Articles and Accomplishments


NOCEI –ComEx Meeting





Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions , Inc.-Community and Extension Committee (NOCEI- ComEx) meeting at Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL-Calamba) on Sept 29,2016. The meeting aimed to accomplish proposal /plan on Capability Building Training on the Art & Science of Implementing Participatory Extension Project for Extension Coordinators and faculty extensionists .

Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Community and Extension Services Department (CSJL-CESD ) Director Lorenzo B. Isla welcomed the representatives of the NOCEI –ComEx member –institutions to the meeting. He said that the meeting was not only expected to finalize the planning of the proposed capacity building activity but also to orient the participants on the  Principles for Responsible Managemaent Education  (PRME) and the United Nation 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . Mr. Isla further briefed the participants on CSJL-Calamba community and extension projects . He then introduced CSJL-Calamba Asst. VPAA, Dr. Ruel V. Maningas to present / discuss the principles of PRME and the UN’ 17 SDGs.

As presented , the 17 SDGs included ...


DSWD 4A-SLP Assessment and Planning Workshop






Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro, Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza , Jr. and CTE Coordinator Ivy Corazon Panelo attended and participated in the DSWD 4A – Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Strategic Partnership Assessment and Planning Workshop cum MOA/MOU Signing at Makati Palace Hotel , P. Burgos corner Caceres Streets , Makati City on September 27-28, 2016. The 2 –day workshop intended to complement the services provided by DSWD 4A partners in the implementation of sustainable livelihood PAPs.

DSWD 4S-SLP External Relations Officer Sheryl L. Cabrera welcomed the participants to the event. She said that DSWD 4A and partners should work together to ensure the most appropriate and effective delivery of interventions to beneficiaries.

DSWD 4A RD Leticia T. Diokno in her inspirational message underscored the importance of forging partnership between DSWD4A and partners as a way of gaining full support and strengthening commitment from partners in institutionalizing SLP initiatives and awareness of engagements.

She further believed that th...


RDC IV-A Tree Planting Activity










Eighteen (18) BatStateU personnel led by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro joined the Regional Development Council (RDC-IVA) Tree Planting Activity led by NEDA-IVA and participated by RDC –IVA member agencies at Sitio Baytangan, Brgy. Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo , Rizal on Sept. 23, 2016 .The participants planted over 4,000 native trees in a 2-hectare parcel of the 7-hectare former dumpsite in San Mateo, one of the five municipalities which composed the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL)

The participants were welcomed by PENRO-Rizal Officer Isidro Mercado in the planting site. He said that UMRBPL is composed of four municipalities and one city , namely: (1) Baras , (2) Montalban, (3) San ...


BatStateU Extension Services holds agency in-house review






As part of the efforts of generating quality outputs, the University’s Extension Services Office conducted the agency in-house review for its completed and on-going extension projects on September 9, 2016 at the International Affairs Lecture Room. The review was initiated by STARRDEC, which is also the agency that will select extension papers for the regional competition.

Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, University President, gave emphasis on the new framework for research and extension which consists of input, process, output and outcomes. He further emphasized outcomes by urging the participants to produce researches and implement extension projects that have high impact on the community.

The panel of evaluators was introduced by Assoc. Prof. Romeo C. De Castro, ESO Director. They were Ms. Almira G. Magcawas, Deputy Consortium Director of STARRDEC; Mr. Archieval M. Jain, Program Coordinator at Laguna State Polytechnic University; and Dr. Loreto A. Novicio of DOST-FPRDI. They provided inputs which can be basis of enhancing the papers presented for ...


Training on Nutrition Enhancement Approach







BatStateU JPLPC Malvar –Extension Services in colaboration with the Municipality of Malvar conducted its extension Training –Workshop on Nutrition Enhancement Approach at AVR , CABEIHM Bldg., BatStateU Malvar Campus, Malvar , Batangas on Sept 7-9, 2016. The 3-day training –workshop aimed to train the 30 participants on production and utilization of KALINGA as direct intervention for nutritional improvement.

Exec. Dir. Expedito Acorda welcomed the guests , resource persons and the participants from various barangays in Malvar during the opening program. He commended the joint effort of the University extension services and the SB-Malvar Committee on Health and Sanitation to collaborate and to implement project on nutrition improvement for the children in Malvar.

Mayor Cristeta C. Reyes represented by Rey Villegas signified the intention of the LGU-Malvar to enter into an agreement with BatStateU and UPLB –BIDANI to jointly implement more projects on nutrition imp...


PEP Talk on VBD & Bloodletting Activity




BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu-College of Nursing and Allied Services (CONAHS) in coordination with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas Chapter) conducted its PEP Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation (VBD) and Bloodletting Activity on September 5 - 6, 2016, respectively. The BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu supports the advocacy of the PRC in saving the lives of fellow Batangueños by means of facilitating mass bloodletting activity to sustain the needs of the numerous blood beneficiaries in the province.

The activity aimed: (1) to encourage the BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu community to share in the form of donating blood , (2)to disseminate the good benefits of being a blood donor, and (3) to help the BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu students, teaching and non-teaching staff who will need blood products by giving referrals to the PRC.

It was noted that out of 119 participants who attended the PEP talk , 100 donated their blood during the Bloodletting activity. The Nutrition and Dietician students were assigned to the overall preparation and distribution of refreshments of the donors ,the Nursing students were responsible to the registration, PEP talk and history taking and DM students were tasked to get the vital signs of donors.

To sum up, the activity w...


ALFI-Batangas 44th Annual Walk for a Cause








BatStateU officials, personnel and students led by President Tirso A. Ronquillo attended and participated the Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI-Batangas) 44th Annual Walk and program which started at Provincial Veterinary Office , Diversion Rd. and culminated in a program at the Coliseum, Provincial Sports Complex, Brgy. Bolbok , Batangas City on Sept. 2, 2016. The said walk and program themed,” Bawat Hakbang Tagumpay at Pagbabago ng Kabataang Batangueno” is a regular activity to raise funds for the out –of-school youth of the province.

The walk which was participated by Dep Ed, BSP, GSP, NGAs , LGUs, NGOs , guest and other volunteers was led by the House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu as the Guest of Honor and Speaker, Gov. Hermilando I. Mandanas, Vice Gov.. Sofronio “Nas” Ona and ABS-CBN Star Aaron Villena started at two assembly areas, PPA and Provincial Veterinary...


ToT on Family and Income Management





The 3- day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Family and Income Management held at Tanville Garden Resort, Rosario Batangas on August 29-31,2016 was attended by Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza Jr. Asst. Director of Community Development Services and other 35 social workers from the province of Batangas. The event was initiated and facilitated by ATIKHA Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative, Inc. with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO-Batangas) which primarily aims of providing interventions in addressing the socio-economic issues of the OFW families with regards to financial management. The training was manned by three seasoned trainers headed by Aileen Constantino-Penas, Deputy-Exec. Director of Atikha Inc., Ma. Christia Angelica B. Sawali, Local Legislative Officer 1 from Sangguniang Panlalawigan and Eva Palas-Morillo, Focal Person-Migration Program PSWDO Batangas.

Day 1 started with the preliminary activities and followed with the comprehensive discussions of the eight modules on Duality of Migration, Achieving Migration Goals, Family Income Management, Financial Literacy and Concepts on Saving, Investing and Protecting Oneself. The topic...


Outreach Project for PES





BatStateU-College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) in partnership with Lobo Tourism Office (LTO) through Miss Lobo Foundation (MLF) conducted its Community Outreach Project for 149 elementary pupils at Punas Elementary School (PES) ,Sitio Punas, Barangay Balibago, Lobo, Batangas on August 30, 2016 . The project aimed: (1) to feed the pupils with nutritious food, (2) to distribute school supplies to the pupils based on their grade level and (3) to conduct fun games.

PES is located in a mountainous terrain in Sitio Punas, Barangay Balibago, Lobo Batangas. It has 120 pupils from day care to grade 6. The school lacks classrooms/facilities and most of the time, one teacher shares 2 to 3 grade level to teach. Pupils came from the different sitios and they walk almost 5 kilometers just to reach the school. According to the school principal, most of the pupils go to school with their torned slippers.

The MLF 2015 winners decided to conduct a feeding program, to provide school supplies and slippers to the pupils before they ended their reign. Through the help of LTO, they sought assistance from BatStateU-CAF to organize the said activity under its community outreach project. The ...


Conference on the Engagement of the Academe in Volunteering








BatStateU-Extension Services sponsored a Conference on the Engagement of the Academe in Volunteering for personnel, students and partners at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Bldg. GPB Main Campus I, Batangas City on August 25, 2016. The event was highlighted by the launching of BatStateU Volunteer Management System (VMS), Volunteer Program (VP) and SULAMBI Volunteer Organization (SVO) and induction of officers and members of SVO, conference, open discussion and training-workshop on VMS for volunteers.

President Tirso A. Ronquillo welcomed the University personnel & students and guests from partner organizations, Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas Chapter). Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JVP), PUSOD, Inc and Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agencies (PNVSCA).

VPAA Cynthia Q. Manalo represented by Public Relations Dir...


Improvement of Water System in Barangay Matamis Rosario, Batangas





BatStateU Rosario-College of Teacher Education (CTE) conducted its extension technical assistance, Water System Improvement for 32 households at Brgy. Matamis Rosario, Batangas . The turn-over of 32 rolls of PE pipes ceremony was held at the Barangay Hall on August 25, 2016. Chairperson Virgilio A. Dapoc received the said pipes from BatStateU Extension Services Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza, Jr. ,

Specifically, the project aimed (1) to improve the water system in Brgy. Matamis Rosario Batangas, (2) to distribute water pipes to households who have immediate need in terms of water supply (3) to make the water available to some households in the said barangay, and (4) to improve the water quality in the barangay and make it safe and potable to use.

The problem of having a sustainable water supply for some of the households in Brgy. Matamis has been an imminent dilemma for the barangay council. In fact, the said problem is one of the major needs of the community manifested on the needs assessment survey conducted last 2014 along with the problems in sanitary toilets. To improve the water system in Brgy. Matamis, Batangas State Univers...


Training on Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign








BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu- Office of Guidance and Counseling (OGC), Office of Student Organization and Activities (SOA), and Office of Student Discipline (OSD) in coordination with Philippine National Police (PNP-Nasugbu) conducted its extension Training on Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign with the theme “Life Does Not Rewind, Say No to Drugs” for 69 students at Joson Gymnasium on August 23-25,2016.

The campaign aimed: (1)to prevent students from using illegal drugs by enhancing their awareness and understanding of the harmful social and health effects of these illegal drugs, (2)to develop and implement community-based interventions and initiatives to prevent illicit drug use and (3)to achieve reasonable output and impact/ influence on the principal beneficiaries of the campaign.

Before the start of Drug Awareness Campaign, a group poster making contest was held at the Mini Forest. It was particip...


Orientation Program on IRSE Grants





Exec. Dir. Rogelio A. Antenor , Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro and Research Dir. Shirley G. Cabrera attended an Orientation Program on Instruction , Research and Sectoral Engagement (IRSE) Grants under the CHED K to 12 Transition Program at LPU-Laguna on August 17,2016. The goal of this event is to promote partnership between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) , companies, organizations and government agencies through the IRSE grants . The event gathered potential partners to orient them on the detail and benefits of the IRSE Grants, and to gain their commitment to engage with HEIs.

The participants from the HEIs /SUCs , industry , civil society and government agencies were welcomed by LPU- Laguna VPAA Flora Javier to the Orientation program . She gladly announced that LPU-Laguna has existing partnerships with various sectoral partners, certified by CHED for IRSE grant and that six (6) of its faculty members are now covered by the grant.

CHED 4A RD Emmylou B. Yanga delivered her opening remarks . She said that the K to 12 transition period will result in very low enrollment in HEIs as students are required to enter Senior High School (SHS) SY 2016...


RDC-SCED 3rd Quarter Meeting




BatStateU- ARASOF Nasugbu Exec. Dir. Enrico M. Dalangin and Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the 3rd Quarter Meeting of Regional Development Council –Sectoral Committee on Economic Development (RDC-SCED) at NDN Hotel, Sto. Tomas, Batangas on August 10, 2016.

DOT 4A RD Rebecca Labit welcomed the members and guests of SCED to the meeting. SCED Vice Chair Luis Banua as the presiding officer called the meeting to order. SCED Secretary Valter Morada called the roll and declared a quorum. The provisional agenda which included, (1) confirmation of 3PRSs as members of SCED , (2) confirmation of 5 RLAs (BFAR,,LLPA, NIA, PIA and PNP) as special non-voting members of RDC, (3) Regional Development Report on Industry , Agri-Fishery & Environment sectors , (4) DOT 4A programs & projects, (5) SCED Banner Projects, (6) seven RDC Revolutions, (7) Cavite WQMA Action plan, (8) Accelerated and Sustainable Anti-Poverty Program , (9) PRDP sub-projects & (10) DOST 4A Henyo Project was approved by the body.

On DOT 4A Programs and Projects , RD Labit proudly announced that Alabat Island in Quezon is being developed as tourist destination to be known for its coco sugar, makapuno, calamansi, banana , etc. products. She also mentioned that other tourism pr...


Ecological Summit on Climate Crisis

OSAS Director Lucille D. Evangelista and Asst. Dir. for Institutional and Industry Development Services Alvin R. De Silva attended the Ecological Summit entitled,”Ecological Summit on Climate Crisis : Leading the Journey Towards Decarbonization “ at Batangas Provincial Auditorium on Aug. 3,2016. The Summit is a one-day training workshop attended by 500 participants from private & public organizations. The Summit aimed to unite Batanguenos for collective action against dirty fuels . The Archdiocese of Lipa – Archdiocesan Ministry on Environment (AMEN), Climate Reality Project (CRP-Philippines) and the Province of Batangas sponsored the said ecological summit.

BatStateU recognized the big role of the academe in ensuring the accomplishment of the government’s commitment to a nation-wide shift from dirty fuels to clean , reliable and affordable renewable energy.



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Training on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness and Awareness





BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu- Disaster and Emergency Management Committee (DEMC) in coordination with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC- Nasugbu) conducted its Training on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness and Awareness for 77 personnel at Joson Gymnasium on August 3, 2016 .

The training provided the participants with knowledge and skills on emergency preparedness to respond to natural disasters and other inevitable situations. Specifically, the training aimed : (1)to promote a culture of earthquake and tsunami safety in the university, (2)to provide awareness on hazards and educate the faculty and staff; through lecture-cum-audio-visual method about the causes and effect of earthquakes and tsunamis, safety measures and process to follow during a sudden occurrence of an earthquake and tsunamis, (3) to impart knowledge on disaster risk reduction focusing on earthquake and tsunami safety , (4) to train faculty and staff to develop disaster management plan for the university including mitigation plan, preparedness plan and response plan and (5) to train the faculty and staff on life saving skills through lectures based...


Training on Enhancing Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace






BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu - Extension Services , Human Resources Management , Planning and Development Offices conducted a Capability – Building Training on Gender and Development with the theme, “Enhancing Gender Sensitivity in the Workplace” for 70 personnel at Shercon Resort, Brgy. San Sebastian, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas on July 28 - 29, 2016. The training aimed, (1) to enhance sensitivity in perceiving existing gender issues and inequalities in the workplace,(2) to be familiar with the use of gender – fair language in instruction and in dealing with the students and other stakeholders, (3) to use gender – fair language in verbal and non – verbal communications as part of the daily activities or transactions in the campus and (4) to promote fair treatment of women and girls, men and boys.

Dean of Colleges, Asst, Prof. Josephine D. Vergara welcomed the participants to the training. She encouraged everyone present to learn how to appreciate the values of all Gender and Development (GAD) activities and to fully understand why the gove...


Provincial Sandugo Awards





The nationwide Blood Donor’s Month and Blood Donor’s Day is celebrated every July to raise awareness of the need to safe blood and blood products. This year ,the theme of the celebration is ," Blood connects us all” .It focuses in thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Share Life, Give Blood”.

On this occasion, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas Chapter), Provincial Government of Batangas, Provincial Health Office and Provincial Blood Council held its Provincial Sandugo Awards at Batangas City Convention Center on July 27, 2016.The said recognition day aimed to recognize blood donors and partners for the years of their unwavering support and contribution to the blood program of the PRC. Batangas State University was invited to be part of the event and to receive PRC – Batangas Chapter Certificate of Recognition Awards, Plaque of Special Awards and Galloners Medal Awards.

PRC-BC Administrator and Batangas Blood Council (BBC) Vice President Ronald Generoso introduced the guests and partners presen...


ToT for BEST Camp Resource Persons




Extension Services Asst. Directors Mr. Alvin R. De Silva and Ma. Theresa A. Hernandez attended the Training of Trainors for BEST Camp Resource Persons at Kahariam Realty and Farms , Barangay Adya, Lipa City on July 26,2016.

The above-mentioned professors have been identified as potential and illegible resource persons for the Sustainable Livelihood Program-Basic Employment Skills Training (SLP-BEST) Camp which shall be conducted within the third – fourth quarter of 2016 .The activity aimed to train the said participants on BEST Camp Modules and Consultation Planning .

The BEST Camp has been identified as one of the most concrete strategies to address the underlying gaps on deeper values formation towards work of the program participants for the SLP-employment Facilitation Track.

The participants as a future resource persons shall be expected to conduct and facilitate specific modules on self- Awareness, Time Management , Financial Literacy , Personality Development, Professionalism and Work Ethics , Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace and Resume Writing and Job Interview.

The activity was conducted as part of the continuing efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DS...


Strategic Planning on BEST Camp




BatStateU –DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program- Basic Employment Skills Training (SLP-BEST) Camp Facilitators, Cristina Geron, Gina De Castro- Bonifacio, Michael Lagaya, Robert Dipasupil ,Teodorica Guerra-Ani ,Ivy Corazon Panelo and Armando V. Mendoza, Jr . led by CABEIHM Dean Elisa Sulit-Diaz attended the Strategic Planning on BEST Camp future batches pre-work and scheduling at Kahariam Realty and Farms , Barangay Adya, Lipa City on July 26,2016.

As part of continuing efforts of the DSWD –SLP on strengthening of the capacity building of its program participants , a BEST Camp has been identified as one of the most concrete strategies to address the underlying gaps on deeper values formation towards work of the program participants for the SLP-Employment Facilitation track.

In reference to this, Mr. Donards Kim Tanedo, Project Development Officer, Provincial Coordinator for Batangas was pleased to informed the BatStateU professors that the concluded Pilot Batch of BEST Camp has been successful with a running percentage of 75% hiring rate, and still continuing of the trained beneficiaries.



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Launching of BatStateU -GrAT /Center for Appropriate Technology Collaboration





Ceremonial launching of BatStateU - Gruppe Angepasste Technologie (GrAT) or Center for Appropriate Technology Collaboration on Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR)Project towards Sustainable Development of Tourism Sector & MOU Signing was held at Lecture Room , International Affairs Office, CITE Buiding ,GPB Main Campus I , BatStateU on July. 26, 2016.

The student and faculty-participants from CABEIHM-HRM-Tourism-Graduate School (MBA) & CEAFA- Architecture-CE-EE-ENSE-ME, Research and Development officials, Extension Services officials, other University Officials and guests were welcomed by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro to the program. “I hope that this collaboration will bear fruitful outcomes and that we will sustain how our country’s tourism industry is positioned without compromising how we are developing and sustaining our local environments for the benefit of future generations“ said Director De Castro. He further introduced the resource persons from GrAT who shared their knowledge and expertise on strategies towards ZCR: (1) Engr. Catherine Guivencan ,(2) Engr. Charlton Materum and (3) Ms. Trixie Kat...


RDC –SCIM Meeting




Regional Development Council IV-A-Sub-committee on Internal Migration (RDC-SCIM) conducted its meeting on Terms of Reference and Internal Migration Statistics and Issues at AVR, Commission on Population (POPCOM) IVA, Acacia Lane, Welfareville Compound, Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City on July 25, 2016.

The participants and guests were welcomed by POPCOM IV-A RD and SCIM Chairperson Lydio M. Español , Jr. to the meeting .Director Español said that in 2010, the RDC created the Committee in Migration and Development (CMD) to provide overall direction and coordinate M&D initiatives of various organization in the region. It aims to maximize the gains and minimize the social cost of international migration . This 2016, the RDC created 2 sub-committees; (1) Sub-committee on Internal Migration and (2) Sub-committee in International Migration and Development .

In his opening remarks , NEDA IVA RD & CMD Chairperson Luis G. Banua said that SCIM is envisioned to: (1)study internal movement of the population and its implications to rapid urbanization; (2) develop research agenda on internal migration and urbanization with focus on poverty and developments;(3)coordinate the formulation ,implement and evaluation of programs and policies on internal migration ...


Forum on Volunteerism

Assoc. Prof. Romeo C. De Castro, Director for Extension Services, and Mr. Alvin R. de Silva, OIC-Assistant Director for Institutional and Industry Development Services, attended, on behalf of the University President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, the PNVSCA-sponsored one-day Forum on Volunteerism with the theme “A Vision for the Future” on July 13, 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute, Diliman, Quezon City.

The Forum was organized by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) as part of the agency’s continuing effort to implement its mandate of coordinating the National Volunteer Service Program (NVSP) and promoting volunteerism as a strategy for development. The Forum had three major activities, namely (1) the presentations of bases for volunteering, trends and opportunities, (2) presentations and discussions of good practices and initiatives in volunteering, and (3) collective visioning exercise.

An opening program was held. Mr. Joselito C. De Vera, Executive Director of PNVSCA, welcomed the guests and participants and recognized the support of the institutions that they represented. His message focused on the importance of volunteering and the significant contributions of the voluntary sector in the development of society. The Forum facilitator, Mr. Jonas H. Tetangco, CEO of DEVCONCEPTS PH, introduced the guests and resource persons.

The resource persons were Mr. Carlos Bernardo O. Abad Santos, OIC-ADG of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, Chairperson of Philippine ...


PPOC 3rd Quarter Meeting


Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and Asst. Dir. Alvin R. De Silva attended the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC-Batangas) 3rd Quarter Meeting at Bulwagang Batangan, Batangas Capitol Complex, Batangas City on July 12, 2016 . The meeting was presided by Gov. Hermilando Mandanas focused on the status of peace and order situation and status of insurgency in Batangas Province .



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Dr. Baconquis visits BatStateU - Extension Services




Dr. Rowena dT. Baconguis, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD), College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), UP Los Banos visited BatStateU-Extension Services, Main Campus I ,Batangas City on July 8,2016 to interview Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro on the BatStateU’s Research-based Extension Programs , Activities and Projects (PAPs) on Livelihood Education and Training on Fruits Processing. The visit was in line with the research entitled.”Creating Wealth : The University’s RDE in Enterprise Development and Innovation which aims to investigate the constraints and facilitating factors in the extension function of universities .This research is under the supervision of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and is participated by five (5) SUCs representing each province in CALABARZON : (1) CavSU . (2) UPLB , (3) BatStateU, (4) URS and (5) SLSU.

As requested, Dir. De Castro presented a list of extension PAPs with enterprise development as a component that BatStateU has conducted for the past 10 years . The extension projects that have been identified included processing of atis juice , guava wine , Indian mango wine , dried Indian ma...


BatStateU visits PNVSCA



Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro and Asst. Director Alvin R. De Silva met with the staff of the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) on the university’s proposed Conference on the Engagement of the Academe in Volunteerism at North Ave. ,Quezon City on June 30,2016 . They were welcomed by PNVSCA Officials , OIC- Executive Director Cora Macaraig , Research Specialist Irene Volante and Mr. Kenneth Siruelo. PNVSCA Research Specialist and Mr. Kenneth Siruelo. The meeting aimed: (1) to discuss the upcoming Batangas State University Conference on the Engagement of the Academe in Volunteering, (2) to invite formally the Executive Director and staff of PNVSCA to the conference as resource person and (3) to present the content of the BatStateU Guidelines on Volunteer Management System.

Assoc. Prof. De Castro discussed the plans for the upcoming conference on July 22, 2016 and its objectives. He handed to the PNVSCA Officer-in-charge the letter signed by the University President which formally invited Executive Director De Vera to attend the conference as keynote speaker. The PNVSCA staff responded positively to the plan and gave their commitment to participate in the conference. However, they inquired whether the conference schedule can be moved to another date because the Agency will be holding a training on July 20...


Meeting on establishment of BatStateU SULAMBI Volunteer Organization


BatStateU Extension Services Officials, Heads and Coordinators attended a planning meeting on the establishment of BatStateU SULAMBI Volunteer Organization and to plan the launching ceremony of the said organization and holding of the Conference on the Engagement of the Academe in Volunteerism at Multimedia Room 1, CITE Bldg. Main Campus 1 on June 28,2016.

The meeting aimed: (1) to present to the Extension personnel the Guidelines on Volunteer Management System, on the Volunteer Program and on the SULAMBI Volunteer Organization . Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro warmly welcomed the participants to the meeting. He said that by organizing and developing volunteer programs and providing volunteer opportunities for personnel, students and others institutions we will be able to translate the knowledge gain from formal instruction, researches and community extension into learning experiences in various levels of civic activity or the benefit of the community.

Asst. Dir. for Institutional and Industry Development Services Alvin R. De Silva presented and discussed the BOR-approved Volunteer Management System, the Volunteer Program and the SULAMBI Volunteer Organization. He said that the activity is part of the Extension Services continuing effort to implement its function of coordinating the university Volunteer Program and promoting volunteerism as a strategy for development .


Training on Reforestation and Tree Planting Activity



Three BatStateU campuses, JPLPC-Malvar, CMR-LipaCity and JBZ-Rosario conducted Tree Planting Activities at their adopted barangays, namely: San Juan, Balintawak /Malitlit and Matamis on June 23, 24 and July 2 , 2016 , respectively. The said activities were part of the University’s Adopt-a-Barangay Program on Environment and Natural Resources Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation .The University planned to plant 5,000 trees in its 10 adopted barangays. Prior to actual planting activity , training on reforestation was conducted for 50 barangay folks to enhanced their knowledge on site preparation, planting and caring of trees. After the training session , participants were enjoined to dig 10 holes each for 500 trees (narra and molave) to be planted. Trainings were scheduled on May 28, June 2 and 3, 2016 , respectively.

During each campus planting activity ,its officials , faculty members , employees , student leaders , alumni representatives , PTCA officers were invited to participate to show their commitment and support in the University’s effort to protect the environment . University President Tirso A. Ronquillo was present in all tree planting activities to lead the participants in the said activities .



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RDC Tree Planting Activity



The member-agencies of the Regional Development Council (RDC-IVA) conducted a tree-planting activity at the Lobo Watershed in Sitio Ulupong, Barangay Sawang, Lobo, Batangas on June 24. The tree-planting activity coincided with the Arbor Day celebration in Lobo.

The tree planting activity was part of the RDC’s contribution to the environmental conservation and carbon sequestration efforts of the government. Around 400 participants from the RDC IV-A member and partner agencies planted 6,000 seedlings of narra and molave in Lobo Watershed area.

The activity was made possible through the collaborative efforts of 24 regional line agencies (RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs).

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO- Batangas) provided the seedlings while the Lobo Water District conducted the site preparation. The DPWH IV-A conducted the trail clearing and provided the scrap materials for planting tools. The Batangas State University or BatStateU, on other hand, will manage the planted area while the RDC members will maintain the plantation by re-planting and weeding for the next three years.

The reforestation activity will contribute to the improvement of the Lobo Watershed which serves as home to one of the Philip...


Meeting of the Members of the BIDANI Network Program of SUCs





The meeting of the members of the BIDANI Network Program of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) was held on June 24, 2016 at CHE Multi-Purpose Hall, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños Laguna. BatStateU as a member was represented by Asst. Director Armando V. Mendoza Jr. and Extension Head, Asst. Prof. Glenda Dimaano of BatStateU- JPLPC Malvar.

The participants from various SUCs were warmly welcomed by Dr. Raden Piadozo, Dean of Human Ecology who asserted that the BIDANI Network Program has made a long way in elevating the condition of various communities who had been longing to achieve development in terms of health and nutrition. As the newly installed Dean of CHE, he was overwhelmed upon knowing that some SUCs are seriously banking on BIDANI as part of their extension programs. The guests and participants were introduced by Ms. Ana Castaneda, BIDA Coordinator while Ms. Lorna O. Garcia, program leader, provided the overview of the meeting.

As one of the highlights of the meeting, each member SUC of BIDANI Network Program gave an update on the BIDANI implementation in their area. Most of th...


Meeting on SUC Levelling



BatStateU Extension Services Officials, Heads and Coordinators attended a meeting on the CHED-DBM approved new SUC Levelling Criteria and its Implementation facilitated by BatStateU Levelling Focal Person Rogelio A. Antenor at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office , CITE Building , Main Campus I on June 22,2016.

