Weekly Centralian Link (September 15, 2017)

Weekly Centralian Link


 

U-Day 2017 – Behind the theme


A parade of students - CPU is filled with festivities during the U-Day Celebration.

Let the games begin – Central Philippine University welcomed University Day 2017 with a roar! Centralians clad in their college athletic uniform participated in the opening parade held at the CPU grounds on September 4, 2017.

With the theme, Centralians Sharing 3Ts (Time, Talent, Treasure) for One CPU @ 112, this year’s celebration focuses on maximizing the potential of every Centralian in the field of sports, literature, music and other disciplines. According to Mr. Eric G. Lagradilla, Over all Chairman of the University Day, the theme came from the exchange of ideas during the meeting of the U-Day Steering Committee. “During the discussion of the theme, it was decided the Steering Committee will adopt the CPUAAI’s theme. We just tweaked it a bit. The theme will be used all year round for academic year 2017-2018.”

One activity or sport that has been reintroduced this year is the Triathlon. Two years ago, the committee stopped the said sports event; however, upon seeing how Centralians excelled in national and international Triathlon competitions, CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles decided to revive the event as part of the U-Day Celebration.  “Our athletes have been excelling in Triathlon competitions lately, one of them is Lamparero from the Senior High School. Dr. Robles saw that the competition will encourage more Centralians to showcase their talent in the said field.”

According to Mr. Lagradilla, the University Day celebration is a showcase of fun and friendly competition. The U-Day Steering Committee invites all Centralians alumni and students alike to visit and actively participate in the University activities. “You should not miss this year’s U-Day celebration. We invite our alumni to come and attend the homecoming celebration, so that you can see the new changes within the CPU campus and to meet with old friends. We will also be electing our new alumni president.”

This year is the 112th Celebration of the University Day. Centralians around the globe are invited to come home to Central and celebrate the Centralian flame of camaraderie and faith. The 2017 Grand Alumni Homecoming and General Assembly will be held on September 30, 2017.

 

Congratulations to our new Centralian licensed Medical Technologists

In the recent Medical Technology Licensure Board Examination last August 26 and 27, 2017, CPU got a 99.15% passing percentage for first time takers. Overall, CPU got 94.66% passing percentage while the national passing percentage was 85.16%. There were 4,821 out of 5,661 examinees that passed the exams nationwide. The list of the board passers was released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last August 31, 2017.

Congratulations to all the faculty and staff of the College of Medical Laboratory Science headed by Dean Dr. Ma. Corazon P. Porras.

Here are the 124 new Centralian licensed Medical Technologists:

