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Chusuey: It’s payback time

Chusuey: It’s payback time

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L to R: Engr. Romulus J. Landoy, Arch. Nilo Moralidad, Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA, Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, Ms. Anna Lissa Chusuey, and Christina Chusuey

The First University in Western Visayas, the University of San Agustin – Iloilo City, held a Topping-Off Ceremony of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center at the school’s main campus last November 11, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning. The ceremony is held to mark the completion of the first phase in the construction of the structure which was donated on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the University of San Agustin.

Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, to whom the international center is named after, is an alumnus of the University of San Agustin. He is in fact one of the Alumni Achievement Awardees of the university because of his outstanding contributions in the field of tourism and hotel and restaurant management. Chusuey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henann Group of Resorts in Boracay, Bohol and Palawan, dedicates the facility to offer his fellow Augustinians the best training possible in state-of-the-art learning laboratories for them to be most competitive in the service industry in the Philippines or abroad.

The Topping Off Ceremony was led by the donee himself alongside with his wife Anna Lissa Chusuey and daughter Christina together with Mr. Ramon Cua Locsin (Board of Trustee, USA), Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA (President, USA), Engr. Romulus J. Landoy and Arch. Nilo Moralidad.

On the otherhand, Fr. Comendador, OSA thanked Dr. Chusuey for sharing his generosity to his Alma Mater. While, the Ilonggo business tycoon himself pronounced that he is grateful to the University of San Agustin for giving him Virtue and Science which became his effective formula for whatever success he is enjoying now. Thus, for him, it is payback time.

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Dr. Henry O. Chusuey gives his message during the Topping Off Ceremony of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center

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The University of San Agustin Community together with the people who are instrumental in the realization of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center.

 

SAN AG IS NOW ISO CERTIFIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN AG IS NOW ISO CERTIFIED

 

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The University of San Agustin in Iloilo City has just been granted the ISO Certification 9001-2008 (Quality Management System) by the AJA Registrars, Inc.

The board of accreditors first visited the University for the ISO Stage 1 Audit last April 4-5, 2016.  The second visit was on September 8-9, 2016. The certification on USA’s Quality Management System is an assurance that the University adopts and conforms to the quality policy of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

With this certification, the clients of the University of San Agustin – students, parents, alumni and benefactors – will be assured that the institution is dedicating all its efforts towards ensuring customer satisfaction.

This is a milestone for the First University in Western Visayas as it celebrates its 112th founding anniversary.

On the other hand, the administrators and the Augustinian community are thanking everyone who has helped the University in achieving this international certification. #VivaSanAgustin (PEAR-USA)



Augustinian tops Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition

Augustinian tops Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition

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Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo receives his prize as Champion in the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition.

A Senior Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) student of the University of San Agustin, Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo, was adjudged Champion during the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition held at Robinson’s Jaro last September 22, 2016.  

The competition which was organized by the Iloilo City College gauged the abilities of student participants in presenting to visitors the tourist spots in Iloilo City, as well as what the different districts can offer in terms of historical spots, delicacies, culture and arts, among others.  Moreover, the event provided an avenue for the students to practice their learnings in their respective schools.

The second best tour guide proclaimed during the competition was also from USA, Charrize Cresencio (BSTM 4A).

Torrillo, who is a first timer in the tour guiding competition, was satisfied with the results of the contest. On the other hand, he became happier when he knew that alongside the award he received a cash prize, a round trip ticket to anywhere in the Philippines and gift checks. He looks forward to participating in higher level competitions in his field.(PEAR-USA)

Augustinian tops Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition

Augustinian tops Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition

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Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo receives his prize as Champion in the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition.

A Senior Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) student of the University of San Agustin, Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo, was adjudged Champion during the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition held at Robinson’s Jaro last September 22, 2016.  

The competition which was organized by the Iloilo City College gauged the abilities of student participants in presenting to visitors the tourist spots in Iloilo City, as well as what the different districts can offer in terms of historical spots, delicacies, culture and arts, among others.  Moreover, the event provided an avenue for the students to practice their learnings in their respective schools.

The second best tour guide proclaimed during the competition was also from USA, Charrize Cresencio (BSTM 4A).

Torrillo, who is a first timer in the tour guiding competition, was satisfied with the results of the contest. On the other hand, he became happier when he knew that alongside the award he received a cash prize, a round trip ticket to anywhere in the Philippines and gift checks. He looks forward to participating in higher level competitions in his field.(PEAR-USA)

Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director

Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director

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Atty. Jose Edmund E. Guillen, an alumnus of the University of San Agustin, was recently appointed as Regional Director for Western Visayas of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

Guillen first joined PAO in 1996 and rose from the ranks through his hard work, dedication, and integrity.  Prior to his appointment as Regional Director, he served as District Public Attorney of the Iloilo City District Office I in 1999, as Assistant Regional Public Attorney in 2007, and was designated as Officer-in-Charge of the PAO Region VI in 2008.

Earning his Bachelor of Laws at the University of San Agustin in 1993, Atty. Guillen graduated at the top ten of his class. He took and passed the BAR examinations the following year.  He was a fellow of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, through which he was able to obtain his Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann, Arbor, Michigan in 2011.

Atty. Guillen currently teaches at the University of San Agustin College of Law handling Constitutional Law. He also handles BAR review classes in Political Law.

A seasoned lawyer, he is known to his peers as an environmentalist and human rights advocate.   In 2014, when the University of San Agustin celebrated its 60th anniversary, Atty. Guillen was one of the recipients of the Alumni Achievement Awards in the field of law. (USA-PEAR)

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