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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #385 on: March 01, 2010, 03:46:57 PM »
Binhi sang Pagtuo - March 1, 2010Monday, 1 March, 2010 7:14 AMFrom: "CPU Chaplain's Office" <cpuchaplain@gmail.com>Add sender to ContactsTo: cpuchaplain@gmail.comBinhi sang Pagtuo

March 1, 2010

Dear Centralians and Friends,

Greetings!

Somebody said that today is the official start of summer. What comes to mind when summer is mentioned is vacation with friends and family, and most probably a trip to a beach and enjoy the heat of the sun. But right now what everybody is thinking is how to escape the scorching heat of the sun.

The last time that rain visited the country was in the first weeks of January. In some areas of the Philippines, a state of emergency was proclaimed by the government due to drought that consequently brought damage to crops. The El Niño spell has continued to bring havoc to health and livelihood.

The other day we received news of a big earthquake in Chile and a tsunami in Hawaii. What is still fresh in our minds is the devastating catastrophe brought by an earthquake in Haiti a few weeks ago.

These situations were the topic of my conversation with National Capital Region coach of Table Tennis the other day in Manila.* He was asking me if the end of the world is really coming. He quoted to me the verse in Mark 13:7-8 that says, “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.”

There is a temptation for us to speculate when the end time will come to us. A lot of religious groups gained membership because they provide dates and proclamations when apocalypse will be. But up to now, all these groups were proven to be false. The words of Jesus are still the most authoritative: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

The lesson for us then is to take heed of the command of Jesus: “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come…If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

Let us continue to be watchful and at the same time tell others to be on guard and be alert.

May God bless us all!

Sincerely,

Pastor Francis Neil G. Jalando-on
Assistant Chaplain


*Thank you for your prayers. The Region 6 Table Tennis Women’s Team represented by 3 CPU players won the championship in the 2010 CHED National Games. We also won the silver medal in the women’s doubles event, and bronze in the mixed doubles event. Juliette Gayoso, a first year BS Accountancy student was hailed as the Most Valuable Player in the women’s event, and I was also adjudged as the Best Coach. To God be the glory!




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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #386 on: March 03, 2010, 05:52:20 AM »
CPU holds pre-employment training seminar

GRADUATING students from different degree programs at Central Philippine University (CPU) participated in the Pre-Employment Training-Seminar February 26 at the 4th Floor of Dr. Uy Bldg. of the said university.

Sponsored by the Placement Office of the Guidance Services Center of the school, the activity was assisted by CPU Psychological Society.

The seminar was opened by Prof. Valeri Ruth D. Diesto, Guidance Services Center (GSC) director, who discussed the usefulness of the seminar for the employment pursuits of the graduating students. This was followed by R. Cheyenne C. Aberia, GSC placement officer, who gave an overview of CPU Placement Office.

The seminar was divided into two sessions. The morning session began with Prof. Bernardo Cargasan, faculty, DLMCH, giving a lecture on power resumé and application letter writing. After that, Dr. Margen A. Java, Scolarships Office director, tackled the “Tips and Techniques to Survive the Job Interview.” Ending the morning session was Prof. Evelyn Pearl A. Arroyo of CHM, who delivered a message on how to dress up properly for work.

The afternoon session was led by speakers from major employment offices in Iloilo City. From PRC Iloilo, Joy Jalbuena talked about PRC Licensure Exams. Atty. Rhea D. Calantas, POEA Iloilo director, on the other hand, talked about the overview of working abroad. And, Dany Espinosa of DOLE Iloilo Reg. 6 discussed “Employment 101 - Making it through the work environment respectively.”

“I’m sure that this seminar gave me much information on employment. I feel like getting a job already. I also thank the organizers who held this seminar,” said Noriel Bañes, AB English IV, a participant of the seminar.

