MSU-Maguindanao Rising in Collaboration
#MSUMag | Through the R&D Leadership (RDLead) Program, the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Mindanao State University-Maguindanao and Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio as the RD Leader on the project “Strengthening of Research and Development Capabilities of the Faculty, Researchers, and Personnel of the Mindanao State University – Maguindanao on Fisheries/ Aquaculture Research”. The 1-year engagement was signed on September 14, 2021 at Graduate School, D.O.S., Maguindanao and via Zoom.
The RDLead Program is one of DOST’s Accelerated Programs centered on the development and strengthening of research capabilities of institutions, and other government line agencies nationwide by engaging local experts or RD Leaders to direct and support their R & D goals by which, under the leadership of its Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension, and Development, Dr. Ramjie Y. Odin, MSU-Maguindanao has been awarded with.
RD Leader Dr. Quinitio will provide guidance and technical assistance to MSU-Maguindanao through the conduct of various capacity-building initiatives.
Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, the Executive Director of National Research Council of the Philippines signified that their agency is fully committed to provide all the needed support they can give to ensure that the engagement exceeds what it promises to deliver and that they stand with MSU-Maguindanao in pursuing all outputs and outcomes that they agreed to work on together.
Chancellor Limbona also conveyed that this collaboration with DOST-NRCP shall strengthen and develop the R&D capacities of the University to further its contributions to socio-economic development of the province, the region, and the country.
Also present during the virtual signing were DOST-NRCP Project Development Officer Marfy H. Lita, VCPD Kusayin, Research Director Santiago-Arenas, Extension Director Mokamad, KICC Director Ali-Lauban, Planning Director Naraga, IP Head Abellar and some faculty and staff.