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.


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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.


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Technopreneurship Training-Workshop and Education Held

tekno1Iloilo Science and Technology University, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities of Industrial Technology (PACUIT, Inc.)-ISAT U Chapter and the Council of Engineering and Architecture Schools in Western Visayas (CEAS-WV), Inc. conducted a Technopreneurship Training Workshop and Education on March 14-15, 2017 at the EdTech Center.

The workshop was conducted to advance entrepreneurial mindset and build entrepreneurial ecosystem among academic institutions in preparation for the offering of the Technopreneurship 101 course work across engineering curricula by year 2018, to train faculty and students to understand the concepts of entrepreneurship as applied in the engineering curriculum, train faculty how to incorporate entrepreneurship in their subject matter and train faculty to develop start-up venture.

Part of the activity is o enhance the innovative skills of the participants. They show their paper wallets with a lot of innovative ideas such as the GPS tracking system, biometric locks and more.

A participant shows her paper wallet loaded with a lot of innovative ideas  such as GPS tracking system, biometric locks and more. The activity is used to generate innovative ideas and skills of the participants. 

Engineering faculty in different schools in  Western Visayas, faculty of ISAT U College of Industrial Technology, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, and selected Electronics Engineering and Electrical Engineering students were oriented on the topics on opportunity recognition and ideation; design thinking; team formation and team building; customer-centered product design; building entrepreneurial mindset in school; bookkeeping techniques; and elevator pitch.

Prof. Matthew George O. Escobido, Head, Innovation and Analytics Laboratories, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, discussed on the “Design Thinking Customer-Centered Product Design.” The topic on “Opportunity Recognition and Ideation Building Entrepreneurial Mindset in School” was explained by Dr. Godelyn G. Hisole, CEA faculty and PACUIT ISAT U Chapter head.

Ms. Maila S. Alparaque, HRMO I, gave the insights on Bookkeeping Techniques while the Team Formation and Team Building was elucidated by Prof. Emily de la Cruz, GAD Chair.

Engr. Bernie Cangrejo, Head, Packaging Engineering Department, Central Philippine University,  enhanced the participants’ communication skills through the Elevator Pitch and Mr. Emil Benjamin B. Tapnio, Program Director – IDEA, Philippine S & T Development Foundation – Manila, Inc. (PhilDev S & T), talked on the Role of PhilDev S & T in forging Technopreneurship 101.

Engr. Danny C. Molina, President, Council of Engineering and Architecture Schools, WV, Inc. encouraged students to be an entrepreneur and emphasized the value entrepreneurship as the driving force of the country.

The students from ISAT U CEA showcased their innovative projects that promote not only engineering but also lead to future entrepreneurial endeavor. Featured were the mechanical charger, water bed-water indicator, environmental lamp, drum seeder, heating chair, light with SMS-generated switched, multi-purpose box with lights, fan, clock, environmental floral lamps.


ISAT U Deans abd Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

Mentoring the Mentors Program conducted

ISAT U Deans abd Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

ISAT U Deans and Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

Iloilo Science and Technology University and Marie Eugenie Institute, Inc. Foundation for Worldwide People Power, Inc. held the Education Revolution: Mentoring the Mentors Program + Drug Education on March 1-3, at the ISAT U New Board Room.

The Mentoring the Mentors Program (MMP) aimed to bring back the nurturing dimension of teaching. It introduces a deeper and broader value to teaching that is anchored on the need for the teacher to be role model for the young.

Featured in the occasion were the different program modules and activities that engage the teacher’s whole person: Mentoring: An Answer to Education Revolution, Kambio sa Pananaw, Character Formation, and Leadership for Service by Ma. Stella “Chinit” D. Rufino, Managing Director, Mentoring the Mentor’s Program; Mentoring: Roles and Practices, and Active Teaching-Learning Strategies by Evelina Mejillano, HSD, Professor Of Education (Ret.), University of the Philippines Diliman; Building Win-Win Relationships by Lirio Ongpin-Mapa, VP, Center for Leadership and Change, Inc. and Designing Effective Instruction by Celia T. Adriano Ph.D., Professor and Director of Instruction, University of the Philippines- Diliman.

ISAT U Instructors in the planning workshop.

ISAT U Instructors in the planning workshop.

The MMP is an opportunity for teachers to learn more. Prof. Junard Codillo of ISAT U Miagao said that he picked out insights in classroom strategies on how to become effective teachers, leadership for service, character formation and the 4 E’s (envision, enable, energize, empower) for learning.

