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 Fri, 19 Aug 2022 03:17:06 GMT https://www.pup.edu.ph/rss/news/ PUPWebSite 10 InfoCore Engine 3.0 PUP Communication Management Office webmaster@pup.edu.ph Notice of Search for Private Sector Representatives to the PUP Board of Regents PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p><img alt="Notice of Search for Private Sector Representatives to the PUP Board of Regents" src="https://i.ibb.co/2FcrWcp/2022-08-15-notice-of-search-for-private-sector-representatives-to-the-pup-board-of-regents.jpg" /></p> <p> </p> <h2><strong>NOTICE OF SEARCH FOR PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PUP BOARD OF REGENTS</strong></h2> <p>The <strong>Board of Regents of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines</strong> formally and publicly announces the opening of the Search for two (2) Private Sector Representatives.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES.</strong> Applicants for the PUP Board of Regents Private Sector Representatives must satisfy the following criteria:</p> <p><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS</strong></p> <ol> <li>Not less than thirty-five (35) years old at the time of application</li> <li>A natural-born Filipino citizen</li> <li>Holder of bachelor’s degree in any field or profession from a reputable higher education institution</li> <li>Not presently holding any position in Government (elective or appointive) or in a school governing board (public or private)</li> <li>Must not have any pending administrative, civil or criminal case in any judicial or quasi-judicial body in the Philippines or abroad and has not been convicted of any administrative offense or crime involving moral turpitude</li> <li>Must not be related to any member of the current PUP Board of Regents and Search Committee for Private Sector Representatives (SC-PSR) within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity</li> <li>Must have an extensive record of employment, business expertise, and connection with the private sector. If the applicant previously worked in any capacity with a government entity or was a consultant in any government undertaking of whatever nature, the proportion of the time the applicant served in government should not exceed one-fourth (1/4) of the entire time served in the private sector.</li> <li>Has made important contribution to and distinguished himself/herself from the industry, profession, or community, and can potentially contribute to the pursuit of the PUP Vision, Mission and Goals</li> <li>Physically fit, willing to travel and can devote ample time in the service of PUP and its Board of Regents.</li> </ol> <p>An applicant who does not meet any one of the abovementioned minimum qualifications and cannot submit pertinent supporting documentary evidences for these minimum qualifications on the set deadline shall be disqualified from the search process.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>BASIS FOR EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS</strong></p> <p>The achievements and contributions of applicants shall be evaluated according to percentages presented in the table below:</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a name="CRITERIA"><strong>CRITERIA</strong></a></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>WEIGHT (%)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ol start="1"> <li><strong>Educational Qualification and Relevant Professional Training</strong></li> </ol> </td> <td> <p><strong>25 %</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ol start="2"> <li><strong>Leadership and Management Experience</strong><br /> <em>(Length of service in managerial/supervisory position held)</em></li> </ol> </td> <td> <p><strong>40%</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ol start="3"> <li><strong>Recognition and Awards </strong><br /> <em>(Award of distinction received in recognition of achievement in relevant areas of profession or field of the applicant)</em></li> </ol> </td> <td> <p><strong>20%</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ol start="4"> <li><strong>Community Service/Socio-Civic Engagement</strong><br /> <em>(Involvement in socio-civic organizations and projects/programs)</em></li> </ol> </td> <td> <p><strong>15%</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Total</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>100%</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS. </strong>Applicants should accomplish and submit the following:</p> <ol> <li>Formal nomination letter and notarized Nomination Form with Nominee’s Conforme. Nominator and Nominee (Applicant) must jointly accomplish Nomination Form and Conforme (SC-FORM 1) with the Nominator’s formal nomination letter. Nominee (Applicant) should indicate his/her acceptance of the nomination by signing on the designated portion (Conforme) of the notarized nomination form (SC-FORM 1) which can be downloaded from <a href="https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022">https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022</a>. Formal nomination letter should be addressed to PUP President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi thru University/Board Secretary and SCPSR Secretariat Assoc. Prof. Rolando M. Covero Jr.