Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2022 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Sat, 10 Dec 2022 16:10:41 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph CTHTM inks MOU with KCEA and Kyung-in Women's University Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, News, Office of Teaching and Learning Development <br/><p>The College of Tourism Hospitality and Transportation Management officials and faculty from other units of the university visited two important institutions in Incheon, South Korea—the Korea Cultural Exchange Agency (KCEA) and Kyung-in Women’s University for mutually beneficial partnerships in the future, last November 28, 2022.</p> <p>Assoc. Professor Yolanda Montances, chairperson of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, represented and led the delegation from PUP in a ceremonial MOU signing held separately. The first was held in KCEA with the chairman of the agency Kim Yeonhee. The activity “Philippines-Korea Meeting of Minds” hopes to open opportunities for CTHTM especially its students in an international exchange to meet people from different cultures.</p> <p>Second MOU signing ceremony was held in Kyung-in Women’s University. The university president, Dr. Myong Soon Park, led the signing ceremony and was assisted by International Affairs director Dr. Kyungok Park. Afterwards, a brief meeting was held to identify possible collaborations in faculty research, student exchange, and international cooperation activities.</p> <p>Sintang Paaralan is keen to further expand its international reach for the broader benefit of its whole community. These new partnerships emphasize the University’s commitment to becoming the National Polytechnic University, through increased exposure in global education.</p> <p>Also present during the signing are PUP faculty members, namely: Assoc. Prof. Regina Zuniga, Assoc. Prof. Maria Gay Teopengco, Instr. Bryan Joseph Oriondo, and Instr. Ezekiel Janssen Pernia from CTHTM; Hilda Raysag Labignette, Cherry Pillos, and Jojo Villamin—course specialists from Open University System; and Prof. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales from the Office for Teaching and Learning Development.</p> <p><img alt="CTHTM inks MOU with KCEA and Kyung-in Women's University" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/vXcBRDL/2022-12-09-cthtm-inks-mou-with-kcea-and-kyung-in-womens-university-2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="CTHTM inks MOU with KCEA and Kyung-in Women's University" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/GHbFtDq/2022-12-09-cthtm-inks-mou-with-kcea-and-kyung-in-womens-university-1.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2bNKJRJMW8jg%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 09 Dec 2022 15:47:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2bNKJRJMW8jg%3d CS faculty member receives an award in Research and Education Congress 2022 Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Dr. Elvira C. Labartine, a faculty member of College of Science, was given an Award of Excellence in Education and Innovation (Senior Level) at the recently concluded Research and Education Congress 2022 with the theme: “Advancing Research, Education, and Innovation at the Dawn of the New Normal.” Held on November 18, 2022, at One Tagaytay Hotel, Tagaytay City.</p> <p>During the Research and Education Congress 2022, Dr. Elvira presented her research titled: “Correlation between customer satisfaction in the catering industry with its relationship management.” Her study reveals that businesses should have an adaptable understanding of what customers expect and utilize resources to meet customers’ expectations.</p> <p>The congress was organized by the Association of Higher Education Multidisciplinary Research, Inc. (AHEdMRI), and the United Federation of Fil-American Educators, Inc. (UNIFIED). The 2-day congress aimed at offering a multidisciplinary platform, providing a venue for collaboration, and providing opportunities for the participants.</p> <p>Dr. Labartine earned a master’s degree in food science from the University of the Philippines in 1999, as well as a doctorate in business administration from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Her areas of expertise at PUP include research, cooking, and baking. In almost two decades in service, Dr. Labartine was given an Award of Excellence in Education and Innovation (Senior Level) in recognition of her exemplary accomplishments and significant contributions in the field of Food Science and Educational Management.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=CmnG%2bTM6DLU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:29:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=CmnG%2bTM6DLU%3d CSSD, binigyang-diin ang kahalagahan ng mga kababaihan sa panahon ng sigwa Neil Oliver Dela Cruz, News, College of Social Sciences and Development (Department of History) <br/><p>Sa pagpapatuloy ng Ugnayan at Talastasan: An Interdisciplinary Forum on the Social Sciences and Development na pinangungunahan ng Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pang-kaunlaran (CSSD), binigyang-diin ng panauhing tagapagsalita na si Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel ang kahalagahan ng mga kababaihan sa panahon ng sigwa. Ginanap ito noong ika-19 ng Setyembre sa ganap na ika-2 hanggang ika-4 ng hapon, sa pamamagitan ng Zoom.