Benchmarking seen to boost TAU, Negros HEI cooperation

Text by Mr. Jerome L. Duque (TAU-ELIA)

The gates of Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) opened for a new partner from Negros Occidental as the delegation from Central Philippines State University visited TAU for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and conduct of series of partnership development meetings on 26 July.

Dr. Josephine Asuncion R. Emoy, CPUS’s Director of Instructional Media Production and Development Center, mentioned that they chose TAU because it shares similar advocacy with CPSU. “We are immensely grateful to TAU for the warm accommodation and most of all for exchanging best practices with us in terms of sustainable agricultural technologies with practical impact on the community,” Dr. Emoy said.

During the plenary session, CPSU showcased its research and extension priorities homing in on conservation agriculture, silk industry, food security, and economic alleviation through reforestation, peace, and livelihood initiatives. Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU President, was delighted upon knowing that most of CPSU’s banner commodities and flagship initiatives are similar to TAU. “As we all know, the landscape of education has dramatically changed over time. TAU recognizes its responsibility as an educational institution to respond to these changes,” Dr. Guillermo pointed out while suggesting possible inter-institutional collaboration in said areas.

For TAU’s part, Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director of External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA), presented the internationalization roadmap and accomplishments of the university.

The delegation headed by Dr. Denis D. Bilocura, CPSU’s Director for International Affairs, also had an opportunity to interact with the officials of the host institution composed of Dr. Danilo N. Oficiar, Vice President for Student Services and Development; Dr. Noel J. Petero, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Dr. Arlene V. Tomas, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Sheila R. Lingaya, Assistant Director of ELIA; Dr. Benny Soliman, Director of Student Services and Development;  Dr. Yolanda S. Guillermo, Director of Extension and Training; and Dr. Maria Elena T. Caguioa, Director of Research and Development.

Dotting the western part of Negros Island, CPSU maintains 10 campuses including its main campus at Kabankalan City and two extension classes in Valladolid and Murcia. CPSU takes pride as the “first agricultural institution in the country” founded by a Filipino superintendent.

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