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Issue 4 March 2019

UE NEXUS
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST GRADUATE STUDENT NEWSLETTER

OUR VISION 
 
 STUDENT COUNCIL ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT



SY 2018-2019

We will be the benchmark of excellent, 
 When we took over the Student Council last year, we can’t help but be intimidated
effective and efficient young leaders with a
with the little resources that we had. 7, 000.00 cash, only 12 members of the council
heart and purpose of uniting UE Graduate
and a year to accomplish our goals considering that we were all working students. But
School constituents to better serve the
this intimidation gave rise to total dependence on God believing that He can make
community and impact the world.
 little things grow: little resources, little strength and lack of manpower.

We honor and thank God for it was only through His favor and grace that we were
MISSION & OBJECTIVES
 
 able to carry out our plans even in the midst of scarcity, busyness, and struggles. We
TOGETHER WE L.E.A.P. 
 praise God for birthing new things in us and for putting them into completion.
L egacy for the next generations
 Indeed, God is faithful to finish the work He began in us.

E xcellent, Effective and Efficient Leadership 
 Thank you to Dean Julian Abuso for making himself available and for inspiring us

 
 through the suggestions and words of wisdom he has imparted. To our College
A chieve learning and development through 
 Secretary Dr. Alberto Paala Jr., for his time and effort to contribute to some of our
programs and trainings
 activities. To Dr. Sol Gabriel for always including the Student Council in the events

P artnership with the administration, faculty organized by the Graduate School and for always opening his office to us. To all our
Program Coordinators Dr. Dennis Gonzales, Dr. Virginia Bautista, Dr. Lourdes Terrado
and students towards service and
especially to our adviser Engr. Meinrado Samonte and to our beloved faculty, we
influence to the society
thank you for all the support, concern and the patience you have showed us. We
thank Ms. Vicky Serrano for all the coordination and effort she gave to all our activities
and also to UEGS Staff Nico Francisco and Ms. Eva Endonila.

To our fellow students and volunteers especially to Valerie Co, Rishel Beruya, Goddie
Cruz, Adjie Alejandro, Sarah Tumbagahan, Glen Saño, Bob Aguilar, Engr. Emman de
Rosas and Engr. Paul Joshua Zantua, we can’t thank you enough for your involvement
and presence in our activities and for supporting our fund raising events, and for the
skills and time you have given.

Thank you to all our donors for investing and believing in us; and to all our invited
speakers and mentors who gave their time, effort and knowledge without asking
anything in return, the Lord reward you.

We ask forgiveness from all of you— to all those we have offended, disappointed and
have caused inconvenience in anyway. Know that we are a work in progress, and we
rejoice for those who have given their corrections and oppositions for they taught us
to respect the opinions of others and realized that we should not think highly of
ourselves.

“The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be
gracious unto you. The Lord lift us His face upon you and give you peace, now and
always.”

LAARNI JAQUIAS DE BELEN

President, Student Council SY 2018-2019

University of the East Graduate School
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Issue 4 March 2019

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Bringing the UEGS Community one step closer through


the creation of the student newsletter! “Values is the backbone of society. It is believed that Values are both
taught at home and at school. It is called formation because values
Dissemination of information has became a priority to the education do not just happen, they have to be passed intentionally
student council; to spread awareness about the activities through the platform of education.”

of the University of the East Graduate School (UEGS)
community especially the Student Council (SC) and A Values Formation seminar entitled “Starting Over: A Journey Towards
students’ activities and events through this project. Transformation” was conducted last July 2018 in partnership with Life-
Thank you to Dr. Sol Gabriel for suggesting “UE Nexus” Growth Inc. There were around 150 Graduate School Students.
and to all the students who participated in choosing the 


best name for the newsletter.
 Curriculum Developer: Bernadette Amistoso-Morales



 Facilitators:
“Nexus” is derived from the Latin word nectere which
1. Criscelyn Navarro
means “to bind or tie” or “A central link or connection." 


