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  • President Penaso attended the 2014 International Conference on Public Administration at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City on October 10, 2014 and met Vice President Jejomar Binay who gave the keynote speech. CSU Human Resource Management Officer Ms. Rosario “Charo” B. Heria and Professor Gerardo Kitche also attended the event with Dr. Penaso.

    Discussed issues include Environmental Governance by Chair Loretta Ann P. Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights and Atty. Grizelda Mayo-Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center, Public and Private Sectors Reforms and Strategies by former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Rafael Alunan.

    Thoughts on International Perspectives were also heard from the different world representatives Dr. Fumio Nagai of Osaka University Graduate School Law, Japan, Jean-Bernard Nativel from University of Limoges, France, Dr. Ampong Tamronglak of Thailand and Dr. Hae Yung Lee of Korea.

    Other issues tackled were Bangsamoro Development and Human Rights, Empowering Citizens to Deepen Democracy, Celebrating 23 years of the local government code. Speakers were former Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Governor Mandanas, Mayor Benjamin Abalos, Governor Rodolfo Del Rosarion and Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian.

    Topics during the plenary session include: Academe and local government linkage, Leadeship and Best Practices in Local Governance, Collaboration with the Third Sector and Volunteerism, Social Accountability and Citizen Engagement, Human Resources and Capacity Building, Policy Innovations for Smarter Governance: Service Delivery and Customer Satisfaction, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Challenges, and Human Rights and Governance.


    President Penaso attends the 4th International Conference on Public Administration

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  • CSU is one of the twenty-three (23) agencies in Caraga Region recognized by the Civil Service Commission as PRIME-HRM Level II- Accredited Status. Being recognized as PRIME-HRM Level II-Accredited Status is indicative that the agency had satisfactorily implemented the CSC Human Resource Management Systems and Programs, thereby granting the Authority to take Final Action on Appointments.

    The awarding ceremony was on October 9, 2014 at Almont Inland Resort Hotel and was graced by the Honorable Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Chairman Francisco T. Duque III, who personally presented the awards to all the recipients. Dr. Anthony M. Penaso who was supposed to receive the award with CSU Human Resource Management Officer Ms. Rosario B. Heria was represented by Dr. Armie Leila M. Mordeno, Vice President for Administration. Dr. Penaso and Ms. Heria were in Davao for the International Public Administration Conference.

    “Pursuant to Section 12 (16), Book V of the Administrative Code of 1987, the Civil Service Commission is empowered to delegate authority for the performance if any function to departments, agencies or offices where such functions may be effectively performed.

    The Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in the Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) inculcates meritocracy and excellence in the public service human resource management through a program of reward, recognition, empowerment and continuous development. Under this program, the Commission empowers and continues to capacitate agencies in the performance of their human resource management functions, as well as recognize best practices in the various areas of human resource management.

    The requirements for Level II-Accredited Status under PRIME-HRM include the following:

    1. ) Appointments and personnel actions conform to Civil Service Law, rules and regulations;
    2. ) HR Plan covering Organizational Profile, HR Systems, and Employees Health and Wellness is fully operational;
    3. ) Sound HR Management Records; and
    4. ) Human Resource Management Office/Unit meeting the required competency level.

    The Caraga State University is one of the agencies identified for accreditation by the Civil Service Commission Caraga Regional Office (CSC Caraga).

    The results of the Comprehensive HRM Assistance, Review and Monitoring (CHARM) conducted by CSC Caraga at the Caraga State University on November 28-29, 2013 show that the said agency has complied with all the requirements for Level II-Accredited Status under PRIME-HRM.”


    CSC grants PRIME-HRM Level II-Accredited Status to CSU — Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:03:44 +0000

    CSC grants PRIME-HRM Level II-Accredited Status to CSU

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  • President Penaso with some university officials and students join the Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) Friendhip Games held in Mati, Davao Oriental. The Mindanao Athletic Competition 2014 was attended by some 29 universities and colleges all over Mindanao.

    Boosting academic excellence through sports, culture and literary competition is one of the aims of the MASTS friendship games.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    CSU joins MASTS Friendship Games — Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:03:25 +0000

    CSU joins MASTS Friendship Games

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  • CSU President Penaso graced the 2014 annual convention of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) at the Phela Grande Hotel and Convention Center in General Santos City on October 21-23, 2014. The MSP annual convention 2014 theme is ‘Fostering Collaborative Researches in Mathematics for ASEAN Integration.

    Researchers and educators in all areas of pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics converged to participate and give short papers for oral/poster presentation. Dr. Penaso was the convention’s first plenary speaker. He flew to Cebu City the day after to attend another conference in Cebu City.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Dr. Penaso is First Plenary Speaker in MSP Mindanao’s Annual Convention 2014

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  • Dr. Anthony M. Penaso with Vice President for Research and Extension (VPRE) Rowena P. Varela and Planning Director Danilo A. Gaas attended the CHED-SUC National Conference at the Crown Regency Hotel in Cebu City on October 23-24, 2014. “The Role of Extension in Higher Education: Affirming Relevance, Accountability and Service” is this year’s conference theme.

    The event is attended by Presidents, Vice Presidents for Research and Extension and Planning officers of Higher Education Institutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Prexy with VPRE and OPD attend CHED-SUC National Extension Conference

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  • Dr. Anthony M. Penaso links with Secretary Joel Villanueva of TESDA during the Second Social Business Summit at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, Angat, Bulacan on October 2-4, 2014.

    The Social Business Summit in their communication articulates that the young generation is now seeking for innovative solutions. Accordingly, businesses have the power to shape a kinder world, but only if the quest for profit does not leave the poor behind and plunder the planet.

    They came up with the catchy theme:Economic Innovation for Inclusive Wealth Creation. The aim is to craft novel business models to end poverty and to mitigate climate change for a future of sustainable prosperity and change.

    The event was held at the GK Enchanted Farm Village University, Bulacan on October 2-4, 2014. Dr. Penaso was with Dr. Emmanuel F. Nono, Office for Resource Generation (ORG) Director.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    President Penaso collaborates with TESDA and other organizations nationwide

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  • The Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools (MASTS met at the University of Southern Philippines (USEP) in Obrero, Davao City on October 9, 2014 to plan for the upcoming Mindanao athletic competition.

    Discussions and deliberations of Mindanao-wide athletic competition objectives and other activities were discussed.

