IFSU exhibits Phil – Jap partnership during Mayoyao Lenong Festival

The Ifugao State University (IFSU) showcased the impact of its partnership with Japan and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mayoyao through a booth exhibit during the celebration of Lenong (Peace) Festival in Mayoyao, Ifugao from August 8 to 9, 2018.

Lenong (Peace) Festival commemorates not only World War II’s last and fiercest battle between the Japanese and the combined American and Filipino soldiers in the Philippines at Mayoyao’s Mt. Nagchajan but the end of war that ushered friendship among Philippines, Japan, and USA.

The exhibit was in response to the directive of IFSU President Dr. Eva Marie Codamon – Dugyon to make IFSU’s presence felt in local communities.

IFSU displayed the outputs of the programs such as the Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program financially assisted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts project funded by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan, and the academic and cultural exchange with Japan’s Kobe Gakuin University.

Researches, continuing activities responsive to the need to conserve the Ifugao Rice Terraces, compiled pictures, IFSU products, and coffee table book were among the displays.

Guests such as actress and model Rita Gaviola, popularly known as “Badjao Girl”, actor and model Gello Marquez, and Clyde Vance Lomotos, Tawag ng Tanghalan Kid one time defending champion visited the booth.

The booth exhibit was a joint effort among IFSU offices: Department of Public and International Affairs (DPIA) headed by Mr. Richard Baliao, the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) headed by Ms. Eulalie Dulnuan, Income Generating Project (IGP) headed by Dr. Mary Caclini, and the Department of Extension and Training (DET) headed by Ms. Mara Joy Alsiken-Nanglegan.#