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DOUS to Graduate 150 this year, Francisco Ortega is Commencement Speaker

A total of 150 candidates for graduation will be conferred their respective degrees or certificates during the Commencement Exercises of the DMMMSU Open University System (DOUS) on June 3, 2017 to be held at the DMMMSU-MLUC College of Arts and Management (CAM) covered court. The breakdown of graduates is as follows: Ph.D. in Development Administration-4; MDA major in Local Government Administration-5; Master of Arts in Science Education-3; Diploma in Local Government Administration-29; Diploma in Law Enforcement Administration-8; Certificate in Teaching-63; Certificate in Early Childhood Education-34; Bachelor of Elementary Education -1; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-2.

Hon. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III, the Provincial Governor of La Union will be the guest of honor and speaker.

Allen J. Ngilangil, Doctor of Philosophy in Development Administration, will be given the academic excellence award, loyalty award and the best dissertation for his study entitled “Integrated Management System (EMS ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007) Philex Mining Corporation, Pacal, Tuba, Benguet”. His adviser, Dr. Honorio C. Buccat will also receive a plaque of recognition.

Triumphant smile of the awardees after the selection of Best Thesis and Best Dissertation.

Best thesis award will be given to two masteral candidates, namely: Rudyrick S. Cayto of Master of Arts in Science Education for his research, entitled “Antimicrobial Potential of Flowers, Leaves, Stem and Roots of Chromolaena Odorata (Linn.) Asteracea Against Esscheriaa Coli” and Ma. Vivinia E. Lelis of Master in Development Administration for her research, entitled “Compliance with Expanded Modified District Payment Scheme of Selected National Government Agencies in La Union: As Assessment”. Dr. Leonora Ngilangil and Miss Aurora Casuga, their advisers, respectively will also receive a plaque of recognition.

Deliberation of judges during the selection best thesis and dissertation.

Awarding of certificate of appreciation to the chairman of the panel of judges during the selection of the best thesis and dissertation.


The panel of judges for Best Dissertation and Best Thesis Award was composed of: Dr. Eligio B. Sacayanan, retired professor and an affiliate DOUS tutor; Dr. Victorio C. Palabay, Dean of the College of Technology of the Mid-La Union Campus and; Dr. Cynthia M. Rodriguez, Director for Research and a professor of College of Agriculture, NLUC.

Lea N. Sibayan of Bachelor of Elementary Education, will also receive an academic excellence award.