USPF broadens transnational linkage; signs MOA with S.Korea’s WHSC. USPF president Dr. Alicia P. Cabatingan and South Korea’s Wonkwang Health Science College (WHSC) president Dr. In-Jong Kim signed the memorandum of understanding at the USPF Theater for the Performing Arts last August 4, 2008. The Agreement for Reciprocal Exchange and Cooperation in Academic and Research Activities between USPF & WHSC includes students exchange, faculty exchange, and research consortium. The said agreement “shall be on the basis of friendship, equality and mutual help,” Dr. Cabatingan said in her speech. This is the second Transnational Linkage that USPF embarked on. The first was with Taiwan, Republic of China’s Chin Kou University of Management and Health in October 17, 2007, before CHED’s Memo no. 02 series of 2008 The Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PGS) on Transnational Education (TNE) was issued.
USPF alumni relations office holds Grand Joint Induction. The University of Southern Philippines Foundations (USPF) Alumni Relations Office held the first Grand Joint Induction of Officers & Directors of USP Alumni Association, Inc. and various USPF Alumni Chapters at the USPF Theater for the Performing Arts, Lahug Campus last August 16, 2008. The program was formally welcomed by VP Rolando L. Villa. Thereafter, the University President’s Message on AVP was given by Dr. Alicia P. Cabatingan. USP-AAI Dir. James Yu introduced the inducting officer in the person of Cebu City Vice-Mayor and USPF Alumnus Hon. Michael Rama who officiated the ceremonial charging and induction of officers, as well as the pronouncement of oath. Subsequently, Chairman Enrico Jereza, assisted by the Pre-Alumni Community advisers, led the ceremonial lighting of the USPF candle followed by USPF Alumni Relations Dir. Kathleen Solon-Villaneza who piloted the creation of a tradition in singing the USPF Loyalty Song. Afterwards, the USP-AAI President’s Address was delivered by Isaias Guiduquio. Lastly, VP Oscar P. Jereza, Jr. gave the Closing remarks. Well-applauded intermission numbers were given by USPF CAS Alumni Association and the USPF Dance Troupe Alumni Association. At least 50 officers and directors were from the USP Alumni Association, Inc. (mother alumni association), USP Law Alumni Association, USP CEA Alumni Association, USPF Social Workers Alumni Association, USPF Nurses Alumni Association, USPF COED Alumni Association, USPF CAS Alumni Association, USPF CCS Alumni Association, USPF SBM Alumni Association, USPF Alumni Football Club, USPF Dance Troupe Alumni Association, USP Unlimited, USPF Panthers Alumni Association, HS 1979-1980 Alumni Chapter, and HS 1984 Alumni Chapter. The success of the induction was made possible by the joined efforts of USPF Athletics & Cultural Dir. Glenn Albutra who designed the stage, University Protocol Officer and Director for Instructional Media Center Dir. Alvin Zamora for the documentation, USP-AAI Secretariat Mrs. Lita Maquilang, Pre-Alumni Community, USPF Administration, Office of the Vice President for External Relations, High School PTCA, faculty and students, and the Master and Lady of Ceremonies Daniel Louis Roldan and Monica Hara.
USPians top GE and SW Licensure Exams; maintains prestige in the NLE.Engr. Hilvano Gabino from the College of Engineering and Architecture placed 3rd in the September 2008 Geodetic Engineering Licensure Examination while Rosalyn Miñoza, RSW from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social Work placed 9th in the June 2008 Social Workers Licensure Examination. Also adding to the goodwill of the university is Gloribeth Daño, RSW from the Dept. of Social Work, the first visually impaired to pass the SWLE. Moreover, graduates from the College of Nursing maintains an above national level good standing in the licensure exam results with its first takers’ passing percentage: 70% in June 2007, 74% in Dec 2007, and 54% in June 2008.
SPED at USPF forefronts Special Olympics 2008. USPF VP External Relations & Special Olympics Chairperson Mrs. Lourdes Jereza gave her welcome address to the athletes and coaches from 16 participating schools, officials and volunteers, parents and guests of the Special Olympics Local Games held at the Cebu City Sports Complex last October 5, 2008. The participating schools include Adam Jene’s, Balamban, Bulacao, Cebu Welfare, Consolacion, Lipata, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Marie Ernestine, Reach, San Nicolas, Stages, Sunshine, St. Martin, Pinamungahan, and Zapatera while the officials & volunteers were from Special Olympics Banner, Best Buddies, Lions, Cebu Optometric Society, Cebu Doctors Universtiy-Optometry, Southwestern University-Optometry, Rotary Clubs of Cebu Gloria Maris, and the University of Southern Philippines Foundation-Sped & staff. Also, two USPF alumni involved themselves in the affair namely, USPF CCAT liaison officer Judelyn Caballero and Master of Ceremonies and USPF IMC Director Alvin E. Zamora. Every two years, the International Olympics for the Mentally Challenged groups athletes to compete in the international Olympics. In September 2008, 42 athletes were sent to Shanghai, China for the competition. The local games prepare the athletes for the regional in Feb 2009, the national in Sept 2009, and the international Olympics in 2010. The 2010 Special Olympics will be held in Greece.
