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    by Wellrose Gale Pacot (BSBA 4)

    Posted on 2018-02-28 14:24:48

    ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE celebrated the Feast of St. Paul’s conversion and Employee Appreciation day last January 25, 2018 with the theme; “Milestones: A Journey of Service and Commitment” at the Father Louise Chauvet Hall.

    The celebration started with a Eucharistic Mass at 8:00 in the morning with the Mass Presider Rev. Fr. Clyde Flores, the University Chaplain. All students, faculty, staff and lay administrators were gathered for this special event. After the mass, everyone proceeded to the Father Louise Chauvet Hall for the Awarding Ceremony. Rev. Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC, the University President gave a meaningful welcome address congratulating everyone for their continuous love and service to the school. The stage was filled with energy when Mrs. Helian Roferos and the Paulinian talents showed off in their production number. Thereafter the giving of the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years service awards was done by Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC (University President) along with Sr. Mary Maynard Paglinawan, SPC (VP for Administratice affairs) and Atty. Ophelia Arbon (Human Resource Manager). The 5 years service awardees were; Mr. John Aldwin Abalos, Ms. Maria Corazon Diocos, Ms. Ninjean Diputado, Ms. Mary Grace Hangka, Mr. Josef Emil Patrocinio, Mrs. Helian Roferos, Mrs. Ma. Carol Tubog, and Ms. Jou Grace Vale. The 10 years service awardees were composed of; Mrs. Trina Claire Ampalayo, Mrs. Janice Cuervas, Mr. Carmelo Elli, Mrs. Mary Joan Fortugaleza, Mrs. Francis Marven Lee Locsin, Dr. Richard Pascua, Mrs. Ayeza Cathrina Tinagan, Mrs. Reah Vilan, and Mrs. Erika Jane Yap. The 15 years service awardees were; Ms. Orlyn Betana, Mr. Lindon Damaso, Dr. Maricar Flores, Mrs. Rochel Ignacio, Mr. Johnny Manongsong, Mrs. Verna Mariot, Mrs. Ma. Rowena Masicampo, Mrs. Elenita Naquimen, Ms. Jehsell Quinamot, Mrs. Leila Rabadon, Mrs. Maria Fe Sadang, and Ms. Melanie Silot. Having the 25 years of service in St. Paul University Dumaguete were Mr. Petronio Jr. Pinili and Mr. Abellardo Sido. Lastly, garnering the longest time of serving SPUD for 30 grateful years were Mrs. Amelita Amor and Mrs. Maria Expedita Pesigan. Sr. Ma. Dina Alilain, SPC, Vice-president for the Academic Affairs was also given a special award for her 5 years of Service in the Institution.

    Mrs. Maria Expedita Pesigan, 30 years service awardee reiterated in her response speech the memorable experience she had in SPUD. She concluded her speech with a quote “Once a Paulinian, always a Paulinian...”. The Awarding Ceremony wrapped up with the giving of tokens by the Paulinian Student Government and selected students and a Luncheon at the Mere Maria Hall.

    Hats off to the College of Business and Information Technology (CBIT) for successfully organizing this year’s St. Paul’s and Personnel’s day Celebration.

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    Milestones: A Journey of Service and Commitment

    by Adam Rashid A. AlMannai

    Posted on 2018-01-23 14:54:02


     5 Years

    Mr. John Aldwin Abalos

    Ms. Maria Corazon Diocos

    Ms. Ninjean Diputado

    Ms. Mary Grace Hangka

    Mr. Josef Emil Patrocinio

    Mrs. Helian Roferos

    Mrs. Ma. Carol Tubog

    Ms. Jou Grace Vale

     10 Years

    Mrs. Trina Claire Ampalayo

    Mrs. Janice Cuevas

    Mr. Carmelo Elli

    Mrs. Mary Joan Fortugaleza

    Mrs. Francis Marven Lee Locsin

    Dr. Richard Pascua

    Mrs. Ayeza Cathrina Tinagan

    Mrs. Reah Vilan

    Mrs. Erika Jane Yap

    15 Years

    Ms. Orlyn Betana

    Mr. Lindon Damaso

     Dr. Maricar Flores

     Mrs. Rochel Ignacio

    Mr. Johnny Manongsong

    Mrs. Verna Mariot

    Mrs. Ma. Rowena Masicampo

    Mrs. Elenita Naquimen

    Ms. Jehsell Quinamot

    Mrs. Leila Rabadon

    Mrs. Maria Fe Sadang

    Ms. Melanie Silot 

    25 Years

    Mr. Petronio Jr.Pinili

    Mr. Abellardo Sido

    30 Years

    Mrs. Amelita Amor

    Mrs. Maria Expedita Pesigan

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    The Thought Behind Giving Is Worth More Than The Gift Itself.

    by Wellrose Gale Pacot, BSBA 4

    Posted on 2018-01-23 10:08:36

    The St. Paul University Dumaguete, College of Business and Information Technology, conducted a giving of school supplies to the selected elementary school in Dumaguete city last January 10, 2018.

