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Enverga University stepped up with multiple construction projects lined up to be finished until this year.

The latest of which is the University Central Canteen and was opened to the public last September 7, 2015. The old canteen was demolished and a student lounge was erected on the site. Construction started April 27, 2015 and finished February 2016. Another ongoing project is the first phase of the University Resort Hotel at the Botanical garden which is the 10-lane Olympic size swimming pool. This project started on August 07 and is expected to be completed by March 2016. The Admin building has been subject to expansion with the auditor to accommodate more of the facilities of the department. One of the constructions that is still on progress is the CASA Segunda that was started Nov. 19, 2012. The covered court at the Basic Education Department is also one of the projects that the university will construct early next year. Meanwhile, Architect Raul M. Villanueva is behind the infrastructure project

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MCIII joins 2015 EdukCircle Documentary Making Competition;

“Ginto sa Hukay” bags silver award

by: Jasper Ace Escobińas

ABRUPT. Mass communication students and faculty receive gold award with the EdukCircle Managing Director Alexander Baltazar, held August 15 at the U.P. Theater, Quezon City. photo by: Jasper Ace Escobińas

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niversity of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City – Mass Communication and AB Communication students, under the guidance of Mrs. Maria Monica Ollet, adviser of the Mass Communication Society participated in the 12th EdukCircle International Convention on Psychology and Media Communication, August 15.

Mass Communcation students and professors from Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation College of Arts and Sciences bags the Silver Award in the 5th EdukCircle Annual Documentary Making Competition, August 15 at the U.P. Theater, Quezon City. The college commended the eight Mass Communication Juniors who produced the entry mentored by Prof. Marco Antonio Rodas. Their official entry entitled “Ginto sa Hukay” (Gold in a Pit), won the silver award among 28 entries from colleges and universities in the country. The 10-minute documentary depicts the life of a miner along the pit, making it one of the hardest jobs in the country to support oneself for survival through few amounts of gold substance. Other winning contenders were the Lyceum of the Philippines – Laguna, Gold Award while Sacred Heart College’s “Liwanag sa Dilim” brought home the Bronze Award. Organized by the International Center for Communication Studies Manila (ICCS) with a theme ,“Protecting the Rights of Children in News Reports: An Integral Psychological and Legal Welfare”, featured lecturers during the convention were the Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Claire Laura Thompson of James Cook University Singapore, Reporter/ Host Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo of the GMA News and Public Affairs, Judge Hon. Elisa Sarmiento Flores of Pasig City Regional Trial Court and Former President Dr. Felicitas A. Soriano of the Philippine Psychiatric Association. The convention aims to provide a venue for the advancement and essential evaluation of behavior of children, duties and responsibilities, communication practices through media and responsible journalism. The event also highlighted the 5th EdukCircle Awards Most Outstanding Personalities in Philippine Film, Television and Music (Mopip Film, TV & Music Awards) which is bound to recognize most outstanding personalities in Philippine film, television and music in the field of journalism, public service, entertainment, advertising, hosting, comedy and drama.

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Envergans prove capability on national contest ;

CLQ wins GenTAYO online photo contest by: Jasper Ace Escobiñas

“It was unexpected, and we guess that our entry was good enough,”

This summarized the mystified conviction of the College of Arts and Sciences League of Quizzers’ (CLQ) photo entry when it was declared winner in the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations’ (TAYO) GenTAYO online photo contest, November 5. The contest is about Filipino people empowering the culture of bayanihan capturing moments of change and happiness in the Filipino society. The online photo contest is divided into 5 categories featuring organizational projects that shows Education and Technology, Health and Well-being, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship and Culture, Arts, Peace and Development. Among 84 striking images capturing young Filipinos actively doing their programs, pursuing their advocacies, and creating an impact in communities through a thematic approach which is open to all Filipino youth organizations, CLQ’s photo entry won the

Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Chance Adaptation category. Other winning photo entries were University of San Carlos Chemical Engineering Society (USC ChES) in Education and Technology category, Philippine Association of Student in Office Administration - University of Caloocan City (PASOA-UCC) in the Health, Nutrition and Well-being category, University of the Philippines Academic League of Chemical Engineering Students (UP ALCHEMES) in the Livelihood and Entrepreneurship and People’s Choice and University of the Philippines Circle of Industrial Engineering Majors (UP CIEM) in the Culture and the Arts, Peace, and Human Development category. The said winners of the online photo contest will receive Php 5,000 and a GenTAYO PH Trophy which will be awarded in 2016 during the TAYO National Awarding Ceremonies in Malacañang Palace.

CBA Lions nail UP ASSET 2015

by: Patricia Adora Alcala

The 18 accountancy students that proceeded with the screening process are as follows:

Envergans’ showcase talents;

EU celebrates English Fest

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he Office of Student Affairs (OSA) conducted several student assemblies to guide the old and new student organizations with the activities, plans and objectives of the semester. Mrs. Rosario C. Rago, OSA director and Ms. Isabel Granada, POD headed the three series of assemblies.

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his year’s English festival with the theme “English: Connecting Cultures” opens opportunity for the participants to share their skills in different categories held at the AEC building, Sept. 21.

This one-day event comprises of different contests made this annual celebration exciting. The morning program “Kantaranta” challenged the contestants to focus their attention on the rules that the contest required rather than being carried away by the distraction which was the twist of this game. Ralph June Panganiban and John Rover Sinag grabbed the first place followed by Jared Vince Rey and Kayzelline Daleon rank as the second placer and Daimber Dakis and Cedrick Guay place third. The oratorical category, Patricia Laude won the first place followed by the second placer Rommy Capuz while Ingemar Sol Jr. rank as the third placer. Meanwhile, Charles Darwin Esguerra grabs the first place in the Essay writing contest while Myca Angeli Recalde and Kaye Marie Cueto who ranked second and third respectively Moreover, in the Indie-End category, France Capellan seized the first place followed by Karen Cuevas, second and Edgar Herrera, third placer. In the Photo-sing thesis category, the team of Nikka Llarena, Joan Ilagan and Ezra Abadicio snatched the first place followed by the group of Angeliza Ampeloquio, Maria Fatima Zara and Ysabelle Zabella who ranked second trailed by Alexa Rose Laduan, Patricia Adora Alcala and Alyssa Mae Daclis, third. The last contest in the morning program is the Pass theTwister which Kimberly Gutierrez snatchingthe first place followed by Justine Joyce Gabia, second place and Bea Fontarum, third place.

Student Orgs partake in OSA’s Assembly

During the afternoon program, there were only three categories left,Caressa Zapanta and Patricia Almendras moved on to the awarding of the winners. In Your face acts poemiliar contest, the participants truly showed their talent in entertaining the audience but only three harvested the major awards. Dustin Macaranan grabbed the first place, by portraying Miriam Santiago which is followed by Ken Pacaique who played as Miley putting him in the second place and John Vergil Garcia as Sofia Love ranking to third place. On the other hand, the group of Shanny Camille Inoy, Karen Cuevas and Ryan Chris Espayos won first place in the Battle of the book contest followed by the team of Johanna Rose Aman, Leslie Ann Amigable and Zaira May Valdevilla who ranked as the second place and Rannielle Ivy Barrios, Alyssa Mae Daclis and Coleen Manato as the third placer. The last contest highlighted the creativity of the students in terms of designing their booth and portraying the characters skilfully dubbed as the Living gallery contest. “ The Abduction of Persephone” seizes the first place followed by “Penelope and The Suitors” as the second place and “The Awakening of Adonis”, the third place. The event ended with the awarding of prizes to the winners and closing remarks by the English fest 2015 chairpersons. The program was made possible with the support of the chairpersons, Anton John Racelis and Jake Gates Ricablanca

General Orientation, July 17 The first assembly was held at the OSA, Bldg. encouraging all the student organizations to complete the requirements for the selection of the most outstanding student organizations. This also served as the general orientation for the new policies to be implemented in the campus with regards to the criteria of judging in the best organizationfrom from 50-50 for compliance is adjusted to 70-50 respectively.

by: Lindsay dela Rosa

August 10 The follow-up congress highlighted the active participation of the student organizations with the OSA programs such as the St. Bonaventure feast day, leadership trainings and etc. Leadership Advancement Program and Services (LEAPS) is one of the major activities of OSA for the organizational officers and train them become better leaders.

October 1 Before the semester ended, the OSA conducted the last assembly to assess the student organizations on their performance and thoroughly guided them in their activities. This also gave way for the proposed Online system for the application of student activities alternative for manual paper submissions to the office.

JPIA, BSP launches financial literacy seminar

Noreen Albrando Arabel Almarez Jo Aldous Amparo Alyza Mae Arellano

Application is open to students of accountancy education programs of higher education institutions but only 100 are chosen out of the applicants from different colleges and universities nationwide. The UP-JPIA then conducted the interview to the top 100 with the help of their partner companies to further determine those who are most qualified to make it to the top 50. On October 19, the UP-JPIA released the chosen WACKY GROUPIE. Keeshia Mae Valdepeña (fourth from the left) poses for a photo together with her fellow partcipants in the UP asset held Nov. 7 delegates that will be part of their culminating event. at the International Hotel, Subic Zambales. From 18, the delegates from MSEUF are trimmed down to four. The Envergans who will be the official photo by: UP - JPIA delegates from the university are Arabel L. Almarez, Alyza Mae C. Arellano, Arvin Joseph P. Sikat and Keeshia Mae P. Valdepeña. ighteen fourth year accountancy students from the College of Only the top 50 are hailed as official candidates Business and Accountancy made it to the top 100 UP-JPIA’s in the 13th Acountancy Students’ Seminar & ExtraASSET 2015 filling up the rosters of competent JPIAns released on Curricular Training and had the privilege of being part September 13 posted in the UP ASSET facebook page.

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De Mesa tops civil service exam 2015

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he Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) of the university in coordination with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Lucena branch conducted a financial literacy seminar with the theme, “MONEY TALKS: Why Financial literacy pays.” On Aug. 13, 2015, 1:00-3:00 PM at the St. Bonaventure Student Center. Atty. Tomas J. Carino, deputy director and Mrs. Condes, research head of BSP-Lucena served as the resource speaker in the event. She tackled about the Demonitization schedule and the features of the Philippine money. The seminar also featured the do’s and don’ts with the Philippine currency which can be used as a tool for students to become responsible money-spenders. Mrs. Condes underscored the MONEY TALKS. Dean Paz L. Bobadilla of the College of Business and Accountancy discusses the importance of financial literacy in her opening importance of money and its use remarks, held August 13 at the St. Bonaventure Student Center. and how beneficial it is for business students to have prior knowledge photo by: Yana Logatoc with its role in the stabilization of matitira.”, she said during her talk the 2nd year accountancy students the currency. and refering it as the secret of headed by Ms. Virginia D. Alcala, She shared one of their projects saving. JPIA president Grace Meg Anne F. in teaching elementary pupils the Finance students of the Villaluz and advisers Ms. Catherine habit of saving and investment to semester in the College of Bisuness D. Limjuco and Mr. Carlito M. make money grow. “Save muna and Accountancy attended the Rodriguez. before spending hindi save of what’s lecture. left kasi panigurado wala namang The said seminar was tasked to

Kim Zairelle Bibal Vonne Kaye Buñales Alexis Mari Catausan Carl Joseph Dagos

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ngela Christine M. de Mesa, a 3rd year accountancy student, nails the civil service exam by placing first in region IV-A and 7th in the national ranking with a general rating of eighty-seven and 79/100 from the released results on June 11. She took the exam on May 3 at an approved test provider in Lucena West III Elementary School. Civil service examination – Paper and Pencil (SubProfessional level). At first, Angela had no plans of taking the said exam but changed her mind after being motivated by her father. Tensed but hopeful, Angela was surprised seeing her name on the top list of the exam results which

she did not expected. “Passing the exam’s a major thing, but ranking 7th (not that sure, or 8th) out of the 2,587 passers of the Civil Service SubProfessional Level Exam is truly a big blessing from God. I would like to thank my Dad, Dennis, who pushed me into taking this exam (though I keep on insisting that I will be a CPA in the near future and i will be automatically eligible).” De mesa shared in one of her facebook posts. The Civil Service exam is given to those who are Filipino citizen and at least 18 years old and of good moral character regardless of educational attainment according to civil service commission.

John Razel Mapaye Elaine Isabel Medina John Carlo Rabe Rheden Reyes

Edzel Ricalde Gaynen Rodelas Keeshia Mae Valdepeña Grace Meg Anne Villaluz

of the three-day seminar and training on November 6-9, 2015, International hotel, Subic Zambales. Acountancy Students’ Seminar & Extra-Curricular Training is the first ever student-organized national summit for accountancy majors. It aims to bring together the TOP 50 accountancy students in the Philippines and provide them with holistic and memorable experience that will both strengthen their business knowledge and enhance their leadership and communication skills. The said event showcases several segments such as Company talks, Corpotour, Mixer, mockboards and quiz bee and business case competition. Among the pioneer sponsors of the said event are SGV and Co., Isla Lipana and Co., Ayala Land Inc., BPI, P&A Grant Thornson and Deloitte.

Bacsa ranks 3rd in Intn’l CMA Certification by: Patricia Adora Alcala

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nother Envergan made its way to the top of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) as 2015 BSA graduate William R. Bacsa snatches the bronze medal in the recently concluded October 2015 CMA examinations .

On January 21, 2016 – ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants), the certification division of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), made the announcement of winners of the CMA medals, recognizing the achievement of individuals in both its English and Chinese-language programs. Out of the 4,728 individuals who took the CMA exam in English during the September/October 2015 testing period, 3 passers were recognized for their excellent performance: - Jamaica J. Marjadas, of Cebu City, Philippines, received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score. - Shaun Anthony Tiu Go, of Cebu City, Philippines, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score. William R. Bacsa, of Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines, received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving

the third-highest exam score. Bacsa wasn’t able to take the CPA board exams of which was his original plan because of temporary sickness. He failed to attend the review school but instead, he pursued preparing and taking the CMA examinations. Said Dr. Samuel C. Weaver CMA, CFM, ICMA Board of Regents chair (ICMA), “As these medals help to demonstrate, our CMA certification is widely recognized

as the leading management accounting credential in the world – and certainly the only one prominent in both of the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China.” It could be recalled that Mr. Carlito M. Rodriguez also got the bronze medal in the May-June 2014 CMA examinations which brought pride to the management accountants of MSEUF.


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EU offers new in-demand courses

MSEUF qualifies for DOST NICE 2016,

ecently, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation steps up in launching two new in-demand courses to be offered by College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) and College of Computer Studies (CCS). These courses were made available on the first semester of A.Y. 2015-2016.

