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Congratulations to UE Elementary Laboratory Schools-Manila student Roy Edison De Guzman

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… for being one of the students who received Third Honors in the Metrobank Mathematics Teachers’ Association of the Philippines (MTAP)-National Capital Region (NCR) Merit Awardees for Elementary Level! The competition was held last January 14, 2015 at Hope Christian High School in Binondo, Manila.Mr. De Guzman, currently a Grade 6 pupil of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) in UE Manila, faced off with students from 19 schools, among them St. Jude Catholic School and Chiang Kai Shek College.

Also competing in the Metrobank-MTAP Math Challenge were UE ESLS Manila Grade 6 students Rodolfo Julian De Guzman and Charles Vincent Arellano.

As one of the Merit Awardees, Mr. De Guzman will advance to the Metrobank MTAP Regional Challenge.

Congratulations and good luck, Math Warrior!

Welcome to UE Manila, PACUCOA Accreditors

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UE Welcomes Pope Francis to the Philippines!

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Image courtesy of www.ncregister.com

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Mentoring for Effective Teaching Program Seminar

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The UE College of Education will be holding a Mentoring for Effective Teaching Program Seminar on January 13-14, 2015 at the Briefing Room, UE Manila.

Guest Speakers for the event are Dr. Peter Hudson, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and his wife Dr. Suzanne Hudson, Coordinator for Professional Experience at Southern Cross University in Queensland, Australia.

The two-day seminar will deal with topics such as the relationship between mentor and mentee, mentoring via school culture and infrastructure, mentoring models, conflict resolution, tools for mentors and mentees and action research in mentoring.

UE Student Delegations Adjudged as Most Outstanding Delegations at Annual YMCA National Congress for the Fourth Straight Year

Photo shows the UE Manila delegation to the YMCA National Congress (clockwise from left): Paul Baloja, Jed Santarromana, Rochelle Brotonel, Nichelle Ann Cabog, Ma. Giselle Agustin, Christian Baria, Reinnan Viel Bondoc, UE Manila Delegation Adviser Dexter Villanueva, Roland Hans Bosshard, King Al Mendoza and Samantha Danielle Silvano.

Photo shows the UE Manila delegation to the YMCA National Congress (clockwise from left): Paul Baloja, Jed Santarromana, Rochelle Brotonel, Nichelle Ann Cabog, Ma. Giselle Agustin, Christian Baria, Reinnan Viel Bondoc, UE Manila Delegation Adviser Dexter Villanueva, Roland Hans Bosshard, King Al Mendoza and Samantha Danielle Silvano.

For the fourth year in a row, UE Manila and UE Caloocan’s student delegations were adjudged as two of the Most Outstanding Student Delegations for the 39th YMCA-Manila National Congress of College Students and 19th YMCA-Manila National Campus Club Advisers’ Seminar-Workshop. It was held on December 3-7, 2014 at Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City.

The Congress was guided by this year’s theme “Youth Rev: Towards a Just Society.” The annual student congress is organized by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Manila. This was a “4-Peat” milestone, as both UE Campuses were accorded the same honor during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 YMCA Congresses.

This year’s YMCA Congress was attended by 339 student delegates coming from 47 colleges and universities from all over the Philippines. Important platform topics were discussed by resource speakers in line with the Congress theme.

Atty. Prima Jesusa Quinsayas, a private prosecution lawyer on the Ampatuan massacre case and Legal Counsel for the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists, spoke on “Social Justice and Youth,” while Mr. Stephen Borja of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Youth delved on the issue of “Unity and Youth.”

This year’s Head Delegate for UE Manila was Roland Hans Bosshard, President of Lex Societas Orientis and senior Legal Management major. He was awarded Outstanding Delegate. He was also elected Deputy Speaker for Luzon and elected as Commission Marshall.

Nichelle Ann Cabog, President of the Political Science Society and a 4th-Year Political Science student, was also named Outstanding Delegate and elected Commission Chair.

