Caraga State University NEWS Update

  • Who is Johnvie B. Goloran?

    Johnvie, as most of his friends and CSU professors/instructors call him, is a simple guy with a wide, friendly smile and one of the best students I ever had. This is how I remember him when he was a student in the BS Agroforestry program way back in the late ‘90s. When I met him in Brisbane, Australia, he is still the same Johnvie despite the addition of Dr. to his name.

    He is from San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – a place where natural resources abound, but where operations in mining, forestry and agriculture are posing challenges to nature. With this as his backdrop, the science of Agroforestry then became inviting for a young man with aspirations to lead in harmonizing agriculture, forestry, and mining with environmental conservation. Thus, he enrolled in the BS Agroforestry program in 1996, graduating cum laude. He then started a career as Development and Management Officer I of the Agusan del Sur Economic Research and Business Assistance Centre in the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur in 2002-2008.

    What makes him ‘the Face of International Students of Griffith U’?

    During his stint in the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur, he was awarded the Commendation for Service by the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur. He was likewise given a scholarship under the Provincial Government Scholarship Program that led to the completion of his Master’s Degree in Forestry in 2005. Blessings kept on pouring for a young man with big dreams and wide, friendly smile… He was then awarded an Aus-AID Scholarship Program that allowed him to complete the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland at Brisbane, Australia in 2007.

    He returned to the Philippines and worked as Project Development Officer V of the National Biofuels Feedstock Program and Philippine Agri-investment Program, under the Philippine Agricultural Development and Commercial Corporation, Department of Agriculture in Diliman, Quezon City. However, the pull of the university was so great that he went back in 2010 to Brisbane, Australia to take his Ph.D at Griffith University through a scholarship funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Australian Postgraduate Award-Industry. He managed to publish three papers from his research works on soil chemistry and nutrient dynamics in internationally known high impact journals even prior to completion of his Ph.D. He has also presented some of his research findings in international scientific conferences. In my conversation with his Ph.D. supervisor, he has only good words for Johnvie, recognizing his intellectual capacity and commitment to his work. With his aptitude, hard work and dedication, he finished his Ph.D. dissertation in 2013.

    I am so glad that his research interests are interconnected with mine. While my current research work includes the rehabilitation of mined lands particularly in nickel areas of Caraga Region, his interests are also on mined land reclamation, particularly along these areas:

    • Rehabilitation/remediation of disturbed landscape, assessment and monitoring, ecological restoration and management
    • Chemical and biological processes governing soil nutrient dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems
    • Use of N and P stoichiometry to characterize nutrient limitation and saturation in terrestrial ecosystems and its application to ecological rehabilitation performance

    For the Caraga State University, Johnvie is undeniably an epitome of ‘Make Your University Proud’…

    Contributor: Dr. Rowena P. Varela, OVPRE

    The Face of International Students of Griffith University, Australia: Johnvie B. Goloran

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  • PILIPINAS AGUILAS is an official Philippine Tackle Football Team under the National Sports Association’s governing body American Tackle Football Association in the Philippines (ATFAP).  ATFAP is a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

    This April 2014 PILIPINAS AGUILAS will compete in Japan to qualify for the IFAF 2015 World Championship at Sweden.

    Mr. James Balaba, a BS Biology student of Caraga State University is among the official member-player of the team.

    Mr. Balaba used to play soccer football and Track and Field games in both university and regional levels.  James is one of the two naturally born Filipino team member and he is not just CSU’s representative, but Butuan City, Caraga, and the whole of Mindanao.






    CSU Student: an official team member-player of the PILIPINAS AGUILAS

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  • Receiving the 3.5M cheque from CHED for the establishment of Caraga Regional Center for Mechatronics and Robotics through the provision of equipment

    The College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) with the support of Caraga State University’s dynamic President, Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca, was able to seal the year 2013 with multi-million-worth projects in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education and other national line agencies. It is anticipated that sophistication of engineering facilities is nearing to CSU’s hands as the following projects are implemented: (1) the establishment of Caraga Regional Center for MECHATRONICS and ROBOTICS amounting to P9 Million, the SOLAR ELECTRIFICATION and ENERGY EFFICIENCY LIGHTING Project for the University with P3.22 Million budget and (3) Mechatronics/Robotics Equipment that is worth P3.5 Million summing up to a total of 16 Million pesos.

    Just this January, the CEIT allocated P2 Million from the Lab Share to augment the P7 Million budget for the establishment of Caraga Regional Center for Mechatronics and Robotics. At present, the CEIT already spent P3.55 million which was used for the first (1st) phase of construction of the 2 laboratory rooms having an area of 100 square meters each.  The remaining P5.45 million is under bidding process for the next phase of construction of the said building.

    Another fund amounting to P 3.5 million was depleted for the provision of equipment used for the establishment of Caraga Regional Center for Mechatronics and Robotics. It aims to provide Caraganons the latest training equipment for automation and control which will prepare them for the job requirements after graduation.

    Another valuable project of CEIT is the Solar Electrification and Energy Efficiency Lighting Project amounting to P3.2 Million. For its implementation, P2.3 Million was allocated for the purchase of the 4.8 KW solar source. This will be utilized to power the lighting system of Computer Laboratories 1 and 2 and power up 50 computers for CL 2. The CEIT saved an amount of P 881,000.00 from this project and was slated to be used for the CSU’s street lighting and additional electrical materials for the proposed showroom of the newly established CSU Solar Power System. At present, parts of CSU lanes are already lighted up and is a great convenience and security for the CSU’s clientele.

    With the realization of these projects, CEIT has proven that its mission statement: “The College of Engineering and Information Technology serves the nation and the world by engaging in high quality researches, developing breakthrough technologies, disseminating technical and scientific knowledge, and producing dynamic and globally competitive professionals” is not just posted, but is being made into a reality. With the trust given by CSU to CEIT, together we can face a new milestone in our university, packed with prominent faculty and staff, outstanding students and quality resources.


      Solar Panels with 4.8kW capacity installed at the S&T Complex            Solar Powered Lamp post along the University avenue           Location plan of the proposed Caraga Regional Center for Mechatronics and Robotics


    CEIT Implements Multi-Million Projects thru Partnership with CHED, DBM and other Line Agencies

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  • The Caraga State University-College of Science Education once again proved its quality and excellence in education during the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) last September 29, 2013. The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) announced 19, 384 new elementary teachers out 62, 160 takers and 25, 755 new secondary teachers out of 64, 792 takers.


    Meanwhile, College of Science Education showed another level of achievement when it gained a 68.48% passing percentage which surpassed the 31.18% national passing rate in elementary education and a high 90.77% passing percentage that outshined the 39.75% national passing rate in the secondary education.


    The good performance of the new teachers proved that the quality education is really rising to the higher level. It was also held that the conglomerate efforts poured by the administrators and faculty were really dignified.




    College of Science Education passing rate rises up towards excellence...

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  • Engr. Meriam Santillan and Engr. Michelle Japitana, faculty members of CEIT, participated in the intensive trainor’s training on imaging SAR data, processing and applications. They were among the 25 who were invited to participate in the said training together with faculty members and researchers coming from different universities and agencies of the Philippines: UP DGE, UP IESM, UP Los Banos, Mariano Marcos State University, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Mindanao State University, Philippine Rice Research Institute, and Forest Management Bureau.

    The general objective of this group training is to develop a pool of experts with advanced knowledge in Radar Remote Sensing, particularly the processing of SAR images for various applications. The training aims to address some research and development gaps which include limited utilization of radar images for various applications in the Philippines, the need to pursue development of algorithms and methodology suited for Philippine condition, and the limited number of people in the Philippines with sufficient knowledge and skills in processing radar images. The approach here is to train trainors as wells selected users and potential beneficiaries of radar image data and analysis. The training is very significant as it answers the needs for the Philippines to increase its utilization of radar imaging and images considering the limitations of optical images in relation to cloud cover. Also, significant additional information (e.g. biomass) can be better derived from the analysis of radar images. The pool of experts and users must therefore be increased.

    Dr. Yousif Ali Hussin, of the University of Twente, The Netherlands served as the resource person. The training was held at the Maynilad Room, College of Engineering, UP Diliman, Quezon City November 25 – December 5, 2013. It was financially supported by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)-DOST and the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) program.

    CEIT faculty members invited for a trainor’s training on imaging SAR data, processing and applications: A Short-Course

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  • Five faculty members of the College of Engineering and Information Technology of the Caraga State University attended the 2nd Philippine Geomatics Symposium (PhilGeoS). These are Engr. Meriam M. Santillan, Engr. Michelle V. Japitana, Engr. Arnold G. Apdohan, Engr. Arthur M. Amora and Ms. Charis Joy T. Mayo.

    The PhilGeos is an annual event organized and hosted by the Department of Geodetic Engineering of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. This year’s PhilGeos was held at the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City last November 27-29, 2013 with the theme “Geomatics for a Resilient Agriculture and Forestry”. It was attended by around 100 participants from the academe, industries and government agencies.

