USEP IC Students Dominate SWEEP Open Competition

The Information Technology (IT) students of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) bagged the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards in this year’s competition, SWEEP Open: Smart DevNet Innovation. It is a mobile apps development competition opened to all undergraduate students.

Participants from various schools and universities nationwide created applications that will address consumer needs as it would be introduced in the market.

The contenders registered and submitted their final and complete entry online which was scrutinized with the criteria for judging that included relevance (market need) and potential business model – 40 percent; user experience (design and ease of use) – 25 percent; and innovation (technology to be implemented in the product) – 35 percent.

Following competition mechanics, all entries went through blind screening in selecting the five apps, and USEP Institute of Computing (IC) students proudly notched all top five entries as chosen by SMART. Among the winning applications are TextPlus, The Adventures of Juan, AutoFix, SOSApp, and Food Travel.

The USeP students, viz: Jason Christopher Uy, Zanneth May Dinopol, Janda 

USeP Hosts National Mining, Geology, and Metallurgy Conference 2015

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) hosted the second National Mining, Geology and Metallurgy Conference 2015 with the theme "Upholding the Visions of Responsible Mineral Development through Inter-school Relations and Camaraderie" on February 5 – 7.

The goal of the said conference was to educate the participants about the latest innovations in their profession and at the same time promote good relationship among the future miners and geologists from varied schools and universities. Mining and Geology students from several universities enjoyed the first day of Sports and Special Events held at the USeP Social Hall and grounds.

At the Symposium Proper, students were enriched with knowledge about different topics concerning their profession. It includes new policy updates about the implementation of certain provisions of Executive Order 79 and the government policy on black sand mining, as well as the tectonic setting and mineralization potential of Eastern Mindanao.

USeP Hosts APEC Information Roadshow

Administrators, faculty and students from the academic institutions in Davao City and representatives from some government agencies gathered at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) on March 3 to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 101. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has selected USeP to host the APEC 101: Awareness and Information Roadshow.

The Roadshow aims to reach out to students across the country and share with them what is in store during the APEC 2015 Philippine Host Year, and what this means to the Filipino people.

Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, USeP President, welcomed the participants and challenged the students to take their future into their own hands by helping raise the standards of living as what the APEC had envisioned. He also urged them to start it today by taking the APEC 101 Roadshow seriously and voicing out their ideas and plans as the future leaders.

The welcome remarks was followed by the presentation of Hon. Laura Q. del Rosario, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, DFA, who talked about raising the awareness of the Philippines’ APEC hosting, the APEC 101 Campaign, which is designed to elevate the public’s understanding of APEC as an organization, and the Philippines’ role in APEC. She also pointed out the benefits from the Philippines’ APEC


The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) has been selected by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) as an awardee in the category of the Top 10 Ranking SUCs with the Most Number of Programs Awarded Level II Reaccredited Status.

Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, USeP President, accepted the said award during the 28th AACCUP Annual National Conference held at the Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel on February 16 – 18, 2015.


YSU Indonesian Students Visit USeP

As part of the International Cooperation between Yogyakarta State University (YSU) in Indonesia, and the University of Southeastern Philippines, selected YSU students and faculty visited USeP on February 16 to 22, 2015 for a sit-in program.

During the welcome ceremony that was held on February 17, Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, USeP President, underscored that the level of economy should match the level of education hence, partnership between the two state universities should continue as it is a form of strengthening their positions in the global economy.


Consul General Eko Hartono, Republic of Indonesia in Davao City, in his message during the same event, pointed out that universities need to tap resources and expertise in order to compete. He also encouraged the YSU students that are currently visiting USeP to study and interact more in order to improve understanding, solidarity, and friendship.


The agreement between YSU and USeP started on March 17, 2010. One of the major objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the two state universities, is to develop educational cooperation on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit, as well as to promote relations and mutual understanding.

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