California Zamboanguenos Donate ICT Machine to WMSU
November 29, 2006

THE Zamboanga Hermosa Association of Southern California recently donated a high-tech scanner to the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) in an expression of support to the school’s program in delivering excellent education to its 16,00 strong students.

The donation was made through the association’s past president Juan Ullustrisimo, who turned over the machine to WMSU President Dr. Eldigario Gonzales. The donation was covered with a deed of donation in which Dr. Gonzales acknowledged his “gratitude for the kindness and liberality of the donor.”

Dr. Gonzales said the donation will go a long way in boosting WMSU’s current efforts to integrate information and communication technology in its sytem of instruction. He recently created the office of distance education and international relations to implement multi-media, multi-directional learning and lessons-sharing among its enrollees and instructors. The same office will also liaise with its alumni worldwide to strengthen through many ways its teaching resources.

In another development, the girls swimming team of WMSU’s Integrated Laboratory School (ILS) captured the championship of the recent Zamboanga City Division Athletic Meet held at the Joaquin Enriquez Jr. Memorial Sports Complex.

In a report to Dr. Gonzales, ILS High School principal Vicente Ruste identified the swimming team members as Rhodora Atienza (6 gold medals), Janette de Guzman (4 golds, 2 silvers), Christine Joy Subibi (4 golds, 1 bronze), Zayanah Gimena (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze) and Azel Demonteverde (2 golds).

One member of the boys’ swimming team, Jude Subibi, was first runner-up after harvesting 2 gold, 2 silver and one bronze medals.

The high school chess team also garnered honors as team 1st runner-up. Its members were Patrick Erle Florendo, Joey Albert Florendo and Estrella Luz Endozo.

The WMSU high school football team also was first runner-up in the weeklong meet, Ruste reported. (Rey-Luis Banagudos / PAO-WMSU)