Catanduanes State University

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CatSU Prof receives Heroes’ Outstanding College Professor of the Year award

CatSU Prof receives Heroes’ Outstanding College Professor of the Year award

Dr. Jimmy T. Masagca, Professor VI of Catanduanes State University, has been chosen as a distinguished recipient of Asia’s Modern Hero Awards as Heroes’ Outstanding College Professor for this year, 2023. The Award-giving body, which also produced the successful Asia’s Golden Icons Awards, and Asia’s Pinnacle Awards, gave the prestigious recognition after weighing of pertinent factors to Dr. Masagca’s contribution in education and research.“There is an eminent need to recognize the scintilla of hope and aspiration in your role in nation-building and socio-economic changes, that you may become a beacon of inspiration. This nomination is a token of appreciation as we value your remarkable contributions to our country,” Dr. Ronnel P. Ybanez, President of the Award-giving body, said in his letter to Dr. Masagca.“We are now opening its Hall for you to walk in this pedestal of Awardees wearing the badge of honor as an ASIA’S MODERN HERO, wherein you may exchange the best practices in your field of expertise. Humanitarian endeavors and philanthropic activities that may possibly result to noble collaborations,” he added. The recognition given to Dr. Masagca was unanimously decided by the Board of Council which is compose of four highly competent individuals namely: Mr. Vidal D. Villanueva III – Deputy Director General, TESDA; Mayor Marcos M. Mamay – National Vice President of League of Municipalities of the Philippines; Ms. Erarev Bacho – Eralista Worldwide Founder; and Dr. Alim Fatani Sultan Abdul Malik, DPA – National President of Ulama and Imam of the Philippines Association. #FJBT

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CHS holds seminar-workshop on college, faculty empowerment

CHS holds seminar-workshop on college, faculty empowerment

With the objective of orienting and empowering of the newly hired and current faculty members, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) headed by Dean Joel T. Olfindo, conducted a seminar workshop held on January 9-11, 2023, at the CSH Amphitheater."We want our new faculty members to get familiarized with the vision, mission, goal, core values, quality policy, and institutional outcomes of CatSU and the program outcomes of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics towards achieving quality education”, Dean Olfindo said. The (3) three-day seminar-workshop aimed to help the faculty members to demonstrate understanding of the policies and academic requirements for an effective teaching-learning environment, to rekindle and revitalize the essence of good values and professionalism for a harmonious relationship in the workplace, personal advancement, and mutual respect.“This activity is very important as we prepare our teaching force to acknowledge the provisions in the Faculty, Research, and Extension Manuals in order to effectively carry out the mandate of the university”, Dean Olfindo added. Organized and facilitated by Dr. Erlinda F. Tabor, CHS Quality Assurance Adviser, the seminar workshop yielded a full attendance from the BS ND and BSN Faculty, and with active participation that include topics discussed about Research and Development, led by Dr. John Villegas, CHS Research Coordinator.                The college Extension and Community Services was presented by Prof. Kevin Asmer Aldave, Extension Coordinator, while the preparation of IPCR and other pertinent Academic Reports was discussed by Dean Olfindo. The second day featured the Assessment and evaluation/preparation of Specification led by Dr. Tabor, and the Informatics and other related IT in Nursing education such as the use of MS Excel in the preparation of grades was tackled by Associate Professor Aries Gianan. Another topic of the workshop is the preparation of Syllabus, Teaching Plan and other RLE requirements which was discussed by Associate Professor Lilibeth I. Tubalinal. The Seminar workshop concluded on its third day with a presentation and critiquing of outputs, as well as it submission. Dr. Tabor shared that it is but academically essential to prepare and present academic-related requirements that adhere to standards and following the prescribed format.  #CVecilles

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Dr. Masagca represents CatSU in an international symposium at Portugal

Dr. Masagca represents CatSU in an international symposium at Portugal

Dr. Jimmy T. Masagca, Professor VI of the Catanduanes State University attended the 2022 International Symposium on Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Development held in Lisbon, Portugal on November 7-11, 2022. The scientific meeting was organized by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, I.P. (IPMA) is a public institution, part of the indirect administration of State, following the responsibility of the Ministry of Economy and Sea and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, under the supervision and guardianship of the respective ministers. Dr. Masagca presented his oral presentation on ‘small pelagic fishes and fisheries in the coastal waters of Catanduanes Island, Philippines within climate variability” in the topic Session S4, and a poster on “An integrated risk-based assessment of Cabugao Bay in Catanduanes, Philippines for small pelagic fishes to guide ecosystem-based management” in the topic S7.Dr. Masagca is one of the members of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) whose goals are to localize science-based climate actions. Dr. Masagca has fields of expertise that include Biology, Aquatic Science, Natural Science, and Fisheries. His affiliations include that of being a Professor VI in CatSU, Member of PIPERS Committee (CatSU), Commissioner Member, IUCN-CEC, and Scientific Advisor of Pacifictech RTIC Inc. NGO.Subsequently, Dr. Masagca was also awarded by the Office of the President, Climate Change Commission a Certificate of Appearance for being present during the 11th NPTE Forum, with the theme: “Transforming Science into Local Actions Towards Climate Resilience” held on November 23, 2022 at Novotel Manila, Quezon City. Dr. Masagca holds a degree in BS Fisheries from UP Diliman, MS Biology from De la Salle University, Meritissimus Doctorate in Education from CatSU, and finally impregnated and mixed with CatSU education forming the best combination to work with the locals of the island, the Bicol region, and the country.  #CVecilles

