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CHMSU among world’s universities recognized for innovation

CHMSU among world’s universities recognized for innovation

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The World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) recently recognized Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) as one of the top 100 academic institutions in three categories. CHMSU placed 26th in Crisis Management, 70th in Social Responsibility, and 93rd in Industrial Application, according to a WURI announcement on June 7, a press release from the university said. The WURI assesses higher education institutions' real contributions to industry and society, highlighting innovative education, research, and engagement to society. Using 13 categories, it encompasses innovation targets and methods, offering a comprehensive measure of institutions’ creative contributions to societal advancement, according to the WURI. Crisis Management The university landed in 26th ...
USLS ComSci, IT programs earn 5-year PAASCU accreditation

USLS ComSci, IT programs earn 5-year PAASCU accreditation

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The Computer Science and Information Technology programs at the University of St. La Salle received a five-year reaccreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). In a notice to USLS President and Chancellor Br. Joaquin Severino S. Martinez, the PAASCU Board of Trustees confirmed the reaccreditation of both programs under the College of Engineering and Technology, valid until May 2028, a press release from the university said Friday, June 9. The reaccreditation follows a thorough evaluation conducted by a team of PAASCU representatives and accreditors during the Resurvey Visit held on April 24-25, 2023. This visit aimed to assess the quality and standards of both programs. Dr. Annabelle C. Balor, USLS Vice Chancellor f...
Capacitating disaster responders

Capacitating disaster responders

Community, Press Release
VMC Foundation Executive Director Anne Tiongco, VMC President Linley Retirado, 303rd IB head BGen. Orlando Edralin, VMC Asset Protection and Safety Dept. Head Jose Ramon Eduardo Unson, Maj. Jerome Manahan, and Purisima Brgy. Captain Cresenciano Sombero Jr. at the opening rites of the 3-day BERT Training in Camp Aniceto Lacson, Victorias City.* Thirty officials and community workers of Barangay Purisima, Manapla, are now fully trained to respond to emergency situations in their village after completing the 3-day Barangay Emergency Response Team (BERT) Training at the 605th Manuever Company Headquarters, in Camp Aniceto Lacson, Victorias City. The training, conceptualized by Victorias Milling Company Foundation in cooperation with the Manapla Disaster Response and Rescue Management Te...
Lopez-led First Balfour eyes green transport project for Iloilo City

Lopez-led First Balfour eyes green transport project for Iloilo City

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First Balfour Inc., the Lopez Group’s engineering and construction arm, is exploring a plan to develop a green, electric-powered transport system in Iloilo City to support the city’s transformation into one of the country’s most livable and highly urbanized cities. The transport plan was discussed during a recent meeting between officials of the Iloilo City local government unit (LGU), led by Mayor Jerry Treñas, and representatives of First Balfour, a press release from the firm said. If implemented, the First Balfour project will help the city attain a number of objectives such as reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion, promoting local tourism, creating new jobs, and improving the local government’s delivery of service, it said. As envisioned by First Balfour, the ...
CHMSU bags award for IP initiatives

CHMSU bags award for IP initiatives

Community, Press Release
Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) received the Gold Award for fulfilling the deliverables of the 2022 Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) 2.0 Clustering Program organized by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. The award was given in recognition of the institution’s efforts to provide clients the required number of Intellectual Property (IP) capacity-building activities, provide patent research services, and draft and file at least six invention patents in 2022, a press release from CHMSU said. CHMSU Director for Intellectual Property Management Armando R. Reosura received the award on behalf of the university during the 2023 ITSO Presidents' Summit held at the Sequoia Hotel Manila Bay on March 28, 2023. Reosura also presented the uni...
Teleperformance supports youth education for talent-building

Teleperformance supports youth education for talent-building

Press Release, Top Stories
Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, recently announced the annual results of its sustainability initiative to support children’s education. Through various partnerships Teleperformance, which has a branch in Bacolod, has supported around 10,000 young people to become future business services professionals. The company has partnered with universities, student organizations, government and industry institutions to help develop and hone the talents of young people, a press release from Teleperformance said. In Negros Occidental, Teleperformance has partnered with the Negros Occidental Language Information Technology Center, where graduates of NOLITC and its associated institutions are given pri...
2GO adds excitement to MassKara: Balik Yuhum in fun festive activities

2GO adds excitement to MassKara: Balik Yuhum in fun festive activities

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2GO Travel gave a Balik Yuhum welcome aboard MV 2GO Masagana, which left Manila with more than 600 passengers on Tuesday, October 18, ahead of the 2022 MassKara Festival highlights. Onboard crew kicked off the MassKara sailcation experience with a performance during the onboard saya program, which also included games. A surprise, then, awaited passengers as MassKara dancers performed a welcome salubong at the BREDCO Port on Wednesday morning, October 19. Balik Yuhum (Smile Again) serves as the 2022 MassKara Festival theme, returning on-ground after a two-year hiatus. 2GO will also be present in the different activities: the Dancing Traffic Enforcers Challenge, a booth at the Tourism Strip MassKara, float participation at the MassKara Electric Parade, and a meet and greet with...
Teleperformance Philippines receives ISO certification

Teleperformance Philippines receives ISO certification

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In line with their commitment to creating a safe workplace for all, Teleperformance (TP) Philippines, the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, has been awarded the ISO 45001: 2018 certification. ISO 45001 or the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety (OHS). It promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows organizations to identify and reduce their OHS risks, reduce potential for workplace accidents and illnesses and improve legislative compliance. TP Philippines worked together with Standard Global Services (SGS), testing, inspection and certification company, who helped audit the company. To achieve the ...
Fund to protect land rights defenders, communities launched