  1. ABELA, Ma. Theresa Mae Evangelista
  2. AFRONDOZO, Laurice Joy Alviar
  3. AGNATE, Aeziel Joy Fermino
  4. ALIPOSA, Esther Janne Alegria
  5. ANTONANO, Ailyn Grace Matunding
  6. ANTONIO, Dyan Marie Barrientos
  7. APOSTOL, Alanis May Parreño
  8. ARAÑO, Elim Carmel Dumalaoco
  9. ARENAL, Janah Lyn Fanila
  10. ASPERA, Hennah Herrera
  11. BAJADA, Johanna Liz
  12. BALINAS, Crystal Hope Manguilimutan
  13. BALLARET, Jennifer Balili
  14. BANATASA, Queenie Rhea Salazar
  15. BARRIENTOS, Roxanne Tuante
  16. BASCOGUIN, Siamerej Freda Jane Bernaldez
  17. BATICBATIC, Elieza Mae Inion
  18. BEDONIA, Dione Psyque Baito
  19. BERONDO, Carl Daniel Porras
  20. BLANDO, Elizarada Hope Pentojo
  21. BUENAFE, Melissa Lois Libo-on
  22. CA-AS, Christine Grace Pitogo
  23. CABUGAO, Mirzi Kirsten Caluyo
  24. CALIMOSO, Anna Melissa Palencia
  25. CALIMOSO, Kai Belvis
  26. CANIEL, Efrelyn Señalista
  27. CARUMBA, Kiesha Tentativa
  28. CASTROVERDE, Adrelle Fenn Soliva
  29. CASUGBU, Kevin Regalado
  30. CATEQUISTA, Girlie Geraldino
  31. CELENDRO, Schatze Dale Caspe
  32. CLAUD, Sheena Mae Pajada
  33. CORDOVA, April Kate Andutan
  34. DADIVAS, Renzo Layno
  35. DAIRO, Lovely Jean Pagayon
  36. DE AUSEN, Joda Thalia Defensor
  37. DELFIN, Ray Michael Banias
  38. DEOCARIZA, Jasmin Rendon
  39. DOROMAL, Danielle Joyce Beltran
  40. DOYDOY, Donna Angelie Igarlino
  41. DUMDUMAYA, Mariel Lhee Sanico
  42. DUMRIQUE, Christine Mae Gallardo
  43. EDEMBURGO, Christine Joy Sumagpao
  44. ELEVADO, Grace Joy Enorio
  45. ESCOBIA, Sean Lorenz Gomez
  46. ESPADA, Pamela Yvette Nobleza
  47. ESPINOSA, Kristine Fadriquel
  48. FERNANDEZ, Cloudine Cyd Mero
  49. FERNANDEZ, Llamarie Talaboc
  50. FERNER, Diana Flores Espino
  51. FERRER, Diolea Tabalina
  52. GALES, Lylybell Jane Panase
  53. GALILA, Angelique Rose Funte
  54. GALLAZA, Jowe Mae Rull
  55. GALLENERO, Jecelren Macoco
  56. GARCIA, Jona Agapay
  57. GARINGO, Joshua Alfred Gustilo
  58. GASTON, Mary Dominique Abendaño
  59. GENOLOS, Jouana May Jimena
  60. GEROCHI, Giann Paolo Ligon
  61. GIMOTEA, Raye Justine Sardiñez
  62. GONZAGA, Jose Ryan Debuque
  63. HIPONIA, Djoana Elaiza Del Rosario
  64. HIPONIA, Razzia Reeve Iraya
  65. HONG, Pearl Angelle Joy Romano
  66. INSULAR, Keithleen Ann Joy Dema-ala
  67. JARENCIO, Bryan Domanais
  68. JUMERAS, Rolin Bacero
  69. KOITABASHI, Serika Galagate
  70. LABERA, Mae Kien Calubiran
  71. LAGRIMAS, Kathryn Joy Panes
  72. LALUMA, Kayle Caesar Clarito
  73. LAZARRAGA, Kathleen Marie Salcedo
  74. LEGARDE, Dennise Dajay
  75. LEGASPI, Czhares Mae Antones
  76. LOREÑA, Ariel Baraquia
  77. LOSARIA, Ellen Dominique Cabañal
  78. LUMACTOD, Francis Baya
  79. MAESTRECAMPO, Alyssa Mae Tanate
  80. MAHINAY, Roxanne Sinfuego
  81. MANAYON, Jacolie Joy Mercado
  82. MANDERICO, Rena Vie Caritativo
  83. MARASIGAN, Leslie Jen Mendoza
  84. MASACOTE, Jela Mae Eler
  85. MELOCOTON, Angelica Lim
  86. MERCADO, Rachel Mae Dumol
  87. MOLAS, Haia Maryglo S.
  88. MONARCA, Juan Paolo Loriega
  89. NAIG, Josh Brix Teodosio
  90. NALDA, Chrizel Alonzaga
  91. NIÑO, Coleen Haro
  92. NIZA, Matthew Beseliño
  93. ONG, Marrion Zyrille Cubillas
  94. PADERNAL, Sarah Mae Acayan
  95. PALMA, Kezia May Taladtad
  96. PALMARES, Van Nicole Palomado
  97. PALMEJAR, Jasmin May Arañador
  98. PARCASIO, Chloe Joie Jalandoni
  99. PIANSAY, Sayned Marie Mingote
  100. POLO, Ann Timmy Dionela
  101. RACION, Mark Christian Rey Velarde
  102. REGINIO, Jenny Nalian
  103. RESTAR, April Rose Perlas
  104. ROBLES, Alyanna Rose Alojado
  105. SANTILLAN, Jyryss Kaye Abunas
  106. SARMIENTO, Nericka June Braña
  107. SAYCO, Ivana Grace Aguilar
  108. SERVIDAD, Jenilyn Bacay
  109. SEVILLA, Christian Earl S.
  110. SODUSTA, Jaira Faith Cipriano
  111. SOLAS, D Jee Franz Paparon
  112. SOLIVAR, Kherren Mher Torres
  113. SUMANGA, Geia Amor Yabut
  114. TALAMOR, Darli Ann Destacamento
  115. TELLERAN, Nelyn Win Mandar
  116. TEOFILO, Jazmine Claire Ortega
  117. TERUEL, Roxanne Teologia
  118. TIGLE, Nancy Soberano
  119. TUMAOB, Frea Oczon
  120. VICENCIO, John Paul Rubin
  121. VIERNEZA, Rose Anne Marie Bibanco
  122. VILLARUEL, Ma. Trisha Samantha Valencia
  123. WONG, Ralph Russel Panes
  124. ZABAL, Aira Danielle Sazon

 

CPU proudly congratulates 19 LLM Graduates


The graduates together with CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Dr. Florence P. Bogacia and Dr. Jeremy I. Gatdula representing SBC and Atty. Ivan Uy.

