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 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:16:21 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph 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 CHED, PUP Project Forth delegates attend Erasmus Plus International Study Seminar in Europe Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, News, Office for Teaching and Learning Development <br/><p>The Commission on Higher Education, selected higher education officials, and faculty from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Centro Escolar University, University of Southeastern Philippines, University of Saint La Salle, West Visayas State University, and Department of Education teachers attended two days of international synchronic study seminars in Bologna, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; and Groningen, Netherlands on November 2-3, 2022 and two days information and reflection meetings in Brussels, Belgium on November 4-5, 2022.</p> <p>Best strategies from the outcomes of action research were highlighted during the meetings. Based on the modules developed for MAED – TCA students, participants also discussed how students may successfully implement their work in challenged areas after graduation. Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, Transnational Management Committee member and PUP Cluster Coordinator, discussed the meaning and spirit of Project Forth and dissemination activities during the meetings held in Bologna, Italy and Brussels, Belgium.</p> <p>CHED Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag, Phd presented CHED’s response to the challenges that were identified by Project FORTH participants during the information and reflection meetings held at Universitaire Stichting- Fondacion Universitaire Egmonstraat in Brissels, Belgium. He discussed issues and concerns of teachers situated in challenged areas and undersocred how international cooperation with European Union may help in finding ways to propel the project forward by laying out important policies which can be implemented for the sustainability of this noble project.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Atty. Lily Freida Milla, CHED OIC Deputy Executive Director and Director III, International Affairs Staff, delineated the policies which support higher education institutions who embark on internationalization efforts.</p> <p>Delegates from the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Programme “Project Forth” or the Formation of Teachers in Challenged Areas in the Philippines is composed of three illustrious European universities: University of Groningen (RUG) in Netherlands, University of Bologna (UniBo) in Italy, and University of Deusto (UD) in Spain complemented by five notable Philippine universities that form the five clusters of the project: PUP, WVSU, University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), University of Saint La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod, and Centro Escolar University (CEU).</p> <p>Each cluster institution is supported by Department of Education (DepEd) teachers who were the resource persons in identifying and understanding challenged areas. These areas were the basis from which the curriculum of a new master’s program—Master of Arts in Education major in Teaching in Challenged Area—was crafted through face to face collaborations, online meetings, inter-island and continental trainings to explore various aspects of the challenges through a collegial and synergistic experience. This master’s program is now offered in three higher education institutions (WVSU, PUP, and USLS) since 2021.</p> <p>Aside from Dr. Rosales, Project Forth delegates from the university include Assoc. Prof. Marion A. Cresencio, Assoc. Prof. Dennis O. Dumrique, Assoc Prof. Daizylyn C.Palillo, Prof. Bernadeth G. Nobles, Asst. Prof. Joey T. Danting, and Instr. Manolito S. San Jose.</p> <p>Representatives from the European Commission were also present to listen and give comments on the progress report of the project in terms of implementation of plans, achievement of objectives, effectiveness of dissemination, and updates on the utilization of funds from the grant.</p> <p><img alt="CHED, PUP Project Forth delegates attend Erasmus Plus International Study Seminar in Europe" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/10LRcs9/2022-11-09-ched-pup-project-forth-delegates-attend-erasmus-plus-international-study-seminar-in-euro1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="CHED, PUP Project Forth delegates attend Erasmus Plus International Study Seminar in Europe" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/N9m6phG/2022-11-09-ched-pup-project-forth-delegates-attend-erasmus-plus-international-study-seminar-in-euro2.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=KdHOSzapWuk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:02:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=KdHOSzapWuk%3d CS spearheads collaboration with UPLB Museum of Natural History Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Collaborations with fellow academic institutions open opportunities for broader streams of learning. On October 26, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) as spearheaded by the College of Science (CS), forged a partnership with the University of the Philippines – Los Banos (UPLB) Musuem of Natural History (MNH) at the Executive Conference Room, BM Gonzalez Hall of UPLB. This was formalized through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by the heads of each institution, PUP President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi and UPLB Chancellor Dr. Jose V. Camacho.