Malayan Colleges Laguna

Mapúa MCL’s ASEAN Month Event Launches with Enthusiasm for 2030 SDGs

Mapúa MCL’s ASEAN Month Event Launches with Enthusiasm for 2030 SDGs

 

By: Zoe Grace E. Buergo

 

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) takes pride in the successful two-day event conducted as part of the ASEAN Month Celebration with the Global Festival of Action theme on August 30-31, 2023. The event focused on advancing cross-cultural dialogue, developing community, and increasing knowledge of the ASEAN Sustainable Development Goals among students and professors. The festival promised an educational experience for all Mapúans with various plenary discussions and entertainment.

Last August 30 and 31, 2023, Mapúa MCL conducted a two-day event in celebration of the ASEAN Month with the theme, Global Festival of Action. The activities aimed to advance cross-cultural dialogue, develop community, and increase awareness on the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The festival’s objective was not only to entertain but to be an educational experience for all Mapúans.

Through this event, the Global Mapúa Malayans who have immersed themselves in new cultures made connections with diverse people and introduced our own culture at Arizona State University (ASU) in the USA and Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU) in Jakarta, Indonesia this 2023 was also recognized.  The first day of the ASEAN Month Celebration showcased a series of Sustainable Development Goals Exhibits that highlighted relevant research and projects aligned with the SDGs at the E.T. Yuchengco Lobby, where the Tourism Management Program of E.T. Yuchengco College of Business (ETYCB) students also participated in showcasing their creativity.

During the opening, the Office for External Relations and Global Linkages (OERGL) and the ETYCB recognized the students who actively participated in the immersion programs of Arizona State University (ASU) in Texas, USA and Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Through the Cintana Education alliance, these students were given the opportunity to connect with other cultures and have new global experiences.

 

 

The Tourism Management Program Chair Prof. Merle U. Ruiz introduced SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production, that increased personal responsibility so that resources never go to waste but are instead recycled. Prof. Ruiz explained the significance of the SDGs throughout the dialogue by using methods other than the traditional linear economy (reduce, reuse, recycle). The Circular Economy (Design, Production, Retail, Consumption, Reuse and repair, Collection, Recycling), a model of production and consumption highlighted by Prof. Ruiz, raised awareness of how vital it is to become more involved with achieving SDG #12 in the way we live through our everyday choices, which could have an impact on every species living on the planet.

To address SDG #3: Good Health and Well-being, Dr. Maschelle Anne S. Nanit, the Mapua MCL School Physician from the Center for Health Services and Wellness, talked comprehensively about its specific targets as well as the government’s efforts to ensure that the targets are achieved by 2030. Dr. Nanit undoubtedly neutralized the taboo around the open discussion of reproductive and maternal health, which is particularly important for ensuring good health. Infectious diseases were emphasized throughout the session, but more so, the non-communicable illness that people are unaware of is suicide. Dr. Nanit stressed in the end with a message of hope that individuals should maintain healthy lives and utilize available resources.

 

 

Inequality persists in today’s world in all areas of life. Prof. Nathan Daniel V. Sison, a Faculty Member of the College of Arts and Science, shed light through SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities on this persistent social problem by identifying inequality’s underlying causes and categorizing it as a long-standing problem also prevalent in history. Inequality has many forms, conditioned on how it affects us physically, financially, or even our social standing. But the fundamental question he raised in his remarks was, “Can we achieve equality for everyone?” He boldly responded, “Yes,” but only if economic, political, and social policies are created globally, focusing on the needs of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. Prof. Nathan further pointed out that to minimize inequality, we must empower what we currently have through access to information.

Even though the Global Festival of Action has just started, it has already developed into an invaluable opportunity for professionals to educate students on the Sustainable Development Goals, which promoted action to be a healthy, empowered, and sustainable consumer. After all the sessions the students attended, they were encouraged to visit the ETY lobby to write and think of their SDG Commitment Goal.

Mapúa MCL-SHS Welcomes its New Student Leaders for 2023-2024

Mapúa MCL-SHS Welcomes its New Student Leaders for 2023-2024

 

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s Senior High School (Mapúa MCL-SHS) students recently conducted their Miting De Avance for the new set of officers for A.Y. 2023 – 2024 on October 13, 2023. All candidates vying for various leadership positions presented their platforms and engaged in discussions about their plans for the department and the student body. The event served as a platform for students to understand the aspirations and proposed initiatives of each candidate, fostering an atmosphere of transparency and democratic participation.

