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UP Visayas Extension Campus formally opens in Antique

UP Visayas Extension Campus formally opens in Antique

The University of the Philippines Visayas Extension Campus in Antique, located at Brgy. Nauring, Pandan, Antique was formally launched and inaugurated last August 25, 2023. 

The construction of the extension campus aims to establish a venue for training programs that will cater to financial management, skills acquisition for livelihood, project sustainability and governance among fisherfolks, fisherfolk organizations, local government personnel and members of the academe in Antique Province. 

This was attended  by UP Officials headed by UP President, Atty. Angelo Jimenez together with UP Faculty Regent Carl Ramota and UP Staff Regent Victoria Belegal, UP Vice Presidents Jose Fernando Alcantara and Abraham Acosta. UPV Chancellor Clement C. Camposano and former Chancellor Ricardo P. Babaran were also present in the momentous occasion. 

Representatives from the province of Antique were also present, Antique Lone District Representative Antonio Legarda, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, Pandan Mayor Tomas Estoperez, Jr. along with other mayors from the municipalities of Antique. Also present were the heads of academic institutions in Antique, Dr. Pablo Crespo of the University Antique and Dep Ed Antique Supt. Dr. Nicasio S. Frio. 

The donors of the lot where the extension campus was built also graced the inauguration–the Bautista Family represented by Daughlet Bautista-Ordinario, Romeo T. Ordinario and Yolanda Bautista-Batara. 

Day before the inauguration, trees were planted in the vicinity of the building. Present were UPV representatives headed by VCRE Monteclaro, VCA Belanio and VCAA Padilla. Representatives from the office of Senator Loren Legarda, barangay officials of Brgy Nauring, and the Bautista Family..