Wesleyan partners with Asia Foundation to establish Clinical Legal Education Program

February 13, 2020

Wesleyan University-Philippines and Asia Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement forging partnership between the two organizations to initiate a Clinical Legal Education Program at Wesleyan University-Philippines. John Wesley School of Law and Governance with the leadership of Dean J.V. Bautista, will be on the cutting edge of the program which will start operation in school-year 2020-2021.

The MOA was signed by Judge Benjamin D. Turgano, President of Wesleyan University-Philippines, and Atty. Carolina A. Mercado, Senior Legal Advisor of The Asia Foundation. The MOA signing was done at the JJD Auditorium on February 11, 2020 in the presence of Atty. Chudney G. Ngo, Legal Specialist of the Office of International Law Enforcement and Narcotics Affairs, Atty. J.V. Bautista, Dean of the John Wesley College of Law and Governance, the Wesleyan Administration officials, faculty and students.

Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. This foundation will be helping the JWSLG in the preparation and operation of the Clinical Legal Education Program.  

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Wesleyan opens campus to public

February 10, 2020

Wesleyan Open House commences today as part of the highlights of the 74th Founding Anniversary Celebration. This event features college and high school students’ projects and research outputs and the opening of a mini museum.

The College of Engineering and Computer Technology showcases researches such as Forest Alarm System and Tracking (FAST), Smart Insole Monitoring System (SIMS), and i-Crop, among others.

FAST is a devise used to track forest fire and puts it off, if it can, but immediately and quickly reports it to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) if it is a big one and beyond its capacity to control.

SIMS is a devise connected to a pair of footwear; it monitors heartbeat and records heart rate. This can be worn by people who have heart diseases and by anybody who wants to gather heart rate data for medical purposes. According to the Engineering students who conducted the research, this devise can also be worn by people when performing various forms of physical exercise.

i-Crop is a controlled indoor cultivation of rice by providing an environment that would enable higher yield and quality of rice. Since it is grown indoor, the rice plant grows healthy and safe because it uses organic fertilizers and zero application of pesticides on the plant.

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President bans styropor in Wesleyan

February 07, 2020

Wesleyan President Judge Benjamin D. Turgano bans the use of styropor in the university. President Turgano gave this order contained in a memorandum he issued on January 30, 2020. This move is in support of the Climate Change initiative of the University which has been observed since he took to office as president of Wesleyan University-Philippines in February 2019.

During the latter part of school-year 2019-2020, several moves in the campus have been conducted to back this advocacy. Among these were tree-planting, prohibition of plastic food containers by food concessionaires, and use of cloth streamers instead of tarpaulins which are made of polyethylene plastic materials.

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Wesleyan raises awareness of novel Coronavirus

January 31, 2020

In line with the country’s massive precautionary information on the novel coronavirus, Wesleyan University-Philippines School Physician, Dr. Christian M. Salazar, gave the following measures to prevent the disease’s entry to the Wesleyan community, based from the Department of Health Advisory:

  • Maghugas lagi ng kamay;
  • Iwasan ang contact sa mga hayop;
  • Lumayo at takpan ang bibig at ilong sa tuwing uubo o babahing;
  • Umiwas sa mga taong may sintomas ng ubo at sipon;
  • Uminom ng maraming tubig at siguraduhing luto ang mga pagkain; at
  • Agarang kumonsulta sa health facility kung may sintomas ng ubo’t sipon (lalo na kung bumiyahe sa Wuhan, China).

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Wesleyan’s New Buildings Inaugurated

December 06, 2019

Two four-storey buildings of Wesleyan University Philippines were inaugurated on December 5, 2019. The buildings, with forty-eight fully air-conditioned rooms, will soon house the College of Medicine which will open next school-year (2020-2021), and the Senior High School. Some offices are also en route to this new facility.

University President Judge Benjamin D. Turgano, together with the United Methodist Church Bishops Rodolfo Juan (Davao Episcopal Area), Ciriaco Francisco (Manila Episcopal Area), and Pedro M. Torio, Jr. (Baguio Episcopal Area), led the inauguration and consecration rites of the twin buildings.

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Wesleyan School of Law ready for recognition

December 06, 2019

Legal Education Board Commissioner Abelardo T. Domondon visited Wesleyan University-Philippines to assess the required documents of John Wesley School of Law and Governance to qualify for government recognition.

In a meeting with School of Law Dean, Atty. Salvador B. Belaro, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Marietta B. Agustin, Acting Vice President for Administration and Finance Dr. Maridel Eslao, and members of the Law School faculty, Commissioner Domondon said JWSLG has already complied with all necessary requirements and that it is ready in its application for government recognition.

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Wesleyan welcomes Vietnam and Indonesia students

December 02, 2019

Dong Nai Technology University, Vietnam and Universitas Islam Indonesia students who are participants of Passage to ASEAN Association (P2A) Immersion program visited Wesleyan University-Philippines to stay for one whole day in the campus. The students were housed at the Wesleyan Guest House for an easier and faster access of the campus activities and interaction with Wesleyan students who were in sports activities for a weeklong “Palarong Wesleyan”.

Nyuyen Ngoc Lynn Dan, the foreign students’ professor, said that the visit was a part of her students’ immersion program in response to the P2A’s pursuit of the “need for regional solidarity and a shared responsibility towards people and society as a whole”.

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CECT students bag awards in SQUEEZE

December 02,2019

Wesleyan University-Philippines bagged two awards in the recently concluded SQUEEZE, a two-day National EEE Competition and Convention for Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering students in the country.

The competition was consist of inter-collegiate quiz bee, circuit sprint, a skills competition where participants raced to construct various circuit based on set conditions and parameters,  and technological design, a competition for innovative and novelty research papers in the fields of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering.   

WU-P emerged as 2nd runner up in the circuit sprint competition. De La Salle University was held as champion, while Technological Institute of the Philippines was 1st runner up. In the technological design category, WU-P was 2nd runner up, while FEU-IIT placed 1st runner up and champion.

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Wesleyan raises funds for Mindanao earthquake victims

November 28, 2019

Wesleyan University-Philippines raised funds for the earthquake victims of Mindanao through a benefit concert tagged as “Pagtugon at Malasakit”.

More than three hundred people from the community, employees, students and other stakeholders of Wesleyan responded by way of voluntary donations to the invitation for the concert. Several local officials, including Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio M. Umali, gave their pledge to this fund-raising activity.

The Provincial Governor, represented by Atty. Jose Ma. Ceasar San Pedro, was the Guest of Honor. In his address, the Governor sent his greetings and appreciation to Wesleyan University-Philippines through the leadership of President Benjamin D. Turgano, for the genuine pagtugon and malasakit  to the victims of the calamity.

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