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SPUP STUDENT-LEADERS TAKE PART IN 2017 PMC 2017-09-10

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(by: Allaine Azada)

Five Paulinian students represented the legislative districts of Cagayan and Kalinga during the 2017 Philippine Model Congress on September 9-10, at the committee halls of the Philippine Senate. They were Linus Janvier Pagulayan, Allaine Azada, Ezra Joaquin, Geevee Ventula and Sarah Jane Macarubbo.

The congress is organized by a group of purpose-driven students from different universities who envision a progressive Philippines and aim to make a difference by maximizing the potential of Filipino youth through empowerment and civic engagement.

Modeled after conferences hosted by international universities, the event is a simulation of congressional debates where actual bills are presented in the five committees, and a chosen one for each committee in the plenary session. Among the passed bills were: Online Disinformation Act of 2017, Hijab Act of 2017, and SOGIE Curriculum Act of 2017. The bills passed will be presented to the actual Philippine Senate and House of Representatives for discussion in technical working groups, and if possible, proposed in Senate floor.

PMC is created to strengthen the role of the Filipino youth, to instill political awareness, and to build a community of Filipino youth who are positively invested in country's future. Moreover, the congress also earned the accreditation and sponsorship of Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education.




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SPUP INVITES PNP-TUGUEGARAO FOR SHS SAFETY AND SECURITY ORIENTATION 2017-09-07

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As part of the week-long Orientation Program for the Senior High School (SHS), SPUP has invited officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Tuguegarao City Station on September 07 and 13, 2017, to lead the discussion on Students’ Safety and Security. This is in accordance with the advocacy of SPUP, which aims to empower students towards peace-building engagement activities.

PSI Alexander Tamang, lectured on Crime and Drug Prevention; while, PSI Ronilyn Baccay and PSI Aileen Nicolas discussed the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act (RA 9262). Their presentation was followed by an open forum in which the students interacted by posing questions to the speakers. SHS students intently listened as the experts talked about practical approaches and responses to prevent the occurrence of crimes, abuses and violence. Moderated by Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies), the interaction fostered an avenue for a cheerful yet serious discussion on how to promote safety and security especially when students are outside SPUP. PSI Tamang and PSI Baccay provided safety and security tips as they responded to the many queries of the participants.

The session ended with the recognition of the speakers and the officers of PNP-Tuguegarao City, led by Dr. Pilar Acorda (Dean, School of Arts, Sciences and Teacher Education), Ms. Alma Quinagoran (Director, Office of Student Affairs) and the Basic Education Unit Faculty members.




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SPUP-SITE FACULTY AND STUDENTS COMPLETE EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN USD, INDONESIA 2017-09-04

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(by: Michael Angelo Tan)

The Universitas Sanata Dharma (USD) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, accepted nine (9) students and one Faculty Adviser from SPUP’s School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) for a Cultural and Academic Exchange Program on August 21 – September 04, 2017. Mr. Rucelj Pugeda (IT Faculty Member), led SPUP’s delegation namely: Vincent Cenen Dayag (BSIT 3), Rolayne dela Paz, (BSIT 3), Diego Gracias Dumaua (BSIT 3), Ellaine Jane Hermano (BSIT 3), Zahn Xandre Gavino (BSIT 3), Joemel Gersaniba (BSIT 3), Patrick Jason Bernardino (BSIT 4), Raymond Nico Dansalan (BSIT 4), and Michael Angelo Tan (BSIT 4).

Mr. Ouda Teda Ena (Vice Rector for Collaboration and Alumni Affairs, USD) and Ms. Yurisdixta Menavia (Head of International Office, USD) welcomed the Paulinians and facilitated their orientation activities. During the course of the program, the participants undertook a series of hands-on activities in the fields of robotics; programming; data mining; image processing; computational science; graphics and animation. They were also immersed with Indonesian culture as they learned Coet-coetan (an Indonesian traditional dance); played gamelan instruments; designed personalized batik scarf; and fabricated wooden puppet and silver craft. They were also toured at Jogja Bay and strolled in the streets of Malioboro with their new-found friends from USD.

SPUP and Universitas of Sanata Dharma are both Catholic Universities. USD is administered by the Priests of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits); while SPUP by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC). The academic and cultural program is in fulfillment with the partnership between the two Higher Education Institutions. Moreover, it is also aligned with SPUP’s Internationalization initiatives along ASEAN integration.





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SPUP’S PVCD REAPS AWARDS IN UNESCO CLUBS INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2017-09-03

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(by: Ms. Noemi Cabaddu and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay)

The Paulinian Volunteers for Community Development (PVCD) Club was honoured as OUTSTANDING UNESCO CLUB (Education Category) and obtained a Certificate of GOOD STANDING during the annual assembly of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines. Moreover, Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu (CES Director and PVCD Adviser) was awarded OUTSTANDING UNESCO CLUB EDUCATOR; while, Ms. Cheeni Mabbayad (PVCD President) was hailed as OUTSTANDING UNESCO CLUB YOUTH LEADER. The awards were presented during the 2017 International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO held at the Icon Hotel, Quezon City on September 01-03, 2017.

The awarding served as one of the highlights of this year’s conference organized by the National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP), which was participated in by more than 300 participants from the country and abroad. Mr. Jonathan Guerero (President, NAUCP) and Dr. Serafin Arviola, Jr. (Chairman, NAUCP) led the recognition of the awardees.

(SPUP's PVCD is the FIRST UNESCO-Recognized Student CLUB in REGION II and the ONLY in the St. Paul University System. It is also the ONLY RECIPIENT from the Cagayan Valley Region of this year's Outstanding award.)




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SPUP'S HEALTH SERVICES REACHES OUT TO RHWC 2017-09-02

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(by: Ms. Zylla Ezra Tenedero and Mr. Jaypee Talosig)

SPUP's Health Services Unit (HSU) initiated an Outreach Activity at the Regional Haven for Women and Children (RHWC) in Maddarulug, Solana on September 2, 2017. Dr. Maricon Manuel (Head, Health Services Unit) catered to the Medical needs of the residents of the center; while, Dr. Grace Tamayao and Dr. Angelica Asuncion (University Dentists) conducted Dental services to the children at the center. Ms. Badet Quiambao, Mr. Jaypee Talosig and Ms. Zylla Ezra Tenedero (University Nurses) manned the feeding program activity. Former University Nurses, Ms. Danica Lim (now working at St. Paul Hospital) and Ms. Preiyanne Kaye Ulep (now based in New Jersey, USA) extended their help by rendering their services to the Outreach Activity. The HSU Personnel also gave simple gifts to the children as advanced-presents for the Yuletide season.




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SPUP-MEDTECH YIELDS 90.91% PASSING RATE 2017-08-31

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SPUP's College of Medical Technology (MedTech) registered a passing rate of 90.91%. This was announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as it released the result of the Medical Technology Licensure Examinations on August 31,2017. The Commission also published that this year's MedTech Exams yielded a national passing rate of 85.16%. This meant that 4,821 out of 5,661 examinees passed the board exam which was conducted last August 26-27,2017.



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SPUP RECOGNIZES INTERNS FROM CJCU, TAIWAN 2017-08-30

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(by: Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales)

August 30, 2017 - St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) through the Intercultural Institute for Languages (IIL) and the Graduate School, awarded Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Recognition to Taiwanese Language Interns from the Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) namely Hu Shih-Yu, Wu Chih-Ying, and Huang Yu-Ying. These interns have completed their one-month internship program at SPUP doing translation activities by teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language to doctoral students in various fields. Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), headed the ceremony and witnessed by academic leaders. This exchange activity is for continuing implementation of the bilateral agreement of CJCU and SPUP for four years now.




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SPUP STUDENT-LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN TAIWAN’S GLOBAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE SUMMER CAMP 2017-08-26

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(by: Allaine Azada)

Three Paulinian student-leaders joined the recently concluded 2017 Global Cultural Exchange Summer Camp at Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU), Tainan City, Taiwan, last August 21-26, 2017. SPUP was represented by the officers of the Paulinian Student Government (PSG) namely: Linus Janvier Pagulayan, (President), Fatima Sheryl Agcaoili (Executive Secretary), and Allaine Azada (Chief Justice).

The summer camp was organized by the Language Education Center and the Office of International Affairs at CJCU. It was designed to foster understanding regarding cultural diversity, sport a global vision and foster closer ties among the participants from different Asian countries.

The activity featured CJCU-Spotlight Social Business where groups drafted and thought of businesses which considers social mission as its core to success. It was facilitated by newly founded Taiwanese branch of Yunus Social Business Center at CJCU. Moreover, the participants had also engaged in Taiwan art and history, do-it-yourself Taiwan cuisine, innovation and creativity workshops, cultural boot camp presentations, and trips around Taiwan.

The summer camp was graced by 78 students who had undergone a prerequisite application process— 33 freshmen students from CJCU, and 45 foreign students coming from Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, India.




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SPUP’s TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY FUSES EMPLOYEES’ TALENT AND POWER 2017-08-26

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(by: Mr. Cherson Bariuan)

With its goal to foster camaraderie among its employees, SPUP culminated the 2017-2018 Pre-Opening Activities through a Team Building Activity on August 25-26, 2017. SPUP Sisters and employees travelled to Kangaroo Beach Resort, Gonzaga, Cagayan, where the recreational activities were held.

The program included reflective activities such as Perfect Square, which aimed to serve as orientation to leadership and to strengthen trust among the employees; the Problem Family Tree, which focused on having good disposition despite the challenges; and What’s On Your Desk, a slogan-making activity bearing the SPUP standards for the next school year.

The event also featured a variety show, which was participated in by five teams: Team Blackbuster; Team Bluepers; The Basic Education Unit; Team SITE/SBAHM/SNAHS and Team Staff II. The teams were recognized with the following awards: Best Values Integration for Team Blackbuster, Most Entertaining for Team Bluepers, Most Creative for the Basic Education Unit; Most Enthusiastic for Team Staff II; and, Most Ecstatic for Team SITE/SBAHM/SNAHS.

Moreover, six pairs also competed for the first-ever “Search for Mr. and Ms. Q and A: SPUP Edition.” Laughter filled the hall as each contestant displayed their wit and exchanged funny moments with the hosts of the program, Mr. Cherson Bariuan and Mr. Chester Karl Manuel.

Mr. Angelo Bautista (BEU) and Ms. Margarita Florentino (Team Bluepers) were declared winners. Joining them were: Mr. Darwin Jake Felina (Team Blackbusters) and Ms. Jane Tecson (Team Staff II) as First Runners Up; and, Mr. John Rovy Lucena (Team Staff I) and Engr. Nova Domingo (Team SITE/SBAHM/SNAHS) as Second Runners Up.

Mr. Perico Guiyab, SPUP Zumba Instructor, started the second day with a zumba session. It was followed by a leisure time for the employees. It ended with a Thanksgiving Mass celebrated bu Fr. Dom Resureccion, OFM, Parish Priest of Sta. Teresita, Cagayan.

The Team Building Activity was facilitated by Mrs. Mischelle Solito, Mr. Jomar Casil, Mr. Robert Fugaban, Mr. Michael Fugaban, Mr. Mark Udaundo, and Mr. Jericson Bulauan, BEU Faculty Members.




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SPUP FORMALIZES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDONESIA’S DIPONEGORO UNIVERSITY 2017-08-24

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) has formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Diponegoro University (UNDIP) on August 24, 2017. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) signed the MOU on behalf of SPUP; while, Dr. Suhartini Ismail (Practicum Coordinator), represented Dr. Yos Johan Utama, (Rector of Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia). Dr. Agripina Maribbay (Vice President for Academics), Dr. Ma. Elizabeth Baua (Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences) and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies) witnessed the signing ceremonies.

The partnership between the two Higher Education Institutions aims towards cooperation and collaboration in scientific research, education and cultural understanding through faculty, staff and student exchange.

On August 13, 2017, 21 Master of Science in Nursing Students (MSN) from Diponegoro University started their two-week residency training program at the SPUP’s College of Nursing and St. Paul Hospital Tugugerao. They were also given intensive English Language Training Program at the Intercultural Institute for Languages.




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SPUP HOSTS CHED WORKSHOP FOR REGISTRARS AND MIS OFFICERS 2017-08-24

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(by: Mrs. Zenaida Estil, MSIT)

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Region 2 has chosen St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) as the host of the 2017 “Regional Higher Education Management System (HEMIS) and CHED Electronic Collection Knowledge System (CHECKS) Orientation and Workshop” on August 24, 2017. Held at SPUP’s Basic Education Complex, the activity was attended by 155 participants composed of University Registrars, Management Information System (MIS) Officers, Budget Officers of State Universities and Colleges and Registrar’s Staff from the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of the Region. The activity was also graced by Dr. Honorato Alzate (Director, CHED-RO2) and Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President, SPUP).

Facilitated by Engr. Rosario Danga and Mr. Don Dela Cruz (CHED Education Supervisors), the orientation – workshop was endeavored for the presentation of the different HEMIS e-forms and Student Mobility Data Form; orientation on the procedures and guidelines of the on-line submission of HEMIS e-forms; and the utilization of CHECKS for the submission of complete and accurate data. The whole day activity also fostered an avenue to set the goal for a hundred percent (100%) submission of HEMIS data of all HEIs in Region 2.

The program concluded with the election of Officers of the Association of Registrars of Region 2.




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AQUINO EXHORTS SPUP EMPLOYEES TO SHIFT TO CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE 2017-08-23

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(by: Ms. Juvis Gem C. Acain)

As part of St. Paul University Philippines’ goal for Academic Year, 2017-2018, Ms. Maria Cristina Aquino, Executive Director for Planning and Development of the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila, imparted to the employees matters and points on raising the bar of excellence on customer relations, during the Pre-Opening Activities held on August 23, 2017 at SPUP’s Mere Madeleine Hall.

Anchored on the teachings of Mother Theresa, Ms. Aquino shared that “Kind words warm and melt the hearts, minds, and souls of the people you meet”. She explained that in order to set realistic customer expectations, it is necessary to smile all the time because it does not cost anyone that much.

Ms. Cristina also highlighted that the next competitive battleground is customer experience. She said that customers are giving least attention to prices and brands nowadays; that the primary preference of the customers is the experience from the provider. She also mentioned that communication indeed plays an important role in establishing excellent customer relations. She enlightened the employees by providing insights on the following: a) A customer is the most important visitor on our premise; b) A customer is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him; c) A customer is not the interruption of our work; he is the purpose of it; d) A customer is not an outsider in our business. He is a part of it; and, e) We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.

Ms. Aquino reminded the whole community not to miss the big picture, to enhance relations not only with external customers but also with internal customers which include the employees of the university.




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SPUP-BEU ASEAN DANCERS WOW WCCI PARTICIPANTS; SR. MERCEDITAS SPEAKS IN PLENARY SESSION 2017-08-19

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) actively participated in the first ASEAN Regional Conference of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)-Philippines on August 17-19, 2017 at the Novotel Araneta in Cubao, Quezon City. With the theme, “Towards a Sustainable WCCI-ASEAN Cooperation in Curriculum and Instruction,” the conference served as a convergence of educational leaders, researchers and students from the countries of the South East Asian Region as well as from the United States, Japan and Taiwan. The occasion was also made meaningful as the Philippines is the host-country of the Fiftieth Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this 2017.

On August 17, 2017 - SPUP's Basic Education Unit (BEU) - ASEAN dancers rendered a creative prayer through a dance interpretation in the opening ceremonies of the conference. This was followed by their well-applauded and world-class performance of the dances of the ASEAN Region as the Opening Salvo. The participants cheered as the BEU dancers skillfully performed the respective dances of their country and were also awed by the mastery and gracefulness of the dancers. The participants expressed their delight through their feedback; while, some event organizers invited the dancers for performances in the country and abroad.

The conference ensued with the Welcome Address of Hon. Herbert Bautista, (City Mayor of Quezon City); Opening Remarks of Hon. Emerita Garon (President, WCCI-Philippines) and the Keynote Speech of Dr. Patricia Licuanan (Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education), who highlighted the efforts of the Philippine Higher Education towards the ASEAN Integration. Plenary research presenters from Malaysia, Brunei and Lao PDR capped the morning session. Parallel research presentations were the main activity in the afternoon session; while, the evening activities were dedicated for socialization, singing and dance performances, launching of WCCI hymn and the opening of ASEAN exhibit.

The second day commenced with an ecumenical prayer followed by an orientation of WCCI's Special Interest Groups (SIG). In the plenary session, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President, SPUP) presented her paper on "Creating Learning Environments for the 21st Century: Implications for Student Learning and Global Citizenship," where she emphasized the competencies needed for the 21st Century Learning landscape. Accordingly, these global competencies respond to the challenges where learning becomes deeper, more relevant, self-directed, encompassing and lifelong.

After the presentation, the participants were led to their SIGs. SPUP participants shared insights and the practices of the University on Peace Education, Gender Education, Early Childhood Education, Community Development, Ethics and Values Education, Global Education and Environment and Sustainability Education. The SIG activity was again followed by parallel sessions of research presentations.

The last day of the conference coincided with the birth of former President Manuel Quezon. The Quezon City Government sponsored a heritage tour for the delegates at the Quezon Memorial Circle.





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JAPANESE EMBASSY TURNS OVER CHARCOAL BRIQUETTING FACILITY TO SPUP 2017-08-14

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(by: Ms. Noemi Cabaddu and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay)

The Embassy of Japan has formally turned over to St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) the “Clean and Green Non-Wood Charcoal Briquetting Facility” it has funded for SPUP’s Community Development Center through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Mr. Kenji Terada (First Secretary and Agriculture Attache, Embassy of Japan) ceremonially bequeathed the symbolic key of the facility to Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President). The event was witnessed by Hon. Leonardo Pattung (Mayor, Municipality of Baggao), Ms. Nao Yamada (Senior Program Officer, Embassy of Japan), Sr. Marissa Tumbali, SPC (VP for Administration, SPUP), and Ms. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, Community Extension Services).

The program was held at the Science Agri-Based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS) in San Jose, Baggao, Cagayan, where the project was instituted. In her message, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC affirmed SPUP’s commitment and advocacy of service to the people of Baggao through the project. She also requested the LGU of Baggao to continuously provide safety and security to SABEHS. Mayor Pattung expressed his gratitude to SPUP through its various projects for the benefit of the people of San Jose, Baggao. He also acceded to the appeal of Sr. Merceditas for the safety and security of SABEHS.

Mr. Terada explained that there are two important goals for the realization of the project – first, to improve the economic condition of the local residents of Baggao by increasing their income; and, second, to promote sustainable development in the area without compromising the environment. In 2015, the Embassy of Japan provided assistance to SPUP for the procurement of equipment and construction of a production and marketing facility of non-wood charcoal.

The program was followed by a tour to the facility and a demonstration of the process of charcoal production by the SABEHS’ students and teachers. The Turnover Ceremony was also attended by the officials of Barangay San Jose and Barangay San Isidro in Baggao; Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Baggao; Parents of SABEHS’ Students and other SPUP Officials.





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SPUP STUDENT-LEADERS EMERGE AS WINNERS IN REGIONAL TOSP 2017-08-04

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(by: Ms. Alma Quinagoran)

August 4, 2017 - SPUP's three student-entrees in the 2017 Regional Search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) were proclaimed winners during the Awarding Ceremonies held at the University of St. Louis Tuguegarao. Mr. Brendan Jansen Tangan (BSPALM), Mr. Mark Lee Babaran (BSE) and Mr. Mark Anthony Baliuag (BSA) emerged in the top 10 out of 20 chosen student-finalists from the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Region 2.

The regional finalists participated in the formation program and passed through an intensive interview prior to the announcement of winners. The said recognition merits the regional awardees to undergo scrutiny for the national search.




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SPUP USHERS IN NEWLY LICENSED RADTECHS AND SOCIAL WORKERS 2017-08-04

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SPUP’s graduates of BS Radiologic Technology (RT) and BS Social Work (SW) have triumphantly aced the 2017 Licensure Examination of their respective profession by posting results above the National Passing rate.

SPUP’s Radiologic Technology Batch 2017 achieved a 100 percent passing rate against the 46.36 percent National Passing rate. The result was released on August 3, 2017; while, the examination was held on July 30-31, 2017.

On the other hand, SPUP’s Social Work registered a passing rate of 76.67 percent; while, the National Passing rate was 65.88 percent. SW Examinees took the board exeamination on July 27-28, 2017 and the result was released on August 2, 2017.



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SR. MERCEDITAS RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD 2017-08-02

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Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) received the “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” at the 8th Asia’s Education Excellence Awards held in Singapore on August 2, 2017. The Awards are presented by World Education Congress, CMO Asia with CMO Council as its Strategic Partner and Stars of the Industry Group as research partner.

The award is given to individuals who have made a difference and created a positive impact in the lives of others, for the quality of their work, outlook, reach and ability to contribute to social change through excellent and effective leadership: sacrifice, vision, innovation and transformation.

