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Books shared at St. La Salle

Francoise Orban-Ferauge shared her book, “Participatory Geographical Information Systems” and “Land Planning: Life Experiences for People Empowerment and Community Transformation,” with many Lasallians and other visitors present.

The e-book launch was held at the English Café Tuesday, a University of St. La Salle press release said.

The 2008 Signum Lasallianum awardee presented the abstract and the contents of her book, emphasizing the role and responsibility of science in empowering people and making them effective contributors to social development.

The book includes several methodologies tested within various contents, such as the management of natural resources, the sanitation of landfills, and the implementation of survival and food security strategies

BALAYAN’s Teresita Barcoma and Pax Christi’s Cesar Villanueva gave their testimonials, in response to Francoise’s works, the press release said.

President and Chancellor Bro. Raymundo Suplido FSC and Ambassador of Belgium to the Philippines, Christian Meerschman, were among the guests, the press release added.*

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LCC faculty reap
awards in research

The research program of faculty members of La Consolacion College-Bacolod reaped the major awards in research presentations and management in the recent Asian Conference for Academic Journals and Higher Education Research, a press release from LCC said.

Dr. Carmen Menes, head of LCC’s Planning and Research Office, was awarded gold in the Asian Leadership Merit category and a platinum award for outstanding oral presentation of the paper, “Free Night High School in a Private Catholic College: A Vehicle for Social Transformation”.

Four other papers awarded platinum in the oral presentations were those titled “Teachers’ Life After School” by Dr. Ma. Mercedes Aves-Joson; “State-of-the-Art: Personnel Performance Evaluation” by Rodjhun Navarro; “LCCB as a Professional Learning Community in the Eyes of the Faculty” by Randdie Cuelo and Margarita Infante; “The Vertebrate Fauna in an Afforested Site in Negros Occidental Philippines” by Joji Linaugo; and “The Internet Usage and Exposure of Pornography to High School Students” by Rogie Bacosa, the press release said.

The conference, organized by the Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, in partnership with the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research, Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Science and Technology, with the Liceo de Cagayan University as host, was held recently, at the Pryce Plaza Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.

About 500 delegations from 50 higher education and research institutions in the Philippines attended. There were also participants from India, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Germany, the press release said.

Joson, LCC Bacolod’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, was among the plenary speakers at the conference. Her talk, the “Higher Education Today among ASEAN Countries” included the 2008 UNESCO and SEAMEO report on the current trends among HEIs in Southeast Asian countries, the press release said. 

On October 20-22, LCC-Bacolod will host the 2nd Internationalization of Higher Education Research Conference. This is an official regional conference of PAIR.

The Planning and Research Office of LCCB is accepting papers for the conference until September 30, 2011.  Those interested may submit their papers to iamure_region6@yahoo.com.ph, the press release added.*

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City receives medicines

United Laboratories Inc. gave 15 boxes of medicines worth P300,000 to the Bacolod City Government at the Government Center yesterday, a City Hall press release said.

Red Cabanding, Unilab key account manager, said the medicines are one of their ways of supporting Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s medical mission in Bacolod.

The medicines will be used for the medical mission to be conducted in Brgy. Alijis on August 27 through the Bacolod Initiative Nurturing Good Health (B.I.N.G. Health) and the City Health Office.

The medicines included vitamins (B-Complex and Ascorbic Acids), anti-hypertension and antibiotics to benefit children and adults, the press release said.

Cabanding said now that the rainy season has come, these medicines will help people in Bacolod with low resistance to health complications that maybe caused by the weather.

“Reaching out to the end users” is Unilab’s advocacy, he said.*

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UNO-R has 18 new nurses

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos produced 18 passers in the June Nursing Board examinations, a press release from UNO-R said.

They are Mae Legario Alimane, Irene Sorbito Buenafe, Alyana Stephanie Aposaga Cataluña, Krislyn Kee del Rio Chavez, Jose Capuras Costelo Jr., Jemar Olarte Divinagracia, Ma. Inez Muriel Claridad Gepilano, Romulo Vailoces Guion Jr., Luderesa May Cosing Naynay;

Glen Mark Guillena  Pacheo, Kareen Mae Lambojon Palma, Althea Glenne Amihan Poliran, Jennifer Madayag Rivera, Ma. Rodet Detomal Rojo, Anthony Bandiola Sanchez, Christine Joy Valdevia Ursal, Brent Ryder Salditos  Villaflor, and Elmer Acdol Zulueta.

Seven belong to batch 2010, while the 11 came from earlier batches, the press release said.

The Dean of the UNO-R College of Nursing is Shiela Arnibal.*

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LCC faculty reap awards in research
City receives medicines
UNO-R has 18 new nurses

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