    Mayor Carlo P. Rabat, representing the City Government of Mati, and Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) President, sign the Memorandum of Agreement for a mutual support to a community-driven activity which the MASTS Friendship Games aim.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Dr. Penaso plans with MASTS for the Mindanao Athletic Competition 2014

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  • Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and SUC partners (Caraga State University, Surigao del Sur State University, Surigao State College of Technology, and Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology) for the Sustainable Livelihood Program @ Philippine Gateway Hotel, Surigao City (September 3, 2014).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Prexy signs MOA with DSWD and other SUC partners for Sustainable Livelihood Program

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  • CSU led by Dr. Anthony M. Penaso with the Sports and Physical Education Office headed by Prof. Sitti Obaida J. Cajenta in coordination with the University Student Council led by Jundey Brier with the Office of Student Affairs Director Joey Arles Vergara marked intramurals 2014 with the Regional Development Council (RDC) agent of change advocacy by having as its theme- I am an agent of change. I play fairly and joyfully.

    Intramurals 2014 opened on September 22, 2014 with a jolly parade and the usual Cheer Dance Competition in the morning. Games proper started in the afternoon of the same day, followed by a Dance Sports, Cultural and Musical Night. The fourth day was the championship day and culminated with an Awards Night and a Victory Ball after.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    2014 CSU Intramurals marks agent of change advocacy — Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:00:16 +0000

    2014 CSU Intramurals marks agent of change advocacy

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  • A dialogue with the first people of the Philippines with its theme: Listening to the Voice of the Unheard. Mindanao’s first ever international seminar on the Mamanwa people and related studies held last September 19- 21, 2014 at the Tavern Hotel in Surigao City was a resounding success.

    The CHED and DepEd endorsed affair was attended by a number of international, national and local officials and scholars.

    The Symposium Chair was Mr. Fernando A. Almeda, Jr. of the Surigaonon Heritage and Museo nan Surigao with Co-Chair Leslie E. Bauzon.

    Sponsors were GIZ Philippines, Rev. Sister Marie Rosanne Mallilin, SPC, Ph.D St. Paul University President gave the keynote address. She talked on the role of universities in promoting research toward knowledge, understanding and empowerment of the Indigenous People in the Philippines.

    Mr. Fernando "Jun" Almeda Jr. spoke about the Rationale, aims and overview of the Mamanwa dialogue.

    Approximately twenty studies were presented by different scholars from all over the country and from abroad. Topics include:

    The Present Situation of the Mamanwa: Pejorative Terms Used toward the Mamanwa and How They are Treated by Christian Lowllanders, Impact on Large-Scale Mining and other Environmental Hazards on the Mamanwa Ancestral Lands Resulting in the Population Displacement and Dispersal, Changes Noted in the Lifestyle and Attitudes of the Mamanwa in Barangays Taganito, Urbiztondo, Toya-toya Affected, Mamanwa – The First People of the Philippines: The Genetic Origins of the Mamanwa and their Contribution to the Formation of Early Filipino Civilization; the Escalon Man; and the Issues of the Human Rights of Hunter-Gatherers, The Human Skeletal Remains from the Escalon Cave [Escalon Man], Surigao, Mindanao, the Philippine, A Scratch on the Surface: Filipino Population Genetic Story and Genetic Perspective on the History and Demography of the Mamanwa of Surigao, The Philippine State and Indigenous Peoples, Culture Change among the Mamanwa People, Geo-Mapping: Site Locations of the Mamanwa Villages in Surigao del Norte and Other Provinces, Mamanwa Rights Guaranteed by the IPRA Law, Indigenous Religion, Institutions, and Rituals of the Mamanwa of the Caraga Region, A demographic Study: Census of the Mamanwa Population (Is the Population Increasing or Decreasing?), Lessons from the Multicultural Experience of Australia in Relation to the Australian Aborigines, Impact of the IPRA Law in Mamanwa Life Change, Revisiting Mamanwa Language Studies, Music and Arts of the Mamanwa of Surigao and Agusan Provinces, Manobo Intermarraige: It’s Effect on the Bloodline of both Peoples and their Respective Ancestral Domain Claims, From Assimilation to Multiculturalism with Empowerment: Reversing 400 years of Assimilation Policy toward Non-Christian Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines, Beyond Multiculturalism Empowering the Mamanwa as the First People of the Philippines.

    Highlight of the event is the face to face dialogue with the Mamanwa people and the signing of the Mamanwa Declaration in support of the issues and problems affecting their lives.

    The Mamanwa declaration covers cultural issues, basic services, political issues, economic issues, educational issues, organizational issues and ancestral domain and mining issues.


    CSU goes to International Mamanwa Dialogue Symposium — Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:16:44 +0000

    CSU goes to International Mamanwa Dialogue Symposium

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  • CSU President Anthony M. Penaso with VPAA Luisito I. Tabada, VPA Armie Leila Mordeno, Budget Officer Ma. Victoria M. Labisto and PIAEA Director Sonia R. Low went to congress on September 17, 2014 for the committee budget hearing in congress.

    CSU is trying to defend for our budget increase and tries to connect, link, network and collaborate with other state universities officials and congressmen around. The plenary hearing in congress was on September 22, 2014.

    On the other hand, the senate budget hearing also happened on September 23, 2014 at the Senate office, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. VPRE Rowena P. Varela and Planning Director Danilo Gaas also attended the senate budget hearing with President Penaso.

     

     

     

     


    President Penaso defends CSU budget in Congress and in the Senate

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  • On September 12, 2014 CSU conducted an orientation on 2014 PBB Guidelines at the Function Hall of CHED Caraga Regional Office.

    The Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) system is a merit-based incentive program that recognizes and rewards exemplary performance in government. Launched by the Aquino administration in 2012, the PBB ultimately aims to improve the delivery of goods and services to all Filipinos, as well as institute a culture of excellence in public service across the bureaucracy.

    Dr. Anthony M. Penaso gave an inspiring opening remark. Resource Speakers were DBM people from Manila, Ms. Maria Rosario Ablan Program Manager, Maya Katrina Gotis, Associate Project Officer and Settie Sahara Mutia, Associate Project Officers. They were introduced by VP for Administration Dr. Armie Leila Mordeno. While VP for Research and Extension Dr. Rowena P. Varela served as open forum moderator and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Luisito I. Tabada did the closing remarks.

