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Is Central Philippine University Blog the Official Website of the University?

CPU PRESIDENT’S LETTER TO ALUMNI RE: CPU BLOG

Below is the content of the email the CPU President sent to alumni leaders, which was shared at the Positively Centralian FB page.

To all alumni,

Please be informed that central Philippine university org is not the official website of the university. It is administered by a disgruntled former CPU employee who now lives in New Zealand.

The official website of CPU is cpu.edu.ph. Please relay this information to all alumni in your email list.

Thank you very much.

Ted Robles
CPU President

 

Offical CPU Blog image

DAVID AND GOLIATH TALKS

OUR RESPONSE

To all alumni and friends of CPU,

What a surprise to read the CPU President’s email informing all alumni that centralphilippineuniversity.org is not the official website of CPU.

It should be obvious to anyone who carefully reads the CPU Blog, and we assume that the President carefully reads and knows the distinction between a website and a blog, that it has never claimed that it is the official website of CPU.

Moreover, from its very inception the site’s “About CPU Blog” has been very clear about its purpose.

So, is centralphilippineuniversity.org the official blog of CPU?

We are also quite confident that the bloggers and followers of CPU Blog are intelligent enough to know that it’s not.

It is sad that the CPU President’s disingenuous and gratuitous announcement fails to see that the blog has attracted a consistently wide readership reflecting the reality that alumni and friends are looking for information about their beloved CPU, and find the blog worth reading.

In fact, the blog contributes to the online promotion of CPU and is evidence of the love and commitment that its contributors and readers have for CPU and its core values.

Indeed, disagreement with the President’s own preferences and actions does not constitute disaffection, discontent, or disloyalty to CPU and its ideals.

Thank you very much for making CPU Blog your preferred site for updates, news, and information about CPU.

For the Central Spirit,

CPU Bloggers

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Is Central Philippine University Rebranding?

[quote cite=”‘Rebranding’ – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebranding”%5DRebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, and competitors.[/quote]

To an alumnus living overseas, seeing these photos taken during the “Chasing the Sun Beach Party in the City” suggests that CPU might be rebranding…

Have a look at these photos and notice the use of “CPU” in the phrase “CPU Stolen Shots” or “CSS” at the bottom left of the photos.

As you take a look, try to relate the images with Central Philippine University’s vision and mission.

CPU Stolen Shots 1

Chasing the Sun CPU 7

Chasing the Sun CPU 1

Chasing the Sun CPU 2

Chasing the Sun CPU 3

Chasing the Sun CPU 6

Chasing the Sun CPU 5

Chasing the Sun CPU 4

The flyer below shows clearly that CPU was involved in the activity.

Chasing the Sun CPU 0

The party aftermath – One student died; one critical

CPU party ends in death


I pray that CPU isn’t rebranding and may our beloved Alma Mater remain true to her vision and mission forever.

Condolence to the family, classmates and friends of Mar Valentine Conejar. May the Lord God Almighty comfort everyone.

PHOTO CREDIT: CPU Stolen Shots FB


Central Philippine University Alumnus’ Photos Featured in Yahoo NZ

We take pride and honour in featuring the photographs of Engr. Karl Hipolito that Yahoo NZ featured in Yahoo NZ Total Travel Destination of the Month: Coromandel.

See Karl’s photos and captions of Coromandel.

You will find the Coromandel Peninsula as you travel in the North Island of New Zealand. The peninsula is located in the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and stretches 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty. Its shape forms a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and Firth of Thames from the tempest of the Pacific Ocean.

The Coromandel Peninsula lies in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki G
The Coromandel Peninsula lies in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki G
The Coromandel Peninsula lies in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki G

Cathedral Cove and surrounding area are very popular among local and international tourists. Approximately 150,000 visitors come to this place each year. Probably, the fact that some shots for Chronicles of Narnia were taken made the place more popular.

Cathedral Cove is named after the cave located there linking Mare’s Leg Cove to Cathedral Cove. The area is very popular with tourists, and receives around 150,000 visitors a year. This is where some shots for Chronicles of Narnia were taken.

