UE High School Teacher is Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardee!

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Mr. Nelson Galvez Agoyaoy, a Philippine history teacher for high school students of the Elementary and High School Department (EHSD) of UE Caloocan, has won one of the most prestigious and coveted academic recognitions in the country: the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) Outstanding Teacher award!

This marks the first time that a UE teacher in the basic education level has received the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award.

(The first ever UE teacher who received the award was Dr. Francisco De Guzman, back in 1989, as a UE Professor A teaching invertebrate zoology and parasitology. In 1990, he was awarded as Outstanding Professor by UE; he went on to become Associate Dean of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila.)

In addition, Mr. Agoyaoy is the first MBFI Outstanding Teacher Awardee from among the Department of Education’s Division of City Schools in Caloocan City.

Mr. Agoyaoy, who had been the EHSD’s Coordinator for Student Concerns and was also UE’s Model Teacher in 2012, during the University’s 66th foundation anniversary, was a Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awards national finalist in 2014.

The annual MBFI search for outstanding teachers has a rigorous screening process. The search earned 534 nominations this year, reportedly the most in its 32-year history.

From there, the list was trimmed down to 127 provincial finalists, then shortlisted to 40 regional finalists who went through teaching demonstrations and panel interviews before the preliminary board of judges per category, i.e., elementary, secondary and higher education. Mr. Agoyaoy was one of 16 regional finalists in the secondary level.

After that, it was down to 20 national finalists (Mr. Agoyaoy was one of eight national finalists who are high school teachers), who appeared before the final board of judges, which was chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva and co-chaired by Rep. Romero Federico “Miro” Quimbo (2nd District, Marikina City). The panel had as members Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña; Court of Appeals presiding Justice Roman Del Rosario; Cebu Governor Hilario “Jun-jun” Davide III; the Ambassador of India to the Philippines, His Excellency Lalduhthlana Ralte, the New Era University President, Dr. Nilo Rosas; and inquirer.net Editor in Chief and Philippine Daily Inquirer Opinion Editor and senior journalist John Nery.

The 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardees of 2016 are comprised by four elementary teachers, four high school teachers and two college teachers. Mr. Agoyaoy’s three fellow secondary-level awardees hail from Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City, Muntinlupa National High School, and Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School.

The formal awarding ceremony for Mr. Agoyaoy and his nine fellow 2016 MBFI Outstanding Teacher awardees will be held on September 5, 2016, in Malacañang, to be led by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

The 10 Outstanding Teachers will be presented together with the 2016 awardees of the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service and the Outstanding Philippine Soldiers, all collectively known as the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos.

Per Teacher Nelson, the September 5 awarding ceremony will be part of a recognition week for the awardees from September 2 to 12, where they are slated to visit the Senate and the House of Representatives and be part of a media conference and presentations.

Mr. Agoyaoy and his fellow awardees each received a congratulatory letter regarding their Outstanding Teacher Award simultaneously last Friday, July 29.

Handing the congratulatory letter for Mr. Agoyaoy at the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in UE Caloocan were Mr. Allan Reyes of Metrobank Foundation and Mr. Felipe Pera, the Branch Manager of Metrobank’s Samson Road, Caloocan City branch, in the presence of UE EHSD Principal Marilou S. Alonzo (see photo).

CONGRATULATIONS. MBFI Outstanding Teacher Awardee Nelson Agoyaoy (2nd from right) with (from left) Mr. Allan Reyes of Metrobank Foundation Inc., UE Caloocan EHSD Principal Marilou Alonzo and Mr. Felipe Pera, the Branch Manager of Metrobank’s Samson Road, Caloocan City branch.

CONGRATULATIONS. MBFI Outstanding Teacher Awardee Nelson Agoyaoy (2nd from right) with (from left) Mr. Allan Reyes of Metrobank Foundation Inc., UE Caloocan EHSD Principal Marilou Alonzo and Mr. Felipe Pera, the Branch Manager of Metrobank’s Samson Road, Caloocan City branch.

As a Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardee, Mr. Agoyaoy will receive a medallion, a trophy and a cash prize of P500,000—P50,000 of which he will earmark for the faculty grant project of the UE Caloocan EHSD Faculty Club, of which he is President.