    The 2nd Philippine Geomatics Symposium includes pre-symposium workshop on Free and Open-source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G), plenary sessions, poster presentation/exhibit and oral presentations of the duly selected research projects. Three out of the nine posters in the exhibit were from the Caraga State University.


    Titles of the research projects presented:

    1. Integrating SMS and Application Programming Interface (API) for Web-based GIS Mapping of Real Property Units of Butuan City, Philippines.
    2. Development of a Land Property Registry System Application and Dynamic Database Management for Web-based GIS Mapping: A Case of Butuan City, Philippines.
    3. ArcGIS Customization using VBA for the Real Property Units Query and Impact Assessment in Butuan City.

    The participation was made successful through the unending support of Caraga State University and the College of Engineering and Information Technology.

    CEIT Faculty Members Attend and Present Papers during the 2nd Philippine Geomatics Symposium

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  • In the quest for academic excellence, IT Department of the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) responded by presenting papers and research outputs in the international conferences. Gleen A. Dalaorao presented his paper entitled “eSubjAdvisor: An Automated Academic Subject Advisor“  and “Design and Implementation of a Rule-Based Academic Course Adivising System” to International Research Conference in Higher Education 2013 (IRCHE 2013)  on October 3-4, 2013 and International Scientific & Engineering Forum (ISEF) 2013 on July 17-19, 2013 respectively.

    Recently, Gleen Dalaorao, Rolyn Daguil, and Ma. Besa Joy Ortuyo presented two papers entitled  “Intelligent System for Academic Course Advising System” and “Academic Clearance as a Service: a Rest-based Online Clearance System for Higher Education Institutions” in the International Research Conference on Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology (IRCIEST) at Batagas State University, Batangas City on November 27-29, 2013 with the theme “Beyond Borders: Advancing Engineering, Science and Technology for Multidisciplinary Convergence”. The conference was participated by researchers around the globe from field of Nanotechnology, Precision Agriculture, Robotics, Automation and Multidisciplinary Design.  Plenary speakers discussed the importance of science education, engineering and agriculture in our country in preparation for ASEAN 2015 on global competitiveness of our human capital. Outcomes-based education is also highlighted along with the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) as the accrediting body in compliance to Washington Accord. It is also pointed out that ITE programs will eventually be aligned to Seoul Accord for the “free flow” of IT skilled labor is Asia and other neighboring countries.

    The highlights of the conference were the plenary sessions and master classes of international speakers with the following topics:

    • Visualization, Characterization and Modification of Surfaces at the Nanometer Length Scale - Dr. Rommel D. Gomez from University of Maryland, USA.
    • Innovative Sensor Technologies for Robotics and Automation - Dr. Gourab Sen Gupta from Massey University, New Zealand
    • Innovative Wireless Sensor Network for Greenhouse and Precision Agriculture Applications - Dr. Gourab Sen Gupta
    • Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation Convergence: Its Impact on Industry and Education of En gineers - Dr. Chris Short, a director from Engineering Design Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    • Outcomes – Based Education and Accreditation in Engineering and Computing - Dr. Jose B. Cruz Jr. from Ohio State University, USA
    • Versatile Instrument System for Science Education and Research (VISSER) - Dr. Romel D. Gomez
    • The Role of Science and Technology Innovation in the ASEAN 2015 - Dr. William G. Padolina President of National Academy of Science and Technology

    The conference opens up new opportunities to explore and strengthen our faculty to do research, product development, innovations and scholarly works. It provides us linkages to other institutions and researchers for future collaborative partnership to improve the quality of life in the Philippines.














    IT Department faculty presents paper in the International Conference

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  • Engr. Jerry B. Halibas a faculty member from the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), has attended and presented two research papers during the 6th International Conference Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology  Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM) last November 12-14, 2013 at Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila. The international conference was hosted by the De La Salle University (DLSU), Neuronemech, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) – Philippine Section and IEEE CIS-RAM, with the theme “Bridging Technologies to the Community”. The HNICEM conference is also co-located with IEEE Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM) conferences in order to facilitate the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas from the following fields: Computational Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Mechatronics, Controls and Communication, Nanotechnology, Manufacturing Management, Energy, Environment, Information and Communication Technology.


    The combination of these three (3) conferences in one event, this activity is well participated with more than two hundred plus (200+) attendance coming from the different universities here and abroad, in which nine (9) were the plenary speakers and twenty-seven (27) as scientific paper presenters coming from abroad, and more than one hundred plus (100+) scientific paper presenters and fifty plus (50+) student participants from the Philippines. The keynote speaker was Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, an executive director for the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Institute of Technology (DOST). During her presentation she discusses the direction of PCIEERD as it supported large projects that lead to the establishment of different testing laboratories and research facilities for the following: semiconductor and electronics industry, biotechnology, nanotechnology and genomics. In fact,  DOST-ITDI has launched last December 2012 the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL), a world-class testing and research facilities located in DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City. This laboratory is established to address gaps in the supply chain in the semiconductor and electronics industry in order to promote more investment in the Philippines ( In addition, she emphasized also that the DOST under the Engineering R&D for Technology (ERDT) Semiconductor and Electronics Track Program in consortium with the universities nationwide (University of the Philippines, MSU- Iligan Institute of Technology, De La Salle University, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of San Carlos and Ateneo de Manila) donated an expensive industry standard IC design software SYNOPSIS EDA, for them to spearhead research and development in Integrated Circuit/Microelectronics Design here in the Philippines.


    During the plenary sessions, there were nine (9) international speakers all of them were chosen for their excellent experience in the field of their expertise. The HNICEM-CIS-RAM 2013 presents the nine (9) plenary speakers with their lecture topics, namely:

    1. Medical Implants and Wireless Body Area Networks for Health Monitoring and TreatmentProf. Eryk Dutkiewicz, WiMed Research Centre and Department of Engineering, Marquarie University, Sydney, Austrilia.
    2. Concept of Atmosfield and Its Visualization MethodProf. Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
    3. Overview of Information-Centric NetworkingProf. Yong-Jin Park, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
    4. Frontiers of Brain Machine Interface: Physical and CognitiveProf. Nitish V. Thakor, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    5. GIS Modelling of Environmental Air Pollution to Assess and Map Its Impact on Cardiovascular Mortality- The Bangalore Case StudyProf. Raouf Naguib, Coventry University, U.K.
    6. Advanced Concept Offshore Wind Turbine DevelopmentProf. Abdollah A. Afjeh, Coventry University, U.K.
    7. The Engineering Professional and the Developing Energy Infrastructure: The Case for Economics and Public Policy as an Engineering ProblemProf. Dave Cartes, Florida State University, USA.
    8. Robots: The New GenerationProf. Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA.
    9. Mutli-Scale RoboticsProf. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan.

    During the scientific paper presentations there were thirteen (13) parallel sessions for the HNICEM and twelve (12) parallel sessions for CIS-RAM that were conducted in two (2) consecutive days for a total of  twenty-five (25) categories namely: (HNICEM) Bioinformatics, ICT for Education, Image Processing and Machine Vision, Biometric Systems, Mechanical Design and Automation, Energy and Environment, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Intelligent Systems, Communication and Network Technology, Robotics, Information Systems, Microelectronics, Information Theory and Management, (CIS-RAM) Humanoid Robot and Human Motion Tracking, Robotic and Hybrid Systems, Navigation and Localization, Scheduling Intelligent Manufacturing and Complex Systems, Robotic Mechanisms and Design, Mobile Robot and Motion Planning, Dynamic System Modeling and Intelligent Control, Robot Control and Programming, Human-Machine and Multi-Agent Systems, Human-Robot Interaction, Visual Servo and Applications, and Computational Intelligence and Applications.


    Moreover, Engr. Jerry B. Halibas presented his research papers entitled “Implementation of Relay Pulse Counter and Timer Using Non-programmable and Programmable IC Options to the Electro-pneumatics Instructional System” and “Developing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Milling Using an Open Source Approach” during the second day of parallel session under the Microelectronics track.


    The topics were mostly the results of the students-faculty research collaboration. In fact, among the electronics track presenter some were using low-cost or open source solution electronics devices which are commonly practiced by most student’s researches and special projects. In addition, the CIS-RAM scientific paper presentations were the results of the continuous funded research that comes in perfection as it goes with time.


    CSU CEIT Faculty Member Present Research Papers At HNICEM Conference

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  • Caraga Region Institute of Peace (CRIP) picked the ever active Caraga State University-National Service Program (CSU-NSTP) Director, Dr. Adrilene Mae J. Castanos, as an awardee for the Caraga Region Peace Ambassador Award conferred last September 30, 2013 at FSUU AVR 2.

    This was organized by Caraga Region Institute of Peace (CRIP) in partnership with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Region XIII, Philippines Information Agency (PIA)- Region XIII and Samahang Magdalo Balanghai Butuan City.

    The award was given as recognition to development workers from across the region that has made an impact in their communities through their exemplary character and peace and human rights initiatives. This proves that the awardees are role models worthy of emulation because of the importance given to their exceptional display of skills, knowledge and perseverance in attaining greater heights of achievement for the community, for the work place, for the church and for the school. Their endeavor to become inspiration to others is likewise given significance.

