Archives for December 21, 2016

2016 SCUAA kicks off; ISAT U vies in 16 events

The Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI presidents at the opening program of SCUAA 2016. From left, Dr. Theresa Palmares-Nothern iloilo Polytechnic State College, Dr. Percy Perez, tate College of Fisherires, Dr. Luis T. Sorolla- West Visayas State University, Dr. Danilo E. Abayon, Aklan State University, Dr. Victor E. Navarra, University of Antique, Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Iloilo Science and Technology University, Dr. Editha C. Alfon-Capiz State university.

The presidents of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI  at the opening program of SCUAA 2016. From L to R:  Dr. Percy P. Perez-OIC-President, Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Dr. Ma. Theresa G. Palmares-Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College,  Dr. Luis T. Sorolla, Jr.- West Visayas State University, Dr. Danilo E. Abayon-Aklan State University, Dr. Victor E. Navarra- University of Antique, Dr. Raul F. Muyong- Iloilo Science and Technology University and  Dr. Editha C. Alfon-Capiz State University.


Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and seven State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region VI compete in the 2016 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Regional Games on December 19-22 at the Province of Aklan.

With sixty (60) university officials and coaches, the two hundred sixty-two (262) athletes vie in the men and women categories of Arnis, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Karatedo,Lawn Tennis, Pencak Silat, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, football (men) and sepak takraw (men).

The 2016 SCUAA Sports Olympics hosted by Aklan State University (ASU) is also participated in by West Visayas State University (WVSU), University of Antique (UA), Capiz State University (CapSU), Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF), Guimaras State College (GSC) and Nothern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC). The theme for this year’s event is “Strengthening the Spirit of Sports in Public Higher Education Institution.”parade

The sports competition kicked off with a parade around the town of Kalibo on a lightly showered morning of December 19. The opening program followed at the ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo, Aklan and was attended by athletes, tournament officials, and university presidents and officers of member schools of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges  (PASUC) VI. Local government leaders also  graced the event.

Through Atty. Sylvano Sarabia, Kalibo Mayor William S. Lachica sent a message that strongly encouraged the athletes to make the sports competition an opportunity and an experience to develop not only the physical capability but also the well-being of an individual. He further advised not to take losing as a bitter experience but a lesson to develop strength.

In his keynote address, Aklan Lone District Representative Carlito S. Marquez congratulated the PASUC VI for holding the regional sports competition. He emphasized that the sports event is a venue for equality between the rich and the poor. Congressman Marquez pointed out that most students in the State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) come from poor families. He, however, stressed that poverty is not a hindrance to excel. He exemplified himself and other achievers who defied poverty, never gave up and eventually achieved their goals.

Coaches, tournament officials and officers of different institutions of PASUC VI got a chance to   enjoy each others company on a solidarity meeting and a fellowship night on December 18  at the Aklan State University campus .

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Pasiga 2016: A thousand lights that unite


In the middle of a dark ISAT U football field, Dr. Raul F. Muyong was joined by the students, faculty and administrative staff   in the countdown for the switching on of the Pasiga Dos Mil Dyes y Sais. Out of the darkness and under a colorful display of fireworks, emerged a line of huge, shining blue and gold stars neatly arranged on top of the grandstand.tree

The 10-meter giant Christmas Tree wowed the crowed and the colorful burst of lights around the ISAT U campus were simultaneously switched on to the delight of the academic community who stayed late to witness the Pasiga Dos Mil Dyes y Sais. Pasiga which means to light up, changed the homogeneously colored corridors into a multi-colored pathways peppered with dancing, colorful lights that add warmth to the yuletide season.

The switching of the lights at 6:00 in the evening of December 5 was full of fun, symbolism and meaning. It is the second year that the Student Republic organized the Pasiga coinciding with the school celebrating its second Christmas as a university. While waiting for the darkness to come, the students had a great time in competing for the best “hugot” lines and were entertained by different presentations. They also grabbed the chance to sing a song for ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong as an advance birthday greetings. In his message, Dr. Muyong, underlined the importance of education stressing that the lights that shine in the dark represent the education each student needs in facing the future.

With the accompaniment of the ISAT U band, the students sing a birthday song as an advance greetings to Dr. Raul F. Muyong (inset).

With the accompaniment of the ISAT U band, the students sing a birthday song as  advanced greetings to Dr. Raul F. Muyong (inset).

At first glance, it is highly unrecognizable that most of the lanterns were made of recyclable materials. Students from different colleges display their ingenuity and vies to win the Most Recyclable Materials award in using plastic cups, reusable spoons, empty plastic bottles, used cardboard and other materials in making parols and decors.

The reindeer designs at the New Site, the plastic cup chandeliers hanging at the canopy of the administration building, the assorted recycled and ingenious lanterns, the decorated pine trees and the well-embellished and decorated corners assigned to the four colleges are all entries for the Most Attractive Area and People’s Choice Awards.

Though best entries will be chosen but no cash prizes will be given to the winners. Pasiga Dos Mil Dies y Sais is focused on the idea to bring more color and brightness to the Christmas Season and giving chance for the students to display their artistry as well.

In consonance to the theme, ‘A Thousand Lights Unite”, Dr. Raul F. Muyong encouraged everyone to unite in making ISAT U soar to greatness.


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