UE ESLS Teacher & Junior Warriors Adviser Passes Away

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The UE community mourns the passing of Ms. Sofia Teves Bareniano, one of the University’s longtime high school teachers under the Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) in UE Manila. Ms. Bareniano passed away on March 23, 2016, after a brave battle with illness, at the age of 51.

Ms. Bareniano had been a UE teacher since June 2, 1998, mainly teaching Araling Panlipunan (AP). She went on to be an AP Coordinator as well as the Coach and Adviser of the UE Manila chapter of the Brown Movement for Cultural Advancement. She had also been the Adviser of the Secondary Laboratory School Student Government (SLS SG), and initiator and proponent of the ESLS Soul Warriors Society.

For the University’s ESLS students who had been Junior Red Warriors, Ms. Bareniano had been nicknamed “Mama B” in her capacity as Adviser of the ESLS Sports Enthusiasts Club. Conversely, as ESLS Principal Nieva J. Discipulo puts it, Ms. Bareniano was instrumental in the junior UE Red Warriors teams of the past decade, including two overall Championships and eight 1st Runner-up awards in the UAAP as well as victories in the NCR and National Athletic Meets. She had also headed the UE team that accompanied the University’s athletes in the annual Palarong Pambansa.

A 1986 Bachelor of Science in Education, major in History and Filipino graduate of Far Eastern University, Ms. Bareniano had also earned 24 units in Master of Arts in History at the Manuel L. Quezon University and was a member of the American Studies Association of the Philippines.

Ms. Bareniano’s remains lie in state at the Fr. Enrique Gonzales Chapel of the Our Lady of Grace Columbary Haven and Chapels of Repose on 11th Avenue in Caloocan City.

The UE ESLS officialdom and faculty hosted a necrological service in tribute to her on the evening of March 29, 2016. The wake will be transferred on April 2, 9 a.m., to Trece Martires in Cavite, where she will be laid to rest at 1 p.m.

Eternal rest grant upon you, Ma’am Sofia T. Bareniano, and thank you for your 17 years of Warrior service and invaluable, incalculable influence and impact on the hundreds of students who had been under your care.

(Info and photo courtesy of UE ESLS teachers Swizzy Almeyda and Rizalyn Ramos)

UE Red Warriors Win UAAP Juniors Athletics Championships!

The photo here shows UE Red Warriors Boys’ Athletics Team members (seated from left) John Lawrence Chan, Tristan Masayda, Mico Santos, John Robert Pinion, Marion Maurice Santos, Mel John Dizon, (standing from left), Jerald Christian Grafil, John Loyd Osorio, John Edric Manalang, Edward Gabriel Garcia, Robert John De Mesa, Andrei Basco, John Paolo Lajorda and Ariel Abalos.

The photo here shows UE Red Warriors Boys’ Athletics Team members (seated from left) John Lawrence Chan, Tristan Masayda, Mico Santos, John Robert Pinion, Marion Maurice Santos, Mel John Dizon, (standing from left), Jerald Christian Grafil, John Loyd Osorio, John Edric Manalang, Edward Gabriel Garcia, Robert John De Mesa, Andrei Basco, John Paolo Lajorda and Ariel Abalos.

The UE Red Warriors Junior Athletics Teams once again proved to be the unbeatable team in the recently concluded UAAP Athletics Tournaments, which were held on February 17 to 21, 2016, at the ULTRA in Pasig City.

UE’s Boys’ Athletics Team emerged as the three-peat Champion after winning 23 medals: 15 gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals.

John Loyd H. Osorio was recognized as the boys’ athletics tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He took home gold medals from the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 500m and 4 x 400m relays, and silver medals in the 300m steeple chase and the 200m and 4 x 100m relays. In addition, Osorio set new UAAP records in the 800m and 1500m relays.

Mel John L. Dizon was awarded UAAP 78 Rookie of the Year after earning the gold medal in the 4x400m relay and the silver medal in the 4 x 100m relay.

Jerald Christian M. Grafil set a new UAAP record in decathlon. He also won gold medals in the decathlon, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles and 4 x 400m relay, and silver medals in triple jump, high jump and 4 x 100m relay.

John Edric D. Manalang were awarded gold medals in shotput, discuss throw, javelin throw and hammer throw.

