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CHED recognizes Baliuag University as a Delivering Higher Education Institution during the K to 12 transition period


By Dr. Jasmin S. Tayao

Baliuag University (BU) is a CHED-Recognized DHEI (Delivering Higher Education Institution) during the K to 12 Transition Period. The University belongs in the first batch of approved DHEIs of the Scholarships for Graduate Scholarships under the K to 12 Transition Program of the Commission on Higher Education as issued in CHED Memorandum Order No. 08, series of 2016.  With this, Sending Higher Education Institutions (SHEIs) can encourage their faculty members who are affected by the five-year transition period to enroll in graduate programs of the University.

The University is in support to CHED’s comprehensive range of developmental programs that both mitigate impact on labor and upgrade quality of Philippine higher education, to ensure the smooth and successful transition to K to 12, as mandated under Republic Act 10533 (the law on K to 12).

CHED approved nominees/scholars may apply to the following programs of BU:

  1. Doctor of Education with specialization in Educational Management
  2. Doctor of Education with specialization in Filipino
  3. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Educational Management
  4. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in English
  5. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Mathematics
  6. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Filipino
  7. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in History
  8. Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Guidance and Counseling
  9. Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in English
  10. Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in Mathematics
  11. Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in General Science
  12. Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in Social Studies
  13. Master of Library in Library and Information Science (non-thesis) off-site (Jose Rizal University)
  14. Master of Library in Library and Information Science (thesis) off-site (Jose Rizal University)
  15. Master in Business Administration (Jose Rizal University)
  16. Master in Business Education (joint -Jose Rizal University)
  17. Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  18. Master in Information Technology with specialization in Systems Development
  19. Master in Information Technology with specialization in Information Management
  20. Master of Arts in Nursing
  21. Master of Science in Nursing
  22. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Arts and Humanities Track)
  23. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Science and Philosophy Track)
  24. Master Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (STEM Track)

For more information, you may visit this link.


Baliuag University hails new president


Baliuag University (BU), the first autonomous school in Region III, recently celebrated the installation of its second President, Dr. Patricia B. Lagunda, in a solemn ceremony on August 5, 2015, before a crowd of students, alumni, staff, faculty members, provincial politicians, academics and select university presidents across the country.
With the theme, “Glorious Past, Radiant Future,” the event also gave tribute to its first president, Dr. Alicia S. Bustos, whose leadership placed the institution in the Philippine academic map for producing graduates who land in the Top 10 of national board ratings in the fields of nursing, accountancy, education and library science.
Wearing a black and blue academic gown, President Lagunda as she thanked the Board of Trustees for giving her the opportunity to steer the University to greater achievements even as she faces K-12 issues and ASEAN integration challenges. “We have to ensure that our graduates are equipped with 21st century skills in information and media technology, learning and innovation skills, effective communication, and life and career.”


Her position may be new, but the leadership role is familiar to Dr. Lagunda, who joined BU in 1995 as Vice President for Administration and External Relations. A Ph.D. holder in educational leadership and management, she also taught at the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education concomitant to her administrative work and was later promoted to Executive Vice President.

Aside from her background in the academe, she also served as president of the Zonta Club of Baliuag, part of a larger Zonta International organization of professionals empowering women worldwide. She also assumed the presidency of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) in 2012 and 2014. In the same period, she served as vice chair and eventually chairman of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA). At present, she is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA).

MUN_9879Members of the Board of Trustees, led by its chairperson, Dr. Alicia S. Bustos, hailed the installation of the new President, believing that she is the leader needed by the University to bring about the necessary changes to respond to the global challenges in education. “I am confident in her leadership and ability to lead this institution to new levels of academic excellence,” said Dr. Bustos.
Baliuag University, which is also celebrating its 90th founding anniversary, promotes excellence in education, research, and scholarship. It prepares students to become globally competitive and to make a difference in their respective areas of service and leadership.


Forward, Assist, 3 Points!


Be with the BEST, be with BALIUAG UNIVERSITY

What do you consider as the best contribution of BU to you?

– Being a student/scholar of BU for [the] 9 long years, “Sa BU pa lang, sanay na kami sa sistema. Sa review center nga, kilala na ‘yung BU, isa na sa mga inaabanagan every year.

– “Kapag maganda ang foundation… ‘yung review, nagiging review talaga. Hindi ‘yung parang noon ka pa lang mag-aaral.”

