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Newest Batch of NEU-AAI Officers Sworn In

September 5, 2019

The Chairperson of the NEU Board of Trustees, Atty. Dorothy Kristine M. Orosa, led the Oathtaking Ceremonies for the new Officers and Board of Directors of the New Era University Alumni Association Incorporated (NEU-AAI) on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Before the members of the NEU Executive Council, the officers of the Association swore that they will carry out their responsibilities to the fullest. The officers, who were elected last August, are expected to serve their respective duties until 2022.

Commissioner Randy B. Escolango, having been Sworn in as NEU-AAI President, expressed his gratitude to the NEU Board of Trustees and reaffirmed his commitment to take the Association to even greater heights. On behalf of his fellow Officers, the Commissioner also relayed his greetings to the Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), Brother Eduardo V. Manalo for a decade of Triumphant Administration of the INC.

The other NEU-AAI Officers are: Dr. Abrian Joy Orencia (Vice-President for Internal Affairs), Dr. Isagani T. Sabado (Vice-President for External Affairs), Atty. Randy Serrano (Secretary General), Cherry Mae Guevarra, CPA (Treasurer), Melvin Fabillan, CPA (Auditor), and Prof. Mark Malabuyoc (Information Officer).

Meanwhile, the NEU-AAI Board of Directors are the following: Atty. Chris Villalobos, Mr. Wiryinymil Dela Cruz, Mr. Marlon Adsuara, Ms. Jenny Castillo, Christian Buyson, CPA, Prof. Elmer Gariguez, Engr. Marilyn Villacrusis, and Dr. Marlon Mercado.

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Orientation on Hostage Negotiation

July 24, 2019

The NEU Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Group conducted an Orientation on Hostage Negotiation on July 23, 2019 at Room 201 of the Professional Schools Building, Main Campus.

PCOL. Orlando O. Yebra Jr., Chief of the District Directorial Staff at the Eastern Police District, PNP-NCRPO, briefed the attendees on procedures regarding hostage negotiation and related security breaches. The orientation was well-attended by members of the University Security Unit, selected students of the NEU College of Criminology, and University Officials including Bro. Franklin Bunag, NEU Vice-President for Administration, Bro. Ricardo Carpio, University Minister, and Bro. Romeo Viernes, University Auditor.

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All Hail: NEU Hunters beats AdMU to win 2019 BBI Championship

July 13, 2019

Everyone loves a good underdog story. And in the morning hours of July 13, 2019, the best underdog story of the summer came to its fruitful, shining conclusion.

The New Era University Hunters triumphed over all adversity to win the 2019 Breakdown Basketball Invitational (BBI) Alcatel Summer League, besting Ateneo De Manila 93-84 in a hard-fought overtime game. The win was doubly sweet as it avenged a prior loss at the hands of the Blue Eagles; in that game, NEU suffered a 10-point loss. Led by Finals MVP Jefferson Comia, the Hunters played very rigid man-to-man defense against the Blue Eagles throughout the game.

For most of the game, it seemed that NEU will win running away, due to four of the Hunters scoring in double digits. But Ateneo were still able to make things hard for NEU, especially in the closing minutes of the 4th Quarter, when the Blue Eagles were able to erect a 5-point lead. With time winding down in regulation, it was Comia’s clutch play, capped with sinking two pressure-packed free throws, which helped NEU force overtime against the home team. From there, the Hunters finally took control of the game.

Part of the team’s success was the battle-hardened strategizing of Coach Adonis Tierra, who tightened his rotation to nine players. Both Comia and Joel Gonzallo had 22 points, with the latter adding 10 rebounds to his overall excellence, and punctuating the game with a thunderous dunk.

The Hunters had to run through a gauntlet of other basketball programs before reaching the Finals; teams like the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers, University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, and Our Lady of Fatima (OLFU) Phoenix posed a number of challenges to the NEU Hunters. With other stalwart teams coming from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) and the College of Saint Benilde (CSB), it seemed that NEU will just be another scrimmage team against these pedigreed collegiate basketball programs.

However, these games end at the sound of the final buzzer, and the scoreboard never lies.

The Hunters, the team hardly anyone expected to win, stand tall as 2019 BBI Alcatel Summer League Champions.

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