113th ISAT U Foundation Week – Employees and Alumni Day

Day 6 and 7


Faculty and Employees Day, Search for Miss and Mr. ISAT U and Alumni Day
September 7                                                                                                        

ISAT U faculty and employees from all campuses opened the day with a Zumba Dance session at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

 

After sweating out in the Zumba, everyone enjoys the Larong Pinoy. Sack race, kadang (stilt walking using coconut shells) , tumbang preso, planting rice, sipa and patentero (below) are participated in by delegates from all campuses.

A simple lunch was shared by faculty and staff at the Multi-purpose Center after the games. It was a way of bonding, recharging and getting away from every day’s normal routine.

In the afternoon, a professional lecture on the Impact of Industry 4.0 to Education was held. Engr.  Erwin U. Que, President of the Alpha Centauri Electrical Services, shared his ideas on the concept of Industry 4.0.

Engr. Erwin U. Que (left)  exchange ideas and answers questions from Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud, Prof. Grace Edmar E. Del Prado and Dr. Bernie F. Piad during the buzz session.

The cool and rainy afternoon turned warm as candidates of the Search for Mr. and Miss ISAT U displayed their charms and wits before the cheering and giggling crowd. Miss Jovi Marie Cordero of the College of Education was crowned as Miss ISAT U 2018 and Mr. Jonathan Palabrica, Jr. of the College of Arts and Science was Mr. ISAT U 2018.

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Alumni Day
September 8

The Alumni Day was one of the highlights of the week-long celebration.  It is a way of recognizing the importance of the alumni as one of the pillars of the institution.

The alumni gathered to cherish the memories of their college days at ISAT U. Varied activities were conducted to reminisce the happy moments with their classmates.

Atty. Leo S. Sombero (right) , ISAT U Alumni Association President, and other officers pose for the camera after the oath taking ceremony.  Dr. Raul F. Muyong (left) administered the oath of office of the elected officers. Atty. Sombero in his capacity as Alumni Association President will be one of the members of ISAT U Board of Regents

 

Alumni from different campuses prepare for the ballgames.

 

Players from different campuses rub elbows in the basketball games. Aside from basketball, there were also badminton and karaoke singing and a luncheon shared by different batches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


113th ISAT U Foundation Week Pahampang

Day 4 and 5

Pahampang 2018
September 5 and 6

The students released their energies in the Pahampang 2018. Disregarding the rain and the muddy field, athletes from the different colleges competed in the different ball games.

 

Mr. Cid Garret A. Jalandoni, famed triathlete and chef, was the invited guest speaker in the opening ceremony of Pahampang 2018. According to him being a chef and a triathlete is hard, “balancing work and play is not easy . . . but if there’s a will, there is a way.’

Mr. Cid Garret A. Jalandoni

He shared his outlook to sports when he was a student, “when I was still a student, I do not see the importance of sports.”But when he entered adulthood, which according to him is the real world, it is then he realized the importance of physical activities. “It is not always work, but we must take care of our physical being. And then, you see the importance of sports, “he said. Further, Mr. Jalandoni stressed the lessons out of sports. “As we know it, life is not always about winning. Sometimes we win, sometimes we don’t. And what is important is that we learn. I failed many times but I guess what always matters is how we get up every time we fall. ”

After an exhausting day of physical activities, the Student Republic held the Gig Sa ISAT U. The students recharged by singing and dancing with the beat of the music played by the different group bands.

The College of Engineering and Architecture emerged as Champion in the Pahampang 2018. Trailing behind closely was the College of Industrial Technology. The College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education came in 3rd and 4th places respectively.


113th ISAT U Foundation Week Skills Olympiad and Lit-Mus Contest

Day 3

Skills Olympiad and Literary-Musical Contest
September 4

The third day of the celebration was filled with fun and challenges as the students competed in the different trade areas in the Skills Olympiad and in the Literary-Musical Competition.

(Clockwise) Regents Joel S. Adrias and Christia de la Cruz are amazed by the creativity of the participants in the Skills Olympiad. SEA TVET and SEA Teachers exchange students enjoy viewing the entries and take a pose with Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President (lower photo).

Combining their learnings with their innate abilities, the students poured their best in 25 skills test in 10 trade areas of the Skills Olympiad. SEA TVET and SEA Teachers exchange students observing the competition gave some touch of internationalization to the activity.

The students applied theories they learned in school to the actual performance in the different areas.

 

The students’ literary and musical abilities were also measured in the Literary-Musical Competition. Dr. Raul F. Muyong said that the competition “aims for the holistic development of the students.” He added that, “we would like to focus not only on your academic development but also on your talents.” The university president also reminded the students to be humble in their victory and accept defeat wholeheartedly.


