St. Paul University Philippines



  • Basic Research Ethics Training for Faculty

    • Mrs. Lita Jose

  The SPUP Institutional Ethics Review Committee, in collaboration with the Research and Publications Office, organized the Basic Research Ethics Training for faculty, on Oct. 12, 2016, held at the Computer Laboratory.

  Dr. Josephine Joy Lorica, the Chair of the SPUP Institutional Ethics Review Committee, (IERC) conducted the training, expounding the theme, “Ensuring ethicality in the conduct of researches.”

  The following topics were thoroughly discussed: 1) The Importance of Ethics in Research; 2) The Basic Ethical Principles in Research; 3) The Roles of Ethics Review Committee; 4) The Process of Research Ethics Review, and 5) The Conduct of Review for Proposal. Hands-on Exercises were provided after each topic.

  Around twenty faculty members attended the Ethics Review Training, This group will comprise the IERC, representing the different departmental academic programs of the University.

Dr. Josephine Joy Lorica (3rd from left), Resource Person, posing with the trainees.

Dr. Lorica giving instruction to the trainees.

  • Internationalization Confab on ASEAN Studies

    • Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay

  As SPUP continues its PIONEERING INITIATIVES on ASEAN Studies, SPUP Graduate School organized a seminar-workshop on the Internationalization of Higher Education on November 05, 2016. Graduate School Faculty and students participated in the activity which was held at the Global Training Center.

  Dr. Federico Macaranas, the Resource Speaker, a visiting professor from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), engaged the participants through case studies, in-depth analysis, and experiential learning. He clearly expounded the importance of Education as a new thrust and a force for economic integration and its implications on the ASEAN Integration.

  Dr. Macaranas facilitated the discussions along the following salient issues: a) The Philippines hosting of ASEAN @50 in 2017, as a propitious time to engage the country thought leadership in people-to-people engagements across the Member States; b) The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) pillar-framed cooperation in education, health and tourism as a necessity, but it must be combined with and relevant to the other concerns, like nationalism in the globalization era and foreign policy independence of ASEAN community, and, c) There is a need for collaboration (in a competitive regional economy or co-opetition) and enhanced dialogue to foster unity and cohesiveness, to protect ASEAN’s leading and central role in dealing with matters of common and regional concerns and to promote the mutual benefits among the member States.

  After the seminar-workshop, the participants shared their insights and reflections and expressed their gratitude to Dr. Macaranas for providing them the opportunity to engage themselves in the current global trend.

Dr. Federico Macaranas, the Resource Speaker.

The participants.

  • Prof. presents Paper in PPA Scientific Conference

    • Sarah Jane Macarubbo

  Dr. Emolyn Iringan, Assistant Director for Research and Publications, took part in the 2016 Philippine Population Association, Inc. (PPA) Annual Scientific Conference, an Association of Demographers and Population Scientist in the Philippines, with the theme, “Transcending Demographic Trends: Gearing Up Toward an Aging Population,” held at One Victoria Hotel, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, on Feb. 3-5, 2016.

  The event was attended by 300 participants who were mostly researchers, scientists and representatives of the different universities and government organizations in the country. The conference focused on population related issues, concerning elderly health and economic well-being in the society.

  As project leader, Dr. Iringan presented a research paper conducted by St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) research team commissioned by the Commission on Population titled, “Predictors of Reproductive Health Seeking Behaviors of 4Ps and Non 4Ps couples in Region 2.” The research emphasized on Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) and Family Development Session (FDS) in Region 2, in line with its objective on what the predictors on productive health behaviors of 4Ps and Non 4Ps in Region 2 are seeking.

  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Florita Villar discussed about the Policy and Plans Group of DSWD.

  “The objective of the PPA is to disseminate scientific findings related to sociology, demographics, and health concerning Filipino, especially the youth and the aging.”

Dr. Emolyn Iringan (center) receiving her Certificate of Appreciation from the Philippine Population Association Officers during the PPA Annual Conference, held at One Victoria Hotel, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

  • SPUP conducts 3rd International Health Congress

    • Dr. Josephine D. Lorica and Mr. Joden Contillo

  St. Paul University Philippines conducted the 3rd International Health Congress, with the theme, “Transforming Professional Health Care Practices through Caring-Healing,” last Dec. 2-3, 2016, Conference Hall, at the Global Center.

  The activity gathered 183 professional local and international delegates from different schools and countries. There were 44 international participants who mostly came from the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Likewise, the participants and presenters came from the region and as far as Mindanao. The students of the SPUP School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) of SPUP were also among the participants.

  The delegates were warmly welcomed by the Dean of the SNAHS Department, Dr. Ma. Elizabeth C. Baua, in behalf of Sister Merceditas O. Ang, SPC, the University President.

