Atty. Jocelle Batapa – Sigue, UNO-R Political Science alumna, donated 18 books to UNO-R Law Library last January 9. The books came from the Regional English Language Office (RELO), US Embassy, Manila. Sigue was chosen as Eisenhower Fellow of the Philippines for 2012. As part of the US Alumni of Exchanged Fellows, RELO granted her request for several books for different recipients in Bacolod City. She was able to get the books with the following titles: Free at Last/The US Civil Rights Movement; The US Supreme Court/ Equal Justice Under Law; Democracy is a Discussion/ Civic Engagement in Old and New Democracies/ The Hand Book; Media Law; Anatomy Of a Jury Trial; Outline of US Government; and, Human Rights and You. The turning over of the books is in line with her advocacy on Anti- Human Trafficking, as she is the Executive Director of the Anti- Trafficking Legal Advocates Society (ATLAS). Sigue is also the Chairperson of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). When asked why she chose UNO-R as one of the recipients, she said, “It represents my place of incubation. My formative years were spent here as the President of the Supreme Students Government.” As a parting statement, she said that the people have to realize the things that they do in global scenes. Other recipients of the books are the City Library, University of Saint La Salle (USLS), Bacolod City College (BCC), Negros Press Club (NPC) and Office of the Hall of Justice.
by: (JJ Donoso and C Malinog-UNO-R INTERNS)