Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University President Dr. Nelson P. Cabral conveyed a heartfelt message lauding the exemplary dedication and commitment of National Economic and Development Authority Regional Director Phlorita A. Ridao, emphasizing her significant role as one of the most active trustees or regents among the six State Universities and Colleges (SUCS) in Mindanao, held at Mardale Hotel and Convetion Center, Pagadian, Zamboanga Del Sur.
“RD Ridao’s presence, ideas, inputs, and overall contributions in all board meetings clearly reflect her unwavering dedication and commitment as the head of the NEDA-9,” President Cabral stressed.
Dr. Cabral further commended Ridao’s invaluable participation in various board undertakings, showcasing her expertise, willingness to share opinions, and ability to engage in constructive arguments when necessary.
He also highlighted her generosity in providing solutions to pertinent issues.
Among those who expressed gratitude and bid farewell to RD Ridao were DOST Regional Director Hon. Martin A. Wee, Western Mindanao State University President Dr. Ma Carla A. Ochotorena, Jose Rizal Memorial State University President Dr. Maria Rio Abdon Naguit, J.H Cerilles State College President Dr. Edgardo H. Rosales, and Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology President Dr. Jaime Jalon.
The thanksgiving and despedida celebration , organized by the WMSU, served as a fitting tribute to RD Ridao. The event was also attended by esteemed SUC Vice Presidents, Core Officials, and the NEDA 9 family, honoring Ridao’s remarkable legacy and achievements.