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To enhance the University’s human resource management, ASU participated in the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).

ASU experienced a process of assessment conducted by CSC Regional Office validating team using HRM maturity level indicators that are comparable with global HR standards on October 10-11, 2016 at ASU Banga Campus.

 ASU celebrates 116th Anniversary of Philippine Civil Service

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The Aklan State University joins the Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) in celebrating 116 years of civil service with the theme, “Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit Para sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani at Kalikasan.”

In connection with the celebration, ASU conducted a Forum on Ethical Standards and Benefits for Civil Servants and Loyalty Award Ceremonies on September 14, 2016 at the ASU Review Center, Banga, Aklan.

CSC Aklan Field Office Director Evelyn N. Ejar served as resource speaker and discussed the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

Likewise, Mr. Ronnie Abella, Branch Head of GSIS Aklan Office updated the faculty and staff of their insurance benefits.

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The Aklan State University congratulates the passers of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination given by the Philippine Regulation Commission on October 1,2,8 and 9, 2016 and released on October 2016.

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In commemoration of the Buwan ng Wikang Filipino and National History Month, the College of Teacher Education of the Aklan State University joined the celebration of the Philippine Studies Month 2016 featuring Mother Tongues Festival 2016: An Exhibit on Philippine Languages and Cultures on August 22-26 at the Main Library Building in ASU Banga Campus.

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Aklan State University has been adjudged as a Finalist for this year’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) Green Gown Awards.

ASU was one of the four academic institutions in Asia and the Pacific in Community Development category, along with Xavier University (GUPES Finalist), De La Salle University (GUPES Highly Commended), and Fiji National University (GUPES Winner).

Winners of the GUPES Green Gown Awards were announced at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA on September 13, 2016.

ASU submitted to GUPES Green Gown Awards the Manduyog Biodiversity Conservation Program. It was conceptualized to protect and conserve biodiversity   towards sustainable development. The program serves as model of a successful project realized through the active partnership of the University with private and government agencies.

The project serves as a venue for instruction, research, extension and production for academic, community, government agencies and other stakeholders. The project is anchored to the University’s vision of serving as an Academic Pillar of Excellence for sustainable development, promoting the adaptation of environmental programs which bring social, environmental and financial benefits.

The program approach includes the adoption of sustainable biodiversity conservation strategies and promotion of sustainable farming practices.

The GUPES Green Gown Awards publication states that GUPES is a joint initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), that expands the Green Gown Award further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Southern Hemisphere.

GUPES aims to enable universities and colleges as leaders in sustainability as well as being able to               continue their learning from global leaders.

- SRVillasis, ASU-M&E

The ASU-Extension and Community Services conducted the University Extension Program In-House Review on July 28-29, 2016 at the ASU Review Center, Banga, Aklan.

Twenty-three extension programs and projects, categorized as completed, on-going and proposed, were presented by the faculty of the different academic units.

Winning extension programs and projects are as follows:

Proposed: Enhancing Resiliency and Disaster preparedness of Farm-Households along the Malinao River Reparian Zone

On-Going: Empowering Community People towards Gaining Responsibility of Their Own Health: A Comprehensive Community-based Health Program (Com-CHD-Prog)

Completed: Enhancement of Community-Based Implementation of RA 9003: Ecological Solid Waste Management of 2000:

          Project 1: Household-Based Waste

                        Management Practices

          Project 2: School-Base Waste

                         Management Practices

          Project 3: Community-Based Practices

                        and Policy on Waste


The panellists were Dr. Corazon A. Arroyo, Agricultural Center Chief of the Research Division of Department of Agriculture Regional Office VI; Engr. Roger M. Esto, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of Aklan; and Dr. Benny A. Palma, former President of ASU.

ASU hosts International Conference on Finding, Creating and Adapting Instructional Materials

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The Aklan State University hosted the International Conference on Finding, Creating and Adapting Instructional Materials for 21st Century English Language Learners on July 20-22, 2016 at the ASU Review Center, Banga, Aklan.

The three-day event was conducted in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), ASU-College of Teacher Education and the US Department of State English Language Program.

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