The Cebu Normal University (CNU) staff, faculty, and administrative officials showcased the rich Cebuano culture during the Visayas Vignettes cultural show on June 29 at the SUC (State Universities and Colleges) Fair 2022 held in SM Mall of Asia Entertainment Hall.
The SUC Fair 2022 was held to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and its 2nd National Higher Education Day and ran from June 28 to July 1, 2022.
Themed Promoting Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Culture & Arts for National Development and Global Competitiveness, the Fair aimed to: 1) commemorate the anniversary of CHED and the National Higher Education Day and recognize its stakeholders’ contribution to the development of higher education in the Philippines; 2) highlight the roles of SUCs as prime movers of research and development, as the source of innovation, and as partners for national development, and 3) showcase the products and talents of SUCs across the country.
SUCs from the different regions of the Philippines highlighted their innovations and products in the innovation exhibits and product bazaar.
The nightly shows showcased the vibrant cultures of the three island groups of the country.
The Visayan Vignettes was the second of the three cultural shows boasting the rich culture of the Visayas.
The CNU delegation to the Fair represented the Region 7 SUCs and proudly featured the rich Cebuano arts and culture.
Ms. Naila Beltran, the artistic director of the presentation divided the entire performance into three themes: 1) The Faith, 2) The Art, and 3) The Beauty.
Recognizing Cebu as the country’s birthplace of Christianity, The Faith was manifested through the festive beat of the Sinulog by the CNU Dance Ensemble and the song Wala’y Sukod ang Pagmahal by Mr. Karl Patrick Casas as homage to the Sto. Niño and St. Pedro Calungsod respectively.
Exhibiting the musical artistry of the Cebuanos then and now, Ms. Kimberly Raya and Casas performed the time-honored classics Sa Kabukiran and Usahay respectively while Ms. Therese Marie Langit and Dr. Kim Francis Rodriguez playfully rendered the Vispop hit Bok Love.
Finally, The Beauty emphasized on the timeless charisma of the Cebuana defined by her strong character and unique charm in the song Babayeng Sugbuanon as performed by Rodriguez with the special participation of Dr. Daisy Palompon, the Officer-in-Charge to the Office of the University President of CNU and Dr. Laurence Garcia, the OIC University and Board Secretary.
“The concept of the presentation of Cebu Normal University really showcases the art and culture that we have been preserving and we are very proud of of our very own Cebu.” Palompon said.
Palompon also lauded the entire CNU delegation for having been able to come up with a meaningful and impressive presentation despite limitations of time.
“It was a very meaningful presentation despite the limited time preparation but the team – the performers really demonstrated their love for music, their love for arts, showcasing their talent and also giving their best for Cebu Normal University.” Palompon said.
The CNU performers consisted of administrative staff, faculty, and University Officials:
- Mr. Nilmark Argomido (College of Medicine)
- Ms. Mary Jane Auman (External Affairs and International Linkages Office)
- Ms. Mary Jermaine Estrada (College of Teacher Education)
- Ms. Jessa Fernandez (Learning Resource Center)
- Mr. Harrold Gogo (Finance Services Division)
- Ms. Honey Grace Irizari (Supply Office)
- Ms. Imee Jeruta (External Affairs and International Linkages Office)
- Mr. Nelson Sombilon (Records Office)
- Ms. Mae Quilaton (Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs)
- Mr. Angelito Cabanilla (College of Teacher Education)
- Ms. Kimberly Raya (College of Teacher Education)
- Ms. Therese Marie Langit (College of Arts and Sciences)
- Mr. Karl Patrick Casas (College of Arts and Sciences)
- Dr. Kim Francis Rodriguez – Public Information Officer
- Dir. Naila Beltran – Director, External Affairs and International Linkages Office
- Dr. Laurence Garcia – OIC-University and Board Secretary
- Dr. Daisy Palompon – OIC-Office of the University President
The performance ended with a dance rendition of I Love Cebu with a curtain call of the performers and was well-applauded by the members of the audience. (KFR)
Cebu Normal University (CNU) met, for the first time, with its new Chair in the Board of Regents, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner Aldrin Darilag, to discuss the university’s readiness for face-to-face (F2F) classes for the academic year (AY) 2022-2023.
