UA CON, ASF and ABC Global Health Care Extend Medical and Dental Aid to Indigents and Aetas

UA College of Nursing once again engaged its students and faculty in the development of Catholic leaders through medical missions in poor communities in Pampanga.

For four (4) days, the Nursing Student Council (NSC) and the UA chapters of the Citizens Drug Watch (CDW) and the College Red Cross Youth Council (CRCYC) together with the Archdiocese of San Fernando and the ABC Global Health Care provided medical and dental assistance in different areas.

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Students and clinical instructors assisted the doctors led by Dr. Julieta Gamboa who organized the mobile clinic.

The first stop of the mobile clinic was at the Arzobispado de San Fernando in San Jose, City of San Fernando. The second stop was in Margot, Angeles City and third, at Nabuklod in Floridablanca.

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According to the students, they learned a lot from the experience especially on matters of handling patients in economically disadvantaged situations. “It is these experiences of dealing with exceptionally hard circumstances that we learn and grow,” said one of the student nurses.

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Another student said that she understand all the more now their motto in CON that “Nursing is not just a profession but a way of life”.

Almost 500 families, including Aetas, were given dental and medical care. Medicines were also distributed.

The University of the Assumption and CON extend their warmest gratitute to the Archdiocese of San Fernando and ABC Global Health Care for making the outreach activity a reality and a success.

Hail, Assumption!

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UA Signs MOU with Korea’s Incheon Catholic University

The University of the Assumption (UA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Incheon Catholic University (ICCU) on June 21, 2016.

UA President Fr. Joselito C. Henson signed the MOU with ICCU President Monsignor Heung Joo Peter Kim on behalf of the two universities,.

Incheon Catholic University is a 20-year old educational institution run by the Diocese of Incheon in South Korea. It has two (2) campuses: Ganghwa campus for its College of Theology and the Songdo Global Campus for its College of Fine Arts and Design and the College of Nursing.

The tie-up will be the basis for the mutual cooperation and collaboration between UA and ICCU in the areas of faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research projects, joint academic conferences and joint cultural and educational programs.

UA Grad is Top 3 in Nurse Board Exam

UA College of Nursing has again proven itself as one of the top performing nursing schools in the country today with one of its graduates ranking 3rd and all except one of the members of Batch 2016 passing the June 2016 Nurse Licensure Examination.

PAUL LEXUS G. LORENZO ranked 3 rd among the 6, 183 – out of 14, 184 – examinees nationwide who successfully hurdled the exam. His average score was 86.40%.

Paul was a consistent president’s lister. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in April 2016.

Aside from his outstanding academic performance, he was also the President of the College Red Cross Youth Council (CRCYC) UA Chapter.

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(Left to right) EAMO Director Mr. Fernando E. Santos, QMO Director Ms. Khriselle Anne G. Castillo, Dean Anele S. Mallari, University President Fr. Joselito C. Henson, Paul Lexus G. Lorenzo, VP for Finance Ms. Belina S. Katigbak, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Mediatriz D. Martin and VP for Administration Fr. Vic Nicdao.

UA awarded Paul with a cash token and certificate in recognition of his outstanding performance in the board exam. University President Fr. Joselito C. Henson said that UA is very proud of him and wish him all the best in his future endeavor.

For his response, Paul said, “I will forever be grateful to this university –the administration, our dean, our clinical instructors and teachers and my fellow Assumptionists – who taught me not only how to be good in academics but formed me to be the best person that I can be.”

Two more alumni made it to top 11 and 14 namely MA. KRISTINA M. TORRES with a rating of 84.8% and REGINA G. CAINGAT who scored 84.2%.

The other board passers are:

  1. Azis, Janina C.
  2. Dela Pena, Gel Paula M.
  3. Espiritu, Aizik Drake J.
  4. Lacap, Justin John B.
  5. Lopez, Kokki G.
  6. Lozano, Jericho
  7. Mapa, Bea
  8. Puyat, Virgilio 111 C.
  9. Salas, Ivan Cedric L.
  10. Singca, Rowvie L.
  11. Tantengco, Joseph S.
  12. Valenzuela, Arnold R.

The oath taking ceremony of the new nurses will be held on June 24, 2016 before the 2015 The Outstanding Alumni of the Assumption (TOAA) awardee and Vice Mayor of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga Honorable Jimmy Lazatin.

New UA Certified Public Accountants

Thirty-two (32) out of fifty-two (52) examinees or 61.54% from the University of the Assumption (UA) passed the Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants given in May 2016. UA passing rate is higher than the national which is 42.84%

This was announced by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) on May 23, 2016.

The new Certified Public Accountants are:

  1. Baluyut, Reynante T.
  2. Bargamento, Cherlyn T.
  3. Bundalian, Neil Patrick K.
  4. Cruz, Sofia Sandra P.
  5. Danan, Lovely G.
  6. Deang, Anne Camille M.
  7. Dela Cruz, Czarina Nicole P.
  8. Delicano, Liza C.
  9. Dizon, Erika P.
  10. Dizon, Tecia Janna A.
  11. Gaddi, Loriane S.
  12. Gamboa, Jaymie Ivana F.
  13. Gonzales, Mariel T.
  14. Gutierrez, Katrine Celine C.
  15. Jimenez, Kimberly G.
  16. Lebosta, Christle Charlote D.
  17. Liangco, Daryl G.
  18. Mallari, Daisy V.
  19. Mangalus, Justine D.
  20. Miranda, Princess Aiko C.
  21. Musni, Ivan B.
  22. Parrilla, Reyann Karla H.
  23. Quindoza, Jan Marvin Q.
  24. Rosani, Angeli L.
  25. Saberola, Maria Zarah C.
  26. Salonga, Jonathan N.
  27. Sanchez, Erika Princess U.
  28. Santos, Princess Agnes B.
  29. Torres, Mary Lyn N.
  30. Valerio, John Micho B.
  31. Venzon, John Nuevy L.
  32. Viray, Dianne L.

