Archives for March 18, 2015

WVCST celebrates women’s month



In observance of the March 8, 2015 International Women’s day celebration,  Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) marked the day with various activities.

with this year's theme "Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw na!,” a medical check-up, stress management lecture for the faculty and employees, and foot reflexology were held on March 10, 2015.

The stress management lecture, which was held at the EdTech Center, highlighted the college's observance of the women's month celebration.

Prior to the start of the lecture, early comers were given discount coupons from Medicus. Free check- ups for blood pressure were also given which entitled one raffle entry for each person.

The stress management lecture focused on stress and the methods of dealing with it. This was followed by a lecture on the disease caused by stress such as heart diseases, bronchial asthma and diabetes.

The foot reflexology was conducted at the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)-Information Communications Technology (ICT) Building Room 110 with a Php 100 fee.

Dr. Irene Rose Ineza and Sammy Darry Casibe served as resource speakers on stress management.



FAD students hold fashion show


The Fashion and Apparel Department (FAD) students of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) held a fashion show dubbed as “Fashion Fusion- A Fashion Show"  on February 26, 2015 at the WVCST Covered Gym.

It showcased the creativity of the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising (BSFDM), Bachelor of Industrial Technology major in Fashion and Apparel (BIT-FAT), and the Bachelor of Fashion and Technology (BFAT) students in designing men and women’s formal wear.

Presenting the collection by year level, the first year BSFDM and the BIT-FAT students showcased their cocktail collection; second year BFAT and BIT-FAT  their gown collection; third year BIT-FAT students their the Men’s formal wear; and the fourth year BFAT and BIT-FAT with their earth wear collection.

During the fashion show, the student-designers modelled their creations on the fashion runway while the male designers of women’s wear collection preferred to get their own models.

The said event is held annually as a  culminating activity  and as  part of the final grade requirement of the FAD students. The faculty, students and parents of the designers served as critics during the fashion show. The collections are now available for purchase or rentals based on the decision of the student designers. 

 Meanwhile, another fashion show of the 3rd year BFAT students, which was a contest, was held at the Robinson’s Place Iloilo on March 8, 2015 as a part of their theses.

Nature, Animal Kingdom, Delusion, and Historic-inspired collections of the students were presented during the fashion show.

The winners of the contest are Angelie Paguntalan with the grand prize of Php 2,000; Eddie Lizada, first runner-up with a cash prize of Php 1,500; Jhoiriely Hualde, second runner-up with Php 1,000;Ma. Drimmy Halaba, third runner-up with Php 500; and Hanna Jean Langusta, fourth runner-up with Php 250.

Mandy Salcedo, Hector Gellangarin, Sheila Mae Hembra, Dr. Dominico Sergie Valenciana, and Dr. Erman Gange were the judges.






































































HRD conducts WAVE seminar

A Work Attitude and Values Enhancement (WAVE) seminar-workshop spearheaded by the Human Resource Department (HRD) of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) was conducted last February 20, 2015.

Participated in by 64 casual and permanent employees of the college, the seminar-workshop was conducted to equip employees with wholesome work attitude and values necessary for the overall transformation of the organization.

During the activity, the participants reflected on their work ethics and attitudes through various activities such as drawing things that symbolize them and writing the values most important to them.

In his speech, Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, Vice President for Research and Extension (VPRE), emphasized the concepts of values and attitudes and the importance of enjoying one’s work.

Ways on cultivating a positive work attitude were also presented to promote a good working environment that will increase productivity.

Employees should make it an opportunity to tell each other that they are happy working together, said by Dr. Nehema K. Misola, Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF), in her message.

Resource speakers were Nuncie Pampliega, Bingbing S. Layao, and Ma. Victoria G. Mabilog.

Student-teachers attend seminar-workshop


To prepare the future teachers of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) College of Education (COE) on K-12 curriculum, 50 student-teachers attended a seminar-workshop on Inquiry-based Science Teaching.

The two series seminar-workshop was held on January 16, 2015 and February 13, 2015, at the EdTech center.

During the February 13 workshop, eight selected participants presented their papers on inquiry-based science teaching. The Diploma in Teaching (DIT) students from West Visayas State University (WVSU) and a student from WVCST also presented their reflections from the eight-hour seminar-workshop.

The seminar workshop involved critical thinking and it was very challenging, said by Jeline Arellano, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science student.

Inquiry based learning is a process where students learn the foundation of scientific thinking such as formulating questions, investigating to find answers, building new understandings, meanings and knowledge, and communicating their learnings to others. It is also an important element in the science curriculum.

In his speech, Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension, emphasized the process of an inquiry and how it plays a big role in real life situations.

Miss Ayaka Mizuki and Ms. Yasue Mizuki, the resource speakers are volunteers from Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA), a Japanese organization that offers to teach inquiry-based teaching to schools adopting the K-12 Education.

This seminar-workshop was sponsored by the JICA, WVCST-COE, and the WVSU Science Enhancement Program.




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