Although the coronavirus had thrown a big spanner on CTU when it came to hosting the typically grand, red-carpet style Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) and Tribute Awards Program (TAP), this even made last year’s ceremony look like nothing anyone had ever seen before—-the Oscars feel on the 18th of December, from music to presentation aesthetics to venue embellishments, said it all.
Significantly, the two-hour live broadcast of the ceremony afforded convenience to those who simply preferred the virtual experience at home, as the awardees and CTU dignitaries conducted the annual event at the activity center in CTU Danao, featuring meritorious achievements in nine categories.
Outstanding faculty members across CTU campuses were Prof. Carmencita Quino, Dr. Porferio Almerio Jr., Dr. Elvira Joyohoy, Dr. Olympia Gelardino , Prof. Rosalea Fenina Margallo, Dr. Ma. Carla Abaquita, Dr. Joshlen Baclayon, Dr. Rhodora Magan, Dr. Marivel Go, Dr. Glynne Bate, Dr. Lynne Enriquez, Dr. Hedeliza A. Pineda, Dr. Proserfina Dionaldo, Dr. Sarah Jane Colina, Prof. Dante Vallente, Prof. Anabella Gimeno, Prof. Nilde Chabit, and Prof. Christine Omela Ocampo.
Meanwhile, outstanding non-teaching personnel (level 2) went to Dr. Nona Fe Estolas, Gilminarde Santos, Christine Corrales, Felicidad Hiramis, Dr. Junrich Buenvenida, and Dr. May Flerida Colango. As for non-teaching (level 2), awardees were Elizabeth De Egurrola, Clemente Anaña, Eric Cadiente, Emilio Rodrigo, and Roy Rosaceña.
Personnel regarded for QS Stars attainment included Dr. Adrian Ybañez, Dr. Doris Gascon, Dr. Nona Fe Estolas, Felicidad, Hiramis, Prof. Irvin Narsico, Prof. Johannes Camasura, Dr. Rowanne Mangompit, Mari Beth Cabanit, Dr. Edwin Pilapil, Dr. Hedeliza Pineda, Dr. Jorelyn Concepcion, Dr. Lolita Velita, Irene Monte, Christine Corrales, Shajara Serate, Dr. Rhodora Magan, Dr. Archiebald Baltazar Malaki, Dr. Jonathan Maglasang, Atty. Marvey Ocampo, Dr. Edgar Ambos, and Dr. Jana Gloria Almerino
More awards were handed over to outstanding units, still in the pursuit of QS stars, as: Office of the Vice President for Research and Development, Office of the Internationalization and ASEAN Integration, Office of the University Career Center, University Registrar, University Scholarship Office, and the University Extension Office.
Special citations also proved more efforts done by individuals, as Dr. Archiebald Baltazar Malaki, Dr. Jonathan Maglasang, Dr. Lanndon Ocampo, and Dr. Edgar Ambos were recognized for their contribution in the area of industrial engineering.
The ceremony highlighted awards for Dr. Adrian Ybañez and Dr. Lanndon Ocampo for their scientific public contributions between 2018 through 2020, which immensely contributed to CTU’s being recognized as winner at the 2020 Clarivate South and South East Asia Innovation Award (academic institution category).
Moreover, while Dr. Lynnete Matea Camello received the Academic Achievement Award , Dr. Pedrito Pontillas could not be happier also to be branded as the Most Accomplished Individual. Such distinctions were not given to anyone in the previous years.
Complimenting COVID-19 efforts, awards were given to all personnel who carried out the “Bayanihan Spirit” amidst the outbreak, totaling 182 recipients of the Best Behavior Model Award in gold, platinum and bronze categories.
PRAISE-TAP 2020 ensured that while specific individuals were given due credit, top campuses—Argao, Carmen, Danao, Barili, and Main— would also be receiving the same degree of affirmation, especially to CTU Danao winning the Best Campus title.
The previous year had seen its fair share of major unprecedented events, most particularly in over 8 months, but CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. had continued the fight in that he deserved the “Saludo sa Pangulo” award by the Federation of the Student Government, for his outstanding leadership in sustaining the university’s premier perspective. UICPA