2017-2018 Chinese Government Scholarship—Silk Road Program

The Chinese Government Scholarship—Silk Road Program is a full scholarship established by the Ministry of Education in China to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to enroll outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. Shaanxi Normal University is one of the universities receiving international students under this program.

This scholarship has 7 seats for the academic year 2017-2018 for international students recruited by University of the Philippines to pursue doctoral degree on Curriculum Teaching Theory for 3 years. For more information, please download the guidelines here.

12th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS)

The applications for the 12th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS) is now open. The AFLBS will be held on 9-11 November 2017 in Cebu City.
Now on its 12th year of building young leaders, the AFLBS reaches a significant milestone in preparing and empowering the youth to drive change for a better world both in their chosen field and as members of society. The AFLBS is Aboitiz Group’s shared commitment in developing and nurturing our young and promising delegates into becoming effective leaders in the future.
Over the Summit’s history, participants include working scholars, varsity athletes, honor students, and organization leaders, each bringing an inspiring story, visionary ideals and high hopes for the future of the country. They are guided by Aboitiz executive leaders from different business industries who impart their knowledge, experience, and philosophies to the country’s future leaders.
The Summit provides delegates with basic leadership and management strategies and how they are concretized in a corporate environment. It engages participants to interact, network and establish professional ties with Aboitiz leaders and talents as well with fellow delegates. Through plenary discussions, teambuilding exercises, and team challenges, the Summit also aims to bring out the best from the student delegates, inspire them to develop a renewed hope in the country, and encourage them to strive for excellence in all things.
Interested participants may now visit for further information regarding this event.
Please see the attached memorandum.
For further inquiries, you may call Ms. Janice Castro at 981-8500 local 2587/2588 or email her at You may also contact Ms. Hannah Santioque of the Aboitiz Group at
Thank you.

Schedule of Online Application for Student Financial Assistance for AY 2017-2018

In line with the enrollment for the 1st Semester AY 2017-2018 and per Memorandum No. OSSS-2017-01, below are the important dates to remember:

  • Financial Assistance: Free Tuition 2017, Tulong Dunong Grant

Application Period: June 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Helpdesk for Queries:,,
Telephone Number: 981-8500 loc 4506

  • Financial Assistance: Socialized Tuition System (STS)

Application Period: June 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Helpdesk for Queries:
Telephone Number: 981-8500 loc 4505

Results of applications will be released starting 14 July 2017 until 4 August 2017.

Student Financial Assistance Website:

Please be guided accordingly. Thank you.

Physical Exam and List of Incoming Student-Teachers for Practicum (Educ 180 and 181) for 1st Semester AY 2017-2018

Evaluation of application forms to student teaching program is done. Please check the Social Studies bulletin board on the 2nd floor for deficiencies and other list of documents (e.g. substitution form, grades for 2nd Semester 2016-2017 and Midyear 2016-2017, etc.) that you may need to submit until the end of July 2017.

Starting July 2017, please go to UP Infirmary for your physical exam. Present your medical certificate during enrollment in August 2017.

Below is the list of students who intend to take Educ 180 and 181 for 1st Semester 2017-2018 as of June 7, 2017:

1 Arceo Mimssy Lorne B BSE CA English/

Speech Comm & Theater Arts

2 Bonot Angelica P BSE Biology/Chemistry
3 Bulatao Evangeline Q BEEd TEG
4 Camba Mariquit D BEEd SPED
5 Catucod Dannah Loise C BEEd Math
6 Chato Liam Gracielle B BEEd TEG
7 Ching Richanda Ann C BEEd TEG
8 Cortez Kathleen Trish N BEEd TEG
9 Dacayo Tristan Lance N BSE CA Filipino/Social Studies
10 De Jesus Ariel Dianne R BEEd SPED
11 Espiridion Margarette Mae Elyse G BEEd English
12 Evangelista Manuel Lars Angelo A BSE Social Studies/Filipino
13 Fortuno* Mary Janelle P BEEd Science & Health
14 Franco Tiffany T BEEd SPED
15 Garcia Gemina Marie G BSE Math/Physics
16 Guardiano Marjorie P BSE SPED/PE
17 Hernandez Maria Isabel S BEEd SPED
18 Ignacio Jessica Angeli M BEEd SPED
19 Jesuitas Janine M BEEd TEG
20 Lacanilao* Alezandria Nicole B BEEd SPED
21 Nonato Vixens Alphonse F BEEd Math
22 Odoño Shaira M BSE SPED/CA English
23 Palafox Bianca Guillana C BEEd SPED
24 Prieto Mary Christine C BSE Social Studies/Filipino
25 Salido Raymond Martin III F BEEd CA English
26 Sandiego Selina Concepcion P BEEd SPED
27 Saret Christine Paula A BEEd SPED
28 Sta. Rita Kate Lyne Soleil M BEEd Science & Health
29 Suarez Ada Giselle R BSE Art/Biology
30 Suarez Mary Keziah BSE Social Studies/Health
31 Uy Mary Janelle Regina C BSE Biology/Chemistry
32 Yabut Angelica V BEEd SPED

Call for Nominations for BPI Sinag

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is launching the BPI Sinag U, a nationwide students’ competition that aims to encourage entrepreneurship and promote the growth of young entrepreneurs nationwide.

