Archives for August 2016

Dr. Godelyn G. Hisole on study tour at UC-Berkeley

Dr. Gedolyn G. Hisole

Dr. Godelyn G. Hisole

After passing the rigid and competitive selection process of the Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) program, Dr. Godelyn Hisole received a short term study visit grant  to the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California- Berkeley, USA from August 9 to December 2, 2016.

The IDEA program is a three year project of the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) STRIDE. One of the program’s objectives is to strengthen entrepreneurship program in Philippine engineering and science in higher education institutions. PhilDev partnered with the Commission on Higher Education to infuse entrepreneurship in the engineering courses in the Philippines.

Dr. Hisole is a faculty of College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) and holds the rank of Associate Professor V. She will be a visiting professor at the University of California- Berkeley and will observe and study SCET’s engineering program. Sutardja Center is known for incorporating entrepreneurship in its engineering curriculum.

The study visit of Dr. Hisole is expected to help upgrade the engineering courses of ISAT U and other colleges and universities in Region VI. Stated in the IDEA re-entry action plan (REAP) is the conduct of a trainer’s training on teaching entrepreneurship to CEA’s faculty and the region. Also stipulated are the  infusion of entrepreneurship in the selected technical engineering courses, the institutionalization of entrepreneurship in the engineering curriculum in the coming years as well as inviting successful entrepreneur alumni to share their stories in school or classroom activities.

Dr. Hisole recieves the award with Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud (far left) Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture.

Dr. Hisole receives the award with Dr. Russ Allen B. Napud (far left) Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture.

Dr. Hisole is one of the five participants who passed the screening among the 60 Filipinos who applied for the study tour. Other participants are Prof. Mary Jean Apon ( Xavier University), Prof. Matthew George Escorido (Asian Institute of Management), Dr. Erees Quezon Macabebe (Ateneo de Manila University) and Prof. Donna Tabangan (Saint Louise University).

ISAT U, UNEVOC to hold Int’l Research Confab on S&T

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) will hold the Ist International Research Conference on Science and Technology. The  theme of the conference is “Fostering Innovative Approaches in Sciences and Technology Research and Development” and will be held on November 30-December 2, 2016 at Diversion 21, Diversion Road, Manduriao, Iloilo City, Philippines.

The Conference has three major parts. The first part is to listen to new initiatives and inputs by the convention plenary speakers. The second is to create a venue to discuss in a more interactive way issues that relate to theoretical, methodological and practical breakthroughs. The third part is to generate enabling opportunity to discuss the challenges of various initiatives of the industry-academe partnerships, networking, international collaboration, capacity building and sharing of good practices among clustered groups.

Researches in the following areas are strongly encouraged to be presented in the 2016 IRCST:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Robotics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Industrial Product Development
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Food Products Development
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Risks Reduction Mitigation
  • Social Sciences
  • Lifelong learning
  • Equity
  • Access
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Development


  1. Research abstract for submission should be completed within September 15, 2016.
  2. Research abstract should be between 150-250 words that follow the prescribed format
  3. Interested Researchers are advised to log on to
  4. Researchers will be notified a week after submission of abstract and have to submit their full papers on September 30, 2016. Full papers should be publishable format composed of 4,000-6,000 words excluding the abstract.
  5. PowerPoint presentations of accepted papers should be submitted on or before October 15, 2016

Important Dates

Deadline of Abstract Submission                        15-Sept-16 30-Sept-16 15-Oct-16

Notification of Acceptance                                30-Sept-16 15-Oct-16 30-Oct-16

Submission of Full Paper                                15-Oct-16 30-Oct-16  14-Nov-16


Registration Fee (Live-out)

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES                                               $ 300

LOCAL DELEGATES                                                         Php 6,000.00
All payments should be deposited at Land Bank of the Philippines – Iznart Branch:

Account Name: Iloilo Science and Technology University, Account No: 0032-1080-59

Inclusive of:

Snacks and lunch

Identification card

Conference Bag

Paper and Pen

Copy of Abstracts



CHED and National PASUC endorsement will be provided soon.


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WVCST retirees bond together for a fruitful life

To keep the bonding strong and to reminisce the good old days, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Retirees Association (WVCST-RA) held its 4th Annual General Assembly and election of officers on August 12, 2016 at the ISAT U New Board Room.

The retirees pay a visit at the Office of the University President

The retirees pay a visit at the Office of the University President

In his message, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong expressed his gratitude and acknowledgment to the contributions of the retirees to the growth and development of the school. The retirees are considered as pillars of ISAT U, formerly WVCST.   He also said the university officials would soon be seeking the retirees’ valuable advices for the enhancement of the institution. Dr. Muyong also assured the retirees of the University’s support to the association.

