Archives for March 2013

College Honor List 2013

College of Engineering and Architecture

Magna cum Laude
Armando Tayoba II (BSA)

Cum Laude
Abraham Porcal (BSECE)

Academic Distinction Awardees
Jean Michelle Tenefrancia (BSA)
Ma. Cherie Jean Artacho (BSECE)
Bernadette Hinguillo (BSECE)

College of Education

Magna cum Laude
Jeanette Manajero (BSED-Math)
Rosalyn Tompong (BSED-Physical Science)

Cum Laude
Hygenious Mirador (BSED-TLE)
Joan Talacan (BSED-Math)
Mary Ann Ca-alim (BSED-Biosci)

Academic Distinction Awardees
Guillermo Zambra (BEED)
Geneva Aldamar (BEED)
Rosie Montaño (BEED)
Alre Amor Celeste (BEED)
April Lyn Gange (BEED)
Gilbert Amistas (BSED-TLE)
Paula Jessa Caballero (BSED-TLE)
Yelaine Coopera (BSED-TLE)
Rene Rose Huervana (BSED-TLE)
Jade Suerte (BSED-TLE)
Gemma Molinos (BSED-TLE)

College of Arts and Sciences

Cum Laude
Neil Yurri Taclino (BS-Math)
Karen Joy Trabasas (BSCD)
Leona Joy Lacebal (BSIS)

Academic Distinction Awardees
Pamela Ganza (BS-Math)
Pricel Parcon (BSCD)

College of Industrial Technology

Magna cum Laude
Analyn Trompeta (BSHRT)
Nove Jean Altillero (BSHRT)
Demetrio Beltran, Jr. (BSHRT)
Kim Kirby Panes (BSHRT)
Aileen Mae Doronila (BSHRT)
Genine Nebris (BIT-Architectural Drafting Technology/ Most Outstanding Graduate)

Cum Laude
Noveriam Calar (BIT-Architectural Drafting Technology)
Jennalyn Superioridad (BIT- Architectural Drafting Technology)
Joseph Ryan Tachado (BIT- Mechanical Technology)
Arlie Cabalfin (BIT -Furniture & Cabinet Making Technology)
Jose Alem Gango (BS-Electronic Technology)
Gilmore Moreno (BS-Electronic Technology)
Ma. Judy Anib (BS-Automotive Technology)
Randy Espora (BS-Automotive Technology)
Wizes Fritz Raquel (BFAT)
Mary Cris Ganadillo (BSHRT)
Rowena Villanueva (BSHRT)
Nerissa Tuden (BSHRT)
Mark Christopher Puertas (BSHRT)
Jazeris Solinap (BSHRT)
Ma. Dhara Cainglet (BSHRT)
Sheila Mae Rojo (BSHRT)

Academic Distinction Awardees
Mighty Dyan Dem Sejane (BSHRT)
Ginelyn Sabando (BSHRT)
Rico Buen Poblador (BSHRT)
Krishell kay Pesasico (BSHRT)
Nancy Tagolimot (BSHRT)
Annie Jane Pama (BSHRT)
Mia Medicielo (BSHRT)
April Nid Beran (BSHRT)
Marvie Oropel (BSHRT)
Robie Joyce Tan (BFAT)
Joerin Analista (BIT-Automotive Technology)
Rodny Cabalfin (BIT-Automotive Technology)
Rodgine Valiente (BIT-Mechanical Technology)
Fidel Sagaya (BIT-Architectural Drafting Technology)
Kelvin Bedaño (BIT-Architectural Drafting Technology)
Ma. Eden Cajilig (BIT-Architectural Drafting Technology)

Region VI Places 3rd in SCUAA Nat’l. Olympics


Delegates from Region VI finished third during the recently concluded State Colleges and Universities
Athletics Association (SCUAA) National Olympics held February 17-23 at the Jose Rizal Memorial Sports
Complex, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte.

Region VI garnered 46 golds, 48 silvers and 51 bronzes to earn the third spot after the football
championship match was cancelled due to bad weather and the medals distributed equally among the
three teams vying for the gold. Region IV placed second, copping 54 golds, 29 silvers and 55 bronzes.
The National Capital Region (NCR), over-all champion, brought home 110 golds, 60 silvers and 35

The gold medals hauled by the Region VI delegation came from Arnis, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing,
Karatedo, Soccer, Swimming and Taekwondo.

The SCUAA National Olympics is an annual sporting event participated in by the different state colleges
and universities in the country.

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ITSO Conducts National Seminar-Workshop

Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSO) conducted a two-day seminar/workshop on the Foundation Course on Intellectual Property (IP) last March 7-8 at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.

The seminar, which is the first in a series of seminars and workshops  to be conducted by ITSO this year, oriented the participants from ITSO-member institutions on the basics of IP.

 Atty. Ricardo R. Blancaflor, Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil), served as keynote speaker and talked about the relevance of IP in the academe.

Topics and resource speakers during the seminar were: Answering the Questions on Copyright, Ms. Carmen G. Peralta; Answering the Questions on Trademarks, Atty. Leny B. Raz; Answering the Questions on Patents, Engr. Epifanio Rey M. Evasco; Overview of Patent Information, Engr. Virginia F. Aumentado; and A Hundred Questions on IP, Mr. Dancel Arcel P. Hernandez. The seminar was capped off by a panel discussion on the topic The Case of the Missing Brain: An IP Case Study.

During the seminar, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between IPOPhil and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) was signed  establishing an ITSO network in the agency.

ITSO networks within institutions aim to strengthen local institutional capacity to access patent information and use the patent system. The WVCST is one of the six original host institutions of ITSO in the country. It is managed by Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut with Dr. Richard De Leon and additional staff members.  

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AMSO DAY Celebrated

Officers and members of the Automotive and Mechanical Student Organization (AMSO) communed last February 23 at the Mechanical Technology Building of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in celebration of
AMSO Day 2013.

The event aimed to increase student awareness of technological trends as well as develop camaraderie among the Automotive and Mechanical Technology students of the college.

Invited guest speakers during the opening program in the morning’s events were Prof. Raymond Candelon from New Lucena Polytechnic College (New Trends in Mechanical Technology) and Mr. Joebert Sujede from Toyota Iloilo (New Trends in Automotive Technology).

The highlights of the afternoon activities consisted of the Academic Quiz for Mechanical Technology, Academic Quiz for Automotive Technology, and the Championship Game for basketball.

WVCST ROTC Rated Outstanding

The Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) unit of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) was rated “Outstanding” after receiving 91.60 percent in the Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) held last March 1 at the WVCST Parade Grounds.

Led by Chairman Col. Regie E. Gragasin, the team of RAATI evaluators assessed the effectiveness of ROTC instruction on the areas of theory, method of instruction, disaster risk reduction management, small unit tactics, military courtesy and discipline, company drill, assembly and disassembly of firearms (M-16 armalite rifle and .45 caliber pistol), administration support, and ceremonial parade.

The event was opened with a courtesy call on the WVCST president and the commandant’s briefing at the WVCST EdTech Center by the RAATI team together with the vice-presidents, deans and heads of the college.

The corps commander of the WVCST Army ROTC is Cadet Col. Leo Gene Valderrama while the commandant is Major Christian Misola.

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