</p> <p>“Our young science researchers, particularly in the field of Biology, would immensely benefit from this partnership. We look forward to this agreement with UPLB’s Museum of Natural History. We also hope to learn from this engagement and in the future, eventually build our own here at Sintang Paaralan. These kinds of initiatives should be lauded and sustained, and I congratulate our College of Science for working on this,” Dr. Muhi shared in an email interview.</p> <p>Present during the signing of the agreement were PUP College of Science Dean, Dr. Lincoln A. Bautista and Dr. Armin P. Coronado, Director of the Research Institute for Science and Technology (RIST). UPLB Chancellor Camacho personally signed the agreement, together with MNH Director, Ms. Marian P. De Leon.</p> <p>In her closing remarks, MNH Director De Leon shared that “The University of the Philippines Los Baños and us, at the museum are looking forward to the activities and initiatives we can forward as partners. After all, UPLB as a national university is here for public service initiatives and we are glad to have you with us as partners in contributing to the country’s national development.”</p> <p>The partnership specifically outlines engagements in developing the science and technology consciousness for each institution, anchored on the esteemed Museum of Natural History. The said museum, established since 1976, serves as a center of documentation as well as a repository of biological specimens for scientific reference, and a center of research, information, and education. It has also since been developed into a center of education on the preservation of natural heritage and a facility for training future naturalists. PUP-CS and UPLB-MNH are also looking into potential collaboration and capacity-building activities in line with each institution’s mission, goals, and development plans.</p> <p>Part of the agreement is an internship program for eighteen (18) Biology students from PUP, four (4) of which would be focusing on plants, while 14 are on the microbiology track. MNH will host them through online conferencing and customized technical training.</p> <p><img alt="CS spearheads collaboration with UPLB Museum of Natural History" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/z4MVK9z/2022-10-28-cs-spearheads-collaboration-with-uplb-museum-of-natural-history-1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="CS spearheads collaboration with UPLB Museum of Natural History" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/r6f8F97/2022-10-28-cs-spearheads-collaboration-with-uplb-museum-of-natural-history-2.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> UPLB Museum of Natural History Facebook Page. (2022, October 26). Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/UPLBMuseum/posts/pfbid02keduAhv4zVe3WEfnTPSz7dXwEX3memN17hddSHJ8xrynKCJB7bwCAkmdLRQwhFUQl</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=DnnHnN%2f4GQU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:33:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=DnnHnN%2f4GQU%3d PUP - CvSU team up for culture and education Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Last October 24, PUP President Manuel M. Muhi <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CaviteStateU/posts/pfbid0cE97vAFDzKGSjeLX4VZpFpkrCw8KTf495zKZxJQW82KVBZ9SHoh2ejCrDSNnTHMWl" target="_blank">signed a collaborative agreement with the Cavite State University (CvSU) on culture and education</a>. This partnership, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the two prominent state universities, focused on different research collaborations. CvSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Ma. Agnes P. Nuestro headed the partner delegation, on behalf of President Hernando D. Robles.</p> <p>“State universities should work together in opening more doors for learning and cultural enrichment. Our collaboration with Cavite State U is a wonderful opportunity to expand our network and seek greater heights in the academe. I am excited for what’s in store and I look forward to our next activities under this partnership,” Dr. Muhi shared in an email interview.</p> <p>The agreement underscores joint research collaboration on mutually agreed upon areas of study, exchange program for faculty members and students in research and cultural programs, and sharing of educational materials. The two state universities would also explore the potential of co-sponsoring international conferences, as well as offering dual or joint-degree programs.</p> <p>PUP officials present in the signing ceremony include Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin, Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development (VPREPD); Dr. Armin S. Coronado; Director, Research Institute for Science and Technology (RIST); Dr. Lincoln A. Bautista, Dean, College of Science (CS); and Dr. Noel A. Saguil - Chief, Center for Engineering and Technology Research.