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BA Comm researchers receive Special Jury Mention Award in PJRC 2018 Special Project Category

posted May 10, 2018, 3:30 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 10, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

“For courageously portraying the conditions of members of a marginalized group and presenting them in a most visually compelling and emotionally moving manner… we give a special jury mention to Kwentong Bahaghari of Southern Luzon State University.”

Students of Bachelor of Arts in Communication bagged the Special Jury Mention Award in the Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC) 2018 for their documentary film entitled “Kwentong Bahaghari,” held at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, May 3.

Joleen Araneta, Kim Belard Marquez and Jethron Cyrus Lavadia highlighted the success stories of the members of Bahaghari Organization in their documentary film. Bahaghari is a progressive organization of LGBTQ that seeks to uphold LGBTQ rights, advance the sectorial interests, and work for the realization of democratic aspirations.

Ariel Sebellino of the Philippine Press Institute, Carlo Figueroa of De La Salle University and of the Canadian Embassy, and Deo Bagaoisan of GMA 7 served as judges for the special project categories. They commended the researchers for featuring members of an LGBTQ organization in an emotionally moving documentary.

Meanwhile, Baby Clarisse Ramirez, another BA Comm student, presented her research entitled “Drugs, Death and Glory: An Analysis of the News Reports on Duterte and his War on Drugs.” Her study qualified in the Academic (News Analysis) category.

PJRC 2018 was held during the celebration of Press Freedom Day with the theme “Democracy and Disinformation: The Continuing Fight.” It was organized by the University of the Philippines Journalism Department, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas.

Ms. Mary Jane Camarador served as the adviser of Marquez, Araneta and Lavadia while Dr. Shiela M. Manzanilla was the adviser of Ramirez. // CAS Web Development Team

CAS holds ‘Alagwa’; BS Math, BS Bio bag awards

posted Apr 21, 2018, 3:34 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 10, 2018, 4:24 PM ]

On its 6th year, the College of Arts and Sciences took the college’s annual interdisciplinary research conference to another level. Following this year’s theme “Alagwa: Catapulting Innovations in CAS’ Research Culture,” the eight sets of student research were presented at the CBA Auditorium, April 27.

Researchers from the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Frances C. Mora and Junell J. Patuloy, were hailed Best Researchers as they impressed the panel of evaluators with their study on the application of Floyd – Warshall Algorithm in transporting agricultural products.

Frances Mora and Junell Patuloy of BS Mathematics were hailed Best Researchers

Mora and Patuloy proposed an optimal route in transporting agricultural products to Sentrong Pamilihan ng Produktong Agrikultura sa Quezon Inc. for farmers and dealers of Sariaya, Quezon, which they were able to prove to be more efficient than the existing routes that the farmers and dealers are using.

This is repeat victory for BS Math as they also seized the Best Researcher award in the 2017 Interdsciplinary Research Conference.

Best Presenters: Govinda Lou O. Bernardo, Darlene Faye B. Cadao and Marvin D. Menor of the Bachelor of Science in Biology

Meanwhile, Govinda Lou O. Bernardo, Darlene Faye B. Cadao and Marvin D. Menor of the Bachelor of Science in Biology bagged the Best Presenter award. Their study entitled “Biochemical Screening and Bioactivities of Selected Plants from Mt. Banahaw De Lucban, Quezon Province” determined the biochemical properties and bioactivities of Knema acuminata, Ficus guyeri, Dracontomelon edule, and Cratoxylum sumatranum ssp. Sumatranum.

Other research presented include “Huwag Tularan, Pusher Ako: Influence of War on Drugs TV News Reportage on the Safety and Security of Selected Viewers” by Charlete Ann U. Soriano and Ma. Lilet C. Mia (BA Comm.); “Impact Analysis of Selected Extension Projects Of Psychology Program in Southern Luzon State University” by Wally T. Dela Cerna and Jeanel Keith A. Jimenez (AB Pyschology); “Historical Development of Lucban Hat’s Sambalilong Buntal: A Proposed Socio- Cultural Intervention Plan” by Catherine A. Peňero (AB History); “Ibayong Mundo: A Documentary Film on the Constructed Identity of Selected Filipina Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong” by Marielle Biacora, John Paul Saliendra and Jemimah Ruth Teope (BA Comm); “Macroinvertebrate Diversity in San Juan De Jesus, Progreso and Butaguin Rivers in Gumaca, Quezon as Stream Health Indicator” by Sedney S. Mendoza (BS Biology); and “On the Laplacian Energy and Color Signless Laplacian Energy of Book Graph Bn” by Mark Joel L. Rubina and John Ray A. Buenvenida (BS Math).

Panel of Evaluators: Prof. Cheeno Sayuno, Prof. Heidi Baraan-Gonzales, Mr. Erwin Don Racasa

Prof. Heidi Baraan-Gonzales of the Batangas State University, Prof. Cheeno Marlo Sayuno of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, and Mr. Erwin Don Racasa of the MGB-DENR served as panel of evaluators. They were impressed with the methodical studies that promised practical application to the community.

