Archives for July 24, 2013

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.

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