</li> <li>Notarized Sworn Declaration indicating that applicant is not related to any member of the current PUP Board of Regents and Search Committee for Private Sector Representatives within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity. Sworn Declaration Form (SC-FORM 2) can be downloaded from <a href="https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022">https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022</a>.</li> <li>Notarized Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating applicant’s personal data, educational qualifications and trainings, work experience, awards/certificates/citations, community or socio-civic affiliations, published works if any</li> <li>Notarized and certified true copy of documents in support of the data/information specified in the Curriculum Vitae</li> <li>Certification/Clearance from NBI, police and institution/office where applicant is presently employed</li> <li>Certification/Clearance from Sandiganbayan or Ombudsman (for former appointive or elected official) or Civil Service Commission (for former government employee)</li> <li>Sworn statement/affidavit indicating that applicant has no pending administrative, civil or criminal case in any judicial or quasi-judicial body in the Philippines or abroad, and not been convicted of administrative offense or any crime involving moral turpitude. Sworn Declaration Form (SC-FORM 3) can be downloaded from <a href="https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022">https://bit.ly/PSBOR2022</a>.</li> <li>Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – authenticated Birth Certificate</li> <li>Medical Certificate of Physical Fitness (valid within six months at the date of nomination) issued by a physician from a DOH-accredited health institution but not the same institution where the applicant is presently employed. Letterhead of hospital or clinic must indicate DOH accreditation number.</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p>The Search Committee for Private Sector Representatives (SCPSR) reserves the right to validate and verify the authenticity of documents submitted, and the right to accept or reject any document that it deems to be questionable.</p> <p>Interested parties must submit <strong>one (1) set of original and four (4) sets of certified true copies</strong> of required documents <strong>not later than September 30, 2022</strong>. Application with supporting documents must be submitted to:</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>ASSOC. PROF. ROLANDO M. COVERO JR.</strong><br /> <br /> Secretariat, PUP BOR Search Committee for Private Sector Representatives<br /> <br /> Office of the University/Board Secretary<br /> <br /> S-206 2<sup>nd</sup> Floor South Wing, Main Building, PUP Mabini Campus<br /> <br /> Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016<br /> <br /> Contact Number: (02) 5335-1787/5335-1777 loc. 265/213</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Hakwj%2fcJ1S0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:58:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Hakwj%2fcJ1S0%3d Three in a row: Sintang Paaralan takes top spots in recent licensure exams Jan Vincent Lanuza, Kevin Ian Lampayan, News, PUP Campus Journalists <br/><p>In continuing its dream of excellence for its students, three PUPians took third highest spots in various licensure examinations. Ma. Patrisha Tungol Casalme successfully recorded the passing rate of 86.50% in the July 2022 Interior Design Licensure Examination, while Jhudiel Salivio Umandal scored 85.90% to take one of the top spots in the July 2022 Master Plumber Licensure Examination (MPLE).</p> <p>More recently, Alvin Zantua Tan clinched a rating of 93% in the June 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) - Secondary Level. Examinations were conducted in 19 testing centers all over the Philippines last June 26, while results were released last August 4.<br />  </p> <p><strong>University performance</strong></p> <p>PUP received a 78.57% overall performance in IDLE, with 22 out of 28 of its takers passing the examination, surpassing the national passing rate of 65.68%. Meanwhile, Sintang Paaralan garnered a 76.27% overall passing rate for MPLE, with 45 out of its 59 takers qualifying for the examination, exceeding the 51.28% national passing rate.</p> <p>For LET, PUP logged a 75% passing rate with 96 out of its 126 takers successfully passing the examination. According to the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), 8,667 elementary teachers out of 17,149 examinees (50.54%) passed the exam and another 10,193 out of 17,149 examinees (50.48%) had passed for the secondary level.<br />  </p> <p><strong>A community achievement</strong></p> <p>The University continues to exhibit excellent performance in various licensure examinations. In his monthly address to the PUP community, President Manuel Muhi applauded these recent achievements: “Congratulations sa ating mga iskolar ng bayan na nag top sa mga nakaraang board exams. Nakakaproud po na walang board exam na hindi po tayo kabilang sa top performing school o kabilang ang ating mga estudyante sa topnotchers.”