Updated: Jan 24, 2022
Project Zacch’s CEO and Founder, John Vincent Gastanes (JV) was re-elected as one of the Chairpersons of the internationally related endeavours of the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Sector for MIMAROPA Region during the Department of Agriculture’s Regional Annual Elections held online on January 20, 2022.
On an earlier meeting with various stakeholders, JV was also recommended and selected as the Highly Urbanized City Sectoral Committee Chairperson for International Trade and Export in Puerto Princesa which earned him a nomination for the regional seat.
John’s exposure in the international scene was his extensive experience working as a Technical Staff for the International Relations Division of Mindanao Development Authority spearheading Palawan’s participation in BIMP-EAGA endeavors and the linkages he has established abroad especially in the ASEAN region for various private sector groups.
Furthermore, Project Zacchaeus, which is John’s brain child, has proven its export ready system both as a marketing partner for local farmers and the digital development that it has built to create a seamless ecosystem of agricultural supply chain.