Prof. Antenor said that the revised FYI 2016 SUC Levelling Instrument is formulated jointly by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in coordination with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) . It seeks to allow the categorization of the different types of institutions from Level I to Level V with the latter as the highest in terms of institutional performance indexed to the four (4) key result areas; quality and relevance of instruction ; research capability and output ; services to the community ; and management of resources .

The evaluation and levelling of SUCs using the revised FY 2016 instrument and guidelines shall take time effect immediately and shall be undertaken every three (3) years thereafter.



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BEST Camp Post Evaluation Meeting



BatStateU –DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program- Basic Employment Skills Training (SLP-BEST) Camp Facilitators Elisa Sulit-Diaz , Cristina Geron, Gina De Castro- Bonifacio, Michael Lagaya, Robert Dipasupil ,Teodorica Guerra-Ani ,Ivy Corazon Panelo and Armando V. Mendoza, Jr . led by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the post evaluation meeting on the recently concluded BEST Camp Training with Mr. Donards Kim A. Tanedo at the Extension Services Office , 2nd Flr ., University Library , Main Campus I on June 17, 2016.

It was noted during the meeting that expected activities were conducted and achieved such as , employment skills training and capacity building , preparation and acquisition of pre- employment documents , the presence of mobile clinics and diagnostics , granting of pre-employment or subsistence cash assistance and actual hiring and job placement. It was also noted that the expected outputs were attained such as workshop outputs of prospective applicants , curriculum vitae /resume, clearances/certificates, social insurance, etc, medical exams /test results for employment requirements, actual receipt of subsistence of cash assistance for prospective applicants and list of hired applicants and schedule for deployment and further company orientation activities .

Mr. Tanedo further discussed the...


Coordination Meeting of the MSAC




Extension Director Romeo C .De Castro attended the Coordination Meeting of the DILG -4A -Local Government Resource Center - Multi-Sectoral Advisory Committee (LGRC-MSAC) at DOST 4A Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) Building , Conference Room, Jamboree Rd., Timiugan, Los Banos , Laguna on June 15, 2016. The meeting aimed to orient the representatives of the member –institutions on the purpose of DILG-4A – LGRC-MSAC and to serve as venue to maintain and strengthen the partnership between MSAC agencies and Local Resource Institutes (LRIs).

DOST 4A Regional Director, Dr. Alexander R. Madrigal represented by Asst. Regional Director Ms. Lydia S. Manguiat welcomed the MSAC member-institutions representatives to the coordination meeting. She thanked DILG 4A key officials and staff for choosing the FSQA Building as the venue of the meeting and assured the body that her office will be more willing to serve the needs of the MSAC.

DILG ASEC. and DILG 4a Regional Director Josefina E. Castilla-go represented by DILG 4a Regional Asst. Director Ariel O. Iglesia, in his opening remarks said that sustainable development can be attained through sharing of knowledge . He also shared that a training for local officials will be conducted to ensure t...


DOST Feature Segment on STARBOOKS and Monitoring Activity




The Department of Science and Technology- Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) personnel headed by Ms. Robelyn M. Cruz together with the KMP film crew led by Director Jaq Santos conducted a film shoot for the DOSTv feature segment on STARBOOKS’ operation/utilization in Malinao Elementary School, Barangay Matamis, Rosario, Batangas on June 14, 2016. They were assisted by the BatStateU-Rosario Faculty Extensionists, Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza Jr, Ms. Blancaflor P. Arada and Mr. Joven P Mendoza who conducted a separate monitoring activity for the E-library project.

Barangay Chairperson, Virgilio A. Dapoc and the Teacher-in-Charge of Malinao Elementary School, Ms. Elizabeth Dapoc warmly welcomed the team and accommodated the production needs by providing students and teachers who will be part of the feature segment. The DOST launched its own television channel called DOSTv last May 30 this year. Touted as the “Filipino Weather Channel,” DOSTv features the latest weather updates and forecast, as well as science and technology stories in the country including the installation and operation of STARBOOOKS in Malinao Elementary School. Produced by DOST-STII, DOSTv is the science department’s latest...


BatStateU-Dongshin University-COM MOU Signing




BatStateU represented by its President,Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo and Dongshin University-College of Oriental Medicine(DU-COM) ,South Korea represented by Dr. Yonghae Chung entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly implement a project on Philippine School Health Survey themed , “ Healthy School , Healthy Kids” at Max's Restaurant, Batangas City on June 13,2016 .

Research Director Shirley Cabrera and Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro warmly welcomed the guest from DU-COM in the signing ceremony . VPAA Cynthia Q. Manalo and VPRDE Erma B. Quinay delivered the opening and inspirational messages, respectively. CONAHS Dean Charmaine Rose Trivinio introduced the Team DU-COM led by Dr. Yonghae Chung .

After the ceremonial MOU signing , President Ronquillo and Dr. Chung delivered their respective messages . Dr. Chung then presented a token to President Ronquillo , as a symbol of DU-COM lasting commitment to the partnership between BatStateU and DU-COM. The closing remarks was delivered by International Affairs Director Edzel M. Gamab.



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Metro Manila Bayani Challenge

BatStateU Main Campus II –CEAFA-CE/SE Department students and faculty members led by Engr. Ernesto C. Magundayao participated in Bayani Challenge in Las Pinas, Paranaque,and Muntinlupa , Metro Manila on June 8-12, 2016 .

On Day 1 , Team BatStateU joined other volunteers in the coastal clean-up activity at Las Pinas Paraque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) on June 8, 2016 . LPPCHEA is the last remaining enclave of nature within Metro Manila- a migratory bird’s paradise – the shores of which is ironically also a catchment of wave –carried garbage rom other areas. The volunteers picked up garbage and place them in sacks which were collected by LGU-Paranaque environmental team and transported in their trucks . In the afternoon , the volunteers proceeded with the “ house-build” activities in one of the several sites – GK Manggahan Kawayanan Village in Marcel Green Village , Paranaque, Metro Manila . The men- volunteers were assigned in wall and column footing excavation works, the rest in transporting construction materials (hollow blocks, sand and gravels) and in mixing concrete .

On Day 2, Team BatStateU continue working in an area equivalent to one housing unit and abled to excavate for five column footings as well as the wall footings between them , which enabled the steel men to place the corresponding steel bars for the said columns and walls. In the afternoon, Clarisel Casao , Krizelle Villanueva and Lyka Mae Uao of Team BatStateU participated in the Master Kusinero Cooking Contest . Their entry Tilapia Ala-eh Pinya was ...


SLP-BEST Pilot Batch Commencement Rites


BatStateU –DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program- Basic Employment Skills Training (SLP-BEST) Camp Facilitators Elisa Sulit-Diaz , Cristina Geron, Gina De Castro- Bonifacio, Michael Lagaya, Robert Dipasupil ,Teodorica Guerra-Ani ,Ivy Corazon Panelo and Armando V. Mendoza, Jr . led by Pres. Tirso A. Ronquillo attended the SPL- BEST Pilot Batch Commencement Rites at Kahariam Realty and Farms , Barangay Adya, Lipa City on June 2,2016. The 220 beneficiaries from San Juan, Lipa City & Batangas City completed the 4-day training –to-employment course.

Pres. Ronquillo was welcomed b y DSWD RFO 4A Director Leticia T . Diokno and PDO Donards Kim A. Tanedo . He was invited to grace the momentous event which is a “first” in the country to send greetings and salutations to the members of the graduating pilot batch.



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BEST Camp Pilot Implementation

BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) Dean Elisa Sulit-Diaz and Professors Cristina Geron, Gina De Castro- Bonifacio, Michael Lagaya, Robert Dipasupil and Teodorica Guerra-Ani and College of Teacher Education (CTE) Professors Ivy Corazon Panelo (Main Campus I) and Armando V. Mendoza, Jr . (Rosario Campus) attended and participated as facilitators in the Basic Employment Skills Training (BEST) Camp at Kahariam Realty and Farms , Barangay Adya, Lipa City on May 30,2016.

The BEST Camp aimed to, (1) conduct Employment Skills Training and Capacity Building on prospective applicants, (2) facilitate preparation and acquisition of pre-employment documents such as resume, SSS, NBI, etc , (3) grant pre-employment or subsistence cash assistance to prospective applicants and (4) conduct actual hiring and job placement activity.

The Basic Employment Skills Training (BEST) Camp is a design drawn out from the existing Employment Facilitation Track of the Sustainable Livelihood Program under the Resource Mobilization Stage of the Community Driven Enterprise Development (CDED) process. In this activity, the participants which compose anyone from the Pantawid Families who is at employable age (or any age requirement as preferred by the company or employer), undergo a solid four (4)-day boot camp which is structured and anchored on the ultimate goal of providing formal employment to our beneficiaries.

The BEST Camp consist progressive track specific activities which are structured on a daily basis, c...


2016 NOCEI General Assembly



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and Research Asst. Directors Jodie A. Bejer and Leandro Dalhag attended the 2016 Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions (NOCEI) General Assembly themed ,” Nurturing and Strengthening Quality Assurance in Schools “ at Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU- Laguna) , Km 54, Brgy . Makiling, Calamba City , Laguna on May 30, 2016.

LPU-Laguna EVP/VPAA , DR. Flora Javier welcomed the NOCEI officers, participants from 19 NOCEI member –schools and guest speakers while NOCEI President ,Rev. Fr. Cristituto A. Palomar delivered the opening remarks.

AJA Registrars VP Daniel B. Bagatsing , as the first resource speaker , said that Quality assurance (QA) is not about specifying the standards or specifications against which to measure or control quality. Quality assurance is about ensuring that there are mechanisms, procedures and processes in place to ensure that the desied quality , however defined and measured, is delivered.

The second resource speaker, CHED QA Consultant, Dr. Libertad P. Garcia, said that the Philippines lacks critical pool of graduates with needed competencies which constrains the manufacturing and services sectors of the economy.

Dr. Julita C. Robles, Director for Quality Assurance, DLSU Manila, in her speech said that if a company clearly ident...


Training on Reforestation and Natural Resources Conservation





BatStateU Rosario in coordination with Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources (MENRO-Rosario) and Sangguniang Barangay (SB-Matamis) conducted an extension environmental education and Training on Reforestation and Natural Resources Conservation for 70 residents at Barangay Matamis , Rosario, Batangas on May 27,2016 .

The training aimed to : (1)to promote tree planting projects to restore and rehabilitate denuded areas in the locality, (2)to explore opportunities to improve the productivity, management and use of natural forests to reduce deforestation and to complement the supply of wood from planted trees, and (3) to evaluate key factors which impact the livelihoods of growers and their communities and then targeting interventions that address the most critical needs/high impact opportunities.

The training started with an inspiring welcome message of SB-Matamis member Deody Gunay representing Chairperson Virgilio Dapoc . The Associate Deans from BatStateU-Rosario also shared messages of inspiration to the trainees. They even shared the advantages of having this kind of activity. The training was conducted in preparat...


BatStateU Visits Partners on SIGAW



Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro and Asst. Dir. Alvin R. De Silva visited Municipal Hall- Office of the Mayor of Nasugbu, Balayan, Lemery , Taal and Mabini on May 26,2016 . The visit aimed to performed extension function to provide technological services and network to the said LGUs on the beneficial impacts of using the developed technology: Solar-powered Isotropic Generator of Acoustic Wave (SIGAW), Tsunami Early Warning Device in providing audible and visual alarm during the occurrence of tsunami.

During the meeting with the Municipal Administrator / Mayor, Director De Castro and Asst. Dir. De Silva expounded on the obligations, duties and responsibilities of the parties .BatStateU as the technology provider/developer and as the intellectual /institutional property holder of SIGAW shall be responsible for the installation of the system, provide free repair services, provide hands-on technical training to LGU personnel and conduct technology verification study.

The LGU as the official acceptor/end user of the technology shall be responsible in identifying of the suitable location where the equipment would be installed, assist BatStateU personnel during the installation of the system, provide a personal computer to be used in the system, provide a secure location site , designate personnel who will operate / monitor /pr...


CTU Benchmarking Tour



Six personnel from Cebu Technological University (CTU) visited BatStateU-Main 1, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City, as one of the venues of their benchmarking tour on BatStateU’s best practices on Gender and Development (GAD), On-the-Job Training (OJT) / Job Placement, Finance and Resource Generation and on ICT. The presentation of the Best Practices and forum was held at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Bldg. on May 24,2016.

VPAEA Jessie A. Montalbo warmly welcomed the CTU personnel in the program and open forum. He said that the invited university officials are willing to share their practices in the areas of extension services – GAD , OJT, FRG and on ICT. He also thanked the group for choosing BatStateU as one of the venues of their benchmarking activity. Extension Services Asst. Dir. Alvin De Silva (representing GAD Asst. Dir Ma. Theresa A. Hernandez) presented and discussed GAD success and accomplishments in the areas of women empowerment and protection of children . Job Placement Asst. Dir. Gerard Remo shared the best practices of his office on institutional and industry linkages . Ms. Czarina Alda of the Budget Office shared the best practices of her office in programming and budgeting of projects and services. One staff from the ICT Office was also invited to share the experiences of his office in providing ICT services ...


ToT on Life Skills



BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) Dean Elisa Sulit-Diaz and Professors Cristina Geron, Gina De Castro- Bonifacio, Michael Lagaya, Robert Dipasupil and Teodorica Guerra-Ani and College of Teacher Education (CTE) Professors Ivy Corazon Panelo (Main Campus I) and Armando V. Mendoza, Jr . (Rosario Campus) attended a Trainors Training on Life Skills under DSWD-Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) at Kahariam Realty and Farms , Barangay Adya, Lipa City on May 23-24, 2016. The above-mentioned professors have been identified as potential and illegible resource persons for the Sustainable Livelihood Program-Basic Employment Skills Training (SLP-BEST) Camp which shall be conducted within the second – fourth quarter of 2016 .The activity aimed to train the said participants on BEST Camp Modules and Consultation Planning .

The BEST Camp has been identified as one of the most concrete strategies to address the underlying gaps on deeper values formation towards work of the program participants for the SLP-employment Facilitation Track.

The participants as a future resource persons shall be expected to conduct and facilitate specific modules on self- Awareness, Time Management , Financial Literacy , Personality Development, Professionalism and Work Ethics , Effective Communication ...


Calumpang River Watershed Rehabilitation

BatStateU Directors Romeo C. De Castro (Extension Services) and Jovito C. Plata (General Service) and Asst. Directors Romeo M. Guillo , Jr. (NSTP) and Alvin R. De Silva (Institutional and Industry Development Services) led by University President Tirso A. Ronquillo participated in the Mangrove tree planting activity facilitated by CENRO at Brgy. Malitam,Batangas City on May 21, 2016. The activity was conducted as part of the Calumpang River Rehabilitation and Ecotourism Development Program (IMP ACT) sponsored by US AID and City Government of Batangas.

Mr. Oliver C. Gonzales of CENRO welcomed the participants from various government agency and the 50 aspiring beauties from all over the Philippines who will be competing in one the Miss Earth Philippines pageant special awards-best in resort wear at PonteFino Hotel and Residences. The valuable participation of various individuals and organizations definitely ensured the success of the project undertaking.



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Livelihood Education and Training on Product Development

BatStateU-College of Accountancy, Business Economic and International and Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Livelihood Education and Training on Product Development for 50 housewives at Barangay Talahib Pandayan , Batangas City on May 6-8, 2016. The activity which aimed to provide assistance to people and to community through education , training and extension services included seminar- workshop on new business education , food processing and product development & promotional campaign.

Day1 started with welcome message delivered by Chairperson Macario Macalalad, inspirational message given by Dean Elisa S. Diaz and the rationale of the project discussed by Extension Coordinator Nickie Boy Manalo. These was followed by the talk on How to Start a New Business presented by Mr. Gemar Perez. The topic on Business Registration was discussed by Asst. Prof. Irene H. Marali . Another topic discussed by Dean Diaz was about Basic Financial Management and Ms. Eunice Escalona presented a topic on Bookkeeping. The above-mention presentations/discussions provided the participants a background on basic considerations on starting a business as well as financial management and documentation, and on proper business registration.

Day 2 started with orientation on food processing, food storage , food safety and food management which are presented and discussed by Mr. Elvic Sanchez , Prof. Maria Theresa Abiad, Ms. April Perez and Ms. Leonna Marrien, respectively . The said orientation was followed by hands-on training on the product...


Integrity Management Program

Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and Assistant Directors, Armando V. Mendoza Jr. and Maria Teresa A. Hernandez attended the Integrity Assessment Workshop at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office on May 5-6, 2016. The 2-day workshop aimed to determine the corruption risks and to formulate integrity measures to address the identified risks.

University Pres. Tirso A. Ronquillo welcomed the Integrity Management Program (IMP) coaches and mentors from the Office of the Ombudsman and Office of the President, Malacañan and the members of the university IMP. Pres. Ronquillo said that fighting corruption is not just a moral requirements, it can lead to concrete positive results.

Bureau of Resident Ombudsman Acting Director Hilario A. Favila, Jr., in his message, congratulates BatStateU for being the first among SUCs to institutionalize and implement Anti-Corruption initiatives/measures through Integrity Management Program.

The first session on Corruption Risk and Scheme and Risk Rating and Existing Controls were presented by Ms. Kharen Mae T. De Guzman and Atty. Jennie Ann T. Logronio, respectively. It was followed by a workshop on Corruption Risk Register where the critical process/steps in extension services was first identified as follows: (1) review and evaluation of request service, (2) proposal preparation, (3) consultative meeting, (4) negotiation of terms of reference, (5) review of MOA/MOU, (6) signing of MOA/MOU and (7) implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project. Then, the gaps and challenges, corruption risks, risk rating ...


Training on Goat Genetic Upgrading and Production




BatStateU Rosario - College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) - College of Teacher Education (CTE) in partnership with BatStateU Lobo - College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) conducted a Livelihood Education and Training (LET) on Goat Genetic Upgrading and Production for 30 goat raisers/ farmers in Brgy. Matamis, Rosario, Batangas on May 3, 2016.

The project aimed to: (1) motivate the farmers to adopt the goat genetic improvement technology through seminar and farm exposure, (2) provide the techno-adopters an alternative source of income and (3) increase the number of upgraded and foundation stocks of goat in the locality.

On the other hand, Ms. Rowena O. Anyayahan, CAF faculty from Lobo Campus was invited to provide lectures on goat raising particularly “ Strategies for Success in Goat Raising”, “Goat Genes and Breeds and Their Requirements”, “ Organic Goat Farming Basics” and “Livelihood in Goat Raising” for the select goat raisers/farmers from the barangay. Extensionist from CTE, Mr. Persius Garcia and Extension Coordinator of CABEIHM, Mr. Roilan Amparo, had also facilitated the training.

The training will help the techno adopters to be well...


Fund Raising Activity

BatStateU- Office of the President and Extension Services conducted a fund raising activity on April 26, 2016 for Dr. Jeter S. Sespeñe, former President of Palawan State University (PSU), who is confined at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) due to esophageal cancer.

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) President Ricardo E. Rotoras made an appeal to all SUCs to extend financial assistance to help defray Dr. Sespeñe’s medical expenses and to pray for his healing and strength.

In relation to this, the Extension Services office conducted a voluntary cash donation campaign among the members of the Senior and Junior staff, officers and members of the Parents, Teachers and Community Association (PTCA-Integrated School) and officers and members of the Faculty Confederation.

University Pres. Tirso A. ROnquillo received the amount of Php 30, 000 from the Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro, as total monetary donation. Pres. Ronquillo personally turn over the amount to PASUC Office at Brgy. Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City.



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Training on Community Based Goat Genetic Improvement and Techno-Adoption





BatStateU Lobo – College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) conducted a Training on Community-Based Goat Genetic Improvement and Techno-Adoption for 26 organic farmers under DA-BAR Project on Breed to Cross the Challenges: Medium Scale Commercial Goat Breeder and Fattener Production through Upgrading in Lobo, Batangas (Extension Component) at FGC Hall, BatStateU-CAF Masaguitsit, Lagadlarin Experiment Station, Olo-Olo techno-farm and Balibago on March 21-22 and April 4, 2016.

The project aims to increase the number of upgraded and foundation stocks of goat in the locality. Specifically to: (1) motivate the farmers to adopt the goat genetic improvement technology through seminar and farm exposure and (2) provide the techno-adopters an alternative source of income through provision of goat breeders.

The project was conceptualized based on the needs of the community groups as stated in the communication letter address to the University President dated December 4, 2015 and based on the result of the series focus group discuss...


BatStateU- Adopted Barangays Meeting on Tree Planting Activity

BatStateU and its province-wide ten adopted barangays conducted a collaboration and exploratory meeting on tree planting activity at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, Main Campus I, Batangas City on April 25, 2016. The meeting aimed to seek support from these barangays for the successful implementation of the tree planting and caring project of the university.

The meeting started with Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro’s presentation entitled “Environment and Natural Resources Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation Program”, as one of the 2016 extension programs approved by the Board of Reagents last March 11. The program aims to preserve the biodiversity, increase the productive capacity of watershed rainforest towards sustainable resource-based for watershed communities through research-based and extension program, project and activities. Based on the approved work plan and budget, one of the projects was environment conservation efforts which included community organizing/education, training on reforestation and tree planting with a budget of Php 494 991.00.

This was followed by the presentation of Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza Jr. entitled “Proposed Tree Planting Activity at Brgy. Matamis, Rosario, Batangas. In the project proposal, BatStateU-Rosario will plant 500 hundred assorted Philippine native trees in the said barangay, sometime in June 2016. The project would be participated by the members of the executive committee, dean and associate deans of colleges, officers of facu...


DILG IVA – BatStateU Partnership on STLD

DILG IVA – BatStateU Partnership on Social Transformation and Local Development through Local Governance Regional Research Center – Multi Sectoral Advisory Committee (LGRRC-MSAC): Assessment/Evaluation and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing was held at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, Main Campus I, Batangas City on April 29, 2016.

DILG-IVA Assistant Regional Director Ariel O. Iglesia and Asst. Division Chief Ryan Geronimo were welcomed by the University President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo at his office. After the courtesy call, they were joined by other DILG staff and BatStateU’s Extension Services staff at the Lecture Room for the program proper.

The program started with the presentation of the rationale of the activity led by Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro. He narrated that on 2014, DILG IVA established the LGRRC Extension at BatStateU Library, Main Campus I. Up to date, DILG IVA staff will conduct an assessment/evaluation on the operation of the center. The results of the assessment will give DILG IVA a perspective on how the university provided assistance to the stakeholders and on how the department can extend further assistance to improve the center’s operation. Dir. De Castro further explained that the activity will also serve as a venue to renew DILG and BatStateU’s partnership on LGRRC-MSAC through the signing of MOU.

University Librarian, Mrs. Rosario Cuevas reported the LGRRC operations and accomplishments for the past two years. She said that the center located at the Main C...


Masinloc Bayani Challenge

BatStateU Main Campus II –CEAFA-CE/SE Department 11 students and faculty members led by Engr. Ernesto C. Magundayao participated in Bayani Challenge at Masinloc, Zambales on April 29-May 1, 2016.

On Day1, Team BatStateU attended the opening program at Plaza Masinloc . Mayor Desiree Edora welcomed the volunteers from different GK sites of Luzon . Shortly after the opening program the volunteers joined the 5-km Unity Walk to the built site at Sitio Tugui , Barangay Taltal, Masinloc .Team BatStateU was assigned in the wall painting works for the houses that were already completed , the first ten units of the 120 units to be built at the site: the GK Federal Village for community of fisherfolks who live beside the sea and whose homes get flooded when the weather is bad. On the afternoon, the ladies joined the “Paraisong Pambata” whereby the volunteers teach young children good manners and right conducts through story telling and fun activities such as parlor games. On the other hand, the men partnered with the Team Taguig in backfilling works for the remaining houses.The volunteers adopted the GK’s famed “Bayanihan Line” to transport the soil from the dump to the houses . They took turns filling the sacks with soil and passing them to the line to reach its destination inside the houses .

On Day 2, Team BatStateU partnered with the beneficiaries for the other houses . They were also joined by the BHW of Masinloc and untiring senior citizens club members . Backfilling is a major activity for the said site as the houses are being built much higher than the ...


Nueva Ecija Bayani Challenge

BatStateU Main Campus II –CEAFA-CE/SE Department 12 students and 3 faculty members led by Engr. Ernesto C. Magundayao participated in Bayani Challenge at Cabiao and Jaen, Nueva Ecija on April 20-24, 2016. They were billeted at Cabiao National High School(CNHS) and in the afternoon , they were tasked to paint the concrete bridge at Barangay Sta.Isabel, Cabiao ,Nueva Ecija.

On day 2, they went to the site of the “house-build” activity at Barangay Pamacpacan, Jaen, were GK village is to rise. They were tasked to excavate for the column and wall footing of one of the thirty-seven units of row houses to be built. At the end of the day, two column footings were already poured, that Team BatStateU had dug.

On day 3, Team BatStateU attended the Hope Congress at Cabiao National High School(CNHS) . The Congress started with the spectacular live performance of the CNHS Band at the campus open ground. GK Founder Tony Meloto welcomed the participants from different GK sites in Luzon. In his message , he gave a heartwhelming welcome and a very inspiring talk to what he called “ mga bayani (heroes)” . He reminisced the 20 meaningful years of Gawad Kalinga, its humble beginning on 1996 and the heroic journey of every selfless volunteer whom he believed is the hope of the country . He has clearly declared that the Philippines , through the efforts of the new Filipino Heroes of Gawad Kalinga , can improve and become more progressive .

Selected participants from different teams gave inspiring testimonials about their lives and how Gawad Kalinga made huge impact ...


BatStateU-DSWD RFO IV-A 2nd Partnership Meeting on SLP

BatStateU and Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Field Office IV-A (DSWD RFO IV-A) jointly conducted their 2nd collaboration and exploratory meeting on Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) at Conference Room, Ground Floor, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I, Batangas City on April 19, 2016. The meeting aimed to strengthen BatStateU’s effort in the conduct of community extension services, institutional and industry development services, and gender and development (GAD) activities through building of partnership with DSWD and to be able to identify areas of funding collaboration between the two organizations.

Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro welcomed DSWD RFO IV-A Project Development Officer Donards Kim Tañedo, BatStateU’s Financial Services staff led by Dir. Lolita Atienza and Extension Coordinators, Kristoffer Conrad Tejada and Nickie Boy Manalo.

Mr. Tañedo presented DSWD’s project proposal on Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET), on Livelihood Education and Training (LET) and on Life Skills highlighting work and financial plans. He also emphasized the need to conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) to be attended by eight participants from BatStateU and other participants from various partners. The ToT aims to enhance trainers’ knowledge and skills in providing training on life skills for beneficiaries to be ready for work.

During the opening forum that followed, it was noted that DSWD has the fund to support the trainings’ requirements and honoraria for the invited resource persons fro...


BatStateU-DSWD RFO IV-A Partnership Meeting on SLP

BatStateU and Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Field Office IV-A conducted a collaboration and exploratory meeting on Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) at Conference Room, Ground Floor, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I, Batangas City on April 12, 2016. The meeting was a follow-through activity of the Regional Partnership Forum held on February 24, 2016 at San Pablo City, Laguna which had been a successful avenue for discussion of potential partnership between DSWD and other partners. The said meeting aimed to discuss the details and potential partnership points for BatStateU and DSWD RFO IV-A engagement.

VP-RDE Erma B. Quinay welcomed Mr. Donards Kim Tañedo, Project Development Officer of DSWD RFO IV-A and attendees from the University’s colleges namely, the College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International hospitality Management (CABEIHM), College of Teacher education (CTE) and College of Industrial Technology (CIT) led by Dean Eliza Diaz, Dean Rowena Abrea and Dean Philip Del Rosario, respectively.

Mr. Tañedo, in his presentation said that SLP is a community-based capacity building program which equips participants to actively contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets. SLP of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to improve the socio-economic status of poor families by creating more employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Furthermore, he emphasized that the main objectives of SLP are providing sufficient an...


UN WFP Stakeholders’ Meeting





Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and NSTP Assistant Director Romeo M. Guillo, Jr. attended the United Nations’ World Food Programme (UN WFP) First Quarter Stakeholders’ Meeting for Batangas and Laguna Partners at Riverview Resort and Conference Center, National Hi-way, Brgy. Parian, Calamba City, Laguna on April 28-29, 2016.

Mr. Noel Melon Nuevas, Ms. Alicia Follosco and Ms. Arlene Robles of UN WFP warmly welcomed the Phase 3 project leaders and staff from Batangas and Laguna provinces. Ms. Robles started the meeting by presenting the background and session objectives and further discussed the UN WFP and the Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR-CCA) milestones.

