The Association of Private Higher Education Institutions, Inc. (APHEI) Region VI held its 13th Annual General Assembly at Central Philippine University (CPU) last July 15, 2011. Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President and APHEI Region VI President, welcomed the participants and gave the opening remarks.
The CPU High School Grand Alumni Homecoming will be held on July 16 at CPU. It is expected to bring back many of those who have longed to revisit their alma mater, meet with long lost classmates and friends from their high school days. According to Pastor Alfred C. Morales, President CPUHS Alumni Association, a city-wide motorcade will take off at the Halfmoon Drive at 6:00 AM and will pass the main thoroughfares in Jaro and downtown Iloilo City.
The reunion and program will be held at the CPU Covered Gym after the motorcade, and will end up by 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon. More than Three Hundred alumni from different parts of the world have already committed to attend. Iloilo 3rd District Congressman Ferjenel G. Biron will be the guest speaker.
Registration is now going on at the CPUHS Alumni Lounge at Room 203 of the University High School Science Building. The lounge will also serve as meeting place of its members.
For more information, please contact this numbers: 3291971 local 1064 or text Binggold Jutare (+63-921-530-6025). Other details: (facebook) CPUHS Alumni, (e-mail) email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
CPU Partners with the Department of Agriculture-Region VI for Agribusiness Seminars
Recognizing the potential of agribusiness in improving the national economy, CPU will co-host with the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region VI a series of public seminars and and an agri-tech fair. The topics and schedules are as shown below:
July 28- 29, 2011 (Thurs-Fri)
Goat Raising/ Mushroom Culture
August 11-12, 2011 (Thurs- Fri)
How to Have A Plant Nursery and Have it Accredited
August 26, 2011 (Fri)
September 9, 2011 (Fri)
Agri-Tech Fair/ Exhibits
These will be held at the Knowledge for Development Center, Ground Floor, Henry Luce III Library, CPU.
The holding of seminars is included in the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by CPU President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and DA-Region 6 Director Larry P. Nacionales last April 26, 2011. The activities covered in the MOA are in support of the Agri-Pinoy program, specifically: the promotion and development of sustainable agriculture, natural resource based management and food security; Pinoy Seedbank or the promotion of self-sufficiency in terms of local production of quality seeds ; Gulayan sa Paaralan or the promotion of self-help food production and its importance among school children; Pinoy Encounter or the stronger coordination and collaboration between the DA and its partners in the private sector, LGUs, NGOs and farmer associations; and Consumer Awareness Program.
Interested parties may get in touch with the CPU Review and Continuing Education Center at tel (033) 3291971 loc 1008 or email email@example.com.
CPU Receives Funding from CHED for Lemongrass Project
Central Philippine University ’s project entitled “Optimization of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf.) Tea Preparation and Development of Beverage Products” has received funding from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
GIZ Turns Over Materials for Pioneering University Program
Central Philippine University (CPU) represented by the University President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles officially received the Solid Waste Management for Local Government Units (SWM4LGUs) Training Modules from the German International Cooperation (GIZ) – AHT Group AG headed by its Team Leader Dr. Johannes Paul on June 23, 2011.
U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. visited Central Philippine University last June 10 during his two-day official trip to Iloilo City to meet with businessmen and local leaders. The ambassador was joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria Steele. He was a guest of civic leader and 1 Meal Foundation Chair Nene Chan who was responsible for his meetings and visit to CPU.
Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President, VP for Administration Rev. Joniel Howard H. Gico, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Fely P. Chin and VP for Finance Prof. Rowena M. Libo-on with other unit heads, faculty and staff met him at 9:20AM at Henry Luce III Library.
The ambassador proceeded to the 3rd floor of the library to check on the American Corner where books, reading materials and audio– visual equipment donated by the U.S. Embassy are located. There he made a brief interaction with a select group of students and posed for photographs with everyone. He also met with Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the province of Iloilo at the ground floor conference room, and made himself available to the media afterwards. The ambassador and his party left CPU before noontime.
The U.S. Embassy continue to support the American Corner of the University library with books, equipment and other educational tools as a legacy of the school’s founding American missionaries.
On a bright Monday morning of June 13, students, faculty and staff, unit heads and administration officials came together in their uniforms and Filipiniana attires to commemorate the 113th proclamation of Philippine Independence at the University flagpole area.
The Filipiniana theme and the nationalistic rendition of songs evoke memories of our heroes who fought hard for the freedom of our country.
The ceremony started at 8:00 AM with a Doxology by the HS Pagsibol Dance Troup, followed by the National anthem rendered by Jemima Aranas and Micaela Garcia—accompanied by the CPU Symphonic Band. ROTC Cadets led the salute during the flag raising. The Panunumpa sa Watawat and Panatang Makabayan were led by Kim G. Fernandez and Charles Arthel Rey respectively. The emotional song - Pilipinas kong Mahal was also played by the CPU Symphonic Band.
The occasion was chosen for the 2011-2012 CPUR officials to be inducted by University President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles.
After the induction of CPUR officials, JD Chris Dofeliz CPUR President delivered his inaugural address - a reflection of independence and declaration of the plans his new student administration has slated for SY 2011-2012.
