Archives for July 2015

ISAT U to hold Panay-wide Caravan

As a way of celebrating and at the same time informing the people of the four provinces comprising Panay Island that WVCST is now a university, a Panay-wide Caravan will be held on July 25- 26, 2015.

The caravan, which will be  participated in by  the alumni, faculty, employees  and students,  will start at the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) La Paz campus at 7:00 a.m., and will proceed to Pototan Plaza and will stay there until 8:30 a.m.

The caravan’s second stop will be at  Baclayan, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo and will proceed to Ajuy, Sara, part of San Dionisio, and Batad at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) in Estancia, Iloilo.

At 1:00 p.m., the caravan will resume passing through the municipalities of Balasan, Pilar, Roxas, Panit-an and Capiz State University (CapSU).

From CapSU, the caravan leaves at 3:00 p.m., and will continue its way through Ivisan, Sapian, Altavas, Batan and Balete. The participants will stay at the Aklan State University (ASU) for the night.

The caravan leaves ASU at 7:00 a.m. and lunch will be at Sibalom, Antique after which, the caravan will pass through San Jose, Dao, Anini-y, and San Jaoquin. Snacks will be served at ISAT U-Miag ao campus.

At 3:30 p.m., the caravan will pass through the municipalities of Guimbal, Tigbauan, and Oton and the districts of Arevalo, Molo, City Proper and the last stop will be ISATU U-La Paz campus.

Alumni and friends are welcome to join the caravan which is also in celebration of the 110th foundation anniversary of the College of Education.

COE to celebrate 75th year

The College of Education (COE) of the University will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this year with series of activities.

Officially launched on June 22  with a program at the football grounds, various activities are going to be conducted until Sept. 5, which is the highlight of the celebration.

A professional lecture and a raffle draw will be held on July 11, a fun run on July 12, Panay-wide Caravan on July 25-26, and another professional lecture and raffle draw on August 7.

On September 4, a family day to be hosted by the College of Education, sports fest, grand raffle draw, testimonial dinner and the awarding ceremony of the 75 Most Outstanding Teacher Education Alumni will be held.

An alumni homecoming on September 5 will cap the event.

For the ongoing search for the 75 Most Outstanding Teacher Education Alumni, the deadline of submission of the recommendations and applications will be on July 22.

Through its 75 years, the COE has numerous achievements such as producing SUCs Presidents, principals and supervisors and successful alumni in various fields. The COE has also gone through a lot of changes.

The first two-year education course was introduced in 1940 with 102 enrollees. However, due to the war, the program was cut short and was later re-opened in 1946 with 26 students.

In 1959, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) was offered. This was followed by the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts in 1954.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts became a shop major of BSIE in 1961. In 1972, Girls Vocational Courses (GVC) were offered providing more knowledge on Home Economics to women which led to the offering of the BSIE major in Home Economics in 1979.

Bachelor of Science in Practical Arts (BSPA) was offered in 1975. The Bachelor of Elementary Education with specialization in Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE) degree was offered in 1984.

In 1991, the Board of Trustees approved the offering of the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) with majors in Technology and Home Economics.

By virtue of the Board of Trustees (BOT) Resolution No. 11/12/2001-75, the Diploma in Teaching (DIT) was offered in 2002.

In AY 2003-2004, the Bachelor of Science in Teaching (BST) Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry were transferred from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to the COE.

This academic year, the Bachelor of Science in Technical Teacher Education (BTTE) was added as its latest  course offering.




Language Dept holds search for ABS-CBN news casting competition rep


The Language Department held its search for the representative of La Paz Campus for the upcoming ABS-CBN news casting competition system-wide elimination round.

Held on July 10, 2015, 47 aspiring newscasters from La Paz Campus lined up for the audition at the Speech Laboratory Room.

Each contestant was given the opportunity to read different sample news in Hiligaynon, Tagalog and English.

Of the 47 students, eight were chosen for the second round and one was proclaimed winner.

Divine Hismaña, a first year BS Computer Science student, was chosen as the representative from La Paz campus.

The system-wide competition will be held on July 23, 3015 with one representative coming from the five campuses of the university.

The winner will be trained by the members of the faculty of the Language Department.