 2. Jeffrey Gatdula
Indeed, this newsletter has been a link to the UEGS 3. Marie Grace Amistoso-Patadlas
community and outside the Graduate School — a
platform that updates them from the past, current and The seminar helped the attendees to:
future events of the school. • Unlock their path by identifying the possible issues, hindrances and
reasons for the need to start over;
To date, four issues have been published since its
• Overcome destructive life-patterns: apathy, arrogance and anger;
launching in June 2018 and the SC was able to buy a
• Appraise their self-worth and realize that they are loved, appreciated and
printer for the publication. The first issue highlighted the
significant;
UE Graduate School Degree Programs and Student
Council Target Programs and Events for SY 2018-2019 • Have their moments of prayer and discover how their relationship with
including their newly crafted Vision and, Mission and Jesus paves way for genuine transformation in like.
Objectives. It also included the Doctor of Information
Technology Students presentation of their paper in - Emmanuel Tumulak (MSA)
Thailand. The second issue was in August which reported
about the old students Values formation Seminar 

organized by the SC, Messages from the Dean & SC UE NEXUS Working Committee & Contributors: Dean Julian Abuso,
President; New Students Orientation; Induction of the Dr. Sol Gabriel, Dr. Dennis Gonzales, Valerie Co, Roselle Marie
Student Council and a UEGS poem written by a student. Caduduan, Glennys Madarang, Emmanuel Tumulak, Kevin Tasiongko,
The November Issue was the third one which included Archieval Jain, Vicky Serrano, Remigio Abaigar, Sarah Jane Tumbagahan,
the Outreach Program of the Graduate Student Council Laarni de Belen (Editor & Layout Designer)
in Payatas QC; the UEGS events like PAGPAPAHALAGA
and the 4TH UE Kamaynilaan Research Conference, and Values Formation Organizers: Adjie Alejandro, Rishel Beruya,
the Social Entrepreneurship Immersion and Integration of Valerie Co, Sarah Jane Tumbagahan, Kevin Tansiongco, Rodel
IT and Business Seminar organized by the IT Graduate Cahilig, Remigio Abaigar, Jayvi Dalino, Elmer Christhian Ong,
Students. This accomplishment report is the fourth one.
 Roselle Caduduan, Christian Alec Borja, Deil Carandang, Rosielyn

- Valerie Co 
 Mariano, Emmanuel D. Tumulak with Ms. Vicky Serrano, Engr.



 Meinrado Samonte.

*To get copies of the previous newsletters, please visit and like
the University of the East Graduate School facebook page.

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Issue 4 March 2019

AUGUST 2018 SEPTEMBER 2018 HONORING THE DEAN


OUTREACH PROGRAM IN PAYATAS 


The first Outreach Program of the SC: Back-2-Back The  Graduate  School  Students  made a surprise tribute to Dean  Julian
Seminar on Marketing and Image Building and Media Abuso led by Ms.  Laarni  J. de Belen and Ms. Roselle Marie Caduduan to
and Information Literacy in Partnership with Puno-Masa honor his contribution and dedication, for being innovative and a visionary.
Methodist Youth Fellowship was held in Payatas With the support of  Dr. Alberto T.  Paala, Jr., the students dramatically
Quezon City on August 26, 2018. marched to the center of the stage with flash cards saying, “Thank you
Dean. We love you.” They also gave him his favorite delicacies:
44 youth with some adults participated in the activity. dried  danggit  from Cebu & Kapeng  Barako  from  Batangas. A  framed
They came from different schools like Payatas B
photograph of the Dean with  congratulatory  messages from
Elementary School, Polytechnic University of the
various graduate school students, faculty and chancellors was also given to
Philippines, New Era University, Our Lady of Fatima
University, Bestlink Colleges of the Philippines, Quezon him.
City Polytechnic University, Collegio de Montalban,
The teary-eyed Dean gladly accepted the gifts and thanked the students for
Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma High School, Harris
their sincerity and thoughtfulness. In his response, he promised to
Memorial College, National College of Business and
Arts, Fairview Elementary School, Batasan Hills National continually lead the  UE  Graduate School to fly high and be relevant not
High School, University of Rizal System, Metro Manila only to the UE community but to the rest of the country.