  The following Speakers discussed extensively their topics: Dr. Ir. Hj. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, Director of Learning Directorate at Jarkarta, Indonesia, talked about enhancing global competitiveness through Graduate Education, collaboration and networking; Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, a Thai pharmaceutical expert and Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Medicine at Rangsit University, Thailand, emphasized enhancing quality and standards in herbal medicine. She also shared her plans of collaboration with St. Paul University Philippines to enhance the use of alternative and complementary medicine in the region as well as in the country; Engr. Sancho Mabborang, Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Region 02, talked about health research development initiatives for caring-healing, sharing the DOST programs and initiative of the Department, like tthe Cagayan Valley Health Research Consortium health researches, like the funded researches conducted by the CVHRDC members, including St. Paul University Philippines; Dr. Rozzano T. Locsin, Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University, USA, expounded Nursing in the modern world, in terms of advanced technology in caring for patients, emphasizing the transformative health care practice grounded in the theory of technological competency as caring in nursing; Dr. Jose Jurel M. Nuevo, Dean of the College of Medical Technology at Our Lady of Fatima University and a member of the Technical Panel for Medical Technology, talked about the emerging trends, issues and innovation on caring and healing in medical technology practice. He also emphasized the use of different technologies in the field of Medical Technology. Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka, Professor and Head of Education and Research Committee at the University of Tokushima, Japan, elaborated on transforming professional health care practices through high-tech, high-touch cure and care. He also reminded the participants to be cautious that machines or robots should not replace the personal touch of healing-caring in nursing.

RIBBON CUTTING. Dr. Ma. Elizabeth C. Baua, SNAHS Dean, cuts the ribbon, assisted by Sr. Ma. Adelina Portillo, SPC, Research and Publications Director and Sr. Fidelisa de Marie Portillo, SPC, School of Teacher Education Dean, during the opening of the SPUP 3rd International Health Congress at the Global Center.

Dr. Krisana Kraisintu (standing, left) during the Open Forum.

  • SPUP Prof attends Seminar-Workshop in Tokushima

    • Dr. Rozanno C. Locsin & Dr. Josephine D. Lorica

  The Graduate School of Health Sciences, Tokushima University, Japan, conducted a “High Tech, High Touch” symposium at the Senshukaku Hotel, in Tokushima, Japan, on Aug. 28-29, 2016. Dr. Noji, President, Tokushima University, opened the symposium; Dr. Yasuhara, Associate Professor, was the overall host; Dr. Kondo, Dean of the Graduate School, moderated the event. The symposium comprised of critical topics about high-tech and high-touch cure and care contents to enhance human caring practice and quality health care services.

  A special lecture moderated by Dr.Tetsuya Tanioka on “High Tech, High Touch in the Technological World of Human Health Care” was presented by Dr. Rozzano Locsin, illuminating human caring situations supporting the harmonization of co-existing and seemingly opposite health care concepts of technology and caring in nursing, based on the theory of “Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing.”

  On the second day, Dr. Rozanno Locsin discussed the theory of the middle-range nursing, advancing the theoretical perspectives. Such theory brought forth awareness on how nurses can care efficiently, amidst challenges of emerging technologies.

  Dr. Locsin’s Technological Competency Theory on Caring in Nursing encouraged the nurse to re-think on how they provide care, responding to the emerging technology in the world. The workshop outputs encouraged the participants to identify research, education and practice areas for advancing the theory of technological competency.

  The symposium was attended by around 50 participants from Japan, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. Dr. Josephine D. Lorica represented St. Paul University Philippines.

Dr. Locsin and Dr. Lorica discussing how the mannequin for respiratory and heart rate at the Tokushima University Simulation Laboratory is used.

The participants with the facilitators. Dr. Lorica (seated, farthest right) representing SPUP.

  • SPUP Prof, Visiting Scholar in Chang Jung Christian University

    • Dr. Concepcion Doyugan

  The writer of this article, Associate Professor and Head of the Intercultural Institute for Languages of St. Paul Universit Philippines, explores Taiwan after being accepted as a visiting scholar in Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU), for one month, from November 14 to December 14, 2016.

  She conducted training workshops for faculty members of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, the Department of Language Education, and the Department of Nursing. Her first workshop was on “Alternative Learning Assessment.”This was followed with the workshop on “Interactive Teaching Strategies.” She also gave talks to the faculty on “Enhancing Students’ Global Competition” and “Making SPUP a Choice for International Exposure.”

  Furthermore, she was tasked to give two speeches for the students entitled: “Philippine Culture,” and “Enhancing Global Competition.” She was also invited to be one of the inspirational speakers in the International Week Celebration at CJCU, together with the Indonesian Ambassador and another guest from Malaysia.

  Moreover, she also participated in the Roots and Shoots Animal Parade, joining the international students from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, where she choreographed their movements, which became one of the attractions during the said event. In addition, she led the Filipino students in the Philippine Night Celebration, where the Taiwanese students got to know about the Philippine agricultural practices, famous places, food and the Filipinos who rose from rags to riches.

  This exposure provided more avenues for linkages in CJCU and other nearby Taiwanese universities. In fact, she was also given a chance to explore the beautiful places in Taiwan, like the Chi Mei Museum, Kaohsiung City, the Anping Museum, and other temples in Southern Taiwan.

Dr. Concepcion Doyugan conducting ESL workshop on “Alternative Learning Assessment.”

Dr. Concepcion Doyugan giving a Talk on “The Beautiful Faces of Filipino: History, Characteristics and Traits.”