College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students, student organizations- the MassCom Society, the Catalyst, the Criminalistic Students Guild, Provincial, FLP officers and faculty and staff joined the LGU-Sibalom’s 16th Municipal Tree Planting and Plant a Tree Project at Lacaron Integrated School, Lacaron, Sibalom, Antique.
They were among the 800 participants in the activity. Each was given a number corresponding to the area where the seedlings were to be planted. The students of Lacaron Integrated School assisted them in planting the seedlings around the school site.
“We are so happy that in such a way we have done our duty to help our mother nature in its fight against El Niño”, said Oteda, Governor of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The objective of the program is to combat and mitigate climate change, to encourage public-private partnership from among all concerned agencies, institution and local stakeholders in the implementation of the project and to plant and grow one million trees by 2018 within the declared municipal tree park, green belt and other public areas.
The event was spearheaded by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) and Association of Municipal Employees of Sibalom Antique (AMESA).
The 29TH Annual National Conference of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP) honored Top Performing SUC’s.
The event held last February 17-19, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila brought honor to the University of Antique.
Representing the university, Dr. Victor E. Navarra and Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr, together with QuAA director, Dr. Lilian J. Farparan and campus directors, Mr. Marvin C. Casalan and Dr. May T. Delgado felt utmost pride as UA was included in the list of Top Performing SUC’s with the Most Number of Accredited Programs (Level I-IV). The announcement came as a surprise because the awardees were only revealed on the second day, Feb. 18. An issue of The Philippine Daily Inquirer released on the same day published a page of the AACUP Annual Conference and its awardees.
“We were really surprised and also inspired by the announcement because it makes us reflect on this year’s theme for our Foundation Day and Commencement Exercises, UA: Strongly Anchored on Quality Assurance” said Dr. Farparan.
“It is an affirmation that we are on the right track towards quality assurance and it also conveys a message that we are offering quality education”, Dr. Crespo, VP for Academic Affairs also commented.