    Dr. Castaños was very pleased after receiving the award. She stressed that she was, “so grateful that efforts made within the vicinity of the institution were observed by people outside the campus like the CRIP. It encourages me and all people involved in our office knowing that all efforts on gender advocacies were felt and appreciated. It gives us more energy to keep moving on.”

    Their main advocacy which is to promote Gender Empowerment was extended on a Congress on Political Participation of Women in Asia they attended, together with other gender empowerment experts, last October 8-11, 2013 at Berjaya Hotel, Makati City. It is through this activity that the Gender advocates of CSU shared their experiences to the delegates from other countries for replication. In CARAGA region, gender empowerment is continually integrated and promoted in CSU, particularly in NSTP courses.

    To individuals who would like to take stand on their ventures to promote peace and gender empowerment, “be committed and sincere with your purposes, without any motives of inviting recognition from anybody else,” Dr. Castaños concluded.

    CRIP awards CSU-NSTP Director as a Peace Ambassador — Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:33:06 +0000

    CRIP awards CSU-NSTP Director as a Peace Ambassador

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  • With its noticeable competence in Geodetic Engineering, Caraga State University (CSU) once more got 2 spots in the Top 10 of the recently concluded Geodetic Engineering (GE) Licensure Examination last September 3-4, 2013 at the Manuel L. Quezon University. Engr. Amado L. Monding Jr. and Engr. Rejen L. Albores took the Top 6 and Top 10 respectively.


    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 144 out of 384 passed the GELE given by the Board of Geodetic Engineering. The result was released last September 6, 2013, and satisfyingly, CSU got 22 out of 25 takers which gave CSU a passing percentage of 88% against the national passing percentage of 37.5%. Luckily with God’s grace, CEIT once again got the sweetness of success and truly, we once more prove that we deserve to be the 2nd Best performing School in GE Program next to University of the Philippines - Diliman.






    The new CSU Geodetic Engineers were as follows:


    1. AMADO L. MONDING, JR. – TOP 6
    2. REJEN L. ALBORES – TOP 10
    17. RAY MARI N. MOZO


    Another impressive performance of the Caraga State University Agricultural Engineering program was witnessed last August 25-26, 2013 when they got a passing percentage of 60% against the national passing percentage of 40.5%.

    Ag.Eng showed its continuous success over the last few years in the Licensure examination. 3 out of 5 takers got their spot in the recently concluded Agricultural Engineering Licensure Examination at the Manuel L. Quezon University.


    New Agricultural Engineers are:


    1. Engr. May Rose S. Boston
    2. Engr. Arlie Grace A. Gascon
    3. Engr. Babe Cristy P. Urbiztondo
    GE Passers 2013 — Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:44:18 +0000

    GE Passers 2013

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  • "Wika Natin sa Daang Matuwid"

    Naging mainit at makulay ang kulminasyon ng Buwan ng Wika noong ika-30 ng Agosto, 2013 ng Caraga State University na idinaos sa Sanchez Himnasyum. Dinaluhan ito ng mga estudyanteng may asignaturang Filipino, mga guro, mga bisita at lahat ng mga nagmamahal sa wika.


    Bilang pambungad na gawain, nagsagawa ng isang parada, booth contest at patimpalak sa street dancing sa harap ng Sanchez Himnasyum. Ang presentasyon ng street dancing ang siyang pinakahihintay sa lahat sapagkat dito natin maramdaman ang tunay na kahulugan ng bawat nilalang.  Ipinakita rito ang mga iba’t ibang ritwal ng magkaibang lipi. Sinundan naman ito agad ng patimpalak sa sabayang pag-awit at sabayang pagbigkas na idinaos na sa loob ng himnasyum. Naging tahimik ang lahat sa kadahilanang gustong namnamin ang musikang hatid ng mga kalahok.  Kahit nalipasan man ng gutom, nabanaag pa rin sa bawat mukhang masasalubong ang galak sa lahat ng kanilang napagmasdan.


    Sa hapon nama'y sing-init ng panahon ang naramdaman ng mga kalahok at mga manonood sa tindi ng batuhan ng salita sa patimpalak na pahambugan. Habang nanabik naman ang lahat sa panghuling patimpalak ang Makabagong tugtog, makalumang sayaw na nagpahiyaw, napamangha at nagpaindak sa lahat ng mga manonood.

    Habang tumindi pa ang init kahit hapon na'y ang tataas pa rin ng enerhiya ng karamihan, lalo na't kanilang gantimpala'y ipinagkaloob. Narito ang mga nagwagi:


    Street Dancing
    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Marchan
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Alas
    Ikatlong gantimpala: kuponang Alingato

    Booth Contest
    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Alas
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Alingato
    Ikatlong gantimpala: kuponang Aray

    Sabayang pag-awit
    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Alingato
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Ponio
    Ikatlong gantimpala:  kuponang Alas

    Sabayang pagbigkas
    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Alas
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Alingato
    Ikatlong gantimpala: kuponang Marchan

    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Alingato
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Marchan
    Ikatlong gantimpala: kuponang Aray

    Makabagong tugtog, makalumang sayaw
    Unang gantimpala: kuponang Alingato
    Pangalawang gantimpala: kuponang Cabonce
    Ikatlong gantimpala: kuponang Aray


    Nagtapos ang pagdiriwang sa pamamagitan ng isang Bayli, ang sayawan noong unang panahon. Ito naman ay pinangunahan ng lahat ng mga lakambini at lakandula sa bawat seksyon sa Filipino na nakasuot ng mga magagarang kasuotang Filipino. Sa kabuua'y naging matagumpay ang isa na namang pagdiriwang na naging dahilan ng pagbabalik tanaw natin sa ating kasaysayan.

    Para sa higit pang mga larawan sundin ang link na ito: Pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika

    Pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika 2013 — Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:54:33 +0000

    Pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika 2013

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  • A faculty member from the College of Science Education, Rosie C. Lopez-Conde was accepted after competitive registration application requirements by the Department of Science Education of the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark to participate in the doctoral course the Anthropological Theory of Didactics: Recent Advances.

    The Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD) is a research programme which studies the phenomena that are characteristic of teaching and learning in mathematics and in sciences which is a framework in Didactics of Mathematics. The course was centered on a three-day session last October (29th-31st) 2012 taught by the ATD founder himself, Dr. Yves Chevallard and together with Dr. Marianne Achiam,  Dr. Carl Winsløw  and Dr. Marianna Bosch.

    The course consisted of written assignments and a series of lectures and exercises held at the Department in Copenhagen last October 29-31, 2012. The course participation was free of ch

    arge. The final requirement was to write an original paper in ATD. The first part was the submission five-page description of the project submitted last October 15, 2012 followed by the second part which was the three-day 

    session on October 29th to October 31st. The three day sessions consisted of lessons, exercises, and discussions of ideas. The third part was the revision and elaboration of the original paper.

    Individual supervision (face-to-face or by e-mail or Skype) were made available from the course organizers Dr. Marianne Achiam and Dr. Carl Winsløw both professors of the University of Copenhagen. The final evaluation was based on the final paper which Ms. Conde successfully hurdled and completed. The course was credited with 5 ECTS or 150 hours work load.

    The attendance was made possible through the support of Dean of the College of Science Education, Dr. Natividad R. Mamaoag, Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca, University of the Philippines – Open University and Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).


    Faculty member of College of Science Education accepted to participate in Doctoral course at the University of Copenhagen

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  • A  faculty  member’s  study  on  "On  teaching  instrumentation  in  mathematics  using Research   and   Study   courses"   was   presented   at   the   4th   International   Conference   on Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD) in Toulouse, France on April 21-26, 2013. Rosie C. Lopez-Conde from the College of Science Education was the only Filipino to present in the said conference  which  was  attended  by  the  didacticians  around  the  world.  This  international conference was organized under the auspices of the IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des  Maîtres;  teacher  professional  development  institute)  Midi-Pyrénées,  an  affiliated  school  of the University Toulouse 2.

    The Anthropological Theory of the Didactical (ATD) holds a strong position on research on the didactics of mathematics as well as the didactics of other disciplines. Since 2005, three international conferences have been held on this subject. The first was held in Baeza (Spain) in 2005, the second took place in Uzès (France) in 2007, and the third in Sant Hilari Sacalm (Spain) in 2010. The 3rd conference was organized by the Mathematics Research Center of Catalonia. The 4th conference had significant importance for symbolic as well as scientific reasons.

    The  theme  of  the  4th International  Conference  was  on  “Current  Developments  of  the relation  to  Mathematics  and  other  knowledge  at  school  and  in  society”.  This  conference was aimed to promote research on the conditions and constraints that affect the current historic crisis which  influences  school  and  university  mathematics  as  well  as  other  disciplines  in  many countries.  This  crisis  is  associated  with  an  apparently  systematic  undervaluation  of  the contributions of research in the field of didactics which remains largely unknown. The book of the preceding will be available soon.


    The presentation was made possible through the strong support of Dean of the College of Science Education Dr. Natividad R. Mamaoag, Dr. Luisito I.Tabada and Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca.