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CatSU PE Chair receives Most Outstanding Innovative Leader Award

CatSU PE Chair receives Most Outstanding Innovative Leader Award

        Prof. Mark Anthony R. Dalipe, Chairperson of the Physical Education Department, College of Education of CatSU was recently awarded as Most Outstanding Innovative Leader and Educator in Physical Education and Sports in honor of his outstanding qualities, excellence, highest moral standards, honesty, civic accountability and social responsibility.        The award was given by the International Organization of Educators and Researchers Inc., (IOER) during its first International Excellence Awards on December 12, 2022 at Grand Ballroom, Okada, Manila, Philippines.    The International Organization of Educators and Researchers Inc., (IOER), is an academic organization of eminent educationists, researchers, and practitioners across the globe.  It aims to conduct national and international activities related to education and research, such as conferences, research forums, seminars and training, and other events supporting the importance of education and research.     The IOER also aims to intensify collaboration and expand partnerships among academic scientists, educators, researchers, research scholars, practitioners, and students worldwide as well as exchange and share their innovative ideas, practices, experiences, and research results in various disciplines.        The IOER vehemently strives to engage, thrive, and lead in the international platform through innovative and collaborative research that transforms knowledge and scientific discoveries into action. The organization is committed to strengthening and transforming synergies of expertise in the field of Scientific and Academic Research activities across the globe and provides leadership training and promotes integrated scholarly activities to enhance research productivity.  #CVecilles

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 𝐂𝐨𝐄𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐲, 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐞

𝐂𝐨𝐄𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐲, 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐞

Catanduanes State University (CatSU) faculty, Dr. Jose Z. Tria of the College of Education (CoEd), was awarded as one of the Most Inspiring Teachers (MIT) of the Republic of the Philippines July 2021 last year, and was recently granted an honorary degree, Profesor Ad Honorem Vitasta Ambassador Distiction Honoris Causa by the Saceda Youth Lead School last August 4-6, 2022. It was in celebration of the 10th anniversary of MIT with the MIT Convention 2022 held at Foundation University, City of Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines, in collaboration with the Universite Henry Dunant, Republic of Ivory Coast, a subsidiary of the UHD Geneva, Switzerland. Saceda Youth Lead is a Youth Serving Institution of the Philippines under the auspices of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines. Since 2013, the organization has been awarding teachers and school heads in the country that possesses strong leadership, passion and dedication to education, which have become great inspiration to the youth. Their partner institutions are DepEd, CHED, TESDA, ASEAN, UNESCO, NYC (National Youth Commission), various local government units, and many more. Dr. Tria presently the Director of Research and Development Services, gained recognition for his exceptional efforts that made an impact inside and outside the University. Dr. Tria is a Ph.D. graduate and has participated in several local and international conferences, awarded with best presenter and paper award. He conducted and published studies with more than 200 Google Scholar citations. Along with more than thirty copyrighted creative works used in instruction, research and extension activities, and different musical performances. He has co-led academic programs and spearheaded vital projects that involved teachers, youth, and the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Philippines. He is also an Associate Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines and an active member of various education-related organizations locally and internationally.Dr. Tria was the youngest to receive the MIT award at 26 in 2021, an honorary degree in 2022, the only Bicolano MIT in the 2022 batch, and the first Catandunganon to receive both. He mentioned that the most valuable legacy of an Honoris Causa is for making it possible to influence and inspire change for himself, thus, ensuring stronger families and communities for a better and safer Philippines. He said, "being a teacher is a multifaceted profession - we teach and we learn, we relearn and we unlearn, we adopt and we adapt, we love and we care, but most of all, we always inspire. The pandemic has changed how we live. The face of education has also changed dramatically - and one thing a teacher can do is to do the right thing and to teach ourselves right - and to balance everyone's aptitude and attitude." The Profesor Ad Honorem/Vitasta Ambassador Distinction Honoris Causa is an acknowledged mark of professional excellence and ability, inspiring and outstanding professional career, services to humankind, and international achievements. Some of his co-MITs conferred with the honorary degree were heads of academic institutions, university presidents, directors, SDS, program supervisors and specialists, professors, deans, principals, school heads, retired professional teachers and teachers coming from different parts of the Philippines. To obtain the Profesor ad Honorem Vitasta Ambassador Distinction, the nominated MIT must have at least 120 points coming from several sets of criteria such as achievements, travels and conventions, leadership, contributions and influence, affiliations, awards, talents and skills. The Conferral Ceremony of the MIT was presided by the Universite Herny Dunant of Ivory Coast through the leadership of Dr. Aimé Kouassi Malanhoua, President and Co-Founder of Université Henry Dunant and made possible by the partnership between the University and Saceda Youth Lead, headed by Dr. Dave G. Saceda.  #GZafe Photo Credits: Dr. Jose Tria

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