Central Philippine University Senior High school Aerial Shot.
First PNAA Balik-Turo held online.
The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc., Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. and the Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing – in collaboration with Central Philippine University (CPD Provider), and Schools of Nursing in the Philippines held the First Virtual PNAA-Balik Turo 2022 – via Zoom from January 30–31 (Sunday & 7:00 PM USA NY EST) and Monday (8:00 PM, PH Manila).
This year’s Theme is “Connecting the Spark from West to East in Enhancing Nursing Education, Research & Practice.” The Virtual PNAA Balik-Turo was supported by C& E Adoptive Learning Solutions.
The Balik-Turo program highlighted PNAA as an organization consistently advocating its mission and goals for its membership. The program showcased inspiring leaders and speakers described their advocacy ingenuities in clinical practice, nursing administration, nursing leadership, and nursing research. The participants were able to identify and gain various pathways on how to advocate effectively for themselves, patients, families, colleagues and the community.
According to the webinar, “The rapidly changing and advancing science in medicine and nursing continuously bring many challenges in clinical practice. Improvement in the delivery of care is impacted by the influences of technology and evidence-based practice. Research and innovations are the major drivers in enhancing the knowledge base that is vital to the nursing profession for delivery of quality and safe patient care. Nurses continue to provide optimum care despite the demands of the nursing profession. Nurses of today and the future will benefit from an enhanced clinical knowledge and skills leading the way to excellence in the nursing profession and advocacy.”
The one-day education seminar has informed, updated, and enhanced advocacy, nursing knowledge and skills through the global sharing of nurse experts in their field of expertise.
One of the planners and organizers of the event is Atty. Salex Alibogha, Dean of the CPU College of Nursing.
The Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) Inc., is a US-based national organization comprised of 55 chapters with 4000 + members nationwide.
Central Philippine University Church Aerial Shot.
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Centralian Blue Tongued Lizard - Tiliqua multifasciata
Photo Credit: Robert Irwin
CPU and CPU Board Topnotchers receive Mayor’s Citation awards
The Centralian awardees proudly received their Citations from the City Mayor.
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas awarded Central Philippine University with a Mayor’s Citation for being the only university from Western Visayas ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds as one of the best universities for the Philippines and Asia for 2022.
The special citation reads: “Such distinction is a clear reflection of the University’s commitment as an academic institution providing exemplary Christian Education. This citation attests to the integrity of the university as a hub of excellence in the field of academia, advanced learning, and allied studies. This international recognition puts Iloilo City and the country in the map of world-class and higher quality education.”
The awarding ceremony was held at the City Mayors Office on the 7th Floor of Iloilo City Hall on December 10, 2021. The award was received by Dr. Anna May Zerrudo and Prof. Sharlene G. Gotico in behalf of CPU.
Treñas also awarded the Mayor’s Citation certificates with cash awards to the following CPU Board Topnotchers- for the October 2021 Chemical Technician Licensure Exam: Ivan Jan Pamplona -2nd Placer, Renan Panes Bilan -3rd Placer, Rowell Serac Lamason – 8th Placer, Ernest Troy Bascoguin Saquibal -8th Placer, Aira Rose Patnugot Panadero -10th Placer and for the August 2021 Social Worker Licensure Exam: Talitha Charis Frondoza Narido (8thPlacer).
Mayor Treñas congratulated the Topnotchers, commenting that “Centralians are reaping the awards.” He expressed appreciation for the quality education at Central Philippine University.
CPU College of Nursing presents virtual Pinning Ceremony for BSN Class 2021.
Centralian Jose Ariel Lañada was the speaker of the CPU College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for class 2021.
The CPU College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for Class 21 premiered on January 8, 2022 via the CPU Facebook TV Channel page. Centralian Nurses and Alumni the world over watched the significant event which is a time-honored tradition of nursing schools. It symbolizes “the right of passage” of the CPU Nurses Class 2021 – into their professional careers. The ceremony was done on October 28, 2021 at Rose Memorial Auditorium.
The ceremony started with a prelude- a musical rendition by Prof. Rona L. Edemni, MAN, RM. Rev. Cris Amorsolo V. Sian led an invocation followed by the playing of the Philippine National anthem and the Alma Mater Song.
Dr. Teodoro C. Robles in his Welcome Remarks acknowledged the candidates for pinning, parents and students, the faculty and staff. He challenged the students, telling them that “You will be thrust into the practice of the nursing profession in the new normal.”
