Archives for July 2013

WVCST Celebrates Students’ Day

July 26, 2013 marked another day of observing the annual Students’ Day – a day that every WVCST student awaited. It started with a Holy Mass at 7:30am and was followed by the Mass Oath Taking of the officers of the different organizations in the College especially the Student Republic.

In his speech, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., WVCST College President, challenged the officers that as leaders they are the first in the group, therefore they have to serve and not to be served. As, officers they have to let their leadership work for the good of everybody. According to him, the College is trying its best to give every opportunity for the students to learn for the individual and collective development. He further encouraged them to take and make use of everything that the school is providing them to become better citizens of the future. Lastly, he reminded the officers that their positions require commitment and dedication for the betterment of the school as well as to their fellow students.

On the other hand, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Admin and Finance, expressed her joy to see a new set of young leaders who someday will become pillars of the country. She reminded them that this is the start of a new stage in their College life wherein they can develop potentials that will help them initiate the journey to handle greater opportunities.

Mr. Noel Panaguiton, Asst. Chief Of Staff of the Office of Cong. Jerry Treñas, who was also the guest speaker encouraged the officers, not just to work for the good of the studentry nor the College but also for the good of the country.

As a response, the President of the Student Republic, Mr. Brandon Rivera, accepted the challenge and promised that he, together with the other officers will do their best to serve the students, to be the voice of every WVCST student and to provide them with activities that will develop their personal aspects.

On the lighter side, after the Mass Oath Taking Ceremony, the different Colleges gathered together for their luncheon. Activities that include games, cheering and yelling and presentation of talents per college followed. Later in the afternoon, a Showdown of Talents ala Showtime was held in the covered gym. The Solidarity night was enjoyed by the students in the evening.

WVCST Students Qualify UCPB Scholarship

The Office of the Student Affairs is proud to present the students from the different colleges of WVCST who qualified in the UCPB-CIIF (Coco Foundation), Inc. Scholarship Program. 9 of these came from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), 6 from the College of Education (COE), 3 from the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) and 1 from the College of Industrial Technology. The students will receive a subsidy of Php6, 000.00 per semester and Php1, 500.00 allowance per month. A general average of 2.0 should be maintained and a no failing grade, incomplete or dropped subject condition must be followed to keep the scholarship. Above all, the student must be a child of a small coconut farmer.

The following are the recipients of the UCPB-CIIF (Coco Foundation), Inc. Scholarship Program:

1. Calapa-an, Jade Faith C. BEED 1-A
2. Tampe, Jimmyrose E. BEED 1-A
3. Torres, Dena Jane T. BEED 1-A
4. Acayang, Heilen Joy D. BSCD 1-A
5. Calibara, Jerick M. BSEE 1-B
6. Tigayon, Joy N. BS Info Tech 1-A
7. Cacay, Jo-em Charles E. BS MarE 1-C
8. Napatal, Harry N. BS MarE 1-C
9. Pillon, Hazel May G. BSED PHYSCI 1-D
10. Lecoto, Rosalie L. BSED – TLE 1-A
11. Luiz, Devorah L. BSED – TLE 1-A
12. Agoniza, Mary Ann D. BS Info Tech 4-A
13. Aleganza, Charleen E. BSCS 4-A
14. Antonio, Michelle C. BS Info Tech 4-B
15. Baranda, Maycee V. BSCS 4-A
16. Elgaran, Mary Rose E. BS Info Tech 4-B
17. Once, Carmen F. BSHRT 4-B
18. Tamagos, Charry Rose T. BS Info Tech 4-A
19. Tayona, Fherlyn G. BS Info Tech 4-A

WVCST Joins INHS Career Guidance Week

As part of its commitment to serve, WVCST through the Office of the Student Affairs and Student Republic took part in the Career Guidance Week of the Iloilo National High School. This activity was designed to help the 4th year students of the said high school plan their career path as well as prepare for Higher Education.

WVCST participated in the Career Exhibit which was spearheaded by Dr. Susan Marie R. de la Cruz, Director of Student Affairs and assisted by the Student Republic Officers. Meanwhile, Ms. Kristine Bernadette C. Barrameda, former President of the Student Republic was requested to speak as an alumna of the College during the Career Talk.

The Career Guidance Week was held on July 22 – 26, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Iloilo National High School.

