TESDA PD visits UNO-R AgRecoletos

To inspect the facilities used by the School of Agriculture of UNO-Recoletos, TESDA Provincial Director Bayani Gofredo visited the University, October 26.


PD Gofredo made a courtesy call to Rev. Fr. Don Besana, OAR, university president.
Moreover, PD Gofredo met with scholars under the Business Agriculture Technology diploma program through zoom.

He congratulated the 50 students for being part of the TESDA scholarship program. “I hope to see you all at the graduation,” he said.


Agriculture Program Head Ma. Corazon Acaba, DVM MBAH, toured the visitors with the facilities used for online classes by AgRecoletos.


PD Gofredo visited the Management Information Office (MIS) to check the enrollment system, learning management system, and technical support system. He also inspected the ITRD office and IT classrooms for network infrastructure and IT facilities.


PD Gofredo and his team were welcomed by Fr. Besana, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Annabee Claur, Ph.D., Dr. Acaba, RITTC Director Nena Samillano, Ph.D., ICTD Head Mariano Antenor, MIS Specialist Alvin Mananquil, IT faculty Reymund Sabay, Ph.D.,together with AgRecoletos faculty Armigenia Benedicto, Ph.D., Ma. Cecilia Mercado, and Mario Sedonio, and RITTC Secretary Angie Tijing.

The COVID-19 safety protocols like wearing a face mask and social distancing were strictly observed during the visit.

TESDA grants 50 BAT program Scholars

TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) granted 50 scholars to enroll in the Business Agriculture Technology (BAT) Diploma program of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos.

The 50 scholars, now enrolled in the first semester of A.Y. 2020-2021, are the pioneered batch for the BAT program offered by the School of Agriculture of UNO-Recoletos.

BAT is the newest offer of UNO-Recoletos for its Agriculture Program. It is a three-year diploma program anchored with national qualification of TESDA.

Because of the guiding principle of TESDA, which is “TESDA Abot Lahat,” the dreams and aspirations of the selected scholars are given hope.

TESDA Abot Lahat provides “relevant, accessible, high quality, and efficient technical education and skills development.”

The 50 scholars will be free of tuition and other fees and allowances, sponsored by TESDA.

Despite the pandemic, TESDA and UNO-Recoletos still find their way in reaching people to reach their dreams.

Faith Farm

As its name implies, Faith Farm grew and progress of what it is today because of faith and passion of a veterinary doctor who dared to venture into a business totally different from their family-owned business which is poultry production.  With a very minimal resources but with a big faith in his heart, he started with a 10 sow-level. Though he is a veterinarian, he has less knowledge and experience on how to proceed with swine business and he encountered so many challenges along the way which taught him lessons to improve in this endeavor.

           The mission and vision of Faith Farm is “Excellence for God’s Glory” which they visibly posted in their stores for the information of the consuming public. The main objective of this farm is to provide high quality pork to their customers.  The advantage of Faith Farm over other swine business is that they have taken hold every step of the value chain of swine production ensuring high quality of their products when it reaches the consuming public at affordable cost.

         With enough manpower and available facilities, they breed and raise their own swine with a readily formulated feeds they too produced. They do the slaughtering/ butchering, slicing, packing and cold storage of their products and deliver the same to their respective market outlets also owned by Faith Farm.

                They adopted technologies geared towards efficiency because according to Dr. Taala whether you are in livestock or poultry operation, efficiency is the name of the game. He further opined that one must be efficient, otherwise you will be eliminated from the game. Only the efficient ones, according to him, will prevail in this business. For him, this is more than just a business where money and labor are the essentials, but what is truly invested here is sweat, dedication and a great passion to do it.

             Today, Faith Farm already houses over 4,000 sows which only started from a veterinary doctor’s passion and a leap of faith. Moreover, this farm is now considered as one of the largest pork meat producers in Negros Occidental. 

           This passionate swine grower – Dr. Rodney Taala laid the foundation of this business as his legacy to leave behind which he hoped his daughter also named “Faith” will continue in the near future.

Incoming Freshman Students

1. SDPC Student presents HS ID/Card, Long Size Brown Envelope, 1×1 ID Picture, receipt of Payment from the Accounting and Pencil. Student takes the entrance exam.

2. REGISTRAR Student submits 1 passport size picture with nametag and original copies of NSO Birth Certificate and HS Card. Student fills out Student Information Sheet (SIS) form.

3. ACCOUNTING OFFICE Student pays the initial payment of Php 1, 500/partial payment. Student receives Official Receipt (OR).

4. COLLEGE Student submits HS card (photocopy), 2 passport size pictures with nametag, SDPC test result (photocopy). Student receives section assignment. Enrollment officer encodes student’s information details. Student receives hard copy of enrolment form.

5. DSA Student submits original copy of good moral character and applies for school identification card.

FOR ONLINE ENROLLMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Continuing Students

Continuing students are those who have enrolled in the immediate term in the University. Those who are under academic probation should see the Dean before making payment at the Accounting Office. Those who are subject to clearance by the Office of the Director of Student Affairs should see the Director before making payment at the Accounting Office. Continuing students without any deficiency shall follow these steps:

1. ACCOUNTING – Student pays initial fee of P1, 500.00 upon registration and the mandatory fees. Student receives Official Receipt (OR)

2. COLLEGE – Department head evaluates student’s load. Enrolment officer encodes student’s enrolment details. Student receives hard copy of enrolment form.

3. DSA – Student applies for school identification card.

FOR ONLINE ENROLLMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Returning Students

For those who have stopped for at least one semester without enrolling in other schools.

1. REGISTRAR — Student gets confirmation on returnee’s status. Student receives verification slip;

2. COLLEGE — Dean evaluates student’s previous record and recommends readmission.

3. DSA — Student verifies non-academic record.

4. SDPC — Student updates cumulative record.

5. ACCOUNTING — Student presents returnee’s verification slip and pays his old account (if any). Student pays the initial payment of P1, 500.00/partial payment and the mandatory fees such as TS fee, UNORSSGO membership fee, and College council fees. Student Receives Official Receipt (OR);

6. EVALUATION — Enrolment officer evaluates and encodes student’s enrolment details. Student receives hard copy of enrolment form. 7. DSA — Student applies for identification card.

Shifting Students

Shifting students are those who wish to transfer to another within the University. They may be returning students or continuing students.

1. SDPC – Student avails career counseling;

2. PREVIOUS COLLEGE ENROLLED IN – Student requests shifting form;

3. ACCOUNTING – Student pays the initial payment of P1, 500.00/partial payment and the mandatory fees such as TS Fee, UNORSSGO membership fee, and College council fees. Student receives Official Receipt (OR).

4. COLLEGE TO ENROLL IN – Department head evaluates student’s load. Enrollment officer encodes student’s enrollment details. Student receives hard copy of enrollment form; 5. DSA – Student applies for school identification card.

FOR ONLINE ENROLLMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Cross-enrolling Students

In general, cross-enrollment is discouraged. However, for valid reason/s and subject to the condition/s set by the University, students may be permitted to cross-enroll in another school. Cross-enrollees are those who are enrolled simultaneously in two (2) schools with the approval of the Registrar upon the recommendation of the dean of their college.

Cross-enrollment in other schools during summer

Students in the University may enroll in other schools during summer provided that:

  • they have a summer permit issued by the Registrar upon prior recommendation of the dean;
  • such school is authorized by CHED to operate;
  • the maximum number of units is nine (9); and
  • the course is not a professional course.

Cross-enrollment to other schools

Enrollees of the university are allowed to cross-enroll to other schools during the regular semesters provided that they meet the following requirements/ conditions:

  • the course/s is/are not offered in the University;
  • they are graduating during the academic year;
  • the total number of units enrolled including the cross-enrolled units does not exceed the maximum allowable units in the semester;
  • the course is not a professional course;
  • they pay the registration fee prescribed by UNO-R; and
  • the course description of the subject taken in the host school is similar to that of the mother school.

Cross-enrollees from other schools

Cross-enrollees from other schools may be admitted provided that:

  • they submit the Cross-Enrollment Permit duly signed by the Registrar of the school where they are officially enrolled to the Office of the Registrar of the University;
  • they submit the filled out Student Information Sheet to the Office of the Registrar; they pay their tuition and other fees in full;

*Cross-enrollees must apply for ID at the DSA office.

Transferring Students

Transfer students are those who have enrolled in college (leading to a BS degree) or technical course in other schools and wish to enroll in the University. All types of scholars must secure clearance/discount from the Scholarship office before proceeding to the Accounting Office. Incoming students who would want to enroll in the College of Nursing, must secure admission slip from the said College before taking the entrance test.

1. COLLEGE – Student presents photocopy of 1 Transcript of Records. The College Dean evaluates student’s performance from the previous schools, conducts interview and recommends student for admission.

2. DSA – Student submits a handwritten letter addressed to the University President stating reason(s) for transfer, Certificate of Good Moral Character (original copy) and other non-academic records for verification, after which, he/she is interviewed and gets recommendation for testing.

3. SDPC – Student presents the DSA’s recommendation for testing and the testing fee receipt from the Accounting Office and submits 1 passport size ID picture with name tag. Student takes College Admission Test (CAT).

4. REGISTRAR – Student submits 1 passport size Picture with name tag and original copies of Transcript of Records (TOR), Certificate of Transfer Credential (CTC), NCAE result (if available) and NSO Birth Certificate. Student fills out Student Information Sheet (SIS).

5. ACCOUNTING OFFICE – Student pays the initial payment of P1, 500.00/partial payment and the mandatory fees such as TS fee, UNORSSGO membership fee and College Council fees. Student receives Official Receipt (OR);

6. COLLEGE – Student submits SDPC test result (original and 1 photocopy) and 2 passport size pictures with name tag. Department head evaluates student’s load. Enrollment officer encodes student’s enrollment details. Student receives hard copy of enrolment form.

7. DSA – Student applies for student identification card. In accrediting the courses taken from other schools, the following must be considered:

  • Grades
  • Course description
  • School where the courses were taken

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Foreign Students

Foreign Students shall follow the enrollment procedures for Transferees. They may be accepted provided they comply with and submit the following to the Registrar’s Office:

Student visa

Transcript of Records (authenticated by the Philippine Embassy from the country of origin) Photocopy of passport (page with picture and latest stamp by BID) for evaluation