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CMU BSOA students rule in the PASOA Mindanao Convention

CMU Bachelor of Science in Office Administration students from the College of Business and Management ruled in the recently concluded 6th Philippine Association of Students in Office Administration (PASOA) Mindanao Convention with the theme “Excellence for Office Professionals in the Corporate World,” held at San Agustin Institute of Technology (SAIT) Gymnasium, Valencia City, on February 7.

Dr. Glenne A. Rivera, College Dean of SAIT, said in her words of welcome that this years’ theme is very timely considering that Bukidnon and nearby places are growing economically.

“Excellence does not only mean high grades and exceeding expectations of employers but also being pro-active… I am confident enough that your school gives you the best and trains you to be excellent,” Dr. Rivera added.

PASOA-CMU as the mother chapter organized and facilitated the said event in collaboration with SAIT as the host institution. Two topics were tackled during the convention namely: Work Ethics and Commitment to Excellence, and Stenography Eligibility.

One of the guest speakers was Dr. Leo G. Labrador, OSA Director, who talked about Work Ethics and Commitment to Excellence.

During his talk, Dr. Labrador emphasized that a combination of a positive attitude, hard work, good performance, and dependable results are the key to excellence.

“To be excellent is not just doing your job but you are doing your job more than or to the best of your ability,” Dr. Labrador stressed.

This year’s PASOA Mindanao Convention was composed of 10 different indoor events. These comprised: Battle of the Brains, Shorthand, Keyboarding, Poster Making, Product Advertisement, Radio Broadcasting, Spoken Poetry, Vocal Solo, Dance Contest, and Mr.& Miss PASOA.

Moreover, Dr. Teresita F. Pepito, President of Philippine Association of Administrative Professionals and Educators in Office Administration, Inc. (PAAPEOAI) and Dean of the College of Business and Management said during an exclusive interview that the convention was purposely designed to harmonize all BSOA programs in Mindanao.

“Member schools of this association can benefit in this endeavor, to the best of our ability, we will share what we have so that we will produce smart graduates ready to face the corporate world of business,” Dr. Pepito added.

She also encouraged all students to continue to be a part of PASOA for they will receive a certificate of participation which will be of help when they apply for a job after graduation.

The tabulated results of the winning participants shared by Dr. Gamaliela A. Dumancas are as follows:

Event Participant/s Award
Battle of the Brains Luana, Airez Dinhayan,Dorx Ecalla, Theresa Jean 3rd Place
Shorthand                Algar, Cheryl             Palomar, Charisse Lyn   1st Place
Keyboarding Sinco, Jhon Victor 1st Place
Poster Making Baterna, Jann Thomas 1st Place
Radio Broadcasting CMU Team 2nd Place
Spoken Poetry CMU Team 1st Place
Vocal Solo CMU Team 1st Place
Dance Contest CMU Team 2nd Place
Ms. PASOA Cleia N. Chavez 1st Place
Mr. PASOA Arvin Giles B. Estor 2nd Pace

Over Six hundred (600) delegates from ten schools all over Mindanao participated in the convention. They were from the Assumption College of Nabunturan, Compostella Valley; Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Maramag;  Golden Heritage Polytechnic College, Cagayan de Oro City; Mindanao Arts and Technological Institute, Malaybalay City; Mountain View College (MVC), Valencia City; Notre Dame of Tacurong College; Philippine College Foundation (PCF), Valencia City; Philippine Countryville College (PCC), Maramag; San Isidro College (SIC), Malaybalay, and San Agustin Institute of Technology (SAIT), Valencia City. (WBorja)

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