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Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director

Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director


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)

Application Form for College and Grade 11

The University of San Agustin through its Admissions, Scholarship and Placement Office is now accepting applicants for all levels in Graduate School, Colleges, Grade 11 for Senior High School and all levels in Basic Education Department.

Below are the links for the application form. If  interested, kindly download and fill-up the form.

Here is the schedule of entrance examination for the Academic Year 2017-2018.

  • October 1, 6,8,13,15 -2016
  • November 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 26- 2016
  • December 3, 6, 10, 13, 15- 2016
  • January 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 24, 26- 2017
  • February 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25- 2017
  • March 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 21, 23, 25- 2017
  • April 3, 5, 7, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28- 2017
  • May 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31- 2017

For more information kindly contatc ASPO Office at

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call : (033) 337-4841 to 44 loc. 250


San Agustin inaugurates State-of-the-Art research lab

San Agustin inaugurates State-of-the-Art research lab


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Various stakeholders and research gurus gathered to celebrate a significant milestone in the history of the University of San Agustin (USA) this August 22. The University of San Agustin’s President, Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, O.S.A., and Commission on Higher Education(CHED)-6’s Director, Dr. Cesar Medina, CESO V, co-inaugurated the state-of-the-art research facilities of the Gregor Mendel Research Laboratories located at Mendel Hall.

Gregor Mendel Research Laboratories (GMRL) is equipped to support studies in water quality, molecular biology, chemistry, microbiology, and medicinal marine and marine and plant and resources. Equipment in GMRL include polymerace chain reactor (PCR) for DNA testing, atomic absorption spectrophotometer for toxic heavy metals and water quality, high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) for pharmaceutical and medical plants analysis, gel electrophoresis for studying DNA and proteins, ultralow temperature freezer for storing bacterial culture and cancer cells, high quality Zeiss microscope, vertical autoclave for sterilization, rotary evaporators for plant extract processing, class II biosafety cabinets for bacterial and mammalian cell culture, microcentrifuge for DNA processing, 96-well microplate reader for antibody and anti-bacterial testing, and freeze dryer for processing temperature-sensitive proteins and plant extracts.

Currently, there are at least 12 studies being conducted in the laboratory. Two of these are Dr. Doralyn Dalisay’s and Melissa June Paderog’s Anticancer and Antimicrobial Compounds from Marine Actinobacteria and Development of Iloilo honey as raw material for pharmaceutical preparations.

GMRL is also a venue for projects conducted by external clients such as students from West Visayas State University – College of Medicine and science high schools in Iloilo. The laboratory services are also available to clients from universities, colleges, high schools, and private businesses in Panay, Negros and beyond.

 Dr. Jonel Saludes, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research of the University of San Agustin, announced to the public that there are currently visiting professors from partner institutions in the United States of America that are funded by USAID STRIDE who train instructors and professors in the university. More exchanges and visits are expected in the upcoming months.

The Gregor Mendel Research Laboratories is fully-funded by the University of San Agustin and is managed by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research.

This multi-disciplinary research facility is the University’s response to CHED’s challenge to become a premier research university in the Philippines.


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(INTERIOR) Few of the state-of-the-art equipment at the Gregor Mendel Research Laboratory of the University of San Agustin.

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Dr. Doralyn Dalisay shows the various equipment used in the laboratory and explains to the guests their utility.


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Rev. Fr. Frederick Comendador (President, University of San Agustin) presides the blessing and inauguration of the Gregor Mendel Research Laboratories.

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Working area at the Gregor Mendel Research Laboratories

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