FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – 1968
On May 31, 1968, an organizational meeting of about 120 secretarial educators was held at the UE Audio-Visual Room. They met to organize the Philippine Association of Secretarial Educators
The occasion was the close of the first methods seminar conducted by Charles E. Zoubek and Dr. John L. Rowe. These two authors of Shorthand and Typewriting, respectively, were invited to the Philippines by Mrs. Amparo E. Santos, then Director of UE School for Secretaries. This was made possible with the help of Mr. Arsenio Arabia, the Philippines’ representative of McGraw-Hill Book Company
Charter Officers elected were:
Mrs. Amparo E. Santos (UE) - President
Miss Adelaida B. Zamora (PCC) - Vice President
Mrs. Virginia T. Tejada (UE) - Secretary
Sis. Mary Bernadette Izon. OP (Siena) - Treasurer
Mrs. Pacita R. Urrutia (UST) - Business Manager
Mr. Manuel de Leon (St. Paul) - Public Relations Officer
Mrs. Candida Paragas (Univ. of Pangasinan) - Auditor
Mrs. Teresita Yabut (Arellano High) - Board Member
Mrs. Purification Correa (E. Rodriguez) - Board Member
Miss Fulcida Eligado (PCC) - Board Member
Mrs. Adelaida Santiago (Manila Tech) - Board Member
Mrs. Josefina Tongko (Adamson) - Board Member
On August 11, the Articles of Incorporation were drafted with the Constitution and By-laws.
On October 23, 1968, the Articles of Incorporation were duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
On December 8, 1968, Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, then the Secretary of Education, inducted the first officers of the PASE.
The maiden issue of the PASE Newsletter, with Miss Adelaida Zamora as Editor, came out during the induction.
On May 25, 1969, at a general meeting held in UE, the same officers were re-elected for a second term. At this meeting, the group amended the Constitution, making the tenure of office of the Board, two years instead of one.
SECOND PASE SEMINAR (1969)
On May 28 and 29, 1969 the Second PASE seminar was held again in UE, with Dr. Fred Archer as speaker (incidentally Dr. Archer died in December, 1974 of brain cancer.) He spoke on Accounting, data processing, and office practice. This was done also in cooperation with McGraw-Hill Book Company.
THIRD PASE SEMINAR (1970)
The Third PASE Seminar was held at the UE Audio-Visual Room on June 1 and 2, 1970 with Dr. S. J. Wanous, Chairman of the Business Education Department, UCLA, as Speaker. The elected President was Miss Adelaida Zamora, Philippine College of Commerce.
FOURTH PASE SEMINAR (1971)
The fourth Methods Conference was held in UE with Dr. Fred Archer as Speaker on Simulated Office Experience.
The Newsletter editorship changed from Miss Zamora to Mrs. Virginia Tejada (UE).
Reprints of the Zoubek-Rowe Seminar were printed and sold out (about 200 copies).
On October 9, 1971, a typing contest in Pilipino was held, jointly sponsored by the Olympia International, Inc. Saturday classes at PCC were held for teachers interested in Pilipino Shorthand and correspondence.
FIFTH PASE CONFERENCE (1972)
In May, 1972, the Fifth Conference was held at the SSS Conference Hall. The theme was “Secretarial Education in the “70s.” Keynote Speaker was Undersecretary Narciso Albarracin. Other speakers include Mr. Rony V. Diaz, Director-General of National Manpower and Youth Council; Mr. Orlando P. Peña, President of the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines; and Mrs. Virginia Elbiñas, President of the Philippine Association of Secretaries.
A general election was conducted for 1972-74 officers. Elected President was Eutiquio C. Mendoza, Philippine College of Commerce.
SIXTH PASE CONFERENCE (1973)
On May 19-21, 1973, the Sixth Methods Conference was held at the UE Conference Hall. This time, the speaker was Mrs. Madeline Strony, also of McGraw-Hill Company. She spoke on the teaching of Shorthand.
In May 1973, the first issue of the Philippine Journal of Secretarial Education came out. By this time there were close to 300 members.
SEVENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1974)
The Seventh PASE Conference was held May 21-23, 1974 at the Arellano High School. Theme of the Conference was, “The Rationale for Secretarial Education in National Development.” Keynote speaker was Dr. Josefina Navarro, Superintendent of the City Schools in Manila. Mr. Gaudencio Ligutum of the Bureau of Private Schools and Dr. Carmen Carlos were the other speakers.
The two important events that took place during this conference were 1) revision and approval of the PASE By-Laws, and 2) revision of Objectives and Curricula of Secretarial Education.
The main changes in the By-Laws were the increase in the members of the Board of Directors from 12 to 15 and the renaming of Vice Presidents to the First and Second Vice Presidents.
Objectives in various levels of Secretarial Education were formulated.
The fourth Election of Officers was held. The elected President was Dean Amparo E. Santos, University of the East.
A Resolution on the Secretarial Curricula was adopted for presentation to the Bureau of Private Schools. The new Curricula consisted of (a) One-Year Terminal Course in General Clerical Work; (b) Two-Year Terminal Junior Secretarial Course; (c) Three-Year Terminal Course in Legal/Medical Secretarial Course; (d) Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration Degree.
These were presented to the Bureau and subsequently approved with only a few minor changes.
The PASE during this period has already 450 members. It again came out with two issues of the Newsletter—one in December 1974 and another in February 1975 with Ramon Villena (PCC) as Editor. Applications for membership were continuously coming in.
EIGHT PASE CONFERENCE (1975)
For the first time, the conference was held outside Manila. This was hosted by Baguio College Foundation and University of Baguio on May 2-4, 1975 with the theme “Secretarial Education: New Strategies for New Objectives.” During this conference, the approved curricula were presented. The Baguio Chapter was born this year.
NINTH PASE CONFERENCE (1976)
The University of the East hosted this Conference held on May 12-14, 1976.
Miss Adelaida Zamora of PUP was elected President. The Cebu Chapter was also organized.
TENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1977)
The first conference outside Luzon was held in Cebu on May 5-7, 1977. The Conference was hosted by the University of San Jose-Recoletos and the University of San Carlos. The theme of the conference was: “Secretarial Education: Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenge Today.”
ELEVENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1978)
The conference was held at the newly constructed Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 4-5, 1978. Election was held and Mrs. Alicia Asunsion of EARIST was elected President. For this year, a mid-year conference on Methods was held at the Divine Word University in Tacloban City on October 27-29 1978.
TWELFTH PASE CONFERENCE (1979)
The conference was held in the North—Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. The conference was very unique as it was held in the beach, hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo P. Camcam. The participants slept in tents and the experience was very much appreciated.
THIRTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1980)
The conference was held at the National Manpower Youth Center in Bicutan, Taguig on April 10-12, 1980. Election of officers for 1980-82 was held. The elected President was Dr. Mariano M. Lerin, the first President coming from outside Metro Manila.
FOURTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1981)
Silliman University of Dumaguete City was the site of the Conference held on April 10-12, 1981. The theme was: “Secretarial Education: New Decade, New Dedication, New Direction.”
FIFTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1982)
The Conference was held at the Oblates Missionary Center in Quezon City with the theme: “Social Responsibility of Secretarial Educators.” The Rules and Standards for Secretarial Education were drafted. Dr. Mariano Lerin was re-elected President.
SIXTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1983)
This conference was the first held in Mindanao. This was the year when the Philippines suffered from the longest and worst drought in modern times. The conference was held at Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City with the theme, “Teach the Teachers.” The Rules and Standards for Secretarial Education was discussed in this conference.
SEVENTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1984)
The host for this conference was PUP, Manila with the theme. “Secretarial Education: Retrospect, Present and Prospect.” During this conference, the Rules and Standards for Secretarial Education was approved by the body to be presented to MECS. Fortunately, the same was approved on October 15, 1984.
Election of officers was held for 1984-86 with Dr. Mariano Lerin re-elected for a third term.
The year 1984 gave birth to more regional chapters. Regional conferences were held.
EIGHTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1985)
The conference was held in Metro Manila and was hosted by San Sebastian College-Manila. The theme of the conference was “Meeting the Office Needs of the 90’s.”
More regional chapters were organized and regional conferences were held. There were already eight (8) active regional chapters in the Philippines: Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, NCR, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7, and Region 10.
NINTEENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1986)
The conference was again held at the Oblates Missionary Center in Quezon City, with the theme, “Secretarial Educators’ Role in the Recovery Program.” Dr. Mariano Lerin was re-elected President for 1986-88, his 4th term.
PASE has been one of the active professional organizations in the country. During this year, it had eight regional chapters. Conferences were held in all these chapters to improve the quality of Secretarial Education. PASE, at this time, had around 200 members and the organization had more than P30, 000 in the bank.
It was recommended that Region 8 be reactivated and Region 9, 11, and 12 be organized into regional chapters to complete the regionalization program of PASE.
TWENTIETH PASE CONFERENCE (1987)
The conference was held at the St. Paul College of Quezon City with the theme, “Equity and Quality in Secretarial Education.”
It was during this conference that the proposed curriculum for the four-year course Secretarial Administration, major in Computer Education was drafted by Dr. Nestor dela Cruz and Prof. Nimfa D. de Vera, together with Dean Pilar E. Sotto and presented to DECS officials. The curriculum was approved by Director of Higher Education, Dr. Nilo Rosas.
TWENTY-FIRST PASE CONFERENCE (1988)
The conference was held at the Century Park Sheraton on the theme, “Towards a More Responsive Secretarial Education” with Luz Hernandez as the Convention Chairman. It was during this convention that Dean Pilar E. Soto of MLQ University was elected President for the term 1988-90.
TWENTY-SECOND PASE CONFERENCE (1989)
The conference was again held in Cebu with Dr. Mariano Lerin as the Convention Chairman. The theme was, “Preparing the Secretarial Educators in the 90’s.”
TWENTY-THIRD PASE CONFERENCE (1990)
This conference was held at the Legarda Pine Homes in Baguio City with the theme, “Secretarial Educators’ Responses to the Challenges of the 21st Century. It was during this convention that Dr. Nestor V. dela Cruz of Olivarez College was elected President for the term 1990-92.
TWENTY-FOURTH PASE CONFERENCE (1991)
This PASE National conference was cancelled due to the various man-made and natural calamities that beset our country—the killer earthquake of July 16, ’90, the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, and the Ormoc flood, among others. The PASE Board decided to hold regional conventions instead of the national convention with the primary goal of reactivating PASE regional chapters. The regional conventions were: 1) PASE-NCR held at the CEU with Dean Conrad Iñigo as the one in charge; 2) Mindanao, with PASE VP for Mindanao, Erlinda Magbanua as the one in charge. PASE –Mindanao Chapter elected a new set of officers with Estelita Retirado as President; 3) Visayas, with PASE Cebu Chapter President Felisa Gica as the one in charge and further coordinated by VP for Visayas, Lourdes Mirasol; 4) Luzon regional convention was held at the Divine Word College in Laoag City coordinated by PASE VP for Luzon Nimfa de Vera, PASE Region 1 was reactivated and elected their officers with Teresita Wingco as President.
TWENTY-FIFTH (SILVER ANNIVERSARY) PASE CONFERENCE (1992)
This conference was a milestone in PASE history for it coincided with the celebration of the organization’s Silver Anniversary. It was held at the Quezon City Sports Club on April 23, 14, and 25, 1992 on the theme, “New Vision Towards Excellence and Relevance in Secretarial Education.” The highlight of the celebration was the giving of service awards to the loyal and active PASE members who have served for 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. Executive Secretary Oscar Orbos, Dr. Mona Valisno, and Dr. Nilo Rosas were present to give the awards. Dr. Soledad L. Villena of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines was elected President for the term 1992-94.
TWENTY-SIXTH PASE CONFERENCE (1993)
Instead of having the yearly national conference, three regional conferences were held.
