A closer look at PH basketball’s ‘The Maestro’





For Sports Desk’s #WayBackWednesday segment, we take a closer look at the legendary career of Philippine basketball’s one and only maestro, Baby Dalupan.

This interview aired on CNN Philippines’ Sports Desk on October 21, 2015.

UE Job Opening


Casual Employees
-Graduate of this University of any four (4) year course.
-Computer Literate.
- With pleasing personality and good inter-personal skills.

Interested applicants/s should submit the following requirements in photocopy and bring original copy.

-SSS Number
-Birth Certificate
-3 pieces of 1×1 picture
-Barangay clearance
-NBI clearance
-Transcript of records and Diploma

Ground Floor SFC Building
2219 CM Recto Avenue, Brgy. 404, Zone 41, Sampaloc, Manila.

College and high school student-filmmakers of any school: Join UE Cinemandirigma 2!


A project of the Silangan Film Circle in cooperation with the UE Caloocan College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, UE Cinemandirigma 2 is a film-making competition with a focus on gender-based advocacies, thus the theme “Sari-Saring Kasarian.”

This is open to all college and high school student-filmmakers of UE Caloocan, UE Manila and any other school in the National Capital Region!

The application form can be filled up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18nkxSqLiLTHdAFWe87OV-6rijLRBTvRD8tFuy3yAY28/viewform Entries must be submitted on or before Valentine’s Day 2016!

For more information, visit the Silangan Film Circle Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/silanganfilmcircle/ .

Here’s looking forward to your cinematic opuses, future filmmaking pros!

Warrior college students of UE Caloocan, take HEART!


That is, take part in the UE Caloocan Guidance and Counseling Office’s Healthy sExuality And Relationship empowermenT (HEART) Program 2016, titled “Avoid the Scare…Be Aware!: SOGIE, STI, HIV and AIDS Awareness”

There will be a SEMINAR (along with FREE HIV Testing) today, Friday, January 15, 2016, on the following topics: SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression), HIV 101 and R.A. 8504. The resource speakers will be Dr. Zenaida Calupaz, Ms. Nikki Santos and Mr. German Sinangote of the Caloocan Social Hygiene Clinic. The seminar will be from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Multipurpose Hall 3 on the 5th Floor of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Buidling.

Then there will be GROUP GUIDANCE SESSIONS on Jan. 19 and 20 (Tuesday and Wednesday), to be facilitated by the UE Caloocan guidance counselor, featuring TLF Share Video Clips on the following:
1. “Normal ba ang pagiging bakla?”
2. “Mga bakla lang ba ang nagkaka-HIV?”
3. The HIV Edition

The Jan. 19/Tuesday session will be for the Computer Studies and Systems students of the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan, from 1:30-3 p.m.
[UPDATE: The Jan. 19/Tues. Group Guidance Session has been rescheduled to Jan. 21, 2016 (Thurs.), still at 1:30-3 p.m.

The Jan. 20/Wednesday session will be for all other UE Caloocan college students, as follows:
10:30-11:30 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences
1:00-2:00 p.m. – College of Business Administration
2:00-3:00 p.m. – College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design
3:00-4:00 p.m. – College of Engineering

The venue for all sessions will be the UE Caloocan Briefing Room, on the Ground Floor of the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan Building.

For any inquiries, please visit the UE Caloocan Guidance and Counseling Office on the ground floor of the old Administration Building. Don’t miss this, UE Caloocan college students!

UE Yields Two New Dentistry Topnotchers!

Dentistry Topnotchers with Passers, January 2016 FOR  WEB



Congratulations to the UE College of Dentistry graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for dentists held last December 2015 (the Theoretical Phase) and January 2016 (the Practical Phase)! They are led by Lualhati’s latest topnotchers: 3rd Placer Dr. Charisse Dimaculangan Tapalla (exam average: 83.13%) and 5th Placer Dr. Ralph Jacob Manaig Elazegui (exam average: 83.06%)!

