Dr. Raul F. Muyong was elected Chairperson of the Regional Research and Development Cluster Coordinator (RRDCC) of the Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) during the stakeholders meeting on September 27, 2017.
The RRDCC is the WESVAARRDEC policy-determining body that provides for its management and operation in consonance with the national and regional agricultural environment and natural resources research and development system.
In his capacity as the chairperson, Dr. Muyong was also automatically designated as the executive director of the executive board that RRDCC created. The Executive Board recommends policy directions to the RRDCC, recommends the annual budget and financial management protocols, provides guidance to develop self-reliant and sustainable plans and programs, facilitates identification and promotion relevant research and development management tools in its operations and perform other duties delegated by the RRDCC.
The WESVAARDEC is an organization of 28 institutions and agencies that seeks to pool technical expertise and other resources related to research and development activities in Western Visayas. It is one of the 13 consortia under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).