    4th International Conference on Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD) in Toulouse, France on April 21-26, 2013

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  • In an assembly held on May 25, 2013 during the celebration of a grand alumni homecoming the first in the history of Caraga State University, new set of officers were elected by the members.


    From a number of 21 nominees the body elected the fifteen Board of Trustees members. After which the fifteen elected BOT members sat in banc to elect its new set of officers.









    The Alumni Officers of 2013 are the following:

    President:          Dr. Elena L. Paulma

    Vice President: Dr. Angelito C. Alolod

    Secretary:          Dr. Alejandro P. Macadatar

    Treasurer:          Ms. Rosemarie D. Olmedo

    PIO:                      Mr. Gerry Joey S. Laurito

    Auditor:               Hon. Alberto P. Latras

    Bus. Mngr:          Dr. Rogelio S. Sultan

    Sgt. At arms:      Mr. Arturo S. Campania

                                  Mr. Danilo A. Galdiano

    Board Members:

                                 Ms. Armen  O. Montederamos

                                 Ms. Merliza F. Libao

                                 Dr.  Elmer A. Palacio

                                 Mr. Raul  R. Cabatingan

                                 Mr. Charlo G. Ayuban

                                 Mr. Cresenciano B. Perez


    Dr. Rolando Paluga was the COMELEC Chairperson with the alumni directors of both Cabadbaran and CSU main campus Dr. Felix Ocarez and Prof. Sonia Low as members.


    The newly elected officers pledged full support in the achievement of CSU’s vision, mission, objectives and values. Piaea 05.26.13




    CarSU Alumni Elects New Set of Officers — Thu, 30 May 2013 09:07:13 +0000

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  • “Welcome home!” This is what the CarSU alumni director spoke to the more than three hundred alumni and graced by almost five hundred people who attended the first grand alumni homecoming in Caraga State University ever.


    “We believe that the alumni are the heart and soul of the university, and that you are all very important to usOur university president, Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca, the university key officials, some are with us today, Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, Dr. Rowena Varela, Dr. Rolando Paluga, Dr. Natividad R. Mamaoag, all the faculty and staff of the university, and of course our Board of Regents, with open arms, we welcome you back to CarSU. This is your home and we are family. Please feel at ease and be free.”


    The alumni members of 1947 to 2013 retorted back with a resounding clap and faces full of smile and joyful zest. Dr. Angelito Alolod, former DOST Regional Director who is an alumnus of CarSU also came with the former Board of Regents member Dr. Elena L. Paulma who is another alumna of CSU. Facing the 21st century with high hopes and noble ideals is this year’s Alumni Homecoming theme.



    The homecoming started on time at 8:00 in the morning for the registration, a motorcade to Butuan City at 9:00, and the opening program began at 10:00 right after the snacks.


    All the batches were introduced on stage to the tune of the class year’s era music and a band play that brought excitement and guffaw to all. It was one memorable and wonderful moment, an affair to remember, and a tradition that must be continued.


    Mixed emotions were felt while watching the montage depicting the old Agusan Agricultural High School (AAHS), to Northern Mindanao Agricultural College (NORMINAC), to Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology (NORMISIST), and its metamorphosis to Caraga State University (CarSU). Tinge of goose bumps were felt towards the last part of the montage showing the present administration’s vision of CarSU in the future. The alumni responded with an amazing resounding clap.


    Dr. Luisito I. Tabada gladly delivered a brief message to the alumni emphasizing the many projects CarSU had, have and envisioned to have. This was followed by responses from select alumni coming from different batches. Dr. Elmer Palacios, Dr. Alejandro Macadatar, Mr. Gerry Joey Laurito, Dr. Angelito Alolod and Dr. Elena L. Paulma, all five related some significant moments and memoirs of their students’ days and how it was during their time. And all of them pledged full support to their alma mater.


    In its entirety, the alumni were happily bonding with their batch mates while enjoying the games and the food.



    A general assembly happened in the afternoon, declaring the opening of a new slate for the alumni officers’ seat. The alumni members nominated 21 people for the Board of Trustees seat. Fifteen members were elected by majority votes. The elected fifteen Board of Trustees members sat together en banc to elect (through secret ballot) the 2013 new set of officers for the Alumni Association of CarSU. Dr. Rolando Paluga acted as COMELEC Chair with Cabadbaran Campus Alumni Director Felix Ocarez and CarSU Alumni Director Sonia Low as members.


    Mindful, joyful, hopeful, wonderful faces of this year’s alumni homecoming only spell a successful affair to remember and a history for CarSU. Public Information, Alumni and External Affairs Director Sonia Rosales Low, posed a challenge to the alumni- to continue the fire burning and to continue the celebration of an alumni homecoming yearly with gusto and commitment. 05.26.13




    CSU Celebrates a Happy Alumni Homecoming — Thu, 30 May 2013 08:38:43 +0000

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  • Ms. Sonia Rosales-Low, a faculty member of College of Arts and Sciences and CSU’s Director for Public Information, Alumni and External Affairs completed the E-Teacher Scholarship with a passing grade of 99.6%. She received an award along with the other three top scholars at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines on May 08, 2013.


    The E-Teacher Scholarship is offered by Oregon University, American English Institute, Linguistics Department, and funded by the US government. Selection is highly competitive and nomination is done by the US embassy’s Cultural and Public Affairs office.

    The E-Teacher Scholarship Program courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The program offers nine innovative online, graduate level classes to English teaching professionals outside of the USA through the University of Oregon.


    Ms. Low studied Webskills (Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web) along with 25 participants from all over the globe like Brazil, Moldova, Ecuador, Egypt, Poland, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Iran, Nepal, Thailand, and Singapore to mention some. While the other three took English for Specific Purposes, Best Practice for Courses and Materials (ESP), Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in an EFL context (SpEd TEFL), and Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT) also with classmates from all over the world.


    Her project report tackles on Developing Communicative Competence Using Technology, Improving Analytical and Critical Thinking, and Heightening Awareness of Plagiarism and Copyright.


    She was awarded a certificate of completion and a UO pin as an alumna of University of Oregon, several reading materials were also handed out for CSU. Last year CSU also got book donations from the US embassy’s Public Affairs office through the initiative and effort of Ms. Low. 05.10.13



    CSU’s PIAEA Director tops E-Teacher Scholarship — Tue, 21 May 2013 05:00:04 +0000

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  • The College of Engineering and Information Technology of Caraga State University (CEIT-CSU) successfully launched their partnership project with the City Government of Butuan (CGB): Comprehensive Land Information Management System using GIS dubbed as CLAIMS-GIS and FARM which stands for Financial Administration and Resource Management System. The event was held at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City last April 30, 2013, and was attended by key officials from CSU and CGB, one hundred forty-four (144) Barangay Council officials from fifty-six (56) barangays, one hundred thirty (130) educators from DepEd, Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mr. Omar Joseph Andaya and sixty six (66) CLAIMS-GIS personnel.


    CLAIMS-GIS aims to produce a digital map showing all real property units of Butuan which will aid in the CGB’s goal to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in crafting the city’s Comprehensive Land-Use Plan (CLUP).  



    On the other hand, FARM aims to develop and deploy a comprehensive financial automation system that would link internal processes of the Financial and Human Resource Management Division. This project will also deploy an executive dash board that allows monitoring of the city resources for efficient and transparent governance.  


    Mayor Ferdinand “Jun” Amante gave his welcome address and an overview regarding with the projects.Butuan City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand “Jun” M. Amante Jr. gave his aperture message regarding the venture in which his strong support to these two projects was clearly witnessed not only by the immediate movers of the respective projects but also by all of the participants of the event. He emphasized that the projects paralleled his vision and advocacy for transparency and good governance in serving the Butuanons. He said that such GIS and ICT applications are very beneficial as it offers ready and accurate information at the tip of our fingers. During the Open Forum, attendees raised some questions and were clarified by the Mayor


    Mayor Jun hopes for a better and flourishing Butuan with this contingent venture as the stepping stone towards a safe and progressive Butuan. The launching was also crested by the ceremonial MOA signing of the partner agencies headed by Hon. Ferdinand Amante (City Mayor), Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca (CarSU President), Engr. Antenedo Millorin (City Planning and Development Officer), and Engr. Alexander Demetillo (CEIT Dean).


    Aside from this, several projects were also showcased during the event for the participants to determine which projects are applicable in their respective agencies. The projects presented were mostly packaged projects from CEIT’s extension and research endeavors. Among these are: (1) Barangay Profiling and Accounting System (presented by Engr. Alexander T. Demetillo) which is an automation and computerized system produced for Brgy. Dumalagan as the first recipient of CEIT in their LEADER 1 & 2 Extension Program. (2) Financial Management with GIS for Butuan Medical Center (presented by Mr. Jaymer M. Jayoma, Software Development and Database Management Component Leader) which was a research output of Mr. Jayoma and his advisees (Mr. Nerisson Pitogo and Irish Rubillos). And lastly, (3) Report and Billing Automation for Butuan Central Elem. School (Mr. Glenn A. Dalaorao, CSU ICT Network Administrator).


    True to the CEIT’s goal for this event, the participants indeed realized their needs and signified their interest on availing such systems which they found very timely and applicable in their respective agencies.


