel will be from other CMI. The cluster coordinator will be par of the science and technology program of the host institution.

The Gender and Development Cluster Coordinator(GADCC) shall be selected from any CMI who shall be recommended by the RRDCC to the host institution and designated by the host institution as an adjunct coordinator if the personnel will be from other CMI. The cluster coordinator will be par of the science and technology program of the host institution.

Dr. Honorio M. Soriano Jr.
RRDCC Chair, CLAARRDEC University President, PSAU
Dr. Fe L. Porciuncula
Consortium Director
VP for Research, Extension and Training

Executive Board

Dr. Tereso A. Abella
University President, Central Luzon State University

Dr. Gregorio J. Rodis
President, Bataan Peninsula State University

Dr. Carlos S. Arida, Sr.
Center Director,Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau & Watershed Water Resources Research Center

Dr. Arthur D. Dayrit
Supervising Science Research Specialist, DA-RFO 3

Dr. Wilfredo M. Cruz
Regional Director,Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 3

Dr. Jovita B. Agliam
Supervising Administrative Officer
Head Admin Division/Head Agricultural Engineering Division
PLGU-Nueva Ecija

Regional R&D Coordinating Commitee

Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes
President I, Aurora State College of Technology

Dr. Gerardo I. Mendoza
President, Bulacan Agricultural State College

Dr. Josefina C. Mananguit
VP for Research and Development Professor I

Dr. Gregorio J. Rodis
President, Bataan Peninsula State University

Dr. Hermogenes M. Paguia
Professor VI,Director, Research and Development Office

Dr. Tereso A. Abella
University President

Dr. Feliciana P. Jacoba
SUC President III

Dr. Honorato P. Panahon
Professor II,VP for Research, Extension and Training

Dr. Honorio M. Soriano, Jr.
University President III, Pampanga State Agricultural University and RRDC Chair, CLAARRDEC

Dr. Cornelio C. Garcia
President III,Ramon Magsaysay Technological University

Dr. Elizabeth N. Farin
Professor VI, VP for Research, Extension and Training

Dr. Max P. Guillermo
University President, Tarlac Agricultural University

Dr. Tessie E. Navarro
Professor VI, VP for Research, Extension & Training

Dr. Veronica Concepcion V. Esguerra
Regional Director, Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute 3

Dr. Wilfredo M. Cruz
Regional Director, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 3

Ms. Lilian M. Rueca
RFRDC Manager

Engr. Roy M. Abaya
Regional Director, Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 3

Dr. Arthur D. Dayrit
Supervising Science Research Specialist, DA-RFO 3

Atty. Judita M. Tungol
Officer In-charge, Department of Agrarian Reform 3 (DAR 3)

Mr. Eloy Palomo
ARPO 2

Dr. Carlos S. Arida, Sr.
Center Director,Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau & Watershed Water Resources Research Center

Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat
Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology 3

Mr. Wilfredo F. Sibal
Chief Science Research Specialist

Dir. Severino C. Santos
Regional Director, National Economic and Development Authority 3

Ms. Inah Christia M. de Jesus
Senior Economic Development Specialist

Dr. Arnel N. del Barrio
Executive Director, Philippine Carabao Center

Dr. Daniel L. Aquino
Center Director, PCC@CLSU

Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia
Executive Director / Scientist I, Philippine Center for Postharvest Research and Mechanization

Dr. Sailila E. Abdula
Acting Executive Director , Philippine Rice Research Institute

Engr. Josephine B. Salazar
Regional Manager, NIA 3

Engr. Juanito C. Valones
Supervisor Engineer A

Gov. Gerardo A. Noveras
Governor Province of Aurora

Ms. Nelita K. Abordo
OIC, Provincial Agriculturist, Aurora

Gov. Albert Raymond Garcia
Governor Province of Bataan

Ms. Imelda D. Inieto
Provincial Agriculturist, Bataan

Gov. Wilhelmeno M. Sy-Alvarado
Governor Province of Bulacan

Ms. Gloria SF. Carillo
Provincial Agriculturist, Bulacan

Gov. Czarina D. Umali
Governor Province of Nueva Ecija

Mr. Serafin S. Santos
Provincial Agriculturist, Nueva Ecija

Gov. Lilia G. Pineda
Governor Province of Pampanga

Mr. Edilberto B. Salenga
Provincial Agriculturist, Pampanga

Gov. Susan Yap-Sulit
Governor Province of Tarlac

Ms. Alicia A. Cruz
Officer In-charge, Provincial Agriculturist Tarlac

Gov. Amor D. Deloso
Governor Province of Zambales

Mr. Russell Quitaneg
Provincial Agriculturist, Zambales

Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar
Director, DA-BAR

Dir. Elisa D. Salon
Director IV, DBM

Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora
Executive Director PCAARRD

Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas
Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Resource Management and Support Services (ODED-ARMSS), PCAARRD

Regional R&D Group

Dr. Alking B. Gorospe
Director, Research/Assisstant Professor I, Aurora State College of Technology

Ms. Leah V. Indon
Instructor I, Bulacan Agricultural State College

Dr. Rudy C. Flores
VP,RET Associate Professor V, Bataan Peninsula State University

