John Kit Masigan
TOSP Region 02 2015 Awardee
Karylle Mae Formoso
TOSP Region 02 2015 Awardee
Outstanding UNESCO Youth Leaders of the Philippines 2013 Awardee
Mark Anthony Baliuag
Delegate, 29th International Youth Leadership Conference in Prague, Czech Republic
Top 7, 2014 Sanitary Engineering Board Examination
Eunice Ma. Angelica Herrera
Top 5, April 2014 Librarian Licensure Examination
James Patrick Mahor
Outstanding Paulinian Students of the Philippines 2014 Awardee
Vander Norikko Casibang
Outstanding Paulinian Students of the Philippines 2014 Finalist
Philippine Model Congress 2014 Delegate
Piny Ellaine Cesar
Formosa Cultural Exchange Program 2015 Participant
Formosa Cultural Exchange Program 2015 Participant
Formosa Student Cultural Exchange Program 2015 Participant
Ruby Johmaima Bulan
Top 8, Nurse Licensure Examination December 2012
Neyza Vhiehl Mangahas Top 8, Nurse Licensure Examination December 2012
Two groups of SPUP employees' visited Vietnam on June 17-19, 2015 and June 24-26, 2015, respectively. This is in keeping with SPUP's goal to increase employees awareness and knowledge on the ASEAN culture as well explore opportunities for collaboration.
The Research and Publications Office, in collaboration with DIWA Publishing Company, spearheaded a Writer's Seminar Workshop on July 14-15, 2015, at the Educational Media Center with the theme, “Rekindling Motivation and Enriching Skills in Academic and Journalistic Writing.”
Dr. Agripina Maribbay, VP-Academics, welcomed the 200 participants composed of of administrators, faculty and students. In her message, Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC, University President, highlighted the importance of writing skills. She elaborated, “Academic writing and journalistic writing would be significant skills to learn and master, particularly in school. The ability to write will help you succeed in academics and in professional life. Students who can write well will have better performance and you will be assets in your departments and in the university.”
Mrs. Mischelle Jasmine Solito introduced Ms. Loida Manalo-Dumaguin, the invited resource speaker as the manager of Business Development of MFI Foundation, Inc., now known as MFI Polytechnic, located in Pasig City. MFI is a premier technical vocational education & training center that provides formal and non-formal programs to industrial and agri-business sectors.
Ms. Dumaguin emphasized competency as an individual’s demonstrated application of knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSAs) necessary to perform work activities to the standards expected in the work place. She added that academic writing, much like creative writing, involves all aspects of the self: intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual. “For a good writer, there is only one measure of success, and that is found in his honoring the complexity and richness of his subject while telling his story in a lucid way,” Ms. Dumaguin related.
Workshops were conducted like writing feature articles on a life of an academic writer; charting of emotion map; writing descriptive abstratcts.
Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC, assisted by Dr. Agripina Maribbay, awarded the Plaque of Appreciation to Ms. Dumaguin.
The two-day seminar-workshop ended with Dr. Concepcion Doyugan, Head of the Intercultural Institute of Languages, expressing gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the activity.
Ms. Loida Manalo-Dumaguin explains the component of KSA as knowledge, skills, and attitude which are necessary to perform work activities to the standards expected in the work place.
To equip Paulinian teachers with necessary teaching skills and methods for effective imparting of knowledge, a seminar on effective teaching strategies was held on July 15-16, 2015 at the Educational Media Center attended by college and BEU faculty.
Dr. Cellie Santos, Education Professor at Philippine Normal University, was the resource speaker of the two-day seminar workshop.
According to Dr. Santos, the instructional strategies that can be utilized to enhance teaching are quiz, games, role-playing, brainstorming, group problem-solving and lecture, depending on the needs and learning styles of the students.
Santos added that every teacher should make learning active and should use strategies modeled in today’s learning landscape.
On the second day of the seminar, teaching demonstrations were held. The speaker then shared that demonstrations require careful sequencing, oral and visual explanations, appropriate illustrations, and give students opportunity to pose questions and clarify problems.
Ms. Aybee Baliuag conducted a teaching demonstration about Jesus Baptism appropriate to grade school classroom scenario. On the other hand, Mr. Chucky Villamar from the School of Accountancy and Business demonstrated on table napkin and folding fitting to a college set-up. Lastly, Mr. John Kit Masigan, BEU faculty, demonstrated on teaching Literature where he was given exemplary remarks.
Afetr each teaching demonstration, Dr. Santos facilitated the processing to gather comments and suggestions for the improvement of each demonstration.
“Teaching truly makes a difference in the life of every individual,” she further quipped in her closing statements.
Gearing towards academic year 2015-2016, St. Paul University Philippines held its Pre-Opening Activities on July 24, 25, 27 and 28, at the Mother Madeleine Hall.
Organized by the Planning and Development Office, the affair started with an opening liturgy led by the Christian Formation Office, followed by the introduction of SPC Sisters, as well as the administrators, faculty, office staff and maintenance personnel.
Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, the University President, presented her direction setting which will serve as the framework of the institution in providing quality education. SPUP Organizational Structure and the Strategic Plan for A.Y. 2015-2018 was presented by Dr. Ma. Teresa Maguigad, Director of Planning and Development and Special Programs.
Atty. Josephus Jimenez, President of People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and the Executive Director of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government-owned maritime training center for Filipinos, enlightened the audience with People engagement in the K + 12 and ASEAN Integration.
Dr. Federico Macaranas, Professor of Asian Institute of Management, expanded the horizon of the participants' knowledge on ASEAN Integration and Global Education, challenges and opportunities of internationalization.
With innovations already evident in the University, Dr. Jeremy Morales talked on SPUP Internationalization Program; Mr. Kiefer Catral explained his project: SPUP Website and Online Enrollment and Payment; Dr. Giged Battung explained the SPUP e-Learning Program.
The 3rd day of the pre-opening activity was devoted to discussion on research as one of the tri-focal functions of the University. Sr. Ma. Adelina Portillo, SPC, Director, Research and Publications presented the University Research Agenda and Dr. Emolyn Iringan discussed the Research program, priority areas, incentives.
Ms. Lyngelle Tolentino, IT faculty, presented her proposed Research Website. This was followed by Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay who explained the SPUP Marketing Program.
The significance and processes in conducting Action Research was discussed by Prof. Bert Tuga of Philippine Normal University.
The activites of the last day were focused on the presentation of grading system by Mr. Carlos Babaran; ranking instrument by Mrs. Jane Rivera; faculty and staff portfolio and rank monitoring system by Mr. Rucel Pujeda, and K+12 Implementation and Grades 11-12 transition by Dr. Agripina Maribbay.
The proponent of Yoga Laughter Therapy, Mr. Paolo Martin Trinidad, apprised the SPUP employees on stress management and yoga laughter.
The 4-day pre-opening activity capped with the presentation of creative synthesis by Engr. Bar-Elihu Chiu and the ICT Team.