𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎCatanduanes State University (CatSU) and the Philippine Air Force have united in a joint effort to educate and empower youth about campus security and national development in a Campus Peace and Development Forum, September 12 at the university auditorium.The forum was attended by the National Service Training Program (NSTP) students and the Catanduanes National High School Organizations' Officers. Mario John D. Gonzales, OIC Provincial Officer, DICT Region V-Catanduanes, stressed the importance of cybersecurity awareness."Our identities are stolen because tayo rin ang nagpopost. Minsan IDs, address, email address pinopost natin, kahit nga pictures natin, take care po. Kayong mga nakakatanda, i-guide niyo ang mga kapatid niyo sa paggamit ng cellphones, " he said.Moreover, Angel Trinidad, RTFS SARM Representative and Subject Matter Expert, discussed 'Communist Terrorist Group Recruitment and Infiltration,' emphasizing the vulnerability of young individuals. Meanwhile, 2 LT. Feliciano Jose A. Millado provided insights into Philippine Air Force (PAF) Recruitments and Benefits, highlighting opportunities within the armed forces. #ATugay
𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠Catanduanes State University (CatSU) President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza led a lively motorcade honoring the university's accomplished athletes, September 11.The event recognized CatSU's remarkable achievement as the 3rd Runner-Up in the recent Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) event.Dr. Azanza, at the forefront of the motorcade, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the dedicated delegates who contributed to Catanduanes' impressive medal haul of 13 Golds, 47 Silvers, and 34 Bronzes at the regional SCUAA.Moreover, Dr. Azanza expressed deep gratitude to Governor Joseph "Boboy" Cua for his support, lauding the latter's commitment to the CatSU athletes and the integral role played in their success. In response, Governor Cua pledged continuous support to CatSU athletes as they gear up for the forthcoming National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (NSCUAA) event in Tarlac. #ATugay
Achieving the highest honor as part of the youth’s most outstanding solid group, one of the delegates of Catanduanes State University (CatSU), Donna Mae N. Ramirez, was awarded of the much-coveted Magnus Medal and Magnus Testimonial during the 10th Philippines I Transform! Young Leaders' Convention (PITYLC).For 22-year-old interim editor-in-chief of CatSU Statesman, the award that the members of her team received represents their commitment and dedication to notch a remarkable feat. “The honor belongs not only to me but also to my extraordinary team, the SG 11, who has labored and bridged the gap considering that we are from different regions in the Philippines to achieve excellence,” Ramirez wrote in her Facebook post on August 21.“I am now excited to share the learnings with my community and to the University as it will reflect the experiences I acquired,” she added while looking forward to steering an echo-training of the five-day event at the university.The Magnus Medal award was bestowed to an individual or group of participants who exemplifies remarkable performance throughout the conduct of the 10th PITYLC.Bearing the theme “A Decade of Action, Championing Sustainable Communities," other CatSU delegates who took part in the event were University Student Council President Francine Mae Tayo, together with her Vice President, Richard Abenir, and Christian Sta. Ines.Joining also different academic contests in the leadership training, Ramirez participated in English essay writing, while Abenir joined the advocacy photo contest and Sta. Ines took part in poster making. Apart from showcasing young leaders’ talents, the annual convention provides an opportunity for them to harness their leadership capabilities and become transformational leaders who are capable of making lasting impacts on the community.“We are the leaders of today, and we have the power to be the leaders of tomorrow,” the Magnus Medal awardee concluded. Yesterday, August 21, was the last day of the five-day leadership training organized by Youthlead Philippines, which kicked off on August 17 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City. #AGC
