“Let your mind serve you and not torture you,” thus said Dr. Clarissa Delariarte, executive secretary of Psychological Association of the Philippines, during her lecture in the webinar dubbed as “Paghubay: Understanding Mental Health in the Time of Pandemic” held on December 22, 2020, via Zoom, Facebook Live and Youtube Live.

As part of their extension program titled Malinig na Kapalibutan Lingkod Kan Sanitary Engineering (MaKaLikaSang) sa Partido, the College of Engineering and Technology sponsored a free webinar dubbed COVID 19: LIKAYAN Food Safety, Sanitation, Hygiene for Households and Food Establishments on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, from 9 am to 11 am.

The Office of the University Extension and Community Service (OUECS), headed by Prof. Rosemarie A. Tabardillo, launched a project called "Donasyon mo, Kapalit ng Halaman Ko: A Project for a Cause" on Nov. 16 and will run until December 2020. The initiative aims to raise enough funds to offer a helping hand to the typhoon victims in Partido Area.

Through the initiatives of the Office of the University President, headed by Dr. Raul G. Bradecina, and the collaborative efforts of Partido State University—Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel, the University extended assistance to the typhoon victims of Bagumbayan Grande, Goa, Camarines Sur on Nov. 16, 2020.

Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are among the communities often relegated to the sidelines during the colonial period and contemporary Philippine society. The IPs or “cultural communities” (CC) for some represent remnants of our pre-colonial culture as inhabitants of the Philippine Islands we know today. Ironically, we refer to the IPs or CCs as representative of our pre-colonial past for successful resistance through the perpetuation of their indigenous traditions and cultures while at the sidelines of colonial and postcolonial powers, but at the same time contemporary Philippine society continues to discriminate them for having different cultural imagination.

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