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Admin employees get physical in Hataw Galaw program

ipipipiThe ISAT U Employees Association (ISAT U EA) sweated out in the first session of the weekly Hataw Galaw Fitness program on July 12, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Covered Gym.

Mrs. Hazel S. Bautista, ISAT U EA President, said that the Hataw Galaw was reintroduced to help the employees stay fit and healthy in carrying out their daily tasks. She added that this is in consonance to the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. of 2011 reiterating the physical fitness program, “The Great Filipino Workout”, among government instrumentalities including State Universities and Colleges.

The Great Filipino Workout was made an integral part of the National Physical Fitness and Sports Development Program for government personnel by the Commission on April 20, 1995 through Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. of 1995.

The Hataw Galaw Fitness program, which includes a 45-minute non-stop sumba dancing and weight monitoring among the participants, is conducted every Wednesday at 4:00 P.M.. It is participated by university key officials, permanent and contractual employees.

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The students observe proper procedure in going to the designated evacuation center.

ISAT U observes National Disaster Consciousness Month

The students observe proper procedure in going to the designated evacuation center.

The students observe proper procedure in going to the designated evacuation center.

The university observed the National Disaster Consciousness Month through an earthquake drill participated by the students, faculty and staff on July 13, 2017.

The drill rehearsed the schools preparedness in terms of observing the proper procedure in times of calamities and disasters.

Each offices and classrooms were assigned leaders to direct the proper execution of the “drop, cover, hold” practice, accounting of personnel/classmates and the safe exit to the evacuation area. The drivers on duty were also given task for fast deployment of ambulances and emergency teams.

The ROTC Cadets also demonstrated their crowd control skills and the SAVERS on the different rescue techniques.

Engr. Christian D. Misola, Director, Safety, Security,Environmental Disaster Mitigation Office, said that fire drill and unannounced earthquake drill will be conducted soon to further improve the disaster preparedness ability of the ISAT U academic community.

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ISAT U administrative staff cleaning  the mangrove area at the Iloilo River  along  Brgy. Laguda LaPaz.

University marks Phil Environment Month

ISAT U administrative staff cleaning the mangrove area at the Iloilo River along Brgy. Laguda LaPaz.

The ISAT U administrative staff cleans the mangrove area at the Iloilo River along Brgy. Laguda, La Paz.

The ISAT U academic community joined the whole nation in the observance of the Philippine Environment Month by holding a series of activities participated by the students, faculty and employees.

The 188 employees, students and faculty from different colleges and organizations started the environmental campaign with the adopt-an-estero/waterbody program orchestrated clean-up at the Iloilo River on June 17. Armed with rakes, sacks, sticks and protected by masks and gloves, the group gathered 375.5 kilograms of garbage along the riverbanks of Brgy. Laguda, La Paz and the Promenade at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

The Extension Services Division with the Gender and Development Office and the Environmental Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Office organized the one-hour environmental clean-up inthe different offices of the university in the morning on June 21.

The winning entry in the poster making contest.

The winning entry in the poster making contest.

To create awareness among the students, a lecture on environmental degradation and its impact to the lives of women, men and children was conducted by Mr. Edwin F. Mosura, Iloilo National High School Asst. Principal for Governance and Support.  It was followed by a poster making and song writing contest on the theme “Connecting People to Nature”. The teams from the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) took the first and second places while the entry from the College of Arts and Sciences got the third place. For the songwriting competition, the entry “Kina-iya” from the College of Education was declared Champion. “Awit ng Kalikasan” of BSIF, BSED and BSIS students and “Maglaho” from the CEA romped off with the second and third places, respectively.


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Admin employees hold summer capability building

newTo increase productivity and to promote team cooperation and bonding among the administrative staff, the ISAT U Employees Association held the summer capability building activities at Vista Veranda Resort, Madrangca, San Jose Antique on May 25-26, 2017.

The lecturers and activity facilitators were VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola who lectured on Administrative Concerns and CEA Dean Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud who discussed on capability building.

The Bonfire Activity and Socials and the Hataw Galaw sa Tag-araw were among the activities that brought closeness among the employees. An open forum on administrative concerns and the oath-taking of the organization’s appointed standing committee members were also conducted.

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The oath of services of the new faculty members is administered by Dr. Raul F. Muyong.

New faculty attend orientation, induction training-workshop

The new faculty members with (seated from left) ISAT U Pres. Raul F. Muyong, CSC FO Acting Director Mr. John Esar T. David and HRMO II Mr. Bonnie Arenal.

The newly-inducted  faculty members with (seated from left) ISAT U Pres. Raul F. Muyong, CSC FO Acting Director Mr. John Esar T. David and  Mr. Bonnie Arenal,  HRMO III.

New faculty members of ISAT U system attended the orientation and induction training-workshop conducted by the Human Resource Department on May 30-31, 2017 at the HRT Service Center.

 Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President, presented the University’s Vision, Mission, Core Values, Institutional Goals and Institutional Outcomes and Leveling of Expectations. He called on the 86 new entrants that as professors,  they should have something to profess, conduct research, and engage in extension services and production activities. “You should write a name for yourself,” he said. He added that teachers should teach by example.

Mr. John Esar T. David, Acting Director II CSC FO discusses

Mr. John Esar T. David, Acting Director II CSC FO discusses the laws, rules and regulations of the CSC.

The government policies on administration and finance was explained by VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola while VPRE Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut reviewed the research and extension services programs. The outcome based education and workshop was discussed and led by CEA Dean Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud.

Mr. John Esar T. David, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Field Office Acting Director, talked on the CSC laws, rules and regulations.

Other speakers were Dr. Ernesto S. Garin who shared his ideas on professionalism versus personalism; Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno on ISO awareness; and Mr. Ned    P. Cababasay on NBC 461.


The blessing and inauguration of the Science and Technology Building.

ISAT U celebrates 2nd anniversary as a university

COE Dean Dr. Ma. Asuncion Asusena E. Echaverria, VPAA Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr, VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola and ISAT U Pres. Dr. Raul F. Muyong unveil the marker of the Science and Technology Building.

COE Dean Dr. Ma. Asuncion Asusena E. Echaverria, VPAA Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola and ISAT U Pres. Dr. Raul F. Muyong unveil the marker of the Science and Technology Building.

Iloilo Science and Technology University celebrated its second anniversary as a university on May 18, 2017. The simple celebration started with a solemn mass attended by the academic community at the Multi-purpose Gym at 8:00 in the morning.

In his message, Dr. Raul F. Muyong, thanked all the faculty and staff on what the school has achieved as a university.  He also encouraged everyone to serve with pride and utmost dedication.

ISAT U attained its university status through Commission on Higher Education (CHED) en banc Resolution No. 207-2015 on May 18, 2015 and is currently fast tracking infrastructure projects intended to improve the students’ services.

Some of the projects inaugurated as part of the celebration were the Science and Technology Building (N Building) and the Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) building.  These facilities are now ready for the opening of classes for academic year 2017-2018.

The Science and Technology Building (left), the terrace and the classrooms.

The Science and Technology Building (left).   University staff and faculty members tour its terrace, classrooms and other facilities which are ready for the opening of classes.

The Science and Technology Building will be the new home of the College of Education and the Laboratory School.  The 38.6 million pesos facility features 17 classrooms, 1 audio-visual hall, 4 offices, 6 comfort rooms (3 for men and 3 for women) and 2 shower rooms. It is also equipped with complete fire protection system, terraces and an outdoor activity stage.

The Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) building is expected to beef up the instructional capability of the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Technology and other related courses.  The first floor of the  three-storey facility houses the hot and cold kitchen laboratories, lectures rooms and the offices. In the second floor are seven rooms with different features that will be used for instructional purposes and to accommodate guests as well. A spacious function hall at the third floor is readily available for different occasions.  The Phrase 3 of the construction of the TLE building costs 7, 025, 315. 91 pesos.

The newly refurbished third floor of the administration building with installed glass partitions and frameless glass door was also inaugurated. The 852, 754.78 pesos project will house the offices of the Vice President for External Affairs, Legal Division, Internal Audit Services and the Bids and Awards Committee.

 The signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the student teaching program between the College of Education and the Department of Education capped the day’s celebration.

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Dr. Nora M. Ponce, outgoing PACUIT president, gives the Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane as the keynote speaker. looking on are (from left) Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Faculty Consultant; DR. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President

ISAT U hosts 15th PACUIT nat’l confab

Dr. Nora M. Ponce, outgoing PACUIT president, gives the Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane as the keynote speaker. looking on are (from left) Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Faculty Consultant; DR. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President

Dr. Nora M. Ponce, outgoing PACUIT president, gives the Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane as the keynote speaker. Looking on are (from left) Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, CPSC Faculty Consultant; Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President; Dr. Cornelio Garcia, RMTU President; and Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. WVSU President.

Iloilo Science and Technology University in collaboration with  Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) played host to the 15th Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities of Industrial Technology (PACUIT), Inc. National Conference held on May 3-5, 2017 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.

With the theme ”Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development Through Global Partnership,” the conference aimed to update the participants of  the current trends on technology innovation for sustainable development through presentation and discussion of topics, researches and studies related to the theme. It also aimed to promote collaborative research, sharing of experience, and knowledge and expertise among educators of industrial technology and provide a venue for members of PACUIT to present their research outputs and effective practices for sustainable development.

ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong and City Administrator  Atty. Hernanado C. Galvez, representing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog,  welcomed the participants to the conference.

Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane, Director General, Colombo Plan Staff College,  was the  keynote speaker of the conference.  He focused on the global trend of the workforce, green economy and sustainable development, role of technical education for sustainable development, issues and challenges of sustainable technical education and transforming technical education for sustainable future in message.

