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AUP Among Top Performing Schools in May 2016 CPA Board

AUP Among Top Performing Schools in May 2016 CPA Board

May 24, 2016 – 8:05am

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2,967 out of 6,925 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi this May 2016.

The Adventist University of the Philippines numbered among the top performing schools with 100% over-all performance. All 17 examinees of AUP passed the CPA Board.

Philippines Approves New Adventist Medical School

Philippines Approves New Adventist Medical School

The Philippines has granted approval for an Adventist medical school to begin classes in August, making it the first Adventist medical school in Asia and the denomination’s sixth medical school worldwide.

The College of Medicine, located on the campus of the Adventist University of the Philippines in Silang in the province of Cavite, is expected to open with an enrollment of up to 35 students and is designed to serve the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Southern Asia-Pacific Division.

“We’re very excited. They have worked very hard for this day, a dream of more than 30 years,” said Peter Landless, Health Ministries director for the Adventist world church.



The College of Medicine at the Adventist University of the Philippines is slated to open in August. Photo: AUP

“This creates an opportunity for the entire Southern Asia-Pacific Division to benefit from this school,” Landless said.

The Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines approved the opening of the College of Medicine in December, and the program has also met requirements set by the International Board of Education of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Doris Mendoza, the founding dean of the medical school, said the aim was to train physicians who could effectively witness for God and promote the worldwide mission of the Adventist Church.

The College of Medicine will use Batangas Medical Center as its main teaching hospital for its volume and variety of patients. The college will also partner with Adventist Medical Center-Manila.

The new college will receive guidance from Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine in the United States, which is already partnering with the Adventist University of the Philippines, or AUP, to advise on student admissions, curriculum development, and faculty development.

“Over the past 100 years, Loma Linda has refined a process to select mission-focused graduates who have carried out the healing ministry of Christ and the commission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and their mentoring of AUP and our other new medical schools has been vital,” said Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, education director for the Adventist world church.

The denomination opened its fifth medical school in Peru in 2012. Other Adventist medical schools are located at Loma Linda University in the United States, Montemorellos University in Mexico, River Plate Adventist University in Argentina, and Babcock University in Nigeria.

A seventh Adventist medical school is currently being planned for the denomination’s East-Central Africa Division, Beardsley-Hardy said.

“To carry out our mission, especially in the underserved parts of the world, we need many more physicians who speak the language of patients and are culturally competent, in addition to being excellent clinicians,” she said.



Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region IV-A Director, Dr. Leonida S. Calagui, appointed 5 AUP mentors as members of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) for 2013-14. Dr. Romeo Barrios, Prof. Susy Jael, Dr. Dina Galang, Dr. Miriam Narbarte and Dr. Reuel Narbarte are the ‘chosen few’ authorized by CHED to review, monitor, and recommend academic programs requested by higher education institutions (HEls) in Calabarzon for CHED approval.

RQAT is CHED’s accreditation arm tasked to visit, evaluate, and conduct consultative sessions with school administrators to ensure HEls’ compliance with the standards of academic excellence implemented by the Commission. Specifically the experts from AUP are assigned on the following fields of expertise: Dr. Barrios for humanities, social sciences, and communication; Prof. Jael and Dr. Galang for nursing; while Dr. Miriam and Dr. Reuel Narbarte for business, management and accounting.

The RQAT appointment of the five AUP faculty members is an added responsibility in their concurrent capacity as administrators and academic heads, namely: Dr. M. Narbarte, Vice-President for Academics; Dr. R Narbarte, Human Resource Director; Prof. S. Jael, College of Nursing Dean; Dr. D. Galang, Nursing Graduate Program Coordinator; and Dr. R. Barrios, AUP Radio Station Manager and Development Communication Coordinator.

The appointees from AUP were officially presented during the RQAT orientation and workshop seminar hosted by Director Calagui’s regional office on August 17, 2012 at CHED Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.