WVCST Joins HRM Forum

WVCST College Administrators and Administration Officers joined a one-day Forum for Human Resource Personnel Officers conducted by the Iloilo Council of Personnel Officers together with the Civil Service Commission, Iloilo Field Office on July 24, 2013, at the Iloilo Grand Tower.

The said conference was designed for Human Resource Management Practitioners of National Government Agencies (NGA’s), State Universities and Colleges (SUC’s), Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) and Government Financial Institutions (GFI’s).

The objectives of this forum are to empower Human Resource Practitioners through updates on the recent Civil Service Commission and Department of Budget and Management issuances, decisions and resolutions and to discuss and clarify relevant issues and concerns affecting human resource.

Topics discussed in this forum were updates on Department of Budget & Management (DBM) Issuances by Mr. Edgar L. Javison, Chief Budget Specialist, DBM, Regional Office 6 and updates on CSC Issuances, Decisions & Resolutions by Atty. Cherry G. de la Cruz, Chief Legal Division, Civil Service Commission, Regional Office 6. An open forum was also conducted on the Orientation on Strategic Planning and Management System by Ms. Jocelyn L. Lataquin, Chief Administrative Officer, Civil Service Commission, Regional Office 6.

WVCST was represented by the following:

  1. Ms. Enieda G. Corona, Chief Administration Officer
  2. Ms. Vicky D. Jeruta, Chief Administrative Officer for Finance
  3. Ms. Florence Cabunducan, AA III
  4. Ms. Maila Alparaque, AO II
  5. Mr. Bonnie Arenal, AO IV
  6. Ms. Mary Jean Nobleza, AO V
  7. Ms. Mylene Cababasay, AO V
  8. Ms. Ma. Eugenita C. Capaciete, Campus Administrator, Leon Campus
  9. Mr. Julius C. Catalan, OIC, Campus Administrator, Barotac Nuevo Campus
  10. Ms. Jeana Legayada, AO IV, Barotac Nuevo Campus
  11. Mr. Noel S. Quidato, Campus Administrator, Dumangas Campus
  12. Ms. Ironia P. Casco, AO V, Dumangas Campus
  13. Ms. Ma. Luisa F. Eiman, AO IV, Miag-ao Campus
  14. Ms. Richel G. Jacela, Job-hired

WVCST Recent Faculty Designations

Based on the Office Memorandum No. 63 s. 2013, the following faculty are hereby designated to the various positions indicated as approved by the Board of Trustees on June 19, 2013 on its 167th (2nd Quarter) BOT Meeting.

Main Campus: (Resolution No. 52 – 2013 effective June 19, 2013 to May 31, 2015

Dr. Dominico Sergie O. Valenciana Dean, College of Industrial Technology
Dr. Alma C. Palabrica Director, Income Generating Project
Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno Senior Faculty Researcher, Quality Assurance Accreditation
Dr. Alejo P. Biton Coordinator, Graduate School
Dr. Catherine L. Sumaculob Head, Professional Subjects Department
Dr. Carmen L. Cruzata Chair, Pedagogy Section
Dr. Merlinda T. Tucar Chair, Home Economics Section
Mr. Jojet C. Castronuevo Chair, Technology Section
Dr. Noli R. Mandario Extension Coordinator, COE
Dr. Frizian Y. Causing Graduate School Coordinator, COE
Mrs. Bernadette F. de la Cruz Guidance Counselor, COE
Dr. Georgia D. Demavibas Research Coordinator,COE
Mr. Robert A. Guillergan Head, Evening Vocational Course
Mr. Gerardo F. Araque Head, Regular Evening Program
Mr. Felipe C. Cabarles, Jr. Laboratory/Stockroom In-Charge, CAS
Dr. Arlene D. Hortillosa Program Coordinator, MA Math, CAS
Dr. Andres B. Ortega, Jr. Extension Services Coordinator, CAS
Dr. Belinda M. Go Research Council Coordinator, CAS
Miss Cherry Pink D. Barredo Chair, Community Development Section
Mrs. Lynna B. Marquilencia Guidance Counselor, CAS

Barotac Campus: (Resolution No. 52 – 2013 effective June 19, 2013 to May 31, 2015

