The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) has started
celebrating its 109th Founding Anniversary this year with the theme
“The Country's First PolytechnicU: Soaring High at 109”.
As the University is soaring high in the name of service to the
nation, its pursuit for academic excellence and perseverance for
comprehensive development in all aspects as a great educational
institution, we look back to an interesting year with pride as well
as with critical eyes to what must be improved and developed in the
months and years to come.
The country's first polytechnic and largest state university
topped the recent national board examination for
John Carlo Race Morillo ranked 1st and Julius Ceazar Aquino
Bactad ranked 3rd in the July 2013 Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure
Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Morillo emerged as the exam's top performer by obtaining an
87.30% rating in the said examination where Bactad registered an
86.15% rating. PUP Laboratory High School alumna and University of
the Philippines graduate Maru Azalea Reyes Tinio earned the 2nd top
spot with her 86.45 rating.
Meanwhile, Mark Harry Tacadena Reyes ranked 9th in the September
2013 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination while
Jagill Ramos Gallo ranked 4th and Jess Engelbert Suacillo ranked 6th
in the September 2013 Registered Master Electrician Licensure
Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Reyes got an 88.40% rating in the board exam for electrical
engineers in which his alma mater PUP-Lopez had a 46.88 passing
percentage; PUP-Sta. Mesa, 57.80%; PUP-Maragondon, 28.00%; and
PUP-Sto. Tomas, 63.16%.
Gallo obtained an 87.50% rating while fellow PUP-Sta. Mesa
graduate Suacillo registered an 86.50% rating in the board exam for
master electricians in which PUP-Lopez had a 100.00 passing
percentage; PUP-Sta. Mesa, 80.00%; PUP-Maragondon, 42.86%; PUP-Sta.
Rosa, 100%; and PUP-Sto. Tomas, 37.50%.
Graduates of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines also
ranked high in the various licensure examinations conducted by the
Professional Regulation Commission in the months of October and
Raymund Gadon Beltran placed 3rd and Ramil Delos Santos
Cervantes placed 4th in the October 2013 Special Professional
Licensure Examination for Architects held in the Middle East.
Beltran obtained a rating of 80.50% while Cervantes posted an
80.30% rating making them two of the top performers among the 227
new architects who passed the licensure examination. The figure
represented 60.05% of the 378 examinees who took the examination
conducted by the PRC. Beltran, Cervantes and 11 other examinees who
hurdled the said board examination gave PUP-Sta. Mesa a 92.86%
Meanwhie, Kenneth Borja Enopeques, a PUP-Lopez graduate, posted a
rating of 96.25% and placed 5th in the November 2013 Civil Engineer
Licensure Examination in which 97 or 53.29% of the examinees from
PUP-Sta. Mesa, PUP-Lopez and PUP-Sta. Maria passed. The national
passing percentage was pegged at 48.11%.
John Dexter Obaña Baring of PUP-Sta. Mesa registered an 86.10%
rating and landed 5th in the October 2013 Interior Designer
Licensure Examination in which 4 or 80.00% of the examinees from
PUP-Sta. Mesa passed. The national passing percentage was pegged at
John Christopherson La Torre Fredeluces emerged as 7th placer in
the November 2013 Librarian Licensure Examination with his 86.30%
rating. A total of 32 or 50.79% of the examinees from PUP-Sta. Mesa
passed the examination which had a 45.80% national passing
Janine Pranada Peñaverde of PUP-Sta. Mesa posted a 91.43% rating
and placed 8th in the October 2013 Certified Public Accountant
Licensure Examination which had a 40.84% national passing
percentage. PUP-Sta. Mesa, PUP-Mariveles, PUP-Lopez, PUP-Maragondon,
PUP-Ragay, PUP-Sta. Maria, PUP-Sta. Rosa, PUP-San Juan, PUP-Sto.
Tomas and PUP-Taguig yielded 473 passers who comprised 44.79% of the
PUPians who took the said examination.
