Israeli envoy invites Western Visayas SUC presidents to Israel

Israeli Ambassador His Excellency Rafael Harpaz invited presidents of State Universities and Collleges in Western Visayas to visit Israel to learn about Israeli technologies and spread it to their universities and colleges.

A collaboration between these SUCs and Israel was proposed by UP Visayas Chancellor Ricardo Babaran who is exploring engagements in the areas of fisheries and tourism.

The ambassador visited UP Visayas on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and met with UP Visayas officials and representatives of Higher Education Institutions.

The following SUCs were represented:

Aklan State University:

Dr. Danilo Abayon, President


Capiz State University:

Dr. Editha C. Alfon, President

Dr. Lucy A. Beluso, Vice President For Research And Extension

Mr. Bernie A. Supe, Staff


Carlos Hilado Memorial State College:

Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, President


Central Philippines State University:

Dr. Joel Perez, Vice President For Research And Extension

Mr. Noel Dayono, Ilog Campus Coordinator


Guimaras State College:

Dr. Rogelio T. Artajo, President

Dr. Lililian Diana Parreño, Vp For Research And Extension

Dr. Joel Japitana, Director For External Affairs

Prof. Ethel Junco, Director For Research

Ms. Janet R. Aleman, College/Board Secretary

Prof. Adrian C. Alumbro, Department Chair, Food Technology Program


Iloilo Science and Technology University:

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, President


Iloilo State College Of Fisheries:

Dr. Godelyn G. Hisole, President


Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College:

Dr. Ma. Theresa G. Palmares, President


Northern Negros State College Of Science And Technology:

Dr. Romulo T. Sisno, President

Dr. Jocelyn D. Bantigue, Director for Research and Development


University Of Antique:

Dr. Pablo S. Crespo, Jr., President


West Visayas State University:

Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, President

Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Dr. Ma. Lulu L. Loyola, Vice President for Research, Extension and Training

Dr. Wilhelm P. Cerbo, Vice President for Planning and Development

Dr. Peter Ernie D. Paris, Campus Administrator, College Of Agriculture and Forestry

Ms. Lydia Callano, Planning and Development Officer


The ambassador was accompanied by his wife, Shulamit.

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