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PSU opens gate for 24 Indo exchange studes

The entire community of Pangasinan State University (PSU), led by Dr. Sally A. Jarin, Director for Local and International Linkages wholeheartedly welcomed the Indonesian Exchange Students who will be staying in the five different PSU campuses [Urdaneta City, Lingayen, Sta Maria, San Carlos City, Lingayen, and Binmaley Campus] for a 28-activity-filled days last January 31 at the PSU Convention Hall, Lingayen Campus.

During the Welcome Program and Orientation for the 3rd batch of the exchange students on 2019, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in his speech that it is through the exchange students that PSU is able to put in place its vision to become an ASEAN Premier State University and so he considers them PSU’s blessings.

On the other hand, at the end of the Welcome program, Dr. Renato E. Salcedo, SHS principal, oriented them about the similarities and differences of the two ASEAN countries (Philippines and Indonesia) to prevent misunderstandings and to foster unity amidst diversity.

Accordingly, the twenty four Indonesian exchange students were grouped as to where they will be having their internship in the five mentioned PSU campuses with the guidance of the assigned internship coordinators: Ms. Marmie R. Poquiz for San Carlos City; Mr. Aurelie A. Peralta for Urdaneta City; Dr. Glynda F. Pariñas for Sta. Maria; Dr. Rosie S. Abalos for Binmaley; and Dr. Regina F. Santos for Lingayen Campus.

Meanwhile, the students were deployed in PSU partner agencies: Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic and Resources in Dagupan, Purina Cargill, Department of Public Works and Highways and Pangasinan Electric Cooperative in Urdaneta, Sunflower Garden in Sta. Maria, Food Innovation Center in Bayambang, Tourism Office and Management Information Services Office in Lingayen, and Landbank of the Philippines in San Carlos.


Fulfilled for the success of the program for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET, Dr. Jarin, welcomed back all the Indonesian students in the PSU Convention Hall for the closing program on February 22.

A representative from State Polytechnic of Padang, Edriwan, and a Business Administration graduating student agreed to share his thoughts through a short interview during the closing program.

“I was really trained to communicate well to customers especially to the Senior Citizens using of course the English language”, Edriwan gratefully narrated. Likewise, Edriwan said he is open to coming back in the Philippines after his graduation because he was greatly convinced on the superiority of the Filipino culture in the entire ASEAN community.

Afterwards, awarding of certificates to SEA-TVET Students and awarding of PSU Symbol were conducted by PSU President, Vice Presidents, Campus Executive Directors and Partner Agencies.

The program was concluded with a closing remarks delivered by Dr. Jarin containing the resounding congratulatory message to all of the Indonesian SEA-TVET International students.

This semester, Indonesian Universities have placed 24 exchange students. Below is the table containing the list of students for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET project:

University of Muhammadyah Purwokerto-Mr. Fakhri Brillians Arpa Putra; Mr. Fajar Muhammad Fauz; Ms. Chichi Dwi Rismawati; Ms. Desi Amelia Ahmad Yani Hermansyah; Ms. Muflihatun Hanifah Abdul Rauf; Toraja Christian University of Indonesia- Ms. Ningoy; Mr. Reksian Bunga Sarrang; Mr. Yermia Sampe Toding; Mr. Arfin Mani Poting; Mr. Eko Patrio; Sebelas Maret University- Ms. Anisa Larasati; Mr. Nur Arif Suko Juliyanto; Bogor Agriculture University- Ms. Weni Pratiwi; Ms. Dwi Mifta Khairumnita; State Polytechnic Banduung- Ms. Sarah Siti Jubaedah; Ms. Miftah Ulfania Fajrin; Mr. Edriwan; State Polytechnic of Padang- Mr. Rafly Refizar Aziz; Mr. Mitaahul Arzaaq Arfi Effendy; Ms. Zilvia Ikhwani; State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya- Ms. Nur Aina; Ms. Leila Utarina; Ganesha University of Education- Mr. Bramudya Ananayta Dutu; Mr. Krisna Bayu Komang.

10 PSU programs eye AACCUP accreditation

THE PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU) once again subjected itself to the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) accreditation in four of its campuses including Bayambang, Lingayen, Sta. Maria and Urdaneta.

Led by Professor Nestor C. Competente of the Rizal Technological University, 29 accreditors conducted document analyses and evaluation to the programs of: Bayambang Campus (Bachelor in Public Administration and BS in Business Administration; Sta. Maria Campus (Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, BS in Agribusiness Management and BS in Agricultural Engineering); Lingayen Campus (BS in Mathematics, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education); and Urdaneta City Campus (BS in Architecture) after the opening program at the Convention Hall.

Said accreditation is the second survey visit conducted by the AACCUP Inc. in PSU for this academic year 2017-2018 following the successful visit last May, 2018 where nine programs were evaluated.

On the following day, accreditors proceeded to their assigned campuses to conduct site visit or campus tour to further verify and gather more relevant information as well as interview key informants.

The accreditation ended through a simultaneous Exit Conferences by Campus and General Closing Program at Lingayen Campus whereby accreditors enumerated the strengths and areas needing improvement.

Areas that had been assessed were: Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives; Faculty; Curriculum; and Instruction; Support to Students; Research; Extension and Community Involvement; Library; Physical Plants and Facilities; Laboratories; and Administration.