Junior BS EMC student Christian Baria, also a two-time delegation member and Treasurer of the University Student Council, was also named Outstanding Delegate and elected as Commission Chair and Cluster Co-Chair.

AB Journalism senior Paul Baloja, a two-time delegation member and President of the CAS Student Council, placed 1st in ‘Y’ers Got Talent by performing his rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” He also placed 3rd in Tuklas Talino Quiz Bee and was elected as Commission Chair and later Cluster Chair.

AB Journalism senior and former Dawn Sports Editor King Al Mendoza placed 1st in the Tuklas Talino Quiz Bee.

BS Biology major and UE Debate and Speech Society Business Manager Samantha Danielle Silvano was one of the finalists in the Extemporaneous Speaking Competition and was elected Commission Co-Chair and Cluster Chair.

CCSS SC President and senior BSIT student Jed Santarromana and CEduc SC President and Junior BSED English student Ma. Giselle Agustin were elected Commission Rapporteurs.

The other UE Manila student delegates were College Y Club President and 3rd-Year BSED MAP student Reinnan Viel Bondoc and University Student Council Secretary and 3rd-Year BSED English student Rochelle Brotonel.

For UE Caloocan, this year’s Head Delegate was Janssen Rae Ramos. He was awarded Outstanding Delegate and elected Commission Chairman and Majority Floor Leader.

Fellow UE Caloocan student Shella Mae Guillermo was likewise awarded Outstanding Delegate. She was also elected as Commission and Cluster Vice Chair, and was a ‘Y’ers Got Talent’ finalist.

Allen Troy Mendoza was 2nd Place in both the Debate and the Tuklas Talino Quiz Bee.

Romelyn Escaño was elected as Commission Chair and was a ‘Y’ers Got Talent’ finalist.

Renzo Sunga won 3rd Place in the Poster-Making Contest and was also a ‘Y’ers Got Talent’ finalist.

Sharmaine Mae Bros earned 3rd Place in the Tuklas Talino Quiz Bee and was elected as Commission Vice Chair. She also was a finalist in ‘Y’ers Got Talent.

Evangeline Ko was elected as Commission Rapporteur and was a ‘Y’ers Got Talent’ finalist.

Dexter Rizano and Jhenmienel Bustamante were both elected Commission Marshall and were ‘Y’ers Got Talent’ finalists.

Also finalists for the talent competition were Vincent Paolo Quijano, Carmella Ferrer and Marieflor Concepcion.

Myka Angelica Estrella was elected Commission Rapporteur.

Also part of UE Caloocan’s delegation were Rhanny Lansang, Catherine Abid and John Resty Santos.

UE Student Affairs Office-Manila Campus Organizations Coordinator Dexter A. Villanueva served as the Adviser of the UE Manila delegation. He also served as the Congress’ Program Director for Students Group, Chair of the Workshops and Discussions Committee, and Co-Chair of the Extemporaneous Speech Contest Committee. Mr. Villanueva was also cited by the YMCA of Manila for his role in the 2014 Congress.

Congratulations, YMCA Warriors!

UE Weightlifters Shine in National Batang Pinoy Games

The photo shows, from left, Coach Edmundo Jose Cardano, Jamil Joseph Sebastian, Herbert Robinson Cadenas and Eriel Cardano.

The photo shows, from left, Coach Edmundo Jose Cardano, Jamil Joseph Sebastian, Herbert Robinson Cadenas and Eriel Cardano.

The UE Red Warriors Weightlifting Team capped their 2014 winning streak by earning three more medals in the recently concluded National Batang Pinoy Games. The games were held from December 9 to 13, 2014, at the Panaad National Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Eriel Cardano (over 58kg) and Herbert Robinson Cadenas (over 62kg) both won gold medals in their respective divisions. Their teammate Jamil Joseph Sebastian (46kg) won a bronze medal in his division.

In addition to the medals, Ms. Cardano also established new records in the snatch event (55kg) and the clean and jerk event (62kg) for a new record total of 114kg.