</p> <p>Ang kanyang talakayan ay pinamagatang “Ang Babae sa Panahon ng Sigwa: Ang Tindig ng Pilipina sa Batas Militar,” at nagbigay ito ng kaisipan kung paano kinaharap ng mga mamamayan mula sa iba’t ibang sektor ang mga pangyayaring pumaloob dito sa batas militar. Mula sa pagtalakay ni Dr. Kimuell-Gabriel ay nabigyan ng malalim na kahulugan ang naging papel ng mga kababaihan sa panahon ng batas militar. Ang mga personalidad na binanggit at ang kanilang naging ambag sa lipunan ay tunay na dapat kilalanin sa yugtong iyon ng kasaysayan ng Pilipinas.</p> <p>Si Dr. Kimuell-Gabriel ay kasalukuyang Direktor ng UP General Education Center. Nagsilbi rin siyang Coordinator ng UP Diliman Gender Office mula 2015 hanggang 2020, kasabay ng kanyang paninilbihan bilang Coordinator para sa Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program ng UPD. Dalubhasa siya sa usapin ng kasaysayan, gender, at Philippine Studies, bunga na rin ng kanyang disertasyong may pamagat na “Pook at Pagsasakapangyarihan: Ang Kababaihan ng Tundo, 1946-2008.”</p> <p>Nagsilbing reactors para sa talastasan sina Prop. Jaymee Carlo N. Ebreo mula sa Kagawaran ng Kasaysayan at Prop. Lenina F. De Guzman, Chief ng Center for Gender and Development Focal System at guro mula sa Kagawaran ng Sosyolohiya at Antropolohiya. Ang talastasang ito ay dinaluhan ng mga kaguruan mula sa iba pang mga kolehiyo at mga mag-aaral sa loob at labas ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas bilang pag-alaala na rin sa pagdeklara ng batas militar sa Pilipinas noong 1972.</p> <p>Regular na isinasagawa ng CSSD ang Ugnayan at Talastasan. Layunin nitong mapalawig pa ang diskurso ukol sa iba’t ibang isyung-panlipunan na kinakaharap ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng pakikipanayam sa mga eksperto at kilalang mananaliksik. Ilan sa mga paksang tinalakay at tatalakayin pa ay nakatuon sa karapatang-pantao, kahirapan, indigenous peoples, pangkabuhayan, kapayapaan at pampublikong kaligtasan, pamamahala, pambansang seguridad, makataong pakikipanayam, diplomasya, at karanasan ng mga manggagawang Pilipino sa loob at labas ng bansa.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Wr%2f1Bs%2b1XVk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:12:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Wr%2f1Bs%2b1XVk%3d ANAK PUP Federation names newly elected executive committee Melanie Jimenez, Kevin Ian Lampayan, News, Communication Management Office, PUP Campus Journalists <br/><p>The Commission on Elections for the 23rd Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho (ANAK-PUP) Student Council Federation recently named its newly elected executive committee following the Miting De Avance and Elections held last November 26, 2022.</p> <p>Incumbent College of Computer and Information Services (CCIS) Student Council President Wilhelm Provido Jr. became the head of the federation and the 23rd Student Regent of the PUP System. He will represent the student body of the PUP system in the PUP Board of Regents (BOR), the highest policy-making body in the university system.</p> <p><strong>Fulfilling his campaign promises</strong><br /> During his campaign in the meeting, he mentioned that his plan of action as the student regent will include establishing a student committee for physical classes, a student Kalinga program, pro-student revision of the handbook, academic competency, school publications, and accessible financial assistance for students.</p> <p>With his succession of the office, Provido is expected to join the fight of PUPians in inhibiting budget cuts in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and the implementation of mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), among many students’ concerns surrounding the university.</p> <p>Provido won with 20 votes against College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA) Student Council President Joshua Aquiler who only got 16.</p> <p>The majority of votes that he garnered came from the university’s branches and campuses, namely, Unisan, Sablayan, Quezon City, General Luna, Lopez, Alfonso, Malanay, Cabiao, Taguig, Bataan, Calauan, Pulilan, Binan, Bansud, San Pedro, and San Juan. Provido also got the votes of the College of Business and Accountancy, College of Human Kinetics, and College of Law.</p> <p><strong>Some election woes</strong><br /> Meanwhile, students from the main campus, including Sentral na Konseho ng Mag-aaral (SKM) President Kirchhoff Angala, showed their dismay over the result. They questioned Provido’s merit for the position in line with his failure to address the student’s concerns in his college and non-attendance to the first Student Council Assembly (SCA), where preparations for the student handbook revisions and budget cut censure were discussed.</p> <p>Student leaders also criticized the voting process due to the unmoderated irregularities of the caucus, citing the lack of representation of PUP Pulilan and the unacknowledged motions of concern that were being raised.