John Paolo Lajorda won five medals: a gold in the 4 x 400m relay, a silver in 4 x 100m relay and bronze medals in 800m relay, triple jump and high jump.

Andrei F. Basco won bronze medals in the 1500m and 3000m steeple chase.

Winning a bronze medal each were John Robert L. Pinion (5000m run) and Marion F. Santos (3000m walk).

Also part of UE’s UAAP 78 Boys’ Athletics team are John Robert P. De Mesa, Ariel Abalos, John Lawrence C. Chan, Miko Santos, Tristan T. Masayda and Edward Gabriel L. Garcia.

The Junior Athletics Warriors also brought home the top plum in the Demonstration Girls’ Athletic Tournament, which marked the first time that the UAAP held a girls’ athletics tournament. UE’s female tracksters won a total of 20 medals: 12 golds, five silvers and three bronze medals.

Ellah Therese A. Sirilan won gold medals in the 100m relay, 100m hurdles, and 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays.

Noribelle V. Lagunay won gold medals in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m. She also won a silver medal in 100m hurdles.

Sally S. Callos won gold medals in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. Additionally, she also brought home a silver medal in the 100m relay.

Patricia B. Lobos won gold medals as well in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays and a bronze medal in the 100m relay.

Ma. Kimberly Allyson won a gold medal in shotput, while Rozette Marie Z. Tan won a gold medal in long jump.

Winning a silver medal each were Ma. Anita Villanueva (800m relay), Maria Aebhelle M. Sunga (long jump) and Ma. Andrea R. Juaniza (shotput).

Remalie Jane B. Magallanes bagged a bronze medal in the 800m relay.

Also competing for UE were Mikaela Andrea R. Espiritu, Carla Marizah A. Enterina and Gerice T. Ortega.

The UE Red Warriors Boys’ Athletics Team is under the supervision of coaches Arthur Fronda, Robert Leo Viajar, Christopher Balcoba, Gerwin Garay, Kenneth Christian Tolin and Ferdinand Miras, while UE’s Girls’ Athletics Team is helmed by Christopher Balcoba and Kenneth Christian Tolin.

Congratulations to our Champion Junior Athletics Warriors!

UE’s Pioneer Interior Design Batch Unveils Graduation Exhibit

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The pioneer Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) class of the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) unveils its graduation exhibit with the minimalist title “Grad Ex 2016.” The exhibit, which has the 4th floor of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City as venue, opens this Thursday evening, March 10, 2016, 6 p.m., and will run up to March 16, 2016.

This group is actually the UE CFAD “transitional batch” of BSID students, as the course was initially named Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Interior Design, before its current title of Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.

Per the group’s own synopsis, Grad Ex 2016 “features innovative and creative application of designs and concepts in interior design promoting awareness of the environment, PWD [persons with disability] concerns, conservation of Filipino culture, evolution of Philippine design and family connectedness.

“The Interior Design theses cover diverse advocacies, from the walls of a home to commercial and mix-use buildings to an institution, but with one goal in mind: to use interior design as a tool to address these issues and interests. Grad Ex intends to showcase functional and practical ideas out of creativity and profound deliberation to provide and promote solutions to such areas, using contemporary ways to take us back to the past, honor our culture and its subcultures, endorse Philippine designs, strengthen family relationships, and provide ample and comfortable space for PWDs.”

The members of the pioneer batch of UE CFAD BSID students take pride in being “the beginning of a new breed of young warrior interior designers ready to set out and share innovative ideas and knowledge in the real world with social responsibility and utmost respect for our cultural heritage.”

Congratulations, pioneer Interior Design Warriors!

UE Students Win Awards in UST Model UN Conference

The photo shows, from left, awardees Gabriel Luis Dormiendo, Chacris Boaphuan, Eduardo Lim Jr and Joshua Bernard Espena

The photo shows, from left, awardees Gabriel Luis Dormiendo, Chacris Boaphuan, Eduardo Lim Jr and Joshua Bernard Espena

Congratulations to AB International Studies (AB IS) students Joshua Bernard Espena, Gabriel Luis Dormiendo, Chacris Boaphuan and Eduardo Lim Jr. of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila (CAS Manila) for receiving multiple awards in the UST Model United Nations Conference 2016! The event was held from March 2 to 4, 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas campus in Sampaloc, Manila.

