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Pastor Jeffrey Eliscupidez Motivates CLSU Graduands

Jul. 17, 2024

“Your purpose is a vital piece of a greater purpose… Mahalaga ka! Don't ever think na wala kang purpose. You are never defined by your accomplishments and it is not attached by what you will accomplish in life. Your worth and value are determined by the One who created you.” – Pastor Jeff Eliscupidez Pastor Jeff Eliscupidez from Rebuild City Church delivered an inspirational message to the 2,565 graduands during the Ecumenical Baccalaureate Service today, July 17 at Dr. Pedro A. Abella Graduation Site. In his speech, Pastor Jeff motivated the graduating class with the importance of knowing one’s purpose in life. He further emphasized that purpose gives a sense of direction to life which will ultimately lead to a success apart from just wealth and material possessions. The event was also graced by various religious domains including Rev. Noel B. Alfonso of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Nomeriano E. Antonio of City Builders of Jesus International, Rev. Guadalupe C. Miranda, Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon (Phils.) Inc., Dr. Romeo S. Gundran, Missionary Pastor, Lakas-Angkan Ministries and Rev Fr. Renz Jane Valente, MSGC, CLSU Christ the Worker Chaplain.

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President Abella Speaks at 11th PAA Nat’l Congress and 2024 PH Agriculturists’ Summit

Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, University President addressed the country’s agriculturists as plenary speaker during the 11th Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA) National Congress and 2024 Philippine Agriculturists’ Summit today, July 3, held at Royce Hotel, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga. Under the session on partnerships with industry for sustainable future-proof transformation of the Philippine higher education agriculture curriculum, Dr. Abella presented the best practices of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in terms of creating impactful collaborations with the industry. He emphasized that collaboration between academic institutions is vital in preparing the students for the challenges of the modern workforce, hence the initiative of CLSU to have industry partners that will amplify the capacity of the university in providing facilities for experiential learning of the students. “The collaboration between academia and industry is a powerful catalyst for innovation, economic growth, and educational excellence. At CLSU, we are committed to building and strengthening these partnerships to create a brighter future for our students, our community, and our country,” President Abella concluded. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Ms. Ruby Samonte, Research Operations Manager at East-West Seed Group, and Dr. Weerapon Thongma, President of Maejo University in Thailand, presented on various topics. These included current and proposed revisions in the Philippine higher education institution curriculum, perspectives from the agriculture industry, and the agri-industry model in higher education in Thailand. Following the plenary session, an open forum was moderated by Dr. Jose DV. Camacho, Jr., Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. During the forum, the speakers addressed questions from their peers and the participants. The congress attracted over 1,500 agriculturists from various regions of the country, as well as international guests.

Jul. 03, 2024

CLSU Inks MOU with UPLB to Develop Academic and Educational Cooperation

To develop an academic and educational cooperation, CLSU President, Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) headed by its Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., today, July 2, 2024 at the Office of the Chancellor, UPLB, Laguna. Collaborative activities such as exchange of faculty, researchers and students, conduct of R&D projects, symposia and capacity-building programs and other academic cooperation as mutually agreed will be covered under the MOU. In his message, Dr. Abella underscored the importance of this partnership to further amplify the efforts of CLSU in creating impact to the local and international community. He also added that as the representative of the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region 3, this partnership will surely open more opportunities to sustain and improve the stature of Central Luzon for having some of the leading higher education institutions in the country. “The initiative of UPLB to open its gates to us is very much appreciated, because this act of being a “big brother” to other SUCs is also one of our best practices where we assist other institutions to make sure that all of us will grow, improve and so that no SUC will be left behind,” Dr. Abella added. On the other hand, Dr. Camacho recognized the commitment of CLSU to this partnership to co-create knowledge and come up with activities which are mutually beneficial to our institutions and our fellow SUCs. “This ceremony marks the signing of the 99th partnership of UPLB with SUCs in support to our various initiatives like the Higher Education Leadership Mentoring Seminar (HELMS) fellowship to host faculty and staff from other higher education institutions, among other projects and initiatives UPLB has prepared, to respond to the call of the Commissioner of Higher Education to expand the reach of our services and expertise to other SUCs in the country,” said Dr. Camacho. Present as witnesses during the ceremony are Dr. Franz Marielle N. Garcia, Faculty Researcher and International Coordinator for Research of CLSU, along with Dr. Jenielyn T. Padrones, Director, Office for Institutional Development in Higher Education and Dr. Nathaniel C. Bantayan, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension of UPLB. The following SUC Presidents were also in attendance to sign their respective MOU with UPLB: Dr. Amabel S Liao, Western Philippines University; Dr. Victor C. Cañezo, Jr., Biliran Province State University; and Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, Catanduanes State University. Representatives from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Korea International Cooperation Agency as collaborators of the for the three-year collaboration also graced the event.

