By Niño Manaog
Capiz State University
ROXAS CITY—Recently the Office of the Vice-President for Research & Extension (RDE) of the Capiz State University (CapSU) led by newly appointed vice-president for RDE, Dr. Pedro Gavino led the monitoring and evaluation team in CapSU’s two campuses.
On June 26, Gavino brought the RDEC team to the Pilar Campus in Brgy. Natividad, Pilar, Capiz headed by Dr. Marcela Buenvenida, campus administrator. She is backed by Dr. Evelyn Borgonia, research chair and Miss Jennifer Benliro, extension chair.
Then on July 3, 2014, Gavino, assisted by Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr. and Dr. Emelita Solante and the RDE staff also met with the Research and Extension Personnel of the Pontevedra in Bgy. Bailan, Pontevedra, Capiz. The Pontevedra Campus is headed by Dr. Briddo Dorado, campus administrator, supported by Dr. Jocelyn Dagudag, research chair and Ms. Elisa Delmindo, chair for extension.
For both visits, Gavino presented the priorities of RDE under his leadership. Meeting with all the RDE personnel, Gavino stressed the need to submit their accomplishment reports every quarter. He also encouraged them to properly document their accomplishments which will best account for the performance of the University.
For his part, Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr., research director, presented CAPIZ PEARL (which stands for Collaborative Action toward Progressive and Inclusive Zonal Development through Productive Environmental and Agri-Industrial Research Leadership), which bares the research agenda for the university from 2014 onwards. Dr. Emelita Solante, Extension director, meanwhile, presented 4K (which stands for Kabataan, Kababaihan, Kalikasan and Kabuhayan), which articulates the extension agenda she drafted for CapSU from 2014 onwards. Through the assistance of then VP for RDE Cora Ferrer Navarra, both agenda were drafted as final requirements in the executive and management course they completed under the auspices of the Development Academy of the Philippines early this year.
Further, Engr. Efren Linan, the newly appointed Intellectual Property (IP) director of the University, joined the Pontevedra visit.
Among others, Linan proposed a policy that an IP chair be assigned or designated for every campus. Said policy can be added to the existing IP manual which is also set for revision anytime.
The CapSU RDE leadership was supported by their staff, namely: Mr. Rector John Latoza, university research associate and Mr. Niño Manaog, university extension associate.