BS in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (BSEMC) From the new courses being offered, one that struck animation and gaming enthusiasts is the Bachelorof Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing of the College of Computer Studies. Being one of the leading IT institutions, the university pioneered the offering of BSEMC as the first to make it available in Quezon Province. Enrollees can choose among the two specialization namely: Game Development and Animation. “This is indeed a proof of our strong commitment to render high-tech services with our fellow Quezonians and the people in the whole region as well“, CCS Dean Rodrigo Belleza, Jr. said. The course, in both specializations aims to prepare students to be technically and professionally skilled in animation production and game development. “This course is not just a technical course. It also covers artistic courses, as it requires creativity. Thus, this combines logic and creative minds of our young generation“, stated by the assigned BSEMC Program Coordinator Dr. Jose B. Tan, Jr. Although there are no students as of now, the College of Computer Studies is already equipped with necessary facilties such as Mac Laboratory, Multimedia Graphic Tablet, High-end Computers and Laptop and updated liscenses of various animation and game

development softwares. BS in Medical Technology (BSMedTech) CNAHS now offers Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology which is a four-year degree program that equips students with knowledge and skills in laboratory tests used in detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. The major and professional subjects in BS Medical Technology consists the combination of Biological Sciences and basic and advance Chemistry namely Microbiology, Bacteriology, Mycology/Virology, Clinical Chemistry, Endocrinology, Toxicology And Drug Testing, Histology, Analysis of Urine and Other Body Fluids (Clinical Microscopy), Pharmacology, Cytogenetics, Med Tech Laws & Bioethics, Laboratory Management, Parasitology, Immunology & Serology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Hematology, General Pathology, Histopathologic/ Cytologic Techniques, Research 1 (Introduction to Research) and Research 2 (Research Paper Writing). “MSEUF offers complete tracks of sciences at the AEC Building which consists of Chemistry, Botany and Zoology laboratories which students can enjoy variety of sciences in their respective courses” stated by DSC Adviser of CNAHS Dept. Mr. Ismael Lagrason. “The department also aims to offer other paramedical courses such as Midwifery, Radiologic Technology and Physical Therapy in the next five years to target to be the best in health care education not only in Quezon Province but in the whole world” said by Ms. Maria Corazon Valdeavilla, Dean of CNAHS Deptartment.

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by: Patricia Adora Alcala

eniel Villareal of Pagbilao, Quezon and an alumnus of the MSEUF-CCS (College of Computer Studies) won the title of Mister International Philippines 2015 out of 30 candidates at the Newport Peforming Arts Theater, Sunday, September 13.

“Siguro po, actually kanina ang huling oras (beses) ng pag-iyak ko. Bakit (po)? Dalawang emosyon lang po ang naisip ko. Una, masaya kasi ito na yung moment pinakahihintay ko sa buong buhay ko at gusto kong ipakita sa buong mundo kung ano rin yung talento at kakayahang na mayroon ako. Pangalawa, naiiyak ako dahil namimiss ko yung pamilya ko dahil wala sila rito. Sabi nga po, sumusuporta pa rin sila sa pamamagitan ng dasal at pagmamahal. ‘Yun lamang po at maraming salamat”. The crowd then gave a resounding applause when he answered the question given to him, “When was the last time you cried?”. His answer brought him all the way to grab the title. The 26 year-old Reniel, an OFW was awarded by last year’s winner Neil Perez.

CBA celebrates feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz by: Patricia Adora Alcala

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ollege of Business and Accountancy (CBA) honored its patron saint, San Lorenzo Ruis in a feast celebration on September 28. The program started with the traditional thanksgiving mass at the St. Bonaventure Student Center. The event was started with the RBA Lecture Seminar Series XV, 9:00-11:00 AM at the RBA, hall of which Prof. Marco Antonio Rodas from the College of Arts and Science was the resource speaker. He tackled about the Relevance of Social Sciences to Business. Rodas expounded on bridging the big gap between the big difference between commerce and social sciences. The CBA lions then had their lunch together in a boodle fight at the San Lorenzo Ruis Study Area from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. This also served as their victory party. The afternoon celebration commemorated the Annual Dean’s Cup from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. CBA Lions competed with their knowledge about their college department where various tricky questions were asked. The participants in the Acoustic Competition serenaded their fellow lions from 3:00-6:00 PM. The CET Quadrangle was filled with audiences that cheered for their bet in the said contest. Clydy Myr Shair, the group composed of third year accountancy students were hailed champions.

BON A PETIT. The students of the College of Business and Accountancy ate together on a boodle fight as part of their victory party on September 28 at the San Lorenzo Ruis Study Area. photo by: Charmaine de Guzman

Reniel will represent the country during the 10th Mister International 2015 pageant to be held in Resorts World, Manila this November 30 competing with 41 hopefuls from all over the world. Mr. Villareal finished Associate in Computer Technology in 2007. Before joining the competition, Reniel was an Overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia for two years where he worked as a cabin cleaning crew supervisor. Rick Palencia of Tacloban won Mister Philippines Global, Arcel Yambing, Mister Model International and Willan Pagayon, Mister Philippines Tourism International.

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SEUF – College of Business and Accountancy hosted this year’s 9th Business Students’ Summit by the CODEB (Council of Deans and Educators in Business) with the theme: “Career Prospects for the 21st Century Business Graduates” held on Sep. 4 at the Enverga Gymnasium. Thousands of business students came from all over the region filling up the venue. The 9th Business Students Summit mainly focused on the community, media, management, internet, marketing, and development. Its motive and content aimed to make the student a better communicator when it comes to participating and visualizing a mental picture of what career we can prospect in the future, through the help of technology. Former CODEB president, Dean Paz L. Bobadilla welcomed the delegates and students from other schools in her opening remarks. Pres. Antonio R. Pantisma, CODEB-IV-A,President, also delivered amessage while Prof. Flormando P. Baldovino, Board of Director, CODEB, introduced the participants from ABE College of Lucena, Guinyangan Educational Foundation, MSEUF-Candelaria, St. Anne College of the Pacific, San Sebastian College-Canlubang, Int’l Peace Leadership College-Tanay, Batangas State University, Lyceum Polytechnic University-Batangas, CSTC- Sariaya, University of Rizal System-Rodriguez, Imus InstituteCavite and the host school MSEUF-Lucena City. Mr.Jonathan de Luzuriaga,President of PSIA, discussed the “Philippine Software Industry, Leading the way for a Digital Philippines”. Mr. Dennis Argarin had the second lecture on behalf of Ms. Abbygale Arenas De Leon, Bb Pilipinas Universe (1997). He gave information about “The Power of Professional Presence: Business Protocol and Power Dressing. The summit also expounded on the discussion from

by: Ada Loreen De Castro

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he exceptional invention of BSCS students of MSEUF grabbed the Outstanding Student Creative Research award in Region IV-A, making them qualified in the National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE) 2016.

YOUNG INVENTOR. Hannah Deza, accepting their award during the Awarding Ceremony of DOST RICE (IV-A) after dominating the SIBOL Category held at Robinsons Mall, Dasmariñas, Cavite. photo from FB account of Engr. Maaño

EU Professors participate in Senior High Teacher Training

College of Computer Studies’ 2015 Best CS research project entitled “Water Quality Monitoring and Control System” of Hannah Deza, the main presenter with Aldrin Lacuarin and Carlo Macatangay amazed the judges and unanimously granted them the Outstanding Student Creative Award or SIBOL Award for the CALABARZON Region. With its impact and benefits to the monitor water quality in efficient way, make the project qualified in the national level for presentation and competition as well. The competition was held during the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibit (RICE) organized by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region IV-A, October 27-29 at Robinsons Mall, Dasmariñas, Cavite. The group made it to the competition through the effort of the project adviser

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he Office of Faculty Training and Development facilitated the annual two-Day Senior High School Teacher Training in accordance to the implementation of K-12 curriculum of the DepEd, hosted by Mrs. Reina V. Pasumbal, principal of the Basic Education Department(BED), at the MSEUF Library Seminar Hall, November 5-6.

The training was attended by professors coming from College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Criminology and Law Enforcement, College of Engineering and Technical Department, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, College of Computer Studies, College of Architecture and Fine Arts, and College of Maritime Education with their respective Deans. The two-day training consisted of various

activities. Ms. Evelyn S. Abeja, OIC – Office of the VP for Administration gave the opening remarks. The activities in the training included the understanding of Senior High School Curriculum, defining teacher as a second parent, as a DepEd Advocate, as an Instructional Planner, and as a classroom manager. The objective of the Senior High School Teacher Training is to prepare the professors from different colleges for the Senior High School Program.

Enverga-JPIA finishes 3rd in 6th ASTRA CUP by: Lisa Marie Lusterio

MSEUF-CBA spearheads regional CODEB Summit

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agles of the JPIA-Enverga local chapter bagged several awards in the 6th ASTRA cup hosted by the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) JPIA with a theme; The Game Is On, held on September 20 at the FAITH campus, Tanauan, Batangas.

The event featured several contests such as chess tournament, dance blast and astracapella for the non-academics. The ASTRA accounting quiz bowl as the pioneer in the academic tournament featured three levels for basic accounting, practical accounting 1, theory of accounts and auditing theory respectively. Trisha Romasanta, Lyxhel Regencia, Allyson Hernandez, Joana Soriano, Brenda Dy, Wilbert Barrientos and Clyde where hailed champions in the Astracapella out of 20 participants. John Marthin Reforma nailed the elite level 1 accounting quiz bowl while Gilber Jogno Jr. qualified as one of the top 5 in

the final round. Enverga-JPIA also participated in the dance blast and chess tournament. JPIA wildcats landed third overall among the 30 schools who competed for the regional ASTRA cup. Meanwhile, the Pamantasan ng Cabuyao hooked the ASTRA revolving trophy from last year’s overall champion, De La Salle Lipa. FAITH-JPIA, leaded by its president Erry-J Paglicawan thanked the JPIA local chapters of CALABARZON for their participation and invites them again for the 7th ASTRA cup to held next year.

Engr. Roselyn Maaño and the office of Dr. Cesar A. Villariba Research and Knowledge Management Institute (DCAVRKMI) headed by Dr. Felixberto M. Mercado. RICE aims to enhance the creativity and inventiveness of Filipino inventors and researchers in the region by showcasing their products. It was composed of six categories which included (1) Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), (2) Outstanding Utility Model, (3) Outstanding Industrial Design, (4) Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award), (5) Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for High School students, and (6) Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for College students which the CCS students competed from.

BSIT Capstone project presented at nat’l conference by: Ada Loreen De Castro

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s an evident of quality research culture among students, BSIT Capstone project entitled “English Monstar: a virtual pet game in teaching English grammar for young learners” of the College of Computer Studies was accepted and presented in an oral presentation during NCITE 2015. The mobile application master-piece of BSIT graduates batch 2015: Krystal Vicente, Jillian Audrey Cruzat and John Albert Quincena passed the requirement of the conference having it accepted and be included in the Mobile Technologies Track parallel session. Project Adviser, Prof. Raymond S. Bermudez, spearheaded the team during the presentation at the NCITE. Other CCS faculty members Dr. Jose Tan, Jr, Dr. Ma. Cecilia Cantos, Prof. Donabell Hernandez and Prof. Leah Salas also attended the conference. Aside from the ‘English Monstar’, the project of Dean Rodrigo Belleza, Jr. entitled

“Development of Interactive 360 Virtual Tour for Higher Education Institution (HEI)” was also part of the NCITE’s poster presentation. National Conference in Information Technology Education is a yearly event organized by Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE) that provides IT practitioners to showcase various tangible technologies and applications for the future through building new and innovative products and services to foster more research collaboration and commercialization with industry and the business sector. This year, NCITE was hosted by Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga last October 22-24.

Envergans ace Statistics Quiz Bee PROSPECTIVE. Flormando P. Baldovino, board of director, CODEB, welcomes participants from all over the region on September 4 at the MSEUF Gymnasium. photo by: Alexis Paul Rodriguez

the speaker of Jobstreet. com which focuses on Job Search Trends Data, (What employers look for in hiring fresh graduate. Most in Demand Specialization etc) Mr. Jonas de los Reyes talked about the “Future of Work: “Career Trends in the Digital Economy”. He pointed out, how technology changes the way people thinks and how it can greatly affect our perspective view in life. The event also showcased the raffle draws from the registration booth. Different products found in our province were on display beside the gymnasium to share Quezon’s products to visitors for sale. The Enverga University welcomed and entertained the guests with the MCC (MSEUF-CBA Chorale) and KBA (Kultura Baile at Awit) performers.

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Grabs IV-A SIBOL Award

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by: Patricia Adora Alcala

irst year accountancy students of the College of Business and Accountancy reigned in the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz Bee (PSQ): The search for the country’s young statistics quizzers, Quezon provincial elimination held on Oct. 27, Pacific Mall, Lucena.

Mark Joseph Mediarito bagged first place while Joanah Rose Benedicto got 4th place with a corresponding cash prize of Php. 3,500 and 2,000 together with plaque of recognition respectively.Coahes Mr. Mandy Baldovino and Ms. Ralyn Bermudez were also awarded with certificates and Php. 1,000 each. Mechanical Engineering student Aime Jane Montera who was the top 3 from the university elimination round also competed along with Mediarito and Benedicto. The two Envergan provincial winners will represent Quezon province together with the other three qualifiers in the CALABARAZON elimination round, November 10 at Southern Tagalog Integrated Agricultural Research Center (STIARC), Brgy. Marauoy, Lipa City at 1pm. HEADS UP. Prof. Bermudez, Mediarito, Benedicto, Monter and prof. Mandy The said competition is to be hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the (left to right) proudly poses with their plaques and certificates aftWWer the central statistics authority of the government on primary data collection and Philippine provincial Statistics Quiz Bee, held October 24 at the Pacific mall. Statistical Association, Incorporated (PSAI), a non-stock, non-profit organization of professional photo by: Prof. Mandy Baldovino statisticians from government and nongovernment agencies and academe. PSQ was launched in 1992 by the National Statistics Office (now part of the PSA pursuant It further aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from to RA 10625), the primary statistical arm of the government, and the PSAI. The quiz of the the secondary education curriculum and generate public awareness on the importance of brainchild of then NSO Administrator, Tomas P. Africa. From 1992 until 2013, the annual statistics and to win overall support for all government statistical activities. competition was in partnership between the NSO and PSAI. The PSQ is open to all Filipino first-time college freshmen currently enrolled in the second It is a nationwide annual contest designed to test the knowledge in statistics of freshman semester for the school year 2014-2015 in any recognized tertiary academic institution in the students enrolled in colleges and universities in the 17 regions of the country. country. The national finals will be held on December 09, 2015, Metro Manila.


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Volume 68, Number 4

Dagos, declared Most Outstanding Student

CBA, judges’ choice in Dramafest by: Sophia Caagbay

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he “Ang Pipit” played by the College of Business Accountancy has once again champed this year’s Drama Festival on Feb. 6 during the Foundation Week. “Ang Pipit” written by Jayson was awarded to Marian Labatete “Kalapastangan sa mga Arvene Tabangin Mondragon and the Best Actor to August Amerikano” was written in one of won the people’s hearts played Ceasar Abalos of the CAS. the judge’s score sheet. Mr. Rodas by CBA. It is a story reflecting the The College of Engineering reacted in social media: “Kung sa criminal’s family who is suffering and Technical Department also grounds ng directorial at pagfrom the society’s cruelness. participated playing the “Ang arte ang basehan ng pagkatalo The College of Education Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio” written ng isang dulang itinanghal sa clinched 2nd Place with the by Paul Dumol. It is a story about isang patimpalak-teatro, (dahil translated version of “The Rite the beggar Serapio and his doll ito ay contest sa pagtatanghal of Passage” originally written by daughter, accusation was dug ng dula) ito ay katanggapGlenn Mas. It is about the life of by a trial with three antagonists tanggap. Ngunit kung ang boy’s puberty and revelations which reflects the corruption in dahilan ay ang hindi pagpabor about his identity along the way. the Philippines and the justice sa makabayang pahayag ng The Best Actress was awarded to system. isang dula ng "isang hurado" Glecie Joy Morillo. Meanwhile, with “Igba sa (na syang naging dahilan niya The College of Arts and Lupa” placing third, CAS inquired sa pagpupuwesto sa grupong Sciences entry is the Palanca the judge’s score sheet. The Igba nagtanghal sa pinakaputot), Award winning piece “Igba sa sa Lupa topped the score sheets hindi ito katanggap-tanggap. Lupa” written by Prof. Marco of the two judges however they Isa itong katrayduran sa bayan Antonio Rodas. It is a story didn’t won allegedly because of at kasaysayan kung papaano depicting the life of Filipino the biased judgment of one of tayo pinagmalupitan ng mga during the American Occupation. the judges. Amerikano sa sarili nating bayan.” However, the Best Director

CLIMAX. The CBA drama team proves that business students are not only good at financial statements but also on the stage as they wowed the audience with an intense scene during the Drama Festival on Feb. 6 at the AEC little theater. photo by: Charmaine de Guzman

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August 2015 - March 2016

CETD wraps up Interdept debate

MSEUF holds 8th Student Research Congress

by: Mary Grace Merca

by: Francis Bolala

by: Manellin Nuera

WORD BY WORD. Mr. Carl Joseph Dagos while giving his speech as MOS at the 69th Anniversary of HSLKP on March 19 at Queen Margarette Hotel Downtown.