Asia’s Education Excellence Awards are bestowed after an intensely researched process that draws the winner from a shortlist of individuals who are doing extraordinary work in education. This year’s Jury members include: Dr. Arun Arora (former president and CEO of The Economic Times, India’s leading business newspaper), Dr. Harish Mehta (founding member of NASSCOM, an association of software and services companies in India), Nina E. Woodard an American HR consultant and Andrew Kelly chief patron of CMO Asia (a global network of top marketing decision makers).




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SPUP UPGRADES TO ISO 2015 2017-07-26

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(by: Dr. Estrella Yu)

To facilitate a smooth transition from ISO 2008 to ISO 2015, the Quality Management Office spearheaded the conduct of an intensive seminar-training for the University Administrators and Internal Quality Auditors from July 26 – 29, 2017 at the SPUP Boardroom.

Highlighting the integration of Risk Management and the Revisions in the ISO 2008 norms, Engr. Arnel Olivar (Asst. Product Manager, TUV Rheinland Philippines) facilitated the seminar-training through a combination of deep-dive inputs and workshops.

He emphasized that ISO 2015 is characterized by: a) a solid framework provided with a stable set of core requirements; b) generic approach as it is made relevant to organizations of all sizes and types, across all industries and sectors; c) process management as it focuses on maintaining effective processes; d) structural compatibility with ISO 14001 – environment management system; e) simplification of implementation in organizations and effective conformity assessment and language to ensure understanding and consistency of interpretation; and, f) accounts for changes in QMS practices and technology and organizational working environments.

SPUP is the first ISO Certified Private and Catholic University in Asia since 2000.




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SPUP ADVANCES TO ENROLL CHINESE STUDENTS IN BSN PROGRAM 2017-07-27

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) and WenBo/Famous Maple International Education Group (W/FMIEG) forged partnership for the admission of Chinese students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (SPUP President) and Mr. Vince Yongming Luo (W/FMIEG General Manager) signed the Memorandum of Agreement on July 27, 2017.

Moreover, Chinese students will undergo intensive English Language Proficiency course at SPUP’s Intercultural Institute for Languages prior to their enrollment in the BS Nursing Program. The said undertaking provides opportunity for Chinese Students to gain access to Paulinian Education.

Dr. Agripina Maribbay, (VP Academics) Sr. Lirio Gavan, SPC (VP Finance) and Dr. Ma. Elizabeth Bua (Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences) witnessed the MOA signing ceremony.

SPUP is designated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE in NURSING.




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IRO DIRECTOR ATTENDS CHED-CBIE SPONSORED IN-CANADA TRAINING ON INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION 2017-07-20

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Jeremy Godofredo Morales, Ph.D., Director of International Relations, was one of the 15 selected Philippine HEI representatives who were sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for Training on Internationalization of Higher Education dubbed as “Training Program on Internationalization of Higher Education in the Philippines: A Strategic Planning Professional Development Program” in Canada on June 24 – July 20, 2017 organized and facilitated by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, Canada.

The in-Canada study visit was first of the scheduled 7-month training program for the participants. Here the selected scholars underwent intensive lecture-discussions, training sessions on contextualizing internationalization of HE, and preparation and presentation of draft Strategic Internationalization Plan which were facilitated by Prof. Johannes Wilhelmus Maria "Hans" de Wit, Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (USA) and Prof. Sonja Knutson, the Director of the Internationalization Office at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada).

Aside from the training sessions, the participants also visited various internationally acclaimed Canadian HEIs for linkage and benchmarking purposes. Among these universities are Carleton University, Algonquin College and University of Ottawa in Ottawa; Concordia University and McGill University in Montreal; Ryerson University, McMaster University, Centennial College, Seneca College, Niagara College, York University and University of Guelph in Toronto. The participants were given presentations and sharing of the internationalization process of these institutions as well as walk tour of their campuses specifically on facilities, laboratories and business and interdisciplinary incubation centers.

The training program is part of four programs included in the delivery of the “Implementation of Higher Education In Canada for K to 12 Project”, of the CHED and the CBIE. Morales attended the said training program whose aim is to guide select faculty from Philippine HEIs through a training program which will take place over the course of seven (7) months, including online/long-distance, in-Canada and in country training aspects. The objective of the program is to provide participants with assistance in the development of institutional internationalization strategies and implementation planning including best practices, partnership building, curriculum development, research opportunities and funding mechanisms in support of their institution and personnel during the K to 12 Transition period.




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SPUP HOSTS AND FACILITATES DEPED SHS REGIONAL TRAININGS 2017-05-17

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The Department of Education (DepEd) – Region 2 has partnered with SPUP in building the capacity of Senior High School (SHS) Teachers through the conduct of the Senior High School Mass Training of Teachers relevant to the Implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program. The training was conducted in cycles from May 2017 to July 2017. SPUP Faculty Members together with DepEd Trainers served as facilitators in the said program.

The SHS Regional Training of Trainers (RTOT) for the Common Topics and Technical and Vocational Livelihood (TVL) was held on May 17 – 21, 2017; while, the RTOT for the Academic Track was conducted on May 22-26, 2017. These were endeavored to familiarize trainers on the training design and session guides and to provide concrete understanding of the Terms of Reference of trainers in the conduct of RTOT.

The Mass Training for Teachers (MTOT) on the Common Topics for Academic and TVL Tracks was participated in by over 1000 SHS Teachers on May 22-25, 2017. They were provided with concrete understanding of the Common Topics in the Academic and TVL tracks. On the other hand, about 600 newly hired SHS teachers in the different subject groups of Academic Track participated in the MTOT on May 26, 2017 to May 31, 2017, June 25-29, 2017 and July 15-20, 2017. The training was intended to equip the participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies in the different academic subjects and in the delivery of the different lessons in the SHS.

Moreover, SPUP also hosted the Mass Training of Grade 10 Teachers in Araling Panlipunan. About 450 teachers participated in the program on May 29 – June 3, 2017.





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STCJ BSN-BATCH 2016 TAKES OATH AS REGISTERED NURSES 2017-07-14

(by: April Joy Maguigad, RN)

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The regional oath taking of the Newly Registered Nurses was held at the Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus on July 14, 2017. Dr. Gloria Arcos, a member of the Board of Nursing, served as the guest honor and inducted the NLE Passers. Also present in the said event are the Deans of the different Colleges of Nursing, president of ADPN Region 2, Atty. Reynaldo Adducul, PRC Region 2 Director, Rodrigo Balaqui Jr. and PRC Supervisor, Mrs. Alice Baclig. The three Paulinian national topnotchers were also given recognition as Ms. Piny Elleine Cesar (Top 2) delivered an inspirational message to her colleagues.

After their induction, a thanksgiving celebration was held at SPUP. The program was an expression of gratitude to the unwavering support of SPUP, SPC Sisters and SNAHS family, to the new nurses as they fervently prayed for the success of Batch in the June 2017 Nursing Licensure Exam.




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SPUP PIONEERS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2017-07-12

(by: Allaine Azada)

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In response to the call of forming intellectual, advanced, and up-to-date Medical Technology students as well as to foster and promote camaraderie among other institutions, the College of Medical Technology (MT) of St. Paul University Philippines recently hosted the 1st Medical Technology Scientific Conference.

Held on July 11-12, 2017, at the Convention Hall of SPUP’s Global Center (Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center), the event was participated in by 350 students and professors from SPUP, University of St. Louis Tuguegarao (USLT), and Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP).

The participants were formally welcomed by Ms. Victoria Bianca Acorda, RMT, Associate Dean of Medical Technology of SPUP. The keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Donna Therese Taguinod, RMT, MPH, President of Philippines Association of Medical Technologists, Inc.

Grounded on the theme, “Medical Technology Intelligence: Transcending New Heights through Connection, Expansion, and Advancement,” the invited speakers enriched the students’ knowledge by thoroughly discussing the technicalities and innovations of Molecular Pathology, Laboratory Management, Immunology-Serology, and Nuclear Medicine.

Mr. Rommel Salceda, RMT, Department Manager, at Institute of Pathology, St’ Luke’s Medical Center, talked about Molecular Pathology and Laboratory Management, giving emphasis on the need to always give accurate, reliable, and timely results. Meanwhile, Ms. Jinky Tuliao, RPh, MPH, Faculty Member at the College of Allied Health Sciences at Cagayan State Unversity, discussed innovations and updates on Immunology-Serology. Lastly, Mr. Dorina Sabatin, RMT, MPH, Program Chair of Medical Technology at Cagayan State University talked about Nuclear Medicine.

The conference also provided an opportunity for student-interaction as they shared their insights, clarified their thoughts and posed their queries to the speakers.




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SPUP SENDS OFF GRADUATES IN 75th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 2017-06-17

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SPUP’s 75th Commencement Exercises on June 17, 2017 highlighted the theme: “Global Competencies in the 3rd Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges.” The occasion celebrated the academic success of Batch 2017.

The Baccalaureate Mass was presided by Msgr. Edgar Agcaoili (Vicar General, Archdiocese of Tuguerao) and was concelebrated by Fr. Noel Sibbaluca, Fr. Macario Malano Jr. and Fr. Adalbert Barut. In his homily, Msgr. Agacaoili challenged the graduates to be “Salt and Light” of the world. “As salt serves as preservative, Paulinian graduates are called to preserve the world from corruption and hatred; while, as light, graduates are called to be beacons of hope and faith as testimony to Paulinian Education,” he said. The Eucharistic Celebration also incorporated the solemn Rite of Mission Sending. As the graduates prayed for their Missionary Promises, the congregation imparted their blessings on them.

At the University Grandstand, the Graduation Ceremonies was made meaningful by the Commencement Address of Dr. Yung-Lung Lee (President, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan) read by Dr. Huey-Min Sun (Vice President, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan). In his message, Dr. Lee narrated how Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) hurdled challenges from its humble beginnings to the present; while, it continues to position itself as a premier educational institution in Taiwan. Accordingly, the success of CJCU is the result of looking-forward vision and faith in God. He emphasized that values are at the core of global competencies. It is because of this that students are ought to learn to love God, love people and treasure natural and cultural resources.

In the Graduation Rites, Sr. Ma. Althea Alfonso, SPC (Master of Arts in Education) led the Graduates' Prayer. Chester Karl Manuel (BS Secondary Education, Cum Laude) read the address of petition followed by the presentation of the graduates by Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP Academics). Subsequently, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) conferred on the graduates the titles and degrees of their respective courses and programs. Ms. Lorraine Pingad (BS HRM-TM, Cum Laude) expressed the gratitude of the graduates through her valedictory address. Ms. Gladys Marie Cannu, (Master in Business Administration) a Loyalty Awardee, led the graduates to their Pledge of Loyalty, while, Mr. Miguel Lim, (President, SPUPAA) inducted them to the Alumni Association.

A total of 776 students (13 Doctorate,13 Doctor of Medicine, 225 Masters and 525 Bachelors degree) graduated in the Commencement Exercises.




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SPUP REGISTERS THREE NATIONAL TOPNOTCHERS IN JUNE 2017 NLE 2017-06-16

(by: Ms. Krishan Soriano)

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SPUP’s College of Nursing sailed through the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) held on June 04 - 05, 2017. Three of SPUP’s student-examinees aced the board examination as they secured places as National Topnotchers.

Ms. PINY ELLEINE CESAR, led the Paulinians in the honor roll as Top 2, followed by Ms. KARLA IDA PAMITTAN, in the 5th place and Ms. CLARE DOMINIQUE BAUI ranked top 8.

The school garnered a passing rate of 97.73 percent alongside the national passing rate of 34.74 percent. The Professional Regulation Commission released the result last June 16, 2017.

SPUP’s College of Nursing is designated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a CENTER of EXCELLENCE in NURSING – the only COE in NURSING in Region 2. Moreover, SPUP Review Center (the only CHED accredited Review Center in the Cagayan Valley Region), in partnership with the Academy for Professional Opportunities (APO), provides Nursing Review to the students.



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TAIWANESE PARTNERS IMPRESSED WITH SPUP COMMUNITY EXTENSION SERVICES 2017-06-16

(by: Dr. Concepcion Doyugan)

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SPUP welcomed Dr. Huey-Min Sun, the Vice President and Dr. Yiwen Yen, the Dean, Office of General Affairs of Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU), Tainan, Taiwan on June 15, 2017. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, led the University Administrators in the reception of the officials of SPUP’s partner University.

On June 16, 2107, the said CJCU Officials visited the Community Extension Projects of SPUP. They visited the Science Agri-based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS), the SPUP-High School Extension at San Jose, Baggao, Cagayan. Under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Department of Education (DepEd), the SABEHS serves as a mission school of SPUP which caters to the children of farmers - poor but deserving students in the region. They are trained to learn new techniques in agriculture and entrepreneurship while attending the required subjects in high school. The visitors gave souvenirs and looked into how they could also help in the facilities of the school.

They also visited two successful community extension projects of SPUP relative to sustainability and development: Barangay Tagga and the Larion Bajo (both in Tuguegarao City). They were impressed with the success story of Community Health Organization in Barangay Tagga. These are the women’s group who were empowered initially by the School of Nursing in terms communication skills, health skills and character building but who later on accepted the responsibility of leading the community by uplifting the quality of life in their area. In fact, some of the members were not only recognized in Tuguegarao City but they have also won regional and national contests due to their commitment to service for their people.

Another women’s group that sustained for 25 years was the Pattaradday of Larion Bajo. Their major activities are micro-lending, values formation, women empowerment and cooperative formation. In fact, they related how the members were just ordinary wives who did not have any income at all and how they were simply dependent on their husbands. With the help of the SPUP, they were trained to become value-laden individuals who were responsible for their own businesses and who also helped in developing and helping other people. From the little amount that was loaned to them, they were able to let it grow into a million- business despite setbacks and short-term problems.

These two organizations had attested to the help of SPUP which was initially headed by Dr. Anne Talosig (Associate Dean of Nursing), and later on sustained by the Community Development Center of SPUP. They stressed that they were aided in building their personalities and commitment for the good of others. They related a common story of humble beginnings but their continual rise was due to the development of an inner strength. Due to these reasons, the women groups are now holding key roles in community building.

These caught the interest of Dr. Yung-Lung Lee, CJCU President, who asked through his representatives, Dr. Sun and Dr. Yen if CJCU could learn from SPUP their methods so they could also adapt the same in their own community services for Tainan, Taiwan.

(CJCU and SPUP are active partners of both student and faculty academic and cultural exchange programs.)




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SPUP LEADS SECOND GENERATION TRAINING OF NEW GEC COURSES 2017-06-08

(by: Dr. Anna Marie Hernandez)

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With its aim to facilitate transition and to enable faculty members of Higher Education Institutions (HEls) to the new General Education Curriculum (GEC), SPUP led the conduct of Second Generation Training for the Teaching of the New General Education Core Courses for College Faculty Members of HEIs in the Region. Held on May 22 – June 08, 2017, a total of 25 teachers participated in the said training.

Endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Region 2, the training focused on UNDERSTANDING THE SELF (“Pag-unawa sa Sarili”) and SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (“Agham, Teknolohiya, at Lipunan”). Tapped by CHED as trainors, Dr. Anna Marie Hernandez and Ms. Wilma Udanga cascaded their learning as they have participated in the Training of Trainors for the New General Education (GEC) Core Courses last January 4-20, 2017.

For the subject on Understanding the Self with Dr. Hernandez as the trainor, the trainees were: Ms. Lynnia Angobung, Ms. Chanda Aquina, and Ms. Jackelyn Tamang (HG Baquiran College, Tumauini, Isabela), Ms. Monina Badua and Mr. Joel Quiñones (University of La Salette, Santiago City), Mr. Kerwin Bayot (St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya), Mr. Ervic Cabading (St. Joseph College, Baggao, Cagayan), Ms. Visitacion Caldez (Maila Rosario College, Tuguegarao City), Ms. Jaycel Granil (Cagayan Valley Computer and Information Technology College, Santiago City), Ms. Faye Anne Liban (MCNP-ISAP, Tuguegarao City) and, Ms. Claudeth Gamiao and Ms. Teresita Lasam (St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City).

Under Ms. Udanga, as trainor, on Science, Technology and Society, the participants were: Ms. Josephin Bariuan and Ms. Meloween Bosquiña (St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City), Ms. Marlina Basilio (University of La Salette, Santiago City), Ms. Angelica Cabia and Mr. Jilbert Gumaru (HG Baquiran College, Tumauini, Isabela), Mr. Emerson Cuzzamu (Tarlac Agricultural University, Camiling, Tarlac), Ms. Jovelyn Detablan (Aldersgate College, Nueva Vizcaya), Mr. Revimar Dulin (MCNP-ISAP, Tuguegarao City), Ms. Riza Emily Roque (St. Ferdinand College, Ilagan City), Mr. Randy Tabaog (AMA Computer College), Ms. Joan Taroma, (St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya), Ms. Brigida Tesani (Maila Rosario College, Tuguegarao City) and Ms. Frayzle Faith Tolentino (Cagayan Valley Computer and Information Technology College, Santiago City).

Moderated by Ms. Evelyn Pacquing, the Closing Program was held on June 8, 2017 with Dr. Agripina Maribbay conveying her felicitations to the participants for completing their intensive training. In return, representatives of the attendees sincerely expressed their thanksgiving to the trainors, organizers and SPUP.




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SPUP’S CYBER SUMMIT 2017 TACKLES CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 2017-06-03

(by: Dr. Ma. Visitacion Gumabay)

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On June 1-3, 2017, SPUP’s School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) spearheaded the conduct of the 19th Regional Cyber Summit. With the theme: “Global Technology Ventures: Big Data Analytics, Innovation, and Transmission,” the regional convention fostered an avenue for a scholarly gathering of Information Technology (IT) and Engineering students, practitioners, engineers and professionals from Regions 1, 2, 8, 10 and CAR.

Held at the Mo. Madeleine Hall, this year’s Cyber Summit focused on: 1) the provision of platforms through which ICT & Engineering educators and students tackle technology driven trends, issues and innovations on big data analytics relative to the demands of the changing global labour market; 2) the creation of collective awareness and meaningful experiences pertinent to occupational health and safety for engineering and IT professionals and students; and, 3) the showcase of entrepreneurial and innovative ideas technological developments and solutions.

The Opening Program consisted of the Welcome Address of Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President); Inspirational Message of Dr. Honorato Alzate, (Director, CHED RO2); and, the Plenary Session of Dr. Giged T. Battung, (Program Coordinator, Distance/Transnational Education) on Utilizing Integrative e-Learning for BSIT Program.

Mr. Rey Tuddao (CHED Supervisor, ITE), started the second day of the summit by discussing the Curriculum Development and Curriculum Model for ITE programs. This was followed by the conferences on Big Data Analytics by Mrs. Maria Fe N. Ferriols (President and Chief Operating Officer Beacon Frontline Solutions, Inc.) and on Information Technology Security and Assurance by Mr. Mac Allen Reonel Sebastian Cacacho (Founder and CEO of HackTheNorth.ph).

The third day was dedicated to sharing of best practices and research presentations. The members of the HackTheNorth.ph engaged the participants with their ideas, insights and success stories on startup business ventures; while, Ms. Annjeanette Alain D. Galang and Mr. Joseph Byron Hallar shared the results of their study on Data Mining and Data Analytics respectively.

The convention ended with the election of officers of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE) – Region 2 facilitated by Dr. Cecilia Mercado, (Vice President for Luzon, PSITE). The newly elected officers were: Maria Visitacion N. Gumabay, DIT (President); Billy S. Javier, PhD (Vice-President); Rose A. Mary Velasco (Secretary); Rosalinda B. Guiyab (Treasurer); Mr. Ramoncito Adducul (Auditor); Luisa Aquino, Wilyn Marzo, Romeo Evangelista, Emerito Lañojan, Segundo Pacris Jr. (Representatives).

SPUP’s School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) is designated by CHED as a Center of Development in Information Technology Education.





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THAI ORIENTAL MEDICINE STUDENTS COMPLETE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN SPUP 2017-05-31

(by: Ms. Eileen A. Molina and Ms. Kristine Mae F. Gante)

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SPUP’s College of Pharmacy organized a Send-off Program for the Thai Oriental Medicine Interns from Rangsit University, Thailand on May 31, 2017. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) awarded their Certificate for having successfully completed the five-month internship program thereby establishing Oriental Medicine Clinic at the SPUP Health Services Center at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center.

The said internship program was a realization of an agreement between St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) and Rangsit University (RSU) to pioneer Oriental Medicine in the Philippines through the initiative of Dr. Krisana Kraisintu. Under the stewardship of the College of Pharmacy, the internship program was pioneerd towards the establishment of an Oriental Medicine Clinic in SPUP. During their stay in SPUP, they opened and operated the Oriental Medicine Clinic and offered free services like Thai Massage, Herbal Compress, and Gua Sha, among others. They also provided lecture-demonstration on pharmaceutical compounding and preparation of herbal medicines to Pharmacy students.

The program was witnessed by Dr. Ma. Elizabeth C. Baua (Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences), Ms. Eileen A. Molina (Associate Dean, Pharmacy), Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations), Ms. Kristine Mae F. Gante (Pharmacy Internship Coordinator), and some faculty and students of the College of Pharmacy. The program ended with a thanksgiving by the Thai Interns.




