Battling Nobly

The Regional SCUAA Games will once again rock Eastern Samar after Eastern Samar State University hosted the same sporting event six years ago. The different colors of stretching streamers dancing in the air, the Christmas trees twinkling and beaming with fancy ornaments, the contiguous welcoming smiles seen on the faces of the ESSU community--- these sights create festive energy and excitement that will certainly envelop anyone who enters the portals of our dear University.

But beyond all these sights, comes the underlying, real purpose of this annual athletic gathering--- to unite and pit the region’s best of the best athletes and nurture in them the spirit of sportsmanship.

Brains and Beauty

The Search for Mr and Ms SCUAA could never be so fierce and competitive as it is now, I can tell you that. I’ve had the privilege to meet the candidates prior to the start of the SCUAA meet and have had the opportunity to accompany them to their photo shoots and let me tell you that the stereotype: “people who join beauty pageants are all looks and no brains” is a hoax when it comes to these contestants.

ESSU Welcomes SCUAA ’18 Delegates

 “I’m excited and I think that the entire community is excited. This is not just an athletic event but this is our way of promoting the university as a university comparable with other universities in the region and even in the whole country”, Dr. Campoto said in an interview with the Catalyst.

After ESSU accepted this year’s hosting of the regional SCUAA ’18, the University had a long process of planning starting from the month of January. Immediately, the administration, together with the concerned faculty and staff, conducted a planning workshop and created committees which enabled them to come up with a master plan for the SCUAA 2018.

ESSU Holds PASUC 2018


The Eastern Samar State University, Borongan, Main Campus held the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges Culture and the Arts Festival last November 13-14, 2018.

Delegates from ESSU, EVSU, LNU, NWSSU, NSU, PIT, SLSU, SSU, UEP and VSU came participate in various competitions namely; Live band, Vocal Solo (Kundiman), Vocal Duet, Pop Solo, Chorale Contest, Show Choir, Folk Dance, Indigenous Dance, Contemporary Dance Street Dance, Short and Sweet Play (Dialogue and Musical) and Radio Drama.

ESSU Borongan Hosts 5th ICIDRRM

The Eastern Samar State University, Main Campus hosted the 5th International Conference on Integrative Disaster Risk Reduction and Management with the theme “Plan. Act. Live.” held last September 4-6, 2018.

ESSU Le Politikons bags Intercollegiate Debate Championship

Four students from AB Political Science of the Eastern Samar State University emerged victorious in the recently concluded debate on federalism led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government on April 24, 2018 at the DILG-8 Regional Training Center, Tacloban City. 

The team from ESSU toppled their counterparts in the final match from the Leyte Normal University who bagged the 1st Runner Up award. 

The final round was the culmination of 10 provincial elimination matches, 4 quarterfinals matches and 2 semifinal matches that were joined by some of the biggest colleges and universities in the region.

ESSU extends technical assistance to LGU Borongan on the documentation of best practices

Initiated by the Department of Interior of Local Government and in partnership with the Extension Office of the Eastern Samar State University, a series of activities to improve the capability of the LGU to document their best practices was conducted in December 2017 and April this year. 

As an initial undertaking, ESSU conducted a research study describing the perception of the respondents of the tourism potential of Borongan City. A writeshop on how to properly document best practices was soon followed and was participated by different stakeholders in Borongan City. The inputs of the said research study and writeshop were said to be essential in crafting the tourism plan of LGU Borongan.  

The 1st State of the Council Address – A Leader’s Testimony

 “We aim to invigorate the students’ capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Ranie Operario

The Supreme Student Council- Tertiary Student Government (SSC-TSG) President Mr. Ranie Operario of the Eastern Samar State University spearheaded the 1st State of the Council Address (SOCA) and Consultative Meeting held at the ESSU Multi-purpose Hall on February 13, 2018.

                The said event was a brainchild of the SSC-TSG office through the advisory of Mrs. Marcelle A. Badillo and was participated by the various Federated Class Organization (FCO) of the different colleges of the university under the administration of the Office of the Students and Alumni Affairs (OSAA) headed by Dr. Jonas V. Palada. Present were the presidents of the CAS, CANS, CBMA, CON, CCS, SVT, and COED,each were given the time to relay their accomplishments and projects with the students of their respective colleges witnessing the said event.

ESSU Teatro LANTAWAN Takes Home Win at PASUC Regional Competition

The Eastern Samar State University Theater group known as Teatro LANTAWAN won the first place in the Short and Sweet Play competition against seven teams from different state universities and colleges of Region VIII. The contest held during the PASUC (Philippine Association of State University and Colleges) VIII Culture and Arts Festival Competition at the Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City on November 17, 2017. 

Not far behind were Palonpon Institute of Technology (PIT) placing second and Leyte Normal University (LNU) taking third.