Science prof gets DOST-Newton Agham PhD scholarship in UK



Prof. Francis S. Legario, a faculty of the Natural Science Department, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is one of the six qualifiers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Newton Agham PhD Scholarship grant at the University of Sterling, United Kingdom. The scholarship is a collaboration program of the DOST-Science Education Institute and the British Council.

Prof. Legario will start his PhD in Aquaculture at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Sterling on May 1, 2017.

Based on his answer to the questions for Newton Agham Programme grant awardees, his proposed PhD research will be on climate change and environmental diseases, specifically on thermal influence in microbial pathogenicity in aquaculture systems. The study will uncover the relationship between water temperature changes and the ability of bacterial pathogens to cause disease outbreaks in aquaculture species especially in the tropical setting.

According to him, the relevance of his research to the Philippines’ economic development and/or social welfare contributes towards food security, employment and socio-economic status in the Philippines since aquaculture is a livelihood in many areas of the country.

The award entitles Mr. Legario to funding and consumables cost from Newton Agham Programme of L65, 200 and Php 4.5 million from the DOST.

Mendoza  and Hisole

2 profs attend case study teaching workshop

Mendoza and Hisole

Mendoza                                      Hisole

Two ISAT U professors attended the three-day case study teaching workshop in Metro Manila on April 3-5, 2017. The workshop was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development-Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID-STRIDE) and the William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan.

Professors Joselito Trandio Mendoza and Godelyn G. Hisole  were among the 33  applicants who hurdled the open competition and given priority due to their commitment to teaching using case studies and a plan to conduct cross-disciplinary follow-on trainings for their colleagues on teaching  via/with case studies.

The workshop was offered by WDI to 85 Filipino faculty members who have written and published case studies to the STRIDE Case Collection. It explored the methods of teaching a university course using the case studies from the STRIDE Case Collection.  It also seek to create a network of academic and industry researchers to spur innovation that brings about inclusive economic growth.

Dr. Julie Felker from Zagreb School of Economics and Management led the training using the published STRIDE cases


CIT grad tops most outstanding graduate search


Gio Asher T. Tagabi, a Bachelor of Science major in Electronics Technology of the College of Industrial Technology, topped the Search for ISAT U Most Outstanding Graduates for academic year 2016-2017. Tagabi will be graduating Magna Cum Laude.

April Joy M. Daanton of the College of Education and Alyssa Joyce H. Golingay of the College of Arts and Sciences came in second and third place,  respectively. Daanton is taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education while Golingay will be graduating with a BS in Mathematics degree. Both will also be graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Completing the top four is Kristine Joy L. Casalmer a graduating Cum Laude of the BS in Architecture of the College of Engineering and Architecture.

The four were chosen as the best from among the graduating students of their respective colleges. The criteria for selection of the most outstanding graduates are the academic excellence (50%), extra class activities and community services (20%), leadership (20%) and personality development (10%).


BSEd stude wins story writing reg’l award

Calib Omar B. Bacinillo

Calib Omar B. Bacinillo

A 4th year BSED student was adjudged as the Regional Winner in the Volunteerism Story Writing Contest organized by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), National Economic Development Authority, Regional Development Council and the Commission on Higher Education.

Calib Omar B. Bacinillo’s  story entitled “Once a Saver, Always a Saver” won  for him the top award. His entry featured the life of a SAVER (Special Action Volunteers and Emergency Responders) and illustrated the values of sacrifice, motivation, responsibility, bravery and happiness of being a volunteer. SAVERS is ISAT U volunteer group that responds to emergencies and calamities.

In a letter dated February 2, 2017, PNVSCA Executive Director Joselito C. de Vera underlined the significance of the contest to encourage the participation of the youth and students in volunteer program and activities. He added that the entry will be an important contribution to the growing collection of information materials on volunteerism in the Philippines.

Bacinillo will receive Php 3,000 cash award and a Certificate of Recognition from PNVSCA and the Commission on Higher Education.


12 qualify in DOST-SEI scholarship

2016jlssTwelve 3rd year college students  qualified as scholars under the 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program of the Department of Science and Technology –Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) after passing the October 16, 2016 national examination.

