Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines — The Marinduque State College engaged in a benchmarking initiative in Palawan on May 14, 2024, spearheaded by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services (VPSAS) and the College Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) Mr. Marvin P. Plata, accompanied by the Executive Assistant, Ms. Leni Rodriguez and Ms. Joan C. Ocampo the Head for International/Foreign Student Services of OVPSAS and CAHS College Secretary.

MSC and HTU officials and faculty members. (Photo by Jean Linga)

This initiative aims to enhance the institution’s practices by comparing business processes and performance metrics with said Universities. Along with six student leaders of MSC, the team was welcomed with heartwarming greetings from the HTU Administration headed by Sr. Mary Ann L. Allag, VP for Academic Affairs, and Sr. Zenaida C. Domingo, VP for Research and Community Engagement. Through a short program, both institutions were able to exchange their best practices to identify areas where there are opportunities for improvement.

After a series of exchanges of ideas, the delegates paid a courtesy visit to Palawan State University. MSC was once warmly welcomed by the admins of the University, headed by the VPSAS Dr. Carlos Alfonso Salvador and Dr. Vincent L. Limpiada, VP for Finance and Administration. Both two institutions aim to foster a culture of continuous development, keeping a collaborative and knowledge sharing that sets a realistic target for improvement.

Courtesy visit in Palawan State University by MSC officials, faculty members, and student leaders. (Photo by Jean Linga)

The student leaders of MSC are also formally welcomed by the University Student Government of PSU. The USG initiated a tour around the main campus using the campus coaster. During this time, the student leaders have their time during the tour to have an open dialogue and encourage transparency, as each members collectively strive to meet shared benchmarks and uphold standards of excellence.

[Via the Panacean Herald: Christonn John Lineses (CAHS) and Genroj Louise Laguna (CICS)]