BSU Graduates surpass national licensure exam rates

          The Graduate School listed a 100% passing rate during the September 2010 Guidance Counselor Licensure Examination. The passers are Jocelyn K. Japson and Aloha A. Songday. Prof. Wilfredo B. Mina also noted that two BSU reviewees passed the exam, they are Marco Publico, guidance counsellor of Berkeley School in Baguio City and Laarni Tolentino, a psychometrician at the Tarlac State University. Prof. Mina is the coordinator of the BSU Guidance Counselling Enhancement Seminar.

         Meanwhile, the College of Engineering and Applied Technology fared well during the August 2010 Agricultural Engineer Licensure Exam with a passing rate of 45.45% surpassing the national passing rate of 44.84%.

See complete list of August 2010 AELE passers from the BSU-College of Engineering and Applied Technology

          The College of Nursing lived up to its reputation of being one of the top performing nursing schools in the country during the July 2010 Nurse Licensure Examination. With a passing rate of 96.97%, BSU ranked 8th place among the nursing schools with 100 and more examinees.

See complete list of July 2010 NLE passers from the BSU-College of Nursing


PARRFI Professorial Chairholders Present Studies on Organic Agriculture

Rehab what is damaged, conserve what is left.

This was the gist of the two Professorial lectures held at the Chrysanthemum Hall on August 31, 2010 on the importance of organic farming and of diverse ecosystem.

In order to restore the soil fertility for the production of native rice through organic farming, Dr. Jose G. Balaoing, PARRFI Professorial Chairholder 2009, conducted a study titled, “Organic Fertilizer Management of Native Rice Grown in the Municipalities of Kibungan and Kapangan.”

Before discussing the result of his study, Dr. Balaoing talked about the basics of soil organic matter. He reiterated the importance of organic fertilizers and the composition of soil organic matter and its influence on soil properties and the environment.

In his study, the application of vermicompost in combination with organic liquid fertilizer extract is recommended for the culture and production of Binggawan rice variety.

It was recommended during the open forum that a follow up study on the diseases of the native rice should be done. Also, historical analysis of the area must be considered.

Meanwhile, Dr. Romeo A. Gomez Jr., PARRFI Professorial Chairholder 2008, presented the issues and effects on turning Mt. Data at Mt. Province into an agricultural area . His study, “Floral Assessment of Mt. Data National Park” was in collaboration with the Saint Louis University. He emphasized the importance of understanding the basic sciences like ecology and environmental science to applied science.

He also discussed the application of Economic Valuation, this is giving economic value on the species or on the things inside a diverse ecosystem or national park.

The implication of his study is that Mt. Data is a relatively diverse ecosystem, but there is a decline of the specie distribution in the area through the years. There was also an increased pressure on the land use change of the park due to economic activities and population pressure as well as soil characteristics of the area that favor for agriculture production.

In an open forum, it was discussed that the government should provide measures to really protect the national park as well as its effect if the said park will be converted to short term use just like agriculture land use.

Dr. Gomez also said that Mt. Data Park provides water for irrigation on Regions I and II. Dr. Luis, in her closing remarks challenged the students and youth to rehab what can be restored just like growing native rice and to protect and conserve what is there to be protected especially the watersheds. She added that biodiversity gives life to people.

PARRFI professorial lectures are held every month organized by the office of the VP for Research and Extension. //May Flor Magciano

CTE Faculty is First PGCA-CAR President

Dr. Wilfredo Mina, a faculty of the College of Teacher Education and Graduate School is the president of the newly approved Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association Cordillera Chapter. PGCA-CAR formally approved on March of this year will concentrate on the Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga and Mt. Province areas.

Aside from being accepted as member of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, Dr. Mina was also elected as member of the PGCA Board ranking 10th out of 22 candidates coming from different parts of the country. Dr. Mina hopes that his election as PGCA Board member will help bring the needs and concerns of the region to the national level.

Even as a young chapter, PGCA-CAR was awarded a certificate of recognition during the 46th Annual National Convention and Workshops for being an active chapter by initiating and organizing various professional development activities for its members.

The PGCA-CAR will co-host the PGCA Midyear Seminar Workshops for Luzon with PGCA-Baguio on October 20-22 at Benguet State University and St. Louis University with the theme, “The Counselor: Walking the Talk.”//JSTabangcura

IRO Director Attends the 3rd China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week

International Relations Office Director, Dr. Danilo P. Padua was one among three Filipinos who attended the 3rd China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week held in Guiyang City, Guizhou province, People’s Republic of China last August 2-5, 2010.

It was held simultaneously with the 3rd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference. These were aimed at further promoting the mutual cooperation in education and friendship between China and ASEAN countries.

The China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week actually consisted of five different and separate activities including the Environment Education Forum, Humanities Symposium, Forum on Higher Education and Human Resources Development, Youth Summer Camp and China Education Resources Exhibition.

Dr. Danilo P. Padua, attended the Environment Education Forum together with Dr. Ruben Umaly, the Vice President for Research and Linkages of the University of the Cordilleras. The director of the UP Baguio Cordillera Studies Center, Prof. Delfin Tolentino, participated in the Humanities Symposium.

Dr. Padua presented a paper entitled: Vegetable Terracing in the Cordillera Region, Philippines: A Case of a Trade-off Between Livelihood and Environmental Protection. This was one of the 17 papers presented in the Environment Education Forum. A total of 50 participants attended the forum coming from China, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.//Casmir Ligat

23rd Charter Day Celebration

summary-of-activities-foundation-day-2009Program of Activities

BSU Vision

TESOL Certificate IV

Benguet State University
in Partnership with
Australian International Langauage Academy
Southern Cross International Learning Institute
Invites Participants to the
(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Date: July 8-19, 2008
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Gladiola Center, Benguet State Unviersity
This is a Certificate IV qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AFQ) and is recognized throughout Australia for employment in NEAS accredited schools as the minimum qualification. In Australia, Asia and South America. The Certificate in TESOL has equal recognition as the CELTA.
Requirements for application:
Official Transcript of Records
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Intent
Filled-up Application Form (from BSU Open University)
For more details, please get in touch with:
Dr. Percyveranda A. Lubrica
Coordinator, BSU-AILA
Tel no: (074) 209-2353
Prof. Corazon J. Bautista
Assistant Director
BSU-International Language Center
Mobile no: 0906 880 1759