In the face of the new normal brought about by Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and the emergence of Education 4.0, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Bicol Foundation for Higher Education (BFHE) have initiated to conduct trainings in developing flexible learning modules. Thus, Partido State University, through the Partido Institute of Economics (PIE) of the College of Business and Management (CBM), has partnered with other higher education institutions (HEI) in the region to conduct a six-day online training on Module Content Development for Business and Economics Education on July 22-30, 2020.
Amidst the new normal in higher education, the Partido Institute of Economics (PIE) of the College of Business and Management (CBM) organized the 2nd Economics Kick-Off and Alternative Class Offering (EKONACO) via Zoom and Facebook Live on August 20, 2020, with Ms. Sarah Amabelle A. Milla, Bank Officer V, Department of Economic Research of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as the resource person.
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.
As part of the Research and Development Leadership (RDLEAD) program of The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), a capacity building and training program was designed and conducted for project heads and members of the PaRSU Kurakding: Phylogenetic Diversity, Bioactivities, Regional Knowledge and Sustainable Use of Kurakding Program on July 2020 at CAS-AVR, Partido State University.
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.