Friday, April 22, 2016

Welcome, Masatoshi Koido!

THE provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) welcomes Japanese national Masatoshi Koido (second from the left, first row), volunteer worker from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). For two years, Mr. Koido will help in the implementation of programs for the improvement of rice production in the various agrarian reform communities in Ilocos Norte. (Jopo Guerrero)
Japanese national Masatoshi Koido arrived in Laoag City on April 5 to formally start his volunteer work at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Ilocos Norte.

Engr. Vic M. Ines, OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II, led DAR-Ilocos Norte in welcoming the 26-year old Koido who is a member of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

For two years, Mr. Koido will help in the implementation of programs for the improvement of rice production in the different agrarian reform communities in the province.

The JICA volunteer, who hails from Takasaki City, is a graduate of social and economic sciences at the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Tsukuba.

Before joining JICA, Mr. Koido worked as loan consultant at the Joyo Bank, Ltd. and teacher in various junior and senior high schools in Japan. He was also active in the volunteer activities of the Social Welfare Research Group in their city.

In 2015, he completed the JOCV Course on community development and outreach programs where he received training on the culture and language of the Ilocos provinces.

During his briefing at the provincial office of DAR, Mr. Koido promised to do all his best to help in the rice production and other agricultural concerns in Ilocos Norte.
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BARD NOTES: Happy bard-reading to Mayor Chevylle Farinas, Vice Mayor Michael V. Farinas, Provincial Treasurer Josephine Calajate, INWD General Manager John Teodoro, Dr. Miramar Bumanglag and PNB Laoag Branch Manager Metty V. Guerrero. 

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