31 Aug 2011

Listeners & Leaders

CapSU managers, directors learn goals setting and effective leadership

On July 20–22, 2011, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 6 led a seminar titled “Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Enhancement for Directors and Managers (ASKED) on at the MVW Restaurant in Roxas City, featuring the motivational expertise of Mr. Jerome Eslabra, graduate of philosophy from the Archdiocese of Jaro.

Eslabra, a former seminarian, spoke on knowledge and leadership to some 40 managers and directors of government agencies including Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and the Capiz State University (CapSU).

Eslabra inspired the participants on leadership by sharing the four roles of leadership. In pathfinding, leaders are encouraged to seek their paths or purpose. Simply put, it entails the ability to link what you’re passionate about delivering with what the other persons are passionate about getting.

A good leader must be able to answer who is important to the organization, and what matters most to them, what their purpose is, what matters most to the organization and how people can act toward one another. More important, good leaders ought to know “where they are going, and how they will get there.”

Then, it is best for managers to ask whether we use the right processes, determine whether people in the right structure or if they even deserve to be there. It also helps that they get the right information and make decisions in the right way. In the concept of social justice, good leaders ought to ascertain whether people receive the right rewards.

Then in empowering, it’s not abandoning people, it is letting them “figure it out” on their own. Of the many axioms Eslabra shared, a number of them drew the insights and reflection of CapSU directors and members of the personnel. “People may forget what you’ve said.  But they would never forget what you made them feel.” Being a leader, ma-decide ka gid. You have to take responsibilities.

Quoting ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, Eslabra said that to properly lead people is walk behind them. After all, for a person “to be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved,” which is essential to human relations.

CapSU managers and directors who studied goals setting and effective leadership included (clockwise from top left) Mr. Rogie Dadivas, student affairs director of CapSU Roxas; Dr. Dina Reyes, research director of CapSU Sigma; Dr. Lucy Beluso, CapSU Dayao campus administrator;  Dr. Bede Ozaraga, CapSU Dumarao campus administrator; and Mr. Joseph Magsipoc, CapSU HR director. They were helped and assisted by Mr. Jerome Eslabra and CSC Region 6 personnel (bottom far left).

Ang Kinahanglanon Sang Binhi Nga Humay Agud Magsingil

By Erna Ticar
Capiz State University
Mambusao Campus

Isa sa mga pinakaimportante nga kinahanglanon sang mga mangunguma sa ila uma amo ang binhi nga humay. Agud magsingil sing maayo, dapat gid naton nga talupangdon ang iya nga mga kinahanglanon.

Ang pagsalupsop sang tubig amo ang nahauna nga kinahanglanon sang binhi agud magsingil. Huluman ang binhi sa sulod sang 24 ka oras agud madali kag alalangay ang pagsalupsop sang tubig sa binhi.

Nagakinahanglan ang nagasingil nga binhi sang hangin agud mabuhi. Kon an binhi malapawan sang tubig, mahinay ang pagtubo sang alibutod, nga magaresulta sa sa maluya nga singil.

Maalabaab nga temperatura
Kinahanglan ang maalabaab nga temperatura agud mapadasig ang tubo sang binhi. Panumdumon nga 30ºC ang pinakamaayo nga temperatura agud magsingil ang binhi. Ang magnubo diri makapahina sang tubo sang binhi, kag kon maglabaw sa 40ºC nga kainiton, indi magsingil ang binhi.

The PSPC Extension Bulletin 2 (January–March 1987): 1, 7. Mambusao, Capiz: Panay State Polytechnic College.

Mga Tanom Nga Bulong para sa Mga Hayop

By Raul Ticar
Extension Director
Capiz State University
Dahon sang Tangkong
Ang preska nga dahon sang tangkong mayo nga bulong para sa mga hayop nga nabudlayan magtai. Tuktukon sing pino ini nga tanom kag ipakaon sa mga bebi. Makabulig man ini sa pagpadamo sang ila itlog.

Dahon sang Ipil-ipil
Ang preska nga dahon sang ipil-ipil nagapaayo sa lawas sang mga hayop. Nagapabug-at ini sa ila kag mayo man ini mga bulong sa baboy nga ginalupot.

Dahon sang Damong Maria
Ang duga sang dahon sini nga tanom maayo nga bulong sa ginasip-on  nga karabaw kag kabayo. Maayo man ini nga bulong sa ginalupot nga ido.

Bunga, o areca nut
Ang binayo nga luto sini puede mahalo sa mga pagkaon sang mga hayop para pamurga sa ginabitos sa ila. Ang duga nga halin sa gamut sini maayo nga bulong para sa lagnat.