Day 1 morning session highlighted the presentations on DPR-CCA project Phase 3 accomplishments, evaluation and actions taken. BatStateU Extension Services Director De Castro and Project Focal Person presented the terminal report of the project entitled “Complementing DPR/CCA Initiatives of UN WFP Partner Institutions in Batangas Province”. He said that the project with the UN WFP crystallized BatStateU commitment and helped identify many more o...


Training on Photo Editing , Lay-outing and Animation

BatStateU JPLPC Malvar –College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) conducted its extension technical – vocational education and Training on Photo Editing, Lay-outing and Animation for 30 Out-of-School Youth (OSY) at Computer Laboratory on March 28, 2016



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Training on Troubleshooting of Electrical and Electronics Circuit


BatStateU Balayan- College of Industrial Technology (CIT) in partnership with Sangguniang Barangay (SB-Patugo) conducted its extension technical – vocational education and Training on Troubleshooting of Electrical and Electronics Circuit for forty (40) out-of-school youth (OSY) on March 28 to April 2, 2016

The extension training aimed : (1) to promote TVET among OSY in Brgy. Patugo, Balayan, Batangas, (2) to provide hands-on training on electric and electronic circuit to OSY and (3) to deliver community development services to locals of Brgy. Patugo in relation to the Adopt-a-Barangay program of BatStateU.

The above-mentioned training was finally implemented after series of meetings, consultations and needs assessment. The training sessions run for six (6) consecutive days from March 28 to April 2, 2016. The training was considered a success because of the good number of attendees and the positive feedback from the people in the barangay and the participants.

The first day of the extension service started with the transport of training materials and equipment to the venue. It was a challenge to bring the said materials and equipment to the venue because of its far distance from BatStateU Balayan campus.

The program kicked-off right after the venue was readied. The venue was in front of the barangay chapel right behind the barangay health center and the barangay ...


E-Learning Project

BatStateU-CAS-Devcom in partnership with City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and City Health Office (CHO) conducted its extension E-Learning Project with the theme “BHW na may Sapat na Kaalaman, Anumang Sakuna ay may Kahandaan” for 20 select Barangay Heath Workers (BHW) at CDRRMO, Bolbok, Batangas City on March 19, 2016.

After the lecture and demonstrations on administering emergency first aid , the participants will be able to ; (1) understand the role of first aider,(2) assess the emergency situation happened in their respective community and that will lead to acting safely, promptly, and effectively in an emergency, (3) administer/provide first aid and treatment to casualty such as choking, wounded and bleeding, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and (4) provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries such as small cuts, bruises, minor burns and splinters.

In the first talk with the topic about basic first aid, 70% of the participants strongly agreed that Miss Marites Ingco, presented the topic logically while 25% agreed. Thirteen out of 20 participants strongly agreed that their questions are directly and accurately answered by the speaker. In terms of sustaining the participant’s interest 80% of the participants strongly agreed that their interests are sustained while 20% agreed. Fifteen out of 20 participants strongly agreed that the speaker used latest information. Eighty-five percent of the participants strongly agreed that the Audio-Visual presentation is clear while 15% agreed. Thirteen out of 20 participants strongly agreed that th...


Training on Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) Literacy

BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu-College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS) in partnership with LGU-Nasugbu conducted its extension Training on Information, Communication & Technology(ICT) Literacy for ___ personnel at Internet Laboratory on January 16 ,23 & 30, February 6,13,20 & 27 and March 5,12 &19, 2016.

The training aimed to educate and train select Nasugbu Municipal personnel on computer operations and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, web surfing, collaboration tools and accessing and using e-government sites.

The training program started with registration followed by warming messages delivered by the CECS Associate Dean Lorissa Joana E. Buenas and Extension Services Head Rosalie R. Rojales to welcome the participants and expounded the role of BatStateU to contribute to community development through conducting extension program , activities and projects (PAPs). The Extension Coordinator Rodora P. Bool presented the planning that was carried out prior to ICT training, the training needs assessment survey and analysis results and the training plan. The event was also graced by LGU-Nasugbu HRMO Head Virgilio Vargas who extended his gratitude for the University’s extension services endeavors.

The ten-day training sessions were held every Saturday at BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu Internet Laboratory. Topics covered were Hardware Familiarization and Installation, Dealing with Printer Issues, OS Installation, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Googledocs, Photoshop, E-Gove Sites and Mac Navigations....


CEAFA Dugtong Buhay Project

BatStateU-Main Campus II-College of Engineering, Architecture & Fine Arts (CEAFA) in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas) hold its PEPtalk/orientation on voluntary blood donation and blood-letting activities at Foster Wheeler Library on Mar. 17, 2016. Themed ” Dugtong Buhay”,the project aimed to help provide for the more than 2,500 units of blood needed daily in the country.

In such Mass Blood Donation, BatStateU rallies its students and personnel to give blood. Red Cross volunteers undertake the screening of all prospective donors which includes: (1) interview; (2) initial screening of blood; and (3) physical check-up with a doctor. Various aspects of blood donation – such as the precautions that should be done, the benefits to the donors, important aspects to remember during and after blood donation, and the like – were discussed during this screening, especially for first time donors. The collected blood will be tested for HIV, Hepatitis. etc. Red Cross charges patients for the cost of the tests but otherwise the blood is free.

Inspite of short notice, a total of 40 donors were able to give blood. Included among the donors were CEAFA Job Order personnel, Jolina Marasigan and Mara Chavez. It is remarkable that many of the regular student donors already embody the spirit of giving and caring for those in need, the very spirit by which a University’s extension service activities were conceived. The number of donor turn out is lower than the previous MBD’s perhaps due to simultaneous activities being undertaken that involved students...


Training on the Basics of Oral Health Care/ Personal Hygiene



BatStateU Rosario- College of Teacher Education (CTE) in partnership with Doc Idol Ko Foundation conducted its extension Teaching the Basics of Oral Health Care and Personal Hygiene for 110 children at Malinao Elementary School, Brgy. Matamis, Rosario, Batangas on March 12, 2016.

The project aims to promote the proper oral health care and hygiene among the beneficiaries. Specifically it aimed: (1) to teach and demonstrate the proper way of brushing teeth and hand washing, (2)to discuss the advantages of having proper hygiene and oral care, and (3) to distribute oral and personal hygiene kits to children.

The welcome remarks and the objectives of the activity were expressed by Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza Jr., Extension Head of BatStateU- Rosario. Ms. Elizabeth Dapoc, Teacher in Charge of Malinao Elementary school also gave her warm message and expression of gratitude to BatStateU. While Hon. Virgilio A. Dapoc enumerated all the activities and projects provided by the University and expressed his gratitude as well.

Doc Idol Ko Foundation Head, Dr. Ferdinand Hebreo De Veyra, lectured about the basic oral care that supposed to be done regularly. On his lecture, he provided some statistics regarding the children, even adults who have problems in oral health. He demonstrated the proper way of bru...


CABEIHM’s Gift Giving Activity



BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Gift Giving Activity for 189 pupils of Calumpit Elementary School, Lobo, Batangas on March 12, 2016. With this activity, CABEIHM aimed to pursue extension service programs, activities and projects that will enable institutions, industries, communities and people, particularly the depressed and underserved, to sustainable development. Specifically, the activity aimed to improve the quality of life at the grass roots level.

Team CABEIHM-Extension Services was warmly welcomed by the Calumpit Elementary School teachers & pupils led by Principal Angelito Babao and Barangay officials & parents led by Chairman Jaime Lucero.

The program started with a prayer led by one BatStateU Graduate student followed by the singing of the National Anthem conducted by a grade school teacher. The Head Teacher warmly welcomed the Team BatStateU as the Principal has an equally another important activity to attend to for the school. Dr. Elisa S. Diaz, CABEIHM Dean, delivered a message for the people of the community which was followed by Gift Giving Activities. Mr. Robert Dipasupil facilitated the program and the activity as the master was the master of the ceremonies.



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Training on the Importance of Corals to Marine Ecosystem



BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu - College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in partnership with Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO-Nasugbu) and Municipal Fisheries Management Office (MFMO-Nasugbu) conducted its extension Training on the Importance of Corals to Marine Ecosystem for 38 fisherfolks from seven (7) coastal Barangays in Nasugbu, Batangas on March 12, 2016.

The training aimed to enhance the knowledge, technical know-how, and livelihood opportunity out of marine ecosystem for fisherfolks within the Nasugbu area.

Prior to the implementation of the extension training project, coordination and follow-up with the MFMO and MAO were conducted. Having both parties clarified with matters on the participants and schedule of the activities, the training started with the registration of the participants facilitated by the Fisheries Technology instructors and students.

There were three (3) invited resource speakers, namely : (1) Mr. Michael Dennis J. Mendoza, an expert in the field of Aquaculture, who discussed about the importance of corals to marine ecosystem; (2) Mr. Jay R. Bautista, who discussed about the awareness of the fisherfolks on industrial setting; and (3) Mr. Melecio Joseph B. Bo, who discussed additional inputs about coastal mapping.

The participants were asked to make their coastal maps in...


Training on Milkfish Relleno Making



BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu - College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in partnership with Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO-Nasugbu) and Municipal Fisheries Management Office (MFMO-Nasugbu) conducted its extension Training on Milkfish Relleno Making for 30 women on March 12, 2016.

The training aimed to enhance the knowledge, technical know-how, and livelihood opportunity of women of fisherfolks family within the Nasugbu area.

Prior to the implementation of the extension training project, coordination and follow-up with the MFMO and MAO were conducted. Having both parties clarified with matters on the participants and schedule of the activities, the training started with the registration of the participants facilitated by the Fisheries Technology instructors and students.

Ms. Sandra C. Romanes, the Resource Speaker, discussed and demonstrated the preparation of Milkfish Relleno. For this seminar, the participants were asked to observe the procedures involved before making their own Relleno. After the sessions, the participants were asked to give their impressions relative to the extension project held. To conclude the activities, a closing message was delivered by Mr. Darwin D. Salanguit, Head of the Municipal FMO.



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BatStateU-SC Collaboration and Exploratory Meeting

BatStateU- Save the Children (SC) jointly conducted a collaboration and exploratory meeting on Skills to Succeed project at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, Gov. Pablo Borbon Main Campus 1 on March 11, 2016.Project implementers led by Ms. Emily B. Genita, and Ms. Avelita Lapitan of Save the Children-Philippines and those of the University may find opportunities for collaboration to enhance delivery of services in the areas of community development. Partnership for sharing of resources including personnel may be forged between the two organizations.

This activity aimed : (1) to strengthen the Batangas State University’s effort in the conduct of community extension services, institutional and industry development services, and gender and development (GAD) activities through the building of partnership with other organizations; and (2) to be able to identify areas of collaboration between the two organizations.

Save the Children, is an international non-government organization implementing the project entitled “Empowering the Youth through Skills to Succeed” with the support of Accenture and Western Union. The three year project aims to strengthen employment opportunities and skills building among 16,500 youth ages 16-24 years old in Laguna, Cavite and Batangas enrolled in TVET institutions. Project activities includes the following: a) conduct of Labor Market Study in three areas; b) conduct of employability skills among TVET students through face-to-face classroom discussion and e-learning; c) create mentor...


Roll-out Training on CMCI Website Utilization



BatStateU Rosario- College of Industrial Technology in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-RegionIV-A) provided its extension Technical Assistance and Advisory Services , Design, Development , Transfer and Training on Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Website and its Utilization for 400 personnel from the 142 LGUs of CALABARZON. The training was rolled-out at Tayabas City, Lipa City Binangonan , Rizal, Tagaytay City, Calamba City on March 8, 9, 15, 17, &18, 2016, respectively.

The project aimed : (1) to design a website intended for the DTI IV-A to minimize communication cost among concerned LGUS and line agencies in data validation, (2) to conduct trainings on the utilization of the developed website and (3) to orient the LGU personnel about the proper use of the website.

The DTI IV-A and BatStateU Rosario-CIT collaborated to facilitate the data collection of 2016 CMCI implementation easier for the LGUs. DTI has enrolled 124 LGUs in CALABARZON which will be submitting their data for CMCI. IT experts from CIT, Mr. Mories Guinto and Ms. Blancaflor P. Arada designed and developed a website that will help minimize communication cost among concerned LGUs and line agencies.

The 2016 CMCI website was launched last March 8, 9, 15, 17, &18, 2016 in the different provinces ...


Training on Basic Computer




BatStateU Main Campus II- College of Industrial Technology (CIT) in partnership with Self- Reliance Services (SRS) conducted its extension Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on Basic Computer for 20 women of Bauan, Batangas on February 27, March 5 & 12, 2016.

The project aimed: (1) to introduce the participants to the basics of computer technology for better understanding of its significance in today’s environment, (2) to equip the participants the essential basic computer skills, (3) to provide the participants the hands-on experience using application software and highly technical computer facilities, and (4) to utilize participant’s free time into worthwhile and fruitful technology-based activities for the development of their appreciation in handling information.

Specifically, the project aimed to equip the 20 women with basic computer technology in order for them to understand its significance to today’s environment and to provide them hands-on experience. It also aimed to empower women in today’s technology even if they only stay at home. The training comprised topics on the Micro soft Word, Excel, Power Point and the Basic Internet.

The entire training was successfully completed last March 12, 2016. The 20 p...


PEP Talk on VBD and Blood Letting Activity




BatStateU Main Campus II – College of Industrial Technology (CIT) in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas) conducted its extension PEP Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation (VBD) and Blood Letting Activity at CIT Building , Main Campus II, Alangilan, Batangas City on March 7-8, 2016. The activity was attended and participated by 154 blood donors.

The project aimed: (1) to orient and train the donors on the criteria used for selecting and screening blood donors, (2) to collect a big amount of blood to be deposited in the blood bank for the benefit of the residents of Batangas for emergency purposes , (3) to develop civic consciousness among students of the CIT ,and (4) to list the post donation tests done on donor blood.

The bloodletting activity aimed to open the minds of the students to help save the lives of other people by donating blood. It also aimed to encourage fellow students to share the same advocacy of helping those in need and to participate in every activity conducted. The beneficiary of this bloodletting activity will be the people of Batangas who are truly in need.

On March 7, 2016, Team Red Cross spent time and effort in the orientation of the students in order for them to prepare physically a...


Training on Values Development & Time Management and Culminating Activity



BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on Values Development and Time Management Seminar and Culminating Activity for 40 member-parents of Integrated School-Parents, Teachers and Community Association (IS-PTCA) held at Lecture Room 1 and 2, 2/F CITE Building, Batangas State University, Main Campus I on March 7, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of IS.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop further their sense of ...


Training on Managing Human Resource and Legalities of Business




BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on Managing Human Resource and Legalities of Business for 40 member-parents of Integrated School-Parents, Teachers and Community Association (IS-PTCA) held at Lecture Room at President’s Office (CABEIHM Building) on March 4, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of IS.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3) to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to ...


PEP Talk on VBD and Blood Letting Activity



BatStateU-Lemery in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Nasugbu) conducted its extension PEP Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation (VBD) and Blood Letting Activity at CLNB Room, Lemery Campus on March 3-4, 2016. The activity was attended and participated by 106 blood donors.

Generally, the project aimed: (1) to promote the spirit of volunteerism among the youth, (2)to participate directly or indirectly in community related activities, (3) to promote and increase awareness on the extent of the importance of a clean and safe blood.

Specifically, the project aimed to attain to following objectives: (1)to participate actively in promoting clean and safe blood, (2)to encourage the faculty and students of BatStateULemery to donate blood, (3) to introduce and promote the concept of blood donation and (4) to inculcate the importance of blood donation to every individual.

BatStateU– Lemery is aware of the needs of the PRC-Nasugbu for high demand of blood supplying the province due to the closure of commercial blood banks and insufficient volunteers and blood donors, thus the Chapter is experiencing hard times in sustaining the demand of the community. This activity is in response to the call of the University to extend its resources to its large clientele such as the needy kababayans who are less fortunate in term...


Training on 4P’s of Marketing




BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on 4P’s of Marketing /Principles for 40 member-parents of Integrated School-Parents, Teachers and Community Association (IS-PTCA) held at Lecture Room 1, CITE Bldg., Batangas State University Main Campus 1, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City on March 2, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of IS.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop f...


Training on Product and Market Development



BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on Product and Market Developmentfor 40 member-parents of Integrated School-Parents, Teachers and Community Association (IS-PTCA) held Room 212, CITE Bldg., Batangas State University Main Campus 1, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City on February 29, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of IS.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop further their sense of dignity and self-worth by actively participating in productive ...


Training - Tutorial Sessions on Science and Mathematics


BatStateU Lipa- College of Engineering and Computer Sciences-Department of General Engineering (CECS-GE) in coordination with Association of General Engineering Students (AGES) conducted an extension Training-- Tutorial Sessions on Science and Mathematics for for 180 pupils of Abundio Torre Elementary School (ATES) on February 26-28, March 4-6, 11-13, 18-19, 2016.

The training-tutorial sessions aimed : (1) to prepare the pupils to enhance their knowledge on Science and Mathematics (2) to increase the number of passers in Science and Mathematics, (3) to educate the pupils to become good citizens of the community and (4) to help the pupils become skillful in the said subjects.

To help the pupils of ATES to increase their knowledge in Science and Mathematics, the CECS-ComSci spearheaded a tutorial sessions in coordination with the Extension Service Office. Science tutorial sessions were led by Engr. Roderick Cabael with the assistance of Engr. Liza Salazar and select AGES members. On the onset, both grade 5 and grade 6 classes were given a pretest to determine the extent of their understanding on electricity and solar system. The results revealed that a review can help the pupils to have a better understanding of the said topics. Colorful and animated video presentations were downloaded from the internet and were used as instructional materials. Since classroom discussions are often conducted wi...


Training on Desktop Publishing and Computer Servicing



BatStateU Lipa- College of Engineering and Computer Sciences- Department of Computer Science (CECS-ComSci) in coordination with Computer Science Student Organization (CURSOR) conducted an extension Training on Desktop Publishing and Computer Servicing for 25 residents of Barangay Balintawak , Lipa City on February 29, March 1-4, 7-11, 14-18 & 21-23, 2016.

The training aimed to equip the participants with competencies and lifelong skills about computer operation and servicing. Increasing attention is given to computer literacy because today’s society is becoming more and more dependent on this new technology. Education, being an important factor in society development portrays a significant role on addressing the issue of computer literacy.

The participants completed the following computer-related competencies, such as Operating a Web Processing Application, Spreadsheet Application, Presentation Package, Organizing and Troubleshooting Computer System, Managing Computer System Layout and Desktop Publishing in Microsoft Publisher. The resource speakers and laboratory assistant provided detailed step-by-step instructions combined with careful selection and presentation of essential concepts.

Hands-on activities were given after the discussion to test the participant’s creativity which is one of the ...


HAPI KA BA Project Launched/Training on Waste Disposal



BatStateU-Lipa-CIT-CABE in partnership with Balintawak Women’s League, Inc. (BWAI) and Sangguniang Barangay of Balintawak launched its extension Hanap Pagkakakitaan, Pwedeng Ibenta, Kalakal ng Basura (HAPI KA BA) project at Barangay Balintawak, Lipa City on February 29,2016 . The project was attended and supported by 300 residents of the said community .

The objectives of the project are to: (1) increase participation of Brgy. Balintawak community in: resource conservation, integrated waste management, waste prevention, and product stewardship to reduce waste and create a sustainable infrastructure, (2) assist in the creation and expansion of sustainable markets to support diversion efforts and ensure that diverted materials return to the economic mainstream,(3)educate the public to better understand and participate in resource conservation and integrated waste management strategies, and (4)manage and mitigate the impacts of solid waste on public health and safety, and the environment, and promote integrated and consistent permitting, inspection, and enforcement efforts.

HAPI KA BA: Hanap Pagkakakitaan, Pwedeng Ibenta, Sa Kalakal ng Basura, refers to strategic initiative for sustained management of solid waste through the use of comprehensive integrated format generated through sustained preventive and ...


Training on and Production of Organic Vegetables



BatStateU Lobo- College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) in partnership with Local Government of Lobo conducted its extension Training on and Production of Organic Vegetables and Diversified Organic Farm Inputs for Community Groups in Lobo Batangas on Fenruary 27 and 29, 2016. The 2-day training and farm tour was conducted at FGC Hall, BatStateU-CAF, Barangay Masaguitsit, Lobo, Batangas, Kahariam Farm, Ibaan-Lipa Batangas and Ato Belen's Farm, San Pablo City and attended and participated by 40 farmer beneficiaries.

Generally, the project aimed to enhance the knowledge of the beneficiaries on production of organic inputs and organic vegetables and later on as a source of additional income. Specifically it tended to : (1)to train the beneficiaries in making organic inputs such as fermented plant juice (FFJ), fermented fruit juice (FPJ), indigenous microorganism (IMO) and fish amino acid (FAA), vermicomposting and vegetable production through hands-on training and farm visit, and (2) adopt the technology/practices in community farm-base vegetable and seedling production.

The trainees was welcomed by Mrs. R. Gonzales, one of the proponent of the project in behalf of the CAF Academic Head, Prof. Myrna A. Garcia. It was immediately followed by the audio-video presentation of the Extension Accomplishment Reports from 2...


Training on Robotics

BatStateU JPLPC-Malvar – College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS) in partnership with Tanauan City National High School (TCNHS) conducted its extension education Training on Robotics with the theme ”Robotics for STEM Education : A Right Choice to K-12 System “ for 30 Grade 10 students to be K12 ready on STEM strand on February 27, March 5, 12, 19,26 & April 2,2016.



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Training on Basic Accounting

BatStateU JPLPC-Malvar – College of Accountancy, Business , Economic and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) in partnership with Tanauan City National High School (TCNHS) conducted its extension education Training on Basic Accounting for 30 Grade 10 students to be K12 ready on ABM strand on February 27, March 5, 12, 19,26 & April 2,2016.



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Training on ICS, CP & Dm



BatStateU-Main Campus II-College of Informatics and Computing Sciences (CICS) in partnership with City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO)and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted its extension Training on Incident Command System (ICS), Contingency Plan (CP) & Disaster Management (DM) for 166 personnel, students and other stakeholders at Amphitheater, 4th Floor, CEAFA Building, Main Campus II, Alangilan, Batangas City on February 26, 2016 .

Generally, the project Disaster Management training-seminar aimed to empower the faculty ,students and external partners to become resilient members of society capable of facing the challenges posed by various emergencies in the uncertain future.

Specifically, this salient activity also aimed to deepen participants’ in family disaster management and understanding of roles of ICT in the management of crises and mass disasters as well as to increase participants’ capacity for innovative planning and implementation of policy in response to crises and mass disasters. Furthermore, it was also intended to improve participants’ decision-making skills and to familiarize participants with the tools and methods such as executive and technological in order to enable decision makers to cope with national disasters.

This seminar is an institutional development program of BatSta...


Training on Basic Accounting and Financial Management



BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Basic Accounting and Financial Management for 40 member-parents of Integrated School-Parents, Teachers and Community Association (IS-PTCA) held at Multimedia Room 2, CITE Bldg., Batangas State University Main Campus 1, Rizal Avenue, Btanags City on February 26, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of IS.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop further their sense of dignity and self-worth by actively partic...


Training/Needs Assessment through FGD




BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training/Needs Assessment through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) among barangay officials and other people of Barangay Calumpit, Lobo, Batangas held at Calumpit Elementary School on February 25,2016.

CABEIHM Professor Cristina Geron facilitated the said FGD. The activity started with the overview on the FGD, that is, the purpose and what BatStateU got to offer to people and communities and finally to identify the capacity training needs and other needs of teachers and pupils of the school and of the community.

The participants were given opportunity to introduce himself and to talk on his perceived needs of the community which can be provided by BatStateU in partnership with Sangguniang Barangay. CABEIHM Dean, Dr. Elisa S. Diaz, Prof. Imelda Flores and Extension Coordinator Robert Dipasupil exchanged views with the participants on concerns, issues and problems presented.

A concerned teacher narrated the difficulty encountered by the pupils in fetching the water requirements of the school. Another teacher explained the need for additional classrooms since the school is expecting more enrollees in the comi...


DSWD 4A- Sustainable Livelihood Program



CIT Dean Philip Del Rosario and Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the DSWD 4A- Partnership Meeting cum Consultation Workshop on Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) held at Auravel Grande Hotel and Resort, San Pablo City, Laguna on February 24, 2016. The DSWD 4A SLP continuously explore and establish partnerships to innovate and develop new methods and strategies in order to provide the most appropriate and effective set of interventions under the two tracks of the program: Microenterprise Development (MD) and Employment Facilitation (EF).

According to ARDO Annie E. Mendoza, this year, SLP intends to put greater focus on the EF track having it recognized as a promising and more effective approach in improving the level of well-being of Pantawid Pamilya families as our primary program participants. Thus, skills training, pre-employment assistance or a combination of both modalities are being extended to the interested and most-willing family members. However, producing more employable and skilled individuals necessitates the expertise of various training providers, academic, technical-vocational institutions (TVI’s) and even private practitioners as co-implementers in the actualization of these interventions.

ERO Sheryl L. Cabrera presented and discussed the SLP overview, areas of complementation, e...


Training on Business Registration and Basic Taxation

BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on Business Registration and Basic Taxation for 40 member-parents of Parents, Teachers and Community Association (PTCA) held at Multimedia Room 2, 2nd Floor, CITE Bldg. Main Campus I , Batangas City on February 24, 2016.The said training is under the BatStateU’s Parentreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of Integrated School.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop further their sense of dignity and self-worth by actively participating in productive activities.

The Parentrenuership Education is a joint project of Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV) and College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM). It aim...


iFIGHT Campus Tour




Visayan Forum, Inc. (VF) in partnership with BatStateU conducted iFIGHT Campus Tour with the theme, “Empowering a Generation to End Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery” for all Integrated School (IS) and 1st year college students, held at Gov. Feliciano “Sanoy” Leviste Memorial Multipurpose Gymnasium, Main Campus I, Batangas City on February 23, 2016. The partnership aimed to bring awareness and knowledge to the students regarding human trafficking and modern slavery.

VF is a Philippine NGO known for innovations in addressing modern-day slavery, especially human trafficking and domestic servitude. VF is a pioneer in mobilizing social movements, building interception and rescue models for trafficking in trans-delivering services such as shelters for victims and potential victims and lobbying for laws and policies that protect migrant and domestic workers.

iFIGHT , one of VF’s main programs , is a youth movement to end human trafficking and modern slavery. Through partnerships with local governments, faith-based organizations, and schools, iFIGHT has made over 150,000 youth and children aware of human trafficking and modern slavery. Through iFIGHT , VF hopes to empower youth and children in protecting themselves and their peers in disseminating ...


Training on Basic Accounting

BatStateU – JPLPC Malvar – College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) in cooperation with Tanauan City High School (TCHS) conducted its extension education Training on Basic Accounting for 30 Grade 10 pupils on February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2016.



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Training on How to Start a Business


BatStateU- College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on How to Start a Business for 40 member-parents of Parents, Teachers and Community Association (PTCA) held at Multimedia Room 2, 2nd Floor, CITE Bldg. Main Campus I , Batangas City on February 22, 2016. The said training is under the BatStateU’s ParEntreneurship Education through Parents Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV), a continuing skills development program which aims to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to parents and guardians of students of Integrated School.

Specifically, at the end of the program, the participants shall be able: (1) to enhance their ingenuity and innate talents and further develop their skills; (2) to develop camaraderie with other participants; (3)to enhance entrepreneurial values; (4)to develop awareness on business and livelihood opportunities;(5) to make products fo sale with acceptable quality, and/or provide quality services in these fields;(6) to establish livelihood; (7) to engage in entrepreneurship;(8)to manage small business; and (9) to increase their income. The participants are also expected to develop further their sense of dignity and self-worth by actively participating in productive activities.

This ParEntreneurship project aims to enhance the parents’ ingenuity and innate talents and further dev...


Training on Weight Management

BatStateU Lipa-Health Services in partnerhip with College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CONAHS) and Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines (NDAP- Batangas Chapter) conducted its extension Training on Weight Management for 200 personnel and students on February 22, 2016.

The training aimed : (1) to improve knowledge about weight management among personnel and students of BatStateU Lipa by conducting a seminar and one-on-one nutrition consultation, and (1) to assess the nutritional status of the personnel and students of BatStateU Lipa as basis for future health and nutrition program.

Nutrition is a very important factor for the improvement and maintenance of health among people. However, different factors affect our nutritional intake. These factors include stress, poor dietary choices, lack of knowledge, exposure to fast foods and many others. Poor nutritional intake can lead to weight gain or weight loss, and people are having hard times attaining their normal nutritional status.