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MEDTECH SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM EXTENDS HEALTH SERVICES TO PARTNER COMMUNITY 2017-05-25

(by: Allaine Azada)

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SPUP’s College of Medical Technology with its goal of delivering health empowerment to the community spearheaded a Medical Mission on May 25, 2017 at Barangay General Balao, Solana, Cagayan. The said activity forms part of the service learning program of the College as the outreach activity treads on the services Medical Technologists could offer.

The said engagement activity was made possible through the support of the University’s Community Extension Services (CES), represented by Mrs. Mamie Magbanua, Local Government Unit of Solana (LGU—Solana), led by Brgy. Capt. Ernesto B. Parana, and Faculty members, alumni and students, led by Ms. Victoria B. Acorda (Associate Dean, Medical Technology).

Having previously assessed zones 1-7 of Barangay General Balao, the medical mission was conducted in culmination of the course on Community and Public Health of second year students. 400 residents availed of the diagnostic services including; urinalysis, nail-clipping (for children), glucose determination (for seniors), and blood-typing.

Interpretation of the results of the services will be on May 31, 2017, another scheduled service learning activity, which will be spearheaded by the College of Medical Technology and the School of Medicine.




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WORLD BANK AND SPUP ENGAGE LUZON CLUSTER SECTORS IN PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING REVIEW (PLR) 2017-05-23

(by: Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan)

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The World Bank Group (WBG) and the St. Paul University Philippines - Knowledge for Development Community (SPUP-KDC) conducted a roundtable discussion to assess the ongoing WBG partnership with the Philippines towards promoting inclusive growth, poverty reduction and shared prosperity. The discussion contributed to the finalization of the Performance and Learning Review (PLR), the progress report on the current WBG Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) with the Philippines. The roundtable discussion was held at SPUP Boardroom on May 23, 2017.

World Bank’s CPS is rooted in five “Engagement Areas (EAs),” namely: (i) transparent and accountable government; (ii) empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; (iii) rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth; (iv) climate change, environment, and disaster risk management; and (v) peace, institution building, and social and economic opportunity. The said areas are gearing towards inclusive growth and shared prosperity and resonate the goals of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP).

Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, (University President) set the tone of the roundtable discussion as she warmly welcomed the participants. Meanwhile, the, Ms. Agata Pawlowska (Portfolio and Operations Manager, WB Philippines) elucidated the purpose and objectives of the event. Short intro presentations followed by a 3-segment discussion were tackled by Ms. Georgia Wallen (Senior Country Officer, WB Philippines). Moreover, the dialogue proper on Strategic Alignment with the PDP 2017-2022, Managing Risks and Lessons learned were facilitated and moderated by Ms. Lani Azarcon and Mr. Brendan Tangan from the WBG and SPUP respectively.

The participants were the key leaders from private and state universities, government agencies, local government officials, CSO leaders and youth leaders, who contributed their valuable perspective and meaningful insights on how to collaboratively work to support the government’s delivery of the new Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022.




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PAULINIAN TRAINERS IMMERSE ON NTOT OF SHS APPLIED SUBJECTS 2017-05-19

(by: Mr. John Kit Masigan)

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The Department of Education (DepEd) - Region 2 tapped 15 teachers from SPUP as trainers on Applied Subjects to attend the National Training of Trainers (NTOT) Luzon Cluster on May 15-19, 2017 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center (TICC). This is in preparation for the Senior High School Training of Teachers for the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

The following trainers were Ms. Fredelina Carpio, Mr. John Kit Masigan, Ms. Marites Tenedor, Ms. Evelyn Pacquing for English for Academic and Professional Purposes; Ms. Alma Quinagoran, Ms. Prosperina Cabalza and Dr. Wilma Laguitao for Filipino sa Piling Larang; Ms. Jessievic Pico, Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay, Dr. Billy Siddayao, and Dr. Ma. Leodevina Batugal for Practical Research 1; and Dr. Jesus Pizarro, Dr. Emloyn Iringan, Dr. Pilar Acorda, and Mr. Rufo Tuddao for Practical Research 2.

Moreover, four Paulinian teachers namely, Mr. John Kit Masigan, Dr. Wilma Laguitao, Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay and Mr. Rufo Tuddao simulated the training sessions in their respective subjects and have equally obtained outstanding remarks from among process observers and participants coming from Regions 1-5, NCR and CAR.

The NTOT aimed to build the capacity of trainers to conduct a Mass Training of Teachers; to familiarize trainers with the training design and session guides, and to simulate the conduct of the different sessions.

These trainers shall join the rest of the training team for the Regional Mass Training of Teachers which will be held at St. Paul University Philippines starting on May 26, 2017.




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SPUP INKS AGREEMENT WITH AUSTRALIAN PARTNER ON TNE 2017-05-19

(by: Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales)

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Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC and Dr. David Grabovac, Company Director of the International Career Institute, Australia signed on May 19, 2017 Memoranda of Agreements for the offering of Ph.D in Education major in Educational Management, Doctor in Business Management, Master of Arts in Education and Master in Business Administration in Australia, Hongkong and the Bahamas under the academic franchising mode of the Transnational Education. This milestone shall open additional window for overseas students to gain access to Paulinian education.

The signing ceremony which was held at the SPUP Boardroom was witnessed by Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP for Academics), Dr. Inicia Bansig (Dean, Graduate School), Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations), Dr. Giged Battung (Program Coordinator, Open and Distance Learning), Mrs. Zenaida Estil (University Registrar), and Mr. Vinco Grabovac.

Dr. David Grabovac, aside from being company director, is also the Honorary Consul of the Bahamas to Australia and author of the well acclaimed book "Are Leaders Born or Made?".




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CHED HONORS SPUP AS THE ONLY HEI IN THE REGION PASSING ISA 2017-05-18

(by: Dr. Agripina Maribbay)

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) was awarded a CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION by the Commission on Higher Education for being the ONLY Higher Education Institution in Region 2 that successfully met the qualifications and standards with respect to the INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT (ISA) as stipulated in CMO 46, series of 2012 through the favorable recommendation of the CHED ISA Assessors and the Task Force on Outcomes-based and Typology-based Quality Assurance and affirmed by the CHED Commission En Banc in April 2017.

Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) received the award during the 23rd anniversary celebration of the Commission on Higher Education held at the CHED-Region 2 Grounds, Tuguegarao City on May 18, 2017.

SPUP was evaluated by a team of CHED ISA Assessors led by Dr. Heracleo Lagrada on December 01-03, 2015.




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SPUP EFL TRAINING EXPANDS AT CJCU 2017-05-15

(by: Dr. Concepcion Doyugan)

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Five students of the Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Linguistics (Ph.DRL) program experienced a rigorous internship in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) at Tainan, Taiwan. Ms. Brenda Lumines, Ms. Mary Rose Natividad, Ms. Evelyn Serquina, Ms. Myrna Lynn Meneses and Mr. Christopher Lord Tulauan availed of the opportunity to undergo cultural and academic exchange as part of their doctoral program to teach English in the Language Education Center of CJCU.

From April 15 – May 14, 2017, the student-interns observed EFL Teaching, taught in the different departments the Basic English courses like reading, writing and speaking, gave tutorials and conducted free talk with students. They also led the Philippine Night Presentations, which showcased the Filipino culture and traditions. In the program, they featured the culture of the Cordillera Region through songs and dances. Moreover, they also demonstrated Philippine Culinary Ingenuity by preparing delicacies for the students to taste. As a result, the audience was very much satisfied with their performance for having seen another part of the Filipino culture and the Filipino delicacies were a hit.

They were awarded certificates of completion for the internship and were toured to different tourist destinations around Tainan and Kaohsiung. In effect, the Dean of the Office of International Affairs told the students to tell the administrators of SPUP to consider seriously in expanding the program for two months instead of only one month because of the mutual benefits it has given to CJCU and SPUP.




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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION CULMINATES WITH A THANKSGIVING DAY 2017-05-10

(by: Irish Gold Suyu and Allan Peejay Lappay)

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May 10, 2017 - The SPUP Family culminated the celebration of the 110th Founding Anniversary of the University with an array of thanksgiving activities. The event started with a Eucharistic Celebration held at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel. The Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated in “Coram Episcopo.” Msgr. Diosdado Talamayan (Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao), presided the mass and was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Ariston Perez (Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish). Eleven diocesan and religious priests concelebrated in the Holy Mass.

In the presence of the SPC Sisters, faculty, staff, alumni, guests, visitors and students, Msgr. Talamayan, in his homily, expressed his gratitude to the SPC Sisters for their work of evangelization through SPUP in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. The prelate expressed his elation to the transformation of SPUP from a humble school, established beside the then St. Peter’s Church (now St. Peter’s Cathedral), to a flourishing University. The Archbishop-Emeritus compared SPUP as the “light” of all Paulinian Schools in the country by recalling the evangelizing zeal of the SPC Sisters in Tugugerao through their catechetical activities, educational ministry, devotions and service even to difficult times. He said, “Just like the child Jesus who grew in wisdom and in age before God and men. SPUP has grown in its mission of educating the youth, service to the poor, and celebration of God’s love in Faith.”

The Thanksgiving Mass was followed by the SPUP@110 Launching Program at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies) explained the significance of the occasion and provided an overview of the activities for the celebration. In her message, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), expressed her gratitude for God’s blessing for “the beautiful gift of SPUP as it continues its mission and work in the tradition of holistic Paulinian education by educating the young, serving the poor, and celebrating God’s love.”

The program was made more meaningful as the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) headed by Mr. Luis Carlos (Assistant Postmaster General) led the Launching and Unveiling of SPUP’s Commemorative Cover. This was followed by the Signing of the official first day cover by Mr. Luis Carlos and Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC. Atty. Lori Ann Atal (Director, PhlPost NorthEast Luzon Area), Ms. Joy Cacho (PhlPost, Marketing Specialist), Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Superior, SPUP-SPC Community), Sr. Marissa (VP for Administration) Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP for Academics and Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations) served as witnesses. In his message, Mr. Carlos congratulated SPUP for the celebration and for its noble contribution in the formation of the youth through education.

The SPUP-SPC pamphlet entitled: “Celebrating God’s Love at 110: From Levesville to Tuguegarao” was presented by Sr. Mercedes Bacaoco, SPC (Director, Christian Formation). Accordingly, the booklet traced the historical and spiritual affinity of SPUP in Tuguegarao to Fr. Louis Chauvet, the Founder of the SPC Congregation in France. The pamphlet will be soon distributed to the members of the SPUP Family. Moreover, the video presentation of SPUP Through the Years gave a nostalgic mood to the gathering as memories were relieved by the images of distant and recent past. The AVP of SPUP’s history was made possible by Mr. Rucelj Pugeda, (SITE Faculty) and his students.

SPUP’s International Students rendered intermission numbers presenting their cultural dances. The Launching Program ended with Community Singing of the Paulinian Hymn followed by a Thanksgiving Lunch. The week-long celebration culminated with a Cultural Show where students of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) flooded the stage with splendid exhibition of Philippine festivals through dances.





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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION INTRODUCES PROCESSION AS A COMMEMORATIVE ACTIVITY 2017-05-09

(by: Nikko Jake Caise Acain)

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May 09, 2017 – In commemoration of the University’s 110th Founding Anniversary, the SPUP Family held for the first time a procession as part of the celebration. From the St. Peter’s Metropolitan Cathedral to SPUP compound, SPC Sisters, Administrators, Faculty Members, Staff, Personnel, Students and Alumni, trod the streets of Tuguegarao City while praying the Holy Rosary.

Accompanying the images of Saint Paul, Our Lady of Chartres and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the SPUP family through the said activity celebrated both their historical and religious heritage. Historically, the procession was conducted in commemoration of SPUP’s transfer in 1934 from the Cathedral compound to its present grounds. While for its religious meaning, the procession symbolized SPUP as part of the pilgrim Church on earth and the affirmation that members of the SPUP family shares in the University’s pilgrimage of faith.

As the procession began with a Send-off Liturgy at the Cathedral Patio, the hour-long procession culminated with a Creative Liturgy which included candle offering to Saint Paul, by the SPC Sisters; and, flower offering to the Our Lady of Chartres, by students, faculty members and staff.

The procession served as expression of the Paulinian community of its unending devotion to God, which enables the institution to continue its legacy of education, service and faith. It was also a manifestation of gratitude for a century and a decade of blessings and prosperity.





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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION FOSTERS AVENUE TO HONOR SERVICE AWARDEES AND RETIREES 2017-05-09

(by: Ms. Juvis Acain and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay)

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May 09, 2017 – Thirty-three (33) employees were given recognition in the annual Service Award of SPUP. Twenty-six (26) employees were accorded distinction for their service to the University; while seven were honored for their retirement from service. The awarding ceremonies were made meaningful as the University commemorates its 110th Founding Anniversary.

The Awarding was held at the Mo. Madeliene Hall. Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP for Academics) in her welcome remarks congratulated the awardees not only for their commitment to serve SPUP but for embodying passion, dedication and perseverance that contributed to the growth and development of the University over the years. Mr. Moises Calucag (Head, Campus Ministry) introduced the service awardees; whereas, Sr. Mercedes Bacaoco SPC (Director, Christian Formation) presented the retirees. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Sr. Marisa Tumbali, SPC (VP for Administration) bestowed the award respectively. Ms. Ma. Rosario Sapanhilla, delivered the response on behalf of the retirees. Her words of gratitude included a video of thanksgiving message of her fellow honorees.

The program concluded with the message of the University President, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, who sincerely expressed her gratitude to the awardees for their S.E.R.V.E. profile namely – Spiritual gifts; Experiences; Relational skills; Vocational skills; and, Enthusiasm. She exhorted the SPUP Family to continue to inspire each other, to renew one’s personal commitment to the University and to be more zealous in SPUP’s mission to make a difference in Education, Catholic Formation, Service and Human relations.

The Honorees (Retirees) were: Ms. Catherine Versoza, Ms. Digna Langcay, Ms. Visitacion Maguddayao, Mr. Reynaldo Miguel, Mr. Richard Ramos, Ms. Ma. Rosario Sapanhilla, and Mr. Jaime Carag.

The Awardees were: Atty. Melchor Battung, Dr. Ma. Elizabeth Baua, Ms. Ma. Girlie Jordan, Ms. Juana Rivera and Ms. Mamie Magbanua (25 years); Dr. Anna Marie Hernandez and Ms. Lanie Bea (20 years); Dr. Janette Fermin, Ms. Josephine Bariuan, Ms. Mary Anne Bareo, Mr. Rey Arao, Mr. Roderick Llanto, Mr. Eddie Pascua, and Ms. Erlinda Publico (15 years).

Mr. Jomar Casil, Ms. Jhonaliza Padilla, Ms. Charmaine Pagulayan, Ms. Marie Krizya Calagui, Ms. Ma. Lourdes Saquing, Mr. Calixto Socrates Duque, Mr. Jimmy Alviar, Mr. Jefferson Pallaya (10 years); Mr. Glen Cagurangan, Ms. Meloween Bosquina, Ms. Hermina Danao, Mr. Rucelj Pugeda, Ms. Jay Andrea Vea Israel, Ms. Harlene Sibal and Mr. Cyrill Mellebo (5 years).

As part of the celebration, the Recognition Rites were preceded by a Mass celebrated by Fr. Thiago Silva, CICM at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel and the blessing of the Student Center and the Learning Resource Center.




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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION PROMOTES STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC AND LITERARY INCLINATIONS 2017-05-08

(by: Allaine Azada)

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May 8, 2017 - St. Paul University Phiippines (SPUP), amid the milestone of reaching a decade over a century, celebrated Academic Day, which includes Paulinian Information Quiz Bee, Essay Writing, Slam Poetry (Solo and Duo), and Paulinian Feud at the Global Center, treading on the University’s historical, cultural, and spiritual foundations.

With the theme “SPUP@110: Educating the Young, Serving the Poor, and Celebrating God’s Love,” the Academic Day bred a friendly and independent competitions among the academic departments, namely Basic Education Unit (BEU), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), School of Business, Accountancy, and Hospitality Management (SBAHM), School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS), and School of Teacher Education (STED).

Having invited 10 participants from each department, the Paulinian Information Quiz Bee was dominated by the School of Arts and Sciences, having garnered 1st and 3rd places represented by Joshua Accad (BSPALM 4) and Jul Mar Esteban, (BSPALM 3). Meanwhile, BEU representative, Tristan Tolentino ranked second.

Paulyana Battung, representative of BEU bagged first place in the Slam Poetry (Solo) while Ian Jasper Pagulayan (BSA 3) and Samantha Kate Bacani (BSA 3) representatives of SBAHM won first place in the Duo category. Lastly, the first-ever Paulinian Feud was ruled by SBAHM.

The said event was spearheaded by the Office of Student Affairs in collaboration with The Paulinian Student Government Council.




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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION EXTENDS TO IP PARTNER-COMMUNITY 2017-05-06

(by: Nikko Jake Caise Acain, Allaine Azada and Allan Peejay Lappay)

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May 06, 2017 - SPUP’s 110th founding anniversary commemoration was also celebrated in the Indigenous People (IP) community at Barangay Agugaddan, Peñablanca, Cagayan. This highlighted SPUP’s commitment to service as the celebration with the Agta Community was in the form of a Medical-Dental mission. Spearheaded by the University’s Community Development Center (CDC), School of Medicine (SOM) and Health Services Unit (HSU), the said engagement activity was made possible through the support of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) Family Council, BPI Bayan Team, SPU Multi-Purpose Cooperative, SPUP Alumni Association (SPUPAA), Dr. Meneses Medical Clinic (DMMC), Nestle Corporation, Westmont, Pediatrica, Intermed, Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS) - Tacloban and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Peñablanca. A good number of SPUP Faculty, Staff and Students also rendered their services as volunteers to the said activity.

With the apparent lack of health services in the area, the Medical-Dental Mission aimed to aid the basic health needs of the IP community. The endeavor included free medical check-up and consultation, surgical operation (circumcision), dental services (tooth extraction) and provision of medicines and health kits. Other activities were carried out like parlor games for children by the BEU Family Council and BPI Bayan Team, gift giving to the members of the community by SPUP-SOM, home visitation by SPUP Staff and dialogue with the Women’s Group initiated by Social Work-Graduate School Students. Moreover, the said community engagement activity was conducted as part of the service-learning program of the School of Medicine.

As an adopted community of SPUP, the IP group of Agugaddan serves as a hub of SPUP’s Service-Learning Program. Teacher Education, Nursing, Business and Accountancy Programs had instituted developmental service-learning design and regularly conduct activities for the benefit of the said community.




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SPUP@110 CELEBRATION OPENS IN A MERIENDAHAN WITH MEDIA-PARTNERS 2017-05-05

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May 5, 2017- The 110th Founding Anniversary celebration of SPUP commenced in a Meriendahan (Press Conference) with the its Media-Partners. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), along with the Sisters and Lay Administrators, hosted the gathering as a thanksgiving for the support and assistance accorded by its Media-Partners to the various endeavors of SPUP.

Among those present were: Ms. Sany Lopez, Ms. Vivian de Guzman and Ms. Mercedes Quinan (DWPE); Mr. Joernel Ibale and Mr. Raymon Dullana (The Northern Forum); Ms. Bernadeth Heralde and Ms. Digna Bingayen (Bombo Radyo); Ms. Rhoda Datul and Ms. Emmarie Pader (RGMA); Ms. Elma Loreto, Ms. Mary Grace Nagoy and Mr. Servilon Nicolas (RBC Cable); Ms. Analyn Basubas and Evangeline Malana (DZCV); and, Ms. Gene Baquiran and Mr. Oliver Baccay (PIA).

In the gathering, the week-long program of activities for the University's 110th Founding Anniversary celebration was presented (May 05-10, 2017). The report on the updates of SPUP’s engagement activities and accomplishments for the Second Semester of AY 2016-2017 was inspired by the theme of the celebration: SPUP@110: Educating the young, Serving the poor, Celebrating God's love. Moreover, the members of the press were also given a glimpse of the University's upcoming events.

The presentation was followed by an open forum characterized by a jovial interaction and discussion among the participants. The meriendahan adjourned with an invitation for the members of the press to join the SPUP Community for its Thanksgiving Day celebration on May 10, 2017.




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SOM’S ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES TACKLES 21ST CENTURY APPROACH TO SOCIAL HEALTH ISSUES 2017-04-28

(by: Florante Leano III)

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SPUP’s School of Medicine (SOM) conducted its annual Lecture Series on April 28, 2017 as a part of their advocacy to improve and sustain the quality of life of the community. Held at the Mo. Madeleine Hall, the activity highlighted the theme: “A 21st Century Approach on STI: Millennials Toward a Healthier Nation.” This year’s lecture offered a timely and relevant information about one of the most common societal issues on Sexually Transmitted Infections. Students from educational institutions like Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) - College of Medical Technology, Cagayan State University - College of Public Health, SPUP-BS Biology Program, SPUP-Junior High School and SPUP Senior High School participated in the said academic undertaking. Moreover, the event was also graced by the members of the ZONTA Central Tuguegarao, a women’s organization, where Dr. Geraldine Ramirez (Dean, SOM) is an active member.