The seminar was held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Certificates of Attendance were given to all the students who participated. (Lee Sanghoon)/PN


 

 


 
   

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #387 on: March 04, 2010, 04:33:54 PM »
Commencement Calendar, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

posted: 04 Mar 2010, by infocenter

 



ELEMENTARY DEDICATION SUNDAY
March 7, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

KINDER MOVING-UP DAY
March 8, 2010, Monday
8:30 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

COLLEGE GRADUATES ORIENTATION
March 8, 2010, Monday
4:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

KINDER PARENTS’ RECOGNITION DAY
March 12, 2010, Friday
2:00 pm
University Church

COLLEGE RECOGNITION & SPECIAL AWARDS DAY
March 12, 2010, Friday
2:00 pm
Alumni Promenade Concert Park

NSTP-CWTS/LTS GRADUATION
March 13, 2010, Saturday
9:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATION SUNDAY
March 14, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

KINDER GRADUATION
March 17, 2010, Wednesday
9:00 am
University Church

HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITION DAY
March 23, 2010, Tuesday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY RECOGNITION DAY
March 23, 2010, Tuesday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL HONORS & AWARDS
March 24, 2010, Wednesday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY HONORS & AWARDS
March 24, 2010, Wednesday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY GRADUATION
March 25, 2010, Thursday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
March 25, 2010, Thursday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

BSN PINNING CEREMONY
March 26, 2010, Friday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

THEOLOGY ALUMNI HOMECOMING
March 27, 2010, Saturday
8:00 am
Pagsuberon-Cruz/Ancheta Bldg.

THEOLOGY GRADUATES COMMISSIONING SERVICE
March 27, 2010, Saturday
4:00 pm
Pagsuberon-Cruz/Ancheta Bldg.

COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
March 28, 2010, Sunday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
March 28, 2010, Sunday
3:00 pm
Parade Grounds

CCI-NAA HOMECOMING & LD TUPAZ MEMORIAL LECTURE
March 29, 2010, Monday
4:00 pm
Iloilo Grand Hotel

MEDICINE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
April 17, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

MEDICINE GRADUATION
April 17, 2010, Sunday
3:00 pm
University Church





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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #388 on: March 06, 2010, 03:28:38 AM »
To all CPUAA Chapters,

Press Release…Hot News!!!

Today is our 3rd day of launching our Search for the 2010 CPUAA Global Reunion Queen. We are excited and proud to share with you our list of chapter participants and their official candidates.

CPUAA NorCal – Nora Carnaje Gierza
CPUAA SoCal – Phoebe Nichols Maravilla

We are looking forward to receive more of our chapters official candidates name.
CPUAA San Diego
CPUAA Las Vegas
CPUAA Tennessee
CPUAA North Texas
CPUAA South Texas
CPUAA Northeastern
CPUAA Florida
CPUAA Minnesota
CPUAA Midwest, (Chicago)
CPUAA United Arab Emirates
CPUAA Montreal, Quebec Canada
CPUAA BC & Washington State
CPUAA Greater Toronto Area
CPUAA Michigan USA/Windsor Ontario, Canada
CPUAA Guam
CPUAA Australia
CPUAA Europe
CPUAAI Philippines

We would like to invite all CPUAA chapters to participate in the “Search for the 2010 CPUAA Global Reunion Queen”. We hope to promote great fellowship, lot's of fun and fund.

 We look forward to meeting all of you and reminisce our precious memories of CPU.

Let's make this Global Reunion special and create great memories. Let's all contribute the best way we can to make it special and extraordinary.

If you have questions about the "Search for the 2010 CPUAA Global Reunion Queen" please let us know by emailing us at hlebiga@yahoo.com  or calling (949)394-3514.

Blessings,
Helen Lebiga
Chairperson, "Search for the 2010 CPUAA Global Reunion Queen

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #389 on: March 06, 2010, 06:35:50 AM »
Federation Family,
 
Remember the wonderful reunion choir during our Las Vegas event?  It was such a blessing to have many of our attendees join together to sing praises to our Lord, bringing much joy to all of us.  Thanks to Mrs. Ednita Gonzaga Vaflor who organized and conducted the choir, and had volunteered to convene the choir again for our San Francisco event.  However,  due to a possible surgery in April, she may find herself incapacitated to be with us, so we may need to consider an alternate director.  Would someone volunteer to conduct the choir to sing, at a minimum, the Hallelujah Chorus, during the closing ceremony?  If so, please contact either L Bacerra, chair of the Steering Committee, Rafael Romero, chapter President, or myself at your earliest convenience.  Our emails are as follows:  lbacerra_1212@comcast.net, cpubsc70@yahoo.com, or plondres@aol.com.  In the meantime, please remember Ednita in your prayers that she will experience God's healing and comforting presence as she and the family deal with health concerns.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.  Kindly circulate this message to all our alumni.
 
