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QUALITY ASSURANCE: THE WMSU EXPERIENCE
The Western Mindanao State University believes in shaping its own destiny. And as an open system it welcomes feedback from its environment. Priorities in the University may change. But now more than ever it relies on the wisdom of accreditation as a means to promote quality assurance. The series of evaluation helped build the momentum for other colleges to follow pushing the College of Home Economics (Food Technology as well as Nutrition and Dietetics) to make it in the preliminary survey done last March 3-5, 2013 and November 11-13, 2013. The results of the evaluation for the Department of Food Technology (4.34) and Nutrition and Dietetics (4.29) qualified CHE for the first preliminary visit six months after it is rated. In doing the groundwork for the next AACCUP visit on March 2014 the University is now holding its own preliminary survey to determine the readiness of all the colleges. Internal visitations by local accreditors duly trained by AACCUP are scheduled from January 27-29, 2014. The Quality Assurance Office of the University headed by Dr. Susan P. De la Cruz is tasked to facilitate the conduct of the said activity. PHOTOS ON PAGE 18

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o less than the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) lauded the efforts of the University way back in 2009. The active involvement of WMSU was spearheaded by the University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho who was then Dean of the College of Nursing, also concurrent VP for Research while supported by Dr. Grace J. Rebollos, former president. The appraisal elevated the College of Nursing to reaccredited level 2 simultaneously with the College of Teacher Education (Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education) which was also reaccredited as level 2 under the stewardship of Dr. Edgardo H. Rosales. The “WMSU experience” has been welldocumented in a narrative that was submitted by the Public Affairs Office on occasion of the AACUP’s 25th anniversary. The essay entitled, Revisiting WMSU’s positive stance on Accreditation was published in 2012 by the AACUP together with stories of accreditation by selected SUCs in a book edited by Dr. Manuel T. Corpus et. al. on Quality Assurance: Concepts, Structures and Practices. The continuous commitment to work on the opportunity for evaluation since then has paved the way for a culture of excellence.

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Just recently the College of Nursing and the College of Teacher Education had another rounds of evaluation from the AACUP last November 11-14, 2013. The AACUP Technical Review and Board Action awarded both colleges level 3 (effective March 16, 2013-March 15, 2014) qualifying both for the next evaluation on March 2014. The summary of ratings in the components of instruction, extension, research, performance in licensure examinations, faculty development, linkages, library, and physical plant turned out to be more than satisfactory. A grand mean of 4.05 was attained by the College of Nursing and 4.06 by the College of Teacher Education in the BEED and BSED curricula the descriptive ratings of which are equivalent to very good. Mandated areas on curriculum, instruction and extension services including choice areas like faculty and linkages are the components which the two Colleges are presently fortifying. The accreditors team is composed of experts in the different academic fields coming from different SUCs and trained for this purpose by AACUP. The chairman hails from MSU-Iligan Institute of Technolog in the person of Dr. Brigida A. Roscom.

Amanda Jean R. Dalugdug Writer Joseph P. Curada Layout and Graphic Artist Evelyn C. Luceno Writer - OP

Dr. Lea U. Laput Director, Public Affairs Office All Deans and Directors Contributors Public Information Officers of the Colleges

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REVISITING WMSU’S POSITIVE STANCE ON ACCREDITATION
Excerpts from the article entitled “Revisiting WMSU’s Positive Stance on Accreditation” published in the book QUALITY ASSURANCE: CONCEPTS, STRUCTURES AND PRACTICES Edited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) Executive Director Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Assistant Executive Director Dr. Nilo E. Colinares and Technical Consultant Prof. Marina S. Quesada. Published by AACCUP, Inc. in 2012

PRO ACCREDITATION SIGNIFIES AN OPEN SYSTEM
The historical transformation of WMSU was vibrant and meaningful in the sense that transitions introduced from its establishment as a Provincial Normal School by the American military in 1914 until its conversion as a State University in 1978 up to the present is geared towards “openness.” An egalitarian orientation patterned after the Americans dominantly influenced the school administration over the years. As an open system, it has continuously coexisted and linked dynamically with entries not only within but outside the academe. It has blended naturally with and responded to the social, political and economic dictates of the times. Thus, even prior to the organization of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and University in the Philippines (AACCUP) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as well, the University had consistently opened itself to standardized evaluation by third-party agencies to ensure system upgrading. This has provided the University a cutting edge that contributed to its modest accomplishments in the various components of school administration, namely: instruction, faculty development, research, production and extension services. But it was a remarkable move when WMSU joined other State Colleges and Universities in the accreditation program under the AACCUP in the 90s. The AACCUP years that followed were short, however, because a new leadership dictated another direction in the management of the University and accreditation took a back seat. Even while the university has missed out on AACCUP evaluation for over a decade after its initial success in 1991-1996, it has chosen to revitalize its pledge to live up to its prestigious existence. In 2009, the BSN program under the dynamic stewardship of Dr. Milabel E. Ho and the BSED and BEED programs under the deanship of Dr. Edgardo H. Rosales simultaneously underwent evaluation and were awarded level II re-accredited status. The University since then has strengthened its subscription to external evaluation by accrediting agencies of its selected course offerings particularly in the criteria covering the program mission goals and objectives; faculty; curriculum and instruction; support to students; research; extension and community involvement; library; physical plant and facilities; laboratories and administration. To date, the University considers it an honor to be recognized as a state university that has always supported AACCUP’s conduct of accreditation in its bid to uphold a reputation that bespeaks of quality standards for higher educational institutions. In a long span of time, significant transitions in WMSU’s administration have taken spiraling turns marked by a brief interval of optimistic response towards accreditation in 1991-1996. It was during this brief moment that WMSU first had the opportunity of external evaluation by the AACCUP. The episode that followed had the University taking on other challenges for quite some time. From 1997-2009 a new wave of management was focused on the corporatization of selected programs in the university prompted by the government’s encouragement of SUCs to engage in income generating projects or IGPs. Although the University was adjudged by CHED as Level 4 in its aim to upgrade itself, the University leaned heavily on other concerns. Momentarily sidetracked by this development the University lagged behind in terms of internal and external evaluation.