</p> <p><strong>New student leaders</strong><br /> Aside from Provido, the 23rd ANAK PUP Federation Commission on Elections, officially declared the following newly elected members of the Executive Committee:</p> <ul> <li>President: Wilhelm B. Provido Jr: (PUP College of Computer and Information Sciences)</li> <li>Executive Vice-President: Rodelle C. Lavarias (PUP College of Law)</li> <li>Vice President for Branches: Charme Chezlie Black (PUP Sablayan)</li> <li>Vice President for Campuses: John Warren V. Ching (PUP Bin~an)</li> <li>Secretary-General: Rochelle M. Garcia (PUP Cabiao)</li> <li>Finance Officer: Clark Ivan Picar (College of Business Administration)</li> <li>Central Luzon Cluster Representative: John Lester Aquino (PUP Bataan)</li> <li>NCR Cluster Representative: Kirchoff Thomas Angala (PUP Main SKM)</li> <li>Cavite-Mindoro Cluster Representative: Raymart Solomon (PUP Sablayan)</li> <li>Laguna-Batangas Cluster Representative: Gianne Kay Paulin (PUP Sta. Rosa)</li> <li>Quezon-Ragay Cluster Representative: Arjay Zara (PUP General Luna)</li> </ul> <br /> <p>ANAK-PUP is a unifying federation for all the student councils and leaders across PUP system which goal is to fully campaign for the rights and welfare of the studentry.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SmfbmO7b%2f2c%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:50:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SmfbmO7b%2f2c%3d University photographer tops CSC-NCR online photography contest Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Christopher G. Andres, photographer and layout artist for the university, won in the online photography contest organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). He took the top spot for the National Capital Region, besting 35 other entries in the competition with the theme: “Transforming Public Servants Towards Resiliency.”</p> <p>“Nag-start talaga ang aking photography career sa PUP. As layout artist, we are expected to be creative and flexible, so the versatile nature of our work encouraged me to venture towards photography. Talagang nahasa ang aking skills sa mga ginagawa naming creative projects dito sa University,” Andres shared in a short interview. He is a member of the Creative Media Services (CMS) unit of the Communication Management Office. In 2020, he also won the same competition.</p> <p>The CSC competition was held last September, but due to several health and logistical concerns, the awarding ceremony took place only last November 25 at the Mateo Conference Room. University President Manuel M. Muhi, Vice President for Branches and Satellite Campuses Dr. Pascualito B. Gatan, Human Resource Management and Development Director Atty. Michelle Kristine Saraum, Communication Management Office – CMS Chief Asst. Prof. Buellah May Convento, along with other university officers, graced the short awarding ceremony.</p> <p>Mr. Andres has since been bringing accolades to the university. Last year, he copped one of the country’s prestigious awards for visual artists during the 2021 Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He was one of the 63 artists from various fields recognized for earning international arts and culture awards and accolades.</p> <p>You may view Mr. Andres’ winning photo in this <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cscnationalcapitalregion/posts/pfbid0pGn2JD53YqutS9ssfNYu9WbBmnZHhdZHLRoqzm2n8AHq64RRV9StuPn5ckDxaP9Wl" target="_blank">CSC post</a>.</p> <p><img alt="University photographer tops CSC-NCR online photography contest" class="image image-reset" src="https://i.ibb.co/FBFSZ6m/2022-11-28-university-photographer-tops-csc-ncr-online-photography-contest.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2fC6ldrvCNNM%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:08:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2fC6ldrvCNNM%3d CSSD Koop, Institut Kooperasi Malaysia, and UMMC organize international research conference Sheri Ann Rodin, News, College of Social Sciences and Development <br/><p>The Department of Cooperatives and Social Development under the College of Social Sciences and Development (CSSD) successfully organized the International Multidisciplinary Research Conference in the Social Sciences and Development in collaboration with the Institut Kooperasi Malaysia and the Union of Metro Manila Cooperatives. The joint international conference has the theme “Creating Opportunities Through Cooperativism” and was held last October 26 and 27, 2022 via Zoom Teleconferencing.</p> <p>In honor of this year’s Cooperative Month, this two-day online research conference brought together individuals, particularly cooperators, who have strong ideas for formulating and implementing strategies to resolve the problems that our society is facing. Furthermore, the purpose of this event is to adapt inter- and multidisciplinary concepts in studies to promote both theoretical and practical contributions; to emphasize best practices and innovative ideas in relation and relevant to social sciences in order to further enhance it in terms of its sector and academic discipline; to strengthen social development for the purpose of achieving sustainable development goals in the ASEAN Region; and to motivate everyone in alleviating socio-economic issues.</p> <p>“We are glad to jointly organize this international research conference with our Malaysian friends, and we look forward to further engagements with you. It is with great privilege that we welcome all our participants in this gathering, for taking the time to join us in this intellectual undertaking. Our Sintang Paaralan is an important training ground for the next generation of leaders through the university’s continuing growth and development of cooperative education, and this activity could not have been more significant as we forge our path towards becoming better cooperators, and in our quest to become the National Polytechnic University,” Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, PUP President shared in his Message of Solidarity.