Mrs. Nilde S. Alderete Head, General Education and Professional Subjects Department
Mr. Nestor P. Genoso Head, Technology Department & NSTP Instructor
Mrs. Lorna M. Pepito Head, Office of Students Affairs
Mrs. Margie P. Deita Head, Research Services
Mrs. Cynthia D. Dilag Head, Extension Services & Cultural Activities
Mr. Cyril A. Villanueva Head, Development Planning & Environment Officer/ NSTP Coordinator
Mrs. Jeana D. Legayada Head, Administrative Services Department
Mrs. Marlah Francis E. Besona Program Coordinator, BS Information Technology
Mrs. Lilibeth P. Prudente Program Coordinator, BSHRT Curriculum & Chair, Resource Generation
Mrs. Teresita B. Sina-on Program Coordinator, BSEd Curriculum
Mrs. Ma. Soledad T. Calderon Program Coordinator, BIT
Mrs. Jocelyn S. Acero Guidance Counselor, Scholarships, Housing & Auxiliary Services
Mrs. Armi A. Alimo-ot Quality Assurance Manager & Chair, Student Teaching
Mrs. Jenette B. Marfil Chair, Sports Activities
Mr. Ramon B. Olbe Chair, Linkage & Placement, OJT Coordinator
Mrs. Evaline L. Apura GAD, Focal Person

Dumangas Campus: (Resolution No. 52-A – 2013 effective July 8, 2013 to July 7, 2015)

Dr. Noel S. Quidato Campus Administrator, Dumangas Campus


As Filipino households and government employees await the fourth State of the Nation Address of President Noynoy S. Aquino III, so much as the students of WVCST

As a tradition, a widescreen was set up for the students to view the opening of the 16th Congress and the President’s SONA. Students from different Colleges gathered in the covered gym to watch and listen intently to the good news of the country’s leader. It was also undeniable that students were awed as the female members of the congress as well as the spouses of our lawmakers stepped into the red carpet.

Silence ruled when the President started delivering his “report to his bosses” as each student waited for something that would directly benefit them. Be it good news or bad, the students’ reaction is divided. Some are happy about President Aquino’s report, while others think it is just the same. However, what is clear is that our students now are more aware, vigilant and open minded about the issues around us just what the President said in recognizing the unheralded contributions of teachers , police officers, wise voters, students and many more “who made the stubborn see reason. “

WVCST Gets High Performance Rating

In line with the Administrative Order No. 25 on accountability and good governance among government offices and agencies and Executive Order No. 80 on the adoption of a performance –based incentive system for government employees, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. is happy to announce that Western Visayas College of Science and Technology obtained high ratings on its Major Final Outputs Accountability Report Card or MARC for Fiscal Year 2012 as rated by Inter Agency Task Force. Likewise, the College President commended the Local Committee for PBB document preparation headed by VP for Admin and Finance Dr. Nehema K. Misola, Director of Planning and Development Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr., Ms. Florence Cabunducan and other WVCST Staff for complying with the desired documents and for verification by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Budget and Management.

WVCST was able to comply to the requirements of the unified and integrated RBPMS (Results-Based Performance Management System) and was able to get high ratings in the MFO Accountability Report Card. With these, the College qualified for the Performance-Based Incentive System for government employees or also called as PBB (EO No. 80). Based on MARC-1, WVCST garnered more than 100% rating in almost all categories with the percentage of FTE’s in mandated priority programs under Advanced and Higher Education Service as the highest rating of 500%. The College is one of the 6 SUC’s in the whole country to receive such incentive as of February 1, 2013.

The PBB is characterized as a system of ranking units and personnel within an organization according to their performance on the Department’s Major Final Outputs, Commitment to the President which are supportive of the priorities under EO 43 and Good Governance conditions to be determined by IATF under AO 25.

IIPI Trains WVCST Technologists and Inventors

A two-day individual training was conducted by IIPI (International Intellectual Property Institute) to College Technologists and Inventors as part of the second phase training by the IIPI-UPSTO Innovation Opportunities Program. The training which was held on July 18-19, is just one of the benefits that the College enjoys after it was chosen as one of the six institutions leading in innovation and technology or ITSO institution in the country.

The Individual training which was conducted by Dr. Richard Cahoon, President of the Bio-Property Strategy Group, Inc. of IIPI, aims to further advance the skills and knowledge of our technologists and inventors in the College. Dr. Cahoon talked on the perspective of technology transfer and commercialization as well as its viability in the country. Before the training came to an end, the participants gave individual presentations on technology and were evaluated by Dr. Cahoon.

