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The two research projects of the VSU Laboratory High School (VSULHS) students which won first places during the Regional Festival of Talents and Science Fair last December 20-22, 2014 in Hinunangan National High School, Hinunangan, Southern Leyte were the official entries of Region 8 in the National Science and Technology Fair held on February 9-13, 2015 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City.

The project of Sheena S. Wheless, Keren Eunice A. Itumay, and Sheryl Ann Mae C. Bombales with Prof. Tessie C. Nuñez, as adviser, entitled “Effects of Plant Growth Regulators on In Vitro Multiple Shoot Development and Ex Vitro Survival of Regenerated Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr. (Queen))” was selected for the national competition (Life Science – Group Category).  The group investigated the possibility for genetic improvement and mass propagation of “Queen” pineapple through the micro propagation technique using different plant growth regulators such as naphthalene acetic acid, dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and benzyl amino purine.  The group was awarded Best Presenters during the national competition.

On the other hand, the project of Stefani L. Bartolabac with Prof. Flora Mia Y. Duatin, as adviser, entitled “Enhancing Seed Germination and Propagation Using In Vitro Technique of a Guyabano Plant (Annona muricata Linn.) was also selected to represent Region 8 in the national competition (Life Science – Individual Category).  Miss Partolabac conducted the research to enhance germination of guyabano seeds using pre-treatments, determine the best pre-treatment that would give the highest percent germination of seeds, investigate the performance using in vitro technique, and determine the growth regulators used singly or in combination that would enhance growth of guyabano nodal cuttings.

 Aside from the researchers and the advisers, the VSULHS students were accompanied by Mr. Leo A. Mamolo, VSULHS Science Club Adviser, during the said national competition.

Other winning projects and the researchers during the Regional Festival of Talents and Science Fair were:  “Guso Seaweed (Gracilaria compressa) Combined with Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a Potential Source of Electrical Energy” by Galileo Gregory Abrasatdo II with Dr. Daniel Leslie S. Tan and Engr. Arthur It. Tambong, as advisers – second place (Physical Science – Individual Category); and “Galvanic Cell: The Association of Badiang (Alocacia macrorrhiza) Plant as a Possible Substitute for Battery” by Reeves Ian Stephane B. Ababat, Jasper D. Dagale, and Mark Jelouh S. Magaddatu with Dr. Daniel Leslie S. Tan, as adviser – second place (Physical Science – Group Category).  JFMBaldos

The WorldFish, an international research organization that harnesses fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty, spearheaded the launching of the coalition for abaca rehabilitation on February 2, 2015 at the Plenary Hall of the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) in Sogod, Southern Leyte.  The coalition aims to help realize the hopes and dreams of farmers in rehabilitating the abaca farms in Maac and Mahayahay, and scale out to Maria Plana and Javier in Sogod, Southern Leyte.

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Amaranth staff Ria Micate brought home an O+ Android air shuffle ABS-CBN mobile phone after having luckily seated on a chair with a red card under it during the opening program of the Pinoy Media Congress (PMC) held on February 5-7, 2015 at the Fleur-de-lis Theater, Saint Paul University, Manila.

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After winning the gold in the Regional SCUAA Meet in October 2014, the VSU Lawn Tennis Women Varsity Team composed of Elgy Dasian, sophomore Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Elma Dasian, junior Bachelor of Secondary Education; and Ma. Theresa Tagalog, freshman BS in Computer Science; with Mr. Lyndon Maningo, instructor of the Institute of Human Kinetics, as coach, in lieu of Mr. Vincent Nel D. Antipaso, took the silver medal during the National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Olympic Games.  Diezanne Jireh D. Antipaso, senior BS in Civil Engineering and a member of the team, signified not to join the national competition to give priority to her studies.

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Ms. Elsa M. Umpad, staff of PhilRootcrops, discussing the different root crop varieties and the by-products.

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.

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VSU is one of the top performing SUCs in 2014

The Visayas State University has been named as one of the top performing state universities and colleges in the country for the year 2014 by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc.  The three universities which hurdled the evaluation for  Level IV Reaccredited status based on number of programs and ranking are as follows:  West Visayas State University – 4 programs, rank 1; Central Luzon State University – 3 programs, rank 2; and Visayas State University – 1 program (Agriculture), rank 3.

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The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (OVPAF) under the leadership of Dr. Roberto C. Guarte conducted the 2015 Budget Review on January 21, 2015 at the OVPAF Conference Room. The one-day activity aimed to review financial allocations and how to utilize them. 

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A dialogue between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Ormoc City, through Ms. Ma. Lilma V. Cu, Chief, Assessment Section of BIR-Ormoc, and the part-time instructors, job order personnel, and contract of services personnel of internally and externally funded projects of the Visayas State University was conducted on February 6, 2015 at the Center for Continuing Education.  

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The Visayas State University (VSU), through the Information Office, responded positively to the request of 1Lt. Jonathan R. Mayono (INF) PA, Commanding Officer of the Alpha Company, 78th Infantry (Warrior) Battalion, 8th Infantry (Storm Trooper) Division of the Philippine Army based in Sitio Wangag, Barangay Damulaan, Albuera, Leyte, for a seminar on Gender and Development.   The Information Office staff contacted the Gender and Development (GAD) Coordinator of the University and accommodated the request of the said seminar.

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