The Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology (ASSCAT) emerged as a standout institution at the prestigious GAWAD PARANGAL 2023. The Commission on Higher Education extended its heartfelt congratulations to ASSCAT for its exceptional achievements and recognition. The event was held on June 20, 2023, at SIARELCO in Dapa, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, celebrated the outstanding efforts of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

GAWAD PARANGAL 2023, renowned for acknowledging excellence in HEIs, presented awards in various categories, including MATALINO, MALAKAS, and MAPAGMAHAL SA BAYAN. These accolades were based on a comprehensive evaluation conducted by the CHED Awards Committee, which meticulously reviewed ASSCAT’s list of recognitions and awards.

ASSCAT proudly received the prestigious MATALINO AWARD, which highlights its unwavering commitment to academic excellence. The institution’s dedication to nurturing exceptional individuals was further recognized through Jolyo Gazo Loquinario, who achieved a Top 8 position in the 2022 Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) at the Elementary level, and Harnie Mae P. Llacuna, who secured a Top 7 position in the 2022 BLEPT at the Secondary level. These remarkable accomplishments reflect ASSCAT’s relentless pursuit of educational excellence.

Moreover, ASSCAT’s efforts in environmental sustainability were duly acknowledged, earning the institution the title of TREE PLANTING ADVOCACY AWARDEE. ASSCAT’s commitment to environmental stewardship and contribution to a greener future were highlighted as it ranked 9th among top contributors in terms of the number of trees planted.

The Commission on Higher Education-Caraga Regional Office expresses its profound appreciation to ASSCAT and all the HEIs, agencies, and associations that provided invaluable support and participated in the successful execution of GAWAD PARANGAL 2023. Their assistance during the event’s preparation ensured a seamless operation.

ASSCAT, in particular, deserves a special commendation for its exceptional commitment and significant contributions that stood out among the recognized institutions. Its active involvement showcased its dedication to technological innovation and advancement in education.

As GAWAD PARANGAL 2023 came to a close, the atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation. The Commission on Higher Education-Caraga Regional Office commends ASSCAT and all the recognized HEIs for their outstanding achievements. This event served as an exceptional platform to celebrate and honor ASSCAT’s accomplishments, inspiring the educational community with its commitment to academic excellence, environmental advocacy, and technological innovation.

ASSCAT would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the recognition and success achieved at GAWAD PARANGAL 2023. Special thanks go to CHED Chairman J. Prospero “Popoy” E. De Vera III, to Comm. Jo Mark M. Libre for his exemplary leadership as the Chairperson-Designated of the ASSCAT Board of Trustees, as well as to the top management of ASSCAT headed by Dr. Joy C. Capistrano, retired CHED Caraga Regional Director Dr. George M. Colorado, and all those involved.

It is through their collective commitment and hard work that ASSCAT has achieved such remarkable accomplishments.