Catanduanes State University’s newest students were warmly welcomed through the Academic Year Starter event spearheaded by the University Student Council on Monday, August 14, the first day of school, held at the CatSU gymnasium.The event — which features remarks from university officials and student leaders, and showcasing booths from various colleges — marks the students’ entry into the CatSU community.University President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza welcomed the first-year students inside a jam-packed gymnasium, noting that this was the pioneer batch who will enjoy the benefits of different projects in the university such as the four brand new buses, student center, and library to name a few.“Ang apat na bagong bus na maabot ay hari an sa savings kan university. Patunay na pagmatanos ang pamamayo sa unibersidad, gabalik sa mga estudyante ang biyaya,” the president shared. “Yaasahan ko na dae niyo sasayangon ang free education kan gobyerno ta iyan ang mabag'o kan puturo nindo pati kan saindong pamilya,” he reminded the newest students of the university and asked everyone to cheer 'Mabuhay ang CatSU'.Joining the president, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gemma G. Acedo also expressed her warm welcome and Office of the Students Affairs and Development Services (OSADS) Director Prof. Francis John B. Templonuevo assured the student-attendees that “student’s welfare is always a top priority” of their office. Following the event, the first-year students will embark on a campus tour in the afternoon which is dubbed as ‘Freshies Walk’ by USC. As of today, August 14, 12,128 undergraduates were enrolled for the first semester, 4,123 of whom are first-year students, according to the university registrar. #AGC
The tradition of excellence lives on as the Catanduanes State University - Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (CatSU-JPIA) bagged major awards in the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) - Region V Council’s Year-End Awards (YEA) held at the Royal Emelina in Naga City on July 22, 2023.Garnering the highest points among the 14 participating State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the CatSU-JPIA was hailed as the Most Outstanding Local Chapter across bicol for their consistent display of exemplary performance throughout the federation year 2022-2023.With their high-level commitment to conducting local chapter activities and active participation in regional and national activities, CatSU-JPIA was also conferred with the awards as the Most Active Local Chapter and Most Productive Local Chapter in the NFJPIA – Region V community.According to CatSU-JPIA President Darcy Rinsfer B. Tabor, who also won the Most Outstanding Local Chapter President, the key to winning these awards was the members’ commitment to fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as JPIA officers, underscoring their willingness to explore and carry out the organization’s projects.He likewise commended the university’s all-out support when it comes to implementing their projects and letting them participate in various regional and national activities, which became their edge over other JPIA local chapters.“The university’s support became our edge among the different local chapters. They allowed us to participate in different opportunities and activities in this federation year whereas others are somewhat strict and did not allow them to participate. ”“This only show that CatSU and CatSU-JPIA can keep up or even become more productive, progressive, and competitive despite the prestige and calibers of different colleges and universities,” Tabor added.Recognizing the legacy left by the previous federation officers of JPIA-CatSU, Tabor reflected on how it inspired his current administration to remain dedicated to bringing honor to the university and to continue the legacy of CatSU-JPIA.“As the president of JPIA-CatSU, I always tell my officers to stand firm to their sworn duties and responsibilities, explore, and expand our networks to preserve and continue the legacy of JPIA-CatSU… These awards reflect how the previous federation officers of JPIA-CatSU made an impact on the dedication and commitment of this year’s federation officers, advisers, and members,” Tabor recounted.