</p> <p>He expressed his gratitude to the students, their parents, and the faculty members for taking every effort to proudly represent the University: “Maraming salamat po sa bawat isa sa patuloy na pagbibigay karangalan sa Sintang Paaralan. Ang lahat po ng ating mga pagsisikap ay lagi’t lagi pong para sa ating mahal na mga iskolar ng bayan at PUP.”</p> <p><img alt="Three in a row: Sintang Paaralan takes top spots in recent licensure exams 1" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/Kjhs2Rb/2022-08-12-three-in-a-row-sintang-paaralan-takes-top-spots-in-recent-licensure-exams-1.jpg" /><br /> <img alt="Three in a row: Sintang Paaralan takes top spots in recent licensure exams 2" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/m9gJjwy/2022-08-12-three-in-a-row-sintang-paaralan-takes-top-spots-in-recent-licensure-exams-2.jpg" /><br /> <img alt="Three in a row: Sintang Paaralan takes top spots in recent licensure exams 3" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/cvdJw0z/2022-08-12-three-in-a-row-sintang-paaralan-takes-top-spots-in-recent-licensure-exams-3.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=CczxKaI6uO0%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:38:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=CczxKaI6uO0%3d PUP alumni appointed to significant government posts PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Several PUP alumni have recently been appointed to significant government posts under new administration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.</p> <p>Rowena Niña Taduran, an Open University (OUS) Master of Communication (MC) graduate, was appointed undersecretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). She is also a former member of the Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Partylist.</p> <p>Benny Antiporda, who received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Institute of Non-Traditional Study Program of OUS, has also been named the new undersecretary of Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns of the  Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR).</p> <p>Atty. Ellaine Falo Fallarcuna and Atty. Florentino Y. Loyola Jr. are College of Communication graduates now serving as assistant secretaries for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).</p> <p>Asec. Fallarcuna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012. She will serve under the Operations Group - Statutory Programs. Meanwhile, Asec. Florentino Y. Loyola Jr. earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communication in 2009. He has been assigned to oversee Specialized Programs in the Operations Group.</p> <p>Congratulations to our alumni! May you all continue to fully embrace our university’s battle cry, “Mula sa ’yo, para sa bayan.”</p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=RiRbYQijhck%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:34:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=RiRbYQijhck%3d PUP Runs Face-to-Face Education on Wheels George Vincent Gamayo, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p><strong>TONDO, MANILA -</strong> About 60 young and adult learners attended the on-site pilot run of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Education on Wheels in Tondo, Manila.</p> <p>Also known as Pamantasang Bayan, this initiative that started in October 2021 offers Bachelor of Science in Office Administration to marginalized sectors through the PUP Open University System (PUP OUS).</p> <p>Marimar Eder, mother of two, said that the program brings hope to the unprivileged. “<em>Wala po kaming panggastos. Bukod po sa libreng gamit, nakatungtong po kami sa kolehiyo</em> (We cannot afford much. Apart from the free school supplies, we are fortunate enough to enter college),” she shared.</p> <p>To date, 60 students grouped in two sections are enrolled in the program through Education on Wheels. Program Chair, Prof. Jonathan Florida, said that the pilot run was done in preparation for the hybrid classes beginning in October. “<em>’Yung isang section ay dedicated sa day class, at ’yung isa ay sa night class para ma-accommodate natin ang single parents at mga nagtatrabaho</em> (One section will be given day classes, and the other will be given night classes to accommodate the single parents and those who are working),” he explained.</p> <p>Emphasizing quality and accessible education, PUP OUS Executive Director, Dr. Carmencita Castolo, said that the University aims to broaden the program by reaching out to more partners so that students will be given more benefits. “We bring education right at the doorsteps of our prospective students. <em>At pagka-graduate nila, tutulungan din natin silang makahanap ng trabaho</em> (We will help our students find jobs upon completion of the degree),” she said.</p> <p>The university partnered with the Sandiwaan Center for Learning, a Non-Government Organization that provides basic and technical education to the poor, in identifying the pilot community in Manila. Meanwhile, the bus that was converted into a mobile classroom was donated by the Century Peak Corporation.