 

 

Last October 25, 2023, the Induction of Officers for A.Y. 2023-2024 was held at the Francisco Balagtas Auditorium. This ceremony not only marked the culmination of the electoral process but also inaugurated the newly elected leaders into their respective roles.

Luke Samuel V. De Silva emerged as the President, supported by Althea Denise R. Maqueda as the Executive Vice President. Avril Nicole V. Berdos and Charlize Chloe B. Geluz will oversee Internal and External Affairs, respectively. The administrative team also includes Georelle Sherene R. Cleofas as Secretary, Kerstine Joy B. Navasca as Treasurer, and Derek J. Reyes as Auditor.

 

 

Representing various academic strands, the elected representatives are as follows: Gianna Angeli P. Gotioncco and Clyde Lawrence M. Dayap for STEM in Grade 11 and Grade 12 respectively, Antonia Izamelle J. Abad and John Ray R. Alonzo for ABM in Grade 11 and Grade 12 respectively, Jean Loraine N. Buyco and Seiya B. Kinoshita for HUMSS in Grade 11 and Grade 12 respectively, and Mark Christian N. Dionido and Alexis Ysabelle F. Jacela for ICT in Grade 11 and Grade 12 respectively.

 

 

The Induction signifies the official commencement of their duties, wherein these student leaders take charge of shaping and representing their peers’ interests. Their commitment and dedication were apparent during the Miting De Avance, where they articulated their visions and goals for the school community.

Mapúa MCL CGC celebrates Mental Health Month

Mapúa MCL CGC celebrates Mental Health Month

 

 

Throughout the month of October 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s Center for Guidance and Counselling (Mapúa MCL CGC) observed Mental Health Month with the theme “Look Around, Look Within: Strengthening My Protective Factors.”

The month-long event featured various activities aimed at promoting mental health awareness and support among the students. The month kicked off last October 2, 2023 with a Digital Launch, accompanied by the posting of Instagram Reels focusing on Mental Health Protective Factors in collaboration with Mapúa MCL’s Supreme Student Council.

 

 

On October 10, 2023, the second week of the Mental Health Month proceeded with “Oras ng Kumustahan – Kumusta ka na? Tara Usap Tayo!” event, marking its the first face-to-face edition of this gathering. Formerly known as ‘Online Kumustahan,’ this session provided a platform for open discussions and check-ins. From October 17 to 19, activities like the Mental Health On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest and a booth contest were held, engaging students in creative expressions related to mental health awareness.

 

 

The month-long celebration concluded last October 23 with a seminar titled “Educate, Empower, and Excel,” focusing on the 3E’s of Drug Prevention and Academic Stress Management. The seminar featured Prof. Francis Grace Duka-Pante, an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Education, and Mapúa MCL alumna Christelle Eve F. Taclas as the guest speakers.

Throughout these events, the Mapúa MCL CGC aimed to foster a supportive environment and encourage discussions around mental health. By offering diverse activities and insightful seminars, the institution took proactive steps in promoting mental well-being and equipping students with valuable tools for understanding and managing academic stress.

Exchanging Culture, History, and New Global Experiences: Mapua MCL Students Embark on Tri-City Tour

Exchanging Culture, History, and New Global Experiences:
Mapua MCL Students Embark on Tri-City Tour

 

By: Ivana Ruth Vidal

In a remarkable display of cultural exchange and global engagement, B.S. Business Administration students, Princess Sarah Casas and Mark Laurens Corales embarked on an enriching tri-city tour in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. This immersive journey was made possible under Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL)’s student mobility program, EXCHANGE, Exchanging Culture, History, And New Global Experiences. It provided a unique opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons, deepen their understanding of diverse cultures, and foster meaningful connections with their peers from around the region.

The EXCHANGE program aims to promote international understanding and collaboration by providing students with opportunities to learn and experience diverse cultures firsthand. Through this initiative, students gain valuable insights into global perspectives, expand their professional networks, and develop a deeper appreciation for the richness and diversity of the world around them.

 

 

It was a rare opportunity to participate in, so I immediately grabbed the chance and prepared everything I could as this was also my first time travelling outside the country,” Casas shared. Corales, who previously participated in Univeritas Esa Unggul’s Immersion Program last July 2023, said that it was an opportunity that should not be missed.

