On February 10, 2023, the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) hosted the Higher Education Institutions Convention and Gala Night with a focus on advancing toward a more sustainable future.
The said event was attended by the Higher Education Institutions in the Bicol Region; the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Philippines, Michel Parys; professors from Howest and VIVES University of Applied Sciences; the Representative of AKO BICOL Party List, Hon. Raul Angelo “Jil” Bongalon; and the Administrative Council members of the University.
One of the keynote speakers at the event was Michel Parys, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Philippines, who discussed the opportunities for international partnerships between higher education institutions in Belgium and the Philippines. In his speech, Ambassador Parys emphasized the importance of international cooperation in promoting sustainable practices and advancing education.
Another speaker, Hon. Jil Bongalon, the Representative of AKO BICOL Party List, delivered his words of commitment to his fellow Bicolanos and expressed his support for CBSUA and higher education institutions in the region. In his speech, Hon. Bongalon emphasized the need for strong partnerships between the government, higher education institutions, and the private sector to advance sustainable practices and improve education in the region.
The event was a testament to the power of international cooperation and partnership, and a promising sign of more exciting initiatives to come in the future.
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