Mr. Espena, a college junior who represented Belgium at the UN General Assembly Legal Committee, was awarded 4th Best Position Paper in tackling the Redefinition of the International Refugee Law and the Recent Developments in Combating Terrorism.

Mr. Dormiendo, a freshman student representing Azerbaijan, won 2nd Best Delegate award also in the UN General Assembly Legal Committee.

Mr. Boaphuan, a college junior representing Kuwait in the UN Economic and Social Council won the 2nd Best Delegate Award after discussing the following topics: Environmentally Induced Human Displacement and Building State Capacity in Crises Affected Areas.

Mr. Lim, an AB IS senior representing the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council, won 3rd Best Delegate discussing the Syrian Civil War and Civilian Safety in Times of Armed Conflict.

Other UE AB IS students who participated in the summit are senior John Robin Ombid; juniors Mariah Clarisse Rafael, Patrick Earl Binua and Maria Winzel Magbuo; sophomores Joaquin Alfonso Toledo, Althea Rivera, Irish Mae Dantes, Efraim Casi, Vicente Jophiel Macabiog, David Victorio, Shaira Mortel, Carmela Fandialan, Patricia Balmaceda, Regina Santiago, Myril Reglos, Paula Arias and Noris John Mendez; and freshmen Elaine Joy Saulon and Tatiana Fermo.

The 23-strong UE delegation is the largest delegation that the University has sent in any Model United Nations Conference to date.

The summit was organized by the UST Asian Studies Society and the UST UNESCO Club. The theme of this year’s conference is “Resolving the Challenges in Today’s Era of Globalization.”

Congratulations, International Studies Warriors, and kudos to all of you IS Warriors for participating in this momentous interschool activity!

Photo and details courtesy of Eduardo Lim Jr.

UE to host national conference, awards night of film association

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The University of the East, through its UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila’s Department of Filipino, will be hosting two consecutive events this April by the film association of teachers and professors named Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro (PASADO): the group’s sixth national conference on Filipino, literature and film (“Ika-anim na Pambansang Komperensya sa Filipino, Panitikan at Pelikula”) and the 18th Gawad PASADO, a gala awards night for achievements in film whose theme this year is “Ang Wika, Panitikan at Pelikula ng Bayan: Kaakbay at Kabalikat sa Pagharap sa Hamon ng K to 12 at ASEAN Integration.”

PASADO’s sixth national conference-seminar will be held at the Conference Hall in UE Manila on April 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, whose theme is “PASADO: Nagpapaalab ng Pagmamahal sa Wika at Sining ng Pelikula Tungo sa Mapaghamong mga Isyu sa Edukasyon at Sining” (which roughly translates as “intensifying love for language and the art of film through the challenging issues in education and the arts”) will have Ateneo De Manila University Professor Corazon Lalu-Santos, Ph.D. as keynote speaker. Plenary discussants include ADMU Prof. Jason Jacobo, Ph.D., professional dubber Mark Christopher Aspiras and Far Eastern University Prof. Emmanuel Gonzales, Ph.D., while a total of eleven mostly university-based researchers will present their respective researches on language, literature and/or film.

The conference is open to all teachers and professors of any subject (not just of Filipino or film) from all over the Philippines. The regular registration fee is P2,500 per regular participant, P2,000 for public school teachers and P1,500 for PASADO members.

Also to be hosted by UE will be the 18th Gawad PASADO for the distinguished film of 2015 and the year’s best actors and filmmakers (“para sa mga natatanging pelikula ng 2015 at mahuhusay na artista at manggagawa ng pelikulang Pilipino”). The star-studded affair will be held on April 16, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the UE Theatre.

PASADO is a non-profit organization composed of elementary, high school and college teachers from private and public schools who review films as documents and use them as teaching material. The group likewise recognizes teachers who help and connect film to the present educational setup in the Philippines.

Seminar participants are encouraged to make reservations through Dr. Rosalie G. Yap (0918-6489460) or Dr. Emmanuel Gonzales (0917-3530594).

For more info on UE, please visit www.UE.edu.ph or check out University of the East (UE) on Facebook or @official_UE on Twitter.