USPF alumni relations holds Pre-Alumni Community induction of officers.The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Alumni Relations held the Induction of Officers and Oath of Office of its Pre-Alumni Community (PACo) last July 30, 2008 at 10:00am-12:00nn in the Main Function Room of the Don Agustin Jereza Building, USPF Lahug with Cebu City Vice-Mayor and USPF alumnus Hon. Michael “Mike” Rama as the inducting officer. USPF Alumni Relations’ PACo, composed of the Little Alumni Club (LAC) for the elementary pupils, Young Alumni Circle (YAC) for the high school students, and Pre-Alumni Circle (PAC) for the college students, positively involves USPians in various environmental, social and humanitarian projects. PACo more importantly promotes loyalty and goodwill to the university. The induction was attended by another government official, a member of the BOT, 2 college deans, and a principal, namely, Cebu City Counselor and USPF alumna Atty. Joy Pesquera, Trustee Oscar Jereza, Jr., inspirational message speaker USPF VP for External Relations Lourdes Jereza, Dean Alfredo Arenajo (CEA), Dean Althea Arenajo, and Elementary Principal Elnora Almario. The attendees also include the parents and faculty members of both USPF Lahug and Mabini campuses. In addition, the PACo advisers were also present: Overall adviser of PACo Engr. Anna Marie Mayol, Mrs. Paz Superable, Mrs. Maura Villamor, and Mr. Emerson Aller. Mr. Daniel Louis Roldan was the Master of Ceremonies.
USPF PACo and CEA go Mangrove planting. The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Pre-Alumni Community (PACo) in partnership with the USPF College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) embarked another environmental project MANGROVE: Love ko ‘to! in two separate occasion: at Dumlog, Talisay City, Cebu last August 17 and at Olanggo Island, Cebu last October 4, 2008 respectively. A total of 1,500 propagules were planted by students led by PACo President Randy Medado. USPF administrator and faculty also participated, including CEA Dean Alfredo Arenajo, PACo overall adviser Engr. Anna Marie Mayol, Engr. Mario Arnaiz, Engr. Helbert Cabug-os, and Engr. Nanette Ebao. MANGROVE: Love ko ‘to! is the second environmental project of the USPF PACo in partnership with USPF CEA. The first one was “Plant a seed, save a life”, an upland seedling planting activity at Buhisan in February 2008 and at Naga in September 2008.
Little Alumni Club raises funds; acquires locker.The USPF Little Alumni Club (LAC) and the grade six pupils of USPF Lahug, with help from the Parents-Teachers Community Association (PTCA) under PTCA President Mrs. Wilma A. Lynch, were able to raise enough funds and acquired a locker. LAC answered the need of pupils for a locker where they can deposit their heavy books and other class necessities. It is spearheaded by young leaders, LAC President Lorenn Marie Aujero and LAC Vice-President Earl Ashley Sabang, under the able advisory of Mrs. Paz Superable.
USP Alumni Association Inc. grants scholarships. The University of Southern Philippines Alumni Association Incorporated (USP-AAI) is keeping its alma mater’s legacy of giving quality education by providing financial assistance and full scholarship to chosen students of the university. Among the USP AAI scholars are USPF clinical instructor Ms. Jethame Paglinawan, R.N., first visually impaired board passer Ms. Gloribeth Daño, R.S.W., and full scholar Mr. Lordson Obre, R.N. The next scholarship grantees will be from the College of Law, College of Engineering and Architecture, and the College of Education. Scholarship application screening is in process. For more information please ask for USP AAI Secretary Basilides Bandajon at 412-1600 or USPF Alumni Relations Director Kathleen Solon-Villaneza at 414-8773 loc 144.
- HS class of 1959 met at Café Laguna and at Casino Espanol last july 10 & 17, 2008 for their pocket reunions sponsored by Mrs. Rosalinda Quiamco-Daniel and Mrs. Gemma Sasedor-Burns. For their Grand Golden Reunion, the ‘50’s classes reunited at Marriott Hotel last July 20, 2008 sponsored by HS class 1958 and organized by VP Oscar Jereza, Jr., Mr. Evasio Cagande and Estrella Famador-delos Reyes.
- HS Mabini class of 1973 held their 35th anniversary alumni homecoming at USPF Mabini quadrangle last August 30, 2008 organized by Engr. Cesar Carayo and Ms. Lilibeth Espenido-Ranara.
- Dekada ’70 of the College of Engg and Archt (CEA) reunited at the USPF Moot Court last September 7, 2008 organized by Archt. Lourdes Vale and Mr. Teodoro Lamberte, Jr.