Blessings,
 
Perla

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #390 on: March 08, 2010, 04:39:38 PM »
Binhi sang Pagtuo


March 8, 2010


Dear Centralians and Friends,


Greetings from the campus!


Today is International Women’s Day. In commemoration of this event, let me share a portion of my lecture on the Role of Pastors in Overcoming Violence against Women that was delivered last Saturday at the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches headquarters.


Hans Küng wrote that religion can provide “A change in the inner orientation, the whole mentality, the ‘hearts’ of people, and a conversion from a false path to a new orientation for life.” This means that the church has a big role in the formation of theology and practice of the people. 


Re-reading of the Bible is very important. Oftentimes, we read the Bible with close minds. This means that we already have an interpretation before we actually read it. Re-reading can change our perspective.


The issue of violence against women is related to the issue of dominance. And one of the scripture texts used to reinforce dominance of men on women is Ephesians 5:21ff “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”


If we re-read the words of Paul in the original Greek, we can see that our usual interpretation of the meaning of head and submission is far from the intention of Paul.


There are two different words that mean head in Greek. First, arche which means “beginning, chief, boss, ruler of a group.” But Paul did not write that the “husband is the arche of the wife, instead, he used another Greek word with another meaning. Paul used kephale. Kephale is translated also as head but the meaning of this Greek word is a leader that is a servant of all, willing to give up life itself for the body. Verse 23 says, “as Christ is the head (kephale not arche) of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.”


Be subject to – “wives should be subject to their husbands in everything.” Paul did not use hupakouo which means the obedience of a slave to a master, nor did Paul use peitharcheo which means obedience to someone who is in authority, nor did he use hupotasso which means to subordinate someone such as the plight of the conquered.


Instead, Paul used hupotassomai. The essential meaning of this word is “be responsive to the needs of” or in modern translation, “be supportive of.” It is almost identical to the meaning of agape which is which means “giving up of one’s self-interest to serve and care for another.”


With this re-reading of Paul’s words, we can see the original meaning and hopefully change our theological framework, then our way of life especially on how we view and behave towards women.


May God bless us all!


Sincerely,


Pastor Francis Neil G. Jalando-on
Assistant Chaplain

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #391 on: March 15, 2010, 05:30:13 AM »
Federation Family,
 
I am happy to share with you the happy news from Australia, resulting from a meeting that our VP and good friend, Mauro Somodio, had with the team from New South Wales.  Read as follows, and rejoice with me over the enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication our team to support the vision of the Federation, the oneness with all Centralians, and the structure that we abide by to make our work happen.  Many thanks to Mauro for his untiring work for CPU, and on behalf of us all.
 
Make your plans for 2012!
 
Blessings,
 
Perla




-----Original Message-----
From: Mauro Somodio <maurosomodio@y7mail.com>
To: plondres@aol.com
Sent: Sun, Mar 14, 2010 6:08 am
Subject: 2012 Global Homecoming


Dear Pearl,
 
I just arrived from Sydney, and I met Centralians there. Yes, definitely AUSTRALIA WOULD LIKE TO HOST THE 2012  Global Homecoming.
 
Since we have only few alumni in Brisbane and the bulk in Sydney we decided that our Global will be held in this place. Our alumni in Brisbane, Melboune and other states in Australia, will support our core group in Sydney.
 
We also elected the new set of officers to replace me as VP for Australasia, Mr Ismael Isidto and the New Coordinator of our CPUAA NSW, is Engr Val Centeno. I will be their Adviser in our CPUAA Australia Chapter.
 
Thanks...and we will be providing  new updates as we go  along.
 
Mauro
 

 

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #392 on: March 15, 2010, 08:33:48 AM »
Baw nami sang mga centralians there is always a good news, mga taga WVSU kamusta na? Ahay, ang Spire ko gali iya wala ko pa makuha, pila na ato katuig, haha... Duha ko ka utod mga centralian man e... te maayo ini nga balita sa ila!
"Live and let live."

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #393 on: March 16, 2010, 08:44:42 AM »

Another good news...halin kay Manang May Vail...