Held November 3-12, the mobility tour was meticulously designed to immerse students in the cultural and academic tapestry of Southeast Asia. An integral part of this tour was the inclusion of campus visits and tours at leading universities in each city. These visits provided students with a firsthand look at the academic environments and facilities of Mapúa MCL’s partner institutions, allowing them to compare different educational systems and gain insights into various approaches to teaching and learning.

At each campus, the students were warmly welcomed by the hosts, who provided them with guided tours of the facilities, introduced them to the faculty and staff, and arranged opportunities to interact with current students. These interactions provided students with more understanding of the unique academic cultures and learning experiences offered by each institution.

 

 

Corales fondly recalled the beauty of the campuses and their cutting-edge facilities, “After touring the campus, I came to understand how their students would really enjoy attending their classes there.” Casas further elaborated on the immersive learning environment, highlighting designated classrooms that simulate real-world work settings, allowing students to gain practical experience in their chosen field.

The students, joined by Prof. Donn Moreno, the Business Administration Program Chair, visited Taylor’s University, INTI International University, and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation. Including these tours and visits proved to be a valuable addition to EXCHANGE as it offered students a comprehensive view of higher education in Southeast Asia.

 

 

A highlight of the trip was Casas and Corales’ presentation at the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture (IYCLAC) held at Universitas Esa Unggul in Jakarta, Indonesia. Alongside online presenters, these students had the privilege of sharing their research with an international audience.

Presenting our group’s paper was nerve-wracking yet incredibly rewarding,” Corales reflects. Casas initially found the experience intimidating, but it provided a unique opportunity for these students to step out of their comfort zone. She took pride in her ability to effectively communicate and discuss their research with the other presenters and participants.

 

 

Prof. Moreno actively encourages students to take advantage of unique opportunities like this to elevate their research endeavors. Participation in such activities, according to Prof. Moreno, will not only offer students an additional platform to showcase their research but also foster their ability to effectively present their work on an international scale.

Casas enthusiastically encourages fellow students to embrace the opportunity to participate in a student mobility program, emphasizing the invaluable experiences and global perspectives it offers. “Don’t let opportunities such as this slip away,” Casas urges. Echoing this statement, Corales adds, “Jump at the opportunity right away. The learnings and experiences you gain after are like no other.”

 

 

Prof. Moreno actively encourages students to take advantage of unique opportunities like this to elevate their research endeavors. Participation in such activities, according to Prof. Moreno, will not only offer students an additional platform to showcase their research but also foster their ability to effectively present their work on an international scale.

Casas enthusiastically encourages fellow students to embrace the opportunity to participate in a student mobility program, emphasizing the invaluable experiences and global perspectives it offers. “Don’t let opportunities such as this slip away,” Casas urges. Echoing this statement, Corales adds, “Jump at the opportunity right away. The learnings and experiences you gain after are like no other.”

Growing the Seeds of Sustainability: Mapúa MCL Tree Planting Activity in Brgy. Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna

Growing the Seeds of Sustainability: Mapúa MCL Tree Planting
Activity in Brgy. Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna

 

By: Ivana Ruth Vidal

In a world grappling with the consequences of climate change, environmental degradation, and loss of biodiversity, the importance of sustainable initiatives cannot be overstated. Recognizing the urgent need to address these global challenges, a tree planting activity was organized in Barangay Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna on October 25 and November 4, 2023.

Led by the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE), this event brought together a total of 131 volunteers, comprising of Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL)’s alumni, employees, and students from the Bachelor of Multimedia Arts and Tourism Management programs. This initiative focused on enhancing local biodiversity and combating deforestation, thereby contributing to the wider objective of achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 – Life on Land.

 

 

Tree planting emerges as a vital strategy in furthering Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, which prioritizes the safeguarding, restoration, and sustainable utilization of terrestrial ecosystems. In November 2022, OSPGE also led One Tree at a Time in partnership with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office in Sta. Cruz (CENRO Sta. Cruz) and with the assistance of the Siniloan Tenured Migrants Association, wherein 500 seedlings were planted in one of the protected areas in Siniloan, Laguna.

This year’s tree-growing, as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources calls it, was a collaborative effort involving the Mapúa MCL community, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Laguna (PENRO Laguna), and volunteers from Brgy. Cansuso’s community.

A total of 2, 000 fruit-bearing tree seedlings were planted in an area designated under the DENR’s National Greening Program (NGP), fostering environmental resilience, and promoting sustainable land management practices.

