Archives for July 10, 2013

PDMC Campus Administrator takes Oath

July 8, 2013 is a remarkable date for Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Dumangas Campus or better known as PDMC or Purificacion Dolar Monfort College. In a formal ceremony, Dr. Noel S. Quidato, took oath as its new Campus Administrator, with the hopes of making a great change and more developments for the College.

Under BOT Resolution no. 52-2013, Office Memorandum 47 series of 2013, dated  June 20, 2013, Dr. Noel S. Quidato is designated as the new Campus Administrator of WVCST, Dumangas Campus.  He is to perform his duties, functions and responsibilities as Campus Administrator effective July 8, 2013 to July 7, 2015.

Dr. Noel S. Quidato, is a Professor I, and is the 6th administrator of PDMC, following Mrs. Alma Demaala, the outgoing OIC, Campus Administrator. He is an alumnus of WVCST with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in 1987 as Cum Laude. He had his Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 1991 and finished his Doctor of Philosophy major in Vocational Management in the University of San Agustin in 2001. Dr. Quidato has been with WVCST for twenty-two (22) years, a TRC (Technology and Research Center) Coordinator and has been the Department Head of Electrical Technology since 2009.

                 Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension  in his message during the ceremony, emphasized to the faculty and staff as well as to the students that life is a change and change is inevitable. He also challenged Dr. Quidato saying, “Everybody is expecting change, and that this change should be for the better. This change which is a new phase of your professional career, is about to start.”

                Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, WVCST President, likewise hopes that with Dr. Quidato as the new Dumangas Campus Administrator, WVCST will continue the journey towards academic quality and excellence and to achieve what is best for everybody in the WVCST family.

                Mayor Rollie Distura, of the Municipality of Dumangas together with the PTA President of PDMC- Miss Nita Dimzon; Mr. Richard Villaluna, President, PDMCEA; Mr. Nhy Donguines, President, Student Republic and the Faculty and Staff pledged their full support to Dr. Quidato as the new Campus Administrator.

                Mrs. Alma C. Demaala, the outgoing Officer-In-Charge, formally turned over the Campus Banner to Dr. Quidato with a commitment of continued support to PDMC especially to the new Campus Administrator. She also thanked all who in one way or another supported her throughout her designation as Officer-In-Charge.

                In closing, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Administration and Finance, appealed to everybody to join efforts in uplifting and upgrading the Philippine standards of higher education to be at par with other countries of the world.

                Dr. Renato V.  Alba, President Emeritus of WVCST also graced the occasion together with Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr;  Mrs. Vicky Jeruta, Finance Director; Mrs. Enieda Corona, Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Mergie Gasataya, College / Board Secretary, Dr. Rose Marie Prudente,Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Dominico Sergie Valenciana,Dean, College of Industrial Technology, Engr. Gabriel Salistre, Jr, and some of the members of the faculty.

College President Hopes CHED Evaluates Soon WVCST’s Credentials to Become University

“Let’s move forward towards the success and upliftment of WVCST…” Words of encouragement from Dr. Luis M. Sorolla,Jr.,  who recently gave a speech in the oath taking ceremony of the new WVCST-Dumangas Campus Administrator.

                The College President said that we still have miles to go and that we should continue to move and cooperate for the advancement of the College especially with the expected implementation of the bill signed by Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III, converting the College into a University. He gladly announced that WVCST has already completed and submitted the new requirements asked by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)  and that the board is  just hoping that they will evaluate these documents soon for certification. According to him, as soon as the CHED gives their certification, the College can immediately implement the use of the new name – Iloilo Science and Technology University or ISAT-U. The old name Western Visayas College of Science and Technology or WVCST will be kept in the records of history and automatically the satellite campuses will also adopt the new name as ISAT-University, Dumangas, Barotac Nuevo, Leon and Miag-ao Campus respectively.

                Dr. Sorolla further emphasized that even if we enjoy the present status, we have to remember that we have responsibilities to do as well as  promises and duties to keep for the rest of our journey to be able realize our dream.

ISAT U Quick Links