Meanwhile, Prof. Julieta Lindo, a faculty of the CAS and a recipient of FullBright Scholarship, delivered the plenary address. Ms. Minerva Sagsagat, a student Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, gave a special research presentation.

Prof. Julieta Lindo, Fulbright Scholarship recipient delivers the plenary address.

“Alagwa” is the 6th Interdisciplinary Research Conference organized by the CAS Research Council. The conduct of the conference started in 2012. This year’s conference is organized under the supervision of Prof. Rene P. Zubieto, CAS Research and Extension Services Coordinator.

The Languages, Literature and Humanities Department headed by Dr. Shiela Manzanilla served as convener of the conference. Mr. Gino Cabrera, Prof. Jed Marqueses and Prof. Julia Lea Radovan served as moderators of the event.

Book of Abstracts

Call for Papers: 2018 CAS Interdisciplinary Research Conference

posted Apr 17, 2018, 1:54 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

Call for Peer Reviewers (for Tilamsik Journal)

posted Apr 4, 2018, 2:30 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 2:24 AM ]

We are cordially inviting fellow academics to join our team as volunteer peer reviewers! Since we value quality above all and are keen on following international standards in academic publication in the journal articles we publish, we would like novice, emerging, and established academics to help us review articles submitted to Tilamsik for consideration for publication. 

Please note, however, that peer reviewing in our journal, as in any reputable international journals, is a voluntary act. As much as we wish to repay your kind service on monetary terms, our very limited resources coming from our own income-generation efforts independent from the State University hinders us from doing so. However, in exchange of your generosity, we will send you a certificate of appreciation and free print copies of the journal where the article you reviewed appears.

Main qualification: 
Has at least one published paper in a reputable academic journal in the field of specialization. The journal where the paper is published should be one that adheres to international standards of publication, such as but not limited to blind peer review process.

Secondary qualification: 
Doctorate degree holder in the field of specialization or holder of at least an Assistant Professor rank in a reputable University. Part-time academics or those not working in a University may still send in their indication to be part of the team as long as s/he possesses the main qualification.

Preferably in the following or related fields:
Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Communication and Media Studies, Creative Writing, History, Literary & Cultural Studies, Psychology, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) Education, HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Education, Southeast Asian Studies

Please send an email to with your Curriculum Vitae highlighting your research experiences (publication and presentation).

Application for SLSU CEE for AY 2018-2019 now open!

posted Mar 3, 2018, 2:50 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Mar 3, 2018, 2:51 PM ]

SLSU-Psych registers 64.86% passing in 2017 Psychometrician's board

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:36 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 4:48 AM ]

JUST IN: Getting higher than the 56.97% national passing rate, the AB Psychology program registered a record high, 64.86% passing rate in the October 2017 Psychometrician Licensure Examination, with percentage of first takers even higher at 75.47%.


Psych extension to hold culminating activity for SMILE for HIs program

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:20 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

After a year of training programs for selected hearing impaired individuals coming from Lucban, Mauban, and Tayabas, the College of Arts and Sciences Extension Services, more specifically that of the AB Psychology program, will conduct a closing program and culminating activity on November 9 at the CAM Learning Center.

The program will award medals and certificates to the first 27 beneficiaries as well as recognize the people who have worked closely with the team to make the project a success.

SMILE for HIs, or "Skills Mentoring and Innovative Livelihood Education for Hearing Impaired Adolescents and Young Adults" is an extension project based on the recommendations on the 2012 study of Prof. Virginia Alcoreza and Prof. Rene P Zubieto entitled, “Need Assessment of Hearing Impaired Adolescents and Young Adults: Basis for Designing a Non Formal Education”. The study suggested the offering of a skills-training program for Hearing Impaired individuals based on their particular livelihood needs and interests. [READ: SMILE for HIs]

The program run from October 2016 to October 2017, which offered Personality Development seminars, Parenting seminars (for HIs parents), Courses on Baking, Basic Electronics, and Computer Technology to hearing impaired individuals. It received funding from different sectors such as SLSU, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Quezon Province, DepEd & LGU Tayabas, and is a collaborative project of various SLSU-based student organizations, CAS ad CIT Professors, DepEd Lucban and Tayabas Teachers (specifically from PEL & LPNHS). The project is headed by Mr. Gino Cabrera, an instructor of AB Psychology. / CAS Web Development Team

Photos courtesy of Mr. Gino Cabrera, Project Leader

Comm produces music video for Himig Handog 2017

posted Oct 20, 2017, 8:35 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 4, 2017, 1:32 AM ]

UPDATED. Being one of only 10 chosen Universities, SLSU's BA Communication program produced the music video of the song Naririnig Mo Ba, an entry to this year's Himig Handog, a multimedia songwriting and music video competition of ABS-CBN's Star Music. The music video premiered on MYX on November 4 and is now available on Star Music Youtube Channel (see below).

The song is written by Li Manzano and Joan Da, and is interpreted by Morissette. Himig Handog Finals is on November 26, Sunday.