Organized by the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) Dean, Dr. Edwin Romero, a playing coach himself, in collaboration with Catanduanes Lawn Tennis Club (CLTC), the clinic saw an impressive turnout of budding tennis enthusiasts and concluded with success during the awarding ceremony, August 3, 2023, at the new CatSU Sports Complex.The 2-week free lawn tennis clinic, which started on June 15, 2023, was joined by a total of 23 children and young adults in this event sponsored by the CLTC, with members based in different parts of the world.CLTC President, Ms. Francez Khu Camacho, said they selected the participants to provide them free training in basic tennis strokes, game scoring and ballboy basics.“This is part of our advocacies, to discover young tennis players with potential, and help them qualify in the basic training course, proceed to the advance course,” she remarked.Dean Romero echoed and shared that having such clinic sessions are an important way to test the players’ mettle after learning from instructors.“Ang pinaka goal po talaga is paramihin ang mga batang tenista sa Catanduanes, para hindi tayo maubusan ng supply ng mga tennis players sa isla na pwedeng ilaban sa mga competitions outside the province like Bicol Meet, SCUAA, Bicol Open, and even National tournaments.”CatSU president, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, whom the tennis clinic was named after, graced the event along with the participants’ parents. He was also joined by lawn tennis veteran player, Ms. Dirma T. Frias, and Dr. Rudy Tablizo, the University’s Sports Director.The event recognized the outstanding achievements of the young athletes across three brackets: Beginners A and B Tournament, and Advanced Tournament.Dexter Tel emerged as the champion in Beginners A, while Merrydel Ann Santos secured the top spot in Beginners B. In the Advanced Tournament, Liezle Gonzales demonstrated exceptional talent, claiming the title.In his message during the ceremony, Dr. Azanza commended the participants for their dedication and commitment to the sport.“What we need is not only mind, but a healthy body because overall, health is more than wealth. Being active into sports, is kadakulang bagay na mababalanse in order to have a holistic development – Better start it right, to put us in the right path.”Further, Dr. Azanza thanked all the sponsors, Dr. Stephen Bagadiong, and the parents for the full support and efforts, forward-looking for victories in the future sports events. “We look forward to the time to have champions not just in the region, but also at the national level,” the President said in closing.
More than 60 Catandunganon youth leaders have come together at the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) Auditorium for the ‘Local Youth Assembly’ to exchange ideas, foster collaboration for civic engagement, and strengthen participation in Democratic Governance.Organized by Siklab Pilipinas, in collaboration with the Local Youth Development Office of Catanduanes, USAID, The Asia Foundation, CatSU, and other stakeholders, the one-day forum united a diverse group of passionate youth leaders from different organizations throughout the province. As a former youth leader himself, during his time as chairman of the University of the Philippines - Los Baños (UPLB) Student Council, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza threw his full support to the activity and looked forward to the Catandunganon youths’ participation. “I hope that the youth from the island province of Catanduanes will actively participate in identifying and exemplifying the importance of youth leadership and civic engagement in addressing pressing community issues,” Dr. Azanza said in a video message on Tuesday, August 1. 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀As the keynote speaker in the kick-off ceremony of the activity, Gov. Joseph C. Cua, represented by Sangguniang Bayan Secretary Susan Isidoro, recognized the activity as a transformative platform that enables the Catandunganon youth to engage in youth-led initiatives. “Always remember, the youth are not passive bystanders; rather, you actively shape the world you desire,” the governor stated. Meanwhile, introducing the goal and objectives of YouthLed, Senior Youth Leadership Development Specialist Emil Tapnio discussed the various programs and activities of the organization, which involve leadership development, coalition-building, and civic education and engagement. Following the opening program, Gemar Moreno, the moderator, facilitated a discussion with the dynamic speakers: Legal Assistant Officer James Nathaniel Refugio, from Naga City Planning and Development Office, and Sagguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President of Sipocot, Masbate Mary May Loria. 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱Believing in the power of youth, Refugio urged the youth participants to challenge the status quo and be agents to solve the long-standing problems of their communities. “We are called to serve and live beyond,” he added.A series of focused-group discussions followed, which tackled on understanding the various issues in the community; sharing youths’ learning experiences; and the journey of an empowered community leader. Taking part also at the event were CatSU student affair’s newly appointed Director Francis John B. Templonuevo, who extended his gratitude to the organizer for taking the lead to empower young leaders in the province; Siklab Pilipinas Consultant Samantha Sadorra; National Youth Commission Commissioner Reena Pineda, who expressed her full support through a video message; and other YouthLed officials, together with the facilitators.
