By Jahzeel Y. Barleta

The world is competitive and full of standards. Understanding who we are is one of the key aspects to self-empowerment and self-discovery.

LPU-Laguna Dangal launched a series of seminars last September 17 that will equip, empower and help Lyceans to know and understand themselves better.

Draft: Looking for Answers in this World Full of Questions is the first seminar in the series that focuses on discovering oneself. Students from College of Arts and Sciences and enrolled in Understanding the Self course were the main audience of the event.

Dangal adviser Shin Kashiwagi stated, “This is a set of seminars for each department. Umisip kami ng concept for each department na kailangan nila.”



SELF-EMPOWERMENT. CAS students are listening attentively to Pastor Jared Gundrad’s talk on self-discovery.



BE CONFIDENT.  Pastor. Jared Gundran shared how his confidence helped him as a kid.



Guest Speaker Pastor Jared Gundran presented his views about self-empowerment. He pointed out that self-awareness and social awareness are the keys to achieve self-empowerment.

He believes that self-empowerment is tantamount to self-confidence while social awareness is knowing one’s value. According to Pastor Jared, engagement with people and the community is one of the ways to improve social awareness.

“People will try to define your core convictions. Hindi, ito ka dapat, dapat ganito ka, dapat ganiyan. Don’t let them. Only your Creator will define who you are”, Pastor Jared  highlighted in his talk.


MEMBERS OF DANGAL. Flaunting their lovely smiles for the success of their first ever seminar.


“Since bago pa lamang ang organization namin, mas pinili namin na magsimula sa sarili… Di ba sabi nga natin, it all starts within ourselves kaya self-empowerment muna ang tinackle dito sa unang seminar.” – Khim Magtibay, LPU-Laguna Dangal Vice President.


The next seminar is on September 20, Friday. It will focus on make-up tutorial for Hospitality Management students. — AA/JPS

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