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World Teachers Day 2017Dear UE Warrior Professors and Warrior Teachers, former UE Professors and Teachers, and Professors and Teachers among UE Alumni: Happy World Teachers’ Day this Thursday, October 5, 2017!

We thank you and salute you! Mabuhay po kayo!

Warrior High School Fencers Win Big in Asian Fencing Competition!

The photo shows (from right) Prince John Felipe, Eytria Olarte and Shawn Nicollei Felipe.

The photo shows (from right) Prince John Felipe, Eytria Olarte and Shawn Nicollei Felipe.

Three junior high school members of the UE Red Warriors Fencing Team made their victorious mark in the Allstar Asian Under 14 Fencing Championships/Tomorrow’s Star Fencing Competition held last September 2 and 3, 2017, at the Hong Kong Convention Center.

Organized by the Hong Kong Fencing School and sponsored by Allstar Hong Kong, this annual competition for high school student-fencers under age 14 featured athletes from (in alphabetical order) China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia and Taipei.

UE’s (and among the Philippines’) bets were Grade 9 student Prince John Felipe and Grade 8 students Shawn Nicollei Felipe and Eytria Olarte, all junior high school students of the Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools (ESLS) in UE Manila.

Prince John Felipe, who belongs to the ESLS’s Grade 9 Silver section, won two Allstar Asian Fencing Championship gold medals: one each from the Under 14 Boys’ Individual Foil and the U14 Boys’ Team Foil competitions.

For his part, Shawn Nicollei Felipe (Gr. 8-Diamond) won a gold medal as part of the winning U14 Boys’ Team Foil and the bronze medal from the U14 Boys’ Individual Foil competition.

Meanwhile, Eytria Olarte (Grade 8-Garnet) won two silver medals: one each from the U14 Girls’ Individual Foil and Team Foil competitions.

Members of the UE Red Warriors Fencing Team, the UAAP fencing team with the most championships to date, have participated in the Allstar Fencing Championships, with recent SEA Games silver medalist Samantha Catantan winning a gold medal.

Congratulations, young Warrior Fencers, and thank you for making your school and your country proud!

Longtime UE Dentistry Dean Passes Away

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Dr. Diampo Jahara Lim, DMD, Dip. OMS, a UE College of Dentistry graduate turned dean and a key figure in the dental health realm in the country, passed away on September 14, 2017. He was 82 years old.

In 1960, Dr. Lim earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, magna cum laude, from the UE College of Dentistry. Twenty-six years later, he was appointed as the College’s Dean, a position he would hold from 1986 all the way to his retirement in April 2006―a 20-year stint that saw the College gain further reputation as one of the country’s best dental schools for producing board topnotchers and accomplished dental professionals.

Right after his college graduation, Dr. Lim taught at the UE College of Dentistry for six years, then was accepted in the Japan Monbusho scholarship program at Japan’s Osaka University Dental School and Hospital, as a researcher and junior resident, for over two years. Upon returning to the Philippines, he taught again in his Alma Mater and was given the position of Associate Professor. From then on, he was promoted to key positions in the UE College of Dentistry, including becoming the UE CDent Associate Dean, a post he held from 1968 all the way to 1986. During his teaching stint, he worked on the side at the V. Luna Dental Infirmary, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1968, he received a Diploma for Post Graduate Studies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) from the Osaka University Dental School, Japan. Later on, in 1991, he was awarded certifications for completing trainings in Osseointegrated Dental Implants at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry; Advanced Dental Implant Education and International Implant Advanced Course at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, in California, USA; and the Calcitek Prosthetics Course in Carlsbad, San Diego, California, USA.

Dr. Lim likewise assumed positions in different dental and non-dental associations, such as the Council of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE), the Asian Pacific Dental Federation (APDF), the Philippines-Japan Society, the Institute of the Japanese Language under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Jose Laurel III, and the Asian Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA).

Through the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) and local dental societies all over the country, Dr. Lim had been a guest lecturer and resource speaker several times in different scientific seminars and symposia on oral surgery, oral pathology and oral diagnosis since 1969 up to earlier this decade.

He had been around the world as an official delegate to Fédération Dentaire Internationale (FDI) or the World Dental Federation and Asia Pacific Dental Federation (APDF/APRO) Congresses, especially during the 1980s and 1990s.

Dr. Lim was an active Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) and International College of Dentists (ICD), Philippine Section; President of the Foundation for Outstanding Professional (FOP) of the Professional Regulation Commission; Regent of the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI), Philippine Section; Honorary President of the Macau Dental Association; and Chairman of the Committee on Constitution, Legislation and By-laws of the Philippine Dental Association.