PUP-Taguig emerged as the 8th top performing school in the
September 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (Secondary Level)
with its 82.26 % passing percentage. The said examination produced
for PUP-Sta. Mesa, PUP-Bansud, PUP-Mariveles, PUP-Calauan,
PUP-Commonwealth, PUP-Lopez, PUP-Maragondon, PUP-Mulanay, PUP-Ragay,
PUP-San Pedro, PUP-Sta. Maria, PUP-Sta. Rosa, PUP-Sto. Tomas,
PUP-Taguig and PUP-Unisan a total of 620 new secondary school
teachers equivalent to a 39.59% passing percentage for the entire
The September 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (Elementary
Level) yielded a total of 90 new elementary school teachers from
PUP-Quezon, PUP-Mariveles, PUP-Cabiao, PUP-Lopez and PUP-Mulanay or
a 67.66 % passing percentage for the PUP System.
On the other hand, another alumnus of the College of Architecture
and Fine Arts brought honors to the Polytechnic University of the
Philippines when he emerged as one of the top performers in the June
2013 Licensure Examination for Architects.
Roger M. Sarmiento III placed 4th in the recent architecture
board examination which produced a total of 40 new licensed
architects from PUP. He obtained a rating of 84.90% in the said
examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission.
PUP posted a 65.57% passing percentage, a rate several points
higher than the 50.99% national passing percentage. Forty of the
sixty-one examinees from PUP took the board exam when added to the
total number of passers produced 901 new licensed architects for the
Meanwhile, students from PUP-Sto. Tomas, Batangas branch bagged
the 1st place in the Regional Math Wizards and Regional Quiz Show
held during the 9th Regional Student Conference of the Institute of
Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines Inc. Council of
Student Chapters in Southern Tagalog. The event was held at
University of Perpetual Help Dalta System, Calamba, Laguna on
September 6, 2013. It carried the theme “Leading the Electrical
Practitioners Towards Global Recognition”.
Sorren Dave Garcia, Joven Kakatian and Raymart Retanan won in the
Regional Math Wizards Category while Gilbert Ricalde, Gherick Impoy
and Nikko Umandap topped the Regional Quiz Show. Engr. Billy Ray
Oldan, MSEE, BSEE Program Coordinator trained and coached the
The regional champions from PUP-Sto. Tomas, Batangas are set to
compete in the 38th IIEE Annual National Convention slated on
November 29 at the SM Mall of Asia-SMX, Pasay City.
In other developments, 11 faculty members from the PUP Institute
of Technology became National Certification II (NC II) holders for
Computer Hardware Servicing after passing the written, oral and
practical examinations conducted by the Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last August 22 and 29.
Prof. Melania Melanie M. Crasco, Prof. Maria Aida B. HuceÅˆa,
Prof. Diana M. Macapagal, Prof. Cynthia E. Pascual, Prof. Anthony G.
Andres, Prof. Maria Kristela V. Fajardo, Prof. Danny A. Manalad,
Prof. Paul Anthony T. Moron, Prof. Frescian C. Ruiz, Prof. Raquel G.
Salazar and Prof. Maylene C. Salvador passed the three-part exams
held at the Asian College of Science and Technology in Quezon City,
a TESDA-accredited testing center.
NC II is a major requirement for faculty members teaching
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses in the
revised curriculum for ITech academic programs.
Meanwhile, PUP Laboratory High School and PUP College of
Communication alumnus Emmanuel Raon Santos was recently designated
as dean of ABE International Business College in Cubao, Quezon City.
Santos became dean after demonstrating excellence in teaching
communication skills and management subjects at ABEIBC.
Prior to his stint at ABEIBC, Santos also taught communication
subjects in National College of Business and Arts (NCBA), AMA
Computer Learning Center (ACLC) and Asia Pacific Academic Support
Santos is finishing his Doctor in Educational Management degree
at the PUP Graduate School. He obtained his Master in Business
Administration degree from the International Academy of Management
and Economics in 2009.
