Dinner Meeting with DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman through DBM Regional Director Akmad Usman invited the heads of SUCs in the BARMM and Region 12 on June 1, 2023 at the Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City. The discussion of the meeting focused around the necessity to enhance research and development (R&D) efforts of various campuses.

The good Secretary expressed her full support on the R&D and innovation programs of SUCs. She highlighted that SUCs have a vital role to play in advancing these intertwined tracks.

Chancellor Limbona shared the University’s commitment towards agricultural research, and its flagship programs.

The ouptut of the meeting was to create a consortium among the SUCs in BARMM and some in the Region 12, aligned in the 8-point socioeconomic agenda.

Prior to her appointment as the Budget Chief, she served as the chief-of-staff of former Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Sr. during which the esteemed senator imparted to her a valuable insight, “Good research is the partner of innovation.” This principle was applied to shape her approach.

In the 2023 National Budget, Php 7.9 B was allotted to support R&D programs and the country’s innovation efforts.
Secretary Pangandaman’s commitment in helping SUCs will pave way in uplifting the Bangsamoro communities among and across the region.
Maraming salamat at mabuhay ka, Secretary Pangandaman.
Pagpalain, Bangsamoro!
Also present is USec. Wilford Will L. Wong, Functional Group Head (FGH) of the Local Government and Regional Operations Group and Concurrent FGH of the Organization and Systems Improvement (OSI) Group.