    Meanwhile, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, chair of the AO 25 Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems, has issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-01 containing the criteria and conditions for the grant of the merit-based incentive scheme Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for fiscal year 2014.

     

    The latest memorandum circular, issued on April 21, specifies requirements for compliance by all government agencies covered.

    For the 2014 PBB cycle, eligibility requirements include the adoption of the performance targets based on Congress-approved Performance Informed Budget for 2014, OP Planning Tool, and the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) set by the AO 38 Inter-Agency Task Force.

    A higher percentage distribution in the ranking of delivery units will be applied to agencies that achieved at least 90 percent of each additional target as reflected in the OP Planning Tool and under the EODB plan.

    Other features of the MC include the use of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) as preferred basis of individual ranking of First and Second level employees and simplified submission of requirements.

    The PBB is one of the components of the Aquino administration’s Performance-Based Incentive System (PBIS), a program that recognizes and rewards exemplary performance in government.


    Orientation on PBB 2014 Guidelines — Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:43:05 +0000

    Orientation on PBB 2014 Guidelines

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  • The Bureau of Immigration (BID) scheduled an accreditation and evaluation survey of CSU on August 27, 2014 relative to our application for a permit to admit foreign students in the university.

     

    OIC for the Office of the University President Dr. Rolando N. Paluga with PIAEA’s Sonia R. Low coordinated, facilitated and accompanied the team of evaluators led by BID Caraga Chief Cesar Arnel A. Valdez, Anthony Q. Pelaez and Grace M. German with a directive from CSU President Anthony M. Penaso who was on an important meeting in Manila. Student Affairs Director Joey Arles Vergara with the other representatives of the Deans of the different colleges were also present during the panel interview and presentation of CSU mission, vision and goals and objectives. The accreditation result is set to be given to us by October.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    CSU undergoes BID Accreditation and Evaluation — Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:03:17 +0000

    CSU undergoes BID Accreditation and Evaluation

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  • Dr. Anthony M. Penaso attended the first Philippine Higher Education President’s Summit. The event was organized by the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development USAID/Philippines).

    The summit was the first of its kind and brought together over 500 of the country’s school presidents to Manila. It was a venue for education leaders to discuss the Philippine Higher education system as one sector and to speak with one voice.

    Held last August 15, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, PBEd wanted to unify a divided higher education sector into one big voice.

    The problems of the country’s education system are huge and it needs an equally powerful force to change and reform the system. Accordingly such power will only come from a unified sector, one that works together to correct the wrongs of the system. Unifying the higher education sector is central to improving higher education and ensuring a better future for our youth. As one voice, these leaders are in a better position to develop and advocate proactive reforms in Philippine education.

    The summit saw the ratification of the Manila Declaration on Higher Education, which sets out a five-point agenda for reform on issues such as linkages between the academe and industry; funding or government support for post-secondary education; rationalization and development of research and science and technology; governance of the country’s post-secondary education system; and faculty development and quality graduate programs.

    It featured speeches by Anant Agarwal, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of edX, an online learning platform developed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sir Richard Gerver, an education innovator; and the United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Godberg. A special discussion on the new K-12 system to address issues and concerns raised by various education stakeholders was also tackled.


    CSU Prexy attends First Philippine Higher Education Presidents’ Summit

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  • CSU President Dr. Anthony M. Penaso with other CSU accreditors attended the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. in Mid-Year Conference of Accreditors at the Great Eastern Hotel Quezon City on August 27-29, 2014.

     

    Dr. Penaso was joined by Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, Dr. Esamel M. Paluga, Dr. Myrna Kuizon, Dr. Nelia Raganas, Dr. Lilia Boyles, Dr. Jona Biongcog and Dr. Marilyn Castillo.

     

    The mid-year conference theme is Outcomes-Based Accreditation Takes Off. The conference objectives expected the participants to have updated their knowledge on the concept, standards, procedures and benefits of account-based quality assurance; consulted on and contributed to the improvement of the outcomes based instrument; distinguished the similarities and differences of the present system of input-oriented accreditation and the outcomes based framework; and have been apprised of the planned activities in the implementation of outcomes-based QA, such as training of accreditors, schedule of institutional accreditation and program accreditation visits.

     

     


    Dr. Penaso goes to AACCUP Mid-Year Conference of Accreditors

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  • The CSU family commemorates the 3rd year anniversary of Proclamation No. 239 Granting full ownership of the 232 hectares of land to CSU by virtue of RA 9854 on August 16, 2011. This year’s commemoration was celebrated on August 18, 2014 at the CSU gymnasium.

    Highlight of the event is the skit presentation by the different colleges. This year’s winner is the College of Arts and Sciences. They did a choreographed dance drama skit based on proclamation 239 relevance in a casual, chic and wacky way to the delight of the crowd.

    CSU was first conceived in 1918 as the Agusan Agricultural High School thru the passage of an Omnibus Bill filed by the first congresswoman of the Philippines Elisa Rosales Ochoa. On February 14, 1920, Proclamation Number 4 was passed by the American Governor to the Philippines Francis Burton Harrison, declaring the reservation of a 232-hectare virgin forest land in Barrio Ampayon, in the Municipality of Butuan, province of Agusan del Norte as the grounds of the young school. It was at the close of World War II in 1946 that the Agusan Agricultural High School (AAHS) was established in the reserved area.

     

     

     

     


    CSU commemorates 3rd year of Proclamation No. 239 — Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:47:55 +0000

    CSU commemorates 3rd year of Proclamation No. 239

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  • To cope with the pressing demands of globalization and ASEAN integration CSU thru the Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Luisito I. Tabada with the Public Information, Alumni and External Affairs Director Sonia R. Low work for the accreditation application of CSU to admit foreign students in the university.

    A number of foreign students went to CSU several times for admittance to the different curricular programs offered by the university. However, this could not be done unless we have been accredited by the Bureau of Immigration.

    CSU is just waiting for the BID scheduled accreditation visit and evaluation anytime in August and we are all set for foreign students’ admission to all our curricular programs. CSU students and faculty members as well as our President Dr. Anthony M. Penaso are all agog to welcome International students in the university.

     

     

     

     

     


    CSU thru the VPAA and PIAEA applies for BID Accreditation

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  • Dr. Luisito I. Tabada CSU Vice President for Academic Affairs and concurrent Graduate School Dean spearheaded an orientation and consultation program for graduate faculty and students last August 23, 2014 at the CSU Conference Room.

