Archives for December 2014

WVCST-ESD holds BLT midyear partners meeting

A Busog Lusog Talino (BLT) midyear partners meeting and seminar-workshop was held by the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology’s (WVCST) Extension Services Division (ESD) in partnership with Jollibee last December 11-12, 2014 at the Edtech Center.

Sixty principals and representatives from schools and Local Government Units (LGU’s) assisted by the BLT program of WVCST participated the said meeting and seminar-workshop.

This activity was to enable the participants to share the problems they encounter, the strategies of their schools’ BLT program implementation, and the solutions they have done to settle these problems.

“Most schools are new to the BLT program so in order to familiarize them with the techniques and strategies used by other schools, we organized this activity,” said Miss Liza Mae B. Mospa, staff of the WVCST-ESD.

The said activity was also to keep track of the nutritional status of the children benefited by the BLT feeding program in the municipalities of Concepcion, San Dionisio, Lemery and San Rafael.

A year-end evaluation and monitoring will follow to assess the schools with the best BLT program implementation. The chosen schools will receive a BLT recognition to acknowledge their BLT practices and innovations.

Ruth A. Ramirez, Program Officer of the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF)-Manila, served as the resource speaker of the meeting and seminar-workshop.

Meanwhile, the WVCST-ESD also gave relief goods to typhoon Ruby victims in Concepcion, Estancia and Capiz.

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Training on internal quality audit held

A three-day ISO 9001: 2008 training on Internal Quality Audit was held last December 10-12, 2014 at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) New Board Room.

The training was attended by 33 current and would-be Internal Auditors of the WVCST main and external campuses. It was also attended by the college-OIC president, key officials and the participants from Negros Maritime Foundation Inc.

The aims of the training were to provide knowledge on pre-audit preparation requirements, how to conduct an audit, how to review responses given by the auditees, and conducting follow-ups and the verification of effectiveness of the action.

Mr. Kevin T. Castillon, one of the few approved tutors of the lead auditor training course for the ISO 9001:2008, served as the resource speaker of the three-day training.

This training was hosted by the Office of the Quality and Assurance Center, headed by Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno.

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WVCST GAD holds 3 activities


To promote gender equality and awareness, the Gender and Development (GAD) Program of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) held three activities to mark the 18-day campaign to end violence against women.

The said 18-day campaign, which started on November 25 until December 12, 2014, was in observance with GAD’s vision of upholding equal opportunities for both genders in our society.

The first activity dubbed as Hataw to Fight Aids, which was held during World Aids day on December 1, was a mob exercise participated in by the faculty, staff and students wearing red t-shirts to symbolize the worldwide red ribbon campaign for aids. It was spearheaded by the WVCST Physical Education (PE) Department.

    “GAD has programs for the school to create awareness to the students in order to remove gender stereotypes,” said Mrs. Emily A. de la Cruz, GAD’s focal chair.

Two other activities held were the quiz bee on gender issues on December 10 organized by the WVCST Mathematics Department and the Gender Clip Festival held on December 12 sponsored by the Social Science Department.

Lyka Labrador, Karl Lloyd Cabalfin and Rhonalyn Encarnacion of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)-Main Campus emerged as champions in the quiz bee on Gender Issues and received a prize of 5,000 pesos.

In the GAD video making contest “Gender Clip Festival,” Kurt Dominic Sumbing of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) won over 25 other contestants winning 3,000 pesos as the grand prize.

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Christmas tree of hope launched

A Christmas tree of hope was launched in Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in partnership with ABS-CBN-Iloilo on December 8, 2014.

The said launching was a part of the ABS-CBN-Iloilo Christmas tree of hope project which is to raise funds for the gift giving to the less fortunate.

Christmas Stars to be hooked on the Christmas tree of hope are sold for 10 pesos each at the office of the college president. The project’s proceeds will be used for the Kapamilya Fiesta sa Paskua.

The launching at the covered gym was attended by the college-OIC president, key officials, faculty, staff and students. Miss Jennifer Clavecillas represented ABS-CBN.

The Kapamilya Fiesta sa Paskua is an annual Christmas Party and gift giving for the less fortunate children and their families this Christmas in Iloilo City.

The school donated 5,000 pesos in support for the said project.

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Computer Dept. holds curriculum review

The Computer Department of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology’s (WVCST) held a two-day curriculum review on December 8-9, 2014 at the new board room.

The curriculum review was conducted to align and add subjects in accordance with CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) requirements. It is also in compliance with CHED’s Regional Quality Assessment Team’s (RQAT) recommendations during its November 26 visitation.