The BatStateU Lipa-Health Services invited the Registered Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians of Main Campus I - CONAHS to help them implement the weight management program in BatStateU Lipa. CONAHS collaborated with University physician and Registered Nurses, as well as with external partner agency, NDAP - Batangas Chapter.

The training on weight management was conducted on February 22, 2016. This included a seminar on weight management, launching of zumba exercise and one-on-one nutrition consultation. The seminar in Multi-Media Room...


IT Training Needs Assessment Survey for K-12 Teachers



BatStateU Arasof Nasugbu- of Engineering and Computing Sciences in partnership with various secondary schools in Nasugbu conducted a survey on IT training needs of K12 teachers on February 19, 2016.

The Survey aimed to further understand the necessary IT related skills teachers must acquire in preparation for K12.

On February 19 , 2016, the CECS Extension Coordinator, Rodora P. Bool , CS Program Chair Djoanna Marie V. Salac, and IT Program Chair Lorenjane E. Balan and Instructors Benjie R. Samonte and Rodelito D. Pega paid visit to various secondary schools within Nasugbu area. This is to conduct interviews and needs assessment survey about the essential IT related skills secondary teachers must acquire prior to K12 implementation.

Among the schools visited were the Don Crisogono B. Ermita Sr. Memorial National High School (DCESMNHS), Tumalim National High School (TNHS), and Banilad National High School (BNHS). In each school visited, the CECS faculty members discussed the main purpose of the visit which was to identify the considered necessary computer-related topics and gauged their willingness to undergo supplementary training in Information and Communication Technology. The CECS faculty further explained that distribution of Needs Assessment survey is needed and will be carried out in the foll...


DRR Curriculum Development Workshop



Community Development Services Asst. Director Armando V. Mendoza, Jr and Institutional and Industry Development Services Asst. Director Alvin R. De Silva attended and participated in the Local Government Academy (LGA)-sponsored Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Curriculum Development Workshop for Local Governance Training and Research Institutes- Philippine Network (LoGoTRI-PhilNet) members held at Lancaster Hotel, 622 Shaw Blvd. , Mandaluyong, Metro Manila on February 18, 2016. The workshop aimed to draft the DRR Curriculum and to deepen the discussion on the possibility of faculty exchange program with Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada.

The LGA as the mandated training institution tasked to develop the capabilities of local government has come up with various strategies and approaches in providing capability-building interventions to local governments. Apart from implementing training programs to local government units, it has strengthen its linkages and partnership with various institutions.

At present the Academy has organized a consortium of LoGoTRI-PhilNet, Inc. members to offer the DRR Curriculum . The consortium is a formal association of academic and research institutions for the purpose of engaging in joint information particularly in DRR and CCA.

The workshop started with the overview presented by LGA Execu...


Training on First Aid at Home




The BatStateU-College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CONAHS) conducted its extension training on First Aid for 26 mother-members of Parent, Teacher, and Community Association (PTCA-Integrated School) held at CONAHS Amphitheater, BatStateU Main I Campus on February 16, 2016. The training aimed to train parents on first aid response so that they are ready in cases of emergency to guarantee the health and safety of their children. The training is one of the projects under the Parents’ Empowerment through Social Development (PESODEV) program of the BatStateU extension services.

The seminar-training started with registration, invocation and messages from Asst. Dir. for Institutional and Industry Development Services Alvin de Silva, Extension Coordinator Kristia Lei Reyes and PTCA President Lito Macalalad. Three nursing students, namely, Ms. Ruthra Meg Moog, Ms. Joy Canila and Ms. Monique Lacerna, presented and discussed topics on introduction to first aid, burns, sprains and sports-related injuries, animal bites, choking and cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.

The training-demonstration was facilitated by the two Clinical Instructors, namely Mrs. Chevelle Gaan and Mrs. Maria Christina Bay. The mother-participants actively responded to the se...


Coastal and Mangrove Area Clean-up



BatStateU Lobo- College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) in partnership with Local Government of Lobo conducted its extension Coastal and Mangrove Area Clean-up along the coastal area of Barangay Banalo to Olo-Olo, Lobo, Batangas on February 13-15, 2016 .The said clean-up activity was attended and participated by 120 student-volunteers from Lobo High Schools (St. Michael the Archangel Parochial School, Masaguitsit-Banalo National High School, Lobo Institute). It was also supported by two CAF faculty members and 45 students.

Generally, the project/activity aimed to clean and protect marine water resources, mangrove ecosystem and the coastal community. Specifically, it tended to: (1)remove trash/debris from beaches, waterways and coastal roads, (2) to develop self-accountability of the coastal community in safeguarding their environment through volunteerism, and (3) promote a clean, healthy and sustainable coastal environment.

In the municipality of Lobo, there are 26 barangays and of which 10 are coastal areas. Majority of the inhabitants are dependent on the aquatic resources for their subsistence (food, source of livelihood). Barangay Olo-Olo and Lagadlarin has a mangrove forest which is currently under development for ecotourism. Numbers of Marine protected areas were also established and maintain in the locality.


Training on Right Nutrition

BatStateU JPLPC Malvar – College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) and College of Industrial Technology (CIT)in partnership with Sangguniang Barangay (SB-Darasa), Tanauan City conducted an extension education and Training on Right Nutrition for 50 children on February 13 ,20 & 27 and March 5, 12 & 19, 2016.



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“KATALAHIB” Established

BatStateU- CAS-Devcom initiated the general assembly and organizational meeting /establishment of Kabataan ng Talahib (Katalahib), an organization for environmental management and youth development for the youth of Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on February 12-13, 2016.

Furthermore, this activity aimed to , (1)build camaraderie among the members, (2) help the members gain self-awareness of their current leadership competencies and their areas for growth, (3)assist members to develop ideas for analyzing and responding to ethical, social and political issues, (4)empower the youth, (5)support the University’s projects and efforts in the community, and (6) provide an action center for the youth.

Through the leadership of the CAS Student Council, the establishment of Katalahib had been successful. Before going to the location of the project, the Council, with the CAS faculty members had a meeting for the planning and preparation.

The activity started through a prayer led by Ma. Michelle Anne Perez followed by the opening remarks of Kevin Joseph Dinglasan, CAS Student Council President. Before coming up with the first session, an energizer was done to motivate the participants.

The first session on Leadership: Knowing yourself and capabilities was delivered by Mr. Daryl Magpantay, CASSC Adviser. Mr. Magpantay pointed out the importance of self-discipline and independence in leadership. He also differentiated a boss from a leader. Participants were active because the topic was being discussed in a very lively manner. Mr. Daryl used the You A...


Training Program for Farmers and Fisherfolks

BatStateU President Tirso A. Ronquillo, Office of Senator Cynthia A. Villar Representative, Rolly Arante, and TESDA-Batangas Director Carlos C. Flores joined together in a meeting held at Conference Room, International Affairs Office, BatStateU Main Campus I, Batangas City on Feb 10 ,2016.

The meeting aimed to discuss the proposed training program for small farmers and fisherfolks spearheaded by CHED with the help of TESDA, DA, BatStateU and Office of Senator Cynthia A. Villar .Most of the country’s poor are small farmers and fisherfolks and their families and poverty situation can be partly alleviated if appropriate and mature technologies that are by-products of research can be transferred or disseminated to the said target clients. The continuing poverty in the countryside can be addressed fully if we are to promote countryside development and achieve inclusive growth.

TESDA has the mandate and funds to provide skills training to specific clientele groups, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Senator Cynthia A. Villar has the allocation to support the training programs for farmers and fisherfolks to make them more entrepreneurial in their farming and fishing activities while BatStateU have the manpower and expertise to train farmers and fisherfolks.

BatStateU has the responsibility to designate / appoint faculty members and other staff who will serve as trainers in the various technology training programs to deliver its commitments and expedite filling with TESDA of application for the recognition of their agriculture...


TOAD Demonstration and Launching




Extension Services Romeo C. De Castro and Institutional and Industry Development Services Asst. Dir. Alvin R. De Silva attended the Tactical Operative Amphibious Drive (TOAD) Demonstration and Launching at Taal Lake Yacht Club, Talisay , Batangas on February 4,2016. Taal Lake Yacht Club located at Barrio Sta. Maria, Talisay, Batangas beside Taal Lake, is dubbed as the sailing Mecca of the Philippines.

TOAD is a vehicle that can be effectively maneuvered both in land and on water . Funded by BatState and DOST-PCIEERD, TOAD is designed and development by BatStateU researchers as a rescue vehicle for emergency and disaster response.

TOAD is a four-wheel vehicle fabricated using locally available materials, mostly stainless steel and aluminum. TOAD’s features include: (1) durable and rust resistant, (2) maneuverable in open water navigation, (3) powered by two four-stroke engines, (4) electronically trackable and (5) enhanced stabilization and flotation.

BatStateU President and TOAD Project Leader , Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo welcomed the guest from DOST –PCIEERD , DOST-4A, NEDA-4A, Office of Senator Pia Cayetano, PDRRMO- Batangas, CDRRMO-Batangas City, Industries and Media. President Ronquillo’s message was followed by demonstration ...


PEP-Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation and Blood Letting Activity



The Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas) sent a volunteer as requested by the BatStateU-NSTP Office to conduct the PEP talk. The purpose of the PEP talk was to orient the ROTC cadets regarding the nature, processes and benefits of donating blood. The talk was conducted in two phases in two hours; first hour was for the male cadets and the other for the female cadets. There were more than two thousand (2000) cadets who attended the talk. The talk was facilitated by the PRC volunteer last January 24, 2016; Sunday. Qualification to be a blood donor was also given emphasis in the talk since most of the cadets were less than the expected year of age 18.

There were eight (8) PRC Volunteers who arrived in the BatStateU Main Campus II to facilitate the Bloodletting Activity including a medical doctor. After setting all the things needed, the ROTC cadets were asked to fall in line to get application form for blood donors. Necessary screening like interview, check-up, blood test and weighing was conducted to verify whether the student-cadets are qualified to donate. There were 86 students who were qualified to donate blood last February 7, 2106; Sunday.



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Training on Cooperative as Business Organization


BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu- College of Accountancy, Business, Economics & International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) in partnership with Soro-Soro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) and Sangguniang Barangay-Catandaan conducted its extension Training On Cooperative As Business Organization for 30 residents at Catandaan Elementary School, Nasugbu, Batangas on February 6, 13 & 14, 2016.

The training aimed: (1) to enable the participants to attain increased income and savings, investments, productivity, and purchasing power and promote among them equitable distribution of net surplus through maximum utilization of their economic resources;(2) to instill in the minds of respective members a sense of cost-sharing and risk sharing in conducting the affairs of the cooperatives and how to maintain its operations continuously;(3) to evaluate the business' profitability and analyze its financial requirements providing its members’ maximum economic benefits, teach them efficient ways of doing things in a cooperative manner, and propagate cooperative practices and new ideas in business and management; and (4) to identify the proposed business' contributions on the society, specifically, in Brgy. Catandaan, thus orient them, especially the lower income group on how to increase their ownership in the cooperative to make it sustainable in the community.

The first session was held on February 6, 2016. The SIDC...


Training on Health and Sanitation

BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu -College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CONAHS) in partnership with Sangguniang Barangay – Catandaan conducted its extension Training on Health and Sanitation themed “ KAALAMAN, KAHANDAAN, TUNGO SA WASTONG KALUSUGAN (KaKaTuWaKa) for 47 beneficiaries at Brgy. Catandaan, Nasugbu, Batangas on February 5, 15 & 19 and March 10 , 2016 .The participants were broken down as follows: 11 pregnant women, 18 parents & 18 day care pupils.

The project aimed to improve the overall health status of people in Brgy. Catandaan, by means of promotion of health and prevention of illness through health education.

Specifically , the project aimed to : (1)provide the community a health education teaching series, (2)recognize the importance of good health practices through health promotion and disease prevention, (3)maintain proper nutrition and (4) identify the importance of reproductive health.

The daycare students were taught on the proper way of washing their hands, brushing their teeth and taking a bath. The Nutrition and Dietetics students demonstrated how to cook vegetable recipes among mother-participants and enjoyed by the kids while eating. They made “Banana Blossom Roll”, “Miswa with Chicken Balls” and “Veggie Siomai”.

The midwifery students discussed several family planning methods to the 11 pregnant women. During the culminating activity, the mothers were grouped into three and were tasked to make their own product development out of the ingredients that were given to them. They were able to make snack...


RIRDEAP Planning Workshop

BatStateU Lobo-College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) Extension Coordinator Rowena O. Anyayahan attended the Regional Research and Development /Extension Network (RRDEN) Planning Workshop at DA4A-STIARC Training Hall Marawoy, Lipa City on February 4, 2016.

The purpose of the planning workshop is to update the Regional Integrated Research Development/Extension Agenda and Program (RIRDEAP) 2016- 2022. Specifically, the activity aimed to come up with a unified regional RDE agenda for the priority commodities of the region under the principle of “One System, One Program Approach” in planning , implementing , monitoring and evaluating programs/projects and activities.

During the workshop, the participants worked on the matrix which included priority commodities, problems, researchable areas , expected output/technology drive, supports to R&D and other programs, possible implementing agencies and thematic areas.



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Extension PPB Workshop held









BatStateU-Extension Service Office conducted its 2016 Annual Extension Programming, Planning, and Budgeting Workshop for 42 personnel held at Punta Verde Dive Resort, Malagundi Point, Barangay Balibago, Lobo, Batangas on February 2-3, 2016.

The mentoring and workshop activities aimed to identify, develop and craft the Extension Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) 2016 to be approved by the Board of Regents based on the Extension Operational Plan 2016 in relation to the Five Year-Strategic Plan 2014-2018 of the University.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay in her welcome message said that the “workshop will serve as a venue for us in cropping better extension activities if not excellent ones. Likewise, participation in this workshop will serve as stimulus in sharing our technical advantages in our fields of expertise...


Educate To Elevate (e2e)



Batangas State University – College of Arts and Sciences - Development Communication conducted its extension Educate to Elevate (e2e): A Devcom Political Literacy Empowerment at Audio Visual Room ,Devcom Bldg., Main Campus I , Batangas City on Dec.12,2015 (Phase I) ,and at Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on January 30, 2016 (Phase II) .

Furthermore, this activity aimed to: (1)discuss important issues concerning elections, the government and political leaders, (2) to identify the value of making wise political choices during elections;(3)participate in the national elections and select the best candidates in the various positions, and (4) identify the community issues and needs and propose ways to solve them.

Political empowerment is defined as the multidimensional and interdependent process involving political changes that will enable people living in poverty and marginalization to participate meaningfully in shaping their own futures. It includes an understanding of how government works and of the important issues facing society, as well as the critical thinking skills to evaluate different points of view and to participate in society’s government. Many organizations of the development communication program are interested in participatory democracy are concerned about the political empowerment. Without genuine empowerme...


Training on Self-Expression Conditioning

BatStateU JPLPC Malvar – College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in cooperation with Maria Paz Elementary School (MPES) conducted its extension education Training on Self- Expression Conditioning for 180 pupils on January 22, 2016.



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Training on Promoting Tourism

BatStateU ARASOF Nasugbu -College of Accountancy, Business, Economics & International Hospitality Management(CABEIHM)in partnership with Tourism and Industry Services Office (TISO-Nasugbu) and Sangguniang Barangay -Bucana conducted its extension Training on Promoting Tourism with the theme “Tricycle Drivers As Tourism Front liners” for 35 participants at BatStateU Hostel on January 16,18,20,22 and 27, 2016.

The training aimed to : (1)to instil in the participants the importance of the tourism industry, (2)to develop and expand the role of tricycle drivers as tourism frontliners and sources of tourism information;(3)to get the support of tricycle drivers in the tourism promotional efforts of Nasugbu; and(4)to inculcate values in becoming effective tourism frontliners.

On January 16, 2016, the tricycle drivers were oriented by Tourism Management Chair Marithel J. Tiangco and CABEIHM Extension Coordinator Cherry U. Banta on the overview and schedule of the training .They also advised the participants to invite other members of the Tricycle Operator and Driver Association (TODA-Bucana) to join the training.

On January 18, 2016, TM Instructor Arlene M. Mendoza presented a discussion on the background and components of the tourism industry and the concepts and practices on tourism management the tricycle drivers need to know and to apply during their transaction with the tourists.

On January 20, 2016, another TM Instructor and TMS Adviser Janica Iana R. Dimaunahan discussed about Quality Customer Service (QCS) and TISO Head Perlita R. Rufo talked...


Training on DRRM and Fire & Earthquake Drill

BatStateU Lipa Colleges in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection Office(BFPO-Lipa City), Philippine Red Cross(PRC-Lipa City Chapter) and Philippine National Police(PNP-Lipa City) conducted its extension Training Disaster Risk Reduction and Management(DRRM)/ Fire and Earthquake Drill for 617 personnel, students and partners on January 15,2016.

The project aimed to promote a safe and secured environment for the community members.At the end of the drill, participants shall have: (1) developed awareness on disaster preparedness and response, (2) understood the DRRM plan of Lipa Campus ; and (3) understood the proper response, movement and evacuation in an emergency.

In order to address the call for strengthening students’ awareness and preparedness in times of disaster, and as a requirement for the accreditation of programs in the University, a DRR Program was held on January 15, 2016 at BatStateU- Lipa Campus Gymnasium. Spearheaded by the Extension Service Office Mr. Francis Balazon, together with other college extensionists, made sure that the program was carried out properly. As early as 7:00 in the morning, students were asked to gather in the University gymnasium. As soon as the lecturers arrived, the said program started.

After the Opening Prayer and the singing of the National Anthem, the Executive Director, Dr. Expedito V. Acorda delivered his welcome remarks. He emphasized the need for the adequate awareness and training not only for teachers and employees but especially for students so that they can be saved from hazards bro...


Coastal Clean up



BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (CECS) in coordination with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO-Nasugbu) conducted its Coastal Clean Up Activity at the Nasugbu Beachfront on January 30, 2016 .The activity aimed to engage BatStateU personnel and students to volunteerism in cleaning up the said coastal area by removing trashes and raising awareness on the quantities, sources and types of marine debris.

The Clean Up started at around 6:00 am as the personnel-and student-volunteers headed to shorelines, picking up and gathering trashes scattered in the coastal area for bagging. The CECS was assigned to clean the BatStateU Beachfront all the way to Brgy. Bucana coast. To speed up the cleaning activity, the volunteers were divided into groups. Each group was provided with sacks, garbage bags, rake and shovels. To list down the types of debris collected during the cleaning, Volunteer Ocean Trash Data (VOTD) forms were as well distributed. Worn out shoes, slippers, plastic bottles and cups, paper plates, diapers and junk food wrappers were the most common litter listed.

At the end of the activity, 10 sacks of garbage were collected, bagged and brought outside the Barangay Hall to be hauled by the garbage collector. The Clean up lasted for two hours and the cleanliness of the place was t...


Training on Personal Development




The CIT-Extension Services in cooperation with Gawad Kalinga Foundation (GK-Batangas) and Philippine AirForce Reserve Command (PAFR) conducted its Training on Personal Development for 30 participants on January 30-31, 2016 at Brgy. Banay-Banay, Padre Garcia, Batangas. The training aimed to : (1) provide knowledge and skills that can develop self-confidence among the GK community officers in the province of Batangas and (2) train the participants to become trainors of the GK members in the entire province.

The opening program started with Dr. Evangeline B. Gardiano and Prof. Margarita Jayag serving as trainors/resource speakers. The second day activity was handled by Prof. Marian S. Santos with full support from the CIT-General Education faculty members. The said speakers presented and discussed different topics and immediately followed by a workshop participated by the 30 attendees.

The 2-day training-workshop was considered successful since the participants adopted the knowledge and skills they acquired during the workshop. The participants received Certificate of Participation at the end of the closing ceremony.



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Global Social Business Summit

BatState U – Extension Services & Gawad Kalinga (GK- Batangas) jointly attended and participated in the 3rd Annual Global Social Business Summit with the theme ,” The Business of kindnesss : Doing Good Makes Good Business Sense” at GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan on January 17,2016 .The summit focused on social innovation for greater inclusion in emerging economies .The GK Enchanted Farm is the first Farm Village University in the world, a unique platform and hub for social innovators and entrepreneurs from different parts of the world to converge towards addressing some of humanity’s greatest challenge - extreme poverty , food security and climate change.

Institutional and Industry Development Services Asst. Director Alvin R. De Silva, CEAFA-CE/ENSE Faculty Extensionist Ernesto Magundayao and 10 students and 15 GK-Batangas Kapitbahayans joined the activities.

This gathering of local and foreign social entrepreneurs, impact investors, partners and university students explored collaborative solutions in addressing many of our global challenges in the context of inclusive growth.

GK Exec. Dir. Luis Oquinina met the University students in a special forum to further strengthen the engagement of the GK with the youths.



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Handog Karunungan ng CTE para sa Barangay Catandaan



BatStateU Nasugbu-College of Teacher Education in coordination with the Sangguniang Barangay (SB-Catandaan) , Barangay Education Committee , Barangay Health Workers and Future Business Partners conducted its Extension Education/Literacy Services project for 80 Kinder Garden and Elementary Pupils of Catandaan Elementary School , Nasugbu, Batangas covering the period from November 21,2015 to January 23,2016. The sessions on Developmental Program on English, Science & Math, and on Basic Literacy Program on Letters, Numbers & Life Skills were held every Saturday. Barangay Catandaan is one of the 10 barangays under the BatStateU Adopt-a-Barangay Program to be provided by various services such as health and nutrition, education/literacy, livelihood and environmental management . The said program started on 2015 and will end on 2017.

The purpose of the project is to develop the barangay into a self-reliant community in the area of education. Specifically, it aimed to: (1) develop pupils’ competencies on letters, numbers and life skills, (2) improve pupils’ performance in English, Science and Math, (3) improve literacy and generic skills of pupils, (4) teach parents how to use literacy resources through survival literacy training program and (5) implement a project as an outcome of the reading class for mothers.

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Tree Planting Activity



The BatStateU-College of Industrial Tehnology (CIT) Extension Service Unit, in cooperation with the Gawad Kalinga (GK-Batangas), Philippine AirForce Reserve Command (PAFR) and Sangguniang Brgy. ng San Pedro worked hand in hand for the realization of the Tree Planting Activity held last January 22, 2016 in Gawad Kalinga community in San Pedro, Batangas City.

The activity started at 9:00 in the morning, participated by the CIT faculty members and students headed by the College Dean,Dr. Philip Y. Del Rosario and Associate Dean, Prof. Servillano A. Gardiano, with the joint participation of the CIT- Graduate School faculty and students headed by the GS Chairperson, Dr. Evangeline B. Gardiano.

Brgy. Chairperson Lorenzo Burog extended his deepest appreciation for the support the University extended to their Barangay as well as the GK-Batangas Head, Mr. Juluis T. Paradero.

The activity was successfully implemented since 220 trees had been planted to the surroundings of the Gawad Kalinga Village. These will be visited by the extensionists and will be nourished by the residents until such time that the trees grown up.

The activity was participated by more than 100 people, both young and old, male and female, from the CIT and from the GK-San Pedro and nearby community.



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“Dugong Alay, Biyaya ay Buhay”



Batangas State University Rosario and Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas) had joined once again in conducting Bloodletting Activity dubbed as “Dugong Alay, Biyaya ay Buhay”. Eighteen (18) PRC personnel and 12 Red Cross Volunteers from the NSTP-ROTC joined together to facilitate the said event. While the extensionists from different colleges Mr. Bryan Herrera (CTE), Mr. Roilan Amparo (CABEIHM) and Mr. Joel Garbin(CIT) had encouraged students and people from the community to take part on the said event held on January 27, 2016.

PRC collected 180 units of blood from 225 registrants from the University and the community.

PRC-Batangas was very thankful for the genuine support that BatStateU renders to PRC. He also added that the University has the massive number of donors as compared to other partner institutions.

Another bloodletting activity will be scheduled on July 2016 to ensure ample supply of blood and other blood components.



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MOA Signed Between BatStateU – CTE and Inje University




Batangas State University- College of Teacher Education represented by its Dean, Dr. Rowena Abrea and Inje University, South Korea represented by its Coordinator, Mr. Anhan Soo entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to jointly implement a Training on Conversational English for Korean Students. The ceremonial signing of the MOA was held at the Accreditation Room, CTE Building, Main Campus I, Batangas City on January 29, 2016. The signing was witnessed by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and International Linkages Director Edzel M. Gamab. Other attendees in the ceremony were CTE Associate Dean Nerrie E. Malaluan, CTE – Graduate School Coordinator Araceli Hernandez and Extension Coordinator Kristoffer Conrad Tejada, who facilitated the said activity.



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MOU between BatStateU and GrAT signed

Batangas State University (BatStateU) represented by its President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo and Center for Appropriate Technology/Gruppe Angepasste Technologie (GrAT) represented by its Managing Director, Dr. Robert Wimmer entered into and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 21,2016 and January 27,2016 , individually.

The ceremonial launching of the collaboration of BatStateU and GrAT on Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) Project and signing of MOA between parties will follow a later time when both parties are present due to the tight schedule of the principal signatories. In this way, GrAT can proceed with the scheduling of the training-workshop on ZCR towards sustainable development of tourism sector at BatStateU.



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SURGE Participatory Gender Analysis (PGA)

United States Agency for International Development – Strengthening Urban Resiliency for Growth with Equity (USAID-SURGE) Program with participation of Batangas State University Extension Services- Gender and Development (BatStateU-ES-GAD) held a Participatory Gender Analysis (PGA) among 12 individuals at Barangay Talahib Pandayan , Batangas City on January 21,2016. The said focus group discussion (FDG) participated by 12 individuals representing equal numbers of women and teenager girls as well as men and male youth was conducted with the end goal of crafting the gender integration strategies with the SURGE components.

GAD Assistant Director Maria Theresa A. Hernandez was invited to participate as one of the key informants and as gender expert. Ms. Hernandez coordinated the activity for Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City general population and the invitation was sent by Ms. Gichelle Cruz, USAID-SURGE specialist.

The PGA process aimed to ensure equal input and valuing of the contributions of all interviewees and FGD participants in generating and understanding people’s views.



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AGHAM BATANGAS 2016


BatStateU-Extension Services and CAS-DevCOM jointly conducted an extension AGHAM BATANGAS 2016: Seminar Writeshop and Congress with the theme "Bringing Science to the People: Exploring Opportunities Through Science and Communication " for over 200 student-journalists from Batangas province held at Amphitheatre, CITE Bldg, Main Campus 1, Batangas City on January 19, 2016 . President Tirso A. Ronquillo delivered the inspirational message.



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ESO welcomes Inje University students



BatStateU-Extension Services welcomed two students Eun Kyung "Anna" Seol and Jeong Pil "Coco" Mun from Inje University , South Korea for Internship Activity on January 18, 2016 They were received by VPRDE Erma B. Quinay , Director Romeo C. De Castro, Assistant Director Alvin R. De Silva and endorsed by International linkages Director Edzel M. Gamab.

Ms. Anna and Coco are two of the fifteen students to undergo the Intensive English Program and the internship activity of the best practices of government and educational institutions in the province. BatStateU has been instrumental in shaping the student’s professional growth through emersion at various offices of the University and at the City Government of Batangas



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BatStateU Forges Partnership with GKNF



Batangas State University represented by its President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo and Global Korean Nursing Foundation (GKNF) Seoul, South Korea represented by its Chief Executive, Dr. Euisook Kim entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly implement an international exchange program to further advance nursing/healthcare capacity of developing countries through cooperative capability building, intelligent partnerships, and knowledge sharing activities .

During the MOU signing held at TOP Seafoods and Native Restaurant, Rizal Avenue Batangas City on January 14 2016, Dr. Euisook Kim was represented by Dr. Younghae Chung. The said MOU signing was witnessed by BatStateU VPRDE Erma B. Quinay and Asian Bridge Philippines Director Bona Dea Mendoza.

After the MOU signing, President Ronquillo in his message said that BatStateU recognizes the critical role of continuous capability building , international collaboration and linkages, and dissemination of ideas and knowledge towards further advancing the nursing/healthcare capacity as a mechanism to accelerate the attainment of sustainable Philippines economic growth and social equity.

On the other hand, Dr. Younghae Chung said that GKNF recognizes the substantial amount of ideas, knowledge, best practices and experiences available globally which can further ...


BatStateU- GKNF Collaboration on Nursing/Healthcare Program Closing Ceremony






The BatState U GKNF Collaboration on Nursing/Healthcare Program Closing Ceremony was held at TOP Seafoods and Native Restaurant, Rizal Avenue Extension, Batangas City on January 14, 2016. The farewell dinner cum program aimed to formally closed the two-day event and to express the intension of the BatStateU to become a partner of GKNF in future endeavors.

