In October 2018, Partido State University, through the University President Dr. Raul G. Bradecina and Dr. Ricky P. Laureta as Project Leader, entered into a collaborative research partnership with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 5 (DARFO 5) under the Rice Program in the noble pursuit of creating sustainable farming geared towards a climate-smart and climate-resilient agriculture in the Bicol Region.
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.
To improve teaching and learning through collaboration, the Partido State University through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) conducted two webinars for DepEd teachers specifically for Tigaon District.
Food Security is one of the primary problems of every developing country, like the Philippines. The COVID-19 pandemic excessively stretched the government capacity to secure food among households during the lockdown. With the government's efforts to slowly restart the economy and aim for its recovery, the Balongibog Talks offers to situate "Food Security in the New Normal". The back-to-back lecture from two Bicolano security experts provided a snapshot of the status and possible direction of the food security in the region in this new normal.
June 15 to 19, 2020
The Philippine educational system is undeniably one of the most affected social institutions by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the vaccine still being developed, the familiar educational set up of doing physical classes, fieldwork, research and extension activities will be significantly limited unless there is an immediate adaptation to change. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), in the hope of discussing what these changes might be, collaborated with the Center for Partido Studies, Partido Institute of Economics, Museo de Isarog, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the University President, Office of the Board Secretary, and PASFECUPP student volunteers to provide a week-long online conversation with the theme “Situating the New Normal of Advanced Education in Bicol.”