CONQUERING THE BARRIERS OF UNCERTAINTY
“There is a need for the University to be constantly on its toes and be opened to the scrutiny of evaluators who come from various institutions with wealth of knowledge to share…”
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tate auditors commended the officials of the Western Mindanao State University for its remarkable accomplishment during school year 2012-2013, particularly in the field of criminology, according to a report published in the Philippine Star dated October 29, 2013 titled “COA hails Zambo school.” E n gi n eer, Engineer The report said that COA hailed the University’s College of Criminal Justice Education, under Dean Prof. Effrendy M. Estipona, for having been accorded the “Special Award for School/Academe Category” in the field of Criminology Awards given by the Philippine National Police during the latter’s 111th founding anniversary on August 17, 2012. The award underscored WMSU’s consistency in producing criminology graduates who top and give the school a high passing rate in police recruitment examinations and in training programs. COA likewise commended WMSU graduates for doing well in other licensure examinations and for ranking fifth in the Forester, ninth in Nutrition and Dietetics, seventh and ninth in Nursing, and fifth in the Geodetic licensure examinations. WMSU passing rate in the following licensure examinations were higher than the national passing rate: Nursing, Criminologist, Elementary Teacher, ATEP (Accelerated Teacher Education Program), Civil Electronic Engineer, Electrical and Guidance Counselor. Moreover, government auditors recognized the high quality of graduates produced by the Department of Extension Services and Community Development (DESCD) in non-formal courses such as Baking, Cooking, Food Processing, Plumbing and Practical Electricity and others who consistently register 100% passing rate in the National Certificate II examination administered regularly by TESDA. As part of the rehabilitation efforts of the University after the Zamboanga siege, DESCD, in collaboration with TESDA, conducted a Mat Weaving Training among 27 Badjao women evacuees. It was meant to economically empower the trainees and help them and their famiies move on. (Evelyn C. Luceño, OP-WMSU)

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To establish linkages for faculty immersion, student exchange and internship abroad program, Western Mindanao State University’s College of Home Economics conducted a Faculty Enhancement Training Activity at Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Singapore Polytechnic with a delegation composed of Dr. Milabel EnriquezHo (President), Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena (VP for Academic Affairs), other officials, CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos and CHE faculty members.

A visit to Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Singapore Polytechnic
October 24-31, 2013

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CTE students (L-R) Bon Jovi Hajan, Betsy Pearl Parangan, Sarah Mae Sales, Brenfel Castillo and Ivan Jerome Napigkit flaunting off their certificates of awards and medallions they received during the APRESET camp in Baguio.

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Accompanied by CTE faculty mentors Marisol Tubo and Ericson Alieto, the student-delegates from WMSU were Brenfel Castillo, Bon Jovi Hajan and Betsy Pearl Parangan from Bachelor of Secondary Education; and Ivan Jerome Napigkit and Sarah Mae Sales from Bachelor of Elementary Education. Participated by a total of 285 delegates from different Universities in the Philippines, the camp was spearheaded by the Philippine Normal University— the national center for teacher education. Among the participating institutions were the University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, CET Faculty Ms. Marisol D. Tubo receiving a certificate Bicol State University, St. Louise University (Baguio), of recognition from the representatives of the Philippine University of Rizal System, Cordillera University, Normal University. Angeles University Foundation, Philippine Normal University (Lopez Campus), PNU (Cadiz Campus), also bringing home gold while his co-researcher Hajan PNU (Manila), University of Cordilleras, Central Bicol who was conferred with a certificate. State University of Agriculture, Occidental Mindoro State University, University of Antique, and Central “The Crimsons always give their best. Considering the culture of excellence that my school inculcated in me, I Mindanao University. just knew, even before the declaration of winners, that WMSU delegates who reaped awards and recognition I made it,” Castillo confidently expressed after being were Napigkit, who placed 6th in the Whiz Quiz; announced as the first place in Research Presentation, Parangan, who was hailed as the Best Demonstration outshining 16 other student researchers from other Teacher bringing home a gold medallion; Castillo, who universities. (WMSU Press Release) was declared as Most Outstanding Research Presenter, 6 THE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN | OCTOBER 2013 -JANUARY 2014

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Law Students Association (LSA) officers for Academic Year 2013-2014, led by President Ekeena O. Lim (extreme right) take their oath before the College of Law Dean, Atty. Eduardo F. Sanson during the Testimonial Dinner.

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estern Mindanao State University (WMSU)-College of Law held its annual Testimonial Dinner on December 8 in honor of its new lawyers at the Astoria Regency Convention, Pasonanca, this city. The annual event has been a prided tradition of the said law school as they commend newly-minted lawyers who hurdled the Philippine Bar Examinations. This year’s honorees are Atty. Arbee A. Arquiza, Atty. Jan Christian M. Babiera, Atty. Jonelyn H. Bidad, Atty. Stephen Roy M. Cañete, Atty. Jovian P. Diesto, Atty. Faigdar A. Jaafar and Atty. Lerdo I. Matildo, Jr. Headed by the College of Law Dean, Atty. Eduardo F. Sanson and organized by the Law Students Association, the event sought to recognize the role of the legal education in the peace process with the theme, “Legal Education: Framework for Peace in the Southern Philippines.” Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez, WMSU OIC President and Vice-President for Planning, Administration and Finance was the guest speaker for the said dinner. Further, the yearend affair also served as a socialization and get-together for the law students, faculty members and alumni alike. The highlight of the dinner was the honorees’ speeches, in which they recounted the challenges and trials in taking the bar examinations. Their success stories serve as a motivation for aspiring lawyers. Another highlight is the fund-raising initiative intended for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. The said initiative is spearheaded by the College of Law-Law Students Association (LSA)—the same organization that extended manpower help and donations in cash and goods during the Zamboanga Siege incident, in partnership with the University Student Council, Fraternitas Scintilla Legis, Alpha Rho Lambda Law Fraternity and Scintilla Juris Professional Fraternity. Headed by its current President, Ekeena O. Lim, LSA also conducted WMSU Bar Operations 2013 at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, in support of the WMSU examinees of the Philippine Bar Examinations 2013 and just recently, a fund-raising event for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. (WMSU Press Release) Atty. Eduardo F. Sanson delivers his Dean’s message to the attendees.

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The honorees sharing their speeches (clockwise from upper left) Atty. Arbee A. Arquiza, Atty. Jovian P. Diesto, Atty. Faigdar A. Jaafar, Atty Jonelyn H. Bidad, Atty. Stephen Roy M. Cañete. Atty. Lerdo I. Matildo and Atty. Jan Christian M. Babiera

The 2013 honorees with their relatives.

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WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (2nd from right) with VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena (8th from left) with the Deans and Faculty of all Colleges during their courtesy call to the President.

(Forefront, seated L-R) Dr. Ricardo A. Somblingo (ESU Dean), Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez (VP-PAF), Dr. Milabel EnriquezHo (President), Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena (VPAA) and Dr. Roberto B. Torres (VP-RDE) with the ESU campus coordinators and other WMSU officials on January 17.

Rekindling Commitment and Service IN 2014
t is now made a tradition for the Western Mindanao State I University officials to pay a courtesy call to the head of the institution at the start of the year for the purpose of delivering their New Year’s greetings and convey some proposals for the forthcoming year. This year, University officials—from Vice Presidents, Directors, Section Chiefs, down to Deans of the different Colleges—paid a visit to the WMSU President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho from January 7 to 10, and January 17, 2014. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carla A. Ochotorena along with the Deans of all Colleges kicked off the first round of courtesy call to Dr. Ho on Tuesday-January 7. Section chiefs and heads of the administration’s visit to Dr. Ho followed the next day where the President turned emotional as she addressed her concern to each head, stressing how important it is to work as a team and move on to more proactive measures to achieve excellence. Subsequently, the Research, Development and Extension department—headed by Dr. Roberto B. Torres, Vice President—called on January 9. The President shared some words of wisdom to inspire not only the mind but the spirit. On Friday, January 10, Directors and staff under the Office of the President sat down with the President and shared updates regarding WMSU and laying out plans for the advancement of the University. Delegates from External Studies Unit, headed by Dr. Ricardo A. Somblingo ended the last wave of the New Year’s courtesy call on January 17 at the Executive Conference Room. As American baseball player George Herman Ruth puts it, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” In the same way, for a University to prosper, its people need not be the finest—for as long as every member of the academe performs efficiently, the goals for 2014 are just over the horizon. (AJ Dalugdug - PAO, WMSU) Dr. Ho (center) dialogues with directors under the Office of the President during their courtesy call.

Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, WMSU President (center) sharing words of wisdom to the Administration heads.

VP for RDE-Dr. Roberto B. Torres (2nd from right) and the heads of the departments under research were all smiles as they paid a visit to President-Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho.

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ARMM-ISKOLAR interview set at WMSU
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SKOLAR—a scholarship program under the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recently conducted the second phase of the screening of scholars at the Executive Conference Room of the Western Mindanao State University on Friday, November 29. Amihilda Sangcopan, Chief of Staff of the ORG led the line of interviewers of the scholarship who are all staff of the ARMM-ORG. According to Sangcopan, who represented ARMM Governor Hon. Mujiv Hataman, the core objective of ISKOLAR is to help the underprivileged yet academically qualified students from across ARMM, to encourage the youth to place more importance to what the community needs, to take steps to turn dreams into realities and to bring ARMM into the mainstream culture, thus the theme “Iskolar para sa pagbabago, para sa Bangsamoro.” Prior to the interview, the scholars underwent qualifying examinations in five provinces in ARMM on October 19. Through a written speech by Gov. Hataman, Sangcopan stressed out that education will always be the main agenda of the ARMM, adding that the Governor will invest in education for as long as he is in the post. Dr. Edena Fernandez, Director of the Scholarship Office of WMSU welcomed the staff of the ARMM-ORG and the would-be scholars of the program from the region, including those from WMSU. The scholarship program, which will cover school year 2014-2015, is in line with the ARMM government’s HELPS (Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Synergy) program. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU)

Chief of Staff of the Office of the Regional Governor of ARMM, Amihilda Sangcopan, led the team of interviewers from the ARMM scholarship program.

Level 1 qualifiers of the ARMM ISKOLAR gathered at the ground floor of the Executive Building.

(Left photo) Staff of the ARMM Office of the Regional Governor facilitated the interview of the scholars; (Right photo) Dr. Edena C. Fernandez, WMSU Scholarship Director also took part in the ISKOLAR program interview.
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Mrs. Hideliza B. Saipudin (center) received the award for Best Poster Presentation for her Chicken Feather Fiberboard.

WMSU’S PATENTED CHICKEN FEATHER FIBERBOARD GETS AWARDS ANEW
estern Mindanao State University’s Fiberboard Utility W Model, which was recently granted with an exclusive property right by the Intellectual Property Rights PhilippinesBureau of Patents, won the best poster presentation during the recently conducted Forests and Natural Resources Research Society of the Philippines, Inc.’s (FORESPI) 10th Annual Symposium. Mrs. Hideliza B. Rabajante-Saipudin, proponent of the “Medium Density Chicken Feather Fiberboard Overlaid with Mangium Veneers” received the award on October 23, 2013 at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños. The technology that Saipudin created granted WMSU the exclusive right to manufacture, use, sell or import the utility model within a period of seven years throughout the Philippines. Moreover, it was also given the Best Paper Award for the Research Category and First Place for the Poster Category during the Symposium of Research and Development Highlights conducted by WESMARRDEC (Western Mindanao Agricultural and Aquatic Research and Resource Center) on August 22. Unlike commercial Medium Density Fiberboards (MDF) that are created from wood, Saipudin’s Medium Density Chicken Feather Fiberboard uses chicken feather fibers for the manufacture of MDF—a conventional way of turning chicken feather wastes into something functional and productive. This also contributes to the preservation of natural resources like wood since it can be substituted for furniture applications, interior furnishings, paneling, insulation, ceilings and other products that require wood. FORESPI, which granted the award to Saipudin, is a professional organization of researchers in forestry and other related fields in the academe, industry, research and government. The annual symposium and general assembly meeting are the major activities of the society. The event encourages active participation of the members in research and development of forest and natural resources including policy formulation and advocacy. It provides opportunity for the update of current researches in forestry and related

Saipudin with the poster of the Chicken Feather Fiberboard presented during the FORESPI Symposium. fields as well as on national issues that impact forestry and natural resources. Saipudin, a faculty member of the College of Forestry and Environmental Studies-WMSU for 26 years is a graduate of BS Forest Products Engineering from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, finishing her Master of Science in Forestry, Major in Wood and Science Technology at the same university in 2009. (WMSU Press Release)

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(Forefront, R-L) BIDANI Chair-Prof. Eulyn Tangalin, RUPID RUPID Director Dr. Julieta B. Tendero and CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos (forefront, third and fourth from left) posed Director-Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, CSWCD Dean-Prof. Victoria G. Alojado with the paper presenters from CSWCD. with the research presenters and faculty members of CHE.

CSWCD & CHE RESEARCH FORUMS HELD
ith the University’s objective of building a research culture, the Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID) of the Western Mindanao State University hosted two sets of Research Forums for the month of November. The Research Forum for the College of Social Work and Community Development featured four new researches of CSWCD students to wit: “Socio-Economic Condition of Families in Barangay Culianan” by Lanilyn Saavedra, “Perceptions of Selected College Students of Western Mindanao State University on the Installation of Coal-Fired Powerplant” by Eriz Bartolome, “Online Games: Its Impact on the Studies of the students of Zamboanga City High School” by Mary Rose Bustamante, and “Health Practice among Sama Badjao in Barangay Maasin, Zamboanga City” by Menzi Gonzales. Held at the 2nd Floor of CSWCD on November 21, Prof. Victoria G. Alojado welcomed the presenters and CSWCD students who witnessed the forum. Meanwhile the College of Home Economics featured six research presentations during the CHE Research Forum on November 27. Four researches were from the undergraduate category: “Stress Level and Nutritional Status of 4th year BSND of WMSU” by Glady Mae Calumpang, “Availability of Healthy Foods in Low Income and High Income Families in Selected Urban and Rural Areas in Zamboanga City” by Shulamite Grace Amores, “Different Methods of Processing Breadfruit Flour: An Assesment” by Chrismon Abdon and “Development of Mango-Sea Grapes Fermented Beverage” by Jude Jayas. For the graduate research, Ms. Maritess Barrios presented her paper entitled “Home Economics Laboratories in Selected Secondary Schools in Zamboanga City.” Prof. Antonietta H. Domen of the Nutrition and Dietetics department, on the other hand presented her “Survey of Zamboanga Delicacies.” CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos supported the conduct of the event as she welcomed

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RUPID Director-Dr. Julieta B. Tendero (center) awards a certificate of recognition to one of the presenters during the CHE research forum.

