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CHED Region 1 and Global Peace Foundation Philippines Ink Historic Memorandum of Agreement

DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN – November 17, 2023 – In a historic event held at the University of Luzon, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region 1 and the Global Peace Foundation Philippines (GPF Philippines) formalized their commitment to fostering peacebuilding initiatives in the region through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing ceremony.

The event, which took place from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, saw the participation of key figures from both
CHED Region 1 and GPF Philippines. The distinguished attendees included:
1. Dir. Angel S. Reyna, Jr. – Internal Relations Officer, University of Luzon
2. Dr. Florida C. Labuguen – GPF Philippines Trustee
3. Aldrin L. Nituma- President of GPF Philippines
4. Ingil Ra- Regional President, GPF Asia Pacific
5. Dr. Christine N. Ferrer – Regional Director, CHED Region 1
6. Dr. Aurora M. Samson-Reyna – Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Luzon

The MOA signing marks a significant step toward establishing local and regional partnerships for peacebuilding. The collaboration aims to harness the collective efforts of academic institutions in Region 1 to contribute to the promotion of peace and understanding.

Notable higher education institutions in Region 1 that signed the MOA include:
1. May Jacklyn R. Samson – Universidad de Dagupan
2. Jasmin Kathy B. Verzola – University de Dagupan
3. Mary Ann M. Solis – Virgen Milagrosa University
4. Lorena B. Echalar – Pangasinan State University
5. Cynthia P. Lopez – Lyceum Northern University
6. Lorna S. Bulosan, Gennelyn Joy B. Pietersz, and Michael Anthony A. Jumo – WCC-ATC Binalonan
7. Evelyn A. Tomboc – University of Eastern Pangasinan
8. Sonny Soriano – Urdaneta University
9. Benny B. Deringe – ISPSC

The collaborative effort, spearheaded by CHED Region 1 and GPF Philippines, is poised to bring about positive changes in the education landscape by integrating peacebuilding initiatives within the academic


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