    The signing of MOA by (sitting from left) Mayor Ferdinand Amante and  Dr. Joanna B. CuencaMayor Amante himself appreciated the applicability of the Brgy. Profiler and Accounting system and personally asked the contingents from the Barangay LGUs who among them are interested to have the automated system for their respective barangays. Without hesitations, all participants raised their hands with happy and eager faces. Much to their delight, the Mayor declared that the CGB will shoulder all the necessary expenses for the installation of the Barangay Profiler, after he had a very short confirming dialogue with Engr. Demetillo.


    Lastly, upon the request of the participating groups from the DepEd, a demonstration of the Report and Billing Automation for Butuan Central Elem. School was given for them to fully familiarized and understand not only the system but also the requisites to have the software installed in their respective schools.


    At the end of the event, people went home with the hope that one day they will be gathering again to witness the output presentation of the launched projects and more of CEIT-CarSU’s research and extension endeavors.

    By: Engr. Michelle V. Japitana


    Launching of CGB-funded CarSU Projects: Success — Tue, 14 May 2013 02:41:31 +0000

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  • Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus  proved its competence by producing its first batch  of graduates of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a new Electrical engineers. Two (2) takers passed the last September 2012 Electrical Engineer's Licensure Examination held last September 21-22, 2012 in the cities of Cebu, Manila, Baguio, and Davao City. CSUCC garnered 100% passing marked against national passing rate of 53.24%.


    The first batch of CSU Cabadbaran Campus  Electrical engineers were the following:

    Engr. Kim Daryl Solano Anib
    Engr. Louiel Caspe Bulang


    Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus performance in the last April 2013 Electrical Engineer's Licensure Examination is highly notable with an overall passing percentage of 83.33% . CSUCC maintained its impressive performance when five (5) out of six (6) takers passed the Electrical Engineer's Licensure Examination last April 2013 giving the University a passing percentage of 83.33% against the national passing percentage of 38.65%.


    The new CSUCC Registered Electrical Engineers were:

    Engr. Gibbs Tindoy Bugas
    Engr. Mark Anthony Mag-aso Ligad
    Engr. Elvis Cris Regala Mangga
    Engr. Dionisio Jr. Nonog Salvador
    Engr. Grayson Arquion Zoleta



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  • Sherryl Lipio-Paz, a Faculty-researcher of the  College of Arts and Sciences, Caraga State University-Main Campus bagged prestigious awards during the World Research Festival 2013 which was organized by the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research, the Philippine Association of its Institutions for Research and endorsed by the Commission and Higher Education at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City last May 1-4, 2013. The theme was  “Research for a Sustainable World!” to emphasize the need for breakthrough, relevant and useful research to maintain a sustainable world.


    Ms. Paz was awarded as Outstanding Filipino Researcher 2013 in recognition of her distinguished track record of achievements in conduct of research, leadership and awards in the research community, oral research presentation in local and international venues, involvement in journal publications, membership in local and international organizations, contributions to new knowledge in the discipline, making her an excellent role model for research in the Philippines and beyond the borders.



    Excellence in World Publication Award 2013 was also given to Ms. Paz in recognition of a global achievement as a distinguished researcher who has published scientific articles in journals listed by Thomson Reuters Journal Masterlist Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) and Scopus Elsevier making her a great role model and inspiration to researchers across the world.   


    Moreover, Ms. Paz presented her paper entitled, Birds in the Academic Zone of Caraga State University – Ampayon Campus and also seized Diamond Award for World’s Best Oral Researcher Presenter, Platinum Awards for World’s Best in Powerpoint Presentation and World’s Best in Talent and Gold Award as Best Dressed  Researcher.  


    It was indeed one memorable conference for Ms. Paz. During the said event, she was able to interact with others who have done extensive research in various fields in their own countries. For her, intellectual exchange through the power of research collaboration can help solidify the role of research in various institutions especially in Caraga State University. A handful of awards received by Ms. Paz are all reminders that she has to encourage more researchers in the university and outside to become involved in problem-oriented research that can bring meaningful changes to our society. The awarding must not end there. Ms. Paz has been inspired more to go on with her research undertakings because she firmly believes that university researchers must not remain static. With the great need to meet the global challenges, young and dynamic researchers like her must tailor the research works to be more sustainable and meaningful.



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  • Maria Cristina A. Avila and Nice E. Tambura, BS Biology graduates of Caraga State University-Main were awarded second prize, Best Undergraduate Paper (Oral) presentation (out of 12 presenters – UST, UP-Diliman, USM, WPU, MSU-IIT etc.) and third best undergraduate poster presentation (out of 19 presenters – CMU, SLU, MSU-IIT, WPU, USM etc.) respectively during the 22nd Philippine Biodiversity Symposium and Annual Meeting of WCSP 2013 on April 16-19, 2013 at Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon. The theme of the symposium, “Biodiversity and Cultural Values of Conservation Areas”, emphasizes issues concerning the marriage of culture and biodiversity in conservation areas.


    Ms. Avila’s paper entitled: Stream Macroinvertebrates in the Three Selected Habitats of Mt. Magdiwata, San Francisco Agusan del Sur and Ms Tambura’s which is Diversity and Status of Butterflies in Agroforest and Secondary Dipterocarp Forest of Mt. Magdiwata, San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur were co-authored by Ms. Sherryl Lipio-Paz (thesis adviser), a faculty of the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences. 


    Ms. Avila and Ms. Tambura received High Sierra bag, conservation books, Banwa journals, etc. as their rewards.  The two of them as well as Ms. Chennie L. Solania, another thesis advisee of Ms. Paz who also presented her paper, Anurans Across Elevational Gradients on Mt. Magdiwata San Francisco, Agusan del Sur during the undergrad paper presentation are now one of the new and young members of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines (WCSP) which has been an essential partner of the Bureau of Wildlife Protection and Management in achieving, conserving and sustainably managing our country’s remaining biological biodiversity. In particular, WCSP has provided the Bureau with sound science that forms a significant part of the bases for our policy directions and implementation.


    The said conference gathered more than a hundred participants from various provinces of the Philippines and other countries. As part of the WCSP network, Caraga State University can easily link to the conservation specialists and biodiversity researchers from all over the Philippines and even outside the country. This is indeed advantageous in building biodiversity research collaborations between Caraga State University and some other universities outside the region. Through this, the biodiversity and conservation research in this university can be strengthened. Ms. Sherryl Lipio-Paz who also made her thesis advisee, Mr. Neil Jun S. Lobite win the first prize, best undergrad paper presentation during the same event last year (2012) at De La Salle University, Dasmarinas, Cavite is now inspired to build up more young biodiversity researchers in Caraga to help fill in the biodiversity research gaps and to inform conservation decisions in the region.


    By : Sherryl Lipio-Paz


    CarSU Students Bring the Bacon Home — Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:13:46 +0000

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  • Former Senator, Honorable Juan Miguel  "Migz" F. Zubiri is CSU’s 36th Commencement Exercises Guest Speaker. Migz as he is fondly called by the people has endeared the hearts of the young and old alike because of his down-to-earth character and amiable personality. 


