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26 NOV 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 26. 4 PAGES 

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Bautista presents papers in education roundtable

Dr. Ma. Lourdes Bautista of the English Language Department participated in an Education Roundtable at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from November 7-16. She presented two papers: “Taglish as a Mode of Discourse” and “World Englishes, Philippine English, and English Language Education in the Philippines.”

The Roundtable on “Increasing Creativity and Innovation in English Language Education” brought together 14 participants from South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.

The Ohana Foundation, the East-West Center, and the International Association for World Englishes sponsored the roundtable

Pol Sci faculty handle course for defense attachés

Members of the Political Science Department of the College of Liberal Arts conducted a course on political and economic reporting for 17 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who will be assigned as defense attachés.

Dr. Renato De Castro designed the course and conducted the lectures on the nature and anatomy of political and economic reporting. Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta discussed the security situation in East Asia and the recent developments in the ASEAN Regional Forum. Professor Ronald Holmes tackled the module on report preparation and presentation.

Held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) from November 5 to 16, the course was aimed at equipping these officers with the necessary analytical skills that will enable them to systematically monitor and report international developments. FSI is the think-tank and training arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Chavez announces BSDRC accomplishments

Business Skills Development Resource Center (BSDRC) Director Dr. Gloria Chavez recently announced that the Paliparan Microfinance Project has reached the P1 M in total loans released last November 9.

Of the total PhP 1,071,000 released to 233 partners from Paliparan, 55.74 percent were for new loans and 44.25 percent were for re-loans. The branch has enjoyed an average repayment ratio of 100 percent for the last six months. The partners are mostly level 0 borrowers that are defined as the “poorest families who have less than PhP 1,000 available capital, less than PhP 5,000 worth of appliances, and less than PhP 1,500 monthly income per head.”

Chavez is a faculty member of DLSU-M’s Business Management Department and now the dean of the College of Business Administration of DLSU-Dasmariñas.


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