In the latest ASCOT ‘To! (Todo-todo) episode titled “We are ASCOTians; of course we discuss human rights,” viewers were treated to engaging discussions with Gender and Development Director, Maximo M. Marte, Jr. known as GADdes( goddess) Maxi, and Atty. Karl Thomas Olivar, head of ASCOT’s Legal Unit, March 7, 2024.

GADdes Maxi shared insights on the 2024 National Women’s Month celebration, highlighting ASCOT’s exciting lineup of activities, including the GAD Quiz Bee, the launch of the “Pigmented Rice Product Development” extension program, and the Saliw ng Juana dance competition. Emphasizing women empowerment and gender equality, GADdes stressed the importance of equality between men and women.

Atty. Karl Thomas Olivar discussed the legal team’s responsibilities, ensuring ASCOT’s compliance with laws and regulations. “Ang main function ng Legal Unit ng ASCOT ay siguraduhin na lahat ng ginagawa ng ASCOT ay naayon sa batas, sa mga alituntunin na nailabas. ‘Yung lahat ng mga guidelines, rules, at pagpapatupad ng mga program ay naayon sa batas. We make sure that everything is in order,” he said.

Wrapping up with a fun-filled fast talk segment, they shared advice for students: intellectual honesty from Atty. Karl and perseverance from Dir. Maxi.

For those who missed the live broadcast, the episode is available on ASCOT’s official Facebook page.
ASCOT ‘To! airs every other Thursday, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on 92.1RTV Baler.

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