Jul. 02, 2024

CLSU Successfully Holds Earthquake Drill

The University Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (UDRRMC) spearheaded the participation of CLSU in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) today, June 28, 2024, to adequately prepare the faculty, staff and students in handling emergency situations and disaster preparedness. Dr. Ariel G. Mactal, VP for Administration and UDRRMC Chair, supervised the drill as the Incidence Commander, along with Dr. Gella Patria L. Abella, Head, Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM), who received the reports from various units of the university at the College of Agriculture as the identified Command Center. Meanwhile, University President, Dr. Evaristo A. Abella actively participated in the drill at the administration building before proceeding to the College of Agriculture to assess the situation and the response of the assigned personnel.

Jun. 28, 2024

University of Ghent Prof Participates in Global Lecture Series of IAO

The International Affairs Office (IAO) together with the College of Home Science and Industry (CHSI) spearheaded a global lecture featuring Dr. Gerard Bryan Gonzales, Ghent University Professor and a distinguished research expert who presented a comprehensive discussion on the significance of Metabolomics and the Triple Burden of Malnutrition at the Academic Affairs Amphitheater on June 27, 2024. Dr. Celyrah B. Castillo, CHSI Dean, welcomed the attendees and expressed her gratitude to the speaker for gracing the event and to boost the knowledge and awareness of the students in global trends and issues. In addition, Atty. Jay B. Villafria Jr., Program Secretary of the Academic Affairs Program represented Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, Vice President of Academic Affairs, conveyed an inspiring message. During his presentation, Dr. Gonzales emphasized the potential of metabolomics in tackling malnutrition problems, such obesity, undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiency. He also detailed how the study of metabolomics could lead to the development of food products that will simultaneously alleviate these malnutrition issues. A total of 61 participants from CHSI, College of Science, College of Veterinary Science and Medicine attended the event including Dr. Gella Patria L. Abella, Head of the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM), who assisted Dr. Castillo in awarding the certificate of appreciation to the guest lecturer.

Jun. 27, 2024

Dr. Abella Embraces Leadership as the 11th CLSU President; Delivers First State of University Address

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) community celebrated the leadership of Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, during his investiture rites as the 11th University President held at the University Auditorium on June 18, 2024. Dr. Ronald L. Adamat, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner and Chair, CLSU Board of Regents, graced this momentous occasion and led the robing ceremony, presentation of presidential symbols and the oath taking ceremony in front of hundreds of guests, faculty, staff, students, friends and family members of Dr. Abella, as well as the live viewers of the event. “With CLSU being one of the best Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the country, I urge all the CLSU stakeholders to give your 200% support to the leadership of Dr. Abella as he continues to take CLSU to the next level,” Dr. Adamat exclaimed. In his inaugural address, President Abella expressed his gratitude to all those who supported his journey to the presidency and recognized the dedication of the faculty and staff from the different programs. “Nakikita at pinapahalagahan namin kayong lahat. We see all of you. We value your contribution. We value your dedication.” President Abella stressed as he voice out his gratitude to the employees of the University including other stakeholders like the vendors, utility workers, security guards and transport service operators who play an indispensable role in achieving the goals of CLSU and making it a second home to the students. Dr. Abella then likened CLSU to a diamond which endures an immense challenge and pressure before becoming a jewel with great value and elegance. “The strength of a diamond is unbreakable just like our commitment to provide excellent service. We, as your leaders, will make sure to handle with great care our reputation, and to carve more path for others to follow,” said Dr. Abella. Furthermore, on his first State of the University Address (SUA), Dr. Abella highlighted CLSU's accomplishments during the first six months of his leadership including the strong foundation laid by the past administration, the fruits of all the initiatives and hard work of the people, and the promising future of CLSU. The SUA showcased CLSU’s initiative for curriculum advancement, pursuit for internationalization, facility improvement, and the production and utilization of technologies for different commodities which have contributed to the six-decade legacy of CLSU. Featuring the achievements of the university, he recognized various faculty who are recipients of distinguished awards and commended the outstanding students for their exemplary performances in poster presentations, journalism, photography, and quiz bee competitions. Meanwhile, in enhancing global visibility, Dr. Abella mentioned the rankings attained by the university in various local and international rankings, specifically in World University with Real Impact, Times Higher Education, Webometrics, and the EduRank. “Our consistent strong performance in various rankings showcases CLSU’s growing international reputation, reflecting our dedication in maintaining high standards and our ability to compete with leading institutions worldwide,“ Dr. Abella added. Highlighting the sustainable practices of CLSU, he enumerated the initiatives on a regular clean-up drive, wellness programs and innovation on food production through the Futures Thinking Program, using of carabao hide in making high-quality leather bags, shoes and other products. Also, he emphasized the newest collaboration with the Department of Energy in the project on decarbonizing the commercial aviation industry using Sustainable Aviation Fuel. For future endeavors, President Abella outlined the plans on infrastructure development and the priority establishments during his term. He also highlighted the university's commitment to upholding quality education through various assessments such as ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA), Institutional Accreditation, and the Philippine Quality Awards. Concluding his SUA, Dr. Abella emotionally declared his passion, commitment and love for the whole CLSU Community as he accepted the great responsibility of leading the institution and upholding its legacy. “As we look to the future, we do so with confidence, knowing that together, we will continue to make a profound impact on our students, our community, and the world. Tulad ng sinabi ko noong public forum, mahal ko kayo at hanggang sa huling araw ng aking termino, mahal na mahal ko pa rin kayo, maraming salamat po!” - Dr. Evaristo A. Abella The investiture rites were attended by the Members of the Board of Regents, SUC Presidents from various regions, heads of government agencies, industry partners, local government officials, former CLSU Presidents and employees, alumni, students, and other guests and visitors. The event was also witnessed by almost 500 online viewers from different regions and countries and generated 13,000 online engagements as of writing.

