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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, October 29, 2012
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NORSU gets P29M
for dev’t projects

The Negros Oriental State University received close to P30 million from various stakeholders for its development projects, a government press release said.

NORSU president Don Vicente Real reported during the general faculty and staff meeting Saturday at the NORSU Cultural Center that he considered this a major achievement in his first 100 days as president, the press release said.

The Commission on Higher Education gave P8 million for business process outsourcing, and P7 million for the Training Center for Industrial Electronics of the College of Industrial Technology of the university, Real said in the press release.

NORSU also received P3.5 million from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment for a forestry development project in Barangay Dauis, Bais City; P2.8 million from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, for fisheries development project of NORSU-Bais City; P2.3 million from the Guihulngan City government, for the rebuilding of the earthquake-affected classrooms of NORSU Guihulngan; and P2 million from Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo for the upgrade of the crime laboratory of the Criminology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Main Campus I in Dumaguete City, the press release also said.

Other funds came from the Bais City government, P1million, for various projects in NORSU-Bais City; Bayawan City government, P1 million, for the NORSU Bayawan-Sta. Catalina campus; Rep. Pryde Henry Teves (Neg. Or., 3rd District), P 1million, for classrooms in NORSU Bayawan- Sta. Catalina; the Federation of University-Parents-Teachers-Association, P1 million, for the university clinic; and the Sta. Catalina government, P300,000, the press release said.

Real added that the payment of the P4.5 million school bus and the P2 million funds to complete the electrical tower and rewiring of the electrical posts in the main campuses were charged to the NORSU fund.

He also announced the appointments of three new vice presidents of the university: Peter Dayot for Administration, Planning and Development, and acting dean of the Graduate School; Esther Tan for Academic Affairs; and Bernadette Tan for Research, Extension and International Linkages.

Their appointments were approved by the Board of Regents in a special meeting held in Manila recently, the press release added.*

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