33 • ASIAN SEED The Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA) has elected eleven officers, whose tenures commenced 1 January, 2018 and will be effective through 2020. Established in 1976, PSIA is the oldest seed association in Southeast Asia, and will serve as the National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the upcoming 25th Asian Seed Congress, scheduled 12-15 November this year in Manila. Meet the NOC of ASC 2018 PRESIDENT Mary Ann P. Sayoc East-West Seed Company, Inc. (Group Lead Public Affairs) VICE-PRESIDENT Gabriel Romero Monsanto Philippines, Inc. (Senior Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Lead) BOARD OF DIRECTORS Raquel Castaño Bayer Philippines Inc. (Public & Government Affairs, and Market Acceptance Manager) Felipe Dela Cruz Syngenta Philippines, Inc. (Sales and Traits Regulatory Affairs Lead, Philippines & ASEAN) Agripina Rasco Institute of Plant Breeding, National Seed Foundation, University of the Philippines Los Baños (University Researcher) CORPORATE SECRETARY Rowena Bienes Allied Botanical Corporation (Executive Assistant) TREASURER Pamela Chan Ramgo Seeds International Corporation (President and CEO) P.R.O. Julius Barcelona Harbest Agribusiness Corporation (Executive Assistant to the President) Olivia Wong Haverson Enterprises (General Manager) Antonio Alfonso Pioneer Hi-Bred Philippines, Inc. (Regulatory Affairs & Stewardship Lead, Philippines) Frisco Malabanan SL Agritech Corporation (Senior Technical & Promotions Consultant)