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NOTICE OF BIDDING

NOTICE OF BIDDING

The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP), through the Physical Facilities Development Committee, is now inviting for pre-qualification of contractors for the construction of the College of Arts and Humanities building. This is a 3 story building with basement, of approximately a total floor area of 2,700 sqm. This building was designed as a conventional structure, with a medium range of architectural finishes which can be estimated in a cost of 21,000 – 25,000 pesos per sqm.

Please contact Engr. Jessrel Lagariza at mobile no. 09493234137 or jylagariza@aup.edu.ph for further details on the qualification of contractors that may participate in the bid.

Deadline is November 30, 2018.

Adventist University of the Philippines bags 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the 5th CALABARZON Research and Statistics Forum

Adventist University of the Philippines bags 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the 5th CALABARZON Research and Statistics Forum

by Arjem Noryn Caringal-Agum

Batangas City- 5th CALABARZON Research and Statistics Forum with the theme Innovations and Competitiveness, October 18, 2018 Batangas State University – Main Campus, Twenty-eight researchers from various government and private institutions exhibited 27 research papers and posters. Presentations and posters were all cream of the crop − screened and filtered from among hundreds of entries.

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Ma’am Carmela Malabat receives the PhP5,000 as prize for the 2nd Best Poster (Photo by Beryl Ben Mergal)

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Ma’am Joyosthie Orbe receives the PhP3,000 as prize for the 3 rd Best Poster (Photo by Beryl Ben Mergal)

Six presentations and posters were entries from Adventist University of the Philippines. Researcher Ferdinand E. Mendoza, with his paper entitled: “Detection and Differentiation of Enterococcus, Escherichia coli, and Other Coliforms in Drinking Water Using a Novel Testing Method”, earned the 1st Place with the monetary prize of PhP10,000.00.

What’s more? Among the 27 exhibited posters, “Efficacy of Ripened Extract Peel of Musa paradisiaca (Banana) Against Staphylococcus aureus” by Student Researchers Jahzeel Neil Salagubang, John Mikko Riosa, Florence Gaye Salido and Research Adviser Carmela G. Malabat and “Phytochemical Screening and Anti-Fungal Activity of Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Dog’s Tongue) Against Aspergillus nigerby Student Researchers Edelweiss Tutor, Dennis Rane Zamora, Edriel B. Rivero and Research Adviser Joyosthie B. Orbe obtained 2nd and 3rd Place, respectively, with the monetary prizes of PhP5,000.00 and PhP 3,000.00.

Indeed, “the more entries, the more chances of winning”, as commented by Ms. Rona Beth Saban, one of the presenters. That is why, Dr. Jolly S. Balila, AUP’s Research Director, is encouraging students and faculty to enjoy the fun in the world of research!

“We would also like to thank the participation of Ms. Jo Anne Kristine Lucero, Ms. Rona Beth Saban, Dr. Mary Jane Yap and their students in the aforementioned forum. Moreover, we also appreciate the support extended by Dr. Miriam P. Narbarte and all the Research Consultants, namely, Dr. Eunice M. Aclan, Dr. Lorcelie B. Taclan, Dr. Beryl Ben C. Mergal, and Ms. Weanne Myrrh R. Estrada. Congratulations to all student research enthusiasts and faculty researchers behind this success. We thank the Lord for His intellectual empowerment. To God be the glory!” – AUP Research Office

Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Alumni Hall, AUP – The College of Medicine (COM) held its 3rd White Coat Ceremony for the newly accepted medical students last August 6, 2017. It was organized by the classes of 2019 and 2020, to welcome the third pioneering batch. The event carried the theme, “Called for the Vision”. It served not only to welcome the upcoming class but also served as a symbol of their increased responsibilities as future physician missionaries. The freshmen were presented to the faculty, their families and colleagues. They stood atop the impeccably decorated staircase and were then robed with the white coat, the iconic clothing of the physician. The students were then made to promise that they uphold the standards of the university and most of all, to be the best physicians for the service of our Lord

The morning was blessed and inspired by the aura and speech of our honored guest speaker Dr. Tamara L. Thomas, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The theme of the inspirational speech was based on the motto: “Through Christ healing and wholeness”. She enlightened the audience through the philosophy of William Osler who proclaimed that the profession of a physician is a calling and not a trade; an art and not a business. That it was also metaphysical philosophy where we look beyond the mere objectivity of status quo. Hence, it promotes a sense of meaning and purpose in our actions that contributes and gives rise to our spiritual identity. Thus, the perspective is set to more on “being” than mere “doing”. Treating it as a profession rather than a mere occupation. It was emphasized that a physician’s perspective should be well-balanced with empirical judgement, absence of bias and no discrimination. The physician should be an advocate of the community, an everlasting seeker of truth and a servant of God.

The event featured a number of important guests as well. These included respected President Dr. Fransisco D. Gayoba, beloved Dean of Medicine Dr. Doris D. Mendoza and admired VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Miriam P. Narbarte were present to lead and support the occasion. Many of the faculty members of the College were also present. Among them were, Dr. Bibly L. Macaya, Chair of Clinical Sciences and President of Adventist Medical Center-Manila, who led the opening prayer. Dr. Bienvenido R. Tamano, Chair of Admissions Committee and chair of Family, Community, Preventive Medicine and Research, who introduced the class of 2021. Whereas, Dr. Linda L. Varona, Clinical Coordinator of Adventist Medical Center-Manila, led the students’ promise.

The 3rd White Coat Ceremony, is an essential program that elevates the spirit of the student to be focused and steadfast through the taxing semesters. The program helps the students to remember the purpose of their existence as physician missionaries. As a result, it motivates them to strive harder and go beyond what we have ever imagined of achieving. To go on and be five-star plus physicians.