Perseverance and faith – Central Philippine University hails the graduation of nineteen (19) students of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree under the San Beda College (SBC) Graduate School of Law, on August 31, 2017, at the University Church.

The CPU Administration, students, faculty and staff express their sincere congratulations to the following:

  1. Atty. Bernie C. Alfon
  2. Atty. Salex E. Alibogha
  3. Atty. Joshua C. Alim
  4. Atty. Von Lovel D. Bedona
  5. Atty. Zacarias D. Bedona, Jr.
  6. Atty. Ian Thomas Besana
  7. Atty. Aila Rae B. Endonila
  8. Judge Vincente V. Go
  9. Atty. Eugenio S. Hautea
  10. Judge Globert J. Justalero
  11. Atty. Liza Lyn S. Lamason-Garcia
  12. Atty. Suzette A. Mamon
  13. Judge Renato D. Muñez
  14. Atty. Noel C. Siosian, Jr.
  15. Judge Meliza Joan P. Berano-Robite
  16. Judge Gemma B. Tady
  17. Atty. Gerlie M. Uy
  18. Atty. Salvacion T. Venus
  19. Judge Clarence G. Zerrudo

Of the nineteen (19) graduates, fifteen (15) are CPU alumni and fourteen (14) are CPU College of Law Professors.


CPU College of Law Dean, Atty. Zacarias D. Bedona, Jr. receives his diploma. 

On March 2, 2011, San Beda College, represented by Fr. Aloysius Marañan, OSB, Rector-President and Rev. Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino, Dean, Graduate School of Law, and Central Philippine University, represented by Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, University President and Atty. Zacarias D. Bedona, Jr., Dean, College of Law, entered into a Contract of Delivery, wherein SBC would offer the degree of Masters of Laws and CPU as host of the SBC Master of Laws Program.

In view of the mandatory requirements of the Legal Education Board (LEB), that effective school year 2016-2017 only those with Master of Laws degree can teach in the College of Law, CPU provided scholarships to its law professors.


CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles addresses the graduates.

LEB Memorandum Order No. 1, Series of 2011, Section 50, states in part:

“Within a period of five years of the promulgation of the present order, members of the faculty of law schools shall commence their studies in graduate schools of law.”

During the graduation ceremony, SBC sent its official representative, Dr. Jeremy L. Gatdula, to present the Candidates for Graduation, confer the Master of Laws degree, and impose the hoods on the graduates.


Graduates standing proudly during the graduation rites.

The “Charge to the Graduates” by Rev. Limuel R. Equiña, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Education in South East Asia, was spiritually uplifting and inspiring. He encouraged the graduates to reflect on Micah 6:8 which says:  “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Rev. Equiña encouraged the graduates to work for justice which is the divine mandate of God. “Justice is the character of God.” He further said “I charge you to guard justice with righteousness, kindness and mercy. Make the vision of justice your covenant, as what 1st Timothy 6:12 says: Fight the good fight of faith.”

Rev. Fr. Aquino, in his message, expressed his congratulations to the graduates and thanked CPU for hosting the graduation. “Congratulations to Dean Zacarias D. Bedona and his faculty members who finished their Master of Laws degree after a four year partnership between SBC Graduate School of Law and CPU. All professors who went to Iloilo were very impressed with this group.”

CPU believes that through its College of Law, the Centralian academic community can provide excellent lawyers that promote justice for all.

 

BSN Class of 1992 donates for Virtual Laboratory project in CPU


All smiles: Dr. Robles receives a check from the representative of BSN Class 92 College of Pharmacy Dean Darlene Joy J. Marañon, and Atty. Salex Alibogha, Dean College of Nursing as Dr. Irving Rio, VP for Academic affairs looks on.