</p> <p><img alt="PUP Runs Face-to-Face Education on Wheels" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/NWPrJGc/2022-08-10-pup-runs-face-to-face-education-on-wheels-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="PUP Runs Face-to-Face Education on Wheels" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/CP21KHr/2022-08-10-pup-runs-face-to-face-education-on-wheels.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2f2Kjn%2f3NZ%2fk%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 10 Aug 2022 17:27:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=%2f2Kjn%2f3NZ%2fk%3d Robredo, Nograles share insights on effective communication management through capdev and leadership John Francis Ducusin, Sharmaine Joyce Morillo, News, Graduate School - Master in Communication <br/><p>Effective capacity-building initiatives which contribute to our nation’s resilient development are needed now more than ever, especially considering the pandemic’s debilitating effects. Speaking last August 4, on a webinar conducted by the Master in Communication (MC) students, former Vice President Leni Robredo and Atty. Karlo Nograles shared insights on effective capacity building initiatives and communication management.</p> <p>With the theme: “Communication Management Today: Theories and Best Practices for Effective Capacity Building and Management Policy Formulation,” the speakers were able to underscore how capacity building efforts and policies should meet the actual needs and priorities of a developing country like the Philippines.<br />  </p> <p><strong>On government sector and agencies’ capacity building initiatives</strong></p> <p>In his special message, Atty. Karlo Nograles, the Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, highlighted the importance of capacitating employees from all organizations so that they can perform their jobs more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably. According to him, employees must learn new skills and improve on what they already do because qualified and competent employees are essential for any organization to achieve its targets and goals. The Chairperson also noted CSC’s efforts to become a model agency in human resource and organizational development.</p> <p>“We are continuing to professionalize our 1.7 million government employees and ensuring that they remain enthusiastic, committed, and responsive to the needs of changing times while promoting an economical, efficient, and effective personnel administration in [the] government”, he said.</p> <p>Balanced Expertise, Contextualizing Learning, Institutional Development, Assessing Impacts, and Diversifying the Workforce are also challenges that must be overcome to achieve such efficacy, according to Atty. Nograles. He added that the CSC implements the Competency-Based Learning and Development Program (L&D), which directly addresses the issue of competency gaps. The program follows the competency-based Learning and Development (L&D) Framework, which is defined as “an approach that uses competencies as the standards against which employee development needs are assessed and then priorities are set against the needs of specific organizations.”</p> <p>One of the innovations that CSC adapted is the shift of its courses and trainings from traditional learning to online and blended-type of learnings to continue its service despite the pandemic and to reach more people in need in the fast-paced world. Atty. Nograles concluded his message by encouraging participants to always be eager to learn, to engage in healthy discussions for capacity-building, and to continue to be eager to expand their knowledge and skills through platforms such as this webinar.<br />  </p> <p><strong>On non-governmental organizations’ capacity building</strong></p> <p>Focusing on the expanding role of the NGOs in the social, community, and international development, Atty. Leni Robredo led an experiential discussion on what NGOs really are and their role in the society. She shared her firsthand knowledge as a long-time NGO worker years before entering politics, such as being a member of the Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN), an NGO that advocates for alternative lawyering.</p> <p>To her, NGOs must aim to capacitate the basic sectors including the farmers, fisher folks, urban poor, indigenous people, women, and children, among others, with knowledge on the fundamentals of law and legal resources for the protection of their rights.</p> <p>Working for an NGO, according to Atty. Robredo, is difficult, especially when resources are scarce. Nonetheless, she stated that NGOs play an important role in the community because governance is only effective if it allows civil society to participate because the latter connects the former to the constituencies that need to be served. They supplement the role of the national government by either improving or assisting in ongoing projects and activities, or by filling gaps, particularly in providing all essential public services to communities. NGOs also act as fiscalizers for social justice and good governance by challenging questionable programs and policies and calling out political leaders who may abuse their positions.