Archives for August 29, 2017

Admin personnel goes ASEAN

asean3In line with the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 and celebration of its 50th anniversary on August 8, the administrative personnel wore Asian–inspired uniform and displayed flags of ASEAN member nations in the different offices.

The wearing of Asian-inspired uniform by the ISAT U personnel is in compliance with  Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC)  No. 7, s. 2017 issued on March 23, 2017 which  encourages officials, employees, stakeholders, clients and the general public  to wear  the national attire of any ASEAN Member State during  flag raising ceremony and in the activities of the agency requiring formal attire. The said MC  also encourages the posting of any or all of the ASEAN 2017 streamers/banners in conspicuous places within the agency premises; playing of the theme song, “ASEAN Spirit” during agency events and activities; and conducting of appropriate activity/ies to commemorate the 50th Founding of the anniversary of the ASEAN in August 2017 that will involve agency officials and employees, its stakeholders and clients.

In support of the campaign, the faculty and staff of the different ISAT U campuses are assigned to wear the national attire of an ASEAN member country during the 112th ISAT U Foundation Anniversary on September 4-12 .

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ISAT U hosts first MMI Human Peace Sign

The Human Peace Sign at the ISAT U Football Field.

The Human Peace Sign at the ISAT U Football Field.

The Middle Way Meditation Institute-Iloilo (MMI), Inc. organized its first Human Peace Sign in the Philippines with more than one thousand volunteers at ISAT U Football Field in the morning of August 11.

With the National Youth Commission, the MMI organized the activity to  launch the Global Light of Peace 2017 among the young people of Iloilo City and in the observance of International Youth Day. It was participated by students of ISAT U, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Arevalo, Iloilo City National High School and members of the Philippine National Police.

A morning yoga and meditation yoga conditioned the participants’ physical and mental well-being before the messages of the different guests were delivered. Representing the university president, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for External Affairs gave the welcome remarks.

Assistant Secretary Rhea B. Penaflor of the National Youth Commission delivered a short but clear message – peace is everyone’s responsibility.

Miss Kritanong Phiboonthanakiat, MMI Thailand, presented the Global Light of Peace (GLOP) 2017. GLOP is an online inner meditation activity that will be done simultaneously in Iloilo City, Philippines; Sydney, Australia; Barcelona, Spain; New York,USA; Maputo, Mozambique and Rio de Janiero, Brazil on Sept. 5, 2017. It will also attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest online meditation lesson.

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BSEd cum laude grad qualifies as TOSP reg’l finalist

saavedraCherie Mae E. Saavedra, a BSEd major in English graduate of Iloilo Science and Technology University Miagao Campus, qualified as regional finalist in the search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP)-Western Visayas last July 4, 2017.

The 16 finalists in Region VI, including Saavedra, were chosen by the Regional Screening Committee.

“I was lucky enough to find the best institution and organization where I really fit and where my skills were recognized and developed. That explains why I had a productive college life,” said Saavedra.

As significant achievements in the stint of her college years, Saavedra served as the two-term Editor-in-Chief and Layout Artist of the Techno Forum, the student publication of ISAT U-Miagao. She was also  was appointed Editor-In-Chief of Jambo Balita (2016), the official newsletter of BSP Iloilo (Confesor) Council Scout Jamborette and attended an International Water Conference in Makati after qualifying in an online Essay Writing Tilt of United States Agency for International Development.

Saavedra graduated Cum Laude, Most Outstanding College Graduate, Proficiency Awardee in Student Teaching and Excellence Awardee in Journalism.

“This current distinction as a TOSPian is not the end of my pursuit for nation-building and for the success of my advocacies for saving nature, water conservation and responsive writing. Indeed, this is just the start for my wider participation as leader and community servant now that I am greatly inspired by the TOSP community,” added Saavedra.

The TOSP Foundation, Inc. has been spearheading the said annual search to recognize students from different universities and colleges who not only excel in the academic field but also dedicate themselves as exceptional leaders and community                                                     servants. (Dr. Sandra T. Examen)

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