- HS Mabini class of 1984 alumni held their first meeting at the USPF Rizal Hall in July 2008 with chapter president Jerry delos Santos and reunion organizer Mrs. Dindin Veloso-Exaltacion.
BOARD EXAM PASSERS JUNE 2007 NURSING L.E.: Andales, Sedfrey; Alviso, Victor Adrian ll; Balbuena, Mark Paul; Deiparine, John Philip; Garibay, Josephus; Mira, Ferdinand Anthony; Pulvera, Christian, Wilhelm; Seno, Jeaniel; Villarino, Resti Tito; Zamora, Joehonie; Apas, Rose Kiffa; Armodia, Mary Jacelyn; Baton, Maria Mae; De la Cruz, Carmiteophyl;. Gonzales, Rudelyn; Guzman, Kookee; Laoc, Lizelette; Lucero, Beverly Jane; Lukindo Corinda; Madera, Elaine; Sienes, Rachel Annalin; Sorela, Claire Regina; Uyvico, Glaiza Marie; Acido, Remyven; Alburo, Randolph; Bautista, Ephraim; Enriquez, Jan Roff; Gabor, Luigi; Hisoler, Jec Astrud; Juntong, Reggy; Lacanlale, Neil; Maderazo, Gino Rhobertino; Mape, Jason Uel; Aresco, Aiva Angela; Corro Michelle Eunice; Diamos, Joanna Riza; Guiñares, Kristine Joy; Lecciones, Stephanie; Magsalay, Grace Carmel; Mahilum, Melody Joy; Opone, Araceli; Opone, Maebel; Ramos, Antonette; Sequitin, Caroline May; Tan, Christine; Tinga, Jessahneil; Veloso, Leece-Neville; Yee, Ferry Stephanie; Aligno, Jocel; Funtanar, Louiemar; Guadez, Nenito Jr.; Punay, Gale, Osmond; Vasquez, Jeff; Amit, Mary Rose; Baguio, Ellen Mae; Bucad, Michelle; Cabili, Beverly; Galacio, Elaine; Gayrama, Euco Dale; Jocson, Magnolia Corazon; Lacarde, Janice Ann; Magno, Ferylin; Malijan, Johanella; Sumilhig, Fe Angelie; Tabamo, Jezzle; Ting, Haydee Elaine; Ty, Marivic; Weigel, Bianca Natalie; Asaniero, Aaron Joshua; Estrada, Raul Jr.; Estrella, Mark Anthony; Estrera, Vernon; Java, Alphone Lucio Emmanuel; Maglangit, Eric Andrew; Miaga, Marvin Dan; Omega, Zane; Paguio, Kristian Ivan; Quijano, Jude Nahum; Salahog, Robert John; Sanchez, Wyan; Ang, Mary Angelie; Chiong, Iris; Empeño, Jufel Grace; Estrella, Maria Antoniette; Giagan, Loralyn; Gimenez, Criscel; Miel, Madeline; Paglinawan, Jethame; Paires, Richarmay; Pantaleon, Ma. 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DECEMBER 2007 NURSING L.E.: Abecede, Ritchel; Aguilar, Mark Anthony; Aragon, Joana, Charm; Arquillano, Irish Carla; Batiancila, Kenth; Buenconcejo, Maria Beverly; Bulosan, Jun Portia; Cervales, Katrina; Chiong, Rosendo lll; Conlu, Mary Hyacinth; Cotejo, Adam; Daan, Emie; Dakis, Alvin Cloyd; Diez, Phoebe Jo; Dongel, Dizah Marie; Elarcosa, Mariel; Erbito, Daisy; Escaña, Marieter; Eseo, Eric Jonathan; Gamboa, Vlademir; Gaviola, Paolo; Go, Aron; Go, Ryan; Irizari, Marc James; Lao, Gerardo; Largo, Mirrorie Lorraine; Lataza, Joan Michelle; Lepiten, Lora Mae; Loquellano, Michael Ryan; Maquilan, Kristy Marie; Mendez, Michael; Miano, Dhalia; Omambac, Lalaine; Pacaña, Aileen; Paculba, Janine Leigh; Pelayo, Karyl May Sue; Rama, Gydra; Rudinas, Denise Marie; Samaco, Donna Marie; Sarmiento, Herminio III; Sumampong, Maria Grace; Tabanao, Claire; Teves, Cherry Marie; Trinidad, Janice; Tuico, ,Marian Christine; Villacampa, Joanne Marie; Ybañez, Gwen; Ypanto, Laarne. 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SEPTEMBER 2008 G.E.: Engr. Hilvano, Gabino C.; Engr. Demetrio, Joseph; Engr. Labarda, Ryan; Engr. Lomera, Randy; Engr. Salazar, Jonna; Engr. Siliran, Candy
*Selected articles are extracted or taken as is from PHEROMONE vol2 issue1 1st semester 2008-2009.