Astig na Honor’s Society February 13, 2007Posted by kilospup in Astig na Org, Features.
They say that the authentic “iskolar ng bayan” can be found in PUP. Blessed are those who are given a chance to pursue their college studies in our dear University. Doubly blessed are those who are studying under a scholarship program. Then came the Kapatiran ng Talino at Galing or simply KATAGA, PUP’s very own Honor’s Society.
Initially named as KATAGI (Kapatiran ng Talino at Giting) way back in 1968, this organization has proven itself to be the bastion of academic excellence and innovative leadership through the years. KATAGA’s vow to inculcate the spirit of unity among scholars is carried out through its numerous projects. The annually held Scholar’s Leadership Enhancement Training (SLET) is KATAGA’s keynote program to enhance potentials of scholars who have what it takes to effect change in various levels of the society. Another brainchild of KATAGA is the Scholar’s League of the Philippines (SLP), which is said to be the first of its kind in our country. Aside from PUP, other member schools of the SLP are RTU, PHILSCA, PNU and EARIST. KATAGA celebrates its foundation week every November. Members of KATAGA offers free tutorial lessons both for their fellow scholars and non-scholars on different subjects ranging from calculus to basic accounting. In 2005, KATAGA almost made it to the TAYO (Ten Most Outstanding Organizations) Award as they reached the NCR level for the second round of judging.
KATAGA is comprised of 2,223 academic and non-academic scholars from all colleges in our University. Orlan Tubola from the College of Engineering (CE) is the current president of KATAGA. Mary Grace Ronquillo, a senior in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (DPSPA), is KATAGA’s top scholar for almost two years in a row. This March, KATAGA is set to recognize its cream of the crop as well as its graduating members. KATAGA officers gleefully asserted that more activities are in line for the approaching academic year.
With such an impressive record and an upbeat outlook, the whole PUP community expects nothing but the best from its scholars.
Sa Panulat ni Dennard Dacumos