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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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BSP partners in knowledge network

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Diversity is the name of the game in these times of global competitiveness and digitization. One such government financial institution that has expanded its reach is the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas that has entered into a memorandum of understanding with one of the universities in Dumaguete City for the establishment of a Knowledge Resource Network that is now located in its main library starting in March this year.

Hatched in time for the year-long 70th founding anniversary of Foundation University in Dumaguete City, the Knowledge Resource Network aims to promote further understanding of the necessary economic and financial concepts and issues that affect the country and its economic development.

The BSP promotes its major advocacy in providing economic and financial information to the public through the academe in assisting the research pursuits of the institution.

With this development of the university being a recipient as a network member, students, faculty, and staff will be assisted in research and reference inquiries in the field of economics, finance, and legislation. Moreover, the network becomes an annex to the BSP libraries in the various provinces of the country, which have the capacity to access the resources at its main library in Manila.

Present during the MOU signing were Dr. Gregorio Baccay III, Joseph Norbert David, and Nelia Balagopo, the current manager of the Economic and Financial Learning Center of the BSP. On behalf of Foundation University were Victor Vicente “Dean” Sinco, university president; Faisal Alih, university chancellor; Dr. Charlotte Carino, dean of the College of Business Administration; and, Cyril Mapula, manager for institutional partnerships.

In a related development, since students make up most of the population of any educational institution, there is an urgent need for them to be familiar with campus rules and regulations as well as the features of an experience of campus life.

At the same time the university’s way of welcoming the new academic year, an orientation and student assembly was held, which was followed by a campus tour and team-building for new students and transferees at the FU Green. It aimed to promote the atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among students and for them to appreciate the unique qualities of every individual on campus.

Student assistants or work students also proliferate the university. Likewise, they participated in a personality development workshop held at the Sofia Soller Sinco Hall. Considered not just as support of the university’s operations but partners as well, the student assistants went through activities geared to harness their skills on leadership, cooperation, and critical thinking. Conversely, the activity aimed to enhance self-awareness and self-esteem, develop optimism, and resiliency as essential traits toward dealing with daily work and study tasks.

Such office, the Office of Student Life, through its programs and activities, responds to the needs of the students in providing a healthy and conducive environment to grow positively, aside from being able to experience the best campus life ever.*

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