</p> <p>From CvSU, officials present include Dr. Melbourne R. Talactac, Vice President for Research and Extension; Dr. Camilo A. Polinga, Vice President for Administrative and Support Services; Dr. Mary Jane D. Tepora, Vice President for Planning and Development; Ms. Lolita G. Herrera, Vice President for External and Business Affairs; and Director Mariel Mojica-Lising of the International and Local Collaboration and Linkages Office.</p> <p><img alt="PUP – CvSU team up for culture and education" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/tBxZMpV/2022-10-26-pup-cvsu-team-up-for-culture-and-education.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> Cavite State University Facebook Page. (2022, October 25). Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/CaviteStateU/posts/pfbid0cE97vAFDzKGSjeLX4VZpFpkrCw8KTf495zKZxJQW82KVBZ9SHoh2ejCrDSNnTHMWl</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=jnLIfVnUb0M%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:59:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=jnLIfVnUb0M%3d #IskolarRepresent: Two PUPians set foot at the AFP Cup 2023 Cristina Arcega, Lance Dionisio, News, PUP Campus Journalists <br/><p>Student athletes from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Lyonas Taruc de Leon and Juliuz Rosh Dela Cruz are bound to represent the Philippines in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s Softball World Cup to be held on November 26 to December 4 in Auckland, New Zealand.</p> <p>De Leon and Dela Cruz, both second year students taking up Bachelor of Physical Education, together with the RP Blu Boys dominated and finished as the second placer team of the 11th Men’s Softball Asian Cup convened in Kochi, Japan last September 3-7, 2022.</p> <p><strong>Machinery behind success</strong><br /> In an interview with PUP Campus Journalists, De Leon and Dela Cruz mentioned that they are recently rustling up at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. “We are preparing our bodies, skills, and minds to build as well as improve our team chemistry, confidence, and mental toughness for us to be prepared for the World Cup this coming November,” Dela Cruz added.</p> <p>Notwithstanding the victory, Iskolar ng Bayan representatives also said that being student-athletes, there are deterrents to fully oversee their time between training and academics. Furthermore, the hours to spend with their families has been slender considering the demands they need to render for training.</p> <p>“‘Yon pong mga magulang namin namimiss po namin dahil po minsan 1 month [w]alang pong uwian at [may] injury po,” De Leon uttered.</p> <p>Now that the 19-year-old Juliuz Dela Cruz and 20-year-old Lyonas de Leon are on the threshold of vying another international playing field, they propound their success to their parents whom they shared tranche of their accomplishments as student-athletes.</p> <p>Both young athletes expressed admiration for their fathers, whom they regard as role models who serve as a life coach, mentor, and friend, bringing out the best in them and inspiring them to strive in this field.</p> <p>“Hats off to him, because he is the one who struggled for me to reach this dream situation. There are times that he suffered from injuries in our practice, but he never stopped training me despite those hard times,” said Dela Cruz.</p> <p><strong>Obstacles build up ourselves</strong><br /> When asked about balancing time between training and academic responsibilities as one of the main struggles of numerous student-athletes, Dela Cruz answered ‘time management, discipline and focus’ as a key to ensure a satisfactory performance among his commitments.</p> <p>“Gumagawa po ako ng sched. At hangga’t maari po tinatapos ko na po agad ang mga gawain sa school at nanghihingi din po ako minsan ng tulong sa mga teammates ko po,” de Leon stated.</p> <p>They also gave credits to their classmates and friends, who took their time to extend a helping hand as well as their professors who genuinely understood and generously provided considerations.</p> <p>“You should never ever give up. Hard times are just an obstacle in our journey to success. These obstacles were made to build up ourselves while we are reaching our dream,” Dela Cruz articulated as he imparted the most significant lesson he learned as an athlete.</p> <p>The softball players also revealed they also deal with internal conflicts and self-battles, but that they take adequate approaches to refine their skills and boost their morale.</p> <p><strong>Hit the top</strong><br /> As a fellow Iskolar ng Bayan, the two left a message for other students who aspire to become professional athletes as well.</p> <p>“Train hard, laging dumulog kay God, at enjoy every moment kasi habang nag-e-enjoy tayo  sa mga ginagawa natin nakakalimutan natin ang pagod at sakit at mas mabilis ang ating magiging improvement,” de Leon advised.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Dela Cruz highlighted the importance of having faith and belief in oneself to achieve greater heights in spite of the hindrances that will come on their way and challenges they may face.</p> <p>Game schedules can be accessed <a href="https://www.swc2022.com/schedule/" target="_blank">here</a>. Get the latest updates from the <a href="https://www.swc2022.com/" target="_blank">official website</a> of the Men’s Softball World Cup.