NGP is a flagship program of DENR that aims to rehabilitate 1.5 million hectares of denuded forests and non-forest lands nationwide from 2011 to 2028. This program seeks to address the country’s alarming deforestation rate, promote sustainable forest management, and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

 

 

On the day of the event, the volunteers came together to plant the seeds of sustainability. The sense of unity and shared purpose was palpable as everyone worked towards a common goal – reviving the land and promoting a healthier environment for current and future generations.

 

 

This endeavor is not just a one-time event; it marked the beginning of a long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. Regular monitoring and maintenance programs were put in place to ensure the survival and growth of the newly planted trees.

Erika Roxas, one of the student volunteers, shared, “Participating in the recent tree-planting activity with my fellow Mapúa MCL students was truly a heartwarming experience. The joy of contributing to the environment while bonding with peers created a sense of fulfillment. To all future participants, I would like to share that volunteering is more than just doing the right thing; it’s about doing the right thing you love. I’ll treasure this memory and I am looking forward to more impactful activities I can volunteer in.”

 

 

Through collaborative efforts, education, and sustained commitment, communities, alongside academic institutions, and organizational partnerships, can play a pivotal role in creating a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet. The seeds planted in Cavinti are not just trees; they are symbols of hope, unity, and a shared dedication to preserving life on land for generations to come.

Mapúa MCL Establishes Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center as Base Hospital for New CHS Program

Mapúa MCL Establishes Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center as Base Hospital for New CHS Program

 

By: Pearl Stephanie D. Ulep

In alignment with the Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL)’s mission of contributing to the solution of society’s problems by the expert application of knowledge, Mapúa MCL will begin offering a new health science program under the College of Health Sciences (CHS) starting in Academic Year 2024-2025.

To ensure the effective delivery of its new program offering within an outcomes-based framework, Mapúa MCL established a strategic partnership with Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center (USHMC). USHMC, a renowned tertiary level 2 hospital with a 100-bed capacity, offering a comprehensive range of medical services and boasts a team of experienced and qualified medical professionals. By partnering with USHMC, Mapúa MCL gains access to these resources and expertise, enabling it to provide students with a more comprehensive and practical health science education.

 

 

To formally establish a partnership dedicated to enhancing education, Mapúa MCL’s Senior Vice President, Atty. Maria Eloisa R. Gan, and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Engr. Maribel G. Songsong, joined USHMC’s President, Mr. Bueno B. Castillo, Chairman of the Board, Engr. Geronimo P. David, and Chief Nurse and Administrative Officer, Dr. Teresita A. Alcantara in signing a Memorandum of Agreement last November 13, 2023 at the Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center. This partnership aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health science education by aligning curricular outcomes with industry standards and providing students with hands-on clinical experience in a real-world healthcare setting.

 

 

Mapúa MCL’s commitment to innovation and its focus on preparing students for the demands of the globalized world align seamlessly with USHMC’s dedication to providing high-quality healthcare services and its unwavering commitment to improving the health and well-being of the community. Through this strategic partnership, Mapúa MCL and USHMC are committed to providing health science education that is both academically rigorous and clinically relevant. By aligning curricular outcomes with industry standards and providing students with hands-on clinical experience, the partnership will prepare graduates to become competent, compassionate, and well-prepared professionals who can make a positive impact on the lives of their patients.

Stay tuned for the announcement of Mapúa MCL’s newest health science program. For inquiries on partnership opportunities, the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE) may be reached via email: [email protected].

Teachers from Taguig Schools Participated in the Literacy Training for the Mapúa MCL-Rotary Club BGC Central Digital Learning Platform Initiative

Teachers from Taguig Schools Participated in the Literacy Training for the Mapúa MCL-Rotary Club BGC Central Digital Learning Platform Initiative

 

Article by: Edward Andrew A. Guese (CSCE)
Photos by: Dean Somera (CCO) and Edward Andrew A. Guese (CSCE)

 

Sixty (60) teachers from Bagong Tanyag Elementary School, Palar Integrated School, and Tipas National High School participated in the Literacy Training program at Mapúa MCL. Also present: Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin, CSCE Director, CCIS Faculty Members Prof. Adomar L. Ilao, Prof. Jonalyn G. Ebron, Prof. Rhea N. Tortor, Prof. Belen S. Ladesma, and Ms. Clarinda C. Quisao, President of Rotary Club of BGC Central.

