University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho before signing the OALPA, stated how significant this undertaking is, especially now that the university is moving towards internationalization. The president further reiterated how the researches must be shared with the world. “New knowledge and discoveries [if not published], will just die with the person who wrote it,” Dr. Ho added.
C & E Publishing, Inc. was represented by Ms. Ruby Ann Sierra during the signing of the OALPA held on Tuesday, August 26, at the Conference Room of the Office of the President.
It was witnessed by some university officials to include: Vice President for RESEL, Dr. Roberto B. Torres; Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID) Coordinator, Dr. Julieta B. Tendero; Special Assistant to the VP for RESEL, Dr. Vivian R. Molina; Center for Continuing Education (CCE) Director, Dr. Raquel Tomasa R. Ho, University Legal Officer, Atty. Jules Christian D. Marcos, University Board Secretary, Dr. Ricardo Danilo E. Corteza and Public Affairs Office Director, Dr. Lea U. Laput.
The OALPA between WMSU and the ce-Logic shall provide WMSU an online space for the repository of online journals that can be accessible for free. (Mandy Dalugdug – Public Affairs Office, WMSU)