He and his fellow awardees also automatically become members of the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (NOTED), the alumni group of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardees which includes Dr. Evelina M. Vicencio, the Dean of the UE College of Education and a former NOTED President. Mr. Agoyaoy’s and his fellow awardees’ induction into NOTED will be held during an international conference of the group on October 3 to 5.

Big, big congratulations to Mr. Nelson G. Agoyaoy as well as to the UE EHSD! Your UE community is mighty proud of you, Outstanding Warrior Teacher!

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RESULTS OF THE APPLICATION FOR TOP-UP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

RESULTS OF THE APPLICATION FOR TOP-UP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Please get in touch with the following Admissions Office personnel for the official list of recipients of the Top-Up Assistance Program:

Campus Contact Person Contact Numbers
Manila Campus Mrs. Susan M. Aggabao 735-54-71 local 398
Caloocan Campus Asst. Dir. Bernadette A. Viduya 367-47-87

Orientation on the implementation of the Top-up Assistance Program is scheduled on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 1:30pm at the Conference Hall for Manila Campus and on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 1:30pm at the Admissions Office for Caloocan Campus.

 

 

UE Manila Hosts Free Human Evolution Lecture

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The Manila Campus of the University of the East will be hosting this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, the second of two lectures in line with the Traveling Museum PH’s “The First Humans Out of Africa: The Journey of Mankind” travelling exhibit.

The lecture is about “General Human Evolution” and will recount the proverbial journey to who we are today—from our primate roots to the first hominids. Ms. Kat Manalo, a member of the Rizal Kalinga Expedition, will be the guest speaker.

This lecture comes in the heels of the July 20 lecture on “The First Humans Out of Africa: The Case of Dmanisi” by Travelling Museum PH Project Leader Mylene Lising about the paleoanthropological and archeological site of Dmanisi, Georgia.

The talk will be at 2 p.m. at the UE Conference Hall. Everyone in the UE community is invited to take part in this activity as well as to check out the exhibit at the Dalupan Lobby in UE Manila, which is open Mondays to Saturdays up to August 5.

Warrior Fencers Lunge to Victory at 18th ASEAN University Games

The photo shows (front, from left) Nathaniel Perez, Jancel Concepcion, Maylene Pailma, Jylyn Nicanor, Kim Camahalan, Justine Joseph, Justine Gail Tinio, Sammuel Tranquilan, (top, from left) Coach Almario Vizcayno, Gian Franco Rodriguez, Coach Chester Uy, Sally Aramburo, Day Peñaflor, Nicole Cortey, Lee Ergina, Noelito Jose, Michael Nicanor, Wilhelmina Lozada and Coach Rolando Canlas.

The photo shows (front, from left) Nathaniel Perez, Jancel Concepcion, Maylene Pailma, Jylyn Nicanor, Kim Camahalan, Justine Joseph, Justine Gail Tinio, Sammuel Tranquilan, (top, from left) Coach Almario Vizcayno, Gian Franco Rodriguez, Coach Chester Uy, Sally Aramburo, Day Peñaflor, Nicole Cortey, Lee Ergina, Noelito Jose, Michael Nicanor, Wilhelmina Lozada and Coach Rolando Canlas.

Congratulations to the members of the UE Red Warriors Fencing Team who, as part of the Philippine fencing team, won big for the country in the recently concluded 18th ASEAN University Games Fencing Tournament! The games were held on July 14 to 17, 2016 at the National University of Singapore.

The Philippine team, composed of 12 student-fencers from UE along with five from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), two from De La Salle University (DLSU) and one from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), amassed 10 medals: three gold, two silver and five bronze medals.

Among the medalists are Warrior Fencers Nathaniel Perez, who won the gold medal in Men’s Individual Foil; Michael Nicanor, bronze medal in Men’s Individual Foil; Justine Gail Tinio, silver medal in Women’s Individual Foil; and Christian Jhester Concepcion, bronze medal in Men’s Individual Saber.

In the team competitions, the team of Warrior Fencers Justine Gail Tinio, Wilhelmina Lozada, Jylyn Nicanor and UST fencer Day Peñaflor scored the gold medal in Women’s Team Foil. The team comprised by UE Fencers Lee Eigran Ergina and Jancel Concepcion, Joshua Rodriguez from DLSU and Noel Jose from UST won the gold medal in Men’s Team Epee.

