30 Sep 2014

Solante, CapSU extensionists join first nat’l extension summit in Aklan

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

The Capiz State University (CapSU) Extension Institute led by Director Emelita Solante and the extension chairpersons of the ten CapSU campuses across Capiz joined the first National Training on Extension held on Aug. 13–15, 2014 at the Aklan State University Review Center, in Banga, Aklan.

CapSU representatives were Prof. Maddy Gallardo of Sapian; Prof. Sandra Escabarte of Pontevedra; Prof. Ginalyn Obien of Sigma; Dr. Mary Jane Floro of Tapaz; Prof. Gemma Angelias of Roxas City Main Campus; Dr. Nelinda Duero of Dumarao; and Extension Associate Niño Manaog of the Research, Development and Extension Center.

Led by the newly formed State Universities and Colleges Extension Managers Network, Inc. (SEMAN), the first National Training on Extension was an offshoot of the Flagship Course on the Management of SUC Extension Services sponsored by the collaboration between the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Development Academy of the Philippines, which became a venue “to surface issues, articulate solutions and provide framework to rationalize extension operation in the academia.”

Anchored on the theme “Strengthening the Role of SUC Extension Services in Achieving Inclusive Growth,” the first national extension congress gathered some 200 participants including SUC vice-presidents, extension chairpersons and staff from across the country.

In his message, Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino urged the participants “to harness your collective knowledge to adapt to the trends in sustainable countryside development” even as he sought for them to integrate said knowledge into the strategies into nation-building.

The congress featured Dr. Ruperto Sangalang, CHED commissioner who shared his input and insights on the “Global Trends and Issues Affecting the SUC’s extension programs vis-à-vis the PHER Agenda.” Sangalang underscored the need for the academe to take stock of the existing platforms of internet such as the social media to promote and enhance communication between and among extension stakeholders.

Meanwhile, Dr. Leilani Pavilando, Bicol University’s extension director, shared the best practices in her institution which highlights the effective collaboration on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management between SUC and the local government units (LGU) in Legaspi City and Albay.

On the last day of the training, the CapSU participants joined the national caucuses and parallel sessions on different fields of extension, namely: agriculture, education and the social sciences, Muslims and indigenous peoples, fisheries and development and technology.

Among other outputs, the fisheries group, where Prof. Gallardo belonged, tackled institutional capability which they addressed to the Department of Budget and Management and CHED. Recognizing the lack of manpower for fisheries extension, they moved for the creation of plantilla positions for extension workers in said field.

One group advocating the concerns of the Islamic minority and indigenous peoples proposed a program titled Innovating Extension Services toward Sustainable Human Development for Muslims and Indigenous Communities. It recognized that interventions of non-Muslims and non-IP organizations are not culturally responsive and there is also the lack of culture-sensitive or culture-based extension services. It also lamented using tribal groups for marketability for financing institutions local and abroad and the unstable peace and order conditions in their communities.

The Western Visayas group, meanwhile, proposed for the development and translation into vernacular varied information, education and communication (IEC) materials previously published and distributed by the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute and SUCs of Region VI.

For her part, Solante said that part of their learning from the said capability-building initiative is the reinforcement and polishing of 4K, CapSU’s current extension agenda. In particular, Solante has set to make use of the current social media in their activities to promote effective communication channels among CapSU extension workers.

The participants and facilitators of the first National Training on Extension in Banga, Aklan.

29 Sep 2014

CapSU Pilar, RDEC host journsem for The Bridge staff

To enhance the writing skills of the staff members of The Bridge, its school paper, the Capiz State University Pilar Satellite College headed by Dr. Marcela Buenvenida, in coordination with the Research, Development and Extension Center (RDEC), hosted “Bridging the Gap: The Bridge Journalism Workshop” on July 21–23, 2014 at CapSU Pilar, Bgy. Natividad, Pilar, Capiz.

The three day writing workshop featured Mr. Niño Manaog, extension associate of RDEC, who lectured on journalistic ethics, news writing, feature writing and editorial writing.

It also featured two professors of CapSU Pilar’s College of Information Technology, namely: Mr. Philomel Innocent Obligar, who shared on internet publishing and blogging; and Ms. Sharon Baticados, who taught the students on photojournalism.

Aside from the editorial staff of The Bridge, ­participants included the Education, Information Technology and Social Work majors of said campus.

