Lingayen – The voice of students has been heard after the first ever Unity Walk done in the history of Pangasinan State University on March 18 through the initiative of the student-leaders and PSUnians who believe and stand by the truth in support for the University President who has been the subject of issues and accusations lately pertaining to the involvement of the university in politics.
“Ito ay pagkukusa naming mga estudyante at bilang isang student lider, nais naming ipakita sa Pangasinan na ang PSU ay nagkakaisa sa puso, isip at sa gawa. Hindi kami naniniwala sa paninirang ibinabato sa kasalukuyang administrasyon at lalong lalo na sa mahal naming institusyon,” stated Mark Joel Aguila, a Bachelor of Science in Criminology student and the students’ representative in the Board of Regents.
“Kung alam mong nasa tama ka, sino man ang humarang o lumaban sa’yo ay hindi dapat katakutan. Huwag urungan kung tama ang iyong ipinaglalaban.” This was the pressing statement of former Department of Justice Secretary, Leila de Lima as she graced the culminating program of the Women’s month celebration before a multitude of students in a call to action for accelerating gender parity and empowerment hosted by PSU last March 15.
Contrary to her stern image in the television, De Lima was all smiles as she laid her platform in fight against human trafficking, violence against women and sexual harassment among others. Nevertheless, she also recognized the empowered Filipino women who have been successful in the world of politics, business, technology and entertainment.
Through the concerted efforts of the College of Teacher Education and Technology (CTET) department, the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) students grabbed awards in the Regional Student Congress organized by the CHED and PAFTE Region 1 at DMMSU Bacnotan, La Union last March 9.Ms. Rose Ann Cancino, 4th year BSEd English earned this year’s search for Ms. Innovative Student-Teacher while Ivy Grace Repalda, 3rd year BSE-English, Romelyn Caronongan and Clarissa Lomibao, 4th year BSE-English landed in the 1st runner-up spot in the Quiz Bee competition.
Similarly, the PSU Sta. Maria students triumphed as 2nd runner-up in quiz bee. The names of the students are as follows: Deborah Mae Herreria, Anabelle Lictao, Ralph Izaak Lopez, with their coach, Dr. Leah Olua.
“Coaching is not just about winning, it is about creating an environment where life-changing experiences happen.”
This the biggest lesson PSU-Lingayen coaches learned during the two-day 3Dimensional Coaching Seminar-Workshop held at Le Duc Hotel, Dagupan City last February 29-March 1.
PSU-Lingayen is the only SUC delegate in the said seminar-workshop. Other than that, delegates from various schools and campuses in Dagupan were also present.
The Ministry for Social Action in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan through the KAANTABAYAN (Kabataang ANTABAY ng Sambayanan ng Diyos) of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting – Pangasinan Chapter (PPCRV) conducted a massive Voter’s Education Campaign to advocate responsible voting to PSU students last March 1 held at the PSU covered court.
PPCRV through its “One Good Vote” ensures the conduct of a Clean, Honest, Accurate, Meaningful and Peaceful elections otherwise known as CHAMP elections. PPCRV visit campuses to empower and raise awareness to the youth in exercising their right to vote in the coming election but also to offer it to the Lord for a renewed and progressive society.