</p> <p>Honorable Datuk Mohd Ali Bin Mansor, Director General of Co-operative Institute of Malaysia, and Rev. Fr. Anton C. T. Pascual, Chairperson of Union of Metro Manila Cooperatives, also delivered their messages of solidarity. CSSD Dean, Dr. Raul Roland R. Sebastian delivered the welcome remarks. Prof. Datin Paduka Fatimah Mohamed Arshad (PhD, FAsc) delivered a valuable and well-explained keynote speech during the first day of the conference.</p> <p>During the afternoon session, Hon. Undersecretary Joseph B. Encabo, Chairperson of the Cooperative Development Authority of the Republic of the Philippines, shared his plans for empowering micro and small cooperatives. He also anticipates an increase in registration and the growth of cooperativism in the rural areas.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Richard Ng from Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak Berhad discussed Sustainable Development and Inclusion: A Co-operative Perspective in Malaysia (KOHIJAU). In his plenary speech, Dr. Ng emphasized the self-sustainability of a social business, where the impact on society is more crucial than the profit. He also stated that adversity, such as a social problem, can be turned into an opportunity as a social business that can provide jobs for people, eventually leading to the establishment of an enterprise that uses business concepts to solve these social problems.</p> <p>On the second day of the learning journey in cooperative opportunities, Mr. Balasubramanian (Balu) Iyer, Regional Director of International Cooperative Alliance - Asia-Pacific, delivered a message of solidarity. The second day’s plenary speaker was Mr. Roy S. Miclat, President of 1 Cooperative Insurance System of the Philippines Life and General Insurance. He emphasized his belief in the youth as one of the key players in bringing about significant changes and innovations in the cooperative movement around the world. He also shared his knowledge about digitalization in 1CISP, citing DigiCoop as a way for cooperatives to fully embrace digitalization.</p> <p>In his closing remarks, Honourable Dato’ Dr. Hj. Yunus Bin Rahmat, Board Member of the Co-operative Institute of Malaysia, said that this event is exceptional because it is the first time a joint research conference was co-organized by their cooperative. He also sees many opportunities for collaboration between the Co-operative Institute of Malaysia and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines to keep improving cooperative education in Malaysia and the Philippines.</p> <p>Aside from the collaborative experience and comradeship formed between the two institutions, participants in the event, particularly the cooperators of the PUP-DCSD, gained insightful learnings from the various research presented by the students and professionals. They’ve certainly established a strong foundation of knowledge on how to overcome society’s challenges with the help of the knowledge and prolific understanding about cooperativism that the speakers and researchers had fed to everyone. Hopefully, this collaboration of various institutions from diverse fields will serve as a model for everyone to keep embracing the spirit of cooperativism. Also, this shows the essence of cooperation to the rest of the world and to put it into practice by helping the communities around us.</p> <p><img alt="CSSD Koop, Institut Kooperasi Malaysia, and UMMC organize international research conference" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/ZV8CyWm/2022-11-28-cssd-koop-institut-kooperasi-malaysia-and-ummc-org-intl-research-conf.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=7dWOCcPMRGw%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:41:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=7dWOCcPMRGw%3d BES-HNS, Megaworld Foundation, Inc. grant scholarship to CAF and CE studs Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Beta Epsilon Sigma – Hiyas ng Silangan Foundation Inc.  (BHFI) and Megaworld Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines for a scholarship program to support economically challenged but well-deserving PUPians.</p> <p>The scholarship program intends to support students from the College of Accountancy and Finance (CAF) and College of Engineering (CE). This scholarship program will be a continuing grant to the scholars until graduation if their validated General Weighted Average (GWA) does not fall below the required GWA of the organization. Scholars who rank first in the board exam will also receive a one (1) million cash incentive and a trip for two (2) to the United States (US), as announced by the BHFI official, Mr. Oscar Jornacio.</p> <p>According to BHFI, PUP was chosen as its partner because of the exemplary performance demonstrated by PUP alumni who work in their company. BHFI  also believe that the economically challenged but academically brilliant PUP students need to be given chance to pursue higher education and finish their degrees.</p> <p>“OSFA is very grateful to BES-HNS and Megaworld for choosing the PUP students as recipients of the scholarship program. OSFA acknowledges the support of the Foundation in attaining the mission of the university on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education” said Engr. Ana Liza R. Publico, Director of the University’s Office for Scholarships and Financial Assistance, in an email interview.