As part of the 59th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), the annual sports festival opened in June 2011 with a wide participation from the PRRM family and from other organizations within the PRRM building.
PRRM, Mother Ignacia Service Cooperative (MISC) and Marstech Trading and Services International, Inc. (Marstech) jointly organized and participated in the exciting sports events namely basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, darts, and fun run.
PRRM Penthouse. Friday night. 15 July 2011. People started arriving at 5 pm to join and celebrate and cap the weeklong 59th anniversary. Started in the mid-1980s after PRRM’s revival, the anniversary night aims to re-unite friends, allies, former and on-board staff for fellowship and to soak in camaraderie.
It was nothing short of a family reunion. Members and descendants of different generations came to meet and catch up. A banquet of native dishes with a lechon centerpiece matched the waving colored flags and signaled a great feast to be shared. A brief program was even held to reminisce the past and dream of the future of the clan.
“Importing rice to ensure food source for the Filipinos is not the correct response to the rice crisis. There is no rice crisis to talk about.” This was the gist of a discussion paper presented by Teodoro C. Mendoza, a professor of crop science at UPLB during the Food Security Policy Forum Series organized by the PRRM as part of its 59th anniversary celebration.
Good afternoon, let me welcome and thank all of you for joining us in celebrating the 55th anniversary of PRRM.
I served as PRRM’s president for 8.5 years, from 1999 until May 2007. Those years that I have been hands-on in PRRM operations were very insightful and challenging especially for someone like me who spent a substantial period of my working years as a legislator.
March 8, 2014, Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Quezon City, Philippines