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    by Joel S. Libaton, Jr.

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:54:59

    “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik,” ito ang pambansang tema mula sa Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika ngayong taon. Ito ay muling ipinagdiwang sa Unibersidad ng St. Paul Dumaguete noong ika-24 ng Agosto, 2018 sa Bulwagan ng Fr. Louis Chauvet na dinaluhan ng mga mag-aaral mula sa iba’t-ibang departamento na may asignaturang Filipino, ilang guro, at kawani ng buong institusyon.

    Talagang naghanda ang mga mag-aaral na makilahok at makisaya sa iba’t ibang mga paligsahan para sa pagdiriwang na ito. Sinimulan ito sa ganap na alas 8 ng umaga hanggang alas 12 ng tanghali para sa paglalaro ng iba’t-ibang katutubong larong Pinoy na nilahukan ng limang (5) pangkat (BSN1-A, BSN1-B, BSN1-C, CAED, at CBIT) upang gunitain ang kanilang kabataan. Sa pagsapit ng alas-1:30 ng hapon naman, ito na ang kataluktukan ng lahat ng mga gawain bilang panapos na Kulminasyon sa Buwan ng Wika sa taong 2018. Ito ay sinimulan sa pamamagitan ng panalangin at pag-awit ng Lupang Hinirang at ng Paulinian Hymn. Sinundan ito ng isang Pambungad na Pananalita na inihandog ng isa sa mga iginagalang na guro sa Filipino na si Bb. Helen E. Antecristo.

    Kaya naman, agad na sinimulan ang iba’t-ibang serye ng mga patimpalak tulad ng Balagtasan, Harana, at Sabayang Pagbigkas na nilahukan pa rin ng limang pangkat mula sa iba’t-ibang departamento. Naipakita rin ng mga mag-aaral sa ika-apat na taon mula sa Kolehiyo ng Sining at Edukasyon ang kanilang talento sa pag-awit bilang mga intermisyon sa programa.

    Bago nagtapos ang kulminasyon ay pinarangalan muna bawat isa ang mga nagsipagwagi sa iba’t-ibang patimpalak. Ito ang naging resulta mula sa desisyon ng mga pinagpipitagang hurado na sina G. Regidor Carale, Gng. Reah Vilan, at Gng. Nella Ibarra.


     Unang Puwesto- CAED  Unang Puwesto- BSN1-A  Unang Puwesto- BSN1-A
     Ikalawang Puwesto- CBIT  Ikalawang Puwesto- CAED  Ikalawang Puwesto- CAED
     Ikatlong Puwesto – BSN1-A  Ikatlong Puwesto – CBIT  Ikatlong Puwesto – CBIT


    At ang may pinakamagandang Kasuotang Pilipino ngayong taon ay sina Bb. Charo Torres ng BSA-1 at G. Ralph Reymar Desquitado ng BSIT-1 na kapwa nagmula sa CBIT.

    Matapos ang iba’t-ibang serye ng mga patimpalak, ang Panapos na Pananalita ay ibinigay ni Bb. Cindy Mañejero, isa sa mga guro ng asignaturang Filipino. Sinundan agad ito ng isang panalangin para sa pagkain ni G. Joel S. Libaton, Jr. at sinimulan ang Pista sa Nayon.
    Hindi magiging maayos ang daloy ng programa kung wala sina Bb. Jessel Cabanog at G. Chester E. Ceriales na kapwa mga mahuhusay at dalubhasa sa mga seremonya. Ang buong programa ay naging matagumpay sa pagtutulungan ng mga mag-aaral sa Filipino, mga nagpapakadalubhasa sa Filipino, mga guro sa Filipino na si Bb. Cindy Mañejero at Bb. Helen E. Antecristo, at ang pangulo ng buong unibersidad na si Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC.

    Talagang layunin ng programang ito na maisapuso at maisabuhay ng mga mag-aaral ang tunay na diwa at halaga ng Wikang Filipino bilang instrumento ng pananaliksik sa iba’t-ibang larangan ng karunungan tungo sa pagbabago ng ating lipunan.

    Mabuhay ang Wikang Filipino! Mabuhay tayong mga Pilipino!

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    SPUD HOLDS “The Greatest Show” 2018

    by Roselyn Resit

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:47:20

    One night of countless memories, a community transformed into a room filled with music reverberating in the air, countless laughter and friendly chatter, and friendships strengthened and created.

