Archives for April 2015

WVCST new President elected


Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) has a new college President.

During the April 22, 2015 election at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)- Central Office, Dr. Raul Federiso Muyong was elected as the fourth President of the college by the WVCST Board of Trustees.

CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan administered the oath taking of Dr. Muyong after the election. He will serve a term of four years starting April 23, 2015 to April 22, 2019.

Prior to his election, Dr. Muyong served as the Campus Administrator of WVCST-Miag ao Campus from 2008 to 2015, Campus Dean from 2004 to 2006 and an Officer-in-charge in 2002. From a College Instructor, he became Professor VI. He also taught in Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College (SIPC) presently known asWVCST-Miag ao Campus as a high school teacher and an Elementary teacher in Agutayan-Lupa Elementary School.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education major in Auto-Diesel Technology degree as magna cum laude in WVCST in 1986.As a college student, he showed excellence as a leader, scholar and a writer having been an Associate Editor of the college Technovator.

He finished his Master’s degree in Industrial Education major in Educational Management in 1991 also in WVCST and completed his Doctor of Education major in Educational Management in West Visayas State University (WVSU) in 1997.

With all of his achievements, Dr. Muyong has already proven himself long before being elected as the College President. He has rendered his expert services such as being one of the accreditors of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACUP) and as a member of the Region VI- Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT).

He has also received various awards for his works in the field of Education and his performance in the Managerial aspect has been rated ‘outstanding’ for the last five years.

Dr. Muyong is also an author of various books on Education such as “Laws, Policies and Rules and Regulations on Philippine Education,” published in 2011.

Being a pro-student, Dr. Muyong would like to focus on improving the school’s Academic Programs in order to create centers of excellence. He also plans to do curricular mappings and as much as possible submit all of the school’s programs for accreditation.

The WVCST Board of Trustees is composed of CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan; Sen. Pia Cayetano, Chair, Senate Committee on Education represented by Mr. Noel de Guia ;Rep. Roman Romulo, Chair , House Committee on Higher and Technical Education represented by Cong. Jerry Treñas, Representative, Lone District of Iloilo City; Dir. Ro-Ann A. Bacal CESO III, Regional Director National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Region VI; Dir. Rowen R. Gelonga, Regional Director, Department of  Science and Technology (DOST)-VI; Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., OIC-President, WVCST; Atty. Leo Sombiro, President, WVCST Alumni Association; Mrs. Elena P. Villa, President, WVCST Faculty Association; Mr. Brandon P. Rivera, President, Student Republic; Nemesio P. Jardeleza and Salvador D. Sarabia, Private Sector representatives.

CEA receives 34 wall fans from CPTA

Thirty-four wall fan units were donated by the College Parents-Teacher Association (CPTA) to the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) on April 20, 2015.

The donation is a part of the CPTA’s commitment to the College.

Given during a turn-over ceremony held at the new function room, the 34 fans will be installed after the three-day visitation of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT) on April 22-24, 2015.

The turn-over ceremony was attended by the Administrative Council (ADCO) and the CPTA representatives.

BSECE grad places 3rd in Electronics Technician Licensure Exam

Ronie M. Sagre, a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE) graduate batch 2008, landed third place in the April 14, 2015 Electronics Technician Licensure Examination with a rating of 88 percent.

Of the 13 takers, 10 passed giving Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) an overall performance of 76.92 percent.

In the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination, on the other hand, three passed with four conditional out of 15 takers giving the college a rating of 20 percent.

WVCST launches BS MarE studes for apprenticeship

Two hundred thirty-seven men and four women taking up Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BS Mar-E) with Completed Academic Requirements (CAR) received their certificates during the Launching Ceremony.

The students' launching ceremony, held after three years of basic education, was  on March 27, 2015 at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) gym. 

The activity served as a ceremony for the students' upcoming one-year shipboard/technical training. The students will come back for their graduation after completing the one-year apprenticeship.

Of the 18 students who were awarded medals and certificates during the ceremony, five were honor students and 13 were with academic merit. 

The honor students were Emerson Eucogco- first honors; Cipriano Delideli- second honors; Cyvel Palma- third honors; Mikko John Sarate- fourth honors; Robert Aduana- fifth honors; and Jonas Perida- sixth honors.

Students with academic merit, on the other hand, were Jason Albay, Edmund Almirante, Joenel Arenga, Gevron Bagonoc, Mark Beton, Loujen Dela Cruz, Jessierey Lomibao, Mike Mortales, Philip Ortigosa, Ryan Paniza, Shawn Michael Percy, and John Patryck Solinap.

Gregorio Perez, Jr., this year's speaker, gave students a glimpse of how life is as a Marine Engineer.He also told the students to prepare themselves for hardships.

"Social skills are important in your field," Said Perez. He also shared a quote from confucius, "wherever you go, go with your heart."

