FESSAP president Edwin C. Fabro recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with New Era University president Dr. Nilo L. Rosas in a partnership creating a program of exchange of their respective members for instructional research and cultural purposes.
The agreement also covers all disciplines offered by the respective institutions.
The FESSAP and NEU shall also explore the potential of co-sponsoring international conferences and academic exchanges in areas of joint interests, the arrangements of which shall be subjected to terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties.
Witnesses of the signing were FESSAP Executive Vice President Prof. Robert Milton Calo, Corporate Secretary Cecil Sarmiento, Executive Assistant Allan Soria, NEU executive secretary Bro. Erwin S. Briones and NEU Athletic Director Rodilo Legaspi.
The agreement took effect upon signing and will last for a period of five years.
Meanwhile, Fabro also welcomed New Era University’s participation in the first Philippine University Volleyball League, a premier tournament organized by the FESSAP-PUVL, led by its chairman Graham C. Lim, with the FESSAP-PUVL Working Committee, composed of Prof. Calo, Sarmiento, Soria, Fructuso Raytos, and Antonio Quiza.
The PUVL, which will open on December 12, at the NEU Gymnasium, will be a national qualifying tournament for the Asia Pacific University Games and the Asian University Championship in 2023.
NEU is the legal owner of the Philippine Arena, the largest indoor arena in the world with a seating capacity of over 50,000.
Located at Central Avenue in Quezon City, New Era University was founded in 1975, with a current population of approximately 30,000 students.