The University President also shared the plans and projects which will be materialized soon. Among them is the completion of the two new buildings, one intended for the College of Education and the other in the new site. Dr. Muyong also emphasized the need for an overpass along Burgoz Street that will connect the two campuses to ensure the safety of the students from passing vehicles and for their convenience during rainy days.

The WVCST-RA also gives value to the well-being of their members. True to the theme, “Bonding Together for a Fruitful Life ”, the retirees invited the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) to discuss the implementing guidelines of Republic Act 7875 or the National Health Insurance Act and its benefits to the retirees and the senior citizens.

The retirees held the elections and Dr. Expedito O. Seneres was elected President of the WVCST-RA.

24 ISAT U accreditors attend AACCUP Mid-Year Confab

ISAT U accreditors led by Dr. Raul Muyong and IQA Director Dr. Renelda Nacianceno, pose with Prof. Dr. Sun Jianrong after completing the three-day conference.

Twenty-four accreditors from ISAT U attended the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) Accreditors Annual Mid- Year Conference 2016 held on July 27-29 at the Royal Garden Convention Center, Iloilo City.  With all the inputs gathered, ISAT U accreditors are now ready to maintain and improve the quality assurance in the university as required by AACCUP’s program on internalization and internationalization.

The conference was conducted to update accreditors on the recent development and trends of quality assurance and the new concept and practices that have evolve through the years. It was also a venue to discuss strategies on how to improve efficiency in the accreditation process. The conference also served as a forum for AACCUP to go international through linkages with quality assurance body in other countries.

The theme, “Towards a Robust Internal Quality Assurance System in State Universities and Colleges: The Key Role of Accreditors,” defines the accreditors role in AACCUP’s focus on quality assurance in its programs on internalization and internationalization.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong sharing lighter moments with Dr. Angel Alcala (right) and Dr. Mario Suba

Dr. Raul F. Muyong sharing lighter moments with Dr. Angel Alcala (right) and Dr. Mario Suba

Former Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Angel Alcala and international academic quality assurance expert Prof. Dr. Sun Jianrong were the invited speakers.   Dr. Alcala, who is also the chairman of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, urged the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to improve their program through faculty development and specialization, conduct more research and extension service activities that may be beneficial to the community and the students. He also gave emphasis that SUCs should focus more on science and technology.

Dr. Prof. Sun Jianrong is a Ph. D. in Higher Educational Administration holder from Ohio University, USA. He discussed the concept and practices of internal quality assurance. He punctuated the criteria of an effective quality assurance office that a higher education institution needs to address, namely, the structure or its composition, its process and procedures and its effectiveness or result to the stakeholders.

Dr. Raul F Muyong, Dr. Sun Jianrong and Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz echange pleasantries. Partly Hidden is dr. mario Suba.

Dr. Raul F.  Muyong, Dr. Sun Jianrong and Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz exchange pleasantries. Partly hidden is Dr. Mario S. Suba.

 The ISAT U delegates   who attended the conference were: Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr, Dr. Alejo P. Biton, Dr. Merlinda T.Tucar, Dr. Karlo S. Sira, Dr. Renerio S. Mucas, Dr. Rene L. Celda, Engr. Naci John Trance, Dr. Remia L. Doctora, Dr. Virgie A. Rodriguez, Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao, Prof. Herminia N. Falsario, Prof. Genalyn Moscaya, Dr. Noel S. Quidato, Dr. Frisian Y. Causing, Dr. Nemia H. Mabaquiao, Dr. Jeaneth F. Darroca, Engr. Roger P. Balderas, Engr. Al Joevid B. Mirasol, Dr. Armi A. Alimo-ot, Prof. Wyonna C. Caldito, Mrs. Sherryl Buno, Prof. Ria Monsale and  Prof. Solimar Moradas.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong,University President and Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno, Quality Assurance Office Director, led the ISAT U accreditors in the conference.

ISAT U co-sponsors Nat’l TRAIL Summer Camp; showcases effective student services

Dr. Raul F. Muyong talks on Effective Students Services: Showcasing ISAT U Best Practices.”  during the Adults Leaders Program of the Youth Lead Philippines leadership camp.

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) co-sponsored the Fourth Philippine Transformative Approaches to Innovative Leadership (TRAIL) Summer Camp Iloilo Leg and  hosted the venue for the Adult Leaders Program on April 10-17, 2016.

The event was organized by Youth Lead Philippines and endorsed by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education and National Anti-Poverty Commission. It  was attended by more than 500 youth and adult leaders from the country’s leading learning institutions and youth organizations. The purpose of TRAIL is to equip the youth and adult leaders with the right skills and values to make their leadership more meaningful and dynamic using transformative approaches.


Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Director of Students Affairs and Services,  gives  a message in the leadership camp’s offsite breakout session.