Within 1968 to 1988, he wrote and published scientific papers in local and international journals, notably on “Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer,” numerous articles on different oral tumors, “Clinical Study of Temporomandibular Joint Disturbances” and most recently, “Hepatitis B Virus Infection of Dentists in the Philippines.”

Dr. Lim was also able to share his time and expertise through community work, having been at the helm of a number of religious and civic organizations such as the Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City, the Sulu-Tawi-Tawi Young Professionals, and the Asian Pacific Dental Federation/Asia Pacific Regional Organisation (APDF/APRO), among others.

He was a recipient of several awards and recognitions. In 1958 to 1960, Dr. Lim received gold medals for three consecutive years for academic excellence from by the Commission on National Integration and the Office of the President of the Philippines.

Dr. Lim earned the Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of the East in 1975; Outstanding Alumnus award from the Philippine Association of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars; Most Outstanding Professional in Dentistry (1992) from the PRC and the Philippine Association of Board of Examiners (PABE); and Most Outstanding Health Professional in Dentistry from the Philippine Federation of Professionals Association (PFPA). He was a nominee of the search for the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for Medicine in 1974.

He was a member of the Consensus Panel for the creation of the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao appointed by then President Corazon Aquino in 1987-88.

At UE, Dean Lim also served as Trustee of the University’s Foundation for Research and Advanced Studies, Inc. (UE-FRASI).

More recently, Dr. Lim was the commencement speaker of the joint UE Yearend Commencement Rites for graduating students of the UE Graduate School and Colleges of Law and Dentistry, held on April 19, 2013, at the UE Theater.

A native of Jolo, Sulu, Dr. Lim is survived by Alice S. Javier Lim and their children: Dr. Darwin Diampo (a faculty member of the UE College of Dentistry), Daniel Dennis (the College Secretary of the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design), David Dickson and Donald Dean. (The fourth son, Douglas Dwayne, had passed away in June 2009).

Dr. Lim’s remains lie in state at Matthew 102 Chapel of the St. Peter Memorial Chapels on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. He will be laid to rest on September 23, 2017, after an 8:30 a.m. Mass, at the Eternal Garden Memorial Park in Caloocan City.

An exceptional achiever yet humble and low-key, Dr. Lim was a man of inspiration to many dentists and leaders. The UE community condoles with his entire family and expresses immense gratitude for all the work and service to the University and the country of the great Warrior that was Dean Diampo Jahara Lim.

Dr. Diampo Jahara Lim
December 10, 1934- September 14, 2017

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UPHSL and UE Establish Academic, Educational Cooperation

The photo shows, from left, Chancellor Santiago, Dean Merida, President Garcia, Dr. Somido, UE CCSS College Secretary Bernadette E. San Diego and Dean Junio.

The photo shows, from left, Chancellor Santiago, Dean Merida, President Garcia, Dr. Somido, UE CCSS College Secretary Bernadette E. San Diego and Dean Junio.

Officials of the University of the East and the University of Perpetual Help System Laguna and the University of the East have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop academic and educational cooperation by establishing a collaborative program in information and computing education. This comes as UPHSL College of Computer Studies and the UE College of Computer Studies and Systems recognize the benefits of increased cooperation, collaboration and interaction for purposes of broadening the experiences of their respective administration, faculty members and students as a Center of Development and a Center of Excellence in IT Education, respectively.

The MOU signing took place in UE Manila on September 5, 2017. Representing UPHSL were Executive School Director Dr. Ferdinand C. Somido and Dean Oliver M. Junio; representing UE were President Ester A. Garcia, Chancellor Linda P. Santiago and UE College of Computer Studies and Systems Dean Rodany A. Merida.

For details regarding the CHED-certified Center of Excellence in Information Technology that is the UE CCSS, please contact the Dean’s office via tel. no. 735-5471 local 382 or 735-6975 within Mondays to Fridays (except holidays), within 8 a.m. to 12 noon or within 1 to 5 p.m.

UE’s Newest Topnotcher Earns 9th Place in August 2017 Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Exam!

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Congratulations to the UE College of Education graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for nutritionist-dietitians held on August 20 to 21, 2017—led by UE’s latest topnotcher: 9th Placer Ms. Patricia Louise Castro Cajipe (exam average: 88.85%).

Ms. Cajipe is an April 2017 graduate of the UE College of Education. She was the President of the Philippine Association of Nutrition-Sigma Chi Chapter for SY 2016-2017. She also served as PAN’s Internal Vice President for the previous school year.

She was also a University Scholar and a University President Scholar at various times during her stay in UE. She was also awarded with the EDUKatalinuhan Award (for having the highest GWA among the graduating students of the UE College of Education for SY 2016-2017), the EDUKagalingan Award (for student leadership) and the EDUKasipagan Award during EDUKarangalan, UE CEduc’s own recognition program.