    Students from different programs under CB-IT were ignited and volunteered to participate the said event. Each program was composed of three (3) to five (5) students who helped the event become a success. As the ride to the chosen schools started, you can already see the excitement everyone had projected. Upon the arrival of the Volunteers in the Area, a sense of eagerness to talk to the kids elongated. The students from the chosen elementary schools – Candau-ay Elementary School and Looc Elementary School - were given a pair of shoes, set of socks, and enough supplies for school. HAPPINESS was visible. But It is not just the thing that matters, it is not about the late presents, the act of just showing people we’re generous, rather it is always about the thought of making those children feel that someone still cares. No one can hide the feeling of blissful, joy and satisfaction. The Volunteers of this Gift giving were in a total happiness seeing that the students were truly happy of what they’ve received. Life has never been easy for them, life was a little bit harsh to them, but they are more fortunate than us because for them it is not the money that counts, it is living your life in a good and positive way. The whole event took up all the hours in the morning but nobody felt exhausted, nor burnout, nobody was even complaining about the vicious hunger everyone was feeling, the obvious grumbling of their stomach, the striking heat from the sun and the long hours of standing because everyone was busy looking at the beautiful faces and sincere smiles the children is giving us. Thus, at the bottom part of the experience, the children had taught each and every volunteer a unique lesson in life, and that is; being happy.

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    St. Paul University Dumaguete produced new Certified Public Accountants

    by Angelica Sapuan

    Posted on 2018-01-09 13:38:51

    The Professional Regulation Commission announced on November 2, 2017 the total percentage of the lucky aspirants who were able to pass the October 2017 CPA Licensure Board Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao. Out of the 14,816 aspiring examinees who took the board exam, only a total number of 4,511 were able to pass the said examination. The said examination was participated by accountancy graduates from different colleges and universities all over Philippines.

    St. Paul University Dumaguete, one of the most esteemed universities of Dumaguete City, acquired a total passing rate of 34.78 % in the October 2017 CPA Licensure Examination. The university had a total of 23 examinees composed of 17 first-timers and 6 repeaters. 6 out of the 17 first-timers passed the board exam with 4 conditional while 2 out of 6 repeaters were able to succeed. The 8 new CPAs are Angel Mariz Culi, Cherry Lou Culi, Daniel John dela Peña, Paul Jun Sabaysabay, Charlene Gaile So, Lorenze Solana, Khendra Rotone, and Kate Janelle de Jesus.  The 8 newly licensed CPAs of St. Paul University Dumaguete were warmly welcomed and congratulated by the university last November 8, 2017 as they held a tribute with the theme, “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.” The said tribute was participated by the 8 new CPAs, the program chair of SPUD’s College of Business and Information Technology, Mrs. Christina Olis Jumawan, CPA MBA, Miss Joanna Rose P. Deciar, CPA, and the college and senior high school students who also dreams of becoming a successful accountant someday. The new CPAs wear all smiles as they shared the bittersweet experiences they have experienced during their journey in becoming a CPA. The event was then ended by a dinner held at the University’s very own Café Paolo together with the university’s faculty and staff and 4th year BS Accountancy students.

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    SPUD IT Students on their Capstone Project

    by Elys Jose Valencia

    Posted on 2017-11-14 11:25:11

    A capstone project is a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students, typically during their final year of high school or middle school, or at the end of an academic program or learning-pathway experience. While similar in some ways to a college thesis, capstone projects may take a wide variety of forms, but most are long-term investigative projects that culminate in a final product, presentation or performance. Students are strongly encouraged to choose a topic in which they have some competence based on their academic work, professional experience, or exploration of future career options. The Capstone Project is both a valuable intellectual experience and also a vehicle through which students can demonstrate their research, analytical and writing skills to either prospective employers or graduate and professional schools.

    Currently, students from St. Paul University Dumaguete who are taking up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and are now at their end of the academic program are starting to work on their capstone project for the academic year 2017-2018. The entire IT students are working on one topic which is “Aquaponics-focused Decision Support System for the Calo Farm” and is supported by the Department of Science and Technology. Considering that the students are working only on one topic, they are divided into two groups which is the web-based and the mobile group.

    Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants, and the plants naturally filter the water for the fish. Mr. Alexander Baena, a biologist and one of the advisers of the project met the whole group and discussed on what should be done. He stated that we will focus on one area at a time in response to the concern of a student regarding topics being too broad. Mrs. Grace Alejado, MIT, the capstone project mentor, also agreed with Mr. Baena’s idea since we still lack the sufficient knowledge and experience in working on sensors. She also mentioned that workshops are already prepared and scheduled to address this need.

