UE Caloocan Chancellor Former Desideria Redoblado Rex passed away last December 5, 2014, at age 86.


The UE community condoles with the family of the late former UE Caloocan Chancellor Desideria Redoblado Rex, who had passed away last December 5, 2014, at age 86.

Chancellor Rex, who had Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education degrees to her name, was the Chancellor of UE Caloocan from 1993 to 2000. She had also been concurrently the Dean of the UE College of Business Administration-Caloocan from 1993 to 1996.

Prior to serving UE Caloocan, Chancellor Rex was the Regional Director of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports for Regions IV and V.

Chancellor Rex’s remains lie in state at the Arlington Memorial Chapels on Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. She will be laid to rest tomorrow, December 11, 2014, at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, following the 9 a.m. mass at Arlington.

Rest in peace, Ma’am Chancellor Rex, and thank you for your service to UE!

UE Elementary Pupils Present Musical for Young Voices at the UE Theater


Elementary pupils of UE Manila’s Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) will have a major Christmas presentation tomorrow, December 12, 2014: a rendition of the musical for young voices titled “Hark, the Herald Angel,” at the UE Theater!

The presentations will be held at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m., and will be topbilled by two ESLS singing groups: the UE Sunbeams Choir and the Harmony Chorale!

Merry Christmas, Warriors!

Former UE President Arturo Trinidad Passes Away


The UE community mourns the passing last Monday, December 1, 2014, of Dr. Arturo Q. Trinidad, UE’s President from July 16, 1991 to October 17, 1992. He was 82 years old.

Dr. Trinidad was the fifth full-time President of UE. He had replachee Board and concurrent President Panfilo O. Domingo for the University’s presidency so that Chairman Domingo could focus on UE’s corporate matters while President Trinidad managed the University’s academic affairs.

As reported in a 1991 issue of the Dawn, Dr. Trinidad had earned his undergraduate degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology and maatistics and Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, and had been a Management major of Stanford University. He had landed in 4th Place in the 1955 ns civil engineers.

Before being appointed UE President, Dr. Trinidad was Executive Vice President of Philippine National Bank, during the PNB presidency of eventual UE Chairman P. O. Domingo.

Dr. Trinidad’s remains lie in state at the St. Luke Chapel of the Loyola Memorial Chapels & Crematorium on Bernardino Street (near EDSA), Guadalupe, Makatiy. Cremation will be done tomorrow, December 4, at 4 p.m.

Our condolences and sympathies to former UE President Trinidad’s family and friends. Prayers for his eternal repose will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

Attention, Midyear 2014 Candidates for Graduation

Below is a list of reminders as discussed during the Seniors’ Orientations for graduating students held last October 2, 2014 at the UE Caloocan Multipurpose Hall 3, and October 3, 2014 at the UE Conference Hall and were organized by the Department of Registration and Records Management.

Baccalaureate Masses and Toga Rental

• The Baccalaureate Masses in UE Manila and UE Caloocan will be on December 3, 2014.

• There will be two Baccalaureate Mass in UE Manila will be at 8:30 a.m. The Baccalaureate Mass in UE Caloocan will be at 1:30 p.m.

• The venue for the Masses will be the UE Theater for UE Manila and the Multipurpose Hall 3 of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in UE Caloocan.

• Candidates for graduation may claim their programs and tickets at their respective Colleges after the Mass.

• Each student will be given two tickets only. Parents of Latin Honor recipients will be given four tickets, but these are to be used by two people only: one set of tickets is for entrance to the venue, the other set is for the reserved seating area.

• Attire for the Masses is the School Uniform.

• Claiming for toga is November 28, 2014, Rizal Hall for UE Manila and December 1, Gazebo for UE Caloocan.

Commencement Rites proper:

• Please be on time. The processional will begin at the time given.

• Please observe the proper attire for graduates: long-sleeve shirt, tie, dark slacks and leather shoes for the men; dress and closed shoes for women. Women’s dresses should not exceed the length of the toga.

• Children below seven years old will not be permitted to enter the PICC Plenary Hall.

• Please use the Artists’ Gate of the PICC for your entry and exit.

• Candidates for graduation should proceed to the upper bridgeway.

• Leave bags and other effects with your loved ones.

• Latecomers will only be allowed to enter the venue in batches, and will be seated at the back of the venue. In the distribution of diplomas, all latecomers will (1) march to the stage ONLY AFTER THE NON-LATECOMERS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS and (2) WILL RECEIVE A MOCK DIPLOMA.

