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 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 21:36:41 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph COC students shine in Quisumbing, other film fests Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office, The Oculus <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines&#39; College of Communication students were hailed as Gawad Quisumbing-Escandor Grand Winner in the 3rd Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival for Health on February 10, 2018 at RCBC Plaza, Makati City.</p> <p>Among 25 finalists, Fourth Year Broadcast Communication Student Leia Reyna Pasumbal&rsquo;s &lsquo;Comfort Room&rsquo; emerged as the grand winner.</p> <p>&#39;Comfort Room&#39; is a film about a person suffering from depression and how this person comforted someone who is about to commit suicide.</p> <p>The theme of the festival centered on &ldquo;Tagu-taguan, Maliwanag Ang Buwan&rdquo; symbolizing the mental health situation in the Philippines. Over 75 entries from different cities and provinces in the Philippines were submitted to the said festival.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28056090_1578466382249359_3433503541039921182_n.png?oh=aeb740d2514b4c42db19b67326cbb3a5&amp;oe=5ADCFFD4" /></p> <p>Meanwhile, third year Broadcast Communication students bagged awards in the recently concluded Piling Obrang Vidyo held at the UP Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City on January 27, 2018.</p> <p>Among 21 finalists from eight schools, Angelo Joshua Amar&#39;s &#39;Pompoms&#39; bagged the Best Narrative Film, Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction awards.</p> <p>The same film was also recognized in the Adamson University&#39;s Realifim Festival on December 16, 2017. Pompoms was hailed as Best Screenplay and Best Film.</p> <p>&lsquo;Pompoms&rsquo; is a fictional film about a kid named Lando who was a victim of child exploitation in Pagsanjan, Laguna. It was first previewed during the third Cinemaskom Film Festival at PUP on November 24, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27858244_1578466545582676_4266146279701334688_n.png?oh=41ef76c6a7e6a9fe01935f45aeccec9e&amp;oe=5AD865D4" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=C81tQAp0baM%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:08:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=C81tQAp0baM%3d PUP confers MSCM degree to 28 Filipino engineers and architects abroad Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>A total of 28 Filipino engineers and architects abroad received their degree Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) during the Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Open University (PUP-OU) 4th Commencement Exercises&nbsp;at the Four Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi on February 2,&nbsp;2018.</p> <p>More than half of the graduates are Filipino Civil Engineers while the others are architects, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers from Abu Dhabi (16) and Dubai (12).</p> <p>The graduating class is composed of Romeo V. Alcantara,&nbsp;Gonzalo G. Avila, Elias T. Bacon, Rhalie E. Calalang, Serlindo N. Cortez, Jayson S. De Castro, Gerry I. Lugutan, Alain G. Manangan, Paul Gaby S. Sabillo, Rouchel R. Salonoy, Brian G. Tiu, Leandro C. Tuando, Blesil D. Apduhan, Michael F. Batiles, Ronald A. Castillon, &nbsp;Edgardo L. De Jesus, Jr., Donnie Ray D. Distrito, Erickhson B. Gabriel, Richard D. Licardo, Jamebel O. Mahan, Darwin R. Marte, &nbsp;Armando G. Perona Jr., Ariel A. Quisto, Aileen N. Reyes, Ric E. Reyes, Enrico G. Santiago, Jhondy D. Tibubos, and Esther B. Viloria.</p> <p>Among the 12 graduates from Dubai, six of them including Apduhan, Castilon, Ligutan, Santiago and Manangan are all ASEAN engineer registered which were awarded by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) from 2016-2017.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27749875_1575000392595958_6819633041514263560_n.jpg?oh=3c7f0b92c5331b0641174fea7cf73e44&amp;oe=5B260CB5" /></p> <p>Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwil of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi served as commencement speaker during the event.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655418_1575000402595957_6252523408223618095_n.jpg?oh=9f1d11a0ffc4fcf87d5e7f6f6ff03dfe&amp;oe=5B0F5CF5" /></p> <p>Meanwhile, PUP Board of Regent and President of the Federation of Alumni Association in PUP, Inc. Hon. Rene A. Tanasas, Head Executive Assistant and Executive Director of Open University System Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin, Institute of Open and Distance Education Program Chair Dr. Carmencita L. Castolo, and&nbsp;College of Engineering Dean and MSCM Program Chair Dr. Guillermo O. Bernabe served as conferring officers of the event.</p> <p>MSCM aims to prepare professionals for the operational, supervisory and managerial opportunities in the construction industry and to continuously enhance their overall competitiveness as professionals and entrepreneurs towards national productivity.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27752180_1575000722595925_2986390904764992374_n.jpg?oh=f1a73e34feaa48ee0105e76403d74fdc&amp;oe=5ADFB452" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Ce5n1IOgqHA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:32:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Ce5n1IOgqHA%3d PUP Taguig  starts construction of Four-Storey Eng'g Lab  Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Taguig Branch officials, administrative staff,&nbsp;and faculty members gathered for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Four-Storey Engineering Laboratory Building on February 5, 2018.</p> <p>Led by University President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman and PUP Taguig Branch Director Dr. Marissa B. Ferrer, the event marked the commencement of construction of the building.