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SOUTHERN TAGALOG ISLANDS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (STIRDC)

Background / Rationale

Executive Order 103 signed on May 7, 2002 dividing Region IV (Southern Tagalog) into Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) to focus on economic development and facilitate delivery of social services spurred the creation of the Regional Research, Development, and Extension Consortium for MIMAROPA.  On May 9, 2008, the SUC Presidents agreed to have a separate R& D consortium for the MIMAROPA Region. The initial name introduced was MIMAROPA Agricultural Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium (MARRDEC). On July 30, 2009, the name MARRDEC was changed to Southern Tagalog Islands Research Development Consortium (STIRDC) to accelerate the growth of the island provinces of MIMAROPA.

The Consortium is intended to serve as a venue for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating regional R, D & E programs that cover various disciplinary areas of scientific and technological fields, and for capability building of researchers.  The consortium concept relies on the combined individual strengths and capabilities of the member-agencies in carrying out their given mandates in coming up with regional S & T agenda.

 

Membership

  1. State University and Colleges
  • Marinduque State College
  • Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Occidental Mindoro State College
  • Palawan State University
  • Romblon State University
  • Western Philippines University

 

  1. Regional Line Agencies
  • Commission on Higher Education IV-B
  • Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit IV-B
  • Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center IV-B
  • Department of Budget and Management IV-B
  • Department of Science and Technology IV-B
  • National Economic and Development Administration IV-B
  • Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development

 

Purpose

The STIRDC shall coordinate the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of integrated regional research and development and extension programs and related activities in the various scientific and technological fields.

It shall develop strategies and implement a dynamic system of research and development and extension management attuned to the development needs of the MIMAROPA Region, with the view of promoting and utilizing research results and information to support regional, as well as national development goals.

 

 

 

SOUTHERN TAGALOG ISLANDS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (STIRDC)

CONSORTIUM EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (CEC)

Position Name Designation Agency
Chairperson Dr. Elsa P. Manarpaac President Western Philippines University
Co-Chairperson Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay Regional Director DOST MIMAROPA
Vice-Chairperson Dr. Arnold N. Venturina President Occidental Mindoro State College
Member Agency Heads Dr. Jesse T. Zamora President Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
  Dr. Arnulfo F. De Luna President Romblon State University
  Dr. Lorna C. Gelito OIC - President Palawan State University
  Dr. Merian C. Mani President Marinduque State College
  Dir. Cipriano G. Santiago Regional Executive Director Department of Agriculture IV-B
  Dir. Renato M. De Vera Regional Director Department of Budget and Management IV-B
  Dir. Virginia D. Akiate Regional Director Commission on Higher Education IV-B
  Dir. Romeo C. Escandor Regional Director National Economic Development Authority IV-B
Ex Officio Dir. Carlos Primo C. David Executive Director Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development

 

 

Signed Memorandum of Agreement - PCIEERD

STIRCD - Memorandum of Agreement

Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development Consortium