Youth leaders who are mostly officers of student organizations and student governments and publications engaged in various activities and listened to talks centered on visionary leadership and leaders as system designers. Adult leaders, on separate sessions held at ISAT U HRT Hotel , shared ideas on effective leadership and management geared towards the benefit of the youth and their respective institutions.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Director of Students Affairs and Services, were among the speakers in the offsite breakout session for adult leaders. Dr. Muyong discussed on “Effective Student Services: Showcasing Iloilo Science and Technology University Best Practices.”

Dr. Olive Joy. T. Abing on one of the

Dr. Olive Joy. G. Abing, Co-coordinator for the Adult Leadership Program, shares some insights to the participants.

The consultants of the event were the University’s top officials namely: Dr. Muyong, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Administration and Finance; Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez,Jr., VP for Academic Affairs;  Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension; and Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Dean of Students Affairs and Services. Dr. Olive Joy G. Abing who chaired the Steering Committee is also a co-coordinator for the Adult Leaders Program.

The ISAT U delegates bagged the 100 Percent Attendance Award as the Camp activities closed.

The University  is the first venue of the TRAIL Summer Camp outside of Luzon.


See photos on Youth Lead Philippines Summer Camp


Univ Prexy, Asso Dean attend SEAMEO-INNOTECH workshop

Dr. Raul F. Muyong is one of the writers of the  syllabi to be used  for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2 courses.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. John Eric Juaneza, Associate Dean of the College of Education, attended the Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) Syllabi Writing Workshop conducted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) on July 27-29, 2016 at Diliman Quezon City.

The workshop is a part of the UNESCO-funded project entitled “Support Competency–Based Teacher Training Reforms to Facilitate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Pedagogy Integration.” The program aims to enhance the capacities of UNESCO Member States in the review and improvement of teacher competencies to effectively integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. The Philippines, Nepal and Uzbekistan have been chosen for the project’s pilot implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Juaneza (second from left) at SEAMEO INNOTECH Office during the National Workshop to Finalize Sample Syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning.

This year’s project activities are focused on reviewing and revising the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) courses offered at the pre-service level and writing the sample syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2. TTL 1 and 2 will replace Educational Technology (Ed Tech) courses in the coming years.

Dr. Muyong was nominated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Project Team as one of the writers who will craft sample syllabi to be used for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2 in the entire country.

Dr. Muyong shared his expertise and served as TTL Syllabus Writer of the Educational Research Unit (ERU) under the Education Research Office and Innovative Office (ERIO) from June 27 to July 20. Dr. Juaneza, on the other hand, attended the “National Workshop to Finalize Sample Syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2” on July 26-27 at SEAMO INNOTECH, Office, Quezon City.

Studes join Fiber Fashion Fair to help save dying art


ISAT U students strike a pose during the 9th Fiber Week Celebration. From left, Chloe Ann Serue, Melvin Aranga, Jo Nino Damasco, Jeffy Ticao, Dr. Lino Baldevarona, Head, Fashion and Apparel Dept., Prof. Adelfa Fontanalgo, Elon Delgado, John Edward Sales, Marie Erica Celiz, John Larlar, John Asdolo.


In order to help save the dying art of hand weaving using native indigenous fabrics, nine graduating students of Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising of the University displayed their creations of fashionable garments during the 9th Fiber Fashion Fair at SM City Activity Center last August 3 to 7, 2016.

The event is one of the highlights of the Fiber Week Celebration sponsored by the Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism of the Iloilo Provincial Government. Featured in this year’s celebration is the Indigenous Fiber Fashion.

By reason of being the only school in Western Visayas that offers  Fashion and Apparel courses, ISAT U was  the only school invited to participate the celebration.

Aside from showing their trendy and modernized creations, the students were also privileged to see the creative works  of professional designer Daryl Amar and attended his lecture. Amar  is an alumnus of ISAT U and became successful in his fashion business at his hometown in Leon, Iloilo.

The  event aimed to educate the public the value of hand woven fabrics especially hablon, patadyong, polyhemp and jusi. The use of hand woven fabrics is fading and according to the students their participation is a part of their effort in saving the dying art.


ISAT U Students and their creations

ESD holds bloodletting activity

The Extension Services Division (ESD)  of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) conducted a bloodletting activity on July 13  at the Ed Tech Center.

"Dugo Mo, Buhay Ko"

“Dugo Mo, Buhay Ko”

Thirty-three students and some faculty members participated in the bi-annual activity by donating blood. This noble undertaking was conducted in partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNR) and the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE) Iloilo Chapter.

Dubbed as “Dugo Mo, Buhay Ko,” the project started in 2007 and is conducted every month of February and July. It aims at helping those who are in need in times of emergency and a commitment to extend the school’s services to the community.

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