Archives for September 2021

ISATU marks 116th founding anniversary with virtual performances


The celebration kicked off on September 8 with a thanksgiving mass officiated by Fr. Rex Fedelicio held at the Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish in Lapaz. It was then followed by an opening program featuring the rich history of the institution and its present trailblazing efforts. Day 1 ended with a Mathematics and Science Quiz Bowl in the afternoon.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, the university president, gave emphasis that though the pandemic brought many changes and challenges in the educational landscape, the University will continue to thrive and remain relevant in the post-COVID scenario through the collective efforts of every member of the educational community in sustaining the culture of excellence.

“The whole ISATU community must wholeheartedly commit to a vision that stretches us to surpass ourselves and work together by imbibing and sustaining a culture of excellence in everything that we do,” said Dr. Muyong during his opening message.

The usual week-long celebration was reduced to three days but nonetheless showcased a number of virtual spectacles that generated thousands of Facebook and YouTube engagements as per report.  On September 9, day 2, the ISAT University Gender Center in partnership with the Alumni Affairs and Relations office presented a webinar on “Fostering Mental Health at Home” which featured veteran actress Sharon Buencamino as one of the resource persons.

On the same day, The ISAT U KWADRA TBI, the technology business incubator of the University also conducted virtual sessions with emphasis on start – ups, design thinking, pitching and incubation among others.

The last day of the event started with the digital design competition which displayed the creativity, skill and innovativeness of students in graphic and digital designs. It was then followed by the highly anticipated “Tradeans Got Voice” singing contest with participants coming from all across the system. The celebration culminated on September 10 with the University giving tribute to the retirees, loyalty and posthumous awardees.

All virtual activities were officially streamed live at the ISAT U – Public Information and Communication Office (PICO) official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

“This occasion remarks the success of our university in sustaining excellence in culture through nurturing skills and development throughout the years. We are very thankful that we have the benevolent support system coming from our students, faculty, staff and stakeholders. This celebration would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of every individual that dedicated so much for the success of this event,” Dr. Gabriel Salistre said during his closing message.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “ISAT U at 116th: Sustaining the Culture of Excellence in Higher Education in the New Normal.” Dr. Tracy Tacuban, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) spearheaded the event together with the different committees created for the purpose.

Happy Anniversary to the entire ISAT U family! Mabuhay!

Department of Education SHA project partners with ISAT University

September 7, 2021 – The Iloilo Science and Technology University together with the Extension Services Division (ESD) and the College of Education Graduate School signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education Schools Division of Iloilo under its School Heads Academy Program (SHA).

The School Heads Academy Program (SHA) is a one-year distance education scholarship program specifically for the school heads aspirants of the Department Education with the aim to establish a consensual and lawful collaboration between Iloilo Science and Technology University and the Department of Education-Division of Iloilo, ensure resource sharing between  Iloilo Science and Technology University and the Department of Education – Division of Iloilo to achieve the expected outcomes of the program, provide a one-year scholarship to DepEd school heads aspirants who are expected to earn 18 units of courses leading towards the degree Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Educational Management among others.

Present in the MOA signing were Dr. Raul F. Muyong, President of Iloilo Science and Technology University; Mr. Roel F. Bermejo, Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Mr. Ferdinand S. Sy, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Mr. Adonis A. Mosquera, Officer In-charge to the Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Dr. Adrienne D. Veloso, ISAT U Director of the Extension Services Division; Dr. Ma. Teresa C. Carbon, ISAT U Director of Instruction; Dr. John Eric V. Juaneza, Dean of the ISAT U College of Education; Dr. Frisian Y. Causing, Program Coordinator of the ISAT U COE Graduate Education Program; Ms. Donabelle D. Niñonuevo, Education Program Specialist II; and Ms. Joneflor V. Bales, Education Program Specialist II.

“The Department of Education has chosen Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) as partner in this pursuit to academically train their school heads since the University has the capacity, resources, facilities, provision, pool of faculty members and academic program, to realize and achieve the main objectives of the SHA program” stated Mr. Adonis A. Mosquera, officer-in-charge to the Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent.

