Parading their charms and allure, the candidates from their respective colleges flaunted their beauty and wits in the recently held search for Mr. and Ms. Wesleyan ’14 at the University Gymnasium last February 14 as one of the highlights of this year’s founding anniversary.
The whole gymnasium was filled with clamour and joy as they cheer for their own bet, heaped on by tense as the candidates dominate the stage and gave their best shot. The audience was in a frenzied uproar as the 12 female and 11 male candidates swagged the gymnasium with their opening production number and the excitement upsurge as the 23 candidates showed off their swimwear and formal attire.
Finally, the top 5 male and female candidates were announced, moving forward as they face the final juncture of pressure, the question and answer portion. They encountered the same questions, making it easier for the jury to decide which candidate will answer promptly.
To lessen the hype, Mr. Ramsey A. Lope and Ms. Marie Aliling, both from the WU-P Concert Chorus serenaded the contestants while waiting for the final results and for the final walk, Ms. Yasmine Dhabi, reigning Ms. Wesleyan first runner up fulfilled her final walk as part of the tradition during the annual pageant.
The judging panel was impressive, to say the least. GMA’s rising star and former Bb. Cabanatuan Shelly Hipolito, proprietor of Bar Rocks, Mr. Robert Llanes and Engr. Darwin U. Ong were among the ten judges in the said event.
In the end, Jose Angelo D. Coronel from College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and College of Arts and Sciences’ pride Gladys Jhoy Ventosa were crowned as Mr. and Ms. Wesleyan ’14.
(for runners-up, see the list below)
1st runners-up- Regina Grace Garcia (CBA)
- Jason Nava (CAS)
2nd runner’s-up- Sharla Santillan (COED)
-Ralph Harold Enriquez (CONAMS)
3rd runner’s-up- Jamaica Garcia (HRIM)
-Edmund Justin Javier (CoEng)
4th runner’s-up- Thaddy Mae Santos (CONAMS)
-Lordon Talplacido (CONAMS)
Through the outstretched efforts of Prof. Randy Sansait, Dean, College of Computer Studies, Prof. Maria Catalina Tugaff and Prof. Lorena R. Domingo as the chairwomen of the pageant, and the ICT support group, Mr. and Ms. Wesleyan ’14 is truly a success.
The event as made possible through the major sponsors like Khaliblu Shisha and Resto Bar and Pluto Bar, Bar Rocks, Clark Sarmenta Photography, Smart Communications, Mendez Medical Group, Health Green Wellness , Ecijanos Travel and Tours and Mary Kay Philippines.
Mr. Michael Dennis Valentos and Ms. Monica Suelto were the masters of the ceremonies.
Besting out other clusters of Region III namely Angeles, Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales, Wesleyan University-Philippines, as a member of Nueva Ecija cluster bagged the First Runner-Up in the Over all ranking of winners in the recently held Region III PRISAA Meet last Dec. 19-22 at the WU-P Cushman Campus.
Baseball, basketball, Chess (Women) and softball are the champions while Badminton (Women), Chess (Men), Volleyball (Men), Lawn Tennis, and Sepak Takraw landed in 1st runner-up. On the other hand, Athletics (Men and Women), Badminton Men, Table Tennis (Men and Women) and Taekwondo Women got the 2nd runner-up spot.
The abovementioned Champion teams will represent Region III in the National PRISAA Meet on April 6-12 2014 at Tagum City, Davao.
A Wesleyanian was awarded for being a Finalist in this year’s search for the Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines (JRMSP). EDISEN FLORES MAMAUAG, a senior student of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, was among the twenty one (21) Finalist of the search besting some two hundred and forty (240) other nominees all over the country.
The awarding took place in the historical Manila Hotel on December 10, 2013 which was organized by the Order of the Knights of Rizal. A medal and a certificate were conferred to Mamauag by Knight of Rizal Supreme Commander Hilario G. Davide Jr. and Pasig City Representative Roman T. Romulo.
The event was attended by foreign dignitaries including the Diplomats of Czech Republic to the Philippines, Members of the International Order of the Knights of Rizal from the Philippines, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Thailand and the United States, Parents of the Awardees, School Officials and guests.
Engr. Ryan John De Lara, Dean of the Collage of Engineering, and Mr. Emmanuel Joy Cleto, Supreme Student Council Adviser and Staff to the Office of Student Affairs, together with Mrs. Editha Flores-Mamauag and Mrs. Laarni Grace Perez, parent and cousin of the awardee, also witnessed the event to give support to the pride of not only Wesleyan University-Philippines but also the whole province of Nueva Ecija being the lone Finalist from the province.
Moreover, Edisen Mamauag is the former President of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) and former President for Luzon of the Philippine Association of Campus Student Leaders (PACS). He is now one of the members of the Silver (25th) Batch of JRMSP.
With the recent tragedy that struck Central Philippines due to typhoon Yolanda, The College of Business and Accountancy joined hands in staging a run for a cause dubbed Walk/Run for Tacloban last November 23,2013 at Wesleyan University Campus. Around 1,200 Runners from the University and Different Organizations in Nueva Ecija joined the race that was held in line with College of Business and Accountancy’s social responsibility project to help Super Typhoon Yolanda Victims in the Visayas Region.
The race was held within the Main roads of Mabini Extension and Sta. Arcadia. It offered a 3-kilometer and 5-kilometer categories. Registration was minimum of P100.00 per participant. Participants may give more should they wish to do so. Anyone can register in the said fund raising event and 100% of the proceeds will be donated.