Most recently, Ms. Cajipe was awarded as the Most Outstanding Nutrition and Dietetics Student by the Philippine Association for Nutrition (PAN), a first for the University, on July 14, 2017, at Novotel Hotel, Cubao, Quezon City.

UE’s BS Nutrition and Dietetics graduates registered a passing rate of 81.82% against a national passing rate of 71.62%

Congratulations to the UE College of Education, to our new Warrior Topnotcher and to all of you, new Warrior-Nutritionist-Dietitians!

CFAD Warriors’ Short Film Premieres at Malaysian Film Fest

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“Marangle” (“Farm”), an experimental short film directed by UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) alumna Rodmarie Angeline Tabilog, was recently screened as part of the Cinebalu program of the 17th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2017. The festival is considered Borneo’s first and longest-running film festival which aims to nurture young and future ASEAN talents in the filmmaking industry.

The nine-minute experimental and symbolic short film narrates the life of a farmer who risks everything, including his land, just to have a chance to work abroad and provide a better future for his family. Marangle was entirely shot in San Simon, Pampanga, in 2016.

Ms. Tabilog was present during the screening and film forum, truly representing the UE community and the Philippines with pride in this weeklong festival (July 22-29, 2017). This marked the international premiere of “Marangle” after its selection at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 28th Gawad CCP Independent Film and Video Festival in 2016.

“Marangle” is a product of the video and film production subject of the UE CFAD under the tutelage of Professor Richard Soriano Legaspi.

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The short film was produced by a production team composed of UE advertising students Angeline Tabilog (Director), Isiah Isabelo Bucao (Director of Photography), Rhuva Patiag (Assistant Director), Gerard Halabaso (Writer), Aldric Matthew Manapat (Production Manager), Chelsea Mae Natividad (Production Designer), Erica Balaan (Wardrobe and Costume Designer), Cyrill Mustera, Jayson Torres and Kent Santos (Production Staffers).

The makers of “Marangle” are all UE CFAD Advertising Arts majors: Ms. Tabilog, Ms. Balaan, Mr. Torres, Mr. Santos and Mr. Halabaso are all December 2016 graduates; Ms. Patiag, Ms. Natividad and Mr. Manapat are all April 2016 graduates; while Mr. Mustera and Mr. Bucao are fourth-year students and, incidentally, working on a new short film for Maybank and Cannes-awarded director Brillante Mendoza.

This is the third short film produced by UE Advertising Arts students that went on to be officially selected for an international film festival. Russel Sobrino’s 2015 short film “Aswe” was part of the prestigious 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival in San Francisco and in competition at the 9th CMS International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow, India; while 2016′s “Kuya,” directed by Rayson Tancasis, was screened at the Children’s International film festival in Dubai.

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The images here show the “Marangle” promotional poster; the film’s director, UE CFAD graduate Rodmarie Angeline Tabilog; and the film’s production team with a family of Kapampangan farmers, the inspiration for “Marangle”
Kudos, Filmmaking CFAD Warriors!

UE BS Architecture Students are Grand Winners in Interschool Competition!

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A group of Bachelor of Science in Architecture students of the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) emerged as the Grand Winner in the IBuild Manila Design Competition on July 22, 2017, at the World Trade Center Manila in Pasay City!

The competition was part of the IBuild Manila 2017: International Building, Construction and Technology Expo, which ran from July 19 to 22, 2017.

Christine Jean R. Tan, Lailani E. Landicho and Patricia Janine H. Hernandez submitted their group design for a low-cost housing project. Their project was presented and defended in front of a panel of judges, and was evaluated based on these criteria: Innovation (30%), Energy Efficiency (15%), Aesthetic Considerations (25%), Materials Expense (10%), Disaster Proof (15%), and Presentation (5%).

For their victory, the team from UE CFAD won a cash prize of P10,000.

Ms. Tan had won First Place twice before: at the 2016 Artdeco Architectural Category Design competition and the 2015 National Architecture Week Design Competition.

Ms. Hernandez had won First Place in the UAPaligSAhan 2016 Architectural Competition of the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA)-UE Caloocan Chapter.

Ms. Landicho had taken part in various quiz and design competitions, including a quiz competition sponsored by UP Arki (a UP College of Architecture student organization) and a UAPSA quiz competition, where she won First Place.

Following their IBuild victory, UE’s trio of winning future architects made a courtesy call to the UE CFAD officials, as seen in the photo here featuring (from left) Dean Celino B. Santiago, Patricia Hernandez, Lailani Landicho, Christine Tan, College Secretary Daniel Dennis Lim and Architect Art G. Barroca, a senior faculty member of UE CFAD’s Architecture Department.

Congratulations to our Warrior IBuilders and to the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design!

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