Best practices for school registrars
One of the most important departments in an educational institution is the registrar’s office but it could also be the weakest link in the entire school system. To address this, the Center for Global Best Practices (www.cgbp.org) is launching a one-and-a-half day seminar entitled, “Best Practices for School Registrars: From Good to Great! to be held on Thursday and Friday of Aug. 23 and 24 at the Peninsula Hotel, Makati City. This special program is to help school registrars, school administrators and owners how to design a fully functioning and working registrars office. Many registrars have the notion that their work is only limited to data recording, filing and documentation. When utilized properly, the registrar’s office can be used productively and effectively in many ways and even create value for the school as a profit center. Listen and learn as we share with you best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and examples from registrars of world-class institutions. The registrars of the Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University will share their experiences, valuable insights and proven ways on how they have succeeded in improving their school system. Equally important is their sharing of how to avoid pitfalls and the traps that can be very costly for schools. Learn the secrets of school registrars from good to great. This one-time event offers early bird and group discounts for attendees of 3 and more. For further details, inquiries, and other seminars, check www.cgbp.org or call Manila lines 842-7148/ 59 and 556-8968/ 69, Cebu (032) 512-3106 to 07, and Baguio (074) 423-5148. You may look for program leader Zennie Escudero or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event will feature the registrars from the three prestigious schools in the country, Joaquin Julian Agtarap, Ph.D. of Ateneo De Manila University who presently heads an office of 25 associates and 200 registration committee; Rey Reyes, the registrar and executive managing director for Student Service of the Asian Institute of Management, and Edwin Santiago, the associate vice chancellor for academic services and university registrar of the De La Salle University.
Shopping made more fun with ‘Shop, Play & Win’ promo at Tutuban
Tutuban Center, the leading shopping destination in the metropolis, launches its latest promo, the “Shop, Play & Win — Instant Panalo, Kapalit ng Resibo.” The promo, which will run from July 13 to Aug. 31, is open to all Tutuban Centermall shoppers with official or tape receipts with dates corresponding to the promo period of “Shop, Play & Win.” To be able to play, players must first register at the redemption area located at the Ground Floor lobby of Tutuban Centermalll 2 and present their receipts from any Centermall store as proof of purchase. A Tutuban Properties Inc. (TPI) representative will then validate the receipt and once validated, shoppers will get the chance to win premium items by playing exciting games like “Roll-The-Dice,” “Pachinko” and “Roulette.” For the “Roll-The-Dice” game, shoppers must present receipts worth P50 up to P150 to be able to play the game. A player will be given one try per game, where he will roll 2 dice on the board. The result shown on the dice will determine the player’s prize. As for the “Pachinko” game, receipts worth P151 up to P300 are valid for play. A player will also be given a single try to roll a ball down the “Pachinko” board into a specific slot, which has a corresponding prize. Lastly, for the “Roulette,” each player who will present a receipt worth P301 and up is also given a single try to spin the roulette wheel and win an equivalent prize. Winners can play their prize immediately after playing. All players will be given the chance to play more than once in a day but only on the date specified in the receipt. Tutuban Properties, Inc. will implement a “no receipt, no play” policy. Redemption is daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only. For more details, visit Tutuban Center along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila.
‘Most Outstanding Congressmen’
The Most Outstanding Congressmen of the Philippines chosen by the Search Committee of the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) were honored in fitting rites Friday evening at the Makati Sports Club in Makati City. Shown in the souvenir photo (front row, from left) are: Reps. Edcel Lagman of Albay; Hermilando Mandanas, Batangas; Erin Tañada, Quezon; Roilo Golez, Parañaque City; Ma. Georgina de Venecia, Pangasinan; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. who was guest of honor and conferred the Illustrious Leader Award; Rodolfo Valencia, Oriental Mindoro; Teodoro Casiño of the party-list Bayan Muna; Angelo Palmones, party-list Agham; Rodolfo Fariñas, llocos Norte, and Emil Ong, Northern Samar. Standing behind them are incumbent and newly elected PAPI officers and guests (from left) Prof. Ardy Batoy; Johnny Nuñez, executive vice president; Art Daguro, director for Luzon; Angie Lim, vice president for Mindanao; Sherryl Mallari, secretary; Dr. Soe Thant-U, UN country representative in the Philippines; Luis Arriola, PAPI president; former Speaker Jose de Venecia (partly hidden), Juan Dayang, PAPI chairman; Lilia Chua Sy, vice president for Luzon; Nestor Abrematea; Eladio Perfecto, director for the Visayas; Nelson Santos, treasurer, and Joseph Punay, assistant secretary/treasurer.