</p> <p>The MOA signing was graced by  Atty. Lamberto Tagayuna, president of BHFI; Ms. Teresita I. Andres, Vice President, Student Affairs of BHFI; Dr. Manuel M. Muhi, PUP president; Mr. Tomas O. Testor, Vice President, Student Affairs of PUP;  Engr. Ana Liza R. Publico, Director of the Office of the Scholarship and Financial Assitance of PUP; and PUP vice presidents Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman and Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin. BES-HNS and Megaworld counterparts include Mr. Mar Quinsaat, Mr. Mars Morale, Mr. Philip Judan, and Mr. Gil Palad.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TFyJeAdwLlo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:53:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TFyJeAdwLlo%3d EMO conducts NatConEx 2022 Elaine Carie A. Andres, News, Extension Management Office <br/><p>The Extension Management Office (EMO) launched and conducted its first biennial National Conference on Extension and University-Community Partnerships (NatConEx 2022) last October 13-14, 2022 via Zoom.</p> <p>NatConEx has served as an effective medium for a dynamic and democratic discussion that provides a clear path to achieving possibilities, linkages, suitable and practical region-wide extension projects and programs, with the theme “Integrating Sustainable Development through Best Policies and Practices of Extension in the New Normal.” The NatConEx’s primary goal is to bring together and discuss various extension programs with stakeholders in development work in order to achieve a shared vision of sustainable development.</p> <p>Among the keynote speakers invited were Dr. Maria Corazon Tapang-Lopez, a Doctor of Philosophy in Community Development at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and is one of the members of the Academic Council of Development Academy of the Philippines; Dr. Francisco A. Magno, a Professor of Political Science and Development Studies at De La Salle University and a Convenor of the University SDG Consortium for Manila; Dr. Leonora Angeles, an Associate professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada.</p> <p>Dr. Tapang-Lopez, the first keynote speaker, presented the context of her talk based on CHED Memorandum Order No. 52 as a reference to become active change agents of HEIs when conducting research and extension programs on the first and second days of the conference. She also stated that the environment surrounding the extension program was volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. She also emphasized that skills must be developed and that all extension work must be based on applied research and innovation.</p> <p>The second keynote speaker, Dr. Magno, demonstrated other universities’ extension work that promotes SDG localization through participatory governance. In his speech, he stated that it is preferable to work toward the formation of a university consortium that addresses SDG localization observance and implementation. He also introduced the concept of knowledge partnership as an important aspect of extension work to connect organizations and provide a forum for interaction, task coordination, and collaboration.</p> <p>The final keynote speaker, Dr. Angeles, discussed university extension and service learning from an international perspective. She began with the acronym CHAOS, which stands for collective, hopelessness, authoritarian, offensive, security, and sovereignty. Another topic discussed was the distinction between community service learning and community engaged learning, with community service learning focusing on community interaction and engagement-based learning in and through community processes, and community engaged learning a type of learning that integrates community service with academic courses and/or extra-curricular programs. Learning necessitates both education and community service.</p> <p>Her discussion also covers common extension work issues such as ethics and ethical concerns, as well as clarity in community engagement protocols. She cited examples of community service/engaged learning from the Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning and the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse in the United States.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Dr. Julius L. Meneses, the Vice President for Planning, Research and Extension Services of Rizal Technological University; Dr. Libertad Garcia, a Course Specialist at the Graduate School of Education of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Open University and former CHED National Director on Quality Assurance; Ms. Lovelaine Basillote, the Executive Director of the Philippines Business for Education (PBEd) and Private Sector Network of Advocates for Quality Education; Dir. Emma C. Asusano, the Program Manager of Negosyo Center Program Management Unit of Department of Trade and Industry; were the plenary speakers of the two-day conference.</p> <p>With the support of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, 322 participants from more than 60 Higher Education Institutions and Organizations attended the conference (PASUC).</p> <p><img alt="EMO conducts NatConEx 2022" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/QQ3w2Jq/2022-11-16-emo-conducts-natconex-2022-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="EMO conducts NatConEx 2022" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/9cj5zBM/2022-11-16-emo-conducts-natconex-2022-8.