Director Richard de Leon of the Research Service Division headed the participants composed of faculty and researchers like Engr. Naci John Trance, Associate Prof IV, CEA; Prof. Roger Balderas, Faculty, Electronics Engineering Department; Prof. Lino Baldevarona, Faculty, Fashion and Apparel, Prof. Novelita Belmes, Faculty, HRT; Prof. Rene Celda, Faculty, Electrical Technology Dept.; Prof. Jogie Cubar, Faculty, Automotive Technology Dept; Prof. Sammy Daitao, Faculty, Automotive Technology Dept.; Engr. Godofredo Defensor, Chair, Center for Alternative Energy; Prof. Erman Gange, Chair, Center for Industrial Product Development; Dr. Rolando Jacuman, Faculty, HVAC –RT Department; Engr. Albert Janapon, Faculty, CEA; Engr. Norman Mabalot, Faculty, Electronics Engineering; Engr. James Emmanuel Malunda, Chair, Center for Robotics; Prof. Joselito Mendoza, Faculty, Science Dept; Engr. Salvador Senorio, Faculty, CEA; Prof. Madeline Subosa, Faculty, HRT Dept; Prof. Belinda Zamora, Faculty, Science Department. Other participants came from WVCST Satellite Campuses and outside clients.


After taking the qualifying exam and passing the final interview with the Toshiba Information Equipment ( Phils), Inc., 18 WVCST students qualified in the Toshiba Scholarship Award; 15 of which are from CEA, and 3 from CIT.

The company, Toshiba Information Equipment (Phils), Inc. will pay for the students’ annual tuition and miscellaneous fees. In addition they will also receive a monthly allowance of Php 3,000.00. However, they have to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (or its equivalent grade in school) per semester and with no failing marks in any subject. Furthermore, these students can also have the chance to get hired by the company upon graduating.

The College congratulates and is proud of the following students who are the recipients of Toshiba Scholarship Award.

1. Daguro, April Joy M. BSECE 2-A
2. Joven, Icon Mhyrel S. BSECE 2-A
3. Sanchez, Sherylyn G. BSECE 2-A
4. Sumalacay, Gia May S. BSECE 2-A
5. Chavez, Rashed R. BSECE 3-A
6. Cuñada, Rhavie Joy B. BSECE 4-A
7. Hismaña,, Rygilen E. BSECE 4-A
8. Paborito,Marvin S. BSECE 4-A
9. Reyes, Maricris S. BSECE 4-A
10. Umadhay, Jess Rey P. BSECE 4-A
11. Azunar, Fiji Marie B. BSECE 5-A
12. Balibado, Jeno Paulo L. BSECE 5-A
13. Condes, Ma. Helena T. BSECE 5-A
14. Gabrillo, Sheila V. BSECE 5-A
15. Silveo, Clarissa Mae B. BSECE 5-A
16. Parrel, Carl John A. BIT Electrical Technology 4-A
17. Palma, John Troy S. BS Electronics Technology 4-A
18. Valerta, Joseph S. BIT Electronics Technology 4-A

The students were awarded their scholarship certificates by Mr. Minoru Iriko of Toshiba Information Equipment (Phils) Inc. In connection with the scholarship program of Toshiba, a

WVCST Hosts AACCUP Training

The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines Inc. or AACCUP is currently conducting a training-workshop hosted by WVCST at Punta Villa Resort.

This workshop intends to train Senior AACCUP Accreditors in the Accreditation of Advanced Accredited Programs (Level III and Level IV) to further develop their competencies in terms of their knowledge of the program and the accreditation process, skill in applying the process , and their capability in making professional judgments in the accreditation of Advanced Accredited Programs (Level III and Level IV).

The AACCUP Training-Workshop is a series of workshops given to Presidents, Senior and new accreditors, professors and others who are identified and invited by AACCUP. The first in the series of training was conducted in June of this year, followed by the session on July 18 to 20 and another one on July 23 to 25.

At the end of the conference, participants are expected to have identified the strengths and areas needing improvement in the Accreditors’ performance during on-site survey visits, presented good practices of Accreditors in conducting accreditation and have been updated of the recent policies, developments and trends and the visions in SUC accreditation.

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