TUA Launched “Tugon Trinitian”

As part of its 12th year anniversary celebration as a University, TUA is launching “TUGON TRINITIAN”, a university-wide relief campaign for the benefit of the families who were adversely affected by the recent Typhoon Ompong. In particular, the said relief campaign will focus on providing assistance to the communities of the four (4) dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the northern part of Luzon.

Through this relief program, TUA hopes to collect voluntary donations, in cash or in kind from the administrators, faculty, staff and students. The collection period shall run from September 20-26, 2018. All donations to be collected shall then be turned over to the National Office of the Episcopal Church on September 28, 2018.

In this connection, we appeal to your generous hearts to share whatever cash and/or goods you can give for this relief campaign.

Please channel your donation of goods (preferably rice, canned goods, cup noodles, blankets, mats, clothing items, toiletries, etc. ) to the Community Development Section (c/o Ms. Caroline L. Balmes, RSW).  For cash donations, please fill up the attached form for proper monitoring/accounting purposes. (Source: Part of the Memo from TUA-OP)



Advancing its mission to embrace Whole-Person Education (WPE), top administrators of Trinity University of Asia (TUA) signified its intention to partner with Development Action for Women Network (DAWN).

DAWN was established in 1996 to help distressed Filipina workers in Japan and their Filipino-Japanese children in the promotion and protection of their welfare and rights.

A meeting between the two institutions was held last Aug. 22 at the Executive Conference Room to discuss the possibility of hosting Service-Learning activities for TUA students and joint activities with TUA’s partner universities in Japan.

Service-learning is a teaching pedagogy where students render services to partner communities and institutions to gain experiential learning, which is central to WPE.

Students taking up Psychology, Communication and Broadcasting, Information Technology, and Business are expected to benefit from the partnership, once sealed.

The university decided to steer its direction to WPE starting the current school year. – Trinity Observer

International Partners visit Trinity University of Asia

Last week was a long one for Trinity University of Asia as it hosted administrative officers from Kobe International University (KIU) and from St. Margaret’s High School in Japan, Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) in Taiwan and Western Sydney University (WSU) in Australia for meetings centering on stronger partnerships towards internationalization, stronger practicum programs, more effective faculty & student exchange and joint research endeavors.


Trinity University of Asia is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Trinity University of Asia is ISO 9001:2015 certified effective July 4, 2018. The recertification comes after Trinity was audited by SGS Philippines and was recommended for certification. Trinity has been ISO 9001 certified since 2009 and has since transitioned to the ISO 9001: 2015 standards. The certification covers the provisions of basic, tertiary and graduate education. The transition to the new management system standards refocused the QMS of Trinity and further enhanced its capabilities in providing educational services of distinct quality.

Audits conducted prior to the certification aimed to validate the actions taken by the University in the maintenance and implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS). The university transitioned to the use of the new management system standard before the deadline set in September 2018. In preparation for this, Top management scheduled all the retooling and training requirements for the faculty, staff, and administrators. The training includes; ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course, Risk-Based Thinking Awareness Course, and Internal Audit Course.

Trinity Graduate School : Road to Global Excellence and Recognition

On June 9, 2018, Seven (7) Graduate School Professors attended the Royal Institution Global Conference and Conferment Ceremony at the Marina Sands Hotel, Singapore. The 7 Faculty from the different Graduate programs were given the following Designatory Titles and Grade as Doctor Fellow and Fellow by the Royal Institution Singapore in recognition of their continued excellence in their chosen Professions:

1. FDR. DR. ROMULO P.SORIAO, DFRIACC- Royal Institute of Accountants
2. FDR. DR. NORMA G. NUNEZ, DFRIM, FRIEdr- Royal Institute of Management
3. FDR.DR. ARMANDO E. ABUJUELA, DFRISDM, FRIEdr, FRIRes – Royal Institute of Security and Defence Management
4. FDR. DR. JULIET K. BUCOY, DFRISoW- Royal Institute of Social Workers

1. DR. EDRECK ESTIOKO, FRIN- Royal Institute of Nurses
2. DR. JOSEPH PETER B. REGONDOLA, FRIN – Royal Institute of Nurses
3. DR. RONALDO J. NAVATA, FRIPAr- Royal Institute of Public Administrators

Student leaders join the USC KABAHAGI KA Leadership Planning & Training Workshop 2018


The Student Affairs Center’s Student In Governance Leadership and Advocacy (SIGLA) program enjoined the University Student Council (USC) and the Local Council Presidents and representatives to take part in the USC KABAHAGI KA Leadership Training and Planning Workshop last June 28-29, 2018 at Sinulog Lounge, Mary Alston Hall.

The 2-day training and workshop aimed to strengthen participatory student governance. It also fosters the institutionalization of collective and shared leadership and advocacy among the student organizations. The training focused on realizing the Trinitian value of leadership and service to others harmonized by the principles of Whole Person Education and The 5 Marks of Mission.

A pool of speakers facilitated the various modules in the training workshop. They were as follows: Dr. Marlon J. Gomez, the Dean of Students; Ms. Sally Joan Botengan, Administrative Assistant of the Chaplain’s Office, Mr. Juan Adolfo San Juan, 2 time USG President Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; and Mr. Homer Balmes, Student Development and Training Specialist.

At the end of the training-workshop, the participants expressed their gratefulness for the opportunity to plan and bond with their co-student leaders in among the respective colleges, reevaluating their values, immersing in different perspectives and essentially understanding themselves better as student leaders in service of the Trinitian community.

The College of Education Alumni Association holds its 1st Grand Reunion

The College of  (CEd) Alumni Association held its 1st Grand Reunion on June 2, 2018 at the Student Services Center with the theme: Balik-Tanaw. A total of eighty-two attendees who graduated as far back as 1972 to the most recent, 2017, gathered to represent their respective batches. A campus tour was organized prior to the dinner and the program proper. It was a night of reminiscing, catching up, and renewing their commitment to support and uplift the Education Department. The second Grand Reunion will be held in 2019 and will be sponsored by Batches 2009, 1989, 1988, 1987 and 1972. (Alejandro Vinalay)

Taiwan Ambassador Lin leads the inauguration of Taiwan Education Center in Trinity University of Asia

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Representative Dr. Gary Song- Huann Lin visited Trinity University of Asia on February 22,2018 to spearhead the inauguration of the Taiwan Education Center-Philippines (TEC-Phils.). The TEC is set up to promote Mandarin Language Training and to offer Filipino students opportunities to study in Taiwan.

In his short talk, Dr. Lin referring to his family’s humble beginnings reminded the audience that education helped him achieve his present status and that fluency in Mandarin in particular is an important asset nowadays in the workplace. He also thanked National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) Vice-President for International Affairs and TEC-Phils. Director Dr. Chih-Wen Kuo and Trinity University of Asia President Dr. Wilfred Tiu for coming up with this project to equip students for success.

Other special guests present in the inauguration were TECO Director Jerry Chuang, Manila Economic and Cultural Office Manager Susan Mercado, TEC-Phils. Manager Richmond Huang, Medtecs International Corp. Country Manager Ret. Adm. John Chen and administrative officers from both Trinity University of Asia and NSYSU.