Meanwhile, PUP Laboratory High School students bagged seven major
awards in the 25th Young Men's Christian Association National
Assembly of High School Students held last November 3-6, 2013 at
Senior Mess, Teacher's Camp, Baguio City under the theme "YMCA:
Celebrating Strength, Service and Commitment".
The PUPLHS delegation brought home the following honors:
Outstanding Delegation; Champion, General Information Quiz Bee
(Gerardo Martin Quindoza); Champion, Word Factory (John Raphael
Missiona); 3rd Place, Extemporaneous Speaking Contest (Ernalin
Costiniano); 3rd Place, Spelling Bee (Enrique Navera); 3rd Place,
Essay in Filipino, (Jhan Denis Santos); and Outstanding Delegates
(Earl Francis Coral, Enrique Navera, and Patrick Arazo).
On the other hand, PUP Mighty Maroons bagged 1st Runner-Up in the
2013 Sinclair Paints' U-22 Basketball Super League last July.
In addition, a composite Mighty Maroons team composed of teaching
and non-teaching personnel won for the Polytechnic University of the
Philippines the championship plum in this year's edition of the
Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges
Administrative and Faculty (PASUC ADFA) Games. The games were held
Meanwhile, the PUP wood pushers showed an impressive performance
and saved PUP's campaign in the 18th University Games held on
October 20-28, 2013 at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod
This was the second year that PUP has joined UniGames after the
application submitted by Sports Development Office director Prof.
Reynato G. Unso was approved last year.
With his unblemished record in board match, Jan Roldan A. Oriendo
from the College of Architecture and Fine Arts became the best board
finisher of the tournament when he collected five points in the
competition after beating his opponents from Holy Angel University,
Lyceum of the Philippines University, College of St. Benilde, Jose
Maria College and De La Salle University-Manila.
The PUP chess team, composed of Gerwin T. Oronce (Library and
Information Science), Joshua Hesed Crismo (History), Jeremias Ygot
and Edwin Saforas (Physical Education) and coached by Ricardo B.
Alvarado, finished the competition obtaining nine match points and
posted a third place finish behind De La Salle University (champion)
and second placer College of St. Benilde.
The University, on the other hand, generally displayed
outstanding performance on the different sporting events in the 26th
Season of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association
(SCUAA) held last December 2- 6.
University athletes particularly in the swimming-women, karate-do
women, badminton-men and badminton-women collected gold medals and
were declared champions in these events.
Notable achievements on President de Guzman's Agenda 2 which aims
to embed a culture of research in PUP are the following:
PUP convened the International Research Conference in Higher
Education 2013 (IRCHE 2013) last October 3-4 at the historic Manila
Hotel to celebrate its nearly eleven decades of existence as a
leading academic institution.
IRCHE 2013 was a gathering of educators, scholars and researchers
from various public and private institutions and organizations from
all over the world. Endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education
(CHED) and the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP),
the event went with the theme “Responding to Global Challenges
through Multi-Disciplinary Research”.
IRCHE 2013 is an offshoot of the successful National Research
Conferences organized by PUP in 2004 and 2006. This international
assemblage of research enthusiasts forms part of PUP's grand vision
to transform itself into an epistemic community, an institution that
generates, propagates and disseminates knowledge through research.
It is primarily aimed at promoting and strengthening research in
public and private colleges and universities.
The University also highlighted the best practices in offering
and fostering a conducive environment and culture for research;
build and maintain research expertise in higher education
institutions for national development; explore various modalities of
research partnership/linkages between producers and consumers of
research skills and knowledge; and value the significance of
strategies and actions for networking among researchers in promoting
and sustaining higher education research as well as output
utilization through IRCHE 2013.
