CNU gains deeper understanding on data privacy

Cebu Normal University (CNU) educators acquired knowledge on data privacy through an in-service training that was attended by all faculty members in the University.

The training on Data Privacy in Higher Education Institutions was held last January 7 and 8 at the Tandang Sora Hall.

The first day was attended by teachers from the College of Teacher Education (CTE), College of Nursing (CN), and CNU Balamban campus, while the second day was attended by educators from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and CNU Medellin campus.  

It was conducted by the office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).

VPAA Dr. Daisy Palompon said that the gathering aims to add more inputs on data privacy to educators who are exposed to different information sharing and who come in contact with sensitive information that are shared in different social media platforms.

Palompon also said that the in-service training would also serve as a springboard for CNU faculty members to implement the data privacy operations or systems in the University.

Atty. Rey Cris Panugaling, Attorney IV and Head of the Office of Strategy Management of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), and Human Resource Director and Data Protection Officer of University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), Inc., graced the event as a guest lecturer to impart knowledge and awareness on the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 to the faculty members of his alma mater.

He gave a background briefer and overview of DPA, and discussed the rights of data subjects, general obligations, the five pillars of data privacy accountability and compliance, and data privacy threats and best practices.

The same seminar on DPA was also given to CNU non-teaching staff on February 7, 2020 which was organized by the Office of Quality Assurance in coordination with the Office of the Chief Administrative Office and Data Privacy Office. (JDF)

Updated as of February 10, 2020

Grateful students pay tribute to their awesome teachers

(Photo by Ang Suga)

Cebu Normal University (CNU) students paid tribute to all Normalite educators as the World Teachers’ Day is celebrated.

All teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Teacher Education (CTE) and Integrated Laboratory School (ILS), and College of Nursing (CN) were gathered at the Samuel McClintock (SM) Hall on October 3 together with the Administrative Council and students. CNU Balamban and Medellin students also showed appreciation to their teachers as they celebrated Teachers’ Day at their respective campuses.

The event was spearheaded by CNU Supreme Student Council (SSC) with the other mandated student organizations, namely Council of Liberal Arts and Sciences Students (CLASS), Educators’ Council (EC), and Nightingale Student Council (NSC). Student representatives from different organizations performed songs and dances to delight all educators. A series of performances came from Pop Jazz Dance Company, NSC, ILS, CLASS and EC, and the CNU Chorale.

Dr. Filomina Dayagbil, SUC President III gives her message to all the teachers present in celebration for the World Teachers’ Day. / Photo by Mechelle Canoy

Dr. Filomena Dayagbil, CNU President, acknowledged the teachers and other stakeholders, and thanked the SSC and the rest of the student organizations who made the event possible with their love and affection. She shared that Teachers’ Day is one of her favorite celebrations in school because “it puts premium on the importance of educators and faculty members in the delivery of quality service in the University.”

Dayagbil said that the learner is the center of education process, but the teacher makes the learner. She said, “The teacher builds or breaks the future of our learners.” She mentioned that it is her long term dream and aspiration to have a pool of faculty members who nurture learners and bring out the best in them. Dayagbil then gave emphasis on teachers’ character and competence to do it.

She then announced that the National Budget Circular (NBC) No. 461 has been approved and endorsed by the CNU Board of Regents. She said that approval of the board shows how supportive they are of the different ranks that the teachers have gained through perseverance, effort, and hard work. The documents will still be submitted to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Civil Service Commission (CSC) for evaluation.

“For me, that’s the best announcement and gift that I could give to all of us on Teachers’ Day as far as our efforts are concerned,” she said.

CNU Pop Jazz Dance Company is dancing through the theme of Mental Health Awareness. / Photo by Mechelle Canoy
Nightingale Student Council Officers are holding pictures of their professors as they sing “Glowing Inside”. / Photo by Ang Suga
Janly Grace Demol, ILS Student sings to the song “Rise Up” earnestly for the teachers. / Photo by Ang Suga
Mr. Jorjie Nepangue intently reads his messages from his students. / Photo by Ang Suga

Teachers enjoyed their day as they witnessed the performances of the different student organizations. Educators also actively joined the community dance led by the CLASS and EC.

CNU Balamban Campus celebrated the day through an impromptu pageant prepared by SSC which was joined by the teachers. After which, a tribute from the students was done. A volleyball exhibition game also followed between the faculty and students.

CNU Medellin Campus also celebrated theirs through a message relay game with a twist which was participated in by both faculty and students. Performances and messages from the students then followed with the giving of tokens to the teachers. (JDF)

CNU Medellin Inaugurates its New Covered Court

A new covered court in the CNU-Medellin campus was inaugurated and turned over to the Cebu Normal University Administration on August 16, 2019.

The said covered court was constructed through the efforts of the former congressman, Hon. Benhur Salimbangon, as a realization of a promise he made when he once chanced to pay the campus a visit.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the administrative officials of Cebu Normal University led by the university president Dr. Filomena Dayagbil, the entire CNU-Medellin community headed by its campus director Dr. Grace Malaga, Local Government officials, and other stakeholders. Congresswoman Janice Salimbangon of the 4th district of Cebu, the better half of the former congressman, attended the ceremony in his stead.

The ceremony started with a benediction led by Medellin parish priest Rev. Fr. Camilo Agustin Villamor and was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony done by both President Dayagbil and Congresswoman Salimbangon.

Congresswoman Janice Salimbangon of the 4th District of Cebu and CNU President Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil cut the ribbon during the inauguration of the new covered court. / Photo by Kim Francis Rodriguez

The honorable congresswoman expressed her happiness of finally being able to turn over the said covered court as a gesture of good faith to the diligent CNU students of Medellin.

CNU President Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil hands in the Certificate of Appreciation to Congresswoman Janice Salimbangon. Also in the photo (first from the left) is the campus director of CNU-Medellin, Dr. Grace N. Malaga. / Photo by Kim Francis Rodriguez

Dr. Dayagbil in her acceptance speech expressed her gratitude to the Medellin LGU especially to the former congressman and the incumbent congresswoman for their support in the delivery of higher education in the Municipality of Medellin. She further lauded the highly efficient job of the project contractor headed by Engineer Greg Cataquez Jr. for the speedy construction of the said covered court and the CNU-Medellin workforce for their cooperation and unity that led to the success of the ceremony.

CNU-Medellin faculty and students perform a flash mob to close the inauguration ceremony of the new CNU-Medellin covered court. / Photo by Kim Francis Rodriguez

The ceremony ended with a song number and a flash mob presentation from the entire CNU-Medellin family. (KRR)