A check amounting to one Hundred Fifteen Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Pesos (P115, 660.00) was received by CPU President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles from the BSN Class of 1992 (Section B) on Friday morning, September 15, 2017 at the CPU Administration Conference Room.

The amount is intended for the Nursing Virtual Laboratory project of the College of Nursing. The BSN Class of 1977 and 1987 among others have previously donated a sum of money for the project. The donations are facilitated by the College of Nursing and are personally given by any group President or their representative to the CPU University President.

According to Atty. Salex E. Alibogha, Dean of the College of Nursing, the amount of Five Million Pesos has to be raised for the said project by 2018. The realization of the Virtual Laboratory is in compliance of the College’s application for Center of Excellence.

 

CPU, BRIA conducts Planning Workshop on Market Linkages

By Joel H. Somosierra

With the theme “Improving Farmers’ Income through Better Market Linkage”, CPU in partnership with BRIA conducted a planning workshop at the Educational Media Center, Central Philippine University on September 7, 2017.

The seminar workshop is one of the activities of the new market linkage initiative supported by the GIZ under the Better Rice Initiative Asia- Fostering Agriculture by Improved Education and Rural Advisory Services (BRIA-FARMERS).

The seminar aimed at linking farmers to markets and establishing long-term agreements between traders/retailers with advised farmers. BRIA’s objective was also to provide the participants with market information particularly on the demand for rice of selected establishments in Iloilo and to validate the current production and processing capacities of rice farmer members and rice processors/ trader members, and to develop plan of actions to enable the members to serve the identified market demand.

It is hoped that through the seminar, 40 farmer participants will make knowledgeable choices in the pricing and distribution of their produce. Direct linkages with traders will also help them regulate production and preserve goods for delivery and sale.

The planning-workshop was supported by partners from government and private agencies such as Department of Agriculture, GIZ, ATI, PhilRice, IRRI, Bayer, and Yara Fertilizer.  Dr. Mary O’ T. Penetrante, CPU Research Center Director, was the lead facilitator of the workshop.

BRIA aims that famers will increase their skills in the intervention areas of  better rice production, better education and better market, policy dialogue and knowledge management.

Another workshop will be conducted on September 28, 2017 for Zarraga and Oton.

 

CPU, SEAMEO Innotech holds seminar on Learning Management System


Participants eargerly watch a video presentation by SEAMEO Innotech.

With the goal of expanding its academic services through new media – Central Philippine University and Seameo Innotech held a four-day seminar on Learning Management System at the Mary Thomas Hall on September 8, 2017.

The seminar workshop entitled “Training of Trainers on Flexible Learning Solutions Pedagogy for CPU” taught participants about capacity building courses through online services and platforms.


Prof. Rowena M. Libo-on, Director, CPU Transnational Programs hopes that CPU can launch online academic courses soon.

Prof. Rowena M. Libo-on, Director, CPU Transnational Programs hopes that CPU can launch online academic courses soon.

According to Prof. Rowena M. Libo-on, Director of the Transnational Programs, the seminar workshop made CPU a step closer into holding on-line classes. “We hope that soon enough, CPU will offer on-line academic courses that will cater to students all around the world.”


SEAMEO Innotech and CPU gears for new academic heights through new media.

During his closing remarks, CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles talked about the importance of teachers being life-long learners and imparting the love of knowledge in their work. Dr. Robles hopes that the seminar will jumpstart the university’s desire to have distance learning implemented.

SEAMEO Innotech caters to the training of school faculty member with regards to learning management systems to innovative education. 

 

CPU wins Regional Inter-Scholastic Quiz Show


The CPU Quiz Team with their coach Gelvie Lagos and their Championship Trophy.

Central Philippine University (CPU) Electronics Engineering Team retained the championship title for the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) Regional Interscholastic Quiz Show 2017 held last August 9, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00NN at the 4th floor of Dr. Alfonso Uy Student Union Building, CPU.


The CPU Quiz Team.

The CPU Quiz Team composed of Joshua Adorador, Lysa Dee Fabilla, Rica Angela Mandap, Renjan Solis, Cassidy Mertyl Suplido, and Nellyn Joy Valenzuela garnered a  total score of 25 points, leaving the Iloilo Science and Technology (ISAT-U), University of San Agustin(USA), University of Antique and Filamer Chistian University behind as runner-ups. The competition is organized by the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines-Western Visayas Chapter (IECEP-WVC)

Central Philippine University has dominated the competition - (a clash of brilliant minds) for three consecutive years. Even with this new victory, intensive review is still about to begin according to Engr. Gelvie Lagos (CPU Team Coach). The IECEP National Finals will be held in Manila in November this year.