Stingray Bay

Stingray Bay. The Coromandel Peninsula lies in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect
Stingray Bay. The Coromandel Peninsula lies in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect

ABOUT ENGR. KARL HIPOLITO

Karl graduated Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2000. He passed the BSECE board in 2001.

He received the loyalty award for studying at CPU in Kindergarten, Elementary (1991), High School (1995) and college.

He is working currently in one of the IT industries in Auckland. Prior to migrating to New Zealand, he worked in Manila for three years and a year in Singapore .

Karl told CPU Blog:

“In my past time, photography is my stress reliever. I love traveling in and outside New Zealand to capture the wonders of the world through my lens. I find completeness when people appreciate my work. In fact, come March 28, I am scheduled to fly to Europe to snap more and more sights to share to the world.”

“Getty Images have also considered some of my photos for selling and licencing them globally. I am so ecstatic and inspired to share more as my photographs are being recognized internationally. Not only I am proud of my works but so happy to make my fellowmen proud too.”

Your Alma Mater, Central Philippine University is surely proud of what you have achieved.

See more photos of Engr. Karl Hipolito at Karl Hipolito’s Photostream.

Tradition and Innovation from a Central Philippine University Artist's "Paint of View"

By Lucell Larawan

Central Philippine University Blog

Among the highlights of the national arts month is the Philippine Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience (PIVAF: TRE) at Angono, Rizal.

This is the main event for sculptors, painters and cultural workers. I am among the five delegates in Panay, representing Iloilo.

My painting entry entitled “Kambal na Tradisyon at Inobasyon Tungo sa mas Matibay na Pagkakakilanlan” is my interpretation of this year’s theme. It shows that both tradition and innovation are Siamese twins where one animates the other.

Tradition is the treasure trove of indigenous wisdom, without which communities cannot establish a unique identity that they can call their own. Innovations are indications of growth needed for a stronger and more mature culture.

Cultures doe not have to stagnate; they should soar. As they evolve, people should have a stronger identity needed for a better sense of pride. Such sense of pride is mediated by an intervening variable—symbols of excellence.

People who develop a better sense of pride are liberated from a psychic malady called Doña Victorina syndrome or self-contempt (common among Filipinos) and become more prepared as building blocks of national development.

My painting shown here is more particular about the Iloilo milieu. Some reminisce our Carabao-Carroza festival, Pinta Paraw and the distant past where the barter of Panay used the salakot medium. We can also take pride of original inventions by two Central Philippine University professors: the single-burner rice husk stove of Alexis Belonio and the pellet mill by Jaime Cabarles and associates.

In a state of flux, our culture continually establishes a stronger distinction developing among the Filipino subcultures.

The approach used as I limned this in acrylic is a synthesis of modern styles. The composition embraces the tradition of breaking traditions when it comes to canons of art making.
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ABOUT LUCELL LARAWAN

Central Philippine University Blog

Lucell Larawan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Business Administration, Central Philippine University. As a prolific researcher, he completed eight single-authored researches on business and management, and art.

He presented papers in the “International Conference on Business and Management” in Turkey (April 15-17, 2011) and the “First International Conference on Visayan Art and Culture” (SM Trade Center, Cebu City, 2010).

Lucell will be presenting two papers in June 2012, one in the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance International Conference and another in the Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies.

He availed the First President Manuel Roxas and Sanag 2010 Literary Fellowships. In 2010, Lucell got a research grant from the NCCA on the fine artists of Panay. He had two solo visual arts exhibits at Museo Negrense and UP Art Gallery and served as trainer of Artist for Crisis Program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Since two years ago, he had conducted visual arts training for the indigenous people and the youths at Rizal street and has managed their visual arts festivals through the Kalinawa Art Foundation (Makati-based) and the Pagtubo sa Kasanag.

Lucell regularly writes a column in The Daily Guardian, a daily in Western Visayas.

In sculpture, Lucell has two semi-finalist awards in the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence. He is a member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Visual Arts.