 

The Digital Learning Platform initiative is a collaboration between Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL), through the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE) and College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS), and Rotary Club of BGC (Bonifacio Global City) Central. The project provides a platform for the latter’s host community from the Department of Education (DepEd) – Division of Taguig-Pateros: Bagong Tanyag Elementary School, Palar Integrated School, and Tipas National High School as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and advocacy in improving the quality of education in the Philippines. The initiative aims to support and provide technical assistance and guidance to teachers from the aforementioned schools on the utilization of the digital boards donated by Rotary Club BGC Central. This partnership corresponds to CSCE’s advocacy for lifelong learning and supporting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal number 4, which is dedicated to ensuring quality education for all.

 

CSCE’s Ms. Bellin delivered her opening remarks to the participants from partner schools from Taguig City; Participants were given a unique QR code upon registration as part of their attendance.

 

The CCIS faculty presented the lectures and workshops to the participants in two Computer Laboratories. Prof. Ilao (pictured left) presented a lecture on basic network troubleshooting, the first part of the literacy training.

 

On November 11, 2023, sixty (60) teachers from partner schools underwent a literacy training program organized by CSCE and CCIS at Mapúa MCL. The training included lectures and workshops on basic network troubleshooting, backup using Google Drive, creating learning content through Canva, Quizizz, and Kahoot!, and planning a digital learning management system (LMS) using Google Classroom. CCIS faculty members Prof. Adomar L. Ilao, Prof. Jonalyn G. Ebron, Prof. Rhea N. Tortor, Prof. Belen S. Ladesma, and Prof. Leonnel DP. de Mesa presented the lectures and selected CCIS students assisted the participants during the workshops. The training was conducted in response to the results of a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey administered to the participants in July 2023.

 

Participants were engaged in the lectures and workshops on basic network troubleshooting, creating digital learning content, planning a digital LMS among others.

 

Participants received their prize after winning in the Kahoot! quiz; CSCE’s Ms. Bellin and CCIS’ Prof. Ilao and Prof. Ebron gave a token of appreciation to Ms. Quisao of Rotary Club BGC Central.

 

In between lectures and breaks, participants played a Kahoot! quiz based on the presented material. CSCE provided prizes for the winners. In her closing remarks, Ms. Clarinda C. Quisao, the President of Rotary Club BGC Central, praised Mapúa MCL for its commendable efforts in promoting education advocacy, particularly in conducting literacy training. The attendees had a positive response to the informative and interactive lectures. They found them refreshing, enjoyable, and engaging but suggested an improved sound quality for one of the rooms. They expressed gratitude for the training and interest in future programs. The training equipped participants with valuable information and technical knowledge, allowing them to make a real impact in the classroom. The collaborative effort between Mapúa MCL and Rotary Club BGC Central stands as a testament to the power of strong partnership and the potential it holds for making a meaningful difference in the world.

 

Mapúa MCL Hospitality and Tourism Students broadens their horizons in the International Cruise Operations Learning and Immersion Program

Mapúa MCL Hospitality and Tourism Students broadens their horizons in the International Cruise Operations Learning and Immersion Program

 

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s (Mapúa MCL) B.S. Tourism Management (BSTM) and B.S. Hospitality Management (BSHM) students had the incredible opportunity to join the International Cruise Operations Learning and Immersion Program last November 5 to 8, 2023 at Hong Kong and Sanya High Seas. This program is in line with Mapúa MCL’s mission to continuously provide a learning environment that will transform the students into globally competitive professionals.

The four-day immersion program and Hong Kong tour provided the twenty-two (22) students with valuable insight into the world of cruise operations and exposed them to the challenges of interacting with different cultures. The course professor of TMLECO3 – Cruise Tourism, Mr. Hernan Ernani Luis, mentioned that “[The Immersion] offers our students a firsthand look at the intricacies of cruise operations, a sector that’s becoming increasingly significant in global tourism. Through experiencing different cultures and operational standards aboard, our students gain a broader, more practical perspective.”

 

 

The language barrier and cultural differences proved to be one of the biggest challenges faced by the tourism students, as attested by Ms. Erika Roxas, a BSTM 3rd year student. However, they embraced this obstacle as an opportunity to enhance their communication abilities and develop creative strategies through hand gestures to be able to interact with them.

According to Ms. Mariela Arabelle Tan, a BSTM 3rd year student, one of the things that amazed them through this immersion program was being able to immerse themselves in hands-on experiences in the cruise operations: the galley, theater, and bridge, where they were able to observe how the captain works.