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="EMO conducts NatConEx 2022" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/r5jSLkG/2022-11-16-emo-conducts-natconex-2022-9.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=zZ8osvghZww%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:44:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=zZ8osvghZww%3d PICPA, GAO conducts gift-giving activity to student beneficiaries of EOW Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>PICPA Metro Manila Region (PICPA-MMR) and Metro Manila Geographical Area Office (MM GAO) held a gift-giving activity last October for the student beneficiaries of Education-on-Wheels (EOW), a flagship extension project of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).</p> <p>A total of 60 students received hygiene kits, pocket WIFI, notebooks, and ballpens. The gift-giving event included food and fun games, which were also sponsored by PICPA, the Federation of Alumni Association Institutions of the Philippines, (FEDEAAPI), and other private partners.</p> <p>The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services thanked and commended PICPA- MMR, MM- GAO, and other sponsors of the gift-giving activity for EOW students for exemplifying active corporate social responsibility as PICPA continues to also support PUP’s other scholarship programs, including financial aid for BS Accountancy students.</p> <p><img alt="PICPA, GAO conducts gift-giving activity to student beneficiaries of EOW" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/khYJTVD/2022-11-16-picpa-gao-gift-giving-activity-to-student-beneficiaries-of-eow.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=VKODZjIhsjY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:56:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=VKODZjIhsjY%3d New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The University forged new ties with various organizations for scholarships and student support. Since August, executive officials and heads of the Student Affairs and Services sector have been hosting both online and face-to-face Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing events. The majority of the partnerships cover scholarship programs to specific degree programs and financial assistance to students.</p> <p>“Since 2011, the QCRB Foundation has supported 95 underprivileged, academically deserving students through financial assistance, while also instilling among our scholars the value of paying-it-forward. We hope to continue this great opportunity to help poor students get quality education and go on to work their way out of poverty and improve their quality of life,” Cynthia Camacho, a representative of the University’s longest-running partner, the Quezon City Realty Board Foundation, Inc. The partnership has been renewed last October 24 at the PUP Career Center, Sampaguita Building.</p> <p>Director Ana Liza Publico of the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance shared that open communication with its partners has been established throughout the years, a testament to the growing number of benefactors for our students. She added that the University’s good reputation and the exemplary performance of its students and alumni are primary motivations for continued support.</p> <p>In an email interview, Vice President for Student Affairs and Services Tom Testor expressed his gratitude to the benefactors and hoped for more kind hearts to support the University’s cause for quality education: “The partnership of PUP with the generous benefactors supports the mission of the university on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and its commitment to providing democratized access to educational opportunities for the holistic development of individuals.”</p> <p>At least eight new benefactors have formally signed an agreement with the University. These include ZTE Philippines, Inc. last August 16 providing scholarship for various engineering and information technology courses; Villaruz and Villaruz and Company, and Torre, Sobremonte and Associates Company last September 13; and Vestas Foundation last October 4. Individual benefactors include Engr. Eduardo S. Albaran II last September 3; Ms. Luisa Caleon, CPA last September 13; Ms. Catherine Sotto last October 24; and Dean Sylvia Sarmiento last October 25.</p> <p><img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/PmgSycW/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs01.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/rFqGgxS/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs02.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/ZSfkbVk/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs03.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/Fxsq6df/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs04.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/g4vF9bs/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs05.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="New ties: PUP collaborates with various groups on student support programs" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/gWc56vn/2022-11-09-new-ties-pup-collaborates-with-various-grps-on-student-support-progs07.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TX3Ql9MDor8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:06:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TX3Ql9MDor8%3d