Top CLSU officials led by President Ruben C. Sevilleja participated in a roundtable discussion with newly-elected Congressman Joseph Violago (2nd district, Nueva Ecija) at the Sampaguita Hall, Joseph Ricemill, San Jose City last July 6.
The CLSU group briefed the congressman and his staff about CLSU, its programs and projects. The briefing was followed by an open forum and capped by a sumptuous dinner courtesy of the congressman.
Some of the significant issues raised by Congressman Violago were the limited student population of CLSU, the native catfish and freshwater prawn technologies, and the maximized operation of the fruits and vegetable seed center for seed production to help uplift the life of the rural folk in Northern Nueva Ecija.
The congressman suggested the offering of courses like nursing, call center service, and ICT that are currently in-demand. He also raised the possibility of using the Pantabangan dam’s water resources for fish production without affecting its water quality.
He likewise suggested the packaging of project proposals which he could submit to Malacañang, other funding agencies and his fellow representatives, and which he will help follow-up.
He voiced out his commitment to help CLSU in accomplishing its mission and helping in the countryside development programs of the university.
He also enjoined the participation of CLSU in the negotiations about the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, which is in its last year of implementation.
The CLSU officials who composed the presidential entourage were the four vice presidents: Dr. D. Tan, Dr. E. Marzan, Dr. R. Divina and Dr. T. Aganon; four deans, Dr. R. Dollete, Dr. F. Perez, Dr. P. Yambot and Dr. R. Gundran; eight directors, Dr. S. Kalaw, Dr. A. Valdez, Dr. E. Cruz, Dr. A. Domingo, Dr. A. Espino, Dr. P. Coloma, Dr. Q. dela Cruz and Dr. E. Kollin. Also with them were CLSU photographers Mr. G. Gantioque and Mr. E. Saturno.
The roundtable discussion was a result of a prior interaction between Congressman Violago and President Sevilleja after both have assumed office.