College and ICCT College. They expressed their thanks
- Emmanuel Tumulak
to the speakers and for the new insights and
knowledge they gained.

Outreach Team: Rishel Beruya, Sarah Tumbagahan,


Valerie Co, Goddie Cruz, Emmanuel Tumulak, Roselle INVOLVEMENTS OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL TO SOME ACTIVITIES
Marie Caduduan, Laarni de Belen, Kevin Tansiongco, ORGANIZED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF
Dr. Alberto Paala Jr., Ms. Vicky Serrano
 THE DEAN.

DECEMBER
2018
SEPT. 2018 : UEKAMAYNILAAN

UEGS SOUVENIR ITEMS
 JUL. 2018: 



We are grateful for everyone who supported our NEW STUDENT
Fund-raising Activity by purchasing UEGS Souvenirs: ORIENTATION

Polo Shirts and Jacket. Thank you to Ms. Roselle SOCIALIZATION PART
Marie Caduduan for being the project.


Few souvenir items left. 
 dec. 2018: 

JACKET @ 1,200.00 : 3 XS, 4 Small, 4 Medium, Christmas party
 NOV. 2018 : PAGPAPAHALAGA
3 Large, XL
 it’s Christmas in the 
 HONORING FORMER DEANS 

BLACK POLO SHIRT : 7 Small
 wild wild east AND UE LEADERS

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“Talks That Matter”
Issue 4 March 2019

UE TALK

FORUM ON FEDERALISM 

A forum on Federalism was held successfully last March 2, 2019 at the UE Dentistry Auditorium with 160 UE Talk “Talks
participants: UE Graduate School Dean and faculty, and Students, National College of Business and Arts That Matter”
Master in Public Administration faculty and students, and UE undergraduate and College of Law students. 
 hopes to foster


 learning &
Congratulations to the officers of the UE Graduate School Student Council led by its president, Ms. Laarni development
de Belen and faculty adviser, Engr. Meinrado Samonte for a well attended and highly informative forum and inspiration 

on FEDERALISM. Thanks to former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Honorable Reynato S. Puno who and to provoke
presented and explicated so well the main features of the draft proposal on Federalism. Thanks CJ Puno. talks that
Thanks, too, to the faculty and graduate student reactors all faculty and staff of UE Graduate school for matter.
attending and supporting the forum. Maraming salamat sa mga gradwadong mag-aaral ng UE at mula sa
ibang unibersidad sa pagdalo at pagsuporta sa programa. Cheers! 

- Julian E. Abuso, PhD, Dean
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Issue 4 March 2019

I would like to share my


thoughts and
comprehension on the topic
delivered by our honourable
guest speaker Chief Justice
REACTIONS / OPINIONS
Renato Puno (ret.) regarding
“Federalism”. The seminar provided to
us is very enlightening. It is true that for “The federal system of government, as I see it, will be good for
the Philippines— the answer to some issues of the country.
more than a century since the existence
of our ancestors up to this present time
Federal form of government provides equality in the power of
a n d p e r h a p s e v e n i n t h e f u t u re
the government, and gives chances to each region to maximize
generations to come, the “Unitarian” form
of government persisted, giving power and authority to only one their resources and become self-sufficient. Power and revenues
of the government through taxes will now be given to each of
leader which is the President of our country. We all know that power
the federal regions which will enable equality in revenue
corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Therefore, this
allotment.
created a clamour to change the current form of government into
“Federalism”, which hopefully promises a change in the distribution
of power among different regions, to sustain and improve the plight The President and Vice President will be elected in tandem
which gives more possibility that they will share common goals
of our countrymen.
and aspirations, and avoid conflicts.
We, as professionals who strive to engage in life – long learning and
professional development in order to meet the requirements to be Four High Courts will be created: Constitutional, Supreme
fit to our jobs and position; it is a big insult to our intelligence that Court, Administrative Court, and Electoral Court to be
we are being governed by mal – educated politicians who capitalize governed by justices with specialization of the kind of court
on the ignorance of the majority and their only purpose is for under them. This will usher in to an effective and strong Judicial
personal gain and self – gratification. Instead of serving the people and Bar Council…”
as politicians promised during campaigns, on the contrary after the - Kevin Troy Chua, UEGS Student
election they want the people to serve them.

