The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) to establish an Apiculture/Beekeeping and Sericulture Satellite Center in Davao City and its neighboring local government units through the assistance of the National Apiculture Research, Training, and Development Institute (NARTDI) and Sericulture Research and Development Institute (SRDI).
USeP is also joined by other participating State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) namely, Aklan State University, Camarines Norte State College, Occidental Mindoro State College, and Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology at the ceremonial signing of MoA held at DMMMSU International Convention Center at Bacnotan, La Union.
Representing USeP, University President, Dr. Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr., expressed his gratitude to the DMMMSU, NARTDI, and SRDI for choosing USeP to be a part of a consequential collaboration that holds immense significance for the county’s agriculture industry, specifically in strengthening the promotion of apiculture and sericulture industry through research, extension, training, and other initiatives.
“USeP is committed to supporting endeavors that foster research, training, and development in these sectors. Through collaborative efforts with other state universities and colleges, we aim to create a robust ecosystem that propels the growth of apiculture and sericulture in our country,” Dr. Gabales said.
Moreover, Pres. Gabales also highlighted the importance of unity and partnership with other academic institutions in securing the success of any endeavors that may shape the socio-economic landscape of the country. “Together, we can make significant strides in advancing our country’s agriculture industry, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future for all,” he added.
Dr. Angelina T. Gonzales, DMMMSU Vice President for Research and Innovation; Dr. Joseph A. Panas, NARTDI Executive Director; Dr. Cristeta F. Gapuz, SRDI Executive Director; Mr. Arvin C. Tuyan, NARTDI Extension Division Chief; and Mr. Gerardo P. Dacayanan, SRDI Extension Division Chief witnessed the MoA signing.