A 100% increase in school ID fee, from fifty to one hundred pesos, was approved by the Board of Regents during its regular quarterly meeting held at Sarrosa International Hotel, Cebu City, 26 July 2014.

In a resolution prepared and submitted to the BOR by the Director of the Information and Communication Technology Center (ICTC), Prof. Michael L. Cruz, Jr., it stipulates, among others, the need for an increase given that the material of the new ID is capable of contact chip and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) integration that fits our new enrolment system since it has a feature that recognizes Smartcards. The benefit of this new ID, according to the resolution, is that the students can be able to transact business with the Registrar’s and Cashier’s Offices in the same manner that a GSIS eCard or ATM can do, instantaneous retrieval of student data. And for security reason, this will protect the University from outsiders who print school IDs at the behest of students who lost theirs or outsiders who simply want to enter the University premises.

Eastern Samar State University Salcedo Campus will soon be the hub of tropical fruit production and Eco-Tourism Park with the approval of the Board of Regents of its proposal to establish a Regional Tropical Fruit Genebank for Region 8.

Of the 14 Regional Tropical Fruits Genebank that will be established in the country, ESSU Salcedo will take the lead role for the whole region. A Regional Tropical Fruits Genebank will conserve, evaluate, propagate and distribute tropical fruit varieties for all provinces in the region together with its partner agency, the Farmers Community Development Foundation International or FCDF. The latter will provide regional genebanks with 62 of the best tropical fruit varieties from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and at least 20 native varieties. The germplasm entries will be planted in at least 10 hectares and will be replicated three ties to make it usable for scientific research by students and the faculty. FCDF will help build the capacities of ESSU in conducting research through training, workshops, and study tours.

With finishing touches and minor works almost completed, the ESSU Main Library will soon have a new second floor extension which will become the Audio Visual Room that can also double as a convention hall. The venue can comfortable sit at least 200 persons. The said construction was financed from the General Appropriation Act # 10352 amounting to Seven Million Seven Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php7,700,00.00) granted in 2013, the Finance Management Officer, Mrs. Evelyn T. Obina, revealed.

More than Two Billion Pesos was allocated by the government as financial assistance for the poor but deserving students with priority given to beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps). 4Ps beneficiaries who are qualified to enroll in selected State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) can avail of this scholarship program or the Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation. For this purpose, as confirmed by Mrs. Evelyn T. Obina, the University’s Financial Management Officer, the Eastern Samar State University has been downloaded with Php20,604,00.00 by the Department of Budget and Management through the Commission on Higher Education, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Department of Social Welfare and Development and Department of Labor and Employment.

Completed and on - going researches in the AFNR / Eng’g. and Industry, Education and Social Sciences categories were presented during the 2014 Agency In – house Review of the Research and Development Office of the university last April 10 – 11, 2014 at CANS AVR.

With the aim of collaborating all research undertakings of the faculty and staff of the university, the activity turned out a total of 20 papers presented. There were 14 completed studies and 6 on – going ones.


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