The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) mourned the passing of its former executive director, Dr. Patricio Faylon.
Faylon served as executive director of the agency for 15 years — from August 1999 until his retirement in February 2015.
Former presidents Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino 3rd awarded him with a presidential citation in 2010 and 2011, respectively. This came after the agency received a Philippine Quality Award in 2009, which lead PCAARD to obtain an ISO 9001:2000 Certification, the first attached agency of the of the Department of Science and Technology to make the achievement.
Faylon died after ten years of fighting heart disease.