</p> <p>Meanwhile, she emphasized that equally assessing the effectiveness of NGOs is critical because the reasons for their existence vary. There are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) present to promote their respective causes, while others exist to fill gaps in government work, which is the primary goal of the Angat Buhay Foundation.</p> <p>The webinar, under the supervision of Dr. Edna Tormon-Bernabe, aimed to educate participants from various schools, universities, and sectors on the role of both the government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in improving human welfare and society through various social, community, and sustainable development efforts.</p> <p><img alt="Robredao, Nograles share insights on effective communication management through capdev and leadership" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/GcTfr3K/2022-08-10-robredao-nograles-share-insights-on-effective-communication-management-through-capdev-and.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Rax0Ze1t4JY%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:10:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=Rax0Ze1t4JY%3d 751 students receive their SHS diploma Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>After two years in the virtual academic setting, a total of 751 students received their senior high school diploma in the recently held Senior High School Virtual Commencement Exercises, July 30. Hon. Diosdado M. San Antonio, Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction served as the keynote speaker.</p> <p>“We all know that life isn’t easy; the life we have today is complicated and difficult. It is critical that you focus on identifying the goals you want to achieve in your own lives. People who put in more effort in the real world end up getting ahead of others and becoming more successful”, USec San Antonio said in his message.</p> <p>The undersecretary emphasized the importance of preparing new graduates for a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. He encouraged each graduate to be proactive, results-oriented, intelligent, and to have strong network. He also expressed the commitment of the Department of Education to produce graduates who can meet the demands of a VUCA world.</p> <p>“In the real world of adults, while we want to see all of you becoming passionate lovers of the Republic of the Philippines, we also want to see you equipped with 21st century skills for you to communicate effectively and think creatively and critically,” he stated.</p> <p>Michelle N. Tolentino, the batch representative, delivered her valedictory address. Having been in the online setup for two years, she expressed her message of sympathy to those who experienced painful circumstances during the pandemic.</p> <p>“Life tried so hard to quench our light, to blow it out, to extinguish it, and let’s be honest, sometimes it does succeed. But not always. As a result, our light flickers. And soon enough, we are subject to many endings. Some are unfortunate, they lost their spark” she said.</p> <p>“Here we are, wounded, somewhat exhausted, but triumphant. I am not saying these to romanticize our hardships, because what doesn’t kill us, doesn’t always make us stronger. Rather, I am here to thank you for your hard work, for not giving up, and for prevailing in the pursuit of excellence,” Tolentino added, encouraging her batchmates to continue moving forward and becoming a Tanglaw ng Bayan to many.</p> <p>“As we graduate senior high school…let’s become the light we were expected to become- ang tanglaw sa mundong nililigid ng dilim. I pray that in this God-given opportunity, our graduation, our education, we learn to pay it forward- to serve as a source of luminescence to the less privileged. To cast light on those who stayed in the shade [sic].”</p> <p><img alt="751 students receive their SHS diploma" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/LYcmsqq/2022-08-04-751-students-receive-their-shs-diploma.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8042j1fz5U4%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Thu, 04 Aug 2022 14:52:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=8042j1fz5U4%3d Two CS teams qualified for the ASEAN DSE National Finals Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>Two teams from the College of Science (CS) secured top spots for the Philippines leg of the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (DSE) 2022 competition, sponsored by the ASEAN Foundation and SAP Asia Pte Ltd. Lourd John Joaquin and Juan Miguel Perido, Team Optimization from the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics 3-1, and John Adrian Adona and Bea Jane Lozano, Team Facts and Stats from the Bachelor of Science in Statistics 4-1, qualified for the national finals. Prof. Kenneth James T. Nuguid serves as the adviser for both teams.