GenSan LGU awards Special Citation to Chancellor Ali
by Jorgelyn C. Rivera, LPT
The City Council of General Santos City passed Resolution No. 958, S. 2019 on a motion carried out by City Councilor Vivencio E, Dinopol, duly seconded by City Councilors Lourdes F. Casabuena, Jose Edmar J. Yumang, and Jonathan T. Blando during the 19th Regular Session of the 19th Sangguniang Panlungsod, City of General Santos on December 10, 2019 expressing special citation and commendation to Dr. Anshari P. Ali, 6th Chancellor of MSU-General Santos for having been selected as one of the 2019 Outstanding United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Club Educators of the Philippines in Peace Education Category which was conferred by the National Coordinating Body of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NCBUCP) Incorporated in San Fernando City, Pampanga on December 7, 2019.
The said Resolution puts emphasis on the relevant contributions of Chancellor Ali especially on his efforts of reaching out to various universities in Asia by signing Memoranda of Understanding with institutions that promote Islamic values and peace in the region such as Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia, as well as in the UAE of the Middle East. He has also recently pushed for the creation of an Office of International Affairs (OIA) while strengthening the collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) through the university’s Institute of Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM). The resolution also stipulates that this recognition serves as an inspiration to the generals to pursue excellence in the field of the academe and in public service.
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