Friday, September 22, 2017

Presidents of Three State Universities visit the Philippine Embassy in Singapore

Posted on Thursday, 13 July 2017 

Officials of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore headed by Ambassador Antonio A. Morales, conducted a briefing for a delegation composed of Presidents of state universities in the Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. The delegation is in Singapore to conduct a familiarization tour on gender mainstreaming as part of preparations for the ASEAN Integration Working Group Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education, which CHED is hosting in October 2017 as part of ASEAN 50 activities in the Philippines.

During the briefing, the heads of the various sections of the Philippine Embassy and the attached agencies provided the delegation with an overview of their respective functions and gave an update on relevant programs and developments. Ambassador Morales hosted the group to lunch at his official residence. While in Singapore, the delegation met with officials of the Singapore Ministry of Education.

Left to right (seated): Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman (Director for Women’s and Gender Studies, UP Diliman): Dr. Luis Sorolla Jr. (President, West Visayas State University); Ambassador Antonio A. Morales; Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo (President, Batangas State University); and Ms. Apolonia R. Vivo (Chief Administrative Officer, CHED and CHED GAD Committee Member). Left to right (standing): Third Secretary and Vice Consul Laarni Zorayda Gandarosa; First Secretary and Consul J Anthony Reyes; Welfare Officer Aniceta Cataran; Labour Attaché Ramon Lamberto Pastrana and First Secretary and Consul Mersole J. Mellejor. Not in photo are Minister and Consul General Victorio Mario M. Dimagiba Jr. and Commercial Counsellor Glenn G. Peñaranda.

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