Welcome Fr. Jun and Tirso! Agro-Eco Philippines is glad to inform the public that we have added two regional coordinators in order to serve more Filipino farmers even better. Mr. Uldarico Galenzoga, Jr. or “Fr. Jun” as he is fondly called by the farmers is taking charge of our project operations in Davao Region while Mr.Tirso Lopecillo is taking charge in Northern Mindanao Region.
Ordained Priest in 1984, Fr. Jun was formerly the Social Action Director of the Diocese of Mati where he had actively promoted organic agriculture in a time when such farming practice wasn’t as popular as it is now. He became a full time organic farmer in 2010 and was elected as the Chairperson of the Provincial Consultative Team in Compostela Valley before he became a staff in January 2017.
Mr. Tirso Lopecillo is a well experienced farmer leader, community-based educator and Church worker. He had more than 10 years of working experience with the Missionary Society of St. Columban in Zamboanga Del Sur actively opposing large-scale mining operations and addressing social injustices. Before being hired as staff, he was the Chairperson of the Provincial Consultative Team in Zamboanga De Sur and played a key role in the promotions of organic agriculture in Zamboanga peninsula. He is a practicing organic farmer until now.
They are the official representatives and assigned staff of Agro-Eco Philippines in Davao Region and in Northern Mindanao. And they’re authorized to conduct activities and to enter into partnerships with NGOs and civil society organizations, LGUs, farmer’s groups, Church-based groups, formations and alliances in behalf of our organization.
You can contact Fr. Jun for your needs on organic agriculture, agroecology and right to food advocacy in Davao City and in the provinces of Davao Oriental, Davao Del Norte, parts of Compostela Valley, Davao Del Sur and Davao Occidental at 09099393216. You can also get in touch with Tirso Lopecillo for the same concerns in Cagayan De Oro City and in the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte and Iligan City at 09106394117.
For your inquiries about our programs and organizational partnership, you may get in touch with our Executive Director, Mr. Geonathan T. Barro, at 09185599814 or through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your relentless support and solidarity!