113th ISAT U Foundation Week Testimonial Dinner and Ball

The Testimonial Dinner and Ball
September 3

The Testimonial Dinner and Ball was one of the highlights of the celebration.

The activity was held to acknowledge the sacrifices, services and loyalty of the faculty and staff to the institution.

The retirees and the loyalty service awardees were given recognition during the program. A posthumous award was also given to Dr. Nehema K. Misola who served for 32 years and 10 months and was the Vice President for External Affairs when she passed away.

The loyalty awardees with key university officials.

The honorees (foreground from left) who spent years and retired from service at ISAT U.  Prof. Godofredo P. Defensor rendered service for 43 years, Ms. Lilian S. Baguio, 32 years; Engr. Christian D. Misola and daughter Khristian Katrina K. Misola who receive the posthumous award of Dr. Nehema K. Misola; and Mr. Esmael P. Tayona who served for 36 years and two months. Other honorees who are not in photo are Dr. Zenaida J. Java  and Prof. Gil S. Libutaque.

The night was also filled with fun and excitement. The university key officials and selected faculty and staff danced the waltz.

 

 

Later, the employees filled the dance floor and show their poise and grace.

The Human Resource Department also chose the best dressed employees of the night.

Most Goodlooking:Prof. Heinz Gumaguil; Best Couple of the Night: Engr. Pablo and Lota Minerva; Best Dressed- Dr. Ernie Daitao and Prof. Glenda D. Nakila.

Most Appealing-Ms. Candelaria Diamante and Dr. Ramil Lumauag; Most Bizarre Attire-Prof. Ronnel Dominez and Prof. Grace Edmar Prado; Most Stunning-Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud; Most Glamorous- Ms. Besilda G. Bearneza; Eyecatchers of the Night: Prof. Gina Haresco and Prof. Jose Abrian D. Casela.

 

 


113th ISAT U Foundation Week opening day highlights

Day 1 and 2
Sept. 2, 2018

Motorcade, Project Runway and the Opening Program

The university key officials, faculty, staff and students joined in the motorcade along the major streets of the city to signal the start of the celebration. It ended up at SM City Iloilo where the “Project Runway” was held.

Project Runway is a yearly showdown of creations of the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising (BSFDM) students. This year’s theme based on the school’s celebration is futuristic. Ten groups of students presented 20 collections in the runway.

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The Opening Ceremony
September 3

The university focused on the global trend of the fourth industrial revolution in its 113th Foundation Week Celebration on September 2-10, 2018. This year’s theme is “ISAT U @113: Advancing Science and Technology Towards Industry 4.0.”

Dir. Gelonga speaks before the crowd amidst the heavy downpour in the opening program.

In the opening ceremony, Director Rowen R. Gelonga, Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 6, was the invited guest speaker to grace the celebration.   The broad knowledge of Dir. Gelonga on the different scientific advances such as 3D printing, robotics, creation of new materials through technology, the use of internet in manufacturing and the breakthrough in genetics, precision medicines and bio-printing gave a clear picture on the concept and characteristics of Industry 4.0. He elaborated on the stages of industrial revolution from steam engine to digitized manufacturing.

He challenged ISAT U to make changes to embrace this development, “it is also very imperative to review our degree programs, and perhaps close some while opening new degree programs” he said.

Dir. Gelonga also acknowledged the school’s direction to utilize research in changing the society. “I am particularly glad that ISAT U has deepened its focus on research. We have now the Research Hub which houses the different laboratories such as robotics, 3D printing and natural sciences among others.” He also lauded the recently approved textile research project of the school.

“We must start now. Industry 4.0 has come, “was the final challenge of Dir. Gelonga before the academic community of ISAT U.

The heavy downpour did not hamper the flow of the opening program. Dripping wet, students under the Physical Education classes performed a spectacular mob dance that awed the crowd.

The day’s activity continued with the Robotics Showdown, Academics Quiz Contest and opening of exhibits of the different colleges and the external campuses.


Architecture alumni bag 2018 MADE grand awards

The achievements of the Architecture Department and the College of Industrial Technology continues as three of its alumni won major awards in the 2018 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) Competition.

Mr. Noel Magallanes Elicana and Mr. Roland Facon Llarena, Bachelor of Architecture graduates, bagged two highest awards in the Oil/Acrylic on Canvas Category.  Mr. Elicana was declared as Grand Awardee and  will pocket Php 500 thousand cash prize. On the other hand, Mr Llarena was adjudged as Special Citation Awardee for the same category and will receive Php 30,000.

This is two in a row for ISAT U for the Oil/Acrylic on Canvas Category. Last year John Paul C. Cabanalan, a fellow BS Architecture graduate, won the same award.

For the Water Media on Paper Category, Mr. Alex Pampag Ordoyo bested other contestants for the Grand Prize Award. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Architectural Drafting graduate will take home the Php 500 thousand prize for the “ruins of war inspired piece”. According to him, the Marawi siege was his inspiration to create awareness on the social issue and to promote its rehabilitation.

