27 Aug 2013

Magallanes promotes CapSU’s best practices in HR managers reg'l congress

Dr. Magallanes, CapSU president
Upgrading the human resource (HR) of the institution is virtually enhancing the organization itself—read the essence of the presentation of Dr. Editha L. Magallanes, SUC President III of the Capiz State University (CapSU) during the 4th Human Resource Management Practitioners Regional Congress held on Aug. 14–16, 2013 at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

Named Dangal ng Bayan by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in 2012, Magallanes took pride in CapSU’s best practices, which have helped propel the continuous growth of the sole state university in the province of Capiz.

Among others, the dynamic president promoted how CapSU’s faculty development program helped improve the human resources of the university through the years—particularly the faculty who pursued graduate and postgraduate studies and returned to serve the growing university.

To date, CapSU also boasts of the institutional leadership and skills training for students and faculty—which has been the one of the banner programs of the university.

Addressing some 400 participants, Magallanes also reported the advantages of the University’s Merit System, the Strategic Planning and Action Planning, the university’s implementation of the Strategic Performance and Management System and the Strategic Agency HR Plan.

Magallanes reported how the National Budget Circular (NBC) scheme of the Department of Budget and Management has helped establish a culture of advancement and accreditation among its faculty, staff and students, and the entire community.

Sponsored by the Regional Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners - Western Visayas led by its president, Mr. Johnny Dariagan, and anchored on the theme HRMPs: Catalysts in Enhancing Competencies of Human Resources toward Good Governance, the summit gathered some 420 HR managers and personnel including those from the local government units (LGUs), government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs), national government agencies (NGAs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) across Western Visayas. (Niño Manaog/Extension Associate)

WV HR practitioners converge in Boracay; urged to be orgs’ tacticians, collaborators


By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate
Capiz State University

On Aug. 14–16, 2013, a total of 420 human resource (HR) managers and personnel of local government units (LGUs), government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs), national government agencies (NGAs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) across Western Visayas came together for the 4th Human Resource Management Practitioners Regional Congress at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

The Malay Ati Choir was one of the numbers that opened the congress.

Spearheaded by the Regional Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners - Western Visayas led by its president, Mr. Johnny Dariagan and anchored on the theme HRMPs: Catalysts in Enhancing Competencies of Human Resources toward Good Governance, the congress featured one keynote speech and two success stories in best practices and good governance.

Dir. Martinez
In his keynote speech, Commissioner Robert S. Martinez of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged the participants to be both tacticians and collaborators of their own organizations. Citing Singapore as perhaps the least corrupt Asian country owing to its transparency and performance in “successfully delivering public goods,” Martinez encouraged HR managers and personnel to look at each of their roles as an immense “responsibility” even as they need to “renew their sense of mission.”  Martinez also highlighted the importance of strategy and collaboration to produce and improve the quality of HRs and “enhanced better services delivery.” For Martinez, “developing people” is one of the foremost roles of the HR division.

The opening program featured Gov. Jorge “ER” Ejercito Estregan of the province of Laguna,  2011 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee for outstanding performance in local governance, who shared his best practices and achievements for the said province.

Gov. Ejercito
Bringing with him the heads of the province of Laguna, Ejercito presented his cutting-edge innovations and programs in administration and governance, infrastructure, basic social services and tourism, among others, which all helped to improve the local government he has served—first as three-term mayor of Pagsanjan from 2003 to 2010, and then as governor of Laguna from 2010 to date.

Dr. Magallanes
In the second day, the congress featured Dr. Editha L. Magallanes, SUC President III of the Capiz State University (CapSU), awarded the Dangal ng Bayan by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in 2012. Among others, Magallanes took pride in CapSU’s best practices, citing that upgrading the human resource (HR) of the institution is virtually enhancing the organization itself. According to Magallanes, this and other practices have helped propel the continuous growth of the sole state university in the province of Capiz.


Hosted by the Aklan Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners led by Ms. Ma Cynthia Aranas, the congress concluded with group dynamics activities which helped identify the issues and concerns of the HR managers across Western Visayas.

The congress was fully supported by the CSC Region 6 headed by Dir. Rodolfo Encajonado and graciously hosted by the Aklan Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners headed by its president, Ma. Cecile Ignacio of Kalibo Water District.
Capiz delegates relish the last moments of the congress.

5 Aug 2013

World Education Congress 2013

Magallanes, Leccio, Gomez conferred int’l awards

Once again, they have added feathers to the Cap(iz State University).