Fund to protect land rights defenders, communities launched

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A fund to protect agrarian communities and land and human rights defenders (LHRDs) working on agrarian reform in Negros Occidental was launched through a virtual event on Tuesday, September 21, by non-government organization Kaisahan Tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan (KAISAHAN). Two types of grants are made available under the project of KAISAHAN Dagyaw Negros Para sa Duta (Negros Solidarity for Land Rights). These are the Protection fund and the Community subgrant for land rights defenders working on agrarian reform facing threats of human rights violations. PROTECTION FUND FOR LHRDs The protection fund may be used by LHRDs for legal fees, bond or guarantees, medical expenses from injuries because of land rights activities, obtain psychosocial support, ...
Learn cybersecurity at San Agustin-Bacolod

Learn cybersecurity at San Agustin-Bacolod

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With the rampant malware apps posing as real apps and malicious links that don’t even work, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod continues to strengthen its Information Technology program to educate its students on identifying cybersecurity threats and attacks. Headed by Engr. Allan Patrick Benjamin Paculan, the IT Program of CSA-B is already a PAASCU Level 2 accredited. The program covers different fields of practices such as Cybersecurity, Programming, System Analysis and Design, and Database Management. The IT program of CSA-B is also conducting Cybersecurity webinars as part of their educational awareness campaign to other schools, particularly on how to recognize computer fraud and phishing scams. Enrollment for the IT program is ongoing. Early bird enrollees will also get a chan...
Pre-med programs offered at San Agustin-Bacolod

Pre-med programs offered at San Agustin-Bacolod

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To strengthen collaboration in terms of curriculum, training, and activities for students and faculty, the three medical programs of Colegio San Agustin–Bacolod were merged into one. College of Health and Allied Professions is a merger of the former College of Nursing, Medical Technology program and the Pharmacy program of CSA-B. Headed by Dean Jo Ann Flores, Phd., the College of Health and Allied Professions continues to excel in the licensure examinations, garnering the titles as the top-performing nursing school in Negros Occidental in the 2019 Nursing Licensure Examination and the only school in Western Visayas that offers a virtual laboratory with high fidelity simulators. CSA-B also excels in the Pharmacy program, being the top-performing Pharmacy School in August 2019 ...
Coca-Cola  completes 14,000 solar panel project

Coca-Cola completes 14,000 solar panel project

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Close to 3,000 solar panels installed at Coca-Cola's Bacolod manufacturing site has enabled sizeable monthly cost savings, with solar utilization at around 15 percent of the total average monthly consumption of the plant.* Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country, has achieved another sustainability milestone in Q1 of 2021 upon completing the installation of almost 14,000 solar panels in its Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, and Bacolod plants. A multi-phased solar panel project is underway that covers four more sites— namely, Canlubang, Sta. Rosa, Zamboanga, and Cebu—with 2022 as a target deadline. With this, CCBPI is pursuing a 24,000 solar panel project, with the total capacity to produce a maximum of 9.4MW, a press release from ...
Negros Oriental residents getting free swab tests, thanks to EDC

Negros Oriental residents getting free swab tests, thanks to EDC

Press Release
Residents of Negros Oriental will no longer have to worry about paying for expensive fees to avail of the gold standard reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19. This benefit comes from the provincial government’s decision to allocate the P18 million worth of total remittances that it received from the Department of Energy (DOE), from Lopez-led renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and from its power subsidiary Green Core Geothermal Inc. (GCGI), as part of its Energy Regulations (ER) No. 1-94 funds. The fund is part of the province’s Energy Regulations (ER) No. 1-94 benefit as host to EDC’s 222.5 megawatts (MW) Southern Negros geothermal facility, including its Green Core Geothermal, Inc. (GCGI) subsidiary in Valencia, Neg...
Teleperformance renews commitment to the planet by pledging monthly switch-offs

Teleperformance renews commitment to the planet by pledging monthly switch-offs

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Teleperformance Philippines renews its commitment to the planet as it pledges to do monthly switch-offs of non-essential lights in all 22 of its business sites nationwide this 2021. The pledge was announced at its recent “Let’s Change the World” Citizen of the World (COTW) Meet-up, which shared updates on current advocacy projects of Teleperformance. The townhall, also held in celebration of Earth Hour, included special guest World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines Ambassador Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. “As we work to help bring awareness around environmental sustainability and, in addition to this commemoration this month, we at Teleperformance also commit to have an Earth Hour every single month. So for one hour every single month, we will switch off our lights for the rest...
VMC 102 years later: Adapting to change, moving  forward

VMC 102 years later: Adapting to change, moving forward

Business, Press Release
There has never been a more challenging period in Victorias Milling Co. than during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, adapting to great changes in doing business has been their mantra, as they faced head-on the pandemic with measures that kept their employees and partners moving forward and ready to celebrate their 102nd anniversary. “It is important to note how VMC was able to surmount all the challenges it has faced since 1919 when it was established. Given this track record, I am confident that our company will continue to thrive as it engages in a global campaign to address the problems that the entire world is facing right now,” VMC Chairman Wilson Young said. Thus, despite the difficulties brought about by the pandemic, VMC still posted a positive growth and this, Young sai...
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