Archive | January 2014

FOODNATION – Building a Better Philippines through Food Technology

Foodnation PAFT

Philippine Assocation of Food Technologists

This is one national convention that Centralians in related fields should consider attending.

The 53rd Annual PAFT Convention is set 2-4 July 2014 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.

Visit and “Like” the The Philippine Association of Food Technologists, Inc. Annual Convention to receive updates about the event.

Learn more about PAFT through their website: http://www.paft-phil.com/about_us.html

CPU is proud to have an alumnus in the person of Engr. Asiel Nils Castillon (ChE ’87) sitting in the PAFT Board of Directors. He’s been helping the national organization’s programs for several years now.

Centralians, students, faculty and staff members who desires to be updated, gain knowledge and exposure in food technology should consider attending the 53rd Annual PAFT Convention.

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CPU Volleyball Team Girls – Our Potential National Champion Team

CPU Volleyball Team Girls

The CPU Volleyball Team Girls represented Western Visayas in the Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League Tournament of Champions held at Ninoy Aquino Stadium on 13-19 January.

Of course, to earn the right to represent Western Visayas region, they defeated all participating teams in the regional version of the volleyball league.

By the way, the team grabbed the championship in the Western Visayas PRISAA meet held 8-13 January at San Jose, Antique.

The recent Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League Tournament of Champions was participated in by the country’s best, the champions of their respective regions.

Thus, the CPU Volleyball Team Girls battled the teams from the powerhouse Hope Christian School, De La Salle-Lipa, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Leyte National High School, Angeles University Foundation, Ateneo de Davao and Baguio City National High School.

NZL Junior Womens Bronze Medallists in Philippines   Volleyball New Zealand

The teams from New Zealand and Australia made the league more challenging for our young netters.

CPU made it to the semi-finals and battled the New Zealand team for bronze.

Here’s how the Volleyball New Zealand website article “NZL Junior Womens Bronze Medallists in Philippines” described the game between New Zealand and CPU:

CPU Volleyball Team battles NZ team

While the CPU team didn’t make it to the final three, I’m sure their participation made an impression. They are a strong team.

We have a National Champion Team in the making. All CPU needs to do is strengthen support in all aspects.

Central Philippine University

CPU Volleyball Team’s Robles and Duremdes in action against Victoria Australia Team

The wonderful thing about winning national and international sports competitions, like volleyball tournaments, is the university gets good publicity and promotion.

I’m sure the teams and the audience as well, know now that there’s a school named “Central Philippine University” in Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines.

Definitely, our sports ambassadors deserve the best from our Alma Mater, isn’t it Centralians?

PHOTO CREDIT: FB pages of Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League and Dominique P. Endriga; Volleyball New Zealand

CPU rules 48th Iloilo PRISAA

ILOILO PRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU High School Volleyball girls

Congratulations Central Philippine University for the outstanding performance in the 48th Iloilo PRISAA.

Team CPU championed 31 events.

CPU hosted the event held 20-30 November 2013.

See the Team CPU achievers and their respective events below.

CPU Iloilo PRISAA

ILOILO PRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU High School Volleyball girls

ILOILO PRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU High School Volleyball Girls

ILOILO PRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU Elementary Volleyball girls

ILOILO PRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU Elementary Volleyball Girls

ILOPRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU High School Volleyball Boys

ILOPRISAA 2013 CHAMPION CPU High School Volleyball Boys

The CPU Beach Volleyball HS girls won the championship.

The CPU Beach Volleyball HS girls won the championship.

Young champs! CPU Table Tennis Elementary Boys

Young champs! CPU Table Tennis Elementary Boys

Unbeatable CPU Table Tennis Women and Coach Francis Neil Jalando-on

Unbeatable CPU Table Tennis Women and Coach Francis Neil Jalando-on

CPU sports

Our present and future champions, CPU Volleyball Elementary Boys and Girls

[note note_color=”#fee746″ text_color=”#032b98″]Please support Team CPU who are participating in the WVPRISAA at San Jose, Antique on 8-13 January 2014.[/note]

Photo Credits: Dominique P. Endriga, Francis Neil Jalando-on

 

Centralian Encounters in New Zealand

Some call it ‘pocket reunions’ or you may call it a visit. Whatever, the fact is Centralians are meeting and gathering in New Zealand.

We know there are Centralians in Wellington, Oamaru, Dunedin, Christchurch and other places of New Zealand.

We could assume they also find time to meet and fellowship and recall their lives as students of CPU.

Here are some of the Centralian encounters in 2013.

Centralians in Oamaru and Timaru

On 1 December 2013, joining the fellowship of fellow Ilonggos in Oamaru and Timaru are Centralians: Marilyn Cox, Helen Grace Bayot Banzuelo, Jonan and Jewel Castillon.


Centralians in Auckland

Some Centralians living in Auckland, their spouses and children gathered at Joe and Leah Soliva’s house on 28 December 2013.

The Quimbas (Boyet and Sharon), Sanglaps (Nathan and Phoebe) and Castillons (Jonan, Jewel and Jadyn) were there.

Taking time out for life with the Jarbadans


On 29-31 December 2013, the Castillons took time out for life with the Jarbadans who are living in Tauranga. From Auckland, they drove 2.5 hours to reach the place

Tauranga is a progressive city in the Bay of Plenty region of North Island, New Zealand.


Centralian encounter at Hamilton

During their visit to Hamilton, the Castillons and Jarbadans took time to meet with Gene and Marj Anotado and Joy Lam.

Hamilton is the main city of the Waikato Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It’s a 1.5 hour-drive from Tauranga.

The meetings are surely memorable moments for all and they’re hoping to have another chance to see each other.

Based on the Aotearoa Centralians FB page, there are 44 alumni living in New Zealand.

Let us hope that Centralians in New Zealand will have a big gathering in the near future.