Darilag was designated as the new Chair of the CNU Board of Regents after its former Chair, Commissioner Perfecto Alibin retired from the Commission on February.
In his inspirational message, Darilag expressed his excitement to be working with CNU and vowed to support and enrich the University to make it a model institution in the country.
“I am humbled and excited to be opening up new doors to the future of our learners, our educators, and to CNU as a quality higher education institution.” Darilag said.
“I will relentlessly pursue the desired transformational development that this institution requires and eventually advance CNU as an archetype of higher education in the entire nation.” he added.
Darilag visited CNU on March 30, 2022, and met with its administrative officials for a roundtable discussion on the University’s readiness for F2F classes for the next AY.
Dr. Daisy R. Palompon, CNU Vice-President for Academic Affairs, presented the CNU Report on F2F Classes Readiness and highlighted the University’s efforts and initiatives which earned the LGU and the Commission’s go signal for limited F2F classes for both the College of Nursing (CN) and the College of Medicine (CoM).
The preparations done by the two colleges will become the prototype for the rest of the colleges to benchmark on for their own programs.
Darilag posed no objections for the opening of next AY’s classes in F2F but encouraged the University to take into consideration the opinions of its stakeholders in crafting its implementing guidelines.
After his CNU visit, Darilag convened the University’s Board of Regents for its 102nd meeting. (KFR)
Cebu Normal University (CNU) bags numerous awards in the 6th Central Visayas Health Research and Innovations Conference (CVHRIC).
The conference, themed, New Normal to New Future: Research and Innovations towards Universal Health Care aimed to link together health researchers and institutions in the region as well as facilitate health research activities attuned to the regional health needs.
CVHRIC was participated in by delegates coming from the different member institutions in Region 7 along with some invited guests here and abroad.
During the conference, CNU delegates manifested their research prowess by snatching the following awards in the following competitions:
2nd Place – The Untold Stories of Childhood to Parenthood by Ms. Joni Inocencia Gonzaga, Dr. Laurence L. Garcia and Ms. Ma. Mayla Imelda M. Lapa
3rd Place – Social Factors as Antecedents to Depression among Community Dwelling Older Persons by Mr. Endrex P. Nemenzo, Dr. Daisy R. Palompon and Ms. Jillian A. Bejoc
2nd Place – HEARTS MATTERS: The Moderation and Mediation Effects of Resilience, Experience of Abuse, and Technology Use in Older Persons by Dr. Daisy R. Palompon
3rd Place – Working Beyond 80: An Octogenarian in the Workforce by Ms. Ma. Mayla Imelda M. Lapa, Mr. Endrex P. Nemezo, and Dr. Laurence L. Garcia
ORAL RESEARCH COMPETITION (Non-Experimental Category)
2nd Place – HEARTS MATTERS: The Moderation and Mediation Effects of Resilience, Experience of Abuse, and Technology Use in Older Persons by Mr. Vincent Pananganan
ORAL RESEARCH COMPETITION (Qualitative Research Category)
2nd Place – Living Alone and Using Social Media Technologies: The Experience of Filipino Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Ms. Joana Mariz C. Castillo
RESEARCH POSTER COMPETITION
1st Place – Forecasting Measles Spread through Bass Diffusion by Mrs. Jillian A. Bejoc
3rd Place – Social Factors as Antecedents of Depression among Community Dwelling Older Persons by Mr. Endrex P. Nemezo, Dr. Daisy R. Palompon, and Mrs. Jillian A. Bejoc
Among the different accolades, CNU garnered the most coveted Dir. Elena O. Diola Research Collaboration Award.
This special award is given to a member institution based on the following criteria: (1) established institutional linkages and collaboration; (2) value creation; (3) track record in building, leading, and mentoring organizations, and; (4) evidence of significant research collaboration and networking.
The 6th CVHRIC was held on July 14-16, 2021, via the Zoom platform hosted by the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development. J. Bejoc