THE College of Agriculture of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) in a formal turnover ceremony received a donation of one Lupar hand tractor from Congresswoman Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (Dist. 1, Zamboanga City) last October 8.
�This tractor will further equip your college to train young local agriculturists and promote the development of agriculture in the city�, the congresswoman said in her message during the program held at the College�s San Ramon campus. The event was graced by top WMSU officials led by Vice-President for Administration, Planning and Finance Atty. Eduardo Sanson.
In her welcome remarks, Agriculture College Dean Dr. Teresita Narvaez warmly thanked the college�s Batch �84 graduates led by Fr. Alain Ruiz for facilitating the donation from Cong. Climaco-Salazar. She noted that having been designated a �National University/College of Agriculture� (NACU) some two months ago by the Commission on Higher Education, such equipment will further strengthen it to deliver its function as a regional resource center for the farming sector.
San Miguel Corporation also turned over a power sprayer to the college during the same event.
Representatives of Batch �84 led by Fr. Ruiz formally received the donation from the lady solon, then turned it over to the WMSU as well as the college.
In his remarks, Atty. Sanson expressed the hope that other leaders and institutions in the city will continue to donate more equipment and resources to the college, noting that it has a crucial role to play in the food and human security efforts of the community. (Rey Luis Banagudos, WMSU-PAO)