    St. Paul University Dumaguete has successfully highlighted its ardent annual Lambigit gathering with this year’s theme, inspired from the movie The Greatest Showman, “Show Your Shine in the World that you Design.” This year’s circus-like acquaintance party was initiated by the Student Affairs Office (SAO) and spearheaded by Ms. Maria Rowena D. Masicampo, RN, MAN, in collaboration with the Paulinian Student Government officials (PSG) last August 17, 2018 at the Fr. Louis Chauvet Hall (FLCH).

    Once one steps inside the spacious edifice, it suddenly feels like stepping foot on an entirely different corner of the world. Like nomads flocking to where tons of food are, students of SPUD first gathered at the Mere Maria Hall at 4:30 PM for the agape. Not only was the event memorable, but it also provided the attendees with the perfect venue to build friendships and create lasting memories with tables provided for them to chat and chill. Delectable foods were spread out and served.

    The program commenced with a prayer and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Afterwards, University President Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC gave her welcome speech. Not to be outdone, the spotlight rested on the production number of the Aninaw Dance Troupe as they danced with the waving strobe of lights that complemented the myriad of smiles from the cheering crowd. Each department flaunted their moves on the dance floor which drew thunderous cheers from the spectating students. The College of Nursing garnered the Best Presentation award. Meanwhile, the Stars of the Night were Ms. Nathalie Acab from the College of Arts and Education and Mr. Arniel Blanco from the College of Business and Information Technology.

    It was a moment worth remembering. Ms. Masicampo gave her closing remarks. Later, all PSG officials presented their dance number as an opening for the crowd to join on the dancing flair of the tune of the music.
    It was just for one night but it encompassed countless memories.

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    by Mary Faith Carmel Gargoles, BSED-Biological Sciences - 4

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:44:40

    St. Paul University Dumaguete’s College of Arts and Education professor, Mrs. Irish S. Udtohan, MS Bio, together with her senior Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Biological Sciences students, conducted an educational visit to Bais City, Negros Oriental last August 16, 2018.

    Bais City is known to be the first city in Negros Oriental to have a Fuel Ethanol Plant and a known Banana Tissue Culture laboratory. Thus, with regard to the Biotechniques class of Mrs. Udtohan, the city was the chosen destination for the one-day educational tour. The visit’s first stop was at the Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Fuel Ethanol Plant. Upon arriving, the class was welcomed and oriented by Mr. John Y. Quibot, the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) officer of URC-FEP about some do’s and don’ts during the tour within the plant. Cellular phones were strictly prohibited inside and taking of pictures weren’t allowed. The class was then toured by Ms. Venice D. Morales, an EHS staff. She explained that the plant started its first operation in 2014 with three shifts 24/7. At the start of the tour, she introduced the class to the Production Planner of the URC-FEP, Mr. France Ryan Ybañez, who was in charge of the monitoring of the ongoing processes of the plant. He presented a power point presentation about how Ethanol is being produced through the process of fermentation. In URC-FEP Bais city, ethanol is made from the waste products of sugar cane, coming from the Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corp. (URSUMCO) which is surprisingly located right just across the street. To sum the discussion up, the class learned that the ethanol production process includes several steps. First, the waste products of URSUMCO are dissolved from the ground material, converting starch or cellulose into sugar. Next, Microbes such as yeast or bacteria feed on the sugar, producing ethanol in the process called fermentation. Then, ethanol is distilled to achieve high concentration. Lastly, the denaturation process takes place, wherein additives like gasoline are added so that it can be readily distributed to oil-refining companies.

    The second stop of the tour was the Bais City Department of Agriculture’s Banana and Orchid Tissue Culture Laboratory. It is believed to have started by the year 1993 and is still operating until now. The class is toured by Mrs. Aurora Vilas Ordona who has been a staff of the laboratory since it was first established. She explained that Tissue Culture is a modern technology that can be applied for mass production of superior grade planting material for crops. This method of cultivation or production ensures not only higher yields but quality as well. The process starts when a banana corm is cultured inside the laboratory. After 1 to 2 months, it is then subcultured repeatedly until eight subcultures are reached. When all of it becomes banana seedlings, they will be brought to the greenhouse for these plants are then ready for transplanting in the main field. Another advantage of tissue-cultured banana plants is that they produce uniform maturity of the fruits, which makes the harvesting process easy and reduces labor cost.

