Archives for February 10, 2014

WVCSTEA Holds Election – Arenal Still President

                The WVCST Employees Association held its Election of Officers last, February 7, 2014.  The election which was in a form of secret balloting started from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and was then counted at 2pm by the Electoral committee composed of Mrs. Eva C. Sonza, Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao and Mr. Rey Mel C. Emolaga.

                With 90 votes, Mr. Bonnie S. Arenal remains as President of the association. Since there were no other candidates for most of the positions, the same set of officers won. They will serve as officers for the year 2014 – 2015.

                Here’s the final official result of the ballot counting of the Electoral board:


President            :               Arenal, Bonnie S.                             90          

                Vice Pres             :               Justalero, Nie M.                             94

                Secretary             :               Bautista, Hazel S.                             97

                Treasurer            :               Samis, Maria Celina C.                   95

                Auditor                 :               Sotito, Elbe J.                                    83

                                                                Ligad, Andrea Pama                        16*

                Bus. Mgr.             :               Talite, Joel F.                                     87

                PRO                       :               Espora, Alma C.                                                    75      

                                                                Reyes, Mary Jane F.                        17*


                There are 141 members of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Employees’ Association but only 101 participated in the election.

                The newly elected officers will be officially proclaimed 3 days after which will be on February 13, 2014.

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ACCO Holds Meeting

                The Academic Council of the WVCST held its regular meeting on February 4 – 5, 2014 headed by its President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr.

                Important topics were discussed in the said meeting which was also attended by an overwhelming number of faculty members, deans and department heads.

                Dr. Sorolla, during the President’s time expressed his gratitude for the support and cooperation of everyone in the school programs and commitments and at the same time requested for their continued support for the next projects, plans and other endeavors towards the success of the College.

                Topics discussed in the meeting included Candidates for the 2014 graduation, the offering of the AB Guidance and Counseling Course, the curriculum review in all the colleges including the Graduate School and the proposal to offer BS in Food trade Technology Course. They also talked about the policy on Academic Merit Award for the graduating students as well as the Blended Ladderized BS in Engineering Technology.

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WVCST & Jollibee Group Foundation Survey Joint Project

                Western Visayas College of Science and Technology – Extension Office under Director Cora Corbal, together with the Jollibee Group Foundation, started the first survey of their joint project, Special School Feeding Program (SSFP) in one of its 7 municipalities/beneficiaries, last Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

                The SSFP which was launched on January 20, is a project inspired by Busog Lusog Talino Program, intends to feed school children in all grade levels in 7 municipalities in the Province of Iloilo and Capiz  which were greatly affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The feeding program is serving lunch thrice a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a period of 30 days. The Jollibee Group Foundation provides the feeding budget and in kind support to the target schools while WVCST provides the monitoring support. Parents also participate in preparing and cooking the specific meals for the pupils in coordination with the teachers and the LGUs.

                In the survey conducted in the different elementary schools in the Municipality of Lemery, it was found out that despite the physical condition of the classrooms, the pupils are more active in going to school because they are not only provided with knowledge but they also get fed which in one way or another, helps in the financial aspect of their family. Parents also expressed their gratitude to the Jollibee Group Foundation and WVCST for the implementation of the feeding program. School Principals and teachers involved are also very thankful and became more motivated to teach and help their pupils because they see the unfailing effort of everybody, from the sponsors, the LGUs, including the barangay officials to the parents who do their share for this project.

                Though it has not reached half way yet, it is already perceived as a successful project based on the positive responses from the beneficiaries. The Jollibee Group Foundation is also happy of the outcome and is hoping to have more projects in partnership with Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.

                Meanwhile, more elementary schools from other municipalities are also scheduled every other day for the first survey.

                WVCST is handling 7 municipalities in the Province of Iloilo and Capiz with a total of 78 public elementary schools and 27,005 beneficiaries.

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WVCST Faculty Holds Workshop

                WVCST faculty held a workshop on Local and Institutional Evaluation Committee Workshop for NBC 461 6TH Cycle today, February 7, 2013.

                The workshop which was spearheaded by Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension, also involves Department heads from the main and external campuses of the college. It aims to develop an organized and time bound processing /submission of CCE and QCE documents needed for the NBC 6th Cycle Evaluation.

                One important reminder that was given by Dr. Ambut was to encourage each and every faculty member to submit their credentials for the re-evaluation without leaving out anybody behind. He clarified that this is not about monetary concern but it is for the advantage not only for one’s profile but for the College profile as well. It was also emphasized that if someone refuses to participate in the re-evaluation, he or she must sign a waiver.

                Also present in the workshop was Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, OIC VP for Academic Affairs and Campus Administrator, who at the same time discussed about CCE and QCE and Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Admin and Finance, who shed light on some important issues. Mr. Ned Cababasay, Head of the MIS Department was also present to talk about other important topics.

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