The passers under Republic Act 10612 Program are Jeano Claudine G. Balasabas-BS Electrical Engineering, Jessa Marie S. Bernales-BSE Mathematics, John Kayline C. Dejada-BSE Physical Science, Glenn Mark D. Fallera-BSE Physical Science, Randy L. Fenis-BSE Mathematics, Vincent F. Liaver-BSE Biological Science, Francis B. Planto-BS Infromation Technology, Helen Grace E. Sentina-BSE Biological Science, Kesser John S. Sibonga-BSE Physical Science, Shemariah F. Silla BSE Mathematics, and Mark Noel N. Torres. While Lloyd Vincent B. Sagabaen-BS Electrical Engineering is covered under the RA 7687 S&T Scholarship.

Republic Act 10612 or the ”Fast-Tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013” and RA 7687 or the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994” award Bachelor of Science degree scholarships to students who wish to pursue priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering.

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga

The qualifiers will enjoy tuition and other school fees not to exceed Php 10,000 per semester or Php 8,000 per term, textbook and school supplies allowance at Php 10,000 per school year. Those studying outside of their home province will also receive a round trip transportation fare monthly living allowance of Php 5,000 for a 10-11 month duration, group health and accident insurance and additional privilege during summer, if required in the curriculum.

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen G. Gelonga reiterated that the scholarship program is part of the department’s strategy to identify and nourish talented Filipino youth in science and technology, who can be the future front liners of a workforce that will bring about more breakthroughs in Philippine Science and Technology scenario.


ISAT U ranks 2nd in SCUAA 2016, dominates men’s events


The ceremonial awarding of trophies for the winning athletes on January 9, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Educational Center.

The ceremonial awarding of trophies for the winning athletes on January 9, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Educational Center.

Iloilo Science and Technology University snared 56 gold, 51 silver, 72 bronze medals and finished 2nd over-all in the 2016 State Colleges and Universities Athletics Association (SCUAA) Regional Games  on December 19-22, 2016 at the Province of Aklan.

The school’s delegation dominated the men’s events with 43 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze medals and ranked third in the women’s category with 13 golds, 14 silvers and 33 bronzes.

 ISAT U also ruled in contact sports and nailed the championship in arnis (men), karatedo (men and women) and pencak silat (men and women), and took the bronze medals in arnis (women) and boxing (men and women).

Gold medals were also bagged in badminton, lawn tennis and volleyball (men).

Adding to the laurels of the young athletes were silver medals in athletics (women), badminton (women), chess (men), football (men) and beach volleyball (men and women) and bronze medals in basketball (women), sepak takraw (men), swimming (men), lawn tennis (women), table tennis (men and women) and volleyball (women).

The gold medalists in different events will represent the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI in the SCUAA National Games on February 19-25, 2017 in Batangas City.

           Rank of Universities as Counted by the Number of Gold Medals Garnered  

             2016 SCUAA Regional Games                          




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Student Republic President John A. Janolino, Dr. Giorgina D. Dimavibas, OIC Principal, Lab School and Prof. Gina P Haresco, Balaan Dance Troupe Adiser during a courtesy call at the President's Office.

Lab school shines in YMCA, NRYLI assemblies

Student Republic President John A. Janolino, Dr. Giorgina D. Dimavibas, OIC Principal, Lab School and Prof. Gina P Haresco, Balaan Dance Troupe Adiser during a courtesy call at the President's Office.

Student Republic President John A. Janolino,  Dr. Georgia D. Demavibas, OIC Principal, Lab School and Prof. Gina P. Haresco, Balaan Dance Troupe Adviser present the medals and trophies to ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong. 

The Laboratory High School students shone in the 28th Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) National Assembly of High School Students and 21st YMCA National High School Club Advisers Seminar held on December 10-13, 2016 at the Senior Mess Hall Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City.

Mark Angelo Aguado and Carlo Panistante earned the trust of their fellow delegates and were elected as YMCA Marshals.

The students also displayed their excellence in the literary-musical presentation. Aguado and Milisa Joy Jacaba emerged Champion in the Ballroom Dancing. Jacaba also landed in the Third Place of Talentadong “Y” Individual Category contest. Meanwhile, Kenneth John Padernal topped the Essay Writing Contest (Filipino Category).

The delegates continued to reap honors in the 54th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI) which was held at the same venue on Dec. 14-17 after the YMCA Assembly.