Do you have any pre-board exam ritual?

– Hmm. Actually, you don’t really need any kind of regimen. Study hard and let Him take care of the rest. The whole time of review… which we have stayed in Manila, I attended masses regularly, every Thursday in St. Jude Parish and every Sunday in Quiapo church. Then, on the day before the exams, I attended [mass] in Quiapo church and thrived my way to the parish priest to have all my stuffs for the exams to be blessed (including the envelope, pen/pencil, rosary and scapular).

– I diligently studied hard in my 5 years at BU and in the review. So, the rest goes to Him. On the day before the exams, my friends and I decided to take a breather from the reviews [already] and instead, go church hopping. We visited 7 churches. Then, that night as well, we prayed all together.

When did you realize that you were actually CPAs already?

– It took a while. *chuckles* On the day of the exam result release, I was actually scheduled for a job briefing. I was in a pool of job applicants. The other applicants were in suit and tie, while I was just in polo shirt, denim jeans and rubber shoes. Imagine?! I was in the firm when my cell was literally flooded with messages, but, by that time, I still don’t want to believe the news of me being 6th placer. Then, suddenly, personnel from the firm’s HRD asked me so casually, “James, alam mo na ba ‘yung balita?” There, told myself, “That should confirm it.” So, the rest is history.

– I was literally on eye-freeze on the net that day of the exam result release. We have this friend at an auditing firm (the auditing firms get to have the results hours earlier than public release), she texted me about the results. Thing is, I don’t have any cell load that day!! Seriously. *laughs* I was not able to text her back, instead, get ahead with SNS. Then, in just a matter of minutes after the results were officially released by PRC, flood of warm congratulations and all jerk in my FB account and cell.

Any advice for the future BU CPAs?

– Improve every day. Give yourself a reason to study hard more. And, most importantly, owe everything to Him.

– “Personally, I believe na ‘yung mga susunod na batch sa’min, mas magagaling talaga.” Also, being included in the roster of topnotchers is beyond your control, it is given to you. Don’t pressure yourself too much, live a life.








Get to know Baliuag University’s Mr. P as he opens up a whole new different side of him.

How it started?
BU Advocates in 2009. It was totally accidental! They were, at that time, recruiting newbies. One moment, my group was just passing by the org’s office when my crazy friends push me off inside by the door, then, Voila! I am already being screened! Then, I was chosen, became a member of the org… Guess, that’s where it all started. Exposure!

I could vividly tell you all my fond childhood memories, but, one stood out best. It was the 1st time I experienced people joined hands for me. 6th Grade when I join a contest and won 1st, my school treated me at Jollibee. I got chicken and spaghetti then, on the glass panel beside us, there was this group of street children… I don’t know, I just got out and shared my food. When I looked back inside, they were like “Ang galing naman nung bata…”

My dad is a Muslim and my mom is a Christian – growing up, dealing with that fact is a challenge. My classmates used to tease me about that, a lot.

I used to draw. : ) In my early years in college, I joined two or so poster making contests. It was sort of my artistic outlet that time; I don’t know what happened through the years? Haha!


Very Human
Seeing the reality of life, I used to think of joining all sorts of talent searches out there. My goal is just to win a house and lot for my family to have a decent home to stay at.

Why BU?
Before, I had high hopes in Metro colleges/universities because I thought of the network. But, later on, it came to me that it’s not about the school. After all, it would be about what a person you have become.

Marketing is something I want to do in the long run. I think of marketing professionals as “jacks of all trades”.  But, later on, I want to serve the public, like in the government, specifically in the Department of Tourism.


Standing Out
Ever since I was exposed to school activities thru the BU Advocates, opportunities in joining several regional or national model student searches came one after the other. At first, I would just like to have a banner of myself to be posted along the campus, but, later on, it has been a calling – like, what I am really suppose to do apart from my professional career, Volunteerism and Leadership.

If you aren’t a marketing graduate now, what do you think would you be?
I think, I’ll be a PBB alumnus. Haha! Seriously, before the start of School Year 2009, I auditioned in PBB Teen Edition, underwent the screening process, experienced sleeping in the streets of ABS-CBN Compound and I was like just a step closer to being officially a housemate when my grand mom stopped me and advised me to finish schooling first.