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The Myanmar Mission Project
Article written by Jerwin M. Lasin | 4/1/2013 9:52:38 AM
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In behalf of the De La Salle Philippines, Lasallians from three communities, namely, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), De La Salle University - Dasmarias (DLSU-D), and De La Salle Lipa (DLSL), unite for an academic exploration dubbed "The Myanmar Mission Project." An invitation by the Brothers in Myanmar, through Br. Anselm Ling John FSC, Director of the sister school - La Salle English and Computer Centre in Kamayut, Yangon, brought about the mission to come to the said country to assist in program expansion. The meeting was held on February 24 - 28 between the Philippine delegations composed of DLS - CSB representatives Br. Dante Amisola FSC - Vice - Chancellor for Dev't. and Institutional Relations, Roberto Tang - Vice - Chancellor for Academics, Reynaldo Mones - Dean of School of Professional and Continuing Education, Jose Maria Yupangco - Dean of School of Design and Arts, Geronio Ulayao, Chair of Hotel and Tourism School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management, Rodrigo Rivera - English Faculty, Oliver Liwanag - Faculty, and Hector Gloria - Head of Linkages; Wilson Jacinto, Director for Linkages from DLSU - C; Arnold Capuloy, Director for Presidential Management Offices & International Linkages (DLSL); and the Brother communities led by Brs. Mark Murphy FSC and Rodrigo Trevino FSC, sealed the deal with the signing of the Memoranda of Understanding. It has been agreed upon by the group that the Philippine delegation will be the initial members of "The Myanmar Mission Project" that will develop program offerings in the areas of information technology, business, arts and design, and hospitality management, equipped with the proficiency in specialized English, IT application skills, problem solving and analytical skills, and professionalism and ethics. Program duration and initial price were all set. The curricula will be developed by the Philippine team which will be validated by the Myanmar counterparts through consultation to related companies and business sectors. The implementation will be in full swing in October 2013. The Philippine delegations were also met by the Philippine embassy representatives, Alex G. Chua, Ambassador-designate to Myanmar and Jess T. Baguio, Third Secretary and Vice-Consul and USLS alumnus.

 

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