    Migz, known for his sterling integrity, “delicadeza”, generosity, and charming ways came all agog and stayed until the graduation ceremony was over to the amazement and joy of the people around. Migz inspired the graduates not just with his inspirational talk but with his warm character and persona. Migz spoke with sincere candor and talked in fluent Visayan dialect. 
    The following is Migz message to the graduates:
    Maayong Adlaw kaninyong Tanan!
    Today, I have been assigned as your last lecturer in college. This event is the last class you will attend in what will soon be your Alma Mater.
    Trust me, I do not relish the thought of being your one-day teacher that had drilled into your heads all the things you need to succeed in life and that this lecture from me wouldn’t make difference at all.
    At one stage you were raw crystals. At this stage, you were all polished into beautiful diamonds.
    There is nothing more that I can add to the wealth of information, to the trove of skills your instructors have taught you over the past four years. Mine, therefore, will be to share my experiences with you all with the hope that something is learned from it.
    The fact that all of you, in your toga, look smart and sharp makes you a very lucky group.
    The fact is that national statistics shows only about ten out of your 100 batch mates in Grade One will ever wear a college toga. You are one of those lucky ten. The ninety were not as fortunate in the lottery of life.
    You can credit your lucky fate to your hard work and dedication, on how you were able to balance your girlfriend or boyfriends at the same time with algebra or accounting, on how you can down a case of beer or a shot of Tanduay without taking your eyes off the Chemistry book, on how you have ably mastered the art of texting and reading at the same time or how you have finished your reports while uploading pictures and posting your status in your Facebook account or tweeting or re-tweeting the latest showbiz chismis or your comments about the dress of your professor while listening a lecture in class.
    I do not doubt your skill in multi-tasking.
    But acquiring a college degree does not solely lie on the student’s guts and determination, Guts is just one of three “G”s in college education, and the only one a diploma individual can exclusively claim as his. It is the guts to fight daily in trying to pass your calculus exams, or the guts to face your professor in the ungodly hour of 7:30 in the morning. The two other Gs are courtesy of your parents. If you are bright as Einstein, then your being a genius could be due to genes, which are of course your parent’s, particularly your mother’s side, since intelligence is partly an inherited trait.
    And third, the most important of the three Gs is Generosity. The generosity given to us by the ones who sacrificed the most: your parents.
    Admit it; all of you are either full or partial GSIS-Galing Sa Ina or Itay Scholars.
    Your Parents- After surviving the dreaded five/six 
    After selling the prized cows or carabaos
    After Toiling day in and day out in the farm
    After working ten hour days abroad in Kuwait, Dubai or Hong Kong
    They are finally seeing you here today in one of the most memorable days of their lives. It is they who truly have to be recognized and honored and I’d like them to stand up and take a bow.
    For all their efforts, they will bring home the receipt of their expenditures; your diploma – which they will frame and hang on the walls of your “sala”, becoming the most prized piece of furniture in your home. Simply because of the hardships that both of you endured to receive it.
    That piece of paper is worth thousands but the pride it gives your parents is priceless.
    I too remember the day I graduated, not too long ago. My parents were proud of me as well, and I told myself that I should work hard so that I may be proud of myself and that I should go out and experience life and embrace its difficulties. I say this because college is just a stop-over in a person’s long journey to life.
    From out of the classrooms of this school, you will enter the big university that is life. Your education does not stop the moment you grab that diploma. That’s why the activity we’re holding today is called a commencement exercise, which means, “to begin”.
    Life is one endless search for knowledge. Our passage through this world is marked by perpetual learning and the only time we stop drawing knowledge is after we have drawn our last breath.
    The big difference is that while you were here, the setting was formal. Out there, you will be your own teacher. Out there, your performance is not graded.
    Here, when you fail, you get a 5 and you get a sermon from your teacher and parents.
    In the real world, when you fail, you hear the wailings of your hungry child; the sobbing of your daughter who has to stop school or the cry of a wife if she is good, or her nagging if she’s bad, from your failures.
    If you think that because you have graduated from college that you have also graduated from books, then you’re wrong.
    Life is non-stop learning, and every time you fall, you should stand up, study the problem and fight again, I remember the line in a movie where the father asked the son, “Why do we fall? The son answered, “So that we can learn to stand up again.”
    So what did college teach me? It taught me that not all things can be taught in college.
    If college was non-stop answering, then life is non-stop questioning, in fact, once the noise of these ceremonies fade into the background and after the last bottle of beer has been drank, you will be asking questions you’ve been avoiding for so long.
    Will I have a job?
    Did I acquire the skills that the job needs?
    Did our professors teach me all that I need to know?
    Does the community need me for what I was trained for?
    Will I get a decent salary here?
    Or, should I line up at the Department of Foreign Affairs for a passport and work as an OFW?
    As you ponder these questions, I hope that Caraga State University has prepared you to answer the tough questions ahead.
    It has been said that the Class of 2013 will graduate at a time of great upheavals, whether done by nature, such as when typhoon Pablo hit the Caraga and Davao provinces late last year flattening houses and buildings, and destroying crops and trees, or designed by men, as what happened in the Sabah crisis and the current crisis in the Korean Peninsula where North Korea has declared a “State of war” against South Korea.
    And in our very own backyard, when brownouts have become a daily occurrence in Mindanao, Threatening the viability of many businesses and taking its toll in the island’s economy.
    Against this bleak background, some of you may be wondering if you are starting your journey under the most in hospitable of circumstances, and in the most challenging of times.
    If you feel as if you’re hit by the fallout of these events, don’t. If you feel that you are on the verge of a disaster faster than the rampaging waters and mudslides of Typhoons like Pablo, then you are wrong.
    These challenges are temporary which can be overcome by your strengths, which are permanent.
    One thing going for you is that you are a graduate of this school, which has given you a training which in turn makes you resilient to economic upheavals, resistant to political changes, and tough on whatever problems society at large may throw on you.
    If you feel depressed, just remember that in your years in this school, you have been torture-tested which makes you ready for the world, and prepared for the future.
    You will be encountering many tsunami of problems in your life, but believe me you will survive them all.
    “I will survive.” That should be your fighting faith.
    This vulnerable institution pushed hard to give you a well-rounded education. This University was there not only to help you become a teacher, engineer, IT specialist or public servant but you were prepared to live up to your destiny.
    The destiny reserved for free men.
    I often remind myself of what Epictetus, a Roman slave said centuries ago, “Only the educated are free”.
    And today, you are all free.
    Free from bondage of ignorance.
    Free to chart your own path and destiny.
    And if you fail, try and try again. Don’t give up on life, and remember the words “I will survive.”
    Every person’s success comes from hard work and dedication, and not by being lucky or complacent.
    My tip to all of you is to choose your battles in life. Target your goals and make it happen.
    If you want to be successful IT Professional, work on it. Apply to a reputable IT company, get the experience and do the best that you can.
    If you want to be a businessman, study the business you want to get involved in. Weigh the risk and take a chance.
    But whatever it is JUST DO IT! Because you will survive!
    Today, we must repay the generosity that your parents had given you since the day you were born.
    With your hard-earned diplomas, now, you should be thinking women and men, about to enter the world of adults on a continuing exploration; all in the hope that you would not see things as they are and ask why, but to see things as they should be, and ask why not?
    My dear graduates, I will not tell you to become senators, movie actors or even billionaires.
    But if you ask me for one goal that you must follow, and this goal would help you become good citizens, this is my recommendation: be a good parent.
    A single kiss from your child is worth a thousand plaques. A hug from your wife or husband is worth a hundred citations. And if charity begins at home, so must recognition.
    What is the use of being called a good man by millions when in your own home you are met with rejection and hatred?
    What is the use of being recognized as a successful businessman when in your own community you are regarded as a polluter of the environment and a law violator?
    What is the use of being praised as a man with vision when you rule your own family without compassion?
    Repay your parents by being better parents than they were; by giving your children the best love and care, patience and understanding; but most of all, the gift of freedom.
    Not the freedom away from your homes, but the freedom earned by being real educated men and women.
    Salamat Karajao!
    (Note: Honorable Juan Miguel “MIGZ” Zubiri had been instrumental, as Senate Majority Leader, in the passage of RA 9854 converting the Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology into the Caraga State University.)  Piaea-srl 04.04.13
    Migz Zubiri Inspires CSU Graduates — Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:42:10 +0000

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  • The Philippine youth ambassadors in the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) 2012 made a historic first in the 39-year old program by inspiring the accomplishment of a project onboard Japanese liner Fuji Maru, which shall benefit the Yellow Boat Foundation in the country.


    The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cluster, one of the eight discussion groups onboard, introduced a project, ‘Change’ for Change, which was supported by the participating youths (PYs) of the 39th SSEAYP. In this project, the delegates donated the loose change (sukli) that they had saved for the Yellow Boat. Under the leadership of Jona D. Alegre, who was also the Philippine youth leader, the project was inspired by the Philippine contingent’s presentation of the Yellow Boat of Hope, which featured efforts of the Foundation to provide boats for children who have to swim so they could go to school. The fundraising effort raised about P48,000 for one boat for a community has yet to be identified by the Philippine contingent.


    Aside from CSR the PYs discussed other specific issues affecting the youth, such as environment, school education, corporate social responsibility, HIV-AIDS, youth leadership development and cross-cultural understanding, and food and nutrition.  At the end the discussion, the groups formulated plans for collaboration to be realized after the program.


    Each delegation was also required to plan for post-SSEAYP activities. The Philippine team decided to complement the ‘Change’ for Change project by helping improve the quality of education in the area where the yellow boat shall be donated. These outreach activities include, among others, leadership training, environmental education and health education.


    Further, the Filipino ambassadors popularized on the ship the country’s tourism tagline It’s More Fun in the Philippines and showcased the country’s cultural heritage through traditional dances and choral singing in their National Day Presentation onboard. They also allowed their ASEAN counterparts to experience Filipino hospitality and friendship through personal interactions, and youth activism through sharing of their advocacies or leadership/volunteer involvement.


    The 53-day cruise was not just limited to onboard activities. Before the cruise proper, the delegations had preliminary activities and Youth Leadership Summit in Tokyo and homestay experience in different prefectures in Japan. They then boarded the ship from Yokohama port, then sailed on to five other ports - in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam. In these countries, the participating youth conducted courtesy calls with government officials, institutional visits, cultural presentations, interactions with local youth groups, and homestays. The youth leaders also went to Myanmar for similar activities. The country program allowed the PYs to deepen their immersion in different cultures, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding, tolerance and cooperation, which is the very goal of SSEAYP.


    From Brunei, the last port-of-call, Fuji Maru brought the delegations back to Tokyo where the program officially ended on December 14. Upon the Philippine contingent’s return in Manila, the National Youth Commission facilitated the debriefing and evaluation activities of the group. In 2013, the group hopes to work on the turnover of donation to the Yellow Boat Foundation, and jumpstart its post-cruise program.