CHE Dean-Prof. Lucia M. Santos welcomes the presenters and guests to the CHE research forum. the participants and students to the forum. Vice President for Research, Development and ExtensionDr. Roberto B. Torres, Research, Development and Evaluation Center (RDEC) Dean-Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, RUPID Director were all present during the consecutive research forums of CSWCD and CHE to deliver the inspirational message, and the Research & Development Updates. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU)
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Dr. Teresita A. Narvaez, WESMARRDEC Director and Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, RUPID Director (third and fourth from left) with the paper presenters from the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Architecture.

5th CET, CArch Research Forum held
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CArch Dean, Arch. Domingo A. Abarro was among the presenters during the forum.

“All sets of knowledge Engr. Lizamyl R. Laping (left) come from research” - Dr. Vivian R. Molina, Special receives a certificate from Dr. Julieta B. Tendero (right) Asst. to the VP-RDE

RUPID Director-Dr. Julieta B. Tendero (right) congratulates CET Faculty Engr. Ilde B. Deloria.

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t’s not enough to confine research in one’s college. Research is the only conveyance of solutions to problems in the community,” said Prof. Eddie M. Ladja, College of Asian and Islamic (CAIS) Dean, as he welcomed the presenters and students to the 5th CPERS (College of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports) and CAIS Research Forum. The conference, which was held at the College of Law Auditorium on Tuesday, December 3, is part of RUPID’s (Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination) aim of disseminating research information from all the colleges in the University. Six researches were highlighted in the forum. The presenter for the Graduate Category, Maria Christina G. Wee, who is the Physical Education Director of Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College assessed the “Effect of Belly Dance and Zumba in the Abdominal Endurance of Selected Female Adult Students of Blue Gym Fitness Center” where she concluded that Zumba is a more effective exercise in strengthening the abdominal endurance of women. For the faculty category, Abbie Claire U. Asama of CPERS analyzed the dance movements of a tribe in Zamboanga del Sur with her study entitled “Subanen Dances of Lapuyan”; Muktar M. Jamud of CAIS assessed the magnitude of prevalence of unemployment in Zamboanga with his research on the “Bread Winner: Policy on Livelihood Training of Indigenous Family in Selected Barangays of Zamboanga City”; another CAIS instructor presented his research that sought to expose the uncommon methods of traditional leadership with his paper entitled “PagtauMaas: A Tausug Traditional Leadership in Sulu” where he also identified the contribution of the traditional leadership towards decision making; Prof. Perry M. Jalad, also from CAIS, talked about “The Role of the Trained Asatidz in the Integration of Madrasah Education under DepEd Curriculum in Zamboanga City.” Gerard Rafael P. Mandin, the sole presenter from the student category determined the indigenous games played by the children in private schools with his paper entitled “Appreciation of Indigenous Games in Private Elementary Schools.” Vice President for RDE, Dr. Roberto B. Torres, RDEC Dean Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and RUPID Director Dr. Julieta B. Tendero all graced the forum to deliver the inspirational message, R & D Updates and final remarks. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU) The presenters: (Clockwise from upper left) Maria Christina G. Wee, Abbie Claire U. Asama, Muktar M. Jamud, Gerard Rafael P. Mandin and Nurhasan Danial

CPERS, CAIS conduct

Dr. Roberto B. Torres, VP for RDE, addressed the importance of building a research culture in the University.

Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, RDEC Dean, gave the updates for Research & Development.
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(L-R) Dr. Edith S. Tria (PhBBA President), Hon. Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (City Mayor), Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez (VP PAF, WMSU) and Lt. Col. Ramon C. Zagala (AFP Spokesperson) during the symposium.

Lt. Col. Zagala (center) pose with the guests and participants from the academe.

PhBBA, WMSU host 2 nd nat’l symposium on biological threats

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he Philippine Biosafety and Biosecurity Association (PhBBA), with its objective of assessing the natural threats and awareness level of government agencies and departments, has conducted its 2nd Annual PhBBA National Symposium on “Good Practices for Preparedness & Response to Biological Threat: Working with Unknown Pathogens” this year, partnering with the Western Mindanao State University. About 300 delegates from the Department of Interior and Local Governmnet (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Local Government Units (LGU), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police (PNP) gathered for the symposium held at the Grand Astoria Hotel from December 5-7, 2013. A series of plenary sessions were set that were aimed at achieving the objectives of the symposium which were: to conduct focused discussions on the case studies of biological events, to review and identify biological threats reduction practices; to review and establish response capacities of concerned stakeholders including the multi-layer command systems and interoperability of preparedness and response functions; to utilize information and lessons learned from prior Bio-preparedness events to enhance national and local plans and activities; to review international, national and local documents related to Bio-preparedness events to enhance national and local documents related to Biopreparedness and disaster response in the country using the case study method and exercises; to identify capacity building opportunities, gaps and seams in plants and areas of mutual concern; and to develop local Bio-preparedness planning methodologies where applicable.
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(L-R) Dr. Marilou C. Elago (CSM Dean), Dr. Milavel D. Nazario (ZSCMST President), Hon. Climaco-Salazar, Dr. Tria and Dr. Fernandez.

Dr. Elago delivered the rationale for the symposium.

Lt. Zagala was chosen as the keynote speaker for the symposium.

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Dancers from the Jambangan Dance Troupe entertained the participants of the seminar with a dance number.

ACADEMIC EXTENSION

Prof. Lucio C. Somblingo - Dean, WMSU DES & NFE dialogues with the guests from DOLE and TESDA.

An elderly Badjao woman concentrates on weaving a mat during the training.

DSWD taps extension services as venue for Badjao skills training

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he Department of Social Welfare and Development partnered with the Western Mindanao State University and other regional branches of the government in opening the Skills Training on Mat Weaving for Badjao Women Evacuees, an advocacy that aims to provide victims of the recent siege with livelihood projects that could sustain their basic necessities. Along with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), DSWD tapped WMSU to be the venue of the skills training that aims to empower the Badjao women. However, WMSU did not only serve as the venue for the skills training, the academe has also assisted in the workshop of the evacuees all the way from Mariki and other neighboring barangays that were damaged by the siege. These war victims now stay at the Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex and along San Jose Cawa-Cawa Boulevard. In an interview with Prof. Lucio C. Somblingo, Dean of the WMSU Department of Extension Services and Non Formal Education, he mentioned that the Badjao folks do not trust people instantly, hence, during the training, values were also taught to the participants aside from weaving mats with which they are already experts in. “We are just reassessing them [the Badjao women] to see if they can still weave and so as to preserve this culture,” said Prof. Somblingo. He also added that the training will be a continuous program that is in line with the already established WMSU Floating School that caters to Badjao folks as well. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz has recently visited WMSU on Tuesday, November 12 to witness the skills training, along with DOLE IX Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano, TESDA IX OIC-Regional Director Lorenzo Macapili and

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other delegates from TESDA and DOLE. The training also teaches the Badjao women to produce quality woven mats that may be marketable and could be at par with other locally made products in the region. DES & NFE takes charge of the selling of the mats weaved by the trainees. The proceeds of the sold mats are turned over directly to the Badjao women. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)
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WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (background, 7th from right) with Zambo Sibugay 1st Dist. Rep. Atty. Belma A. Cabilao, WMSU officials and Malangas ESU faculty during the foundation day celebration of the campus.