UE Fencers Nathaniel Perez, Michael Nicanor, Sammuel Tranquilan and Jancel Concepcion won the silver medal in the Men’s Team Foil. Finally, the team of UE’s Nicole Cortey, UST’s Maylene Pailma and Kim Camahalan, and ADMU’s Justine Joseph took home the bronze medal in Women’s Team Saber.

The Philippine fencing team at this year’s 18th ASEAN University Games was under the helm of the UE Red Warriors Fencing Team’s Champion Coaches Rolando Canlas and Chester Uy, and Coach Almario Vizcayno from DLSU.

The photo shows (front, from left) Nathaniel Perez, Jancel Concepcion, Maylene Pailma, Jylyn Nicanor, Kim Camahalan, Justine Joseph, Justine Gail Tinio, Sammuel Tranquilan, (top, from left) Coach Almario Vizcayno, Gian Franco Rodriguez, Coach Chester Uy, Sally Aramburo, Day Peñaflor, Nicole Cortey, Lee Ergina, Noelito Jose, Michael Nicanor, Wilhelmina Lozada and Coach Rolando Canlas.

Kudos, Warrior Fencers on making Lualhati, and the Philippines, proud!

Graduate School Presents Free Lecture on Education Engagement and Justice

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The UE Graduate School presents a free lecture on “Educational Engagement and Justice: Qualitative Research from a Culturally and Socially Situated Perspective.”

The guest speaker will be Dr. Jose Lalas, a professor at the University of Redlands, USA. The lecture will be held on 23 July 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at P. O. Domingo Center for Information Technology (POD-CIT) Rooms 706-708.

For further information on this lecture and the UE Graduate School, please call the UE GS Dean’s office at 735-5471 local 358, Tuesdays to Saturdays, within 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 8 p.m. Thank you.

UE’s Pioneer Architecture Graduates Yield Impressive Turnout in June 2016 Architect Licensure Exam

 

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Congratulations to the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for architects held last June 24 and 26, 2016!

The successful examinees are Roly R. Abrogar, John Paul L. Efe, Sherry Anne F. Francisco, Richard Nicko L. Marcelo, Anthea C. Pangan, Jelenie D. Pangilinan and Mario M. Penol Jr. All seven graduates-turned-new architects are April 2014 UE Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architecture graduates. Incidentally, these examinees are part of the pioneer batch to graduate under UE CFAD’s BS Architecture program.

The UE CFAD graduates also showed strong in terms of the passing rate of the exam. They earned a passing rate of 77.78% (against the national passing rate of 55.89%).

Congratulations to the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, and to all of you, new Warrior-Architects!

UE Hosts “First Humans” Archaeological Exhibit

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The University of the East, specifically its Manila campus, is hosting “The Journey of Mankind: The First Humans Out of Africa,” a traveling exhibit featuring 1.8 million-year old human skulls dug up from Dmanisi, a city in the Republic of Georgia. The exhibit opens this Monday, July 11, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Dalupan Lobby. The event is organized primarily by Traveling Museum PH in cooperation with the Embassy of Georgia, the Georgian National Museum, Crania Heritage Sciences Inc., COZOZ Inc., several media partners, and UE.

The University’s administrative and academic officials are enjoined to attend the opening, which will be graced by UE President and Chief Academic Officer Ester A. Garcia, with a roster of special guests that include Honorable Joselito Aseniero, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Georgia; National University President and Rotary Club of Manila President Teodoro Ocampo; COZOZ Inc. Vice President Marites Cuisia; and Traveling Museum PH Project Leader Mylene Lising.

Per Traveling Museum PH, “The Journey of Mankind: The First Humans Out of Africa,” by showcasing excavated remnants of the Hominids of Dmanisi, Georgia, aims to provide an opportunity for learning via interaction and discussion about the unfolding of the human story from the distant past, through the lens of the science of material evidence left by early humans.

UE is the fourth stop in the traveling exhibit’s seven-university tour across Metro Manila. After its earlier stops at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas and Jose Rizal University, the tour will resume in the University of the Philippines, National University and De La Salle University.

The exhibit will be open in UE from Mondays to Saturdays until August 5, 2016. Alongside the exhibit are two lectures on July 20 and 27 at the Conference Hall and a sandbox archaeology activity on August 3 at the UE Manila Quadrangle.

The first lecture, with Ms. Lising as guest speaker, will be about the first humans out of Africa and the paleoanthropological and archaeological site of Dmanisi. The second lecture, which will have Ms. Kat Manalo as guest speaker, will be about human evolution in general, to show the broader context in which the Dmanisi hominids belong. The sandbox archaeology activity will be conducted by practicing archaeologists, along with select UE students.

