RD Asaad and company pay courtesy visit to UP Min

September 14, 2017News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-17-019
From left: Rene Estremera, Public Relations Officer of UP Mindanao; Dr. Sylvia B. Concepcion, Chancellor of UP Mindanao; Dr. Abubakar S. Asaad, Regional Director of PSA-ARMM; Hji. Razulden A. Mangelen, Provincial Statistics Officer of PSA-Maguindanao; Naldo G. Pendaliday, Senior Statistical Specialist; and Farhana Jane S. Linso, Acting Statistical Analyst.

PSA-ARMM employees, headed by Regional Director (RD) Dr. Abubakar S. Asaad and Provincial Statistics Officer of Maguindanao Hji. Razulden A. Mangelen, paid courtesy visit to Prof. Sylvia B. Concepcion, the Chancellor of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao in Davao City on September 6, 2017.

The PSA team were in Davao City to conduct the 2017 Group Learning Session on September 4-5, 2017 and decided to take a tour to UP Mindanao on September 6 before travelling back to Cotabato City. Prof. Concepcion and UP Min Public Relations Officer Rene Estremera welcomed RD Asaad and his company composed of PSO Mangelen, Naldo G. Pendaliday (Senior Statistical Specialist), Farhana Jane S. Linso (Acting Statistical Analyst) and PSO Mangelen’s son, who is currently a 3rd year student in the said university, to the Office of the Chancellor.

After the introduction of their respective institutions and colleagues, Prof. Concepcion and RD Asaad, who are both UP faculties, were immediately on the same track. They discussed about RD Asaad’s secondment to PSA and the importance of serving the people as the optimum mission of every UP alumnus. Prof. Concepcion also mentioned that she admires a lot Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General of PSA. The UP Min team also gave PSO Mangelen’s son tips and advices for his thesis.

Mr. Estremera gave a copy of UP Min Chancellor’s Report to PSA. In return, RD Asaad gave two issues of PRISMA, the Official Quarterly Publication of PSA-ARMM, to the Chancellor. The PSA team expressed their gratitude to the Chancellor and her staff for the warm welcome. PSA-ARMM employees then toured to some remarkable spots in the university such as the university oval, the UP Min Library and the UP Min Sports Complex, before leaving.