Transcript of Records and Diplomas

• The DRRM will be handing out your actual Diploma during the Commencement Rites, except (1) if you fail to submit your clearances and accomplished application form by November 21, and (2) if you will be late for your Commencement.

• The Diploma and Transcript Fee is already included in the Graduation Fee, hence there is no charge for the first copy of the diploma and transcript of records.

• Those taking board exams must order a second copy of the transcript of records with the remark: For Board Exam purposes. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will not accept transcripts without the said remark.

• Graduates may begin claiming their Transcript of Records from the DRRM of their UE campus on January 5, 2015 for UE Manila graduates.

• UE Caloocan graduates may claim their Transcript of Records (TOR) on January 5, 2015 for AB Communications, All CBA Caloocan Colleges except BSBA Accounting Technology, BS CE, BS CpE, BS EE and BS ME. All other UE Caloocan courses can claim their TOR on February 5, 2015.

• A Special Power of Attorney signed by the graduate is required for those claiming their diploma and/or transcript of records by proxy. No transcript or diploma will be released without a Special Power of Attorney.


UE Chorale concert on December 1, UE Christmas Celebration 2014


The University of the East Chorale (UEC) is all set to entertain the UE community with their repertoire of “Christmas Carols” on Monday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dalupan Lobby, UE Manila, 2219 C. M. Recto Avenue, Sampaloc, Manila.

A presentation of the UE Office of Cultural Affairs (UE OCA), headed by Director Gener Caringal, the afternoon concert gives the UE community the opportunity to experience once again, a live performance of the UE student choral ensemble under the helm of its long-time master conductor Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero.
The UEC and its choir master Abeleda-Piquero have reaped numerous accolades and recognition for UE: as two-time Grand Prix winner of the Busan International Choral Competition in 2006, including gold medal in the pop category, and in 2007, including gold medal in both pop and classical categories. It had won the grand prize in pop and jazz categories at the 43rd International Chorale Competition “C.A. Seghizzi”, Gorizia, Italy, and the most coveted Publikumspreis Award. The UEC was also a Consumer’s Choice awardee for the Most Outstanding Chorale Group of 2003 and the Grand Prize Winner in 2003 Himig ng Koro Chorale Competition in the Philippines. The UEC has guested in several choral festivals locally and abroad. They performed in a series of concerts together with National Artist for Music and Founder of Philippine Madrigal Singers, the late Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. Choir master Anna is also a choral consultant of several company choirs while avidly singing with the Philippine Madrigal Singers, as well as holding choral workshops all over the country, as part of the MADZ and NCCA outreach programs.

Admission is free; the concert is open to all. Interested non-UE community members will be required to present proper identification to the guards at the UE Recto, Dalupan (Gastambide) and S. Loyola (Lepanto) gates.

The 2014 UE Christmas celebration kicked off November 18 at UE Manila and November 19 at UE Caloocan, with similar programs of activities comprised: the opening of the Christmas Village, Sunduan, Thanksgiving Mass, Lighting of UE Christmas Trees, and Pamaskong Handog. UE officials, led by President Ester A. Garcia, EVP Carmelita Mateo, UE Chancellor Linda Santiago and UE Caloocan Chancellor Zosimo Battad, students, faculty and employees participated in the late afternoon festivities.

Culminating the UE Christmas celebration is a Christmas program on Friday, December 19, featuring the faculty incentive awards, and the Christmas extravaganza, including the awarding of winners of the Christmas tree competition and dance competition finals, among others.

For more details, contact the UE OCA, tel. nos. 735-5471, loc. 441; or log on, www.ue.edu.ph, for more info on UE

UE Manila sets 2014 Guidance Week December 1 to 5


The University of the East Manila (UE Manila) will hold its Guidance Week 2014, dubbed, “Burst of Colors: A Celebration of Life”, from December 1 to 5.

UE Manila’s Guidance and Counseling Office (UE Manila GCO), led by Director Leonila V. Urrea, assisted by Guidance Counselor Grace Gonzales, spearheads the five-day, fun-filled, meaningful guidance week celebrations.

A bazaar of food and non-food items sets day-1 and 2 activities. For day-3, the morning activities are the: opening ceremonies, ribbon cutting, awarding of winners in the “Drug Addiction Prevention and Bully-free” contests, and burst of colors parade, among others. In the afternoon, the UE Peer Facilitators, SLS Peers and LGBT Support Group, and the UE Bully Free Council will host the game extravaganza, Pinoy and “Minute to win it”.

Slated in day-4 activities are cooking lessons, in cooperation with the UE College of Arts and Sciences in Manila International Hospitality Management Dept., and the Potter’s Clay demonstration for pre-school and elementary pupils in the morning, the WAVE seminar (work, attitudes, values and ethics), and LGBT team building in the afternoon.

