BSBA and THM Collaborate for an Extension Activity for Buenavista Motorcycle Drivers

The participants during the training

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) departments of the College of Business and Management (CBM) held a series of Financial Literacy and Customer Service Skills Training at the 3rd Floor Multi-purpose Hall, Buenavista Municipal Hall. The 9-day training that was attended by approximately a hundred motorcycle drivers per day. This was done on the following dates: March 14-15, 20-22, 27-29, and 31, 2023.

Ma. Asuncion H. Trespeces, OIC of LTO-Guimaras District Office is delivering her lecture on Safety Driving and Traffic Laws
PMSgt. Kevin B. Aquino, Team Leader of Highway Patrol Group Guimaras is delivering his lecture to the Buenavista Tricycle Drivers and Operators

This extension activity was a collaboration not only between the BSBA and THM departments in the College of Business and Management, but also with several agencies from the Highway Patrol Group on Traffic Safety, represented by PMSgt. Kevin B. Aquino, and the Land Transportation Office on Safety Driving and Traffic Laws, represented by Ms. Ma. Asuncion H. Trespeces, OIC of the LTO-Guimaras District Office.

SB Edgar Gallo alongside SB Rommel John Edang delivered his Rationale on the need to improve the Motorcycle Transportation Services of Buenavista, Guimaras

During the opening ceremony, the municipal officials from Buenavista including Municipal Mayor Honorable Samuel T. Gumarin, Vice Mayor Honorable Cyril C. Beltran, SB Member Art Cartel, SB Member Edgar Gallo, SB Member Ruben Magno, and SB Member Rommel John Edang were present. Dr. Margie Y. De La Cruz, Director of Community Extension Services, and Dr. Julieta G. Infante, Vice President for Research, Extension, Training, and Innovation, were also present and they delivered inspirational messages to the participants.

Dr. Andrew Paguntalan gives his lecture on Financial Literacy

Dr. Arthur C. Soquea, Dean of the CBM, and various CBM faculty members took part as speakers for the training session. Specific topics on saving, budgeting, and investing were discussed on Financial Literacy.

Instr. Carlyn Mae Morado is paying attention to the thoughts shared by the participants

Furthermore, the Customer Service Skills Training sought to help drivers understand their responsibility in providing services to their passengers and to develop their interpersonal skills. Participants were also able to contribute their own input by filling out worksheets and presenting them to the group.

Several participants also shared their response message. One of the drivers expressed his gratitude for the way in which the activity was carried out and how the training gave them a chance to gain skills that would be very useful in their daily search for a source of income. With this learning, they can improve their awareness of road safety, as well as their responsibilities to care their passengers.

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