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27867246_1574979289264735_1022743195605515033_n.jpg?oh=0534749d8a72cece91216c6718afd7cd&amp;oe=5B25B265" /></p> <p>Also present in the event were Executive Vice President and Vice President for Student Affairs and Services Dr. Herminia E. Manimtim, Vice President for Administration Prof. Alberto C. Guillo, Vice President for Branches and Campuses Prof. Pascualito B. Gatan, Vice President for Research, Extension and Development Dr. Joseph Mercado and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Manuel M. Muhi.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27545308_1574979102598087_389187728608524338_n.jpg?oh=e92a428be4f7fe9737b93c1cde31f986&amp;oe=5B1C7F60" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=5DmMuingaBc%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:18:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=5DmMuingaBc%3d 45 Bio students to receive scholarship from DOST PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>45 third year BS Biology students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines &ndash; College of Science rejoiced as they were set to receive Department of Science and Technology (DOST) &ndash; Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS).</p> <p>The JLSS is a program of the DOST &ndash; Science Education Institute under the Republic Act No. 7687 or the &ldquo;Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994&rdquo;, R.A. No. 10612 or the &ldquo;Fast-Tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013&rdquo;, and Merit Scholarship Program. It aims to help and support the growing number of aspiring scientists and engineers in the country.</p> <p>Before receiving the said scholarship, applicants took DOST-JLSS examination, which was administered on November 19, 2017.</p> <p>Scholars under the R.A. 10612 are expected to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the basic education level, ideally in their home regions, as their return of service. While, graduates of the R.A. 7687 and Merit Programs are required to work equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship program, along their fields of specialization anywhere in the country.</p> <p>The BS Biology qualifiers will receive their scholarship privileges for two years which include tuition subsidy, monthly stipend, book allowance, and more. The passers of the Merit Program will receive the same benefits except for the monthly stipend that would be based on the qualifier&rsquo;s socio-economic status.</p> <p>Overall, there are 4,529 students nationwide who passed the 2017 DOST-SEI JLSS Program. These students are expected to serve and contribute to the developing field of Science and Technology in the Philippines.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655370_1573281322767865_2297899985343219988_n.jpg?oh=eb2b45f1c8fec03fdfc1a9157430e35d&amp;oe=5B21FCE4" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SC9%2beLXc6k4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=SC9%2beLXc6k4%3d PUP ranks 6th in the Most Popular Philippine Universities online; 149th worldwide  Ella Marie Jeunese Abelido, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Polytechnic&nbsp;University of the Philippines (PUP) ranked 6<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;in the list of &quot;2018 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online&quot;, which was released on January 24, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ranking, which was generated by Unirank, was based on the popularity of&nbsp;Universities online.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="Top 200 Facebook University Ranking 2018" class="image image-left" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27460046_1572415192854478_6488382161901592597_n.png?oh=04cdbde7725f7c848407a40bdcd75ee7&amp;oe=5B1BFB26" />In a separate list&nbsp;titled &ldquo;2018 Facebook University Ranking&rdquo;, the University ranked 149<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;worldwide in the most popular Universities in the social media page Facebook.</p> <p>Unirank&nbsp;selected the institutions&nbsp;to be included in the said list following the criteria:&nbsp;being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Philippine higher education related organization; offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or&nbsp;postgraduate&nbsp;degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees); &nbsp;and delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.4icu.org/ph/" id="LPlnk816109" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.4icu.org/ph/</a></p> <p><img alt="Unirank" class="image" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27545277_1572415199521144_3276056283072734534_n.png?oh=143feb68ded2277114cb21c95c79863f&amp;oe=5B142008" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=QZI94v5MyxA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:27:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=QZI94v5MyxA%3d PUP Sta. Mesa surpasses Nat'l Passing Rate in ALE  PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa surpassed the national passing rate in the January 2018 Architecture&nbsp;Licensure Examination.&nbsp;</p> <p>PUP Sta. Mesa garnered a 72.00 percent passing rate, surpassing the 57.60 national passing rate.</p> <p>The results were released on February 1, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=bWtRtrXMI8M%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:26:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=bWtRtrXMI8M%3d PUP holds 4th IRCHE  PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Amidst the&nbsp;postponement&nbsp;last December due to Mt.&nbsp;Agung&#39;s eruption,&nbsp;the&nbsp;fourth&nbsp;International Research Conference on Higher Education pushed through on&nbsp;January 24 to 27 at the Grand Inna Bali Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.&nbsp;</p> <p>Prof. Paulina Pannen from Universita Siswa Bangsa International in Jakarta served as the&nbsp;Keynote Speaker. She talked about the need and importance for international&nbsp;partnerships&nbsp;and&nbsp;collaborations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile, Prof. Didik Sulistyanto from University of Jember, Indonesia; Prof. Moh Jailani&nbsp;Bin Mohd Nor from University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka; Dr. