RPAMDAFSC Library bags the Innovative Library Design Award

January 24, 2020 | 3:23 pm

The Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library has been chosen as the first ever recipient of the Innovative Library Design Award for 2019 by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL). The award recognizes a library that showcases excellence in library design and demonstrates the impact of such innovation on learning, teaching and research. Libraries nominated were judged based on the ten (10) good qualities of a library space namely, functional, adaptable, accessible, varied, interactive, conducive, environmentally suitable, safe and secure, efficient, and suitable for information technology.

Library Director Efren M. Torres, Jr., RL, MLIS and the librarians of RPAMDAFSC Library received the award on January 31, 2020 during the PAARL General Assembly held at Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The award was presented in the presence of Ms. Corazon M. Nera and Ms. Salvacion M. Arlante, PAARL officers responsible for conceptualization the award, Mr. Fernan R. Dizon, PAARL President, and Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido and Ms. Sharon Maria Esposo-Betan, members of the PAARL Awards and Scholarship Committee.

PAARL is a premier association of librarians working in academic and research libraries that support scholarly research and formal education in the tertiary level and upholds the profession of librarianship the country (https://paarl.org.ph).

College of Nursing tops the licensure examination 

The DLSMHSI College of Nursing Batch 2019 posted a 100% passing rate in the November 2019 Nurse Licensure Examination, making it one of the Top 1 Performing Nursing Schools in the Philippines. Congratulations to the Dean, Administrators, Academic Teaching and Service Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel, and the new Lasallian nurses!

DLSMHSI hosts Inter-Professional Education Conference 

The 2nd Asia-Pacific Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (APIPEC) and Philippine Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (PHIPEC) Networks Joint Conference dubbed as #COLLABforASIA2020 was held on January 11-12, 2020 at DLSMHSI.

The conference centers on “the theme Transforming Asian Healthcare and Social Welfare through Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in the 21st Century with the overarching goal of cultivating a community of networks that aim to learn and work together to improve a portion or overall aspect of health care and/or social welfare in their own domains.” (https://easychair.org/cfp/COLLABforASIA2020)

The DLSMHSI College of Pharmacy co-presented the conference with Angeles University Foundation and University of Santo Tomas.

DLSMHSI holds national student competitions 

The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute hosted two national competitions. The National Search for Science Survivor-Wizards brought together the best minds in science among high schools in the country on December 14, 2019, De La Salle Animo Center. The winners are:

Champion: Philippine Science High School – Main Campus represented by Ron Angelo A. Gelacio, Enrico Rolando G. Martinez and Paolo Miguel C. Torres

1st Runner Up: Philippine Science High School – CALABARZON Campus represented by Gabriel Angelo Vila, Mark Ranielle R. Cueto and Liam Audrey Alieda

2nd Runner Up: Westfield Oriented School represented by Cielo Mia C. Balilia, Czarina Ann A. Espera and Allysanver Cromwell D. Hermo

Highest Pointer: Ron Angelo Gelacio from Philippine Science High School – Main Campus

Photo Sharing Contest: General Mariano Alvarez Technical High School
The National Intersecondary Schools Choral Singing Competition on the other hand was held a week after, December 21, 2019. Winners are:

CHAMPION: Bulihan National High School

1st Runner Up: Colegio San Agustin – Biñan

2nd Runner Up: University of Sto.Tomas – SHS

Photo Sharing Contest: Bulihan National High School

Best in Costume: Colegio San Agustin – Biñan

Best in Choreography: University of Sto.Tomas – SHS

Academics supports relief programs for Taal Volcano eruption victims 

The recent volcano disaster brought the Academic community closer through communion in mission by joining the DLSMHSI community to extend help and support to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

The College of Medical Laboratory Science brought food and clothes to the residents staying in Marahan II Elementary School on January 26, 2020.

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) Occupational Therapy Program Director Alma M. Flores, OTRP, DHPED initiated the call for donations, to which the faculty members and students positively responded. Clothes, food, water, N95 masks, diapers, and toiletries were collected in less than 2 weeks after the call. Part of the donation was turned over to the Lasallian Mission, Linkages and Advancement on January 17, 2020. Several CRS faculty members volunteered to bring donations to nearby affected communities and seminaries. Donations were also set aside for the CRS students affected by the eruption.

The College of Pharmacy’s Young Pharmacists Group, composed of faculty and alumni of the College, sent out a call for action to help. Donations were turned over to the Lasallian Mission, Linkages and Advancement.

The Institutional Student Council has resolved to conduct Kalingang Lasalyano – Taal Victims Outreach Program to bring sanitary items, food and water to the victims during its last council meeting.

Other Colleges coordinated their support and donation with DLSMHSI offices, such as the College of Medicine and College of Medical Imaging and Therapy through the Lasallian Mission, Linkages and Advancement and the College of Nursing through the Alumni Relations.

The Center for Community Engagement and Health Development Program visited the partner communities in Maragondon and Magallanes on January 21, 2020 to assess and document the conditions, needs, illnesses, and medical concerns of the victims adopted by the communities and to bring donations and hot meals. The Center also visited the evacuation center in Burol 1 to perform a similar assessment and documentation.