Speakers from the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office - II delivered the opening lectures in the morning session. Ms. Sheila Villamil, RN, and Dr. Guia Comillas discussed Adolescent Reproductive Health and STI-HIV101 respectively. The discussion also featured an inspirational sharing of a PLH (Person Living with HIV) on his life’s experiences having the disease. The afternoon session focused on Stress Management and Improvement of Mental Health by Ms. Teresita Lasam (a Guidance Counselor, SPUP). Both lectures included an open forum and exchange of ideas between and among the speakers and participants. The activity culminated with acknowledgement and thanksgiving to the speakers, organizers and participants.




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SPUP HOSTS PIA AND NCCA CULTURAL HERITAGE CARAVAN 2017-04-26

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St. Paul University Philippines hosted the administrators and staff of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and PTV 4 in their Cultural Heritage Caravan-Seminar on April 26, 2017. The caravan, led by Regional Director Purita Licas (PIA Region 2), is composed mostly of media practitioners from the Cordillera Administrative, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon (IV-A and IV-B) and Bicol Regions.

SPUP was one of the historical and cultural sites they visited in Tuguegarao City. The other sites were, St. Peter’s Metropolitan Cathedral and Ermita de San Jacinto Church. The visit included a sharing of the History of SPUP by Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay, a Heritage Walk (Campus Tour) facilitated by the HRTM students and a courtesy call to Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President). The said activity is endeavored to promote the cultural and heritage sites in Luzon. After SPUP, the caravan headed to Camalanuigan and Lal-lo (Cagayan).

In 2012, SPUP was designated as CATHOLIC CULTURAL CENTER by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Culture (CBCP- ECC); while, in 2014, as a HISTORICAL LANDMARK by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).




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SPUP UNVEILS POSTER FOR 110th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY 2017-04-19

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With the presence of Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), Lay Administrators, some Faculty Members and Staff, SPUP's poster for its 110th Founding Anniversary celebration was presented at the Students' Forum held at the University Gymnasium on April 19, 2017. Designed by Mr. Rucelj Pugeda (IT Faculty member), the poster captures the meaning of the celebration on May 10, 2017 and signifies thanksgiving and blessings for the University's 110th anniversary commemoration.

1.The Two Buildings (the Old and the New) represent SPUP as the CRADLE of CATHOLIC Learning in Region 2. Moreover, both buildings signify the old and the new SITES of SPUP. The old building represents SPUP’s first learning facility at the grounds of the former St. Peter’s Parish Church, now St. Peter’s Cathedral. It is the Spanish Convento adjoining the Parish Church which the SPC Sisters used as convent and school. On the other hand, the new building is the Fr. Louis Chauvet, (FLC) named after the Founder of the SPC Sisters. It represents SPUP in its present grounds – where the University is CONTINUOUSLY GROWING in SPIRITUALITY and EXCELLENCE and GLOBALLY EXPANDING.

2.The Institutional Logos symbolize SPUP’s TRANSFORMATION– from Colegio de San Pablo (1907) – Sacred Heart of Jesus Institution (SHOJI, 1925) – St. Paul College of Tuguegarao (SPCT, 1948) – St. Paul University (SPU, 1982) – St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP, 2004). They account for SPUP’s faith-journey as the University ensures RELEVANCE, RESPONSIVENESS, SUSTAINABILITY and QUALITY of its educational services through the years.

3.The years 1907 - 2017 are formed by past and recent images and are highlighted by the two buildings indicating the HISTORY and CONTINUITY of SPUP. 1907 is the beginning of SPC MISSION and the establishment of a LEARNING COMMUNITY in Cagayan Valley. This mission and community is now SPUP. 2017 signify a thanksgiving celebration for the STABILITY (of the learning community) and CONSISTENCY (of the mission) of SPUP as it remains steadfast in its commitment to the “formation of competent leaders and responsible citizens of their community, the country and the world.”

4.The theme: SPUP@110: Educating the Young, Serving the Poor, Celebrating God’s Love, speak of the LIFE and MISSION of the University. SPUP@110 represents a milestone of the University as it celebrates its 110th founding anniversary. Educating the young, Serving the poor, and Celebrating God’s Love” speak of SPUP’s purpose (education); commitment (service); and, core-mission (celebration of Faith). They indicate SPUP’s dedication to uplift the quality of life through “quality, Catholic and Paulinian education” to effect personal and social transformation.

5.SPUP takes inspiration from the evangelizing mission and zeal of St. Paul, our Patron. Impelled by the love of Christ (2 Cor. 5:14), SPUP shall continue to endeavor its educational services as its participation in the call to evangelization.



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SPUP EXPOSES PhD NURSING STUDENTS TO TAIWAN’S HEALTH PRACTICES AND SERVICES 2017-04-15

(by: Dr. Ma. Elizabeth C. Baua)

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Ten Students enrolled in International Advanced Nursing Practicum of the PhD in Nursing Science Program had successfully completed their course requirement through an international practicum at Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU ) in Tainan County, Taiwan on April 1-15, 2017.

Together with Dr. Ma. Elizabeth C. Baua (Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, SPUP) and Dr. Anunciacion Talosig (Associate Dean, SPUP), the Paulinian students proceeded to their international academic engagement, benchmarking and research activities, after they were formally welcomed by Dr. Yung Sung-Lee (University President, CJCU).

Facilitated by Dr. Lee Jen Suen Wu (Dean, College of Nursing, CJCU), the said international exposure included engagement activities to specialty hospitals, community centers, heritage institutions and learning institutions in Tainan County such as Chi Mei Hospital, Chi Mei Museum, Jainan Psychiatric Center, Tainan Public Health Center, National Cheng Kung University, and Hospice and Elderly Care Center.

The international practicum fostered an opportunity for the Paulinian Students to engage in global health care, education and research.




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UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR BARES LIST OF ACADEMIC SCHOLARS FOR 2ND SEM 2017-04-10

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The University Registrar has realeased the official list of Academic Scholars for the Second Semester of AY 2016 - 2017. Comprising of 21 students in the President's List and 84 in the Dean's List, these (students) enjoy 100% and 50% tuition fee discount respectively. Leading the honor roll were Ms. Christal Jean Marquez, Ms. Michaela Garcia and Ms. Loraine Pingad of BS HRM - TM. They tied in the top spot by garnering an average of 1.250.

Started last semester of the current academic year, Academic Scholars need not to apply for their scholarship. Student's average grade was automatically generated through SPUP's Student Information and Accounting System (SIAS). Prior to the release, the Registrar's Office conducted verification to the grade-entries.







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SPUP FACULTY MEMBERS INTENSIFY 21ST CENTURY TEACHING STRATEGIES 2017-04-05

(by: Ms. Juvis Gem Acain)

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With its aim to continuously enhance the quality teaching – learning process of both students and faculty, the SPUP administration initiated the conduct of 21st Century Teaching Strategies Seminar on April 5, 2017. Held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center), the said seminar, was participated in by administrators and faculty members of the University.

Dr. Cellie SL. Santos, a seasoned teacher, administrator and a member of SPUP’s Board of Trustees served as the speaker of the event. In her discussion, she underscored that becoming an effective teacher of the 21st century; one must use differentiated instruction and more dynamic teaching strategies. As she challenged the teaching force of SPUP to be relevant to the times, she also fostered avenues for the participants to share their insights and learning which they have acquired in teaching through the years. Dr. Santos shared inspiring stories and personal experiences for SPUP teachers to reflect on as she emphasized that teaching is really a vocation.




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SPUP WELCOMES INDONESIAN NURSING STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC EXCHANGE AND IMMERSION PROGRAM 2017-03-30

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Following their courtesy call to Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) on March 30, 2017, SPUP formally welcomed 23 Indonesian Nursing Students from STIKES Sari Mulia Banjarmasin (Banjarmasin, Indonesia) as they begin their month-long immersion program in the University.

SPUP's College of Nursing is tasked to facilitate their academic and community immersion on cross cultural nursing, disaster nursing and related learning experiences (RLE) through hospital and community duty. On the other hand, the Intercultural Institute for Languages (IIL) is assigned to conduct sessions for their English language proficiency.

Accompanying the participants were Graduate School Students and a Clinical Instructor from the said Indonesian Educational Institution. The endeavor was a realization of the partnership between STIKES Sari Mulia Banjarmasin and SPUP.




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PNP-TUGUEGARAO SHARES SAFETY AND SECURITY TIPS TO SPUP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2017-03-29

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March 29, 2017, the Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies Office spearheaded the conduct of International Students' Security Forum at the St. Paul Home Conference Hall. About 150 International Students from India, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Nigeria and USA, participated in the said forum. Officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Tuguegarao City Police Station (TCPS) were invited to lead the discussion regarding the safety and security of foreigners especially International Students in Tuguegarao City. Police Senior Inspector Alexander Tamang, TCPS Chief of Investigation Unit, discussed and shared practical tips on how to foster safety and security and assured that foreign nationalities, especially foreign students, are regarded as one of the service-priorities of TCPS. He advised the international students to adhere to the regulations of the University and encouraged them to approach Police Officers if they need assistance when they are outside the campus. With Inspector Tamang were PO2 Carolene Arugay, PO2 Jean Marie Remolacio, PO2 Catherine Rueco and PO2 Rosalynn Pagulayan who served as Facilitators of the discussion. Sr. Magdalena Mawili, SPC (Head, St. Paul Home-Student Center) led the awarding ceremonies for the speaker and facilitators. The forum concluded with a thanksgiving message of Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations Office).




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SPUP RADTECH PROGRAM ADVANCES TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT 2017-03-26

(by. Maria Estrella Imperio)

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Ms. Trixie Genevieve D. Manibug, RRT, MPH, Associate Dean of the College of Radiologic Technology and Maria Estrella T. Imperio, a third year BS-Radiologic Technology student represented St. Paul University Philippines in the International Students Academic Conference and The 50th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society of Radiologic Technologists at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan on March 24-26, 2017.

The International Students Academic Conference was attended by a delegation of young researchers exclusive only to their partner universities around the world including Philippines, Germany, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and Taiwan. The said conference engaged students to present their academic papers on Healthcare Management, Biomedical Engineering, Public Health, Biotechnology, Healthcare Information, Life Sciences, Health Care and Pharmaceutical Manufacture. Ms. Imperio presented their study on: “Aging Holistically: A Whole Person Approach for a Healthy Elderly” under Public Health.

Meanwhile, the 50th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society of Radiologic Technologists fostered an avenue for connecting and strengthening relationships of worldwide professional radiologic technologists and students. The said gathering highlighted the theme: “Towards New Horizons – Challenges for Radiological Technology for the Next 50 Years.” The conference included presentations of research results and new knowledge in radiological science.

Dr. Chiung-Wen Kuo of the Taiwan Society of Radiologic Technologists sent Ms. Manibug and Ms. Imperio, together with the delegates from University of Medical Technology, Mandalay and University of Medical Technology, Yangon to a hospital exposure and training in the Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging units of Mackay Memorial Hospital of Hsinchu.

The said endeavor was a realization of the partnership between St. Paul University Philippines and Yuanpei University of Medical Technology.




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BEU FAMILY COUNCIL TREADS SITIO LAGUM FOR BOOK SHARING DRIVE 2017-03-25

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The Officers of the Family Council of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) trod the Sitio of Lagum in Peñablanca, Cagayan for BEU’s Book Drive undertaking on March 25, 2017. Through the help of (BEU) parents, students and faculty members, the activity was endeavored as an Outreach Service of the unit and its family council for the continuing education of the students of Lapi Elementary School in Lagum, Peñablanca. Aside from the books that were delivered, they also presented a computer unit for the school. Mrs. Zelda Amarles, led the BEU Family Council Officers in the conduct of the said program with Ms. Mercy Cabalza and Mrs. Jonaliza Padilla, BEU Faculty members.




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SPUP EMBARKS ON START-UP INNOVATION 2017-03-25

(by: Angelo Dee)

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With SPUP’s continuous quest for improvement, innovation is critical in sustaining business, and student competitiveness, and improving productivity. On March 25, 2017, SPUP, in partnership with Brainsparks Philippines pioneered a Start-Up Innovation Workshop with the theme, “SPUP IGNITE: Start Pushing Up: Ideas for the Generation of Noble and Innovative Technology and Entrepreneurship.” Held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center), the program was participated in by 500 students from the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospilaity Management (SBAHM) and School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE).

Facilitators from Brainsparks, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and HackTheNorh.ph engaged the participants on a series of activities aimed to foster innovation in solving problems and make a difference in society. Mr. Lionel Belen, Mr. Artie Lopez, Brainsparks, Ms. April Ong Vano and Ms. Karla Legaspi inspired and engaged SPUP students with knowledge and skills to build capabilities and consider technopreneurship as a viable career.

The workshop covered 5 major fundamentals topics on innovations and building a startup. These topics included: Startup 101 which gave the students a background on the local startup scene; The Heart of Innovation, a topic on discovering a need or a problem that is worth solving; Developing Solutions, that taught prototyping and iteration and how to make something people want to students; Capturing Value, for the development of business and revenue model around ideas; and Making A Great Pitch, that helped students communicate their ideas effectively, convince people and reach an audience.

Since its foundation in 2014, Brainsparks Philippines have had the experience and privilege of delivering workshops to hundreds of students, faculty, professionals, and founders through their own programs and through seminars and events organized by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Information and Communications Technology.




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SPUP INKS PARTNERSHIP WITH CDSGA AS GRADUATE SCHOOL LEARNING CENTER 2017-03-23

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) and Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan) have formally sealed their partnership at the SPUP Boardroom on March 23, 2017. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (SPUP President) and Dr. Garbriel Uriarte (CDSGA President) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the two educational institutions. The agreement designated CDGSA as a learning center of SPUP’s Graduate School in Region III for the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) and Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) programs. Dr. Agripina Maribbay, (SPUP VP for Academics), Dr. Charles Bryan Uriarte (CDSGA VP for Academics) and Dr. Inicia Bansig (Dean, SPUP Graduate School) served as witnesses in the signing of MOU, which shall commence this Summer Term of 2017. Also present in the event were Dr. Elizabeth Baua (Dean, SPUP School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences), Dr. Giged Battung (Program Coordinator, Distance/Transnational Education) and Engr. Marcos Villena (Dean, CDSGA Information Technology).





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BEU STUDENT EXCELLS IN PIA's ASEAN QUIZ BEE 2017-03-22

(by: Ms. Mischelle Jasmine Solito)

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SPUP's ASEAN Bee Exemplar, Kobe Allen Pascua, a Grade 10 student demonstrated excellence in ASEAN cultures by bagging the First Place in the Divisional ASEAN Quiz Bee held on March 22, 2017 at St. Paul University Philippines. Participated in by select high school and tertiary students from the different city schools in Tuguegarao, the event served as the culminating activity of the ASEAN Campus Forum, an initiative of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). Pascua will represent the Division of Tuguegarao City for the ASEAN Quiz Bee Regional Level.



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SPUP RALLIES BEHIND ADVOCACIES 2017-03-22

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On March 22, 2017, the SPUP family celebrated and prayed for the University Advocacies on LIFE, PEACE, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, HERITAGE CONSERVATION and SERVICE. Participated in by SPC Sisters, faculty members and students, the celebration dubbed as “Light for SPUP Advocacies” served as this year’s celebration of the Paulinian Earth Hour. The program was highlighted by a Creative Liturgy in which the SPUP academic community prayed for guidance and wisdom to proactively respond to the challenges of the contemporary social landscape.

Held at the University Gymnasium, the event also featured student-presentations which were inspired by the University Advocacies. Performances through slam poetry, interpretive dance and chorale rendition fostered avenues for students to express their support for the Advocacies of the University on life, peace, heritage conservation and environmental stewardship. The program also included the Students’ Oath of Service led by the Student-Leaders of their respective school. As they recited their oath, candles were lit signifying the transformation of their respective pledge to prayer as they celebrated their calling towards engaged citizenship and social responsibility through active, selfless and voluntary leadership and participation.

The event culminated with the Community singing of the Paulinian Mission song and the Paulinian Hymn. This was organized and spearheaded by the Advocacies Office in cooperation with the Student Affairs Office and Christian Formation Office.




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STEd LEADS 5th REGIONAL TEACHERS’ SUMMIT 2017-03-15

(by: Mr. Roldan Bangalan)

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SPUP’s School of Teacher Education (STEd), in collaboration with the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE) Region 02, conducted training for pre-service and in-service teachers with the theme “Teacher Education Reform: Local, Regional and International Imperatives,” on March 15-17, 2017 at the Global Center (Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center). Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, (University President) welcomed the four hundred student and teacher-participants from the different participating schools in the region.

In the plenary sessions, Dr. Leila P. Areola, (Schools Division Superintendent, Tuguegarao City) discussed the updates on the implementation of Senior High School Program; while, Dr. Virginia C. Liquigan, (Member of CHED Technical Committee for Teacher Education) talked about the Global Teacher Education Standards, and the Proposed Teacher Education Curriculum for AY 2018-2019. Moreover, the studies of Mr. Mark Lee Babaran, (4th Year–BSEd) on “Environmental Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude,” and Dr. Billy P. Siddayao (Associate Dean) and Mr. Roldan C. Bangalan (Faculty Member) on “Students’ Conception on Assessment and their Academic Performance” were presented in the summit.

Faculty members of the School of Teacher Education (STEd) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) served as trainers and facilitators. Teaching demonstration of selected participants culminated the training. The activity also included the Search for Teacher Education Ambassadors where Mr. Jechris Sabugal and Ms. Kristhel Joy Ramer, both from Saint Joseph College of Baggao, were declared winners.

The three-day summit aimed to orient the teachers with the DepED Enhanced K to 12 Curriculum Framework and Implementation Guidelines, Updates on the Senior High School Program Implementation, Quality Assurance in Basic Education and Global Teacher Education Standards, and Proposed Teacher Education Curriculum effective AY 2018-2019; and equip them with content knowledge and the 21st century teaching-learning methodologies.




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HEALTH SERVICES UNIT SPEARHEADS SPUP’S PARTICIPATION IN CPR NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN 2017-03-06

(by: Dr. Grace D. Tamayao)

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Chosen by the Philippine Heart Association as the site of the 2017 Mass CPR Nationwide Campaign in Cagayan, SPUP hosted the conduct of the said health program on March 6, 2017. Held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center), the event highlighted the theme: “Save a life, Learn CPR," and was participated in by 600 students and employees. The said health campaign fostered public awareness on the importance of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The activity was also endeavored to impart knowledge and skills relative to the proper execution of CPR as a response to community emergency-medical situations like cardiac arrest and the like.

With the successful passage of Republic Act 10871 (Basic Life Support Training in Schools Act) or the “Samboy Lim Law,” five of Region II’s premier Cardiologists (Dr. Valeriano Combate, Jr., Dr. Ma. Raul Combate, Dr. George Ramos, Dr. Christy Babaran and Dr. Ramon Gonzales) undertook the initiative to spearhead the said training – activity. The program was supported by the Philippine Heart Association – Cagayan Valley Chapter, in cooperation with the Regional Offices of BFP and DOH.

SPUP’s University Health Services Unit, headed by Dr. Maria Consuelo M. Manuel, MD, together with Dr. Grace D. Tamayao, Dr. Angelica S. Asuncion, Ms. Danica Rachelle V. Lim, RN., and Ms. Bernadette D. Quiambao, RN, MSN, served as facilitators of the said activity. Accordingly, the program generated a baseline of trainees as future lifesavers.




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FACULTY AND STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCHES IN RPO-LED ACTIVITY 2017-03-01

(by: Mr. Darwin Jake Felina)

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The Research and Publications Office (RPO) spearheaded the conduct of Faculty and Students Research Forum on March 1, 2017 at the Conference Hall of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). With the theme “Research Ventures and Opportunities across Disciplines,” the said forum was endeavored for the presentation of the scholarly undertakings of students and faculty along the disciplines of social research, pure research and applied research.

Spearheaded by Sr. Ma Adelina J. Portillo, SPC (Director, RPO), the said event fostered an avenue for the exchange of ideas and discoveries and highlighted the contribution of the academe in the knowledge economy. In her opening remarks, Dr. Emolyn M. Iringan, (Asst. to the Director, RPO) underscored that as a University, SPUP is dedicated to research for knowledge to flourish. The forum, comprised of three parallel sessions per discipline, was participated in by students, faculty members and administrators. The morning session was dedicated for the research presentation of students; while the afternoon for the Faculty members. An open forum ensued after all the presentations of each session. Dr. Josephine D. Lorica, (Chair, Ethics Review Committee) formally ended the program by thanking the organizers, facilitators, coordinators, presenters, technical group and visitors who contributed to the success of the program.




