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    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod - SPUD External Affairs

    Posted on 2016-09-14 15:24:40

    St. Paul University Dumaguete 70th Commencement Exercises for the Graduate School and College Level was held last April 23, 2016, 3PM at the Father Louis Chauvet Hall. 

    Guest of Honor and Commencement Speaker was Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco – Allones, CESO I, Executive Director of the Career Executive Service Board in the country since 2007 up to the present.

    Allones holds the distinction of being the first TOYM or Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines honoree in the field of Human Resource Development in 2009. She has an extensive public sector organization development and strategic management experience spanning more than a decade of senior leadership roles at the Department of National Defense and the Department of Labor and Employment where she previously served as Assistant Secretary respectively. 

    lawyer by profession, she started her practice advocating the protection of children’s rights and enhancing capacities to raise awareness on the rights of women and children survivors of violence and children rescued from hazardous labor conditions. 

    She completed her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she also finished her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She obtained a Master’s degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines. In 2006, she graduated class valedictorian of her Master in Public Management class at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy-National University of Singapore. She likewise completed her Lee Kuan Yew Fellows Program at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University that same year.

    She has held academic appointments at the UP Political Science Department and UP-National Center for Public Administration and Governance. Since 2009, she is a resident faculty of the Development Academy of the Philippines and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB). In 2012, she joined the Ateneo School of Government and the De La Salle Institute of Computer Studies under its gCIO Capacity Building Program. 

    She is a certified trainer of the United Nation-Asia Pacific Centre for ICT since 2008. She is also a certified Assessor for Assessment Centers and a Facilitator for Target Selection Interview (TSI) methodology. In 2013, she served as a member of the Thought Leadership Committee of the People Management Association of the Philippines.


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    SPUD Obtained 100% Passing Percentage in Nursing

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-28 10:43:53

    St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) obtained a 100% Passing Percentage in the recently concluded Nurse’s Licensure Examination (NLE). A total of 6,183 out of 14,184 passed the NLE given last June 5 and 6, 2016 around the country. The Board of Nursing (BoN) conducted the NLE in various testing centers nationwide: Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga. For St. Paul University Dumaguete - College of Nursing, a total of 29 examinees took the said examination, and luckily these 29 graduates passed the aforesaid NLE, therefore allowing SPUD to acquire the 100% passing rate, as viz;


    1. ABA, Aila Mellora
    2. ARBOLADO, Sheena Jane L.
    3. BENIDA, Rizelle Mae V.
    4. CABALLERO, Frenelyn M.
    5. CALUMPANG, Maria Peachina
    6. CASIPONG, Princess Ina Marie
    7. CAVALIDA, Mary Chazel
    8. DONGON, Maria Therese M.
    9. LAPLAP, Carmelle Yna
    10. LLAGAS, Maruchkha Grace L.
    11. PRESNO, Christel C.
    12. QUISEL, Glydel B.
    13. RAMIREZ, Jean Maika C.
    14. RENEGADO, Ma. Nessa B.
    15. SALAS, Emery Grace
    16. SOLIDARIOS, Shunee Yum
    17. TICSON, Kimberly Desseca Ros
    e 18. TRAGICO, Aurea Dyan D.
    19. VENIALES, Glydel
    20. VENTULA, Jamicah A.
    21. VIDAL, Jeannette Anne N.
    22. VILLAPAZ, Maria Virginia


    23. ATIENZA, John Eric
    24. FLORES, Carlo Jose Romeo
    25. MAPESO, Jude Llycian D.
    26. PERATER, Constantine Robert R.
    27. SAVARIS, Keannu Jade B.
    28. TIAGO, Ijalone
    29. VALENCIA, Jake V.

     Earlier, it was reported that one examinee did not make it but after a careful study it was found out that the said examinee is an affiliate to St. Paul University Dumaguete Review Program who is a graduate of the University of the Visayas in Cebu City. It could be that the said affiliate has encoded the school code of SPUD during the filing, placing her name under SPUD examinees. SPUD’s actual graduates who filed at the PRC were 32; unfortunately only 29 took the June NLE due to the health status of the three graduates. 

    With this achievement, SPUD Administration extend its congratulatory greetings to the graduates for bringing another honor to the university, and also to the College of Nursing Team headed by the Former Dean, Sr. Mila Grace Silab, SPC and the New Dean, Ms. Malou Dinopol, RN, MAN as well as its Review Coordinator, Ms. Francis Lee Pintac Locsin, RN, MAN. Sister Mila Grace was lately appointed as the New President of St. Paul University Iloilo.


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    Philippine Airlines Hiring at SPUD

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-28 10:18:58

    St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) recently responded to the request of Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express to conduct a one (1) day hiring activity on June 22, 2016. PAL Representatives & Line Administrators, Mr. Kenneth Chester Cruz and Mr. Rommel Daniel Bonzon came to Dumaguete City last month to coordinate the said special event.

