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Category : Faculty |
Sub Category : Federated Faculty Union Posted on 2021-09-01 16:48:21
A professor from the
College of Education of the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) won the
three-corner contest to the presidency of the University’s Federated Faculty
Union (FFU) held on August 27, 2021 at the University gymnasium. Dr. Rosanna S.
Abundo was elected President of the FFU, replacing former BOR member, Prof.
Serelino Tasarra whose term has already been served. Dr. Abundo was formerly
designated Dean of the University’s College of Education. She was chosen by
majority vote over her rivals, Prof. Arthur I. Tabirara from the College of
Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Jimmy T. Masagca of the same College.
In winning the post,
Dr. Abundo qualifies a seat representing the faculty and employees in the
University’s Board of Regents (BOR), its highest policy making body. With Dr.
Abundo were the following elected officers as well composed of Engr. Ronnie B.
Santelices, Vice-President; Prof. Ma. Luz A. Floralde, Secretary; Ma. Sofia M.
Llaguno, Treasurer; Carlito Gelito, Auditor; Dr. Maria Isabel L. de la Hostria,
as Mass Media Officer; and Prof.
Gregorio V. Angeles Jr., Busand Prof. Ramon S. Idanan, Business Managers.
Dr. Patrick Alain T.
Azanza, SUC President III, inducted the newly elected officers at the CatSU
Conference Room last August 30, 2021. The new set of officers is expectedly the
voice of the faculty and employees’ ranks in the Board. “I am so glad that the
faculty just concluded a clean and honest electoral process that shall provide
them independent and democratic representation in the University,” the
President was quoted as saying just after the elections. Dr. Azanza added that
the result of the elections is necessary in stepping up on-going institutional
reforms in the University under his leadership. He said that the new officers
under Dr. Abundo’s fold in the FFU, is expected to consult their constituents
from time to time in order to safeguard their own interests and welfare as
government workers. “I hope that they shall always consult and listen to their
constituents so that we can be assured that the faculty and staff are heard and
are truly represented this time around", Dr. Azanza said. The President
likewise expressed hopes that the new FFU leadership under Dr. Abundo would be
partners in “trumping out the desperate remnants of the (alleged) corrupt few
who lorded over the University, and brought it to a dismal state.”
Consistent with the
CatSU president’s policy for Shared Governance, the new Faculty Regent and FFU
Officers shall be provided a Faculty and Employee’s Desk (FED) inside the
Office of the President, similar to the Students’ Desk (SD) earlier provided to
the Student Sector by CatSU Pres. Azanza. This means that the faculty,
employees and students can readily secure CatSU information, financial records,
and have direct access to the President and all offices in the University, as
the current administration espouses Transparency, Integrity and Accountability.
“An sakuyang PAGLAOM
(my hope) is that the democratic election of this new set of FFU officers shall
serve as the coup de grace that will give a final blow to the corrupt
practices, the creeping lies, misinformation, and selfish interests that have
plagued the University,” Dr. Azanza said. “No longer shall it be allowed under
my administration, as the ballots have spoken and clearly sent a message to the
University community: Enough!” as the President reiterated. #ESV