One hundred seventy-one (171) qualified students of Catanduanes State University (CatSU) attended the orientation for the Tulong Dunong Program - State University and College (TDP-SUC) on Wednesday, August 2, at the university auditorium, and were informed that they will receive a one-time scholarship grant worth P7,500 for the academic year 2023-2024. As cited by Office of Student Scholarship, Financial Assistance, Career Development and Placement Services (OSSFACDPS) Director Dr. Gemma M. Samas, the Php1.3 million worth of the locally funded scholarship program was made possible through the efforts of CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, who sought the support of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda for funding allocation.The OSSFACDPS director also underscored the importance of maintaining a 1.90 General Weighted Average (GWA) on the part of the scholars for their renewal, as stipulated under the program’s guidelines.To extend the program and serve more beneficiaries, Dr. Azanza will keep on seeking additional funding, and he shared that Sen. Legarda was committed to continuing the program in 2024. Addressing the TDP-SUC recipients, the CatSU president congratulated the deserving scholars and challenged them to do their part.“Maadal talaga ning marinas asin masakripisyo. Kung kamo mahiling ko na nakatapos, maogma ako, ta ibig sabihon successful ang programang ini na pinun’an sa time kan satuyang administrasyon,” Dr. Azanza advised, as he himself was also a pioneer recipient of presidential scholarship grant at the University of the Philippines from his undergraduate to post-graduate studies.Supporting the testament of the president, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gemma G. Acedo reminded the beneficiaries of their responsibilities to remain in the program.“Although may mga allowances tayo pero kailangan nating pagtrabahuhan para ma-maintain ang scholarship grant,” the VPAA said.Accepting the responsibility, Hazel Joyce Tornilla, an incoming third-year elementary education student from Panganiban campus, was grateful for the opportunity. “Nawalan na ako ng hope sa dami ng inapplyan na scholarship, pero unexpectedly nakapasok sa program na ito. Malaking tulong ito sa pag-aaral ko bilang anak ng isang PWD na ama at tanging kuya ko lamang ang nagpapaaral sa akin,” Tornilla shared at the event. Also joining the orientation was the university registrar, Marilyn G. Tejada, together with Prof. Ma. Sofia S. Llaguno, and Director Reashiela L. Khan of English Language and Speech Communication Services.
Catanduanes State University (CatSU) takes a significant step towards enhancing public service and community welfare with the adoption of its "Free Zone" policy. Spearheaded by CatSU SUC President III Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, this policy fosters a collaborative approach to address people's problems and prioritize the community's benefit.President Azanza firmly believes that when leaders work together, solutions to people's issues become attainable, and the community becomes the primary beneficiary. In a heartfelt statement, he explained, "‘Yan ang dahilan kaya I adopted the policy for CatSU to serve as a Free Zone. Meaning bukas sana ang CatSU na magtabang sa gabos na gusto magtabang. Ta pag arog kita kaan, ang magana pirmi an mga tawo… That is what public service is all about…"The "Free Zone" policy aims to create an environment where CatSU is open to assisting anyone in need. The university seeks to contribute to the well-being of the entire community by actively addressing their concerns and offering support to those who require it the most.In line with this commitment, Congressman Leo Rodriguez has collaborated with the Department of Health (DOH) to address the medical expenses of CatSU students availing themselves of vital tests, such as the Complete Blood Count (CBC) and x-ray examinations. Through the Medical Assistance to Individuals Program (MAIP) Funds, facilitated by Congressman Leo, students can have their bills covered for essential medical procedures at partnering hospitals, including Immaculate Heart of Mary Hospital, Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC), and Catanduanes Doctors Hospital Inc. (CDHI).
