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MEMORANDUM FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
FOR: ALL CHED CENTRAL AND REGIONAL OFFICE DIRECTORS, ALL PRESIDENTS/HEADS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (HEIs)
SUBJECT: PARTICIPATION IN THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF
EXTENSION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTERS, INC. TO BE HELD ON JULY 20-22, 2015 AT THE SAN BEDA
In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7722, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994," this Office hereby endorses the above undertaking organized by the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers, Inc. for the support and participation of all concerned.
This activity will be attended by faculty and staff involved in extension programs of higher education institutions.
Participation of officials, employees, and students from private higher education institutions (HEIs) shall be VOLUNTARY. Officials and employees of State and Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs and LUCs) who will participate in this activity should obtain prior approval from the President/Head of their respective institutions and are hereby reminded to observe proper use of government funds in accordance with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) National Budget Circular No. 486 and Administrative Order No. 103.
Wide dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
PATRICIA B. LICUANAN, Ph.D.
(Soft copy of the memo can be downloaded below)
Pursuant to the mandates under Executive Order No. 514 on Establishing the National Biosafety Framework, Prescribing Guidelines for its Implementation, Strengthening the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, and for Other Purposes, the UPLB Institutional Biosafety Committee would like to inform everyone of the The Philippines Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Used of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) published by the DOST-Biosafety Committee under the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines.
For our reference and guidance, download the file below.
In honor of Dr. Dioscoro S. Rabor (1911-1996), the UPLB Museum of Natural History designated his birthdate, May 18, as Rabor Day. Dr. Rabor is known as the Father of Philippine Wildlife Conservation and today would have been his 104th birthday.
The Museum staff prepared a mini-exhibit dedicated to Dr. Rabor and his discoveries. A short program was also held to formally open the exhibit. MNH Director Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez gave the opening remarks. Dr. Susan May F. Calumpang, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, also shared some of her fond memories of Dr. Rabor, having grown up next to the Rabor family. Also present was one of Dr. Rabor’s daughters, Ardea Ardeola Rabor.
Prof. Francis Mark Dioscoro R. Fellizar, grandson of Dr. Rabor, was also present with his family. He shared memories of his grandfather, and emphasized how he was such an amazing man. Prof. Fellizar mentioned that none of Dr. Rabor’s grandchildren followed his footsteps, maybe because they were such big shoes to fill. He also showed the audience a book that his grandfather had given him, with a handwritten dedication inside.
Dr. Rabor, truly was a remarkable man, and his contributions will never be forgotten. Despite his passion in conducting expeditions, he remained a family man. His wife and children came along on most of his expeditions and this series of expeditions led to probably the most thorough documentation of birds and mammals in the Philippines. He remains an inspiration to us to pursue our passions but to always remain humble and take care of family.
For the rest of the day, UPLB faculty, staff, students, and even alumni can visit the museum for free if they present a valid UPLB or UPLB Alumni Association ID at the entrance.
#HowISeeIt is a social media campaign by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension. It is designed to encourage students, faculty, and staff to express how they see UPLB's research heritage in general. It aims for better appreciation of UPLB's research endeavours.
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