In the World Education Congress (WEC) Global Awards for Excellence in Education, Leadership and Teaching held on June 28-29, 2013 at the Taj Lands End in Bandra, Mumbai, India, Dr. Editha Magallanes, CapSU president; Dr. Aladino Leccio, CapSU vice-president for administration and finance; and Dr. Herminia B. Gomez, vice-president for academic affairs were conferred awards for their outstanding contribution to education.  

Dr.Magallanes is caught by surprise when her name was called as one of the awardees.
For her excellence in education, leadership and teaching, WEC 2013 conferred on Dr. Magallanes, SUC President III, the Inspirational Leader Award, owing to her many achievements in the field of education, which serve to inspire the constituents of the academic institution where she serves. She received a plaque of recognition and a trophy.

And for their similar efforts in education which all contribute to the success being enjoyed by the University, Dr. Leccio and Dr. Gomez were given the Education Leadership Awards. The two vice-presidents also received trophies and plaques of recognition.

Dr. Aladino Leccio is conferred the Education Leadership Award.
Dr. Magallanes was likewise named member of the WEC advisory council. On its website appears Dr. Magallanes’s story from a barrio girl to a university president who triumphed against all odds to be where she is now. The webpage also lists CapSU president’s 2012 achievements including the Dangal ng Bayan award given by the Civil Service Commission, one of the highest awards given to outstanding government servants in the country.

Anchored on the theme “Evolving Trends in Education,” the World Education Congress highlighted discussions on examining modern and traditional knowledge systems and academic issues affecting an institution's viability in today's fast-paced business environment.

The congress featured the experiences and insights of some high-ranking officials from some 100 countries around the world, among them the education ministers from Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Maldives, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Afghanistan and Botswana.

More important, the summit presented to participants explorations on how education can help develop mental, emotional and physical skills “to help facilitate personal excellence and psychological and socioeconomic well-being in today’s challenging times.” (Niño Manaog/Extension Associate)

Adelfo Z. Virtudazo, Teacher and Researcher

For Cebuano Adelfo Z. Virtudazo, teaching and research are two of the worthwhile passions in life.

Born in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on August 29, 1961, Adelfo “Fong” Virtudazo obtained his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Bukidnon in 1984. Shortly after graduation he worked for the then Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC) in Dumarao—and has not left since then. In December 1991, he married Aurea Ortiz in Calamba, Laguna, with whom he had one child, Adrian Jacob.

In February 1991, his research study titled “Factors Influencing the Adoption of Agro-forestry Systems in An Integrated Social Forestry Project in Dumarao, Capiz” won second runner-up for the Socio-economics category during the Regional Research Symposium sponsored by the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) in Iloilo City. In 1997, the same study was published in a publication by the Asia Pacific Agroforestry Network, the International Council for Research in Agroforestry; the Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD)

Then, in the 1st Regional Research Symposium for Theses and Dissertations sponsored by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges VI - Regional Management Council (PASUC VI - RMC) held in February 2012, Virtudazo’s “Effectiveness of Ecological Solid Waste Management Program in the Province of Capiz” won two awards. His study was conferred second runner-up under Social Research category and also place second runner-up in the Poster category. The said study appeared in the Abstracts published by the Research and Educational Development Training Institute (REDTI) in 2012.

In 1987, three years into his employment at PSPC, he enrolled in Master of Science in Forestry at the prestigious University of the Philippines Los Banos. He was granted the degree in 1990. Five years later, he was sent to post-graduate studies in Natural Resources at the Lincoln University in New Zealand and obtained a diploma in December 1995. Then, in 2010, Virtudazo obtained Doctor of Public Administration at the CapSU Poblacion Campus in Mambusao, Capiz.

Because research is his passion, he has been involved in three major projects for the university.

He is currently the study leader for two research projects, namely: “Growth Performance of Bamboo Species Grown in Different Soil Media” and Socio-economic of Bamboo Growers in the Province of Capiz,” both of them based at the CapSU Dumarao.

He also serves as researcher for the “Socio-economics Study of Panay River Systems in the Province of Capiz” sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education and CapSU slated to be finished in 2013.

From June 2009 to date, he has been the project-in-charge of the Western Visayas Bamboo Research Center (WVBRC) based in CapSU Dumarao in Brgy. Codingle, Dumarao, Capiz. Holding the position of Professor V, Virtudazo has served as Research chairperson of the Capiz State University Dumarao Campus since June 2005.

Such involvements in research attest that for this 51-yr-old Cebuano working in the Panay island, one does not choose to serve where or how he pleases. Rather, it is the spirit of service that finds a worker who is willing to serve, and willing to learn from the lessons in life. (Niño Manaog/Extension Associate II)