The Philippine educational system is undeniably one of the most affected social institutions by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the vaccine still being developed, the familiar educational set up of doing physical classes, fieldwork, research and extension activities will be significantly limited unless there is an immediate adaptation to change. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), in the hope of discussing what these changes might be, collaborated with the Center for Partido Studies, Partido Institute of Economics, Museo de Isarog, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the University President, Office of the Board Secretary, and PASFECUPP student volunteers to provide a week-long online conversation with the theme “Situating the New Normal of Advanced Education in Bicol.”
To increase the skills of faculty extension implementers in documenting extension projects and developing informational materials for dissemination, the Office of the University Extension and Community Services (OUECS) sponsored the Training on the Evaluation and Communication of Extension Project Results held on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the ParSU Boardroom.
Maintaining its status as a “green workplace”, PSU secured a spot as a regional finalist in the 2015 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly schools under the college category together with 2 other schools.
Sustainable Anti– Poverty Program for the Marginalized Sector of Camarines Sur under ACCELERATED AND SUSTAINABLE ANTI–POVERTY PROGRAM (ASAPP) is a collaborative effort of SUCs in the province of Camarines Sur (PSU, BISCAST, CSPC,CBSUA) to reduce poverty incidence in the target communities specifically to create sustainable employment opportunities among farming and fisher folks in Camarines Sur. The 2- day Signing of Memorandum of Agreement was conducted last June 8- 9, 2015 in the priority municipalities of the said program namely: Presentacion, Pasacao, Balatan and Buhi respectively.
In response of the university to commit and offer wide variety of extension programs and services, signing of Memorandum of Understanding was conducted between Department of Social Welfare and Development FieId Office V represented by Dir. ARNEL B. GARCIA and Partido State University represented by DR. NITA V. MORALLO last June 4, 2015 at PSU Board Room.
The extension project specifies the qualifications of the skills competency trainings under the Training project for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Beneficiaries.
Ms. Rina Apuyan, 4Ps Provincial Link, Ms. Yolanda C. Gonzales, SLP Provincial Coordinator, Mr. Earl Maximilian Cecilio, External Relation Oficer, Ms. Marvie Pedro, Regional Program Coordinator for Administration, 4Ps, Mr. Neil Benoyo, Project Development Officer II in Goa, Ms. Rosemarie Brazil, Area Coordinator KALAHI CIDSS- NCDDP, municipal links and members of the Area Coordinating Team were present to witness and extend their support in the said MOU signing.
University officials Vice President for Research, Extension and External Affairs, Dr. Raul G. Bradecina, Extension Director, Mrs. Rosemarie A. Tabardillo, Campus and College Deans and Extension Coordinators also attended to be acquainted with the programs offered by the DSWD and the responsibilities, terms and conditions stated in the MOU.
Dir. Arnel B. Garcia and Dr. Nita V. Morallo have navigated their promises through a collaboration, teamwork, partnership and passion of these extension programs to build a better community particularly to the target beneficiaries.
The University already received an initial budget for three projects (Skills trainings on Organic Farming, Sewing cum Dressmaking and Tailoring, and Organic Livestock and Poultry) worth of Php 5, 425,932.00.
PSU, as the leading higher education institution in Partido, was tapped again to participate in this year’s workshop in crafting plans for Livelihood, Education and Disaster Risk Reduction sectors with a goal of updating and revising the old program design and come up with a more appropriate and responsive community-shared plan for implementation in Lagonoy area.