UE hosts EDSA@30 screening-dialogue

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Relive the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution as UE, in cooperation with the Fidel V. Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, presents “EDSA@30: How the People Power Revolution Transformed the Philippines.”

The event, which will include a film showing and dialogue, will be held this Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 1 p.m., at the UE Theater.

Speaking at the event are former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael M. Alunan, Air Asia CEO Marianne Hontiveros, and former Chair of the Social Sciences Department of Miriam College Dr. Vicky Narciso-Apuan.

Admission is free to the UE community!

UE Caloocan BSIT Juniors Win at 3rd PSITE Research Symposium

Shown in the photo here are (from left) Dr. Lilian J. Gumban, Ms. Katrina Rausa Chan, Dr. Milani M. Austria, Dr. Sheila Abaya, Val Soligam, Cyrus Dela Cruz, Ervin Paulino, Jerome De Luna, Renz Bensay and PSITE-NCR President Dr. Samuel S. Chua.

Shown in the photo here are (from left) Dr. Lilian J. Gumban, Ms. Katrina Rausa Chan, Dr. Milani M. Austria, Dr. Sheila Abaya, Val Soligam, Cyrus Dela Cruz, Ervin Paulino, Jerome De Luna, Renz Bensay and PSITE-NCR President Dr. Samuel S. Chua.

Congratulations to the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan team who took part in the information technology/information systems (IT/IS) research project category of the recent 3rd PSITE Research Symposium and won the 3rd Runner-up prize!

Representing UE CEng’g Caloocan were 3rd-year Information Technology students under the College’s Department of Computer Studies and Systems: Renz M. Bensay, Cyrus Vanj B. Dela Cruz, Jerome E. De Luna, Ervin J. Paulino and Val P. Soligam.

The UE Caloocan team presented their research project titled “M.O.B.I.L.E.S (My Own Button In Lighting Easy Switch) – A Remotely Controlled Lighting System,” with the objective of controlling and monitoring lighting fixtures through short message sending (SMS) and microcontroller technology. The research was co-authored by UE-Caloocan faculty Dr. Sheila A. Abaya.

rganized by the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-National Capital Region (PSITE-NCR), the symposium was held on February 12, 2016, at the National Teachers College in Manila. The symposium aimed to promote the exchange of information among researchers, faculty members, administrators, students and IT practitioners. The event focused on collaborative student and faculty research projects, with 19 research projects from different universities and colleges refereed.

Keep up the good work, Warrior Student-Researchers!

An official statement from the University of the East, February 22, 2016…

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University of the East confers the degree of Doctor of Humanities

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Today, the University of the East confers the degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, upon one of its own sons: Mr. Jesus L. Arranza, the Chairman of the Federation of Philippine Industries, Inc. (FPI).

Mr. Arranza had earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila in 1965 and his Master in Public Administration in 1998 from the UE Graduate School. He had also briefly taught at the UE Graduate School.

Mr. Arranza, who is also a consultant of the Dangerous Drugs Board and of the National Bureau of Investigation and co-host of the long-runnning AM show “Dito sa Bayan ni Juan,” is UE’s 32nd honorary degree recipient, its 13th honorary Doctor of Humanities awardee and only the 10th honorary degree awardee among its alumni.

Congratulations, Mr. Arranza! Your Alma Mater is proud of you!

Ikatlong Gawad Bagani sa Komunikasyon

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Ngayong Biyernes ng hapon sa Caloocan campus ng Pamantasan ng Silangan, paparangalan ng Pamantasan—sa pamamagitan ng Kolehiyo ng mga Sining at Agham ng Caloocan Campus, sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa Opisina ng Extension at Community Outreach at National Service Training Program—ang lima sa mga batikang tagapag-balita sa pamamagitan ng Ikatlong Gawad Bagani sa Komunikasyon: Makabagong Mandirigma sa Larangan ng Radyo at Telebisyon!

Ang Gawad Bagani sa Larangan ng Telebisyon ay ibibigay kina G. Mike Enriquez, Bb. Mel Tiangco at Bb. Vicky Morales ng ’24 Oras’, at ang Gawad Bagani sa Larangan ng Radyo ay iuukol kina G. Julius Babao at G. Kaye Dacer ng Aksyon Ngayon!

Mabuhay, mga makabayan at makasaysayang mga bagani o mandirigma sa komunikasyon!

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