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SPUP INDONESIAN STUDENT NAMED NATIONAL FINALIST IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES 2017-03-01

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SPUP’s Ms. Kurnia Harli, BS Nursing student from Indonesia was adjudged as one of the 14 Finalists in the Search for the Most Outstanding International Students in the Philippines. As a finalist, Ms. Harli was chosen based on her academic excellence, leadership qualities, school and community involvement, and adjustment to the Philippines. The awarding ceremonies were held at the De La Salle – St. Benilde on March 01, 2017. Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations) witnessed the recognition rites. This is the first time that SPUP participated in the said annual student-search.

This is the 47th year of the search sponsored by the Philippine International Friendship and Understanding Association (PIFUA). The search aims to: focus community interest on the presence of international students in the Philippines; identify leadership potentials and capabilities among international students; encourage social consciousness among international students; promote international friendship through friendly concern for the welfare of the international students; and motivate international students to attain quality scholastic performance.

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT KINDLES STUDENT-LEADERS TO HOLISTIC SERVICE 2017-02-25

(by: Allaine Lazada)

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Around 70 student-leaders participated in the Leadership and Values Formation Training held on February 25, 2017 at the SPUP Boardroom. The activity aimed to empower SPUP’s student-leaders towards holistic service. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) spearheaded and served as the resource speaker of the activity where she emphasized the essence of humility and compassion in leadership. “Our hearts must be empty of motives and pride to achieve genuine leadership,” she said.

Highlighting the advantages of the 21st century in terms of media, beliefs, and others, the University President acknowledged the challenges that leaders may confront in responding to the needs of the University and the society in general. Accordingly, proactive measures on how to become improved servant leaders are needed to respond to the challenges of the times. She said that Paulinian leaders must be grounded on the principles and disciplines of the Paulinian core values: Charity, Community, Commission and Charism which are all anchored on Christ-centeredness.

“Christ-centeredness must be the foundation of all values to lead successfully by following the examples of Jesus Christ and St. Paul the Apostle,” she added.




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CF Awarded for Outreach Services 2017-02-25

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The Christian Formation Outreach Services was awarded Plaque of Appreciation from the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, for its “fruitful collaboration to the efforts of the local Church in the task of evangelization.’’ The citation reads: “The Parish recognizes the labors and commendable achievements of the Christian Formation Outreach Services through the school-based catechetical instruction imparted to the pupils in the public schools from 2011 to 2017.”

His Excellency Most Reverend Sergio L. Utleg, D.D., Archbishop of Tuguegarao and Reverend Father Fredel Agatep, Parish Priest of St. Rose of Lima Parish, presented the plaque to Sr. Mercedes Bacaoco, SPC, Director of the Christian Formation together with Mr. Hollis Sibal, Head of the CF Outreach Services on February 25, 2017.

The Catechesis conducted by the fourth year college students under Rel. Ed. 108 - Social Teachings of the Church and Apostolate, provides praxis for the truths learned inside the class. The Campus Ministry takes charge of the liturgy and the Paulinian students and Religious Education teachers prepare the children for the reception of the First Holy Communion and Sacrament of Confirmation of the six public schools under the two parishes SPUP is serving.




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SPUP BEU REIGNS SUPREME IN PAULINIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS 2017-02-17

(by: Jim Jerico Cedric Uy)

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SPUP’s Basic Education Unit – Junior High School (BEU - JHS) seized the championship crown in the 9th National Paulinian Science Congress held at St. Paul College of Bocaue (in Bulacan) on February 14 – 17, 2017. Mrs. Glenda Caranon headed a delegation of 38 student-participants from SPUP. With the theme, Paulinian Education: Developing Ecological Citizenship and Shepherding through Innovation and Research, this year’s congress served as a convergence of 25 SPC (Paulinian) schools nationwide and highlighted Life Science - Investigatory Project Competition.

SPUP’s representatives, Giel Mape and Enzo Mangulab bested the rest of the participants and their entry was adjudged as the Best Investigatory Project.

In the other events, the SPUP delegates exhibited their literary prowess where Pia Paat (Grade 8) and May Chua (Grade 9) reaped awards in Poetry and Photo Story contests. They won First and Second Runners up respectively. They also displayed their musical talent through the performance of BEU’s Orion Band.




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BEU CELEBRATES FAMILY DAY 2017-02-11

(by: Mr. John Kit Masigan)

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Celebration, laughter and gaiety were the over-all mood of SPUP’s Basic Education Unit (BEU) as they celebrated their Family Day at the BEU Grounds last February 11, 2017. The family festivity was an opportune time for families to relax and socialize as students, parents and teachers participated and enjoyed an array of exciting activities initiated by the BEU Family Council.

The Family Day began with a Eucharistic Celebration at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel. This was followed by a series of fun-filled activities like Zumba, Parlor Games, Ball Games, Raffle Draw and Musical – Dance Contests. Jovial conversations among families and friends filled the place while they shared sumptuous food in their luncheon thanksgiving.

Grades 1-10 students together with their parents were divided into 4 teams - Yelow Team, Red Team, Green Team and Blue Team. The Yellow team emerged as over-all champion after sweeping off the medals in both parlor and ball games. Meanwhile, the BEU faculty members performed a communal dance to pull off a festive finale.




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SPUP LEADS SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING PAULINIAN STUDENTS 2017-02-10

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Three of SPUP’s Student-Leaders were recognized as among the 2016 Outstanding Paulinian Students of the Philippines (SOP). Mark Anthony Baliuag (BSA), Mark Lee Babaran (BSE) and Brendan Jansen Tangan (BSPALM) led the TOP 5 Awardees with Alcher Arpilleda from SPU-Surigao and Christian Geo Molina, SPU-Manila. Held at St. Paul University Iloilo on February 10, 2017, the search was endeavored as a celebration of the anniversary of the St. Paul University System (SPUS).

Chosen from among the 15 finalists from the member-schools of the System namely: St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP), St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD), St. Paul University Manila (SPUM), St. Paul University Surigao (SPUS), St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC), St. Paul University Iloilo (SPUI) and St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur (SPCIS), this year marked the seventh SOP, an annual search for exemplar Paulinian students – personifying Paulinian excellence, leadership and service.

Together with the awardees, finalists from SPUP included: Angelo Dee (BSBA) and Ruth Zea Marie Tongdo (BSA). Prior to the awarding, these outstanding students underwent formation program, capacity building and panel interview. Present in the recognition rites were Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Ms. Alma Quinagoran (Director, Student Affairs).




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SPUP HAILS PAULINIAN-TOSP FINALISTS 2017-02-09

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SPUP’s Mr. Cherson Bariuan (BSE) and Ms. Piny Elleine Cesar (BSN) joined the ranks of Outstanding Students of the Philippines as they were recognized as Finalists in the 2016 Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). The awarding was held on February 09, 2017 at the Heroes Hall of Malacañang Palace with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña as Guest of Honor. Mr. Bariuan and Ms. Cesar represented the Cagayan Valley Region (Region II) in the said search sponsored by the RFM Foundation. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Principal, Basic Education Unit) and Ms. Alma Quinagoran (Director, Student Affairs) witnessed the awarding ceremonies.

The search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines aims to honor student-exemplars in their own academic discipline and endeavored a significant contribution to the society. Over the years, SPUP has produced winners - Ms. Monaliza Alonzo – Gaw (BSN), Mr. Mac Allen Reonel Sebastian Cacacho (BSIT-CS) and Mr. John Kit Masigan (BSE) and a good number of national/regional finalists of TOSP.




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BAO TEAM INITIATES CONVERGENCE FOR A CAUSE BETWEEN SPUP AND PARTNER-SUPPLIERS 2017-02-04

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The Business Affairs Office (BAO) led by Sr. Ruby Abellana, SPC (VP for Finance) held a dialogue with the University’s partner-suppliers from the locality at the SPUP Boardroom. The gathering was first of its kind, as SPUP and its partner-suppliers converged not as business-partners but forged partnership for community development. Ms. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, Community Extension Services) presented SPUP’s developmental programs to its partner-communities particularly a possible collaboration for the Science Agri-Based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS). SPUP partner-suppliers were delighted as they listened to the engagement activities endeavoured by the University. A fruitful exchange of ideas ensued as the participants and SPUP representatives discussed areas and strategies for cooperation and teamwork. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) expressed her optimism for the undertakings deliberated in the convergence to fructify.




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SPUP HOSTS MMOP’S CULMINATING ACTIVITY 2017-02-04

(by: Mr. Roldan Bangalan)

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The Mathematical Modeling Organization of the Philippines (MMOP) concluded its 2017 Mathematical Modeling National Conference on February 4, 2017 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center) of St. Paul University Philippines. With the theme, “Propelling Change through Mathematical Modeling,” the final leg of the conference featured the presentations of Dr. Joel Addawe and Dr. Juancho Collera, both from University of the Philippines – Baguio (UPB), on mathematical modeling and research; and, Mr. Roldan C. Bangalan, of SPUP - School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) on Symmetry and Patterns.

This year’s conference aimed to promote programs and present model activities for math enthusiasts and practitioners to develop professional competence and excellence in the field of mathematical modeling. The three-day conference, which commenced on February 02, 2017 at the Cagayan State University, was participated in by students, teachers, educators, modelers, researchers and math enthusiasts from the Cagayan Valley Region and nearby provinces.

Three of SPUP’s Graduate School students are at the helm of MMOP- Mrs. Erovita Teresita Agustin (President), Mr. Joel Casibang (Vice-President) and Mr. Roldan C. Bangalan (Secretary) are currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education (PhD-ME) program.




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SPUP-SOM PARTICIPATES IN APMC’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION 2017-02-01

(by: Corinne Fatima De Asis)

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The Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC) conducted its 50th Anniversary Convention on February 1-3, 2017 at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health and Novotel Araneta Center, Quezon City. With the theme: “Educating Physicians in the 21st Century,” this year’s convention was made significant as the association celebrated its golden anniversary.

As a member school of the association, SPUP-School of Medicine (SOM) was represented by a delegation led by Dr. Geraldine Ramirez (Dean, SOM). With her were: Dr. Marco Polo Lasam, Dr. Winston Abena and Dr. Leon Caculitan – Faculty Delegates; and, Marjorie Kate Ulep, Corinne Fatima De Asis, Kevin John Albano, Florante Leaño III and Marfelle Czarina Sayoc – Student-Delegates.

The convention featured various activities like: an interactive tour at The Medical City, Quizbee Contests, Research Competition, the APMC- Student Network 15th Anniversary Dinner and Fellowship Night. It also marked the first Dr. Elena Cuyegkeng Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. Ducksun Ahn, (VP, World Federation for Medical Education) entitled: “Adapting Medical Education to the Technological Revolution.”

The celebration culminated with a PAGDIRIWANG: APMC 50TH Anniversary Dinner, graced by Hon. Leonor G. Robredo, Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines.




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SUPPORT STREAMS FOR SPUP’S IP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2017-02-01

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With the on-going SPUP community development program for the Indigenous People in Agugaddan, Peñablanca, Cagayan, support from international organizations, Alumni and school-based academic groups has gained momentum.

On February 01, 2017, Ms. Neriza Dumayas (Alumna HS ‘74) from the American Cancer Society turned over packages of slippers as her contribution to the project; while, the UNESCO Clubs of the Philippines delivered school supplies for the Aetas Community Learning Center. Moreover, the Child Fund Philippines Foundation discussed the possibility of forging partnership with SPUP for IP Family-Based Disaster Response project. Last January 2017, the Little Light United, a non-profit organization based in California through Mr. Sherwin Matammu (Alumnus BSN ‘94), extended their services to the community by supporting the Health Education program of SNAHS.

With the inauguration of the Aetas Community Learning Center this January 2017, the School of Teacher Education (STEd) has continuously engaged the Agta children in Functional Literacy program. On the other hand, the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) has regularly conducted Health Education program to the community. While in 2016, the Community Extension Services (CES) and the School of Business, Accountancy, and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) has initiated a Micro-Financing program in the community.

Photos: Courtesy of Ms. Noemi Cabaddu, Ms. Melissa Tuddao and Ms. Kurnia Harli




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SABEHS CULMINATES ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES WITH FIRST MOVING UP CEREMONY 2017-01-31

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The Science Agri-Based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS) concluded its academic year (2016-2017) with a Moving Up Ceremony on January 31, 2017 at San Jose, Baggao, Cagayan. The event was graced by the parents of the SABEHS Completers. Ms. Noemi Cabaddu (Director of CES) presented the rationale of the program in her opening remarks. This was followed by the Recognition of the four student-completers of the SABEHS program. Their Certificate of Completion was awarded by Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Principal of BEU) and Sr. Marissa Tumbali, SPC (VP for Administration). Ms. Janice Saldivar, one of the completers, delivered the message of thanks on behalf of her classmates. This year’s Moving Up Ceremony marked the first (of its kind) in SABEHS history as it held Commencement Exercises for the past 7 years. The activity ended as all attendees partook of a fellowship agape prepared by SABEHS’ students.

The SABEHS is an extension of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) – Junior High School Department. It is recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd) as a delivering institution under the Alternative Learning System (ALS).




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CALIFORNIA-BASED ORG REACHES TO SPUP PARTNER COMMUNITIES THROUGH NURSING ALUMNUS 2017-01-26

(by: Ms. Krishan Soriano, MSN)

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The Little Light United, a non-profit organization based in California extended outreach services to the students of the Science Agri-Based and Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS) in Baggao and to the University’s adopted community in Agugaddan, Penablanca through Mr. Sherwin Matammu, a Nursing Alumnus.

Mr. Matammu, a member of the California-based organization, sought the assistance of the College of Nursing in conducting the outreach program to engage deprived children and elderly in meaningful activities in identified underprivileged areas in the Philippines.

Together with the nursing faculty, alumni and students, the service-oriented activity was held on January 25-26, 2017 respectively. As each household received basic provisions as gifts, the organizers also conducted Health Education focused on proper hygiene as members of the community were given hygiene kit and pair of slippers for their use.

Our profound gratitude to The Little Light United through Mr. Sherwin Matammu! May God bless you for your generosity.




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THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER MARK SPUP’S CELEBRATION OF ST. PAUL’S DAY 2017-01-25

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The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul was solemnly celebrated with a Thanksgiving Mass presided by Archbishop Sergio Utleg, DD with the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao as concelebrants at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel. In his homily, Msgr. Utleg highlighted “transformation” and “mission” as facets of conversion. Accordingly, these features need to be rooted with a life in Jesus – of believing, of hoping and of loving Christ. The celebration also commemorated the 290 years of SPC Missions where Msgr. Utleg likened the SPC Sisters with St. Paul. “The missionary fervor of St. Paul, the Apostle, inspired the SPC Sisters to establish a community in Cayenne, France – where they taught the children, tended the sick, and helped the people uplift their life,” he said.

The Holy Mass was followed by the blessing of the newly refurbished University Gate and Façade. The SPUP Community was joined by the Friends of St. Paul and SPUP Alumni in the celebration. This year's feast day served as SPUP’s thanksgiving for the many blessings God has bestowed upon the academic community while praying for the grace to persevere in its educational mission.




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COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBERS UNDERGO GE TRAINORS’ COURSE 2017-01-24

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Ten (10) College Faculty members participated in the Training of Trainors for the New General Education (GEC) Core Courses on January 4-20, 2017. Dr. Pilar Acorda and Mr. Roldan Bangalan attended the course on Mathematics in the Modern World; Mr. Sergio Imperio and Ms. Shirley Enriquez on The Contemporary World; and Ms. Wilma Udanga on Science, Technology and Society at the Ateneo de Manila University. Ms. Evelyn Pacquing was trained at the University of Batangas on Purposive Communication; whereas, Dr. Anna Marie Hernandez at the Miriam College on Understanding the Self. At the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Dr. Billy Siddayao participated in the program on Readings in Philippine History, Ms. Lourdenia Taguiam on The Life and Works of Rizal and Dr. Jesus Pizarro on Ethics.

Sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), “the Training of Trainors aims to assist higher education institutions (HEls) transition to the new General Education Curriculum (GEC) and focus on the enablement of faculty to: (1) learn the philosophy of liberal education, away from the strictly disciplinal and remedial thrust of current GE courses; (2) teach the interdisciplinary GE core courses using the new materials; (3) serve as trainors of other GE faculty; and (4) recognize, share, and disseminate best practices in general education” (Memo from the Chairperson, Nov. 29, 2016).

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SPUP FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDONESIAN HEIS 2017-01-20

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Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Dr. Elizabeth Baua (Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences) journeyed to Indonesia to serve as Speakers in a series of International Nursing Seminar hosted by Nursing Schools (in Indonesia) on January 20 - February 01, 2017.

Following their stint as international speakers, they also signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indonesian Higher Educational Institutions in Bajarmasin, Martapura, Banjabaru, Kalimantan, Samarinda, Tanah Bumbu and Yogyakarta (all in Indonesia). The partnership with these institutions included educational and scientific cooperation along Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Information Technology, Teacher Education, Religious Education and Psychology programs.




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SPUP'S ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES GEAR FOR ORIENTAL MEDICINE 2017-01-20

(by: Piatrice Marie M. de la Cruz)

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The College of Pharmacy spearheaded a Seminar-Demonstration on Oriental Medicine with Dr. Sanhajutha Paungmala (Professor, Ayurvededic Medicine) and Dr. Pornprapa Sattayanantapibal (Professor, Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Rangsit University (RSU), Thailand as speakers and demonstrators. With the theme: “Furnishing Holistic Health through Oriental Medicine Practices,” the activity was conducted at the Mo. Madeleine Hall on January 20, 2017. Participated in by Allied Health Sciences' faculty members and students, the undertaking was endeavored as a preparation for the integration of Oriental Medicine in the learning design and engagement of the Allied Health Sciences.

The presentations of the Dr. Paungmala and Dr. Sattayanantapibal emphasized the re-introduction of traditional (oriental) medicine as alternative to synthetic medicine. They also shared that prior to the proliferation of synthetic medicine production brought by the West, the ancestors of the people of the Orient relied on traditional medicine practices as cure to their illnesses. The seminar also highlighted practical and technical demonstrations of the speakers on the application of Oriental Medicine. The open forum provided an avenue for sharing of knowledge and experiences among the speakers and the participants.

The two professors were members of the delegation headed by Dr. Krisana Kraisintu from RSU. They arrived in St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) along with eight Oriental Medicine student-interns. The activity was a realization of the agreement for SPUP to pioneer Oriental Medicine in the Philippines through the assistance of RSU.




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BEU HOLDS JOINT BSP-GSP SCHOOL ENCAMPMENT 2017-01-20

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The Basic Education Unit (BEU) held a joint BSP-GSP School Encampment on January 20-21, 2017. Highlighting outdoor activities as essential element in Scouting, the encampment aimed to facilitate the accomplishment of (scouting) activities through the “learning-by–doing method”. A total of 157 scouts participated in the encampment activities. The encampment began with the Investiture Program, where the new scouts were formally welcomed and inducted by Atty. Venancio del Rosario, (Legal Counsel, BSP-Cagayan), Mrs. Blessilda Diwa, (President, GSP-Cagayan) and Mrs. Jessica Delfin (Executive, GSP-Cagayan). The opening program included the recitation of Scout Oath and Law.

The activities lined up for the first day were: Camp Setting, Camp Songs and Yells; Talent Presentation, Cook Fest and Grand Campfire. After the morning praise and reveille on the second day, a series of Scout Lectures were held. These comprised of: First Aide/Basic Survival Skills, Disaster Management and Personal Hygiene. The scouts though tired and exhausted went home happy bringing with them the memorable and fun filled activities they experienced during the encampment. Mr. Robert Fugaban and Ms. Mercy Cabalza served as Camp Masters.




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SPUP PARTNERS WITH LORMA COLLEGES FOR NURSING GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2017-01-20

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) forged an academic partnership with Lorma Colleges (LC). Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC (SPUP, University President) and Dr. Jose P. Mainggang (LC, Executive Director) signed the agreement on January 18, 2017 at SPUP. The focus of the academic collaboration, between the two Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s), is along Nursing Graduate School Programs. The partnership designated SPUP as the degree-granting and delivering institution; while, Lorma Colleges in San Fernando City, La Union, as the Learning Center. Starting this Third Trimester, SPUP will offer Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD-NS) in Lorma Colleges.



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SPUP PARTICIPATES IN CANCER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES 2017-01-17

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SPUP’s School of Medicine (SOM) and University Health Services (UHS) actively participated in the activities of the 2017 National Cancer Awareness Week spearheaded by the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC). The SPUP delegation was led by Dr. Geraldine Ramirez (Dean, SOM) and Dr. Maricon Manuel (Head, UHS). Through Presidential Proclamation No. 1348 (s, 1975), this annual observance was slated every Third Week of January; wherein this year, it is scheduled from January 15-21, 2017. Participated in by health service-oriented institutions, health advocate groups and individuals, schools and professional health care providers, the week-long celebration was highlighted with a motorcade around Tuguegarao City on January 17, 2017. Moreover, a seminar relevant to the observance will be held on January 18, 2017 at the CVMC Function Hall. The said activities were meant to synchronize efforts towards the prevention and control of cancer by both public and private institutions and organizations.