Mr. Ordoyo does not only love drawing but learning as well. After finishing his baccalaureate degree, he took up and completed the academic requirements for his Masters of Science in Industrial Education degree. In 2017, he took the TESDA sponsored Animation Class in the day and  also earned a Diploma in Teaching degree while attending night classes.  Currently, he is teaching at Iloilo National High School.

“Dream come true,” was all he said on winning after nine years of participating. “Just be patient and have faith in God. Kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga,” Ordoyo advised to all budding artists.

In a letter, Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto M. Sobrepena said that the three will join the group of outstanding Filipino artists and designers honored by the foundation since 1984.

Aside from cash prizes, the three will also receive a trophy on the awarding ceremony and exhibit opening at Le Pavilion, Pasay City on September 20, 2018.

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*Photos courtesy of Metrobank Foundation


43 local, foreign studes undergo cross-country internship

The exchange students witness the signing of Memorandum of Agreement of ISAT U partner institutions to formalize their internship.

To fulfill its commitment to the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Polytechnic Network and to continue in the SEA Teachers Exchange Program, the university sent 22 students to different partner institutions in Indonesia and Thailand to undergo internship. In exchange, 21 foreign students were accepted for cross-country training here for the period of August 11-September 10, 2018.

Of the 22 outbound students, 14 were sent as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) internship exchange students to the different colleges and universities in Indonesia. Assigned  to Bogor Agricultural University are 4 ISAT U students; to State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya, 2; to Politeknik Piksi Ganesha Bandung, 2;  to STIKI Malang, 2; and to Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, 1. A total of 21 foreign students from the above mentioned schools were admitted for internship at the different partner institutions of ISAT U.

The SEAMEO-Polytechnic Network aims to promote the internationalization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and leverage the global competitiveness and 21st century skills of TVET students in Southeast Asian countries. The engagement in cross-country internship placement program and other collaborations aims to enhance internationalization and partnership of TVET institutions.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong welcomes the exchange students under the SEA TVET and SEA Teachers program during their courtesy call.

On the other hand, the university sent eight students to Indonesia and Thailand under the South East Asia (SEA) Teacher Project or the Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia. Assigned to the University Widya Gama Mahakam are 2  students,  to Unibersitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, 1; and to Lambung Mangkurat, 1, in Indonesia.  Two are assigned to Loei Rajahbat University and  to Chang Mai University, 2, in Thailand.

As counterpart, ISAT U accepted eight students with 6 coming from Indonesia and  two from Thailand.  The Indonesian exchange students come from University of Jember, 2; Tidar University, 2; Universitas PGRI Madiun, 1; State University of Makasar, 1.  Two come from  Chiang Rai University in Thailand  and are assigned at the Laboratory School and Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School for their training.

This is the second SEA Teachers exchange since the College of Education obtained its Center of Development status in 2016.

During the welcome program, ISAT U and partner agencies signed an agreement to formalize the internship of the foreign students in their respective agencies.  These are  University of the Philippines in the Visayas, DepEd Division of Iloilo City, Toyota Iloilo, Inc., AMF Metal Industries Corporation, JOSMEF Medical Corporation, ISAT U and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Codenbrew Inc., Govesmart Solutions, Inc. and Molave Studio.

Aside from their internship schedules, the foreign students were toured to the different scientific, tourist, business, historical and cultural sites in the city and province of Iloilo. They also joined in the street dance parade to celebrate the Charter Anniversary of Iloilo City on August 25.

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ISAT U receives Red Cross meritorious service award

Iloilo Science and Technology University received a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on the 20th blood donors recognition and awarding ceremony, “Dugo sang Dungganon : 20 years of Honoring Ilonggo Blood Donors.”  This was held at the Iloilo Convention Center on August 3, 2018.

The award acknowledged ISAT U for continuous and outstanding support, valuable assistance, and unstinted cooperation extended to PRC with more than five years of service and have already received special citations.

For three successive years, PRC has recognized ISAT U’s continuous support to blood donation program. In 2016, the university received a Platinum Service Awards for sponsoring mass blood donation for five consecutive years with a minimum cumulative total of 500 units donated. A Special Citation-Gold was bestowed on ISAT U on 2017 for conducting not less than five years of continuous blood donation program and has produced not less than 5,000 blood units.

Director  Adrienne D. Veloso, Director, Extension Services Division, receives the award from Philippine Red Cross officials.

The university also received a Scroll of Honor award in 2014 for four years of distinguished service  in providing a minimum of 200 units of cumulative total.

The partnership for blood donation is a continuing program through the “Dugo Mo, Kabuhi Ko” bloodletting activity of the Extension Services Division which started in 2007.