malangas esu CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
n celebration of the Quindecennial Benefactor’s Day I Celebration of the Western Mindanao State UniversityMalangas External Studies Unit, Dr. Christine V. Yambao, Campus Coordinator of the Malangas ESU welcomed the WMSU officials including the University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho on Sunday, November 10 for the opening day of the month-long celebration which also marked the 15th Founding Anniversary of the Malangas Campus. The idea of building a tertiary institution in Malangas was conceptualized by the benefactor, Atty. Belma A. Cabilao, Zamboanga Sibugay’s 1st District Representative, when she was then the Vice Governor of the province of Zamboanga del Sur in 1986. After a series of negotiations with the government officials of the province, the plan of putting up a college institution was not successfully actualized, until in 1998, the plan was finally carried out as Atty. Cabilao negotiated with the then WMSU President, Dr. Eldigario D. Gonzales. With support from the local government of Malangas, the campus finally occupied a lot with a main building in 2000. Among the courses that were offered when the campus opened its doors to students from the province were Bachelor in Elementary Education (Majors in English and Mathematics), Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Now WMSU Malangas ESU continues to provide students from the province with ‘affordable yet excellent education delivery service system.’ Activities for the month-long celebration of their 15th foundation anniversary are to wit: Medical Outreach (November 9); Thanksgiving Mass, Launching Program, Ribbon-cutting, Opening of Photo Exhibit (November 10); Blood-letting activity (November 11); Souvenir Shop, Software Expo, Photo booth, Film showing and Raffle draws (November 11-15); Dance Workshop (November 16-17); Talipapa sa BEED, BEED Expo, Science Fair, English Festival, BINGO sa WMSU (November 1822); Research Forum, WMSU Got Talent (November 23); Fun Shoot, Judo Demonstration, Criminology Henyo, Criminalistics Display, Photo Booth (November 25-29); and the Miss Gay University (November 29). (AJ Dalugdug - PAO, WMSU)

University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (left) and Zambo Sibugay representative Hon. Belma A. Cabilao (right) led the symbolic ribbon cutting of the exhibit.

(L-R) Dr. Christine V. Yambao, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, Dr. Lea U. Laput and Dr. Ricardo A. Somblingo.

Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Milagros F. Yosores examines the work of the Computer Science students from Malangas.
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The participants shared the stories behind their A ten-year old girl draws an image of a house during the Draw and Tell competition for artworks to the volunteers of DSWD, WMSU CPD, evacuees held at Baliwasan Central School. Bantay Bata and Katilingban.

CPD, DSWD host drawing tilt for evacuees
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he recently-concluded battle between the MNLF and government forces that lasted for almost a month has not only caused damage to houses and properties, but also to the emotional state of the people, especially to the feeble minds of the children. Children who were traumatized during the war now stay with their families in evacuation centers since they were left with barely anything. With the horrors of the war, these children have to undergo stress debriefings so as to refresh their minds from the tragic violence that broke out in September and help them get over the painful memories that they have experienced in their early age. Incidentally, with the celebration of the National Children’s month, the Center for Peace and Development of the Western Mindanao State University under Dr. Marcelina G. Carpizo was tapped by the Department of Social Welfare and Development IX to conduct a Draw and Tell competition for children in selected evacuation centers in the city. Bantay Bata and Katilingban Para sa Lalambuan were hand in hand with the DSWD and WMSU-CPD in organizing the stress debriefing for the children in evacuation centers. About a hundred children participated in the Draw and Tell Competition where the participants were made to draw a picture of their family and where they used to live. Set on October 22, the theme of the contest was “Kahirapan ay Wakasan, Karapatan ng Bata Ipaglaban.” Children ages 3-17 years old, who were evacuees housed in Baliwasan Central School and Zamboanga National High School West were categorized according to age bracket. Cash prizes also varied according to categories—for the 3-5 year-old bracket, P1,000.00 was awarded to the 1st placer, P800.00 to the 2nd placer and P500.00 to the 3rd placer. A consolation prize of P200.00, however, was given to the non-winning kids. On the other hand, P1,500.00 was given to the 1st placer for the 6-12 year-old group, P1,000.00 to Center for Peace and Development student volunteers assisted in facilitating the conduct of the contest. the 2nd placer, P800.00 to the 3rd placer and P400.00 to the non-winning participants. For the 13-17 year-old category, a cash prize of P2,000.00 was awarded to the 1st placer, P1,500.00 to the 2nd placer, P1,000.00 to the 3rd placer and P500.00 was given as consolation prizes. The Draw and Tell Competition was in line with the Presidential Proclamation No. 267 that declares the month of October of every year as the National Children’s Month to emphasize the importance of the role of the child within the Filipino family and in nation building. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)
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Children ages 3-17 years old participated in the drawing competition.

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(Forefront, center) Dr. Johnny B. Decatoria, Founder of UST Psychotrauma Clinic and Dr. Rufina A. Cruz with the faculty members that were trained to do PFA.

The participants of the Stress Debriefing, who were administrative personnel and faculty members.

DEBRIEFING SESSIONS CONDUCTED FOR FACULTY, ADMIN PERSONNEL, STUDENTS

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he past month has been extremely tough for Zamboanga City. Man-made and natural calamities have devastated the city in barely a month thereby afflicting massive damage to its people and properties. And among these grimly affected individuals were the faculty, administrative personnel and students of the University who survived the crises from the three-week conflict between the government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to the series of downpours that set parts of the city inundated. With the leadership of WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, a series of Stress Debriefings for the faculty, administrative personnel and students that were directly or indirectly affected by the two catastrophes was conducted from September to October at the Western Mindanao State University. On Day 1 of the Stress Debriefing, founder of the University of Santo Tomas Psychotrauma Clinic, Dr. Johnny B. Decatoria, conducted a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) for the Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors of the University. Furthermore, he oriented the WMSU officials and faculty members with psycho-trauma healing and the importance of stress debriefing protocols. The participants of the activity, who were either hostage victims, whose houses were burned to the ground, or victims to the recent flooding, formed into groups and were facilitated by guidance counselors, psychologists and faculty members from CSWCD who were trained to do Psychological First Aid (PFA). Dr. Rufina A. Cruz, a registered Guidance Counselor and former Dean of the College of Social Sciences was the team leader of the group that did the PFA and stress debriefing. According to Dr. Cruz, there are eight stages of the stress debriefing process. First, the introduction; second, the stating of the facts and events that transpired; third, the sharing of feelings and thoughts; fourth, stress response;

Each participant shared his/her experiences of the war and the flooding in Zamboanga City to other participants. fifth, the coping stage where the participants share their personal ways of managing their stress, and the learning stage where a facilitator educates the group members on the nature and symptoms of trauma; sixth, the learning stage; seventh, re-entry planning; and lastly, the closure. Every participant took part in the sharing of experiences of the siege and the flooding in some parts of the city. Emotions filled the rooms of the MOOT Court as they personal experiences of the war and the flood. Most of them felt anger, insecurity, distrust, fear and disbelief over what they have been through. Dr. Cruz further added that the main objective of the series of stress debriefings was for the participants to be able to cope positively, rather than to have maladaptive coping activities. “When victims understand the nature and symptoms of trauma, they will tend to gain control over their unpleasant symptoms such as anxiety, depression or somatic reactions. Basic stress management is likewise emphasized to instigate the impact of trauma.” (PFA Manual) (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)

