Education, Livelihood & Food

In his inaugural message delivered after his oathtaking as the 17th President of the Philippines, PBBM laid his priorities on these three basic needs, namely--education, livelihood and food. Reasons are compelling and imperative. Education as a great equalizer have been tremendously affected...

Presidential Investiture Ceremony

This early, the rank and file of the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) are in the thick of preparations for the incoming AACCUP evaluation and other academic concerns. Significantly, after the Lenten season observance, there will be a convergence of...

RTC Judge Lelu Contreras’ Surprised Retirement

Last February 7, 2022, I attended the birthday celebration and retirement of Branch 43, RTC Judge Lelu Contreras at E-crown Hotel, as representative of SM Ferdz Brizo who was on travel in mainland at that time. Gracing the special...

National Fixation with Tragedy Shift ...

 For commonality of thought and understanding, let us look at the meaning of the word “silly” as defined by  the Merriam Webster dictionary, to wit:  (a) exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment, (b) weak in intellect,...

Healthy Aging

Retirement  from government service almost seven years ago and the third declaration of state of emergency for one year nationwide effective 13 September  2021 up to 12 September 2022 compelled me to open my stockpiles of bookholdings to spend my time safely...

Prayer Power

In its editorial "From hard-hit to hopeful" the Philippine Daily Inquirer took note a bleak scenario. The prolonged pandemic has forced many Filipinos out of work, or to accept lower pay, as scores of companies struggle with plummeting sales, recurring lockdowns, and...

CatSU as Model Vaccination Center

With the  cosmetic reforms he denounced as palliatives and band aid solutions---instead of giving long term and systemic changes that will push the University to greater heights and prepare the institution for future challenges such as this global pandemic--- President Azanza will...

2016: Year of Surprises

The print and broadcast media have witnessed and reported breaking news of national and international important developments as chronicler of events. For example, no one would have ever expect, predict or thought these plethora of surprises would 2016 would turn out to...

Newly Minted CatSU President Chosen

Finally, after almost a year of waiting while OIC President Dr. Freddie T. Bernal, CHED5 Regional Director, CESO III, stirred the premier institution of learning in the province, the newly minted second president—Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza was sworn into office after...

Who’ll Be the Chosen One?

The question I posed above is very challenging, exciting, imperative, and timely. Right?   However, before I tackle it curiously and seriously, allow me to have this sort of trivia-cum-post prandial reflections.                   The original acronym of the Catanduanes State...