    The CSU Graduate School aims:

    1. To prepare Graduate Students for relevant and productive research in various academic disciplines.

    2. To develop leaders and expertise in line with the thrust and mandate of the University.

    3. To enhance the competencies of Graduate Students in teaching, administration, extension, and production; and

    4. To enrich preserve and transmit the cultural heritage of the Caraga Region through quality instruction and extension programs.

    The whole day affair was attended by a number of graduate students and graduate school faculty members including the Vice President for Research and Extension Dr. Rowena Varela, CSE Dean Dr. Natividad R. Mamaoag, BOR member Dr. Elena L. Paulma, Dr. Danilo Gaas, Dr. Lydia Curaza, Dr. Fe Dela Cruz, Dr. Carmelita Lipio, Dr. Jayrold Arcede, and Dr. Miraluna Herrera with other Graduate School faculty members.


    VPAA spearheads orientation and consultation program for graduate faculty and students

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  • An advocate of change himself, President Anthony M. Penaso directed the PIAEA’s Sonia R. Low to attend the Regional Development Council’s “Agents of Change” forum at the Almont Inland Resort Hotel on June 30, 2014.

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) has launched its revised Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2013 Communication Plan. It is the blue print to attain high and sustainable economic growth, increased job opportunities, sound environment and improved quality of life. The objective is based on the desired outcomes articulated in the revised Caraga Regional Development Plan (CRDP).

    The RDC hopes to attain the communication plan objective through the process of behavior change. For each behavior change step, RDC has formulated specific communication objective: in understanding the messages and knowing its content; allowing people to respond favorably to the messages and discussing them with family and the community; increasing participation and recognizing the benefits of supporting the RDP; wanting to see the “FAME” related industries created and that individuals, institutions and communities are supporting the Caraga’s goal of becoming the Fishery, Agro-forestry, Mineral and Eco-tourism  (FAME) center of the Philippines; and mobilizing partners to become advocates in their offices, school and communities.

    RDC employs two communication strategies: Social mobilization to engage and motivate a wide range of partners and allies to raise awareness and facilitate change. Social marketing or the development and integration of marketing concepts to influence behavior change.

    The key message: “Be the agent of change.” The RDC wants everyone to do significant things in whatever they do. And become agents of change for others to follow and emulate.

    One of the activities to heighten awareness of the advocacy is contests on tagline making, jingle-making, canvass painting and photography to begin with.

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) is headed by Gov. Sol F. Matugas with the other Regional Line agencies heads of offices and other Caraga government and non-government executives. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño and RDC’s Vice-Chair led the RDC’s agents of change forum attended by a number of participants from the different sectors.

    It is encouraged that we all be agents of change in our own small and special ways. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to be.”


    PIAEA attends Agent of Change Forum — Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:46:08 +0000

    PIAEA attends Agent of Change Forum

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  • tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.

    tcolorbox provides an environment for colored and framed text boxes with a heading line. Optionally, such a box can be split in an upper and a lower part. The package tcolorbox can be used for the setting of LATEX examples where one part of the box displays the source code and the other part shows the output. Another common use case is the setting of theorems. The package supports saving and reuse of source code and text parts.


     

    Sample Journals - (test only) — Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:21:36 +0000

    Sample Journals - (test only)

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  • Engr. Brodett B. Abatayo bagged the 3rd spot in Geodetic Engineering Licensure Examination this year.

     

    CSU has been consistently on the top for the past two years in GE licensure examination. In 2013 CSU made it to the Top 6 and Top 10. The College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) is doing its best to continuously give CSU a name not just in Caraga Region but in the Philippines as well. CEIT is optimistic that next year, CSU will be posting the name of our very first Top 1 Licensed Geodetic Engineer hopefully.

     

    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 179 out of 479 passed the GE Licensure Examination. The result was released last August 22, 2014, CSU got 17 out of 26 takers giving CSU a passing percentage of 65.38% against the National passing percentage rate of 37.37%.

     

    This year’s new Licensed Geodetic Engineers are:

     

    Engr. Broddett B. Abatayo – Top 3

    Engr. Daniel B. Agapay

    Engr. Jojemar Bantugan

    Engr. Roger M. Barba Jr.

    Engr. Ryan Jhon L. Buena

    Engr. Emily N. Cunanan

    Engr. Peter John A. Galamiton

    Engr. Lloyd Lee

    Engr. Genelyn S. Magracia

    Engr. Gilmarc Manlubatan

    Engr. Jennifer T. Marqueso

    Engr. Presley Carl B. Oconer

    Engr. Iven D. Paloquia

    Engr. Jigg L. Pelayo

    Engr. Venice May M. Plaza

    Engr. Jesiree L. Serviano

    Engr. Edgilyn D. Tabon

     

    Moreover, the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) pioneering batch Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BSME) got a 100% passing rate in the recently concluded Mining Licensure Examination (MLE) held at the Manuel L. Quezon University, in Manila last August

     

    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 123 out of 146 passed the MLE. The result was released last September 01, 2014. All of Caraga State University’s (CSU) BS in Mining Engineering pioneers passed the exam giving the school a 100% Passing Rate against the National Passing percentage of 84.24%.

     

    The Pioneer batch of CSU’s Licensed Mining Engineers are:

     

    Engr. Gerome L. Amper

    Engr. Jayson Alferez

    Engr. Marlyn Bremon

    Engr. Wilfred Sabanal

    Engr. Danreb Nuñez.

     

    Congratulations for a job well done!


    CEIT student is Top 3 in GE Licensure Exam — Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:35:22 +0000

    CEIT student is Top 3 in GE Licensure Exam

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  • Ngayong Buwan ng Wika 2014, ibinabandera ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang halaga ng wikang Filipino bilang wikang nagbubuklod sa bansa. Filipino: Wika ng Pagkakaisa ang tema ng pagdiriwang ngayong taon na magtatampok ng mga gawaing pangwika at pangkultura na pangungunahan ng KWF sa buong bansa.

    Alinsunod ang pagdiriwang sa Proklamasyon Blg. 1041 na nilagdaan ni dating Pangulong Fidel Ramos. Ipinahahayag nito ang taunang pambansang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa tuwing Agosto. Dagdag pa, ang dating Pangulong Manuel L. Quezon, na itinuturing na Ama ng Wikang Pambansa, ay isinilang noong 19 Agosto 1878. Sa bisa ng proklamasyong ito, ang CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) ay magsasagawa ng mga makabuluhan at napapanahong mga programang may kinalaman sa wika at kulturang Filipino.

