USeP inks MOU with iCSC

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), represented by its President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC), represented by its Executive Director, Dr. Renato Redentor Constantino, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on February 23, 2016, at the USeP Board Room, Office of the President. Both USeP and iCSC commit to pursue and support climate lens sharing through research and development.
USeP and iCSC MOA Signing 2
The aim of the said MOU is to create a network of SUCs working on climate-related research in the Philippines such as but not limited to Slow Onset Impacts (SOI), Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (VRA), and effective delivery of climate finance. Furthermore, it aims to integrate climate change adaptation approaches in both short- and long-term planning and to allow information transfer between stakeholders including civil society organizations, universities and academic institutions, and the government.

USeP ranks 3rd in Geologist board exam, grads notch 7th, 9th

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Obrero Campus ranked third in the Institutional Performance of the February 2016 Geologist Licensure Examination with an overall performance rating of 52.94 percent. The University of the Philippines – Diliman topped the list followed by Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila (2nd place). The national passing rate was

Two of USeP graduates placed seventh and ninth in the same examination. Maruel Cerna Silverio ranked sevent with a rating of 81 percent while Tristan Español Dela Cruz ranked ninth with a rating of 80.50 percent.

USeP’s accomplishment in this field is the result of its continuous effort and commitment in pursuing greater excellence and higher quality of education. In line with its vision of becoming a Premier University in the ASEAN Region, USeP is also pursuing excellence in other fields including Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Education, Governance and Business, Technology and Computing, Economics, and Agriculture.


USeP KDC co-organized MJR background papers with World Bank, MinDA, and PBSP

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) organized an Agricultural Jobs Value Chain (JVC) and city level Analysis Validation Workshop on January 21 and 22, 2016. The objective of the said workshop was to validate initial findings of the Agricultural Jobs Value Chain research and the city level analysis research based from the data collected and consulted with stakeholders, received and shared comments to proceed to the next step in finalizing papers. This was co-organized by the Knowledge Development Center (KDC) of USeP, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and Philippines Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

The team who prepared the draft background paper and reported to the stakeholders were the faculty from University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP). Joeteddy Bugarin, reported about the durian value chain, Purisima Bayacag, Acting Director of Research and SMARRDEC, prepared about cardaba banana value chain, Agustina Tan-Cruz, Dean of School of Applied Economics, arranged a topic about coconut value chain and Jennifer Hinlo reported about Davao City Analysis.

The workshop accommodated 40 participants and gathered the key resource persons, which were consulted during the field research, validated and provided feedbacks and insight on the research findings.

Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua from The World Bank concluded the workshop by giving the synthesis and the next step for the papers.


USeP assures quality education through COEs and CODs

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) continued to raise the quality of education for students by making its various programs Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD). Presently, two programs of USeP are COEs while four programs are CODs.
The Forestry program of Apokon, Tagum City, and the Information Technology and English programs of Obrero, Davao City were declared by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Development per CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) no. 38 series of 2015. The same CMO declared the University’s Agriculture program as a Center of Excellence. Per CHED, the designation of COEs and CODs is valid for three years effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
In 2010, CHED cited the University’s Teacher Education program in Obrero, Davao City as a Center of Excellence while the Agricultural Engineering program in Tagum City was named Center of Development in 2009. These citations remained per CHED Memorandum Order no. 37, series of 2015 which extended the validity period for the Teacher Education and Agricultural Engineering programs as a Center of Excellence and Center of Development until March 31, 2016. USeP already applied for COE/COD for these programs. The result is expected to be out in April this year.
According to CHED, the identified COEs and CODs are expected to become a resource to strengthen other schools in Region XI and are envisioned to become centers of graduate education and research in their field of specialization.
Overall, USeP, under the leadership of its new president, Lourdes C. Generalao, is committed to pursue COEs and CODs for all of its courses, in line with its goal to ensure quality of education across all program offerings. (PIO)


USeP holds investiture for the 6th President, Dr. Generalao

 The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) hosted the Investiture of Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, the 6th President of the University, at the USeP Gym on Dec 14, 2015.
The ceremony started with the Entrance of Colors, University Mace, Plaque of Installation, Academic Robe, Hood and Cap, guests, Members of the Board of Regents, the Platform Party, and the President’s Family.
Greetings and salutations were expressed on behalf of the Board of Regents, Hon. Maria Lourdes D. Lim, USeP BOR Member and NEDA XI Regional Director; on behalf of the State Universities, Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, PASUC President, represented by Dr. Herbert Glenn Reyes, PASUC Executive Director; on behalf of the Science and Technology Community in Davao City, Hon. Anthony C. Sales, USeP BOR Member and DOST XI Regional Director, represented by Mr. Eduardo Tesorero; on behalf of the community, Hon. Rodrigo R. Duterte, Davao City Mayor, represented by Atty. Nathaniel Dalumpines, Chief of Staff; on behalf of the faculty, Prof. Ma. Fe B. Pepito, USePFFed President; on behalf of the staff, Ms. Marivic I. Dumaran, NTSA President; on behalf of the alumni, Hon. Rogelio G. Largo, USeP Alumnus and BOR Private Sector Representative; and on behalf of the students, Hon. Fernan Rhean A. Ramos, USeP BOR Member and SSG President.

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