Univ receives 4.3 M research grant from USAID

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) received a Php 4.3 million research grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program.

Dr. Bernadeth Ticar’s research project entitled, “Bioactive Hyaluronic Acid from heads of Silver-Banded Whiting for Nutraceutical Use,” received the funding under the Collaborative Applied Research with Industry (CARWIN) grant of USAID-STRIDE.

The CARWIN grant provides opportunities for Philippine universities to increase their capacity to work with industry on a joint university-industry research.

Dr. Ticar’s research deals with Bioactive Hyaluronic Acid, a chemical found on the heads of silver-banded whiting fish, which can be used in cosmetics as anti-aging and anti-oxidant; pharmaceutical and medical.

“The heads of the fish which are usually thrown away will be utilized,” said Dr. Ticar.

Dr. Ticar is also looking forward to the commercialization of the university’s science and technology researches.

She also plans to conduct researches on agriculture and to further incorporate her present study on cosmetics.

As part of the agreement between the university and USAID- STRIDE and Research Triangle Institute (RTI), almost half of the budget will be used to acquire high-end equipment for the soon to be constructed University Science Hub building.

Dr. Ticar received the award in the presence of Dr. Raul Muyong, University President, and Dr. Carmelo Ambut, VP for Research and Extension, on June 18, 2015 at Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City.

The duration of the project is from June 2015- May 2016.

Other universities that became recipients of the CARWIN grant are Xavier University and Greenergy Development, Ateneo de Davao University and Subasta Integrated Farmers’ Cooperative, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and Xinyx Design Consultancy, Xavier University and Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council- Northern Mindanao, Marine Environment and Resources Foundation, Inc. and Plentex Philippines Inc., Western Visayas College of Science and Technology and Unifish, Inc., UP Diliman and Apex Mining Company, De la Salle University and NYFTI Inc., and UP Los Baños Foundation and Phil. Asian Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation.



ISAT U-Leon wins 2nd place in reg’l search

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) – Leon won 2nd place in the Regional Search for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Schools for the Tertiary Level.

The award was given on June 29, 2015 by Atty. Jonathan P. Bulos, OIC Regional Director, Region VI, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), and other representatives from the said agency. It was received by Dr. Eugenita C. Capaciete, ISAT U-Leon Campus Administrator and Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U-President.

According to Dr. Capaciete, the institution was able to comply with the criteria required by the DENR-EMB. These are 

Sustainability Aspects of the School’s Policy (10 points); Environment-friendly School Operations and Presence of Environmental Programs (25 pts.); Environment-related Features of the School Curriculum (25 pts.); Presence of Vibrant Eco Organizations in Campus (10 pts.); Presence of Partners and Linkages in Environment Programs/Projects (10 pts.); Socio-Cultural Sustainability (10 pts.) and Economic Sustainability (10 pts.).

By winning second place, ISAT U -Leon will represent Region VI in the National level competition together with the La Consolacion College-Bacolod which landed first place and St. Paul University- Iloilo, third place.

The activity aims to encourage schools and academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level.

It was sponsored by DENR-EMB, the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Smart Communications.

ISAT U lights torches for world peace

A total of 1,236 torches were lit by the participants coming from the faculty, employees and students in a call for world peace through inner peace on June 30, 2015.

The activity was spearheaded by the Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of inner peace, in cooperation with Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U).

Prior to the lighting of the torches at 6:40 p.m., activities such as Zumba, yoga and meditation were conducted which were joined by the participants.

Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Archdiocese of Jaro, was also present.

In his speech, Archbishop Lagdameo emphasized that the celebration is an expression of peace. The lighting of candles, according to him, signifies the desire to achieve world peace.

“You and I should strive to become men and women of peace,” added Archbishop Lagdameo.

Meanwhile, in his message, Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U-President, proudly announced that the university is the first inner peace university in the Philippines. He also encouraged everyone to be instruments of world peace.

The Peace Gen Club composed of members from other schools and the Students’ Laborer Association (SLA) of ISAT U facilitated the event.

Apart from Archbishop Lagdameo, also present were Venerable Burin Thitakusalo, Director of MMI, key officials and members of the faculty of ISAT U.



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