Capitol Compound, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- The Region III Regional Advisory
Council- Animal Disease Control and Emergency (RAC-ADCE) held its 2nd Technical
Meeting for 2007 at the DA- RFU Region III Conference Room, Capitol Compound, City
of San Fernando, Pampanga on March 27, 2007. Merial Philippines, Inc. (MPI) through
its Avian Business Unit was invited to the said meeting to sponsor the speaker for
the selected topic for the month: Avian Influenza. The sponsorship invitation was
extended to MPI by Dr. Josefino Villaroman who is presently the Chairman of Region
III RAC- ADCE.
Recognizing the value of continuing technical updates in preventing bird flu in
the Philippines, MPI invited Dr. Rosette Angelie R. Arca to be the Speaker for the
meeting. Dr. Arca is presently the Animal Health Services Manager, Live Operations-
Poultry Business of San Miguel Foods, Inc. She is also in the forefront of avian
influenza prevention in the Philippines. MPI sponsorship for the said meeting was
confined to providing transportation for Dr. Arca to and from her office and a simple
token of appreciation for her efforts. Dr. Arca was joined by Dr. Niki Atienza (Technical
and Marketing Manager- Avian), Mr. Peter Martinez (Area Sales Manager) and Dr. Junel
Castillo (Technical Sales Representative) during the said meeting.
Shown in the picture above is Dr. Rene Alonzo, who is the Secretary of Region III
RAC- ADCE, awarding the Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Arca. Also included in the
picture is Dr. Villaroman.
In the picture above is Mr. Peter Martinez, flanked by Drs. Alonzo and Villaroman,
accepting the Plaque of Appreciation given by RAC- ADCE Region III to Merial Philippines,
In the picture above are the seminar participants joined by Dr. Arca, Dr. Atienza
and Mr. Martinez of MPI.