Philsutech bares schedule of mid-year technical courses

Philsutech President Jose Maria R. Valmayor*

In line with its goal of providing continuing education for its members on the different facets of sugar production technology, the Philippine Sugar Technologists Association (Philsutech) announced Wednesday, January 26, the schedule of its mid-year technical courses for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

The Farm Tour and Seminar, which is the most popular activity among Philsutech members, is tentatively on March 3 and 4. Spearheading the activity is Agriculture and Farm Engineering Division Vice President and Director Elsie A. Monteclaro (Manager, Alliance of Sonedco Planters Kabankalan), a press release from Phisutech said.

On April 21 and 22, the Bioenergy and Environmental Management Division, headed by Vice President and Director Sherryl Ann R. Jarder (Process Manager, URC-La Carlota) and Director Hernie C. Alpas (Plant Manager, URC Distillery Bais), will conduct the Applied Technology on Bioenergy and Environmental Management (ATBEM) Seminar.

The seminar on Applied Technology on Sugar Processing (ATSP) follows shortly on April 26-29, spearheaded by Process Division Vice President and Director Marlowe A. Lugador (Refined Sugar Department Manager, Victorias Milling Company) and Raylin R. Aligaen (Operations Manager, URC-SURE Passi).

The Engineering Division, headed by Vice President Marifi T. Escabusa (Instrumentation / Centrifugals& Hydraulics Superintendent, Busco Sugar Milling Company) and Director Glorybell Y. Galinea (Factory Manager, Sagay Central), will conduct the Applied Technology on Energy Management and Utilization (ATEMU) seminar on May 23-27.

On the other hand, the Management Division headed by Vice president and Director Sheila D. Cabrestante (Human Resources and Organization Development Head, Victorias Milling Company) and Dirctor Marcelo L. Karaan (Vice-President-Human Resource Department, Central Azucarera and Tarlac and Affiliates) will announce the schedule of the management seminar at a later date.

Meanwhile, the 68thPhilsutech Annual National Convention is slated on August 23-26, will be held at Bacolod City. Venues for the seminars and trainings will likewise be announced later.

“Resource speakers for the seminars are industry experts with decades of experience in their respective fields of sugar production technology. The seminars themselves will be conducted in hybrid format, via a combination of online and physical presentations, in accordance with existing health and safety protocols,” said Philsutech President Jose Maria R. Valmayor.

Valmayor was the Overall Convention Coordinator of the historic 67thPhilsutech Annual National Convention conducted last August 2021 in Bacolod City, which was the first convention featuring an online format for most activities.

Previously the Philsutech Director for Agriculture and Farm Engineering (2021-2021), Valmayor is a graduate of Bachelor of Laws and is the Manager, Operation and Finance, San Jose Sugar Development Corp.

Immediate Past President Dr. Neil Andrew C. Cortez, Director of Sagay Central and EVP-FNC takes over as Chairman of the Board, replacing Domingo Lazaro L. Carranza.

Robert O. Lau and Haydee V. Rivera remain as the Treasurer and Corporate Secretary / Administrative Manager, respectively.

For more information, interested parties may contact the Philsutech Secretariat at telephone numbers 034-434-8127 / 434-1591 or via email at [email protected], the press release said.*

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