 

CPU Elementary student is Aquarium Quiz champ


Francis Immanuel Fuentespina tops the SEAFDEC Aquarium Quiz.

Francis Immanuel Fuentespina, Grade V1-EXCEL of the CPU Elementary School, emerged as the Champion during the Aquarium Quiz last July 28, 2017. He was with his coach, Mrs. Evamer G. Ruegg in the contest with the Theme: “Lantawa kami!” This SEAFDEC activity was part of the Sci-Art Aqua Week. It was participated by various public and private elementary schools in the city and province of Iloilo.

Other contestants and coaches who were sent by CPU were Danielle Allyson Sobremisana, Ianah Marie Basug, Moses John Hermosura, Mrs. Liezl M. Castorverde and Mrs.  Mary Ann Saladar.

Sci-Art Aqua Week seeks to build understanding and appreciation among school children and teachers in Panay of the research and development work of SEAFDEC/AQD and the relations among aquatic biodiversity, aquaculture, fisheries, human nutrition, and economic advancement. Such understanding is then expressed through contests with various outputs. Contestants learned about plants and animals that live in the sea, particularly those raised through aquaculture.  They also observed and became familiar with the animals in the FishWorld aquaria.

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture Department advances responsible aquaculture and supports sustainable development in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. SEAFDEC FishWorld is dedicated to science and environment education of the general public, particularly about aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, aquaculture and fisheries, and marine conservation.

 

Centralians haul many awards in Word Craft 2017


Eve Angeli Y. Bragancia (Grade 6 - FAITH) shows her medal and Certificate. She was the Champion in the Flash Fiction (English) category in the Word Craft 2017.

Word Craft 2017 was a 2 in 1 event – a regional competition in search of journalism and creative writing champions, and seminar-workshops on journalism and creative writing.  It was held at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City last July 22-23, 2017.

CPU Elementary School students are all smiles as they show the certificates and medals that they won in the Word Craft 2017 competition.


CPU Elementary School students are all smiles as they show the certificates and medals that they won in the Word Craft 2017 competition.

The following were the participants from the CPU Elementary School (CPUES) and their respective awards in the different categories:

From Grade 6:

Bragancia, Eve Angeli Y.-FAITH- Champion, Flash Fiction (English); 2nd Place, Visual Story-Telling; 3rd place, Comics

Bergante, Lyan Karylle M.- EXCEL- 2nd place, Poetry Writing (English); 3rd place Sports Writing (English)

Alaysa, Janselle Monica C. – EXCEL- 3rd place, Local Narratives (English); 6th place Sports Writing (English)

Gonzales, Ralph Belle D.- EXCEL- 3rd place, News Writing (English)

Hermosura, Moses John C.- EXCEL- 4th place, Poetry Writing (English)

Sobremisana, Danielle Allyson S.- EXCEL-4th place, News Writing (English)

Magbanua, Relwen Clyde A.- EXCEL- 5th place, News Writing (English)

Abelarde, Marc Gabriel B.- EXCEL- 7th place, Poetry Writing (English)

Frange, Cezar Jr. B.- EXCEL- 9th place, Flash Fiction (English)

Chiva, Ryanne Nicole Z. – EXCEL- 10th place, News Writing (English)

 

From Grade 5:

Cenal, Daina Ellyza M.- EXCEL- 7th place, Local Narratives (English)

From Grade 4:

Espada, Viza Gale Q.- EXCEL- 4th Place, Poetry Writing (Filipino); 5th Place, Feature Writing (English)

Cuenca, Cresa Alexandra- EXCEL – 4th place, Feature Writing (Filipino)

Those who attended the plenary sessions on News Writing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Comics for Impact, Local Narrative and Personal Essay were the following:

Barcelona, Ilon Ziv R. – 6-EXCEL

Botin, Mark Khirby A. – 6-EXCEL

Cameseria, Miles P.  –  6-FAITH

Villaflor, Gabrielle Felice – 6-FAITH

Alog, Sam Isaac E.  – 5- EXCEL

Miranda, Darlene Angel Grace M. – 5- EXCEL

Pascua, Kristelle Jan B.  – 5- PEACE

CPUES also sent the following teachers who acted as the coaches of the students: Ruchelle Kay P. Agrazada, Ruth Marie B. Trance, Melchor C. Gaje

 

CPU Elementary School student wins in Iloilo-wide poster making contest


Hartt Angel Alfaras with her winning piece.

