Nine officials of the Municipality of Basilisa, Province of Dinagat Islands of Caraga Administrative Region (Region XIII) headed by Vice Mayor Jacinto E. Daganasol, visited the Visayas State University on January 15, 2015.  The group was warmly welcomed by Prof. Alan B. Loreto, Executive Officer of VSU, who oriented the guests on the different programs and services offered by the University.  Likewise, the plan to engage into a Memorandum of Agreement between VSU and the Local Government Unit of Basilisa has been considered to strengthen the linkage and cooperation by the two parties.

 To have first-hand information about the University and observe the different activities undertaken by various research centers at VSU, the group was toured around the campus by Mr. Jesus Freddy M. Baldos, staff of the Information Office.  They visited the Department of Food Science and Technology, Plant Oil Technology Center, National Coconut Research Center-Visayas, National Abaca Research Center, PhilRootcrops, and the Department of Animal Science where they received lectures and orientations from the resource persons.

Primarily, the educational tour aimed to conduct a benchmarking survey related to the Agricultural Production Enhancement Technology on the different farming, livestock, crops and other agricultural endeavours that the LGU-Basilisa is pursuing.  According to the visitors, they want to know the latest technological updates/approaches practiced in a prestigious agricultural institution, such as VSU, that they can adopt in their own municipality.

The guests consisted of Vice Mayor Daganasol, former Vice Mayor Carlos Lapingcao Jr., Sangguniang Bayan Members Themo M. Saumat, Antonio M. Espedilla, Jocelyn B. Relazor, Danilo I. Bangcore, Marilou J. Mejos, Cesar T. Borja, and Municipal Secretary Enrique C. Lopez, Jr.  JFMBaldos 

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