Everyone in the UE community is invited to witness this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit and learn more about our past and how it fits into the continuing journey of mankind!

UE Has Four New Dentistry Topnotchers!

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Congratulations to the UE College of Dentistry graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for dentists held last May 4, 5 and 6 (Theoretical Phase) and June 28, 29, 30 and July 1 2016 (Practical Phase)!

They are led by UE’s latest topnotchers: 6th Placer Dr. Lara Patricia Dayondon Catibog (exam average: 82.80%), 7th Placer Dr. Nissa Diaz Boñaga (82.76%) and 9th Placers Dr. Joshua Montemayo Macapagal and Dr. Gerard Angelo Mencias Pahutan (both 82.47%)!

UE CDent graduates shone through in terms of passing rate in both phases of the exam. They earned a Theoretical Phase passing rate of 66.33% (over the national passing rate of 44.82%) and a whopping 100% passing rate in the Practical Phase (whereas the national passing rate is 99.16%).

All four topnotchers are April 2016 UE CDent graduates. Dr. Boñaga was a Cum Laude graduate and was the College Distinguished Graduate Awardee for the UE College of Dentistry.

Congratulations to the UE College of Dentistry, to the new topnotchers and to all of you, new Warrior-Dentists!

UE Student Bags Mr. Philippines-Tourism Title!

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Congratulations to UE College of Business Administration-Manila student Nico Angelo F. De La Paz for winning the title of Mr. Philippines-Tourism in the Mister Philippines 2016 Pageant on April 14, 2016 at Tanghalang Pasigueño in Pasig City!

A third-year student taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Marketing Management, Mr. Dela Paz also won the Nereku Choice Award, named after Nereku Shoes, one of the sponsors of the pageant.

As Mr. Philippines Tourism, Mr. Dela Paz serves as the official spokesperson of the pageant and will be promoting the advocacies and beneficiaries of the pageant, such as Bantay Bata 163.

Prior to joining Mr. Philippines, Mr. Dela Paz won 2nd Runner-up in Metro Elite Bachelor Philippines 2015. He also was a contestant in Marikina City’s Binibining Marikit at Ginoong Makisig 2014 pageant, his first attempt at pageant competition.

Kudos, Warrior Mr. Philippines Winner!

UE Women’s Basketball Team Wins Fr. Martin Cup Championship!

The photo shows, from left, Andrea Relova, Alyssa Gayacao, Cristine Cortizano, Anne Jill Lou Pedregosa, Jeivi Jansen Nama, Nicole Mendina, Joyce Francisco, Eunique Chan, Justine Rochelle Bobis, Ruth Laine Chlaire Tacula, Kaithlee Gaa, Sarah Antonio, Love Joy Sto. Domingo and Bienca Rozanne Ramos.

The photo shows, from left, Andrea Relova, Alyssa Gayacao, Cristine Cortizano, Anne Jill Lou Pedregosa, Jeivi Jansen Nama, Nicole Mendina, Joyce Francisco, Eunique Chan, Justine Rochelle Bobis, Ruth Laine Chlaire Tacula, Kaithlee Gaa, Sarah Antonio, Love Joy Sto. Domingo and Bienca Rozanne Ramos.

Big congratulations to the UE Red Warriors Women’s Basketball Team for winning the Women’s Basketball Tournament of this year’s Father Edgar Martin Basketball Invitational Tournament, better known as the Father Martin Cup! The championship game was held on June 9, 2016, at the San Beda College Gym in Manila.

The team overpowered the Adamson Lady Falcons, 74-70, to clinch the crown. The latest edition of the annual Father Martin Cup ran from April to June 2016.

This is the second recent tournament where the Lady Warriors earned a podium finish. Last May 22, they emerged as 2nd Runner-up at the Smart-Pilipinas Chinese Amateur Basketball League (PCABL) Dickies Women’s Cup, after downing their counterparts in Centro Escolar University, 73-56, at the Buddhacare Gym in Quezon City.

Two UE Lady Warriors, Lovejoy Sto. Domingo and Eunique Chan, were part of that tournament’s Mythical Five selection.

Very well done, Lady Warriors! Keep playing, keep fighting, keep winning!

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