By Deodith Grace Honrado-Baticbatic
Salvacion “Sally” R. Villasis, the Regional Applied Communication Group (RACG) Representative of Aklan State University (ASU) was selected by the Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC) as the new RACG Coordinator of WESVARRDEC effective January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2013. The selection was done during the 4th quarter meeting of the RRDCC last December 5, 2011 at Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Dingle Campus, Iloilo.
Aside from being the RACG Coordinator, Villasis serves the Aklan State University in various capacities. This includes being the Agricultural Technician II of the Extension and Community Services Departments. She is also the In-Charge of Media Relations of ASU and Station Manager of DYMT – FM, a community radio based in ASU.
Villasis earned her degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Agricultural Economics from ASU and is the only Aklanon who was awarded First Prize in the Radio News Feature Award of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas and the Free Voice of the Netherlands in 2007.
Villasis was also awarded as Best Performing Information Officer by the Presidential Commission on Communications Operation – Philippine Information Agency (PIA) VI for 2010 and 2011. In May 26, 2011, she was named Outstanding RACG Representative by WESVARRDEC during its First Regional Techno Gabay Summit and TechnoMart held at the Amigo Plaza Mall, Iloilo City.
As her work and achievements imply, she is a woman with dedication to service. With her exemplary performance in providing purposive and effective applied communication strategies to bring Science and Technology information to various clients in the region, she is ready to serve the consortium better.