“I express my gratitude to the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority and the Department of Agriculture – Regional Office 1 for this productive endeavor to the province of Ilocos Sur. This initiative shall improve the capacity of our college to expand its learning opportunities for our students. I am in high hopes that this will eventually bear economic and agricultural benefits for our local farmers.” Governor Jerry Singson during the Signing of the Deed of Grant of Usufructuary Rights on 8 May 2024 at the Ilocos Sur Research Center, Brgy. Labnig, San Juan.

Other attendees during the signing were SPM Efren Rafanan, Executive Director PhilFIDA Evelyn Cagasan, OIC RTD for Research and Regulations Dr. Florentino Adame and OIC Center Chief ISReC Mark Ariel Agresor.