Culminating the UE Manila Guidance Week 2014 are the Re-orientation seminar and the UE Peer interaction.

For more details, visit the UE Manila GCO, G/F, SFC Bldg., C. M. Recto Avenue, Sampaloc, Manila; or call tel. nos. 735-5471 loc. 390; or log on www.ue.edu.ph, for more info on UE.

UE Department of Libraries, 1st Book Contest

book talk

The UE Department of Libraries, in cooperation with the Book Lovers’ Club—one of the Multiple Intelligences clubs of the UE Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS)—is holding its 1st Book Talk Contest tomorrow, November 27, 2014, 9 a.m., at the UE Main Library’s Reference Section on the 3rd floor of the P. O. Domingo Center for Information Technology (POD-CIT)!

Competing are Mr. Edinburgh Kyle Balili and Ms. Quisha Leigh Varez, who are both 4th-year high school students of the UE ESLS section Einstein.

Both secondary-level students will aim to outdo one another to be adjudged the book talk contest winner by imbibing the three key elements to a good book talk: the hook (presenting something that will grab their listeners’ attention), the content (talk about their book’s genre, characters, plot, setting or theme in an interesting way) and the cliffhanger (ending their book talk with their listeners wanting more).

Each contestant has 15 to 20 minutes to do his or her talk about their respective books. Organization, eye contact, facial and vocal expression, body actions, volume, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary will be crucial in deciding the winner.

Good luck, Book Talk Warriors! — with Gerardo Venturina, Rebecca Lyricstudio, Fely Diego, Lori Garcia, Emeli Hizon Dela Cruz, Mam Leonie, Nieva Discipulo and Rio Escobar.

UE Hosts PAFTE-NCR Seminars


The Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE-NCR), in partnership with the University of the East College of Education Laboratory Schools, invites all students of Teacher Educational Institutions and Faculty of Basic Education Laboratory or Cooperating Schools to these two seminars to be held at the UE Theater in UE Manila on November 28, 2014:

Morning Session, 8 a.m. to 12 noon: “Enriching Research Capability: Enhancing Competency in Teacher Education” / Objective: The seminar is aimed at gathering Education students to hone their research capability skills to serve as a propeller towards enriching pedagogic competency.

Afternoon Session, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: “Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Mainstreaming Learning Competencies” / Objective: This seminar is aimed at enriching the pedagogical skills of teachers in Basic Education, specifically on teaching strategies toward mastery of learning competencies.

Those who wish to join these seminars can request for the pre-registration form via fax no. 825-8712 or remie_je29@yahoo.com for reservation.

Inquiring parties can reach the organizers at mobile numbers 0906-446-5929, 0932-862-6155, 0917-871-0105 or 0906-232-4318.

UE Graduate is Newest and First Ever Lady President of PDIC!


Ms. Cristina Que Orbeta, a 1971 Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics graduate, Magna Cum Laude, of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila (UE CAS Manila), was recently elected President of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)!

Ms. Que Orbeta was elected President by the PDIC Board on November 12, 2014, after serving as PDIC Officer in Charge since July 30, 2014. She was earlier appointed as member of the PDIC Board by President Benigno S. Aquino III in place of former President Valentin A. Araneta, who was appointed to become a member of the Monetary Board.

Per the PDIC, Ms. Orbeta is now the state deposit insurance agency’s 11th President and its first ever lady President.

Ms. Orbeta had joined PDIC in 2005, serving as Executive Vice President supervising critical areas of PDIC operations, namely examination and resolution, and receivership and liquidation of banks. She was the Chairperson of the Advisory Council of the APEC-Financial Regulatory Training Initiatives (APEC-FRTI) and was also elected as member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) this November.

Ms. Orbeta has spent almost 30 years of her professional career in government service, briefly at the National Census and Statistics Office and National Grains Authority, before joining the former Central Bank of the Philippines and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, where she served for 24 years. Prior to joining the PDIC, Ms. Orbeta was Deputy Senior Country Officer of Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank (Manila Offshore Branch) and Deputy General Manager of Credit Lyonnais (Manila Offshore Branch).

Ms. Orbeta graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of the East. She completed her Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University in 1987.

Congratulations, Warrior Alumna and new PDIC President Cristina Que Orbeta!

(Photo and details from the PDIC website: http://www.pdic.gov.ph/index.php?nid1=8&nid2=1&nid=100606&pdate=2014-11-19 Our thanks to UE CAS Manila graduate and PDIC employee Vandenver R. Vizcarra for the lead.)

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