UE CDent shown through in terms of passing rate on both phases of the exam, earning a Practical Phase passing rate of 97.73% (over the national passing rate of 94.65%) and a Theoretical Phase passing rate of 78.90% (over the national passing rate of 49.56%). UE’s first-time examinees fared exceptionally, attaining a passing percentage of 100% in the Practical Phase and 89.13% in the Theoretical Phase!

Dr. Tapalla and Dr. Elazegui are both April 2015 UE CDent graduates. We will post the list of all the new UE CDent graduates turned new dentists very soon.

Kudos to our new UE topnotchers and all of our new warrior-dentists, and to everyone in the UE College of Dentistry!

UE GCO-Manila Holds Career Opportunity Activities


Senior college students of UE Manila, please be informed of “Steppin’ Forward: Search, Connect and Get Hired,” a series of career-opportunity activities for you by the Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) starting this Thursday!

The activities include the following:

   1. Career Talk: Labor Education for Graduating Students, January 14 (Thursday), 1-5 p.m., Conference Hall
   2. Mock Interview: Jan. 19, 2016, 1-4 p.m., UE Manila Briefing Room
   3. Job Fair: Jan. 21 and 22, 2016, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SFC Lobby.

These activities are in respective cooperation with Jobs180.com (Career Talk), careerbuilder (Mock Interview) and the Department of Labor and Employment (Job Fair).

Students who will attend, please be advised of the following:

   1. Wear corporate attire.
   2. Bring three to five copies of your up-to-date résumé.
   3. Attendance in each activity entitled OJT students to PDA (professional development activity) points.

Good luck on your job-hunting and career-building endeavors, Warriors!

UE Hosts National Traveling Design Exhibit


The University of the East, through the College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) in UE Caloocan, is hosting a special design exhibit of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) titled “Loob at Labas: Talakayan at Pagpaparangya.” The nationwide touring exhibit will debut in the National Capital Region at no less than UE’s Caloocan Campus, specifically at the Ground Floor Exhibit Area of the Tan Yan Kee Academic Building—formally opening this Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.

This is a project specifically of the NCCA’s National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts (NCAAA), of which UE CFAD Professor Brigid A. Sarmiento is an Executive Council member. The NCAAA is composed of members from four major, related professions: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and environmental planning.

This traveling exhibit will showcase the NCAAA’s successful community projects while encouraging students to indulge in design-intervention activities that can benefit various sectors of society.

The exhibit will feature the works of Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE) titled “Laman at Loob: Sining sa Loob ng Bahay” and will be about “upcycling”; the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA), whose “Luntiang Pook” exhibit will focus on organic farming; and an Architecture exhibit dubbed “Balay Balay Ta.” The exhibit opening will also feature the launching of Espasyo, the NCCA’s architectural journal, and a video DVD about architecture. There will also be short lectures right after the exhibit is unveiled.

Commissioned by the NCAAA and led overall as project head by University of the Assumption-based Architect Ed Castro of Arki Camp, the NCCA’s “Loob at Labas” exhibit will run in UE Caloocan from January 12 to 16. Its Luzon leg will be held at the University of the Assumption in San Fernando, Pampanga, from January 22 to 27, then on to its Visayas leg at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City from February 9 to 13, concluding with its final stop, at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology in Cagayan De Oro, from February 16 to 20.

Everyone in the UE community is invited to check out this very special exhibit this week!

UE Students are Best Position Paper Awardees in Ateneo Model UN Conference!

The photo shows Mr. Ombid (rightmost) and Mr. Toledo (third from right) with their fellow UE participants, from left, Mariah Clarisse Rafael, Eduardo B. Lim Jr., Elaine Joy Saulon, Myril Reglos, Maria Winzel Magbuo, Patrick Earl Binua and Chacris Boaphuan.

The photo shows Mr. Ombid (rightmost) and Mr. Toledo (third from right) with their fellow UE participants, from left, Mariah Clarisse Rafael, Eduardo B. Lim Jr., Elaine Joy Saulon, Myril Reglos, Maria Winzel Magbuo, Patrick Earl Binua and Chacris Boaphuan.

