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114th Foundation Anniversary Highlights



A time for bonding and camaraderie, the faculty and administrative personnel from different campuses savor the moments of togetherness in the Faculty and Employees Federation, Inc. (FEFI) Day.

A day of fun, stress free and away-from-computer-and-classroom activities, the faculty and staff bond together regardless of their campus and work.

The faculty and staff enjoy the Patintero, Videoki Contest and the Amazing Race.

The Amazing Race made the representatives from different campuses connive with each other to finish the task assigned in every station. Aside from jumping ropes and face painting, the players also expanded their network of friends from other ISAT U campuses.

The Patintero, a Laro ng Lahi, made the faculty and staff remember their youthful days. Before the students, the professors and employees tried to revive the native game that are slowly brushed aside by modern gadgets and smart phones.

A modified Videoke Challenge was another new to a lot of ISAT U employees. No need to get a perfect 100 to win; just hit or get near the designated score and you pocket home the prize.

The sharing and giving during the community luncheon brought the members of FEFI closer and made their bond stronger.

The faculty of the College of Education entertains their co-employees. The COE Dancers are the champs of the Retro Dance Contest during the Testimonial Dinner.


One of the major activities of the celebration is the Federated Alumni Day.

Atty. Leo S. Sombiro

During the opening program, Dr. Raul F. Muyong reiterated that the Alumni is one of the major stakeholders of the University. He considered them as “the number one marketer of the University in the global society and partners in the development of ISAT U.”

Federated Alumni President Atty. Leo S. Sombiro acknowledged the role of the Alumni Association in promoting the University,  “The alumni is the major stakeholder of the University; we are the people who is outside looking inside of our Alma Mater, we are actually the Ambassadors of the University because what we exhibit outside of the portals of our Alma Mater reflects the image of ISAT U.”

He also expressed joy of what the University has achieved, “I am very happy that the impression and the image for ISAT U has radically change, we are now being looked up by other people as a booming university. “ Atty. Sombiro also welcomed the challenge to level up ISAT U.

One of the highlights of the day is the turning over of a school bus to Miagao Campus. The acquisition of the 3.6 million pesos school bus donated by Vallacar Transit  is one of the major achievements of the Federated Alumni Association. The donation was through the efforts of Alumni Class 81.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong and Atty. Leo S. Sombiro lead the turn-over ceremony of the school bus donated by Vallacar Transit to ISAT U Miagao Campus.

The University is currently organizing new chapters of the alumni. “This is to strengthen the local chapters before reaching out to other areas,” said Dir. Luz F. Cabalfin of the Office of Alumni Affairs. The new chapters are CAS Alumni, CEA Alumni, CIT Alumni, COE Alumni and High School Class 89. Officers of the five new alumni chapters were also inducted into office.

The alumni renewed their friendship and reminiscence the good old days through parlor games, ball games and team building activities.

The alumni test their skills in the different games and activities.

114th Foundation Anniversary Highlights


Mayor Jerry P. Trenas receives the Plaque of Appreciation  from ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong.

Iloilo Science and Technology University goes global in the celebration of its 114th Foundation Anniversary on September 9-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “ISAT U @ 114: Building Global Partnership for Inclusive Sustainable Development.”

“We are ASEAN citizens, we are global citizens,” was the call of ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong during the celebration’s opening program. “In our vision, we aim ISAT U as a leading science and technology university in Southeast Asia by 2030. We can only attain this if we actively involve ourselves in the global economy, global education, and if we participate our activities outside the country,”

Looking back at the person instrumental for ISAT U’s university status, the organizers invited Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Trenas as the guest speaker. Mayor Trenas, then Iloilo City lone district representative, sponsored RA No. 10595, converting Western Visayas College of Science and Technology into Iloilo Science and Technology University.

A sea of blue and gold filled the Multipurpose Educational Center after the celebration was formally opened by Dr. Raul F.Muyong. 

Mayor Trenas gave importance to formal education in the development of an individual. “It gives us the knowledge of the world around that changes into something better; it broadens our perspective about life and helps us build a strong sense of opinion,” Trenas said.

Education, according to Trenas,  plays a role in the development of people and society and it is part of the wheels for inclusive development of Iloilo City. He acknowledged ISAT U as an institution that is committed “to bettering the lives of each students and creating better opportunities and brighter future for everyone.”

The mayor also recognized ISAT U’s contributions in fostering better future through quality education, as a community that ensures holistic learning and development among Ilonggo students and the empowerment to effect positive change in the society. He also mentioned the university’s intervention as training ground and in the development of the Uswag Scholars of the city government.

The members of the Administrative Council in global attire.

A resounding applause filled the hall when Mayor Trenas signifies his support to ISAT U. “I am very proud of what this institution has become . . . from an institute to a college, and now to a University…you have my 150 % support.”

Mayor Trenas also included ISAT U in his dream to LEVEL UP ILOILO, “ bilang amay sang Iloilo, when I say Level Up Iloilo kita tanan ululupod agud mag Level Up. LEVEL UP ISAT UNIVERSITY. (as the father of Iloilo, when I say Level Up Iloilo, together we will Level Up. Level Up ISAT University.”

Setting the tone for globalization, the faculty and staff from different campuses wore global attires: the Non-Teaching Personnel-Asian; College of Arts and Sciences-South America; College of Engineering and Architecture-Oceania; College of Education-North America; College of Industrial Technology-Central America; Barotac Nuevo-Eastern Europe; Dumangas- Middle East; Leon-European Union; Miagao-The Carribean; alumni-Africa.

The faculty and staff from different campuses wear global attire representing the different regions of the world.


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