A total of 132,453.00 pesos was the total collection. After the run Dr. Maria Victoria C. Mones, College of Business and Accountancy’s Dean thanked everyone who participated in the event.
November 22, 2013- The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants held its Thanksgiving and Testimonial Day at the Plaza Leticia, Cabanatuan City for the 32 triumphant Certified Public Accountants who passed in the CPA Board Examination last October 21, 2013, which merited Wesleyan University- Philippines as the “ No. 1 Top Performing School in Region 3 for a 4-year Accountancy Program.”
27 of 32 Honourees, Accountancy Program Coordinator, CBA Dean and some CBA faculty, junior and senior Accountancy students, as well as the University Chaplain were present at the venue which started at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Dr. Maria Victoria C. Mones, CBA Dean presented an update of the rankings and percentages of generating a CPA from Wesleyan University-Philippines, College of Business and Accountancy. On the other hand, Prof. Violeta Pitular gave an inspirational talk too.
Also, plaques of appreciation and cash gifts were given to all of the honourees’ parents present at the said event.
Tears welled up in the eyes of the audience as each honouree shared their hardships, journey, and eventually, success in becoming a CPA. In between those testimonies, responses were heard from some of the parents of the honourees and they too shared their happiness in the well- deserved success of their children and gave some pieces of advice to parents, as well as the honourees.
The testimonial concluded with closing remarks from Mr. Jerome C. Tuazon , JPIA Adviser.
The Yellow Dragons again emerged as the overall champion in the WUP High School Department’s sports festival from November 5 to 8, with the theme “Rise to Win”.
The Purple Masters was 1st runner-up; the Orange Fighters, 2nd runner-up, and the Green Blazers, 3rd runner-up.
Up for grabs were championships in basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, sepak takraw, taspony, chess, frisbee, Laro ng Lahi and athletics. The events were held on campus and at the Nueva Ecija Sports Complex in Palayan City.
The first day of most anticipated sports event by the high school students featured a parade followed by the opening ceremony.
Dr. Chito D. Ramos, WUP sports coordinator, officially opened the Palaro, followed by the lighting of the torch by Jonathan C. Cartagena and Gamaliel Paul M. Gonzales, who represented the school in the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet 2013. Patricia Anne I. Joson, another CLRAA athlete, led the recitation of the Oath of Sportsmanship.
Other highlights of the opening day were the competitions in mass dance and dance sport Competition, and the selection of Binibini and Ginoong Palaro.
The awarding ceremony was highlighted by a hip-hop dance competition.
The overall chairperson of the sports event was faculty member Alison P. Magno, assisted by a technical committee composed of Jessica C. Santos, Marvin D. Daquiz, Eduardo K. De Guzman and Rolando P. Rivera. ###
In support of Wesleyan University–Philippines’ objective of producingcompetitive graduates, the Office of theUniversity Registrar issued a memorandum on new policies in the grant of graduation honors.
According to the memo, a student who completes his/her course with no failing grade, has an average grade of 1.51 to 1.75 and a minimum grade of 2.25 shall graduate as Cum Laude; an average grade of 1.26 to 1.50 and a minimum grade of 2.00, Magna Cum Laude; and an average of 1.00 to 1.25, and a minimum grade of1.75, Summa CumLaude.
Furthermore, those aspiring for Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude honors must have earned at least 75% of the units required in WUP, while a Summa Cum Laude should have taken 100% of the required units in the University.
The memo also reinforced traditional graduation requirements such as no student shall be allowed to graduate unless he/she has complied with all the academic and other requirements for graduation and completed at least one year of residency in the University immediately prior to graduation. ###
The College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) registered a 100% passing rate
in the recent Certified Bookkeeper Examination held in Cabanatuan City.
The examination was organized by Topnotch Certified Accounting Technicians Review Center with WUP graduates and undergraduates participating.
Comprising the batch of 31 new certified bookkeepers are Geneva F. Aliga, Grelaiza S. Antonio, Leila Victoria R. Antonio, Alyssa Mae M. Arcilla, Kristine D, Asuncion, Danica Joy T. Banta, Ivan R. Bernardo, Maricris A. Carpio, Clahries A. Danao, Emarie A. Dionisio, Kenno B. Elivera, Arvene C. Flores, Guillermo DC. Galang, Jr., Ma. Vicky DG. Gonzales, Madelyn D. Hudencial, Annalyn F. Julian, Carlo Cezar C. Lajum, Ida Czarine C. Lopez, Darrvaphne V. Macapillar, Juvylyn L. Manlusoc, Bernard DG. Marian, Ma. Nerissa P. Monilla, Ma. Regina C. Obedoza, Dyna Jay J. Padua, Sheddie Anne R. Panahon, Monica O. Piadozo, Jamila M. Rabusa, Kathleen M. Reyes, Sarah Joy B. Santiago, Abigail A. Sinica and Jennifer G. Tingson.
Topnotch said the successful passers of the first part of the examination are immediately eligible to apply as Certified Bookkeeper (CB) members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in the United Kingdom, the largest bookkeeping institute in the world with over 150,000 members.
CB members who wish to provide bookkeeping service, particularly in the UK, can avail themselves of the practicing certificate sealed by the Institute, equivalent to licensed bookkeeper status in the UK. -- Rolando C. Iniwan, Jr. ###