The program started with the recapitulation of the activities in video presentation, conducted through the 2-day engagement between the BatStateU and GKNF students, as discussed by CONAHS Extension Coordinator RN Kristia Lei A. Reyes .

This was followed by general impressions on the conduct of the activities delivered by the CONAHS student and GKNF student. According to one of the CONAHS students, he viewed the Korean students as kind, appreciative, happy and friendly people. On the other hand, a Korean student said that she learned a lot from the Filipinos during the focused group discussion and during the interaction on health and nutrition education activity.

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Collaboration on Health and Nutrition Education: BatStateU and GKNF




BatStateU – CONAHS and GKNF professors and nursing students attended and participated in the conduct of their extension Health and Nutrition Education Project for 30 adults at Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on January 14, 2016. The activity aimed to educate the adults in the community about non-communicable disease specifically hypertension and diabetes, its nature and complications, interventions to prevent and control them and ways to prevent them such as diet and exercise.

The day started with the Zumba session participated by volunteers and participants of the activity followed by health and nutrition education session. The participants learned that hypertension and diabetes are two most prevalent non-communicable diseases .Hypertension or High-Blood pressure is a condition where sustained systolic pressure is above 140 mmHg and/ or diastolic pressure is above 90 mmHg. Etiologic factors include age, gender , heredity, alcohol , smoking , obesity/overweight is a chronic lifelong condition that affects the body’s ability to use the energy found in food .Risk factors include obesity, heredity and aging. If uncontrolled, complications such as cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, neuropathy and nep...


GKNF Visits Talahib Pandayan





34 Nursing students of Global Korean Nursing Foundation (GKNF) of Seoul City, South Korea led by Professors Younghae Chung, Jin Sun Kim, & YounKyoung Jang and Reaching Assistant Ho Young Koo visited Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on January 13 and 14 2016. The visit aimed (1) to assess the health and nutritional status of adults in the community especially their blood pressure and blood sugar, (2) to educate the adults in the community about non-communicable diseases specifically hypertension and diabetes, and (3) to transfer technology by giving and teaching them how to properly use the glucometer .

Team GKNF together with BatStateU personnel and nursing students were welcomed by the membes of its Sangguniang Barangay at the Barangay Hall. At the start of the briefing session, Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro introduced the members of Team BatStateU and GKNF and shared with Barangay Officials the objectives of the nursing /healthcare program. Councilor Faustino Abela, representing Barangay Chair Macario L. Macalalad, thanked BatStateU for choosing their barangay under its Adopt-A-Barangay Program. He further described their way of life...


BatStateU Welcomes GKNF






BatStateU tendered a welcome program in honor of 34 visiting nursing students from Global Korean Nursing Foundation (GKNF) of Seoul City, South Korea at Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Bldg, Main Campus 1 on January 13, 2016. The program expressed the intention of the University and of the Foundation to forge partnership for nursing /heathcare program of students through Filipino and Korean volunteer activities, community visits, research and many others.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay welcomed the South Korean students and their Professors Younghae Chung, Jin Sun Kim, & YounKyoung Jang and Reaching Assistant Ho Young Koo. Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro introduced/acknowledged the Officials of BatStateU, Asian Bridge Philippines (ABP) and GKNF. CONAHS Dean Charmaine Rose Trivinio in her message said that it is hoped that the success of the Nursing/Healthcare program, more collaborative efforts will be forge between BatStateU and GKNF as this partnership will bring this two institutions closed to the hearts of the people or the target beneficiaries of the com...


BatStateU – GKNF Collaboration on Nursing/Healthcare Services




The Batangas State University in partnership with Global Korean Nursing Foundation, Seoul City jointly conducted the BatStateU- GKNF Nursing/Healthcare Educational Program on January 13-14, 2016 . The two-day event included opening program at Main Campus I, tour to southeastern communities of Batangas City , community visit to Talahib Pandayan Barangay Hall and courtesy call/ briefing session with Barangay Officials and interaction/focus group discussion with senior citizens.

The 34 visiting nursing students together with their Professors Younghae Chung, Jin Sun Kim, & YounKyoung Jang and Reaching Assistant Ho Young Koo as participants arrived at Main Campus I on January 13, 2016 from Manila where they stayed for several days before coming to the university. The Koreans students aimed to do volunteer activities to have opportunities and experiences that will deepen their understanding of global healthcare by discussing and exchanging ideas with BatStateU students. The idea is to develop experts in the fields of global healthcare and widen nursing student’s insights and visions to the global world.

The BatStateU-GKNF Collaboration is facilitated by Asian Bridge Philippines whose main work includes facilit...


TRAINING ON AND PRODUCTION OF PAPAYA PATTY and EMBUTIDO


BatStateU JPLPC Malvar-College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International and Economic Management (CABEIHM) conducted its extension Training on and Production of Papaya patty & embutido and Cake delights for 43 mothers held at Barangay San Gregorio, Malvar, Batangas on January 9, 2016. The project was spearheaded by Extension Coordinator Airis Jane P. Macasaet in coordination with Barangay Chairman Virgilio Linga.

The training aimed to help the mother-residents of San Gregorio to be financially sufficient through starting a profitable business with small start-up capital even staying at home.

Specifically, the training aimed to: (1) enhance the mother’s ingenuity and innate talents and to further develop their skills, (2) enhance the mother’s entrepreneurial values, (3) develop mother’s awareness on business and livelihood opportunities and (4) develop camaraderie among mothers.

The training focused on business planning and actual demonstration on the production of Papaya patty & embutido and Cake delights. The discussion on business planning was led by one of the faculty members, Ms. Jenica Frias. She stressed that through proper business planning, everything will go accordingly. Planning will help small entrepreneurs to fully understand the pivotal concepts of business in terms of organization and management, creation of business ideas, marketing and financial aspe...


CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING ACTIVITY 2015


The CIT Extension Service Unit,College Student Council (CSC) and Faculty members had its one- day Christmas Gift Giving Activity for 17 Badjao families and community at Brgy. Libjo, Batangas City on December. 16, 2015.

The activity aimed to reach out and share the spirit of Christmas to Badjao people and community by giving goods/gifts donated by the students and faculty. It also provided an opportunity to all volunteers who participated in this activity to reach out and perform such humanitarian act of service.

Through the leadership of CIT Dean Servillano A. Gardiano, CIT faculty and students, students leaders with their Adviser Czarelle Lepran and in cooperation with the Brgy. Council of Libjo and Pastor Albert Santiago, the activity was successfully implemented.

Happiness had been felt by the beneficiaries , both young and old, because of the gift and foods the college prepared for them. And most especially touching the hearts of individual is indeed a fulfilling reward for each and everyone who shared something to those who are in need most especially this Christmas season.



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TRAINING ON AND PRODUCTION OF COCO JAM


BatStateU Lobo-College of Agriculture and Forestry conducted an extension Training on and Production of Coco Jam for 20 women at Barangay Bignay, Lobo, Batangas on December 3, 2015.

Generally, the project aimed to provide a complementary source of income and to make a product out of the available resources within the community. Specifically, it intended (1) to introduce coco jam making as alternative source of family income and to strengthen the role of local housewives and coco farmers of Lobo in increasing family and community cash-economy; (2) to produce coco jam for commercialization and (3) to develop a small business enterprise on coco jam in Lobo Batangas.

The livelihood project was initiated by Extension Coordinator Rowena O. Anyayahan and Faculty Extensionist Mars G. Panganiban with the assistance and cooperation of members of the Sangguniang Barangay and women of Bignay, the activity received an overall 100% success.

On the first day of the training, 20 women participated in the orientation and demonstration delivered by the proponents. Ms.Anyayahan opened the program and talked about the program components particularly its importance and sustainability of the said livelihood project.

An invited speaker from Department of Agriculture (DA-Taysan) Agricultural Technologist Natty G. Panganiban, discussed the procedures on how to make a coco jam. After the demonstration the participa...


TRAINING ON AND PRODUCTION OF BANANA CHIPS


BatStateU Lobo-College of Agriculture and Forestry conducted an extension Training on and Production of Banana Chips for 10 Women at Barangay Bignay, Lobo, Batangas on December 3 and 4, 2015.

Generally, the project aimed to provide an additional livelihood to Bignay community. Specifically it intended to (1) capacitate the participants in banana chip production and marketing , (2) develop a small scale banana chip business in the locality and (3) analyze the income generated from banana chip business through BCA.

Based on the need assessment conducted in July 2014 – January 2015, majority of the household are tenant farmers engage in banana, coconut, atis, corn, tamarind and vegetable production. With a small agricultural land, the respondents should have an additional source of income to compensate part of the necessities of the whole family. Native chicken, cow, goat and pig were mostly raised in the community.

After consultation with the Barangay officials, it was found out that one of the projects that they would like to pursue is the banana chip production since they have a good source of banana (saba) as raw materials. Thus, this project on Small Scale Enterprise Development for Women and Community Groups in Barangay Bignay, Lobo Batangas: Training on and Production of Banana Chips was proposed.A total of 10 women were identified and trained for Banana chip business venture. Cooking demo,...


RUN FOR A CAUSE


BatStateU Lipa in partnership with Barangay Balintawak, Lipa City and Barangay Balintawak Women’s League Inc. sponsored a fund raising project, Run for a Cause themed, “TAKBO PARA SA NANAY KO,LABAN SA CANCER’’at Lipa City Hall Grounds on December 6, 2015.

The Run aimed: (1) to raise funds to support health programs, awareness and medication of women against cervical cancer, (2) to lessen the problems regarding reproductive health for the residents of Brgy. Balintawak, (3)to promote awareness about maintaining a healthy and natural sex lifestyle among couples and knowledge regarding cervical cancer, (4)to raise funds which the people themselves can effectively manage , (5) to harness the manpower, talents and resources of the community in supporting programs for their own benefit, (6) to promote strong bond among all establishments, officials and residents of barangay for them to become one in combating cervical cancer and (7)to supplement the government efforts in sustainable health development.

As early as 4:00 am, the very accommodating Lipa City Hall Ground was filled by students and participants from different schools, universities, agencies and companies. Since BatStateU is the sponsor of the project, it had the biggest delegation of almost 900 students who were there not only to run but to extend help. Other schools like Lipa City Colleges (LCC), De La Salle Lipa (DLS-Lipa), University of Batangas- Lipa (UB- Lipa), A...


GIVE THE GIFT OF LOVE


The Extension Service Office and the Alumni Affairs Office jointly implemented an extension Gift Giving Activity with the theme, ”Give the Gift of Love” for BatStateU’s ten (10) adopted barangays on December 17, 2015 . The activity aimed to reach 500 poorest among the poor families in the province to be given Christmas package of groceries worth Php 500.00 each.

In relation to this, the university-wide extension heads/coordinators and alumni coordinators were requested to facilitate collection of voluntary cash donations from BatStateU Alumni who are connected to the University as faculty members, employees and job order personnel.

In one of the gift giving activities sponsored by BatStateU Main Campus I held at Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City, President Tirso A. Ronquillo, VPRDE Erma B. Quinay , Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro and Alumni Affairs Assistant Director Edzel Gamab led the gift giving activity to 50 Senior citizens who were the select recipients of a Christmas package of groceries. Main Campus I various Colleges, CAS, CABEIHM, CTE, CONAHS and GE solicited cash donation amounting to Php25,000. 00 from the personnel, students and alumni. The said amount was used to purchase grocery items as gifts for the beneficiaries.

In his message before the gift giving activity, President Ronquillo said that it is not only the young sector of the society that the University wanted to support but mo...


ALA EH FUN RUN

BatStateU JPLPC - Malvar personnel and students joined the 2nd Annual Ala Eh Fun Run held at Sto.Tomas, Batangas on December 1, 2015. As part of the Ala Eh Festival on the occasion 434th Foundation of the Provincial Government of Batangas, the said event aimed to bring together the different sectors of the province and inspire them to lead healthier lifestyle through running.

There were two categories, 3K- and 5K- open category, which started at Sampalukan, San Pedro, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, respectively. The race finished in front of NDN Grand Hotel , Sto.Tomas, Batangas. The participants wore singlets and race bibs during the race. Each runner donated Php 180.00 inclusive of singlets and bibs.



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2ND CHED NATIONAL EXTENSION CONFERENCE IN HEIS


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) sponsored the 2nd National Conference on Extension at Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol on December 8-9, 2015. This two-day conference aimed to improve research capabilities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); to enhance research productivity; to generate new knowledge and technologies needed for the advancement of higher education as well as for national development and to promote, disseminate and utilize research outputs and innovation. It was participated by extensionists and representatives from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The Vice President for Research, Development and Extension, Dr. Erma B. Quinay and Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro represented the University to the above mentioned conference.

The first day of the conference was graced by the Director IV of CHED Region VII, Dr. Freddie T. Bernal who welcomed the participants to the conference. He cited the imperatives of Extension Service as one of the mandates of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Also present is the Director IV of CHED Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo Jr. who discussed the Purpose and Expected Outcomes of the conference. He emphasized that after the conference, there should be rethinking and recalibrating of the entities of Extension services in the social development vis-à-vis in classroom teac...


Starbooks Launched


BATSTATE U- Rosario in partnership with DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) launched the Science and Technology Academic and Research – Based Openly-Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS), a science digital library project at Malinao Elementary School, Brgy. Matamis , Rosario, Batangas on Dec.4, 2015 . The two units of STARBOOKS were received by Principal Elizabeth Dapoc and Brgy. Chairperson Virgilio Dapoc from Dr. Aristotle Carandang of DOST and Director Romeo C. De Castro of BatstateU.

The program was attended by representatives from four (4) parties involved in the project, Dr. Aristotle Carandang representing ASec Raymund E. Liboro of DOST- STII, Director Romeo C. De Castro representing President Tirso A. Ronquillo of BATSTATEU, Principal Elizabeth Dapoc of Malinao Elementary School and Chairperson Virgilio Dapoc of Brgy Matamis and other guests.

The opening remarks were delivered by BatstateU- Extension Services Assistant Director Armando V. Mendoza Jr. He warmly welcomed the guests, participants, barangay officials, teachers and students to the launching , orientation and awarding ceremony of STARBOOKS project.

BatStateU Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro in his message said that the University through its Adopt-a-Barangay Program is mandated to design and implement extension PAP’s on health, education, livelihood and environmental services for the adopted barangays by harborin...


National Seminar-Workshop on Capability Enhancement


CDS Asst.Director Armando V. Mendoza, Jr., Extension Heads Francis Balazon and Glenda Dimaano attended and participated the National Seminar-Workshop on Capability Enhancement themed” Extension as a Major Strategy Towards the Realization of Inclusive Growth of the Society “ and hosted by Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementors, Inc. (PAEPI) at Technological University of the Philippines – Manila on November 16-17, 2015.

The seminar-workshop aimed to (1) strengthen capability in extension paper writing for refereed journal and publication , (2) be an avenue for interaction/transfer of valuable information that can be the basis for solutions towards community development, (3) determine strategic areas for continuing collaborative services; and (4) develop a Revitalizes National Academic Agenda for National Implementation.

The Seminar – Workshop activities commenced with a prayer led by TUP Chorale followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Dr. Adora S. Pili, President of TUP, inspired the participants through her message. She was also the first resource speaker wherein she discussed the importance of extension services in SUC leveling. The next resource speaker was Cong. Romulo, who serves as the Keynote Speaker. He discussed the different program of the government in support for the different extension program implemented by the State University and Colleges. The...


Walk to End VAW

In support to the Annual National Campaign on Anti-Violence Against Women (VAW), the College of Industrial Technology (CIT), College of Informatics and Computing Sciences (CICS) and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts (CEAFA) Organization Officers and Advisers with their respective Deans, Faculty and Students of Main Campus II-Alangilan initiated an activity to walk within the Campus and within the nearby community last November 25, 2015.The activity was themed “END VAW NOW! IT’S OUR DUTY”.

The activity aimed to increase awareness among students, faculty and the general public regarding the Republic Act 9262, the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children. Also, to promote and disseminate information, the participants distribute flyers to expectators while walking.

The participants gathered at the front of CEAFA Building at 8:00 in the morning and walked for about 30 minutes and directly gathered at the Audio Visual Room for a seminar-forum. CIT Dean Servillano A. Gardiano gave the opening remarks followed by an inspirational message from CEAFA Dean and Executive Director Elisa D. Gutierrez. With the cooperation of the GAD Head Secretariat, the Research and Extension Coordinators, the activity was successfully implemented and closed by a closing remarks from the CICS Dean Princess Marie B. Melo through Mrs. Maricel Villanueva. The program was participated by one hundred sixty one (161) faculty and students.



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Red Cross 143


BatStateU Lipa in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas Chapter) conducted an extension Training on Disaster Preparedness entitled,” Red Cross 143: Strengthening the Capacities of Communities” for 44 Community leaders held at Metro Lipa Water District, Brgy. Balintawak , Lipa City on November 7 and 8, 2015. The two day-training was attended by the participants from Metro Lipa Water District (MLWD); T.M. Kalaw Elementary School(TMKLES); Abundio Torre Memorial Elementary School(ATMES); Balintawak Brgy. Tanod(BBT); Balintawak Women’s Association(BWA); Balintawak Youth Association (BYA), and Brgy. Health Workers (BHW).

The project aimed to (1) reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters, (2)reduce the number of deaths, illness and impact from diseases and public health emergencies, (3) increase local community and civil society capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability and, (4) promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.

The first day of the training started with Ms. Sheryl Candelaria opening remarks as she gave a brief introduction of Red Cross 143 and then introduced the invited resource person in the name of Mr. Marlon Bausas from the PRC. Mr. Bausas started his talk with an audio-visual presentation of the history of the PRC.

From the presentation, PRC- Batangas Chapter was o...


Herbs And Spices Demo-Farm


BatStateU Lobo- College of Agriculture and Forestry established an extension Herbs and Spices Demo-Farm at Barangay Sawang, Lobo, Batangas on November 2015.

Generally, the project aimed to establish a Community-Based Herbs and Spices orchard. Specifically, it intended to: (1) show the concept of good agricultural practices for herbs and spices through demo-farm, (2) provide readily available herbs and spices for community use and (3) provide grounds for BatStateU-CAF students and faculty in the conduct of herb and spices-related studies.

The project was conceptualized based on the increasing demand for herbs and spices either for pharmaceutical or culinary use. Lobo offers a promising venue for the establishment of herbs and spices demo-farm that will showcase a good agricultural practices. These kind of crops are incredibly important to the community as alternatives for synthetic medicines. Locally available raw materials for tea and other culinary additives is equally significant to the senior citizens and other herbs enthusiasts.

The following activities are sought to be done in the realization of the project (1)farm planning and lay-out, (2) procurement of planting materials and other farm inputs, (3) area clearing, (4) land preparation, (5)establishment of raised bed,(6) fencing, (7) planting of herbs and spices, (8) watering the plant and organic mulching, (9) labelling of herbs, (10) maintenance and pr...


Training - Workshop On Ecotourism And Business Planning


BatStateU Lipa - College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (CECS), College of Accountancy, Business and Economics (CABE) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in partnership with PUSOD, Inc. conducted its Training – Workshop on Ecotourism and Business Planning for senior citizens, women, out-of-school youth (OSY) and local officials held at Brgy. Malitlit, Lipa City on November 24-25, 2015.

The 2-day training-workshop aimed, (1) to prepare the Barangay officials in the conservation and development of their natural reserves and resources, (2) to identify the needs and shortcomings of the Barangay towards sustainable community development and , (3) to improve the knowledge and skills of the members of the community by providing them livelihood trainings on tourist guiding, catering services, soap making and the like.

The participants were provided orientation kits as they registered to attend the training–workshop. The program started with a prayer and followed by the opening remarks of PUSOD Inc, Executive Director Ann Hazel Javier. She warmly welcomed the participants and the guest to the training and inspired them on the bright opportunities to engage on ecotourism project as business. Moreover, she discussed about the objectives as well as, the schedule, and the house rules of the event.

Ms. Jennifer Edrial, a forest expert enlightened the participants on MFR Biodiversity...


40th annual national IIEE convention


BatStateU – CEAFA-EE Department Chair & Facullty members, Assistant Professor Elen Reyes and Associate Professor Romeo C. De Castro, Assistant Professor Edzel Gamab, Engr. Kenneth Fajalan and Joel Delos Reyes attended the 40th Annual National Convention Center at SMX Convention Center MOA, Pasay City, Manila on November 25-28, 2015. The convention with the theme ,” IIEE @ 40: A Journey of Service for Excellence” was organized to support the professional growth and information necessities of the electrical practitioners in the country.

The 4-day event offered various technical activities designed to enhance the professional skills and competence of the delegates, as well as to strengthen and to promote camaraderie within the industry from associates, government and private sectors.

Day 1 (November 25 ), started with the registration of participants to gather all active IIEE members all throughout the country. The day’s event was highlighted by the opening of the exhibit, EXPO 2015, a specialized electrical, electronics and energy exposition which also featured the 2nd international lightning show. The exhibit was participated by 152 exhibitors for the grandest display and exposition of the latest available electrical equipment, machinery, appliances, personal devices or services.

Day 2 ( November 26), was highlighted by the opening program , IIEE advocacy program and the general me...


4th Quarter SCSD Meeting Held


Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the 4th Quarter Meeting 2015 of Sectoral Committee on Social Development (SCSD) on November 10,2015 at the 2nd Floor , Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Pagsanjan , Laguna hosted by the Municipal Government of Pagsanjan.

During the meeting, it was noted that on the 3rd Quarter meeting 2015 of SCSD held on August 11, 2015 at Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation – Alabang, one of the new business discussed was the 3- Year Rolling Investment Program (TRIP). Mr. Nelson Arman Jr. of NEDA- IVA said that the TRIP shall be the basis of the RDC in the review of the 2017 budget of Agency Regional Offices (AROs) and SUCs . The investment program shall include programs and projects that require national government support and capital forming or those that increases the region’s assets.

Project included in the TRIP should be supported with a comprehensive project profile or a pre or full feasibility study. SCDC Resolution No. IV-A-15-2015 ,” Endorsing the Guidelines for the TRIP” was issued for this matter.

The RDC issued a memorandum to all RDC members on August 10, 2015 for the preparation of their TRIP 2017-2019 in connection to the RDC review of the F.Y. 2017 proposed budget of the RLAs and SUCS in the region. To assist the RLAs and SUCs in the preparation of their TRIP, a workshop and a consultation meeting were conducted on September 22 for RLAs and O...


Training on Organic Farming & Container Gardening

The CIT Extension Service Unit in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints-Self-Reliance Services (CJCLDS-SRS) conducted a Training on Organic Farming & Container Gardening for 300 young single adults last October 30, 2015 held at Valentino Resort & Spa at San Jose,Batangas. The activity aimed to promote organic farming among members of Young Single Adults and Professionals (YSAP) and at the same time recycle the waste plastic bottles into a useful container for planting.

CIT Graduate School Professor Maylen G. Eroa, and CIT- BIT Instructor Cleofe Alma A. Bayot handled the lecture-discussion activity. The program was participated by the CIT faculty members and students led by Prof. Servillano A. Gardiano as well as CIT- Graduate School faculty and students with the full participation and support from the staff of Self-Reliance Services Committee. With the full force of the faculty in their demonstration of container gardening, the activity was successfully implemented and the knowledge was successfully imparted to the participants.

The activity was participated by young single adults and professionals from different places in the province like Cavite, Nasugbu, Batangas and Batangas City.



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ENHANCING ASPIRANT'S BASIC SKILLS ON EFFECTIVE WRITING


BatStateU Lipa- College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communication in cooperation with Plaridel Elementary School (PES) conducted its extension communication services entitled, ““Enhancing Aspirant’s Basic Skills on Effective Writing towards Improvement of Campus Journalism” for nine (9) student-journalists held at PES, Lipa City on October 27,2015. The project’s objective was to enhance the knowledge of the student writers and campus journalists of PES, Brgy. Plaridel, Lipa City, Batangas on the basic skills on writing and journalism.

On October 27, 2015, the AB Communication 4th year students conducted a seminar workshop with the theme “Enhancing Aspirant’s Basic Skills on Effective Writing towards Improvement of Campus Journalism” held at Plaridel Elementary School, Brgy. Plaridel, Lipa City Batangas.

Early in the morning, Team BatStateU came to Plaridel to set up their materials. They prepared the attendance sheets for the coming participants. At exactly 8 am, they started the event. It was hosted by Gerwin Navales. He formally started with the invocation and national anthem. This was led by Mary Joy Maranan. Afterwards, an opening remark was given by Chelsie Recto. She opened the program by welcoming the participants and wishing them to have a happy and productive day. Mr. Navales then made a short briefing of what would happen the whole day. It was immediately fo...


CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN TVPL


BatStateU Lipa – Extension Services staff led by its Head , Fransisco G. Balazon attended and participated as documentors in the 3-day Capacity Building for Social Enterprises in Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL) at Cintai Corito’s Garden, Sitio Pandayan, Brgy. Malabanan, Balete , Batangas on October 27-29, 2015. The activity was conducted by the Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSENT) in partnership with Pusod, Inc. ACSENT, inducted mentoring sessions with four (4) pre- selected social enterprises based on the preliminary inventory conducted by Pusod, Inc and the field diagnostic visit by ACSENT. The said enterprises were the following, (1) St. Lawrence Multi-purpose Cooperative (Talisay), (2) KALIPI (San Nicolas), (3) Kilusan ng mga maliliit na mangingisda sa Lawa ng Taal (Cuenca) and (4) Honeybee Cooperative (Balete).

The training focus on product development and market validation, business planning, management, operation mapping, finance and budgeting, and compliance with protocols and requirements of cooperatives and associations.

ACSENT Director Danilo Ocampo and ABR John Luis Lagdameo were the two (2) trainers invited to talk on the said topics. They are faculty members of the ADMN- John Gokongwei School of Management Managing social entrepreneurship and mainstream entrepreneurship program.



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TRAINING ON ANTI-DRUG ABUSE AND USE


BatStateU Lipa – College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communication in cooperation with Philippine National Police-Lipa City(PNP-Lipa City), Lipa City Committee on Drug Abuse (LCCDA) and Lipa City Drug Abuse Council (LCDAC) conducted its extension Training on Anti-Drug Abuse and Use entitled, “Developing Lives, Communities and Identities without Drugs: Addressing Drug Abuse and Use towards a Safe Community” for 200 students of Bolbok National High School (BNHS) at BNHS, Barangay Bolbok,Lipa City, Batangas on October 23, 2015.

This project is designed to increase the level of awareness of BNHS students when it comes in addressing issues on drug abuse and use in the community by formulating an effective seminar that cater not just the information needed by them but the enhancement of their knowledge when it comes in drug abuse and use. A seminar-forum was a great help to instill on the mind of the youth the importance of anti-drug abuse program towards a safer community for them.

The seminar-forum was formally started with a prayer led by Shaira Erika Samonte and followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Afterwards, Mr. Mario Loyzaga gave his opening remarks while Ms. Edrelyn Fermante introduced the first resource person in the name of P.Insp. Glenda Cleofe of PNP-Lipa. During her talk, P. Insp Cleofe discussed about illegal drugs and the ways and means on how to avoid it. She also discussed t...


UPLB - EXTENSION SERVICES VISITS BATSTATEU

Extension Services Director Rowena DT. Baconguis and Ms. Cindy Falcutila of UPLB-CB visited BatStateU Main Campus 1, Batangas City on October 20, 2015. The visit was in line with the research entitled, “Creating Wealth: The University’s Role in Enterprise Development and Innovation” which aims to investigate the constraints and facilitating factors in the extension function of universities. This research is under the supervision of the National research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and is participated by five (5) SUCs representing each province in Calabarzon : (1) CavSU, (2) UPLB, (3) BatStateU, (4) URS and (5) SLSU.

Project Leader Baconguis and Ms. Falcutila were welcomed by Director Romeo C. De Castro and Assistant Director Armando V. Mendoza Jr. at the Extension Services Office. As requested, Director De Castro presented a list of extension PAPs with enterprise development as a component that BatStateU has conducted for the past 10 years. The extension projects that have been identified included processing of Atis Juice, Guava Wine, Indian Mango Wine, Dried Indian Mango, Tamarind Jam and Tamarind Candy.

After the identification of the projects, Director De Castro and Assistant Director Mendoza were interviewed (1) on the knowledge and skills extended by BatStateU that promoted livelihood development, (2) on the changes in the knowledge and skills extended on the past 10 years, (3) on the nature and extend of assistance given to people and communities and (4) on the effects of those extension activities to entrepreneurs and cooperat...


