Yes…it is more than the oldest and famous “CPU Derecho” jeepney route. It’s a wake up call to all Centralians and Ilonggos!
CPU Derecho, the newest morning talk show on the CPU Alumni Channel, is a 30-minute TV Program conceptualized a year ago by the staff members of the CPU Office of the President and the Publication and Information Center.
The President posed a challenge to come up with alternative shows on the CPU Alumni Channel. CPU Derecho, with its vibrant, dynamic concept was a sure go!
CPU Derecho aims to present the many facets of Centralian life and uphold its vision and mission as well. The show had her maiden showing on May 7, 2007 with pioneer hosts, Carmelle Frances Romero, Katherine Joyce Somosierra, Jason Pagunsan, Eric Lagradilla, and Jonan Castillon.
It features interviews of famous personalities, now and then, and interesting stories in and off campus. In our second episode, we had Dr. Agustin Pulido, ex- CPU President, and now Vice Chairperson of the BOT as guest. On the Monday showing, Pres. Juanito Acanto takes time to greet the CPU constituents, set the campus into his smiling mode signature.
There is also a segment of history and trivia by Jason Pagunsan where refreshing historical information for the week is told. Eric Lagradilla, the President’s legal aide seeks to present matters and extend assistance on student’s or employee’s legal concerns.
Short documentaries of Centralian interests are also shown. On the first show, a power-point presentation of the existing benches around the campus was shown along with interesting background information. It was entitled “CPUR Benches” for these nostalgic items were projects of the CPU Republic.
You should have seen the “Poste”, a power-point presentation on the evolution of electric posts in the campus from wooden to concrete as being parallel to development and technological change.
The first off-campus video feature was the “CPU Zarraga Farm”. Except for Agriculture students, most Centralians just heard about the farm but had never been there. The team visited the place, featured different farm activities, and interviewed the caretaker.
The informative video feature showed the farm’s potential for an eco-tourism site. The farm is worth visiting and alumni who come to CPU should include Zarraga farm in their itinerary. These and all other interesting stories are featured in the show’s segments.
Towards the end of the show, the hosts announce memorandums, meeting schedules, and other events of the week are announced.
Sandy Lim, Maricar Caballero, Kristen Jor are the work students in the President’s Office who assist in the production with Noel Christian Romero as lead production assistant.
Pastor Kim De la Cruz, Assistant to the President for Kid’s Central Program, helps in directing the show. For off-campus video recording, Mr. Ceciro Omero II is the volunteer videographer.
Because “CPU Derecho was coined from the famous “Jaro CPU Derecho” jeepney route, the hosts invite the TV viewers to “sakay na” and ends with the phrase “sa lugar lang” when they open and end the show, respectively.
Watch out for more live campus coverage and feature stories.
CPU Derecho is being shown live every Monday and Friday at 7:45 A.M. on Sky Cable’s, Channel 8, CPU Alumni Channel, with replays on Wednesdays-7:45 AM and Sundays-7:00 AM.
Katherine Joyce Somosierra wrote this press release published in Panay Panays May 2007. We re-published this write up her for recollection purposes. Also, so that alumni will know that once upon a time in CPU, a 30-minute TV program existed. CPU Derecho stopped airing in mid-2009, when the people behind the production became busy with their respective duties and responsibilities at Central Philippine University.
It’s Christ Emphasis Week (CEW) again at Central Philippine University.
This year’s CEW theme is “What do you want out of life?”
The CEW text is in John 1:37-39.
Beginning July 18 until July 23, class periods are shortened to give time to the regular CEW convocations scheduled for elementary, high school, and college students.
Nelson Ayala and his team from the Agape Philippine-American Ministries composed this semester’s CEW speakers.
Just a reflection, if Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the LIFE, then the question is not only “What do I want out of life?”
It is more comforting and God-directed if we could also be asking and reflecting, “What does LIFE (Jesus Christ) want from me?”
Watch scenes from last year’s Christ Emphasis Week through the “Awakened!” video:
Students must get the best out of what CPU is offering…ATTEND THE CHRIST EMPHASIS WEEK!
“EXCEL to the World” was the vision that the Office of the Communications adopted under the leadership of its first director, Jonan Castillon.
The vision statement “EXCEL to the World” captures the portion of Dr. Teodoro Robles’ inaugural speech on March 26, 2008 when he said something about Central Philippine University being no. 1 in Western Visayas and the Philippines, why not “no. 1 in the whole world”.
After several nights of contemplation, the phrase “EXCEL to the World” was composed finally to encompass and echo what Dr. Robles had expressed in his inaugural speech.
To promote it, Jonan conceptualized a video clip that illustrates CPU going out into the world to establish her vision of EXCEL. Pastor Kim de la Cruz provided the poster, which is shown towards the end of the video clip. Donald Lebrilla did well in interpreting Jonan’s idea of the “EXCEL to the World” vision.
The “EXCEL to the World” video clip was adopted as the CPU TV Channel ID to further promote the Office of Communications vision for Dr. Robles’ leadership.
Meaning and Symbolism
The “ball of fire” coming from the dark depths of time and space represents the Holy Sprit, the Word of God, the Gospel Mission that the American Baptist Missionaries proclaimed throughout the whole world until it reached the Philippine Islands, specifically in Panay Island, more specifically the foundation and beginning of Central Philippine University in 1905.
The “explosion” that faded and metamorphosed into the CPU seal illustrates the establishment and development of Central Philippine University into a world-class university with the vision of “EXCEL to the World”.
Actually, the “EXCEL to the World” video clip is unfinished work.
In the original concept, a numerical counter representing the years from the birth of Christ to AD 1905 is supposed to be there. The centennial seal or logo of CPU should have been added too to signify that the university had reach 100 years. Alas, seven months after leading the Office of Communications, the CPU TV Channel was taken away from Jonan’s charge and was placed directly under the Executive Assistant of the Office of the President.
With this blog post, it is hoped that viewers of the CPU TV Channel ID get an enriched perspective each time the “EXCEL to the World” video clip is played in between TV programs.