Archives for January 2017

12 qualify in DOST-SEI scholarship

2016jlssTwelve 3rd year college students  qualified as scholars under the 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program of the Department of Science and Technology –Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) after passing the October 16, 2016 national examination.

The passers under Republic Act 10612 Program are Jeano Claudine G. Balasabas-BS Electrical Engineering, Jessa Marie S. Bernales-BSE Mathematics, John Kayline C. Dejada-BSE Physical Science, Glenn Mark D. Fallera-BSE Physical Science, Randy L. Fenis-BSE Mathematics, Vincent F. Liaver-BSE Biological Science, Francis B. Planto-BS Infromation Technology, Helen Grace E. Sentina-BSE Biological Science, Kesser John S. Sibonga-BSE Physical Science, Shemariah F. Silla BSE Mathematics, and Mark Noel N. Torres. While Lloyd Vincent B. Sagabaen-BS Electrical Engineering is covered under the RA 7687 S&T Scholarship.

Republic Act 10612 or the ”Fast-Tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013” and RA 7687 or the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994” award Bachelor of Science degree scholarships to students who wish to pursue priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering.

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga

The qualifiers will enjoy tuition and other school fees not to exceed Php 10,000 per semester or Php 8,000 per term, textbook and school supplies allowance at Php 10,000 per school year. Those studying outside of their home province will also receive a round trip transportation fare monthly living allowance of Php 5,000 for a 10-11 month duration, group health and accident insurance and additional privilege during summer, if required in the curriculum.

DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen G. Gelonga reiterated that the scholarship program is part of the department’s strategy to identify and nourish talented Filipino youth in science and technology, who can be the future front liners of a workforce that will bring about more breakthroughs in Philippine Science and Technology scenario.

Newly appointed instructors, admin personnel take oath


Fourteen new instructors and 15 promoted and appointed administrative personnel took their Oath of Service  in separate flag raising ceremonies  on January 9, 2017 at the University Multi-purpose Educational Center.

University President Dr. Raul F. Muyong who administered the oath taking ceremony encouraged the newly appointed personnel to perform well and do their best in carrying out their respective functions.

The 14 newly appointed faculty with the rank of Instructor I who took their oath of office during the flag ceremony of the students and faculty were : May Florence J. Franco, Ramon G. Aguado, Reuben B. Articulo, Aiza C. Tanaya, Ernest Andriegh C. Centina, Yvonne E. Pampag, Lea Mae E. Rosal, Marjorie A. Maido, Rene C. Clarito, John Lorence C. Camacho, Jerry P. Jovacon, Zumel C. Cadenas, Leonardo A. Reoyo and Aristeo V. Camis.


The administrative personnel who were promoted and appointed took their oath of office during the flag ceremony of the ISAT U employees on January 9, 2017 at the University Multi-purpose Educational Center. Promoted to Administrative Assistant V were: Mrs. Lida Batuigas and Mrs. Eva C. Sonza. Mrs. Betsey N. Calaycay and Mrs. Lilian S. Baguio are elevated to Administrative Assistant II and Ms. Marilyn T. Tacan to Administrative Aide VI.betseyc


Six were also appointed to new positions: Esagani L. Durias (Administrative Aide VI, IT Computer Technician), April Rose B. Tibudan and Emilie Eureka P. Salvador (Administrative Aide VI, Clerk III), Jolefe P. Gicanal and Caren N. Songcuya (Administrative Aide III, Clerk I) and, Ma. Lyn Joy G. Betita, (Guidance Counselor III).


The casual employees appointed to Administrative Aide III were Josie J. Calasagsag, Jo Anne C. Pongan, Shiela Grace R. Fernandez and Lily Grace D. Fernandez.josie






ISAT U GAD joins campaign to EVAWC


In support to the annual 18-day campaign to End Violence Against Women and their Children (EVAWC), the ISAT U Gender and Development (GAD) program organized a series of activities that simultaneously kicked off with a caravan in all campuses of the ISAT U system on November 25, 2016.

The 4th GAD Hataw to Fight AIDS was part of the campaign and supports the World Aids Day celebration on December 1. Clad in red shirt, students and ISAT U personnel sweated out in the early morning Sumba at the Multi-purpose Educational Center.

A film showing featuring BOSES, a Tagalog indie film, was held to help students visualize the realities of child abuses in a Filipino community.

ASEC Ma. Francia M. Laxamana

ASEC Maria Francia M. Laxamana

The GAD Public Forum on VAW was also facilitated to give significance to the campaign’s theme “VAW Free Community Starts with Me.” Dr. Maria Francia M. Laxamana, Department of Health Assistant Secretary on Technical Services, was the resource speaker and emphasized in her message the role of the victims of sexual abuses to help end violence. Dr. Laxamana encouraged the audience not to fear but to come out if they were victims of abuses. The students were also reminded of the effects of social media on their perception towards sexuality. The influence of pornographic sites were found to be one of the causes of sexual violence and pre-marital sex among the youth. RA 9262 or the Anti-violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 and the Reproductive Health Bill were also discussed in the forum.

