The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through the Freshwater Aquaculture Center (FAC) and the College of Fisheries (CF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to address climate change impacts on small-scale aquaculture and foster sustainable aquatic food systems on February 27, 2024. The collaboration will implement an action research project titled "Building an Evidence Base for Inclusive Nature-based Climate Solutions in Small-scale Aquaculture for Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems in the Philippines and Cambodia” funded by the International Development Research Council (IDRC) of Canada. University President, Dr. Evaristo A. Abella and Mr. Arvin Jay Carandang, Project Manager of AQUADAPT PhilCam led the MOA signing with Dr. Karl Marx A. Quiazon, Director of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center, Dr. Emmanuel Vera Cruz, Dean of the College of Fisheries, Dr. Jonathan V. Fabula, Director of the University Research Program Office (URPO), and Prof. Janet O. Saturno, Director of University Gender and Development Office as witnesses. Also present were some faculty researchers and staff of FAC and CF. IIRR is a non-profit organization and one of the world’s leading rural-focused NGOs focusing specifically on rural communities.
Mar. 01, 2024
The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) or the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines conducted a scholarship information session for the faculty and students of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) held at the R&E Amphitheater on February 29, 2024. Ms. Mila Tan, Senior Program Officer of PAEF provided a comprehensive overview of the various scholarship opportunities offered by the Fulbright Program. She also addressed queries from interested students and faculty members on the application process and encouraged them to participate in the Fulbright Program to pursue graduate study. "We want you to be part of the change for the better so when you come home from your academic pursuit as a Fulbright scholar, we expect you to be able to make an impact here in CLSU" said Ms. Mila Tan. Furthermore, the CLSU Fulbright Alumni shared their ventures, experiences in pursuing their studies abroad, and how Fulbright helped them become successful in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits. Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, the Vice President for Academic Affairs graced the event along with faculty and students from various colleges. The event was organized by the International Affairs Office (IAO) together with the Fulbright-Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alumni Association Philippines.Read More
Feb. 29, 2024
Central Luzon State University (CLSU) ranked 17th among the 363 universities based on the latest edition of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities further solidifying its position as a leading institution in the country and the leading Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Central Luzon. Moreover, CLSU positioned itself as 1,768th HEI in Asia and 5,126th in the world. The Webometrics Ranking is published twice a year, covering more than 32,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide based on the institution’s number of top-cited researchers (openness), top-cited papers (excellence), and substantial web visibility (web content impact).
Feb. 27, 2024
“Akala ko noon wala nang pag-asa, pero nakita ko na madami pa palang pwedeng mangyari at pwedeng magawa. Maniwala at magtiwala ka lang dahil habang may pangarap tayo, may pag-asa.” Hope, determination, and faith in life are the things Ms. Lourdes G. Cruz held onto to fulfill her dream of having a college degree at the age of 50. She received her diploma as one of the 594 graduates during the 33rd Midyear Commencement Exercises last February 16, 2024 through the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) offered by Central Luzon State University. Accompanied by her 90-year-old father, Mr. Aquilio Cruz patiently waited for her daughter as her name was called to receive her diploma in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. “Sinama ko yung tatay ko kasi gusto kong iparanas sa kanya yung pakiramdam na meron syang anak na nakatapos ng kolehiyo,” Cruz added being the first child to finish a college degree as a tribute to her parents, especially her proud father. Lourdes faced many challenges as a single working mother but she didn't let those hindrances stop her to dream while supporting his son to also finish his education, who eventually became an engineer and now a faculty of the College of Engineering. “Napagtapos ko na yung anak ko kahit single mom ako, kaya sabi ko sa sarili ko after niya makatapos ng pag-aaral, ako naman,” Lourdes declares as she believed that education is the key to success and refuses to give up on her dream of obtaining a college degree. With the support of her son and her determination, Ms. Cruz proved that age is just a number and achieving one's dreams has no definite timeline. CLSU - ETEEAP offers an alternative education delivery mode and promotes access to continuing quality higher education of Filipinos through an effective system of academic equivalency and accreditation of prior learning from relevant work experiences. For more information, visit the ETEEAP office or contact them thru email@example.com.
Feb. 21, 2024
The Center for Central Luzon Studies (CCLS) in collaboration with the Ayala Museum Inc. presented the exhibition of “Pioneers of Philippine Art” collection featuring the remarkable works of renowned artists from the 19th and 20th centuries such as Fernando Amorsolo, Fernando Zobel de Ayala, and Juan Luna at the CLSU Agricultural Museum last February 19, 2024. Mr. Kenneth C. Esguerra, the Senior Curator and Head of Conservation at Ayala Museum, graced the event and shared the story of the featured artists and their unparalleled dedication to the world of art making them the pillars of art in the country. The event was attended by Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Jay C. Santos, Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences; Atty. Jose Maria San Pedro, Nueva Ecija Provincial Tourism Officer; Schools Division Superintendents from Science City of Muñoz and San Jose City; CLSU faculty and staff; and students who have interest and appreciation to arts and culture. This activity is part of CLSU's initiatives in celebration of the National Arts Month. The exhibit will be open for viewing during weekdays starting on February 19 until the end of March 2024 at the CLSU Agricultural Museum from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free for everyone.
Feb. 21, 2024
“Learning does not stop the moment you receive your diploma because learning is a continuous process. You should continue to hone and enhance your crafts through first-hand experiences and new ventures.” said Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., Department of Agriculture. Central Luzon State University successfully held its 33rd Midyear Commencement Exercises for the 594 graduates who received their academic degrees at the Dr. Pedro A. Abella Graduation Site last February 16, 2024 with Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary, Hon. Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., as the guest of honor and commencement speaker, represented by Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr., DA Region III Director. In message, Secretary Laurel conveyed his congratulations to the graduates and advised them to be lifelong learners as they would continue to gain knowledge and expertise throughout their professional careers. He also encouraged the newly grads to pursue careers in the agriculture sector and help achieve the aspiration of the country in advancing agriculture in terms of mechanization and production. “We are encouraging you to join hands with the Department of Agriculture in implementing our projects that will make the country reclaim its status as a top agriculture country in Asia,” Secretary Laurel concluded. Meanwhile, former DA Region III Director Hon. Crispulo G. Bautista, Jr. was awarded with a plaque of appreciation along with other former members of the CLSU Board of Regents - former CLSU President and Vice Chair, Hon. Edgar A. Orden, faculty regent Hon. Randolf Warren Gregorio T. Mayo III and Alumni Regent Hon. Romeo T. Padilla. ceremony then proceeded with the awarding of diplomas to 594 graduates wherein 111 marched on with academic honors and special awards.
Feb. 20, 2024
President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. awarded the prestigious CSC Pagasa Award for Outstanding Government Worker to Dr. Ericson N. Dela Cruz, Agricultural Center Chief IV of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center at Central Luzon State University during the 2023 Search for Outstanding Government Workers by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) held at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañan Palace on February 14, 2024. Dr. Dela Cruz earned this accolade for his unwavering commitment to sustaining the achievements of the national carabao development program, resulting in the successful attainment of all the targets for improving the genetic potential of buffaloes. “God is great all the time. Para sa Diyos, sa bayan, at sa bawa’t magsasakang pamilyang Pilipino sa Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao ang karangalang ito,” said Dr. Dela Cruz. In accordance with Executive Order No. 292, the CSC Pagasa Award acknowledges individuals or groups who demonstrate exceptional dedication in serving the public. This annual award is part of the CSC honor awards program and stands as the highest recognition bestowed upon a government employee.
Feb. 20, 2024