Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2018 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:16:34 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph Senator JV Ejercito holds Railway Economic Forum Jan Lanuza, News, Office of Senator JV Ejercito <br/><p>Senator Joseph Victor &ldquo;JV&quot; Ejercito held a &ldquo;Student Economic Forum: The Road to Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth&quot; at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, NALLRC on November 29, 2018.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito believed that acquiring a proper railway system will be the backbone of the economy, stating &ldquo;The railway system is very vital in the economic development on any given country. Sad to say, [that in] the Philippines, we are one of the first to have a railway system but it has been neglected. My proposal is this, we have to rehabilitate the railway system, we have to establish a modern railway system.&quot;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito spoke of the importance of pushing the project to its completion as it would lead to generation of 30 to 40 million new jobs.<br /> <br /> Moreover, Ejercito said that the planned railway program will now start its construction, starting early January 2019.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The economic lecture centered on the connection of transportation and economic growth and the role of railway transportation on the improvement of the Philippine Economy.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ejercito is the current Chairman of Urban Planning and Development at the Senate, mostly campaigning on Infrastructure Development and having a complete railway system in the Philippines.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=PhMj%2bt%2fEapk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:18:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=PhMj%2bt%2fEapk%3d BroadComm Film recognized in New York Rudolf Anthony A. Lacerna, News, College of Communication <br/><p>College of Communication Official Film Entry received various recognitions in the video festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion dubbed as &ldquo;Plural + Youth Video Festival 2018,&rdquo; held on November 19, 2018 in the United Nations Headquarter in New York.</p> <p>In this activity jointly initiated by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the film &ldquo;False Hope&rdquo; received four major awards namely the Plural+ 2018 International Jury Award (age group 18-25); Plural+2018 CHIHN INDIA Award; Plural+2018 SIGNIS Award; and Plural+ 2018 Doha Centre for Media Freedom Award.</p> <p>Prior to that, the film also received awards in different local student video competitions such as follows:</p> <ol start="1"> <li>Champion, #1MBatangMalaya Music Video Festival of the Department of Social Welfare and Development;</li> <li>Best Short Film, Tofarm Film Festival of the Universal Harvester, Inc.;</li> <li>Finalist, CineMayBank 2018, May Bank Inc.</li> </ol> <p>The film with the original title &ldquo;PA(G)ASA&rdquo; was produced by the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication (BABRC) students namely Al-jhun Romel Virgo, Mary Alexis Tolentino, Ella Mae Gonzales, Aira Santos, Angelikka Eden Garcia, Princess Jazmine Garcia, Angela Given Formanes, Marvin Parado, Jay-ar Gallos, Alyssa Mae Recuenco, Natasha Marie Ramos, Maricel Ascotia, Francis Atendido, Inna Rebosada and Lyka Bravo.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=BpWCtDFvujI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=BpWCtDFvujI%3d KOKOBAR 2018 administers free lectures for bar examinees Khryzler Myreen Flores, News, Office of Senator Pimentel <br/><p>2018 bar examinees and law students alike gathered at Bulwagang Balagtas for the KOKO BAR 2018: Last-minute Free Lecture Series provided by the Office of Senator Aquilino &ldquo;Koko&rdquo; Pimentel III on November 3, 10, 17, and 24 , 2018 at NALLRC, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.</p> <p>In each lecture, two topics were discussed by two speakers with two-hour time frame. On November 3, Political Law was discussed by Dean Sedfrey Candelaria (Dean, Ateneo de Manila College of Law) while Labor Law was tackled by Atty. Voltaire T. Duano. On November 10, Atty. Judy Lardizabal (2008 Bar Topnotcher) focused on Civil Law while Taxation Law was reviewed by Atty. Noel M. Ortega; November 17, Commercial Law by Atty. Serge Ceniza and Criminal Law by Dean Gemy Lito Festin (Dean, PUP, College of Law) and; November 24, Remedial Law by Judge Gener Gito and Legal &amp; Judicial Ethics by Atty. Edwin Carillo.</p> <p>On November 17, Senator Koko Pimentel III, who was the 1990 Bar Topnotcher and the man behind the free bar lectures, attended the said event where he shared tips and bid good luck to the bar examinees.</p> <p>KOKO BAR 2018 was organized to review the bar examinees the day before the bar exam. This was the second time Sen. Koko organized such event for the benefit of bar examinees.