Student News Update

CSUCC bags 100k innovation grant prize

The CSUCC team of information Technology students won the 100-thousand innovation grant prize for being the champion among the 21 competing teams coming from the nine SUCs and HEIs of Caraga Region in the Ideation and Pitching Competition held in Butuan City on March 7-9,2018. This three-day region wide activity was sponsored jointly by the CSU-DOST iTecH, Psite 13, DICT 13 and the Caraga ICT Council.

The participants were potential young entrepreneurs who pitched their startup business ideas. Of the 21 entries, CSUCC's entry, KPro, was adjudged as the winner and recipient of the 100 thousand innovation grant prize.

Startup Business CEO's were also invited to share their expertise on how to manage a startup business. They were Angelyn Viray of Orangehub, Lex Bryan Bangot of VIMLABS, Keren Lacadin of CleverGrit PH, Mario Novino of Community Engagement, and Dave del Rosario, center manager of iDEYA. They shared insights on how to start a new business and how to attract investors through pitching.

KPro, the Best Alternate
The coach, Prof. Joseph A. Vistal, disclosed that the team composed of fourth year BSIT students Nori-Ann L. Purog, Louiegie M. Mayorga, and Racquel Mae O. Cuyag introduced first the startup idea "Air Conditioner Dust Clog Detector Using Microcontroller with Mobile Application". But because the proponents were not very knowlegeable on the technical aspect of an air conditioner, they encountered difficulty "selling" their idea. Upon the suggestion of Prof. Vistal to look for another startup idea that would solve a major problem in the community, the team conceptualized the KPro( Kids Protection App) with the company name of KTech( Kids Technology).

KPro is an Android Application for watch and mobile. The application can track the child's geo-location and condition through voice recognition and voice analyzer. The child's parent or guardian shall then recive a notification via mobile phones.

The proponents were able to convince the panel of judges with their KPro startup idea, hence, they were declared as the first placer in the competition and recipient of the 100-thousand innovation grant prize.

The KPro App
Child's safety and security are the top most concerns of the parents. This is the primay aim of KPro or Kids Protection Application once materialized. It can monitor the child's whereabouts and condition and can notify the parent or guardian of the same.

The app is available and priced for the convenience of the masses. Interested parties can avail of the regular plan at Php690 per month which includes the app the guardian's mobile application, two apps for the kid's wearable item with free installation, free configuration manual and free customer service. Every additional item cost Php350. A monthly plan of Php800 per month is offered for five kid's weable item and a two mobile application for parent or guardian.

For queries, interested parties can access KTech website, or the following networks: Social Media Marketing page, Google Play Store, App Store, Microsoft Store and Direct Selling. KTech is jointly managed by Nori-Ann Purog, Louiegie Mayorga, Racquel Mae Cuyag and Prof. Joseph Vistal


Written by JUDITH M. DUERME

Central Student Government of Caraga State University - Cabadbaran Campus launched its UpGREEN program

Last October 21, 2014, Central Student Government of Caraga State University - Cabadbaran Campus launched its UpGREEN program with theme: "We make Green Things Possible" at CSUCC University Gymnasium. Bunches of laughter and excitement felt when the program started. Mr. Estilito "Titoy" O. De Vera talked about Climate Change Adaptation-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management while the second speaker Mr. Daniel "Toto" Calo discussed about tree preservation during the said activity. The day sparkled when many students take part the Hand Paint and Commitment Wall. They felt very happy and positively commit themselves in supporting UpGREEN through their signatures and hand paints. Truly, the event marked a milestone for everyone in making Green Things Possible.



CSUCC LHS dominates DSPC 2014

Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus (CSUCC) Laboratory High School (LHS) campus journalists garnered awards and declared as Over-all Champion in the Division Schools Press Conference held last October 24-25, 2014 in Cabadbaran City. With the theme Empowering Resilient Communities through Campus Journalism, the said press conference was participated in by approximately 900 campus journalists from 14 different elementary and secondary schools of Cabadbaran City Division.

The LHS students who won in the different individual writing events of the competition were: Frech Salte, 1st place, Feature Writing; Kent Warren Fugoso, 1st place, Pagsulat ng Tanging Lathalain; Darleen Rizel Calumba, 1st place, News Writing; Alexis Faye Satorre, 1st place, Pagsulat ng Balita; Celmer Charles Villareal, 1st place, Editorial Writing; Diether Jean Otacan, 1st place, Pagsulat ng Editoryal; Casey Vi Batitang, 2nd place, Sports Writing; Lorraine Mae Tuyor, 5th place, Pagsulat ng Balitang Sports; Erle Mark Estrella, 3rd place, Photojournalism; Tracy Kobe Suganob, 2nd place, Science Feature Writing; Ailfaith Gayle Perez, 5th place, Science Feature Writing (Filipino); Kier Adrian Soria, 1st place, Copy Reading and Headline Writing (CRHW); Deam Rosemy Salanguit, 7th place, Pagwawasto ng Sipi at Pag-uulo ng Balita; Paolo Steven Famador, 1st place, Editorial Cartooning; and Clark Aron Sastrellas, 6th place, Editorial Cartooning (Filipino).