    Finally, the day ended and the class concluded that it was a fun and very informative educational visit. Indeed, learning is not just limited within the four corners of the classroom!

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    by Lora Jane Mission

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:40:02

    The College of Education – Center of Development of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) conducted two (2) sessions of lecture given by visiting International Faculty Program (VIFP) recipient Dr. Eugene F. Calingacion, a Special Education teacher at Wapato School District, Washington, USA. The Paulinian Special Education majors from the College of Arts and Education (CAED) were privileged to have been invited as among of the participants.

    The first lecture took place at the NORSU Main Campus I CNDPAHS AVR on August 4, 2018 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. The talk was about ‘Training on IEP Protocol.’ The opening message was given by College of Education Dean Dr. Libertine C. De Guzman, followed by the introduction of resource person by Secondary Program Chair Dr. Roullette P. Cordevilla.

    Dr. Calingacion started his informative talk by walking his audience through the Wapato way of forming the Individual Education Program (IEP) step by step and compared it to the Philippines’ outline. The former turned out to be more productive and effective. The whole session was divided into two; the afternoon was utilized for the making of IEP with the stakeholders involved.

    The second lecture was held in the same venue at August 9, 2018 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM about ‘Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies’ with the topic “How does memory work and how is knowledge communicated and comprehended?” It all boils down to how the teachers will adapt to the new and effective way of teaching and how they can learn and switch to another strategy.

    The series of lectures was successful in imparting and sharing strategies that mold prospective teachers to gain and navigate meaningful learning.

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    by Rochelle Joyce Vidal, BSA IV

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:36:38

    The Paulinian Student Government (PSG) once again hosted the clubs and organizations listing dubbed as ISKAPARATE 2018 with the theme “Mainstreaming Interculturality Through Paulinian Organizations: Solidarity Begins Where Individualism Ends” last August 2, 2018. The ISKAPARATE started with the presentation of booths and club listing at the main lobby of the College Building. The different clubs and organizations collaborated in encouraging students to participate and be part of the respective organizations ranging from media, academic, spiritual, service, and cultural.

    The official list of clubs and organizations are as follows:
    • ANINAW - Theater Arts Guild (TAG), Dance Ensemble, and Choir
    • Campus Integrity Crusaders (CIC)
    • Children of Mary (COM)
    • Guidance Buddies (GBudz)
    • Knights of the Altar (KOA)
    • Paulinian Arts Society (PaRTS)
    • Paulinian Debate Society
    • Paulinian Noble Society (PNS)
    • Paulinian Photographers’ Guild (PPG)
    • Public Relations Unit (PRU)
    • Pundok sa Liturhikanong Magsasangyaw (PSALM)
    • Red Cross Youth (RCY)
    • The Paulinian – The Official School Publication

    The culminating activity was held at the Fr. Louis Chauvet Hall in the afternoon. The PSG, headed by Student Affairs Manager Mrs. Maria Rowena Masicampo, led the program with the help of the members of the board of judges, namely: Atty. Ophelia Arbon, CPA, Mr. Alexander Baena, and Mr. John Aldwin Abalos. The event capped off with the various presentations of the different clubs as they showcased and presented the uniqueness of each organization.

    The Public Relations Unit (PRU) was acknowledged and awarded as having this year’s Best Booth Presentation while the Best Presentation of Club award was garnered by the ANINAW Theater Arts Guild (ANINAW-TAG). The most number of points and the most number of exposure and facilitating activities for their club was awarded to the Campus Integrity Crusaders (CIC).

    The Paulinian Clubs and Organizations provide opportunities for the students to develop and enhance their God-given talents, skills, and leadership and at the same time stimulate their initiative, creativity, responsibility, cooperation, and social awareness. It also provides the students with opportunities for learning in an informal setting and addresses some of their spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, and social needs. Hence, it contributes to the total development and formation of every Paulinian.

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    by Angela Mapeso, BSA-4

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:28:08

    On the 30th of July at the Mere Maria Hall, The Region 7 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, in partnership with St. Paul University Dumaguete, organized a Depression Awareness Program dubbed as “WARR;OR: Your Story Isn’t Over Yet” otherwise known internationally as Project Semicolon. Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. It is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, the project aims to make everyone aware that every single one of us can save each other’s lives. Delegates coming from different universities and colleges were enthusiastically welcomed, namely: Silliman University, Asian College, Negros Oriental High School, Negros Oriental State University, St. Louis School-Don Bosco, Catherina Cittadini St. Louis School, Holy Cross High School, Foundation University, and St. Paul University Dumaguete.