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IooGQZXdRCM%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:15:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=IooGQZXdRCM%3d PUP places fifth, sixth in Interior Design LE Krupskaya Valila, News, Professional Regulation Commission <br/><p>Cristalyn Llosa and Maria Theresa Ricot from Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sta. Mesa placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the recently concluded November 2018&nbsp;Interior Design&nbsp;Licensure&nbsp;Examination.</p> <p>Llosa posted a passing rate of 85.00, while Ricot garnered an 84.90 passing rate.&nbsp;</p> <p>PUP Sta. Mesa also surpassed the 55.53 national passing rate, posting a 71.05 average.&nbsp;</p> <p>The results were released on November 27, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>Source: Professional Regulation Commission&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qr8PCokI%2f0g%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=qr8PCokI%2f0g%3d Ricky Lee holds Storywriting Seminar Jan Lanuza, News, Center for Creative Writing <br/><p>Critically-acclaimed writer Ricky Lee, through the PUP- Center of Creative Writing and&nbsp; Department of Filipinology, conducted a Professorial Lecture Series titled &quot;Pagbangga sa Kahon&quot;&nbsp; with the theme &ldquo;Masterclass ni Ricky Lee tungkol sa Pagsulat ng Kwento&quot;,&nbsp; at the ICTC Lab, NALLRC on November 22, 2018.</p> <p>Lee spoke about the &quot;box&quot; where people and literary writers were contained, &ldquo;Lahat tayo ay nakakahon&hellip; Ang iba ay ikinahon ng nakalipas, &#39;di maka-move on; ang iba ay na-friendzone, umaasa pa ring balang araw ay hindi na siya invisible sa kanyang best friend; ang iba, nakakahon sa bisyo, ang iba ay sa sakit, ang iba ay sa ilusyong maganda siya, ang iba sa paghahanap ng katarungan para sa anak na natokhang; lahat ay nakakahon.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lee emphasized the importance of the box and how it is imperative for one&#39;s growth as an individual and storyteller, &ldquo;Your deficiencies and weaknesses are the root and backbone of your strengths. As a writer, you have to accomplish two things. One, help cure the blindness of others, including yourself. And two, reveal the false practices and show the truth.&quot;</p> <p>The seminar focused on ways of writing, mostly on identifying fears, identities, and intended to break a writer&#39;s initial fears.</p> <p>Lee was also the Second Apolinario Mabini Achievement Awardee of the University&rsquo;s Mabini Media Awards.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SWt%2bYBbYSPs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:45:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SWt%2bYBbYSPs%3d SLP, BHS, M2TG, and Maharlika win big in PASUC Cultural and Arts Festival Christian Ceguerra, Arts and Culture, PASUC, UCCA <br/><p>Several cultural organizations bagged awards after competing in the 10th Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) Cultural and the Arts Festival&ndash;National Capital Region held at Philippine Normal University (PNU) Gymnasium on November 15-16, 2018.</p> <p>Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory was hailed champions in the Radio Play and Straight Play categories and 1st runner-up in Musical Play Category; PUP Bagong Himig Serenata was awarded 1st runner-up on Show Choir Category, and 2nd runner-up on Standard Choral Singing Category; Move to the Groove (M2TG) managed to defend their title as the back-to-back champions for Street Dance Category; while Maharlika Dance Artists&rsquo; secured the 1st runner-up award for Contemporary Dance Category.</p> <p>For the individual categories, SLP&rsquo;s Edmary Erika Batucan and Jocel Gray Panuelos were awarded as Best Actress in the Short and Sweet Straight Play, and Short and Sweet Musical Play; while BHS&rsquo;s Julius Genoguin and Buklod Sining&rsquo;s Jean Claroni&ntilde;o arose as champions in Instrumental Solo Piano and Charcoal Rendering Competition respectively.</p> <p>In line with these achievements, PUP will be representing the NCR for the following categories: Radio Play, Straight Play, Street Dance, Instrumental Solo Piano and Charcoal Rendering on PASUC- Nationals which will be held on November 27 to 30, 2018 at the University of South Eastern Philippines (USeP).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eNqHVN2XsHQ%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:40:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=eNqHVN2XsHQ%3d CoED bags Best Research Paper in APCORE Intl Conference Dennis O. Dumrique, College Highlights, Dennis Dumrique <br/><p>College of Education and Graduate School Dean Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales bagged the Best Research Paper Award in an international research conference sponsored by the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE, Inc.) on October 31 to November 3, 2018, held at Westin Resort Hotel in Guam, USA.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46458564_1924826507613343_3220924562296274944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=e8886c67a10764210b5f7785a21ebe51&amp;oe=5CAF9B7A" /></p> <p>Dr. Rosales topped the list in the Education category with her research paper titled &ldquo;Reader Response Theory: Students&rsquo; Encounter and Challenges with E-Literature.&rdquo; The paper is also in collaboration with Mr. John Paulo Sarce, a part-time faculty from PUP CoED.