The Philippine delegation to the Fifth Taiwan-Philippines Academic Conference: Digital Humanities and Cultural Studies was headed by CNU President Dr. Marcelo T. Lopez. The said delegation was composed of nine faculty from the Cebu Normal University and ten faculty and staff from University of San Carlos with Dean Challoner A. Matero in the front line.


The five-day experience exposed the delegation to genuine Oriental culture that only Taiwan can provide. The hospitality was incomparable.


The day of the conference, October 20 was a great success.  CNU President Dr. Marcelo T. Lopez was the keynote speaker of the Fifth Taiwan – Philippines Academic Conference: Digital Humanities and Cultural Studies. Dr. Lopez talked on Cebu Normal University’s Spatial Relations in the Governance Structure of Cultural Affairs in the Philippines. The  President’s speech anchored on the role of higher education in preserving and cultivating Filipino culture. 

The CNU delegation did an awesome job as the group presented different studies in the field of education, health and public policy and governance. The following are the studies presented in the above-mentioned conference with the corresponding faculty presenter:


College of Arts and Sciences:


The Spratly Islands Conflict: Implications to China and the Philippines – Ferdinand T. Abocejo

An Analysis on the Trends in Philippine Political Behavior from 1980-2010 in the Lens of Existing Governmental Policies of the Time – Atty. Cyril Bryan Dosdos Cuizon

Local Color in Edilberto K. Tiempo’s Selected Short Stories – Lito L. Diones

Abnormal Political Order Extraordinary Financial Returns: A Case on the Philippines – Ana Leah Llanto Dungog-Cuizon


 College of Nursing:


Readiness and Retirement: A Theory Development Approach – Laurence L. Garcia

Virtual Simulation Learning among Student Nurses in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit – Domino B. Puson


College of Teacher Education:


 The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Cordova Dinagat Festival – Dr. Rufina C. Rosaroso

The Impact of Apprentice Teachers’ Culture on Their Behavior and Performance: A Case Study – Dr. Angeline M. Pogoy