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EDUCATION chief Leonor Magtolis Briones' passion for education and governance was recognized by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) after naming a new gumamela hybrid in her honor. Now on its 21st year, the Women in Public Service series names Gumamela or "Hibiscus rosa-sinensis" hybrids after women who have dedicated their time and effort to public service. "I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate UPLB's Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government," Sec. Briones said. Secretary… Read more
A new gumamela hybrid was named “Leonor Magtolis Briones” in honor of the secretary of the Department of Education. The University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) named its new gumamela hybrid after Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones as part of the university’s Women in Public Service series, a news release said. Briones thanked former UP president and National Scientist Emil Javier, the UPLB, the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) for naming the new Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrid after her. “Thank you very much, I know that [former… Read more
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BOGOR -- Usaha Mikro, Kecil dan Menengah (UMKM) diandalkan dalam pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional. Sementara itu, semua produk yang diperdagangkan, termasuk produk UMKM, harus memiliki sertifikasi halal, kecuali barang atau produk haram. Di balik itu, sertifikasi halal UMKM memiliki sejumlah kendala. Yaitu ketersediaan anggaran serta pengetahuan dan pemahaman tentang halal serta proses sertifikasinya. Menurut Kepala Pusat Kajian Sains Halal, Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (LPPM) IPB University, Prof Khaswar Syamsu, langkah awal dalam melakukan sertifikasi halal adalah memahami persyaratan dan regulasi sertifikasi halal. Cara memahami persyaratan tersebut adalah membaca standar serta mengikuti pelatihan penyelia halal. “Sistem Jaminan Halal (SJH)… Read more

UPLB names gumamela after Briones

17 October 2021, Sunday
The University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) has named a new gumamela flower hybrid in honor of Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Leonor M. Briones” was so named for the education chief’s “outstanding contributions to society” and for her “basic education reform initiatives.” Developed by the Institute of Plant Breeding, the new hybrid dedicated to Briones was formally presented and awarded to her on Saturday by plant breeder Agripina Rasco. Now in its 21st year, the Women in Public Service series names Gumamela or “Hibiscus rosa-sinensis” hybrids after women who have dedicated their time… Read more
On her 81st birthday, Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones received a very special gift — a flowering plant named after her. In recognition of her passion for education and governance, the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) named a new gumamela hybrid after the incumbent Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) who is celebrating her 81st birthday on Saturday, Oct. 16. “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me,” Briones said. The newest Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Leonor Magtolis Briones” was named after the Education Chief for her outstanding contributions to… Read more
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: New gumamela hybrid named after Education Secretary Leonor Briones https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1502696/new-gumamela-hybrid-named-after-education-secretary-leonor-briones… Read more
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones now has a hybrid gumamela named after her. The University of the Philippines - Los Baños said this is in honor of Briones' passion for education and governance. “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate the UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” Briones said in a statement on Saturday. UPLB's Women in Public Service series is now on its 21st year.  The new Hibiscus rosa-sinensi “Leonor M. Briones” developed by the… Read more
The University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) decided to name a new gumamela hybrid after Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones. The newest Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Leonor M. Briones” was named under the DepEd chief for her "outstanding contributions to society by setting professional standards for public servants and introducing basic education reform initiatives."  “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” Briones said Saturday. The Women in Public Service… Read more
GUMAMELA FLOWER – A new hybrid Gumamela flower was named after Education Chief Leonor Magtolis Briones. Recently, the University of the Philippines-Los Baños Women in Public Service named the new type of “Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis” or “Gumamela” as “Leonor M. Briones”. According to the UP members, this act was due to Briones’ huge contributions to their society. Furthermore, the newly named flower was awarded to her this Saturday. According to an article from Inquirer, Briones said: “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me“ Briones said that she isn’t only an advocate for education… Read more
Ipinangalan kay Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones ang bagong hybrid ng gumamela na na-develop ng Institute of Plant Breeding. Ayon sa University of the Philippines – Los Banos (UPLB) ang pagpapangalan nila kay Briones ay bilang pagpupugay sa kaniyang dedikasyon pagdating sa edukasyon at pamamahala. Dahil dito ay nagpasalamat naman si Briones. “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate the UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” sinabi ng kalihim sa isang statement ngayong Sabado… Read more
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