Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Mr. Carlos Babaran Jr.)
Having been designated as a Microsoft Certified Testing Center by Microsoft Philippines, the School of Information and Technology (SITE) administered the first regional Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam on May 19, 2018 at St. Paul University Philippines.
15 out of 22 pioneer-examinees passed the certification exam. Mr. Carlos Babaran, MIT, a certified Microsoft Technology Associate administered the examination.
The MTA certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among professionals, students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology. MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.
For more information on MTA Certification, you may contact Dr. Visitacion Gumabay, Dean, School of Information Technology & Engineering at (078) 396-1987 loc. 208 or send email to email@example.com.
Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Mr. Darwin Jake B. Felina)
The three-day 29th National and 14th International SPC Educators’ Congress has set remarkable milestones in the education ministry with various presentations, discussions and sharing sessions that ignited the interculturalism consciousness of Paulinian educators as emphasized in this year’s theme “Mainstreaming Interculturality: Solidarity begins where individualism ends,” held at St. Paul College of Pasig, on May 16-18, 2018.
The first day of the congress aimed to bolster the understanding of intercultarality in the academe and other work places. Sr. Dedicacion Rosario, SPC, Directress of St. Paul College Pasig, welcomed the delegates saying that “Solidarity begins where individualism ends,” while Sister Ma. Nilda Masirag, SPC, Assistant Provincial for Education, set the perspectives of the Congress.Sr. Lilia Therese Tolention, SPC, Provincial Superior, delivered the first Keynote Address of the congress.
In the light of this year’s SPC Educators’ Congress theme, five chosen Paulinian Schools in the country shared their Intercultural Experience with the presenters, namely: Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay of St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City; Ms. Dianne Galicia of St. Joseph Institute of Candon; Sr. Elisa Baynas, SPC of Sto. Niño High School; Mr. Freida Curiba of St. Paul School of Buug; and Mr. Ronnie John Delariarte of St. Paul School Barotac Nuevo.
Foreign delegates also embraced intercultural challenges as delegates from Thailand, Japan and Indonesia shared their practices in promoting intercultural consciousness among their employees and students which included Mr. Jess Javier and Sr. Imelda Ladjar, SPC.
Moreover, the keynote speakers intensified more reinforcement on intercultural consciousness of the Paulinian educators by Sr. Lilia Therese Tolentino, SPC and Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB.
A panel discussion was conducted where the discussants shared their views on how interculturality happens in the different sectors especially in the academe and the workplace. Panel discussants were Fr. Francis Gustilo,SDB, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, Mr. Conrado Favorito and Ms. Ma. Lourie Victor. The discussants challenged everyone to take responsibility in understanding interculturality and to help learners to become interculturally competent. The said panel discussion was moderated by Ms. Mariz Umali of GMA 7.
The second day hoped to strengthen the solidarity and innovative effort of Paulinian educators through interculturality as well as to keep alive the intercultural legacy of Fr. Louis Chauvet and St. Paul. There was a Presentation of the Paulinian Formation Framework presented by Sr. Jesusa Taccad, Framework on Paulinian Graduate Outcomes in 3 phases: Basic Education to Tertiary Education and concurrent sessions on Outcomes Based Education (OBE) and Paulinian Formation Program presented by Sr. Felicitas Bernardo, SPC.
Concurrent Sessions on OBE and Paulinian Formation Program were conducted wherein the participants were grouped according to the level they teach (tertiary, basic education and CF and Non-teaching group).
Wrapping up the second day was for the congress participants to get to know more about St. Paul, Apostle of Christ, how he lived his faith and how he transformed the people to become believers and followers of Christ.
On the third day was a celebration of the Interculturality of Paulinian education and mission. Sessions on the prevailing cultures of the 21st century; Challenges and Opportunities to Paulinian Education where Paulinian researchers shared their findings on interculturality were held. The congress culminated in a Eucharistic Celebration.
SPUP Christian Formation Team rendered their services in the liturgical activities of the Congress; while, Dr. Janet Fermin served as the Facilitator of the second day.
(SPUP Delegation was composed of Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC. Sr. Sarah Manapol SPC, Sr. Merecedes Bacaoco, SPC, Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, Dr. Janet Fermin, Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay, Mr. Hollis Sibal, Mr. Moises Calucag, Mr. Rucelj Pugeda, Ms. Mamie Magbanua, Mr. Darwin Jake Felina and Ms. Meloween Bosquiña.)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
For the first time in the University’s history, the Alumni Homecoming was commemorated in the actual date of the foundation of SPUP. With the theme: “Paulinian Homecoming: Reminiscing. Rekindling. Reliving.” SPUP Alumni converged for a three-day fun-filled celebration of this year’s Alumni Homecoming.