    The 28 youth ambassadors are: April Joy B. Guiang, Region I; Aya Caraphina S. Abraham, Region II; Loreen P. Agulan, Region III; Brian Jay D. Ambulo, Joseph Victor F. Fresnoza (assistant youth leader)and Mary Grace D. Leaño, Region IV; Rodolfo SB. Virtus Jr. and Apple Allison B. Perez, Region V; Rex Docto and Rosa Lea S. Baldevarona, Region VI; Russ Raniel A. Ligtas and John R. Lumapay, Region VII; Philip Ariane C. Oledan and Maria Julie Anne T. Culibar, Region VIII; Ronald Cszar F. Villano and Normelyn A. Gallardo, Region IX; Catherine R. Victorio, Region X; Mayjee A. De La Cruz and Jona D. Alegre, Region XI; Meikko Jay D. Forones, Mae E. Ballena and Prince Noroddin B. Ibrahim, Region XII; Neil M. Lastimosa, CARAGA; Ryan Anthony M. Bestre, CAR; Nasrudin A. Buisan and Hanna-Tunisia F. Usman, ARMM; and Aaron G. Laylo and Ma. Lourraine T. Alerta, NCR. They were joined in by their national leader, Mabel S. Acosta, political consultant at the Office of Vice Mayor in Davao City.


    The SSEAYP is an annual cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japanese Government and supported by the ASEAN. In the country, the selection and training of the youth ambassadors are facilitated by the National Youth Commission, with the SSEAYP International-Philippines. The application for the 40th SSEAYP will be open sometime in March 2013. For more information, interested youth leaders aged 18 to 30 can visit

    By Rodolfo ‘Sonny’ SB. Virtus Jr. & NYC



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  • Caraga State University held its 93rd Commemoration of Proclamation No. 4 as signed by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison last February 14, 2013.  A wreath laying ceremony, spearheaded by CarSU President Joanna B. Cuenca took place at Gov. Harrison’s cenotaph to honor the American governor to the Philippines who declared the reservation of a 232-hectare virgin forest land in Barrio Ampayon, in the municipality of Butuan, Agusan del Norte as a land area for a school. The event was participated by VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, VP for Research and Extension Dr. Rowena P. Varela, Chief Admin. Officer Mr. Joaquin R. Conde, Jr., CarSU - Cabadbaran Campus Director Dr. Lolita M. Maragañas, other university officials, faculty and staff from CarSU Main and Cabadbaran campus.


    A thanksgiving mass followed after the wreath laying ceremony with Rev. Fr. Dandy Marababol at CarSU Sanchez Gymnasium. 

    Aside from the commemoration of Proclamation No. 4, CarSU also launched the Government Quality Management System (GQMS) and Records Management and Archives Program (RMAP), and the Search for the CarSU Outstanding Employees of 2013.

    CarSU Commemorates Gov. Gen. Francis Burton Harrison's Proclamation No. 4

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  • Caraga State University established a compassion center that collects any form of assistance from benefactors for the survivors of typhoon Pablo. CSU cancelled the Christmas party of the faculty and staff and donated the budget allocation for the party (P50, 000.00). Collected donations from the faculty and staff during the 2nd anniversary of the University reached the amount of P24, 000.00. The total amount collected was used in buying 36 sacks of rice, boxes of sardines and salt.

    The NSTP-CWTS component, through the generosity of the students and the CWTS facilitators, donated more than 1,000 cans/ pcs. In kind donations like toys, clothes and coffee were donated by the CSU Laboratory High School students. Some toothbrush and toothpaste were also donated by UNILEVER Philippines, Inc. to the survivors of Pablo in New Bataan.

    The whole CSU family spearheaded by Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca collaborated   to realize this activity; from the donation campaign, collection of resources, packing and distribution. The office of Butuan City Mayor extended its support to the activity by providing CSU the vehicle that transported the relief goods from CSU to New Bataan. The CSU team who took charge of the distribution of relief packs in New Bataan also collaborated with a missionary group of Nabunturan, Compostela Valley named God’s Shoestrings Inc. (GSI) that shouldered the fuel of the vehicle provided by the city mayor of Butuan.

    The CSU outreach team is composed of 17 volunteer/members from GSI and the following representatives of CSU: Dr. Danilo Gaas from the Office of Resource Generation (Director); Adrilene Mae J. Castaños, the NSTP Director; Ordem Kitchie Maglente, the NSTP-CWTS Coordinator; Jeremy Bernados and Mercie Cagas, NSTP-CWTS Facilitator/ NSTP staff; Annalyn A. Masing from CSUCC Guidance Office/ faculty member and Joe Allado    , the CSU driver.
    The team was assisted by the local police officers, the camp manager and volunteers. There were around 3,000 people at the New Bataan Grandstand; some availed of the health services but most of them were waiting for assistance.

    Four hundred fifty six packs from CSU and three hundred fifty packs from GSI were distributed at the Pablo survivors at the New Bataan grand stand.

    To have a firsthand perspective of the devastation of Pablo in Compostela Valley, the team went to see Andap, the most affected barangay. Brgy. Andap now appeared as a deserted place. Terrifying stories of the people’s experience of Pablo’s wrath are often heard. Standing on the ground covered with very large rocks and boulders and knowing the possibility of dead bodies buried underneath, makes the experience more hair raising and emotionally draining.

    Other areas less damaged by Pablo were also under the state of calamity. They need help because the primary source of livelihood in the area which is farming is no longer feasible. These areas include part of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur of Caraga and most of Compostela Valley including those along the highway. Victims of Pablo are still in state of hopelessness. Some beg on the streets, squabble over limited resources from relief assistance. Some share their stories even if nobody solicits it from them.

    The CSU team is deeply touched by the experience and would like to recommend advocating the campaign for more assistance from other areas not affected by Pablo and from students, faculty and staff, who wanted to share their resources, be it material or non-material. The NSTP –CWTS office expresses its all out support to all efforts to help the Pablo victims recover and stand on their feet again.


    By : ambjcastaños



    Caraga State University Reaches Out to the Pablo Survivors at New Bataan, Compostela Valley

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  • On the occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Caraga State University on December 16, 2012, Pres. Joanna B. Cuenca laid down the roadmap that the University will be going to in achieving its mandate as a Public Higher Education Institution. In her address, Pres. Cuenca cited the recently released Philippine Roadmap on Public Higher Education Reform (PHER) 2011-2016 that spells out the role the SUCs should play by way of their functions:


    - the urgent task to respond critically and strategically to the need for knowledgeable and skilled human resources for both the domestic and international arenas


    - to be more proactive in mobilizing knowledge to directly contribute to productivity by re-orienting university-based research and development towards systematic and purposive utilization of research outputs to generate employment and support poverty reduction


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    - grab the opportunity to assist national government to effect social, bureaucratic and fiscal reforms through HRD and effective and efficient management of rural development initiatives

    In addressing this, she outlined the fundamental areas where CSU should focus its attention and what specific strategies to adopt to attain the goals and objectives of the University vis-à-vis the direction set in the Philippine Roadmap on Public Higher Education Reform (PHER) 2011-2016. Although the 3 basic functions of a University has always been the core of CSU’s existence, the President acknowledges that it is still a great challenge for the University to harness the knowledge and skills of the human resources available in the region to match with the demands of the industry. She also admits that in research and innovation, the University needs to strengthen partnership with the industry and the local government units (LGUs) in assessing the vast resources lying somewhere in the region and convert these resources into something socio-economically beneficial.

    Sensitive and cognizant of the challenges, she appeals to the faculty and staff of the University to give special concentration on these 3 major areas:

    1. improving the delivery of instruction by integrating philosophy and values in the various classes and bringing academic instruction closer to the ‘real world’ by collaborating with industry for laboratory and other hands-on activities
    2. utilizing research and innovation to stimulate industrial growth by developing active partnerships with the private sector and industry thereby improving efficiency by way of cutting the long process from the idea generation stage to innovation until the actual product utilization in the industry
    3. reaching out to the communities to facilitate rural development by allowing the communities to learn new modalities and technologies that can improve their socio-economic standing

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    Prexy Sets CSU Directions for 2013 and Beyond — Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:33:14 +0000

    Prexy Sets CSU Directions for 2013 and Beyond

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  • CSU forged ties further with Toyo University. On its 125th Anniversary Toyo University invited CSU from among the select International Representatives to join them in the celebration. Our very own VP for Research and Extension Dr. Rowena Varela even became a visiting scholar in Japan for almost a month to study and immersed on “International Academia-Industry-Government Collaboration of Monodzukuri. The academia-industry-government collaboration implemented in Japan is part of the ongoing Public-Private-Academe Partnership (PPAP) initiative in Butuan City that involves the Local Government of Butuan, Private/Business Entities, and 3 Academic Institutions (Caraga State University, Father Saturnino Urios University and Saint Joseph Institute of Technology).


    The attendance and participation of Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca to the 125th anniversary of Toyo led to a more meaningful and productive relationship with Toyo University. Dr. Makio Takemura expressed his appreciation on the partnership between Toyo and CSU and the APPP and Butuan City in particular. CSU was represented not just by the President but by our own VP for Research and Extension and our Director for Public Information, Alumni and External Affairs who took time out to forged International linkages not just with Toyo but with the all the other International Representatives like Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Hungary, Australia, Ireland, Canada, and USA.


