[ Student Login | Faculty Login | AV Halls Online | Library Search | Contact Us ]




Already flooded with inquiries, visits and attracting curiosity from business establishments, entrepreneurs, and private organizations, the HNU–WATERSS project continues to unfurl into a showcase project for Holy Name University, a project which holds great promise in supporting the province’s dream to attain sustainable development, as well as in helping improve the quality of life of the Boholanos. This was once again proven when this project assisted by the Philippine-Australian Community Assistance Program (PACAP) was visited by an eager delegation from PACAP Advisory Committee (PAC) and the PACAP Coordinating Committee (PCC) last July 28, 2008 at 7:30 in the evening.

The delegation visiting HNU WATERSS Laboratory was headed by Mr. Sam Zappia, Counsellor for Development Cooperation of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), representing the Australian Government, Mr. Rolando Tungpalan of NEDA, representing the Philippine government and Mr. David Swete Kelly representing PACAP. Also part of entourage were the staffs of the three different agencies mentioned, as well as representatives of other PACAP-assisted programs in the province. HNU–WATERSS was one of the seven (7) PACAP-funded projects visited by the delegation during its hectic two-day stay in Bohol.

The HNU welcoming party was headed by Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD, University President, as well as the other Cabinet members Fr. Romeo P. Bancale, SVD and Fr. Manuel Sarabia, SVD. Also present to welcome the visitors were members of the HNU-WATERSS Implementing Team led by Engr. Juliet Espiritu.

After exchange of pleasantries, a short program was held to orient the visitors to the WATERSS Project. The University President warmly welcomed the guests to Holy Name University, Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD also thanked the guests for including HNU – WATERSS in their very busy itinerary to visit selected PACAP grantees in Bohol. Then the WATERSS Information, Education, & Advocacy Coordinator, in lieu of the Project Manager Ms. Josephine T. Cemine who was in Luzon for a previously held commitment, made a brief presentation regarding the goals, objectives and plans of the project. After which, Engr. Juliet Espiritu made an update regarding the laboratory operations of WATERSS Project.

During the ensuing open forum, the proponents were asked regarding the ability of the institution to sustain the project after the project duration and PACAP support end. Dr. Jemma J. Jay and Engr. Juliet Espiritu assured the visitors that this project will continue to operate and even grow in the years to come since the project has a long list of prospective clients who have already signified their intention to use the services offered by the Water Laboratory of WATERSS, also, the project is an income generating venture and has separate books of account that was set-up specifically to make it financially autonomous.

The program and visit ended at 8:30 in the evening with an atmosphere of optimism, with PACAP’s David Swete Kelley’s comment that “HNU WATERSS is a keystone in all the water programs introduced in Bohol” still ringing in the ears of the proponents.

More stories...

Copyright © 2015. All rights reserved.
Janssen Heights, Dampas District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines 6300
Information: +63 (38) (Globelines) 501 7731 . 501 0125 . (Cruztelco) 235 3934
Telefax: +63 38 501 7731
Privacy Policy . Terms and Conditions . Contact Us

Last updated: (GMT+0800) August 07, 2013. This site is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox