As is the practice every August, Silliman University conducted a multi-agency meeting yesterday to discuss security preparations for the upcoming 116th Founders Day celebration this month. Present were officers of the Philippine National Police from both Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, 79IB of the Philippine Army at Camp Leon Kilat, Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency, and the Reserve Officers Training Corps and Public Safety and Assistance Office in Silliman.
Silliman President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III presided the meeting where among those present from the University were the three Vice Presidents (Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, and Development), Buildings and Grounds Superintendent, General Counsel, Dean of Students, and representative of the Student Government.
The University’s Founders Day is a big event not only for Silliman but for the city of Dumaguete. It brings thousands of alumni, friends and tourists from around the Philippines and the globe to a series of celebration that runs for more than a week.