UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH DADO BANATAO: Highlights of a Life-Affirming Conversation with the Filipino Silicon Valley Innovator

Introduction

On 15 May 2014, the SMART SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards Champion team from the Bataan Peninsula State University composed of President Dr. Delfin O. Magpantay, Engr. Faye L. Baret, student innovators, had the opportunity to meet and talk with Engr. Diosdado “Dado” P. Banatao, Filipino innovator at Silicon Valley, the home of IT giants such as Google, Twitter, Facebook among others. The BPSU Team was with City of Balanga Mayor Joet Garcia and other local city officials.

CHED-BPSU partner for Students’ Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA)

The abolishment of the Priority Development Assistance Fund hampered most of the scholarships given by our country’s politicians. With most of the PDAF-based scholarships gone, students who enjoyed such grants also ceased their pursuit of education. In order to address this concern, the Commission on Higher Education together with Bataan Peninsula State University, extends its reach to those who are in need in terms of fiscal value through its scholarship program “ESGP-PA”.

BPSU 2nd Kagitingan Awards

The 2nd BPSU Kagitingan Awards for Television was held on April 7, 2014 at Plaza Mayor de Ciudad Balanga.

For this event, six (6) from last year’s programs retained their spots: Eat Bulaga, i Witness, Kapuso mo, Jessica Soho,  Matanglawin, Reel Time and  Reporter’s Notebook while new shows emerged as awardees for this year namely Powerhouse, AHA, Pepito Manaloto, and Maalaala Mo Kaya  completed the Sampung Pinakamagiting na Programang Pantelebisyon. Chosen programs are from ABS-CBN 2 and GMA 7 networks selected by the Electoral College as part of the ten (10) shows depicting quality of “valor” in their programs.

BPSU Commencement Exercises 2014

PAO Chief Acosta exhorts graduates of four BPSU Campuses

Attorney Persida Acosta, head of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) was the speaker in the Commencement Exercises for Balanga, Dinalupihan, Orani and Bagac campuses held on April 2, 2014 at Bataan People’s Center.

First Semester Schedule of Enrollment AY 2014-2015

Schedule:

April 14 - May 9   - ALL 1st year students

May 12 - May 16  - ALL 2nd year students

May 19 - May 23  - ALL 3rd year students

May 26 - May 30  - ALL 4th year students

June 2 - June 6     - ALL 5th year students

BPSU Electrical Engineering Students Grab Championship Title in National Convention

The team of BPSU Electrical Engineering student-researchers bagged the championship title during the 2nd Institute of  Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE) of the Philippines’  Research Contest held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, Pasig City last November 27-29, 2013.