Central Philippines State University (CPSU) - Main Campus actively participated in the Negros Wildlife Photo Exhibit last November 28 to December 15, 2023, at the East Bridgeway, SM City Bacolod.
Displayed in the CPSU exhibits, which spanned for three weeks, were the photo collections of Sir Pierre Gabriel San Jose, an instructor of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) under the Natural and Physical Sciences division, that featured the hidden beauty of the different bird species found in the CPSU reservation area. Likewise, For. Dominic Billen and Xylon Tanate from the College of Forestry (CAF) added an artistic flair to the exhibit. Their paintings showcased faunal species found in the Philippines, contributing a visually striking element to the celebration.
Along with the advocacy of this event, Dr. Aladino C. Moraca, CPSU President, pledged unwavering support to Negros Occidental, aligning with SM to showcase the University Reservation's diverse wildlife and rich ecosystem through the exhibit, as part of its Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign. Dr. Moraca revealed CPSU's upcoming project with PEMO-TSSD, which focused on cataloging the University’s Flora and Fauna in 2024, with a dedicated budget of 5 million pesos for Biodiversity Conservation Research and Development.
As a biologist, Sir Gab, meticulously
curates a diverse collection of these unique species, each distinguished by its
individual characteristics. This compendium is thoughtfully compiled into an
elaborate catalog, showcasing the rich diversity and distinctive features of
The event drew representatives from Valladolid, Pulupandan, Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Himamaylan City, and Kabankalan City, along with PEMO, USLS, CHMSU, and CPSU. Ms. Rusiel Escanilla Placio served as the event's emcee, inviting everyone to visit the East Bridgeway and join in the celebration of Negrense biodiversity.
The said activity was a
collaborative effort of the Province of Negros Occidental, Abanse Negrense,
Provincial Environment Management Office, Central Philippines State University,
the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, and SM City Bacolod, with
Mr. Aldwin Legaspi spearheading the event on behalf of Atty. Julie Ann A.
Bedrio. CPSU further extends its gratitude to NOCWAMA members, CPSU, and SM
City for their support.
The university's involvement
in this event emphasized its proactive engagement in advancing environmental
education and fostering the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity.
Furthermore, it highlighted the institution's commitment to cultivating a culture
of environmental stewardship.
Emoy / Cenphilian Publication
& Source: P.G. San Jose