SPUP’s SOM and UHS regularly conduct health-related information dissemination and activities promoting healthy lifestyle and living in the University and partner-communities. CVMC, on the other hand, is the base hospital of SPUP’s Medical Program and hospital affiliation for clinical exposure of the University’s Allied Health courses.




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SPUP ACCEPTS ORIENTAL MED INTERNS FROM RANGSIT UNIVERSITY, THAILAND 2017-01-16

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Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) led the formal welcome and reception to eight (8) Oriental Medicine Students from Rangsit University (RSU), Thailand for their internship program in St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP). The said internship program was a realization of an agreement between RSU and SPUP. Along with Dr. Krisana Kraisintu (Rector of College of Oriental Medicine, RSU and Visiting Professor of SPUP College of Pharmacy), Dr. Sanhajutha Paungmala (Professor, Ayurvededic Medicine, RSU) and Dr. Pornprapa Sattayanantapibal (Professor, Traditional Chinese Medicine), the following Medical students arrived on January 14, 2017 for their five-month internship program: Mr. Sittachai Sonmanee, Ms. Chalita Sompoch, Ms. Phattharada Sukhampa, Ms. Suthinun Panutamrong, Ms. Kunanya Taweejan, Ms. Nanpaphat Nateepitak, Ms. Ratchadakorn Dabsombej, and Ms. Panvarin Buddharatsakul.

Under the stewardship of the College of Pharmacy, led by Ms. Eileen Molina (Associate Dean), the internship program was initiated towards the establishment of an Oriental Medicine Clinic in SPUP. Moreover, SPUP will be facilitating the school (class) and cultural immersion activities, community engagement activities, research collaboration, and English language courses of the Thai Student-Interns. Subsequently, the Thai Medical Interns will conduct lectures and presentations to the SPUP academic and partner communities on Oriental Medicine. Meanwhile, Mr. Juan Jhonny Cauilan (Instructor, SPUP College of Pharmacy), will be attending a two-month extensive training on medicine manufacturing and quality control, through Dr. Kraisintu, at Rangsit University in Thailand.




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SPUP HOLDS 12th MID-YEAR COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 2017-01-14

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SPUP's 12th Mid-Year Commencement Exercises were held on January 14, 2017. With the theme: SPUP: GEARING TOWARDS INTERNATIONALIZATION, the graduation ceremonies celebrated the academic success of the graduates of January 2017.

At the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel, Archbishop Sergio Utleg, DD presided the Baccalaureate Mass. It was concelebrated by Fr. Noel Sibbaluca, Fr. Macario Malano Jr. and Fr. Yakobus Sanbiko, SVD. The Eucharistic Celebration incorporated the solemn Rite of Mission Sending. With their Paulinian education, the graduates are sent to be communicators of faith, hope and love. Moreover, the graduates prayed for their Missionary Promises as the congregation imparted their blessings on them.

At the University Gymnasium, the Graduation Ceremonies ensued. This was highlighted by the Commencement Address of the Guest of Honor, Dr. Alex Brillantes, Jr., Commissioner at the Commission on Higher Education. He expounded the theme by challenging the graduates to continuously develop and shift paradigms within the context of glocalization and coopetition; and to advance adaptive responses through lifelong learning. He also emphasized SPUP's strategic edge as an internationally accredited institution, autonomous institution and a participating institution of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students. He likewise lauded SPUP by citing the University's pioneering initiatives on students' international exposure and students' achievements.

In the Graduation Rites, Dr. Charito Guillermo (Doctor in Business Management) led the Graduates' Prayer. Ms. Piny Elleine Cesar (BS Nursing, Cum Laude) read the address of petition followed by the presention of the graduates by Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP Academics). Subsequently, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) conferred on the graduates the titles and degrees of their respective courses and programs. Ms. Karla Ida Pamittan (BS Nursing, Cum Laude) expressed the gratitude of the graduates through her valedictory address. Mr. Christopher Enriquez, (Master in Business Administration) a Loyalty Awardee, led the graduates to their Pledge of Loyalty, while, Mrs. Marietta Reyes, (Treasurer, SPUPAA) inducted them to the Alumni Association.

A total of 399 students (4 Doctorate, 265 Masters and 130 Bachelors degree) marched in this year's Mid-Year Commencement Exercises.





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SITE HOLDS SHORT-FILM FEST AS COURSE OUTPUT 2017-01-13

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The School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) through the Center of Multimedia Artistry (CMA) spearheaded the 2017 SITE Short- Film Festival. The pioneering activity was held as a presentation of output in their course on Multimedia Systems under Mr. Rucelj Pugeda.

This year’s Film Fest featured Filipino family and social values in short films along the genres of fantasy, horror, romance, drama and comedy. The said activity showcased students’ skills in applying principles of Multimedia Systems through creative productions. As an output, their presentations were appraised in the manner they created their videos and clips, audio and image enhancements and editing using various tools and software.

After the festival and deliberations, Panliligaw 101 bagged the Best Film and Best Director - Mr. Zahn Xandre Gavino, Awards. Declared as the 2nd Best Film, was A Night to Remember: #Conscience and Tukador as 3rd Best Film. In the Poster Category the winners were: A Night to Remember: #Confusion, Panliligaw 101 and Tukador.

The said activity was held on January 13, 2017 at the SITE Multimedia Laboratory. Sister Mercedes Bacaoco, SPC (Director, Christian Formation), Mr. Kevin Abena (Freelance, Web and Multimedia Specialist), and Mr. Argieson Bacani (Multimedia Developer) served as panel of evaluators.




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SPUP PERDURES IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS FOR IP COMMUNITY 2017-01-09

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SPUP’s Community Extension Center (CES) has embarked on continuing initiatives for community empowerment programs with the Agta Ethnic Group residing in Agugaddan, Peñablanca, Cagayan. On January 09, 2017, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Ms. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, CES) inaugurated the Aetas Community Learning Center for the Agta children. The center will serve as a hub of the service learning program on Functional Literacy of the School of Teacher Education (STEd). SPUP has equipped the learning center with fixtures, furniture and learning materials (visual aids and books) to enhance the learning environment of the children in the community. Moreover, the recipients were provided of school supplies to boost their interest in learning. SPUP's student-teachers will serve as learning facilitators of the said program. Back in 2016, SPUP has initiated a Micro-Financing program for the Agta parents through the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM).






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SNAHS HONORS NURSING GRADUATES IN SEND-OFF CEREMONY 2017-01-07

(by: Krishan Soriano, MSN)

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The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) honored the graduating batch of Nursing students in a Send-Off Ceremony on January 7, 2017 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center. As the Nursing Class adopted St. Therese of the Child Jesus as the patron of the batch, their send-off ceremony was marked by a celebration of love. Impelled by Christ's love and inspired by the deep love of St. Therese to Christ, this year's batch are called to mission as protectors and preservers of life by serving humanity with utmost care and compassion.

The event was made meaningful by the presence of Hon. Marian Grace Gascon, Chairman of the Board of Nursing as Guest Speaker. Her inspiring message expounded the theme: "Venturing Into Professional Nursing: A Lifework of Pauline Values and Caring”. Hon. Gascon chalellenged the graduating class as she presented the array of challenges besetting the nursing profession in the Philippines and the roles of nurses to hurdle such challenges. She also emphasized that nurses need to be resilient in all settings of their tour of duty. Further, she reminded all to imbibe knowledge, skills and values as they journey to the professional life. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, (University President), Dr. Elizabeth C. Baua, (Dean, SNAHS) School and Dr. Anunciacion T. Talosig, (Associate Dean for Nursing) presented and awarded the certificate of recognitiom to the Guest Speaker.






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HRM INITIATES “CULINARY OUTREACH” TO PARTNER COMMUNITY 2017-01-07

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As part of the continuing program of the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) for their partner community, the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) initiated a culinary course for the Women’s Group of Brgy. Maguirig (Solana, Cagayan) and SPUP TODA (Tuguegarao City). The outreach program is held at the University Foods Laboratory, as the participants are fetched from their community to SPUP through the Community Extension Services (CES) Office. Comprised of lectures and demonstration activities, the program aimed to enhance the cooking skills of the participants as they are taught to prepare affordable, delicious and nutritious meals. Mrs. Elaine Avila, the Culinary Outreach Instructor, shared some practical tips and demonstrated ways on how to preserve the food nutrients of some vegetables common to their locality. After the input of Ms. Avila, HRM Faculty members and students facilitated the return demonstration of the participants, followed by the presentation of their output. It culminated with the participants, faculty members and students partaking of the meal they prepared. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), Dr. Corazon dela Cruz (Dean, SBAHM), Ms. Marie Krizya Calagui (Associate Dean, HRM) and Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, CES) witnessed the said activity.






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SPUP’S VISITING SCHOLAR EXPLORES TAIWAN 2017-01-04

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Dr. Concepcion G. Doyugan, Associate Professor and Head of the Intercultural Institute for Languages of St. Paul University, explored Taiwan after being accepted as a visiting scholar in Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) from November 14- 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,” followed by a workshop on “Interactive Teaching Strategies.” She also delivered a presentation 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 on “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.

The 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.





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ALUMNI JUBILARIANS (HS '91 and GS '87) IMPART CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS 2016-12-27

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As a highlight of their Jubilee celebration as Paulinians, the Highschool Batch '91 and Gradeschool Batch '87 conducted their Yuletide mission dubbed as "Sharing the Blessings of Christmas." They braved the weather and the road conditions to reach the community of Baliuag in Penablanca, Cagayan. The said Jubilarians were on their 11th year of doing their community outreach and service. They had been able to conduct medical and dental mission, gift-giving, and spiritual empowerment to selected communities in Cagayan and Isabela through the years.

Our admiration and gratitude to SPUP HS '91 and GS '87 for serving as inspiration. Indeed, the Paulinian missionary spirit lives on through you! Congratulations!





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“GLOBAL HOMECOMING” ENTHRALLS PAULINIANS TO THE FIRST DECEMBER-HELD ALUMNI HOMECOMING 2016-12-22

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This year's 2016 Global Alumni Homecoming was anchored on the theme: “Celebrate. Reminisce. Look forward” and for the FIRST time, the annual homecoming was held on the month of December. The affair kicked off with a thanksgiving mass at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel, presided Fr. Macario Malano Jr., University Chaplain. As the registration continued, the alumni had the chance to reminisce with their fellow alumni the memories while they were still students of SPUP. The excitement was felt among the alumni as they met their batchmates, former classmates and teachers.

The Eucharistic Celebration was followed by a motorcade around Tuguegarao City. Jubilarians cheered as they paraded in the streets and greeted those who witnessed the activity. Simple snacks were served where the participants enjoyed taking their meals as they continued greeting their fellow alumni. Some alumni relieved their memories through a heritage walk around the campus; while, others availed of the amusement rides for the Christmas festivities.

The Fellowship Night highlighted the Homecoming. Mr. Richard Bacud, 2016 Jubilarian Core Group President warmly welcomed the alumni and encouraged them to enjoy the celebration. Mr. Miguel Lim, SPUP Alumni Association President, conducted the traditional roll call and acknowledged the Batches of Alumni present in the activity. Moreover, Mr. Bacud ceremonially turned over the key of responsibility of organizing the 2017 Homecoming to the next Jubilarian Core Group, represented by Mr. Lim.

In her message, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President, expressed her joy of seeing the Alumni and being in their presence as she presented the accomplishments and the development plans of the University. She stressed that SPUP Alumni are the manifestations that “Paulinian Education keeps shining bright!” She also extended her invitation to all alumni to come and visit the University, their home, anytime.

After the President’s Message, Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC, SPUP-SPC Local Superior presented the members of the SPC Sisters’ Community. The rest of the night was spent for batch presentations, dancing, singing and the raffle draw facilitated by Dr. Shamon Abraham. Thanksgiving and felicitations to the SPUPAA Officers, organizing team, the jubilarian core group, and the batch coordinators!






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BEU SEIZES 2016 FESTIVAL OVER-ALL CHAMP 2016-12-22

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The 2016 University Festival culminated on December 22, 2016 having the Basic Education Unit (BEU) declared as the Over-All Champion. The BEU reigned supreme and scored the most number of winnings against the tertiary level schools. The School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) and School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) captured the second and third spots respectively. The School of Teacher Education (STEd) earned the fourth place, the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), the fifth rank and the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), the sixth position.

This year’s festival featured the following competitions and the corresponding winners: Sports Competition – BEU and STEd; Literary-Aesthetics Contest – SAS; Academic Competition – SBAHM; Musical-Dance Showdown – SNAHS; and Laro ng Lahi – SAS. Congratulations! Gratitude to the OSA – the PSG and Sports Office for spearheading the 2016 University Festival activities!




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SPUP CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS AS A FAMILY FEAST 2016-12-21

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On December 21, 2016, the SPUP family - employees and SPC sisters - commemorated Christmas together with a Thanksgiving Celebration. The University Chaplain, Fr. Macario Malano, Jr. presided the Thanksgiving Mass and extolled Christmas as a "Family Feast," where Jesus' birth is celebrated faithfully, lovingly and joyfully. After the Eucharistic Celebration, SPUP Employees shared the delight of witnessing this year's cultural show by the BEU students. The play - "Once Upon A Time Christmas" showcased Christmas celebration in the Philippines through Festival of Dances. A Christmas Agape followed the watching of the stage play. The Christmas Feast ensued with a program, where fun-filled activities - games, raffle draw, and gift-giving, were enjoyed by all. In her Christmas message, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President, underscored that the activity served as a thanksgiving for the gift of person each employee shared to SPUP for the year 2016 while looking forward with grace and positivity for the years to come.




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PAULINIANS STAR IN MUSICAL-DANCE SHOWDOWN 2016-12-20

(by: Krystal Kaye Corpuz and Allan Peejay Lappay)

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Paulinian stars collided competing for the championship title of the Musical-Dance competition. Student-Teacher participants from each school displayed their talents in dancing and singing. Overwhelming support flooded the University Gymnasium as each school cheered for their respective contestants. The Basic Education Unit (BEU) was adjudged as the winner for the Paulinian Celebrity Duet, the Paulinian Voice and the Global Dance Fusion categories. Winning the Paulinian Mash-Up was the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). Special awards were given to the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) for Best in ASEAN Dance, and the School of Business, Accountancy and Management (SBAHM) for Best in Pop Dance.

Meanwhile, the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) got the first place in both Your Face Sounds Paulinian and Paulinian Boy Band contests. In the Paulino Acoustico and Paulinian MTV competitions, the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) seized the championship title. Congratulations!





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ACADEMIC COMPETITION BREWS PAULINIANS FOR SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE 2016-12-20

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Alongside sports, musical-dance and literary-aesthetic competitions, Paulinians vie for the over-all championship title for the academic competition. Different contested events drew the best out from each competing school as their contestants displayed their acumen to win. Ms. Janine Lim, Ms. Karen Mae Balisi, and Ms. Eden Rose Austria won the 2016 University Debate for the School of Business, Accountancy and Hotel Management (SBAHM). Mr. Jestin Martinez and Ms. Vanessa Samoy, both from the Basic Education Unit (BEU) clinched the championship plum in the Oratorical and Declamation competitions respectively. Besting all other participants, Mr. Jul Mar Esteban and Ms. Nisha Anil of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) excelled in the Quiz Bee and Extemporaneous Speaking contests and were declared winners. On the other hand, Mr. Jacque Andrei Ramos of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) emerged as the winner in the Spelling Bee contest. Congratulations to the winners!




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SPUP CROWNS ASEAN AMBASSADORS 2016 2016-12-19

(by: Krystal Kaye Corpuz and Allan Peejay Lappay)

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SPUP’s annual search for ASEAN Ambassador culminated with the coronation of the winners on December 19, 2016. Following their production number, the candidates displayed their wit by interpreting words relative to ASEAN integration. Moreover, each of them presented a video documentary of their chosen advocacy. Meanwhile, displaying ingenuity, the candidates modeled creative attire showcasing the ASEAN country they represented. However, prior to the coronation night (on December 15, 2016), the aspirants also exhibited their talent and eloquently explained their advocacy. Combining the judges’ score and the peoples’ vote, Mr. Justin Valencia (SNAHS) and Ms. Kayle Angelie Palattao (SAS) were crowned 2016 Mr. and Ms. SPUP ASEAN Ambassadors. Completing their court were: First Runners Up – Mr. Moses Bulauan (SITE) and Ms. Kim Garnett Andaya (SNAHS); and Second Runners Up – Mr. James Mesa (BEU) and Ms. Monika Simon (SBAHM) respectively.

Special awards were also given to: Mr. Justin Valencia and Ms. Kim Garnett Andaya (SNAHS) – Best in Talent; Mr. Edgar Bueno (SAS) and Ms. Zhanne Collado (SITE) – Best in Creative Attire; Mr. James Mesa (BEU) and Ms. Monika Simon (SBAHM) – Best in Advocacy; Mr. Justin Valencia (SNAHS) and Ms. Kayle Angelie Palattao (SAS) – Peoples’ Choice; and, Mr. Von Harris Tarmad (SBAHM) and Ms. Ms. Kim Garnett Andaya (SNAHS) – Mr. and Ms. Congeniality. Congratulations to the winners and organizers!




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SPUP CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH PARTNER - COMMUNITIES 2016-12-18

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The Community Extension Services (CES) facilitated the conduct of the 2016 Paskuhan with Partner-Communities (Christmas Caravan) on December 18, 2016. Faculty members and students of each academic unit (school) prepared a simple yet meaningful and fun-filled Christmas Program for the members of their partner-community. This year's Christmas Caravan aimed to foster a spirit of gratefulness that despite the challenges brought about by Typhoon Lawin, SPUP would remain steadfast in its commitment to service.

The Graduate School (GS) celebrated with the students and parents of the Science Agri-Based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS) in San Jose, Baggao. The members of the communities of Brgy. Balzain East, Tuguegarao City and Brgy. Gen. Balao, Solana were invited by the Basic Education Unit (BEU) family in SPUP and subsequently held their Christmas party in campus. The School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) brought Christmas joy to the families of Brgy. Maguirig in Solana; while, the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) shared their blessings with the students of Vicente Trinidad High School Extension in Sta. Rosa, Iguig. The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS), together with the community of Brgy. Union in Cabagan, Isabela gathered for their school-community Christmas celebration.

Meanwhile, the people of Brgy. Magalalag East in Enrile, Cagayan celebrated Christmas with the School Arts and Sciences (SAS) and School of Teacher Education (STEd) family on December 20, 2016. A prayerful thanks to the organizers and participants! May God bless you for your generosity!

Photos: Courtesy of Ms. Lourdenia Taguiam, Ms. Noemi Cabaddu, Ms. Learni Javier and Ms. Karylle Formoso.




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STUDENT-LEADERS HURDLE 2017 AYLC SEARCH 2016-12-16

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After braving the panel interview conducted by the executives of Ayala Group of Companies, Paulinian student-leaders, Nikko Jake Caise Acain (BSPALM3) Sarah Jane Macarubbo (BSBIOLOGY3) and Estrella Imperio (BSRT3) were chosen as DELEGATES to the 19th Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC 2017). The three students will join the company of 81 outstanding student-leaders from top universities and colleges nationwide. They were selected from among the 163 participants, who underwent the final phase of the search on November 29 – December 2, 2016.

As delegates of AYLC 2017, Mr. Acain, Ms. Macarabbuo and Ms. Imperio will participate in a four-day leadership summit from February 07 - 10, 2017 in Lima Hotel, Batangas. They will be engaged with plenary talks, panel discussions, outdoor challenge activities, and workshop group discussions. During the congress, they will have an opportunity to interact with well-known and highly respected leaders from government, civil society, business, media and the arts. Congratulations!



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PHLPOST RELEASES PERSONALIZED STAMP FOR SPUP's 110TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY 2016-12-15

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On December 15, 2016, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issued SPUP's Personalized Stamp in anticipation for its 110th Anniversary on May 10, 2017. The stamps were made available during the celebration of the 2016 Paskuhan. Ms. Teodora Rueco, Marketing Head of PHLPost NortH East Luzon Area (NELA) presented the stamp package which included a selfie photo, the SPUP Logo, the Years 1907 and 2017 and a Stamp Folder. The Personalized Stamp reminds Paulinians of their participation in the life and mission of SPUP through the years.

(The official release of SPUP Personalized Stamp, Commemorative Cover and Canceller in all PHLPost Offices in the country and Philippine Consular Offices around the world will be in 2017.)



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SPUP AND SPHT COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS “BLESSINGS BEHIND BARS” 2016-12-14

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) and St. Paul Hospital of Tuguegarao (SPHT), in colloboration with SPUP's Alumni Association (SPUPAA), Christian Formation (CF) Office, Graduate School (GS) and Community Extension Services Office, celebrated Paskuhan 2016 with the inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) at Catagamman on December 13, 2016 and the Cagayan Provincial Jail (CPJ) at Carig on December 14, 2016, both in Tuguegarao City. SPHT community led by Sr. Edith Christine Aguirre, SPC joined the SPUP community led by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC in the Christmas celebration with the inmates dubbed as “Blessings Behind Bars.”