The PSPC Extension Bulletin 2 (1987): 1, 5. Mambusao, Capiz: Panay State Polytechnic College.

CapSU Dayao trains Talon, Roxas City residents on bangus deboning

By Niño Manaog
With Reports from Eduardo Navarra

On July 29, 2011, the Capiz State University (CapSU) Dayao Campus represented by Prof. Domingo Allanic, former extension coordinator, current Extension Coordinator Joselito Sitjar led the training on fish processing to some 33 residents of barangay Talon in Roxas City. To facilitate the techno transfer, CapSU Dayao sought to expertise of Dr. Edna Nava, professor of the Fishery department, who shared her know-how on bangus deboning. Nava was assisted by Prof. Raquel Arguelles and Josephine Mendoza of the same department.Nava led the lecture to the participants. In the same event, Training Coordinator Eduardo Navarra of the CapSU Extension Institute based in Mambusao, Capiz promoted to the Talon residents future prospects of training on organic farming. The techno transfer was well received by the residents of barangay Talon.

Dr. Edna Nava  of CapSU Dayao guides Talon residents
 on performing the correct angles for incisions on bangus.
Such correct procedures will make deboning easy
and hassle-free. As the saying goes, "Haste makes waste,"
Nava encourages participants to take caution
and practice restraint, which makes the skill more of an art.

As constituents of CapSU Dayao's adopted barangay,  
women and men from Talon, Roxas City take stock 
in the skills  transfer led by their partner institution. 

19 Aug 2011

Magallanes boosts admin, faculty, leads major initiatives

By Niño Manaog
With reports from Susan Dangan

Dr. Magallanes

In the past school year, the Capiz State University administration under the leadership of President Editha Magallanes led the tour of the ten (10) campuses to deliver a number of tasks. President Editha L. Magallanes made sure to brief the campus administrators, faculty and staff on the latest budget scheme as per the normative funding. In so doing, the administration sought to reinforce and encourage the teaching-learning effectiveness while identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the University to improve instruction.

And throughout the year, President Editha L. Magallanes deemed it wise to conduct monitoring and evaluation of accomplishments of the ten campus administrators to ensure that teaching and learning activities are made favorable to the students and the faculty.

Through the efforts of the administration, Capiz State University accomplished the NBC 461 4th Cycle evaluation of the faculty members. And to date, under Dr. Magallanes, the CapSU administration submitted for NBC 461 5th Cycle Evaluation to the Zonal Center for professional growth of the faculty. To keep them abreast with the needs of the times, the administration facilitated the attendance and participation of faculty members in seminars, trainings workshops and similar other activities designed to equip and enhance their competence and performance.

In July 2010, Dr. Magallanes also took the initiative to host a one-day seminar for all faculty and staff on health care. This was done to give everyone proper guidance and tips on how to maintain good health and become healthy individuals both in mind and body. Dr. Romeo F. Baron, both a doctor and a nutritionist, made waves in the CapSU community when he presented to debunk old myths on health and nutrition. The whole-day lecture and forum that rather shook some people from their comfort zones and old-school expertise wowed and drew favorable criticism and appreciation from the faculty and staff from all the ten campuses.

Recognizing the importance of information campaigns on vital issues affecting its constituents, Capiz State University hosted the Seminar on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, otherwise known as the Act Providing for the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government and for other Purposes. Then, to provide support for all employees on their compensation, the University also hosted a conference on Retirement Plans and Benefits under the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

Inspired to learn skills on how to deliver prompt performance and thereby render efficient management, the University faculty and staff attended the Performance Management System Office Performance Evaluation System, the so-called PMS-OPES headed by Director Cynthia P. Gellegani of the Civil Service Commission, Provincial Office.

To update the faculty and staff on the legal implications of students and personnel matters particularly in public schools, President Magallanes sought the expertise of Atty. Ulpiano P Sarmiento III, representative of the A Teacher party list in the 14th Congress. The initiative was well lauded by the participants across the ten campuses.

With confidence in their competence and commitment, President Editha L. Magallanes considers the best for the CapSU faculty—thus she fully supports personnel movement, if only to reward their efforts and daily sacrifices.

And effective January 13, 2010, Capiz State University officially became Civil Service Accredited, while its implementation took effect on October 1, 2010.

The CapSU Board of Regents likewise facilitated the submission of Resolution for the Construction of the Two-storey Administration Building through the efforts of Cong. Eulogio R. Magsaysay, representative of the Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE) Party List whose scholarships also benefited the poor but deserving CapSU students.

