A delegation of graduate students from Yokohama National University (YNU) visited the UST Graduate School for a joint colloquium session on February 28, 2023. The event was attended by UST GS students and academic staff headed by the Graduate School Dean Prof. Michael Anthony C. Vasco, Ph.D.
The 2023 YNU Philippine Field Trip delegation was composed of five graduate students, namely, Sou Yaly, the student leader of the delegation from Cambodia; Maria Hachigo; Huslen Battluga from Mongolia; Ryushin Tanaka; and Shota Koseki, led by Dean Ichiro Araki, together with Dr. Takaaki Kobayashi and Dr. Kotaro Yonemura. They arrived in Manila on February 15 and stayed in the Philippines until March 1, 2023.
The theme of the joint session lecture was “Researches on Philippine Social Welfare and
Agrarian Reform Development Agenda, Land Registration, and Community Development”.
There were five speakers, namely, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Atty. Adonis P. Sulit; Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Assistant Director Elizabeth Zambrano-Villapando, CESO VI, OIC-Director III, Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement; DAR Director Garland Leila A. Cuarteros, OIC-Director for Policy and Research Service (PRS), Policy Planning and Research Office (PPRO), Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II (ARPO II); Land Registration Authority (LRA) Atty. Raymond Ramos, Register of Deeds, Parañaque City; and YNU Master of International Business Law student Maria Hachigo.
The Honorable DSWD USEC Atty. Sulit talked about the DSWD Programs and Services, while DAR OIC-Director Zambrano-Villapando and OIC-Director Cuarteros lectured on an Overview of of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Extension with Reforms, Parañaque City Register of Deeds Atty. Ramos spoke about identifying real and fake Certificate of Titles, and Ms. Hachigo discussed her lessons from her various field trips undertaken to various remote communities in Japan.
Also present during the colloquium were Faculty Secretary Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Arenas and academic staff members Dr. Elizabeth Recio, Dr. Ernesto Dimaculangan, Dr. Patricia Empleo, Dr. Antonio Dayag. Dr. Tomas Tiu served as the Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Rosemarie Opis introduced the speakers.