CBSUA president aspirants bare plans

Top photo: Alberto N. Naperi, Bottom: Engr. Henry A. Mabesa, Jr.
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – The two aspirants for the presidency of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) were presented to the public at the CBSUA Auditorium in Pili, Camarines Sur Thursday morning.

They were Engr. Henry A. Mabesa, Jr. and Alberto N. Naperi, who both presented their vision, mission, and development goals for CBSUA.

Mabesa, a bio-systems engineer, and a faculty member of CBSUA, stressed the importance of recognizing CBSUA as an agricultural university.

His development goals include: sustained quality and excellence in instruction, innovative research and development programs, viable resource-generation programs, quality facilities and infrastructure, and good governance and efficient management system.

Meantime, Naperi, the SUC Vice President II of Sorsogon State College, said he wants CBSUA to be the regional center for agricultural development.

Naperi batted for recognized curricular programs by the stakeholders and by the industry, increased faculty experts and focus on research publication and utilization, student-centered and friendly service delivery approach to open opportunities and increase productivity, institute community-based extension projects that reduce poverty incidence, and the strengthening of general administrative services and simplified processes to complete projects with integrity.

A public forum, where members of the university community were allowed to ask questions that concern their sector, followed the presentation of candidates.

A candidate for the presidency, according to the requirements, must be a natural-born Filipino citizen; must not be less than thirty-five (35) years old and not more than sixty-one (61) years old at the time of application for the position; must be a holder of an earned relevant doctorate degree from a reputable higher education institution; must have proven track record as administrator of a tertiary level institution whether in public or private, for at least five (5) years; and must not have been convicted of any administrative offense or of any crime involving moral turpitude.

CBSUA, a state university in Camarines Sur, has its main campus in the municipality of Pili. Other campuses are located in the towns of Pasacao, Sipocot, and Calabanga in Camarines Sur.