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APNIEVE Philippines to hold 16th Convention in Vigan City

The Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) will hold its 16th National Convention in partnership with the University of Northern Philippines in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017. Keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education. The convention theme this year is "In Pursuit of Quality Education, the Past, Present, and Future." Conference strands will revolve around the leading-edge thinking about the quality of educationÍž innovative approaches, and practices that improve the quality of educationÍž the assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of the quality of educationÍž and the gaps where more research and efforts are needed to achieve inclusive and quality education by 2030.

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing, UNESCO-APNIEVE aims to promote and develop international education and values education for peace, human rights, democracy, and sustainable development through networking and cooperation among individuals and institutions in the Asia Pacific region. APNIEVE Philippines's current president is Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, vice president for academic affairs of Miriam College.

The annual convention of APNIEVE Philippines gathers teachers and administrators from various colleges and universities from the different regions of the country. For interested participants, you may contact Angelina Bayaua Alcazar at 4354754.

SOURCES: Philippine Daily Inquirer and Business Mirror (published in print on March 27, 2017)

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MC HEU participates at the 15th APNIEVE National Convention

HEU teachers and students participated in the 15th National Convention of UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) Philippines held at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, in Tanauan City, Batangas last April 14-16, 2016. The theme of this year’s three-day convention was “Forming Citizens for an Interconnected World.” 
The keynote speaker was Ambassador Rey A. Carandang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (retired) and member of the Board of Trustees of First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities. Ambassador Carandang served as the Philippine Ambassador to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Plenary speakers were Dr. Diosdado San Antonio, Department of Education Regional director of Region IV A; Dr. Wilson Chua of Far Eastern University; Arnaldo Mendoza, Social Science coordinator of FAITH; and Dr. Ronaldo A. Motilla, ILAW director of Miriam College.   The plenary speakers talked about the values of peace, love, care for the environment and simple living and gratitude in citizenship education in relation to the lives of our national heroes and in the face of educational reforms and natural disasters faced by the country. 
Teachers from academic institutions in different regions shared their research, best practices, and expertise on values development as applied to the following conference strands:  Responding to the ASEAN Integration, Values in an Interconnected World, Citizenship in the 21st Century, and Values Integration in the Teaching Learning Process.
During the business meeting, new APNIEVE officers, three of which are from Miriam College Higher Education Unit, were elected for 2016 to 2018: President, Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay (MC); Vice-President, Dr. Wilson S. Chua (FEU); Secretary, Angelina Bayaua-Alcazar (MC); and Treasurer, Renato Dela Cruz (MC).
Student participants are from the International Studies Department and were officers of MC UNESCO: Angeline Ramos, president; Clarissa De Guzman, Vice-President; and Christine Mae Marty, PRO. 
The convention ended with a historical tour of the house of Segunda Katigbak, Malvar Museum and Mabini museum. 
UNESCO-APNIEVE Philippines was founded by Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing, Chairperson Emerita, in 2000. UNESCO-APNIEVE annually gathers school administrators, values educators, government and non-government agencies, as well as advocates of peace, justice, human rights, and sustainable development.

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MC participates in UNESCO-APNIEVE Philippines 14th National Convention

Miriam College participated in the 14th National Convention of UNESCO-Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) at the University of San Carlos, Downtown Campus, Cebu City, from May 7 to 9, 2015.  The theme of the three-day convention was “Preparing Teachers for Our Preferred Future.”

Dr. Ronaldo A. Motilla, faculty at the Department of Psychology, presented a plenary workshop on “Happiness and Well-being of Teachers”.  Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay of the Department of Psychology and Open Distance Learning Program (ODLP) presented a plenary presentation on “Fortifying Lifelong Learning Competencies: Revisiting the Four Pillars of Learning”.  

During the parallel sessions, Angelina B. Alcazar, associate dean for Student Affairs, presented a paper on “Transitions in Student Formation:  Implications for Teacher Development” while Sheila L. Dingcong of the Department of Tourism and Leisure Management and ODLP, presented a study on “Active Learning in a Virtual Environment: Miriam College’s Experience on Teaching Online Facilitation.”

Current APNIEVE Philippines officers from Miriam College are: Dr. Baybay, president; Alcazar, secretary and Dr. Caroline de Leon (College of Education), treasurer.

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MC participates in UNESCO-APNIEVE 13th National Convention

“Values for building resilient individuals and communities” was the theme of the 13th National Convention of the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) Philippines, of which Miriam College is an institutional member. It was held last May 6- 8 at the Far Eastern University in Manila.  The three-day convention focused on relevant and timely topics revolving around resilience and peace building.  Dr. Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, was the keynote speaker.

Plenary speakers included MC’s very own Dr. Ronaldo Motilla, ILAW Director, who talked about Coping with Life’s Challenges Positively while Dr. Grace Brillantes-Evangelista of the Department of Psychology, tackled Therapeutic Teaching. Carla Selina Q. Baybay of INSA presented her research paper on environmental local knowledge.  Experts from different institutions across regions also shared research outputs and best practices in disaster risk and recovery management.

Facilitating the workshops were Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, AUDRN Director, Dr. Caroline De Leon, College of Education faculty and Dr. Cynthia Ballat, Department of Communication faculty.

The assembly was capped with the election of a new set of officers for 2014-2016 namely:  Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, president; Dr. Wilson Chua of FEU,vice president;. Angelina Bayaua-Alcazar, secretary; and Dr. Caroline De Leon, treasurer.  Renato dela Cruz was chosen as NCR regional coordinator, Bayaua-Alcazar is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs while dela Cruz is the chairperson of the Department of Theology.

UNESCO-APNIEVE is a regional network of institutions and individuals promoting values education for a culture of peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development.

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MC hosts 12th UNESCO-APNIEVE Annual Convention

The 12th Annual Convention of UNESCO-Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) Philippines was held last May 22-24 at Miriam College.  Educators nationwide attended the three-day conference, with the theme, “Learning to Live Together: The Heart of Education,” which focused on the values of peace, human rights, sustainable development, and school initiatives in peace education.

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Miriam College faculty elected as officers of UNESCO APNIEVE-Philippines for 2012-2014

Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay was elected as President in the recently concluded 11th Membership and General assembly of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Network for International and Values Education (APNIEVE)-Philippines. Dr. Baybay is the director of the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) and a faculty of the Department of Psychology. Also elected during the assembly were Dr. Ronaldo A. Motilla and Dr. Caroline de Leon as the Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Dr. Motilla presently heads the Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center and is the chairperson of the Department of Psychology. Dr. de Leon is the former Dean of the College of Education. All of them will serve until 2014.

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