Led by Mr. Eric Esteban Contreras and Ms. Tara Mateo, The Bridge advisers, the training was also supported by Vice-Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras.

Participants and facilitators of Bridging the Gap: The Bridge
Journalism Workshop at CapSU Pilar Satellite College,
Natividad, Pilar, Capiz

Mr & Miss CapSU 2014

Roxas City Main, Pontevedra, Burias bets win titles

By Ramon Launio

The Courier 
Mambusao Satellite College

John Rey Venancio of the Dayao
Satellite College won Mr. CapSU; while
Jenny Rose Socias of Roxas City
Main Campus won Miss CapSU.
Roxas CityDuring the Search for Mr. and Miss CapSU-PASUC 2014 held Sept. 17 at the CapSU Gym on Fuentes Drive here, three CapSU campuses romped away with the top prizes as both of their male and female contestants won the top places in the said competition.

In this year's search, John Rey Venancio of the Dayao Satellite College won Mr. CapSU; while Jenny Rose Socias of Roxas City Main Campus won Miss CapSU.

Garnering the top scores in most categories, they are followed by Nepthalie Ong, Jr. of Roxas City Main and Louella Louise Cordero of Burias Campus , first runners-up; Francis Valentin of Pontevedra Campus and Sanilyn Patricio of Pilar Satellite College,second runners-up; Mark Vincent Junio of Burias Campus and Melarey Roxas of Pontevedra Campus, third runners-up; and Noel Tyson Godinez of Mambusao Satellite College and Rebecca Moralla of Sigma Satellite College, fourth runners-up.

Forthe male search, the board of judges consisted of Mr. Nobel Paderes; Ms. AgnesJune Limaco Custudio; and Mr. Thomas Ciudad, chief judge

For the female candidates, judges were Ms. Adelia Bajada; Mr. Genesis Ambrosio; andCapiz Vice-Gov. Esteban Contreras, chief judge. Mr. Freden Delgado and Ms. Felyn Mae Yap of CapSU MSC hosted the pageant.

The top two male and female winners will represent CapSU in the 2014 Mr. and Miss PASUCto be held later this year.

CapSU MSC hosts 2014 Inter-Campus meet

The Courier Staff
Mambusao Satellite College

Roxas City—The Capiz StateUniversity (CapSU) Mambusao Satellite College (MSC) hosts this year’sInter-Campus Meet from September 17– 20 at the Roxas City Main Campus onFuentes Drive here.

Every year, CapSU campuses acrossthe province of Capiz take turns to host the said sports and cultural summit; andthis year is the turn of the Mambusao Satellite College based in Poblacion,Mambusao, Capiz.

According to Dr. Lillibeth Leonor,MSC director, hosting the meet “is not an easy task, even as we have to prepareboth the physical and financial aspect of the activities, and considering thefact that we are also undermanned.”

But because of the “dedication,perseverance, and the support from the central administration ofadministrators, faculty and staff, and students of MSC, we are able to prepareeverything so easy and smoothly,” Leonor said.

MSC was the host campuslast year but because they were busy for accreditation, the Sigma SatelliteCollege was given the assignment. Now MSC is beginning to fulfill what it haspromised.

Anchored on the theme “PASUCSocio- Cultural and Literary Development toward ASEAN Integration,” this year’sInter-Campus Meet formally opened at the Villareal Stadium at 3 p.m. on Sept 17.

"We Are One Family"

CapSU holds 2014 Inter-Campus Meet

By Jhona Tayco
The Courier Staff
Mambusao Satellite College

Roxas City—On Sept. 17,2014, all roads led to the Capiz State University (CapSU) here as it opened the 2014 Inter-Campus Meet.
Ten campuses (Roxas City Main, Pontevedra, Roxas City Dayao, Burias, Pilar, Mambusao, Sigma, Sapian,Tapaz and Dumarao) vie for championships in various sports and cultural events.

Anchored on the theme “PASUC Socio-Cultural and Literary Development towards Asean Integration,” the campus meet is being hosted by the Mambusao Satellite College (MSC) and will wrap up on Sept. 20, 2014.

During the opening program held at the Villareal Stadium, the CapSU Roxas City Main Chorale led the Doxology and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, CapSU March and Capiz Hymn.

In her welcome address,Dr. Editha Alfon, newly installed vice-president for academic affairs, said that “CapSU has ten different campuses yet we are one CAPSU family.”