Mindanao Chapter. A seminar-workshop was held at Camp Alano, Toril Davao City on April 13-15, 1993. The theme was “Better Education for Tomorrow’s Secretaries through Integrated Approach to Teaching.”
NCR, Regions 3, 4, & 5. The conference was held at La Salette Shrine, Biga, Silang, Cavite on April 28-30, 1993. The theme was “Secretarial Educators: A Renewed Commitment to the Profession.”
Region 8. A live-in Methods conference was held on October 13-20, 1990 at the DECS Regional Learning Center at Candahug, Palo, Leyte. The theme was “The Secretarial Education on High Gear for the Year 2000.”
The Scholarship Program for Secretarial Educators was also launched during this term under the Chairmanship of Luz Hernandez, the National Executive Vice-President.
Other faculty development activities were held at the University of Negros Occidental in Bacolod City, Region 6; Divine Word College of Laoag, Region 1; Holy Angels University, Region 3; Angeles Foundation, Region 3.
The secretarial curriculum was also revised and enriched to conform with DECS Order No. 3 s. 1993 and other relevant DECS Circulars.
TWENTY-SEVENTH PASE CONFERENCE (1994)
This was held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines from April 4 to 6, 1994 on the theme, “Coping with the Challenges of Secretarial Education in the 90’s and Beyond.” It was in this convention that the Search for Oustanding Secretarial Educators was conducted. During the election of officers for 1994-96, Luzviminda Hernandez of San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Manila), who has served for 12 years as PASE Treasurer plus 2 years as Acting Treasurer, was elected President.
The PASE Vision & Mission Statement was prepared at the start of the term and the National Board worked on the accomplishment of the said vision/mission statement.
PASE provided resource speakers in the Seminar-Workshop for Secretaries and Executive Assistants sponsored by the Divine Work Educational Association held on September 14-16, 1994 in Tagaytay City.
A mid-year seminar-workshop on Information Technology, which was co-sponsored by FAPE and PSUCCESS, was held on October 25-29, 1994.
Initial steps were taken to organize the Philippine Association of Secretarial Students under the ambit of the Philippine Association of Secretarial Educators.
TWENTY-EIGHTH PASE CONFERENCE (1995)
This conference was held at the Victoria Beach Resort in Davao City. Chairman of the conference was Erlinda Magbanua, National Vice-President for Mindanao and co-chaired by Zoe P. Abiog, National Treasurer.
Regional conferences were also held in Tacloban (Region 8), organized by Dr. Teresita Jaca, PASE VP for Visayas; in Iloilo organized by Mr. Anastacio Villanueva, PASE Director, and in Santiago Isabel, organized by Mrs. Estelita Mañalac-Bernardo, PASE Auditor.
TWENTY-NINTH PASE CONFERENCE (1996)
This conference was held at the PUP Hasmin Hotel, Sta. Mesa, Manila from April 11 to 13, 1996 in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the theme, “Secretarial Education: Gearing Towards Excellence.”
A new set of officers (1996-1998) was elected during this convention, with Luzviminda Hernandez of San Sebastian Recoletos, elected for her second term as President.
THIRTIETH PASE CONFERENCE & PEARL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (1997)
This conference on the theme, “Secretarial Education: A Partner in the Quest for Excellence in Global Competitiveness,” was held at the White Rock Hotel, Subic, Zambales on May 5-7, 1997. Highlights of the conference include a talk on “Updates in Information Technology”, discussion of the course title and curriculum, syllabi-making, and PASE Hymn contest.
As part of the association’s Pearl Anniversary Celebration, certificates and cash awards were given to those who have been active in the PASE for 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years. Past Presidents were also given recognition certificates and honoraria.
The Board and its members unanimously approved the new name of the association, Philippine Association of Educators in Office Administration (PAEOA).
THIRTY-FIRST PASE CONFERENCE & FIRST CONFERENCE UNDER PAEOA (1998)
This conference marked a milestone in the life of the PASE/PAEOA. This is the first conference held under the PASE’s new name—PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS IN OFFICE ADMINISTRATION (PAEOA). In this connection, there was a LOGO Contest open to all members, The Constitution and By-Laws was also amended to conform to the association’s new name.