Hartt Angel Alfaras, a Grade 5-Excel student of the CPU Elementary School placed 3rd in the Poster Making Contest during the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week held at Robinsons Place Iloilo, Fountain Area, City Proper, Iloilo City last July 20, 2017. The contestants from all over Iloilo City painted their interpretation of the Theme: “Karapatan at Pribilehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban!” Mr. Rodrigo J. Sotto Jr., a CPUES teacher served as the coach of Hartt.

 

IOPP-CPUSC conducts a Community Outreach and Seminar

By Jiselle L. Yanson


Raffle draw of plastic container for the community.

The Institute of Packaging Professionals Central Philippine University-Student Council successfully held a Community Outreach and Seminar at Greg Secker Foundation Village Site, Sitio Malag-it, Brgy. Capinahan, Lemery, Iloilo, last September 9, 2017.

The event aims to enrich the knowledge of the beneficiaries, specifically the ‘Atsara Ladies’, about MSME’s, packaging graphic design and labeling, and product development for Atsara (pickled papaya), which is their community’s main business.


Seminar for the community.

The seminar was conducted by the students and faculty of the Packaging Engineering Department of CPU. The Atsara Ladies were taught how to apply labels correctly on their package and were given some graphic designs by the students which can help them make their products more marketable.

There were also activities for the children, such as paperbag making and origami making (Japanese art of folding paper), which were taught and discussed by the IOPP students. School supplies and other prizes were also given to the participants. Everyone also enjoyed the games and the dancing sessions after the seminar and activities.


Origami and plastic bag making.


Donation of school supply for the children.


Donation of dustbin to Greg Secker Foundation.


Atsara packaging design consultation.

The IOPP also donated two dustbins to the community and had a raffle draw where they gave away 30 plastic containers to the parents.

The positive response from the community encouraged the students and the faculty of the Packaging Engineering Department to continue helping the said barangay.

Prior to the activity, the IOPP-CPUSC celebrated their 11th Annual Induction of Officers and Installation of Members with the theme “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single pack”, last August 12 at Emillion Function Hall, General Luna Street, Iloilo City, and had Mr. Dan Hilado, an alumnus of this university, as their guest speaker. This outreach program is the first step of the IOPP to a long and remarkable journey ahead.

 

New alumni achievers to receive awards at the CPUAAI Homecoming 2017

The CPU Alumni Affairs Office has published a list of new awards to deserving Centralian Alumni in their own fields of profession, position and service. The awards will be presented during the Alumni Homecoming Luncheon at the Rose Memorial Auditorium on September 30, 2017.

To be awarded this year are those newly Appointed Government Officials, Newly Elected University/State College Presidents and Administrators, and Achievers Award (mostly for outstanding students of CPU).

Also to be awarded are the Board Topnotchers for 2017. The awardees will receive cash incentives from CPUAAI. Special citations go to Alumni who have influential positions in organizations, admirable performances and popularity.

The awards have been a tradition of the CPU Alumni Association during the annual Alumni Homecoming celebration at Central Philippine University.

 

CPU and CPUAAI bring CPU’s best to Bacolod City


The CPUCA in one of their traning seminars.

It will be a special night on October 20, 2017 as Central Philippine University Cultural Affairs Office brings the CPU Handbell Ringers, CPU Sari-Saot Dance Troupe and the University Day Champions -- together with Ms. Katchry Golbin (France Got Talent winner) to perform in “An Evening with Mayor Bing” at the Pavillon Resort Hotel, Bacolod Cityat 6:00 PM. The cultural presentation will also include a surprise number of “The Singing Centralian Kagawads”, Atty. Joshua Alim and Atty. Renecito Novero from Iloilo and Bacolod City, respectively.


The CPUCA meeting in Bacolod City in preparation for their Grand Alumni Homecoming.

Dir. Larry Nacionales, CPU College of Agriculture Alumni Association President, and Roberto “Francis” Jalando-on, Jr. Negros Chapter President will be heading the welcoming party of those who will be attending the Grand Reunion of the CPU College of Agriculture. President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, who will deliver an Inspirational Remarks, and CPU Board of Trustees Chairman, Atty Von Lovel Bedona will also be present during the event. Bacolod City Mayor Bing Leonardia will be greeting everyone on behalf of Bacolod City “the City Smile.”


