CTE, CAS Faculty Members Participate in Brigada Eskwela 2019

Through the initiative of the College President, Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusan, and the immediate response of the Dean of the College of Teacher Education, Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr., made an action on the call of support nationwide relative to “Brigada Eskwela” launched by the Department of Education.

Eighteen (18) faculty members from the College, particularly from the College of Teacher Education and College of Arts and Sciences volunteered to participate in the conduct of Brigada Eskwela and extended their helping hands through their time and effort to the following schools: Sagat Elementary School, Sta. Cruz; Sta. Lucia North Central School (SLNCS), Sta. Lucia; Candon South Central School (CSCS); Darapidap Elementary School (DES); Caterman Elementary School (ANNEX); and Candon National High School (CNHS), Candon City on May 22, 2019.  Along with the services rendered by the faculty members, various types of cleaning materials were also distributed on the aforesaid schools from the cash donations contributed by the personnel of the College.

Brigada Eskwela or the National Schools Maintenance Week is a nationwide initiative by the Department of Education (DepEd) that mobilizes thousands of parents, alumni, civic groups, local businesses, non-government organizations, teachers, students, and individuals who volunteer their time and skills to do repairs, maintenance work, and clean-up of public elementary and secondary schools.  This nationwide caravan is held simultaneously across the country's 16 regions. (by Imari G. Taloza)

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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: NLPSC-CTE Faculty and other volunteers arrived at Sagat Elementary School,
Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.).


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Caterman Elementary School (Annex). (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Darapidap Elementary School. (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Candon National High School. (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)

2019 NSTP Graduation Ceremony

Six hundred and thirty-five students received their certificate of completion during the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Graduation Ceremony with the theme “NSTP: Transforming Millennials for Nation Building” on May 15, 2019 at the NLPSC Gymnasium.

The ceremony started with an invocation led by Mr. Ernesto Cabiladas followed by the singing of the national anthem conducted by Mr. Marinel Campilla, both are Faculty of the College of Business Education. Dr. Rico G. Gagto, the Director for NSTP gave his welcome remarks.
The graduates were presented by Dr. Estrella C. Gaerlan, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and was accepted and confirmed by Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana. After which, a congratulatory message was conveyed by Dr. Gacusana.

Due to an unanticipated event, Dr. Francisco D. Lopez, the SUC President III of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC), the Guest of Honor and Speaker was unable to attend the said ceremony. However, he was represented by Dr. Francisco Divina, the Campus Director of the ISPSC-Sta. Maria Campus, who delivered his message. He highlighted the importance of NSTP in nation building. He encouraged the graduates to keep on serving their community and the nation.

The graduates received a certificate in finishing their NSTP course. The College offers three (3) sub-programs under the NSTP namely: CWTS, ROTC, and LTS.

The National Service Training Program is a training program for students enrolled in tertiary as well as vocational/technical educational institutions mandated by the state through R.A. 9163 or the “National Service Training Program Act of 2001”. The program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing their ethics of service and patriotism.

NLPSC Celebrates 8th Foundation Anniversary

Filled with pride and delightfulness, the colors of purple, green and yellow bright, the signature colors of the North Luzon Philippines State College continue to flourish as it dominates the festive celebration of its 8th Foundation Anniversary, on May 2-3, 2019.

The two-day celebration started off with a thanksgiving mass led by the Parish Priest of Saint John de Sahagun, Msgr. Cosmenio M. Rosimo, Jr., followed by the inauguration and blessing of the completed projects of the administration for the school year 2018-2019.

After which, the enthusiastic personnel and students gracefully danced in the Zumba activity conducted at the open grounds of the College. In addition to the aforesaid dance activity, the crowd was also entertained with the Silent drill performed by the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), and in an exhibition wherein the members of the Martial Arts Club executed their fundamental skills in arnis.

In the afternoon affair, students representing their respective departments, vied for the crown title, Mr. and Ms. NLPSC 2019. Out of 14 lovely and dazzling candidates, Mr. Renato Ngangac of the College of Business Education and Ms. Princess Santolaja of the College of Teacher Education were crowned as Mr. and Miss NLPSC 2019. While the other two major awards were dominated by the students from the College of Arts and Sciences: first runners-up were Mr. Jayson Patinio and Ms. Karen Laoagan of the Midwifery Department; while the second-runners up were Mr. Vince Allen Rafanan and Ms. Leah Solis of the Criminal Justice Department.  

On the second day of the celebration, a grand parade was held to showcase the talents and creativity of the students through colorful and fascinating festival presentations: the Criminology and Midwifery students in their Masskara festival, Cacao festival for the CBE students; Bangus festival for the Computer Science students, Ati-atihan festival for the HuSoCom students, and the CTE students in their Panagbenga festival, wherein they won as Champion in the said event.

To conclude the said two-day activity, various ball games and laro ng lahi were also undertaken to test the skills, agility, and to strengthen the value of sportsmanship of the personnel and students of the College.