    Aside from the graduates and alumni of SPUD, interested applicants from Negros Oriental and neighboring islands can also apply and submit themselves to the hiring process. The activity registration will start at 7AM; Career Orientation will follow at 8AM with special participation of the 3rd year and 4th year tourism students of SPUD.

    PAL shall be hiring Flight Attendants (Male & Female). He/she must be a Filipino Citizen, not more than 27 years old, completed at least 2 years of college, can speak English and Filipino, Female applicants must be at least 5’3, Male applicants must be at least 5’6, weight must be proportional to height, with good visual impact and pleasing personality, with clear complexion and a good set of teeth, with perfect vision (20/20) or with contact lenses but not beyond (20/30) and applicants must bring their updated Curriculum Vitae and apply in person.

    Cruz and Bonzon pointed out that the hiring process will follow its standard procedure such as the holding of the Briefing, Orientation & Career Talk (Company Background, Fleets, Experiences, Safety Demo & Application Process) and Height & Weight Assessment. A medical representative from PAL will check if the candidate is qualified for the position based on the height and weight requirements. This will be followed by a series of interviews and the online exam.

    All applicants are invited and requested to come for pre-registration activity at the SPUD Guidance Center from June 13 – 18, 2016. For more details about this activity, please visit or call the Guidance and Job Placement Office at (035) 225-1506 local 213 look for Ms. Jeneviev Deang, MA, RGC.

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    Paulinian Student Leaders Congress in Dumaguete

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-28 09:59:45

    St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) hosted the 11th Tertiary Paulinian Student Leaders Congress (TPSLC) from June 22 until June 26, 2016 anchored on the theme “Paulinian Leaders: God’s Compassionate Shepherds” participated by student leaders from the different Paulinian Educational Institutions under the St. Paul University System (SPUS) namely St. Paul University Philippines in Tuguegarao City, St. Paul University Manila, St. Paul University Quezon City, St. Paul University Iloilo, St. Paul University Surigao City, St. Paul University Dumaguete and St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur.

    Dr. Roberto Condrado O. Guevara was invited to deliver the keynote address during opening program. He is an Associate Professor of Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University and the Associate Dean for Student Formation of the Loyola Schools. He was awarded the Henry Lee Irwin Memorial Teacher Award in 2012 by the Ateneo de Manila University for his excellence and dedication to his profession and for his outstanding service to the Filipino youth. He holds a doctoral degree in Theology with a field concentration in Scriptures, and taught courses on the Theology of Liberation, the Catholic Social Vision, and the Old Testament. In these various capacities, he has facilitated the engagement of students with various marginalized groups and communities and oversees the development of a more integrated student formation program at the Loyola Schools.

    A City Tour was organized from the SPC Marker along the Rizal Boulevard, where the First Seven SPC Sisters landed in 1904, to other historical landmarks and sites in the capital city.

    Series of lectures and sessions, clean – up drive, leadership camp, tree planting, development planning, community outreach, family immersion, actual selling of balut & tempura at the City Boulevard, and talent expo were scheduled to add more color and meaning to the said congress.

    Some Sisters and School Officials of the above-mentioned Paulinian Educational Institutions also came to witness the TPSLC in Dumaguete.

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    SPUD Welcomes New President

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-01 16:09:38

    SPUD Welcomes New President - The New President of St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) is Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC effective June 01, 2016. She is a Licensed Chemical Engineer, Educator, Administrator and Environmental Advocate. Meanwhile, Sr. Nintha Lucilla N. Baldado, SPC, Outgoing President of SPUD will take her new post in Davao City.

    Sister Joseline originated from Del Carmen (Siargao Island) of the Province of Surigao del Norte. She finished her elementary education at Del Carmen Central School as Class Salutatorian in 1971, and her secondary education at Southwestern University, Cebu City in 1975 as an Academic Honor. She graduated her baccalaureate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of San Jose – Recoletos in 1980 and passed the Licensure Examination for Chemical Engineers in 1981 thereafter she took her Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) Major in Educational Management at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City where she completed in 1995.

    She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Studies from Miriam College (Formerly Maryknoll College) in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Her wide understanding of environmental advocacy led her to do a Research Study entitled “Designing an Environmental Monitoring Program in Paulinian School” which she presented at Alliant International University in San Diego, California, USA during the 16th World Conference on Education of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) last August 20 – 24, 2014. She is an Accredited Pollution Control Officer (PCO) and she is part of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) of the DENR – Environmental Management Bureau in the National Capital Region from 2013 up to the present.

    Prior to her religious life, she was a Chemical Engineer of the Manila Mining Corporation assigned in Placer, Surigao del Norte, then she entered the Department of Education in Surigao del Norte as Secondary Education Faculty. Her passion for educational enhancement prompted her to be part of St. Paul University Surigao City (Formerly San Nicolas College) as Faculty from 1983 until 1984.