    The IT students are now on the move with their project and started to work on some parts such as searching for sensors needed, the scope of their project, user interface and more. Capstone projects are generally designed to encourage students to think critically, solve challenging problems, and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency and goal setting. However, even if the students are now on the move, anxiety, apprehensions and low self-esteem are written all over their faces which made our mentor wonder if they would be able to finish the project before graduation.

    The mentor, however, have faith and confidence on the students and assured them that she will do her best to help out for the project to be realized.

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    YMCA 13th Provincial Children’s Art Drawing Contest

    by Celdrich Lance G. Curaza

    Posted on 2017-10-07 12:02:32

    The YMCA of Negros Oriental. Inc. in coordination with DepEd Division of DumagueteCity sponsored the 13th Provincial Children’s Art Contest held at the YMCA Grounds, Talay, Dumaguete City last September 02, 2017. Participants were 7 to 12 years old students from public and private schools. The objectives of the contest were to create awareness among the children on the value of environment; tourism and historical sites; to underscore the importance of culture and arts in development works; and to show artwork as an advocacy for peace.

    Judging of the contest was conducted last September 07, 2017. Participants from St. Paul University Dumaguete garnered three consolation prizes among 48 participants from different schools namely Celdrich Lance G. Curaza, Evanna Duran and Viola Equipilag. The awarding ceremony took place last October 1, 2017 at the YMCA Grounds, Talay,Dumaguete City.

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    Diwa Pasiklaban Sa Paaralan

    by Niña Marie Requilino

    Posted on 2017-10-07 12:00:34

    The Diwa Pasiklaban sa Paaralan sponsored by Diwa Learning Systems was held at Holy Cross High School Dumaguete last September 11, 2017. It was an event attended by different private catholic schools in Negros Oriental. Upon arriving, we could feel the intensity and excitement of the contest. Contestants were asked to sit on their chairs with all the things they needed. Three rounds were given: Easy, Average and Difficult. Many different questions were asked, and as the rounds went on, the contestants did all they could to answer each question.

    But it wasn’t just about answering the questions, but also having fun and being able to learn new things as well. The winners forthe Grade School category are the following:

                First Place:                  Don Bosco

                Second Place:              St. Paul University Dumaguete

                Third Place:                 Colegio de Sta. Catalina de Alejandria

     It was indeed a fun and a great experience!

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    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Posted on 2017-10-07 11:47:05

    St. Paul University Dumaguete- College of nursing has been very active in academic activities as well as community extension services. The department has been indulging in different activities for the development of the students. On September 19, 2017 the third year nursing students with the batch name of “The Benevolent stewards of God’s salutatory, solicitous love and sympathy” had their retreat, which is a group withdrawal for prayer and spiritual enrichment prior to their Capping and Candle Lighting Ceremony on September 23, 2017 held at St. Paul University Chapel at 2 in the afternoon. All third year nursing students wore their white uniform with pride as they marched at the aisle and received their lamps and nurses cap as they sang their batch song “At The Beginning.”

    On September 24, 2017, the freshmen and senior students showed their passion for their brothers and sisters through engaging in prison ministry. They educated the inmates about the awareness of hypertension and diabetes mellitus and how it could affect the health of an individual.

    On September 28, 2017, the Paulinian Student Nurses Association took the initiative to have the general assembly and departmental listing conducted in the AVR at 4 pm in preparation for the Paulimpiad 2017 activities. On the same day, the nursing students also attended the general rehearsal for the upcoming Recognition Day, a day in which all achievements of the students will be recognized by many. On September 29, 2017, all students who are opted to receive their individual awards for the academic and non-academic achievements attended the Recognition Day held at the Open Hall at 3 in the afternoon. Mr. James Anthony D. Ortega, fourth year nursing student was given a total of eleven (11) awards.

    • Service- Institutional
    • Service- Departmental
    • Departmental Leadership
    • Institutional Leadership
    • Service- PRU
    • Service- Campus Integrity Crusaders
    • Community Involvement- EDC Ambassador
    • Community Involvement- GIED
    • Community Involvement- PVCD- Care
    • Performing Arts Institutional- Dance
    • Performing Arts Departmental- Sing

    There were four students from the fourth year nursing students that was given the privilege and honor to receive the academic award-Clinical Efficiency namely Sydelle Thelma P. Gravador, Quennie Dawn Reso, Hissovi Gwyn C. Baroro&Jhelena T. Bandico.

    On October 3, 2017, theMr&Ms Ambassador candidates from the College of Nursing implemented their activities such as Segregate My Own Trash at the MRF & Cleanest Classroom.

     The College of Nursing are showing enthusiasm in every activity whether inside the institution or in the community and future activities will arise within the department to uphold and uplift the essence of service and voluntarism.

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