The University joined two other institutions of higher learning, VMA Global College and LCC-Bacolod, in the presentation of the results of the CHED-funded research entitled “Establishing Baseline Data on Mangrove Development in Brgy. Punta Taytay: Basis for a Livelihood Program” held last December 5, 2008 at the VMA Global College in Sum-ag, Bacolod City.
The panel of reactors included Dr. Angel C. Alcala, Director of Silliman University-CHED Zonal Research Center; Dr. Jessica O. Pacalioga, Faculty Member of University of St. La Salle; and Dr. Isabela L. Mahler, CHED Region 6 Director. Presenters were Dr. Raul C. Alvarez, Jr. of VMA, Dr. Carmen C. Menes of LCC-B, and Dr. Clarita T. Lacson of UNO-R.
Welcome address and statement of purpose was given by the President of the VMAGlobal College, Dr. Elizabeth O. Salabas, who also gave the Closing Remarks in behalf of her brother Atty. John N. Orola, Jr., Chairman of the VMA Board of Trustees. Honored guests were Sr. Maria Myrna S.T. Concepcion, OSA, LCC-B President; Fr. Sixto M. Bitangjol, OAR, who was represented by RPDO Director, Dr. Roy John dela Torre; some faculty from selected colleges in Negros, and researchers and trainers from Silliman University.
In his speech, Dr. Alcala commended the collaboration of the three schools and encouraged other schools to do the same. He also urged the presenters to have their study published since he is very much willing to help them in the publishing.
by Mr. Roy John De la Torre