A Great Leap Forward

Representatives from GreatnessLab Asia by Cypher Learning and the Philippine Christian University (PCU) sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during a formal ceremony held at the Pan Pacific Manila Hotel in Malate, Manila. Shown in the picture are (from right): Edwin J. Loma of GreatnessLab Asia; his colleague Mrs. Pilarcita Sta. Ana; Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, President of PCU; Dr. Kathleen Rose L. Guimbatan, Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Dir. Mario G. Miranda II of the Information Technology Department (ITD).

A significant part of the program that was held on February 7, 2019, was the reading of the Statement from the Principal by Ms. Arlynne Awayan, GreatnessLab Asia’s Director of Customer Success and Engagement, Cypher Learning. Not shown in the picture but among the signatories was Mr. Abelardo Sta. Ana.

The historic event was witnessed by the staff members of both Greatness Lab Asia and PCU, including the members of the ITD team. “This MOA will provide PCU with an E-Learning portal that any IT expert knows would leapfrog the University to the promising digital future,” according to Dir. Miranda. (Photo by Nep Cortez)


PCU-UTS Dasma’s New Access Road

The construction of a new access road is underway. Very soon, Cavite’s Aguinaldo Highway will be linked to the Governor’s Drive, thanks to the P139-million road project that cuts across the more than 90-hectare property of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) and the Union Theological Seminary (UTS). The project includes the construction of bridges.

Definitely, its completion will be a joyous moment for commuters and motorists who have been complaining about the worsening traffic jams in the area. The new access road, the construction of which started in February 2018 and is expected to be finished in 2020, will cut short their travel time considerably.

Engr. Robert Regala a member of PCU Board of Trustees, and Prof. Jordan Ramos, PCU
Dasmariñas Administrative Officer, inspect the dirt road that will soon become the new access road linking Aguinaldo Hi-way to Governor’s Drive .

The access road is just one of the several infrastructure projects the PCU is undergoing in consonance with the vision of the University president, Dr. Junifen Gauuan, of a progressive and academically excellent learning institution. The access road will not only benefit travelers but also the larger communities in the area since it will boost further the Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry, a prospect that will transform the area into a bustling commercial and business hub.

Photos by JF Perona

PCU aspiring media host

‘Look, Ma! We’re on TV!’

Two students of the Grade 2-Proverbs, Aldeya Reisha Zurita (left) and Eia Brienne Y. Espana, role-play as hosts of a popular noontime television show during an educational trip to the KidZania in Manila last February 20. The Elementary School Department (ESD) decided to bring the children to KidZania in order for the latter to experience for themselves the innovative learning activities it offers. (Photo by Mark Anthony J. Malunes/ Text by Jhun Dizon)

PCU Disaster Preparedness

Preparing for Disaster

A group of Senior High School (SHS) students calmly evacuate from the school building while placing their hands on their heads for protection.

The Dasmariñas Campus of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) in Cavite conducted an earthquake drill last February 21 in preparation for the “Big One.” The students were made to practice the “stop, drop, and hold” exercise to avoid, or at least minimize, harm and injuries when the anticipated major earthquake happens.

The drill is in line with the promotion of disaster preparedness through public participation as mandated under Rule 6, Section 7 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disasters Risk Reduction and Management Act. (Photo and text by Jhun Dizon)

Lighting the way


LIGHTING THE WAY. Jade Irish Papa of Junior High School (JHS) leads the lighting of the torch during the opening of Intramurals 2019. Jade recently won a gold medal from the CALABARZON Heroes Game 2019 last February 14. In the process, she qualified to join the Palarong Pambansa that will be held in Davao City. “I am happy that we were able to finish the regional competition and join our Intramurals.” (Photo by Atasha Sta. Rosa and text by M.B. Sico)

pcu little patriots


Students of the Elementary Department of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) gather at the grounds in front of the Elementary School Building for the flag-raising ceremony. The activity is held every morning to inculcate among the students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 the value of patriotism. “We want our students to develop love for the country,” said elementary teacher Mrs. Rosalina Sumagui. (Photo and text by Jahzeel Barredo)

young and ready


YO Kiddie Kollege teacher Ms Elizabeth Retuta assists kindergarten pupils go to an assigned safe place during a fire and earthquake drill held at the Elementary Department to prepare for the so-called “Big One.” Ms Retuta said: “We need to teach the kids what to do in case of an earthquake, fire or any disaster.” (Photo and text by Rosalina B. Sumagui)

pcu little firefighter


These primary pupils of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) – Dasmariñas Campus get to experience becoming brave firefighters heroically averting disaster that could affect a great number of people. The simulation exercise happened during the children’s visit to the Kidzania Manila last Feb. 20. This off-campus activity happens every year to let the pupils explore and learn outside of the school setting. “I am glad I joined this field trip because I learned a lot of things like the value of working hard, earning and saving money,” said Axcel Aguilar, a Grade VI pupil. (Photo and text by Rosalina B. Sumagui) 

pcu promodizers


Pupils of Grade VI from the Philippine Christian University (PCU) – Dasmariñas Campus man the booth of ACJ Online Shopping to promote the site’s products. The field trip to Kidzania Manila last February 20 was meant to expose the pupils of the Elementary Department to the actual business environment. “I am glad that many pupils joined this activity,” said elementary principal Dr. Lenalee Borromeo. “This is one way of furthering the pupils’ educational experience.”  (Photo and text by Rosalina B. Sumagui)

pcu pizza chef


LGrade VI pupils of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) – Dasmariñas Campus make their own pizza pies when they visited the Pizza Hut Restaurant in SM Dasmariñas last February 18. The visit was part of their entrepreneurship lesson in Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE) class. “The pupils really enjoyed designing, putting toppings, and eating the pizza they themselves made,” said Mrs. Melanie Mendoza, a teacher of HELE. “This is fun and educational, too.” (Photo by Melanie Mendoza and text by Rosalina B. Sumagui)