T VICTORS. Diamante (UCSC Chairman), Buban (CETD researcher), Mr. Maaño (arbitter), Flor (CETD researcher) and CETD speakers, Pastrana, Laudez and Lopez (from left to right) join for a photo opt on the declaration of debate competition winners on Feb.3 at the St. Bonaventure Student Center

photo by: Alexis Rodriguez

photo by: Patricia Adora Alcala

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arl Joseph D. Dagos from the College of Business and Accountancy was hailed as this year’s Most Outstanding Male Student and Outstanding Leadership for Leadership and Community Volunteerism in the recently concluded Benjamin V. Tan’s Search for the Most Outstanding Student (SMOS). The awarding ceremony was the opportunity to have their speech held during the 59th Founding during the anniversary celebration Anniversary celebration of the Honor to thank the people who supported Society of the Lambda Kappa Phi them all throughout their journey (HSLKP) on March 19, 2016, Queen of becoming the most outstanding Margarette Hotel Downtown, Lucena male students. City. The SMOS spearheaded by Phian Renz Christopher L. De Rosas John Christian “eddie” Nave aims to from the College of Arts and Sciences recognize high school and college was recognized as the outstanding male students in Lucena city who student in academics. Meanwhile, exemplify excellence in academics, Jushua D. Ramos of Lucena City community volunteerism and National High School bested the leadership. secondary level with an award being The Anniversary Celebration the outstanding student in academics of the HSLKP also gave way for the and leadership. Joshua P. Rago tribute, recognition and turnover from Quezon National High School ceremony of the 59th grand council snatched the outstanding student in looking forward to another historical community and volunteerism award. year for their sixtieth. Dagos and Ramos was then given

Nickel Wound raks the crowd by: Sophia Caagbay

he College of Engineering and Technical Department’s (CETD) debaters, Zarah Monique Laudez, Ace Silvestre Lopez, Gem Krisna Pastrana together with their researchers Jessa Flor and Daniel Joseph Buban, outstripped opponents to win the Debate Championships on Foundation Week at the St. Bonaventure hall, and bagging two major individual awards. Manuel S. Enverga University’s 69th triumphantly grabbed bronze. foundation anniversary hosted its annual Apart from CETD’s gold overtaking, Debate Championship on Feb 3, featuring individuals from the said department were students from four departments who got honored with special awards; CETD’s Laudez, through the preliminary round. Landing grabbed Best Speaker award, while their on second place is the College of Education second speaker, Lopez, was awarded as Best (CED), highlighting debaters and researchers, Debater. Ace Ferdinand Igloria, Marlou Husana, Joanne The final round against CED circled Paula Lavega, Maria Celine Amo and Princess around the topic “Philippine Government Hazel Flancia. Moreover, last year’s champion, making SIM Card Registration Mandatory”. the College of Business and Accountancy’s And with the unanimous decision of the (CBA) proud finalists, Arabel Almarez, Carl panel of judges, the winning verdict was Joseph Dagos, Mara Angeli Cadiz, Angela sentenced towards CETD. Christine De Mesa and Russel Lance Ragudo,

he MSEUF Research Club together with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Dr. Cesar A. Villariba Research and Knowledge Management Institute (DCAVRKMI) held the 8th Student Research Congress with the theme “21st Century Multidisciplinary Research: Creativity amidst Complexity” at the University Gymnasium, March 11, 2016.A examinations . The congress served as a forum Paquilbare and Justin Gail C. Tejada that where students were able to present their bested the competition with their study respective thesis studies as well as compete “Prototype Design of Automatic Transfer for the best overall thesis in three different Switch for MSEUF-Lucena Administration categories - descriptive, feasibility, and Building. The winning researchers received research and development. cash prizes and certificates. For the descriptive category, 4th year Apart from the competition, the forum BS Psychology student Maria Jonie Bianca also had two parallel sessions wherein Masaganda won best thesis with her non-competing students were able to research titled “The Influence of Helicopter present their studies. Overall, there were Parenting to Problem Solving, Decision- nearly 30 research papers presented in the Making, and Psychological Well-Being of forum from the different disciplines and College Students”. programs within the university. The top prize for the feasibility A plenary session was also held in the category meanwhile went to the trio of BS morning with a keynote speech focusing Accountancy students namely Carl Joseph on action research from Dr. Auxencia D. Dagos, Jazz Nicole M. David and Renalyn A. Limjap, scholar in residence from Far T. Paquita with their research “A Feasibility Eastern University and a lecture about Study on the Establishment of Avery research ethics from Prof. Maria Corazon B. Recreational Centre in Lucena City”. Valdeavilla, dean of the College of Nursing As for the research and development and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) and category, it was the group of BS Electrical discipline research coordinator in the Engineering Students composed of Andrea university. Lyn P. Carpio, Gian Bren B. Ogana, Arjay D.

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he MSEUF Mass Communication Society (MCS) gathered students for a seminar on responsible voting at the AEC Little Theater, 1:00PM, January 18, 2016. MCS was able to invite Ms. a recap about the Philippine candidates on how much can Rowena Paraan, Head, Bayan Mo Elections, laws and facts about be spent in their campaign iPatrol Mo (BMPM) as the keynote the upcoming 2016 elections propagandas. The next topic was speaker for the said event. through a game which tests the about the Election Red Flags which The seminar was able to tackle knowledge and awareness of the is very widespread in our country. several topics to provide holistic students. The top elections offenses, kontra information to the attendees. In the third session, Ms. epal movement and the surveys. First, an overview of the elections Rowena discusses the campaign Ms. Paraan also mentioned and citizen journalists. They had finances or logistics of the about the safety concerns and

by: Monique N. Eballa

how to keep one’s security during complicated phases of the elections. The proper way of reporting suspicious and unlawful acts of the candidates was discoursed. She gave an outline on the qualities that voters need to look for in choosing a candidate. After a series of informative talk, the guest speaker opened the floor for a question and answer

portion addressing the concerns and clarifications of the attendees. The said seminar on responsible voting is the first one to be conducted by the MCS. The organization president Mr. Keanu Rairata is grateful and looks forward for the continuous practice of these educational activities for the students and the community.

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SEUF’s 69th Founding anniversary Battle of the Bands, EU Night Rak@ 69 was held at the MSEUF Covered Court on the 2nd day of foundation week, February 7. Though technical error was the Battle of the Bands 2016, was The second place was clinched encountered, Nickel Wound competed by nine bands namely by Isecre Am, and third place was successfully fired up inspiring and Criminal Pubpsych, Ampats, Alyria, bagged by both bands that showed heartfelt songs respectively and Too Long Geese, La Melodia, 10 off their band’s personality. seized the reign from the Tone of Minutes Proceed, Stead, and Isecre Before turning over the reign, Rapture, the Battle of the Bands Am including the Nickel Wound. the Tone of Rapture exhibited an champion of 2015. Loud cheers were Each band is required to play two inspiring and dearly songs. erupted during their performance. songs to fully show their talent and The coveted title, Champion of rock star skills.

BE-AT.THE ROCK. The students of Enverga University bang heads, wave hands and partied as the speakers boomed EU Night Rak @ 69. . photo by: Monique N. Eballa

The Luzonian hustles in Tertiary Presscon by: Jericho Salvatierra

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JUST DO IT Tertiary PressCon hall of famer and Business Manager of The Luzonian, Kenneth Kier T. Reyes works on his winning piece during the 5th LHEPC on Feb. 4 at Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. photo by: Patricia Adora Alcala

ampus journalists of the university ruled once again in this year’s regional and national press conferences in CALABARZON and Luzonwide contests respectively. The Luzonian bagged numerous Jericho B. Salvatierra placed 8th in year’s best journalist and consistent awards in the Regional Higher Feature Writing – English. highest pointer was hailed 2nd Education Press Conference (RHEPC) In the group categories, The Individual Highest Pointer with his in Regiona IV-A held on December Luzonian Newsletter was hailed other awards 2nd Place in Editorial 04-06, 2015 at Batis Aramin, Lucban 7th place overall with its other Cartooning – Filipino and 4th Place Quezon. Kenneth Kier T. Reyes slays awards such as 5th Place Best Page Literary Graphics Illustration – the 3rd Place in Editorial Cartooning Design, 5th Place Best Editorial Page Filipino. – Filipino, 4th Place in Literary and 6th Place Best Sports Page. The different regions Graphics Illustration – Filipino and Meanwhile, The Luzonian’s literary competition was very tight where 5th place in Comics Strip Drawing – folio, Andamyo 12 – Banyuhay got team CALABARZON (Region IV-A) Filipino while Kyle Joshua A. Cadavez 5th Place Best Page Design. landed at the second spot while places 3rd in Editorial Cartooning The publication also competed (Region III) championed this year’s English. John Rover R. Sinag got the in the Luzonwide Higher Education LHEPC. 10th spot in News Writing - Filipino Press Conference (LHEPC) at Hotel The Luzonian in all hopes and and 9th in Layouting. Manellin Z. Felicidad, #9 Florentino St., Vigan perseverance aims to bring greater Nuera got a back to back 7th Place City, Ilocos Sur on February 4-6, 2016. honor to our university in the next in Editorial Writing – English and Kenneth Kier T. Reyes, last tertiary press conferences.

Bathan and Manongsong triumph in 2016 PIIE-SC Regional Congress by: Almira O. Porta

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SEUF-CETD took pride in as two students from Manuel S. Enverga University won back-to-back in the cultural competitions against several prestigious schools in the annual PIIE Student Chapter Regional Congress held on January 30, 2016 at the University of Batangas. Greco Bathan, a 3rd year industrial to her by the former Ms. PIIE Calabarzon engineering student, won the Joy Panaligan, who is another 4th year Talentadong IE competition with his student in Enverga, together with the extraordinary talent of beat boxing. He former Mr. PIIE Calabarzon Billy O. Ebora, wowed the judges with his performance an alumnus from our school. and defeated his strong competitors Aside from the cultural competitions, from Batangas State University and seminars and a feasibility study Colegio de San Juan de Letran. competition was held for the members Kay-Ann Manongsong, a 4th year of the Philippine Institute of Industrial student, proved her beauty and grace Engineers to further their knowledge which ultimately won her the title for the about their chosen profession. A total of Ms. PIIE CALABARZON pageant. She also 16 schools participated in the regional won other minor awards; Best in Casual congress from all over Southern Tagalog. Wear, Miss Photogenic, and the People’s Choice award. The crown was passed on

BACK TO BACK. Ms. KayAnn Manongsong proudly smiles for her awards and for once again bringing the Ms. PIIE crown to MSEUF. photo by: Jolina Maaliw

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Do you still remember?

by: Jobegale Regodon

Volume 68, Number 4

Ne’er Land. by: Garee

H e a r me

You can never tell

by: Jasper Ace P. Escobiñas

Allelie May V. Mamore

You never can tell when you send a word Like an arrow shot from a bow By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind, Just where it may chance to go. It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend. Tipped with its poison or balm, To a stranger’s heat in life’s greatest mart It may carry its pain or its calm.

Do you still remember him? He was your first love, the very first man who had your heart at the very first place. He’s the only one who noticed you, asked you to dance, held your hand, and then swept you off your feet. Do you still remember him, He who followed you around, and insisted on helping you? He who patiently waits for you outside your classroom every afternoon, even it takes him a couple of hours standing on his own two skinny feet. Do you still remember him? He’s the one who made you laugh when your whole world seemed to crash. He’s the only one who never forgot your birthday every year since the day he first met you and held your hand. Remember him? He is the only friend you got, so you’re left with no choice but to call him your guy best friend. Still don’t remember him? He confessed his feelings for you when you were both in grade 10, and eventually, from being your best friend, he became your boyfriend. Can you still not remember him? You had a great relationship with him. Having him beside you was a highlight of your life. Having him hold your hand every day of your life was another thing to be proud of. And still you can’t remember him? Remember that time right after you graduate. When he knelt right in front of you, held up a diamond ring and these words came out from his mouths… “I love you, please say yes, and be mine forever.” Do you remember that? If still not, here’s another clue. Him. The first and probably the last guy you’ll ever love. Remember him? The father of your adorable children. Still no answer? Well do you at least know me? If the answer is still no, I have at least one favor for you. Please remember the time, when you found yourself alone, sitting at the corner of the room and look just like a wallflower, I walk up to you, I held out my hand and said… “Would you like to dance?” Reminisce those times, when I stood outside your classroom’s door, and how long I’ve been there waiting for the bell to ring just to take you home safely. Please remind yourself of those times when I have to make funny faces just to put a curve across your face every time you felt depressed. Please remember that I am the only one to greet you a happy birthday when no one seemed to care. And please never forget this, that before you have your fame, your pocketful of money, your “oh – so” called friends, you had me, when you had nothing.

ISANG BALA KA LANG

by: Francis Bolala

`Started fervor, ‘Parched ending, Two souls tangled `Fortitude? Ne’er real.

You never can tell whe you do an act Just what the result will be, But the deed you are sowing a seed, Though the harvest you may not see. Each kindly act is a corn dropped In God’s productive soil; You may not know, but the tree shall grow With shelter for those who toil.

You are a religion Of the pretentious catalysts One heart beats eratically The other ceasingly. You, beware of the first blink Charming sweated fire, For thee, is huge mask To burn black hole in your heart `Cause thou believe In sophistication of art and war Obscured from the real meaning That has made the ne’er land.

by: Francis Bolala

lull-a-bye Christian Campana

He is a wild flower full of thorns that no one dares to pick. Upon glancing at him, I ponder, why looking so pale and sick?

Right on this park bench is where we first met. We both laughed and waited til day’s end. Memories well kept of a time well spent.

People from afar admire but yet he is a wild flower full of thorns that no one dares to pick

As I wait for her, anticipations rise, flashes of our scenes cascade before my very eyes. Everything. all that is good... and bad I can’t help but to think that this is goodbye.

Why so frigid and forlorn while the wind blows on a summer’s breeze?

Then she came, yet I’m not surprised. Silence quickly filled and hallowed me inside like a dark blanket swallowed day into night. Bound not to be lifted, drowned each word to be said.

And in the rain as he flounder It is I that he seized; mesmerized, as he blossomed with my touch

Why me love?! Why throw everything we have our promise is forever, why we’ve come to stop? Is it the promise meant to be broken? Or a forever not for us to be given?

PICTURISTIC

“I’m with another man, cheer up we had fun.” with that my heart skips a beat, like a pound to my chest, an impact that pushed every breath I have out My mere existence escapes beyond what reaches my grasp Convicted and sentenced I made the final stand “Lie to me”, I ordered. “I love you.” She answered

by: Francis Bolala

Patricia Adora G. Alcala

I wish I could just reach out my hand and touch you. How can I?

