The delegates of Cebu Technological University proved that they could compete even in National Competition after being hailed as the third placer in Photo Competition (Culture and the Arts category) among all the State Universities and Colleges across the Philippines who joined the SUC Fair 2022, held at SM Mall of Asia, Music hall on June 28, 2022, until July 1, 2022.
Worn the customized leis from the Hinablon sa Cebu Handwoven in Argao, the CTU team was headed by Dr. Cristie Ann L. Jaca, University Director of the Center for Communication and Media, and the representative respectively from the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University Information, Communication and Public Affairs (UICPA), along with the two students bringing the name of Region-VII.
The group joined the SUC Fair 2022 with the theme #WeAreSUC: Sustained Excellence, United Efforts, and Competitive Standards.
Photo Contest was one of the various competitions being conducted during the fair where Julius Bendanio, a student from the CTU-Argao campus, showcased his expertise in photography after his piece was chosen as one of the best photographs among the contenders from various regions across the country.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) initiated the four-day fair-headed by CHED Chair Prospero de Vera and hosted by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges-National Capital Region and the Philippine Normal University in partnership with the private National University.
It aims to showcase the excellence of featured SUCs across the country through research and innovation. It likewise intends to promote entrepreneurship, culture, and arts for national development and global competitiveness.
A total of 81 public and private institutions participated in the fair, the second to be held and the first following the enactment in 2021 of Republic Act 11522 commemorating a National Higher Education Day every year, which SUC Fair 2022 celebrated together with the anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Words by Almie Mata/CCM