Polytechnic University of the Philippines http://www.pup.edu.ph/ News and articles from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Copyright 1998-2019 Polytechnic University of the Philippines. All rights reserved. en-ph Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:58:43 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 9.0 InfoCore Engine 1.0 PUP Communication Management Office ictcenter@pup.edu.ph PUP Sta. Mesa, top performing school in IDLE 2019 Krupskaya Valila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa was hailed as the Top Performing School for the 2019 Interior Designer Licensure Examination.<br /> Posting an average of 91.67%, 22 out of 24 examinees passed the said examination.<br /> The results were released on July 15, 2019.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wbmu%2b6%2bdnO8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:09:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=wbmu%2b6%2bdnO8%3d CHED official encourages PUP extensionists to pursue research Louie Montemar, Research and Extension, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Dubbing PUP as a &ldquo;sleeping dragon&rdquo; given its potential for research and extension, Dr. Custer C. Diocaris spoke before a large crowd of extensionists and faculty members who participated in the Extension Capability Building Seminar sponsored by the PUP Extension Management Office (EMO) held last May 16, 2019 at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, Mabini Campus.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Diocaris, Chief of the Research Management Division of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in 2013, encouraged participants to integrate their extension work with their research as he believes this can help bolster the University&rsquo;s research productivity. The CHED official began his talk by clarifying that the line &ldquo;Knowledge is power&rdquo; must be understood in the context of using knowledge for community needs as it was first posited during the Age of Enlightenment. From this, he highlighted extension as an integrative element of a university&rsquo;s mission.&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile, Dr. Marlowe U. Aquino of Don Mariano Marcos University walked through key principles of extension and shared on his experiences in extension work during the afternoon session. &nbsp;One of his key propositions is that extensionists should primarily be development workers.&nbsp;</p> <p>The seminar was designed to capacitate and equip the University&rsquo;s extension officers, a large number of which have recently been appointed.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=JtxORd9cVKs%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:43:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=JtxORd9cVKs%3d PUP EMO, TESDA ink MOA for free trainings Louie Montemar, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Free trainings in food and beverage services, and welding will be offered by the University under the three-year initiative &ldquo;Abot-Kasanayan at Dunong Project&rdquo; with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between PUP and TESDA was signed last May 14, 2019 spearheaded by the PUP Extension Management Office (EMO).&nbsp;</p> <p>Borne out of formal talks at the Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, and Development (OVPRED) in PUP-Manila campus, Vice President Anna Ruby P. Gapasin noted that the partnership with TESDA further commits PUP&#39;s engagement with its host and partner barangays.&nbsp;</p> <p>Faculty members from the College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management (CTHTM) and the Institute of Technology (ITECH) will be tapped to develop modules and lead in implementing the trainings as &quot;night classes&quot; to be offered primarily to targeted residents of partner-barangays.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=0z%2b2%2fQ2iO1s%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:41:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=0z%2b2%2fQ2iO1s%3d PUP expands international networks in NAFSA 2019 Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Delegates from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) participated and signed collaborative engagements with several American education institutions during the National Association for Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) Annual Conference and Expo. The yearly gathering of international educators and innovators was held last May 26-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. USA.&nbsp;</p> <p>Vice Presidents for Research, Extension and Development (VPRED) Dr. Anna Ruby V. Gapasin, and Student Affairs and Services (VPSAS) Zenaida R. Sarmiento led the PUP delegation. They were joined by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair Prospero De Vera and Commissioner Ronald Adamat. &nbsp;</p> <p>PUP signed a joint understanding with Central Washington University (CWU) focused on collaborative research, extension, and instruction on the advancement of Indigenous Peoples Studies and related community engagements. PUP also entered into an agreement with the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) on the fields of engineering technology, education, and distance learning. &nbsp;</p> <p>They also met with representatives from the US Department of Education on quality assurance procedures, credit transfers, and other best practices, and Education USA Cultural Affairs Specialists Christine Grace Catindig to facilitate international linkages and boost student and faculty mobility in US-based educational institutions. PUP also witnessed the ceremonial signing program between CHED and the Center for Global Advancement of Community Colleges (CGACC) on joint conferences, exchange of students, and faculty for student and research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Exploratory talks will continue with potential partners such as the American University on peace education, the Association of Schools in Hawaii, Columbia College, and several other community colleges in the US through video conferencing. &nbsp;</p> <p>NAFSA 2019 opened various opportunities for PUP to expand its international network, participate in a specialized environment where leaders and innovators thrive, and express strong commitment for a better and quality educational platform for future scholars.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>(Information obtained from the submitted reports of VPRED Dr. Gapasin and VPSAS Prof. Sarmiento.)</em></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=87JvyVgRTd8%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:32:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=87JvyVgRTd8%3d PUP joins National Flag Day celebration Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>May 28 marks the start of the National Flag Days, under Republic Act 8491 or the &ldquo;Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines&rdquo;. The whole Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) community joined the rest of the nation for this annual celebration. This year, the opening ceremony was held at the PUP Freedom Park, with the theme: &ldquo;Salute to the Philippine Flag.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The PUP flag raising activity was jointly organized by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA), National Service Training Program (NSTP) Office, and the Safety and Security Office. University officials graced the said event which highlighted the Panunumpa at Pagpupugay sa Watawat.