Two UNO-R Alumni receive PRC Awards

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Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Head of the Medical Technology Department of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Marian Montinola-Eusoya received the Outstanding Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) at PRC Awards Night last June 20, at the Fiesta Pavilion of the historic landmark Manila Hotel. Chairwoman Leonor T. Rocero and Commissioner Ruth R. Padilla of the PRC awarded Eusoya. UNO-Recoletos Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Vice-President of Student Welfare, Fr. Joel A. Alve, OAR and NOPSSCEA Executive Secretary Mrs. Feliciana Porter accompanied Ms. Eusoya.

Eusoya is also the newly appointed NOPSSCEA Commissioner on Tertiary Level for S.Y. 2008-2010. She is an administrator, professor, laboratory owner, a licensed Medical Technologist and a certified International Medical Technologist by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The Outstanding Professional of the Year Award is the highest award conferred by the PRC on a professional as recommended by his or her peers “for having amply demonstrated professional competence of the highest degree and conducted himself or herself with integrity in the exercise of his or her profession”. The awardee has participated meaningfully in the professional activities and has contributed significantly in the advancement of the profession through meaningful endeavors.

Eusoya is a recipient of various notable citations. 2008 Most Outstanding Teacher (Tertiary Level) from NOPSSCEA, the National “Distinguished Award” from the Philippine Association of Medical Technologist, Inc. (PAMET), Achiever’s Award in the Field of Medical Technology from the Blue and Gold Alumni Association of ONI, UNO and UNO-R and the International Training Award in the field of clinical laboratory technology from the Japan International Medical Technology Educational Foundation (JIMTEF), Nara Japan are the citations received.

She is the immediate past president of PAMET, Negros Occidental Chapter and a National Sectoral Representative for the Visayas. Her headship for five years has brought national recognition to UNO-Recoletos having awarded as 3rd and 4th Top Performing Medical Technology School in the Philippines in the September, 2006 and 2007 Medical Technology Licensure Examinations. In addition, the Medical Technology Department was granted Level III Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), the only PAASCU Level III Program in the Philippines. Moreover, she has authored instructional materials which fortify the laboratory experiments of Medical Technology students and has been instrumental in producing thirty-two (32) Medical Technology board topnotchers and placers.

Another alumnus of UNO-R High School Batch 1969 who received also this very prestigious award is Edward Gasambelo. He received the citation as PRC Outstanding Master Plumber. He is presently the General manger of GEEP Construction Supply and Services.

He is involved in the design, planning and preparation of various buildings, malls, hotels, commercial and residential buildings in Bacolod City. He also offered his “free plumbing plans” project for Gawad Kalinga and other low-cost housing projects in Bacolod City. He was also one of those who pushed for the standardization of professional charges in plumbing in the revised Master Plumbing Code of the Philippines.

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