AFEN STAKEHOLDERS' MEETING AND MOU SIGNING


VPRDE Erma B. Quinay and Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended and participated in the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI- IV) – Agriculture and Fishery Extension Network (AFEN) Stakeholder’s meeting and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing held at Auravel Grand Hotel, San Pablo City, Laguna on October 15, 2015.

The consultative melting among AFEN member- agencies aimed to finalize the agreement stipulated on the MOU and to sign the MOU by the heads and local persons of the various agencies.

Dr. Rolando Maningas, ATI Information Officer, warmly welcomed the heads and Local persons of the member- agencies to the meeting. He said that AFEN is committed to harmonize and enhance the extension delivery system towards sustainable development through networking and sharing of resources.

This was followed by consultation and final revision of MOU. The MOU aimed to institute the principle of the “one system, one program approach” in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating extension program, activities and projects (PAPs) to insure the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of the extension services in the region.

Before the MOU signing, ATI- Region IVA Director Marites Piamonte - Cosico delivered a message to the participants from national group agencies, SUCs and LGUs. She said that the signing of the MOU marks as a milestone in the agriculture an...


ALFI - BPC WALK AND PROGRAM 2015


BatStateU personnel and students led by President Tirso A. Ronquillo, participated and supported Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI- Batangas Provincial Chapter) 43th Annual Walk for a Cause, Culminating Program and Search for Mutya ng ALFI- BPC 2015 on October 12 ,2015 , an activity to raise funds for the Out-of-School youth of the province. The activity raised Php1.5 M cash donation from Government and Non-Government organizations.

The walk started at Philippine National Police (PNP- Batangas Province) Headquarters, Kumintang Ilaya, Batangas City, 6:00 am and culminated in a program held at Marble Terrace, Batangas Capitol , 8:00 Am. The Walk was led by special guests Xian Lim and Gov. Vilma Santos- Recto. Miss BatstateU 2015 Jainiel Corpus represented the University in the Search for Mutya ng ALFI. The Diwayanis Dance theatre rendered an intermission/production number that added color to the event.

President Tirso A. Ronquillo as one of the members of the ALFI-BPC Executive Board was inducted to office as Business Manager.



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Training on Leadership Development

BatStateU Lipa in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC-Batangas Chapter) conducted an extension Training on Leadership Development entitled,” Red Cross Youth Council Leadership Development” for 71 student leaders held at BatStateU-Lipa Campus on October 10 and 11, 2015. The training was specifically designed to educate and empower the children and youth in the spirit of Red Cross through constructive trainings and effective leadership, and provide opportunities for directing and harnessing their energy and idealism into worthwhile humanitarian activities.

The training course was conducted using interactive, learner-centred methods, audio visual tools, experiential learning, and practical exercises through group work, Role-play, case studies and games. Participants were encouraged to use real life experiences to address personal productivity challenges.

The 3-day training course covered the following modules: Youth Volunteers' Orientation Course - It seeks to orient and give proper information on its participants about the Red Cross Movement, its principles, emblem and services. Likewise, it also endeavors to draw out values on volunteerism from the participant through workshops and other activities. Leadership Formation Course - It endeavors to give its participants a venue for self-awareness, re-assessments of their values and beliefs, and formation of leadership ideas suited for the organization. Basic Leadership Training - It undertakes synthesis of the first two trainings and tackles, discusses and conducts workshops on basic leadership sk...


SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON VALUES TRANSFORMATION

College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology Department (CAS-Psycho), in coordination with Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS) and Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan implemented its extension project , Pandayan ng Dunong para sa mga Ka-Talahib (Kabataan ng Talahib Pandayan) Series: A BatStateU-BS Psychology Capacity Building Training. Furthermore, under this project, an activity-Seminar-Workshop on Values Transformation for Grade 7 & 8 students was also conducted at TPNHS on October 5, 2015.

This activity aimed to facilitate personality enhancement, value clarification and transformation among grade 7 and 8 students of Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS). Specifically, this activity aimed to: (1) identify the individual’s beliefs, values, and practices, (2) determine the positive and negative consequences of such practices, (3) apply the knowledge and skills of BS Psychology students learned from the major courses such as Group Dynamics, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Theories of Personality and Mental Hygiene with current issues, (4)arrive at decisions of value modification and value transformation; and (5) disseminate information on personality enhancement through values transformation.

Upon arrival, BS Psychology 3rd year students together with the faculty members of BS Psychology Program namely; Dr. Lucille D. Evangelista, Dr. Myra A. Bersoto, Ms. Julie Ann M. Dimaculangan, Ms. Karen G. Manalo, Ms. Dianne B. Solis and Dr. Leandro A. Dalhag went to their respective classrooms to organize the ven...


SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON PERSONALITY ENHANCEMENT

College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology Department (CAS-Psycho), in coordination with Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS) and Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan implemented its extension project, Pandayan ng Dunong para sa mga Ka-Talahib (Kabataan ng Talahib Pandayan) Series: A BatStateU-BS Psychology Capacity Building Training. A continuing activity under this project was the conduct of a Seminar-Workshop on Personality Enhancement for 82 Grade 9 students held at TPNHS on October 5, 2015.

This activity aimed to assist students in developing their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Specifically, this activity aimed to: (1) identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of participants’ intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, (2) plan strategies that will minimize these weaknesses and enhance the strengths in so far as they affect the self, family and the community, (3) appreciate the importance of self transformation for the betterment of one’s personality, (4) apply the knowledge and skills of BS Psychology students learned from the major courses such as Group Dynamics, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Theories of Personality and Mental Hygiene with current issues; and (5) disseminate information materials in developing their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

There were two groups of facilitators from the third year BS Psychology class: Team SPIES and Team c360. Team SPIES conducted the seminar on personality enhancement with the theme “K.E.Y.S. to a Wholesome Personality (Know yourself....


CAREER GUIDANCE FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS

College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology Department (CAS-Psycho), in coordination with Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS) and Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan implemented its extension project , Pandayan ng Dunong para sa mga Ka-Talahib (Kabataan ng Talahib Pandayan) Series: A BatStateU-BS Psychology Capacity Building Training. Another activity under this project was the conduct of Career Guidance for 88 Grade 10 students held at TPNHS on October 5, 2015.

This activity aimed to equip Grade 10 students with necessary information and skills on career planning and motivate them to pursue career development in responding to the challenge of K to 12 program. Furthermore, this activity aimed to (1) apply the knowledge and skills of BS Psychology students learned from the major courses such as Group Dynamics, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Theories of Personality and Mental Hygiene with current issues; and (2) disseminate information materials on career planning.

Upon arrival at TPNHS, BS Psychology third year students together with the faculty members of BS Psychology Program namely; Dr. Lucille D. Evangelista, Dr. Myra A. Bersoto, Ms. Julie Ann M. Dimaculangan, Ms. Karen G. Manalo, Ms. Dianne B. Solis and Dr. Leandro A. Dalhag started to set up the materials needed for the career guidance for Grade 10 students. Afterwards, Grade 10 students registered and received their kits before they entered the room. The activity began through a short prayer, followed by the welcome remarks of the Grade 10 class advisers. Afte...


SEMINAR ON RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY

College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology Department (CAS-Psycho), in coordination with Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS) and Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan implemented its extension project, Pandayan ng Dunong para sa mga Ka-Talahib (Kabataan ng Talahib Pandayan) Series: A BatStateU-BS Psychology Capacity Building Training. One of the activities conducted under this project was a seminar on Responsible Sexuality (Love, Sex, and Right Timing of Relationship) themed “Beyond the Word of LOVE” for 170 students held at TPNHS on October 5, 2015.

This project aimed to educate grade 9 and 10 students on love, sex and handling relationships. Furthermore, this project aimed, (1) to increase the knowledge and understanding of high school students on responsible sexuality , (2)to provide dialogue among students on the issues of sexuality, (3)to involve the students in the discussions on sexuality, (4)to reduce the risk of early sexual encounters and teen pregnancy, (5)to apply the knowledge and skills of BS Psychology students learned from the major courses such as Group Dynamics, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Theories of Personality and Mental Hygiene with current issues, and (6)to disseminate information/campaign materials on responsible sexuality.

The activity formally started with an opening prayer led by Ms. Karen G. Manalo, a BS Psychology faculty member, and the singing of the national anthem. A welcome message was given by Mrs. Lucena Tolentino, Guidance Counselor of TPNHS. After giving the warm welcome, ...


LEARNING INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS

College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology Department (CAS-Psycho) in collaboration with Talahib Pandayan National High School(TPNHS) and Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan conducted its extension 4Cs (Coaching, Counseling, Consultation and Collaboration) for Educators : A BatStateU-BS Psychology Competency Enrichment Project.

One of the activities under this project was the implementation of the Learning Institute for Teachers for 13 TPNHS teachers held at Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on October 5, 2015 .This project aimed to enrich competencies of the administrators and teachers in attending to the academic and personal-social development concerns of students through coaching, counseling, consultation and collaboration. Specifically, this project aimed (1)to help identify goal and resolve problem in attending to the concerns of the students, (2) to provide assistance in designing counseling/treatment plan, (3)to help facilitate referral; and (4)to provide system support for administrators and teachers.

The activity started with a prayer led by Ms. Karen G. Manalo a BS Psychology faculty member. It was followed by the opening remarks given by Ms. Julie Ann M. Dimaculangan, extension coordinator of College of Arts and Sciences. After the opening remarks, Dr. Lucille D. Evangelista, program coordinator of Psychology Department and Mrs. Elma C. Concepcion, the principal of Talahib Pandayan National High School gave their messages. Subsequently, the nature, scope, objectives, services offered, procedure, resources and schedule of activities...


CITRONELAMOKTEPOK! PHASE 1

College of Arts and Sciences – Biology Department (CAS- Bio) in cooperation with Sangguniang Pang Barangay of Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City Health Office and KALIPI Women’s Organization had conducted an extension environmental campaign against Dengue with the theme “CitronelLAMOKTepok!” for 200 parent- residents of Barangay Talahib, Batangas City on September 25 and October 1,2015 .

This project aimed to propagate and distribute citronella grasses in order (1) to lessen dengue cases in the said Barangay, (2) to employ the skills and knowledge of biology students learned from major courses in biology like General Botany, Economic Botany, Plant Physiology and Plant Taxonomy, and (3) to disseminate information/campaign materials on dengue prevention and control.

On September 25, 2015, the Biology Major Students Society (BioMaSS) conducted a lecture-seminar on the proper way of propagating the citronella and dengue prevention and control. BioMaSS President, Ma. Michelle Anne Perez, discussed the organization’s project, as she welcomed the residents of Talahib, Pandayan. She further stated that this year’s project focused on the field of health and medical aspect, in which she stated the achievements of the organization since the project has been implemented last year. To further explain this, an audio-visual presentation depicting the activities done during the duration of the project was shown.

Mr. Domingo Luistro, a BS Biology instructor, was invited as the resource speaker. He discussed the perils of dengue, its causes and prevention. He ...


TRAINING ON CANDLE MAKING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF BUSINESS


BatStateU Lipa- College of Accountancy, Business and Economics in partnership with Balintawak Women’s Association (BWA) conducted it’s a extension Livelihood Training on Candle Making and Establishment of Business for 74 women at Purok 2, Barangay Balintawak, Lipa City on September 26, October 3 ,10,17,2015.

The project aimed to (1) to develop the entrepreneurial capabilities of the people and improve their knowledge and appreciation on the value of money and household financial management in general, (2) to mobilize local savings and provide an effective mechanism for its safe-keeping and utilization, particularly for investments in various livelihood activities, (3) to develop livelihood activities which the people can themselves effectively manage, (4) to eliminate the problem of employment, (5) to harness the manpower, talents and resources of the community, (6) to promote the establishment and operation of viable business enterprises in barangay and (7) to supplement the government efforts in sustainable economic development.

On Day 1 ( September 26), the program started with a prayer followed by the singing of the national anthem. A heart-warming welcome remarks was delivered by the CABE Associate Dean, Mrs. Monette Soquiat. In her message, Dean Soquiat stressed that it is not late to start a business even at home where it’s easy to produce and will very much help to them to gai...


Training on "Kapayapaan at Seguridad ng Barangay"


BatStateU College of Arts and Sciences- Criminology conducted its extension Training on Training on Kapayapaan at Seguridad ng Barangay themed ,” Halina’t Pag-usapan Kapayapaan at Seguridad ng Barangay: A BatStateU-BS Criminology Capacity Building Training Project” for 40 Barangay Tanod and Barangay Public Safety Officer at Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on September 4, 2015 .

This project aimed to enhance the capability of Barangay Public Safety Officer/ Barangay tanod and Barangay officials for the betterment of their service to the community. Furthermore, this activity aimed to (1) provide knowledge on rules of engagement in connection to their role as first responder; (2) enhance the capability of barangay tanods in responding to untoward incidents in the barangay concerning children; (3) provide knowledge on basic provision of RA 9344 and RA 10630; (4) enhance the capability of barangay tanods in responding to domestic violence; and (5) provide information on basic provision of RA 9262; familiarize the barangay tanods on concepts and concerns on barangay justice.

The extensionists arrived at the venue at around 9:00am. BS Criminology students together with Mr. Jeffery Arrieta gave assistance to the participants during the registration and distribution of seminar kit. Afterwards, the seminar proper formally started with a prayer led by Ms. Melissa May Manalo, a BS Criminology...


Institutional Laboratory Unit (ILAB U) Project


BatStateU College of Arts and Sciences –Chemistry implemented its extension Institutional Laboratory Unit (ILAB U) Project for Talahib Pandayan National High School (TPNHS) Chemistry Laboratory on September 18 and 25, 2015.

This Adopt-a-School Laboratory Project aimed to: (1) train science teachers and students with knowledge on basic laboratory skills and techniques as well as laboratory safety and other laboratory practices, (2) provide assistance such as distribution of laboratory glasswares and tools, (3) dissemination of information on laboratory safety, waste management and knowledge on common laboratory equipments, skills and techniques; and (4) redesigning of the school laboratory.

The program started with an opening prayer led by Ms. Kristine C. Llaneta, a BS Chemistry student. It was followed the by presentation of the overview of the project delivered by Asst. Prof. Anita P. Aquino, CAS Associate Dean and Mr. Reygan H. Sangalang, BS Chemistry program coordinator. The faculty of Talahib Pandayan National High School especially the principal, Mrs. Elma C. Concepcion, showed their support to BatStateU community by actively joining the icebreaker. Afterwards, Ms. Lizabeth B. Tejada, a BS Chemistry faculty administered the pre-test to Grade 9 & 10 students which was eagerly answered by the participants.

Also present during the activity were Ms. Julie Ann M. Dimaculangan, CAS extens...


Training on "Pamamahalang Pantahanan, Pamilya, Atbp (3Ps Atbp)"


BatStateU-College of Arts and Sciences- Psychology conducted its extension Capacity Building Training on “Pamamahalang Pantahanan, Pamilya, Atbp (3Ps Atbp)” with the theme “Bawat Kasapi ng Tahanan ay Mahalaga Tungo sa Responsableng Pagpapamilya” for 200 parent-residents of Brgy. Talahib Pandayan on September 5, 2015.

This training aimed to provide information to parents across ages on responsible parenthood. Furthermore, this activity aimed to: (1)develop realistic age-level expectations from knowledge of their children’s behavior and growth; (2) discuss information on contemporary family concerns, family planning and challenges encountered by parents in child-rearing; (3) develop and/or increase confidence in managing the demanding role of parents in a changing society ;(4) establish parents’ support group and (5) disseminate information/campaign materials on child rearing techniques and responsible parenthood.

The program started with an opening prayer led by Ms. Karen G. Manalo, a BS Psychology faculty member. It was followed by the presentation of the overview of the project delivered by Dr. Myra Bersoto, a BS Psychology faculty member and Ms. Julie Ann M. Dimaculangan, CAS extension coordinator. The barangay officials especially the barangay captain, Hon. Macario L. Macalalad, showed their support to BatStateU community. Also present during the activity were other B...


CSC Review Classes for NFA-Laguna


BatStateU-Lipa in cooperation with National Food Authority (NFA-Laguna) conducted its extension CSC Review Classes for 20 Job Order employees at NFA- Laguna Provincial Office on September 19, 2015. The CSC Review classes aimed to provide lectures to the prospective examinees as preparation for the upcoming Civil Service Examination. This was also a pre-emptive action of the NFA-Laguna administrative section as response to the existing vacancies the Regional and Provincial Office is expecting and to make sure that the employees they’ll hire for the position have experiences and have a heart for the agency.

The 1st session took place on September 19, 2015 with the English Language category. The activity started with an Invocation followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem and NFA Hymn. An opening remarks was given by Assoc. Dean Madel Lumbera and welcoming address from the NFA-Laguna Manager Elenita M. Ganelo. The facilitators prepared an introductory activity which incorporates the expectations of the participants which were also presented to them. Then the lecture proper started off as Mr. Reagan Ramirez discussed the Correct Usage and Paragraph Organization followed by the discussion of Word Analogy provided by Dr. Benedict Medina. An ice breaker was performed by Mr. Don Don De Torres which enticed and relieved the sloppiness and drowsiness brought by the hot afternoon. After the lunch break, Mr. Rea...


Pep Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation and Bloodletting Activity


BatStateU- wide campuses – Lipa, Alangilan, Main I, Rosario and Nasugbu conducted their respective PEP talks on voluntary blood donation and bloodletting activity on July 6 and 7, July 15 and 16, July 21 and 22, July 13 and 28 and September 29 and 30, 2015, respectively.

Prior to the bloodletting activities, PEP talks were conducted in which the invited resource persons stressed that the Philippine Red Cross(PRC) is tasked to provide safe and quality blood through its active role in advocacy, education and promotion of voluntary blood donation, donor recruitment, retention and care, blood collection, testing, processing and blood issuance through its network of 82 blood service facilities nationwide. The resource persons also shared to the prospective donors that in order to meet the increasing demand for blood and augment the Province blood requirement, the PRC - Batangas conducts education and recruitment sessions to encourage regular voluntary blood donations from communities, different companies, organizations, colleges and universities province wide.

During the mass bloodletting activities, 798 students voluntarily donated their blood, broken down as follows: 144 from Lipa Campus, 134 from Alangilan Campus, 183 from Main I –GE, 215 from Rosario Campus and 122 from ARASOF Nasugbu.



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CSC Exams Review for LGU-Lipa City Personnel


BatStateU Lipa-CECS, CABE and CAS conducted its extension Civil Service Commission (CSC) exams review for 50 LGU- Lipa City personnel on September 4, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29, 2015 held at Metro Lipa Water District, Brgy. Balintawak, Lipa City.

During the opening program, BatStateU Lipa Dean of Colleges, Dr. Nora Dimaano welcomed the guests and participants while BatStateU Executive Director, Dr.Expedito Acorda, Lipa City officials, Mr. Ronaldo de Castro and Ms. Rebecca Bathan delivered their inspirational messages. The overview of the CSC exams review was then presented by Mr. Francis Balazon. This discussion was followed by the levelling of expectations which was facilitated by Mr. Reagan Ramirez. The participants were asked to write their expectations on their metacards for their co-participant, training, resource person and organizer. Introduction of the review classes’ instructor was also done. Before the proper review, a post test was given to the participants.

On Day 2, a review on grammar, correct usage, analogy and reading comprehension was facilitated by Mrs. Katrina Perez, Mrs. Charmain Valero, Mrs. Myrna De Castro and Dr. Benedict Medina.

On Day 3, a review on logic and paragraph organization was introduced by Ms. Myrna De Castro from College of Arts and Sciences who emphasized on finding the correct arrangement and organization of the sentences to form the correct paragraph...


Consultative Meeting on Solid Waste Management


With the aim of helping the community through an extension program, BatStateULipa- College of Industrial Technology (CIT)through the initiation of the Extension Service Office, conducted a consultative meeting cum workshop on Solid Waste Management themed “#Together4River” for 183 participants on September 26, 2015 in Brgy. Balintawak, Lipa City. The project which aimed to save the river in Brgy. Balintawak, Lipa City was in partnership with the Sangguniang Barangay ng Balintawak, Balintawak 4Ps Association, Balintawak Women’s Association, Inc. (BWAI), Eco-waste Coalition and Save Lipa City Movement.

The meeting-workshop started with the registration of participants coming from the different sectors of Brgy. Balintawak. The program was then opened by Mr. Reman Recio, the President of Save Lipa Rivers Movement and then followed by the presentation of the objective of the program by Mr. Francis Balazon.

After the presentation of the objective, Atty. Ipat Luna who is the lead advocate of the said activity discussed about some of the possible problems that may be encountered by the residents of Brgy. Balintawak and nearby places if they continue to throw their garbage on the river banks.

After a thorough discussion, the representative from Eco Waste Coalition, Ms. Cristina Vergara gave also her insights on the situation of the river on the said barangay. Discussion on proper waste dis...


A Special Day With The Retirees


BatStateU Extension Services and Human Resource Offices spearheaded the conduct of a program on retiring experiences with the theme “It’s Positive, I’m a Retiree” for 126 retirees on the occasion BatStateU’s 112th Foundation Celebration on September 21, 2015 held at Gov. Feliciano “Sanoy” Leviste Memorial Multipurpose Gymnasium. The event highlighted the Opening Program of the founding anniversary which was preceeded by the floral offering to the bust of Gov. Pablo Borbon and the celebration of the Holy Mass and Ecumenical Service.

During his message, President Tirso A. Ronquillo, said that the University on its 112th founding anniversary continues to serve over 45, 000 students with the support of less than 2,000 personnel in 10 campuses in the whole province. He acknowledged the invaluable and dedicated service of the retirees through the years of their stay at the institution, the former Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology (PBMIT) which was established in 1903 as Batangas Manual School. He further assured the retirees that the present administration will continue to work hard to sustain the success and accomplishments the University gains through the years.

This was followed by the introduction of the retirees to receive token from President Ronquillo and then were serenaded with old-time favorites, Prinsesa ng Kumintang, Maalaala Mo Kaya, etc.

Later, some retirees were invited to...


BATSTATEU Joins Alay-Lakad 2015


BatStateU – Integrated School (High School Department) Students Joined the 42nd Annual Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI- Batangas City Chapter)Walk, Program and Search for Mutya ng Alay Lakad 2015 on September 11, 2015. The BatStateU contingent was led by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro, Assistant Directors Armando V. Mendoza Jr. and Alvin R. De Silva, Cultural Affairs Director (OIC) Cecil Dimasacat, Faculty members Richard Limsiaco, Louzle Mangubat, Elvic Sanchez and security personnel. The Walk started at 6:30 a.m., from Laurel Park via P. Burgos St. and Rizal Avenue to Batangas City Sports Coliseum where the program commenced at 7:30 a.m. This year’s Walk for a Cause with the theme “ Hakbang Alay sa Kabataang Batangenyo” aimed to solicit financial donations which will go a long way for the benefit of young Batangenyos in terms of scholarship grants.

The program started with an invocation and singing of the Philippine National Anthem led by St. Bridget College (SBC) students. Provincial Board Member Marvey Mariño warmly welcomed the participants and guests led by the guest of honor and speaker, former DOE Secretary Carlos Jericho Petillo, District IV Representative Mark Liandro Mendoza Jr., Vice Governor Mark Leviste, Provincial Board Members Caloy Bolilia and Nikki Briones, and City Mayor Eduardo Dimacuha. Afterwards, the above mentioned guests were invited to deliver their messages and to per...


WFP Partner's Orientation


Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro, Finance Director Lolita Atienza, Accounting Services Asst. Director Judith P. Panganiban and NSTP Director Romeo M. Guillo Jr. attended the UNWFP Partner’s Orientation on September 03, 2015 held at Riverview Resort and Conference Center, National Highway, Parian, Calamba City. The activity aimed to orient the LGU’s, NGO’s and academe DPR/CCA Project Staff and management team on field level agreement between the WFP and partners, monthly and quarterly accomplishment reporting, and branding and programme visibility.

Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD- Laguna) Head Ernesto M. Montecillo welcomed the participants to the meeting. He said that the provincial government of Laguna is happy to be one of the 10 provinces in the country to benefit from UN-WFP emergency response operations.

WFP National Programme Officer, Mr. Juan Blenn Huelgas in his presentation on WFP presence in the Philippines said that on 2006, WFP operated in conflict areas in central Mindanao to focus on livelihood support through food and cash for assets and school children feeding. On 2010, DPR was learned in Luzon and Visayas and on April 2015, DPR Capacity enhancement started to include emergency response operation such as food, logistics and telecommunication, non-food and livelihood.

Mr. Huelgas further explained that the DPR/ CCA Programme goal is to build food and nutrition res...


Admission Examination Review for the OSY Qualifiers of PNPA/PMA


BatStateU Rosario- College of Teacher Education and General Engineering had conducted an admission exam review for the qualified Out of School Youth (OSY) in Municipality of Taysan on July 11, 25, and August 8 and 22, 2015. The project aimed to enhance the qualifiers’ competencies in English, Mathematics, Gen. Science and Abstract Reasoning to ensure their chance of passing the examination.

The project was held in partnership with the Office of the Vice Mayor of Taysan, Hon. Grande Gutierrez who has made the collaboration with BatStateU- Rosario for three consecutive years already.

Module for every academic area was prepared to better facilitate the review. Lectures with the use of power point presentations were conducted. After every lecture, quizzes were given so as to reinforce learning. Drills were also utilized for better practice of knowledge and skills gained and feedbacks were immediately given after each task for the students to master the right skills.



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The Gabay sa Pagbasa Reading Remediation Project


BatStateU Rosario- College of Teacher Education extension coordinator Mr. Bryan Herrera monitored the Gabay sa Pagbasa student-volunteers in facilitating the remedial reading project in Rosario West Central School and Rosario National High School on August 14, 2015. The remediation project is a year- long activity of the College aimed to develop the reading skill of the non-readers and the students who have problems in reading. The student-volunteers utilize an interactive audio-visual tutorial package, which helps to make the students under the project appreciate reading and be engaged with it. It also alleviates the reading comprehension level of the readers by exposing them to various exercises and activities included in the package.

The reading remediation activity has commenced last year and was given positive reviews by the reading coordinators and administrators of the schools it caters.



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Livelihood Training for the Unemployed Women of Barangay Matamis


BatStateU Rosario – College of Teacher Education, CABEIHM and General Engineering conducted training on dishwashing liquid, fabric conditioner, kangkong chicharon and doormat production on August 29, for the 45 unemployed women of Brgy.Matamis from the different organizations of barangay. The project aimed to empower these women through social enterprising, by creating opportunities for them to own small social enterprising ventures.

Thirty five BSED students major in TLE and nine faculty extensionists from CABEIHM and CTE participated in the extension activity and served as facilitator/trainers. The doormat making was demonstrated by the TLE students, while the preparation of kangkong chicharon was done by the Assoc. Dean Luzviminda Abacan of CABEIHM who was assisted by faculty members.

Before the parallel trainings, a program was held and opened with a message coming from the Asst. Prof Luzviminda A. Abacan who emphasized the importance of dedication, motivation and hard-work in the production. She stressed that there should be individuals involved in recording and inventories to ensure the smooth flow of every transaction most especially in marketing and selling aspects. Her message was followed by a message of thanksgiving from the barangay chairperson, Hon. Virgilio A. Dapoc. According to him, BatStateU has given the community, motivation to work hard to be able to prove t...


CTE Conducts Extension Training On Cosmetology


BatStateU- CTE Extension Services conducted training on Cosmetology- Manicuring, Pedicuring and Foot Spa for 30 Women on August 27- 28, 2015 held at the Brgy. Hall of Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City. The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants on various aspects of cosmetology to lead them engage in business and in other of income.

The opening program hosted by Mr. Jhune Carlo S. Ada started with an invocation led by Ms. Evy and followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by Prof. Dolores Baes.

CTE- Graduate School Chair, Dr. Araceli Luna warmly welcomed the guests and the participants. She said that the 2-day training is one of the four important projects for the residents of Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Under the University’s Adopt-A-Barangay Program 2015- 2017. Other projects included in the program are health services, education services and environmental protection services.

Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro at the start of his message, introduced the CTE officials and personnel led by Dean Rowena Abrea, Asso. Dean Nerie Malaluan and Extension Coordinator Bonifacia Nelsie Tabujara and Resource Person, Prof. Marlene P. Montalbo. He further said that the University ensures that its extension program remains responsive to the needs of communities within its service areas to achieve holistic social transformation.



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Batstateu - Treedc Energy Education Program


The BatStateU- Tenessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) Collaboration on Renewable Education Program had its first meeting on August 18, 2015 at the Lecture Room International Affairs Office, 2nd floor Cite Bldg., GPB Main Campus I, Rizal Ave., Batangas City. The meeting aimed to build the foundation of promoting and connecting renewable energy with economic development for the University and communities it serve.

