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RBGS holds research seminar

The Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School held a research seminar at the President’s Hall of the school recently, its press release said.

Resource speaker Enrique Oracion, who is the director of the Silliman University Research Center, discussed the paradigms and practices in teaching research, and the best practices in research paneling in the graduate school.

Fr. Jose Alden Alipin, the Vice President for Academics and dean of RBGS, gave the welcome remarks, while the rationale of the seminar was given by Dennis Madrigal, associate dean of RBGS. Richelle Verdeprado, program chair of MS in Social Work program, introduced the speaker, and the closing remarks delivered by Clarita Lacson, head of the PHD in Business Administration and MBA programs.

Madrigal also called for the submission of research works for the maiden issue of the RBGS Multidisciplinary Research Journal, the press release added.*

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Nelson Mandela International Day


Today is Nelson Mandela International Day.

The day marks the birth centennial of Mandela, who is remembered for his 67 years of service to humanity.

Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner died at the age of 95 on Dec. 5, 2013.

He served as the first president of South Africa for five years after he was elected in the first fully represented democratic election in his country. In all, he was in prison for 27 years prior to his presidency on grounds that he conspired to overthrow the state.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which spearheads the celebration with the United Nations, is dedicating this year's Mandela Day to Action Against Poverty, honoring Mandela's leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social justice for all.

The celebration is tagged #MandelaDay and #Mandela100.

The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.” Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations. One hundred years after his birth, Mandela’s example of courage and compassion continue to inspire the world.

Among the centenary activities at the UN Headquarters is an exhibit, “Building on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela”, which honors his contributions to the main areas of work of the UN — peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development.

The exhibit opened last week and will end on Sept. 2.

The exhibit, organized by the UN Department of Public Information in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN, also illustrates initiatives taken by the UN General Assembly in recognition of the South African leader’s legacy.

UN encourages people to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, UN added.

Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.*

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