Congratulations to AB International Studies students John Robin Ombid and Joaquin Alfonso Toledo of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila (CAS Manila) for receiving Best Position Paper awards in the 6th Ateneo Model United Nations (UN) Conference! The event was held from November 12 to 14, 2015 at the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in Quezon City.

John Robin Ombid, now in his senior college year and representing the United Kingdom, presented a paper on the Status of Sea-Born Stranded Refugees (Syrian Refugees and Rohingyans) and the Structural Reforms of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Operations.

Joaquin Alfonso Toledo, a sophomore and representing the People’s Republic of China, presented a paper on “Gender, Peace and Society and Climate Change as a Cultural Issue as a Threat to Indigenous Communities” to the UN Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.

Mr. Ombid and Mr. Toledo were part of a nine-member UE CAS Manila delegation that also included senior student Eduardo Lim Jr., juniors Patrick Earl Binua, Maria Winzel Magbuo, Chacris Boaphuan and Mariah Clarisse Rafael, sophomore Myril Reglos and freshman Elaine Joy Saulon—all AB International Studies students of UE CAS Manila.

The Ateneo Model UN Conference is aimed at providing a platform for young student-delegates to learn and practice valuable diplomatic skills in a globally relevant platform, while challenging themselves with issues and topics that are not usually discussed in the classroom setting. The event was organized by the Ateneo Association of European Studies Students and included participants from AdMU, University of Asia and the Pacific, International School Manila, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, among others.

Congratulations, International Studies Warriors on your award-winning position papers!

UE Pupils to Render Christmas Musical Drama


The UE Sunbeams Choir and the Harmony Chorale, two singing groups comprised by pupils of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS), will be presenting a very special rendition of “The Little Christmas Lamb,” a musical drama for children written by Stephen Elkins.

This Yuletide presentation will be held at the UE Theater this Friday, December 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Also participating are the UE ESLS’s Rhythmic Dance Troupe and Munting Teatro Silangan, with remarks to be given by UE Manila Chancellor Linda P. Santiago, UE College of Education Dean Evelina M. Vicencio, UE ESLS Principal Nieva J. Discipulo and UE Office of Cultural Affairs Director Generoso A. Caringal. The show will be hosted by UE ESLS teachers April Riz Carlos and Louise Mae Bangsal.

The UE ESLS’s presentation of “The Christmas Little Lamb” has been worked on by a multi-person committee headed by UE ESLS teachers Ceres J. Salvador and Carolyn N. Meñuza as Chair and Co-chair respectively.

Catch our UE ESLS Warriors onstage at the UE Theater this Friday, para Super Happy sa Silangan!

Congratulations to our latest graduating warriors!


Over a thousand UE students will celebrate their graduation at UE’s 17th Midyear Commencement Rites, which will be held this Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:30 p.m. onwards, at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center.

The commencement speaker for the joint commencement rites for UE Manila and UE Caloocan graduates will be UE alumna Dr. Bee Ching U. Ong Kian Koc, a 1969 BS Physics graduate of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences-Manila (CAS Manila), where she had also been a professor, a former President of Chiang Kai Shek College, and an academic adviser of Manila Tytana Colleges.

UE’s 17th Midyear Commencement Rites will have a diversity of graduates, representing the University Graduate School and Colleges of Dentistry (CDent), Business Administration-Manila and -Caloocan (CBA), Arts and Sciences-Manila and -Caloocan (CAS), Computer Studies and Systems (CCSS), Education (CEduc), Engineering-Manila and -Caloocan (CEng’g), and Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD).

Five of the graduating students will be conferred the Latin honor of Cum Laude: UE CAS Manila’s Allyana Marie Alcantara, Cherrie Lyka Ortiz, Irene Santiago and Dianne Jocel Yabes, all of whom had taken up Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and UE CBA Manila’s Danica Guillermo, who had taken up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Business Management.

The advertisement seen here will be published as well, in red-and-white format, in this Wednesday’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star.

Graduating students, please be advised of these reminders: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityoftheEastUE/photos/a.134261453292816.41476.114576328594662/1028061823912770/?type=3&theater

Congratulations to UE’s latest graduates! Your tomorrow began in the East; your future begins now!


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