The 9th UCLM Grand Alumni Homecoming: Breaking the Distance, Creating a Legacy that Lasts

by Dhissa Amor L. Guibao

College of Nursing

The Grand Alumni Homecoming 2019 serves as an avenue for graduates to reminisce their memories and experiences, reacquaint themselves with close friends and classmates, and strengthen the spirit among the alumni community. Games, raffle draws and awarding ceremonies were some of the activities during the homecoming.

This year, the University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue College of Nursing spearheaded the 9th UCLM Grand Alumni Homecoming with the theme “Breaking the Distance, Creating a Legacy that Lasts.” It was a night filled with lively performances from the Hiphop Dance Team. Dr. Carmen P. Villarante officially opened the program and speeches were delivered by Ms. Jasmin F. Hinoguin (UCLMAA President), Ms. Vivian Aimee M. Diamante (Nursing Education Coordinator) and Dr. Mauro Allan P. Amparado (UCLMAA Director). Representatives from batches 2007 to 2019 were acknowledged with their loudest cheers as responses. During the dinner, the alumni were serenaded with songs by the College of Nursing Band named Code Blue. Highlights of the event was the awarding of the Ten Outstanding Alumni. This was awarded by Dr. Carmen P. Villarante together with Dr. Mauro Allan P. Amparado, Ms, Jasmin F. Hinoguin and the College of Nursing Faculty. Lastly, a response from the awardees was delivered by Ms. Genevieve Alforque Borja, sharing that UCLM CN graduates have indeed gone far in different fields of Nursing. This year’s awardees were: Maria Genevieve A. Borja, RN; Paul Charity B. Albino, RN; Norbert Christian A. Barrientos, RN; Mae Kris H. Guillermo, RN; Marcelino C. Ongos, RN; Luvir B. Salac, RN; Roniel L. Inot, RN, Atty. at Law; Jeffrey Lumar, RN; Nholand M. Seno, RN, MD; and Retchie Mae S. Yonting, RN. The 9th UCLM Grand Alumni Homecoming was held on April 26, 2019.

Young Criminologists in the Teaching Practice: Plight and Aspirations

By Paulino V. Pioquinto, Reynaldo O. Cuizon & Mauro Allan P. Amparado

This phenomenological study ascertained the plight and aspirations of young criminologists who were engaged in teaching practice. Two research questions were answered: (1) What is the plight of young criminologists in the teaching practice; and (2) What are the aspirations of young criminologists in the teaching practice? It involved ten research informants presently employed with higher education institutions (HEIs) within Central Visayas, Philippines. The collection of information techniques used were in-depth interviews and focus group discussion. The research participants shared their plight in the teaching practice and their aspirations in their career. Nine themes surfaced in this study: low confidence, difficulties in oral and written communication, a teacher by accident, lack of preparation for teaching practice, job satisfaction, professional status, technical skills, professional and personal growth, and support to enhance teaching competence.

(This study was published in JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 35, January 2019).

3 UCnians join 12NYP

By Rizaldy T. Baguio, College of Computer Studies

Three aspiring parliamentarians from the campuses of the University of Cebu: Main, Banilad, and Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, successfully accepted and joined as delegates during the 12th National Youth Parliament (NYP) convened by the National Youth Commission (NYC) last October 21-25, 2018 at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City. On the resolution released by the NYC confirming the delegates of the 12th NYP revealed that out of 1,100 applicants, only 146 were accepted which included the 3 UCnians. They were:

  • Redem Barbajo Macabenta – Juris Doctor of UC Banilad;
  • Rizaldy Tulod Baguio – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology of UCLM; and,
  • Ray Vincent Quiamco Sanoria – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy of UC Main.

NYP is a biennial congress of Filipino youth leaders representing a cross-section of the country’s youth population as mandated by Republic Act 8044 otherwise known as The Youth in Nation-Building Act. RA 8044 adheres the Article II, Section 12 of the 1987 Philippine Consitution which hereby stating: “The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.”

Mr. Macabenta received a Special Citation Certificate for having his presented bill “An Act Creating an Anti-Homelessness on Youth Program on Highly Urbanized Cities” considered as commendable youth bill. Mr. Baguio was elected as Secretary General of the Committee on Environment and Education.

The highlight of the event was the crafting of bills and resolutions and then presented, debated, and amended during the plenary sessions. On completion, the youth congress passed nine proposed youth bills and three sponsored resolutions. The young parliamentarians of 12NYP will continue to lobby the bill proceeding the Philippine Congress.