TREEDC International Affairs Director Douglas Jackson together with Pamantasan ng Pasig President Amihan April M. Alcazar and Building Administrator Darwin Francisco were welcomed by VPRDE Erma B. Quinay, VPAA Cynthia Q. Manalo and Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro at the Office of the President.

In her welcome remarks, Dr. Quinay said that the University and its officials are truly gratified that a prestigious institution like TREEDC is expressing interest to know more about our University and in particular, its research and extension thrusts and priorities”.

Director De Castro introduced the guests, Mr. Jackson, Dr. Alcazar and Engr. Francisco and the participants of the meeting, VPRDE Quinay, VPAA Manalo, CIT Dean Servillano Gardiano, Research Director Shirley Cabrera, RMS Director Emil Alcantara, PR Dir. Vanessah Castillo, External Affairs Director Angelica Serrano, Extension Services Asst. Directors Armando V. Mendoza Jr., Alvin R. De Silv...


Math and Science Remedial Teaching


BatStateU Main I- General Engineering Department spearheaded an extension project Math and Science Teaching with the theme” No Student Left Behind: Empowering Talahib Pandayan High School Students though Math and Science Remedial Teaching “for 158 Grades 9 and 10 students on August 8, 15 and 22, 2015 at Talahib Pandayan National High School Batangas City.

During the opening program, BatStateU faculty- and student- extensionists led by Assoc. Dean Eufemia Amul and participants were warmly welcomed by DepEd District IX Coastal Supervisor Rosalinda M. Comia. This was followed by the introduction of the lecturers from the GE Department. The program ended with an intermission number from the students of Talahib Pandayan.

Algebra, Chemistry, Physics and Trigonometry were the subjects included in the remedial teaching rendered by the faculty members of the GE Department. A module was distributed to each student during the first day of the extension activity. During lectures, exercises and group activities were given to the students. Lecturers ensured that they will have an active interaction and discussions with their classes.

During the closing ceremony at the 3rd day of the remedial teaching, the participants received their certificate of attendance.



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Training on Maternal and Nutritional Health


BatStateU Main I- College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CONAHS) spearheaded a 3-day Training on Maternal and Nutritional Health themed “Kalusugan ng Ina, Kalusugan ng Buong Pamilya” for pregnant mothers on August17,18 and 20, 2015 held at Barangay Talahib Hall, Batangas City. The project aimed to provide public awareness on maintaining optimal maternal and nutritional health. The training included health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance programs, through incorporation of appropriate maternal and nutrition communication, promotion, and educational systems. This is also one of the strategies of educating pregnant mothers in the community in handling challenges and implications concerning maternal and nutritional health.

In the conduct of the project, the following activities were accomplished: (1) Assessment of maternal and nutritional status of pregnant mothers, (2) Education and demonstration on nutrition and (3) Return demonstration of the mothers.

The 3-day training used the tri-fold approach - lecture, demonstration and return demonstration which became a good strategy in teaching the basics and usual measures to the participants in developing maternal health and nutritional status.



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Training on Organic farming & Container Gardening

BatStateU Alangilan – College of Industrial Technology in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Self-Reliance Services (CJCLDS- SRS) conducted an extension training on Organic Farming & Container Gardening for 65 residents on August 29, 2015 in Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City. The activity aimed to promote organic farming and container gardening.

After the opening program, CIT- Graduate School Professor Maylen G. Eroa and CIT- BIT Professor Cleofe Alma Bayot delivered their topics on Organic Farming and Container Gardening, respectively. The opening program and the seminar were also attended and participated by the faculty members and students, led by Dean Servillano A. Gardiano and by the members of the SRS Committee.

After the conduct of the seminar, the participants moved to a vacant lot at the back of the venue for the hands-on training to apply the knowledge learned during the lecture/discussion.

The hands- on training activity produced plant beds, plant containers and plant container towers. These beds and containers were planted to be cared for four months by the participants. The participants were also advised to do the same plant beds and containers at their respective homes and adjacent vacant lots. The planting and caring activity will be monitored by the CIT and SRS monitoring team.



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Training on Leadership, Environmental Protection Advocacy and Personality Development

Batangas State University Lobo- College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) sponsored an extension training on Leadership, Environmental Protection Advocacy and Personality Development for 75 participants on August 14-16, 2015 held at Lawas Seaside Resort, Olo-Olo and Sawang, Lobo, Batangas. The said participants were representatives from MBNHS, MNHS, MPNHS, BBNHS, LIIFI and Ms. Lobo Foundation 2015 Candidates

The project aimed to conduct a seminar-workshop that will provide a cutting edge knowledge, create a learning environment for the participants to gain meaningful experiences as well as potential leadership skills, and develop self-accountability in protecting the environment.

Specifically, the training intended to (1) maximize the creative potential of student leaders to achieve team goals through training (2) enhance the student awareness on environmental protection through seminar (3) develop teamwork through team building activities and (4) participate in tree planting.

The project was conducted by the University in collaboration with the Young Leaders Society (YLS) of Lobo, Batangas for high school student leaders. The 3-day activity included seminar on various topics, team building and tree planting activities. Resource persons were invited to talk on the following topics: (1) Environmental Advocacy, (2) Ecofeminism, (3)Climate Change Mitigation, (4) Waste Management, (5) Leadership skills and team building, (6) Community Service/Volunteerism, (7) Mass Media and Its Effect to the Stud...


Coastal and Mangrove Protection Project in Lobo Batangas (CMPP)


Batangas State University Lobo- College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) conducted an environmental extension Coastal and Mangrove Protection Project at barangays Banalo and Biga shoreline, Lobo Batangas every quarter of 2015. The recent clean-up activity was conducted on August 1-2 and 9, 2015. The project/activity aimed to clean and protect marine water resources, mangrove ecosystem and the coastal community

Specifically, the said project intended to remove trash/debris from beaches, waterways and coastal roads. Likewise, it further aims to (1)develop self-accountability of the coastal community in safeguarding their environment through seminar and project participation, (2) promote a clean, healthy and sustainable coastal environment (3) help to develop the capacity of local bodies to improved management of coastal protection efforts.

A total of 319 Volunteers, from Lobo High Schools (St. Michael the Archangel Parochial School, Masaguitsit-Banalo National High School, Lobo Institute) 4P’s and Community of Barangay Sawang and Banalo including 45 BatStateU-CAF students and a faculty member.

The project was created based on the international mandate in cleaning the coastal environment to protect the marine resources. This is the annual commitment of the College to take part and spread the talk on coastal protection and conservation.



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PESODEV Launched


BatStateU-Extension Services with Parent Teacher and Community Association (PTCA) jointly launched the Parents Empowerment thru Social Development (PESODEV) Program on July 27, 2015 at Gov. Sanoy Leviste Memorial Multi-Purpose, Gymnasium, Gov. Pablo Borbon Main Campus I, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City. The PESODEV was launched on the occasion Thanksgiving Program with the theme “Continuing BatStateU’s Tradition of Excellence” to celebrate AY 2014-2015 success and accomplishments in the areas of instruction, research, extension and governance. The PESODEV’s component projects included parentrepreneurship training, Women and Gender and Development Training, Responsive Parents Training and Parents for Personal Wellness Training.

The launshing of PESODEV was led by Asst. Dir. Alvin R. De Silva as BatStateU, Extension Service Office (ESO) and PTCA Officials stood at the background to show support to the program. This was followed by the opening of exhibits and unveiling of PESODEV poster and graphics.



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Batstateu Receives Sandugo Awards

NSTP Asst. Director. Romeo M. Guillo attended the Batangas Provincial Blood Council 7th Sandugo awards with the theme “Thank you for Saving My Life” on July 27, 2015 held at the Batangas City Convention Center, Batangas City. The event was held on the occasion nationwide Blood Donors’ Month (celebrated every July) and World Blood Donor’s Day. Further, the event focused in thanking blood donors who save lives everyday through their blood donations. Individuals and institutions who donated blood voluntarily and regularly were presented testimonial plaque, diploma of service and certificate of appreciation.

During the presentation of awards, BatStateU received the Testimonial Plaque Award. Dr. Guillo received the award in behalf of the University President Tirso A. Ronquillo.

BatStateU Alangilan Campus- CEAFA, CIT and ROTC were awarded the Diploma of Service while BatStateU- Malvar, San Juan, Alangilan, Nasugbu and Rosario Campuses were awarded Certificate of Recognition.

BatStateU Main Campus I – NSTP, CABEIHM, CAS, CTE and GE and BatStateU Alangilan Campus- CEAFA received the Certificate of Appreciation.

BatStateU personnel Jerome Ramos, Jovelous Castillo, Dennis Castillo, Princess Danica Aldovino, Edilberto Agquiz, Michelle Abante, Lugene Anniver-Delgado, Norman Corpuz and Roxanne Mae Balantac were recognized as Blood Galloner.

At the end, the program and the awarding ceremony raised awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products and strongly encouraged people all over the province to donate blood with the slog...


2nd PAEPI International Convention


Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro, Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza Jr., Coordinator Allan De Villa, Engr. Ellen Reyes and Engr. Reggie Magnaye attended and participated in the 2nd Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers, INC. (PAEPI-Global) International Convention on Community Engagements with the theme, “Sustainable Development through Extension Programs in Livelihood, Health, Literacy and Renewable Energy- Environment” at Abbot Lopez Hall, San Beda College, Manila, on July 20-22, 2015. The convention which was co-hosted by San Beda College (SBC) and Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) aimed to invite researches and extensionists to present papers on sustainable development through the use of renewable energy and to exchange researches with those who are in the same discipline or field and in conducting extension programs.

SBC Rector-President, Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. A, Maranan welcomed the 22 PAEPI institutional members’ representatives or paper presenters, LGU individual members as participants from various parts of the country. In his message, he encouraged the participants to conduct extension program which results in researches as output.

This was followed by the signing of MOA between TREEDC and SBC to jointly implement projects on renewable energy and environment. Rev. Fr. Maranan represented the SBC while Mayor Dwain Land repr...


LAKADASAL


Some BatStateU personnel and students led by Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro, General Services Director Jovito C. Plata and Campus Ministry Asst. Dir. Evangeline B. Gardiano joined the LAKADASAL on July 13, 2015. The prayer-walk participants in red t-shirts gathered in front of Capitol Complex facing Villa Let. 5:00-5:30AM. At 5:30AM the prayer-walk started towards the Batangan Basilica-de Immaculada Concepcion.

From 6:30 – 7:30AM, a Holy Mass was held which was presided by Archbishop Ramon C. Arguelles. At 7:30AM, Ms. Gina Lopez delivered a talk regarding coal-fired power plant. This was followed by a public forum moderated by Rev. Fr. Daks.



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BATSTATEU- CUD- SK Cec 2015 Closing Ceremony


The BatStateU- Catholic University of Daegu- South Korea Cultural Exchange Challenge 2015 closing ceremony was held at the Conference Room, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I, Batangas City on July 3, 2015. The activity aimed to formally close the 4-day event and to express the intention of the BatStateU to become a partner of CUD-SK in future endeavors.

The program started with the recapitulation of the activities conducted through the 4-day engagement between the BatStateU and Korean students, as discussed by Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro.

This was followed by general impressions on the conduct of the event delivered by CTE student Dave Arthur Robledo, CAS student John Maico Hernandez and CUD- SK student Ga Ram. According to Mr. Robledo and Mr. Hernandez, they viewed the Korean students as kind, appreciative, happy and friendly people. They also learned a lot from the Koreans during the focus group discussion and during the interaction with them as guests of their respective colleges.

VPAEA Jessie A. Montalbo once again expressed the intention of the University to become a partner of the CUD- SK in the conduct of its Global Multicultural Challenge.

CUD-SK Professor, Dr. Emily Abagat in her response hoped that the partnership that will be forged will serve as a venue not only for cultural exchange, but can include research, extension services and related activities.

The closing...


CONFERENCE ON K-POP: Korean and Filipino Cultures Collide


BatStateU – CAS and CTE personnel and students, and CUD- SK Social Welfare Students led by Dr. Emely Abagat attended and participated in the Conference on K-Pop: Korean and Filipino Culture Collide and Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I, batanags City on July 2, 2015. The conference was one of the activities prepared as part of the BatStateU- CUD- SK Cultural Exchange Challenge. The event aimed to aid in the social and development of the local and foreign students from both Universitites.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay in her welcome remarks delivered by Extension Director Romeo C. De Castro, hoped that this conference will further expand our knowledge gained from the first two days of this cultural exchange and will be an exchange of philosophies, values and morals of the Korean and Filipino cultures.

Dr. Matilda H. Dimaano, Dean, CAS introduced the first resource speaker, Development Communication Program Chair, Dr. Benedict O. Medina with his paper entitled “Identification of Talahib Pandayan community-based Services Through Needs Assessment” delivered by Ms. Heidi B. Baraan, faculty member of CAS. Ms. Baraan defined the concept of participatory development and how communication is used to promote this kind of development.

Director Romeo C. De Castro introduced the second resource speaker, Dr. Emily Abagat, Professor, Social Welfar...


CUD - SK Visits Talahib Pandayan


Ten (10) Social Welfare Students of Catholic University of Daegu- South Korea led by Prof. Emely Abagat visited Barangay Talahib Pandayan, Batangas City on July 1, 2015. The visit aimed to conduct needs assessment through participatory approach/ engagement to identify community-based services to be planned and implemented jointly by BatStateU – Development Communication and CUD Social Welfare Extension Services.

Team CUD together with BatStateU personnel and students were welcomed by the members of the Sangguniang Barangay at the Barangay Hall. At the start of the briefing session, Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro introduced the members of Team BatStateU and shared with the Barangay Officials the objectives of the Cultural Exchange Challenge. Councilor Faustino Abela, representing Barangay Chair Macario L. Macalalad, thanked BatStateU for chosing their barangay under its Adopt- A- Barangay Program. He further described their way of life, the people’s beliefs, customs and traditions in the community.

Afterwards, the visiting students took time to join the pupils at the nearby Day Care Center. They performed song and dance production numbers for the pupils and presented some Korean food stuff.

They also sat as members of the focus group discussion (FGD) together with BatStateU professors and students and with barangays officials and residents of the community. The FGD parti...


Batstateu Welcomes Cud


BatStateU tendered a welcome program and lunch in honor of ten (10) visiting students from Catholic University of Daegu (CUD)- South Korea at Amphitheater, CITE Bldg, Main Campus I on June 30, 2015. The program expressed the intention of the two Universities to forge partnerships for social and cultural development of students through Filipino and Korean Cultural presentations.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay welcomed the South Korean students and their Professor, Ms. Emely Abagat. CAS Dean, Dr. Matilda H. Dimaano in her message said that it is hoped that with the success of the Cultural Exchange Challenge, more collaborative efforts will be forged between Batangas State University and Catholic University of Daegu as this partnership will bring these two institutions close to the hearts of the people or the target beneficiaries of the community as they will be sharing not only their expertise, resources, experiences and learning but most of all their friendship.

University President Tirso A. Ronquillo, said that BatStateU as one of the HEIs in the Philippines is committed to attain excellence in the areas of instruction, research, extension and production. True to its mandate of rendering extension service hand in hand with these areas, the University performs its role in developing communities by forging strong alliances and sustainable partnerships with government and private organizations, and other academic instit...


Batstateu - Cud Collaboration On Cultural Exchange


The Batangas State University in partnership with Catholic University of Daegu – South Korea jointly conducted the BatStateU- CUD Cultural Exchange Challenge 2015 in Batangas City on June 30 to July 3, 2015. The 4-day event with the theme "K-Pop: Korean and Filipino Cultures Collide" included opening program at Main Campus I, tour to Monte Maria and other southeastern communities of Batangas City, visit to Talahib Pandayan Brgy. Hall and courtesy call/ briefing session with barangay officials visit to Day Care Center and interaction with the pupils, forum group discussion (FGD) with people in the community, visit to Talahib Pandayan National High School and exchange of experiences with the students, conferences on Korean and Filipino Cultures at Main Campus I, cultural bonding/ sharing of CAS- DevComm and CTE students and closing program.

The 10 visiting social welfare students together with Professor Emely Abagat of CUD as participants arrived at main Campus I on June 30 from Manila where they stayed for 11 days before coming to the University. The Korean students aimed to do volunteer work to learn from the culture of Filipinos and to be exposed to rural poverty and the life at the countryside in the adopted communities of BatStateU. The said event also served as a venue for cultural exchange and time for with interaction with students and with other people and communities.


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TRAINING ON Ehealth TABLE


Batangas State University - Extension Services hosted the Orientation, Training and Deployment on eHealth TABLET (Technology Assisted Boards for Efficiency and Transparency) for Informed Decision-Making for LGUs or eHATID LGU Project for 46 Oriental/ Occidental Mindoro and Romblon participants, of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the DOST being implemented by Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) and the Ateneo Wireless Competency Center of the Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU). BatStateU’s hosting of the said event was requested by Dennis Batangan, Project Coordinator and Research Associate of IPC, ADMU and approved by University President Tirso A. Ronquillo.

On behalf of the entire BAtstateU system and the University President, Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro welcomed the guests and participants led by Dr. Andrei Coronel, Project Leader and Ms. Patria Lualhati D. Garcia, Research Assistant of IPC-ADMU.



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ESO Conducts Consultative Meeting-Workshop On Adopt-A-Barangay Program


Extension Service Office conducted a consultative meeting-workshop on Adopt-A-Barangay Program with the theme "Promoting Multi-Disciplinary and Sustainable University Extension Services Through Adopt-A-Barangay Program" for Barangay chairpersons and officials under the Adopt-A-Barangay Program of the university held at Multimedia room 1, CITE Bldg, Main Campus I, Batangas City on June 4, 2015. The activity aimed to present to the Barangay Officials the summary of findings/ results of the behavioral survey/ needs assessment conducted last year among the 10 barangays.

The barangay officials and the extensionists were welcomed by VPRDE Erma B. Quinay. In her message read by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro, she said "Ako po ay nagagalak na i-welcome kayo sa ating consultative meeting-workshop, na kayo'y makaharap lalong lao na ang ating mga kapitan at opisyal ng barangay na naririto upang makipagtulungan sa paglulunsad ng isang malaking "extension project- ang Adopt-A-Barangay program" Ito ay isang programang naglalayong tugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng mga komunidad ng sa gayon ay malinang ang ibat-ibang aspeto kagaya ng kalusugan, edukasyon, kabuhayan at kapaligiran."

The University President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, in his message said "Ang amin pong Unibersidad ay naniniwala na ang mga pangangailangan ng bawat tao sa komunidad ang dapat maging b...


Batstateu Main Campus II – Cit Conducts Skills Enhancement For Nci, Ncii Requirements


BatstateU Main Campus II- CIT Extension Service Unit, conducted Technical Skills Training in Structural Welding for Alternative Learning System (ALS) Students of Ibaan, Batangas. This activity is a follow up training to upgrade the skills of our participants in order for them to be qualified for NCI, NCII Requirements.



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BATSTATEU MAIN CAMPUS II - CIT CONDUCTS APPLIANCE REPAIR

BatstateU Main Campus II- CIT Extension Service Unit, in partnership with the Self Reliance Services conducted Technical Skills Training in "Appliance Repair" on May 25 to May 29, 2015 at CIT Building Main Campus II, Alangilan, Batangas City. The participants came from different Municipality of Batangas such as Bauan, Batangas Proper, San Jose, Lipa City, Darasa, Tanauan and Sto.Tomas.

On May 25, the opening program was attended by the College Dean, Prof. Servillano A. Gardiano, Extension Coordinator Cleofe Alma Bayot, and the CIT Faculty. The Manager of Region IV of Self Reliance Services, Mr. Jomel Villanueva, The Chairman of the Batangas Province , Mr. Mervin Corpus and the Coordinator of the cooperating agency of Southern Luzon, Elder and Sister Diel , attended the program.

The activity was successfully implemented by the wholehearted service of the faculty who serves as the trainor Mr. Oscar Barte, Mr. Albert Villanueva, Mr. Antonio Repil, Ms. Virgiña Blanco and Ms. Irish Bautista. With the same objective of providing the knowledge and expertise of the college to those who are in need, The College of Industrial Technology and the Self Reliance Services work hand in hand for the success of the training.

The closing ceremony held at 2:00 in the afternoon at the audio Visual Room in CEAFA Building. Thirty Five (35) participants successfully completed the training and receive their certificate of completion.



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PSU VISITS BATSTATEU




Palawan State University (PSU) Extension Services Director Frances Muriel L. Tuquero and Coordinator Ralph G. Pulanco visited the BatStateU - Extension Services at Main Campus I, Batangas City on May 27, 2015.

The visit aimed to gather insights and learnings on Barangay Integrated Development Approach on Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) Strategy and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) which are successfully being implemented by the University through the years.

Dr. Tuquero and Mr. Pulanco were welcomed by Dir. Romeo C. De Castro and Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza Jr., and paid courtesy call to VPRDE Erma B. Quinay and University Pres. Tirso A. Ronquillo.

A 30-minute documentary video on DPR/ CCA initiatives/ best practices of UN WFP partners in Batangas province was presented. Afterwards, a brief orientation on BIDANI Strategy was also given to the guests.



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CTU VISITS BATSTATEU




Ten (10) personnel of Cebu Technological University (CTU - MoalBoal), Cebu conducted benchmarking activity in BatStateU Main Campus I, Rizal Avenue Batangas City on May 25, 2015. The personnel aimed to identify, compare and effectively apply standards and performance in order to improve the four- fold functions of CTU instruction , research, extension and production.

They were welcomed by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and Asst. Directors Armando V. Mendoza Jr., and Vaberlie P. Mandane. Director De Castro introduced Batangas State University as a leading institution of higher learning in the province. He said that the university is committed to carry out its extension service function with the creation of the Office for Community Development Services, Office for Institutional and Industry Development Services and Office for Gender and Development, all under the office of Extension Services with the primary goal of achieving sustainable partnership with the government and private organizations in poverty alleviation. He further said the university can now respond to more adequately to the training needs of communities, industries, public and private agencies/ organizations and to the members of the academe.

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RDE SEMINAR-WORKSHOP



The Research Development and Extension and Office of the Institutional Planning and Development conducted a two-day RDE Planning Workshop: Operational Plan vis-à-vis Investment Plan and Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) with Monitoring Scheme Using Gender Analysis Tools on May 7-8, 2015 at Brgy. Olo-olo Lobo, Batangas. This activity primarily aimed to capacitate the RDE and OIPD officials and staff in achieving the goals of the department as well as to be educated on Gender and Development (GAD) Concepts and Gender Analysis Tools.

On the first day of the workshop, May 7, the participants were welcomed by the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension, Dr. Erma B. Quinay. She expressed gratitude and appreciation for those who find time to participate to the RDE Planning Workshop. She anticipated that this would be important in enabling the team to develop more collaborative and multidisciplinary RDE programs. Further, she hoped that through this activity, officials and staff would be able to know each other better that would lead to strong teamwork and camaraderie.

The Director for Research, Dr Shirley G. Cabrera; Director for Research Management Services, Dr. Emil C. Alcantara; and Extension Services, Engr. Romeo C. De Castro presented their respective Investment Plan highlighting the strategic initiatives, tar...

BATSTATEU ROSARIO- CTE CONDUCTS ABAKADA AT ANG MGA BATA PROGRAM




BatstateU Rosario- College of Teacher Education in partnership with Kanlungan Pilipinas Movement Inc. conducted a month-long literacy program entitled "ABAKAD2 A at ang mga Bata Program" at Rosario campus on April 13, 2015 to May 13, 2015. The program aimed to provide basic pre-school skills among the child of the less privileged members of the community while inculcating deep social awareness, concern and responsibility among the participating program, partners, sponsors and facilitators with deep sense of volunteerism. Specifically, the program sought to attain the following objectives: to inculcate positive values among children and develop the discipline of learning among them, to reach out the parents and provide them basic parenting orientation and seminar and to give motivation to parents to continue of their children in a formal school after the program.

Thirty (30) children whose age ranges from 3 - 7 years old had benefitted from this summer class program. Various activities were introduced to the children which included singing and dancing, writing, arts, reading and storytelling. The program also taught the children to strengthen their faith in God by teaching them how to pray. The parents were also given basic...

BATSTATEU-LOBO CONDUCTS ENVIRONMENTAL/ECOLOGICAL PROGRAM




BatstateU Lobo-College of Agriculture and Forestry conducted a Coastal and Mangrove Protection Project (CMPP) at Barangays Banalo to Biga shoreline, Lobo, Batangas on March 14-21, 2015. The project aimed to clean and protect marine water resources, mangrove ecosystem and the coastal community. Specifically, it intended to remove trash/debris from beaches, waterways and coastal roads, to develop self-accountability of the coastal community in safeguarding their environment through seminar and project participation, promote a clean, healthy and sustainable coastal environment and to help develop the capacity of local bodies to improved management of coastal protection efforts.

A total of 578 Volunteers, from Lobo High Schools (St. Michael the Archangel Parochial School, Lobo Institute, Lord Immanuel Institute Foundation Incorporated, Masaguitsit-Banalo National High School, Malabrigo National High School), Lagadlarin, Olo-Olo Elementary School, Barangay Officials, 4Ps and Community of Barangay Banalo, Masaguitsit, Fabrica, Lagadlarin, Olo-Olo, Sawang, Soloc and Malabrigo, BantayDagat, DepEd, Lobo PNP and Bantay Bata.

On March 14, prior to the conduct of coastal and mangrove clean up activity, the project leader and staff co...

BIKE FOR EARTH PROGRAM

NSTP Asst. Director Romeo M Guillo Jr. attended the "Bike for Earth" program at Batangas City Convention Center on April 22, 2015. The event was intended to highlight the observance of Earth Day 2015. The event was conducted by city government of Batangas in partnership with United States Agency for International Development- Building Low Emission alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (USAID- B LEADERS).

The program was highlighted by a launching of a cinema and version of the top "15 Ways" to fight greenhouse gases emissions - biking is one. It is a little environmental act which saves gas and money slows down climate change and promotes healthier lifestyle. The activity directly engages people to actively show by example how they can join the advocacy to reduce the impacts to climate change.

Before the program, biking activity participated by bikers from various institutions, industries and organizations was held, starting from SM Hypermarket in Brgy. Balagtas to BCCC.



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ToT on AFE STRATEGIC PLANNING



Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro attended the 4-day Regional Training of Trainors (ToT) on Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Strategic Planning for 2017-2022 with the theme, "Laying the Groundwork for Strong and Vibrant Rural Communities" at Queen Margarette Hotel, Brgy. Domoit, Lucena City on April 27-30, 2015. The series of activities was participated by officers and representatives from Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC IVA), Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Network (AFEN), other National Government Agencies (NGAs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and the private sector. The main purpose of the activity is to develop the Regional AFE Strategic Plan for 2007-2022 through a bottom up planning approach and through brainstorming, group activities, presentation and consultation of individual input session outputs.

The participants and the resource persons/ facilitators were welcomed by OIC Center Director Marites Piamonte-Cosico. In her message, she said "as the open battle cry in planning-failing to plan is planning to fail, it cannot be overemphasized how important planning is." She further introduced the invited resource persons/facilitators of the seminar - workshop. They were Alexander C. Castillo, Mr. Mario A. Lapitan, Ms. Elvira S. Abines, Ms. Med...

LGA - IPAC DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE PROGRAM



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the 3-day Democratic Governance Program with the theme "Leading Change Effectively in Government" at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig City on April 21-23, 2015. The program which was conducted by the Local Government Academy (LGA) of the Philippines in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) aimed to provide the participants the essential leadership behaviors to drive innovative breakthrough and achieve lasting results in their organization.

In her welcome remarks, LGA Exec. Dir., Marivel C. Sacerdencillo said that "the Philippines like all countries in the region are preparing for the establishment of an ASEAN Community this 2015. The establishment of this community will usher new opportunities to everyone especially to organizations both from the public and the private sectors. Considering our current government set-up, local governments play a strategic role in enhancing the competitiveness of the country. Thus, local leaders must have the skill in raising performance to a higher standard."

DILG Usec. Austere A. Panadero in his message said that the program will hone the skills of the participants to become a visionary global leader who can inspire others in the team to achieve success and sustain a competitive advantage of th...

TRAINING OF ACCREDITORS FOR CSOs



xtension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the Training of Accreditors on Grassroots Participating Program (GPP): Capacity Building Programs for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with the theme "Creating Avenues for Engagement towards Effective Governance" for 60 participants from CSOs, Regional DILG and LRIs at Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City on April 16-17, 2015. The GPP aimed to enrich accreditation process for LRIs and to enhance capacities of other CSOs, LGUs, Universities and development partners on different citizen engagement programs and tool.