Prof. Libo-on leads CPU Delegation for Policy Dialogue and KDC Network Meeting
A team from CPU headed by Prof. Rowena M. Libo-on, VP for Finance and Enterprise, participated in the Policy Dialogue on Local Governance and the Knowledge for Development Center (KDC) Network Annual Meeting, on May 25 and 26, 2011 at the Crowne Tower, Quezon City. Prof. Libo-on was Officer-In-Charge, Office of the CPU President, at that time.
NBDB Issues Call for Applications and Shares Scientific Books with CPU
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) with office in Quezon City is the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry. For years, the NBDB has been a major partner of Central Philippine University (CPU) on readership training programs, the Booklatan sa Bayan, and textbook writing and storytelling seminar-workshops.
Dr. Manuel C. Palada, CPU College of Agriculture Alumnus and formerly with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) – The World Vegetable Center, shared his expertise on drip irrigation to the public through a seminar last May 13, 2011 at the Seminar Room of the College of Agriculture, Resources and Environmental Sciences (CARES).
Dr. Palada shared the benefits of drip irrigation focusing mainly on low-cost drip system for vegetable production. He also assisted in the hands-on field installation of the drip system located at the greenhouse area near CPU’s Gate 6.
The seminar, which was organized by CARES, CPU College of Agriculture Alumni Foundation, Inc., Farm Systems International Organization, and Juan Tong Agri-Venture was attended by 40 participants coming from government and non-government organizations, LGUs, business sector and academe.
Romallosa Presents Paper in International Conference 0n Solid Waste
Engr. Aries Roda D. Romallosa, Project Director of the CPU - Appropriate Technology Center (Approtech Center) and Faculty of the College of Agriculture, Resources and Environmental Sciences presented a paper on “Testing of Briquette Production for Household Use By Informal Waste Workers at the Calajunan Dumpsite in Iloilo City, Philippines” during the International Conference on Solid Waste 2011...
President Robles and BOT Member Contreras are among Most Outstanding Ilonggos
By Cyrus A. Natividad
Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, President, Central Philippine University (CPU) and Mr. Jessie H. Contreras, Administrator, Emmanuel Capiz Memorial Hospital and Member of the Board of Trustees of CPU and Filamer Christian University received the Most Outstanding Ilonggos Award from Panay News Founder Danny Fajardo during the newspaper’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 30, 2011 - 6:00PM at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Iloilo City.
Last April 30, 2011, the German International Cooperation framework for strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation was introduced to seminar participants from CPU and some LGUs. Dr. MARY O’ T. PENETRANTE, Director of CPU SPEEDBAC and faculty member of the College of Computer Studies and the School of Graduate Studies, was the resource person. She has been a consultant of the German Technical Cooperation (now German International Cooperation) for its Business Permit and Licensing System, LRED and Value Chain projects. A moderator for agro-enterprise development for the National Convergence Initiative program of DA, DAR and DENR, she holds a Doctor of Business Management degree from CPU.
Ms. Elpe Canoog, Visayas Coordinator of the GIZ Private Sector Promotion Program gave the overview of the programs of GIZ. Mrs. Rhea Ledesma – Gumasin, Region 6 GIZ Coordinator, also graced the event.
The seminar was jointly organized by CPU Review and Continuing Education Center, CPU Human Resource Development Office, CPU Business Development and I.T. Center and the CPU Development Planning Office.
For more info about the public seminars of CPU, please contact the Director, Review and Continuing Education Center tel(033) 3291971 loc 1008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roel Sumaguio Barrera and John Bryan Iquiña Chua placed 4th and 10th in the April 2011 Electronics Engineering Board examinations. Barrera hails from Zarraga while Chua is from Iloilo City.
The electronics engineering program of CPU has produced many topnotchers. Previous to this, Nick Ivan Espino Paltiguera placed 7th in the November 2010 board examinations.
The College of Engineering of CPU is a Department of Science and Technology School for Western Visayas and has been accredited Level III by PAASCU.
To know more about the engineering programs of CPU, please contact the College of Engineering, tel (033) 3291971 loc 1084 or email email@example.com
First Batch of Packaging Engineering Students Graduate
ISO 9001:2008 External Audit Schedule is May 11-12, 2011
Certification International, the ISO 9001:2008 certifying body of CPU, is scheduled to conduct its audit for the year on May 11-12, 2011.
This is the first surveillance audit after the renewal of CPU’s certification based on the new standard. CPU upgraded from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008 last September 2010.
The ISO certification of CPU, which is up to year 2013, covers educational and support services.
To know more about the ISO certification of CPU, please contact the Director for Systems Review and Innovation/ ISO tel (033) 3291971 loc 2194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Freshmen Enrolment is On-going
CPU welcomes all new and returning students for SY 2011-2012. For college level, enrolment for first year college students started last April 12, 2011.
Placement examinations for incoming college freshmen continue to be conducted every Saturday until May 28, 2011. Walk-in examinees are also welcome during office hours. Requirements for placement examinees are the following: placement fee of P100, school I.D./ passport, or any valid I.D., and pencil No. 2 with eraser.
For more info, please contact the Registrar tel (033) 3291971 to 79 loc 2179 to 2111, telefax (033) 329 5861, email email@example.com. Or CPU Infocenter, tel (033) 3291971 to 79 loc 2129, telefax (033) 320 8899, Smart/Talk n’ Text 0921 760 2647, Globe/ TM 0926 501 2569, email firstname.lastname@example.org.