The 29TH Annual National Conference of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP) honored Top Performing SUC’s.
The event held last February 17-19, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila brought honor to the University of Antique.
Representing the university, Dr. Victor E. Navarra and Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr, together with QuAA director, Dr. Lilian J. Farparan and campus directors, Mr. Marvin C. Casalan and Dr. May T. Delgado felt utmost pride as UA was included in the list of Top Performing SUC’s with the Most Number of Accredited Programs (Level I-IV). The announcement came as a surprise because the awardees were only revealed on the second day, Feb. 18. An issue of The Philippine Daily Inquirer released on the same day published a page of the AACUP Annual Conference and its awardees.
“We were really surprised and also inspired by the announcement because it makes us reflect on this year’s theme for our Foundation Day and Commencement Exercises, UA: Strongly Anchored on Quality Assurance” said Dr. Farparan.
“It is an affirmation that we are on the right track towards quality assurance and it also conveys a message that we are offering quality education”, Dr. Crespo, VP for Academic Affairs also commented.
Firemen demonstrate the actual process of putting-out fire
As part of the university safety and security plan, an Earthquake and Fire Mock Drill/Simulation was conducted on March 4 at 3:30 PM at the University of Antique Main Campus. Prior to the activity, guidelines and procedure in the conduct of the drill were given to the heads of office and faculty members to be disseminated to the students and other participants. “The main objective of the activity is to measure or to know how prepared the university is in case this disasters occur”, training officer Marshan Tahum said. The activity was spearheaded by the University of Antique Civil Security Services led by Prof. Pablo S. Garcia in partnership with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) Sibalom. Furthermore, the activity was cooperated by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Sibalom, Department of Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Fire Protection (DILG-BFP) Sibalom Station, ROTC Volunteer Emergency Rescue (ROVER) ,University of Antique Emergency Response Group (UAERG) ,UA students, faculty and staff.
The winning pose of the newly crowned Mr. & Ms. FLP 2016
For the third consecutive year, University of Antique-Main Campus took the title as Mr. FLP Region VI 2016 through a first year CEA student, Brian Dominic Gamad. “I am very overwhelmed because after being disqualified as candidate for Mr. PASUC VI 2015, FLP opened an opportunity for me to prove what I can do,” Mr. Gamad said after winning the title. He added that, “in order for you to bring home the bacon you must dream for it and be who you are”. Moreover, Mr. Gamad also got all the minor awards except for the Best in Talent which was awarded to Mr. FLP of CAPSU Burias Campus. On the other hand, last year’s MS. FLP was from CAPSU Burias Campus and now, Dominique Lilian Martinez of CAPSU Main Campus took the title as Ms. FLP Region VI 2016. “We really prepared for this and it’s all worth it,” Ms. Martinez said. She added that though she is from the Main Campus, she still brings pride to her school as a whole because they only share one vision, mission, goals and objectives. In addition, Ms. Martinez garnered all the minor awards including the Ms. Photogenic award except for the Best in Production Number which was awarded to Ms. FLP of CAPSU Burias Campus. Furthermore, Roel Nastor of CAPSU Burias Campus together with Kimberly Salvador took the spot as First Runner-Up while Kris Albert Daban of CAPSU Main Campus and Louella Louise Cordero of CAPSU Burias Campus ranked Second Runner-Up. The Mr. Photogenic Award was given to Kirt Patrick Lacson of ISCOF.