I wish I could just talk to you and say those words I’ve been longing to say How can I?

by: Adora

My wild flower My delicate wild flower

I wish I could

I’m vanity Because of my enmity My heart is full of misery With a mix of mystery I’m crying in pain Because my life is in vain Trying to shout to the world that I’m here But no one can hear Beneath my sacred heart Is my loving heart Hidden by truth and lies Is a tremendous mess Broken and shattered into pieces What I felt was called sadness Its hard to feel the pain And treated it as an elation But in the end I’m just living in the world of imagination n Trying to live without expectations Behind my smile is my cries....

I wish I could just see you face, your smile How can I?

Fleur Sauvage

Now I dare, though my flesh was teared apart from my sanity with those thorns just to hold and cherish him

BERTDEY

You never can tell what you will do In bringing you hate or love, For thoughts are things, and their airy wings Are swifter than carrier doves. They follow the law of the universe, Each thing must create its kind, And they speed o’er the track to bring you back Whatever went out from your mind.

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August 2015 - March 2016

How can I do those things if mountain and seas keep me away from you? Maybe, maybe these things will just remain as wishes… wishes waiting to be granted.

Cara

Almira Porta

The day they announced my “heroism”, I could only think of Cara, my best friend. I thought of the long braids on her back, her perfect white teeth that sometimes glisten in the right angle to the sun. She was, after all, the Cara. The almost-too-good-to-be-true girl every girl wants to be (although they won’t admit it) and every guy wants to have. Think of five best features a girl can have and she’s got them. Or should I say had? Because she’s gone now. Down the muddy and worm-infested pit and incased in a gold white coffin that will break in a decade. A week ago, the nursing building at my university was on fire. It was around 5PM so there were only a few people left in there. Most of them got out just in time. They were gagging and coughing. Both the firefighters and ambulance wasn’t there yet. People started to panic as they realized one person was left on the second floor of the building. I was outside and saw her screaming in the window, coughing and pleading for help. Cara. Without a second thought, I poured my bottled water into my handkerchief and put it over my nose and mouth. I rushed inside the burning ruins while people screamed at me to stop. I fought my way for the stairs as debris fell from the ceiling. I spotted a piece of wood that must’ve fallen from the ceiling and grabbed it. When I finally spotted her, I ran over and kneeled at her side. Cara was lying on the ground, barely breathing from the toxic smoke coming from everywhere. She looked at me with a dazed look at first but then her eyes widened. She grasped my hands tightly as tears fell from her burned face. It took me a while to get the job done but I knew the way out. I put her arm across my shoulders and dragged her towards the exit. When we were outside the building, lots of people surrounded us. We collapsed immediately. I sustained a couple of burns and was out of breath. Cara was badly burned like me and was heavily bleeding. As people started to haul us up to the ambulance, I got to see Cara close her eyes one last time. The next day in school, they honored me with a “student of the year” award and granted me full scholarship. People I know and don’t know gathered around to comfort me and assured me of my braveness for trying to save my friend. The attention was so overwhelming and I cried. When the funeral was held, Cara’s family thanked me over and over. They cried in a corner of the hall as I gazed upon her body. Her skin that once was white and smooth was like a mosaic of black and red patches. Her auburn hair has been cut since most of it was burned. It flowed pathetically under her head with uneven length. A smile forms on my lips. The morticians did a great job of hiding the wound on her head. Luckily they didn’t do an autopsy report because who could murder beautiful Cara? My burn scars itch from time to time. If only the bitch died sooner, I would’ve gotten out in time without these. It took three times to knock her out completely. But seeing now that she’s scorched and lifeless was a reward all in itself.


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DIPLOMAT Patricia Adora Alcala

EU can’t align yet with the International Academic Calendar: Yay or Nay?

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ust this second semester, the university planned to take step in synching our academic schedule internationally by moving the classes to November 23 instead of the 9th. This is its way to adjust classes slowly until the desired academic calendar is met. But things didn’t go according to plan. Is this a question to the capability of our university (?) *BIG QUESTION MARK*

“..it would be better to fully equip the university first in a different aspect..” Several institutions already took a step by moving the opening of classes from June to July, making them a month closer to the international academic calendar. The long dispute that (if ) MSEUF is armed enough to soar with other leading universities has been countered by numerous advancements that the institution had gone through the years. If you would ask me, I would love classes to be moved because it means a longer semestral break. Who wouldn’t love a long vacation? But the final verdict is beyond the control of a student like me. No matter how I wish, the university will still stick to its plans and to what they can.

To some who don’t understand financing, it would be easy to say, “Why don’t just move the classes? It’s not that hard right?” But my dear, you don’t know what you’re saying. At first, I was on the same side until I realized what leaps the university have to sacrifice to make this possible. WHAT IS THE COST? Moving the start of classes also means the delay of payment of tuition, which is the main financial source of the university. And the question is, does the school have enough resources to fuel up the needs of the institution a monthlong postponement of proceeds? Don’t be so quick to judge. Imagine all the expenditures that have to be covered, from its hundreds of employees, utilities expense and etc. that they have to compensate. Not just that, there are several constructions that are still on progress. Analyzing all these in their to-do list, it would be unwise for the institution to push for the adjustment of classes. It would be at the bottom of the list. It’s all a matter of priorities, it would be better to fully equip the university first in a different aspect. It’s not even mandatory and also, the Commission on Higher education does not suggest educational institutions to move change their calendars.

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CHED’s stand. On a position paper signed by CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan, she stated that improving the quality of education and the competencies of graduates are much more fundamental than the issue of academic calendars. Licuanan also stated that, “CHED stands firm in its belief that the best way to internationalize or engage with the global academic community is for higher education institutions to intensify their quality assurance, capacity-building and institutional development programs,” which is what the university is focusing on. Shifting the start of the academic calendar from June to August would not make much of a difference. Plus, an August opening after considering the high temperatures and the long holidays during summer. Yes, aligning to the international calendar would allow easier transition for students and teachers for ASEAN purposes but there are a lot of quality assurance issues that most higher education institutions need to focus on before they work on moving their academic calendars. So my fellow Envergans, don’t be dismayed if we can’t go with what’s trendy. The university knows how to play the game… well.

Since the filing of candidacy, several rumors and controversies have spread over our presidential candidates. Now that we’re months closer to the polls, the options of Filipinos are becoming clearer. Our decision to choose a new head of state will bring the six-year term served by incumbent President Benigno Aquino III to an end. Will we ever get the chance to make it right on My 9, 2016?

Well, here’s the pulse of the Envergan community on their presidential bet.

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“.. in effort to advance the safety and security of the Envergan community..” Last school year, Enverga U has taken a one-day trial ID Scanner in effort to advance the safety and security of the Envergan community which resulted failure to a dismay. The malfunctioning instances

to cater the needs of the large number of students enrolled in the university. But it didn’t stop there, there are two major construction projects that are in progress. The gymnasium and university covered court have catered the needs both the basic education, the 11 different college departments and even to outside users. It is no doubt that at times, events and activities of such have conflicts making the said venues unavailable for the other. Good thing that a covered court exclusive to the basic education department is on its way to being erected which is timely for the senior high school students that are expected to reside in the university next year. MSEUF, being an institution that offers courses such as

Maritime Education, Tourism, HRM, Nursing includes in their curriculum swimming classes but the university opts to train them in facilities outside where swimming pools are only available in resorts. Good news, in a year or so, students don’t have travel outside the school for those classes because the University resort is being constructed. It features a wide 10-lane swimming pool which will be constructed at

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for the Security Department for scrutinized surveillance, and also to parents for information regarding their child’s whereabouts ID Swipes are widely used in some colleges or universities with the advantages of faster data recognition and recording. However, the disadvantage is that the card will be battered from too much swiping which the system may not be able to recognize the data. In comparison with the RFID Technology, alike with card tapping used in LRT and MRT, offers more convenience than the ID Swipes. According to Wikipedia, “Radiofrequency identification (RFID) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information”. The first advantage of ID

Tapping from ID Swiping is that even the card is inside the bag or wallet the scanner will be able to recognize the ID through waves, and voila, you can enter the campus. Secondly, it is less damageprone unlike swiping. And third, RFID contains high levels of security such as the data can be encrypted, password protected or set to include a ‘kill’ feature to remove data permanently depending on the program. In spite of these, RFID has two separate chips (read only and readable), which cannot be read by the same machine. With the idea of RFID Technology, another concern is the infrastructure. Where shall the machines be placed? Preferrably, there should have three for entrance and for exits stationed, given that the gates being used have limited area. A pathway should also be provided for people

with disabilities and visitors. The idea is sure to lead to construction and consume a lot of space. Things don’t just last from them, the systems must be centralized so both gates need to have the machine linked with each other. Therefore, there should be maintenance monitoring. Thru these, rapport between the students and guards will be boosted. Envergans will feel much technologically advance with their IDs being swiped to get in the campus. Of course this will not lessen the work of the guards. They have the same work of checking out every student less the checking of the validation sticker in each of the students’ ID that sometimes also cause a delay getting in the campus. But one questions is raised; will this be possible?

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“.. we’re so used to the staff cleaning up our plates and leftovers we don’t feel the need to follow this policy because inevitably, someone will clean it up.” It’s a sound policy but unfortunately it is only good in theory. Most of the time, it is ignored, deliberately or otherwise. According to some students, it is because the disposing areas which are really big

tubs in shelves are confusing to use. Because the students only put their plates on the tubs in a haphazard manner, they overflow quickly so other students dislike placing their own plates and utensils in the tub as it looks unsafe. They also do not know what to do with their leftovers. Because they simply put them in the tubs, the leftovers mix and it is indeed quite a disgusting sight to see. Because of this, some students don’t follow it most of the time. Whatever the case, it’s becoming a problem that leaves a very bad taste in the mouth. Personally, I think that the problem really is that students are not used to doing it. Because we’re so used to the staff cleaning up our plates and leftovers. Hence, we don’t feel the need to follow this policy. nevitably, we think that someone will clean it up. But that really shouldn’t be the case. We should take the initiative to

a poor man’s university for the citizens of the province; bringing quality education closer to the Quezonians. With that, the institution should keep in mind those words that ought to bring quality education without depriving the students belonging to common families of their ability to pay for education. After all, we should stick to the legacy of our founder.

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or those of you who don’t know yet, the university canteen enforces a CLAY GO policy. CLAY GO means clean as you go and basically encourages us to clean up our plates and cutlery and put them in the appropriate disposing areas. This way, the staff will have an easier time collecting these items and also enforces a kind of discipline to the school populace.

the CME grounds. This will greatly benefit our athletes in their training and also in swimming competitions during intramurals and even in those involving outer competitors. With all the improvements in the facilities mentioned above, some students fear the increase of fees of the institution. We can recall that 68 years ago, our founder, Manuel S. Enverga have established the institution as

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Aiming for a ‘true working’ ID swipe system resulted to have a long line from waiting turns for their IDs scanned. This cause students to endure the heat and to arrive late for their classes. The barcode scanner used was like those of typical kinds in grocery stores causing serious delay. This is one of the major missteps of the socalled “epic fail scanner”. Hmmm, will there be another improved attempt for technological advances in terms of safety and security which will be convenient to both guards and students? There is Ingress and Egress System developed by the IT Department used today in Library since 2012 can be installed in machines such as ID Swipes or in RFID Technology. Using these machines offers a lot more efficiency than the deadbeat ID Scanner. The system advances accurate head counts of the ins and outs of students. This would be a great leap

anuel S. Enverga University Foundation, being the only autonomous university has strived to live up to its name. Through the years, it has evolved and gone through such innovative changes. From its curriculum accreditations, certifications, attainments and advancement in its facilities. With a property of a planned two hundred hectares, we don’t have to wonder why a lot of buildings have emerged in the different sites of the university.

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cross different universities in the province, technology grows vastly inside campuses. High technology systems are observable and efficient. One of which is renowned RFID Technology or ID Swipes in different colleges such as Mary Hill College and Sacred Heart College where the conventional system that the guard-checking the IDs to confirm that the person is a bonafide student of the univerrsity is obsolete.

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follow the rules because it is really for our benefit. If everyone does it, eventually everyone will have to do it. I think if everyone is encouraged to practice CLAY GO more people would feel less embarrassed and conscious about following the rules. When I had my OJT, the office’s canteen had a CLAY GO policy. We were not told about it. we simply saw that everyone did it so we followed them. Also, it would be embarrassing to not do it. It’s also pretty much the same policy we have about cleaning up in our house after a meal. When we finish eating, we put our place in the sink so that the table will be clean and the flies would not gather around. As part of the student population, we have a duty to keep this place clean as possible. Let’s not only rely on the cleaning staff to do the work; we should put the effort to help as well. After all, every one of us would benefit from it. It is just a matter of value.

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SOPHIA MARGARETTE CAAGBAY Associate Editor ALEXANDREA PACALDA & KENNETH KIER REYES Business Managers CHRISTIAN CAMPANA & LISA MARIE LUSTERIO Literary Editors KYLE JOSHUA CADAVEZ Art Editor FRANCIS BOLALA & JUDE MICHAEL GRAPANI Cartoonists JOHN ROVER SINAG & MARK NEL INOJOSA Layout Artists MONIQUE EBALLA, JASPER ACE ESCOBIÑAS & WYEANNE GAMBOA Photojournalists JANNELA PERALTA JERICHO SALVATIERRA ALMIRA PORTA MARY GRACE MERCA ALLELIE MAY MAMORE Senior Staff CELSO JABALLA RAYMOND BERMUDEZ Technical Advisers

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Several advances have been made by the university for the past years. To give highlight to the most beneficial innovations made, here are the top 5 updates.

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The hearsays and rumors were finally over with MSEUF Inching the academic calendar closer to the international Level. With this upgrade, the MSEUF is true to its vision for global competence. This leap has elicit different reactions to Envergans - to some favorable and to some unfavorable. Weighing in the instances, this oppurtunity is beneficial to most. such as to school constructions to be ready next academic year, to students running to comply with their left out subjects through summer classes, to students who want a long break, summer jobs and adventures. Also, K-12 is one of the reason for the change in the academic calendar. This almost semestral long break prepares the university and faculty for K-12.

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What’s new? Envergans have been used to waiting in long lines at the IAC (Internet Access

Center) just to view or have printed copies of their grades but not anymore. The institution’s information technology department had improved its services in its online facilities where in their web site, evaluation, grade inquiry and enrollment are made easier. It is now accessible in the comforts of our home or anywhere with internet connection in just a few clicks. Hurray! The Local grade inquiry made available were updated to online viewing in the first semester. But why just now? Well, before, opening the system online takes a lot of risks because of unsecured server and unstable internet connection which is vulnerable to hacking. With digital certificate purchased for Php 8,000.00 for a year subscription, the system was implemented. These are made obtainable through certifying agencies, where the same system is used by banks acquired for security. The certificate acquired also gives way to other online facilities such as evaluation and enrollment. The new system also benefited the university’s satellite schools.

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With College of Architecture and Fine Arts students have so many materials to carry and tons of plates to do every day, it is a favorable step for the uniform of women to have revamped from the typical white blouse and maroon skirt to white blouse and maroon pants. Strikingly, the new uniform inside the campus marks a distinction as CAFA folks. A lot more convenience than wearing skirts is easier for move and groove. The wearisome feel ousted by cozy and convenience is what surely tops by this boost. With this refinement, CETD population dominated by men should also refashion their typical uniform for conducive reasons as they have the same measures of difficulty with CAFA women. Thus, it is a refreshing feel to see some-

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In the last 5 years, changes transpire vastly and fast across the university and one of which is the enhanced Speech Laboratories used in AEC today. English, considered as the second tongue of the Philippines, should be in practice as Filipinos are known to be present across the world. Speech labs provide an avenue for Envergans to enhance the English Literacy to face the more challenging world. The upgrade helps students master precision diction routine. The recorded drills for most target sounds start with exercises to help produce the target sound accurately. Therefore, improvements in the ways words are pronounced. Additionally, the instructor can correct whenever necessary. English training is a great skill for the students to acquire as most of the things nowadays are in English.