AACCUP accreditation is one of the quality assurance mechanisms which supports the University’s desire to improve in all its program offering along the areas visited.

The Golden Harvest is still Gold

The Golden Harvest received recognition at 17th Regional Higher Education Press Conference.
Having the theme “Propelling Change through Empowered Campus Journalism,” the 17th RHEPC concluded at Oasis Country Resort in San Fernando City, La Union on November 23-25, 2016 wherein The Golden Harvest, the official student publication of Pangasinan State University, Sta. Maria, Campus, Sta. Maria, Pangasinan triumphed with 22 awards in both group and individual categories.
The winning participants of The Golden Harvest are qualified to join the Luzon-wide Higher Education Press Conference to be held on February 22, 2017 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Listed below are the complete list of awards of The Golden Harvest:
8th Top Performing Student Publication in Region 1
  • 4th Best Sports Page
  • 4th Best Column Page
  • 5th Best Devcomm Page
  • 5th Best News Page
  • 5th Best Literary Page
  • 5th Best Page Design
  • 4th Best Theme
  • 4th Best Column Page
  • 5th Best Sports Page
  • 5th Best News Page
  • 6th Best Cover Design
  • 7th Best Devcomm Page
  • 8th Best Page Design
  • 8th Best Literary Page
Jessica Ordoña
  • 1st Place Opinion Writing (Filipino)
  • 6th Place Editorial Writing (Filipino)
Zsanyla Cabansag
  • 2nd Place Editorial Writing (English)
  • 3rd Place Opinion Writing (English)
Mark Jayson Mariñas
  • 5th Place Photojournalism (English)
  • 9th Place Poetry Writing (English)
Jane Christine Magno
  • 5th Place Poetry Writing (Filipino)
  • 10th Place Feature Writing (English)
Student Publication Adviser: Andrei Batalla

PSAE-PPG Sta. Maria Chapter at its finest


                     PSAE-PPG Sta. Maria Chapter

Congratulations to the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers – Pre-Professional Group (PSAE-PPG) PSU Chapter especially to the 13 Agricultural Engineering students who have attended the annual Luzon-wide Convention.
Special thanks go to the PSU Administration through Dr. Priscilla Agsalud and Engr. Cecilia Cruz for allowing the students and the adviser, Engr. Jerves M. Geron, to attend the said convention.
Winners of the Luzon-wide Convention are automatically qualified to join the National Convention in Albay on April 2017!
Marcial Jimo Del Rosario – MR. PSAE-PPG Luzon
Jessa Catchin – 1st place poster making
Archie Noveno – 3rd place vocal solo

PSU Sta. Maria Campus Officials

Campus Executive Director DR. PRISCILLA L. AGSALUD  
Campus Executive Secretary ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Dean of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Engineering DR. HONORIO L. CASCOLAN  
Dean of Teacher Education PROF. WILFREDO N. ANCHETA  
Department Chair of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture DR. BRENDA C. PANELO  
Department Chair of Ag. Eng’g. ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Department Chair of Teacher Education DR. PRIMA R. SILVESTRE  
Department Chair of Agribusiness Management DR. ARTEMIO M. REBUGIO  
Principal, Senior High Scool MR. MARLON L. PERADO  
Internship and Job Placement MRS. JENNYLYN M. BIBAL  
          Teacher Education (Focal Person) PROF. FLORITA C. BALANSAY  
          BSA & ABM (Focal Person) DR. GLYNDA F. PARIÑAS  
          Agricultural Engineering (Focal Person) ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Student Services & Scholarship/Alumni MRS. SHEILA D. PASCUA  
Sports, Culture & Arts MR. ROMULO C. MARQUEZ  
Institutional Planning, Press Relations Officer and Paper Adviser MR. ANDREI V. BATALLA  
Physical Plant & Facilities ENGR. JOEL P. PASCUA  
Gender and Development PROF. JOSEPHINE CABADING  
Production, Resource Generation, and Auxiliary Services MR. RONEL ALI B. OMOLIDA  
Head, Cereals & Vegetables Council and Clonal Laboratory DR. RICARDO R. GARCIA  
Head, Tissue Culture Laboratory ENGR. JOEL P. PASCUA  
Manager, Integrated Farming and PPHPC MR. RONEL ALI B. OMOLIDA  
Manager, Poultry and Buffalo, Goat Production MR. JOSEPH S. PADAGAS  
Manager, Mushroom Production and Organic Fertilizer PROF. ELISA S. DELLA  
Agribusiness Management Organization (AMO) MRS. GRACE C. COBARDO
Math Wizard Organization (MWO) MR. NELSON R. SALOSAGCOL
Organization of Responsible, Active and Literary Educators (ORACLE) MS. MELBREN L. BAUTISTA
Philippine Science Consortium Sta. Maria, Chapter MR. JEROME R. TABADERO
Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers – Pre-Professional Group (PSAE-PPG) ENGR. JERVES M. GERON
Responsive Educators’ Alliance to Learning Milieu (REALM) PROF. FLORITA C. BALANSAY
Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Filipino (SaMaFil) MRS. ZENAIDA T. CRUZ
Sta. Maria Association of Responsive Teachers for Tomorrow (SMARTT) MS. RENALYN S. SIMAN
Supreme Student Council (SSC) MR. FORTUNATO A. NARIZ II