On its third year, the ATI solely conducted the Regional Techno Gabay Summit 2013 last October 3 and 4, 2013 at the Batangas State University and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. The activity were participated by TGP stakeholders in the Region IVA and IVB that includes the PMAs ( Cavite State University, Laguna State Polytechnic University, University of Rizal System, Southern Luzon State University, Western Philippines University, Occidental Mindoro State College and Romblon State College ) and FITS Centers in Region IVA and IVB that includes the FITS Manager, FITS TSS, FITS ISS and their Magsasaka Siyentista.
The activity starts with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the poster exhibits of the participating FITS Centers. The highlight of the summit is the awarding ceremony for the 2013 Best FITS Center and Best Magsasaka Siyentista where the FITS OPA Laguna were awarded 2013 Best FITS Center and their Magsasaka Siyentista Mr. Renato A. Belen bagged the 2013 Best MS Award. The awardees received plaque and cash prize.
Each FITS Centers also competes in the Accomplishment Poster Category where the FITS DA-PAES from Puerto Princesa, Palawan got the 1st place followed by FITS Imus, Cavite and FITS OPA-Laguna, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. They also received plaque and cash award.
The second day in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro showcased the accomplishments of each provinces for 2012-2013 as presented by their PMAs. The FITS inventory and status report, monitoring tools development and other concerns were also done during the workshops. ATI Region IVB Center Director Pat Andrew B. Barrientos warmly welcomes the particpants and gave the unforgettable experience in the sands of the white beach. ■