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Saturday, September 30, 2023

SLU Alumnus Wins 2nd Place in Prestigious Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award

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Cordillera - Dr. Alexander Abad, a brilliant mind in the field of Computer Science and Informatics, has made history by securing the second position in the prestigious Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award. 

Dr. Abad is the first Filipino student to secure a position among the top three spot in the competition's history.

His study, "Fine-grained Haptics: Sensing and Actuating Haptic Primary Colors", explores the development of a revolutionary sensor that could be used in telemedicine and telerobotics.

The sensor he studied has the potential to transform the way humans interact with robots and technology which can present a new possibilities in the field of health and beyond.

Dr. Abad's journey was guided by the expertise of Dr. Anuradha Ranasinghe from the School of Maths, Computer Science, and Engineering, with invaluable support from De La Salle University in Manila, where he currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering.

Reflecting on his remarkable success, Dr. Abad urged aspiring inventors to dream big and passionately pursue their ambitions. 

He shared, "Mangarap tayo! Hindi iyan kaya ng mga hayop o ng mga robot kahit pa ng mga advanced AI! We need to dream big and do our best to fulfill that dream! Noong elementary pa lang ako ay gusto ko na maging scientist gaya nina Newton, Edison, at Einstein. Pangarap ko makagawa ng munting bagay na makakatulong sa tao. Mag-aral tayo maigi at magsumikap para matupad ang ating mga pangarap."

The Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary, University of London. This prestigious competition is open to students enrolled in robotics doctoral programs in universities across the United Kingdom. The submitted research undergoes a rigorous evaluation process by a panel of renowned international experts in the field of robotics.


Thursday, May 18, 2023

Six universities in Cordillera among Top Innovative Universities in the world

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Cordillera - Six Higher Education Institutions in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have achieved remarkable recognition on a global scale. The World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI) Rankings have acknowledged the impressive performance of these institutions across six crucial criteria.

The areas in which these universities have excelled are Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Ethical Value, Student Mobility and Openness, Crisis Management, and Industrial Revolution. By attaining high rankings in these diverse categories, the universities have demonstrated their commitment to holistic education and impactful contributions to society.

WURI, a recently established international ranking system, was introduced by the Organizing Committee of the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU). Its objective is to move away from conventional rankings that primarily emphasize quantitative metrics associated with research and academic systems. Instead, WURI focuses on recognizing innovative programs that make a genuine difference in society.

This year's rankings were meticulously organized by the Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) of South Korea. The IPSNC received invaluable support from four prestigious organizations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), HLU, the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies (IPS) based in Seoul, South Korea, and the Taylor Institute of Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) from Switzerland.

𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀:

𝗦𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆(𝗕𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗼 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆): Rank 40 in Industrial Application, Rank 43 in Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Rank 29 in Industrial Revolutions

𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗼(𝗕𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗼 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆):Rank 43 in Entrepreneurial Spirit

𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘀(𝗕𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗼 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆): Rank 45 in Industrial Application, Rank 28 in Industrial Revolution, and Rank 43 in Student Mobility and Openness

𝗜𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆(𝗟𝗮𝗺𝘂𝘁, 𝗜𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗼): Rank 42 in Ethical Value and Rank 35 in Industrial Revolution

𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲(𝗟𝗮 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱, 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘁):Rank 35 in Ethical Value

𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆(𝗟𝗮 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱, 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘁):Rank 38 Industrial Revolution

source || CHED-CAR


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

SLU Baguio Among Top Performing Schools in the October 2022 Electronics Technician Licensure Exam

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Cordillera - Saint Louis University (SLU) Baguio made it to the list of the top performing schools in the country during the October 2022 Electronics Technician Licensure Exam.

As per the exam result released by PRC, SLU ranked 4th in the top performing schools with 81.69 percent passing rate. Out of the 71 examinees who took the exam, a total of 58 students passed. 

Two students of SLU also in the list of topnotchers, Mrs Roilo Ardan Acosta Majarucon who managed to secure the 2nd spot with a rating of 88.00 % and Paul Marc Miguel Santiago Valdez in top 3 with a rating of 87%.

According to The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), there are a total of  1,546 out of 2,005 who passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology.

The exam was administered in different cities of the country including Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SLU-Baguio picked as venue for 2021/2021 Bar Examinations

SLU to house 2021 Bar Examinations

Cordillera - Saint Louis University (SLU) located in Baguio City has been picked by the Supreme Court of the Philippines as one venue for the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations. 

The Supreme Court has signed a contract with SLU to officially seal the agreement to house examinees for this year's biggest Bar Exam.

The SC led by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, Bar Examinations chairperson; and Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales, CICM, school president signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Thursday, July 8.

SLU is now the first confirmed local testing in the country among the targeted 25 testing sites with 16 site have already given nod to the MOA.

"There are already 16 local testing centers that have agreed to the MOA based on the template approved by the Supreme Court en banc," said Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.

The other testing sites are: 

Ateneo de Manila University, 

Manila Adventist College, 

Saint Louis College La Union, 

Saint Mary’s University, 

Cagayan State University, 

De La Salle Lipa, 

University of Nueva Caceres, 

University of St. La Salle Bacolod, 

Central Philippines University, 

University of Cebu-Banilad, 

Mindanao State University-Iligan, Mindanao State University-General Santos City, 

Ateneo de Davao University, 

Xavier University Cagayan de Oro, and

 Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

Examinees for the 2020/2021 Bar Exam will be at the testing sites but will use laptops with computer software proctored both physically and virtually.


