ESSU opens Technology Centrum

Even with the absence of inaugural formalities, the ESSU Technology Centrum opened for business starting June of School Year 2014-2015. The Centrum was constructed using Student Trust Fund (STF) amounting to 1,470,865.38 pesos which is mainly intended as display center for the sale of products and projects emanating from research, extension and production of students, employees and faculty members of the different colleges and campuses of the university.

In an Office Order by the President to College Administrators, Deans and Program Heads it required all concerned to bring products and project for displays at the ESSU-TC either for sale or exhibit. The products for sale, according to the memo, should be on consignment basis and a minimal amount will be added to the regular price as sales representative commission.

ESSU middle officials undergo revamp

School year 2014-2015 witnessed a transformation in different aspects of Eastern Samar State University. This transformation is deemed vital for the University to adapt to the changes enforced by time and also to address any foreseeable challenges for it to successfully answer to its mandate which is academic excellence.

One of the major changes that the university had undergone is the establishment of two new colleges that suitably meet the demand of the significant increase of student’s population. The College of Computer Studies headed by Dr. Rowena P. Capada and the School of Vocational Technology with its Dean, Dr. Grace O. Manlapas were formerly under the College of Engineering.

Week of Welcome

In ESSU, it means two things nowadays : 1. an acronym which means Week of Welcome inclusive of the dates June 27 to July 4 forming part of the Welcome and Orientation Program of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, and; 2. the expression ESSUnians and others had aside from being speechless at the spectacle that was the Welcome Program spearheaded and organized by the OSAA.

The afternoon of July 4, 2014 saw a depressing, gray sky sprinkling drizzles of rain on the University. Though the grandstand has been decorated with balloons with the colors of the eight colleges and with the speakers blaring out loud, pop music, the whole OSAA Team 2014 headed by Dr. Jonas V. Palada, who was the most anxious of all, could not help but cross their fingers that the rain would come to a halt.

But the program had to start. Slowly, the dim clouds seemed blown away by the students, faculty and staff of the colleges wearing tees in their college color. The emcee called out one by one each college as they passed by the stage where the officials were. The oval became an instant rainbow of students.

ESSU gets 218 million pesos from DBM

A total of 217,708,830 pesos was released by the Department of Budget and Management to Eastern Samar State University for its rehabilitation and reconstruction program after Super Typhoon Yolanda brought havoc and steamrolled most of the building structures in ESSU campuses in Guiuan and Salcedo located in the southern part of the province.

The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) was issued to Eastern Samar State University last June 02, 2014. General Appropriations Act, RA 10633 is under the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. The budget covers the funding requirement for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of programs and projects directly affected by typhoon Yolanda, the SARO indicates.

CCE holds orientation seminar for new employees

The Center for Continuing Education spearheaded the Orientation Seminar on Work Ethics and Human Relations for newly-hired lecturers, instructors, job order employees and front line service personnel of the Eastern Samar State University last July 4, 2014 at the 2nd floor of the university’s Main Library Building.

The event was participated by different representatives of the ESSU community particularly the ESSU Main, ESSU Can-avid, ESSU Guiuan and ESSU Maydolong. Although there was no delegation present from the ESSU Salcedo as the event coincided with another affair in the said campus.

CANS students enhance disaster preparedness

The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CANS) held Disaster Preparedness Series of Seminars under the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) held in campus during Fridays. The ELP intends to provide students with additional skills which cannot be accommodated in the regular classes. The ELP in Disaster Preparedness is a contribution to increase students’ awareness, preparedness and response to disaster, greening the landscape, caring for environment and the over-all health and beauty of ESSU surroundings.

CANS students conducted its first of the series activities along First Aid and Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Training last August 8 and 9, 2014. It was attended by nearly 90 students. The practicum part was held at Linaw River, Can-abong, Borongan, Eastern Samar. Mrs. Maria Lynne Parambita providedinputs on Basic First Aid while Mr. Joselito Sierra of ALERT Philippines Rescue provided practicum and test on WASAR.

BOR approves ID fee hike

A 100% increase in school ID fee, from fifty to one hundred pesos, was approved by the Board of Regents during its regular quarterly meeting held at Sarrosa International Hotel, Cebu City, 26 July 2014.

In a resolution prepared and submitted to the BOR by the Director of the Information and Communication Technology Center (ICTC), Prof. Michael L. Cruz, Jr., it stipulates, among others, the need for an increase given that the material of the new ID is capable of contact chip and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) integration that fits our new enrolment system since it has a feature that recognizes Smartcards. The benefit of this new ID, according to the resolution, is that the students can be able to transact business with the Registrar’s and Cashier’s Offices in the same manner that a GSIS eCard or ATM can do, instantaneous retrieval of student data. And for security reason, this will protect the University from outsiders who print school IDs at the behest of students who lost theirs or outsiders who simply want to enter the University premises.

ESSU Salcedo taps as Regional Tropical Fruits Genebank in Region 8

Eastern Samar State University Salcedo Campus will soon be the hub of tropical fruit production and Eco-Tourism Park with the approval of the Board of Regents of its proposal to establish a Regional Tropical Fruit Genebank for Region 8.

Of the 14 Regional Tropical Fruits Genebank that will be established in the country, ESSU Salcedo will take the lead role for the whole region. A Regional Tropical Fruits Genebank will conserve, evaluate, propagate and distribute tropical fruit varieties for all provinces in the region together with its partner agency, the Farmers Community Development Foundation International or FCDF. The latter will provide regional genebanks with 62 of the best tropical fruit varieties from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and at least 20 native varieties. The germplasm entries will be planted in at least 10 hectares and will be replicated three ties to make it usable for scientific research by students and the faculty. FCDF will help build the capacities of ESSU in conducting research through training, workshops, and study tours.

333 4Ps beneficiaries avail college scholarship in ESSU

More than Two Billion Pesos was allocated by the government as financial assistance for the poor but deserving students with priority given to beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps). 4Ps beneficiaries who are qualified to enroll in selected State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) can avail of this scholarship program or the Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation. For this purpose, as confirmed by Mrs. Evelyn T. Obina, the University’s Financial Management Officer, the Eastern Samar State University has been downloaded with Php20,604,00.00 by the Department of Budget and Management through the Commission on Higher Education, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Department of Social Welfare and Development and Department of Labor and Employment.