Tradition and Innovation from a Central Philippine University Artist’s “Paint of View”

By Lucell Larawan

Central Philippine University Blog

Among the highlights of the national arts month is the Philippine Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience (PIVAF: TRE) at Angono, Rizal.

This is the main event for sculptors, painters and cultural workers. I am among the five delegates in Panay, representing Iloilo.

My painting entry entitled “Kambal na Tradisyon at Inobasyon Tungo sa mas Matibay na Pagkakakilanlan” is my interpretation of this year’s theme. It shows that both tradition and innovation are Siamese twins where one animates the other.

Tradition is the treasure trove of indigenous wisdom, without which communities cannot establish a unique identity that they can call their own. Innovations are indications of growth needed for a stronger and more mature culture.

Cultures doe not have to stagnate; they should soar. As they evolve, people should have a stronger identity needed for a better sense of pride. Such sense of pride is mediated by an intervening variable—symbols of excellence.

People who develop a better sense of pride are liberated from a psychic malady called Doña Victorina syndrome or self-contempt (common among Filipinos) and become more prepared as building blocks of national development.

My painting shown here is more particular about the Iloilo milieu. Some reminisce our Carabao-Carroza festival, Pinta Paraw and the distant past where the barter of Panay used the salakot medium. We can also take pride of original inventions by two Central Philippine University professors: the single-burner rice husk stove of Alexis Belonio and the pellet mill by Jaime Cabarles and associates.

In a state of flux, our culture continually establishes a stronger distinction developing among the Filipino subcultures.

The approach used as I limned this in acrylic is a synthesis of modern styles. The composition embraces the tradition of breaking traditions when it comes to canons of art making.
_________________________

ABOUT LUCELL LARAWAN

Central Philippine University Blog

Lucell Larawan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Business Administration, Central Philippine University. As a prolific researcher, he completed eight single-authored researches on business and management, and art.

He presented papers in the “International Conference on Business and Management” in Turkey (April 15-17, 2011) and the “First International Conference on Visayan Art and Culture” (SM Trade Center, Cebu City, 2010).

Lucell will be presenting two papers in June 2012, one in the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance International Conference and another in the Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies.

He availed the First President Manuel Roxas and Sanag 2010 Literary Fellowships. In 2010, Lucell got a research grant from the NCCA on the fine artists of Panay. He had two solo visual arts exhibits at Museo Negrense and UP Art Gallery and served as trainer of Artist for Crisis Program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Since two years ago, he had conducted visual arts training for the indigenous people and the youths at Rizal street and has managed their visual arts festivals through the Kalinawa Art Foundation (Makati-based) and the Pagtubo sa Kasanag.

Lucell regularly writes a column in The Daily Guardian, a daily in Western Visayas.

In sculpture, Lucell has two semi-finalist awards in the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence. He is a member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Visual Arts.

Medical Mission Update from Pete and Judy Obregon


Pete Obregon is graduate of CPU High School. He is 1960 graduate of FEU Medicine School. He and wife, Judy are active missionaries of Medical Ministry International.

Read more about Pete Obregon by clicking this –> OBREGON FAMILY

Central Philippine University Hand Bell Choir featured by GMA TV Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

GMA TV Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho featured the CPU Handbell Choir in one Christmas episode of the show.

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho is a popular show of GMA TV broadcast every Saturday evening. It is a magazine, documentary, lifestyle, public affairs show that Jessica Soho hosts.

Watching the CPU Hand Bell Choir perform on the popular Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho TV show makes us all proud to of our Alma Mater, Central Philippine University.

Watch the Central Philippine University Handbell Choir video and hear Jessica Soho narrate the history of the only five octave Hand Bell choir in the Philippines.

Hear some words from Dr. Mai Lynn Bermejo Jacar, the current CPU Hand Bell Choir Director and Trainer, as well as other members of the group.

Please watch the video…click on the play button now!

READ MORE about the CPU Hand Bell Choir from Central Echo’s “RING THEM BELLS”