A groundbreaking initiative led by CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza has brought together the Local Government Unit of Virac and the Catanduanes Medical Society to offer free Complete Blood Count (CBC) test and medical consultation services for all incoming first-year students of Catanduanes State University (CatSU). The program, which commenced on August 1, is set to run until August 4, providing much-needed medical support to students and their families.Dr. Azanza's vision is to establish strong partnerships with local governments, stakeholders, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to address the financial burdens associated with the mandatory medical procedures required for enrollment. This initiative aims to ease the stress on students and their parents and ensure that every incoming student can pursue their academic journey without financial constraints."Our students' well-being is our utmost priority, and we are committed to creating an environment that fosters accessible education for all," emphasized Dr. Azanza. "By joining hands with the Local Government of Virac and the Catanduanes Medical Society, we strive to remove barriers to education and ensure that every incoming student can seamlessly pursue their academic journey without financial constraints."The event, which took place at Virac Plaza Rizal, has garnered significant attention and appreciation from the student community. As queues formed to take advantage of this opportunity, students expressed their gratitude for the university's dedication to their welfare."Dakulang tabang po sa mga estudyante na arog sako na hari sa simpleng pamilya ang free medical check-up," shared May Benavidez, an incoming CatSU BSND student, expressing her gratitude. Present during this event were Virac Mayor Samuel V. Laynes and Vice Mayor Arlynn H. Arcilla, who actively participated in the medical consultation service. VM Arcilla, being a doctor by profession, exemplified the spirit of community service, providing much-needed medical assistance to the students.This collaborative effort between CatSU, the Local Government of Virac, and the Catanduanes Medical Society marks a promising stride toward fostering a more inclusive educational experience for all incoming students.
Attended by hundreds of students from five colleges, Catanduanes State University President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza told the incoming first year, transferees, and returning students to submit their certificate of indigency in the absence of medical tests during the Pre-enrollment Orientation on Monday, July 31. “Do not worry, mag-present sana kamong certificate of indigency sa medical officer, libre man an na makukuha sa mga barangay. No one should be refused to enroll dahil daeng imo para magpa-medical buda laboratory tests,” the president assured the students at the university gymnasium.“Gigibuhan ta an ning paagi, later on, kung papano kamo maka-comply sa mga requirement,” the president added. In response to the president's pronouncement, students, including the faculty from the College of Agriculture and Fisheries, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Education, College of Health Science, and College of Engineering and Architecture, cheered and gave a round of applause. Echoing the directive of the president, the university registrar, Ms. Marilyn G. Tejada, reiterated to the students the importance of securing the above-cited certificate and advised them to counter-check their Certificate of Enrollment (COE) upon issuance with their prospectus to avoid conflicts. “Provide a certificate of indigency before proceeding to your respective deans’ offices and compare your COEs to your prospectus,” Tejada stated while discussing the topic about the policies on admission, registration, evaluation, and grading systems. Meanwhile, Office of Student Affairs and Development Services (OSADS) newly-designated Director Prof. Francis John B. Templonuevo, informed the incoming students about their office’s mandate and urged them to participate in the university’s co-curricular programs and activities.“Partner tayo, if may concern kayo, bukas ang aming opisina para riyan. Kami rin ang in-charge sa pag-monitor at guide sa mga students’ activities,” the OSADS director said. Introducing University Student Council (USC) President Francine Mae T. Tayo to present the new design of the proposed student uniform, Prof. Templonuevo urged the incoming CatSUans to practice wearing their school uniform since this is a ‘form of discipline and will serve as their identities’ as students of CatSU. Also present at the event were Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gemma G. Acedo, the deans of the five colleges, Prof. Noly T. Benavides from the Guidance, Counseling, and Testing Office, and National Service Training Program (NSTP) Director Emlyn Lanon. Tomorrow, August 1, Cluster B students and faculty will attend similar orientations from four colleges: College of Information and Communications Technology, College of Industrial Technology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Science.The start of classes for undergraduate students will be on August 14, and August 19 for graduate students.
Catanduanes State University (CatSU) incoming first-year students will be provided with free medical services by the office of TGP Partylist and Deputy Majority Leader Jose ‘Bong’ Teves Jr. “TGP will cover the cost of the Complete Blood Count (CBC), Chest X-ray, and Drug Test, which are needed to secure a medical certificate through its medical assistance program provided that the students comply with all the requirements for medical assistance for indigent constituents,” wrote on its announcement on July 31. Immediately responding to the pronouncement, CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza extended his heartfelt gratitude to the lawmaker through his Facebook post.The students who will be able to submit all the prescribed documents by the TGP partylist, from August 1-5, will proceed to the Catanduanes Doctors Hospital Social Services Office.