    Bubuksan ng CSU ang pagdiriwang sa ika-6, Agosto sa Sanchez Himnasyum, Ampayon, Lungsod ng Butuan. Magdaraos ng pormal na pagbubukas ng Buwan ng Wika sa pakikipagtulungan ng Panrehiyong Sentro sa Wikang Filipino,Rehiyon 13 at ng Kolehiyo ng mga Sining at Agham (College of Arts and Sciences) sa pamamagitan ng mga guro sa Filipino, mga estudyante ng AB Philippine Literature at mga opisyales sa bawat seksyon sa asignaturang Filipino. Isang gabi ito ng pagbabalik-tanaw sa naging kasaysay ng pagdiriwang ng buwan ng wika taon-taon at magsisilbi ding 'pakighimamat' ng mga nagmamahal sa wikang Filipino.

    Samantalang ang buong araw na Miyerkules sa buwan ng Agosto ay magkakaroon ng FILM SHOWING sa CAS Audio-Visual Room patungkol sa wika at kulturang Filipino.

    Sa ika-13 ng Agosto, ilulunsad naman ng  Panrehiyong Sentro sa Wikang Filipino,Rehiyon 13 (PSWF,R-13) ang isang Seminar-Worksyap sa Pagbuo ng Talahanayan ng Ispisipikasyon (Table of Specification) sa Filipino sa pangunguna ng Direktora na si Gng. Didith P. Brown. Ito'y dadaluhan mismo ng mga guro sa Filipino ng Divisyon ng mga Wika ng Departamento ng mga Wika at Agham Panlipunan ng Kolehiyo ng mga Sining at Agham sa CSU.

    Samantalang gagawin naman sa ika-20 ng Agosto ang Panrehiyong Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika sa CSU, Sanchez Himnasyum, Ampayon, Lungsod ng Butuan. Kung saan, magtitipon-tipon ang mga dalubhasa, guro, at mag-aaral sa sekondarya at kolehiyo ng iba't ibang unibersidad/paaralan ng rehiyong CARAGA para sa patimpalak ng Madulang Sabayang Pagbigkas, Dagliang Pagsulat ng Sanaysay, Masining na Pagkukuwento, Talumpating Walang Paghahanda, Pag-awit ng Kundiman, Tagisan ng Talino at Makabagong tugtog sa makalumang Yugyog.

    Para sa karagdagang impormasyon at mga katanungan patungkol sa mga nabanggit na gawain, sumangguni lamang sa tanggapan ng Panrehiyon Sentro sa Wikang Filipino, Rehiyon-13 (PSWF,R-13) o sa Kolehiyo ng mga Sining at Agham. Maaari ring makipag-ugnayan kina:

     

    DIDITH P. BROWN                                                  SHELLA M. ALINGATO

    Direktor, PSWF,R-13                                               Instruktor, CAS

    Caraga State University                                          Caraga State University     

    Ampayon, Lungsod ng Butuan                            Ampayon, Lungsod ng Butuan

    Cell #: 09071908494                                               Cell #: 09095829224

    Tel. #: (085) 342-4763                                              Tel. #: (085) 341-2296

    Email add: didithpbrown@yahoo.com                Email add: alessandramarial@yahoo.com


    Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2014 — Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:21:30 +0000

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  • The Paz y Desarollo (PyD) (Peace and Development), a Spanish based Non- Governmental organization working to promote the development of the world’s vulnerable countries through international cooperation, proudly launch its “Female Forward. Stand up, Step up, Speak up!” communication and advocacy campaign at the Sanchez Gymnasium last July 16, 2014. The launching was done through a fun run and was followed by a formal program.

     

    Caraga State University as one of the Academe Partner of PyD is chosen to be the venue of the launching. The 4km run started the registration at 4:00 am in the morning at the Sanchez gymnasium; it was participated by the various offices and organizations in Butuan City like the Local Government Unit, City Government of Butuan, participants from PNP Ampayon, from the Public Organization, CDRRC, students, faculty and staff of CSU including the newly elected President, Dr. Penaso together with the Vice President for Research and Extension Dr. Rowena P. Varela. Volunteers and organizers distributed the free singlet, race bib with snack stub and a raffle, female forward bowler and a TM sim card from Globe, one of the sponsors. After which,  participants have the Zumba outside the gym with the Shape Up Dance and Fitness Studio Zumba instructors Abraham de Leon and Ronald Semine and with the host from Love Radio, Rose Oncines a.k.a. Maestra. The Board Secretary of the CSU Ms. Armie Leila M. Mordeno who also participated in the run led the prayer, and at exactly 5:30 am, the run officially started. Participants go through the 4 stations, (CSU, Ampayon rotunda, weigh bridge, government station) where  each participants were given yarns and water from the official sponsor Nature spring and the finish line at the CSU main gate where the CSU drum and bugle corps awaits the participants.

     

    When all the participants already gathered back at the gym, they have their cool down with again the Zumba instructors and while having their snacks, the host announced the winners. For the male category, the 1st place is Raymark Tamsi, 2nd Christian Cubillas and the 3rd placer Kenneth Cultura, they were all from CSU while for the female, 1st is Rachele Formentera a ROTC Cadet, 2nd PO1 Bambi Jabagaton and the 3rd placer is PO1 Liezel Benuan. The 1st placers were given a plaque and the rest were given medals. There is also a freedom wall in form of a tarpaulin wherein participants are free to write everything they want for the question what will you do for gender equality. After the declaration of winners, the raffle draw followed, the items given were eye wears and t-shirts from Natasha, cans of corn beef from Sunpride Inc. and a one winner of a dinner for two at Villa Cananga. Then finally the Country Representative of the Pyd Antonio Miguel Gonzales-Arias gives his message to those who participated, “by joining this activity, you are also moving forward to achieve gender equality in your community”, he quoted. The fun run ended by the giving of certificates to those who joined.