Local Government Academy (LGA) Executive Director Marinel C. Sacendoncillo in her welcome remarks said that GPP specifically aimed to identify opportunities to promote active participation of CSOs in government to strengthen capacities of CSOs in local development processes and systems, to improve access of CSOs to local governance and to develop platforms to enhance LGU and CSO collaborations/ consultations.

DILG Usec. Tomasito Villarin in his message said that GPP is composed of four components: (1) conduct of assessments, (2) conduct of trainings for CSOs, (3) citizen participation and development, (4) development of results-based monitoring and evaluation system and conduct of strategic knowledge-sharing activities.

Dr. Ester Tucacy presented/ discussed the ba...

BAYANI CHALLENGE 2015



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro, Asst. Dir. Armando V. Mendoza Jr., Instructor Bryan Herrera and 10 student- volunteers of BatStateU- Rosario participated in the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge 2015: Barangay Walang Iwanan in Padre Garcia, Batangas on April 15- 19, 2015.

Together with local leaders in 3 cities and municipalities in the province, Gawad Kalinga hopes to expand the miracle of solidarity to create opportunities for Batangueños to care for the poorest and the environment through the Bayanihan Spirit.

Mayor Abraham A. Gutierrez volunteered to hold this historic volunteerism event in all 18 barangays of Padre Garcia, Batangas.

The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU- Padre Garcia) extended its assistance in organizing the participants at camp grounds, GK Assumption Village, Brgy. Banay-banay Padre Garcia.



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ATI-RTC IVA CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP




Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the Consultative Workshop on Techno Gabay Program (TGP) Partner Agencies (PAs) Policies for focal persons and alternates held at Auravel Grande Hotel, San Pablo, Laguna on April 08-09, 2015. The activity aimed to formulate the internal policies on the roles and functions of the PAs on the implementation of the program in the region.

Regional TGP Coordinator, Dr. Rolando V. Maningas welcomed the participants from the SUCs and PLGUs. He said that "Since its institutionalization in 2012, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI-IVA) continuous to maximize its potential as one of its extension modalities and the program aimed to bring science-based information and technology services to the end-users in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources sectors. When it was turned over by DOST-PCAARD, the PAs still plays a crucial role in the implementation of the program. They served as partners in identification, establishment and monitoring of FITS centers and served as experts for technical advisories.

STARRDEC Deputy Director, Ms. Almira Magcawas presented the ATI-TGP framework. She explained that Farmer Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center, being one of the major components o...

BATSTATEU-ESO-GAD OFFICE CONDUCTS GENDER SENSITIVITY EDUCATION



BatStateU-Extension Services- Gender and Development office in partnership with Department of English and Training Center conducted a seminar-workshop on "Gender Sensitivity in Language and Literature Education" on March 18, 2015 at Multimedia Room 1, CITE Building, Gov. Pablo Borbon, Main Campus I Batangas City.

In behalf of Dr. Erma B. Quinay, Vice President for Research, Development and Extension, Dr. Shirley G. Cabrera read the Welcome Remarks. After which, Asst. Prof. Joanalyn C. Estioco presented the rationale of the event.

The first speaker was Asst. Prof. Vaberlie P. Mandane, Assistant Director, Gender and Development Office. Her presentation titled "Integration of Gender-Fair Concepts" touched on five important points: Gender-Fair Learning and Teaching CEDAW; Gender Issues and Agents of Gender Socialization; Gender Milestones; How Schools Shortchange Girls; and, Teaching Strategies than Can Help Promote Equitable Student Participation.

The first part of her presentation on Gender Fair Learning and Teaching CEDAW was focused on the material from the UP Center for Women’s Studies titled "Teaching CEDAW in the College Curriculum, A Seminar-Workshop on Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Tertiary Education."

The second part, on the other hand, presented how perception about wo...

BATSTATEU-ROSARIO CONDUCTS TECHNO MISSION



BatStateU- Rosario- College of Industrial Technology on the occasion CIT Week Celebration conducted a Techno Mission, Three-Day Free Servicing Activity of Automotive, Computer, Electrical & Electronics Technology at BatStateU - Rosario for 105 beneficiaries on March 16 - 18, 2015.

The activity started with cutting of ribbon ceremony led by the campus officials and followed by servicing the vehicle's engine, personal computer and electrical/ electronic gadgets right after the owners filed up the necessary servicing form.



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BATSTATEU- ROSARIO CONDUCTS TRAINING ON BASIC AUTOMOTIVE WIRING



The BatStateu- Rosario- CIT conducted a Capability-building Training Program on Basic Automotive Wiring for 15 Out-School-Youth (OSY) of Barangay Matamis, Rosario, Batangas on March 14,15,22,28, & 29, 2015. The 5-day training aimed to produce functionally literate, self-reliant, and innovative members of the community and to improve the quality of their life by equipping them with vocational, livelihood, and technical knowledge and know-how. The extension service lasted for 40 hours on Saturdays/ Sundays last March.

The training was led by the CIT core professors and instructors namely: Asst. Prof. Adelaido P. Pinawin, Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza,Asst. Prof. Armando M. Sinohin. Mr. Bryan M. Macasaet and Mr. Philip D. Geneta and assisted by 9 Automotive Technology students.

The conduct of the Extension Skills Training was implemented successfully as planned. Barangay Matamis is one of the 10 Barangays in the province under the Adopt-A-Barangay Program of the University for the period 2015-2017.



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WOMEN IN FAMILY DECISION-MAKING






The family is considered as an important unit of the society. It is in the family where character and attitudes are shape and so, it is important to discuss the role of women in the family, specifically in decision-making. This idea of family motivated the Extension Services -Gender and Development Office of the University to organize another forum focusing on the role of women in family decision making.

Since the idea is very vague, the organizer invited panel members to qualify the experience of women in the family and in decision making. The invited panel members were Ms. Aileen Constantino-Peñas and Dr. Ma. Julieta 'Marita' F. Wasan. Ms. Peñas is from Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Incorporated. Atikha is a community non-government organization which provides services to families and communities of OFWs. However, Dr. Ma. Wasan is family counselor who conducts counseling relationship. She has a degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Child and Family Studies.

Before they were introduced and delivered their messages, Dr. Erma B. Quinay, Vice ...

FORUM ON WOMEN IN MEDIA






In order to bring the discussion and encourage people talk about how women are being described and portrayed in media, a forum on women in media was held on March 20, 2015 at the 4F CITE Bldg., Gov. Pablo Borbon Campus I, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City. The said event is part of the forum series organized by the Extension Services - Gender and Development Office of the University.

To provide rich conversations on the topic, Gender and Development Office invited panel members from various media organizations. Among the invited panel members were Ms. Vicky Aclan-Florendo, Publisher and Editor of SunStar People's Courier, Ms. Jaimelee De Castro-Perez, Broadcast Journalist of Brigada News FM, Genesis A. Merano, former editor in a publishing house and a faculty member of College of Arschiteture and Fine Arts in Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation in Lucena City and Ms. Edmalyn A. Remillano, Researcher, Producer and Headwriter in GMA News TV.

Before the forum started, Dr. Erma B. Quinay welcomed the the participants. Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo inspired the crowd in his message. He said tha...

PRESIDENTS' CUP AWARDING CEREMONIES

The Presidents' Cup Basketball (Men) and Volleyball (Women) Awarding Ceremonies was held during the Flag Ceremony in front of the CITE Bldg., GPB Main Campus I on March 30, 2015. GPB Main Campus II, Alangilan Maintenance was declared Champion in the Basketball Division while the GPB Main Campus I-PTA (Ermats) was proclaimed champion in the Volleyball division. Bothe teams received a trophy and Php 5,000 check from the University President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo.



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SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSULTATION

BatStateU-Lipa- AB Communication conducted an extension communication campaign seminar-workshop with the theme "Knowledge Enhancement on Environmental Protection and Conservation through Community Youth Active Participation" for residents of Barangay Malitlit Lipa City on March 07, 2015. The extension activity was an off-shoot of the results of the behavioral monitoring survey (needs assessment) conducted in Barangay Malitlit on June-November 2014.

The program held at the Barangay Hall started with a prayer led by Milcah Joy Olayao and followed by the National Anthem. Brgy. Councilor and coordinator for Gender and Social Protection Office, Ms. Lissette Hernandez warmly welcome the BatStateU extensionists and participants.

Ms. Moren Zara introduced the first resource speaker, Archdiocesan Movement for the Environment (AMEN) Coordinator, Ms. Victoria Buenafe. She discussed the ways and means on how to protect the environment and the difference between nature and environment. She also shared her experiences as a sanitary engineer practitioner and lastly, she express her love for god and environment and promoted the movement for the betterment of the god-given natural habitat.

Amanda Ivy Matala introduced the second resource speaker, Ms. Emiliana La Corte, ENRO-Lipa City Forester. She discussed about global warming, its caused and effect and how to prevent it.

Participants were presented the certificate of participation while the resource speakers were awarded the certificate of appreciation for sharing their knowl...


SEMINAR- WORKSHOP ON DPM



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and NSTP Asst. Dir. Romeo M. Guillo, Jr. attended a seminar-workshop on "Current Trends and Technology on Disaster Planning and Management" for SUC senior staff at Executive Lounge, 4F HEDC Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City on March 20, 2015.

The seminar aimed to determine the readiness of SUCs in responding to climate change and disaster planning and management. The informal workshop aimed to gather possible input to the design of an upcoming career system for higher education executives.

CHED Commisioner Alex B. Brillantes,Jr. welcomed the participants from URS, RTU, TUP, SLSU, LSPU and BatStateU and the two invited speakers, Dr. Leorey Marquez and Dr. Emmanuel Lallana. Dr. Brillantes said that most of our resources are destroyed due to lack of preparation and mitigation, hence this seminar is conducted" Dr. Brillantes further introduced the speakers.

The first speaker is Dr. Leorey Marquez, a DOST sponsored Balik Scientist from Australia. Dr. Marquez has conducted research in mathematical modeling and land-use transport environment modeling.

The second speaker is Dr. Emmanuel Lallana, an expert in ICT. He is also a former Commisioner, Commission on ICT.

According to Dr. Marquez, SUCs are mini-cities, they are significantly impacted by disasters and ...

SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON ASEAN INTEGRATION





Extension Services-Gender and Development Office (BatStateU-ES-GAD) on coordination with Department of Social Science conducted a Seminar-Workshop ASEAN Integration with the theme "Social Science Education: Responding to the Challenge of ASEAN/Profession Integration for Social Sciences Instructor at Multi-media Room 1, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I on March 13, 2015. The activity is one of the steps of the University to provide information about the role of higher education in ASEAN Integration and to mainstream gender in the University's curriculum, specifically in the social sciences.

The seminar-workshop started with a prayer and followed by t he National Anthem. Aside from the seventy-five (75) social science teacher-participants, three (3) top University Officials were present.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay warmly welcomed the University officials and the social science, humanities and gender and development instructors/ professors in attendance and reiterated the motto of ASEAN, "One Vision, One Identity, One Community". She said that "from the perspective of education, the December 2015 ASEAN Integration will require education systems of the region to provide...

BATSTATEU JOINS MVR

BatStateU personnel and students joined the Red Cross 143 Million Volunteer Run 3 (MVR) on March 8, 2015. The fun run upholds and encourages the spirit of volunteerism in the community thereby delivering timely, effective and compassionate humanitarian assistance.

Each runner paid a registration fee of Php. 150.00 to receive an official MVR singlet. Gun start promptly started at 5:30AM in Batangas City Sports Complex and registered participants walk-run along the 5K race routes. A certificate was given to all finishers at the finish line.

Red Cross 143 or Red Cross "I Love You" is a flagship volunteer program of the PRC that teaches people to look after and care for their respective community.

Red Cross 143 ensures every community in the country to be prepared and responsive in case of emergency. This concept aims to have 44 volunteers - 1 leader and 43 members in every barangay trained on disaster preparedness and response, in health and welfare and in voluntary blood donation and advocacy.

Red Cross 143 envisions a network of volunteers that would provide essential information and be mobilized in the field in times of emergency or disaster.



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FORUM ON WOMEN IN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, POWER & DECISION-MAKING




Extension Services- Gender and Development Office conducted a forum on Women in Community Leadership, Power and Decision-Making at Amphitheater, 4F, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I on March 10, 2015. The forum aimed to support the observance and celebration of National Women's Month for the entire month of March 2015. This year's theme is "Juana, Ang Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Is a, Ikaw Na!" The celebration is focused on paying tribute to women leaders who continue to advance women's advocacies.

The forum started with an opening prayer by Assoc. Prof. Jovito C. Plata and followed by welcome remarks of VPRDE Erma B. Quinay delivered by Director Romeo C. De Castro. In her message, Dr. Quinay posed a challenge to every woman- a challenge to be confident to speak up and to shine in every way possible, a challenge to every man-always try to consider women's point of view and a challenge to everyone- to imbid e that women should be respected and appreciated every day.

President Tirso A. Ronquillo in his inspirational message also posed a challenge to everyone-to value the contribution of women in the development of the country. He further thanked the invited discussants, examples of empowered women wh...

Dir. DE CASTRO VISITS PAHV and YWBAP



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro visited the Office of the Philippine Assistance for the Hydrocephalus Victims, Inc. (PAHVI) at Room 305, 3rd floor, ECRDC Bldg., Barangka Drive cor. Talumpong St., Brgy Mauway, Mandaluyong City on March 06, 2015. The visit aimed to remit the voluntary contribution collected from the personnel and students of the University amounting to Seven Thousand Thirty Four Pesos and Ten Centavos (Php 7, 034.10). He was welcomed by Mr. Reymus G. Daradar who received the donation in behalf of the PAHVI Office.

After lunch, he travelled to San Pedro, Laguna to visit the Of fice of the Young Women's Blind Association of the Philippines , Inc. (YWBAPI) at Lot 5, Blk. 7 Molave Street, St. Joseph 10 Subdivision, Phase 3 at Brgy Langgam. The visit also aimed to remit the voluntary contribution amounting to Seven Thousand Thirty Four Pesos and Ten Centavos (Php 7, 034.10). Dir. De Castro was welcomed by Y WBAPI Blind President Ofhie Joy Marcos who received the cash donation.



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UN WFP - BATSTATEU MEETING on DPR/CCA Project Accomplishment



United Nation World Food Programme - BatStateU DPR/CCA Project Staff Meeting was held at the Extension Services Office, Main Campus I, Batangas City on March 4, 2015. The meeting aimed to assess/ discuss DPR/CCA Project Accomplishment, issues and ways forward.

WFP Senior Institutional Partnership Specialist Elaine Sunshine R. Angeles and Mr. Noel Nuevas met with Director Romeo C. De Castro (Project Focal Person), Asst. Prof. Anita P. Aquino, Dr. Romeo M. Guillo Jr. and Asst. Prof. Zenaida Mendoza (P roject Leaders) of BatStateU.

Currently, UN WFP and BatStateU are at the final stage of Project Implementation of Phase 3 of the DPR/CCA Programme which ends on March 31, 2015. The parties believe that is both timely and crucial that they facilitate the process of measuring project success against what set out to do, as well as assess internal and external factors affecting project implementation progress report based on expenditures reported. A review and evaluation on the approved WFP budget allocation vs. Budget expenditure per activity as presented in project implementation workplan/ budget breakdown was made.

The variance (positive) which corresponds to unused budget can be requested by BAtStateU to WFP to be re-align for other expenses until March 31, 2015. Ms. Angeles also reminded the proje...

ToT on IAES and PNEA






BatStateU-Extension Services conducted a 3-day Training on Impact Assessment of Extension Services and on Participative Nutrition Enhancement Approach for University-Wide extension and research coordinators at Multi-media Room 1, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I on March 2-4, 2015. The training-workshop aimed to enhance the knowledge and know-how of participants on developing conceptual and operational framework and developing parameters and indicators of impact assessment study as well as to enrich the knowledge and skills on production and utilization of Kalinga food products of the participants.

Day 1 started with the welcome remarks of VPRDE Erma B. Quinay. In her message, she welcomed the resource speakers from UPLB and thanked them for their generosity in sharing their knowledge to BatStateU. "And to our participants, it is our hope that you will be agents of human and social and social development and share whatever you set from this gathering to our community" she further said.

Director Romeo C. De Castro introduced the resource speaker, Dr. Victoria Espaldon, Professor UPLB Schoo...

PEP TALK ON VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION AND BLOODLETTING ACTIVITY

BatStateU CIT- Main Campus II- Extension Services and College Student Council (CSC) in collaboration with Philippine Red Cross (PRC - Batangas Chapter) conducted PEP Talk on Voluntary Blood Donation and Bloodletting Activity last February 18 & 20, 2015, respectively.

On Feb. 18, 2015, Team PRC spent time and effort to conduct PEP Talk which aimed to open the minds of the students to help save the lives of other people by donating blood. It also aimed to encourage fellow students to share the same advocacy of helping those in needs and to participate in every activity conducted.

On Feb. 20, 2015, the bloodletting activity took place. Again, Team PRC and Team CSC worked hand in hand in facilitating the mass bloodletting activity.

One hundred nineteen (119) CIT-students and faculty members were screened and voluntarily donated their blood.



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BATSTATEU-LIPA CONDUCTS ICC on GAD



BatStateU Lipa- AB Communication conducted the extension information and communication campaign entitled "Communicating Gender and Development (GAD) Concerns and Issues Toward a Gender Sensitive Youth of the Community" for selected youth of Barangay Malitlit, Lipa City on February 28, 2015. This extension project was an off-shoot of the results of the Behavioral Monitoring Survey (needs assessment) conducted in Brgy, Malitlit on June-November 2014. The said project aimed to enhance the awareness and knowledge of the youth to communicate GAD concerns and issues, governing laws and bodies in order to sustain gender equality and development in the community.

The seminar-workshop started with a prayer led by Jenelle Rubico and followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Barangay Malitlit Counselor and Coordinator for Gender and Social Protection Lisette Hernandez warmly welcomed the BatStateU extensionists and participants. She said that the activity was a great help to the residents especially to the youth of the Barangay.

Ms. Irish Marie M. Guerra introduced the first resource speaker, BatStateU Asst. Director for GAD Vaberlie P. Mandane. In the first part of the lecture, she discussed the difference between gender and sex. She said that gender development started in the homes and the first people who are responsible to it are ...

BROADCAST-BASED DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM




BatStateU Lipa- AB Communication conducted its extension Broadcast-Based Distance Learning System with the theme "Nurturing Knowledge and Understanding of the Filipino Culture" for Grade V-St. Peter Pupils of Tangway Elementary School, Barangay Tangway, Lipa City on February 23-27, 2015, every 2PM until 4PM. The radio drama broadcast which was aired for 4days focused on the Filipino Culture or HEKASI.

On the first day (February 23), the broadcast started with a prayer led by Irish Marie Guerra and followed by a Pre-Test Examinations among the pupils facilitated by Jasper Christian L. Maralit together with Irish Marie and Rose Mae Virtucio. The pupils were given 30 minutes to answer the examinations.

Margarita Mendoza introduced the first chapter of the broadcast, "Ang Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas" and the radio drama was aired for over 20 minutes. After the broadcast, parlor games related to the radio drama were facilitated among the pupils. Top 5 pupils of the day were declared based on the results of the pre-test examinations conducted.

On the second day (February 24), the activity started with a prayer and immediately followed by the introduction of the second chapter of the broadcast, "Ang Panahon ng Kastila at Hapon". While li...

JOINT PPOC AND PDRRMC MEETING



Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro attended the joint regular meeting of the Peace and Order Council and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council at Bulwagang Batangas, Capitol Building, Batangas City on February 23, 2015.

The meeting aimed to brief the various sectors of the provincial government on the concerns, issues, problems on crime, provincial jail, insurgency and disaster programme response situation in the province during 2014 to present.

The meeting was called to order at 3:00PM by Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, Chairperson of the PPOC and PDRRMC. After the determination of the quorum, the reading of the previous minutes followed upon motion of BatStateU Assoc. Prof. Romeo C. De Castro and duly seconded by PRC-Batangas Chapter Administrator Ronald G. Generoso, the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was dispensed with.

Based on the report made by PS/Supt. Omega Jireh Fidel for the period January 1 to December 31, 2014 and for the period January 1 to February 2015, Lipa City being the most popular LGU has the highest number of index crimes. Theft in the number 1 crime in Batangas Province followed by Physical Injury and Robbery.

The presiding officer stressed on the need to have proper coordination between the Mayors and the Chief of Police of the LGUs. He likewise emphasized o...

OPENING PROGRAM ON WELDING



Extension Services Dir. Romeo C. De Castro attended the Opening Program of BatStateU-CIT Extension Skill Training on Structural Welding for 23 Out-Of-School Youth (OSY) under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Municipality of Ibaan, Batangas held at AVR, CEAFA Bldg., Main Campus II, Alangilan, Batangas City on February 23, 2015. The program signaled the start of the 5-day training on structural welding for the said participants.

CIT Mental Tech President Kevin M. Enriquez in his welcome remarks said that the conduct of the training is CIT's contribution to the enhancement of the OSY to prepare them for work.

Assoc. Prof Servillano A. Gardiano, the Dean of the CIT delivered his inspirational message. He said that the College pursue its extension service programs/activities/projects (PAPs) that enable communities and people toward development.

Ibaan - ALS District Coordinator Annabelle E. Dilay in her message thanked the BatStateU and the CIT for providing livelihood and technical vocational skills training to the OSY of Ibaan through the years. She further said that based on their monitoring, graduate of short-course training sponsored by the University, were able to work locally on internationally.

Mr. Jeomel A. Tandas of TESDA-Calabarzon in his message to the participants, said that the right attitude towards...

JOINT GK and BATSTATEU FUN RUN

Gawad Kalinga (GK-Batangas) and BatStateU jointly sponsored a "Unity Fun for a Cause" on February 7, 2015. The run started at Batangas Sports Complex, traversing the National Highway (Bolbok), then turning right at the fly-over towards PPA area, before proceeding to the finish line at BatStateU Main I. The said Fun Run served as a launching event of GK for the World Hope Day 2015 and was participated by GK KapitBahayans, BatStateU students and personnel and other compatriots who work for the cause of the poorer families in the country. The registration fee is Php. 70.00 per participant.

The Fur Run participants were grouped under the following categories: (a) male or female below 18 years old who are allowed by their parents/ guardians to participate as expressed through written consent/ waiver; (b) male or female 18 to 26 years old; and (c) male or female above 26 years old.

Each runner participant who reached the finish line was declared a finisher and was presented a certificate of participation. The Top 5 finishers for each category were given commemorative t-shirts and the First placer for each category were awarded a trophy.



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PCGAD and PCPC Joint Meeting Held



Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro attended the Joint Meeting of the Provincial Committee on Gender and Development (PCGAD) and the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC) at the Batangas GAD Resource Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room Capitol Site, Batangas City on Feb. 04, 2015. The meeting aimed to assess/ dicuss PCGAD and PCPC 2014 accomplishments, issues and was forward (Plan and Budget 2015)

The meeting was called to order by Board Member Mabelle P. Virtucio at 1:15PM. RSU Jocelyn R. Montalbo declared that there is a quorum in both committees. The reading of the minutes of the meeting was dispensed but it was approved by the body.

The presentation and discussion on PGAD Accomplishment 2014, the presentation and approval of the PGAD Work and Financial Plan and the presentation and approval of the criteria on the search for the outstanding GAD Focal Point System 2015 went smoothly.

Also the presentation and discussion on PCPC Accomplishments 2014, the presentation and approval of the PCPC Work and Financial Plan 2015 and then presentation and approval of the criteria on the search for Child Friendly Barangay/ Municipality were also done smoothly.

Before the adjournment of the meeting, the members of the PCGAD and PCPC were asked to submit their respective GAD WPB PC WFB for 2015.
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ToT on BIDANI PROGRAM and STRATEGY

BatStateU- Extension Services conducted a 3-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on the Implementation of Barangay Integrated Development Approach in Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) Program and Strategy for the Adopted Barangays of BatStateU for University-wide extensionists at Multi Media Room 1, Cite Building, Main Campus I on January 26-28, 2015. The training aimed to (1) train the extensionist in BIDANI program and strategy, (2) contextualize the extensionists' roles and responsibilities, (3) explain to the extensionists the link of good governance to health, nutrition improvement and community development and (4) enhance the extensionists, knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently implement nutrition-in-development program in adopted barangays.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay in her welcome remarks, encouraged the participants to use the training as an opportunity to learn more about the landscape and the process of extension services towards community development.

In his opening remarks, President Tirso A. Ronquillo said that the University started the Adopt -A-Barangay Program to continuously provide sustainable and high-impact extension service initiatives to 10 selected communities. He further said that the University is lucky to have the presence of partners from the UPLB, who are experts in community development and extension and will be sharing their strategies, best practices and experiences to help the University facilitates community development to adopted barangays.

Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz, Professor, College of Forestry and Natural Resourc...


PRC - BATANGAS VISITS BATSTATEU- EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE


Philippine Red Cross (PRC- Batangas Chapter) CSR Representatives Sheryl M. Candelaria and Twinkle Pascua visited BatStateU Main Campus I- Extension Services on January 14, 2015. They were welcomed by Extension Services Director Romeo C. De Castro and NSTP Asst. Dir. Romeo M. Guillo, Jr. to the meeting.

During the meeting, Ms. Candelaria and Ms. Pacua sought the assistance of the BatStateU- Extension Service and NSTP for the advertisement and promotion of the PRC Million Volunteer Run by posting tarpaulins and by distributing leaflets and flyers in the campuses. They also requested to be allowed to put up registration booths during Mondays of Janauary-February 2015 at the University's vicinity for the registration of the students.

They further explained that PRC will be holding its Million Volunteer Run 3 (MVR3) on March 8, 2015, Sunday. It is a major fund raising and volunteer generation initiative of the PRC throughout the country. In support to this event, Batangas Chapter along with its branches will be holding four (4) simultaneous runs in Batangas City, Lipa City, Tanauan City and Nasugbu Batangas. The proceeds of this activity will be utilized to increase the capacity of the chapter's Disaster Preparedness and Response, heighten public awareness to reduce disaster risks, organize and train Red Cross 143 volunteers in 1078 barangays in Batangas Province who will be first to respond in times of disasters and to improve access to safe and quality...


PRESENTATION OF RESULTS: Adopt-A-Barangay Program

BatStateU Adopt-a-Barangay Program leaders and staff and the Behavioral Monitoring Survey (Needs Assessment) Project Leader, Staff and enumerators joined together for the Presentation of Survey Results at Multimedia Room I, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I on January 29, 2015. The activity aimed to present the behavior of the four sectors (youth, adult male, adult female and senior citizen) of each 10 selected barangays towards health, education/ literacy and livelihood and the evaluation of these behaviours. It is noted that the survey was conducted in four months from July 2014 to October 2014.

VPRDE Erma B. Quinay, Program Asst. Leader, welcomed the program/project leaders and staff to the activity. She said that the results of the behavioral monitoring survey (needs assessment) will serve as basis in the foundation of Extension PAPs to be implemented in the selected barangays starting FY 2015- to FY 2018, to include impact assessment study.

President Tirso A. Ronquillo, Program Leader, in his message, cited the objectives of the program: (1) to enhance the delivery of extension services, (2) to improve the quality of life at the grassroots level and (3) to produce citizens who are literate, self-reliant and innovative.

Research Director, Shirley G. Cabrera, one of the Project Staff, gave an orientation of the Adopt-a-Barangay program and its concept, framework and impact.

This was followed by the presentations of results of needs assessment survey of 10 selected barangays: (1) Sitio Ferry, Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, (2) ...


BatStateU and UPLB BIDANIs join forces toward sustainable extension services




Upholding sustainable university extension services, BatStateU conducted a 3-day training-workshop themed "Training of Trainers on the implementation of Barangay Integrated Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) Program and Strategy for the Adopted Barangays of BatStateU" among extension services heads and coordinators on January 26, 27, and 28, 2015 at the Multimedia Room 1, CITE Building, Gov. Pablo Borbon Main Campus I.

University President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo expressed his excitement and enthusiasm through showing his eagerness and sincere effort in the enhancement of BatStateU extensionists' knowledge which is expected to make the university extension programs, activities and projects (PAPs) sustainable, multidisciplinary, long-term, and high-impact.

Dr. Erma B. Quinay, the University Vice President for Research Development and Extension, equally demonstrated her great desire in attaining the university extension services goals and objectives. In addition, Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz, a professor in the College of Forestry and Natural Resources of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, who gave an inspirational message, accentuated the importance of partnership and collaboration of UP...