MANILA — The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) awarded a special citation to the monograph titled “The Bicol River Basin Project: Development of Comprehensive Early Warning System for Agri-Fishery Communities” during the prestigious 40th National Book Awards (NBA) held at the historic Manila Metropolitan Theater on May 13, 2023.

Part of the celebration of the University’s 22nd Charter Anniversary was the Stakeholder's Agro Industrial Overview and Demonstration (SAOD) on March 2, 2023 at the ground floor of the new Research and Extension Building. This activity highlighted technologies generated by the faculty-researchers for the past years. The technologies exhibited and demonstrated are food or non-food products with patents, or are utility models and industrial designs and are registered and with IPO application.

Research report “The Bicol River Basin Project: Development of Comprehensive Early Warning System for Agri-Fishery Communities” authored by Ricky P. Laureta, Diomerl Edward B. Baldo and Ric Ryan H. Regalado was recognized as this year’s Outstanding Book/Monograph (OBM) given by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The OBM Awards, according to NAST, are given annually for books and/or monographs published by Filipino publishers based in the Philippines within five years preceding the award with majority of the authors of publication being Filipinos. The awardees received a plaque of recognition and a cash prize of Twenty-Five Thousand Pesos (Php 25,000.00) given during NAST’s 44th Annual Scientific Meeting held last July 13 and 14, 2022 at The Manila Hotel.

Behind every successful Research and Extension project are the stakeholders of Partido State University. As a way of showing gratitude, the university organized the very first PagHONRA 2023 on March 31, 2023 to recognize the relentless efforts of the partners over the years.  The LGUs, academe, Government Agencies and People’s Organizations were awarded for their immense contribution to the university’s effort to uplift the quality of life of the locals, promote sustainable development, and create an enabling environment towards the growth of knowledge economy in Partido district. President Raul G. Bradecina delivered his warm message highlighting the Vision, Mission, and Objectives of the university, and strategies in achieving the mandates in Research and Extension. Dr. Bradecina himself handed the Plaques of Appreciation to the recipients of the awards.

Mr. Charlie Balagtas, the University Planning Director and a faculty of the School of Graduate Studies, joined the Philippine One Health University Network (PhilOHUN) as a founding member and attended its recently concluded Strategic Planning on July 4-5, 2022 in Manila. The activity was convened by Dr. Michael Tee of the University of the Philippines – Manila, the Founding President of PhilOHUN. The event was attended by key officials of the South East Asian One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), and representatives of CHEVRON as one of its funding sources. New officials of the organization were elected which is essential for its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-profit organization.

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