MinDA holds Education Caravan on BIMP-EAGA at MSU-GSC
by Anderson V. Villa, Ph.D.
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) in partnership with the Office of the Chancellor and the Department of Political Science organized the BIMP-EAGA Cum Mindanao Development Corridor (MinDC) University Education Caravan at the MSUGSC Library AVR, Fatima campus, on October 29, 2019.
The Education Caravan is part of MinDA’s information campaign with different key public and private universities in Mindanao and Palawan. The activity aims to provide a platform for students, faculty, and researchers to gain better and deeper understanding of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) as an international cooperation, and MinDC as part of the overall national and international thrust of President Rodrigo Duterte towards Mindanao’s development.
The speakers and participants of the said event were officially welcomed by Dr. Anderson V. Villa on behalf of the Chancellor, Dr. Anshari P. Ali. Guest speakers from the International Relations Division of MinDA holds Education Caravan on BIMP-EAGA at MSU-GSC MinDA offered insightful talks related to BIMP-EAGA. Mr. Sylvester Sales gave a message of thanks on behalf of MinDA Secretary Hon. Emmanuel F. Piñol and spoke about the topic “A Global Mindanao and Palawan: Participation to the BIMP-EAGA Sub-Regional Cooperation.” On the other hand, Ms. Ana Marie Labor discussed her presentation entitled “Integrating Mindanao: The Mindanao Development Corridor (MinDC) Strategy.” Meanwhile, Mr. Jimmy Musa facilitated questions and answers during the open forum.
The caravan was well attended by faculty and students from various colleges including the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Agriculture, and the College of Business Administration and Accountancy. Prof. Maulawi Calimba, CSSH Dean, closed the event with an inspirational message and hopeful remarks for more collaborative engagements with MinDA in the future.
The education caravan was made possible in collaboration with the Political Science Students’ Organization (PSSO).
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