Held annually, the said apostolate, gave an opportunity to the inmates and to the members of SPUP and SPHT to commemorate together the Birth of our Lord through sharing of the Word, praises, agape, fun-filled games and thanksgiving. The management of BJMP and CPJ through Ins. Ericley Louise Lazaro (Tuguegarao City District Jail Warden) and (Ret.) Col. Leonardo dela Cruz (Provicial Jail Warden) expressed their gratitude to the SPUP and SPHT communities for being their partner and collaborator in the spiritual development of the inmates. Meanwhile, the inmates also uttered their appreciation to the outreach activity of SPUP and SPHT as their way of celebrating Christmas. SPUP and SPHT communities also thanked them for welcoming them to share the joy of the Yuletide Season.

(SPUP’s Prison Apostolate is conducted by the Christian Formation Office, headed by Sr. Merecedes Bacaoco, SPC. Mr. Hollis Sibal, (Head of CF Outreach Services) coordinates the activities to the management team of both correctional facilities. SPUP students, faculty and alumni actively participate in the said engagement activity.)




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SBAHM DANCERS SHINE IN DANCESPORT TILT 2016-12-13

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The School of Accountancy, Business and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) dominated the Dancesport Competition on December 13, 2016. SBAHM Dancers impressed both the audience and the judges through their remarkable performances and swept an unprecedented victory in all contested categories of the Dancesport Competition – Latin Dance (Jive, Cha-Cha, Samba); Modern Standard (Venice Waltz, Tango and Quick Step). Moreover, an astounding presentation secured for them the top spot in the Solo Dance category. They also earned the second place in the Latin Dance Category and Dance Duo contest.

Meanwhile, the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) seized the crown and the third prize for the Dance Duo and Dance Solo contests respectively. The Basic Education Unit (BEU) garnered the second place in both the Dance Solo contest and in the Modern Standard category. The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) earned the third place in the Latin Dance category and in the Dance Duo Competition respectively. The School of Teacher Education (STEd) clinched the third place in the Modern Standard category.

The competition was organized by University Sports Office in cooperation with the Paulinian Student Government. Mr. Rocky Banatao, Ms. Rose Martin, Ms. Kristel Joy Tabbao, Ms. Joylin Cortes and Fr. Macario Malano served as the board of judges with Mr. Nelson Gacutan as the tournament manager of the event. Congratulations!




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SPUP EMPLOYEES SHOW THEY GOT TALENT 2016-12-12

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SPUP employees took off the stage on December 12, 2016 for this year's Employees Got Talent Competition. With students and SPC sisters as audiences, the participating employees showcased their talents in singing and dancing. Each presentation was cheered and applauded, as students got the chance of seeing their mentors perform in the said talent competition. The Basic Education Unit (BEU) was proclaimed the winner - retaining their championship title from last year. The second place was awarded to the combined forces of the Schools of Arts and Sciences; Teacher Education and Senior High School (June Opening). The School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) took the third spot. The competition had Fr. Macario Malano, Jr., Sr. Marisa Tumbali, SPC and Mrs. Sylvia Leigh Quigao as board of judges and was hosted by Dr. John Paul Tong and Mr. Jomar Casil. Congratulations!




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PAULINIAN MOB DANCE STIRS SPORTS FEST OPENING 2016-12-12

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December 12, 2016 - On the opening of this year’s University Sports Festival, Paulinians grooved to the beat of music through the Mob Dance Competition. With their breath-taking performances, the six participating teams spiced up the excitement as they were gleefully cheered by the audience and their respective schools. Each dance crew proved their talent by performing with precision, coordination, technique, poise, physical vigor and gracefulness. After the showdown, the board of judges, declared the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) as the winner. The Basic Education Unit (BEU) bagged the second place; while, the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) was awarded third place. Congratulations to the organizers and to the winners!

Photos: Courtesy of Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC and Ms. Krystal Kaye Corpuz.




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PASKUHAN's (HUMAN) LANTERN COMPETITION FASHIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PASSION 2016-12-12

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December 12, 2016- With human models fashioned as lanterns, made of recycled materials, each school displayed uniquely designed entries to the 2016 Human Lantern Competition. The School of Teacher Education (STEd) was declared the winner, with the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) as first and second runners up respectively. With a strong commitment to Environmental Stewardship, the competition fosters creativity and innovation in SPUP's approach to Care for Creation initiatives. This year's Human Lantern Competition aimed at constantly instilling a collective awareness to all members of SPUP's academic community to be passionate advocates of the environment. Congratulations to the PSG and to the Winners!



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SPUP's CULTURAL SHOW BRINGS COLOR TO CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE 2016-12-09

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Be awed with delight as you behold a sight of colors! Be moved to dancing as you groove to the beat! Be swayed as you feel the rhythm of the music! Be mesmerized as the story unfolds before your eyes! This is ONCE UPON A TIME CHRISTMAS!!

This year's Christmas Show fosters appreciation to our Filipino Culture. Our penchant for festivities manifests a sense of belongingness to our community and at the same demonstrates our expression for a celebration. This year's cultural show of SPUP's Basic Education Unit (BEU) imparts in us that as we celebrate Christmas, our communal faith must be celebrated and grow as an expression of love!

The show will be staged on December 12 - 16 and 19 - 21, 2016 at SPUP Gymnasium.





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SAS CONVOCATION RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH ACADEMIC DISTINCTION 2016-12-08

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The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) convened on December 7, 2016 for the International Students' Convocation. Held at the LRC-Mo. Madeleine Hall, the occasion was endeavored for the recognition of international students with academic distinction and for the orientation of the international freshmen students. The activity commenced by the welcome remarks of Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP for Academics). Dr. Pilar Acorda (SAS Dean) and Dr. Billy Siddayao (Associate Dean), led the recognition rites of the twelve (12) foreign students of the BS Biology Program, who were awarded for their exemplary academic performance and were included in the University's Honor Students for First Semester, AY 2016-2017. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), awarded the Certificate of Recognition to the honorees. Subsequently, Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (IRO Director) facilitated the orientation of the new international students. Congratulations to the awardees!




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2016 STUDENTS’ CONGRESS PROVIDES UPDATES ON (ENHANCED) BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 2016-12-08

(by: Raul Pattugalan)

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With the theme “The Pre-Service Teacher Education and the K to 12 Basic Education Program”, the Teacher Education Council, through the Department of Education Region II conducted the 2016 Students’ Congress at St Paul University Philippines on December 6, 2016. Speakers across Region II shared their insights about the features and implementation, classroom assessment tools (DepEd Order No. 8 Series of 2015), hiring guidelines, contextualization, localization, and indigenization of K to 12. The said activity was attended by 700 participants and guests from 17 Teacher Education Institutions of Region II.

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RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEE INSPIRES PHARMA STUDENTS; SHARES ADVOCACIES AND COMMITMENT 2016-12-08

(by: Mariz Kayl Reyes)

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Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (2009) and Thai Pharmaceutical Expert, Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, inspired the students and faculty of the College of Pharmacy by sharing her "Life Saving Journey" on Public Service on December 5, 2016. Held at the LRC-Mere Madeleine Hall, Dr. Kraisintu discussed her advocacies and commitment on the local production and increased access to life saving medicines while serving in the countries of Africa. She emphasized the production of the antimalarials and antiretroviral drugs or the treatments for HIV/AIDS. She shared stories on how she trained the locals of Kenya, Tanzania, Libya, Uganda and Congo to manufacture suppositories for the treatment of malaria and later on the compounding and manufacturing of antiretroviral tablets. In an open forum, Dr. Kraisintu gladly responded to all queries raised by SPUP student pharmacists and declared her desire to help SPUP to become, "a manufacturer and not merely a consumer of pharmaceutical products.”




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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY KICKS OFF SPUP’s 2016 CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES 2016-12-07

(by: Brendan Jansen Tangan)

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December 05, 2016 - SPUP’s Christmas celebration commenced with a tribute to its international partners. Dubbed as International Student’s Day, the celebration was preceded by SPUP signing a Memorandum of Agreement with new international partner-schools namely: Polyteknik Kasehatan Malang, STIKes Ganesha Husada, Akbid Medika Wiyata Kediri (from Indonesia) and Tokushima University (Japan). The second part of the activity featured cultural presentations of international students - from India, Thailand, East Timor, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Korea and United States of America - who showcased their talents in performing their ethnic songs and cultural dances. Organized by the International Relations Office (IRO), in partnership with Office of Student Affairs (OSA), the event was graced by SPUP Visiting Professors - Dr. Krisana Kraisintu (Thailand), Dr. Tetsuya Tanyoka and Dr. Rozzano Locsin (Japan); SPUP Media Partners; SPC Sisters from Japan and Vietnam; and, from the (SPC) communities of St. Paul Hospital (Tuguegarao), St. Paul College of Pasig and Perpetual Succor Hospital (Cebu). In her welcome message, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) stressed that the celebration is a manifestation that in SPUP, the students are growing in intercultural competence while the international community in the University is fast rising.




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SPUP CITED FOR HAVING THE MOST NUMBER OF ACCREDITED PROGRAMS IN REGION 2 2016-12-06

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St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) was cited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for having the most number of accredited programs in the Cagayan Valley region. The recognition was announced in the 27th Awarding Ceremonies of the accrediting body on December 2, 2016 held at Novotel in Araneta Center, Quezon City. Moreover, SPUP was also given award for having been granted an Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Dr. Estrella Yu (Quality Assurance Coordinator and Lead Auditor) and Dr. Ma. Leodevina Batugal (Quality Management Representative) represented the University in the awarding ceremonies. Congratulations!




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THE PAULINIAN and KATSA REAP AWARDS IN THE 15TH RHEPC 2016-12-05

(by: Maria Katrina Piano)

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The Paulian (SPUP's Official Student Publication) and Katsa (Official Literary Folio of The Paulinian) reaped numerous awards in the 15th Regional Higher Education Press Conference. With the theme, "Propelling Change Through Empires Campus Journalism," the said press conference was a convergence of campus journalists and publication advisers from the different Higher Education Institutions in Region 2. It was held on December 01-03, 2016 at the University of La Salette in Santiago City.

Featuring SPUP's Internationalization initiatives, The Paulinian, awarded as 3rd Best Magazine, garnered the following recognitions: 1st place in News page, 2nd place Feature page, 2nd place Sports page, 3rd place in Editorial page, 3rd place in Development Communication, and 4th place in Page Design. Meanwhile, adjudged as 4th Best Literary Folio, the Katsa (Alas Dos) bagged the following awards: 4th place in Best Content, 4th place in Literary Graphics, 5th place in Cover Design, 5th place in Page Design and 5th place in Literary Concept.

As for SPUP's student-journalists, Maria Katrina Piano, Feature Editor, won 7th place in Feature Writing English; and Allaine Nobel Azada, News Editor, won 9th place in New Writing English. Congratulations to The Paulinian Staff and to the RPO Family!



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(SPUP) PHARMA WON BEST IN PATIENT COUNSELING 2016-12-05

(by: Beatryx Dorado)

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December 3, 2016 - The College of Pharmacy bagged Championship award in Patient Counseling during the National Pharmacy Week Celebration 2016. Paulinian-participants bested the entries of AdU, CEU Malolos, CEU Mendiola, CEU Makati, Emilio Aguinaldo College, MCU, NU, SLU, PWU, OLFU, Southwestern University, UIC- Davao, UPHS, and UPM among others. Organized by the Philippine Pharmacists Association, Inc., this year's celebration was highlighted by the theme: "Strengthened Continuum of Care through Interprofessional Collaboration for Improved Health Outcomes" and was held at the University of Makati.



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SPUP LAUDED AS A GENYO E-LEARNING INNOVATOR 2016-12-04

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SPUP has been honored by Diwa Asia Publishing Group, as one the 32 schools in the country, for taking concrete steps in aligning its educational objectives with 21st century standards with the help of Genyo E-Learning. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Principal) received the Award during the Genyo Innovation Summit on December 02, 2016 at Makati City. SPUP, particularly, the Basic Education Unit (BEU), subscribed to the said E-Learning Management as an integral part of BEU's curricular design, delivery and development. The interactive platform and content enhance students' performance and foster fun in learning; while, teachers may augment their lesson plans and apply effective teaching strategies suited for students. Congratulations BEU family!



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17th (REGIONAL) BUSINESS EXPO BOOSTS ASEAN INTEGRATION READINESS 2016-12-03

(by: Angelo Dee)

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The 17th Regional Business Exposition, spearheaded by the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) was successfully held on November 23-25, 2016. Anchored on the theme, “Get Switched On to The Trails of ASEAN Integration," the business exposition aimed to foster: 1) a highly integrated and cohesive; competitive, innovative and dynamic students imbued with enhanced connectivity and sectoral cooperation; and 2) a resilient, inclusive, and people-oriented perspective relevant to accountancy, business, hospitality and tourism industries. The Business Expo was highlighted by the plenary presentations of internationally acclaimed speakers like Mr. Jonathan Yabut (The Apprentice Asia Season 1 Winner), Mrs. Leah Corpuz (Founder of Right Track), Mr. Lloyd Luna (tagged as Pambansang Inspirasyon) and Mr. Mars Cacacho (Founder of HackTheNorth.Ph), among others. Moreover, experts in the fields of accountancy, business; and hospitality and tourism management were invited to conduct parallel and technical sessions to the participants of their own discipline or program. The 17th Regional Business Expo served as a beacon of advancement towards a collective understanding of ASEAN as an economic community and SPUP's contribution to engage students with the world, responding to new developments and seizing new opportunities along its thrust towards internationalization.




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SPUP CELEBRATES 2016 NATIONAL STATISTICS MONTH 2016-12-01

(by: Mr. Darwin Felina)

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The Research and Publications Office (RPO) and SPUP’s Eureka (Math) Club, in partnership with the Philippine Statistics Authority, organized and spearheaded the University-wide celebration of the 27th National Statistics Month at the Guidance Testing Center on November 22, 2016. With the theme “Sustainable Development: Making Statistics Count,” the celebration aimed to emphasize the significance of statistics to nation’s progress towards achieving sustainable development. The celebration was highlighted by two contested events: the Statistics Quiz Bee and Poster Making Contest. The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (SNAHS) emerged as the Champion in the Quiz Bee competition; while, the School of Teacher Education (STEd) bagged the First Place in the Poster Making contest. Congratulations to the organizers and winners!





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SPUP HOSTS CEAP’s 2016 JEEPGY ACADEMY (The FIRST in Region II) 2016-11-26

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The 2016 JEEPGY Academy of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) was held on November 21 – 25, 2016 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center) of SPUP. It was the FIRST JEEPGY Academy organized and conducted in a particular region. With sixty-four (64) participants from thirty-seven (37) Catholic schools of the Cagayan Valley Region, the academy fostered an avenue for learning Transformative Education through the CEAP’s Pillar programs on: a) Justice and Peace; b) Ecological Integrity; c) Engaged Citizenship; d) Poverty Reduction; e) Gender Equality; and f) Youth Empowerment. Utilizing the Whole School Approach, the sessions highlighted discussions and workshops facilitated by experts from the different champion institutions of the CEAP JEEPGY pillar programs. The five-day academy culminated with a graduation ceremony and a thanksgiving mass.






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ARTS AND SCIENCES CONFAB ADVANCES LIFE SKILLS AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 2016-11-18

(by: Wilfredo DJ Martin IV)

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The Psychology Department of the School of Arts and Sciences spearheaded the conduct of a Regional Seminar on November 11-12, 2016 at the SPUP Global Center, with the theme “Ensuring Success and Happiness through Life Skills and Positive Psychology.” Participated in by Arts, Sciences and Graduate School professors, students and guidance counselors from the region, the said conference highlighted the plenary presentations and discussions of Dr. Nino Jose Mateo (De La Salle University), who tackled the science behind happiness and meaning in life stressing on the Emotional Quotient of a person; and, Dr. Henry S. Tenedoro (President of the Education for All Development Center), who expounded the topic on “Building the Resilient Heart, Mind and Spirit in the Midst of Failures” by explaining the psychological responses of a human being dealing with letdowns. Moreover, Ms. Lizel C. Sayangda also explained the topic on “Bouncing Back After Break-Up,” a talk discussing about controlling the perks of having relationships and dealing with break-ups; while, Professor Bartman I. Gacrama (University of La Sallete) talked about life in the 21st Century where people live in the world dictated by economy and the education systems disregard compassion skills just as the society lack moral wisdom skills. He concluded his presentation by stating that what the society needs is a dash of sympathy. The conference also featured research presentations of practitioners in the fields of psychology and education. It culminated with a thanksgiving by the organizers and participants.




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SPUP STUDENT-LEADERS QUALIFY FOR AYLC 2016-11-18

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Nikko Jake Caise Acain (BSPALM3) Sarah Jane Macarubbo (BSBIOLOGY3) and Estrella Imperio (BSRT3) will undergo the final phase of the selection process—the panel interviews for the Ayala Young Leaders Congress 2016. They were included in the 163 qualifiers selected from a total of 669 applicants from the top colleges and universities in the country. The panel interview is slated on November 29, December 1 and 2, 2016, at the Ayala Tower One & Exchange Plaza, Makati City. Congratulations! Your SPUP Family celebrates your blessings and prays for the success your endeavors.



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SPUP STUDES ADVOCATE SDGs GEAR TOWARDS 2030 2016-11-17

(by: Allaine Azada)

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SPUP’s Paulinian Student Government (PSG) spearheaded a seminar on Youth for Global Goals on November 09, 2016 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). The said seminar was designed to engage young people as the world’s partner in attaining sustainable goals. Mr. Abad Enriquez facilitated the activity and cited the importance of active and engaged leadership and involvement in solving global issues. Participated in by SPUP’s student-leaders, the event elicited support and commitment from among Paulinians to actively promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The said seminar was made possible through the Asian Education Network (AEN) ADB Youth for Asia and AIESEC.




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SPUP-CDC PASSES DSWD ACCREDITATION AS SWDA (The FIRST Accredited University-Based CDC Program in Region II) 2016-11-17

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The Community Development Center (CDC) has passed the requirements of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as a SOCIAL WELFARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SWDA). Ms. Ma. Luisa Aquino, Social Welfare Officer – II from DSWD -Standards Bureau (National Office) conducted the accreditation on November 14-15, 2016. The accreditation process included on-site visits and validation on the areas of Administration and Organization, Program Management, Case Management, Helping Strategies, and, Physical Structures. Moreover, Ms. Aquino also held dialogues with the partner-recipients of the CDC programs, particularly the students and parents of the Science Agri-Based Entrepreneurial High School (SABEHS) in San Jose, Baggao and the Pattaradday Women’s Group in Larion Bajo, Tuguegarao City. The result was announced on November 16, 2016; while, the Certificate of Accreditation will be issued by DSWD National Office. The SWDA accreditation merits SPUP-CDC as a RESOURCE AGENCY providing DIRECT SERVICES and COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS. Congratulations to the CDC Team!

(On May 2015, DSWD- Regional Office II granted registration and license to SPUP-CDC as SWDA and endorsed it for national accreditation. For inquiries or information, please contact Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu, CES Director at (078) 396 – 1987 loc. 128.)




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SPUP-SITE FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH STMIK HANDAYANI OF INDONESIA 2016-11-15

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School officials of Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen dan Informatika (STMIK) Handayani in Makassar, Indonesia enplaned to Tuguegarao City on November 14, 2016, to formalize its partnership with St. Paul University Philippines. Upon their arrival, Dr. Visitacion Gumabay, SITE Dean, presented the best practices of the College of Information Technology and facilitated their benchmarking activities. The Indonesian visitors conducted classroom observation/immersion and dialogue with faculty and students. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on November 15, 2016 by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, SPUP President and Dr. H. Moh Alifuddin, President/Proprietor of STMIK Handayani. The partnership involves faculty and student exchange in SPUP’s Information Technology in the bachelor and graduate degree programs. The areas of partnership exchange between the two schools are: Graphics Design, Animation and Software Development for SPUP; while, Robotics and Game Development Applications for STMIK Handayani. The MOU signing was witnessed by Dr. Visitacion Gumabay (SPUP), Dr. Supriadi Sahibu, Dr. Armin Lawi and Mr. Addul Jalil (STMIK Handayani). Congratulations!

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(SBAHM) BSA STUDENT HAILED AS NESTLE AMBASSADOR 2016-11-12

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Mr. MARK ANTHONY BALIUAG, a BS Accountacy student, participated in the 8th Nestle Management Immersion for Leadership Excellence (MILE) Program on October 26-28, 2016 at the Discovery Primea (Makati City). Chosen from among 800 applicants, Mr. Baliuag qualified as one of the only 36 student-delegates, after passing through various stages of the program's screening process. The MILE is one of the premier leadership programs of Nestlé for the best and brightest students from the top universities nationwide. It is poised as the signature recruitment program of the institution, aimed exclusively at graduating students who display both strong leadership abilities and excellent academic performance. In the course of the program, the participants were given exposure to corporate life particularly, Nestlé way of doing business. They were also given opportunity to interact with and be coached by key executives and take part of complex business challenges of the company.