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The student lounge give the students a new place to stay at aside from the St. Bonaventure Student Center, library and the ‘tambayan’. Moreover, it can serve as a venue for organizational meetings. The open area on its rooftop can also be a good place for conducting activities.

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Among all those, what excites the Envergans most is the University Resort Hotel. Sound pretty elegant right? (That’s just gigantic. Really Olympic. Much wow!) But we have to wait, it takes several phases to fully furnish the resort hotel and currently, the university 1is working on the first phase which is expected to be finished March 2016.2

The proposed BED Covered Court is also planned to have a mini canteen that would be most suitable to the grade school and high school students. If approved by the management, the BED won’t have to share from the college departments anymore for they have one exclusively for them.

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First is the Covered court exclusive to the Basic Education Department which plays a part of gearing up for the Senior High School program. A Ten lane Olympic size swimming pool is also ongoing. This will beneficial to our athletes, swimming students and to the Senior High track for sports.

The CASA Segunda that may have been forgotten for a while is still on the list. Several materials needed for the antique look of the infrastructure were just not readily available causing its delay. This is an attempt to make a replica of the old The Luzonian Colleges. This will serve as the memorial house for the late founder, Manuel S. Enverga.

This school year, the CCS department upgraded one of its Computer Labs from average-ranged computers to costly MAC computers. The first and foremost difference isn’t noticeable to the average user, except its sleek and high-class structure, that this difference results in better stability, security, and performance. Macs don’t need to be defragmented. Apple only makes drivers for Apple computers. Mac users never ever have to worry about drivers. Graphic design is also one of the first that springs to mind ensuing its retina display. Added to this, MAC computers are lightning fast and efficient. Another campus factor to consider is what kind of tech support services is available. If things go wrong then it’s reassuring to know that Apple offers various good support and service options.

Truly, Enverga U engaged into a more competitive and out-comes based advocacy providing the Maritime Students higher quality practice on their education with CME Simulator to further their learning out from the books and extend to the realm of their profession. The integration of marine simulation into mariner training programs offers advantages and opportunities to improve human performance in a safe environment. With the addition of simulation to the program, the instructors can utilize theory and enforce application. The simulators are capable of simulating full visual navigation bridge operations and including pability for advanced maneuvering and pilotage training in restricted waterways.

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One huge step that the university did was pursuing the lined-up construction projects. The newly furnished University Central Canteen currently serves a good food trip station. The long promised student lounge on the other hand is waiting to be explored by the Envergans. With its natural ambiance of the sight of the Banyuhay bridge, it is sure to be the next favorite spot inside the campus. What else would we watch out for?

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On the other hand, a full blown online enrollment for every Envergan is still on its way. Presently, it is made available to CAS, CCS and CAFA and only accessible to regular students. The ITD is still relying on the completion of IT infrastructure departments. Limitation in staff is also a problem because of the personnel that are qualified to work on the system is few. The ITD approximates to make the enrollment system available to all by 2017 when they have filled all the gaps for the database.

Why Limit the WIFI connection? Don’t be saddened or annoyed now that WIFI is not unlimited

anymore. Why? Limitless internet connection is subject to abuse of some students who download movies or large files that eat up much bandwidth. It backfires to a poor connection to the other users. The IT department is doing every measure to improve the WIFI service in the university and one of this is to moderate internet usage in the university. They set up a 500MB/day limit for every student and 1000MB/1GB for instructors. It is just reasonable for students to be obliged to use the wifi connection more efficiently. What else could come our way?

Student Kiosk Once that the student information is centralized hardware

facilities could be made, the ITD can push for a student KIOSK – a station were one can check their grades, their balances that is connected to the library and accounting department. This student KIOSK will be distributed to every building or department after the online enrollment is fully implemented.

Exit & Entrance System This security feature could track the exit and entrance of

every student of students, faculty, employees and even visitors. In this way, monitoring could be easily done. To make this system feasible, the barcode type of our current IDs should be updated into RFID which is more compatible to this upgrade. This also requires a new entrance facility such as turnstile like what is used in train stations. Only registered students can enter the university and security will be more reliable. The present design of the entrance at the two campus gates is not conducive for the proposed facility. Good news is that the general services department are planning to redesign the entrance. These innovations of the IT department also depends on the necessary infrastructures because these are the backbone of the systems. Once the centralization of database is done, all of these can be nailed up.


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Man of the Hour Exclusive interview with Mr. Philippines International-Reniel Villareal

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nvergans never fail to make a name locally, nationally and even in the international scene. Just this October 2015, another proud wildcat roared in seizing a prestigious title. Mr. Reniel Villarreal of Pagbilao, Quezon stunned everyone when he was named as Mr. Philippines International 2015. From a humble province like Quezon, Reniel is an alumnus of the College of Computer Studies at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation finished his Information Technology degree in 2007. He spent five years as an OFW in Dubai and eventually got his break when he was scouted to compete in the pageant. And now, let’s know more about this hunk Envergan after an exclusive interview we had with him. He got the looks, he got the attitude and most importantly, he got the heart of a genuinely proud Filipino—proud Envergan. The L: How was your student life in Enverga, what student activities do you engage in? (your achievements that you can remember when you were still a student) What are your memorable experiences? “I had an exciting and memorable student life at Enverga. It was at Enverga where I had my first taste in pageantry. I joined Mr. CCS 2005 and placed 2nd runner-up. As I was always into dancing, I participated in cheering squad and hip hop competitions where I won various awards. I became the team captain of our cheering squad during my 3rd year, and choreographed dance for the faculty and fellow students during events. These experiences were fundamental to my life.”

The L: What had been your edge from your opponents when you joined in the pageant? I stayed true to myself throughout the competition. I let the judges and the organizers see who I really am, which I think they appreciated and helped to set me apart. However, I do think that each of my fellow candidates deserves to win a title, as each one is driven and has special qualities. “ The L: Seven years after graduating from the university, do you wish to come back (for any reason—if invited or for a visit)?

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“Of course. It would be an honor to visit my alma mater to show my appreciation for enriching my life, and for the care and education I received. “

Ms. MSEUF 2016

The L: Next month, you will be representing our country in the international pageant. How do you feel? What do you hope for?

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“To represent the Philippines in an international competition is truly an honor. So I am very excited. Pero ang laban ko ay laban nating lahat. So I’m asking my fellow Envergans and fellow Filipinos to please pray for me to do well. I am also hoping that you can attend the final night of the competition to show your support. Let’s do it for Quezon, let’s do it for the Philippines. Marami pong salamat and God bless. “

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Miss CTHRM Erika Mari C. Japor,

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a known-aphrodite in Envergan communtiy, was hailed Miss MSEUF 2016 during the coronation night sealing her throne held at the University Gymnasium, Feb. 5. The 18-year old stunner of BS Tourism Management bested 10 other candidates to get the crown. She also won the Best in Swimwear award showing off her cultivated physique in right places. With her transcendental beauty, she has also won the Miss Photogenic. Her question for the Q&A was: “Why should you be the next Miss MSEUF?” Japor’s winning answer was,”For me, there’s more to a crown when you become Ms. MSEUF. I want to follow the footsteps of my sister, Anjeanette, who was crowned as Ms. MSEUF 1st Runner up 2014. She has made a difference to Ms. MSEUF history for she was able to live up her reign with a purpose. When I win Miss MSEUF, I would continue what my sister started by also representing MSEUF in prestigious events across the nation to bring honor and pride to our beloved university. I truly believe that to be a Ms. MSEUF is not just a one time show, it is a lifetime

commitment to serve our dearest maroon and white forever.” Miss MSEUF 2015 Darlene O. Maliksi was there to pass on the crown to the new reigning beauty queen after her farewell ramp. Meanwhile, Miss CETD Dianara J. Gajo was crowned first runner up in dismay of people rooting for her. Nonetheless, she also received the Best in Evening Gown that has shown the curve of her elegance in her mermaid gown. She also bagged Best Production Attire awards that captivated audience in awe since the very beginning of the event. The second place was bestowed to Miss CAS Patricia Rose Almendras as well as the Best in Talent award proving that she belonged to the college of arts with her fiery performance in which highlights the power of women. While Miss CED Vanessa C. Sumocol was awarded third place with her strong desired in display

to seized the coveted title in which is not in vain. With Miss CCLE Raychelle Portuguez pleasant and ethereal face, it is no doubt that she would clinched the Miss Congeniality award. The candidates were judged according to their beauty, personality, delivery (in answering questions) and impact throughout the different phases of the competition. Winners received a crown, sash and discount on their tuition fees depending on the award they received. Miss MSEUF received a full scholarship for one year while the first, second and third runners up got 75, 50 and 25 percent tuition fee discount for one semester respectively. Several activities were conducted in anticipation for

the coronation night. A talent competition was held with a theme of “Movie Star” wherein the candidates’ performances were judged according to its creativity, artistry, appropriateness, difficulty of talent and overall impact. They also had a radio tour of several radio stations in Lucena City as well as the “It’s A Date with Miss MSEUF”. The Miss MSEUF 2016 Coronation Night marks the culmination activity for the celebration of the 69th anniversary of the university’s foundation with the theme “Maroon and White: One Color. One Spirit. Forever.” The winners of the cultural contests, the Banyuhay Dance Troupe and MSEUF Concert Singers participation keep the torch alight throughout the event. These talents were no doubt captured the Vice Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno, and praised such talents who is one of the judges of Miss MSEUF 2016.

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The L: What can you say or your message to your fellow Envergans who are still studying or struggling in their careers? To be in school is an opportunity that should not be wasted. There will be struggles or sacrifices to be made, but at the end of the road, there will be opportunities. So keep going as it will be all worth it. The education you will receive will help in making it possible for you to have a productive life. “ The L: Are you proud to be an Envergan? What are the qualities that you gained from MSEUF that you are most proud of? “I am definitely proud to be an Envergan. I am proud for having wonderful professors and for being part of a dynamic community. Enverga showed me what I can achieve through dedication and hard work. These qualities helped me shape my life and aided me in reaching my goals. I am thankful to Enverga for bringing out the best qualities in me. “ The L: How does it to be Mister International Philippines? “Before the final night, I was thrilled to see my photo captioned “Pagbilao, Quezon” as a top choice on a national newspaper. It really hit me. I was like, “Wow, they put me, a Quezonian, on the top spot.” So just imagine how I felt when I finally won, and the name of our province was all over the news and social media the day after the pageant. I felt nothing but pride and joy. I’m proud to be Quezonian.” The L: After the pageant competition, what are your plans? I am grateful for my blessings so that my plans after the pageant will include giving back to our community by participating in various charitable activities. I am also planning to travel and visit our kababayans abroad. With God’s help, I hope that I could do more positive things to help both my family and humanity.”

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ndeed our university campus was inspired from the UP Campuses, low-key exteriors and interiors compared to high-technology from the competitive schools in Manila. However, UP’s in track following the demands of competition when it comes to technology. So why not our Enverga U?

Every July in the Academic Year, Student Elections is a tradition in universities; a practice for the youth of the nation in choosing leaders for the progress and enrichment of the community. Therefore, election is one of the activities that demonstrate democracy and freedom. Political campaigns, propagandas, miting de avances, speeches and different gimmicks of rivaling parties are never missing in the campaign period. Charisma and popularity are the weapons coup the seat. The

responsibility of the student in exercising their right is to choose their deserved leaders. Nonetheless, as students voters we opt for the best but there are barriers going for our desired candidates. Complicated

schedules, undecided options, idle voters, lack of interest voting and laziness writing and gradual system are some of the reasons why some students are lethargic in voting. Still, the majority of the students are into supporting their bets despite what comes in their way. Hmmm… will it feel good to us student to vote using advance technology? Some schools in our country conform to the trends of innovative way in their student elections. Since 2009, UP Diliman implemented automated voting system for its local university wide election. The framework of the U.P. Diliman voting system requires no paper ballots and only uses computers.. In present, Enverga U still practice the old-fashioned voting system using paper ballots. From this practice, some problems may results such as long process of voting and canvassing, tedious works of creating manual reports, more manpower needed and unnecessary expenses for materials needed. Such processes were hassle to the UCSC COMELEC and DSC COMELEC. But what burdens us students? Some find the paper-ballot voting system obsolete and time-consuming. There are extra effort in our part to scan the names of the candidates written in the Manila paper and writing it down to the paper and doing it again

for consecutive times to check if we are writing the correct spelling of the candidates’ names or to simply choose who to vote. Ugh, stiff neck! It is also hassle to pull out our pens or borrow one from our friends in tardiness to get our own. Also, the voting procedures take 10 or more minutes to be finished. But there is still a way for these problems that anyone could benefit. Last year, and in fact practiced by Department of Computer Studies, institutional development titled “AutoVote: An Automated Voting System for Student Elections of MSEUF” was developed and waiting to be acknowledged university-wide. The system does not only possess the automatic feature to record, count and canvass the votes but more importantly, the system abide the rules and regulations suitable to the university’s election settings considering its existing policies and technical resources. Thus, it enhanced one of the most important student activities in the university and eradicates, if not, diminish the burdens. Automating the paper-based procedure makes the recording, counting and canvassing faster. Student election procedures will be shorter as compared to the existing manual process. With the aid of Information Technology, malicious human-intervention on voting, counting and generating results would be avoided. Therefore, the results would be more accurate and the process would have lesser human errors to encounter. Reliability of the results is assured with the use of the automated system in election. Although automated election will require a high cost on initial implementation, it would lessen the cost in a long run in terms of less materials needed such as papers, writing materials and other election paraphernalia that are being purchased every time there is an election. Would it be nice to just sit down for less than 10 minutes? Login. Type your username and password. Precint student verification with your student ID. Vote by clicking the chosen candidate and log out. And voila! Head your way!


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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are some of the mainstream social networking sites where the youth spend most of their time. As the label “social networking sites” suggest, these media platforms ought to ‘enhance’ socialization and your network scope. However, it’s utterly changed now. People now use this to seek for attention. Although seeking attention isn’t necessarily bad, seeking too much attention is a completely different story.

“..remember this, likes will never define you.” Anyone can like your picture and let’s admit it, ‘likes’ satisfies us. According to a psychologist, likes are capable of making you think that you are wanted by people around you or even make you feel that the people behind your screen are

your ‘friends.’ There are times when you gain a little number of likes on a certain post, and sometimes, you gain more. When you had only few likes, you’d probably think ‘am I not pretty on that selfie?’. This negative side of having just a couple of ‘likers’ sometimes lead to depression as to asking whether you are not wanted, not enough. In an interview, a netizen once said that he sometimes feel down and ‘not good enough’ once his post doesn’t seem to get the attention he thinks it rightfully deserves. Now, this is where it gets all disturbing. Even though we all have that little attention seeking side, feeding it everyday doesn’t help. The thing about attention seeking online is that not everyone cares. Whenever we connect ourselves to this digital media and continue to seek attention from a mere device, we get disconnected to the world.

Even to the point that we should also give attention to what really matters -- the people you physically encounter every day. Heartbroken? Vent it to your mom instead. Want to share how your day went? Your friend might want to hear it. Want to be liked? We’re sure your family does. In a world where people think that we can be defined by the likes that we get, we must realize that there’s more to life than posting a selfie. There is a whole world ahead of you, don’t look down at your phone and feel bad for not getting a hundred likes. Your life shouldn’t revolve on being on top of the social media hall of fame. For the nth time, ‘likes’ are just some digit flashed by Facebook. It isn’t made to hurt someone. Sure, it’s somehow made to make you feel satisfied. But always remember this, likes will never define you.

