The Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS-IA) shared knowledge on basics of aquaculture to senior high school (SHS) teachers of Leganes National High School, Leganes, Iloilo on May 17, 2022.

CFOS-IA, through the Brackishwater Aquaculture Center (BAC), a research facility of the Institute based in Leganes, conducted an online lecture on the basic principles and practices in aquaculture, the cultivation of aquatic organisms such as fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants.

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The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and the Guimaras State College (GSC) will conduct a series of co-mentoring activities related to tourism, management, business, governance, research, and sustainability.

The partnership was formalized through a virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) held last Feb 18, 2022 led by Dr. Clement Camposano, UP Visayas chancellor; and Dr. Lilian Diana Parreño, GSC president.

The Philippine Genome Center Visayas (PGC Visayas), in coordination with Western Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory (WVMC-SNL) and the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development, successfully sequences its first samples for SARS-CoV-2 biosurveillance using Next Generation Sequencing technology. 

Over 60 vendors and business owners registered in the training that was specifically designed for micro-organizations and small business owners, particularly in their understanding of taxation and compliance with tax authorities. A public address system was utilized to allow other business owners to listen to the discussion while they remained in their respective stalls and allowed social distancing while a number joined via the Zoom application as an observance to the Covid-19 protocols.

The COVID-19 Storybook for children in small islands is entitled “Si Yanila kag ang Gataw (Yanila and the School of Fish).” It draws largely from indigenous knowledge systems as a means of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Interwoven in the development of the character and the story are traditional games, folklore, indigenous food preservation practices, traditional environmental knowledge, and customs. It also covered advocacies on pandemic preparedness, health, nutrition, and food security. More importantly, Yanila is meant to inspire children with her innate desire to learn and be of help to her family at this time of crisis. 

The Philippine Genome Center Visayas has already received its set of Next Generation Sequencers to capacitate the center for whole genome sequencing to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants in the region. PGC Visayas acquired the sequencers through the funding support of the Department of Budget and Management. Installation of the sequencers commenced last Thursday (Jan. 20) at the PGC Visayas Laboratories at the Regional Research Center of UPV in Miagao, Iloilo

The Philippine Genome Center Visayas has already received its set of Next Generation Sequencers to capacitate the center for whole genome sequencing to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants in the region. PGC Visayas acquired the sequencers through the funding support of the Department of Budget and Management. Installation of the sequencers commenced last Thursday (Jan. 20) at the PGC Visayas Laboratories at the Regional Research Center of UPV in Miagao, Iloilo.

The University of the Philippines-Visayas partnership with Pascual Pharma Corporation focuses on generating better foods for better survival and therapy, particularly for those who are afflicted with disease (especially chronic or terminal diseases). The research and development project is expected to create food products that are easy to digest, appropriate for recovery, and will increase immune system responses.