    On April 1984 she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC). She held numerous assignments around the country as a Vice-President for Administrative Affairs, Faculty Member, General Services Officer, Community Superior, School Administrator/Principal, Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Program and Pollution Control Officer in the different SPC institutions.

    Before her transfer to SPUD, she served as Vice-President for Administrative Affairs and Chair of the Center for Environmental Stewardship & Pollution Control Officer at St. Paul University Manila.

    Her installation as the 12th President of St. Paul University Dumaguete is slated on August 30, 2016, 4PM within a Eucharistic Celebration to be presided by the Most. Rev. Julito B. Cortes, D.D. in presence of invited Dignitaries, Government Leaders, Presidents and Heads of various Schools, Colleges & Universities in the City, Province and other Paulinian Institutions around the country.

    In an interview, she pointed out that she will work on realistic plans, willing to continue all the viable programs and projects initiated by the previous leadership, uphold the academic excellence of the university, maintain all global standards and accreditations as well as strengthen the symbols of a catholic educational institution anchored on spirituality, excellence and service. Her greatest challenge now is the transition period of the country’s K – 12 Program but she is optimistic that everything will work on positively.

    Welcome back to Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, Sister Joseline. Thank you so much Sister Nintha Lucilla. Kudos!

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    SPUD Basic Education Principal is Young and New

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-03 11:35:00

    St. Paul University Dumaguete – Basic Education Department has a new leader and young frontrunner, Sr. Emelita S. Alvarez, SPC from Dasmariñas City, Province of Cavite.

    Sister Emy is a Licensed Teacher since 1991. She completed her elementary and secondary education at the Paliparan Elementary School in 1981 and Philippine Christian University in 1985 respectively.

    She obtained her Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Library Science at the Philippine Women’s University in 1990 and acquired her Master of Education in School Leadership with Distinction at De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila in 2008. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy Major in Educational Management at St. Paul University Manila.

    From 1994 until 2006, she served numerous positions and assignments in the SPC Congregation and SPC Institutions around the country as Catechist, Faculty, Librarian, Professor, Choir & Activity Coordinator, Head of the Campus Ministry and Grade School Principal in Misamis Oriental, Iloilo, Pasig City, Surigao del Sur and Camarines Sur.

    She was assigned to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to act as Youth Coordinator, Catechist, Student Council Adviser and Assistant School Principal at the St. Anthony Parish until 2011.

    She then came back to the Philippines to take her new assignment as the Basic Education Principal at St. Paul University Philippines in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan until 2012; thereafter she served as Directress & Principal of St. Andrew Catholic School in Bugallon, Pangasinan.

    Prior to her current assignment in Dumaguete City, she served as Basic Education Principal at St. Paul University at San Miguel, Bulacan.

    In an interview and conversation, she is pointed out that SPUD should participate and be part of the different programs and initiatives of the Department of Education, other government agencies and developmental organizations in order to be well-informed of the global educational advancements.

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    Masteral Program in Accountancy now available at SPUD

    by Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod

    Posted on 2016-06-04 21:13:38

    St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) will be accepting individuals who are interested to take-up Master of Science in Accountancy Major in Management Accounting (MSA-MA) in a Trimester Scheme this Academic School Year 2016 – 2017 in collaboration with the University of San Carlos (USC) – School of Business and Economics with a Memorandum of Agreement signed by Fr. Dionisio M. Miranda, SVD and Sr. Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC respectively.

    A total of 42 units wherein classes for the 36 units will be held at SPUD and the remaining 6 units such as Comprehensive Exam, Thesis Writing & Accounting Research will be held at USC in Cebu City. Interested individuals must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Management Accounting, Commerce Major in Accountancy or BSBA Major in Accountancy or Finance, and also each applicant must secure various documents such as Certificate of Transfer Credentials/Certificate of Honorable Dismissal (Original Copy), Transcript of Records specifying Graduation/Special Order (Informative Copy), Certificate of Employment (At least 2 years experience for CPA’s and 3 years for Non-CPA’s), Recommendation from a Professor or Employer, Satisfactory Admission Test Scores and Completed Application Form. Meanwhile, Foreign Students should secure an Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR), Certificate of Equivalency, Student Visa, Authenticated TOR and Authenticated Police Clearance from the Student’s Country.

    The objectives of the program is to provide relevant, timely and transformative accounting education, specifically management accounting that is responsive to the needs of the local, national and global communities in a rapidly changing world, to develop competent and socially responsible accounting professionals and life-long learners, to meet the needs of the accounting profession for individuals with a broader and extensive training in research and to provide a venue for accountants seeking advancement of specialization in their professional fields.

    All applicants can now submit their scanned TOR at for evaluation, testing fee is Php 300.00, admission & entrance test including interview & submission of other documents will be scheduled prior to the opening of classes.

    For more details and information about this program, you can visit or call the SPUD Registrar, Ms. Etherlyn F. Cadapan, MBA at Telephone Number (035) 225-1506, 225-2680 & 225-3657 Local 206 & 207.



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