    The morning forum on depression was ushered by the guest speaker, Silliman University School of Medicine and Clinical Psychiatry graduate Dr. Stephanie Miaco. She gave weight on expanding our understanding on how the individual human brain works and that treatments are available to help people successfully manage mental health conditions. She talked through the topic of depression and entertained queries in great detail and medical expertise that awed the audience to look into the subject matter objectively as an illness with a cure and not just any simple emotional trend that teenagers can easily get caught up with.

    The entire afternoon was an interactive segment of the Poster Making Contest won by St. Paul University Dumaguete with Asian College as the 2nd placer and Cittadini as the 3rd, as well as the Spoken Poetry Contest which was won by Silliman University with Holy Cross High School and Asian College in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

    To conclude, suicide prevention is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet. The Project Semicolon encourages everyone to get help as soon as possible if suicidal thoughts start seeping in. It also encourages everyone to start conversations with others who might be having signs of depression. By doing this, the person feels less alone and more cared about and understood. Depression is powerful. One doesn’t have to wait and hope for their mood to improve. When a person has been feeling down for a long time, it’s hard to step back and be objective.

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    by Erriah May Noay and Jeff Edwards Catabay

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:20:40

    On its 12th year, the Tertiary Paulinian Student Leaders Congress (TPSLC) 2018, with the theme “Paulinian Servant Leaders: Meeting the Challenges of Interculturality,” was held at St. Paul University Iloilo last July 19-21, 2018.

    Paulinian leaders from all over the Philippines gathered together to celebrate friendship and showcase distinct uniqueness despite interculturality. The leaders’ congress started off with a welcome dinner on the 18th of July, 2018. This was held to greet the delegates coming from the different SPC schools all over the Philippines. As the congress commenced, three esteemed personalities gave various talks in which they have imparted valuable advices and lessons to the Paulinian leaders. St. Paul University Manila Vice President for Christian Formation Sr. Jesusa Taccad SPC gave a talk about the Paulinian Formation Program. This talk truly awakened every Paulinian leader in their sociocultural and spiritual aspect in serving others. The Executive Assistant IV of Iloilo City Mayor’s Office, Dr. Perla Zulueta, talked about the leadership throughout time. And lastly, Dr. Rey Gonzalez, a professor from the University of the Philippines Visayas, defined and shared his insights on Interculturality. This has been considered as one of the highlights from all the talks given. The student leaders have truly witnessed how to break barriers and build connection despite varied traits, beliefs, and perceptions in life.

    Paulinian leaders from all over the country were also given a chance to meet and interact with each other through various activities and team-building games that have indeed strengthened the bond among Paulinian leaders. To attest that Paulinians aren’t just great servant leaders but also multitalented individuals, a showcase of cultural songs and dances has illuminated the center stage during the “TPSLC Cultural Night.”

    The 12th TPSLC has indeed become a great avenue for Paulinian servant leaders to ignite the fire and keep it burning. The participants were united under one common goal which is to end individualism and commence solidarity. With Christ as the core, a true Paulinian servant leader can truly make anything happen!

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    by Lora Jane Mission

    Posted on 2018-09-17 10:09:32

    “We don’t call the qualified; we qualify the called.”

    The old Paulinian Student Government (PSG) officers wrapped up a three-day Annual Operational Planning (AOP) and Leadership Training anchored with the theme “Mainstreaming Interculturality in Paulinian Leadership: Solidarity Begins When Individualism Ends” held in the Grade School Audio-visual Room last July 17-19, 2018. The AOP objectives aim to prepare the new PSG officials to qualify for the call of servant leadership, to prepare and plan for student development activities and community extension series for school year 2018-2019, and to establish bond and oneness among the new set of Paulinian Student Government officers that will lead the Paulinian Community as well.

    Day 1 (June 17, 2018)
    Registrations started at 7 o’clock in the morning in the Grade School (GS) Audio-visual Room (AVR). At exactly 8:15, Day 1 of the AOP started with a prayer and the reading of House Rules. The new PSG officers introduced each other with the GTKY (Get To Know You) activity that was later followed by an informative talk about the academic year’s theme given by Student Affairs Office (SAO) Manager Mrs. Maria Rowena Masicampo.