During the closing ceremony, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong stressed to the 57 deans and instructors of the ISAT U system to be models to the students. He also pointed out that teachers should learn and re-learn. He further advised that in engaging with the students, teaching style should match the learning style of the students or else both will be going in different directions. Dr. Muyong shared his thoughts for those who planned to be teachers. “If you don’t love teaching, please quit because you will be a problem someday,” he said.

The activities in the program involves participants and their outputs in planning teaching strategies.

The activities in the program involves participants and their outputs in planning teaching strategies.

A lot of impressions on the program were aired by the participants. Dr. Asucena Asuncion Echaveria found the program to be enriching that changed the outlook in life and insights were improved. She encouraged mentors to focus more and how to make the students improve and develop the design before delivering lessons. Mentoring for Engr. Guillen Sales is touching lives, touching with a heart. Ms. Evette Gilogo shared that the welfare of the students should come first and mentors as they age should also themselves. Ms. Yvonne Pampag said that being a mentor is a challenge and challenge accepted. Prof. Joy Dogeno fount the MMP to be helpful, motivating, inspiring and challenging and a timely solution to the number one menace of society today.

Dr. Ma. Stella (Chinit) Delgado-Rufino, MMP Managing Director laid out that the collective response from the education world is the best answer to the present problem today, and today is the time to make transformation and everyone should do his share. She also shared the foundations favorite saying, “To educate is to set man free, to educate is to transform the world”.


Dancing to the tune of "Isang Bilyon", the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

One Billion Rising at ISAT U

Dancing to the tune of "Isang Bilyon", the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

Dancing to the tune of “Isang Bilyon,” the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

Students and faculty members started the Valentine’s Day celebration through the gender advocacy development program One Billion Rising Revolution campaign against exploitation of women at the ISAT U Multi-purpose Educational Center.

At 7: 30 in the morning on February 14, students filled the gym and joined in a five minute-dance in support to the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.  One Billion Rising was launched on Valentine’s Day on 2012 as a cause of action to a rising trend that 1 in every 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. The practice of expressing their outrage, strike, dance and rise in defiance to and calling to end violence against women came on February 2013. On February 2014, the evolution of One Billion Rising for Justice focused on justice for all survivors of violence. The Rise for Revolution continued on 2015 when millions of activist from 200 countries demand for systematic change that perpetuates violence against women. Last year the focus of campaign was on marginalized women and to bring national and international focus to their issues.

ISAT U activities on One Billion Rising continued on the classrooms. GAD advocates visit classrooms and perform a five minute dance to create awareness among the students on the significance of the campaign.


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Atis perform for OBE learning activity in Literature class

The TLOD demonstrating Ati's way of life.

The TLOD demonstrating Ati’s way of life.

The Atis from Leong, Cabatuan and Lanit, Jaro settlement areas did not only entertain but educate the crowd in their cultural presentation during the outcome-based education (OBE) learning activity of the Literature class held at the Multi-purpose Covered Gym on February 14.

Tribu TLOD (Tribal Leong Organization Development) from Cabatuan, Iloilo entertained the students and faculty through the display of their rich cultural heritage. A vocal solo in indigenous Ati language gained tremendous applause from the audience as the native did good not only in singing but also in beatboxing. TLOD shared their culture in a tribal dance depicting their nomadic lifestyle- hunting, mat weaving, broom-making and other native way of life of an Ati. The spears, bow and arrow and other native ornaments used by the Atis were a good learning tools for the students.

panAti Tribe Mission, Inc. and Tribu Buntatalanit from Lanit, Jaro portrayed some historical events and cultural assimilation in their presentation. The group rendered a choral presentation and a vocal solo in indigenous language featuring the Purchase of Panay. The tribal street dancing by Tribu Buntatalanit portrayed the Ati culture in the modern world. Tribu Buntatalanit was a participant in the 2017 Dinagyang Festival.

For its part, ISAT U Cultural Group presented various cultural dance and musical numbers.

Ati visitors receive goods and grocery items from Literature class students.

Ati visitors receive goods and grocery items from the Literature class students.

Prof. Maria Elena C. Villa, Literature teacher, said that the objectives of the activity were to enhance the teaching-learning strategy to meet the outcome-based learning; to make the students appreciate and be aware of the cultural characteristics of the Atis; to bring ISAT U closer to the Atis through the students and university officials; to make the Atis feel the beauty of being in a learning institutions and make them see the importance of education, and to make the students feel the culture of the Atis.

As part of the activity, the students initiated a gift giving activity to 50 Ati families who received slippers, used clothing and grocery items.