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DOST VIII's Regional Director Garners Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award
DOST VIII's Regional Director, Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla received the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award during the Pasidungog/ Awarding Ceremony of the Civil Service Commission's Search for Outstanding Government Workers last October 24, 2018, at the Summit Hotel, Tacloban City, for his exemplary performance as a visionary leader and public servant.
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VSU President Edgardo Tulin is SEARCA Professorial Chair Awardee for AY 2017-18
Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin, University Professor and President of the Visayas State University, is one of the latest awardees of the distinguished Professorial Chair Grant by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture for academic year 2017- 2018.
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In photo: Dr. Rufino E. Mengote, ARD of FAS led his unit in planting pechay and squash.

Women holding multiple roles both in household and in their day jobs are having less or no time taking notes of their health and well-being. Their preoccupation to these responsibilities has made it hard for them to remain well-conditioned to continue juggling all the roles they have including dismantling systemic inequalities which hinder access to economic, social and political opportunities.

In line with this and in the nationwide observance of the celebration of the women’s month, the GAD (Gender and Development) Program of DOST VIII in its aim to enable an environment where employees appreciate and discuss gender-related issues, launched an intervention program which would encourage men and women in the organization to involve themselves in a gardening management activity that would in turn develop consciousness on the importance of nutrition and taking due attention to overall well-being.

The units in the regional office- FAS, TO and RSTL were allocated a certain area where they can plant vegetables including pechay , squash, and okra. There were also fertilizers provided.

The health and nutrition program also aims to develop teamwork, and promote shared responsibility among the employees.

 

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