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INDIA: WHAT’S IN IT FOR A FILIPINO FARMER?
by: Dr. Eriberto D. Salang

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he opportunity of visiting India came to Dr. Eriberto D. Salang, Dean of the WMSU College of Agriculture, and a proponent of Bhoochetana Pilot Program in Zamboanga Peninsula after he was invited by the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). ICRISAT is a United Nation Agency that conducts researches on plant production on areas with not enough water. Dr. Salang was one of the 12 representatives of the Philippine team to see how Bhoochetana (soil rejuvenation) practices are implemented by government agencies and adopted by farmers of the states of Karnataka and Adhra Pradesh in India. India has 28 states and the foods produced by farmers for its 1.2 billion population are sufficient to sustain the country. Karnataka is a model state where ICRISAT is situated and where the Bhoochetana project of Andra Pradesh was first launched. The scientific visit was financed by ICRISAT with a $ 2,300.00 US dollar budget purposely for the Filipino team to interact with Indian scientists on how the program could be implemented in regions IV-A and IX in the Philippines. The Bhoochetana program enables farmers to raise production to 20% in areas where water is scarce. The program focuses on soil health, watershed management, varietal improvements and fertilizer management. Soil heath looks at the soil fertility mapping where macro and micro-nutrients for plants and soil pH are examined. The test does not only include Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium but also Boron, Sulfur, Zinc, and Magnesium. In watershed management, the approach is community based where water impounding or check dams are practiced. India has a very minimal amount of rainfall per year—about 800 mm only. However, they collect water through water impounding—entrapping the water in a creek or river. One creek channel has several dams to entrap water. For them, using water directly from a dam is prohibited as its main purpose is for recharging the deep well and the soil water. They conserve it by adopting policies regarding the use of entrapped water. Other practices are intercropping, bioengineering approach, and water harvesting. In varietal improvement, the proponents of the Bhoochetana program do not introduce crops uncommon to farmers. They introduce the hybrid varieties with high yielding characteristics and require less water and nutrients. Fertilization is done by combining organic and inorganic fertilizers such as vermicompost, Borax, Zinc Sulfate and Magnesium sulfate - (not commonly done in the Philippines). These are the common fertilizers they use other than the NPK source.
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CAgri Dean, Dr. Eriberto D. Salang examining rice grains at a paddy field in India.

The Philippine delegates with Dr. Salang (extreme right)

Dr. Salang (second from left) with farmers from India.

ICRISAT representatives and Philippine delegates dialogue with Indian farmers from Karnataka.

Filipino delegates including Dr. Salang (3rd from left) discuss the advantages of soil rejuvenation in farming.
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS ACADEMIC

Dr. Roberto B. Torres, OIC VP for RDE, assisted in distributing gift packs to the recipients of the second love drive.

Faculty, administrative personnel and students of WMSU lined up to receive special gifts from the University.

WMSU HOLDS 2ND LOVE DRIVE FOR WAR, FLOOD VICTIMS
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ove shared is better than love sought,” said Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, President of the Western Mindanao State University as she delivered a sentimental message to the WMSU faculty, administrative personnel and students during the second love drive the University has conducted for the WMSU family that were victims of the Zamboanga siege and the subsequent flooding that ravaged some parts of the city from September to early October. On Monday, November 11, the ground floor of the WMSU Research Building bore witness to the doling out of donations to 404 recipients that were teachers, staff and students of the University. Prior to the event on Monday, the University has already conducted a love drive on October 3 where the beneficiaries were 423 WMSU faculty, staff and students that were all victims of the war that emerged in September—either displaced from their houses or victims of fire. Among the organizations and business establishments outside the University that contributed to the love drive were the Advertising Board of the Philippines, represented by Mr. Jones Campos, Tzu Chi Foundation, the Alpha Sigma Phi, Zeta Phi Omega, the Federation of Muslim Students Association of Zamboanga City, DSWD IX, PCSO, Nature’s Spring Water, Vitali Barangay Council, San Ramon Community, Daughters of Mary Immaculate-Tetuan and Guiwan, D’Alert Sibugay, Titay Municipal Police, Mindanao Commission on Women, Kapatid Zamboanga, NAVFORWEM, WESMINCOM, Chowtime, Shopper’s Plaza, Master’s Bakery, Food Paradise, PCSO, GBPI TV 11, WEEMAR, Sannovis Pharmaceutical, Atro Mining, Red Cross, and RC Lim Marketing. The donations that were given to the victims of the crises came in the form of food, clothing, blankets, and toiletries. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)

“We will embrace all of you with these tokens” - Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, WMSU President to the beneficiaries of the gift giving.

USC volunteers also assisted in the registration.

Snapshots taken during the second love drive.

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October 30, 2013 Turn-over of supplies for the second “We Care” love drive. DONORS: ASP-Qatar, Dubai, Davao, Dipolog, Marawi, Siasi and Zamboanga

alpha sigma phi: operation tabang zamboanga

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Sadain donates CN Student Center
on. Atty. Melchor Rey K. Sadain, Councilor, 1st District of Zamboanga City, officially turned over a P500,000.00 worth Multipurpose Student Center to the Western Mindanao State University’s College of Nursing yesterday, November 26. “The welfare of students should always be our cause,” said WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho as she formally received the key to the building from Atty. Sadain, stating how grateful WMSU is to the Councilor and stressing how vital the construction of a Student Center is in earning points for accreditation (in which the College of Nursing is currently on Level III). According to Dr. Gloria G. Florendo, Director for Special Programs and Projects of the University, it was in 2011 when Atty. Sadain allocated the budget for constructing the said edifice from his Countryside Development Fund (CDF). Atty. Sadain mentioned that his core objective in turning over the building is to provide convenience to the Nursing students of WMSU. Atty. Sadain then led the ribbon-cutting, assisted by Dr. Ho with the presence of Vice Presidents Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena (Academic Affairs) and Dr. Roberto B. Torres (Research, Development and Extension); Dr. Florendo, Prof. Leila D. Benito (Dean, College of Nursing), Nursing students, CN faculty members, and other directors and deans of the different offices and colleges in the University. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU)

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Atty. Melchor K. Sadain, Zamboanga City 1st District Councilor, was the donor of College of Nursing’s newly constructed student center.

Atty. Sadain (left) turns over the key to the student center to WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (second from left)

Dr. Ho and Dr. Sadain led the symbolic ribon cutting with Dr. Roberto B. Torres, VP-RDE and Dr. Gloria G. Florendo as witnesses.

The Multipurpose Student Center is located behind the College of Nursing.

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Advertising Board of the Philippines representative-Mr. Jones T. Campos turns over a box filled with donations to Aministrative Personnel Association President Mr. Richard S. Hamja.

(L-R) Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez, VP PAF-Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez Prof. Lucio C. Somblingo, Mr. Jones T. welcomes Mr. Jones T. Campos. Campos and Dr. Vivian R. Molina

adboard relief operations
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Mr. Campos and Dr. Fernandez turns over a bag of goods to an elderly Badjao.