Meanwhile, taking small steps to realize the University's goal of
becoming a research university, officials from the different
colleges and offices of the PUP presented their papers in
international conferences and conducted university and college
visits in Asia, United States, and Europe from the month of May to
On the other hand, six faculty members from the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines presented five papers during the 12th
Hawaii International Conference on Social Science, last May 29 -
June 1, 2013, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Honolulu
More so, two researches undertaken by faculty members of the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines were read and delivered at
the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and
Aggression at the Budapest College of Communication and Business,
Budapest, Hungary, June 14-15, 2013.
In addition, the Asian Media Information and Communication Center
(AMIC) 22nd International Conference held at Melia Purosani Hotel in
Yogyakarta, Indonesia accepted four researches from PUP. More than
250 participants/ paper presentation from 24 countries were
gathered during the four-day conference from July 4-7.
Officials representing the Office of the Vice President for
Research, Extension, Planning and Development presented papers in
the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference. The Conference was
held last July 19, 2013 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.
Jointly sponsored by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center
and the United Nations Children's Fund in cooperation with the
Philippine Economic Society, the conference tackled papers on
education, employment, and migration of the Filipino youth.
On the other hand, creative food entries from the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines were featured in the Research
Innovation Competition and Exhibit (RICE) 2013 held at the
Technological Institute of the Philippines, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon
City from July 31 to August 2.
Innovative food entries prepared by senior students from the
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (DND) of the College of
Science qualified for the National Capital Region's Student Creative
Research Category of the Regional Invention Contest.
RICE aims to recognize and further develop the inventions of
students from public and private schools through the help of the
Technology Application and Promotion Institute and the Department of
Science and Technology.
Meanwhile, faculty researchers of the University presented papers
in the 9th International Conference on Humanities and Social
Sciences held in KhonKaen University Thailand on November 14-15. The
conference was attended by researchers from 15 countries and covered
topics on disciplines such as philosophy and religion; language and
literature; culture; sociology and development; public
administration; environment and development; media, information and
communication; area studies; and education in humanities and social
sciences in the two-day conference.
In addition, Reynold V. Luna and his co-researchers won two out
of the five Surya Raghu and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at
Mindanao (SPVM) awards during the 2013 International Conference on
Applied Physics and Materials Science (ICAMS), the 2013
International Scientific Meeting on Complex Systems and the 15th
SPVM National Physics Conference held at the Ateneo de Davao
University, Davao City, Philippines last October 24-26, 2013.
The researchers' papers garnered the Best Entrepreneurial Paper
and the Best Scientific Poster recognitions. The activity had 400
member-participants from different regions in the Philippines and
delegates from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the United States
of America, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
On the other hand, PUP College of Communication Dean Dr. Edna T.
Bernabe represented the Philippines in the Asia Media Forum 2013
held last October 28- November 1 in Songdo Convensia Incheon, Korea.
The forum focused on media's role in creating an informed and
responsive audience in 21st century Asia.
PUP was invited to the said forum because of COC's inclusion in
Quacquarelli and Symonds top five outstanding Communication schools
in the Philippines for the year.
Meanwhile, a dance delegation of PUP visited the University of
Indonesia (UI) for a series of workshops on folk and contemporary
dances at Gedung IX FIB UI in Jakarta, Indonesia last November
21-26. Fifteen students composed of dancers from the Movers and
Motion , Teatro Komunikado, College of Education Dance Troupe
together with the Creative Media Artists Society as staff and
documentation team collaborated with the famous Krida Budaya of UI
for a dance spectacle dubbed as “Unbreakable” .
Supported by the Nusantara Arts Forum (NAF) of Indonesia and the
Lakandayang Cultural Association, Inc. of the Philippines, the PUP
dancers had the opportunity to sit during the round table discussion
with Drs. A. G. Sudibyo, M. Si, deputy director of the Directorate
for Student Affairs of UI and Frank 'Toby' Rorimpandey, the artistic
director of NAF and talked about the present state of the arts
particularly the performing arts and literature in both countries as
well as future collaborations especially of the two universities.
