Catanduanes State University

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Awards and Recognitions

CatSU honors ‘Sir Impling’ - the Man behind the Happy Island’s Best “๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ค, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ค”

CatSU honors ‘Sir Impling’ - the Man behind the Happy Island’s Best “๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ค, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ค”

Catanduanes State University (CatSU), headed by Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, SUC President III, honored Mr. Simplicio G. Mendoza with the Lingap sa Diwa ng CatSU Award in a simple yet memorable ceremony, witnessed by the Universityโ€™s key officials at CatSU Conference Room on January 13, 2023.Mr. Mendoza, who is fondly called โ€œImplingโ€, is a retired professor and extension worker at the University.  His award was given for his selfless contribution to creatives and industry.Sir Impling provided visual design for important cultural events in the community.  As an extension worker and entrepreneur, he raised the standards of decorative arts and virtual artistry. He developed local products in the handicrafts and the food industry thereby providing livelihood opportunities to others.Most importantly, his research skills and passion to do great allowed him to develop, standardize, and perfected the islandโ€™s famous โ€œlatik, and tilmokโ€ โ€“ a signature mark in the provinceโ€™s culture and identity.  โ€œThe signature โ€˜Implingโ€™ (Tatak Impling) is indeed being felt and I believe that it is but fitting recognition to honor your contributions, and at the same time appreciate your talents and skills which hopefully could be passed on to the next generations,โ€ Dr. Azanza said.The president was also nostalgic as he vividly recalled the days when he was still a student of Prof. Mendoza, and gladly shared fond memories of how to create various products out of rattan.โ€œYour unique way of imposing discipline by ensuring that our finished products are perfect truly translated into excellenceโ€, Dr. Azanza recalled.โ€œThe kind of passion that you have makes you unique that even as you leave the school, as you moved on to higher learning, you bring it all along with you and the wisdom reverberates, reminding us of the lessons that eventually prove very valuable in our career. Even as I perform my role as SUC President, I still live with the lessons I learned from you about creativity and excellence and not just be contented with mediocrity,โ€ the president added.Dr. Azanza also emphasized in his message that the value of meritocracy, which he is adopting in the University, happens partly because of the lessons he learned from Prof. Mendoza โ€“ that is to see the importance of quality and excellence in outputs, and that premium should be given to those who go beyond and excel.โ€œThe university came up with this award and we hope that you would know how much you are appreciated by CatSU, the community, and the entire island because Impling Mendoza is Impling Mendoza. You are one of a kind. You belong to a generation of trailblazers and CatSU needs you to be able to pass on to the next generation of CatSU students and employees this God-given talent and expertise that should not perish not just in the university but in the island as a whole,โ€ Dr. Azanza said.  The key officials present namely Dr. Ramon Felipe Sarmiento, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Production Affairs, Dr. Maria Edna R. Inigo, Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Atty. Gregorio M. Sarmiento, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer, Prof. Zyra Mae T. Tumala, CIRCPDS Director, and the Corporate Communications Services Staff shared flashback recollections of the good old days, which also made Prof. Mendoza emotional with tears of joy when it was his time for the acceptance speech.โ€œDai ko pigaexpect na tatawan ako ng ganitong award. Basta sa kapinoonan, ang asa isip ko ay maging maogma sana ako sa gabos na yagibo ko lalo na pag nakakatabang ako sa ibang tawo. Gabos na yagibo ko, ginibo ko nin may kaogmahan. Salamat sana nin dakula sa ondra na tinao nyo sa sakuya,โ€ Sir Impling said.   Apart from being a full-time entrepreneur after his retirement, Sir Impling continuously shares his talents and skills with the CatSU students as part-time faculty and trainer in the community extension service programs of the University. #CVecilles


๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐†๐š๐›๐ข ๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฅ

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐†๐š๐›๐ข ๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฅ

In recognition to the outstanding contributions of individuals, stakeholders, and partners for the continuous progress of the institution, Catanduanes State University held the Gabi ng Parangal 2022 on October 25, at the CatSU Auditorium.A total of 250 awardees graced this annual event which coincided with the celebration of the founding anniversary of the university.This yearโ€™s awards include Service Awards, Retirees, Research Publication Awards, Uswag Awards, Presidential Awards covering the Board of Regents Present and Former, Founder, Former Presidents, Officers in-charge, Pillars in Education, VNATS Faculty, Educators, Culture and Arts, Public Officials such as the Congressman - former and present, Governor, Vice Governors, Mayors, Religious Leaders and Lingap sa Diwa Awards.Dr. Arcangel T. Rodriguez, Provincial Director of TESDA Catanduanes, and Ms. Febie T. Soriao, Master Teacher I of San Roque Elementary School in Bato are this yearโ€™s Outstanding Alumni Awardees. A surprise special commendation was given also to employees of the university who have unselfishly shared their talent and commitments towards the achievement and realization of the presidentโ€™s vision of HOPE for the island.โ€œLet us celebrate each otherโ€™s success - every Catandunganon, alumni employee and retiree of our beloved institution who have dedicated their lives in serving our province,โ€ Dr. Azanza said in his message.โ€œMabalos tabi sa gabos sa bawat Catandunganon na may pagmakullog na magserbicio sa lambang saro na dai paigasip kung ano man ang sainyang interes na pansadiri kundi permi sana ang para sa kapwa. Iyo ini ang maugma na gusto tang iselebrar,โ€ Dr. Azanza added.In a historic segment of the Parangal, former Mayor Cito Alberto together with his wife, former Mayor Flerida Alberto personally witnessed the unveiling of the bust of former Congressman Jose M. Alberto โ€“ founder-author of Catanduanes State Colleges. The Alberto family donated this bust to the University which will be placed at the Ondra in the Main Building.Former Congressman Jose M. Alberto, who worked hard in the conversion of Virac National Agricultural and Trade School into Catanduanes State Colleges in 1971 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6341 was given Presidential Awards by Dr. Azanza. He was represented by his son, former Mayor Cito Alberto.  In his message, former Mayor Cito Alberto hoped that the efforts of his father inspire every Catandunganon to only serve and give the best for the island just like what his father did to the province.On a night when awards and special recognitions are given, Dr. Azanza cared more about the people and the lives who will celebrate their achievements.โ€œThere were those who asked me why at this time there seemed to be so many awardees. And I said โ€˜why not?โ€. Why would you not want to have as many awardees, which means that we have a lot of lives and people to celebrate?โ€, Dr. Azanza said.The Gabi ng Parangal was shown via Facebook so that the CatSU community here and abroad would be able to watch the event. #FJBT   








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