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COO celebrates excellence at Orgs’ Night 2023

Article by: Albert L. Dela Cruz Jr. and Linus Carl G. Perdon


Photo by: Mary Lesley A. Berina


With the theme, “Regalia: A Glimpse through Mapúan Noble Leadership,” the Mapúa University (MU) Council of Organizations (COO) reignited a university tradition of a night dedicated to recognizing student leaders and campus organizations by hosting this year’s Organizations’ Night of Excellence (ONE) as part of the University Week 2023 celebration, last May 27, held at the Intramuros Campus’ Gymnasium.


Starting the evening, Alumni and Student Engagement Office Head Mr. Oliver Ryan B. Custodio highlighted the importance of student organizations that play a significant role in the University “in terms of promoting different skills, interests, creativity, and nurturing the talents of our students.”


“We hope that we can continue to partner with you in creating various activities that will promote the interests of our students,”Mr. Custodio added.

The Presentation of Awards then started with the Top 10 Performing Organizations for Intramuros and Makati campuses. The Intramuros category of the award was headlined by the Honor Society of Mapúa (HSM), placing first amongst all organizations on the main campus. Meanwhile, the Information System – Next Gen from the School of Information and Technology (SOIT) was crowned the top-performing organization for Makati.


After that, the Group Special Awards category was given shortly with HSM again demonstrating their excellence by winning the Most Active Organization in Intramuros. The premier student organization also bagged the Most Congenial Award for Intramuros. The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) stood out in Makati, securing the Most Active Organization, while the Mapúa Junior Marketing Association won the Most Congenial Organization for Makati.


The event proceeded with the final list of awardees; the Individual Awards category dedicated to COO-specific accolades given to the most deserving organizations. HSM’s Charles Brent Santos bagged the award for being the Most Active COO Representative for Intramuros-based organizations. For its Makati and Senior High School (SHS) counterpart, the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – Mapúa’s Patricia Ann Robles and the English Club – Intramuros’ Ianford Fadriquela received the same award, respectively. Subsequently, the award for the Most Active Organization President was given to each campus and SHS delegate, with the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers – Mapúa University Student Chapter receiving the award for Intramuros; Tekno Teatro for Makati, and the Makati Sports Club for SHS. Furthermore, the COO’s Choice Award for Best COO Representative went to Edwin C. Mira from Every Nation Campus Mapúa.


Mapúan dance groups XDC and Nexus, as well as student performer Jade Santos, also graced the event with their thrilling performances. Aside from this, the COO also held icebreaker games to entertain the audience. To conclude the momentous occasion, closing remarks were given by current COO President Kae R. Santos. During his speech, Santos extended his utmost gratitude to the organizations and further inspired the student leaders towards the path of leadership and excellence.


List of Awardees:


Top 10 Organizations - Intramuros Campus

  1. Honor Society of Mapúa 

  2. Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines 

  3. Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Mapúa University Student Chapter 

  4. Association of Geologists and Geological Engineers of Mapúa 

  5. Junior Philippine Computer Society - Mapúa 

  6. Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers - Mapúa University Student Chapter 

  7. Mapúa SHS - Samahan ng Filipino (Intramuros) 

  8. Mapúa SHS - Math Club (Intramuros) 

  9. Mapúa Gaming Society 

  10. Mapúa SHS - Science Club (Intramuros)


Top 10 Organizations - Makati Campus

  1. Information Systems Next-Gen

  2. Mapúa Game Consensus

  3. WebMasters Guild of Mapúa

  4. Mapúa Junior Marketing Association

  5. Illuminata Mapúa

  6. Mapúa SHS - Samahan ng Filipino (Makati)

  7. The Glee Club Mapúa Makati

  8. Mapúa SHS - Science Club (Makati)

  9. Mapúa SHS - STEM Society Makati 

  10. Mapúa Dance Community


Best Organizations per Department

General: Honor Society of Mapúa

ARIDBE: The United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (Mapúa University Chapter)

CBMES: Association of Biological Engineers of Mapúa (Biologic)

CEGE: Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Mapúa University Student Chapter

EECE: Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines - Mapúa University Student Chapter

ETYSB: Mapúa Junior Marketing Association

IE-EMG: Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers - Mapúa Student Chapter

MME: Mapúa University Collegiate Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

SHS (Intramuros): Mapúa SHS - Samahan ng Filipino (Intramuros)

SHS (Makati): Mapúa SHS - Samahan ng Filipino (Makati)

SMS: Mapúa .MOVE

SOIT: Information Systems Next-Gen


Group Special Awards

Outstanding Religious Organization: Every Nation Campus Mapúa

Most Active Organization - Intramuros: Honor Society of Mapúa

Most Active Organization - Makati: Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – Mapua

Most Active Organization - SHS: Mapúa SHS - The English Club (Makati)

SEO’s Choice Award: Honor Society of Mapúa

Most Congenial Organization - Intramuros: Honor Society of Mapúa

Most Congenial Organization - Makati: Mapúa Junior Marketing Association - Makati

Most Congenial Organization - SHS: Mapúa SHS - Sports Club (Intramuros)

Most Supportive Organization: Honor Society of Mapúa

Most Improved Organization: Mapúa Gaming Society


Individual Awards

COO’s Choice Award - Best COO Representative: Edwin C. Mira, Every Nation Campus Mapúa

Most Active COO Representative - Intramuros: Charles Brent Santos, Honor Society of Mapúa

Most Active COO Representative - Makati: Patricia Ann R. Robles, Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants

Most Active COO Representative - SHS: Ianford F. Fadriquela, Mapúa SHS - The English Club (Intramuros)

Most Active Organization President - Intramuros: Hannah Tan, Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers - Mapúa University Student Chapter

Most Active Organization President - Makati: Janna Sophia R. Ng, Mapúa Junior Marketing Association (Makati)

Most Active Organization President - SHS: Patricia Isabel Dela Cruz, Mapúa SHS - Sports Club (Makati)

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