Katchry Golbin and the singing Iloilo City Councilor Joshua Alim during a concert at the Rose Memorial Auditorium. The duo will reprise their number on October 20, 2017.

The Global Alumni Homecoming is organized by the CPUCA, in partnership with the CPU and CPUAAI, and in collaboration with the City Government of Bacolod City.

 

Nominations for CPU Alumni Elections 2017 ongoing

The CPU Alumni Association, Inc. (CPUAAI), through its Elections Committee now accepts nominations for candidates on the September 30 Homecoming Alumni Elections. The slated positions are Five (5) members for the Board of Trustees (at large of the CPUAAI for a term of three (3) years (2018-2020), sixteen nominees for the CPU Corporation, of whom eight (8) will be chosen by the members of the CPU Corporation as its representative for a term of five (5) years (2018-2023).

Only alumni of CPU in good standing can be nominated by any CPU Alumni – or Alumni Chapter for the said positions. The nominating party must officially write the CPU Alumni Office by mail or electronic-mail (cpuaai@gmail.com) to submit the names of the nominees along with the following:

  1. Nomination form
  2. Nominees bio data
  3. 1 pc recent 2 x 2 ID picture

Letter of intent or confirmation of the nominee that if ever elected, he/she is willing to serve voluntarily and attend the regular meetings and activities of the CPU Alumni Board.

Deadline for submission of nominations shall be on 5:00 P.M. of September 15, 2017 (Philippine Time).

Note: Nomination form, Proxy Form and Guidelines for Proxy Voting are available at the CPU Alumni Affairs Office.

Send nomination/nominations to:

The Chairman

2017 CPUAAI Nomination and Election Committee

CPU Alumni Affairs Office

Jaro, Iloilo City

 

 

CPU Professors attend and present papers in the 2017 SUCTEA


CPU Junior High School teachers - Dr. Mar Ambos and Dr. Arlene D. Pet in the 2017 SUCTEA conference in Baguio City.

CPU Junior High School teachers - Dr. Mar Ambos and Dr. Arlene D. Pet in the 2017 SUCTEA conference in Baguio City.

CPU professors attended and presented in the 2017 SUCTEA  International Seminar and Research Conference (SUCTEA Celebrating ASEAN @ 50) with the theme: "Globalization of Teacher Education: Looking Back and Moving Forward" on September 14-16, 2017 at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City. The international conference was sponsored by State Universities and Colleges Teacher Educators Association in partnership with Benguet State University.


Dr. Mar Ambos poses with Dr. Joel Ciriaco, a presentor at the  2017 SUCTEA Conference.

Dr. Joel A. Ciriaco, part-time faculty of the CPU College of Education, presented a study entitled "Is Hiligaynon an Endangered Language" while Dr. Arlene D. Pet, a faculty of the CPU Junior High School,  presented "Reading Competencies of Elementary Pupils in the Context of the K to 12 Curriculum Implementation of MTB MLE: Basis for Instructional Material Development. Dr. Maredil R. Ambos attended the conference representing the CPU College of Education.

The conference updated the teacher-educators with current developments here and abroad, and shared research results and practices in teacher education and allied disciplines. Furthermore, the participants also discussed how to build a stronger SUCTEA as a professional teacher organization. The keynote speaker was Hon. Evelyn C. Cruzada, Asst. Secretary, Office of the Cabinet Secretary-Philippines.

 

The Key to Obedience

By Nelfa  Querubin-Tompkins with Cathy Archer

Faith

It all starts by having faith. A person must believe what God says is true: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16). Take Jesus as your personal Savior. Make a public commitment and be baptized. Obeying the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the first step in obedience.

The Bible is full of stories about obedience and disobedience. An outstanding example of the difference between obeying God and not obeying God is in the Bible. Ist and 2nd Samuel tell of Israel’s first two kings. God chose King Saul to be the first king over Israel. God took the kingdom away from Saul and gave it to another because Saul was disobedient and followed his heart’s desires. God then gave the kingdom to King David. King David desired to serve God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength. Many victories were won through David. Saul’s life ended in disaster. Today, this principle is true for all Christians. Obedience from the heart is what God desires.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Also Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” In Hebrews chapter 11, there are many examples of men and women who exhibited true faith along with the results of that faith. The faith they had was alive and not dead. I can never forget my Mother’s faith. Her prayer was instantly answered as I stood by her side. There are countless Christians who prove their faith every day, though not recorded! Obedience shows true, living faith (James 2:14-17).  

