CTU-Daanbantayan campus administrators, faculty and staff convened for Learning and Development activities at Solea Mactan Resort last February 23-25, 2023. Known and expert speakers were invited to ensure the success of the event.
Prof. Felixberto Lucabon gave the welcome remarks, and after that, he immediately discussed the new policies for Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR). All faculty and staff were enlightened about the changes in the ratings in IPCR.
Moreover, Dr. Ruben M. Ungui gave his message. He emphasized essential points about mental health. He uttered that mental health requires attention, care, and nourishment. Moreover, it is essential to prioritize our well-being. He strongly advised everyone to stay strong and resilient, especially in whatever challenges come their way.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Liwanag P. Coyoca presented the statement of purpose. She said, “Mental health awareness is the ongoing effort to reduce the stigma around mental illness and mental health conditions during our personal experiences, stories and thoughts. It means educating others on mental illness and helping those with it to make them feel and realize that they are not alone.”
Furthermore, Prof. Braulio M. Diongson formally introduced the Resource Speakers composed of Dr. Ungui, Prof. Felixberto T. Lucabon Jr., Asst. Campus Director/Dean of Instruction/ Planning Officer; Dr. Marilyn T. Lequigan, Dean College of Technology & Engineering; Dr. Vivian M. Arreglo, Dean College of Education; Dr. Rowena P. Dato-on, Dean Graduate School/Director, Research & Development; Prof. Nicolas P. Antigua, Director, Extension Services; Prof. Jezza Maureen C. Coyoca, Director, Production & Resource Generation and Mrs. Sofia M. Montana, Administrative Officer IV.
On the second day of the learning and development activities, the topics were the “Re-orientation Seminar on the University Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) Policies” and “Mental Health Awareness and Spiritual Upliftment.”
In the morning session, Dr. Jana Gloria F. Almerino, University HRMO, reminded the admin, faculty and staff about the SPMS. She made it clear to everyone that the faculty must address the four core functions: instruction, research, community extension, and production or resource generation. She added that the staff should support the faculty and the administrators. She also reminded all attendees that VMGO and Core Values serve as guides, foundations and directions. Indeed, all minds were refreshed, especially about the SPMS policies. Moreover, everyone was reminded of his or her commitment as a CTU employee.
In the afternoon session, on the other hand, it was Rev. Fr. Cresenciano T. Ubod who generously spent time with us to enlighten us with the truth about Mental Health Awareness and Spiritual Upliftment. He pointed out tips on how to maintain mental health. He advised that one must “Not regret,” “Accept what is,” and “Go through Pain without Complain.” He also shared the life situations that strengthened him and made him resilient. He said he just remained faithful and humble. These virtues led him to have a very blessed life. So blessed that he is also able to help those who are in need. He told the participants to follow spiritual standards, not worldly ones. It is because worldly standards give stress, but God’s standards provide everlasting happiness.
The last day was allocated to the “First Quarter 2023 Campus Administrative and Academic Council Meeting.” Everybody was grateful for the meeting and activities. In a nutshell, this was another successful Learning and Development activity or event that the CTU-Daanbantayan Campus had made realized.
Words by Llanabelle Lanohan