With the representatives from PUP sharing their thoughts about art
and tradition preservation issues, the discussion was successfully
carried out at the Regent's building in UI.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines' Board of Regents
(BOR) has finally approved the 133 out of 186 applicants who applied
for faculty merit promotion last July 1. The faculty positions
ranged from Instructor II to Professor V.
Thirty-three (33) out of 42 faculty applicants moved up from
Instructor 1 to Instructor II. Twenty-two (22) out of 25 faculty
applicants moved up from Instructor II to Instructor III.
The following faculty positions were also filled based on the
slots available in the plantilla: Assistant Professor 1 with 13
slots; Assistant Professor II with seven slots; Assistant Professor
III with nine slots; Assistant Professor IV with 16 slots; Associate
Professor I with 11 slots; Associate Professor II with three slots;
Associate Professor III with four slots; Associate Professor IV with
four slots; Associate Professor V with two slots; Professor I with
one slot; Professor II with one slot; Professor III with three slots
3; Professor IV with one; and Professor V with one slot.
Meanwhile, around 400 faculty members of the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines gathered for a two-day faculty
development seminar-workshop at the Bulwagang Balagtas, Ninoy Aquino
Library and Learning Resource Center in Sta. Mesa Campus last
Billed as “Be the B.E.S.T. (Beaming Example of a Synergistic
Team)! Building a Holistic Learning University,” the activity was
organized to establish shared understanding among the participants
on the roles and competencies expected of educators in a
constantly-changing environment. It was also aimed at infusing a
united sense of purpose and spirit of commitment anchored on the
ideals of the University.
The two-day activity brought together teachers from the 22
branches and campuses of the University.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment
of PUP Maragondon Annex in Alfonso, Cavite was forged between the
Provincial and Local Government of Cavite and the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines on May 17 at Belleview Hotel in
Present during the ceremonial signing were Gov. Juanito Victor C.
Remulla from the Provincial Government of Cavite; Mayor Virgilio
Varias and the councilors from the Local Government of Alfonso;Dr.
Emanuel C. de Guzman, PUP President; Dr. Victoria C. Naval,
Executive Vice-President; Ms. Marissa Legaspi; Vice-President for
Finance; Dr. Joseph Mercado, Vice-President for Branches and
Campuses; Prof. Denise A. Abril, Director of PUP-Maragondon Branch;
and the heads of offices from PUP-Maragondon Branch.
Meanwhile, officials of the Polytechnic University of the
Philippines (PUP) and top-ranking officers of the Cebuana Lhuillier
Foundation, Inc.(CLFI) launched the PUP-CLFI E-Learning Center last
Led by PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. Guzman and San Marino
Republic Consul General and Lhuillier Group of Companies President
and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, the
launching of the center was heralded as a major step for modern-type
education in the University.
President De Guzman said that the major importance of E-Learning
is that it broadens the horizons of many students as it exposes
students to the world outside their own localities or places.
On the other hand, PUP-Maragondon, Cavite branch recently
received 180 classroom monobloc chairs from the local government of
the Municipality of Maragondon. Municipal Mayor Reynaldo Rillo
personally presented to PUP-Maragondon Director Prof. Denise A.
Abril and Central Student Council President Reggae Vecindario the
chair donations in a ceremony witnessed by students, faculty and
employees. Mayor Rillo pledged his continuous support to the lone
PUP branch in Cavite.
PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman has formed a
thirteen-member Monitoring and Investigation Committee for Textbook
and other Instructional Materials Policy Implementation (MICTIMPI),
a body tasked to assist the University Textbook and other
Instructional Materials Evaluation Committee (UTIMEC).
President De Guzman has authorized MICTIMPI to ensure the strict
implementation of the PUP policy on the promotion or distribution of
High School and College textbooks and other instructional materials
in the various academic units of PUP.