Dr. Lilibeth Leonor, Mambusao Satellite College director, also delivered the opening remarks.

The Torch of Sportsmanship was lit by the regional SCUAA athletes, namely: Noe Necessario,Ismael Faisal Mercurio, Glenn Barrientos and Riza Arroza. Then the university colors were raised by Mr. Francisco Roman Figarola of CapSU Burias Campus,university athletic manager and MSC’s Prof. Caster Kapunan, cultural affairs chairperson. Then, the team Banners were raised by the team managers, campus administrators and college directors.

Riza Arroza, regional SCUAA athlete led the athletes’ oath; while Athletics Manager Figarola led the oath of coaches.

Selected MSC faculty and staff performed dance numbers; while the drum and lyre corps of Burias and Roxas City Main campuses also rendered musical numbers.

In his keynote speech, Capiz Vice-Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras encouraged the athletes to “work hard and work together for the win.” He also urged them “not let the games begin but also let the winning begin.”

And finally, CapSU President Editha Magallanes officially declared the 2014 Inter-Campus Meet open.

IPOPHL, CapSU train 50 researchers on IP nationwide

By Niño Manaog
Photos by Rector John Latoza

LOCAL OFFICIALS (clockwise from top left):
Dr. Gavino; Dr. Ambut; Engr. Linan; and Dr. Legada
To engage more faculty and staff in research and level up—this has been the mantra for the recently concluded Foundation Course on Intellectual Property (IP) held on July 30–31, 2014 at the Conference Room of Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Main Campus, Fuentes Drive, Roxas City.

According to Dr. Pedro Gavino, CapSU’s vice-president for research, development and extension (RDE), the University has made sure that they send at least three participants from each of the CapSU campuses to engage more participation. As such, CapSU RDEC is able to engage bigger involvement and encourage more of its personnel to pursue research and follow through production and development.

(Clockwise from top left):
Atty. Gepty; Mr. Sablan; Mr. Dumali;
and Mr. Fulo 
Initiated by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and led by Engr. Efren Linan, newly designated IP director of CapSU, the two-day course featured the expertise of four experts from IPOPHL based in Manila.

In his keynote speech, Atty. Alan Gepty, deputy director general of IPOPHL’s Adjudication, Policy and International Relations stressed on what academic researchers can expect in the future. Among others, he zeroed in on value, competition and automation, citing how patented products will become very valuable in the future. For example, Nike attributes 90 percent of its worldwide profit   to its trademark.

Mr. Adrian Sablan, IP specialist, discussed the relevance of IP to the academe. According to Sablan, the current mantra in the academe is not anymore “Publish or Perish” but rather “Patent, Publish and Profit.” For his part, Mr. Dindo Dumali, certified patent agent, gave the participants the overview of the protection of inventions including its advantages, uses and relevance to technology development. Mr. Harris Fulo, another IP specialist, briefed the participants on the importance of patent information in relation to research and its uses and advantages.  Fulo also provided a run-through of the different parts of a patent document.

Said resource speakers shared their knowledge to some 50 researchers of the CapSU system plus researchers from other higher educational institutions.

The two-day IP primer gathered the participation of researchers from three other HEIs, namely: Central Philippine University (3 participants), University of San Agustin (3 participants) and the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (2 participants), all of Iloilo City. A sole participant from the Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology also availed herself of said training.

Among others, Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr., CapSU research director, cited the merits of said research initiative.

According to Legada, researchers in the past had been content with pursuing research only to the extent of classroom prototype production or journal publication. This time, however, the activity instilled in the participants that research work does not end there. More important, it also includes the production of patents and copyrights for the university’s intellectual properties.  To ensure this, he included in the university’s research agenda the prioritization of research projects on product development.

Legada added that the training sought to instil in the CapSU community a culture of research even as their efforts target genuine development in their communities.

The said capability-building initiative has been fully supported by CapSU’s key officials led by Pres. Editha Magallanes; and facilitated by the Research, Development and Extension Center staff.

CapSU engineers train 41 brgy residents on welding, wiring

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

To help augment the livelihood of the members of their community, the engineering faculty of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology of the Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Main Campus recently led skills trainings to selected residents of Roxas City.

First, Engr. Kenneth Occeño of the Electrical Engineering Department conducted the Skills Training On Building Wiring Installation to some 11 residents of Barangay Milibili in Roxas City from Feb. 12, 2014  to March 25, 2014.

