Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Philippines is not perfect but you and me can make it so.. Let us trust our President... Instead of blaming others, let us rather help them in our own little ways.. Let us not only think of ourselves but let us find out what help we can contribute to strengthen this nation. Let us first ask ourselves whether we have done something for this nation because if we haven't then we are barking on the wrong tree.

Thursday, August 5, 2010



CHEd rates NORSU a top school for BSN
By Ramie L. Bulaybulay Jr.

THE COMMISSION ON Higher Education (CHED) cited Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) as one of the top performing schools offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in the whole country.

This was based on the 2009 Nurse Licensure Examinations (NLE), where 17 pioneering examinees from NORSU who passed, giving the university an automatic 100 percent passing rate.

According to the announcement released by CHED, the top-performing schools offering BSN were rated based on the results of the recent NLE, with 40.70 percent national passing average set by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), while for those who got higher than the set average was based from the school’s number of board takers.

For range three [those schools with 10 to 99 takers], NORSU Main Campus I shares the number one spot as top nursing performing school with Bukidnon State College- Malaybalay Campus and University of the Philippines- Manila Campus, both of which also acquired a 100 percent passing rate.

Meanwhile, Far Eastern University- Manila Campus topped the range one post [those schools with 1,000 and up takers] with 1, 982 passers out of 2, 656 takers or 74.62 passing rate. Whereas for range two [those schools with 100 to 999 takers], the number one top nursing school is Saint Paul University-Iloilo Campus who got a 100 percent passing rate.

In an interview, University President Henry A. Sojor said that the whole NORSU community is happy and proud of CHED’s announcement citing the university as one of the top performing nursing schools for range three. “We are all happy and we are all proud of that achievement and we directly give our appreciation to the College of Nursing [Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Sciences (CNDPAHS)] faculty and staff, and to the graduates themselves,” Sojor remarked.

“I believe in the potentials of every Norsunian [and] whether you are poor or rich, intelligence does not distinguish and that proves that even if Norsunians come from poor families they have the intelligence and this intelligence can be shaped and developed in NORSU and it is my hope as president in this university,” the university president pointed out.

Asked for her reaction, BSN freshman Lovely Angelith Unajan said that with that announcement, she is very proud of NORSU. She added that she decided to enroll in NORSU due to the school’s affordable tuition fee while enjoying a high standard instruction. Having not seen the CNDPAHS’ equipment yet, she is optimistic that the college has enough facilities.

Another freshman BSN student Petty Juga Nacario echoed the same sentiment, expressing her happiness to all the pioneering nursing students who passed during the recent NLE. Moreover, she hopes that the university will continue it’s excellence in bringing pride. “NORSU is very excellent in the field of nursing even if it’s a public school,” proving wrong the common notions of the public that once a school pays high, the standard is also high, she emphasized.

Student Government of Dumaguete City I President Mary Dawn Valencia expressed her gratefulness with the said announcement. She added that the good news will encourage and inspire many students to enroll and to keep the good work, not just in BSN but to all courses offered by NORSU. (Publised by The NORSUnian, the Official Student publication of Negros Oriental State University)

Congrats Norsunians!!!

Ang Isla’ng Gimahal Ko!

By Ramie L. Bulaybulay Jr.

Siquijor, Siquijor

Ikaw ang yuta’ng ako’ng gihandum

Ang isla’ng kanunay ko’ng higugmaon,

Wala’y makalupig sa imong katahum

Tungod kay kanunay kamang amumahon.

Ikaw ang gigikanan sa ako’ng paglaum

Bisan na kon ikaw usa ka yuta’ng batuon,

Wala’y sama ang imong mga talan-awon

Nga daw susama sa usa ka bililho’ng bituon.

Ikaw usa ka gasa gikan sa Kahitas-an

Nga dili mabayran bisan unsa paman,

Kay ang imo’ng bugti susama sa usa ka kinabuhi

Nga wala’y maitandi bisan unsa’ng bahandi.

Ikaw ang tinuod nga yuta’ng gipanaad

Kay daghan ang kanimo nag-alagad,

Salamat sa wala’y pu-as nga pagpaambit sa mga bahandi mo

Ilabi na sa pagpapuyo ug pag-amuma kanamo.

Dili masukod ang kahigayunan nga gihatag mo

Tungod niini magpabilin kang tipik sa among tagsa-tagsa ka kinabuhi,

Kay ikaw lang gihapon ang nag-inusarang yuta sa amo’ng kasing-kasing

Ang isla’ng mao’y tinubdan sa kaalam nga hinagiban sa amo’ng kalampusan

Apan bisan sa mga kaayo nga gipaambit mo kanamo

Gitamas-tamasan ug gidagmalan lang gihapon ka,

Bisan wala sila’y igong kapasikaran

Inanay nilang giguba ang imong bulawanong ginghari-an.

Apan ako ang musaad ug manumpa kanimo

Nga ako mubalik sa tukma’ng panahon,

Og pakgangon ang pagpasakit diha kanimo

Tungod kay ikaw ang isla’ng gimahal ko!