PUP faculty members are prohibited from “prescribing and/or
selling directly or indirectly to students or be financially
interested in the dissemination or disposal of any and all textbooks
and instructional materials to the students which are not submitted
for evaluation and approved by the UTIMEC and the Office of the
President,” the President said.
The President reiterated that “the exclusive sales outlet for the
approved textbooks and other instructional materials shall be the
recently established University Bookstore.” The newly opened
University Bookstore is located at the second floor of the Alex
Marteja Hall which also houses the University Canteen.
The Communication Management Office has conducted last July 29,
2013 the second installment of the annual training for the
communication officers of the Polytechnic University of the
Around 40 communication officers from the university's network of
22 campuses and 15 colleges attended the training at the PUP
Information and Communications Technology Center in Sta. Mesa,
Manila which focused on covering, writing and reporting for PUP
CreaTV, the first university-based online channel in the country.
Organized by the CMO, the activity featured PUP alumni and
broadcast media practitioners Steve Dailisan (GMA 7), Gerard Garcia
(TV5) and JV Arcena (TV5) as speakers.
Meanwhile, the Community Relations and Extension for Development
Office (CREDO) and iPOD V (I Am a PUP Operation Damayan Volunteer)
conducted community relief operations last September 17 for the
victims of tropical storm Maring in Barangays Malaban and Dela Paz,
The relief operations provided 75 relief packs to affected
PUP-Biñan students, faculty and employees and 450 relief packs to
the families from Barangays Malaban and Dela Paz. Clothes and
medical supplies were also turned over to the community health
centers of the two barangays. Around 100 children from three Day
Care Centers in Brgy. Malaban received toothbrush and biscuit packs.
The goods and supplies distributed to the beneficiaries were
donated by the students, faculty, employees, officials and alumni of
After the Eastern Visayas provinces and other parts of the
country were battered by super-typhoon Yolanda last November 8,
members of the PUP community staged relief operations and various
activities to solicit help for the victims. The University has
responded to the challenges of the times.
PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman has issued a letter of
appeal to the community stating that “One people who die in our
midst, is far too many. One of our countrymen, crying for help, is
far too many for comfort and assistance.”
As per instruction of President De Guzman, the Community
Relations and Extension for Development Office (CREDO) was delegated
as the main coordinating office within the University to undertake
relief operations and other related activities.The CREDO in response
spearheaded PUP Operation Damayan which coordinated relief
operations with the University campuses, colleges, offices and
As of November 20, the University has collected 7,646 bottled
water; 7,881 packs of noodles; 2,800 pieces of toiletries; 4,680
pieces of canned goods biscuits, coffee, juices, candles and
matchboxes and others.
CREDO's Barya-Barya Mula sa mga Iskolar ng Bayan campaign has
also raised P164,949.70 as of November 19.
On the other hand, as of November 20, the University has
collected P549,000.00 from employees and faculty members who shared
their one-night service pay or donations equivalent to a three-hour
To facilitate the immediate distribution of relief and other
donations, the CREDO with other university employees and volunteers,
proceeded last November 22 to Guiuan in Eastern Samar, one of the
severely-hit places by super-typhoon Yolanda.
A total of 500 relief packs (each containing 10 kilos of rice, 15
packs of noodles, nine pieces of canned goods), 500 containers of
2.4 liters of water and 500 bags of new and used clothes for men,
women and kids were prepared for distribution.
In addition, three sacks of toiletries, 26 boxes of biscuit, 10
sacks of blankets and pillows, three sacks of shoes, sandals and
slippers, three boxes of medicines and first-aid materials, five
boxes of sanitary napkins and three boxes of diapers were also
included for the relief operation.