In the Desktop Publishing (English) group competition, Renz Zarzoso, Best in Sports Writing; John Andrew Daminar, Best in Feature Writing; Alfredo Javier, Best in Editorial Writing; Rica Florabel Remulta, Best in News Writing; Frances Denard Jae Guirigay, Shekaina Jones Natad, and Marie Augustine Magaway, Best in Lay-out.

For the Desktop Publishing (Filipino), Melcah Mae Fernandez, Best in Sports Writing; Jonarose Madrona, Best in Feature Writing; Giselle Ann Margareth Matic, Best in Editorial Writing; Mariah Louvette Pasigna, Ian Rafael Dagani, and Rey Angelo Sajor, Best in Lay-out.

In Radio Broadcasting, Merryfaith Ariane Lopez, Best in Infomercial; Andre Balagon, Best in Technical Application, Ann Mae Monique Jongko, 2nd Best Anchor; Evan Rose Cabilao, Best News Presenter; and Katerine Mabras, 2nd Best Anchor. The Radio Broadcasting team was awarded 2nd place in Best in Radio Broadcast both in English and Filipino categories.

The coaches who trained the CSUCC LHS campus journalists were Mrs. Gina Vargas, Mrs. Judith Duerme, Ms. Chirel Vescara, Ms. Cora Cabonce, Ms. Rovilynda Siman, Ms. Rachelle Mae Allison, Mrs. Alma Ligaya Alegre-Bermudez, Mr. Jundy Lozano, Ms. Ziporah Catle, Ms. Gladys Ceniza, and Ms. Shiela Casis.


Written by DARLEEN RIZEL CALUMBA



CSUCC LHS Students post wins in Division Festival of Talents

Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus (CSUCC) Laboratory High School (LHS) students posted wins in the Division Festival of Talents last November 4, 2014 for the Araling Panlipunan category held at Northern Mindanao Colleges (NORMI) and on November 14, 2014 for the Technolympics at Candelaria Institute of Cabadbaran Inc. The theme of the said competition was Opportunity, Creativity and Innovation for School Change and Development.

In the Aralin Panlipunan category, the winners were: Aibie Jel Cornites, 1st place, Essay Writing; and Maria Karla Balamad, 4th place, Pop Quiz.

For the Technolympics, Jannarie Zarzoso and April Ann Ubana, 1st place, Children Gown Construction; Dave Raphael Dumanat, 2nd place, Web Page Making; Leo Jerich Morrondoz, 2nd place, Tarpaulin lay-outing; and John Paul Abul, 3rd place, PC Assembly.

Ms. Chirel Vescara, Mrs. Alma Ligaya Alegre-Bermudez, Engr. Ronald Monzon, and Mr. Kriss Jess Boligor were the coaches who trained the LHS students for the competition.


Written by DARLEEN RIZEL CALUMBA



CSU-CC places in DBC Inter-High Volleyball

Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus (CSUCC) Volleyball Women finished second place during the Championship Game of DBC Inter- High School Volleyball competition last October 10, 2014 held at CSUCC Quadrangle.

During its 1st Game, the team was overpowered by Calamba National High School (NHS), 1-2, but CSUCC pulled through the 2nd Game beating Northern Mindanao Colleges (NORMI), 2-1. Furthermore at its 3rd, CSUCC was stunned by Cabadbaran City NHS in 3 straight sets.

The team gained their confidence in the 4th Game, as they out-spiked Mindanao Institute (MI), and made light work during the 5th and 6th Game, won in default over La Union Integrated High School (IHS) and Del Pilar IHS. They overthrew NORMI during their Semi-finals, 3-2. CSUCC grasped their victory in the Finals garnering as 2nd placer.

"At first, we're nervous, but gained confidence after our 4 consecutive wins and made into the finals." Charice Ondoy of CSU-CC Team stated.

"To NORMI, we were nervous because we almost lose to them, but when it comes to CCNHS, we just laughed because we didn't score even once." Joanne Bernados, Team Captain of CSU-CC also stated.


Written by CASEY VI BATITANG



CSUCC rebounds in DBC Inter-High Basketball

Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus Basketball Men declared as 2nd place during the 6th DBC Cup Inter-High School Basketball Tournament last October 15, 2014 at Cabadbaran City Gymnasium.

The team astonished Bishop Haden Institute during the first game and continued to dominate the court beating La Union National High School (NHS) in the second game, Candelaria Institute of Cabadbaran Inc. in the third game and Mindanao Institute during the fourth game.

As the team stepped into the Finals, they experienced downfall from Mindanao Institute (MI) during their championship, 60-68.

"It's okay when won many times but I'm not satisfied because the school is not in field of basketball. It was challenging competing with the other schools." Jericho Salcedo, a member of the CSUCC Basketball team.


Written by CASEY VI BATITANG