</p> <p>ASEAN DSE aims to raise awareness of ASEAN, and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). The event aims to equip the youth, from all 10 ASEAN member states, with data analytics and other relevant skills, and motivate young people to get involved in the region’s pressing socioeconomic issues through data-driven proposals that will help the IN-SDGs.</p> <p>All teams are required to create data analytics proposals and storyboards using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). They will select one ASEAN-related problem from the six SDGs to be addressed by their data analytics storyboard.</p> <p>The 10 qualified teams will compete during the national finals, which are scheduled for August 22 to September 2, 2022, in order to qualify for the regional finals, which will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The winning team will receive a trophy, USD 800, and an all-expense paid trip to attend the Regional Finals.</p> <p><img alt="Two CS teams qualified for the ASEAN DSE National Finals" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/SKmwNYJ/2022-07-26-two-cs-teams-qualified-for-the-asean-dse-national-finals.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> Castro, Ralph (2022, July 23). Personal Facebook Account. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3256045528045098&set=a.1376356969347306&type=3</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=060nQlxidNU%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:41:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=060nQlxidNU%3d CoL confers law degrees to 22 graduates Angelo Acedera, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>A total of 22 graduates were conferred their law degrees in the recently held College of Law virtual Year-End Commencement Exercises last July 15. Atty. Anna Marie Melanie B. Trinidad, Chairman of the Legal Education Board (LEB), served as the Keynote Speaker.</p> <p>“Ang Iskolar ng bayan ay para sa bayan, to put the needs of Filipino people first more than one’s own to recognize the responsibility attached to the privileged of obtaining wisdom and to pursue a better society than that which one was born into that is an essence of being a iskolar ng bayan [sic]” said Atty. Trinidad, encouraging the new graduates to continue serving the nation with their hard-earned knowledge from law school.</p> <p>She received the Tanglaw ng Bayan Award (Light of the Nation). It is the highest honor bestowed by the PUP on individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the nation and its people.</p> <p>Mr. Jayson Arellano Dela Victoria, the student speaker for the Class of 2022, spoke about the difficult but rewarding experiences of law school graduates. He also encouraged fellow graduates to persevere as the bar exam approaches.</p> <p>“Sa law school ka lang makikita na ga-graduate na stress pa, sa paghanap at pag-ayos ng bar materials, financial matters, time constraints, haluan mo pa ng mahal na gas. But as a PUPian, we know that there is always a struggle in every victory and we are prepared for that struggle just like any other obstacles, as we never abandon the ship even if it becomes hopeless. Admittedly, we may not know will happen in the future; but one thing is certain every page we read is way closer where we want to be,” Dela Victoria said.</p> <p>The new graduates are set to take the bar examination this November 2022.</p> <p><img alt="CoL confers law degrees to 22 graduates" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/6YL0HWb/2022-07-26-col-confers-law-degrees-to-22-graduates.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=mSuiXSONRCc%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:40:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=mSuiXSONRCc%3d NHCP, City of Manila, PUP commemorate Mabini's 158th birth anniversary Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office <br/><p>The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in collaboration with the City Government of Manila and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), commemorated the 158th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini on July 23.</p> <p>Through a wreath-laying ceremony led by Manila vice-mayor John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto, several organizations, individuals, and relatives offered their respects to the national hero. Representatives from the National Council of Disability Affairs (NCDA), Gran Logia Nacional de Filipinas (GLNF), NHCP, and the Philippine National Police (PNP) were present during the ceremony.</p> <p>On behalf of the PUP Community, President Manuel M. Muhi voiced his support for and unwavering dedication to safeguarding the Mabini Shrine, which served as the former residence of Gat Apolinario Mabini and the nursery of his memory. He added PUP is available to everyone who want to visit the PUP Mabini Shrine and honor Apolinario Mabini’s heritage.</p> <p>“Ngunit lampas pa sa garbo at kislap ng selebrasyon ay ang kritikal na pag-aaral ng mga batis ng ating kasaysayan. Patuloy natin itong balikan, pagsumikapang sikhayin ang mga aral nito. Hindi lamang mga petsa at pangalan ang mahalaga, kundi lalong higit ang diwa ng bawat pangyayari at pagpapasya, kaya’t humahantong tayo sa kasalukuyan, at lumalakad tungo sa kinabukasan,” President Muhi stated, emphasizing the need for everyone to critically review history in order to gain a better understanding of our national identity.