Jun. 21, 2024

CLSU Forges Partnership with DA-BPI; Showcases Test Kits for Rice and Onion Diseases

Propelling towards more intensified sustainable agricultural and development projects, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), through its Crop Research and Production Support Division (CRPSD), on June 19, 2024. Dr. Edgar A. Orden, Vice President for Research and Extension led the MOA signing together with Assoc. Prof. Lani Lou Mar A. Lopez, Acting Director of Ramon Magsaysay Center for Agricultural Resources and Environment Studies (RM-CARES), and Dr. Maria Luisa T. Mason, Head of the Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture (DSS-CAG) along with Dr. Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban, Director of DA-BPI. In support to National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program (NUPAP), this collaborative endeavor aims to promote indigenous vegetable varieties for diversified crop production through the establishment of a seed production area in CLSU. Meanwhile, as an offshoot of her research projects, Dr. Rubigilda P. Paraguison- Alili, Head of the Crop Management Division at the Crops and Resources Research and Development Center (CRRDC), under the University Research Program, showcased two developed test kits to the DA-BPI team. The BLASTbiosensor Rapid On-Site Test Kit for Rice Blast Disease which is designed to screen palay and storage areas, while the AnthracKnows Rapid On-Site Test Kit for Anthracnose-Twister detection in onions, soil, water, and storage facilities. To showcase CLSU mature technologies for promotion and adoption, the DA-BPI team was toured in the KAMALIG (Keeping A Modern Agricultural Landscape through Integrating CLSU-Generated Technologies) Agritourism Site. The team also visited the Small Ruminant Center (SRC), Precision and Digital Agriculture Center (PreDiCt), and Plant Pest Disease Diagnostic and Research Center.

Jun. 21, 2024

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Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence: The CLSU Coffee Table Book

Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has lived and breathed academic distinction, ingenuity, and community engagement for the past six decades. In honor of this momentous occasion, everyone is enjoined to identify and share the defining moments of the university to form part of a coffee table book. Consistent with our overarching goal of promoting sustainable development, environmental protection, and poverty alleviation through the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and technologies for lifelong learning, this coffee table book will serve as a source of inspiration for forthcoming generations while paying homage to our lasting heritage. Whether you're an administrator, student, alumni, faculty, staff, retired employee, industry partner, collaborator, or visitor of CLSU, your perspective matters. Click the link (https://tinyurl.com/BESTofCLSU) or scan the QR Code and share the best or most defining moments of CLSU. The form will be accessible from June 25 to July 21, 2024. #BESTofCLSU

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CLSUIAA Annual Meeting & Mexico Cruise

Heads Up CLSU International Alumni! The Central Luzon State University International Alumni Association (CLSUIAA) extends its invitation to its members to attend the Annual Meeting and Mexico Cruise from September 7 to 14, 2024 aboard the Carnival Firenze cruise ship which will start from Long Beach, California. The event will include several meetings such as the Annual Meeting, General Assembly, Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting. Additionally, the event will feature a grand gala night to hear updates from CLSU dignitaries, honor and celebrate the outstanding alumni and provide an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and friends. For more information, please visit the CLSUIAA website at www.clsuiaa.org or join their official Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLSUIAAI or email the eventscommittee@clsuiaa.org.

Mar. 21, 2024

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