Two participants were given citations for their active participation which enhanced the documentation of the proceedings of the leadership congress. Shiela Muya (Writer/News Editor) and Ruemmel James Sollesta (Cartoonist) were recognized for the on time publishing of The Leader, the NRYLI Publication.  Muya was also one of the Top Ten Finalist in the Lakambini ng YMCA. Another Lab School stand out was Eden Mae Villarete who won third place in the YMCA Recycled Art, and  First Placer in the NRYLI Commission 7 Makabayang SAYAWITAN contest.


BSE stude is YMCA’s best, VP for Visayas

Deocarez srikes a pose with former Senator Joey P. Lina. Sen. Lina was one of the speakers of the youth congress.

Deocadez strikes a pose with former Senator Joey P. Lina, one of the speakers of the youth congress.

A Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education senior was chosen one of the ten outstanding delegates during the 41st Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Youth Congress and 21st YMCA Campus Club Adviser Seminar Workshop held on November 26-30, 2016 at Teachers Camp Baguio City.

Dominador P. Deocadez III was chosen from among the three hundred and twenty-one (321) student leaders  from thirty-nine (39) colleges and universities nationwide.

 Deocadez also brought honor to the University for being elected to one of the top posts of the organization. His laudable performance in the youth congress made him Deputy Speaker for Visayas in a no-contest election. Deocadez is the only representative from the Visayas cluster elected for 2017-2018 office.

The gentleman from Sara, Iloilo who currently serves as Governor for College of Education ISAT U Student Republic, was also voted by members of the Youth Congress Commission 6 as the group outstanding delegate.

The youth congress themed #CHANGE Towards Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development was focused on the practice of parliamentary procedures and was conducted in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) per Memorandum dated September 21, 2016.


ESD, CEA distribute solar lamps to 441 families

The beneficiaries receives the solar lamps (right). The solar lamps are equipped with solar panel that can generate power for lighting and charging of handheld gadgets.

The beneficiaries receive the solar lamps (right) equipped with solar panel that can generate power for lighting and charging handheld gadgets.

Four hundred and forty one (441) families from the Municipalities of Ajuy and Conception, Iloilo received solar lamps through Project ISAT U (Improving School Achievement Through Unlimited Power Provision) facilitated by the College of Engineering and Architecture  (CEA) and the Extension Services Division (ESD).

Project ISAT U  distributed the solar lamps to students of Punta Buri Elementary School and Nasidman Elementary School in Ajuy on November 9, 2016, and in Balidian Elementary School, Punting Elementary School, David Posadas Sr. Elementary School, and Danao-Danao Elementary School in Conception on November 17.

 The solar lamps for distributions were unloaded from the pump boats.

The solar lamps for distributions were unloaded from the pump boats.

The project is aimed at helping the pupil beneficiaries who are living in island barangays with limited power supply. The solar lamp that can energize cellular phones and other gadgets allows children to do their school works and study at home during night time.

CEA students were trained by Panasonic Philippines before immersing as trainers of beneficiaries on proper handling and use of the solar lamps.

The project was in cooperation with Jollibee Group Foundation and was supported by the Municipality of Ajuy and Conception and the Department of Education.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong receives the certificate of recognition from the  GQMC.

GQMC recognizes ISAT U

Dr. Raul F. Muyong receives the certificate of recognition from the GQMC.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong receives the certificate of recognition from the GQMC.

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) received a certificate of recognition from the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) during the 4th Recognition Ceremony of Government Organizations with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification on November 10, 2016 at the Land Bank of the Philippines Auditorium, Malate, Metro Manila.

The recognition was pursuant to Executive Order No. 605 (Institutionalizing the Structure, Mechanisms and Standards, to Implement the Quality Management Program). It  recognizes public sector organizations that achieved the goal of the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP) to strengthen their institutional capabilities in delivering citizen-focused public services and in implementing international standards-based quality management system.

The University was recognized for its successful attainment of Quality Management System Certificate issued on November 29, 2012 in education services including academic program and general administration.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong,  University President, received the award from GQMC chaired by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno and co-chaired by Sec. Ramon M. Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry. Members of the committee are DILG Sec. Ismael D. Sueno, Development Academy of the Philippines President Antonio D Kalaw and Alberto A. Bernardo, Deputy Executive Secretary, Office of the President-Internal Audit Office.

Dr. Muyong (third back row) with VP Leni Robledo. The Vice President robledo gave the Inspirational Message during the awarding ceremony.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong (in black) in a photo op with VP Leni Robredo.  The Vice President  gave the inspirational message during the awarding ceremony.