Dr. Ma. Excelsis M. Orden
Director for Research/Professor VI, Central Luzon State University

Mr. Gervin S. Tandingan
Director for Research, Associate Professor V, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Dr. Mary Grace B. Gatan
Director R&D/Assistant Professor III

Engr. Dinah Abugho
Director for Research /Asisstant Professor III, Ramon Magsaysay Technological Unversity

Dr. Cielito A. Beltran
Director for R&D, Professor VI

Dr. Leopoldo C. Antonio
Chief. Tech’l Support Services, Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute 3

Ms. Lilian M. Rueca
RFRDC Manager, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 3

Dr. Arthur D. Dayrit
Supervising Science Research Specialist/Rice RDE Focal Person, Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 3

Ms. Alma B. Domingo
Station Head ERDB-WWRC Region 3

Mr. Wilfredo F. Sibal
Chief Science Research Specialist, Department of Science and Technology 3

Dr. Daniel L. Aquino
Center Director, PCC@CLSU

Mr. Romualdo C. Martinez
Chief, Agricultural Mechanization Division, PHilMech

Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang
Acting Deputy Executive Director for Research, PhilRice

Regional Knowledgement Management Group

Ms. Imee D. Esguerra
Instructor I, Bulacan Agricultural State College

Dr. Mel S. Abas
Director, Office of Extension and Training Services Associate, Professor II, Bataan Peninsula State University

Ms. Maria Adrielle S. Estigoy
Instructor I/ RKMG Coordinator, Central Luzon State University

Dr. John T. Dumayas
Dean, College of Agriculture,Associate Professor III, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Prof. Albert B. Leung
Associate Professor V
Asisstant Director R&D
Pampanga State Agricultural University

Ms. Florida A. Domingo
Science Research Specialist
Ramon Magsaysay Technological Unversity

Mr. Joji U. Cabatic
Communication Development Officer I
Tarlac Agricultural University

Regional Techno Transfer Promotion Group

Dr. Jonah G. Zante
Director of Extension, Associate Professor I, Aurora State College of Technology

Ms. Rhodora A. Iracta
Director of Extension and Training, Assistant Professor III, Bulacan Agricultural State College

Dr. Hermogenes M. Paguia
Director of Research and Development Office, Professor VI, Bataan Peninsula State University

Dr. Eugenia G. Baltazar
Director for Extension, Professor IV, Central Luzon State University

Dr. Rachael R. Moralde
Director, Extension Services Department NEUST Main Campus, Associate Professor V

Dr. Geraldine C. Sanchez
Director for Extension and Training, Professor VI,Pampanga State Agricultural University

Dr.. Libna L. Lucas
Director for Extension Program, Professor IV, Ramon Magsaysay Technological Unversity

Dr. Yolanda S. Guillermo
Director for Extension and Training, Professor II, Tarlac Agricultural University

Ms. Ma. Theresa S. Villanueva
R3, e-Extension Coordinator, Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute 3

Dr. Rodolfo P. Estigoy
Chief, Applied Communication Division, RTTPG Coordinator, PhilMech

Ms. Nelita K. Abordo
OIC, Provincial Agriculturist, Aurora

Ms. Imelda D. Inieto
Provincial Agriculturist, Bataan

Ms. Gloria SF. Carillo
Provincial Agriculturist, Bulacan

Ms. Alicia T. Nicolas
Senior Agriculturist, Bulacan

Engr. Serafin S. Santos
Provincial Agriculturist, Nueva Ecija

Dr. Jovita B. Agliam
Supervising Administrative Officer
Head Admin Division/Head Agricultural Engineering Division
PLGU-Nueva Ecija

Mr. Edilberto B. Salenga
Provincial Agriculturist, Pampanga

Ms. Alicia A. Cruz
OIC, Provincial Agriculturist, PLGU-Tarlac

Mr. Russell Quitaneg
Provincial Agriculturist, Zambales

Regional Gender and Development Group

Ms. Teresita T. Mendoza
Assistant Professor II, GAD Focal Person, Bulacan Agricultural State College

Engr. Kristine P.Ortega
Instructor 1, Bataan Peninsula State University

Dr. Janet O. Saturno
Director VGADO, Associate Professor V, Central Luzon State University

Ms. Marie Anne D. Valerio
GAD Coordinator, Assistant Professor II,Pampanga State Agricultural University

Dr. Eden T. Beltran
Associate Professor III, GAD Focal Person,

Dr. Marianne P. Villaruel
Coordinator, Gender & Development, Associate Professor I, Tarlac Agricultural University

Ms. Perla DC. Florendo
Science Research Specialist GAD Focal Person, Philippine Carabao Center

Ms. Miriam A. Acda
Chief Science Research Specialist,Food Protection Division, PhilMech

Dr. Irene Tanzo
Supervising Science Research Specialist GAD Focal Person, PhilRice

Secretariat

Fe L. Porciuncula
VP for Research, Extension and Training, Consortium Director

Rachelle E. Liberato
Science Research Assisstant

Glenda F. Valderama
Science Research Assisstant

Hannah Grace S. Bulatao
IT Specialist

Darwin G. dela Cruz
Science Research Assisstant

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