Programs under the computer department that were reviewed were the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIF), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and Bachelor of Science in Information System (BSIS).

Dr. Leah Montinola, College Registrar, and Mr. Ned Cababasay, head of the Management Information System Encoding and Data Processing Department (MIS/EDP), critiqued the outputs presented by the participants.

Also present in the curriculum review were the representatives from the external campuses namely: Ramil Lumauag and Remia Entusiasmo, Miagao Campus; Zennie Joy Causing and Joseph Wynford Tanoy, Dumangas Campus; and Arthur Aricaya, Barotac Nuevo Campus.

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APP seminar held

Fifty-one college office staff and faculty attended a whole day APP System hands-on Seminar on the computerization of the Annual Procurement Plan (APP), held at Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) Copy Shoppe on December 2, 2014.

The seminar was conducted to orient the participants on how to use the APP system in order to solve the problem of consolidating items for the APP.

The Annual Procurement Plan System will also generate summary report and details of every office or department.

“The good thing about the system is that we can also generate the program procurement management plan (PPMP),”said Dr. Russ Allen Napud in his opening remarks.

Mr. Ned Cababasay, head of the Management Information System/ Encoding Data Processing Department (MIS/EDP), served as the trainer of the said seminar.

The APP system was developed by the Management Information System/ Data Processing Encoding (MIS/EDP).

Hand-outs and snacks were also given during the seminar and lunch was served at the new board room as well.

Other previous seminars such as Google, Document Tracking were also conducted by the staff of the MIS/EDP.

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IBPAP representatives orient students

Three hundred seventy-five students attended an orientation on the use of the Basic English Skills Training (BEST) Software conducted by the IT & Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).


The orientation, was held at Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) Hotel and Restaurant Technology (HRT) Service Center, on December 3.

Mr. Ray Anthony Santos, one of the representatives, discussed the use of the software and its benefits. The development of the four macro skills (listening, speaking, writing and reading) in English was the focus of the said software.

Participants were the Second, Third, and Fourth year WVCST students taking up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIF) and the Bachelor of Science in Information System (BSIS).

The courses were chosen following CHED’s program for Information Technology Education (ITE) students.

“The primary benefit (of the BEST software) is that you get to study English on your own, on your own time, and at your convenience,” said Mr. Santos.

The orientation was held in two batches. The first batch started at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 11:00a.m., with the BSIS 2-A, BSIF 2-A, 3-A, and 4-b students as participants.

Students from the BSIS 3-A, BSIF 2-A, 3-B,4-A, BSCS 3-A and 4-A attended the afternoon session of the orientation from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Other IBPAP representatives present were Miss Mary Joy Dagohoy and Miss Arra Arielle Uri.

The different training tracks of BEST were attended by selected teachers of WVCST in October held in West Visayas State University (WVSU).

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The Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) visited the school last November 26, 2014.

The said visitation was for Western Visayas College of Science and Technology’s (WVCST) university bid and for its completion of the certificate of program compliance.

In its second visit, the RQAT approved the three programs of the college. These are the Bachelor of Science in Education major in Mathematics (BSED-Math), Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Services Technology (BSHRST), and the Bachelor of Science in Community Development (BSCD) programs of the main campus and external campuses.

The programs were approved after an evaluation on the areas of administration and faculty, curriculum and instructional standards, laboratories and libraries, physical facilities, student services, research programs and linkages.

 “We are all positive that we will achieve the University Status,” said Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez Jr. in his closing speech.

Dr. Efren Sucaldito, Dr. Gina Montes, Dr. Rogelio Borro, Professor Nilo Bolaño, and Dr. Joven de Guzman were the members of RQAT’s second visitation.

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WVCST Inter-campus tournament held

The Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST)-Main Campus emerged as champion in the inter-campus tournament last November 21-23, 2014.

The WVCST main campus bagged the first place in the Basketball, Chess and Volleyball (men and women) while the male athletes won in table tennis, Football, Sepak Takraw, and Tae Kwon Do.

Athletes from Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College (SIPC) gave their best shot and won in the athletics, swimming and beach volleyball (women and men).

Before the games started, a program was held at WVCST main campus covered gym last November 21, 2014 with the presence of the key officials of WVCST, athletes and their coaches.

The said three-day tournament was participated in by sport delegates from the WVCST-Main Campus and external campuses namely, Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College (SIPC), Purification Dolar Monfort College (PDMC), Don Jose Sustiquer Monfort Memorial National College (DJSMMNC), and Leon National College of Agriculture (LNCA).

This inter-campus tournament is held yearly to select athletes who will represent WVCST in the Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Olympics.

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