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he recent developments in the student services sector of the Manuel S. Enverga University foundation have significantly ease the life of every Envergans—well, at least in terms of online grade inquiry and faculty evaluation.

“Students can now view their grades & assess their professors with less hassle and discomfort.”

Previously, accessing your grades and evaluating your professors could only be done via the Internet Access Center (IAC), which hampers the access to those who live afar from school and are

not using the university’s local area network. This old system also has caused the users more time and effort falling in line most especially during the grade releasing period. Fortunately, students can now view their grades and assess their professors with less hassle and discomfort. One just needs to have an internet connection and a computer or smart phone in order to see his/her grades. Another good news is that the university has now come into a plan of implementing the Online Enrollment System. In point of fact, this system is not new for other universities in highly-urbanized areas, even in our region. It is really nice to know that the university

is catching up with this much needed service since many things are now going digitalized. If this Online Enrollment System will materialize, just like in other universities and colleges, it will help the students to easily enlist subjects and then enroll— less disturbance, less money for the transportation of going to school, and less time will be needed to complete the whole registration process.Hopefully, it will be available soon as it would certainly help ease the enrollment system. Hence, the miscellaneous fees that the students are paying will be considerably felt.We are not just ‘increasing’, we are upgrading, finally!

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eople would not be free if by CLOA but they must pay for their the most populated sectors land. in the country would not get In Quezon District 3, it is known their lands. as “Hacienda Belt” because of its numerous hacienda and land owned “What they truly need in the place. Most of the residents genuine social services there are coconut farmers who through agrarian reform want to get their rights in coco levy not in the oligarch’s way.” funds. The people in the province conducted many mobilizations and Month of October is a court actions to hear their voices, celebration but besides to OctoBeer saying ‘give the funds to the real Fest there is much important to owners’ but the land proprietor remember- Peasant Week. Our Aquino privatized the levy and farmers, our living heroes who make his own. Executive Orders produce our food in everyday lives, 179 and 180 completely states that and yet they have insufficient food the fund of 249 billion coco levy for themselves. will be privatized, which means In Quezon Province, since it is the government is free to use in an agricultural place with its rich whatever they want to spend the natural resources in water and lands fund. In much worst case, the two various residents here are peasants EO’s states that the coconut farmers and coconut farmers who get their are just ‘accidental beneficiaries’ of livelihoods in natures’ rich. However, the coco levy, which means that they the continuous foreign dominations don’t really owned the fund that and monopoly of businesses of land their families paid. proprietors threatened the beauty On the other hand, the use of of the environment and the living of foreign investors in the province people in the province. to set up as many power plants Therefore, patriotic in different cities will destroy the organizations in the country believes environment and the lives of the that to protect the lands of our people, particularly the farmers. citizen, we should stop the current It is clear in the current situation abusive actions of the government of peasants in the province that and land proprietors in destroying they are still drowned in poverty. the landscapes and lives of the Therefore, what they truly need is people. genuine social services through The Philippines is labeled as agrarian reform not in the oligarch’s an agricultural country with its way. widespread lands for crops and Since the 2016 election is not rich water recourses, with that the so far from now, I think all registered population of the country consists voters (even not) will normally of estimated 75% of peasant sectors. challenged all public officials in This sector should get their equal Quezon province and national level rights in their arduous work and who will run in the election. If they way of life, however, due to land are truly serving the people of the grabbing of large landowners the province they must serve the most small farmers have no own lands, populated sectors - and that is the and many years have come they peasants. still use to lease the land which they They are challenged to pass should have. the request of the coconut farmers On the other hand, according in giving the 249 billion coco levy to some progressive groups, the funds in true beneficiaries and pass land reform of former and current the bill of the Genuine Agrarian presidents Corazon Aquino and Reform that will really give the lands Benigno Simeon Aquino which is to all farmers in the country. The CARPER is a manifestation that they people would not be at liberty if the don’t really want to give the lands whole peasant sectors would not be to the farmers. It just promised to free and get their lands. give the properties to the farmers

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Their unexpected existence in telivision made great impact in our lives. Who does not know the tandem of “JADINE” (James Reid and Nadine Lustre), “KATHNIEL”(Kathyrn

Bernardo and Daniel Padilla), “LIZQUEN” (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil), “KIMXI”(Kim Chui and Xian Lim),”BiGuel”(Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix), and “GabRu” (Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid”? Everyone knows them for giving us “KILIG FACTOR TO THE BONES” in their ROMCOM (Romance Comedy) twists which the spectators are looking for. Their diverse personalities in each stories still wowed the audience. This year, another love team roared the whole nation by their whimsical, whirl-wind and unexpected team up. Kids, teenagers, and even adults, commoners or famous, rich or poor are captured by their charisma. In every corner of the street, even offices, or school; you will not be surprised if they are topic of the story. Who does not know the new tandem of “ALdub(MaiDen)”? Of course, everyone knows them and indeed they are most talked loveteam of the town. From the

noon time show of GMA’s “EAT BULAGA” and their kalyeserye segment “JUAN FOR ALL, ALL FOR JUAN” ALdub had been discovered. There’s no denying that their tandem is phenomenal today but how come Filipino all over the world began to love them? Unlike the typical love teams who are just giving “kilig factor” and almost everyone is already expecting “happily ever after”. Their story together with these three lola’s will make you roll in laughing. According to faq.ph and pep magazine their love team is unique (undoubtly, yes, because of their role and being with three lola’s), it gives suspense factor (in their everyday episode of true identity of Yaya Dub), it is funny (with the three veteran comedians Tito, Vic and Joey plus Jose, Wally and Paolo will surely make your day complete), good antagonist portrayal (Wally, nailed his character) , not a showbiz type of love team (unlike any love

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Popular Break out Love Team of the year”, “Role Model to the Youth”, and “Gintong Kabataan Award.” ALdub really trended in social media and so easy to say, their unexpected existence in television made a great impact in our lives to believe that there still so called “forever” and to be our stress relievers from dayto-day task but let’s not also forget that beyond the fame that they are receiving is our country which are facing several issues that was being ignored by many, issues that was being set aside and forgotten afterwards. From the “Tanim-Bala Modus”,” The Political Issues of our politicians about stratagems”, “the putrid system of our country” that was greatly criticized by the foreign countries which made us their laughing stock. Let’s not disregard that we are part of this country and so, we should also be part and aware of this matter.

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teams that need a lot of publicity theirs is just natural) and it gives kilig factor (I guess, every viewers felt the 101 % kilig everytime they watch the show). Because of their chemistry, their love team trended in Social Media like “twitter” garnering 3.5 million tweets in 24 hours, and doubled to 6 million plus. They have reached the highest tweets in Twitter for #ALDubfor LOVE with 25.6 tweets in just a day, breaking their own record of 12.1 million tweets within 24 hours for #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate. Just recently, they gathered 41 Million tweets for their benefit concert titled “TAMANG PANAHON”. Because of their daily top trending in social media, some call Aldub a global phenomenon by the fact that they had just topped the Guinness World Records for the most tweeter feed in 24 hours. They also had given several awards by various sectors such as “Most

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ntertainment or technology greatly affects the lives of many of us, from the social sites that we viewed every day; we can say that we are in on what’s the new trend of today. One of these is the “love teams” that make the entertainment industry more lively and even the elderly without teeth will still giggle. Thru technology we are always updated on what’s new to them, what they had shared, liked, tweeted and posted in various social sites which made them more popular in the eyes of the public.

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Numbers make sense! We are not oblivious of the yearly increase in tuition fee implemented on every batch of freshmen students. Their tuition rate is made higher than the preceding batches. With this, we could notice the rise and fall in the number of enrollees each year. Though the fee increase is not felt on the side of old students, the increase in fees is still having an impact on the number of students. Isolating it with other outside economic factors, the increased figures on fees has a big role on the preference of the incoming students on where to enroll. This might be a wise strategy to prepare the University for the drastic changes K12 will bring but they still have to make this fee increases reasonable. This can be done by adequately compensating it to the quality of services and facilities they are offering to its students.

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KAHILYAWAN

Kyle Joshua Cadavez

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2nd slowest internet in Asia Philippines

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slowest internet in Asia Afghanistan

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he Philippines lies in the higher quartile of Internet users census in the world. According to Internet World Stats at the end of the first half of 2015, there are 47.1 million users in the country, making us the 14th top country by Net population all over the world. Facebook alone has 29 million clients constituting to our rank, eighth, according to TechUnblocked.org and Rappler. Moreover, we have some 114.6 million mobile connections (114 percent of total population) and 32 million active social accounts.

“Are you not wondering why connection seems unfavorable in our country?” Recently, the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Corporation (PLDT) has launched the first 1GBps (gigabytes per second) connection Fibr, and enhanced the provided speeds of existing connections. Globe Telecommunications brought its version to the market not long after. Also, Telstra Co. already confirmed that it will enter a telecommunications joint venture with San Miguel Corporation. These moves are responses of the telecommunication companies to the opportunity in the market. Business is business; he who moves first moves gets the firstmover advantage. This is why the Internet battle in the Philippines is quite interesting. In addition to the foregoing surveys, the Philippines is also wih the second slowest Internet speed

in Asia wih 3.64 MBps. That’s quite low considering the patronage of Filipinos to the connection, as if we are ‘paying more for less’. According to the study of Mary Grace Santos from LIRNEasia in 2014, the connection speed is actually only 26.65 percent of the advertised speed. Are you not wondering why the connection seems unfavorable in our country? The most obvious factor is our topography. We are a scattered land; thus a telco company will have second thoughts on building towers for a small landmass when it can use less total towers if these landmasses are brought together. Next, the oligopoly. Oligopoly is a market between perfect competition and monopoly where sellers have similar products characterized by heavy advertising, and creates brand loyalty. Because there are only few aristocrats in the sector and their service is really demanded, the supply is manipulated easily, then price follows. And, as we say, government budget. But there is the Competition Act, the rules on telco industry are loose, as to penalties, fines and resolving of issues. Of course, the government supports the telco industry, but there is no law about infrastractures by the government like in the power sector. It will be a long shot for cheap and fast Internet connection in the Philippines. For now, we can only accept the status quo. For now. Thirty-seven percent of the Philippines use Internet in their daily lives. It won’t be long before it improves. Don’t you think so, too?


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Virtual Enverga U for Me

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ajority of Filipinos are Christians in religion and it is a tradition in Philippine culture to celebrate Christmas season in grandeur. Houses, malls, buildings and any establishment wore Christmas decorations creatively and investing big money on it such as parols, Christmas lights, Christmas Trees, lanterns, and many more. Usually these Christmas decors sprout around October in malls and streets, fancying the stores and drawing in people to the colorful and lively sight thus appealing marketable to people.

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eing one of the top universities being recognized by the Commission on Higher education, we are always in trend when it comes to continuous improvement and its accessibility to all. One of the various innovations at Enverga University is its Virtual Tour that can be accessed through the school website. Wherever or whenever you are as long you have internet connection, you can see or travel the Enverga University and discover its different landmarks from Maritime to AEC building. Fifteen (15) areas of facilities of MSEUF Lucena City Campus have been included in the virtual tour. It includes buildings that will represent each college facilities that will highlight the strength of the university. Virtual Tour of Enverga University brings you to the real environment and pleasing ambiance of the different facilities and buildings of and seems that you are really in the university’s premises. The Dean of the College of Computer Studies, Mr. Rodrigo Belleza Jr. created the virtual tour as supplementary marketing tool for Higher Education Institution (HEI). In making the project possible, it undergone several procedures which were: scene selection, spherical panorama shooting, spherical panorama stitching, image enhancement, virtual tour development, testing, and evaluation. Moreover, continuous development and improvement of the virtual tour is on the go!

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On the bright side, it was month of October and is still November. The myriad of urgency to decorate and buy Christmas stuffs is standing still until December. Surely, the profitability of these Christmas décors will be liquid before the calendar hits Jesus Christ’s day. It’s not yet too late to collect bottles, plastics, straws, and other recyclable materials to produce artistic, economical, and eco-friendly parols and other Christmas décors. Likewise, other art works can also be produce from these scraps such as gifts on Christmas day. Saving money is one of the perks of recycling (things) in preparation for Christmas. A gift which is product of effort is much more appreciated than something bought with money alone. Thoughts for our loved ones lighten up Christmas, it’s better to spend time making a present for a loved one than spending much money. Along with these, it is also more endearing if the whole process of producing something for Christmas, whether as a gift or for the sake of earning for money, will be made with the people close in our hearts. While doing these, let us not forget what Christmas really is. Let us also prepare ourselves and be ready for the arrival of Jesus in hearts.

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IT CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

IT trainings in now within your reach

by: Sophia Caagbay

hen you say a beauty titlist, the name Erika Mari Japor is sure to top the notch in the Envergan Community. Accessorized by natural beauty, glamour and sophistication Ms. Japor is sure to receive two or more looks than an average person receives. bagging any of the top three titles and either major or minor awards. Miss Japor’s name is already a trademark in the world of pageantry. They say, “Hard work really pays off well”. From this bedrock, Miss Erika Mari Japor crested the coveted Miss MSEUF 2016 and awarded Miss Photogenic and Miss Swimwear. In spite successes, she never forgets to look back. She always carries in her heart the inspiration and courage that her family, relatives, friends and supporters bequeath. In fact, whatever revered place she triumphs Miss Japor is humble and contentedly happy knowing she did her best to conquer other stunning lasses. Erika Mari Japor once again clinches the “Empress of the Pageants” royally. Miss Japor holds that whatever title she has, she has the same responsibility and privilege as all beauty queens. From the long journey, Erika surely orchestrated the different lessons in life and is gladly to share few inspiring words to her fellow Envergans inclined with what we

When the demand is high in a third world society, people grab every chance to make money out from it. During Christmas seasons, marketable demands of Christmas decors are high and people extract their ideas to sell their products however possible. Whether the materials are made of costly quality products down to recyclable straws and plastic bottles, creative Pinoys make the best of them. With minimal capital, an individual can already engage in business depending on the material and market capability of the products. Venue of the business is also a factor in the marketability due to consideration of the instances of renting out or just simply putting up business outside business owners’ houses. In some cases, some vendors or business owners don’t have to get business permits in government thus making the business attainable consequently making the competition in the market high. However, these doable circumstances offer little possibilities too. The more the competition, so do the options for buyers ensuing unstable profits. In this manner, it is observable in Lucena City the popping out and stretch of Christmas décors businesses. Outside SM Lucena City in Red-V, Christmas décors are widespread and the vendors are bordering closely to each other thus making the rivalry steep. According to the vendor who has branch in San Pablo, Laguna and was engaged in the business for eight years, “dati maraming bumibili, ngayon matumal ang bentahan”. A twenty-two-year-old man vendor also expressed his sentiment and is desperate to earn to support the education of his children.

