Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:43

Celebrating ATI’s 37th foundation anniversary on February 7, 2024, the center achieved a significant milestone with the approval of a special patent confirming ownership of its regional center's land.

The awarding ceremony was a moment of reflection and gratitude, attended by special guests, including the family of former Brgy. Captain Abraham Belo and members of the barangay council. Their presence underscored their pivotal role in facilitating ATI's establishment in Brgy—San Felipe, shaping the Institute's journey over the years.

Ms. Rosario Belo, in a heartfelt tribute, shared insights into the initial discussions between Director Nicholas and her late husband, Abraham Belo. She sincerely appreciated ATI's recognition of the Belo family's unwavering support and contributions to the Institute's history in San Felipe.

The event also welcomed the OIC PENR Officer of South Cotabato, Engr. Rosalinda Cortez reaffirmed the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)'s commitment to community development. Her words resonated, emphasizing ATI's integral role in advancing regional growth and sustainability.

Ms. Perlita Vallejo, a dedicated member of the barangay council who served during Brgy. Captain Abraham Belo's tenure and continues to serve today conveyed the council's joy over the momentous occasion. She pledged unwavering support for ATI's endeavors and assured collaboration in ongoing and future development initiatives.

The confirmation of land ownership signifies more than a legal victory for ATI-RTC XII. It embodies a shared journey of progress and collaboration between ATI, local leaders, and the community. With renewed ownership rights, ATI is poised to further its mission of empowering the agricultural sector and fostering sustainable development in the region.