Written by: Simon Francis Blaise Rayos Vistro
Edited by: Dr. Ofelia C. Rayos
Why Green and Gold Leaf?In ancient Greek mythology, the laurel wreath was connected with the god Apollo, but it was also used as a symbol for victory in triumphal processions in the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages and the renaissance, the laurel wreath symbolized poetry, but it was also associated with scholarship.
In the field of education, the laurel leaf stands for knowledge and learning. It also symbolizes the completion of a bachelor degree. The term "baccalaureate," means laurel berry, and refers to the ancient practice of honoring scholars and poets with garlands from the bay laurel tree.
True to the ideals of the
This has been the inspiration in naming the
Green is life. It signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. It is also a color of harmony and balance. It represents the university’s commitment to sustain, improve and expand high quality, relevant transformative, interactive, collaborative, learning systems guided by responsible scholarship and education.
Gold symbolizes brilliance, excellence and success. It embodies the university’s persistent pursuit of sustainable excellence.
Together, the colors green and gold reinforce the university’s vision as a competent enabler of people and communities' transformation toward achieving prosperity, security and social wellness in dynamically changing and globalizing societies.
To all Employees:Effective January 2007Dress Code1. It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a pay raise.2. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a pay raise.3. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a pay raise.Sick DaysWe will no longer accept a doctor's certificate as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.Holiday DaysEach employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.Compassionate LeaveThis is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.Toilet Use1. Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the cubicles.2. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the cubicle door will open, and your picture will be taken.3. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company notice board under the "Chronic Offenders" category.4. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.Lunch Break1. Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.2. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.3. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.Thank you for your loyalty to our company. Remember we are an employer of choice and we are here to provide a positive employment experience.Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.
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With much honor and pride, I would like to say that I am a Filipino and a Teacher. I am teaching science subjects at the University of Pangasinan at Dagupan City. It is the oldest private university north of Manila. I also prepare learning modules for the Alternative Learning Stream Department of the University. Before teaching in college, I mentored seminarians at the Mary Help of Christians Minor Seminary, Binmaley, Pangasinan. I also do private tutorials for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels. I have been formally in this noble profession for nine years. But practically, I’ve been teaching and at the same time studying all my life. Because I believe humans are both teachers and students of life.
As a teacher, my greatest accomplishment is seeing my former students do well in their chosen field of work and in their personal life. I see to it that my students are able to accomplish the behavioral objectives- knowledge, skills, abilities, values and dispositions of the course as well as develop critical thinking skills and improve ethical standards which they can use beyond the classroom.
As a teacher leader, I lead by example. I uphold the integrity of teachers with conviction and spearhead activities to improve standards. I also innovate and use different teaching strategies and pave the way for positive educational changes among peers and students. As a teacher learner, I sincerely listen to the students, keenly observe them and animatedly communicate with them with the purpose of learning their idiosyncrasies and their learning behaviors. I also update myself regularly through books and online resources. As a teacher collaborator, I enjoy discussions and exchanging of experiences and ideas with co-teachers. I encourage team teaching wherein I invite topic/subject specialists to my class. I share all my resources and teaching interventions to other teachers without any reservations. After all, we are Filipinos and we are Teachers.
- Simon Francis Blaise R. Vistro
Have you heard of OJT (On the Job Training) stories where students end up getting stuck working in a boring company unrelated to their field, or end up with a good company, have the work that's right, but end up making coffee for the bosses or stapling documents for them? Classic, right?
Are you a fresh graduate who is looking for his/her first fulltime job? Are you tired of trying different means of job searching and still haven’t found a job? Or maybe you have found a good job but you are deemed inexperienced?
Or are you someone looking for a part-time job that would be both interesting and rewarding? Or are you someone who would like a second job to augment your income?
You are not alone. Year after year, there are a lot of student applicants and fresh graduates like you who either don’t like their job or worse, don’t have a job. The “inexperienced” has indeed become a class of their own, and they need more exposure and opportunities to make use of their knowledge, skills and abilities.
I hope this could help.
I received an email by one of the designers/developers of OJT Careers. OJT Careers is an up-and-coming local online recruitment network especially developed with interns and fresh graduates as the target market. OJT Careers caters to young individuals who are looking for their first full-time jobs, or part-time jobs they could involve themselves in. As there are a lot of student applicants and an increasing number of fresh graduates every year, the inexperienced has become a class of their own, and they need more exposure and opportunities to make use of their skills and knowledge.
I found their site to be very helpful and easy to navigate. I also like the noble idea of helping out job seekers especially the fresh graduates of our country. The job hunting advices are good: from writing your resume, preparing well for a job interview and improving one’s skills. It’s just a new site and with your help it will become bigger and more comprehensive. I urge companies to post job offerings and students to search for the job they like.
But what impressed me most is that this endeavor was spearheaded by students- and for students. They started this off as a small project between 3 friends 3 months ago and it is now a network of 5 schools and over 12 students. They decided to join together and come up with a real resource that would actually benefit students, whether from a private school or a university (after all, the youth is the future of the country!). Kudos to the OJT Careers team!
Even if I do not personally know the developers, I agreed to partner up and support their cause. I know that even in this simple way of writing a blog and linking their site, WE are making a difference in building the Filipino youth community. We’re helping give the students of today’s future a fighting chance.
Ang galing ng Filipino! Mabuhay tayo!
I also wrote a similar post in my Blackboard.