USL hails 4th Gawad San Luis awardees

As an institutional celebration, the University of Saint Louis (USL) faculty and staff convened at the James Ter Meer Gymnasium last Dec. 7, 2018 to recognize this year’s Gawad San Luis honorees.

Prior to the awarding of the honorees, University employees gathered at the Good Shepherd Chapel in the morning of the same day for the Eucharistic celebration of the 2018 Catholic Educators’ Day.

Rev. Fr. Renillo H. Sta. Ana, CICM, USL President, and Rev. Fr. Thiago O. Silva, CICM, Vice President for Mission and Identity, presided the said Mass.

The Gawad San Luis celebration pushed through in the afternoon and commenced with a processional and tribute to employees.

The following are the categories of the said institutional celebration: Award for Academic Achievement, Award for Professional Excellence, Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Works, Acceleration in Rank Award, and Special Institutional Award.

Another category is the Employee Service Award which is given to employees who have rendered a number of years in the University.

Employees who have had 10 or more years of employment in the University were given certificates/plaques of recognition and cash awards. This award is bestowed on a quinquennial schedule.

For this year, a total of 38 employees were awarded, each receiving at least one category award. Meanwhile, three schools were awarded with the Special Institutional Award.

During the event, a retirement tribute was also held to honor all the retirees. Each of the seven retirees received a plaque of recognition and a bust of Saint Louis.

This year’s Gawad San Luis is on its fourth edition. The first Gawad San Luis was held on June 30, 2015; the second on June 27, 2017; and the third on Oct. 18, 2017, all in the same venue.

See below lists of the 2018 awardees.

Academic Achievement Awardees

Awardee Achievement
Venus I. Guyos
Director of Libraries
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Major in Educational Management
Saint Paul University Philippines
March 2, 2018
Alan Anthony D. Baccay
SEASH Faculty
Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Cum Laude
Saint Louis University, Baguio City
Dec. 15, 2017

SEASH – School of Education, Arts, Sciences, and Health

Professional Excellence Awardees

Awardee Achievement
Dr. Emmanuel James P. Pattaguan
Vice President for Academics
National Speaker
Philippine Association of Administrative Professionals and Educators in Office Administration, Inc., July 26-28, 2018, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

National Speaker
“Orientation-Workshop on Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA) for Assessors,” Apr. 2-3, 2018, Pasay City

Danoleene Marie P. Tugade
College Library Head
Elected Board of Director
Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science for 2018-2020
John Michael E. Parales
SABH Faculty
National Treasurer
Capital Market Institute of the Philippines, Inc.

SABH – School of Accountancy, Business and Hospitality

Excellence in Research and Creative Works Awardees

Name of Author/s Research Title Name/Date of Publication
(in international refereed journals)
Dr. Emmanuel James P. Pattaguan Factors that Contribute to Topping the Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants Pacific Business Review International, March 2018
Dr. Eladio Martin S. Gumabay, et al. Adversity of Prolonged Extreme Cold Exposure among Adult Clients Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Diseases: A Primer for Recommending Community Health Nursing Intervention Nursing Open, Dec. 23, 2017
Dr. Darin Jan C. Tindowen All for One, One for All: The Role of Filipino Pro-Social Behaviors in Building a Disaster-Resilient Community International Journal of Sustainable Society, November 2018
Dr. Marie Jean N. Mendezabal

Dr. Darin Jan C. Tindowen

Improving Students’ Attitude, Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Skills in Differential Calculus through Microsoft Mathematics Journal of Technology and Science Education, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)
Ertie C. Abana, et al. Electronic Glove: A Teaching Aid for the Hearing Impaired International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), August 2018
Arlyn S. Cristobal Expectation on Library Services, Library Quality (LibQual) Dimensions and Library Customer Satisfaction: Relationship to Customer Loyalty Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), January 2018

Acceleration in Rank Awardees

Awardee Position
Rosalie A. Turingan SEASH Faculty
Rizza D. Velasco SABH Faculty

*Each awardee obtained an annual faculty performance rating of 91 percent or above for five consecutive years.

Special Institutional Awardees

Awardee Achievement
School of Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design and Information Technology Education (SEAIDITE)

Electrical Engineering program

Electronics Engineering program

Top 1 Performing School in the Philippines September 2018 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

Top 2 Performing School in the Philippines  September 2018 Registered Master Electrician Licensure Examination

Top 5 Performing School in the Philippines October 2018 Electronics Technician Licensure Examination

School of Education, Arts, Sciences, and Health (SEASH)

Nursing program

100 percent institutional passing rate in the November 2018 Nurse Licensure Examination
Junior High School Level II Reaccreditation (2018-2023)

Granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)

 Service Awardees

Awardee Position
35 years of service
Juanita C. Canapi Accounting Clerk
30 years of service
Maria M. Tungcul Junior High School Prefect of Discipline
25 years of service
Edwin A. Allesa Maintenance Staff
Ceasar T. Angeles College Computer Lab-in-charge
Thelma C. Baricaua Campus Ministry Coordinator
Minerva P. Panganiban Human Resource Management Officer
Celso L. Tuddao Vice President for Finance
20 years of service
Maria Dinky M. Lim Dinggin Ka Learning Center (DKLC) Head, Elementary Mathematics Coordinator, Teacher
Fructuoso M. Turo Maintenance Staff
Ferdizeus S. Samonte Maintenance Staff
15 years of service
Erovita Teresita B. Agustin Senior High School Science and Mathematics Area Coordinator, SEAIDITE Faculty
Elvira B. Buendia Records Clerk
Anna Liza B. Bunagan Junior High School Faculty
Beverly U. Evangelista Secretary, Office of the VP for Finance
Venus I. Guyos Director of Libraries
Jaclyn V. Sacobo DKLC Teacher
10 years of service
Anjanette F. Batulan Teacher Education Program Chair, SEASH Faculty
Nestor M. Cabrido, Jr. Head, Community Engagement and CICM Advocacies Office, SEASH Faculty
Herbert S. Bautista Dean of the Student Affairs, SEASH Faculty
Mary Rose G. Gacias Payroll Officer
Eladio Martin S. Gumabay Head, Center for Health Research and Development
Ma. Eleanor C. Lucero Architecture Program Chair, SEAIDITE Faculty
Mario D. Marcial Maintenance Staff
Loui B. Tacata Database Administrator, MIS Head
Jayvin M. Taguba College Sports Coordinator, SEASH Faculty
Marife D. Tibule SEAIDITE Faculty
Gladys T. Tumbali SABH Faculty
Rovelle Concepcion S. Siazon Graduate School Professor, SABH Faculty

Retirement Honorees

Honoree Position last held in USL Years of Service in USL
Dr. Delailah B. Valencia University President 38
Cora F. Mapagu Non-Teaching Personnel 36
Alfredo T. Tuppil Maintenance Personnel 25
Rosario R. Cañazares SEASH Faculty 22
Florencio L. Bangayan Maintenance Personnel 22
Tirso M. Pamittan Maintenance Personnel 15
Helen P. Agustin SEASH Faculty 12