DLSAU’S Participates in Agrilink 2017
Last October 5–7, our university participated in AgriLink 2017 (24th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The trade show, with the theme “Improved Varieties and Postharvest Facilities: Essential to Profitability”, coincided with the 18th International Food Processing, Packaging, and Products Exhibition and the 13th National Fisheries Exhibition and Seminars.
DLSAU is the only exhibitor that showcased education as its main offering, even featuring a portable and working hydroponics set-up that drew attention from the trade show’s attendees and participants.
TORNEO ABC 2017
The Embassy of Argentina in Manila, in collaboration with De La Salle Araneta University and the Embassies of Brazil and Chile, held Torneo ABC 2017—a football tournament for children—last October 7 at our Track and Field Oval. Over 120 children joined the kickfest that aimed to provide children with an avenue to practice their football skills by playing against children from other schools and parishes. This year, the tournament was supported by Coca Cola FEMSA, Fubolfunatics and Jollibee.
Six teams participated in the tournament: from Lucena, Antipolo, Lipa, Caloocan (supported by the embassies of Argentina, Brazil and Chile); from Gawad Kalinga (supported by the Henry V. Moran Foundation), and from De La Salle Araneta University. The teams represented Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the Philippines. After the tournament, the Embassy of Argentina donated sports equipment to the teams from Caloocan, Lipa, and Lucena—teams that are coached by Argentinean priests.
Now on its second year, the project initially involved priests from Argentinean, Brazilian, and Chilean who taught football to kids from their parishes as a way to improve the kids’ living conditions. Through the practice of the sport, kids were guided to develop the values of sportsmanship, leadership, camaraderie, and discipline.
DLSAU-ECCRI Signs as 24TH Partner of PCSD’S Flagship Program
The De La Salle Araneta University–Environmental and Climate Change Research Institute (DLSAU–ECCRI) signed as the 24th partner of the Palawan Knowledge Program for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, one of the flagship programs of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), last October 5. Present during the signing were junior research scientists Angelo Mari Regalado, Nielsen Cedrick Donato, and Theodore Todd Bradshaw.
The Palawan Knowledge Program for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development aims to preserve and conserve Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines. Other partners who have signed up with the program include the World Wildlife Fund, Ayala Foundation, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the Department of Science and Technology.
JGF Visits DLSAU for FEP: Youth Challenge Roadshow
Representatives of the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) visited the university last October 3 as part of its Farmer
Entrepreneurship Program (FEP): Youth Challenge Roadshow. The roadshow introduced the JGF and FEP to students, and entice them to submit creative and innovative projects that are geared toward helping the country’s small-scale farmers.
JGF—the corporate social responsibility arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC)—launched FEP in 2008 to link small farmers to the supply chain of institutional markets like JFC, thus helping them improve their incomes.