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With her powerful persona, she surely receives two or more looks whether admirers or critic. Miss Japor headstrong and positive continues to take the ramp for she believes it will sculpt her becoming a great person. Her attitude and belief in “Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly” brought her in what and where she is today. Miss Japor believes that the gifted knowledge and wisdom should be seized. Passion and drive are the ingredients in the core of her character. These are the keys to achieving her dreams and success in life. In the past, she has joined several pageants such as Bb. Pasayahan, Ms. Silka, Mutya ng Turismo and many more. She’s famous for always

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The art of Christmas Profitability

MSEUF in full gear for senior high; considered Premier K-to-12 school ith its Government Permit (R-IVA) No. SHS-23, s. 2014 already issued, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) is now a certified provider of the Senior High School Program of the Department of Education (DepEd). Allowing MSEUF to accept applicants for senior high school next academic year 2016-2017. MSEUF, being the only approved and recognized DepEd Senior High School Program provider in Lucena City with complete global tracks in Academic, Arts and Design, TechnicalVocational-Livelihood, and Sports, is considered a premier K-to-12 school. Signed into law in 2013 through Republic Act No. 10533, otherwise known as the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013”, the K to 12 program seeks to strengthen the country’s 10-year basic education curriculum. It aims to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. Students will be assessed to determine their interests and strengths and help them decide on their specialization. The choice of specialization will define the content of the subjects a student will take in Grades 11 and 12. They may choose from either Core Curriculum or Specific Tracks subjects. The Core Curriculum is composed of eight (8) learning areas: Language, Humanities, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Science, Social Science, and PE and Health; while the four (4) tracks subjects are Academic, Arts and Design, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, and Sports. This new certification system aims to improve the chances for employment of graduates and will allow them to have middle-level skills or become entrepreneurs after graduating from high school. Enrollment is still afoot. Applicants for the program may download the Senior High School Pre-registration Form at the school’s official website, www.mseuf.edu.ph.

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Envergans thrive for: Education, Empowerment and Excellence. “Don’t ever forget the people who inspired you to be the person you are today. Remain the size of your head as well as your feet on the ground and know you have a long way to go. Share your skills and capabilities with the world and never be afraid to voice out your words.”

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uezon province is known to be a fruit basket of CALABARZON region for its rich agricultural yield and rich fauna providing the nearby provinces the appropriate food supplies. In terms of industrialization, Quezon choose to be not on track, giving the limelight to Batangas, Cavite and Laguna provinces. That is why most Quezonians used to travel in those provinces and even in Manila to attend various trainings just to be equipped with updated knowledge and skills in information technology. But what most know, there is one institution that proves that Quezon can also raise their flag in Information Technology. Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) as an autonomous university offers IT courses through its College of Computer Studies. For many years, CCS provides Quezonians quality IT education with its offering not just BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology, BS Information System and Associate in IT but only in Masters in Information Technology. Being one of the CHED’s Centers of Development in IT education, the college serves as an established academic hub of many Quezonians to be equipped with proper knowledge in Information Technology. And to continue its legacy, MSEUF now officially launches it IT Center for Continuing Education (ITCCE). It will serves as training center for students and professionals in the region who seek further advancements and skills enhancement in the area of Information Technology and Multimedia computing. With this, locals need not to travel to Manila just to attend IT trainings. Aside from travel conveniences, fees are more affordable compared to Manila-based training centers.

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With the expertise of its IT faculty members, the university can now offer short courses from IT fundamentals, e-learning, web development, mobile application, networking, multimedia and arts and the like. Initially, MSEUF ITCCE line-up the following courses:

E-learning Basic e-Learning Content Authoring using Adobe Captivate Advance e-Learning Content Authoring using Adobe Captivate Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) Essentials Basics of Sound Editing using Adobe Audition

Animation Creating 2D Animation using Adobe Flash Adobe Flash Actionscript 3.0 Essentials Fundamentals of 3D Animation Using Maya Creating Web Animation using Adobe Edge Animate

e-Learning Interface Design using Adobe Photoshop

Graphics and Desktop Publishing Photoshop Essentials Desktop Publishing using Adobe InDesign Creating Vector Graphics using Adobe Illustrator

Web design and Development Fundamentals of Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design and Development using Adobe Dreamweaver Codeless Web Design and Development using Adobe Muse

Mobile Application Mobile Application Development using Adobe Flash Android Mobile Application Development using Android Studio Mobile Application Development using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and PhoneGap CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) ROUTING and SWITCHING

Introduction to Networks Routing and Switching Essentials Scaling Networks

Web Design and Development using WordPress Content Management System (CMS)

Connecting Networks

Developing Dynamic Web using PHP/MYSQL

Game Development

Web Interface Design Javascript Web Application Design

Fundamentals of Game Development using Unity 3D


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Construction of the new City Public Market, underway by: Alexandrea Pacalda

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urrently, the vendors temporarily resides some two blocks from their former site old public market that was destroyed. It does caused more traffic than usual and made the place less hygienic because of the wastes and trash from the market. Though SM Agora Savemore is established near the market, only commercialists are given the opportunity to earn profits for the reason that local vendors have no permanent stalls to sell their goods. Having a centralized public market plays a vital role in the industry of Lucena where buyers and sellers meet at a common point. Satellite markets also emerged found at Brgy. Gulanggulang and Brgy. Ibabang Dupay for the last three years. This efficient in distribution of goods and this opens an opportunity for more vendors. This also brings a more accessible market to distant communities in Lucena. It could be recalled that May 28 of last year, the two-story old public market was razed with fire. A total of 370 stalls/3,000 square meters were burned. Lots of vendors lost their livelihood but no casualties were reported. Most expressed concerns, however, that they might be unable to return to the new market once it is completed. There were controversies of intently burning the market to give way to commercial markets such as Puregold and the like. But rumors were silenced when city government announces its plan on the ruins of the old market. This year, the city government has launched another big ticket infrastructure project with leading-edge rites for a P98million new public market.

The new public market is expected to be finished within 2015. Funds were said to be gathered from an P84 million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines, and fire insurance benefits from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). The new market building, designed by the city engineer’s office, will rise on a 2,500-square-meter lot on the site of the former market gutted by fire last year. It will house a dry section with more than 400 stalls, each of them measuring three meters by two meters. The ground floor will also have parking space for more than 30 vehicles. “We hope that politics and influence of local officials will not get in the way of choosing vendors for the new market,” said one displaced vendor. Alcala allayed such fears, saying the new market would be rented “exclusively for Lucena vendors only.” R.V. Laborte Builders, a Lucena-based construction firm finishes the structure at a fast pace. On the flip side, local vendors are in full hopes to be able to take back their stalls in the new Lucena Public Market.

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he 2016 national election is fast approaching. Who shall be the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines? Will it be administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, opposition leader and incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe who topped the senatorial race in 2013, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago who ranked second in the 1992 presidential election or the City Mayor of Davao City, the world’s 9th safest city, Rodrigo Duterte?

The Dispute on Atimonan Coal Power Plant by: Patricia Adora Alcala

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uezon province is currently a host to three power plants-one at Mauban and the others at Pagbilao Quezon, one powered by coal and another by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). Recently, the proposed power plant in Atimonan became a hot debate when the constructors suddenly revised the original proposal of an LNG power plant which is approved by the church and other concerned parties. Plant proponent Meralco PowerGen planned to put up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant on an 80-hectare land in Barangay Villa Ibaba but switched to coal because of absence of a government policy supporting the LNG industry. On June 05, more than 1,500 protesters, led by Church leaders, staged a procession in the said town, to dramatize opposition to the proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant. “As we celebrate the World Environment Day, we also declare our strong

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opposition to another coal-fired power plant in Quezon province,” said Efrelyn Escultura-Calabano, assistant program officer of Tanggol Kalikasan-Southern Luzon. Dubbed as “Lakad-Dasal-Bibliya para sa Kalikasan,” The protesters urged the public “to stand up and demand that governments and energy producers respect the (people’s) fundamental right to breathe clean air and not see it as a threat to their profits. Coalfired power plants speed up global warming,” the protesters said. However, the local government has already approved the project that would generate 1,000 to 2,000 jobs for local construction workers aside from a tax windfall expected from the plant’s operations. . In February 2015, the project was approved by the Quezon provincial legislative council, or Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP). Though final approval of the project rests with the national government.

Foreign investors made it hard for our government to reject projects such as this for we need it to foster economic growth. Environment and commercialism has been a long tall-tale argument since culprits of the global warming phenomena has been identified. The Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of these coal power plants contributes to ozone layer depletion and causes more heat to transpire with the earth’s surface and the rest is a terrifying story. This will result to stronger typhoons, drought and other environmental problems. Now that the said project seems to be pushing to its limits, let’s just hope that all measures to lessen its harsh effects on the environment will be strictly implemented. With the catholic church and advocates’ strong opposition, the project heads better make sure that its poverty-alleviating promise will be realized.

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s National Elections comes close once again, different projects, political advertisements, “pagpapabango” of the filing candidates, or simply the last-minute projects of the current leaders are being implemented and one of them are the scattered road widening projects around Lucena City, observable in the two construction at University Site and near the Dumacaa Bridge. Truthfully, road widening is a great answer to traffics but then it causes hiatus and hindrances to the people while under construction especially during rush hours. Well, in the long run these widened roads will be helpful. Anyway, is it timely that these road widening projects be done at the last year’s term of the current leaders? What’s going on? Hmm… Going back to the topic, road widening is sure to be essential in some part of Lucena City but the destruction of some establishments would be unfair to the owners. Therefore, a widened road sure to boost the problem when it comes to traffic especially to rush hours but then what really does matters? Even if the road was widened but the following road is not, it is still sure to engage traffic in that certain road.

Nevertheless, it is also a big help to those people in hurry who are having hard time from the stubborn jeepney drivers abruptly stopping in any street to catch a passenger in a narrow road. With the aid of these widen roads, emergency errands and private drivers can snake past from these obstinacies and head their way. Road widening projects sure help a lot to the people but there are more societal problems to deal with aside from road widening. Traffic lights should also be considered especially to the crossing areas around Lucena City such as the diversion road if a traffic solution is desired. It is, nonetheless, gratifying that our government officials provide the deserved services and enrichment to the hopeful people of community as they promised improvements before they were hailed to the throne.

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All candidates have their own will to serve the country but there is only one who will prevail on this election. If you want a president that will continue and improve the “Daang Matuwid” of President Benigno Aquino III and can constantly help the Filipino people in times of calamity, you can vote for this former DILG Secretary, Mar Roxas. If you were amazed on the development of Makati City with their fast improving economic status and with his ability to help those Filipino people in need outside the country, you can choose the incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay. If you are looking for sincerity and heart to serve the country and a person who is very dedicated to improve and provide all the basic

needs of every Filipino people, Grace Poe is the best President for you. While, if you need a president who can easily solve a problem using all her knowledge gained before this election, you can vote for Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. On the other hand, if you want power or a dictator-type of government, who can simply arrest all people who has done an immorality to his country, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte could be your President. So what can you do after? You have the power to vote! Every Filipino has been seeking for so long a leader that will vastly improve our country and will truly make it great again. Start to pick a leader who is heart-driven and has the passion to serve his people. Pick the one who can understand the

needs on every level of life and who can identify the common man in any situation. A leader who knows and promote diversity instead of racism. Choose someone who can generate peace throughout his constituents; the one who can unite not divide. A leader who knows the importance of the lives of every person he is serving, the one who will fight for the life of even a simple man in need. Vote for a leader who will keep jobs for his country and who will invest buildings, bridges, roads and other infrastructure for the country’s improvement. Elect a leader that can understand the situation of the poor people; that one with extreme compassion and love for the poor. A leader with integrity, the one who

says what they mean, keeps and proves all their words and does not lie to his people. A leader that has a pure intention to lead and govern every Filipino whatever their class may be, may they be rich or poor, man or woman, young or old. A leader who will not give a man a fish but rather teach a man to fish. And lastly, a leader that can make his people proud on his accomplishments by improving the country’s growth and development. Simply, to change the country for the better, not for himself but for everyone.

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the root of growing performing arts in Quezon

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here’s no better way of conveying an underrated issue of our modern society than expressing it through performing arts, to engage the people’s awareness and at the same time be entertained. That’s just the objective of the ever so eminent collaborators who call themselves “Ang Sining Pleyhaws”. Ever since the asuccess of their play like Lambanog, this group devoted to the theatrical arts, have been garnering attention. The Sining Pleyhaws have been the training ground for Kataga-Tanghal. Their group is a collaboration of students, youths, teachers and even people of the ordinary, who have most Envergan members from students, alumni and professors. These groups seek to be the waking call of the people of this generation to spread awareness to on the issues of our modern society. With the curtains ringing up, they reach their goals with color and grace by inculcating comedic skits, melodrama and revolutionary choreography which depicts current situation of the society. In this age of fast information and people with shorter attention spans, different writers and performers struggle

to convey their intended message through their pieces of work— especially when their message include political issues that may seem dull to many. In this sense, these groups proved to be quite exceptional. Considering their latest plays such as Klik, Usapang Babai and Ang Saya-Saya, which gathered a lot of following and viewers, they were able to reach out to hundreds of people using their wits and talent. Their success ultimately made Quezon more noticeable in the field of performing arts in the country. The messages in their plays are the current issues of our society that people should pay more attention to. The stories of the playwright are mostly filled with satire and irony from works of KatagaPanitik. In their recent musical Klik, they showcased how the media can be manipulated to be in favor of those who have money and power. They gave a

powerful performance with great songs. It’s the kind of show that makes you think and reflect about it for days. It’s no wonder that Quezon is becoming more known in the line of theatrical arts. The various impacts they have made to audiences of different ages, served as an eye opener for issues that we often overlook and turn a blind eye at. The audience, especially the youth, were heavily mesmerized by the hilarious performances and the plot twists that came surprising them in the end. Looking at it from the beginning, it seemed to be just another act to satisfy people’s craving for humor and entertainment, but the performance they would always put on would always reveal a dark reality that would soon become transparent to everyone who watches.


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Zeta Theta Gamma spearheads ZETAN’s CUP by: Francis Bolala

ZETA THETA GAMMA FRATERNITY ZETA THETA SIGMA SORORITY spearheads their signature event, ZETAN Cup participated by 12 organizations in the university on Sept. 12 at the Punzalan Gym. The 12 teams that competed the matches. for the cup are Philippine Institute Adrian Cantos (IIEE) swayed of Civil Engineers (PICE), Geodetic his moves making him the best in Engineers of the Philippines (GEP), blocking opponents while Raven Institute of Computer Engineers Buerano (PSITES) made the most of the Philippines (ICpeP), effective steals earning him a spot Institute of Electronics Engineers the best defensive players. of the Philippines(IECEP), Francis Faller (PICE), Jose Institute of Integrated Electrical Templo (YFC) and Carlo Serrano Engineers(IIEE), Kappa Sigma (PSITES) dominated the players Beta Fraternity(KSB), Youth For with their multiple 3-point shots. Christ (YFC), Philippine Institute of Sportsmanship awards were Industrial Engineers(PIIE), Lambda given to players who stood still Kappa Phi (Phians), Philippines despite the odds of the game Society of Mechanical Engineers Malchom Tan (GEP), Michael (PSME), College of Computer Maliwat (PSITES),Mark Vincent Science (PSITES) and College of Monteclaro (PHIANS), Gio Pavon Business and Accountancy. (1st (ICpeP) and Edwinson Inog (IIEE) Year CBA) The other awards were Special awards were given to bagged by Pol Anjho Saludes players that exceled during the (GEP) as best in assist while best in game. Among the mythical rebound was nailed by Jio Rovan five are Monselle Garcia Jr. (ICpeP), Evora (KSB). Bryan James Baccay (PIIE), Robert Best team goes to KAPPA john Duguil (PICE, )Eric Robert SIGMA BETTA. Mac Andri Gian Montiel (IIEE) and Enrique Ysmael Sadia of CBA scored with the most Nahil (YFC). Their smooth moves number that made him the best gave a domineering effect among pointer.

LKP Quiz Bee highlights Sports Legends

by: Kenneth Kier Reyes

They are not just number experts, they also bested others with their wit in sports. The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) stunned the audience of the RBA Hall as they were declared champion in the recently concluded Legends Quiz Bee hosted by the Honor Society of the Lambda Kappa Phi (HSLKP) last September 17. With a theme “Battle of Strength and Hints” comprising questions about sports, the competition was nailed by team JPIAns composed of Angela Christine De Mesa, Leonil B. Velasco and Oliric Trinidad, all 3rd year BS Accountancy students. On the second spot was the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers - MSEUF (PIIE), while EU Banahaw - MSEUF placed 3rd. All runners-up received certificates and medals while an additional trophy was given to the champion. The other teams participated in the quiz bee namely United Architect of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA), Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME), MAPEH Society, MSEUF Academic Club, CAS League of Quizzers (CLQ) and Technology Math Club (TMC).

