The Office of the President and its different units convened during a 3-day training workshop at Damires Hills Resort in Janiuay Iloilo last June 8-10, 2022. The Gender and Development Office of Iloilo Science and Technology University spearheaded the said training-workshop through its director, Ms. Emily A. Dela Cruz.

A total of 25 participants attended the said training-workshop with the aim to mainstream gender into all University operations in order to meet the provisions of RA 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women. Series of activities and lectures were given to better understand what the law requires and how, as public servants, one can contribute to its attainment.

Ms. Dela Cruz gave a lecture on the importance of being gender-sensitive in dealing with the different stakeholders of the University most especially in identifying terms that are not biased but instead sensitive.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, the University president, handled the team-building segment to highlight the 3-day gathering. He gave emphasis on the importance of finding one’s purpose in the different assigned tasks each individual is called to serve. He facilitated different group activities to further engage the participants and enabled them to find their core strength as individuals.

“This team-building activity will gauge how well you know each other and this will also strengthen your capability as individuals and as public servants. You may all have different personalities and fields of expertise but as one community, we are called to serve with utmost integrity. We are called to unite as one ISAT U family.”