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchok&nbsp;from Burapaha University, Thailand; Dr. Kenneth D. Mix and Dr. Sheyenne Krysher&nbsp;from Texas State University; and Director Jose B. Patalinjug III from the Department of&nbsp;Science and Technology Philippines were the plenary speakers of the three-day research&nbsp;conference.&nbsp;</p> <p>Aside from the plenary sessions, around 200 researchers from the Philippines and other countries such as Nigeria and Malaysia&nbsp;participated in sharing of knowledge through several parallel sessions and paper presentations.&nbsp;</p> <p>The event was co-organized by Universitas Dhyana Pura, Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators,&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of&nbsp;Science and&nbsp;Teachnology, Academic International Consortium of Indonesia, and Research Synergy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655058_1573937366035594_6133089018490314252_n.jpg?oh=67fa6dc074dba417e72de2e569089ad9&amp;oe=5B100634" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ukjArM4k3VE%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:25:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ukjArM4k3VE%3d BSA's Top 25 students to receive scholarship grant from BES-HNS  PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Beta Epsilon Sigma Fraternity, together with Hiyas ng Silangan Sorority (BES-HNS) is set to grant scholarships to the top 25&nbsp; students of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.&nbsp;</p> <p>The students, who excelled academically and posted the highest numerical grades from the batch, will receive monetary support from&nbsp;BES-HNS International Foundation.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Oscar Jornacion, Vice President of BES-HNS-International, said in an exclusive interview&nbsp;with&nbsp;The Observer, that the organization&nbsp;chose&nbsp;students of the University because they believe in the talents and&nbsp;skills&nbsp;of PUPians.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jornacion added that if one of the 25 students will top the upcoming&nbsp;Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination, BES-HNS will&nbsp;award the student with P1 million cash or a brand new car worth1 million.&nbsp;</p> <p>In response, PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman thanked the organization and hoped that the students will continue to bring pride to the PUP community.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26805066_1553590821403582_7501549364899901827_n.jpg?oh=cce4a3f5e5ea8960f835edc2909ba861&amp;oe=5ADFFAC9" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ebZDE1a0TDs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:57:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ebZDE1a0TDs%3d Employees, Faculty members sign Quality Policy Statement Krupskaya Valila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>As part of the University&#39;s commitment to providing quality services, employees and faculty members signed a Quality Policy Statement (QPS)&nbsp;led&nbsp;by&nbsp;the University Executive Officials on January 8, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Quality Policy Statement, the University committed to &quot;a) providing&nbsp;undergraduate and graduate education which meet&nbsp;international&nbsp;standards of quality and excellence;&nbsp;b) generating and transmitting new and relevant knowledge and technology for the&nbsp;advancement of human society, and&nbsp;c) offering of responsive and relevant extension&nbsp;services to and engagements with government, industry, and other&nbsp;communities at the local, national, and international levels for the improvement ofthe lives of the people the University serves&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a speech by Vice President for Administration Prof. Alberto C. Guillo&nbsp;during&nbsp;the launching of the QPS, he said that the PUP community is working hard to receive the ISO&nbsp;certification within 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>ISO is a recognition given to companies and institutions that have followed international&nbsp;standards&nbsp;of providing quality management system.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ld7M%2bRa9mOA%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:21:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=ld7M%2bRa9mOA%3d DENR, NFJPIA recognize PUP San Juan students' outstanding performance  Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) hailed PUP San Juan Campus&#39;s&nbsp;students as champions for their San Juan River System Water Quality Management Area Audio Visual Presentation entry. The team headed by Yvonne dela Paz, Eunice Beltran, and Mark Jeremy Esquejo received P30, 000.00, certificate, and plaque of recognition. The awarding ceremony was held at the Hive Hotel and Convention Place, Diliman, Quezon City on December 11, 2017.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26195890_1548341428595188_7894683488146265474_n.jpg?oh=1e2ecf6385d05ebd45c0073af07d1806&amp;oe=5AF34562" /></p> <p>Moreover, Esquejo received the&nbsp;Excellence Award in Customers Service Relations (CSR) Project Implementation, Excellence Award in Board of Directors Meeting and Most Outstanding Accountancy Leaders of the Philippines&nbsp;from National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) during their National Leadership Summit held on December 18-23, 2017 in the Province of Laguna.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26219309_1548341458595185_5682355912950378256_n.jpg?oh=4f2677888558b468726523f1b8871a76&amp;oe=5AE42C38" /></p> <p>Aside from these, Esquejo was also awarded as Outstanding Delegate in the 42nd Young Men&#39;s Christian Association (YMCA) National Congress of College Students held in Baguio City on November 30 to December 4, 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=oXImTmBhxrw%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:21:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=oXImTmBhxrw%3d