DOST Sec. identifies ISAT U’s research strength

Dr. Raul F. Muyong presents the university’s strategic direction to DOST Sec. Fortunato T. De La Pena.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Sec. Fortunato T. De La Pena visited ISAT U on July 28, 2018 and identified  its research strength . This will be the basis of  DOST’s support to the research development programs of the university whose mandate is science and technology.

In response, Dr. Raul F. Muyong presented the strategic direction of ISAT U.  The different campuses are ushered towards specific areas based on their strengths and environment. Iloilo City campus designed its program to become the center of engineering, science and technology while Leon Campus focuses on agriculture and forestry and to become an agro-eco tourism/farm tourism center. Dumangas and Barotac Nuevo Campus is geared towards technopreneurship and Miagao Campus for industrial and creative design.

The ISAT U technological and research strength was considered when it was selected as the regional yarn production and innovation center. Director Celia B. Elumba of the Phil. Textile Research Institute (PTRI) presented the program’s objective to revive Iloilo’s traditional weaving industry by providing technical support to local weavers. Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U VPRE, elaborated the school’s technological and research capabilities as counterpart of the program implementation.

DOST scholars  pose with Sec. Fortunato T. De La Pena (standing, middle) at the Audio Visual Room of the Research Hub. In photo are (front row, r-l), Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga, RD DOST RO 6; PTRI Dir. Celia B. Elumba; Dr. Emelyn Flores, ARD for Technical Operations, DOST RO 6, and Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U VPRE.

Sec. De La Pena also met with the DOST scholars. He pointed out that scholarship is one of DOST’s program on the area of human resource and development.  The 130 scholars, second largest in Western Visayas, were encouraged to study hard and to make use of the opportunity given to them.

 The Secretary asked the students to reciprocate the support of the agency by maximizing their efforts and focus on researches for nation building. He also underscored science and development through “Science for the People :Innovation for Collective Prosperity,” which is the theme of the 2018 National Science and Technology Week.


PTRI taps ISAT U as reg’l yarn production center

Sec. Fortunato T. De La Pena (middle) of the Department of Science and Technology raises some points after the presentation of the concept of DOSTi2TELA: Inclusive Innovation TELA (Textiles Empowering Lives Anew) program .  Also in photo are (from left) Dr, Carmelo V. Ambut, VPRE; Ms. Celia B. Elumba, PTRI Director; Dr. Raul F. Muyong and Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga, Regional Director, DOST RO 6.

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) tapped ISAT U as the regional yarn production and innovation center under the Department of Science and Technology DOSTi2TELA: Inclusive Innovation TELA (Textiles Empowering Lives Anew) program. PTRI is the premier textile research and development arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) .

The concept of the program was presented to DOST Sec. Fortunato T. De La Pena  during his visit on July 28, 2018.

According to Ms. Celia B. Elumba, PTRI Director, the three year program is aimed at reviving the textile industry in Iloilo by providing technical support to the local weavers. The major aspects of the project is the use of native materials (banana and pineapple fiber) for fabric-making, dyes from indigenous plants and materials, and the traditional way of weaving. It is an agro-industry integration with ecological, cultural and tourism components.

Iloilo City, Leon, Dumangas and Miagao Campuses were tapped to collaborate for the program implementation. Leon and Dumangas Campuses will provide experts in cultivating raw materials for textile and dyes. The Iloilo City Campus, on the other hand, will provide expertise in science, engineering and technology. The Research Hub will house the equipment and facilities granted by PTRI for dye research and processing.

The prototype loom machines will be housed at the proposed textile village in Miag-ao Campus. It will bolster the town’s tourism because loom machines that dates back in Pre-Spanish era, the hablon it produces, along with the famed Miagao Church are the town’s tourist attractions.

The handloom weaving at Miagao, Iloilo. (picture courtesy of mybeatifulIlOILO.blogspot.com)

Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U Vice President for Research and Extension, described how the proposed textile village promote tourism and industry,  “a showcase of the artisan handloom weaving evolving into production slowly unfolds as one traverses the campus’ forested area. This will be labeled as “forest walk” and will be one of the tourist attractions in Iloilo.”

He added that it could also be a potential income-generating spot. “A certain part can be allotted for a “trading post” where one can buy hablons, local fibers blends and other souvenir items. The said “forest walk” ends with a visit on the production facility of local fiber blend factor which will be run by a private partner and is the recipient of the research and development outputs of the research program,” Dr. Ambut explained.

The PTRI granted 43 million pesos for the project while ISAT U will provide the facilities and the expertise for identification/survey of fibrous plants and to conduct ethno-botanical study on the local fibers in Region VI, yarn development and dyeing, propagation and identification of local source of fibers and dyes, prototyping of machineries for textile, and socio-economics and eco-tourism studies.