Let me remind you of our daily experiences on the streets as we Federalism will ensure that economic
pass by going to work, then back as we return home, every day we FEDERALISM

growth will happen all over the
see the harsh reality of life and the sufferings of our brothers and Philippines. When business interest F ull 

sisters. We hear news particularly those who live in far flung areas
is stimulated by democratizing
way up north and even down south. They are not receiving economic opportunities in the E nterprise 

adequate or enough educational, financial, and medical attention. provinces all throughout, people will
Our country as an archipelago is a disaster and calamity prone area, D evelopment and 

go back to their home provinces.
whereby, every year the storms and typhoons that enter our When that happens, Metro Manila E ngagement; 

Philippine area of responsibility even surpasses the number of
will be decongested and the horrible
alphabets to name them. It is a shame to realize that our donations traffic problem, water lack, slow R ational 

for calamity victims go to waste because it didn’t reach those who internet and expensive fuel will be
are in need or instead more shameful to know that our A llocation and 

eased if not totally solved. The
wholeheartedly given contributions are being sold to the needy or senseless loss in gasoline in traffic
they just let the food and medicine expire. Worst news to hear is L ocal 

will stop. And working people,
when the perpetrator of such corrupt practices are the elected students and elders will become I nterest 

government officials. These unscrupulous politicians who take healthier and happier. So much time
advantage of the weak people who trusted them and that their otherwise lost in traffic will be S timulation and
constituents voted for these power hungry scallywags. channeled to economically
M otivation

In some of our travels abroad, we cannot help but notice that there productive activities and enterprises.
is no street children or less beggars in England, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore etc. Saddening to say that perhaps - Estellita D. Bello, UEGS Faculty
only our very own country have the most number of poor people
compared to the other countries which I have mentioned. If other
countries can take good care of the children and the elderly or the
UE TALK Organizing Committee: Laarni de Belen
poor and the needy, is it not possible to give also good welfare to
the citizens in the Philippines? We all hope for good governance, (President, Student Council), Roselle Marie Caduduan (VP-
Filipino families deserve good quality of life. External), Sarah Jane Tumbagahan, Valerie Co, Rishel

 Beruya, Remigio Abaigar (Secretary), Emmanuel Tumulak
I would like to close my reaction by quoting the words of God (MSA Representative)


during the first day of creation… and God said “Let there be Special Thanks to: UE President Ester Garcia, Dean Julian
LIGHT.” I am glad that I enrolled in the DBA program of this Abuso, Engr. Meinrado Samonte, Vicky Serrano, Dr.
institution because LIGHT RISES IN THE EAST. Thank you. 
 Alberto Paala (Reactor), Mary Jane Lucille I. Bacani

- Mary Jane Lucille I. Bacani, UEGS Student (Reactor)

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Issue 4 March 2019

MARCH 2019 HONORING BY GIVING PLAQUES OF APPRECIATION

We thank everyone who joined us in HONOREES
 



giving Plaques of Appreciation to our College Secretary: Dr. Alberto Paala Jr.
 Student Council & Volunteers:
Research Coordinator: Dr. Sol Gabriel Remigio Abaigar (Secretary) Rishel Beruya,
honorees. This is to honor their special
Roselle Marie Caduduan (VP-External), Valerie
contributions and love for the Graduate Program Coordinators: Dr. Virginia Co, Sarah Tumbagahan, Emmanuel Tumulak
School Students and participation to the Bautista, Dr. Dennis Gonzales, Engr. (MSA Representative),
Student Council activities. Each plaque Meinrado Samonte, Dr. Lourdes
was signed by the Student Council Terrado Assistant to the Dean: Ms. Vicky Serrano
President Laarni de Belen, Dean Julian 


Abuso and UE Chancellor Linda Santiago.

TOMORROW BEGINS IN THE EAST!

WE DID IT TOGETHER!
Contributors: Roselle Marie Caduduan, Valerie Co, Sarah Tumbagahan, Emmanuel Tumulak

Editor & Layout Designer: Laarni de Belen 


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