“A new year, new me.” The mantra shared by many, followed by few, and ultimately (realistically) brought about by none. But have you ever wondered if there were other forces at play when you first made that choice to change? Perhaps forces extending past the realm of our planet? Was it possible that my bad decisions and the unlucky circumstances may have been caused by the alignment of the stars? (Again, realistically, probably not.) But it’s fun to think otherwise!
Zach Bryant Barquera, a 2nd-year BS-Agribusiness student, representing Ormoc City and Arnis de Caballes, bags the gold medal for the Live Stick competition and bronze medal for the Padded Stick competition in his Super Heavy Male Category (18-45) +100 kg, during the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) Visayas Qualifying Tournament, held at Minglanilla Sports Complex, Cebu; January 6-8, 2023.
The VSU stakeholders raised mixed reactions on the postponement of the resumption of classes in the VSU System from January 4 to January 9 which was approved and announced today, January 2, by the University Administrative Council (UADCO).
While some were delighted by the announcement, some students and faculty hailing outside Leyte expressed their opinion on the matter citing some of them have already made travel arrangements, en route to or are already in Baybay City to prepare for the initial schedule of return to classes on January 4.
The College of Veterinary Medicine(CVM) officially unveiled its Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) with a soft opening event at the VTH building, CVM Tuesday, November 29.
The VSU Pythons vocal duet and vocal solo contenders reap gold and silver finish during the Talent Festival competition in the SCUAA 2022 Wednesday, November 30.
The Visayas State University College of Nursing (VSU-CoN) produced 50 new licensed registered nurses in the recently concluded November 2022 Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination (PNLE) after the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the results of the board examination on November 30, 2022, 12 working days after the last examination date.
Remarkable will definitely be a first impression of this technology. “Why would I bother creating an essay when I can prompt an AI to make it for me in less than 5 minutes?”, is a thought that will be normalized in the minds of students who are not as inclined in writing.
This, as a result, leaves us with a threat to our community, in our case, as a state university heavily invested in research— the academia.
The Philippines obviously cannot afford the MIF with its current economic state, the Filipino people will suffer from its consequences if we push it prematurely. Budgets will be compromised without a lucid profitable exchange for the people.
Crippled by economic challenges, rising poverty rates, low wages, and increasing prices of basic commodities, it is with this fact that a lot of Filipino families are unable to bring at least a platter of meals to the table.
Christmas is just around the corner. It has been the norm for VSU to welcome the Yuletide season with a festive lighting event. The towering and stylish Christmas tree and signature Pinoy parol hanging on posts, which adorn and illuminate the streets and patios of the university, prodded anticipation and excitement within people from different walks of life. And as the COVID-19 pandemic became a staunch part of the observance of these events, excitement and expectations about witnessing this again have doubled, to say the least.
It is only right to demand that our government officials show transparency and accountability, especially right now that we're in a crisis. A larger sum of confidential funds is insensitive to the current situation of the country. Isn't it much better to allocate the budget to somewhere it can be utilized transparently? The Philippines is in a crisis right now, and transparency is crucial; the Filipino people should be informed on how the government governs. In this way, the government can build trust with the public.
Intramurals have become a staple fun time of any university. And this year, VSU Intramural Games 2022 has been a major highlight after the long halt posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sheer excitement and involvement of students from beginning to end are truly inspiring. As cliché as it may seem, experiencing something for the last time can offer a bunch of emotions such as happiness, sadness, excitement, and even relief. Let’s see which of these emotions reflect the feelings of our seniors with their last intramurals in the university.
Christmas celebrations do not end with childhood. Every person has a Christmas memory engraved in their heart that they will never forget. It's not about having the most lavish Noche Buena, the most extravagant Christmas decor, or the tallest Christmas tree; the genuine spirit of Christmas is found in the love we have for one another, something that time cannot take away.
The Search for the Truth statue is among VSU’s most notable and distinguished features seen within the campus grounds. Situated just across the Administration building stands two huge nude figures, resting atop a gilded edifice depicting farmers tending their land. It’s a ubiquitous symbol of the Viscan identity. But what is this statue? How did it come to be? What is it trying to tell us?
For the past 2 years with no in-person classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic and due to government-imposed restrictions on gatherings, only a limited number of people were able to witness the two subsequent lighting activities. This year, VSU makes a grand comeback with a twin celebration for the lighting ceremony and the inauguration of the newly constructed centennial gates.
November 8, 2013, exactly 9 years ago when ranging winds and the wrath of a storm wreaked havoc on the country particularly in the Visayas region. Trees that stood tall and sturdy for years were uprooted in a blink of an eye. Houses and establishments swayed to the gust of strong winds with its tops being blown over by the storm. Life took a sharp turn, with about 10,000 lives taken with a lot more still not found.
Picture this: the wind swept in with an angry surge that shattered everything in its path, images of wreckage strewn around like in a post-apocalyptic movie, vulnerable people jammed into shelters in dreadful situations, and the seeming hopelessness and desperation that were becoming more and more apparent each waking moment.
BOCAUE, Philippines — The Gin Kings wins the 2022-23 PBA Commissioner's cup after dominating the Bay Area Dragons in a convincing 114-99 game 7 victory held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. The Arena accumulated a record-breaking 54,589 attendees to watch the much anticipated 7th game of the finals series.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Echo Philippines decoded and dethrones Blacklist International in the 4th edition of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship or M4 after sweeping the defending champs in 4 games on a best-of-seven series of an all-filipino grand finals match held at Jakarta, Indonesia – the host country of the tournament, January 15, 2023.
LUSAIL, Qatar – Argentina wins the 2022 FIFA World Cup held at Qatar, December 18, 2022, dethroning the defending champions France, 3(4) - 3(2). Messi gets his first World Cup title as he lifts Argentina after a 36-year drought.
The VSU Pythons Women’s Table Tennis team were hailed as champions after a grueling finals match against NwSSU Lions in a narrow 2-1 team victory.
The VSU Men’s and Women’s badminton team remained on top during the whole regional 2022 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Meet after both divisions won Gold in the championship round at Brgy. Rizal, Sogod, Southern Leyte yesterday December 2, 2022. The Women’s team faced off against LNU Golden Falcons , while the VSU Pythons Men’s Badminton team faced off against SSU Mountain Deer.
The Gilas Pilipinas beat Saudi Arabia in a 76-63 victory in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers held at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jeddah at 12 am PHT November 14, 2022.
Dean of Students Prof. Loreto addresses the confusion about CHED's one-time grant.