“The partnership of ISAT U and DepEd – Division of Iloilo in the establishment of School Heads Academy (SHA) provides great opportunity for the University to assist DepEd Region VI and the Division of Iloilo in training aspiring qualified public-school teachers to become effective, efficient, and competent school leaders. Through this collaboration, we would be able to strengthen and uplift the capability of all school heads in the region and ultimately produce champion learners” said Dr. Muyong during his message.



-Jieza Napone, LPT/Babelyn Cabalar, MMCom

NIA Trains Non-Teaching Personnel in Guest Handling

The External Affairs Office through the National and International Affairs (NIA) and the Employees Association – Iloilo City Campus championed the webinar series for the non-teaching personnel of all ISAT U Campuses entitled, “ISAT U kag ang Bugal sang Iloilo: An Initiative to Internationalize Guest Handling”.This was a 4-part webinar held via Zoom on July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 2021.Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President, welcomed the resource speakers during the plenary session on July 14, 2021 which started promptly at 8:00 o’clock in the morning. Mrs.Sofia Celeste E. Sarino — Accredited Tour Guide of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas, Ms. Angeline E. Basco — Accredited Tour Guide of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas and CIT NIA Coordinator of ISAT U, and Ms. Mona Luisa C. de Guzman – Accredited Tour Guide of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas and Director of the Industry Linkages and Development Office of ISAT U were the three esteemed resource speakers of the webinar series.The national and international visitors to ISAT U’s five campuses must be well received and afforded culturally relevant courtesies and considerations since the University values its many partnerships with higher education institutions, industry partners, and other stakeholders within the country and around the world.Creating and sustaining these national and international linkages means involving all employees of the University in trainings that could help improve their guest relations skills.The Guest Handling webinar series aimed to train school personnel to have a common process and language when assisting guests and stakeholders.This allows the University to brand ISAT U’s employees’ interaction of excellent service which adds value to its name.Topics discussed on “Guest Handling Basics; Places and People; Iloilo: The Food Haven of the Philippines” and the virtual tour on the fourth installment of the webinar aimed to increase the non-teaching personnel’s motivation and engagement, improve their knowledge and skills set, and boost their confidence and morale as well.The local and international stakeholders are also beneficiaries of the training.The knowledge and skills learned from the webinar could increase guest satisfaction, improve cultural relations, sustain and further expand partnerships.The webinar also aimed to help increase international recognition, improve the reputation, standing and uniqueness of ISAT U in the international higher education arena which will ultimately make known the “tatak ISAT U” in Southeast Asia and beyond. hrvatskafarmacija24– Jieza J. Napone, LPT

ISAT U Alumni Affairs and Relations Office Launches I-Connect

The second week of September 2021 marks the 116th founding anniversary celebration of ISAT U.

I-Connect is one of the events that transpired in the founding anniversary celebration of the University and was streamed through the official Public Information Office page. It featured alumni from various Colleges including the Laboratory School, Graduate School and the External Campuses of ISAT U in Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Leon, and Miagao. Each college and campus had its respective premiere date.

The I-Connect initiative provides linkage from the past and present Tradeans which advocates a sense of belongingness and community, especially for the first-year college students, giving them a glimpse of their present and future. The video messages from the alumni included insights into the education in ISAT U and how the University contributed to the person they are now. Also, some shared tips on how to survive undergraduate studies and how to be successful in their respective fields, others reminisced what was, and all had expressed gratitude to their beloved alma mater. The I-Connect initiative unequivocally serves as a homage to the Iloilo Science and Technology University.

The first I-Connect video premiered on September 7, 2021 highlighted the alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Architecture particularly Kristian Rey Trinidad of BSIT class of 2005, Randy S. Tolentino of BSIT class of 2003, Rayjand T. Gellamucho of BSCS class of 2009, JC June N. Garanchon of BSEE class of 2008, Rea Rose S. Pedrajas BSA class of 2009, Rocky S. Alegrado of BSEE class of 2014, Rona R. Malquerido of BSEE class of 2012, George Vincent C. Cagape of BSEE class of2013, and Alecar S. Prado of BSE class of 2008.

You can still catch more premiers of the I-Connect on September 13-14, 2021 on the ISAT U Public Information Office Page.


– Dessa Quinto, LPT

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