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.

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.

 

Call for Participation

Balongibog Talks on

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION:
“Engaging with Multiple Futures, Steering to a More Sustainable Path”

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon March 3, 2022 (Philippines)

In celebration of the 21st Charter Anniversary of the Partido State University, we bring the first Balongibog Talk for 2022 sponsored by the Partido State University-Caramoan Campus. This symposium is in celebration of the Research, Extension, and Knowledge Management Day during the Charter Anniversary of the Partido State University.

How have species gotten to where we find them now? What factors allow them to coexist, persist, and survive across geological time-frames? How do these relate to today’s patterns of biodiversity? What do patterns tell us about processes? These are some of the essential questions that biogeographers ask. The answers to these questions imply that we must reckon with biodiversity conservation through radical new thinking, seriously rethink how we approach conservation, evaluate the real value of biodiversity to societies and economies, and find workable solutions that elucidate effective conservation. Indeed, “There has never been a time in history when the choice for futures is so critical,” says Maxwell Gomera, a UN Environment biodiversity expert.

In this webinar, biodiversity experts in the field of herpetology are invited to speak about the need to support Biodiversity Conservation, specifically, the establishment of the Caramoan R2R Megatransect which offers compelling opportunities for the pure study of biodiversity, case studies in conservation, student training, and multidisciplinary collaboration for specialists in many fields relating to forest natural resources, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem services.

Zoom Registration: https://tinyurl.com/balongibog2022

 

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Balongibog Talks Official Info video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze2yB0QhEPc&t=25s

The Partido State University (ParSU) College of Education (COEd) and Vongchavalitkul University (VU) Faculty of Education in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand has signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for its academic and research collaboration last February 28, 2022 via zoom.

The Philippine Supreme Court has issued its final ruling on the landmark case lodged by Representative Hermilando Mandanas, et al. vs. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., et al./ Representative Enrique Garcia, Jr. vs. Ochoa, et al. on April 10, 2019. The highest tribunal held that the base for the computation of the just share of the Local Government Units is not only the National Internal Revenue Taxes, but all other national taxes collected such as customs duties. It was also decided that this ruling will have a prospective application.

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