</p> <p>In his message, Vice Mayor Nieto also urged all Iskolar ng Bayan to follow the footsteps of Mabini, a man known for his tenacity and devotion to the service of his country.</p> <p>“Ang dambana na ito ay isang pagpupugay at pagkilala kay Mabini bilang pagtanaw sa mga nagawa at naitulong sa pagkamit ng minimithing kasarinlan. Ito ay magsisibing paalala sa mga tinaguriang pag-asa ng ating bayan na hindi kailanman maging sagabal ang aumang uri ng kapansanan para ipamalas ang pagmahal sa bansa.”</p> <p>He also took the opportunity to encourage all city councilors to further draft ordinances that would forward the interests of people with disabilities</p> <p>“Hinihikayat ko ang mga konsehal na mag-akda pa ng mga ordinansa na magsusulong sa patas na pamumuhay ng ating mga kababayang may kapansanan. Ito ay upang dumami pa ang mga kagaya ni Apolinario Mabini na handang maglingkod at maging tapat sa bayan sa kabila ng mga kapansanan,” he said.</p> <p>The ceremony concluded with the Bagong Himig Serneta and PNP choir performing “Hanggang Wala nang Bukas,” which is famed for its lines, “Ang makita kang malaya, ang nagiisang panata.”</p> <p><img alt="NHCP, City of Manila, PUP commemorate Mabini's 158th birth anniversary" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/7QTQhzz/2022-07-26-nhcp-city-of-manila-pup-commemorate-mabinis-158th-birth-anniversary.jpg" /></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dVNCz2KZmYw%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:38:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=dVNCz2KZmYw%3d PUP-JPIA Manila hailed as most outstanding local chapter nationwide Kristian Denise Maglipon, News, College of Accountancy and Finance <br/><p>PUP Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) was awarded as the Most Outstanding Local Chapter in the Philippines in the recently held National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) Year-End Awards, July 10. With the theme, “Folklore: The Tales of Siklahon,” the year-end awards recognized the list of outstanding JPIAns who supported and actively participated in all regional and national events. The organization also bagged the Outstanding Local Chapter in NCR, the Most Awarded Local Chapter in Academics, and the Outstanding Local Chapter in Non-Academics.</p> <p>NFJPIA also recognized advisers of PUP JPIA Manila for the National Awards. Prof. Mark Anecito R. Perlas, CPA is awarded the Most Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser, and Prof. Noel A. Bergonia, as the Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser.</p> <p>For the Individual Category Awards in the national level, Andrea Gail G. Candava and Abegail F. Pascual were named Outstanding Digital JPIArtists of the Year-Local Chapter Category, Ysabelle N. Callaga was named Most Outstanding Digital JPIArtist of the Year-Local Chapter Category, Christian Jose P. Paragas, Denmark M. Ducabo, and Romielle D. Aragon were named Outstanding Local Chapter Executive Officers, and Gabriel Vryan Cordova was named Outstanding Regional Council Officer.</p> <p>For the Regional level, AJ Ryan Z. Del Rosario was awarded as the Most Outstanding JPIAn, Edmar Angelo D. Alfelor as Outstanding JPIAn, Christian Jose P. Paragas as Outstanding Local Chapter Officer, Adigail S. Capanang as Most Outstanding JPIAn in Socio-Civic, while Romielle D. Aragon as Most Outstanding Local Chapter Officer, Most Outstanding JPIAn in Academics, and Most Congenial Local Chapter Officer.</p> <p>Moreover, the iPASS 4.0: Philippine Accountancy Students’ Summit ranked second in the country as the Best Local Chapter Activity in Academics and the Outstanding Local Chapter Activity in Academics in the region, while the “ISKOmmunity” Project ranked second in the country as the Best Local Chapter Activity in Social Responsibility.</p> <p>The NFJPIA, the Philippines’ largest student organization comprised of accounting and accounting-major students, acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of JPIAns who excelled the most in many aspects of being a member and leading their co-JPIANs through the stated event.</p> <p><img alt="PUP-JPIA Manila hailed as most outstanding local chapter nationwide" class="image image-full" src="https://i.ibb.co/D5SgZ2Q/2022-07-26-pup-jpia-manila-hailed-as-most-outstanding-local-chapter-nationwide.jpg" /><br /> <sub><strong>Photo source:</strong> Maglipon, Kristian Denise (2022, July 12). PUP JPIA Manila claims back-to-back NFJPIA’s Most Outstanding Local Chapter in the Philippines Title. JPIA Link - PUP Manila. https://pupjpiamnllink2022.wixsite.com/jpialink/post/pup-jpia-manila-claims-back-to-back-nfjpia-s-most-outstanding-local-chapter-in-the-philippines-title</sub></p> <br/><a href="http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kS9Dwi4uQEI%3d">View this article in PUPWebSite</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:37:00 GMT http://www.pup.edu.ph/news/?go=kS9Dwi4uQEI%3d