Meanwhile, Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension (VPRE), delivered his message with a smile on his face. The students, according to him, inspired him.

Dr. Ambut emphasized the ideas of love, life, faith and death with a song for each concept. He also encouraged students to go out and bring love to the world.

Shipping companies affiliated to the school were also present such as the Leonis Navigation Company, Rederei Clauss- Peter Often/ C.F. Sharp, Inc., Nordic-Hamburg/ Scanmar Maritime Services, Inc., and the NS United Marine Philippine, Inc.

Incoming CEA freshmen to undergo math enrichment program

Incoming first year Engineering and Architecture students of the college will undergo a Mathematics Enrichment Program  consisting of lectures on college algebra and trigonometry on May 19-24, 2015.

The  enrichment program aims to equip freshmen students of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Major in Major in Autmotive Engineering (BSMEAE), and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSArch) with a better understanding and proper usage of the language, symbols and notation of mathematics. 

The Gender and Development (GAD) program has proposed continuous enrichment and tutorial sessions for the students  because a high number of first year College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) students fail in their major subjects. 

Since the start of the program in the first semester of the academic year 2013-2014, it has resulted in the decrease of the drop-out rates  of students and a minimal number of students failed in their math subjects.

The schedule of activities are as follows

May 19:
8:00-12:00* – Opening Program
1:00-4:00 – Pre-Test
4:00-5:00* – Guidance c/o Mrs. Emily A. Dela Cruz

May 20 to 23:
8:00-9:00 – Guidance c/o Mrs. Emily A. Dela Cruz
9:00-10:30 – Lectures A
10:30-12:00 – Individual Classes
1:00-2:30 – Lectures B
2:30-4:00 – Individual Classes
4:00-5:00* – Guidance c/o Mrs. Emily A. Dela Cruz

May 24:
:00* – Guidance c/o Mrs. Emily A. Dela Cruz
9:00-12:00 – Post-test
1:00-5:00 – Closing Program

*8:00-9:00 and 4:00- 5:00 slots will be devoted to gender and development and various re-orientation.

The enrichment program is free and the tentative venue will be the CEA-Information and Communication Technology (ICT) building.


ROTCU holds graduation

Seven hundred forty-three basic cadets and five first class advance cadets took oath as reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on April 1, 2015.

The Reserve Officer's Training Corps Unit (ROTCU) batch 2014-2015 graduation was held on the college's gymnasium with Maj. Rudante Dollar (RES) PA as the commencement speaker.

The certificates of the graduates were given to the batch corps commander, Cadet Col Jason Puasan. The activity also marked the first day of Cadet Col. Edwardo Peñaranda as the batch 2015-2016 corps commander.

Meanwhile, in his speech, Maj. Dollar encouraged the students to join the Iloilo battalion. He also mentioned the benefits and trainings when joining.

"The nation needs reservists," said Maj. Dollar.

Meanwhile, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) ROTCU garnered a score of 87.96% in the recent tactical inspection held on March 9, 2015.Activities during the tactical inspection were the squad drill, platoon drill, company drill, and map reading.

This year's batch is the second to the last batch of the WVCST ROTCU because of the implementation of the K-12 education.




EVC studes receive diplomas

A total of 317 Evening Vocational Course (EVC) students  graduated on March 30, 2015.

The graduates came from the Apparel, Drafting and Architecture, Automotive Mechanics, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Heating Ventilating Airconditioning- Refrigeration Technology (HVAC-RT), Industrial Electricity, PC Hardware Servicing, Machine Shop, Welding and Fabrication Departments.

This year's commencement speaker was Dr. Elena Gonzaga, an alumna of the college and is presently an Education Program Supervisor II of the Department of Education (DepEd). She stressed out that the event was just a begining of more challenging situations.

According to Dr. Gonzaga, tasks will be more complicated but students should appreciate unpleasant experiences.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams," said Dr. Gonzaga.

She also emphasized the importance of education and how it breaks the cycle of poverty.

Forty-nine shop awaredees were honored during the commencement rites.

The EVC classes of the college started in 2013 under the Department of Industrial Technology.

Toshiba Phils officials visit WVCST

Officials of the Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines Inc. visited the college last March 12, 2015. 

Mr. Toshichika Takahashi, Executive Vice President of Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines Inc., together with other company representatives came to recruit qualified students for its scholarship grant and for the company's employment needs.

The Toshiba scholarship offers 100 percent off on tuition fees and a monthly allowance. A two-year employment contract with the company will also be automatically offered to the Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical Engineering scholars and students after graduation.

"They do not only offer good opportunities and employment to students but they also invited teachers to visit their plant in Laguna," said by Dr. Susan de la Cruz, Director of the Office of Student Affairs, in an interview.

The company is also planning to donate microscopes to the school aside from the scholarship grant and employment contract.

