The University of St. La Salle (USLS) renewed its partnership for the fourth time with its existing barangay and school partners for a three-year continued engagement in the areas of research, community development and student teaching and internship during the institutional memorandum of agreement signing (MOA) at the St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, recently.
USLS President and Chancellor Br. Joaquin Severino S. Martinez along with university administrators led the signing of the MOA between USLS and its partners.
A total of seven existing partner public schools represented by school principals and the DepEd- Division of Bacolod, seven existing barangay partners represented by their barangay captains, and two cooperating schools for the College of Education student teaching and Internship Program were present during the said event, a press release from USLS said.
Leading the public school partners in the signing of the MOA were Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd- Bacolod Reynaldo G. Gico, along with principals from Banago Elementary School I, Banago Elementary School II, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Elementary School, JR Torres Elementary School, Bacolod City National High School, Luis Hervias National High School, and Brgy. Singcang-Airport National High School
The seven barangays in Bacolod City that signified their continued engagement with the USLS in the areas of research and community extension programs are Banago, Mandalagan, Punta Taytay, Singcang Airport, Taculing, Villamonte and Granada.
In his message to the university’s institutional partners USLS Vice Chancellor for Mission and Development, Br. Normandy Dujunco, emphasized the significance of the partnership with the local government units and partner schools in fulfilling the Lasallian mission.
“The University of St. La Salle makes good on our promise to be of service not only to our students but to the larger community where we belong,” Dujunco said.
The MOA signing also highlighted the signing of agreements with new barangay and school partners – Brgy. Pahanocoy, Jovito H. Sayson National High School, Handumanan Elementary School 1 and the Bacolod SPED Center.
The Institutional MOA signing was facilitated by the USLS Balayan Social Development Office.*