LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) inaugurated a new laboratory in honor of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) President Ronald Mascariñas at the Institute of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, August 30.
The Ronald Daniel R. Mascariñas Livestock Genetic Improvement Laboratory will aid the school in innovating for the local agriculture industry. The first of its kind available to students, the lab will be a great help in animal breeding research.
Speaking particularly to students, Mascariñas urged his audience to remember their duty to the country.
“We should bring all Filipinos with us on the road to development,” he said.
Mascariñas graduated from UPLB in 1982 with a degree in agriculture, major in animal science. In 2004, the university named him Outstanding Alumnus in Entrepreneurship. Last month, Mascariñas was also lauded as Distinguished Alumnus in Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation by the UP Alumni Association.
Operator of Chooks-to-Go, BAVI is the largest chicken rotisserie company in the Philippines, with over 1,600 stores across the country. The company was recognized as the Most Innovative Company of the Year by the Asia CEO Awards last year.