The Advertising Board of the Philippines (represented by Mr. Jones T. Campos) turned over supplies for the second love drive for the WMSU faculty, personnel and students who were affected during the Zamboanga siege and the subsequent floodings that ravaged the city in September 2013.

Mr. Jones T. Campos (8th from left) with the WMSU officials and volunteers from a non-government organization.

Mr. Campos (4th from right) also ADBOARD also reached out to the visited the Badjao Mat Weaving (L-R) Dr. Ederlinda Fernandez, Mr. Jones T. program at the Extension Services. evacuees at Baliwasan Central School. Campos and Dr. Ricardo Danilo E. Corteza.
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Project talk
The Rotary Club of Metro Zamboanga donated 57 iPad minis to non-verbal autistic and deaf-mute students from Zamboanga City. Each iPad unit is installed with an application that could help the beneficiaries communicate with other people amid their disability. The turn-over ceremony was set at the Covered Court of the Western Mindanao State University on December 10, 2013.

A Rotarian demonstrates the use of the special application installed in the iPad mini that is of help to deaf and mute individuals.

Majority of the beneficiaries of the iPad minis are special students from WMSU.

Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, WMSU President (left) who was the former Rotary Club of Metro Zamboanga President, President of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga thanked the Rotarians for Mr. Richard Dalingay hands over an iPad mini the iPad mini donations to the special children. unit to a deaf-mute boy.

A total of 57 iPad minis were given to autistic and deaf-mute students.

University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho (extreme right), Rotarians and parents/guardians of the special children who received iPad minis.

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WMSU unites with Nation in Prayer
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o memorialize the lives lost to the catastrophes that struck the country in 2013, Western Mindanao State University on Monday, January 20, took part in the nationwide “One Nation in Prayer – Isang Bansa, Isang Panalangin,” a 30 minute simultaneous interfaith prayer meeting led by the President of the Philippines, Hon. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino. (L-R) USC President-Engr. Aldrin B. Abdurahim, Director for Administration-Dr. Joselito D. Madroñal and Vice President for Academic Affairs-Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena participated in the nationwide prayer meeting.

Held at the College of Teacher Education’s Social Hall at 5:00 in the afternoon, WMSU officials headed by Vice President for Academic Affairs-Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena enjoined all students and faculty members to unite in a solemn prayer and thank the Almighty for keeping the nation, particularly Zamboanga strong amid the disasters that transpired in 2013. The national prayer was aired live from the Malacañan Palace where representatives from different faith groups each mentioned their prayer, with one common intention— to seek for the Almighty’s guidance in moving forward to rebuild the homes and lives that were shattered by the mishaps the nation faced in 2014—from the Zamboanga siege in early September to the earthquakes that knocked Bohol and Cebu and to typhoon Yolanda, the strongest typhoon in recorded history that hit Eastern Visayas. The leaders who led their prayers were Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of the Catholic Church, Police Superintendent Imam Ebra Moxsir of the Imam Council of the Philippines, Commissioner Zenaida Pawid of the National Commission on Indigenous People, Isaias Samson of Iglesia ni Cristo and Bishop Jonel Milan of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO,WMSU)

Deans Dr Edgardo H. Rosales (CTE), Prof. Lucia M. Santos (CHE), Graduate School Head Dr. Rufina A. Cruz and other faculty members were present in the event.

Vice President for RDE-Dr. Roberto B. Torres (center) was also in the event to pray for the lives lost during the tragedies that struck the country.
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS ACADEMIC

Amor Maclang talks on Mindanao as a brand.

WMSU and ADZU Masscom students with Amor Maclang (5th from left) in a PR seminar at ADZU.

Brand architect Amor Maclang of the Geiser-Maclang PR company lectured on the stages of crisis.

Wmsu joins reputational risk management seminar to rebrand zambo
or a crisis to be resolved, the City must undergo “F recovery, image restoration, come up with strategies, and in worst case scenarios—rebranding, instead of just During the seminar, WMSU and Ateneo de Zamboanga University have expressed their full support in reconstructing reputation of Zamboanga while collaborating with the other stakeholders in the city. Even prior to the seminar, Maclang sweeping the problem under the rug... “ stressed the importance of the academe where young people Renowned brand architect Amor Maclang of the Geiser- have fresh ideas in achieving the city’s goal of rebuilding its Maclang Public Relations Company has recently offered image in a PR forum where WMSU and ADZU students met a free seminar on How Reputational Risk Management with her on December 14. The core group composed of Can Support Tourism in Zamboanga on January 14 at the these students and faculty who have committed to initiate Garden Orchid Hotel. The participants of the seminar were concepts of peace as a totem for Mindanao. representatives from the local government, the academe and the private sector. The seminar last January 14 was sponsored by the Department of Tourism and the Zamboanga Chamber of Maclang, a global icon in Marketing Communications Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. Expert is the Founding Director and PR Head of the While discussing the three stages of crisis during the Geiser-Maclang PR Company— known for rebuilding and strengthening images of brands such as Toblerone, Kraft, seminar, Maclang mentioned that Zamboanga City has Alaxan, Bayan Telecommunications, Krispy Kreme, ZestAir, already violated the 30/30 principle of disaster and risk management which states that 30 days after a crisis, the Boysen, Ayala Land, Havaianas and more. government should have already promoted a campaign The seminar aimed at bringing out ideas on rebuilding neutralizing the risk of the reputation deterioration of the the image of Zamboanga City after the unfortunate incident city. in September 2013. The aftermath of the war has not only caused emotional trauma to the locals of Zamboanga, but In a concluding statement, Maclang said that when life has also brought about the consequential decline in the goes, tourism goes and business follows. (WMSU PAO) economy caused by the negative pictures of Zamboanga triggered after the war.

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Fr. Angel Angeles II of the CMF initiated the First Friday Mass at the WMSU Covered Court.

first friday mass of 2014
january 10, 2014

University officials attended the mass on January 10.

Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, WMSU President also attended the mass sponsored by the Integrated Laboratory School.

The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance”
LAMENTATIONS 3:22-24

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REVISITING . . . FROM PAGE 3

production services; 2. Meet the criteria set forth in the survey instrument on areas of accreditation to qualify up to the 4th survey visit; 3. Orient faculty members on the accreditation process, the university accreditation committee must actively participate and guide the respective colleges; 4. Master requirements needed in all the areas to be able to facilitate interviews; and provide access to document review and visit the teachinglearning sites; highlight and learn from the best practices of other institutions. The BSED and BEED programs under the College of Education consider the following areas for improvement: 1. More transparency in the financial management of cost centers being served; 2. A need for integrating micro and macro development plans in the college as well as in the university level for purposes of monitoring and evaluation; 3. Improvement should be made in the performance evaluation of faculty from summative to formative. In a nutshell recommendations common to the three programs underscored the following: 1. Budget should be allocated for accreditation according to the projected number of programs to be accredited; 2. Considerations must be set in the area of accreditation of SUC programs because of budgetary constraints; 3. General orientation of middle management as to the process of accreditation is important for future visits; and 4. A financial information system may be adopted to demonstrate transparency and more efficient financial management.