Hello Fellow Centralians,

 Please check this site to see Esther Rose A. ROMARATE profile in the United Board Web site.  How wonderful for Esther!  We all should rejoice for her and what it would mean for CPU.

http://www.unitedboard.org/httpwww.unitedboard.orgprofile_romarate.asp


Love to you all,


Manang May

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #394 on: March 17, 2010, 08:37:47 AM »
Hi Nong Mauro,
Our Chapter donated only $2000 for the Rain Collection to help in cooling of the gym and to use to flush the toilet and water plants. Later on they will also collect rain water for each building. This is Inday Jessica's project Rain water catchment to conserve drinking water and to have ample usage of water for other use. It will also prevent flooding during rainy season.
 
josie
 
Pres Robles has other projects as below:
 
Our first Rain Collection System will be for the new Gym which is a PhP 2.1 Million project.  We will also construct additional Rain Collection system for other buildings. Your chapter has two options: Contribute to the Collections System for the GYm or sponsor a smaller rain collection system for another building.

There are projects for which the plans are being prepared such as:
1. the Tiling of the first floor rooms of the High School Building.  Some rooms will need $1,500.00 to 2,500.00.  There are 10 rooms.

2.Equipping audio visual rooms with LCD projector and projection screen for each college which will cost approximately $1,500.00.  Also the Nursing skills labs.

3.  Remodeling of one High school room for a Home Economics model house which will cost $10,000.00.

4.  Remodeling of a 2nd floor (Mary Thomas Building)  Computer Lab for the College of Computer Studies - $4,000.00.

The High School department is in need of a Provincial Board office.  Also the U-day has been a yearly tradition in CPU , suggest the gym also include more mobile basketball rings so each college department can practice at the gym instead of looking for venues outside of CPU for their practice games.  U-day is fast approaching again. Theses basketball rings can be positioned in the gym to allow different teams to practice at the gym at the same time.  The courts for other sports can also be repositioned to allow other teams to practice.

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Re: Centralian News
« Reply #395 on: March 17, 2010, 08:46:57 AM »
Commencement Calendar, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

posted: 04 Mar 2010, by infocenter

 



ELEMENTARY DEDICATION SUNDAY
March 7, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

KINDER MOVING-UP DAY
March 8, 2010, Monday
8:30 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

COLLEGE GRADUATES ORIENTATION
March 8, 2010, Monday
4:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

KINDER PARENTS’ RECOGNITION DAY
March 12, 2010, Friday
2:00 pm
University Church

COLLEGE RECOGNITION & SPECIAL AWARDS DAY
March 12, 2010, Friday
2:00 pm
Alumni Promenade Concert Park

NSTP-CWTS/LTS GRADUATION
March 13, 2010, Saturday
9:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATION SUNDAY
March 14, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

KINDER GRADUATION
March 17, 2010, Wednesday
9:00 am
University Church

HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITION DAY
March 23, 2010, Tuesday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY RECOGNITION DAY
March 23, 2010, Tuesday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL HONORS & AWARDS
March 24, 2010, Wednesday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY HONORS & AWARDS
March 24, 2010, Wednesday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

ELEMENTARY GRADUATION
March 25, 2010, Thursday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
March 25, 2010, Thursday
2:00 pm
Rose Memorial Auditorium

BSN PINNING CEREMONY
March 26, 2010, Friday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

THEOLOGY ALUMNI HOMECOMING
March 27, 2010, Saturday
8:00 am
Pagsuberon-Cruz/Ancheta Bldg.

THEOLOGY GRADUATES COMMISSIONING SERVICE
March 27, 2010, Saturday
4:00 pm
Pagsuberon-Cruz/Ancheta Bldg.

COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
March 28, 2010, Sunday
8:00 am
Rose Memorial Auditorium

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
March 28, 2010, Sunday
3:00 pm
Parade Grounds

CCI-NAA HOMECOMING & LD TUPAZ MEMORIAL LECTURE
March 29, 2010, Monday
4:00 pm
Iloilo Grand Hotel

MEDICINE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
April 17, 2010, Sunday
9:00 am
University Church

MEDICINE GRADUATION
April 17, 2010, Sunday
3:00 pm
University Church





Some comments of the graduating students regarding their graduation day was why are they being roasted under the heat of the sun in the big field during their graduation day at 2 p.m. (Assembly).  If only the University Gym was a feasible place to also hold the graduation.  I know it will be hot in the gym and the Rose Memorial will be small.  College graduation only happens once and somethings can be done better.  Something to think about.