UA Beats National Passing Rates Again in the March 2016 LET

The UA College of Education (COE) beat the national passing rates in the March 2016 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in the elementary and secondary levels.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT), among the UA graduates who took the LET, 33.33% passed the exam for elementary teachers and 66.67% for secondary teachers. These rates are higher than the national passing percentages at 28.38% and 35.43% for elementary and secondary teachers respectively.

The lone first-time taker among the BEED graduates passed the licensure exam for elementary teachers. Meanwhile, seven (7) of the eleven (11) or 63.64% BSED first-time takers succeeded in the exam for secondary teachers. For the repeaters, 28.57% of the elementary teachers and 68.42% of the secondary teachers passed.

According to Dr. Dexter M. Balajadia, Dean of COE, the annual Simulated LET (S-LET), the LET-patterned major exams, and the rigid instruction are the primary factors for the outstanding performance of BEEd and BSEd graduates in the licensure examination. “The LET review helped improve the potentials of our examinees and a more responsive regular instruction and other course-related tasks will push further the success of our graduates in future LET”, he said.

Currently, the COE faculty is implementing the revitalized review program in preparation for the September 2016 LET.

Aguilar is TOSP Region 3 Finalist

Cris S. Aguilar has been selected as one of the regional finalists for the Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) for Central Luzon.

Aguilar graduated last April 13, 2016 with a degree in Accountancy. He is currently preparing for the board exams for certified public accountants in October 2016.

Driven to take challenges positively, Cris was able to successfully hurdle the complexities of finishing the last year of his academic program and review while leading the central student council that unifies the 4,000 strong college students and links them to the administration, both their reassurances and concerns. A few days before his graduation, he thanked his parents, offering to them the fruits of their sacrifices. He wrote on his facebook account, “the journey was never easy but it became possible because of you”.

The TOSP is an annual search for “talented and inspiring young Filipino leaders who exceeded academically and led others to do their best”. In his letter, the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the TOSP in Region 3 said that Aguilar “represents the best of this year’s regional nominees and truly embodies BAYANi, a Filipino who has the heart for the nation”.

Aguilar, together with the other finalists, will be attending the 4-day TOSP Regional Week on May 27 to 30 in different places in Pampanga. The event will allow the finalists to join in different activities that will hone further their leadership skills. Awarding of winners will be held on May 30.

High School Techie Gather for the 4th Robotics Competition

The 4th Robotics Competition brought together high school students from different public and private secondary schools in Pampanga who are interested in pursuing a career in computer and electronics engineering.

The event began with a symposium with Engr. Tyrell Pangilinan who talked about the nature of computer engineering and electronics engineering and the opportunities available to graduates of these two (2) academic programs.

Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering are two of the fastest growing career fields today. They are responsible in creating the technologies that connect the world and makes life better and more efficient.

Winners in the competition were La Verdad Christian College who bagged the 1 st place, UA Junior High School for the 2 nd place, and Cansinala High School who came in 3 rd place.

The annual robotics competition is organized by the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) through the Computer and Electronics Engineering Department (CEED). It was held on February 18, 2016 in the Bishop Emilio Cinense Gymnasium.

With report from Precious Anne L. Cachero

UA CON is Champion in Regional Nursing Quiz

UA College of Nursing dominated the 9th Regional Narsing Cabiasa held on March 4, 2016 in Holy Angel University.

UA CON emerged as the champion in the competition which quizzed the participants from the different nursing schools in Central Luzon.

The UA CON was represented by Ma. Christina S. Tantengco, James Adrian O. Mallari, Frances Erika Serrano, Paula Marie G. Magcalas, Regina G. Caingat and Paul Lexus G. Lorenzo. The team was coached by Ms. Cherry B. Lazatin, RN, RPh, MAN and accompanied by Dean Anele C. Mallari,RN, MAN.

Narsing Cabiasa was organized in 2007 by the University of the Assumption to provide a venue for the development of sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through healthy competition among nursing schools. It is known as the longest running regional inter-nursing schools academic quiz bee in the country.

– with reports from the College of Nursing

CpE Students Rank Second in Regional Quiz and Sports Competition

UA bagged the second place in the quiz bee and in three different games in the CpE Challenge and CpE Olympics held on February 16, 2016.

Quiz Bowl 2nd Place(Dizon Center Left - Paguinto Center Right)The UA team who competed in the quiz bowl was composed of CpE students Darwin V. Dizon and David Gabriel M. Paquinto who are on their 4th year and 3rd year respectively. The two were assisted by their coach Engr. Marvin O. Mallari as they hurdled against the representatives of the different higher education institutions in the region.

Mythical 5 (BasketBall)In the sports competitions, Karisa Mae Dalisay (CpE 4A) brought home the silver medal in the badminton for women while the men’s basketball team and the mixed volleyball team ranked second in their respective events.

According to Engr. Mallari, the volleyball team, led by their coach Engr. Kristine P. Estrada, almost made it to the top prize.

“It was just a matter of timing and some luck.”

Mythical 6 (Volleyball)John Eiron Hernandez (CpE 5A) and Christ Anthony Mandap (CpE 1A) were named to the Mythical Five for basketball while Jean Edrian Soriano (CpE 2A), Russell M. Maglalang (CpE 2A) and Patrick Miguel Bisda (CpE 1A) were included in the Mythical Six in the mixed volleyball.

The event was organized by the Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines Region III (ICpEP R3) and the Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines – Student Edition Region III (ICpEP.se R3).