/ 1 April 2023

THE COMMISSION on Higher Education and the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges launched four projects to preserve cultural heritage and strengthen entrepreneurship in the region.

The projects launched on March 24 are the Cordillera Heritage 101, Project STORE or Skills Training On Rural Entrepreneurship, Masaganang Cordillera and CARASUC Hymn.

All higher education institutions in CAR will incorporate Cordillera Heritage 101, a three-unit elective course, into their curricula. The topic will help students gain a deeper understanding of the history and rich culture of the Cordillera.

It also aims to support the cultivation, conservation and preservation of the region’s cultural heritage.

On the other hand, Project STORE, originally conceptualized by the Benguet State University, aims to strengthen the region’s entrepreneurship.

Meanwhile, Masaganang Cordillera, spearheaded by IFSU, intends to create a community model farm for sustainable food production that locals can replicate.

The CARASUC Hymn was performed by the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College Minstrels. CARASUC is the first and only association of universities and colleges in the country to have a hymn.

CHED-CAR Regional Director Dr. Demetrio Anduyan Jr. and CHED Commissioner and BSU BOR Chairperson Dr. Marita Canapi commended the projects.