He thanked the CPU College of Nursing for preparing the students for a challenging yet rewarding career in the nursing profession. He commended the College of Nursing headed by its Dean Atty. Salex Alibogha with the Faculty and Staff “for ensuring that the excellent quality of nursing education which the College has always provided is maintained even in this new normal.”
He reminded the students that “as you wear your pins, you should always remember that you are a Centralian Nurse.”
Joy B. Lacson, MN (Level 4 Coordinator) introduced the Guest Speaker. Prof . Ariel E. Lañada (CPU Nursing Batch 1993), delivered an inspirational message with challenges that would be essential to the need of the new Centralian nurses.
He encouraged the candidates to be determined to conquer any hardship. “God is my rock, but I have to do my part”, he said. “We cannot serve from an empty cup,” he added.
Lañada shared his three ingredients for success: Willingness to move on, Tenacity in not giving up easily and Resilience by strengthening oneself.
Lañada started working in the United Kingdom at Oxford University Hospital in 2002. He is presently President of the Centralian Nurses Association in U.K., and has been popularly known to the Filipino Community in the United Kingdom.
Maria Lourdes N. Sampiano, MAN, Apollo Simulation Coordinator read the significance of the Pin. Lena O. Giron, MAN , Clinical Coordinator presented the candidates for pinning. The confirmation was done by Dean Salex Alibogha before the pinning ceremony.
Melba C. Sale, MAN, Research Coordinator read the International Code of ethics. The recognition and awards were read by Dr. Charlie D. Baldon, Scholarship Committee Chair. Awardees Mia Maricar Bulauitan, Class 2021 Coordinator and Angel Dema-ala, CPUR CON Representative delivered their response.
The BSN Class 2021 rendered their Class Song. The benediction was led by Rev. Cris Amorsolo V. Sian and was followed by the recessional.
The program was hosted by Annalie D. Gilongos, MN,RN.
Centralians in Mass Media Alumni Association conducts interviews with visiting CPU Alumni
CPUAA Northern California chapter members during the motorcade for the Alumni Grand Homecoming 2020.
Centralians in Mass Media (CMM) Alumni Association conducted interviews with visiting Centralians during the Grand Alumni Homecoming 2020. Among the interviewees were former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary and former Central Philippine University Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Perfecto Yasay, Jr (CPU Political Science -1967).
He is a distinguished CPU alumnus and served as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, during the Estrada administration. The diplomatic Centralian who had spent many years in public service intelligently responded to questions from members of the Centralian Media at the CPU Alumni Office – with CMM President Rufino ‘Pinoy’ Gonzales, Cyrus Natividad, and Jason Pagunsan. He was also asked questions about his family, his personal opinions on urgent matters of concern to the state and society; including his role in government and foreign relations.
CPU College of nursing turns over lunch and grocery packs to Iloilo Mission Hospital.
Another donation for the Covid-19 team of IMH was sent by CCINAA and CPU College of Nursing.
The CPU College of Nursing, on its 15th week of love and support to Covid-19 Frontliners of Iloilo Mission Hospital, turned over 45 lunch packs of Mang Inasal and 80 grocery packs and hygiene kits on February 9, 2022.
Atty. Salex Alibogha, Dean CPU College of Nursing said, “This is a continuing initiative of the CPU College of Nursing, CCINAA, and specific nursing batch of the College. The initiative started last March 2021 during the height of delta variant. For now, it is in support of the nurses fighting against the omicron variant.”
It was recalled that CPU College of nursing in cooperation with CCNIAA has been very supportive of frontline nurses at IMH, and were the early donors of food, vitamins and other necessities for the hospital at the start of Covid-19 surge in Iloilo City.
This week’s donation was collectively sponsored by Atty. Salex Alibogha Class 1992, Prof. Analie Gilongos Class 1995, Melba Sale Class 1997, Nadiene Caipang Catedral Class 1977, Socorro Cordova 1977, Suzette Castro Arcilla and friends of Class 1977 from Harris Health Care System Bentaub General Hospital Texas.
CPUCN and CCINAA would like to boost the morale of staff nurses amidst Covid-19. The idea of weekly food and grocery packs was conceived by Atty. Salex Alibogha, Geoffrey Leysa and Easter Arora with the support of CCINAA chapters all over the world.
CCINAA is an association of nurses, graduates of Central Philippine University, Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (which served as their training hospital from the years 1954 to 1974) and Iloilo Mission Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Central Philippine University Halfmoon Drive.
In order to catch the termite, you must become the termite. Dig a hole in the sand like these Centralian burrowing frogs [Platyplectrum spenceri], with just your head visible, and ambush passing insect prey. These frogs were found in Simpson’s Gap, Australia, by Christopher J Jolly.
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