The goal of establishing sufficient networks and collaborative efforts for project funding has always posed a challenge for the University especially so since it is mandatory for HEIs to meet certain requirements of standardized academic programs. Various colleges in the University aiming to upgrade themselves were motivated to look into specific areas that need to be developed to meet the criteria set by the accrediting agency. In so doing faculty and students of colleges seeking for accreditation were prompted to move forward and go beyond what they have envisioned themselves. A sense of anticipation toward a more productive output made each one conscious not only of identifying their limitations but also of transforming their weaknesses into strengths. The point is that accreditation has translated the selfassessment procedure from a personal to a communal undertaking involving the majority thereby generating a feeling of oneness. The initial sense of uncertainty slowly gave way to certainty.

BUILDING ON UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Each College, through their Dean spoke of the occurrences which brought about the success of the evaluation resulting in their recognition as having been awarded Level II reaccredited status. This would mean that the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Secondary Education and the Bachelor of Elementary Education are on their way to applying for the Level III reaccredited status. Dr. Ho’s insights of the present status of the nursing program revealed a number of items that highlighted innovative strategies introduced in its curriculum and instruction. She also included heightened awareness in research and extension services. On the other hand, Dr. Rosales of the College of Education made mention of the programs’ plus factors in terms of the organizational structure’s appropriateness for a multicampus institutional system with its 15 external studies units (ESUs) located outside the main campus. The College of Education is furthermore congratulated for coping with the external and internal pressures without sacrificing the integrity of the University ESUs. The programs are also recognized for their good system of record management, maintaining and archiving, bar-coding on top of its strong IT support.

LOOKING FORWARD TO GREATER CHALLENGES
WMSU is grateful to AACCUP for the guidance and inspiration it ably provided during the last accreditation visit in 2009. The challenges were many after a long hiatus but with the competent accreditation team AACCUP sent to the University, steps are being taken to meet the standards of quality tertiary education. The total accreditation experience made a difference. WMSU looks forward to greater challenges after having surpassed initial hurdles in the process. Apparently the next move would entail most of the programs in its respective Colleges to level up. Institutional accreditation is furthermore envisioned in the near future, a goal that is indeed loftier than any other.

PURSUING LOFTY IDEALS
The programs reaccredited as Level II have set goals in anticipation of the future visits to meet higher standards of quality. The BSN program cited the following comprehensive recommendations to: 1. Work for stronger motivation among the faculty to enhance quality in instruction, research, extension and

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PHBBA, WMSU . . . FROM PAGE 14

Notable speakers from different departments discussed the following subjects: “Food Biorisk Management” by Dr. Marivic Vasquez-Poblete of the National Quarantine Office; “Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices” by Dr. Miguel Martin N. Moreno II from the St. Luke’s Hospital; “Working with Unknown Pathogens” by Dr. Edith S. Tria, PhBBA President; “Case Situationer: Plaque” by Director of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Dr. Socorro P. Lupisan; “Biosafety Preparedness in cases of Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Floods” by PhilVocs IX Director Mr. Allan C. Labayog; “Morbidity and Mortality due to Epidemics in Evacuation Centers: A Case in Point” by DOH IX Director Dr. Nimfa B. Torrizo; “Military Undertaking in Response to Operations involving Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare” by LTC Reynold Parinas of the AFP; “Biosafety Preparednes in Academic, Crime and Health Laboratories in Zamboanga City” by Dr. Marilou C. Elago and Dr. Mario R. Obra, Jr.; “Risk Communications” by PhBBA President Tria; and “Anthrax and Response” by Dr. Fidel F. Malbas of the

Department of Agriculture.” Zamboanga City Mayor Hon. Ma. Isabelle ClimacoSalazar delivered her inspirational message on the opening program, while Lt. Col. Ramon C. Zagala, AFP Spokesperson (Camp Aguinaldo) was the keynote speaker. Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez, Vice President for Planning, Administration and Finance represented WMSU in behalf of President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, while the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology was represented by the President, Dr. Milavel D. Nazario. CHED Regional Director Dr. Emmylou B. Yanga also graced the opening program. Among the highlights of the symposium is the Indsutrial Tour where the participants visited plants and laboratories in Zamboanga including the Avian Flu Laboratory at Tumaga, DOST laboratory in Petit Barracks, PNP Crime Laboratory at R.T. Lim Boulevard, Family Sardines Plant at Ayala, and the Philippine Coconut Authority at San Ramon. (AJ Dalugdug - PAO, WMSU)

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them new technologies on how to raise production to As these are the core concepts of Bhoochetana, 20% since these farmers are considered as the top the Government of Karnataka, India succeeded in food suppliers to feed 98 millions of Filipinos. With the implementation because the Local Government the introduction of “InangLupa”, this will help Filipino Units and other national or state agencies with similar farmers to boost food supply and alleviate poverty concerns and specific goals of helping alleviate poverty and food security. and food security had converged themselves to enforce the program by performing each of their functions for CET, CARCH RESEARCH . . . FROM PAGE 12 the welfare of the farmers. Also, the participation of their state universities and colleges in agriculture also recognition when it was conferred with a platinum award contributed to the success of the program with the during an international forum. help of reviews and revisions in their curriculum. They Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, Research Utilization, Publication also empower farmers through capability building and series of workshops and trainings lecturing specific and Information Dissemination (RUPID) Director led the technologies particularly on crops for resilient dryland awarding of certificates to the presenters and ended the program with a message reminding the researchers that system. In the Philippines, Bhoochetana program will be introduced in two regions. One of which is Zamboanga Peninsula. However, for it to be more appealing to the mainstream Filipino, the name will be changed to “InangLupa” - still adapting the similar concept of Bhoochetana, which is an Indian term. Its importance to the Filipino farmers is so great that it would give
the expansion of knowledge doesn’t end in the production of research, and stressing that every research should be disseminated through presentation in forums.

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WESMARRDEC Director, Dr. Teresita A. Narvaez was also in the forum to give her insights to every paper presentation. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)

Thank you to the following individual sponsors and organizations who heartily contributed to the Western Mindanao State University “We Care” love drive!
ORGANIZATION
Advertising Board of the Philippines, Inc. Guidance Office – WMSU Alpha Sigma Phi KAPATID Zamboanga CFM Philippines Mindanao Commission on Women Donors Upate R.C. Lim Marketing DSWD IX Red Cross/ICRC ESU Olutanga (c/o M. Reynaldo) Seagull ’82 – College of Nursing Federation of Muslim Students Association of Zamboanga WMSU COOP City

INDIVIDUAL DONORS Abubakar, Amil Gaas, Mrs. Jocelyn Asmadon, Abdulsali Lim Joven, Erwin & Bea Barjose, Dr. Nursia & Family Muriagas, Rodrigo Bilaro, Joy Nitollama, Katereen Cervantes, Ana Isabel Paster, Manny Cervantes, Pilang Rosaldo Family Demoni, Nelva Santos, Prof. Lucia Espinosa, Annabel Sir Alawi’s group (CN) Fernandez, Raul & Family Unga, Narhuda

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