First photo shows DARCES Chief Agapito Regulacion (4th L) receives the PhilGAP certification from DA-XI Regional Exec. Director Ricardo Oñate, Jr. (center) in a simple awarding ceremony held March 9 during the flag raising ceremony at DA grounds, F. Bangoy St., Davao City.

Also in photo are: RTD for Operations Marila Corpuz (extreme L), Geraldine Gaterin, and Lorenzo Bermillo of Regulatory Division.

PhilGAP is a government certification program that facilitates the adoption of four modules: food safety, environmental management, workers' welfare, and produce quality.

DARCES mangosteen orchard which also produces off-season mangosteen production has complied these four modules thus, received the PhilGAP certification.