PCCM CSG officers in PAPSAS

The Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services recently conducted their 17th PAPSAS Annual Convention and Student Leaders’ Summit at Bahay Bakasyunan, Iba, Zambales, on May 12 to 13, 2023 which brought together student leaders and student journalists from various universities and local colleges in Region III. The summit centered around the theme “Celebration of Friendships Through Culture and Research,” highlighting the significance of fostering unity and camaraderie among student leaders while acknowledging the diverse cultures and noteworthy research from different provinces.

The event started off with an insightful session by Dr. Bryan Jester S. Balmeo, the first speaker. Dr. Balmeo shared valuable tips and techniques for conducting research focusing on student affairs. He guided the participants in crafting their research concepts and encouraged them to share their work with everyone, providing valuable insights for further improvement.

On the second day, the audience welcomed Mr. Abelardo “Jun” Cortez Jr., a motivational speaker known for his renowned valedictorian speech, “Usapang Kape.” Mr. Cortez delivered an inspiring sequel, urging the participants to go against the tide and initiate positive change. Through personal and insightful narrative, Mr. Cortez encouraged attendees to embrace suffering and make it as a means to transform. He also inspires the students to develop their unique leadership frameworks that would unite and empower others.

Dr. Reneliza C. Sta. Ana with CSG Officers

Throughout the convention, student leaders and journalists had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and deepen their understanding of various cultures and research discovery and development. The event fostered a sense of friendship, collaboration, and a shared vision for positive change among the attendees. The 17th PAPSAS Annual Convention and Student Leaders’ Summit successfully left a lasting impression on the participants, equipping them with valuable insights and inspiration to lead their school communities and start off meaningful transformations.

PCCM is a member of PAPSAS Region III. During the event, Dr. Ma. Paz G. Contreras, PCCM Office of Student Affairs and Services Director shared the institution’s best practices with attendees from different higher education institutions in Region III. She shared the importance of giving and requiring OSA Forms such as waiver, ICAP Form, Parental Consent, Accident Insurance Claim Form, Off-Campus Form, Excuse letter Form, and Client Satisfaction Form.

The said event was attended and participated by the officers PCCM College Student Government namely: Gherome Patricio, President; Krystal Chanel T. Santiago, Secretary; Erica Mae V. Baw, Treasurer; Chloe Millen A. Regio, P.R.O. Internal; Reymond G. Agustino, P.R.O.  External; Renzo E. Milan, Senator; Rhia Joyce O. Rulloda, Senator; and Romelyn H. Brito, Senator.

The said participation would not possible without the utmost support of College Dean and PCCM OIC Dr. Reneliza C. Sta. Ana, Office of Student Affairs and Services Director Dr. Ma. Paz G. Contreras, and College Student Government Adviser Jayson H. Dizon, and the City Government of Meycauayan headed by the City Mayor and Chairman of The Board of Trustees, Hon. Atty. Henry R. Villarica.

The student council also commends the organizers headed by Ma’am Iris Castro, President of PAPSASR3 for a very engaging and enriching activities of the association. The student leaders assure that this insightful event will be shared to the aspiring leaders of PCCM.

Article by Krystal Chanel Santiago