UNO-R pledges anew WESVAARRDEC support

University President Rev. Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR and Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) Director Dr. Pastor Jones Denusta inked the memorandum of commitment (MOC) in the renewal of UNO-R’s partnership with the Consortium at the President’s Hall, March 11.

The MOC served as a symbol of pledging support to WESVAARRDEC and their activities and initiatives, including animal research and agri-business, as a Consortium Member Institution (CMI).

“UNO-R has a longstanding collaboration with WESVAARRDEC, and the commitment serves as a continuation of future research endeavors that we have started. We are looking forward to more engagements as we transition into a post-pandemic world, where we embrace the call for research,” Research and Development Office Director Engr. Ashraf Khater shared.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Annabee Magbanua Claur, Agriculture Program Head Dr. Ma. Corazon Acaba, Agriculture Faculty Dr. Armigenia Benedicto, and Paulino Oñal, along with Information Technology Program Head Dr. Reymund Sabay and Engr. Khater, witnessed the MOC signing and participated in an open forum.

The Consortium’s Science Research Assistants Beverly Bigor and Jylyn Cornelio accompanied Dr. Denusta with WESVAARRDEC’s MOC signings with CMIs around Negros, Capiz, and Iloilo.

Other CMIs in Negros Occidental that pledged support to WESVAARRDEC were Carlos Hilado Memorial State University, Central Philippines State University, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, and STI-West Negros University.#