After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers, Inc. (PACSA) held its 42nd Annual Convention for Campus Advisers and 26th Annual Convention for Student Leaders on March 8-11 with over 800 student leaders and campus advisers present from universities across the country.

This year’s convention theme was “CONNECTIVITY 2023: LEAD Through Borderless Community (Leadership essentials, E-nnovation Driven, Adversity resilience, Dynamic energy). Student leaders discussed deep and collaborative leadership in borderless communities, and the meaningful sessions were a place to talk about how student leaders can learn how to adapt and deal to challenges.

The convention also featured competitions showcasing the student leaders’ exceptional cultural and artistic abilities. These activities were an excellent way to foster friendship and camaraderie among the participants.

During the awarding ceremony, held on March 11 at Benitez Hall in Baguio Teachers’ Camp, showcasing his intelligence and charm, Dave Florenz Paul J. Santos from the University of Mindanao Digos College (UMDC) was awarded the 2nd Runner-Up in Extemporaneous Speaking and the 2nd Runner-Up in Ginoong PACSL 2023. He also won the Best in Regional Costume Attire award. 

Alex M. Sugue, Jr., from UMDC wowed the audience with his vocal prowess, winning the Champion title in Vocal Solo and First Runner-Up in Vocal Duet. 

Mindanao bagged the Overall 1st Runner-Up title of the competition. The region was previously awarded the title of overall champion during the last PACSL before the pandemic. 

The PACSA convention was an excellent opportunity for student leaders and advisers to share their leadership experiences and learn from one another. The event highlighted the significance of connectivity and resiliency in leadership, as well as how these capabilities can be fostered through collaboration and innovation.

The University of Mindanao Digos College community extends their warmest congratulations to Dave Florenz, Paul J. Santos, and Alex M. Sugue, Jr. for their triumph in the PACSL competition. Their dedication and hard work in representing the school and showcasing their talents are truly commendable. Your achievement is an inspiration to all students and a source of pride for our community!

✒️: Jaydione Makiaway

🎨: Wenjie Piodos

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