</p> <p>The other finalists in the aforementioned category were: Mr. Junior K. Ahamad of Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College; Mr. Alfonso C. Aquino of Philippine College of Science and Technology; Ms. Rebecca R. Bercasio of Bicol University; Ms. Abegail V. Dela Fuente of Central Luzon State University; and Ms. Gina D. A. Galvez of University of Eastern Philippines.</p> <p>APCORE 2018 conference was attended by various researchers and educators from different parts of the world such as Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, United States of America, Canada, and the Philippines.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=oGtB0yJ3JEA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:38:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=oGtB0yJ3JEA%3d PCG, PUP launch PUP Disaster Rescue Boat Glenda D. Salorsano, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Disaster Rescue Boat was introduced to the community at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Pureza Sub-station, Sta. Mesa, Manila on October 22, 2018.</p> <p>The PUP Disaster Rescue Boat, which was made by PET bottles, was donated by the Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program Inc., (MBSPPI) a subsidiary program of LANDBANK of the Philippines and assembled by the students from Senior High school (STEM 12-5), BPEA 1-1 and BSIT 1-1 of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa Manila.</p> <p>During the ceremony, University Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Assistant Team Leader Jean Paul&nbsp;Martirez&nbsp;explained the importance of the rescue boat.</p> <p>PCG Pureza Sub-station Commander Abraham G. Tan, PCG Auxiliary and PUP Institutional Planning Office Director Thomas Testor, and Safety and Security Service Director Jimmy M. Fernando graced the ceremonies.</p> <p>The event was spearheaded by the General Services Office - Community Relations Development Center in cooperation with the University Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ELUcdaNRXH8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:15:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ELUcdaNRXH8%3d PUP places 6th, 10th in October 2018 CPA LE Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines grabbed sixth and tenth place in the October 2018 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.</p> <p>Krizzia Pearl Santilla from PUP Sta. Mesa placed sixth in the said examination sharing the spot with Joanne Lynsley Go from the University of the Philippines and Aubrey Nicole Jimenez from Tarlac State University with 90.00 passing percentage.</p> <p>On the other hand, Renz Casanova Criste ranked tenth with 89.33 passing percentage. He shared the same spot with Von Zedrick Cruz from Kingfisher School of Business and Finance, James Andrew Licaros from University of Sto. Tomas, Gladyleanne Luna from Lyceum of the Philippines University - Laguna and Veil Keanna Velarde from Holy Angel University.</p> <p>The CPA Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) was held on October 6,7 and 13, 2018 at the PRC testing centers located in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao.</p> <p>The results were released on October 22, 2018.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=hdKa6n9s3V8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:56:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=hdKa6n9s3V8%3d PUP, GMA sign MOU for comprehensive nat'l election coverage Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines once again partnered with GMA Network for the upcoming 2019 national and local elections.</p> <p>In a ceremonial signing held on October 19, 2018, PUP, represented by University President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman, together with GMA Network and other universities, professed their commitment to ensure that the public will be well-informed about election and other election-related developments which will aid them in exercising their right of suffrage.</p> <p>They also pledged to encourage faculty, administrative employees and students to get involved in Eleksyon 2019 and to use their best efforts to mount a comprehensive, credible, reliable and relevant coverage of the 2019 elections.</p> <p>The ceremonial signing was graced by GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Felipe Gozon and President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto Duavit Jr. and other representatives from partner institutions.</p> <p>Aside from the ceremonial signing, GMA also launched their Eleksyon 2019 advocacy titled &quot;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/pusuanangtotoo?source=feed_text&amp;__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBC2iWsdMf55R2xBzAfhCl6tPVRFSk2bPsVVEo2CzBSrWs5JwNcdyNm8s4uxnVfPV0UsyhwQjBUmbV01M8lX0qo9URBhtcxZyKHesR51BojThiFxT6exRIPDN1eyb6eXddMXKEs7iojtbVPvFQMcyba5OFaP0t7wQjS2wiEe6EWo9tCOk-0yWLNxge5bgAcg6e4UXszbz1ETHMBl7V6Lc2nTm8&amp;__tn__=%2ANK-R">#PUSUANangTOTOO</a>&quot; during the event.<img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44365087_1881351975294130_6129718647008002048_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=0ff02b6d43abd27a387521e6c8fe27ec&amp;oe=5C4C8054" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=s0r4vk97zsY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=s0r4vk97zsY%3d