PACUIT members listen attentively during the plenary sessions.

PACUIT members listen attentively during the plenary sessions.

Dr. Lamichhane highlighted the partnership for sustainable development and global competitiveness to ensure stable economy and and technological innovation as a must for sustainable development. The role of technical education for sustainable development to mitigate impact of human activity as well as to address ecological crisis were also emphasized. He encouraged higher learning institutions to (1) promote green campus in energy, water utilization and waste management; (2) promote green society by using renewable energy, proper waste management, clean water, forest management and facilitate transfer of green technology; (3) conduct green research and awareness program; and (4) create a green culture with green values, green attitude, green ethics and green practices.

Five topics were also presented in the plenary sessions: (1) ICT for Enhancing the Quality and Accessibility of Industrial Technology Education presented by Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthiavel, CPSC Faculty Consultant; (2) Curriculum Greening in Industrial technology by Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, Pres., Carlos Hilado Memorial State College ;(3) Technology and Patent Search: Method for Technological Innovation by ISAT U VP for Extension and Research Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut; (4) “Technopreneurship as a Catalyst for Industrial Technology Education Reform” by Dr. Godelyn G. Hisole, ISAT U professor and (5) Solar Power Plant Optimization through Automation by Hytech Power, Inc. President Engr. Jude S. Soliman.

Fifty-nine  researches/studies were presented in the parallel sessions by different members of PACUIT during the three-day conference.

A  cultural and  industrial tour  of the participants  around Iloilo City capped the event.


Dr. Sandra T. Examen

68 Faculty, staff attend int’l seminar in Thailand

D. Mergie C Gasataya, ISAT , U Board Secretary

Dr. Mergie C Gasataya, ISAT  U Board Secretary, assists participants from other countries.

A total of 68 faculty and staff from Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) Miagao and Iloilo City Campuses  attended the International  Seminar  on ASEAN Community Collaboration Toward Quality Assurance and Capability Building on April 17-21, 2017 at Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

A series of lectures and presentations were conducted by participants from ISAT U, St. Theresa International College (STIC) and Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM).

Dr. Yongyut Khamkhong, Asst. Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences (STIC) lectured on the topic “Higher Education in Thailand: Toward Enhancing ASEAN Community Collaboration in the Millenium.” The “Quality Assurance in the Philippine Higher Education,” on the other hand was presented by Mrs. Sandra T. Examen, ISAT U Miag-ao Administrator.

Dr. Sandra T. Examen

Mrs. Sandra T. Examen

The “Technology of Productivity Improvement (Hotel and Restaurant Management)” was discussed by Prof. Nick Alfred T. Umadhay (PIM) while Mr. Weera Bumrungsee, Board of Director, Association of Thailand Travel Agents, gave the overview of “Tourism in Thailand, Biodiversity and Environment Ethics”.

After the presentations, ISAT U participants and 48 other foreign delegates gathered for a capability building activities. They were also treated with a tour  to historical and tourist spots of Thailand.


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ISAT U signs MOU with St. Theresa Int’l College

Picture1A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into by Iloilo Science and Technology University and St. Theresa International College (STIC) on April 18, 2017 at Ongkharak, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.

The two institutions agreed for  three years  to take necessary steps to encourage and promote co-operation in reciprocal visits by faculty members and or staff and students exchange; collaboration on academic development related to TVET; collaboration in organizing seminar and intellectual discourse and collaboration on mutual publication.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. Piyada Wattanasan, STIC President signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

St. Theresa International College (STIC) was established in 2001  as an international college of higher education and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of Thailand.  STIC is committed to continually develop the quality of its program through international collaboration.


the participants pose for the camera after completing the two-day seminar workshop.

Front liners undergo interpersonal competence training

the participants pose for the camera after completing the two-day seminar workshop.

The participants pose for the camera after completing the two-day seminar workshop.

The university Human Resource Management Office conducted a two-day interpersonal competence training to 100  regular and contractual front line administrative employees across the ISAT U System on April 19-20, 2017 at the Ed Tech Center.

A customer service centered activity and with the theme “Interpersonal Competence: A Key for Service Excellence,” the training was divided into four areas: customer service, computer literacy enhancement, records and files management and work values.

Wearing of proper office attire and personality development are parts of the workshop.

Wearing of proper office attire and personality development are part of the interpersonal competence workshop.

The  customer service and customer service skills were introduced to the participants by Dr. Rubie C. Lencioco. A lecture and workshop on customer service communication skills was given by Mrs. Jiesa J. Napone while Mrs. Hilda D. Darroca demonstrated basic customer service and personality development.

Mr. Lovendrick Jhon P. Barrios and Mr. Arnel N. Secondes enhanced the employees’ computer literacy with application of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ms. Alma C. Espora discussed Republic Act  19470 or the National Archives Law for the records and files management and Dr. Muriel M. Jover gave a very fruitful orientation on the employees work values.