Archives for December 2022

ISAT U bags DILG’s 2022 CapDev Accelerator Award


The Iloilo Science and Technology University received its CapDev Accelerator Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government during the national Capacity Development Accelerator Awards: Gabi ng Pasasalamat held at the Manila Hotel on December 22.

The CapDev Accelerator Award is the ‘Department’s prestigious recognition of the outstanding and valuable contributions of institutional partners in capacitating the local government sector’.

The University is a founding member of the Western Visayas Local Governance Resource Consortium (WVLGRC) which is the regional think tank of the Department in providing capacity development activities and projects for various LGUs. UP Visayas, Central Philippine University, University of San Agustin and Capiz State University are also among the founding members.

Since 2013, the University was involved with various landmark programs and projects of the DILG which include the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) for the municipalities of Zarraga, Dumangas, Concepcion, and Tubungan, Iloilo. The University was also one of the HEI’s tapped by the Department to implement the Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training for the various Districts of Iloilo City.

ISAT U also played a major role in the development of the Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan (MWSSMP) for the region particularly on the formulation of the Operations and Maintenance (OM) of LGU – run water supply system and the Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (COSH). Prior to that, the University also spearheaded the documentation of completed SALINTUBIG projects in the LGUs of Pilar and Mambusao, Capiz.

The University also took part in the various episodes of “IKAW KAG ANG DILG”, a radio program aired at RMN Iloilo which is part of the DILG’s information and dissemination strategy.

According to ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong, “The partnership between ISAT U and DILG also allowed the University to deliver on its mandate particularly on research, extension, and in calibrating the portfolio of the institution as a potent accelerator in capacity development towards excellence in local governance.”





ISAT U to offer BS in Meteorology

The Natural Science Department under the College of Arts and Sciences of the Iloilo Science and Technology University prepares to offer the Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program (BS Met) with the primary aim of increasing the number of professionals who can make informed decisions related to climate change impacts, resilience and sustainable development in the region.

Crafting of the proposal started in 2019 when the Commission on Higher Education identified the said program as one of the priority courses given the susceptibility of the Philippines to destructive meteorological phenomena.

In addition, the offering of the BS Met program is in consonance with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 in the area of transformation strategies that includes achievement of quality and accessible education that enhances disaster risk reduction and management mechanisms.

Benchmarking with government and private agencies as well as state colleges and universities offering the BS Met program, faculty groups from the Natural Science Department visited the following institutions last July 2022 for support and collaboration:  Bicol University, Visayas State University, PAG-ASA – Iloilo, Mines and Geosciences Bureau – Iloilo, Manila Observatory – Ateneo, PAG-ASA – Manila and Philippine Space Agency (PHILSA at present located at U.P Diliman)

At present, there’s no University in Region 6 offering BS in Meteorology degree program.

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology (BS Met), a 4-year degree program is designed to develop highly competent professionals in the field of atmospheric science. The BS Met program is a balance between a holistic general education program and extensive professional meteorology courses.  The program aims to produce graduates who are expected to contribute to national development by addressing the need of the country on human resources in response to the emerging

concerns on weather and climate effects and alleviating threat of losing experts to foreign countries.

The successful offering of the BS Met program strengthens ISAT University’s vision to be a leading Science and technology in Southeast Asia by 2030.

The proposed Bachelor of Science in Meteorology is recommended for approval of the Governing Board.













































































ISAT U holds 3rd international research conference on science and technology

ISAT University in partnership with Universiti Teknologi, Brunie, Chandigarh University, India, Bugema University, Uganda, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana, and Kibabii University, Kenya held its 3rd international research conference on science and technology on November 28 – 29, 2022 via Zoom Video Conferencing.

This year’s theme, “Science and Technology Research: Embracing Seamless Solutions” focused on the role of research and development in science and technology in helping communities and industries. Dr. Leah J.  Buendia, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development and the keynote speaker of the conference highlighted certain innovations and technologies that were supported by the agency particularly on smart agriculture, industrial product development, energy, and environmental protection among others. She also mentioned that the Philippines is an upward mover in furthering innovation after placing 59th overall this year based on the Global Innovation Index (GII).

Lectures presented in the plenary by Dr. Kiran Budhrani of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Orakanoke Phanraksa of Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), Dr. Anand Agarwal of Chandigarh University, India and Dr. Tai – Hoon Kim of Glocal Campus of Konkuk University were centered on unique innovations and on how seamless solutions through science and technology can be achieved through collaboration and multi-disciplinary approaches.

In his welcome address, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong called upon “academicians, scientists, scholars, researchers, entrepreneurs, and students to provide creative and seamless solutions through science and technology research to the everyday problems and global challenges confronting humanity today.”

The 3rd International Research Conference on Science and Technology is a venue for paper presentation, knowledge exchange, and academic collaboration for all. Several cultural spectacles showcasing Filipino and Ilonggo talent and hospitality entertained the participants during the event.

Attendees to the conference were also greeted by Iloilo City Mayor, Hon. Jerry P. Treñas, Congresswoman Julienne ‘Jam Jam’ Baronda and Iloilo Province Governor Hon. Arthur R. ‘Toto’ Defensor Jr. while reiterating the call for more researches that will uplift the lives of the people.



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