 

 

The International Cruise Operations Learning and Immersion Program became a transformative experience for tourism students. Prof. Merle Ruiz, the BSTM Program Chair, cited that the program “Enabled the BSTM students to connect with other people with new cultures while discovering places of interest in some parts of the world. It also broadens their horizons on how cruises operate, which cannot be gained through other means.”

The program provided invaluable insights into the complexity of cruise operations, which led to an appreciation of the richness of different cultures. Also, by opening the students’ perspective, there are more careers to explore in the tourism industry, such as in cruise operations. Ms. Erika and Ms. Mariela, representing the BSTM and BSHM 3rd Year class, affirmed that Mapúa MCL is true to its vision of building professionals by exposing the students to broad opportunities that will serve as a training ground for pursuing their desired future careers, understanding the ins and outs, and knowing that experience is truly the best teacher in the tourism industry.

 

Mapúa MCL’s B.S. Biology engage in immersive learning experience in UPLB

Mapúa MCL’s B.S. Biology engage in immersive learning experience in UPLB

 

 

On October 10, 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna’s (Mapúa MCL) B.S. Biology students visited the Municipality of Los Baños to deepen their understanding of biodiversity and its significance in their field of study. The visit was an integral part of the students’ General Botany class (C-BIO110) which aimed to provide students with hands-on experience in observing exhibits closely tied to biodiversity.

 

 

A notable highlight of the tour was a comprehensive walkthrough at the Makiling Botanic Garden located at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, where students had the opportunity to see diverse plant species firsthand. This practical exposure aimed to augment their theoretical knowledge and foster a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of various flora.

 

 

Additionally, the itinerary included visits to the SMART and Farm-ready Greenhouses, where students were exposed to modern agricultural practices and cutting-edge techniques employed in sustainable farming. This segment of the tour served as a bridge between theoretical classroom learning and real-world applications, showcasing the practical implications of their studies.

 

 

By immersing themselves in these environments, students were able to contextualize their academic lessons and witness the practical implications of their field of study. These experiences are pivotal in equipping them with a holistic understanding of Biology and preparing them for the challenges they may encounter in their future careers.

 

 

The trip was met with enthusiasm and active participation from the students, who found the hands-on experience invaluable. Their engagement and inquisitiveness underscored the significance of such practical learning opportunities in supplementing their academic journey.

Mapúa-PTC CMET College Week 2023

Mapúa-PTC CMET College Week 2023

 

 

From September 18 to 22, 2023, the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (Mapúa -PTC CMET) came alive with vibrant festivities as they held their annual college week celebration. This event was in line with the MANA Mo 2023 celebration or the Maritime Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month 2023.

The CMET Week kicked off with the Opening Parade, followed by the Opening Ceremony, CMET Baptismal, ZUMBA: Sigla sa Sayawan, and SEA Games, offering a vibrant start to the week-long festivities.

 

 

The second day of the celebration continued the excitement with Mangrove Planting, Webinar MANA Mo, CMET Model: Tindig Marino, CMET Voice: Himig ng Marino, CMET Basketball Semi-Finals, Mobile Legends Tournament 1, and Valorant Tournament 1, keeping the energy high and participation levels up.

 

 

Moving to the third day, activities like CMET Quiz Bee, CMET Model: Tindig Marino, Poster Making: Guhit Marino, Essay Writing: Tinta at Pluma, Mobile Legends Tournament Day 2, and Valorant Tournament Day 2 kept the momentum going.

The fourth day of the celebration witnessed a Mobile Blood Drive Donation, CMET Model: Tindig Marino, Mobile Legends Tournament Day 3, CMET Volleyball Finals, CMET Basketball Finals, and Valorant Tournament Day 3, fostering a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship among the students.

 

 

Though the September 22 schedule was rescheduled to October 17, 2023 due to the Volcanic Smog or also known as ‘Vog’, Mapúa-PTC CMET concluded their week of celebrations with CMET Recognition Day and Thalassoganza: CMET Night 2023, highlighting achievements and concluding the event on a high note and featuring their main guest performer, Taylor Sheesh.

 

 

The successful execution of the week-long celebration stands as a proof of the dedication and hard work of the Mapúa-PTC CMET Council for orchestrating an engaging and memorable college week, providing students with a platform to showcase their talents and fostering a sense of community within Mapúa-PTC CMET.