    The Toyo University visit was impressive and spectacular. Toyo University was founded by Dr. Enryo Inoue in 1887 under the name Tetsugakukan which means a private academy of Philosophy. Over the past 12th years Toyo has grown to be a comprehensive university with a rich tradition.


    According to President Takemura, “Toyo University lived in an era of drastic changes with the rapid pace of modernization following Japan’s re-opening of its doors to the outside world. Dr. Enoue believed it imperative for the people to have their own perspective and to act upon their philosophy. That philosophy was crucial to the development of a modern nation. Dr. Enoue dedicated his career to teaching and spreading philosophy.”


    President Makio Takemura emphasized that, Globalization has progressed, leading to the existence of many different values. In today’s world, more than ever, we need philosophy to guide us in deciphering the essence of truth. At Toyo University, our three pillars of education are: globalization, career education, and philosophy education, with the third pillar forming the foundation for the other two. We are committed to growing and nurturing global citizens who can think with a global perspective and create their own future without being unduly influenced by the changing trends or environment.


    The Toyo University President’s address which was solemnly delivered in Japanese language with utmost dignity was translated in English.  He said, “The lifelong mission of our University Founder Dr. Enryo Enoue, was to use philosophical studies to nurture talented youths who would dedicate themselves to social reforms, and to conduct such education distanced from government powers. Dr. Enoue placed importance on “philosophy in practice, in his education, namely to study and reflect deeply on issues from all possible angles to arrive at the truth n real life activities.


    What has been handed down the generations unchanged throughout the 125th year of Toyo University is this noble deal of our founder. It is in our institutional DNA.


    We hereby declare to our future generations that Toyo University will abide by its roots of teaching the practice of philosophy, and will not only promote world-class education, research, and social contribution activities, but will also serve as a globally acclaimed university.


    To achieve this goal, our board of directors, faculty and administrative staff as well as students together with alumni will join forces from this historical day onward, to joyfully deliver Dr. Enoue’s noble ideals to the generations to follow. In order to establish Toyo University as a staunch contributor to the future of the world, we hereby declare that we will take the initiative in creating new history as we continue to evolve to further heights.” The message was indeed simply profound and adherent to its noble ideals.”

    It is hoped that CSU will somehow learn from the words of Toyo University President Makio Takemura and from the ideals of Toyo University founder Dr. Enryo Enoue. piaea 2012.

    CSU and TOYO University Japan forged ties — Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000

    CSU and TOYO University Japan forged ties

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  • Dr. Rowena P. Varela, VP for Research and Extension of CSU, was a Visiting Scholar in Japan on November 2-20, 2012 to study how academia-industry-government collaboration is implemented in Japan This is part of the ongoing Public-Private-Academe Partnership (PPAP) initiative in Butuan City that involves the Local Government of Butuan, Private/Business Entities, and 3 Academic Institutions (Caraga State University, Father Saturnino Urios University and Saint Joseph Institute of Technology).

    The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Graduate School of Toyo University has been instrumental in catalyzing the PPAP initiative in Butuan, which started in September 2011. Due to the initial studies done by the Toyo University PPP Graduate School in Butuan that identified the so-called ‘lemons’ in the locality, investors started to give the city a second look. For this reason, social preparation is necessary to raise the level of appreciation in PPP among the various players. An important step in this social preparation is to learn the nitty-gritty of Academia-Industry-Government Collaboration.  Thus through the facilitation of the PPP Graduate School, a new connection was made with Toyo University Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation for the offering of this special course on ‘International Academia-Industry-Government Collaboration of Monodzukuri’ under the tutorship of Prof. Yoshikazu Yoshida.

    Lectures and study tours to significant places, offices, research institutes/centers and other facilities in Saitama, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagano, Nikko and Tokyo provided the scholars important ideas on the Japanese implementation of the Academia-Industry-Government Collaboration. In addition, the well-timed release of Prof. Yoshida’s book entitled ‘Life in the Real World’ gave more substance and meaning to the special course. The book spells out the basic philosophy on how human resource development and innovations in the academe are linked to the industry to be responsive not only to national economic development but ultimately for spiritual well-being of society. The concern for considering ‘Nature’ as part of the overall design is always given emphasis.

    Dr. Varela took these lessons with Dr. Marites Bonachita-Sanguila of Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU).

    R&D Veep Takes Lessons from Japan on Academia-Industry-Government Collaboration

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  • Deborah Jael L. Herrera, a fourth year student section Einstein of Caraga State University- Laboratory High School, reaped the Best Paper Award in Math Education and Applied Math Category with her coach Dr. Miraluna L. Herrera during the recently concluded 1st Mathematical Society of the Philippines Cebu Chapter Annual Convention last December 7-8, 2012 held at DepED Ecotech Center, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

    Her paper entitled; “On Counting Minimum Number of Holes and Maximum Number of Cards with l Sliced Holes in a Binary Sort of n Indexed Cards” emerged as top among the thirteen paper presentations of the said category participated by various colleges and universities all throughout the archipelago. Numerous categories also composed the said convention, namely; Analysis and Computing Category, Graph Theory Category and Algebra, Statistics and Combinatorics Category that were attended by a total of one hundred ten (110) math enthusiasts.

    “Mathematics Research: A Key to Education, Innovation and Global Competitiveness” was the theme of the aforementioned activity that endeavored to raise the bar of mathematics teaching and research and foster linkages and networks among the mathematics community. The event was also highlighted by plenary talks of elite and top caliber Filipino mathematicians, namely; Dr. Sergio Canoy of MSU-IIT, Dr. Fidel Nemenzo, Dr. Jose Maria Balmaceda and Dr. Marian Roque both  from UP-Diliman.

    By: Geno Mendoza, CSU-LHS Teacher


    CSU-LHS Student Reaps Best Paper Award during the 1st MSP-Cebu Chapter Annual Convention 2012

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  • Two chosen students from Caraga State University, namely Jonel Vernante, BSGE-I and Marco Laurence Budlayan, BS Physics-I, ranked 1st and 2nd respectively, during the Provincial elimination round in the 21st Philippine Statistics Quiz held at Agusan National High School (ANHS) Amphitheater, Butuan City on November 16, 2012.  


    This year’s competition was participated by almost 7 Colleges and Universities in Butuan City and entire Agusan del Norte, where entry from Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) adjudged 3rd. Each participating school was given chance to provide 2 freshmen contestants.


    The Regional championship was held last November 20, 2012 at Katerelle’s Lodge Apartalle, 7th street Guingona Subdivision, Butuan City. At this level, Budlayan and Vernante of CSU placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Entry from SSCT, Surigao City pronounced as champion who will at the same time represent the region in the national championship. Almost twelve (12) Colleges and Universities joined the mentioned finals in the entire Caraga Region.


    CSU’s trainer and coach for this year’s PSQ was Ms. Marilou Nepa, a Faculty from the Mathematics department.

    By: Gilgert Alerta

    CSU Reaps Crown on 21st PSQ — Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:25:10 +0000

    CSU Reaps Crown on 21st PSQ

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  • Caraga State University- College of Science Education triumphantly succeeded garnering the awards of Excellence Research Presentation of the  recently concluded celebration of  Caraga Council of Deans for Teacher Education (CCDTE), in coordination with the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED),  Caraga Region parallel to the  whole day annual gathering of Student Teachers with the theme: Current Trends in Research and Internationalization of the Teacher Education Program” at Balanghai  Hotel and Convention Center of Butuan City, November 23, 2012.


    The CSU- CSE graduating students who grabbed the first place of research study on the category of Correlation to the student’s performance namely: Josie Lynn Rañin, Shella Mae Yatar and Cristy A. Baldon outranked the other four entries of the different SUC’s who presented their research study, by presenting their entries entitled “Factors that Affect the Academic Performance of the Student Assistants in Selected Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) in Butuan City.” Also in the category of Education Curriculum: Melvic Y. Desamparado, Kisselyn Mae L. Camasora and Regenia Biñan trampled the three rivals and ranked first place in their research study entitled, “Learning Behaviour of Emergent Learners in selected Private Pre-schools in Butuan City.”


    Under the pressure of the crowd and the instigating eyes of the jurors, the presenters confidently discussed and answered the question of the judge with regards to their study. They overwhelmingly impressed the crowd by stating some points that led the CSU-CSE main to the top. The researchers also give their sincere gratitude to their advisers Dr. Nelia S. Raganas, Dr. Cristina A. Cubillas and Dr. Fe M. Dela Cruz, Research Coordinator for the all-out support and dedication of time for the completion of their research study.

    The winning research studies will be published in the Research Publication of Liceo de Cagayan University.   The CCDTE led by Felomino A. Gargar, Ed. D., Diplomate IABMCP,-President, encourage the winners and also the other 19 SUC’s to continue dedicate their selves to the research study and develop future teacher researchers in the region.

    By: Ruzel D. Tolentino,GP-EIC


    CSU-CSE graduating students of main Campus bag the Overall Champion of the 11th Regional Student Teachers’ Congress

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