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wF3lje2jBPo%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 25 Oct 2022 17:41:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wF3lje2jBPo%3d 'Pagagandahin pa natin ang PUP': Alan Cayetano vows to support PUP modernization Larry Chavez, Hilarry Ann Rafer, News, PUP Campus Journalists <br/><p>Senator Alan Peter Cayetano sought the cooperation of the government as he galvanized support for the modernization of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) during his speech at the celebration of PUP Taguig’s 30th Founding Anniversary, last month.</p> <p>The senator cited the university’s consistent performance in producing employers’ top preferred fresh graduates as one reason for its well-deserved development budgetary subsidy from the government.</p> <p>“PUP deserves the all-out support of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and Malacañang to modernize not only because you are one of the premier universities, but because your graduates are the number one choice of employers,” Cayetano told the attendees.</p> <p><strong>Long-term reform for SUCs</strong><br /> Cayetano expressed his desire for long-term reforms in the PUP system and in all SUCs in the Philippines. He said that is waiting for the 2023 Senate budget deliberation for SUCs, where he plans to allocate PUP and other SUCs with government funding to support their modernization programs.</p> <p>“Marami pa ang magagawa [ninyo] kung dadagdagan natin [ang budget]. So I’m asking you and the SUC body na magtulungan tayo. Let’s work on some long-term reforms for all SUCs. Marami pa tayong pwedeng baguhin,” he urged the attendees.</p> <p><strong>Efforts for the future of SUCs</strong><br /> Cayetano expressed hope that collaborative efforts between the government and SUC bodies will continue for years to come out of the strive for educational betterment.</p> <p>“In three to six years, I hope that we can all look at each other as a body, as people who love the PUP system and say that we have contributed to make it a better university. Pagagandahin pa natin ang PUP,” he said.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yVVUU0uwav0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 25 Oct 2022 17:40:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=yVVUU0uwav0%3d History junior, 2nd place in student leader stint Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Flory Joy Alvares is a fourth-year History student from the College of Social Science and Development (CSSD). She is also the President of the CSSD Student Council (SC). Out of more than 200 participants, Flory Joy placed 2nd in the 2022 Outstanding Student Leader in the Philippines (OSLP).</p> <p>The OSLP is a recognition organized by the group Transforming Advocates and Champions (TRAC) to honor the country’s most notable tertiary student leaders who have contributed to nation-building through excellent academic achievement, transformative social engagement, and innovative leadership during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p><strong>Student leadership and rights advocate</strong><br /> Flory is a student leader. Her advocacy focuses on human rights, children’s rights, and women’s empowerment. During her high school days, Flory was an Asian girl ambassador and was able to represent the Philippines in the United Nations to talk about children’s rights.</p> <p>Flory recently stepped down as president of the student council, she was able to develop initiatives for students. She said, “Yung CSSD totoong mga kampanya ang mga dala mo, buhay at pangarap ng mga estudyante ang nakasalalay.”</p> <p>During her term as SC president, the council passed a code for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) that gives protection for PWD students as well as mental wellness of the students.</p> <p><strong>Exemplary leaders treat people fairly</strong><br /> According to Flory, her recognition as 2nd place in OSLP 2022 is just a validation, “Awards and recognition lang yan, makakalimutan din yang ng mga tao. The most important [thing] is how you were able to treat people. Lagi kong pinipili na maging mabuti, sobrang genuine ko sa intention ko dahil maalala ka ng tao kung paano mo siya tinrato hindi yung kaya mong i-offer sa table.”</p> <p>To inspire young student leaders, Flory shares her secret, “Mahalaga na may mentors kayo kasi sila yung magsasabi kung too much ka na or hindi, because when we achieved too much, overwhelming siya. Nakakalimutan natin kung saan tayo nagsimula, so meron mga taong tatapik sa atin at magsasabing sumosobra kana at least it humbles us down.”</p> <p>Early this year, Flory also received the recognition of representing the University in the 24th Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC 2022). She was chosen as one of the top 80 across the country, alongside fellow PUP student leader, AJ Ryan Del Rosario.</p> <p><img alt="History junior, 2nd place in student leader stint" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/vwxJhwY/2022-10-14-history-junior-2nd-place-in-student-leader-stint.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9tk%2fY%2ftYU60%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:32:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=9tk%2fY%2ftYU60%3d