Monday, May 21, 2012

PUP Confers Doctor Of Humanities Degree On Koko Pimentel


MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, during the joint commencement exercises of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Graduate School and the Open University System last May 18 at the Bulwagang Balagtas, PUP main campus.

Newly installed PUP president Dr. Emmanuel C. de Guzman led school officials in the conferment rites, along with Dr. Victoria Naval, executive vice president; Dr. Danny Reyes, dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Carmencita L. Castolo, director of the School of Distance Education; and Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin, PAO director.

TV5 anchor Rowena Nina O. Taduran and reporter Giselle Lea M. Ylagan graduated with master’s degree in Communication. They were elected as Open University Batch 2012 president and vice president respectively. Other class officers are Charity Guerra, secretary; Joel San Juan, treasuere; Nanette Cinco, PRO; and Maricar Carreon, auditor.


This school year, Eton International School will fully implement its 3D curriculum, the first of its kind in the country, for its pre-school to high school students in both its Manila and Quezon City campuses.

The 3D curriculum uses 3D software composed of over 400 3D mono and stereo videos, for subjects like Math, Chemistry, Physics and Biology for the K+12 educational model. The software not only contains videos but 3D simulations, quizzes, web links, images, virtual labs, lesson plans, mind maps and more.

Eton’s 3D curriculum addresses the growing short attention span among children and add a wow factor to every lesson that requires complex and elaborate explanations so that it would be much easier to understand.

Eton International School also boasts of their use of the Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles to help students learn in a way that they are comfortable with. They are also the first school in the Philippines to use this learning style. Through the Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles, the school has achieved top marks at the 2008, 2009, and 2010 IBT (International Benchmark Test) with a 99.9 percent score in Science, 95 percent in Math and 90 percent in English.

EIS is making world-class education accessible to Filipino children today as it now accepts enrollees from pre-school to highschool at its Manila and Quezon City campuses. For more information call 526-2994, 95 or visit


On the occasion of the first death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Samaon Sulaiman today, May 21, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will launch “Mamayog: the music of Samaon Sulaiman”, a set of audio recordings with a book containing more than 300 pages of transcriptions of these recordings and a monograph about the Maguindanaon kutyapi, published by the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan. This will be held at the NCCA’s Leandro V. Locsin Auditorium at 4 p.m.

Samaon Sulaiman was conferred the title, Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure), in 1993 for keeping alive traditional Maguindanao kutyapi music against the onslaught of modernity, in accordance with Republic Act No. 7355. This law recognized master folk artists who dedicate their skills to nourish traditional crafts threatened by extinction.

The recordings and book pay homage to the ingenuity of the Filipino traditional artists and Samaon Sulaiman’s final legacy to the Filipino people.

For more details on the activities and schedules, contact Cecilia V. Picache or Minviluz Diesta at 528-4434 or 527-2192 loc. 307; or NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napenas at (632) 527-2192 or 0928-5081057; or log on to or email us at


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