Office Administration students under the College of Business and Management were hailed as Champion in the 5th PASOA Mindanao Convention held at the University Convention Center on Friday, January 26.
This year’s theme was dubbed “Responding to Change: Streamlining Office Administration.”
According to Dr. Denis A. Tan, OASP director, this year’s theme is very fitting and timely.
“Having BSOA curriculum [that is] compliant to K-12 [transitions] makes it more effective and more productive,” she said during her opening remarks.
Based on CHED Memorandum Order 46 series of 2012, the BSOA Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs) has shift its implementation to learning competency standard or outcomes-based education.
“CMO 46 series of 2012 specifies the core competency expected of BSOA graduates regardless of the type of HEI they graduate from, giving ample space for HEI to innovate in the curriculum in line with the assessment of how best to achieve learning outcomes in their particular context and their respective missions,” Dr. Tan added.
This year’s PASOA convention highlight was the skills competition participated by almost 650 students from eight institutions in Mindanao.
“The skills competition is made to check on whether what we are doing inside on our classrooms are still aligned with the CHED mandate and on whether our programs are still creating initiatives of developing the skills of our students,” said Dr. Teresita F. Pepito, president of the Philippine Association of Administrative Professionals and Educators in Office Administration (PAAPEOA) and dean of the College of Business and Management.
Dr. Pepito added that PASOA intends to produce well-equipped professionals needed in the corporate world today.
The tabulated results of the winning participants are as follows:
|Contemporary Dance Competition||PASOA-CMU Dancers||1st Place|
|Video Stinger Competition||Joane Grace Vecina & Co.||1st Place|
|Extemporaneous Speaking||Prince Irish Viodor||1st Place|
|The Voice of PASOA||Riza T. Manlangit||1st Place|
|Keyboarding Competition||Mae Catherine B. Ricabo||1st Place|
|Mr. PASOA Mindanao 2018||Alien Jay Baba||1st Runner Up|
|Ms. PASOA Mindanao 2018||Rizelle Mae M. Ayco||1st Runner Up|
|Essay Writing Competition||Theresa Jeanne O. Ecalla||2nd Place|
|Keyboarding Competition||April Grace A. Rapista||2nd Place|
|Shorthand Competition||Sweetpearl Rendon||2nd Place|
|Essay Writing Competition||Angel Rose Bagaipo||3rd Place|
|Adobe Photoshop Competition||Arman Christian D. Hara||3rd Place|
|Shorthand Competition||Hazell Lee J. Ortiz||3rd Place|
|Poster Making Competition||Danny Dela Pena||3rd Place|
|Battle of the Brains||Ruffa Mae C. PerezAirez D. LuanaArchie May L. Manangkila||3rd Place|
“The event exposed variety of skills and talents among PASOANs. This year’s convention was totally packed with activities that thrill every PASOANs to excel and compete,” said Mr. Vallecer, BSOA faculty.
Following CMU as overall champion were San Isidro College in Malaybalay City as 1st runner-up, and Mountain View College (MVC) in Valencia, Bukidnon as 2nd runner-up.
Other institutions that participated in the convention were Mindanao Arts of Technology Institute (MATI) in Bukidnon; Philippine Countryville College (PCC), Maramag, Bukidnon; Philippine College Foundation (PCF), Valencia, Bukidnon; Sacred Heart of Misamis Occidental (SHMO); and San Agustin Institute of Technology (SAIT), Valencia, Bukidnon. (Iyren Dalipe-Neri)