The conference was held on April 23-25, 1998, the third to be held at the Oblates Missionary Center in Quezon City. The convention chair was Prof. Benjamin Ignacio.
To commemorate the Centennial Celebration of Philippine Independence, there was a Filipiniana night featuring the cultural presentations of the different regions.
The Board has chosen the theme, “Human Dimension in the World of Technology.” Fr. Edwin Mercado, the Executive Director of the Lay Formation Center at the San Carlos Seminary, gave a talk on “Values in the World of Technology” and Mr. Joseph Garcia of JARL Enterprises gave a talk on “Multi-Media Instruction”. To emphasize the importance of knowing our own personality types, Luz Hernandez, PAEOA National President acted as facilitator during the session on “Personality Assessment”.
There was an election of officers for the term 1998-2000. Dr. Nimfa de Vera of St. Paul College of Quezon City was elected president.
THIRTY-SECOND PAEOA CONVENTION (1999)
This conference on the theme, “Re-engineering Office Administration Education for the IT Generation,” was held at the Island Cove, Binakayan, Kawit Cavite.
The conference was held on April 29- May 1, 1999. Convention Chair was Prof. Avelina Bucao.
THIRTY-THIRD PAEOA CONVENTION (2000)
This convention was held at Ciudad Christia, Ampid, San Mateo, Rizal on April 29 – May 1, 2000. The theme of the convention was “Office Technology for Learning in the New Century (TECHLINC).” The convention chair was Dr. Zoe Abiog.
There was an election of officers for the term 2000-2002. Prof. Zoe Abiog of Trinity College, Quezon City was elected president.
THIRTY-FOURTH PAEOA CONVENTION (2001)
The theme of the convention was “Office Administration: Responding to the Challenges of Innovative Education.” It was held at Brentwood Apartelle, Baguio City.
This convention was held on April 27-30, 2001. Convention Chair was Prof. Luzviminda Hernandez.
It was in this convention that the association agreed to adopt the name Philippine Association of Educators in Office Administration Foundation, Inc. (PAEOAFI).
THIRTY-FIFTH PAEOAFI CONVENTION (2002)
This convention was held at the Subic International Hotel, Subic, Zambales on May 2-4, 2002. The theme of the convention was “PAEOAFI: Coping with the Changing Dimensions in Business Education.” The convention chair was Prof. Luzviminda I. Hernandez.
A new set of officers (2002-2004) was elected during this convention, with Prof. Avelina Bucao of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, elected as President.
THIRTY-SIXTH PAEOAFI CONVENTION (2003)
The theme of the convention was “Moving Up and Linking Across Different Sectors Towards Quality Assurance Standards in Office Administration.” It was held at the First Villa Cristina Hotel, Antipolo City.
This convention was held on April 28-30, 2003. Convention Chair was Dr. Leny Dellosa.
THIRTY-SEVENTH PAEOAFI CONVENTION (2004)
This convention was held at the Royale Parc Hotel & Restaurant, Silang Crossing, Tagaytay City on April 28-30, 2004. The theme of the convention was “Educating for Success.” The convention chair was Mrs. Precilla Mendoza.
A new set of officers (2004-2006) was elected during this convention, with Dr. Leny Dellosa of Centro Escolar University, elected as President.
THIRTY-EIGHT PAEOAFI CONVENTION (2005)
The theme of the convention was “PAEOAFI: Repositioning Image in the Global Market.” It was held at the Contemporary Hotel, Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.
This convention was held on April 28-30, 2005. Convention Chair was Mrs. Leonora Fernandez.
THIRTY-NINTH PAEOAFI CONVENTION (2006)
This convention was held at the Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Boulevard on April 28-30, 2006. The theme of the convention was “Office Administration: Continuously Meeting Global Standards.” The convention chair was Mrs. Dolores Reyes.
A new set of officers (2006-2008) was elected during this convention, with Dr. Leny Dellosa of Centro Escolar University, elected as President for her second term.