As part of its recruitment, Toshiba scholars and WVCST 2015 graduates Maricris Reyes, Jess Rey Umadhay, Rygilen Hismana, Marvin Paborito and Rhavie Joy Cunada are now absorbed by the company as its new employees.

Other Toshiba representatives were Ms. Ma. Corazon Bunah, VP for Human Resource Department; Mr. Jose Uy, Senior Manager; Vanessa  Uy, Associate Manager; and Joana Manuel, Associate Manager.



S&T research exhibits and symposium held


In order to choose the best researches possible for entry to the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) research contest, 105 select students of the college presented their theses during the students’ science and technology research exhibits and symposium.

The presentations of the theses ,which was held on March 11, 2015 was held at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) EdTech Center, was participated in by the Bachelor of Industrial Technology, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information System, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science students.

Nine entries came from the industrial product category; eight from the food product Category; and 12 from the information communications Technology (ICT) category.

The ICT category, which has the most numbers of participants, was divided into two subcategories: algorithm and system.

The participants from the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology presented their studies with their invented gadgets while the Hotel and Restaurant Technology (HRT) students showed their food for sampling. The ICT students, on the other hand, presented their systems and applications.

The following are the winners:

Food Category


Research Title


Caryl Faye Batan, Welma Baldoza,Lleani Mecha

Breadnut Seed Polvoron

1st place

Kristel Jade Palma, Mary Luna Herezo, Daria Dagoc , Leo Angelo Hocate

Coconut Activated Charcoal Powder Chocolate Cookies

2nd place

Irish Jade Catolico, Ruby Jean Hudierez, Jerilyn Jagunap

Banana Peel Loaf

3rd place

ICT Category


Arc Noe Bernal, Mary Joy Apolinario, Cherry Gronifillo, Magdalene May Toledo

Algorithm Running Time Solver

1st place

Jessica Suganob, Sajarah Dawn Bangero, Zarah Neil Cachero, Elland Jahn Ilustre

Logic Circuit Virtual Simulator Using Quine- McCluskey Algorithm and Bresenham's Algorithm

2nd place

Fedg Dema-ala, Clarence Agudos, Edgar Julit Jr.

Barcode-Watermasked Video Using Barcode4J Xuggler and Zhing Algorithm

3rd place


Ian Dela Cruz, Karla Dumalag, Rhodel Jardio, Freahlyn Soberano

Classroom Monitoring with Face Recognition System

1st place

Marielle Sucaldito, Joycie Poliquit, Joylen Ymalay, Kimberly Da-anton, Jeanette Gayanggorsa 

HRT Service Center Online Booking and Reservation System

2nd place

Jason Jan Egomes, Angeline Clarion, Ruby Rose Suerte, Ma. Carmella Tan

Student Affairs Information System

3rd Place

Industrial Product Category

Neil Evarie Ferman, Joel Sidon Jr., Edilberto Umadhay Jr.

Radiant Energy Generator

1st Place

Rex A. Artagame, Von D. Deaño, Jhonn Omir Favila, Gaspar Villasis

Retractable Engine Base

2nd Place

Roel B. Barabona, Jifford G. Elevencione, Joey L. Fortunado, Glendo C. Hallegado

Automatic Transfer Switch J42

3rd Place

First placers reecieved Php 2, 000; second placers, Php 1,000; and 3rd placers, Php 500. The winners were also given certificates.

The ICT category, on the other hand, divided the prize for the winners of its two sub categories.

The researches were judged according to originality and novelty, contribution to the field of discipline, complex design, written output and oral presentation. 

WVCST honors student achievers

Students of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) who graduated with academic and co-corricular awards were honored on separate Parangals conducted by the different colleges of the main campus on March 23 to 27, 2015.

The Student Republic (SR) Parangal gave honors to the organizations and advisers on March 23 participated in by student leaders and advisers.

Mrs. Analyn Jacosalem, WVCST security guard, was one of those who was given an honesty award during the SR parangal for returning the Php 5,000 she found in the premises of WVCST. 

The said money was owned by an HRT student which was for the payment of her tution fee.

Meanwhile, 246 students of the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) were awarded on the 24th led by Crystal Jane A. Manate, as the CIT's most outstanding graduate. Held on the same day, the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Parangal awarded 300 students led by Georgie E. Fernandez, Jr. as the most outstanding CEA graduate.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) parangal gave awards to 180 excellent students on March 25. The most outstanding graduate of CAS this year is Daven S. Sevillino.The College of Education (COE) with the WVCST Laboratory School , on the other hand,  had 500 students go up the stage for their awards led by Jovy Joy A. Padilla as the most outstanding graduate of the College.

The outstanding graduates delivered speeches of gratitude before their classmates, parents and teachers.

"I challenge you all to turn disappointments into valuable lessons in life," said Dr. Susan de la Cruz, head of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), in her speech during the COE parangal.

The college's extension linkages, academic and co-curricular awardees were also honored duting the college recognition program on March 26, 2015. 




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