Hon. Nelson continues the Licup Legacy as BOR Private Sector Rep.
Hon. Nelson C. Licup took oath as the representative of the private sector of the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) Board of Regents (BOR) on Oct. 17, 2023.
Although it is the first time that Hon. Nelson sits as a part of the BOR; he has been helping SLSU in various ways. To continue the legacy of his father, the late Dr. Roberto C. Licup, Sr., Hon. Nelson donated the following: (1) Php 500,000.00 to support the establishment of the treatment and disposal of toxic waste generated by the BS Radiologic Technology program; and (2) Php 500,000.00 to augment the budget for the purchase of land for the SLSU Main Campus Annex in Brgy. Piis, Lucban, Quezon. Hon. Nelson provided financial assistance to (1) the poor and deserving students under the scholarship program of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS), (2) the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) personnel who are pursuing MBAs at SLSU, and (3) the doctors of the to-be-instituted College of Medicine who will pursue a Master in Public Health Education as required by the CHED Technical Working Group. He also sponsored the CABHA-JPIA project, “Padayon,” which aims to generate funds to upgrade the quality of education in the BS Accountancy program and to incentivize students who will top the CPA Licensure Examination.
Moreover, Hon. Nelson sponsored various events at SLSU Main and SLSU Tiaong.
With his unwavering assistance, Hon. Nelson was awarded as a major benefactor of SLSU during the PRAISE Awards in 2019.
SLSU Personnel undertake Training on Capacity Development on Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight
The teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) underwent training on capacity training and strategic foresight entitled Futures Thinking: A Seminar-Workshop on Value Creation, conducted on Sept. 27–28, 2023.
Through the support of Hon. Pia S. Cayetano, 71 administrative officers, and faculty members from different campuses attended the training. Mr. Emmanuel De Guia and Ms. Jalaine Joyce V. Malabanan served as resource persons in instilling a forward-thinking mindset and exploring methodologies in anticipation of future trends.
Aside from the Futures Thinking Program, Hon. Cayetano also facilitated the additional funding for the establishment and/or support of the SLSU College of Medicine.
Dr. Higa from Kochi University visits SLSU Forest Protection Unit for Possible Forest-funded Research
Dr. Motoki Higa, a lecturer from Kochi University, Japan, visited the Mt. Banahaw Forest Protection and Conservation Unit (MBFPCU) of the Southern Luzon State University to conduct an ocular visit from Sept. 6–7, 2023.
Dr. Higa stated that he intended to examine the forest characteristics of different protected areas (PAs) in the Philippines, particularly Mt. Banahaw, which may serve as a future area for forest-funded research.
Dr. Francisco Beltran, the director of MBFPCU, accompanied Dr. Higa on the two-day trip. Only an ocular visit and no data collection were carried out during the activity in accordance with the laws and regulations of the MBFPCU and the Department of Environmental Natural Resources – Protected Area and Management Board (DENR-PAMB).
SLSU Students to Receive Scholarships Through Sen. Marcos’ Initiative
A total of 200 students from the different campuses of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) will benefit from the scholarship initiative of Sen. Imee R. Marcos this coming academic year.
Through the Tulong Dunong Program under the Office of Senator Imee R. Marcos, 200 students will receive the scholarship. Sen. Marcos specifically aimed to help incoming freshmen and/or 2nd-year students since the scholarship grant will cover four years’ worth of studies.
In line with this, Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes advised the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) to equally distribute the number of grantees throughout all the campuses.
Additional information on the requirements and how to apply for a scholarship will be posted by OSAS soon.
SLSU receives STAARRDEC recognition for R&D Programs
The Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) was awarded a Plaque of Recognition from the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC) on May 3, 2023 during the RRDCC Night of the 35th STAARRDEC Anniversary Celebration and the 1st Regional Technology Pitch Fest.
The STAARRDEC commends SLSU for its unwavering commitment and noteworthy contributions as a member of the organization to implementing the institution’s banner programs on strategic research and development into action.
SLSU, Hon. Villaseñor signs Deed of Donation for 2 Lots
The Southern Luzon State University and Hon. Moises B. Villaseñor, representing the heirs of Hon. Pilar Sario signed a deed of donation for two lots located in Brgy. Kulapi, Lucban, Quezon, April 4, 2023.
Through Hon. Villaseñor, the two lots whose land area totaled to 3,410 m2 (2,203 m2 and 1,207 m2), will be under the name of SLSU.
Before the signing of the deed of donation, Hon. Villaseñor, in 2022, already expressed his willingness to donate the said lots and said that he will conduct a meeting with his family members regarding the donation.
SLSU, QMC signs MOA for College of Medicine Base Hospital
The Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Quezon Medical Center (QMC) for the base hospital of the College of Medicine (COM), on Feb. 1, 2023.
Under the MOA, QMC allows the affiliation and training of the student clerks/medical interns of SLSU enrolled under the College of Medicine. Meanwhile, SLSU will be responsible for the medical education program, academic affairs, and assessment of the student clerks.
Currently, SLSU COM is still under institutionalization and is expected to operate this year, 2023.
SLSU students to Benefit with Sen. Legarda’s Scholarship Initiative
Selected students from all the campuses of the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) are said to benefit from the scholarship initiative of Senator Loren Legarda.
The university and the office of Sen. Legarda agreed on Feb. 2, 2023 that SLSU will provide the guidelines and qualifications for the Php 1.3 million worth of scholarship under the Tulong Dunong Program.
According to the dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS), Dr. Noreen P. Echague, the students that do not receive any financial assistance will be prioritized in selecting the grantees.
The implementation of the program is set to start during the second semester of AY 2022 – 2023 and first semester of AY 2023 – 2024.
SLSU facilitates 3-day Seminar-workshop for Future Medical Faculty of College of Medicine
The Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) facilitated a three-day seminar-workshop for the future medical faculty of the College of Medicine (COM), Nov. 4 – 6, 2022.
The three-day training aimed to equip the participants with knowledge on the basic principles of developing outcome-based education course design. Further, the output of the workshop was to formulate course syllabus.
Ms. Melflor A. Atienza, MD, MHPEd discussed the topic, “The Landscape that Shapes Medical Education in the Philippines,” for the first session. While Ms. Erlyn A. Sana, PhD talked about outcome-based education as curriculum and instructional design model in the second session. All of the 37 participants were grouped according to 11 departments: Anatomy/Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology/Parasitology, Pathology, Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob-gyne, and Surgery to produce course syllabus aligned with the University’s vision, mission, and goals.
For the day 2 of the workshop, participants were required to formulate their respective course syllabus. The same groups developed course packs for the first to fourth year for the future students of the College of Medicine. The guest speakers guided the participants through the formulation of objectives, organizing subject matter, selection of appropriate instructional resources, delivery strategies, and appropriate assessment procedures. They also conducted a plenary wherein participants presented and critiqued each course syllabus.
Two more sessions were made on the last day. Dr. Atienza discussed the clinical teaching strategies, while Dr. Sana taught about the teaching, research and extension service. The facilitators including Ms. Claire D. Pastor, LPT supervised an open forum to address all questions from the workshop.
The seminar-workshop is in response to the comments made by the Commission on Higher Education – Office of Program Standards Development (CHED – OPSD) with regards to the areas concerning faculty profile and curriculum outline which are some of the areas necessary for the institutionalization of the College of Medicine.