A number of students from the Visayas State University won top places in the Regional PASUC Culture and the Arts Festival held on October 19, 2015 at the Leyte Normal University and the Eastern Visayas State University in Tacloban City. The competition was part of the regional selection of PASUC-8 to the 7th National PASUC Culture and the Arts Festival in Bicol University, Legazpi City, Albay on November 30 – December 2, 2015.

The following are the categories won by the VSU students and they will represent PASUC-8 in the national competition with their coaches: Pop Solo – Melanie P. Cinco with Mr. Jesus Freddy M. Baldos as coach; On-the-Spot Painting – Larry A. Salvatera with Mr. Jude Nonie A. Sales as coach; and Radio Drama – Marelie D. Dacera, Dhea Maureen Millana, Joshua Levi S. Montero, Mariane B. Ubay, and Tomas A. Yamada with Dr. Christina A. Gabrillo as coach.

The other places won by the VSU students were: (Second Place) Instrumental Guitar Solo – Lejhen Rey Villacorte, Story Telling – Edelle Marie Tulin, Short and Sweet Play; and (Third Place) Choral Singing, Vocal Duet – Ryan L. Panto and Marianne D. Balladares, Hip Hop Dance, Extemporaneous Speech – Jamaica C. Mueda, and Essay Writing – Irish Jane Calungsod. Jesus Freddy M. Baldos