The competition is open to all senior/graduating students as of 15 September 2017 (application deadline) who are of good moral and academic standing.

Below are the guidelines for the competition. Application form can be downloaded here:

List of nominees with their accomplished application form must be submitted to on or before Friday, 18 August 2017.


Dear University Partners,

We are glad to announce that we are officially opening BPI SINAG U 2017 for applications!

It’s been a pleasure working with all of our University Partners these past few weeks and we are excited to meet our regional finalists! Take note, you have until September 15, 2017 to field in your entries!

As you conduct the in-school selection, we encourage you to select the best of the best within your University! Aside from the standard criteria of social impact, business model, innovation, and pitch presentation, we encourage you to consider the IMPLEMENTATION ABILITY of the teams to ensure that they are capable of using the grant funding to implement their business ideas should they win BPI SINAG U.

Below is a list of things to consider to help you in the in-school selection process:

Does the business have a proof of concept/working prototype?
We highly encourage teams to have a proof of concept/working prototype as this will be an added advantage to demonstrate the viability of their business plans. The objective is to show how their business plans provide innovative and doable solutions to address pressing social problems.

Does the team have the technical experience/network to be able to implement the business idea?
One of the prizes of the winners of BPI SINAG U is a PhP100,000 grant funding which must be used by the team to implement their business idea. Teams must have good technical skills or have access to technical networks to implement the business according to plan. They should also be able to present a preliminary modely of their product or service or research data which can support and prove their implementation ability of the business.

To guide you further, here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the BPI SINAG U application process:

1. Who are allowed to join BPI SINAG U 2017?
BPI SINAG U 2017 is open to all senior/graduating students as of September 15, 2017 (application deadline) who are of good moral and academic standing.

2. Do you have a specific format of the entries that our students need to submit?
Yes, we do. The form may be downloaded here: and may also be downloaded through All applications must be submitted in excel format. PDF, Word, and hard/printed copies will not be accepted.

3. Do you have a required number of pages, specific details needed about the business proposal?
We have not set a maximum number of pages. However, please ensure that your applicants supply all the information required in the entry form.

4. Do the applicants of the in-school selection need to apply via a BPI Sinag U web link?
Only the selected top 3 shall submit their applications to BPI SINAG U. BPI SINAG U will not screen applications during the in-school selection process. We will leave the selection to the School Coordinator.

5. How do we submit our applications?
To minimize our carbon footprint, we will not be accepting hard copies. Applications of the Top 3 teams per university may be submitted by email to in excel format no later than 5 PM, September 15, 2017.

The following need to be submitted:

1. Duly accomplished application form (attached in this email or can be downloaded at
2. 2-minute video uploaded in the BPI SINAG U YouTube channel (Please refer to the video instructions attached in this email)

The top 3 in-school competition winners are required to submit a one-minute video through the BPI SINAG U website. It should have the following basic content:

1. What is the social/environmental problem you are trying to address?
2. What is your proposed business solution?

We will be sending you some materials to help promote the competition in your respective universities. Please expect the materials to arrive in the next few weeks.

Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to email or call us.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Thank you very much.

BPI SINAG-U Secretariat
BPI Foundation
16/F BPI Head Office
Ayala Ave cor Paseo de Roxas
Makati City
Tel. No. (02) 816-9681

Closing of Office on 25 and 26 May 2017

Please be informed that all the offices in the College will be closed on the 25th and 26th (Thursday and Friday) of May 2017 to enable everyone concerned to participate in the Staff Development activities lined up on those dates. Office transactions can then be made only until Wednesday, 24th May. Regular services will resume on Monday, the 29th.

Please be guided accordingly. Thank you.

Passing of Carlito Biong, BSE Health Major

It is with profound sadness that we share news of the sudden death of one of our students. Carlito Biong, BSE Health major, passed away yesterday. Those who wish to pay their respect and extend their condolences may visit his wake at Cadena de Amor St., Sitio Militar, Munoz, Project 8, Quezon City.

Donations in kind or cash are very much appreciated. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow May 24, 2017. For further details, kindly contact Prof. Cecilia “Teacher Ichie” Zamora: 0977 852 1968.