Inspired with the  celebration’s theme, “Conquering the Tests of Time”, indeed, the College, headed by the President, Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana, together with the whole NLPSC family, has proven lots of accomplishments  despite the challenges and obstacles in the past eight years, which they have conquered through their unity, resiliency, and commitment. In the succeeding years, they commit to continue serving the whole community in the name of Excellence, Dynamism, and Service!

NLPSC Conducts Seminar on Financial Literacy


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A seminar on Financial Literacy was spearheaded by the Scholarship Office of the North Luzon Philippines State College on May 15, 2019 at the NLPSC Audio Visual Room. The participants were the 218 Tertiary Education Subsidy grantees for the 2nd Semester, School Year 2018-2019.

Prof. Thelma R. Gacusana, CPA, MBA was the Resource Speaker. She gave insights on ways to smartly manage one’s finances and on the skills and knowledge on financial matters needed to have better decisions about money.

An inspirational message was given by Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana. She encouraged the grantees to study harder and finish their studies and to be of help to their families and to the community afterwards.

The distribution of allowances was held after the seminar in which the grantees received Php. 7,000.00 as their allowance for the months of April and May 2019. Also held after the seminar was the induction of the newly elected officers of the TES Organization for the S.Y. 2019-2020.

The Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) is one of the core programs under the Republic Act No. 10931, also known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. It is a grants-in-aid program that provides funding for all Filipino students from the poorest-of-the-poor households enrolled in public and private HEIs.

Malinnag Joins 1st Singapore International Multidisciplinary Profession, AAG & UCC-Joint Multidisciplinary Research Conference Plus

Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr. Dean of the College of Teacher Education presented his research entitled “The Awareness of NLPSC Community Towards a Federal Republic” in the 1st Singapore International Multidisciplinary Profession- Ascerdens Asia Group- Union Christian College (SIMP– AAG –UCC) Joint Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference held on December 01, 2018 at Oasis Hotel Country Resort, City of San Fernando La Union.

Aside from research presentations, the conference also aimed to establish new linkages among ASEAN members. The conference is supported and endorsed by BLEK Academy and BLEK Foundation; Royal Institute of Education, Singapore; Royal Institute of Research, Singapore; and EDSTER Global.


From L-R: Dr. Jeofrey Tilan, UCC President, Dr. Andres T. Malinnag and
another official of UCC during the 1st SIMP,AAG and UCC Conference

Lanuza Leads the Accreditation Team

The NLPSC family received the ten AACCUP accreditors from the different regions of the country on November 21, 2018 at the lobby Administration Building.

In the opening program of the First Survey Visit for the accreditation of the three programs of the college – Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA), Bachelor of arts in English Language (ABEL) and Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim) the accreditors were introduced by their Overall Coordinator, Dr. Thelma T. Lanuza from Isabela State University. The accreditation team is composed of:

  • Dr. Thelma T. Lanuza          Isabela State University
  • Dr. Jane Cabautan              Isabela State University
  • Dr. Nida T. Aggabao            Isabela State University
  • Dr. Miguel L. Aquino           Isabela State University
  • Dr. Ruth P. Aguilar              Isabela State University
  • Dr. Madelyn L. Monreal       Sorsogon State University
  • Dr. Gina L. Lacaben            Mt. Province State Polytechnic College
  • Dr. Modesto M. Maniable     North West Samar State University
  • Prof. Fely A. Akilith             Mt. Province State Polytechnic College
  • Dr. Fe s. Soriano                Pangasinan State University

In her Statement of Purpose, Dr. Lanuza expressed her gratefulness for the warm and generous accommodation provided by NLPSC. She said that all throughout the accreditation, they shall check for accuracy, relevance, and completeness in all the documents and facilities of the three programs, interview stakeholders and personnel. And conduct ocular inspection to identify the areas of the three programs which need improvement. She also mentioned that AACCUP should be seen as a partner in the quest for the quality education. Hence, she expect support from everyone.

The accreditation of the three programs shall be from November 20 to November 22, 2018. (bos)


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NLPSC Welcomes AACCUP Accreditors

“Accreditation is a way of improvement towards a dynamic and excellent service,” said Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana, President of NLPSC when she delivered her message during the opening program of First Survey Visit of Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. for the accreditation of the three programs of the college, namely Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA), Bachelor of Arts in English Language (ABEL), and Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim) on November 20-22, 2018.

In her Speech, Dr. Gacusana applauded the sacrifices of the personnel in preparing the documents of the three programs, even working beyond office hours and on weekends. The accreditation, she said, is a challenge in the provision of quality education and enhancement of the operation of the college.

She encouraged all personnel to continue working as one, both in mind and spirit, and stand by the college motto of excellent, dynamism, and service. With teamwork, she said that the college shall be able to provide a relevant quality education through efficient operations to its stakeholders. (cdy)


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