Director:  Miguel Potestades 

Director of Photography:  Brent Vincent Cameron Vergara 
Editor:  Kim Belard Marquez 
Writer:  Resa Mae Salvador 
Cinematographers: Gian Paul Guinto & Rue Keziah Monique Romualdo 
Gaffer:  Russel Cias 
Grip:  Denise Rym Roden Encomienda 
Production Designer:  Terence Jan Alexis Reveche 
Production Manager:  Daphne Blanche Mendoza 
Production Assistants: Ysabel Encarnacion, John Macleod Lamoca, Juzzane Valderamos & Marielle Biacora 

 Mary Jane Camarador 
Jansen Amiel Demetrial 
Joan Dizon 
Khristalyn Fraginal 
Shiela Manzanilla 
Princess Catherine Pabellano 

BIG MINDS PRODUCTIONS would like to thank:

Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel 
Lucban MMG Hospital 
Dealo Koffee Klatch 
Grynne’s Flower Shop 
Aqua Boes 
Eureka Catering 
Ms. Gertrudes Valde-Capistrano 
Dr. Myrna Cabungcal 
Ms. Miliza Valde 
Dr. Mari Jane Lee 
Dr. Shiela Manzanilla 
Prof. Carmelita Placino 
Dr. Karen Angelica Rodil 
Chris Tsuper 
Redkurt Villaverde 
Mark Camarador 
Luis Vicente Arias 
Rea Ellaine Laurel 
Harold Matuños 
Mendoza Family 
Encarnacion Family 

SC conducts re-orientation for students

posted Aug 22, 2017, 11:48 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 1:43 AM ]

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council (CAS-SC) prepared a special welcome for the college’s students as the academic year first semester started.

Headed by the CAS SC senator, Frances Mora, CAS SC organized a re-orientation for all of the CAS students, held at the SLSU Open Court, August 8, 2017.

The re-orientation aimed to inform the students about the university’s policies which focused on student-related matters. University officials including Prof. Edsel R. Paroan, the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) and Dr. Helene Daya, the SLSU Guidance Coordinator, conducted an orientation on student activities and the services of the guidance office, respectively.

Prof. Michael Anthony Nada of the OSAS Student Organization, Mr. Espirindion G. Canino, the Head of Civil Safety and Security Office, and Prof. Mariebeth Seño, the head of MIS also talked during the re-orientation.

Dr. Mari Jane Lee, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, highlighted the importance of understanding the university’s policies in her opening remarks. The chairpersons then introduced the faculty members in their respective department.

The President of MS2, ACOMMS, Haynayanon, and SSP, as well as the Editor-in-chief of the Wisdom also delivered a brief talk about their organizations. They also encouraged the students to actively participate in student activities organized for their respective discipline.

The adviser of CAS-SC, Ms. Maria Gloria Nada, expressed her gratitude to the attendees of the re-orientation in her closing remarks. The re-orientation for the students is only one of the many activities that CAS-SC prepared for the students of the college. // Jewel Pabillar

Here is a glimpse of the re-orientation activity (Photos by CAS -SC):

CAS upholds academic excellence, conducts in-service training

posted Aug 19, 2017, 10:46 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

The College of Arts and Sciences, in its continuous dedication to deliver academic excellence, conducted an in-service training for its faculty members on Aug. 10, 2017.

“CASYA 2017: Revitalizing Passion for Academic Excellence” aimed to equip the faculty members with the current practices in the academe through conduct of echo-seminars by those who attended workshops and trainings. 

Dr. Mari Jane Lee, Dean of CAS, emphasized the importance of the in-service training in delivering quality education to students in her opening remarks. She also acknowledged the presence of the faculty members who participated in the said activity.
Dr. Mari Jane A Lee, Dean of CAS, delivers an opening message 
(Photo by Prof. Rene Zubieto)

The first part of the in-service training was a seminar on preparing the OBE syllabus and learning plan for the general education subjects mandated in CHED CMO no. 20 series of 2013. Prof. Judeimar Ungriano presented the components that need to be integrated in the OBE syllabus.         

Prof. Mabelle Gaytano from the College of Engineering and Mr. Jett Ramos from the Human Resource Management Office conducted the discussion on the SPMS and OPCR as part of the faculty evaluation conducted in the University.

Engr. Reynaldo Ignacio answered the inquiries of the faculty members on the academic policies in the university. His talk revolved on policies regarding incomplete, conditional and in progress grades of students. 

Ms. Irene Joyce Avila received her certificate for heading the Mathematics and Computing Science Dept.'s in-service training

The afternoon session was a parallel echo-seminar conducted in each department. Mr. Wilfredo Barrera served as the speaker for the Natural Science Department while Mr. Jed Frank Marqueses, Ms. Agatha Kristel Abila and Ms. Irene Joyce Avila facilitated the seminar for the Mathematics and Computing Science Department.

Prof. Aurelio Teodoro Maguyon was the speaker for the Language, Literature and Humanities Department while Ms. Maybriel Tobias, Dr. Helene Daya and Prof. Fides Joyce Llegado were the speakers for the Social Sciences Department.

Prof. Maguyon heading the in-service training for the Languages, Literature, and Humanities Dept.

The in-service training was conducted in cooperation with the Office of Instruction and Quality Assurance headed by Dr. Ricaryl Catherine Cruz.

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