Monday, July 19, 2021

SLU, UC among top performing schools in July 2021 Nursing Board Exam

Cordillera - Two universities in Cordillera are among the top performing schools in the recent July 2021 Nursing Licensure Examination with at least 50 examinees.

The Saint Louis University (SLU) ranked in top 1 with a perfect 100 percent passing score while the University of the Cordilleras (UC) ranked 5th with a 88.24 percent passing schore.

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The PRC has conducted the board exam in different cities such as Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

There were a total of 7,746 nursing graduates who took the test with 5,008 passers.

Meanwhile, the registration for their Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be held online, according to the PRC.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

SLU and UB, among top performing schools in the March 2021 MedTech Licensure Exams

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Cordillera - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,921 out of 3,251 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this March 2021. 

Three students from Cordillera made it to the top 10. 

Ryan Anthony C. Lauron of the University of Baguio (UB) and Julius Ryan R. Salmos of the Saint Louis University (SLU) both landed in the 4th spot with a rating of 87.60%.

Meanwhile Aldous Rein B. Nonog, a graduate of Saint Louis University (SLU) made it to the 9th spot with a rating of 86.90%

The PRC also released the top performing schools in the March 2021 Medical Technology Licensure Exam. 

Saint Louis University ranked as the top performing school with a passing rate of 98.01% while the University of Baguio landed of the 4th spot with a passing rate of 90.37%.

The PRC also announced that beginning April 20 to May 14, 2021, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line.  

Board passers are encourage to go to and follow instructions for initial registration. 

Those who will register are required to bring the following: downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, notice of admission (for identification only), 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of documentary stamps and 1 piece short brown envelope. 

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

source || PRC


Monday, February 22, 2021

Pinoy NASA engineer thanks Baguio teachers for molding him to love Math and Science

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Cordillera - A Filipino engineer who played a key role in ensuring Perseverance rover safe landing on Mars was educated in Baguio city during his high school life. 

Gregorio Villar said in an interview with Teleradyo on Friday that he was a high-schooler in Baguio who was very good at math and science.

"I was a high-schooler in Baguio City. I was very good at math and science. I was a big nerd. Still a nerd. That's not a bad thing 'cause nerds rule the world now," Villar said. 

The 33-year old NASA engineer said part of him to pursue his journey to work in NASA is because of his teachers at the Saint Louis University - Laboratory High School in Baguio. 

"I thank part of my education in the Philippines for that. I studied so much in the Philippines, my foundation in math and physics because of my teachers there in high school," he said. 

Villar said becoming an astronaut and going to space has always been his dream. 

"The dream is to go to space someday, maybe even Mars," Villar added.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Baguio boy lands on the top ten of the 2019 Bar Examinations

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Cordillera - A graduate from the Saint Louis University (SLU) in Baguio City was among the top 10 bar passers in the recently concluded 2019 Bar Exam released by the Supreme Court Public Information Office on 29, April 2020.

Anton Luis A. Avilla landed on the 8th spot with an average score of 87.5820%. 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that only 2,103 out of the 7,685 bar takers passed the bar exam. 

Meanwhile, Mae Diane M. Azores of the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi topped the bar exam with a score of 91.0490%.

READ ALSO: SLU graduate from La Trinidad, Benguet tops Architect Licensure Examination

Here are the list of the examinees who go the 10 highest scores.
1. AZORES, Mae Diane M. – University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi 

2. PARAHIMAN, Princess Fatima T. – University of the East

3. BARANDA, Myra M. - University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi 

4. BANDIOLA, Dawna Fya O. – San Beda College-Alabang
5. FABELLO, Jocelyn B. – Palawan State University

6. MANUEL, Kenneth Glenn L. – University of Santo Tomas
7. BUERGO, Rhowee D. - Jose Rizal University
8. AVILA, Anton Luis A. – Saint Louis University
9. ROJAS, Jun Dexter H. - Polytechnic University of the Philippines
10. MADERA, Bebelan A. – University of St. La Salle

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5 Universities in Cordillera among Top Universities in the Philippines

Cordillera - The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has released its January 2020 edition of the top 100 universities in the world. 

Five universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) made it to the top 100 based on web presence, impact, openness and excellence. 

Saint Louis University (SLU) was ranked number 17, followed by Benguet State University (BSU) in rank number 24. 

The University of the Philippines - Baguio branch was ranked number 40; University of the Cordilleras (UC) in rank 59; University of Baguio (UB): 70; and Ifugao State University (IFSU): 92. 

Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines-Diliman remained to be the top 1 among Philippine schools. 

Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities is the largest public research organization in Spain that belongs to Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Clientificas (SCIC) research group. 

Its goal is to measure the capability of any universities and colleges towards an E-university. They publish announcement of top schools in the world in January and July each year. 

The Commission on Higher Education has recorded a total of 2,393 higher education institutions including universities and colleges satellites based in the 2018-2019 statistics.

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