Together with the SPC Sisters, employees and students, the Homecoming started with a Thanksgiving Mass on May 10, 2018. It was followed by the Opening of the Alumni Photo and Art Exhibit. The alumni reminisced their memories as they beheld their pictures during their student days. The art exhibit was spearhead by HighSchool Batch 1978, through Mr. Voltaire Perez, whose artistic ingenuity was displayed by the use of acrylic and leaf as media of his paintings.
Class and Batch bonding continued on May 11, 2018. It was highlighted by the Alumni Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Piat, where they also sponsored a Eucharistic Celebration. An agape prepared by the SPUP Alumni of Piat ensued after the spiritual exercise.
On May 12, 2018, Fr. Bernard Corpuz (Parish Priest of St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral and an Alumnus) presided the Eucharistic Celebration as the opening activity of the gathering. This was followed by a motorcade around the city where alumni gratefully cheered for SPUP.
The Fellowship Night, held at the Global Center, was opened by the opening remarks and roll call of batches by Mr. Miguel Lim (Alumni Association President). Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Local Superior) introduced the SPC Sisters to the Alumni body; while, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) expressed her delight as she welcomed the Alumni to their Alma Mater.
The participants was entertained by a production number of the Perkin Twins. The program also showcased batch presentations through singing and dancing. Alumni grooved to the tune and music of their generation which brought cheers and applause among the participants. In between was a raffle draw for indoor prizes sponsored by the Jubilarians. The party concluded with a heartful rendition of Paulinian Hymn by the alumni.
Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales)
St. Paul University Philippines’ International Relations Office (SPUP-IRO) conducted the 2018 International Students’ Integration Activity on May 9, 2018 in line with the celebration of the 111th Founding Anniversary of SPUP.
Sister Mercedias Ang SPC, (SPUP President) Dr. Lili Nulaili (Indonesian Embassy Manila - Education Attache) and Ms. Joyce Sychangco-Gavino (DFA Region 2 Acting OIC) were guest speakers. All together, they emphasized the importance of integration so as to provide an international and intercultural community at SPUP. Sister Merceditas and Ms. Gavino further urged the students to study really hard, abide by the policies of the Philippines and of SPUP and become ambassadors of the university in their countries. Guests from CHED R2, City Government of Tuguegarao, Bureau of Immigration, local media, and various government organizations joined the Paulinian community in the activity.
Foreign students from China, Indonesia, Nigeria and India showcased cultural numbers in songs and dances while a cultural performer from the Indonesian Embassy Manila performed a series of Indonesian dances concluding it with a community dance. Moreover, Mr. Gotty, an Official of the Indonesian Embassy, spearheaded the trivia presentations with the crowd getting merchandise items from their embassy for their correct answers.
International cuisine followed after the program showcasing delicacies from Indonesia, India and the Philippines.
The 2018 ISIA was co-sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy Manila.
Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Ms. Juvis Gem Acain)
With the national theme, “Mag-aaral ng K to 12: Handa sa Hamon ng Buhay”, St. Paul University Philippines celebrated the academic success of its Pioneer Batch of Senior High School-Set A in their First Commencement Exercises last May 4, 2018 at the University Grandstand.
The graduation was preceded by a thanksgiving mass which was presided by Rev. Fr. Carlos Evangelista, University Chaplain. In his homily, he encouraged the graduates to live by the University’s core values everywhere they go.
The graduation ceremonies was made meaningful by the Address of Thanks of Mr. Eymard James Ragasa- with High Honors, from Accountancy and Business Management graduate, as he manifested his gratitude to all people who made their graduation possible.
In his speech, Mr. Ragasa urged his fellow graduates to make a remarkable difference while embarking on an academic journey that is grounded on moral values. “As we close our senior high school journey, I ask you, what difference will you make? With the education and values that SPUP has given us, may we all choose to live a life of excellence rooted on moral values. May we all sail on to make a positive difference globally.”
A total of 458 students from SPUP SHS-Set A: 129 Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), 87 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and 242 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), marched in the commencement exercises.
(SPUP SHS-Set B’s graduation is scheduled this coming June 2018.)