Central Philippine University

By Karren Jay G. Asgar

CPU delegation visits Tra Vinh University (TVU) Vietnam led by CPU President Dr. Ernest Howard B. Dagohoy.

On April 7–10, 2024, the CPU delegation led by University President Dr. Ernest Howard B. Dagohoy visited Tra Vinh University (TVU) in Vietnam for educational collaboration. The primary purpose of the said visit is to immerse the delegates in the Vietnamese basic educational system, gaining firsthand experience and insights.

The delegation was comprised of Dr. Irving Domingo Rio, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Evelyn Grace Ayson, Acting Director of the University Research Center; Prof. Janet Jaco, Principal of CPU Elementary School; Prof. Remedios Alog from the Elementary School faculty; Prof. Charlett Dianala, Principal of CPU Junior High School; Prof. Lilian Rose Jabao Asesor from the Junior High School faculty; Prof. Benjie Ne Gallinero, Principal of CPU Senior High School; Prof. Ella Lee P. Galve from the Senior High School faculty; Ms. Keziah Mae Gambalan Gabasa and Ms. Lovely Joy Macaraya Nobleza, both students of Secondary Education in English.

Signing of memorandum about the “Development of CPUTVU Native Chicken Breed as a Response to the Needs of Raisers and Requirements of the Mark.”

“We continue to solidify our connections with educational institutions in Asia when a delegation from CPU visited Tra Vinh University in Vietnam. We discussed relevant issues related to the collaboration between the two universities,” Dr. Dagohoy shared in the Central Updates: From the Desk of the CPU President, which can be accessed via this link:


On April 8, a seminar with the theme “EDUCATION IN THE INTEGRATION ERA” was held at the Innovation Workshop (WS4) organized by the partner school. A series of presentations and discussions were integrated into the said delegation together with TVU’s MAEd students, TVU administrators, staff, and faculties.

On the same day, there was also the signing of two memoranda: one for the creation of the Asian Research Network together with Dr. Chau Thi Hoang Hoa and another for a cooperative venture entitled, “Development of CPU/TVU Native Chicken Breed as a Response to the Needs of Raisers and Requirements of the Market” together with Dr. Evelyn Grace Ayson.

“The gathering solidified CPU’s role in regional academic collaboration and knowledge exchange. Indeed, our visit to TVU was not only for academic enrichment but also a cultivation of lasting friendships and partnerships across borders,” Dr. Dagohoy added.