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Intramurals highlights cheerdance competition;

Tigers grab Gold

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GOOD CHALLENGE. Veteran Danny Siegle of Talk n’ Text take the defense of Star Hotshots as they boom the Quezonians watching them live at Quezon Convention Center.

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Throwing powerful smashes through intensified games, Jomel Franklin Dalit (CCLE) take home the gold medal, Kirby Quimada (CTHRM) the silver medal and Ron Jerome Bayan (CETD) the bronze medalin Badminton men singles – A. In Single B category, Jayson Capili (CCLE) won gold medal, Xavier Philip Luces (CAFA) silver medal and Marlou De TorI In Doubles Competition, Bayani Villanueva and Raniel Ramiro triumphed 1st Place, Junel Flancia and Joseph Aguiba 2nd Place, and Renz Cadiz and Kayron Establecida grabbed 3rd Place. Steering the spotlight from the dominating team, Monica Quevada (CTHRM) earned the 1st place earning gold medal, Kristine De Guzman (CETD) 2nd placer and silver medal, and Anna Clarisse Abaño (CAFA) received bronze medal, third place in Women’s Badminton Singles-A. Also equipped with badminton prowess, Krista Mae Palma (CEd) placed first, Ana Michelle De Mesa (CTHRM) 2nd Place, and Niña Marie Tacsay (CBA) won 3rd Place. Teamwork and perseverance made the way for Kristine Panopio and Nicole Panopio to conquer the Doubles Competition and holds 1st placers, Krista Mae Palma and Mary Grace Bautista 2nd Placers, and Jaspere Darlene Mariano and Aimee Joy Belleza (CME) won 3rd Place. Mixed Doubles were championed by Ian Vince and Elaine Pardilla (CETD) earning gold medals, John Dave Villamayor and Monica Quevada silver medals, and Angeli Mae Formaran and Paul Christopher Barrion (CAFA) gained bronze medals.

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Grabbing the limelight once again, CCLE snake its way to victory earning six gold medals in Men’s Volleyball followed by CETD 2nd Place and CBA 3rd Place. CCLE once again are the lioness of the victors as they earned six gold medals in women’s category. CTHRM gained six silver medals and CETD, six bronze medals. Outstanding among the rest, special awards were given to Mark Anthony Diaz (CCLE) as Best Spiker, John Kenneth Ramirez (CCLE) as the Best Setter, Brayan Macasinag (CCLE) as the Best Libero, Adelino Almonte (CETD) as Best Blocker, and Daniel Lagrosa (CETD) as Best Server in men’s category. In women’s category, Jessa May Mendoza (CTHRM) grabbed the Best Spiker, Fatima Arevalo (CEd) Best Blocker, Phatima Cervantes (CCLE) awarded as Best Setter, Kiara Allaine Angeles (CETD) as Best Server, and Rose Anne Vito (CCLE) grasped Best Receiver. Noticeable athletic prowess possessed by the athletes marks the list of mythical six. In Men’s Volleyball, Mark Anthony Diaz, Kim Paulo Quincena, and John Kenneth Ramirez from CCLE; Daniel Lagrosa (CETD), John Paulo Garcia (CBA) and Derick Bryant Sardeña (CME) are the tenders. Lovely Mae Susa, Rosa Anna Vito, Phatima Cervantes, Jhomai Abrencillo of CCLE; Kiara Allaine Angeles (CETD) and Jessa May Mendoza (CTHRM) are the mythical six in Women’s Volleyball.

CCLE won’t ever set back. Striving for the victory, the team once again dominated the Men and Women’s Basketball Tournament earning both five gold medals. Domination was extended to the coveted Most Valuable Player as Gregor Atienza in Men’s Divison and Razel Vale in Women’s Divison are honored MVPs. Remarkable players garnered the Mythical Five in Basketball, garnered by Gregor Atienza (CCLE), Noe Panganiban (CCLE) Mark, Frintz Dionlay (CCLE), Angelo Aguila (CBA), and Leo Carlo Narcedo (CME) in Men’s Division. After conquering the battlefield, bounciest balls topped the Mythical Five granted to Razel Vale (CCLE), Eurika Lagos (CETD), Jennifer Zeta (CEd), Lunar Permalino (CAS) and Glydel Pamularco (CCLE) in Women’s Division. In Men, CBA placed 2nd and CME placed 3rd while in Women’s, CETD grabbed the 2nd Place and CAS 3rd Placer.

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Jayson Castro gave pride to the Talk n Text in absence of Raniel de Ocampo, triumphing a 33-point game, powering the Tropang Texters bygone to the Star Hotshots, 91-86 . TNT snake its way for 3 consecutive wins and get even with Alaska Milk, Globalport, Rain or Shine and San Miguel Beer at 3-1. Texters popped Hotshots hope to out win them by Castro’s terrific performance in the end of the game with Striking blitz attacks and strategic defense. With a score of 83-82 lead, Castro strikes a tensely steal three-pointer shoot in the basket intensifying the crowd. Rookie Moala Tautaa assisted the team to victory as he also steer away Ian Sangalang chance, topping the victory. Castro ripped down the Hotshots and grabbed the first place for the Texters in the 2015-2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup. Still going for the win, the Hotshots kept to the enemy closely with big games from Marc Pingris and Melton. Crucial point transpired as the final hoorah in the last 15 seconds by James Yap knocking Ryan Reyes and Pingris off an offensive rebound, 86-90. The Texters, however, was held victorious of the match. The Hotshots was down to seventh place with a 2-3 slate.

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FINAL SCORE

show Quezonians a worth-watching fight Philippine Basketball Association’s Talk ‘n Text Tropang Texters and Star Hotshots make Sunday of Quezonian fans special with a trailing fight at Quezon Convention Center as part of their provincial tours.

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riven, eager to win, College of Criminology and Law Enforcement athletes clinch the gold medal in Badminton Men, Volleyball (Men and Women), and Basketball (Men and Women) during the Intramurals last Sept. 23 – 26 at MSEUF premises.

The College of Engineering and Technical Department’s (CETD) clean performance carried them to the title of Cheerdance Champions of Intramurals 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the University gymnasium. The CETD put on an exhilarating performance, wowing the crowd with their clean and smooth routine topped with complicated stunts, gasp-causing tosses and pyramids. The CETD Pep Squad fell to third place in last year’s Intramural’s Cheerdance Competition but managed to pull off a clean and pristinely executed routine to win this year’s cheerdance title. The CETD was second runner up last year. At first runner up was the College of Business and Accountancy with a dazzling performance and a romantic wedding-themed finish at the end of the routine. The College of Computer Studies landed on second runner up as they wowed the audience with a stimulating spiderman-themed performance and caused gasps for everyone with that two-storey pyramid ending.

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The reigning back-to-back FIBA Asia best guard connected with a 5-of-9 three-point shooting and with a 12-of-24 overall clip as TNT made it three in a row and caught up with Alaska Milk, Globalport, Rain or Shine and San Miguel Beer at 3-1. TNT snake its way for 3 consecutive wins and get even with Alaska Milk, Globalport, Rain or Shine and San Miguel Beer at 3-1. Castro himself delivered the lethal plays in the contest that drew a good weekend crowd. With Talk n Text holding a precarious 83-82 lead, Castro knocked in a three-pointer then took a steal that he himself parlayed into a basket. Rookie Moala Tautuaa helped the team finish off the Hotshots as he also took a steal off Ian Sangalang then broke away with a thunderous jam. Though they trailed practically all the way, the Hotshots kept the game close with big games from Marc Pingris and Melton. Pingris had had double-double numbers with five minutes left to play while Melton had gone 5-of-5 from the arc in the first three quarters. The Hotshots had their final hurrah as James Yap scored on a pirouette off Ryan Reyes then Pingris knocked in two charities off an offensive rebound to cut their deficit at 86-90 with 15 seconds to go. The Texters, however, held on to win the match.

Dance Aces

her seniors were of course on top of the priority for the spot, whom were Lester’s partners in during those times. Christine and Lester met and befriended each other. Christine showing her eagerness for ballroom made Lester help her reach her goal. Lester guides Christine and showers her with encouragement. They go together in rehearsals and learned from their fellow Banyuhay ballroom dancers. From then on, Lester and Christine made a good couple on the dance floor and made it to the top of the competitions. They consider their strength in Waltz among the five sets of the standard category and think that they have to work on their Tango moves. With all hopes, they aim to be the national champion in their next national tournament. Like the struggles of other student athletes, they both faced conflicts between trainings and studies but this doesn’t stop them in knowing that their hard work pays off well. From the scholarship grant as Banyuhay dancers and the incentives they get from representing the university in numerous contests surely helps them in their finances. It is also a priceless privilege to be able to pursue what you love. Lester and Christine are just grateful for the doors that Enverga University opened for them. From zero, they were honed into elites in the dance sport scene and that is what MSEUF is known for.

SPORTS ANALYSIS

by: Jericho Salvatierra

We fell short at the utmost momentum that Gilas Pilipinas is racing at FIBA Asia championship, after China’s skills and physical dominance gives Gilas its heartbreaking loss at the finals. In the spree that Gilas is making through the finals, Gilas went out of luck which is the only fragment for halting China’s comeback to its throne at the FIBA Asia championship. In the overall, Gilas was in its best shape to make it through the wall of Iran, and break through other great teams to make its way to the Finals.

China with their mark of the trophy before was nothing different from the present. China reclaimed its past through conquering the basketball of Gilas. Over the duel of the two of Asia’s best, eyes and observations went on criticism over the host. Norman Black recalling the 1990 FIBA Asia Olympic qualifier Finals gave the opinion that Gilas was more competitive than before for the officiating to go false. Fresh from the play that time from China, Iran’s player Bahrami suggested luck is needed for Gilas to win. On the course of being in the Finals on the land of the Asia’s punch, struggles struck team Gilas. Upon experiencing inappropriate way of conducting a sports hosting exercise, Gilas discrepancy over China widened for experiencing a delayed transportation for Gilas making its way to the Finals game, concluded to a shorter time for warm-up. The bad timing of fixing the basketball ring at the time of Gilas’ shooting warm-up before the Finals game. These gave cooks and unfair hosting for the eye and face of Asian basketball as well as the Gilas. The one man dime and play Jason Castro after being named part of Asia’s mythical team as a point guard left us another way of victory over the championship. Castro displayed skills agile for playing for point guard made Asia amazed with Gilas’ team play. “We know that we can beat them (China), and they (Chinese) know that,” Castro said

before the Finals, proven that he is the voice and a heart of the team. For my opinion, coaching played its part for us to reach the Finals. It was been a great coaching and discipline that Baldwin spread over the team. Baldwin accelerated competition upon Gilas. Baldwin played heart and basketaball play for Gilas’ unity over the championship. Upon the made exposure and true “gilas” of our team. Philippine Basketball Association opened a new door for Gilas for a revision of the team’s new pool of players coming in. Veterans that will add firepower and walling defense for the wildcard tournament of Asia. It will aspire the country to support for more for Gilas. It is a sign and a new picture of unity happening in our country showing to the world that the true heart of Filipinos will enter FIBA. We’ve seen the many shapes of the teams inside the great competition of FIBA Asia championship. Gilas pulled away its past unhealthy play of basketball from before in behalf of our heartbreaks and great falls. Gilas exhibits its best icon of basketball inside Asia. With our physicality as Filipinos, we found loopholes and flaws to beat the Asia’s former throne owner; Iran. Our national team found a way that the previous host can find a way to befall a unique and skillful play that our team is owning through cockroaches.


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Zeta Theta Gamma spearheads ZETAN’s CUP LKP Quiz Bee highlights Sports Legends

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he Envergan basketball players places second in the Quezon Collegiate Basketball League (QCBL) at the MSEUF Gymnasium, Oct. 19-21. campuses in Quezon Province. The wildcats defeated their first three opponents like a domino The wildcats regained its head ending up with high scores. The on the game after defeating their first match with the Polytechnic top competitor Calayan Educational University of the Philippines, Foundation Inc. with 88-86. Mulanay concluded with a total The tournament uses the score of 83-33 respectively. round-robin elimination system St. Anne College Incorported but after tallying up their wins and on the other hand ends up with 18 losses there was triple tie between while the wildcats scores up with 95. MSEUF, SLSU and CEFI. Each one of Envergans continue to keep them got 1 loss. with the game after defeating Maryhill College over a 76-48 score. MSEUF had its first defeat with the team of Southern Luzon State University composed of members from all its satellite

by: Monique Eballa

The referee used the quotient system in order to determine the champion. The total scores of the three teams are compared to one another. The team with the 7 point advantage will be hailed as the champion. Unfortunately, MSEUF wildcats lost to a 2 point advantage of CEFI cougars over them. CEFI will represent Quezon Province in the Regional games.

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watch dance competitions in his previous alma mater and that he didn’t see himself like that in the future at all. Well, it’s all because he had the guts to try something new. “Naisip ko lang na college na ako at kailangan ko makisalamuha sa ibang tao kaya naisipan kong sumali sa Banyuhay Dance Troupe.”, he added. So he started from scratch but Lester didn’t had a hard time because his hidden talent sparked during his first months in the dance troupe. He tried his first luck when he represented the College of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management (CTHRM) during the 2010 intramurals in the standard category where he bagged the 2nd place. Previously, Energa university is not well known in dance sport competitions and not until Lester stepped into the scene. “Nabigyan ako ng chance nung napansin ako ni Ma’am Carmona at pinag-ensayo ako para mag-compete sa dancesport.” With his perseverance and dedication, from not-a-dancer at all person, he became Enverga’s bet for the PRISAA-Quezon competition. His courage and risk-taking personality took him to places and that’s when his dance athlete journey began. From the

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reat athletes in almost every sport are known to have started training at an early age. Well probably because they’re really born into it or their stage parents are pushing them to do so. This story of our Envergan dance athletes is not one of those typical tale of legends because they weren’t able to realize their promising future in ballroom until they set foot in Enverga. If you are a frustrated dancer or desperate of discovering any talent within you, you might want to give this article a shot. Lester graduated from Quezon National High School without foreseeing that’ll he’ll be a dancer in his college days. “Wala. As in wala akong alam sa pagsasayaw ng dancesport. “, Lester said and also mentioned that he just used to

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provincial competition, he brought the university’s name up to the regionals and nationals. Lester bagged numerous medals with his previous partners Marjorie Aguda and Emelon Etorma. They were hailed 3rd placer in the 2012 PRISAA in Cebu, 7th place in 2013 at Pangasinan, 3rd place in Davao in 2014 and bagged 2nd place just this year at the Iloilo national competitions for PRISAA. That is four consecutive years. Christine Jamaica C. Guab of CTHRM became his partner in his last competition. Jaimaica’s journey is no different with Lester’s. She graduated from Talipan National High School with no knowledge on dancesport at all. “Kung si Lester nakakapanood ng mga dance sport competition, ako wala talagang muwang. Nagbabanda lang ako sa amin bilang majorette”, she said. What made Christine differ from Lester is that she really loved to dance that’s why she became a part of her school’s lyre band. Like Lester, she also aspired to be a Banyuhay dancer and when she was admitted to the dance troupe, she became fascinated of dance sport and that’s when she found her heart for it. For several years, she trained a lot while waiting for her turn. more on page 23 Her seniors in the dance

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