     

    At 9:00 in the morning, the registration of the program for the official launch of the campaign started, the guests were representatives from the CSU, Local Government Unit, Non- Government Organizations, DOLE, DENR, DepEd, NEDA, City of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte, Women, People’s Organization, Sponsors of PyD, PNP, Barangay Officials, students and from the media as well; they were given the official Forward magazines, pens, and the female forward bowler. The program started with a prayer and the National Anthem by the Communication Advocacy Assistant of the PyD, Margie S. Pecson. Then the guests and participants were welcomed by the President of the CSU, Dr. Anthony M. Penaso. The presentation of the campaign followed; Antonio Miguel Gonzales-Arias, PyD Country Representative, introduced the Paz y Desarollo (PyD) first and then he presented an overview of the Female Forward Program for the understanding of everybody, after which the Communication Advocacy Officer of PyD, Arjay A. Arellano, formally presented the campaign and their magazine. Next is the Women Leadership forum, wherein women from different sectors were invited in front, somewhat a talk show setting and have them share about the roles they play in the different communities where they belong, and an open forum. Then Atty. Rema Burdeos, give her message and finally the program was closed by the PyD Country Representative, Antonio Miguel Gonzales-Arias expressing his gratitude to all the local partners specially for the continuous support and commitment of the Caraga State University through its GAD Focal Person, Dr. Lilia Z. Boyles, the CSU Gender Pool, Dr. Adrilene Mae J. Castaños, Ms. Ruth E. Sanchez, Ms. Ordem K. Maglente, Ms Rosie L. Condie, and Mr. Melecio F. Mozo and also Mr. Rio S. Cagmat as one of the coordinators for making the event possible.

     

    The first edition of the publication aims to open a new space of communication to encourage the exercise of rights and the citizen participation. The objective of the PyD team together with its local partners which is to make visible the important role that women play in their communities; to empower their abilities in addressing their concerns; and to promote their participation in the public arena is therefore achieved with this magazine. And the awareness campaign namely Stand up! Step up! Speak up! Is created by PyD to reduce gender inequalities in the areas where their Female Forward program is being implemented. In this line, the magazine allows them to spread the goal of the campaign and at the same time the magazine becomes the window to get informed about how the Female Forward program is working in the Philippines.


    PyD Forward Magazine launch at the Caraga State University

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  • The CSU Science students did the actual teaching at the Manapa national High School last July 2, 2014.

    The CSU senior BS Mathematics and BS Physics, BS Environmental Science, BS Biology AB Filipino students practically took over all MNHS classes in Mathematics, Sciences and Filipino subjects as agreed upon last June 27, 2014 meeting.

    Monitoring of the whole day activity of the students was done by the CSU team.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    The CSU Science students did the actual teaching at the Manapa national High School last July 2, 2014

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  • A visit of  the CSU Adopt a School Project to the Manapa National High School (MNHS) last July 2, 2014.

    The CSU Team turned over posters and brochures concerning Environmental issues.

    The CSU team did consultancy in Mathematics, Physics, and guidance counseling to the MNHS faculty.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    A visit of the CSU Adopt a School Project to the Manapa National High School (MNHS) On July 2, 2014

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  • An extension visit last June 27 of the CSU Adopt a School Project to the Manapa National High School (MNHS).

    The CSU team and the MNHS faculty held a meeting for the activities to be implemented on the next visit.

    The plans were about the CSU senior BS Mathematics and BS Physics, BS Environmental Science, BS Biology AB Filipino students to take over all MNHS classes in Mathematics, Sciences and Filipino subjects on July 2, 2014.

    There will be consultancy lectures of the CSU team to the MNHS faculty.

    After the meeting, A BSIT senior student presented and turned over the software Students Registration and Grading System for pilot use.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    An extension visit last June 27 of the CSU Adopt a School Project to the Manapa National High School

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  • Fresh from the participation in the 28th Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship (MPDC) and a semi-finalist in Butuan City Water District Debate Show, the Caraga State University Debating Squad again proved their worth as they ranked 2nd in their first ever participation to the 6th Caraga Parliamentary Debate Championship (CPDC) Law Fortun Cup at Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT) on December 6-8, 2013 where various schools, both from high schools and colleges joined the competition.

    Three (3) Debaters from the team held as best speaker in college category namely; Dale Adrian Sabela (Tournament Top 1 Best Speaker and Public Speaking), Jerry L. Bual (Tournament Top 5 Best Speaker) and Krizza Sayas (Tournament Top 6 Best Speaker) amidst 28 teams from the highschool category and 20 teams from the college category. Together with Paulo Alberto Martinez, one of the fresh instructors in Languages and Social Science Department (LSSD) and a top debater from MSU-Marawi, as their coach and adviser was given the privilege to be one of the Adjudication Core of the said tournament. Together with him were the Xavier University (XU) debate champions, Carmela Cua and Rene Gandeza, and a senior debater from Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), Sean Khe.

    The said tournament is the region’s largest gathering of high school and college student to discourse contemporary issues affecting our locality, country, and global community with the full support from the 1st District Congressman, Cong. Law Fortun and as a co-organizer of the event.

    Asian Parliamentary is the format of debating where two (2) houses will compete namely the Government house wherein the speakers are the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Government Whip and Oppostion house in which the speakers are the Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Leader of Oppostion and the Opposition Whip and each speaker of the house has distinct role of speakership to defend and protect their bench. Together with the three top speakers, the squad sends Yanda Codaste, Philip Pacot and Georgie Tortola to complete with the two teams from CSU, and competing adjudicators are Daniel Rosero and Erien Purcray.

    The squad is looking forward again for the full support from the administration and the co-CSUan as they continue their journey to every debate competition to improve and develop their skills in Public Speaking.


    CSU Debaters Shine in the 6th Law Fortun Cup — Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:19:27 +0000

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  • From UNIVERSITY RESEARCHES to INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMERCIALIZATION: Earning MILLIONS for the UNIVERSITY through TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER and LICENSING

    The Intellectual Property Office in the Philippines (IPOPHL) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recognize the need to equip Philippine universities and its researchers and inventors the required information and understanding on the value of their research outputs or technological innovations as intangible assets and converting them to tangible profits through commercialization. The process in other words is known as Technology Transfer and Licensing.

    Hence, this training on “Successful Technology Licensing (STL) – Training for Technology Managers” for the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Managers and its representatives from the different state and private universities in the country. That includes UP, DLSU, Ateneo de Manila, UST, MSU-IIT and CSU among others. CSU was represented by Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa, ITSO’s Technical Staff, who is also a BS Electronics Engineering (BSEcE) faculty member of the College of Engineering and Information Technology. 

