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The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) celebrated its 25th Annual National Conference and Silver Anniversary at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel on February 20-22, 2012. VSU officials present were Dr. Oscar B. Posas - VP for Instruction; Dr. Lualhati M. Noriel – Head, University Accreditation Center; and Dr. Justiniano L. Seroy – Head, Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences. Drs. Posas, Noriel and Seroy are also AACCUP accreditors.

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Seventy-six lay rescuers and health care providers attended the Basic Life Support (BLS) Training at the Convention Center of the Visayas State University (VSU) on March 14-16, 2012. This was spearheaded by the Office of the Director for Administration and Human Resource Development (ODA-HRD) and the VSU Hospital. The participants came from the hospital, Security Force Office, College of Nursing, dormitory advisers, laboratory personnel and service providers of VSU, and the City Health Office of Baybay. The seven-man training team, on the other hand, were BLS trainers headed by Dr. Fidelita Dico, Coordinator of the Regional Health Management Service of the Department of Health Regional Office (DOH 8).

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Honorable Jose Carlos L. Cari, Congressman of the Fifth District of Leyte, distributed on March 9, 2012 the scholarship certificates to some 265 students of VSU who availed of the "Cong. Jose Carlos L. Cari Scholarship." The event was held at the VSU's Center for Continuing Education.

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) conducted an orientation/hands-on workshop on the Government Management Information System (GMIS) Web-Based Application System for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) on March 19-20, 2012 at Bayview Park Hotel Manila.

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Engr. Peter Billard, a Mechanical Engineer working at the Fichtner Consulting Engineers in Stuttgart, Germany, conducted on March 26, 2012 a seminar on "Renewable Energy Sources for Rural Development at the PhilRootcrops Training Hall.

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Honorable Jose Carlos L. Cari, Congressman of the Fifth District of Leyte, gave inspiration to the new graduates being the guest speaker of the 37th Commencement Exercises of the ViSCA Foundation Elementary School (VFES) on March 29, 2012 at the VSU Convention Center.

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The young and energetic Governor of the Province of Leyte, Honorable Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, will be the guest of honor and speaker during the 59th VSU Commencement Exercises in the morning of April 11, 2012 at the VSU Gymnatorium.

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Venus P. Gloria, Bachelor of Science in Statistics, topped in the list of graduates with latin honors during the 59th VSU Commencement Exercises held in the morning of April 11, 2012 at the VSU Gymnatorium. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate, Venus received the VSU Presidential Award of Academic Excellence with a cash award of P15,000 for graduating with the highest academic performance. She also received medals as recipient of the Senator Juan Ponce Enrile Award of Excellence, Loren B. Legarda Academic Excellence Award, Senator Loren B. Legarda Leadership Award, and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III Academic Excellence Award.

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The Governor of the Province of Leyte, Hon. Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, in his message as guest speaker during the 59th VSU Collegiate Commencement Exercises on April 11, 2012 at the VSU Gymnatorium, expressed his confidence in VSU's capability in producing good leaders among its graduates. The vibrant Governor said that "We need leaders and that's what makes you different from the rest of the graduates in this region because the school has taught you to become future leaders." He emphasized that VSU is a breeding ground for good leaders.

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Dr. Rotacio Gravoso, Professor of the Department of Development Communication (DDC), has been in Australia from February 14 t0 March 21, 2012 as a recipient of the John Dillon Memorial Fellowship on Research Management. Sponsored by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the fellowship afforded Dr. Gravoso and other ten fellows from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Papua New Guinea the opportunity to participate in workshops on communicating science at Melbourne; leadership development at Melbourne Business School, the top education provider in Australia; and research management at the ACIAR Headquarters in Canberra.

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Some 100 members of the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines (GEP) convened on March 30-31, 2012 at the VSU's Center for Continuing Education during its 37th GEP Regional Convention.

The convention centered on the theme "Role of Geodetic Engineers in Disaster Risk Reduction Management." The occasion gave an opportunity for the GEs to have an exchange of ideas on current issues and concerns affecting engineers.

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