UPLB holds educational
training in San Carlos
The UP Los Baños Ugnayan ng Pahinungod recently launched an educational enhancement cum leadership training called “Affirmative Action Program” at the Agricultural Productivity Training Center-2, Translink Highway, in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, a press release from organizers said.
Seven volunteer faculty members of UPLB provided special tutorial services and leadership training to 40 participants from private and public high schools in San Carlos City from May 6 to 20, the press release also said.
Pahinungod program coordinator Glenn Lubuguin, Pamela Custodio and Romel Daya of the College of Development Communication handled language proficiency tutorials; Billy Valdez and Daren Sanggalang of the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology gave remedial sessions in mathematics; while Jickerson Lado of the College of Arts and Sciences and Joveth Vicenal of the College of Veterinary Medicine handled the science classes.
Marinelle Barola, UPLB alumni volunteer and veterinarian, assisted in the learning session, team-building workshops and leadership training activities.
The AAP is a nationwide college preparatory program aimed at assisting incoming fourth year high school students from underrepresented areas in the country to enhance their academic skills and competencies, and prepare them for the demands of higher education, the press release said.
It was organized on the initiative of Dr. Billy Tusalem, director of the Julio and Florentina Ledesma Foundation, and vice chair of the San Carlos Development Board; Louie Gonzaga, president of the Asian Rural-Urban Development and Peace Institute Inc.; and Jose Medina, a retired UPLB expert in Entomology and Agricultural Extension as part of the Climate Smart Agriculture-based food security and education program, the press release also added.*
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Neg. Occ. towns
Nineteen towns of Negros Occidental received two sets of computers each with printer from Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr., and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan at the SP lobby recently, a press release from the Capitol said.
The equipment will be used by the Municipal Assessor’s and Treasurer’s offices in tax collections to improve government services to the people, the press release also said.
Present at the turnover were Board Members Nehemias Dela Cruz Sr. (1st District), Salvador Escalante Jr. and Miller Serondo (2nd District), Patrick Lacson (3rd District), Mae Javellana and Jose Benito Alonso (4th District), Melvin Ibañez (5th District), Pedro Zayco Jr. (6th District), and Raul Rivera (PCL).
Escalante, who chairs the SP Committee on Finance, said the project is part of the provincial government’s reward from the Department of Interior and Local Government after Negros Occidental was adjudged as a Hall of Famer in Excellence in Good Governance in Region 6, the press release added.*
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Summer fun run in
The St. Theresita Academy High School Class of 1987 and Elementary Class of 1983 are sponsoring a summer fun run tomorrow in Silay City, Negros Occidental, a press release from organizers said.
Proceeds of the 3K and 5K fun run will benefit the STA Educational Foundation Incorporated, that was established by the Siervas de San Jose, STA alumni and parents, to provide quality education to deserving students.
Former basketball player Olsen Racela will join the run that will start at 5 a.m., with registration fee of P100 for adults, and P50 for students, the press release said.
Those interested to join may register at STA and SIR Restaurant in Silay City, or contact Edralin Aguirre at 495-4356 and Armel Malijan at 0939-9195483, the press release added.*
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Malolos LGU dept
officials visit Bacolod
Department heads of the local government unit of Malolos, Bulacan, are in Bacolod City for a two-day educational visit that focuses on how business friendly Bacolod is, a press release said.
The visit that ends today aims to determine how Bacolod earned its moniker as “Call Hub of Western Visayas”, when it comes to the business process outsourcing, in a bid to replicate it in Malolos, the press release said.
There are about 10,000 call center employees in various BPO firms in the city, the press release added.*
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