In a significant display of pro-student leadership, Catanduanes State University's President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, takes proactive measures to address enrollment requirements concerns while unveiling transformative initiatives for the institution.𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬President Azanza, during an interview on Radyo Pilipinas Catanduanes, Inc. today, took a proactive stance in addressing a minor concern about enrollment requirements from a few people who cannot afford the medical laboratory costs such as the CBC, chest x-ray, and Drug Test. However, the President's swift response demonstrated the university's commitment to caring for its students.The university adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Similar policies are also followed by other reputable institutions like Bicol University and the University of the Philippines. Nevertheless, Dr. Azanza empathized with the financially disadvantaged students and vowed to find a solution that would not hinder their enrolment.He stressed that no student should be turned away due to financial constraints, and all students will be allowed to enroll regardless of whether they've completed the medical requirements.“Those students who cannot afford the required tests but can present a Certificate of Indigency will not be denied enrolment,” the President assured the students.Dr. Azanza also emphasized that students who test positive for any condition will be protected under the Data Privacy Act, and appropriate interventions will be provided to support their well-being. “We will protect the privacy of the students. Kung may intervention na gigibuhon, we will help. Dai tabi sinda irerefuse sa enrolment; ang slot nya saiya po iyan. May mga apprehension ang mga magurang, nasasabutan ta po iyan. Never refuse them in their enrolment.”While some may perceive these measures as anti-poor, Dr. Azanza emphasized that his motivations lie in supporting the students and ensuring a fair and accessible educational experience for all. He takes pride in his role as a pro-student leader, as evidenced by the distribution of one thousand tablets to students during online classes in the midst of the pandemic.The President welcomes feedback and criticism, acknowledging that they play a vital role in driving positive changes for the betterment of government service and the university as a whole.“Sa mga kiritisimo, I am a very open-minded person. Magayon man na may gareparo para mapagayon ang satong serbisyo.”𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐔’𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲: 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞Understanding the importance of medical tests for students, CatSU is taking a forward-thinking approach to address this concern and enhance its services. The President's visionary plan involves transforming one of the university's buses into a fully functional mobile medical laboratory.Having already acquired four buses and received one donated by Bicol Isarog, the university is setting its sights on creating this innovative medical facility. The mobile medical laboratory will travel across the province to conduct necessary laboratory tests, including CBC, x-rays, and drug testing, benefiting students and the broader community.Expanding medical services is especially significant for CatSU, which has recently opened a Master of Arts in Nursing program and has plans to establish a Medicine course.“Bako sana sa enrolment concerns this time, kundi long term na solusyon sa lambang munisipyo and barangay. Naaraman ko na igwang mga dai nakaka-avail ning health services, pigadaradara ang namati. Gigibuhon ta ang serbisyo with the opening of MAN [Master of Arts in Nursing] ipapakusog ta ang College of Health and Sciences for the extension services.”President Azanza is actively seeking donations from partners like Unilab, Catanduanes Medical Society, and the Philippine Nursing Association Catanduanes Chapter to fund the mobile medical laboratory. The mobile medical laboratory will conduct regular check-ups in barangays across the province, ensuring access to quality healthcare and providing free medicines to those in need. This initiative aligns with CatSU's ongoing EduKain Program, which has been led by Professor Jane Rose C. Azanza for two years.𝐄𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲: 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐔’𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲In its pursuit of continuous improvement and enhanced services, Catanduanes State University is gearing up for a comprehensive Computerization Program. Under this initiative, the university will implement a range of modern technologies to expedite various processes, ensuring a more streamlined and efficient experience for students and faculty.One of the program's key features will be the introduction of smart IDs for students. These IDs will grant access to the university campus and serve as a safety measure. Parents will be able to track their children's whereabouts, providing peace of mind and strengthening the university's commitment to student welfare.The Computerization Program will extend beyond student-related services, encompassing the HR system, financial processes, and faculty and student portals. Integration of these systems will enable students to access essential information such as enrolment status, subjects, and grades, and faculty members can easily upload grades and share academic updates.Funding for this ambitious endeavor will come from the university's savings, reaffirming the administration's commitment to investing in cutting-edge technology for the benefit of the entire university community.As CatSU moves toward a more computerized future, its proactive and student-centric approach under President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza continues to uplift students, inspire progress, and position the institution as a beacon of quality education and service in the province. “Pirmi kitang gapatanos sa laog kan University; ipadagos ta iyan, for as long as igwa kitang magayon na intensyon, good things will come.”