In her best effort to provide conducive working environment to the Central Administration personnel and staff, President Editha L. Magallanes promptly moved for the renovation and construction of the offices of the Internal Audit Section, Budget Section, Accounting Section, Human Resource Division (HRD), Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and Supply and Property.

Through linkages with government agencies and institutions like the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Army Reserve Command based in Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, the administration of President Editha L. Magallanes pursues partnerships for the sake of the CapSU constituents. This renders the University a dynamic and fruitful leadership in the Province of Capiz.
Moreover, the central administration personnel particularly the human resource department submitted the supplemental plantilla and other DBM requirements for the release of Allotment for the re-classification of positions. The administration also had the service records of faculty and staff encoded and emailed to the GSIS database and portal and also facilitated the reclassification of 18 non-teaching personnel.

The National Board Circular No. 461 allows for the promotion
of CapSU teaching personnel corresponding their
increased level of academic performance
In December 2010, the Department of Budget and Management’s NBC No. 461 5th Cycle Evaluation allowed for the cross-ranking and promotion of some 204 teaching personnel across the ten campuses.

4 Aug 2011

CapSU RDE Monitor off the press

The Official Publication of the Capiz State University 
Research, Development and Extension Center

Volume 10, Number 1, January to December 2010

2 Aug 2011

CapSU, Plan International, PhilDHRRA train fisher folk, farmers’ orgs on sustainable agri

By Corazon Ditarro and Marty Delfin
With reports from Maria Mae A. Demontaño
CapSU Pontevedra

In the first months of 2011, the Agricultural Engineering Department under the College of Agriculture and Fisheries (COAF) of the Capiz State University (CapSU) Pontevedra Campus led varied extension activities and services for the town of Pontevedra, Capiz.

Working with PLAN International and the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), two nongovernment organizations seeking the welfare and conditions of rural communities, concerned CapSU personnel took part in the project titled Productive Capacity Improvement of Civil Society Groups in the Philippine Agricultural Sector and Establishment of Safety Net Measures against Volatile Food Prices, otherwise known as the Food Facility Project (FFP).

Funded by the European Union, FFP has been implemented in March 15, 2010, drawing counterpart from the local government unit (LGU) of said municipality.

Under the said project, the CapSU personnel led by the Agricultural Engineering Department, were assisted by the agriculture, economics and management departments of the same campus in providing technical expertise on the varied programs implemented.

During the Seed Dispersal and Seedbox Preparation in January 2011, some 420 member families of the Pontevedra Fishers and Farmers Development Organization (PFiFADO) representing the barangays of Solo, Ameligan, Guba, Bantigue, Agbanog, Linampongan, Malag-it, all of Pontevedra, received some 4,620 packs of seeds of squash, okra, eggplant, tomato, sitaw, pechay and papaya. Each of the 420 family beneficiaries was also awarded 8 planting bags.

From February through March 2011, the group led the Thematic Training on Livestock and Poultry Raising and Vegetable Production designed to enhance the skills of para-technicians and para-veterinarians of the municipality.

Conducted in CapSU’s Agricultural Engineering department in Bailan, Pontevedra, the training featured the expertise of Ms. Leah Escantilla, PhilDHRRA project officer and Mr. Rene Busquit, agricultural technologist and seed and meat inspector of Pontevedra’s Office of the Municipal Agriculturist.

In the said techno training, Busquit shared applicable technologies on livestock-raising including practical ways to manage the diseases of animals. For her part, Escantilla trained the participants on natural farming systems (NFS). Participants also visited the Palayamanan project in barangay Mianay, Ivisan, Capiz.

The said thematic training sought to turn out skilled para-technicians (for crops and vegetables) and para-veterinarians (for livestock) who can serve their own organization.

Meanwhile, the working team hosted a consultative meeting on small-farm machines in January which helped revise, update, and strengthen the implementing rules and policy making guidelines on deliverable projects.

Under these projects, officers and members of PFiFADO had been taught the custom hiring computation of small-farm implements. They were also taught on saving schemes to sustain the project.

During the small-farm machines turnover in March, two sets of diesel engine, power tillers (turtles), hand tractor, harrow, blower, and threshers were distributed to PFIFADO member beneficiaries.

This was led by Ms. Susan Calaor, project officer of PLAN International and Engr. Corazon Ditarro, extension coordinator from CapSU Pontevedra; and PFIFADO officers and members. This was also witnessed by Mayor Esteban Contreras, Pontevedra barangay captains and beneficiaries.

Through the concerned initiative of CapSU President Editha Magallanes, who recently signed the Memorandum of Understanding between PLAN International, PhilDHRRA, LGUs and the Capiz State University, CapSU has expressed commitment to the different local partners and international linkages which facilitated the conduct of extension activities in Pontevedra.