Enrollment Stables Amidst Economic Crisis

Posted by: Willy V. Gamiz, Jr., 2014-08-08

Despite the economic crisis faced by people today, particularly in Isabela and nearby provinces, the enrolment of both Graduate and Undergraduate programs of the University of La Salette inclined.  As per Office of the Registrar’s record, the total enrolment of the Graduate programs this semester is 1293, up by 0.71% compared to last year’s 1,222. Meanwhile, with the undergraduate programs, the total enrolment is 4,613 against 4,445 from last year gaining 1.68% increase.

The College of Business Administration has the highest population with a total of 1,275, followed by the College of Engineering and Architecture with 817 enrollees. Next in the rank is the College of Medicine and Allied Medical Courses with 793 enrollees then the College of Education with a total of 512 enrollees. With 469 enrollees, the College of Accountancy hailed 6th, followed by the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Information Technology, College of Criminology, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and Midwifery and College of Law with total enrollees of 221, 211, 154, 86, 47 and 28, respectively.

In the Graduate Programs, the Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Management still has the highest enrollees with a total of 687 and the Master of Arts in Nursing Major in Nursing Service Administration with a total of 144 enrollees.

“I am amazed and felt positivity. It is just a manifestation that people still give importance and priority to Education aside from anything else. Also, it just shows that people believe on the quality and standard of Education that the University of La Salette is giving to the stud entry,” said Dr. Marilyn Gaoat, the University Registrar, after being asked about the increase of enrollment. 

ULS Installs Fr. Frank as 2nd President

Posted by: Angela Jose, 2014-07-08

2013 marked the birth of the second University President in the 60 years of existence of the University of La Salette. The successor of late Fr. Romeo Gonzales, who was behind the undeniable growth and success of the university, is a rooted Salettinian from Aurora, Isabela. Fr. Franklin G. Picio, MS, PH.D.
Fr. Franklin, popularly known as “Fr. Frank,” is indeed a living testimony of Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much..” after being the Vice President for Finance and Administration for 13 years since 1997, he is now leading the institution as the president; installed on September 20, 2013. Prior the investiture and installation was a Eucharistic celebration led by Most Rev. Diosdao A. Talamayan, D.D., S.T.D.,PH.D., Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, together with his co- celebrants. Rev. Fr. Rosanno P. Soriano, MS, MA, the provincial Superior of Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, and the other diocesan and religious priests.


The elegance carried by the faculty and staff colored the ambiance of the Old Gymnasium, perfect for the mood of success and fulfillment. Fr. Soriano led the installation of Fr. Frank who was presented by Dr. Levita Manglapus-Castro, the Vice President for Academic Affairs. It was then followed by the traditional presentation of the University Mace by the traditional by the Regional Director of the Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Evelyn Pascua, CESO; the reading of Philosophy of Education, Vision and Mission of the ULS by Rev. Fr. Pedro Q. Dolar, MS, MA; the presentation of the University Medallion by Rev. Fr. Manuel Medina, MS; the presentation of the University Ring and the Reading of the President and Administration of the Oath of Office by Hon. Nona Ricafort, Ph,D.,CESO.

Fr. Frank, the second University President , gave his inaugural address with a heartwarming gratitude to God and to those whom he walked with in making where he is now; leaving a vow of excellence before the faculty and staff, the Administrative Board, the Board of Trustees, the Presidents of the different universities, the School Heads of Colleges and Committees, the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, the CHED Director and Commissioner, the student leaders, where the visitors, the President’s family and relatives, and the whole University of La Salette.

ULS dedicates “Dugong Saletino” for late Pres. Fr. Romeo Gonzales

Posted by: Ralleigh Vizcarra, 2014-07-08

The National Blood Donors Week on August 1, 2013 and the Moblie Blood Donation (MBD) on September 18, 2013 dedicated its “Dugong Saletino” program to the late ULS President Rev. Fr. Romeo B. Gonzales in commemoration of his unquestionable dedication and commitment to the University.

“Dugong Saletino” operationalized with its internal collaborators, which include College of Nursing (CON), College of Medicine and Allied Medical Programs (CMAMP), College of Midwifery and Public Health (CMPH), La Salette Pananagutan center-Student Volunteers Association (LSPC-SVA), Office of the Vice President for Spiritual and Student Services (VPSSS), Dean for Student Services(DSS), and the Student Executive Council (SEC); and its external partners, Clinical Laboratories of Southern Isabela General Hospital (SIGH) an Callang Medical Center and General Hospital, Inc. (CMCGH), University of La Salette High School (ULSHS) Batch ’86, and Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, INC. (PAMET) Integrated Chapters of Isabela, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. As a result, sixty (60) blood units were extracted in the August MBD and eighty (80) blood units were generated in the September MBD. Consequently, “Dugong Saletino” was recognized as the holder of most numbered blood extracted in the school-based regional MBD. The blood units were then stored at the Blood Baank Center of SIGH.

The program sustained that “Every Salettinian Donor is a Hero” and its spirit of giving blood saving life by mobilizing the Junior and senior BMLS students who have undergone the Medical Laboratory Science Internship Program (MLSIP) and by providing free therapeutic blood components/products within the Salettinian community.

“Dugong SAletino,” which marked its Round 3 MBD programs since 2011, is the ULS entry for the NYC’s Ten Oustanding Youth Organization (TAYO) 2013 and the NEDA’s Search for Oustanding Volunteer (SOV) 2013.

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