COEd, WDS celebrate ‘Critical Thinking Day’

October 5, 2017

Some 200 students of the College of Education and Wesley Divinity School converged at the University Chapel to celebrate Critical Thinking Day coinciding with International Teachers’ Day last October 5.

Dubbed as “Our Hands Together for Critical Thinking Movement”, the activity was led by the Scientific Reasoning and Critical Thinking classes and Teaching professional class of Prof. Gladys P. Mangiduyos.

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Legal Education Board visits School of Law and Governance

October 4, 2017


The Legal Education Board (LEB), after inspecting and evaluating the facilities, curriculum, faculty line-up and other pertinent documents, granted the John Wesley School of Law and Governance (JWSLG) a permit to operate from the first to third year levels of the Bachelor of Laws program.

LEB is the national regulatory agency for legal education.

The visiting LEB officials consisted of lawyers Emerson Aquende, chair of the board; Fe Añonuevo, board member; Michelle Maniwang-Basa, ex-officio member;

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Transition: Prof. Maria Niña T. Regala, 53

October 3, 2017

Prof. Maria Niña T. Regala, University registrar, passed away last October 3 at Wesleyan University-Philippines Hospital after years of battling breast cancer. She was 53 years old.

Regala was initially employed at Wesleyan in 1987 as a clerk under the Office of the President. She became secretary to the Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1997 to 2002, then secretary

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IT Students qualify in TORO IT Elite Championship

September 29, 2017


Senior IT students were both confirmed championship qualifiers of TORO IT Elite Challenge in the System Administration category.

Raniel Gabriel and Shorouk El-zeany, competed and joined the online elimination last September 29, 2017 synchronized with other competitors from different schools in Central Luzon.  TORO will announce the schedule and details of the championship round very soon.

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HRD chief discusses responsible pet ownership before Bongabon barangay officials

September 29, 2017


Human Resources Development Director Dr. Abraham Pascua spoke before barangay officials and residents of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija in a seminar on responsible pet ownership last September 29 at the Municipal Multi-purpose Hall.

Pascua, a consultant of the Department of Interior and Local Government-Nueva Ecija for Local Governance and Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council,...

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VPAA Garcia to Summer grads: ‘Never stop learning’

September 28, 2017


Dr. Leonita Garcia, vice president for Academic Affairs, who served as guest speaker of the Summer 2017  commencement exercises held last September 28, advised the graduates not to stop learning.

“You should not stop learning. You should not stop upgrading your competencies and you must do it with the same perseverance and determination that you have demonstrated over the last four or five years in college… You can come back to WUP for your Master’s degree, Doctor’s degree, or find opportunities for self-learning strategies be it formal, informal, or non-formal professional activities,” Garcia said.

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Wesleyan, WUPFSA ink compromise agreement

September 27, 2017


The Wesleyan administration amicably settled labor disputes with the University union, WUP Faculty and Staff Association (WUPFSA), with the formal signing of a compromise agreement between University President Pacifico B. Aniag and the union president, Prof. Eufemia Ayro, at the President’s Office last September 27

Lawyer and John Wesley School of Law Dean JV Bautista said he had recommended to the Board of Trustees to enter into an amicable settlement with the union instead of going through the arbitration process.

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New University physician named

September 26, 2017


Wesleyan President Pacifico B. Aniag has appointed Dr. Christian M. Salazar as the new University physician.

Salazar, 38, a native of Cabanatuan City, finished his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Our Lady of Fatima University after taking up Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Santo Tomas.

His specialty is Occupational Medicine with a diploma from the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine (PCOM) based at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City.

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IT students win in RAITE 2017 skills competitions

September 22, 2017


Selected BS Information Technology students of the College of Engineering and Computer Technology attended and successfully competed in selected events in the recently Regional Assembly on Information Technology Education (RAITE 2017) held last September 22 at the Baliuag Star Arena Gymnasium in Bulacan.

RAITE 2017 was organized by the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Region 3 Chapter and Student Society on Information Technology Education (SSITE)-Region 3.

It aimed to promote the latest and upcoming trends in the field of information and computing technology. Resource speakers invited to deliver plenary talks were from select IT companies all over the country. (Contributed by Dr. Randy Sansait.)

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Transition: Prof. Anita Magbitang-Chauhan, 72

September 22, 2017

Lawyer Anita Magbitang‒Chauhan, professor of the John Wesley School of Law and Governance, passed away last September 22 at her home in Kapitan Pepe Subdivision, Cabanatuan City of cardio-pulmonary arrest though the antecedent cause was breast cancer with metastasis. She was 72 years old.

Chauhan was the director of the Wesleyan Research and Development Office and Communications Center from 1980 to 1981.

Known as a human rights lawyer and advocate, Chauhan was a visiting fellow of the University of Hong Kong where she once delivered a nine-hour lecture about human rights,

She received a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the, International Institute on Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 1989 and from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands in 1992.

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