In a joint effort to promote social responsibility, Catanduanes State University (CatSU) has partnered with the Virac Medical Clinic and Diagnostic Center (VMDC) to offer incoming students a valuable benefit of a 5% discount on a comprehensive service package, encompassing essential medical tests such as chest x-rays, complete blood counts (CBC), and drug tests at VMDC.These medical tests are crucial components of the enrollment process for incoming first-year students at CatSU. Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza personally announced this partnership through his Facebook page. The collaboration came to fruition after successful negotiations between CatSU and VMDC.Dr. Azanza emphasized the significance of this discount, acknowledging its positive impact on students and, notably, their parents. Availing of the discount is a straightforward process; students need only inform the cashier at VMDC about their status as incoming CatSU students.This collaboration further solidifies CatSU's commitment to its students, employees, and alumni. The university has established agreements with various businesses across the island, ensuring they also enjoy similar discounts on products and services simply by presenting their CatSU ID.By fostering such partnerships, CatSU continues to demonstrate its dedication to the welfare and support of its educational community, reinforcing its position as a beacon of learning and progress in the region. #CIV
𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒔𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗦𝗨 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗕 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀; 𝗗𝗿. 𝗔𝘇𝗮𝗻𝘇𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 ‘𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒃𝒆𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒅𝒚 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒆𝒔’ An hour before the 1,515 graduates of Cluster B marched, a heavy downpour pelted their caps and gowns while they were heading to Catanduanes State University (CatSU) Front Grounds to celebrate the 52nd Commencement Exercises on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, 2023.Despite the threat of the gloomy weather and drizzles at the start of the program, the graduates did not deter, and the university pushed through with the much-awaited celebration of the year.Associating the event's situation with limitations on conquering life, CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza urged the graduates to 'look beyond'."These (cloudy skies and heavy rains) are all limitations to make sure that you conform to the norms of life. Outside these limitations are unlimited potentials," the president said."By looking beyond, you will be more, you will grow," he assured the graduates.Meanwhile, the commencement speaker also acknowledged the limitations and challenges confronted by the Class of 2023 through his representative, Dr. Maria Christina F. Campita, DA-RFOV Supervising Agriculturist, praising the graduates as "it was not an easy journey" and "not for the weak-hearted"."As graduates of this institution, you have a significant role to fill in and rise above these challenges," Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office V (DA-ROV) Director Rodel P. Tornilla said.As a certified Abaca farmer and a Catandunganon himself, the DA regional director recognized the resilient character of the Catandunganon people and challenged the newly minted graduates to emulate this on their first job."Ang mga Bicolano, pagkatapos bagyo, maririnig, mapakaray mga naraot, yu iba mairinuman ngani, at palaging may pag-asa. This is a positive attitude that you can infuse in your first job," he implored the graduates of the College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Sciences, College of Agriculture and Fisheries, College of Industrial Technology, and College of Information and Communications Technology."I encourage you to take the first step, be bold, be confident, and be ready to face the challenge and make a difference. Show them what graduates of this university are made of," the commencement speaker concluded. #AC
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