    Technological innovations as outputs from researches in the university are considered vital. It is considered today that in a knowledge-based economy, innovation is the most efficient means to sustainable economic growth. Protection of innovations and other related works of the university researchers through intellectual property rights ownership are deemed necessary.

     

      Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa (far right) of CSU acted as the lead negotiator for the licensee team during the mock licensing negotiations in the training-workshop. With him in this photo during the conclusion of the negotiations are Atty. Christopher E. Cruz, DLSU’s University Legal Counsel (center); Ms. Dheng Palattao of DLSU Dasmarinas (2nd from right), Ms.  Marilyn C. Munio (PDDCP); Dr. Enrique Vequizo of MSU-IIT (left), and Dr. Victorina H. Soza, ITSO Manager, Lyceum of the Philippines University (far left).  

    These intellectual property rights in practice can generate wealth. This is where the work of the Technology Transfer and Licensing comes in between the owner of the intellectual property or invention and entrepreneurs from the industry to commercialize the technology.

    The Successful Technology Training Workshop is aimed primarily to engage universities into licensing agreements with the technologies that universities have developed. Depending on the technology we develop, possible earnings for CSU or other universities can be significant.

     

     

    University of the Philippines’ (UP) commercial success story as an example of Technology Transfer

    As shared during the training-workshop, specific example of technology or invention which has gone to commercialization in the country is the “lagundi” extract developed by both UP Los Baños and Manila campuses through the support and financial backing of the DOST’s Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). Lagundi is generally used for the treatment of coughs, asthma symptoms, and other respiratory problems. It is also known for its analgesic effect that helps alleviate pain and discomfort.

    This was the first technology from UP that went to commercialization signed between UP Manila, as the licensor, and Azarias Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc. as its first licensee made last January 24, 2011. This is the first licensing agreement entered between a research university and a private company after RA 10055 or the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 was passed into law. Other companies also followed in the licensing agreements with UP such as the United Laboratories, makers of RiteMed, in 2011.

    As reported during the training by Atty. Elizabeth Pulumbarit, UP’s Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer, UP enjoys 3.5% of royalty fees from the gross income by its licensees (business owners like UniLab). This is aside from the upfront fees indicated in the licensing agreement. Depending on the licensing agreement, upfront fees can be tens of millions of pesos, if not hundreds of millions pesos worth. Atty. Pulumbarit mentioned that their inventors have earned personally more or less Php10 Million out of their innovations.

    As reported by the Philippine Star, sales of lagundi in two different forms – capsules and syrups – by two big local firms, Pascual Lab and United Laboratories earned Php 1 Billion in 2012 alone. This should translate to Php35 Million of royalty fees to UP every year!

    While Azarias became the first company as the licensee of the lagundi technology from UP through RA 10055, there were several licensees in the 90s that have been granted with license through the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP) with UP Manila. They are:

    • Herbafarm (1994)
    • Pascual Laboratories (Pascual Lab in 1996)
    • Herbs and Nature Corporation (2009)
    • New Market Link Pharmaceutical Corporation (2010)
    • United Laboratories (RiteMed in late 2011)

    University of San Carlos (USC) finds fortune on mangoes
    The other success story from university researchers that is currently going through licensing agreement was shared by delegates from University of San Carlos. USC discovered that the waste products of mangoes like skin, seed, and kernel can be processed to develop antioxidants and moisturizers for beauty and anti-aging products, briquettes for industrial fuel and animal feed. This project has been led by Dr. Evelyn Taboada who is a Chemical Engineer professor and her team in the university. According to a report, this project attracted Php200 million in investments from two businessmen. This enables the two universities to invest further in their research programs with the financial success of their prior researches.

    Moving Forward: University Research Directions
    Ric Blancaflor, the IPOPHL director-general noted that more academicians need to be informed about Bruce Lehman’s study which revealed that 27% of around 1,000 publications from university research include “potentially patentable subject matter.”

    Universities will have to ensure that outputs from research activities are examined prior to publications. The examples provided by UP and USC should serve as a model to CSU and other universities in terms of research directions, such as pure and applied research with outputs that can be patented and commercially available in the future. 

     

    The following were the speakers from WIPO and their talk on the training – workshop:

     
     

    Participants from the different state and private universities joined the speakers from WIPO. Also in the photo are: Mr. Ulf Petrusson, Atty. Olga Spasic and Atty. Carmen G. Peralta (seated at right),  Director of Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau (DITTB) - Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

    1. Ms. Olga Spasic, Head, Innovation Structures Section, Innovation Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

    1. Development Contract Models, Service Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements and Licensing
    2. Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Financial Terms – IP Valuation
    3. Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Financial Terms – Forms of Payment and Other Financial Terms (Continuation)
    4. How to Prepare and Conduct a Technology Licensing Negotiation

    2. Mr. Ulf Petrusson, Professor of Law, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Gothenburg Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    1. IP MANAGEMENT in Universities
    2. Licensing and Other Means to Utilize Research Results: Practical Cases
    3. Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Future Growth of the Technology and its Development over Time – Improvements (Continuation)
    4. Anti – Competitive Clauses that Should be Avoided in a Licensing Agreement (Continuation)

    3. Mr. Arnaud Michel, Partner, Gide, Paris, France and President-Elect of Licensing Executives Societies International (LESI)

    1. Issues of Competition Law in Technology Transfer: A practical Explanation of the International and the National Framework
    2. Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Subject Matter and Scope
    3. When Things Go Wrong in Licensing

    Ms. Naomi Arroyo, CEO, Hybridigm Consulting, Philippines also gave her talk on Technology Transfer: The Challenges in Public-Private Partnership. Atty. Eugenio E. Perez III, Senior Counsel, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines gave a short talk on RA10055 or otherwise known as the Technology Transfer Act of 2009.


    CSU joins World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and IPOPHL's Successful Technology Licensing Training-Workshop

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  • The Caraga State University Alumni Association Inc. (CSUAAI) with the Public Information, Alumni, & External Affairs (PIAEA) kick off for its two day alumni homecoming 2014 activities by launching their sustainability project.

    The CSUAAI with the PIAEA sponsor a “Tree Planting, Tree Growing” activity with “Poetry Reading” last May 8, 2014 at the CSU owned area located beside a creek going to Basag.