And for its part, the Mechanical Engineering Department also led the Skills Training on Basic Arc Welding in the same barangay. Facilitated by Engr. Josue Ajera, the said training benefited  21 barangay folks and out-of-school youths in Brgy. Milibili, Roxas City beginning Feb. 12 and ending on March 26, 2014.

Said activities form part of the College’s Skills Training Development Program of the CapSU Roxas City Main Campus.

MENTORS AND PUPILS. Engr. Occeño (far left) guides a trainee on building wiring installation and Engr. Josue Ajera (far right) mentors a student in shield metal arc welding.

15 Sep 2014

UPV opens mgt grad courses in Roxas

By Ralph John Mijares
Reporter, The Capiz Times

ROXAS City—Classes for the Master of Management (MM) offered by the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) will begin here next month.

Under the said program, UPV offers two MM specializations, namely: Business Management and Public Management.

The function room of El Circulo Convention Center in Pueblo de Panay, a residential-commercial township in Brgy. Lawaan will serve as classroom for the first batch of students.

Owing to the lack of faculty members, only 30 students were registered for the pioneer batch.

In a recent Memorandum of Agreement signing at said convention center, Prof. Mary Ann Gumban, UPV’s college of management dean said that the Masters of Management courses were chosen because they are in line with the development in Capiz.

Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr., UPV Chancellor Rommel Espinosa and Pueblo de Panay President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Nery Ong led the ceremonies.

The organizers said a building inside the Pueblo de Panay educational zone will be built in the future should there be more students. Other courses will soon be offered.

Ong stressed that UPV offering courses here does not signify that a campus has been built here; it is rather an extension of their services.

He said that UPV offering courses in Roxas City can serve as a “catalyst of growth in Capiz and Northern Panay.”

Around the 1980s, UPV had also offered for Capiz graduate courses in management.

11 Sep 2014

CapSU researchers study basic, inferential statistics

By Niño Manaog
With reports from Rector John Latoza

“There is a need to level up our capacities to do research—and one way to do it is to improve our skills in interpreting data from our own researches.”

Thus said Dr. Pedro G. Gavino, Capiz State University (CapSU)’s vice-president for research and extension, during the opening program for the Training on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) on Sept. 8–9, 2014 at the Conference Room of CapSU Roxas City Main Campus in Fuentes Drive, Roxas City.

The two-day seminar-workshop featured the expertise of its own faculty, Prof. Maritess Delfin Villanueva, assistant professor at CapSU Pontevedra satellite college who lectured and led exercise-workshops on basic statistics and inferential statistics using IBM-Statistical Package on Social Sciences (SPSS) to some 45 faculty and staff engaged in research and extension.

For two days, Villanueva led the Data Management & Statistical Analysis in Social Science Research using IBM-SPSS Statistics Version 20. In the said period, participants were taught basic statistics skills using the said software package used for statistical analysis. According to IBM’s website, using the said software allows one to “predict with confidence what will happen next so that [you] can make smarter decisions, solve problems and improve outcomes.”

Villanueva obtained Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from the CapSU Pontevedra Campus and Master of Science in Statistics at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

On the first day, Villanueva introduced the basic concepts in statistics, categories of statistics and statistical softwares. More important, Villanueva guided the participants on how to run SPSS and go through the basic operations in using its features.

On the second day, participants were taught inferential statistics, which is used to test hypotheses and make estimations using sample data. Lectures and exercises included those on analysis of variance, chi-square and regression analysis.

At the day’s end, the training drew collaborative support from the technical facilitators from the CapSU Pontevedra graduate school and faculty, led by Dr. Jocelyn Dagudag, research chair of said campus.

The lecture-workshop gained favorable feedback from the participants from across the CapSU campuses.

Engr. Arlyn Olmo of the College of Agricultural Engineering of CapSU Burias highly noted Villanueva’s expertise in statistics and requested that she conduct the same to their campus on another date.

For her part, Dr. Ma. Shiela Simon of the College of Education of CapSU Roxas City Main Campus had to say that the hands-on exercises helped much in the understanding of the skills taught.

Then, besides recognizing the availability of the free software, a number of participants also thought the hands-on incisive and helpful even as they also recognized the need to conduct the said capability-building activity for a longer period.

For his part, Gavino urged the participants to apply the skills taught and also encouraged them to echo their learning to their respective campuses and satellite colleges.
Participants, facilitators and resource speakers of the training (Photo by Rector John Latoza)