Mr. Baliuag was a recipient of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Student Program of the Fulbright Commission of the Philippines and the US Department of State in 2013. Congratulations!



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BEU TEACHERS QUALIFY AS PEAC CERTIFIERS 2016-11-10

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The Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) identified Six Faculty Members of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) as Certifiers of schools that applied for participation to DepEd’s Educational Service Contracting (ESC). Certifiers from SPUP are Dr. Janette Fermin, Ms. Mischelle Jasmine Solito, and Ms. Glenda Caronan for Instruction; while, Mr. John Kit Masigan, Ms. Loida Esmunda, and Ms. Fredelina Carpio for School Management. They participated in the Certifiers’ Training on October 25-27, 2016 in Makati City. The said Faculty-Certifiers are deployed to ESC participating schools in the country to ensure these schools comply with the program requirements and standards set by DepEd and PEAC.

SPUP has been designated by PEAC as its Regional Center and Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC, BEU Principal, as the Regional Coordinator. Moreover, it has identified SPUP as the ONLY service provider for the K to 12 training of private secondary school teachers in Region 02. Congratulations!



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SPUP HOLDS KAPIHAN WITH MEDIA PARTNERS 2016-11-09

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SPUP held a Kapihan (Dialogue) with its Media Partners at the SPUP Boardroom on November 09, 2016. Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC led the University Administrators in welcoming the members of SPUP’s Media Partners. The gathering was highlighted by the presentation of updates on SPUP’s learning landscape; innovations; academic designs; internationalization; community service and advocacies; alumni programs; Christian formation activities; and, student engagement activities for AY 2016-2017. A cheerful round-table discussion followed the presentation. In attendance were SPUP – SPC Sisters and Lay Administrators and from its Media Partners were Director Purita Licas, Ms. Angely Mercado and Ms. Gene Baquiran from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA); Ms. Sany Lopez and Ms. Mercy Quinan from DWPE – Radyo ng Bayan; Bombo Marvin Cangcang from Bombo Radyo - Tuguegarao; Ms. Rose Ballad and Ms. Jovy Andres from DZCV – Radyo Filipinas; Ms. Rhoda Jane Datul from RGMA; and Mrs. Belen Lim from The Northern Forum. SPUP regularly holds a Kapihan with its Media Partners to foster an avenue for responsible information sharing and dissemination. Moreover, it also provides an opportunity for the University to sustain its partnership and collaboration with its Media Partners.



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SBAHM’S BIZMODE2016 GEAR TOWARDS INNOVATIVE AND VALUE-LADEN MARKETING STRATEGIES 2016-11-08

(by: Mark Anthony Baliuag)

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November 7, 2016 – The School of Business, Accountancy, and Hospitality Management (SBAHM), through the Junior Marketing Association (JMA), spearheaded the conduct of the 2016 BIZMODE at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). The business conference focused on creative marketing strategies and financial management vis-à-vis the aim to foster an avenue for the participants to be responsive and relevant in the rapidly changing corporate landscape. In the morning session, Ms. Chiqui Escareal-Go, President and Chief Service Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., engaged the participants on creative service marketing strategies and personal branding. She emphasized the challenges of service innovation and service in retailing as measures in creating new service possibilities and turning customer experiences into memories. Accordingly, these lead to the development of a customer centric mindset. Meanwhile, Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay, Director of Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies discussed SPUP’s Marketing Designs and Engagements in the afternoon session. He highlighted SPUP’s creative marketing approaches characterized by the following changes: a) from isolated marketing to contextualized marketing; b) from knowing the product to being the product; c) from being informed to staying informed; and, d) from customer satisfaction to customer delight. These changes are relevant to responsible, faith-based and ethical marketing strategies. The conference included workshop, sharing of insights and an open forum. It ended with a thanksgiving from the organizers and participants.




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SPUP’s GRADUATE SCHOOL ORGANIZES INTERNATIONALIZATION CONFAB on ASEAN STUDIES 2016-11-07

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As SPUP continues its PIONEERING INITIATIVES on ASEAN studies, SPUP’s 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 Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). Dr. Federico Macaranas, the resource speaker and 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. He facilitated the discussion through the following salient points: a) The Philippines hosting of ASEAN @50 in 2017 is a propitious time to engage the country in thought leadership in people-to-people engagements across the member States; b) As the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) pillar is framed, cooperation in education, health and tourism is 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.



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SPUP HOSTS WCCI’s 1ST PEACE EDUCATION CARAVAN 2016-10-29

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The World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) – Philippine Chapter held the 1st National Forum on “21st Century Teachers: Involvement in Peace Education” at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center) on October 29, 2016. Participated in by local and international students of SPUP, the educational forum was highlighted by the following: a) presentation of WCCI’s vision-mission and activities (by Dr. Teresita Pedrajas); b) interactive session on Peace Education (by Dr. Genevieve Kupang); c) workshop on Peace Education (facilitated by WCCI Philippines – Student Chapter); and, d) sharing of Reflections and insights on Peace Education (by select participants). Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President welcomed the WCCI delegation of speakers and facilitators headed by Dr. Emerita Garon, National President.




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HRM -TM STRIDES TO CULINARY INNOVATIONS 2016-10-28

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The Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Tourism Management (TM) students participated in a conference with skills demonstration on October 25 - 26, 2016 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Training Center (Global Center). With the theme, “Trends and Innovations on Culinary Arts”, the speaker, Mr. Angel Buan, a Culinary Expert from the United States of America, lectured on advanced culinary techniques. He also demonstrated ways of integrating and applying concepts of technology on food design, nutrition and food safety. With his rich experience as a culinary-entrepreneur, he provided students with practical tips on developing new products and concepts applied to the culinary field. In the Skills Demonstration, he encouraged the student-participants to maintain technical and scientific rigor in their activities and performances.




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BEU ON FOR THE 2ND CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN AUSTRALIA 2016-10-25

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The Basic Education Unit (BEU) is sending 10 Junior High School Students to participate in the 2nd Cultural and Educational Exchange Program between St. Paul University Philippines and St. Paul's International College in Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia. The participants will be immersed with the Australian culture and educational system from November 04-20, 2016. The program includes actual classroom exposure, cultural presentations, educational field trips and homestay program.

The SPUP delegation is headed by Ms. Learni Javier, together with Ms. Richelle Andrea Lim-Gollayan and Ms. Aubrei Gould Siababa (from Grade 8), Ms. Mary Mutien Chua and Ms. Hajami Angel Sofia Florida (from Garde 9), Mr. Julian Carlo de Guzman, Mr. Victor Combate, Victor Trent, Mr. Rudyard Anton Turingan, Mr. Johanne Garbriel Miguel, Mr. Pervin Roy and Ms. Theresa Marie Guzman (from Grade 10).

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IT TRIUMPHS IN DOST E-NNOVATION 2016 2016-10-18

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With the theme: "Establishing Networks, Expanding Possibilities, Empowered by Innovation”, the E-nnovation 2016 of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Region II was held on October 17, 2016 at Hotel Carmelita in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Mr. Rucelj Pugeda led SPUP’s IT delegation of two student-contestants and five student-participants. Mr. Christ Lourd Cuntapay bested the contestants from the different participating IT schools and organizations in the Multimedia Competition and was declared Champion. In the Share-nnovation (Programming) Contest, Mr. Franklin Gian Uy emerged as the Third Place among the contestants in the said category. The event aimed to engage IT students, experts and enthusiasts in the promotion of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the region. Congratulations to the College of Information Technology!

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DSWD INKS MOU WITH SPUP FOR 4PS BENEFICIARIES 2016-10-17

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October 17, 2016 – The Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD) – Region II has identified SPUP (Community Extension Services Office) as its partner for the “Green Evolution: Working Towards Sustainable Future” project. The partnership signed by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President and Mrs. Ponciana Condoy, DSWD Regional Director, details SPUP’s role in providing technical services to the DWSD-identified Pantawid Pamilya Beneficiaries in San Isidro, Baggao, Cagayan. SPUP shall spearhead activities for the beneficiaries related to trainings, community organization, asset management, livelihood and skills development, research and community-based income generating projects. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was witnessed by: DWSD Officials - Mr. Noel Domingo (Regional Program Coordinator, Sustainable Livelihood Program), Mr. Lord Cristin Lagundi (Provincial Coordinator, Sustainable Livelihood Program), Ms. Karen Miguel (External Relations Officer) and Ms. Gela Flor Perez (Regional Information Officer); and SPUP Officials – Dr. Agripina Maribbay (VP for Academics), Dr. Inicia Bansig (Dean, Graduate School), Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan (Director, Knowledge and Information Resource Network), Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies) and Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, Community Extension Services).



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GRADUATE SCHOOL PRIMS FOR 2nd TRIMESTER; OFFICERS SWEAR IN October 15, 2016 2016-10-15

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October 15, 2016 – The Thanksgiving Mass of the Graduate School was marked by the Feast of St. Teresa de Avila (Sta. Teresa de Jesus). As the Second Trimester (AY 2016-2107) formally commenced, the Graduate School Student Association Officers were also inducted. Dr. Inicia Bansig, Dean of the Graduate School, presented the officers and the Oath Taking Ceremony was administered by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President. The Eucharistic Celebration, presided by Fr. Macario Malano, Jr., University Chaplain, ended with the veneration of the relic of St. Teresa de Avila and the Blessing of the Graduate School Faculty Lounge and Defense Room.

Congratulations to the Graduate School Student Association Officers:
President: Lt. Col Charles Calucag (MPA)
Vice President: Mr. Romeo Caranguian (DBM-HM)
Vice President: Mr. Mark Eric Decapia (MAEd)
Secretary: Ms. Marilou Malabug (PhD – NS)
Treasurer: Mr. Romel Pasos (MBA)
Auditor: Ms. Maria Turingan (PhD – EM)
PRO: Ms. Maricel Dayag (PhD – RL)
PRO: Mr. Christopher Marcaida (MALL)

Representatives:
Mr. Harry Magno (PhD – ME)
Ms. Mary Ann Timple (PhD – NS)
Ms. Estela Dirain (DPA)
Mr. Dan Pablo Ramos – (MSHM)
Ms. Harlean Lim (MSN)
Sr. Andrea Theorida Bone (MAN)
Mr. Jonas Garvin (MIT)



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University Registrar Releases List of Academic Scholars 2016-10-14

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ACADEMIC SCHOLARS!

October 14, 2016 – The University Registrar has released the OFFICIAL LIST of ACADEMIC SCHOLARS for the First Semester of AY 2016-2017. Students in the President’s List are accorded 100% Tuition Fee Discount; while, 50% for those who are in the Dean’s List. Ms. Estrella Imperio (BSRT-II), led the Honor Roll of 152 students, by garnering an average of 1.1979. Moreover, starting this AY 2016-2017, Academic Scholars NEED NOT to APPLY for their respective distinction. Their weighted average is AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED by the University Grading System; then, VERIFIED and VALIDATED by the University Registrar. Congratulations to you and to your parents! May you serve as inspiration to your fellow Paulinian learners!



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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT INITIATES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL DIALOGUE WITH STUDENTS 2016-10-12

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On October 12, 2016, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President, presided this semester's College Students' General Assembly. Participated in by college students across year levels and courses, Sr. Merceditas presented the accomplishments (of SPUP) and the development plans for the University. She advised Paulinian students to strive for excellence and spirituality by proactively living SPUP's byword of "Making a difference globally." The presentation followed by a cheerful exchange of queries and suggestions personally responded by the University President through an open forum. Sr. Merceditas encouraged the student body to keep an avenue for dialogue, and to support the programs and activities of the University. She assured the students that SPUP is committed to provide a learning landscape conducive for global learning.

Gratitude and blessings for The Paulinian Student Government (The PSG) for facilitating the activity.



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RPO ORGANIZES IERC FOR AY 2016-2017 2016-10-12

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October 12, 2016 - The Research and Publications Office (RPO) conducted a Training on Basic Research Ethics at the Lorenzo Ruiz (LR) Building - Computer Laboratory. It was participated in by the new members of the Institutional Ethics Review Committee from the different Academic Units of the University. RPO Director, Sr. Ma. Adelina Portillo, SPC welcomed the atteendees and explained the rationale of the activity. Dr. Josephine Joy Lorica, IERC Chair, served as the speaker and facilitator of the training. The seminar-workshop was organized as an orientation of the IERC members on their duties and responsibilities and on the University protocol for evaluating researches. Congratulations to the RPO Team!


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INDONESIAN STUDENTS COMPLETE ENGLISH BRIDGE PROGRAM 2016-10-11

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October 3, 2016 - Ten Indonesian Graduate School Students completed their English Bridge Program on Intensive Grammar, Reading and Writing and Academic Writing at SPUP’s Intercultural Institute for Languages (IIL). Their Bridge Program consisted of developing fluency and competence in the usage of English grammar; apply the rules of grammar in written and oral communication; master speech delivery through effective use of visual aids and electronic gadgets; read with insight and engagement, making appropriate references to texts and developing and sustaining interpretations of them; comprehend and evaluate how writers use devices in the different types of readings; and apply different rules, styles, and techniques in academic writing. They received their certificates of completion and souvenirs from Sister Merceditas O. Ang, SPC, Dr. Agripina Maribbay, and Dr. Inicia Bansig.

For inquiries on SPUP’s Language Courses and Programs, please contact Dr. Concepcion Doyugan at (078) 396 – 1987 loc. 503 or cdoyugan@spup.edu.ph

By: Concepcion Doyugan


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GSCT PRESIDENT LEADS REGIONAL GRADE SCHOOL STUDENT BODY 2016-09-28

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Mr. ELIJAH JOSEPH C. POBRE, the President of the Grade School Coordinating Team was elected as the PRESIDENT of the Grade School Student Body of Region 2. This student organization includes all the Pupil Government Officers (PGO) of Cagayan Valley as members. Mr. Pobre, who succeeded Ms. Paulyana Battung, a fellow Paulinian, will lead the organization for this school year, 2016-2017. Congratulations! Your SPUP Family is praying for your success!


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NAUCP AWARDS SPUP's PVCD WITH GOOD STANDING 2016-09-25

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The National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP) re-accredited SPUP's Paulinian Volunteers for Community Development (PVCD) Club with a remark of Good Standing. Awarded by NAUCP President, Engr. Rex Navares and UNESCO National Committe Program Officer, Mr. Rex Ubac, the recognition was received by Ms. Noemi Cabaddu, Director of Community Extension Services and Adviser of PVCD on September 22, 2016 at the Cebu Normal University during the International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO.
SPUP's PVCD Club is the FIRST and the ONLY student organization in Region II and in the St. Paul University System accredited by UNESCO. Congratulations! May you be always inspired to act in "faith expressing itself through love". (Gal. 5:6)
(Photo: courtesy of Ms. Noemi Cabaddu)


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THE PAULINIAN RANKS 2nd BEST MAGAZINE 2016-09-24

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The PAULINIAN (TP), SPUP's Official Student Publication, was adjudged as 2nd Place in the 2016 Search for Best Magazine by the Organization of Student Services Educators, Inc. The awarding was held during the OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism held at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City on Sept. 22-24, 2016 and was participated in by TP writers and staff. Congratulations and more power!
(Images: Courtesy of Ms. Katie Piano)


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SPUP PHARMA CLINCHES CHAMPIONSHIP PLUMS 2016-09-23

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September 23, 2016 - In celebration of the Generics Awareness Month, the Department of Health - Region 2 organized activities aimed to foster student participation in the promotion of safe, quality and cheaper medicines (RA 9502). The celebration was highlighted by five contested events where the Paulinian Junior Pharmacists (Pharmacy Students) emerged as Champions in four categories:
Champion - Generics Jingle Contest
Champion - Generics Infomercial Contest
Champion - Slogan Writing Contest
Champion - Poster Making Contest
2nd Place - Mascot Design Contest
Our felicitations to the participants and to the entire Pharmacy Department!
(Details and pictures courtesy of Ms. Kristine Mae Gante)


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BEU PARENTS ELECT FAMILY COUNCIL OFFICERS 2016-09-20

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On September 16, 2016, the Parents of the Basic Education Unit (BEU) students elected their officers and representatives to the Family Council for AY 2016 - 2017. The Family Council is BEU’s partner in the students’ learning process and in the various undertakings of the school. Held at the SPUP Gymnasium, the election was witnessed by Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC, Principal and the Faculty members of SPUP’s BEU. Congratulations and looking-forward to a fruitful academic year with you!



HRTM Bags Regional CHAMPIONSHIP Crown 2016-09-17

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At the 13th Regional Tourism and Hospitality Convention, SPUP's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program emerged as this year's OVER-ALL CHAMPION. Held at the University of St. Louis-Tuguegarao on September 16-17, 2016, SPUP's HRTM team demonstrated excellence in the academic and skills competitions and bested the other participating schools in the region. Our felicitations to the participants and to the SBAHM-HRTM Family!
(Medal of Mr. Patrick Joshua Enriquez)



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SPUP WELCOMES BACK WORK AND TRAVEL PARTICIPANTS FROM USA 2016-09-17

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In partnership with First Place Inc., SPUP continues to provide its students with global learning experience through cultural exchange program. This year’s Work and Travel (WAT) Program was participated in by 45 students who were given the opportunity to live and work during the summer term (of SPUP’s academic calendar) in the United States of America. The program also included an opportunity for the student-participants to travel (around the US) after their work experience. The program fostered an avenue for SPUP students to enrich their lives by maximizing the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, encounter and overcome challenges, grow independently, and prepare for a future dependent on international cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. Congratulations and Welcome home!



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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ CULTURAL DISPLAY 2016-09-14

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The second day (September 14, 2016) of the International Students’ Integration Activity highlighted cultural display and exhibition. Held at the St. Paul Home – Student Center, SPUP’s international students from India, Indonesia, East Timor, Korea, USA, Nigeria, Kenya, Spain, Austria, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan showcased their culture through songs, dances, visual arts and culinary flair. The pioneering activity was supported by the SPUP Family, led by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, the Local Government of Tuguegarao City, represented by Hon. Claire Callangan, the Public Attorney’s Office, represented by Atty. Mark Anthony Articulo and the Community of the Holy Spirit Sisters from Solana, Cagayan. Congratulations!



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SPUP institutes INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ INTEGRATION DAY 2016-09-13

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Organized by the International Relations Office and the Paulinian Student Government on Sept. 13-14, 2016, the International Students’ Integration Day was a celebration amidst the growing diversity of cultures in SPUP. The program consisted of country-presentation of songs and dances, culinary exhibits, gallery walk (live museum), symposium on international students’ welfare and development and friendship games (sports). The program was highlighted by the oath taking ceremonies of the officers of SPUP’s International Students’ Organization officiated by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President. The said activity was graced by Dr. Aida Capili, Education Supervisor and Foreign Students’ Focal Person of CHED – Region 2 and Mrs. Analyn Garcia of the Bureau of Immigration. Congratulations for this pioneering activity!



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Leaders of Indonesian Students' Association in the Philippines visit SPUP! 2016-09-12

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Officers of the Indonesian Students' Association in the Philippines visited SPUP on Sept. 11-12, 2016. After their courtesy call to Sr. Merceditas Ang, University President, Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, Director of International Relations Office, hosted a conference with the Indonesian students enrolled at SPUP. Moreover, they also met the other international students in the University as an interaction-activity was organized for them. Terima Kasih for visiting SPUP!



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Sharing this blessing of our SCHOOL OF MEDICINE! 2016-09-07

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SPUP-School of Medicine is now listed in the directory of Medical Schools of World Health Organization.



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INTERNATIONALIZATION Initiatives of SPUP 2016-09-01

Our (First Batch) of Indian Students during their courtesy call to our University President, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC. The group is joined by Sr. Ruby Abellana, SPC (VP for Finance), Sr. Magdalena Mawili, SPC (Head, St. Paul Home), and Ms. Jane Emma Umoso (St. Paul Home Assistant).

SPUP will soon welcome a new batch of Indian Students this October 2016.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, Director of International Relations Office at (078) 386-1987 local 714.





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Welcome to St. Paul University Philippines! 2016-08-17

Foreign Doctoral Students enrolled at SPUP are welcomed by our University President, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC



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SPUP Welcomes Indonesian Students 2016-08-17

SPUP welcomes Indonesian Students for their educational and cultural immersion at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.
May you have a fruitful stay with us.




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SPUP Team Building at Club Carmela (Gonzaga, Cagayan) 2016-08-13

SPUP, celebrating a new beginning for AY 2016-2017 with an overnight Team Building at Club Carmela (Gonzaga, Cagayan) on August 13-14, 2016.



♦ Facilitators


♦ Black Team


♦ Blue Team


♦ Gray Team


♦ Green Team


♦ Orange Team


♦ Pink Team


♦ Red Team


♦ Violet Team


♦ White Team


♦ Yellow Team


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CHED awards SPUP Autonomous Status 2016-05-16

SPUP celebrates and shares its blessing! Sister Merceditas Ang, SPC, University President receives the award from CHED Chairperson, Dr. Patricia Licuanan for SPUP as an Autonomous Institution.

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