Archives for September 6, 2018

Architecture alumni bag 2018 MADE grand awards

The achievements of the Architecture Department and the College of Industrial Technology continues as three of its alumni won major awards in the 2018 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) Competition.

Mr. Noel Magallanes Elicana and Mr. Roland Facon Llarena, Bachelor of Architecture graduates, bagged two highest awards in the Oil/Acrylic on Canvas Category.  Mr. Elicana was declared as Grand Awardee and  will pocket Php 500 thousand cash prize. On the other hand, Mr Llarena was adjudged as Special Citation Awardee for the same category and will receive Php 30,000.

This is two in a row for ISAT U for the Oil/Acrylic on Canvas Category. Last year John Paul C. Cabanalan, a fellow BS Architecture graduate, won the same award.

For the Water Media on Paper Category, Mr. Alex Pampag Ordoyo bested other contestants for the Grand Prize Award. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Architectural Drafting graduate will take home the Php 500 thousand prize for the “ruins of war inspired piece”. According to him, the Marawi siege was his inspiration to create awareness on the social issue and to promote its rehabilitation.

Mr. Ordoyo does not only love drawing but learning as well. After finishing his baccalaureate degree, he took up and completed the academic requirements for his Masters of Science in Industrial Education degree. In 2017, he took the TESDA sponsored Animation Class in the day and  also earned a Diploma in Teaching degree while attending night classes.  Currently, he is teaching at Iloilo National High School.

“Dream come true,” was all he said on winning after nine years of participating. “Just be patient and have faith in God. Kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga,” Ordoyo advised to all budding artists.

In a letter, Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto M. Sobrepena said that the three will join the group of outstanding Filipino artists and designers honored by the foundation since 1984.

Aside from cash prizes, the three will also receive a trophy on the awarding ceremony and exhibit opening at Le Pavilion, Pasay City on September 20, 2018.

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43 local, foreign studes undergo cross-country internship

The exchange students witness the signing of Memorandum of Agreement of ISAT U partner institutions to formalize their internship.

To fulfill its commitment to the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Polytechnic Network and to continue in the SEA Teachers Exchange Program, the university sent 22 students to different partner institutions in Indonesia and Thailand to undergo internship. In exchange, 21 foreign students were accepted for cross-country training here for the period of August 11-September 10, 2018.

Of the 22 outbound students, 14 were sent as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) internship exchange students to the different colleges and universities in Indonesia. Assigned  to Bogor Agricultural University are 4 ISAT U students; to State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya, 2; to Politeknik Piksi Ganesha Bandung, 2;  to STIKI Malang, 2; and to Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, 1. A total of 21 foreign students from the above mentioned schools were admitted for internship at the different partner institutions of ISAT U.

The SEAMEO-Polytechnic Network aims to promote the internationalization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and leverage the global competitiveness and 21st century skills of TVET students in Southeast Asian countries. The engagement in cross-country internship placement program and other collaborations aims to enhance internationalization and partnership of TVET institutions.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong welcomes the exchange students under the SEA TVET and SEA Teachers program during their courtesy call.

On the other hand, the university sent eight students to Indonesia and Thailand under the South East Asia (SEA) Teacher Project or the Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia. Assigned to the University Widya Gama Mahakam are 2  students,  to Unibersitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, 1; and to Lambung Mangkurat, 1, in Indonesia.  Two are assigned to Loei Rajahbat University and  to Chang Mai University, 2, in Thailand.

As counterpart, ISAT U accepted eight students with 6 coming from Indonesia and  two from Thailand.  The Indonesian exchange students come from University of Jember, 2; Tidar University, 2; Universitas PGRI Madiun, 1; State University of Makasar, 1.  Two come from  Chiang Rai University in Thailand  and are assigned at the Laboratory School and Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School for their training.

This is the second SEA Teachers exchange since the College of Education obtained its Center of Development status in 2016.

During the welcome program, ISAT U and partner agencies signed an agreement to formalize the internship of the foreign students in their respective agencies.  These are  University of the Philippines in the Visayas, DepEd Division of Iloilo City, Toyota Iloilo, Inc., AMF Metal Industries Corporation, JOSMEF Medical Corporation, ISAT U and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Codenbrew Inc., Govesmart Solutions, Inc. and Molave Studio.

Aside from their internship schedules, the foreign students were toured to the different scientific, tourist, business, historical and cultural sites in the city and province of Iloilo. They also joined in the street dance parade to celebrate the Charter Anniversary of Iloilo City on August 25.

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