Prayer

Prayer is talking to God. It is possible to communicate to God because of faith in Jesus Christ.  “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (Psalms 27:8 NLT).

Since I witnessed the instant answer to my mother’s prayer when I was a child, I too became prayerful. Were my prayers answered? Absolutely, yes!

Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. (Luke 11:1-4). The Psalms are full of prayers and praises of believers pouring their hearts out to God. If we practice the same in our lives, how much more God can save us, make us comfortable, heal us, bless us with his presence -- that’s all what we need in life—in any circumstance -- Jesus is the answer to our troubles! AMEN!

Study His Word

The Bible is the true Word of God. It is the way to know and love Jesus better and deeper and grow up as a Christian. 1 Peter 2:2, Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. The Bible instructs and equips us for life on this earth. 2 Timothy 3:16, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. One might say, I believe in God, I go to church, or I’m a Christian. That is only “talk.” True believers must live out their faith moment by moment, day by day throughout their entire lives. (Galatians 5:22-25). As long as we live on this earth we will struggle and at times fall into sin. The Bible tells the importance of confessing our sin (1 John 1:8-10). The awareness of sin in our lives and the importance of confessing our sin is necessary to living an obedient life.

Attending a Bible Study with other Christians is a great way to study the Bible.

I enrolled in the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)-an International Bible Study, and committed to their year-long study.  Students were asked to define faith, belief, hope, forgiveness, prayer, practice, troubles, according to the Bible’s teaching. We were asked how we were going to apply to our lives what we learned from our study. Through study, memorizing verses, and answering questions each week in class, I grew to know the Triune God more clearly and deeply. My relationship with Jesus Christ grew deeper. It changed my life and I was well blessed!

Discipline

I’m 76 years old, and as part of aging, I got sick with arthritis in my left shoulder and right leg. The pain was severe and it disabled me. While the doctors were trying to find the right treatment, they gave me strong pain medicine to take. The side effects made me suffer more. Finally, I found out that physical therapy was the answer. It did not come from the doctors. I prayed fervently for God to heal me and he gave me wisdom and direction. I have to do regular exercise every day for the rest of my life. I struggled to adapt to this new lifestyle. The first week of exercise was hard and uncomfortable. In order to stay disciplined, I prayed, “Lord, if this is your healing, please help me to practice it daily.” And He did. The longer I practiced exercising, the easier it became, and I was blessed. My body looks for it when I stop, and I keep going patiently. This is an example of the rewards of being disciplined. So, if you are applying the same principle in obedience to God, you will reap countless rewards for your perseverance.

What Kills Obedience

Obedience to God is not easy, no matter how much you love Him. To be honest, I wrestled with it throughout my life. It is hard to surrender my will to the God I cannot see. For a mere human being to wrestle with the God of all creation, powerful, almighty, sovereign, yet merciful and forgiving, doesn’t make sense. Sometimes I want to live the way that I want to live. God does not force anyone to obey him. I fell away when I lived my own way. Here is what I know can kill obedience to God:

Eyes that are focused on the things of this world.

Hunger for power, fame and wealth at all cost.

Coldness to the teachings of Christ.

Sin dominating your life.

Insisting on your own way.

Putting family, duty and obligation first.

Apathy toward the things of God, (“Que sera, sera”---whatever!).

When you become disobedient to God, remember what happened to Saul. There are many “Sauls” in our lives today.

I told college students how they can be assured of success. It is by bonding with Jesus like your best friend. Therefore, you have to know Him and obey His teachings. When I did that, it helped me eradicate my poverty.

In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus said, “So why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for anyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When the flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.   But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”

Let us follow the obedience of Jesus to the Father. (John 15:10).

Nelfa Querubin-Tompkins was raised in a broken home and in extreme poverty with 13 siblings and a sickly mother. She dropped out of high school to find work to help the family survive. Her astounding success is due to her Bible-based life and by following Jesus Christ.

Nelfa is an award-winning artist in the United States and in the Philippines. She made something out of Iloilo clay, and became a leading artist in the Philippine contemporary ceramics. Her art were shown in exhibits throughout the world. Her works are in the collection of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Design Center of the Philippines, University of the Philippines (Visayas) Central Philippine University, as well as in private collection in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Canada and in Kirkland Museum of Denver. She lives in Colorado with her husband. Her ministry is based in Iloilo.

 

 

 

 

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