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The National Flag Days celebration lasts for 15 days, ending on June 12 in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. Spearheading the annual activity of simultaneous flag-raising is the National Historical Commission of the Philippines; with this year&rsquo;s partner, Pronove Tai Property Consultants. All public and private agencies, offices, schools, institutions, commercial establishments, and residential homes are encouraged to display the Philippine Flag.<a href="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61236373_2204564396306218_2652364672916783104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=d2e2a69873fe10389a4be11cb64162ca&amp;oe=5D9915DE"><img alt="" src="https://scontent.fmnl15-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61236373_2204564396306218_2652364672916783104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&amp;_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl15-1.fna&amp;oh=d2e2a69873fe10389a4be11cb64162ca&amp;oe=5D9915DE" /></a></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=EmYVXgdJ40I%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:25:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=EmYVXgdJ40I%3d PUP grad places 5th in CPA licensure exam Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Aren Josue Gavino of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines &ndash; Main Campus secured the fifth top spot in the May 2019 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examinations (CPALE) administered by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC). Gavino garnered a rating of 87.83%. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 119 PUPians successfully passed the said exam, including examinees from various PUP branches and campuses, with PUP-Ragay registering the highest passing performance rate at 42.86%.</p> <p>The results were released on May 27, 2019.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TkWzJNme8u4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:16:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=TkWzJNme8u4%3d PUP surpasses nat'l passing rate in May 2019 Civil Engineering LE Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Civil engineering bets from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines &ndash; Main Campus recorded a 60.20% passing rate for the May 2019 Civil Engineering licensure examinations, surpassing the national average of 52.84%. First-time takers of the rigorous examinations fared a notch higher with a 71.43% passing rate.</p> <p>Meanwhile, other PUP campuses also showed good performances for the licensure exams. PUP &ndash; Lopez Campus has a passing rate of 38.89%, while PUP &ndash; Sta. Maria, Bulacan with 31.25%.</p> <p>The full text of official results, performance of schools, and list of successful examinees may be accessed at www.prc.gov.ph.&nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=DvQcHTAxOeU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 24 May 2019 17:53:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=DvQcHTAxOeU%3d CBA holds 1st Nat'l Business Conference Meckmack Nartea, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The PUP-College of Business Administration (CBA), together with College of Accountancy and Finance (CAF), and College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Transportation Management (CTHTM), in partnership with Ascendens Asia and Singapore Institute of Multidisciplinary Professionals held its first national business research conference titled CROSSOVER: Moving Beyond the Borders of the Business World Through Research on March 21, 2019 at the PUP Bulwagang Balagtas which was participated in by 21 institutions, including PUP, Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas, University of the Philippines Diliman, Kalinga State University, Partido State University, Rizal Technological University, Bukidnon State University, North Luzon Philippines State College, Juan Sumulong Junior College, Our Lady of Fatima University, Mindanao Polytechnic College, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cavite State University, University of Rizal System, Universidad de Zamboanga, Philhealth, Department of Trade and Industry, IBPAP and Teleperformance, with 101 research papers; 76 of which for oral presentation and 25 poster presentation.</p> <p>The first keynote speaker, Dr. Ruby Raterta was the Chief Science Research Specialist of the National Research Council of the Philippines. Following Dr. Raterta was the second keynote speaker, Roland Blas Arrogante, the President of Career Add-ons Corporation.</p> <p>Headed by the overall program committee: Dr. Raquel G. Ramos, Dean of CBA and the overall chair of crossover; assisted by VP Adam Ramilo; Dr. Guillermo C. Bungato Jr., the co-chair of the program; Dr. Marietta D. Reyes, Dean of CTHTM; Dr. Hilda Felipe San Gabriel, Editor-in-Chief of PUP Social Science Review; Dr. Jackie Urrutia, the Director of PUP Intellectual Property Management Office; Prof. Lilian M. Litonjua, Dean of CAF and Dr. Jake Laguador, LPU Batangas Research Director and Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal for Multidisciplinary, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for poster exhibits was held.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uexl9gD0u%2bY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:19:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=uexl9gD0u%2bY%3d CHRGS, Student Orgs Conduct Pre-Valentine's Day Forum Alexandra Garcia, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>To further educate the youth on the effects of sexual harassment and how love can affect people, the Center for Human Resources and Gender Studies (CHRGS), PUP for Jesus Movement, PUP Kristiyanong Kabataan para&nbsp;sa Bayan (KKB) and WISDOM PUP, conducted a seminar titled &ldquo;<em>Women&rsquo;s Rights and Empowerment in the Modern Days&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;held on February 12, 2019 at Bulwagang Bonifacio, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources Center.</p> <p>Atty. Maria Cristina Jimenez, Chief of the CHRGS, discussed&nbsp;about sexual harassment on campus and the importance of knowing one&rsquo;s rights. She said that as long as a person is aware of his/her rights, it is his/her responsibility to also spread awareness.</p> <p>Atty. Jimenez also gave emphasis on the roles of student organizations, specifically WISDOM PUP, to attend to the students&rsquo; needs, most especially in serious harassment cases.</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=vE3kVSmoVb0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:36:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=vE3kVSmoVb0%3d SEED Network Launches Eco-Waste Forum Alexandra Garcia, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>In line with the advocacy to enlighten PUPians on the importance of campus waste management, the PUP SEED Network conducted a forum titled &ldquo;Huwag na Tayong Magplastikan, 2019 na!&rdquo;, held on January 18, at Claro M. Recto Hall, PUP &ndash; Main building.</p> <p>Mr. Pepe Herrera, also known as Benny from the popular show &ldquo;Ang Probinsyano&rdquo;, shared his thoughts regarding the viral photo of him collecting trash on the beach, which relates to his advocacy of eco-friendly living. &ldquo;Changing our lifestyle to help the environment can&rsquo;t be easily adapted in a day, but we can practice it little by little, and within that process we are already contributing to Mother Earth,&rdquo; Herrera said. &nbsp;He also shared how living a minimalist life has changed his life.</p> <p>The participants actively engaged in the elaboration of the Republic Act no. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 by Mr. Noel Cabile, a Clean-Air Campaigner from No Burn Philippines.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=etlWwPJir3I%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:32:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=etlWwPJir3I%3d