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The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PhilNITS to host computer training in Dumaguete City

by Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Information Technology Standards Foundation, Inc. (PhilNITS) will be hosting an IT Passport Examination for students on January 19 in Dumaguete City.

Participants from colleges and universities in Negros Oriental and University of San Carlos in Cebu City are expected to participate in the seminar.

Dean of College of Computer Studies Dae Habalo of Foundation University said the half-day seminar, to be held from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the LG Sinco IT Audio Visual Rooms, has been commissioned by the Japan Overseas Development Corporation (JODC) of the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry of Japan.

Habalo said attendance in this seminar is a requirement for those who will take the IT Passport exam on April 29 at Foundation University.

PhilNITS president Ma Corazon Akol said the seminar aims to promote the new PhilNITS IT Certification Project being introduced by the Information Technology Promotions Agency (IPA) of Japan.

Aside from Akol, the seminar will be conducted by Mr. Shinichiro Kato, JODC expert assigned to PhilNITS, and Mr. Alfran Keith Consing. (PIA/JCT)

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