The GAD quiz bee was organized to create learning experience among the students. Eddie Bert Hechanova, Raichelle Solivio and Derwin Lapating of Barotac Nuevo Campus took home the championship certificate and the P 7, 000 cash prize. The team from Miagao Campus received P4, 000 and certificate as second place winners while the College of Arts and Sciences, Main Campus received certificates and pocketed P 3,000 as  third place winners.

The 18- day campaign ended with the 1st GAD Song Writing Contest. Prof. Emelie A. de la Cruz, ISAT U GAD focal person, said that the students wrote songs inspired by love, respect, end to violence and the importance of gender equality. Diskriminasyon composed by Vincent Carl Elipe, BS Information Technology (Main Campus), bested all other entries and won P 7, 000 cash prize. Respeto at Paggalang sa Mga Kababaihan by Kevin Cloyd Subosa and Dominic Paul Balinsoy, BS Electrical Engineering (Main Campus), won as first runner-up and a cash prize of P 6, 000. Meant to be Loved by Andy Josh Sondia, College of Arts and Sciences (Main Campus),  landed third place and won  P5, 000.

Other entries that received consolation prizes were The Value of Her Beauty (Jan Christian Palma), Set Me Free (Angel Faith Poblacion), Kontra Abuso (Stephen Palabrica), Respeto (BIT- Miagao) and Pagbabago (Glenn P. Sumbanon-BSIT Dumangas).

ISAT U ranks 2nd in SCUAA 2016, dominates men’s events


The ceremonial awarding of trophies for the winning athletes on January 9, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Educational Center.

The ceremonial awarding of trophies for the winning athletes on January 9, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Educational Center.

Iloilo Science and Technology University snared 56 gold, 51 silver, 72 bronze medals and finished 2nd over-all in the 2016 State Colleges and Universities Athletics Association (SCUAA) Regional Games  on December 19-22, 2016 at the Province of Aklan.

The school’s delegation dominated the men’s events with 43 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze medals and ranked third in the women’s category with 13 golds, 14 silvers and 33 bronzes.

 ISAT U also ruled in contact sports and nailed the championship in arnis (men), karatedo (men and women) and pencak silat (men and women), and took the bronze medals in arnis (women) and boxing (men and women).

Gold medals were also bagged in badminton, lawn tennis and volleyball (men).

Adding to the laurels of the young athletes were silver medals in athletics (women), badminton (women), chess (men), football (men) and beach volleyball (men and women) and bronze medals in basketball (women), sepak takraw (men), swimming (men), lawn tennis (women), table tennis (men and women) and volleyball (women).

The gold medalists in different events will represent the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI in the SCUAA National Games on February 19-25, 2017 in Batangas City.

           Rank of Universities as Counted by the Number of Gold Medals Garnered  

             2016 SCUAA Regional Games                          




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Lab school shines in YMCA, NRYLI assemblies

Student Republic President John A. Janolino, Dr. Giorgina D. Dimavibas, OIC Principal, Lab School and Prof. Gina P Haresco, Balaan Dance Troupe Adiser during a courtesy call at the President's Office.

Student Republic President John A. Janolino,  Dr. Georgia D. Demavibas, OIC Principal, Lab School and Prof. Gina P. Haresco, Balaan Dance Troupe Adviser present the medals and trophies to ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong. 

The Laboratory High School students shone in the 28th Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) National Assembly of High School Students and 21st YMCA National High School Club Advisers Seminar held on December 10-13, 2016 at the Senior Mess Hall Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City.

Mark Angelo Aguado and Carlo Panistante earned the trust of their fellow delegates and were elected as YMCA Marshals.

The students also displayed their excellence in the literary-musical presentation. Aguado and Milisa Joy Jacaba emerged Champion in the Ballroom Dancing. Jacaba also landed in the Third Place of Talentadong “Y” Individual Category contest. Meanwhile, Kenneth John Padernal topped the Essay Writing Contest (Filipino Category).

The delegates continued to reap honors in the 54th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI) which was held at the same venue on Dec. 14-17 after the YMCA Assembly.

Two participants were given citations for their active participation which enhanced the documentation of the proceedings of the leadership congress. Shiela Muya (Writer/News Editor) and Ruemmel James Sollesta (Cartoonist) were recognized for the on time publishing of The Leader, the NRYLI Publication.  Muya was also one of the Top Ten Finalist in the Lakambini ng YMCA. Another Lab School stand out was Eden Mae Villarete who won third place in the YMCA Recycled Art, and  First Placer in the NRYLI Commission 7 Makabayang SAYAWITAN contest.

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