Furthermore, the University also launched on November 18 “Saro
Kita: PUP Community's Day of Meal-Sharing with 'Yolanda' Victims”. A
total of Php99, 291.95 was raised by officials, faculty, employees
and students who opted to donate their noontime meal budget for the
day to the victims of the powerful typhoon which struck the people
of Leyte, Samar and other major islands in the Visayas last November
“Saro Kita” formed part of the country's first polytechnic and
largest state university's relief and rehabilitation program dubbed
PUP Operation Damayan. It was aired live by GMA 7 and covered by TV5
and the print media. The Visayan phrase used to describe the event
means meal-sharing in the Samarnon-Leytenhon language of the Eastern
Visayas region which is comprised of six provinces, seven cities,
136 municipalities and 4,390 barangays with over four million
On the other hand, the University has recetly entered into a
Memorandum of Agreement with Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI)
and the Division of City Schools, Department of Education-Manila
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines has recently
entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine
Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Health (DOH).
PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman and PIA Chief Executive
Officer Sec. Herminio B. Coloma Jr. signed last November 5 an MOU
for the joint implementation of the LifeLine organ donor campaign
under the auspices of the DOH-led Philippine Network for Organ
Sharing (PhilNOS), a government body tasked to promote the ethical
practice of deceased organ donation and transplantation.
PUP, DOH and PIA are set to launch a mammoth one-hour and
eight-hour donor sign up and world record attempt next year in a bid
to obtain a Guinness World Record on Most People to Sign Up as Organ
Donors in line with Lifeline's goal of increasing awareness and
generating public support to the Philippine Organ Donation and
PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman, PSFI Executive Director
Edgardo R. Veron Cruz and DCS DEPED-Manila Superintendent Dr.
Ponciano Menguito signed last August 28 a MOA for the joint
implementation of the Road Safety for Children Program.
The Road Safety for Children Program (RSCP) is described as “a
series of road safety activities, designed for school children to
increase their awareness and develop their values on road safety
with emphasis on traffic rules, safety conduct and road courtesy,
and program in support of the United Nations Decade of Action for
Road Safety 2011-2020.”
Meanwhile, Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Enrique
“Eric” Tayag launched the DOH Pilipinas Go 4 Health Program in the
main campus of the University on July 23. A nationwide program
and movement on healthy lifestyle, Asec Tayag explained that
Pilipinas Go 4 Health aims to inform and engage young and adult
Filipinos in forming healthy habits and practicing a healthy
lifestyle through the promotion of physical activity, proper
nutrition, and the prevention and cessation of smoking and alcohol
On the other hand, The Polytechnic University of the Philippines
has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Movies and
Televisions Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman and MTRCB Chairman Atty.
Eugenio H. Villareal signed last July 31, 2013 an MOU which provides
that PUP will assist MTRCB “in the development and hosting of the
PUP is also expected to aid MTRCB in its “online permit
registration system” and “in the evaluation of the existing IT
infrastructure of MTRCB.”
The MOU requires PUP to develop “a web-based registration system
for MTRCB which will produce ePermit once reviewed and processed by
MTRCB personnel, and an MTRCB-PUP mobile application.” The mobile
application will “allow MTRCB deputies to report the compliance of
cinemas/television shows with the classifications/permits issued by
MTRCB.” It will also enable the public to “send feedback on
The review and classification board will, in return, “provide PUP
the necessary information for developing the web-based registration
system of MTRCB and the MTRCB-PUP mobile application.”
To continue what he has started in his first year in office,
President De Guzman led the University in ensuring fiscal
The Administration has reviewed and improved the University
resource generation policies which produced positive results.
From January to September this year, the University has generated
P247,829,244.61 from income generating projects as compared to
P230,098,600.92 of the same period. This produced a 8% increase on
the total University income amounting to P17,730,643.69.
After months of negotiation, the Administration and Unyon ng
Nagkakaisang Kawani ng PUP (UNAKA-PUP) finally concluded the
Collective Negotiation Agreement (CAN) between the two parties last
December 17. The new CNA will take effect for four years from 2013
Meanwhile, in its continuing effort to manage a big organization
like the PUP, the Administration released a series of memorandum for
the members of the academic community to comply with.
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