The UE Red Warriors Weightlifting Team is under Coach Edmundo Jose Cardano.

Congratulations, Weightlifting Warriors! — with Edmundo Jose G. Cardano, Ecatarina S. Cardano and Edrew Cardano.

Former UE Chaplain Passes Away

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The University mourns the passing of Rev. Fr. Alfred Spincemaille, CICM, who passed away on November 28, 2014 in Turhout, Belgium. Fr. Spincemaille served as the University’s Chaplain from November 1998 to October 1999.

Born and raised in Rumbeke, Belgium, Fr. Speincemaille arrived in the Philippines in 1955, a a little over year after he was ordained a CICM priest. He served as Comptroller for St. Mary’s College in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Class Adviser for St. Louis University High School in Baguio City and Rector for St. Louis College in San Fernando, La Union.

Before being assigned to UE, he was working at the CICM Treasurer’s and Procuration Office in New Manila, Quezon City as Asst. Procurator (1968-1972), Treasurer & Procurator (1972-1993) and Investment Officer (1973-1999).

He was interred last December 6 in Rumbeke, Belgium.

Rest in peace, Fr. Spincemaille and thank you for the service you rendered to UE.

UE ESLS Student wins 2nd Place in Girl Scout Essay-writing Competition

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Ma. Paulina Pascual, a 4th-Year high school student of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools-Manila, was awarded second prize in the Girl Scouts of the Philippines’ “Escoda Essay-Writing Contest (National Level)”.

The awarding was held on November 19, 2014 at the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Headquarters on Padre Faura, Manila. The theme of the competition was “As a Girl Scout, How Do I Apply in my Everyday Life the Values of the Founder?”

Ms. Pascual wrote her essay at the Council-level competition on September 13, 2014, at the Manila Girl Scouts Council Headquarters in Pandacan, Manila. She became one of the top 3 finalists in that competition.

As a winner at the Council Level, Ms. Pascual’s essay was forwarded to the Central Luzon Regional Office, where it competed with the essays from the councils of Central Luzon in the Regional Division to determine the Regional Competition winners, who in turn would compete in the National Competition. At the national competition, Ms. Pascual’s essay was among the six regional entries.

In UE, Ms. Pascual is also under the Girl Scout Troop of Troop Leader Anne Grace Gonzales, a faculty member of the UE ESLS.

Congratulations, Essay-writing Winner and Scouting Warrior!

UE CCSS Students Win in DOST-ICT Startup Challenge

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Congratulations to the group of UE College of Computer Studies and Systems (CCSS) students who were the top winners in the Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) 2014!
The event, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communication Technology (DOST-ICT) Office and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), was held last December 12 at The Linden Suites in Pasig City. (Hewlett Packard will mentor the winning students in their eventual startup company.)

Per the PSIA via psia.org.ph, the PSC is “a student startup competition that aims to involve academic institutions in the college level from all over the country. This was conceptualized together with the local startup community stakeholders and major players in the industry to encourage and inspire students to create innovative and relevant ICT services that may also be viable business ventures. This initiative aims to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in ICT among the youth and also to ensure the continuous creation of investible ideas and startup founders that will liven the local ecosystem to work and grow. This event also presents an alternative viable career path for IT practitioners and enthusiasts, which may also enable them to create relevant solutions for problems in their respective communities, specific industries or for the country.”

Representing UE were Lance Jasper Lopez, a 4th-Year BS Computer Science student, and Patrick James Lim and Jose Mari Ramos, both BS Information Technology seniors. Serving as the team’s mentor was UE CCSS Professor Roy B. Callope.

Collectively known as Team “Pag Hinabol Mo Lalong Lalayo,” they faced a total of 54 groups from various schools nationwide. The teams were then narrowed down to 20 finalists, from which the top five teams were selected.

The photo here shows Prof. Roy Callope, Jose Mari Ramos, Patrick James Lim and Lance Jasper Lopez with UE CCSS Dean Rodany Merida.

Congratulations, CCSS Warriors!

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