    The “Tree Planting, Tree Growing with Poetry Reading” activity was a very meaningful activity attended by some CSUAAI Officers headed by Dr. Elena L. Paulma, PIAEA Director Sonia R. Low with the full support of Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, CSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and OIC-Office of the University President.

    Also present were Dr. Elmer Palacio, President of the High School batch 1991 with his classmates. Dean Tomas Austral of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources provided the CSUAAI the seedlings and the hole digging, with the General Services staff headed by Engr. Marilou Umpad, Office of the Resource Generation (ORG) Director Danilo Gaas took charge of locating the area for the tree planting.

     

    The CSUAAI is in full support of Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr’s 2020 vision of making Butuan City as a forest based city in Mindanao, economically sufficient and living sustainably.

    Moreover, Senator Bongbong Marcos who graced the alumni homecoming as its guest of honor also gave his support to the alumni by planting a tree seedling in the campus.

    PIAEA’s Sonia Rosales Low led the group in the poetry reading, expressing the poem of Joyce Kilmer entitled the trees. The group recited the poem with gusto and with feelings to quote, “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest, against the earth's sweet flowing breast;  A tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear  a nest of robins in her hair;  upon whose bosom snow has lain;  who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.

     


    CSUAAI and PIAEA launched sustainability project — Wed, 28 May 2014 07:23:44 +0000

    CSUAAI and PIAEA launched sustainability project

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  • The Caraga State University Alumni Association Inc. (CSUAAI) and High School Batch 1991 (the host) with the Public Information, Alumni & External Affairs led the celebration of the 2014 alumni homecoming.

    The CSUAAI was born last year under the leadership of Dr. Elena L. Paulma, who was nominated and voted during the 2013 homecoming and general assembly has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission last June 13, 2013. PIAEA’s director unified the alumni and paved the way for the new face of the alumni which is the CSUAAI. The CSUAAI bears SEC Reg. No. CN 201330476 and BIR Reg. No. OCN 2RC000818587 with TIN No. 437-383-290-000 and the Federation of CSU Alumni Association Inc. (FCSUAAI) last August 5, 2013 with SEC Reg. No.  CN 201330722, BIR Reg. No. OCN 2RC0000660237, TIN 441-123-243-000 are now legally functional.  

    Attended by a number of alumni, the 2014 homecoming kicked off with the “Tree Planting, Tree Growing with Poetry Reading” activity in the morning of May 08, 2014, and the Blood Letting activity in the afternoon of the same day. Several CSUAAI officers and members as well as some CSU employees donated blood to the Red Cross.

    On May 10, 2014, the alumni homecoming opened with the presence of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who graced the affair as its guest of honor. High School Batch 1991 President Dr. Elmer Palacio contacted the senator’s office with the support of the CSUAAI President and the PIAEA. The fine mannered senator gladly accepted the invite on a short notice.

    The CSUAAI honored the contributions of the late Assemblyman Antonio Rosales Tupaz who filed the house bill for the conversion of NORMINAC to NORMISIST and Batas Pambansa Bilang 241 was signed by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.  The CSUAAI believes in giving credit where credit is due.

    Another posthumous award was also given to the late NORMINAC Administrator Betty L. Hugo who worked very hard with the NORMINAC constituents including Dr. Elena L. Paulma who is considered and known for as another institution in CSU. It was Dr. Paulma who informed the alumni of the great contribution Administrator Hugo did to CSU and requested the body to give Mr. Hugo the award which he rightfully deserved. CSU will not be CSU without NORMISIST, NORMINAC, and AAHS.

    The afternoon was bonding moments with bonding games for the alumni hosted by Ms. Merliza Libao and Dr. Alejandro Macadatar with CSU Human Resource Management Office head Ms. Charo B. Heria assisted by Ms. Alma L. Villa. A candid and spontaneous search for the Mr. and Ms. Alumni of the day was also done with four pairs vying for the title. The question and answer portion and the crowning of winners were done in the evening of the same day also. A motorcade was also done late afternoon of the alumni day.

    The homecoming event ended in the evening of May 10, 2014 dubbed as “A night of fun and laughter, songs and dances” highlighted with the giving of awards to the outstanding CSU alumni and awards of recognition to some alumni.

    Among those who receive the awards are Dr. Lolita Maraganas, Ms. Estela Radaza, Mr. Demetrio Tabelon, Mr. Desiderio Tabelon and Hon. Ismael Solis. Awards of recognition were also given to Mr. Gerry Joey Laurito, Dr. Rogelio Sultan and Dr. Elmer Palacio. The CSUAAI also surprised the PIAEA Director Sonia R. Low who was unaware of an award of distinction that the CSUAAI officers agreed to give her.  Notably, it was Ms. Low who unified the alumni and paved the way for the new face of the alumni which is the CSUAAI. She was also commended for her hard work and persistence in working for the issuance of CSU Special Patent and for the amendment of Proclamation No. 4 to Proclamation No. 239 giving CSU full ownership of the 232 hectares of land signed by President Aquino on August 16, 2011. Ms. Low defended the legality of CSU claim for the 239 hectares of land in the office of Sec. Ochoa in Malacanang on August, 2011 in her capacity as Public Information, Alumni & External Affairs Director as directed by the previous administration.

    The goddes of the night award was bagged by Ms. Merliza Libao while the gorgeous award went to Ms. Rosemarie Olmedo. Both ladies wore animal prints which was the evening’s agreed attire.

    The evening’s affair was attended by CSU OIC-Office of the University President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Luisito I. Tabada who gave the opening remarks. While CSUAAI President and BOR member Dr. Elena L. Paulma gave the alumni President’s Closing Statement.  Solidifying ties, building partnerships, developing global mindsets, upholding noble ideals, and living sustainably is the alumni homecoming 2014 theme. This year’s theme is actually the alumni’s ground for its five year developmental plan for the CSUAAI in conjunction with the university’s development plans. The alumni homecoming 2014 was celebrated simply but meaningfully. It is hoped that the silver jubilarians in the 2015 alumni homecoming will unify themselves and will ably and enthusiastically host next year’s homecoming. Batch 1990 is expected to host next year’s alumni homecoming as silver jubilarians.

                      Tree Planting                                                            Blood Letting                                                 Search for Mr and Ms Alumni                                      Awarding Ceremony


    CSUAAI and High School Batch 1991 with the PIAEA led the 2014 homecoming

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