    The new PSG Officials did the Chain of Commitment Activity. Each one was given the privilege to write from their own heart and fullness of their mind how they perceive becoming a servant leader. It was then all attached together forming a colorful chain that symbolizes unity and strong commitment that deflects the negativity that may be encountered and strengthens the bond with each other. The meaningful activity was followed by a memorable final message of the outgoing SAO Manager, Dr. Richard Pascua, and outgoing PSG President, Reynalene Rose Ceynas.

    The activity resumed at 1 o’clock in the afternoon with a talk by Dr. Pascua. It was followed by the Team-building Activity testing the group’s patience, initiative, and teamwork. The first session of the talk was on the Paulinian Student Government University Calendar of Activities for S.Y. 2018-2019 and PSG Constitution which was presented and elaborated by Angelo de Guzman and Darryl Fuentes.
    The long and productive day ended with the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) and Bonfire Activity headed by Kimberly Dequien and Lora Mission.

    Day 2 (June 18, 2018)
    The morning started with a Morning Praise, followed by the synthesis for the previous day, reflecting on what they learned and gained from the series of talks and activities.

    Mrs. Lea Sicat-Reyes gave a talk about Leadership Commitment and Focus followed by the 2nd session on the Paulinian Student Government (PSG) Manual and Handbook Revisiting.

    Graduate School professor and former Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) University President Dr. Henry A. Sojor talked about ‘Establishing a Culture of Leadership.’ The day ended with the last session which was the planning for Major Activities and Reporting of Initial Plans for Paulimpiad 2018.

    Day 3 (June 19, 2018)
    The third day also started with the Morning Praise. Then the synthesis of the previous day followed. The Awarding of Certificates of Participation for each PSG officer ended the day’s event.

    The Annual Operational Planning and Leadership Training indeed prepared the new PSG officials to qualify for the call of servant leadership and establish and prepare for the activities and community extension services for the school year 2018-2019.

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    by Sherry Jean Q. Caluyo

    Posted on 2018-09-17 09:56:08

    “To begin something new is always amazing.”

    St. Paul University Dumaguete formally launched its Annual Academic Opening with the theme “Mainstreaming Interculturality in Paulinian Education: Solidarity Begins Where Individualism Ends” last July 13, 2018 at the Fr. Louis Chauvet Hall (FLCH) with the new Program Chair of the College of Arts and Education, Ms. Trina Claire S. Ampalayo, as the lady of ceremonies.The program started with the entrance of colors and the processional of the SPC sisters, lay administrators, and the faculty members. The prayer was led by Ms. Angela Kristine Ocao who introduced the three symbolic gifts to embrace Academic Year 2018-2019, namely: Bible for the gifts of understanding and wisdom, plant in the jar with water for the gifts of counsel, fortitude, and fear of the Lord, and Book of Gospels for the gifts of knowledge and piety.

    University President Sr. Joseline R. Lasala, SPC greeted everyone with excitement and vigor which was then followed by the assignment of faculty and staff members to the different departments and offices done by Human Resource Manager Atty. Ophelia Arbon.
    A dance number performed by selected students from the various colleges set the mood for the day’s program. In line with this year’s theme, the dances were inspired from the different rich cultures of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

    After the inspiring message of Sr. Ma. Dina Alilain, SPC, another dance number was presented by the same chosen students of the colleges. The celebration was then concluded with a prayer led by Ms. Trina Claire Ampalayo. Then the recessional followed afterwards.
    The event showed understanding and the aspect of appreciating one’s culture that creates ripples of change in the world.

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    by Sherie Ann Alpas

    Posted on 2018-09-17 09:50:48

    Orientation is a well-planned program for the students to be guided on SPUD’s services and its rules and regulations. In line with this, the Student Affairs Office (SAO) held its annual whole-day orientation for the freshmen and transferee students last July 2, 2018 and the reorientation for the old college students last July 3, 2018.

    The Reorientation program proper started with the perspective setting given by Student Affairs Manager Maria Rowena Masicampo, RN. It was followed by a presentation from the Paulinian Student Government to entertain the entire student body.
    In the afternoon, there was a modeling of course uniforms for each department and the Paulinian dress code. The St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) handbook and corresponding sanctions of different school violations were also discussed. Before the program ended, there was also a talent explosion wherein students from different college departments showcased their different skills and talents in front of their fellow freshmen students.

    The reorientation for old college students was held the following day, July 3, 2018.

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