Archives for February 2023

GAD center conducts 3- day training-workshop on gender research

Iloilo Science and Technology University Gender Center facilitated a 3-day training workshop on doing gender research with attendees coming from students of Teacher Education program , BS Community Development, Bachelor in Human Services, and select faculty and staff researchers across the system.

The main objective of the said activity is to enhance the capabilities of faculty and student researchers in doing gender researches and encourage them to explore the gender concerns in the society today.

“We are doing this not because of the mandated laws but because we are into Gender and Development which is clearly stated in the SDG 5 which is Gender Equality. After this three-day training workshop, I look forward to see outcomes not just merely outputs. Outcomes that have an impact in our college, university, community and in the world as a whole. So, let’s work together for the outcomes not just for our own benefit but for the university we are serving” said Dr. Raul F. Muyong during his opening message.

Professor Girlie Nora A. Abrigo and Dr. Mark Oliver S. Llangco both gender research experts from the Social Science Department of UP Los Bańos were the main facilitators and lecturers during the training-workshop held at the ISAT U AVR-N building on February 21-23, 2023.

“We look forward that our student participants will come up with a gender research proposal for their undergraduate theses and as with our faculty researchers present here today, we also look forwards that you will also come up with a gender research proposal with possible extension activities within this year 2023,” expressed Dr. Emily Dela Crus during the closing program.

A total of 370 participants both from the main and external campus attended the training-workshop.




DOST Sec. Solidum says ‘impressive’ to ISAT U research and development initiatives

DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. showed appreciation to the research and development projects of ISAT University during his ‘meet-and-greet’ session on Wednesday, February 15.

“We cannot stop in our research organizations or in our university by simply teaching, doing research, and publishing or patenting, but we need to translate our products and services, or ideas into commercialized products and services. And I think, you’re (ISAT U) doing that,” says Solidum.

Sec. Solidum and other DOST top officials were given a tour of the various laboratories of the Research Hub which culminated with brief presentations of the ongoing and completed projects funded by the Department. Around P17, 696,774.40 million went to ongoing researches/ projects and about  P15,262,221.40  million for completed researches coming from the combined grants of DOST – PCIEERD and DOST – PCAARRD.

The University also showcased the first batch of startups and spin offs that were incubated by ISAT U KWADRA – TBI. These start ups and spin offs, mostly focusing on providing science and technology – based innovations and solutions to industries are equivalent to commercialized products and services benefitting industries and communities.

Present during the event were DOST Undersecretary Leah J. Buendia, DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen Gelonga, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong, VPRE Carmelo V. Ambut, VPAF Gabriel M. Salistre Jr., VPAA Corazon Corbal, VPEA Nemia Mabaquiao and other top officials of DOST and ISAT U.




Dr. Muyong represents RASUC-VI in project “MINI ME” meeting of NEDA-VI

February 7, 2023 – Dr. Raul F. Muyong, the Iloilo Science and Technology University president and at the same time, the chair of the Regional Association of State Universities and Colleges Region VI (RASUC VI) joined and participated in the Technical Working Group meeting to finalize the plans for Project MINI ME (Mainstreaming and Institutionalizing for the New-Generation the Investments in Monitoring and Evaluation) spearheaded by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC VI) and NEDA-VI.

Project MINI ME is a training and mentorship program for the youth on monitoring and evaluation. The project will equip young people with knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects of the government. To ensure their participation and be heard, they will be given a seat at the RPMC-VI.

The delegation was composed of representatives coming from DBM, DILG, OP-PMS, OCD, NYC and Global Shapers Iloilo. They convened at the NEDA Building, Iloilo City to discuss matters regarding the MINI ME Project as it will provide lectures, activities, and, training workshop on planning, implementation, and reporting of monitoring and evaluation of government programs and projects to selected youth leaders from the educational institutions, community groups, and other local organizations.

As the chair of RASUC VI, Dr. Muyong emphasized the major role of the academe in honing young people’s leadership skills as they are the future leaders in nation-building. Also, he gave emphasis on the Republic Act 8044, The Youth in Nation-Building Act, that calls for youth involvement in character-building and development activities for civic-efficiency, stewardship of natural resources, agricultural and industrial productivity, and an understanding of world economic commitments on tariffs and trade and participation in structures for policy-making and program implementation to reduce the incidence of poverty and accelerate socio-economic development.


Photo credits: NEDA RO VI


ISAT U activates ‘OPLAN PAGTINABANGAY’ to the fire victims of Molo, Iloilo City

The Iloilo Science and Technology University through the office of Extension Services Division (ESD) activated ‘OPLAN PAGTINABANGAY’ after a fire engulfed 234 houses in West Habog Habog and San Juan Molo, Iloilo City on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Different campus-based organizations including student councils’ leaders, employees and private groups and individuals joined hands in organizing a relief operation wherein they initiated a donation drive intended for the affected families and individuals. Canned goods, pre-loved clothes, medicines, beddings, bottled water among others were collected and distributed to the affected community.

A total of 80 food packs, 50 pieces ham and boxes of assorted clothes and mattresses were handed over to Molo Day Care Center on February 1, 2023.

The “Oplan Pagtinabangay sa ti-on sang Kalalat-an” is a technology deployment initiative through relief (food and non-food) for the victims of Natural and Man-made disasters organized by the ESD under the leadership of Dr. Adrienne D. Veloso the director.



ISAT U Leon Campus holds a Testimonial Program for the LET and LEA topnotcher and passers

The ISAT U Leon Campus hosted a testimonial program in honor of the November 2022 Agriculturist Licensure Examination (LEA) topnotcher, Mr. Jefferson T. Orr and of other successful passers of LEA and the October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) at the University’s Covered Gym.

The event was to give due recognition to the good performance of the graduates of ISAT U Leon Campus. The University takes pride in producing topnotcher for the first time in history in Licensure Examination for Agriculturists and other passers in the said exam last November 2022. Another reason for the celebration was the University’s good performance in the October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, university president congratulated the LEA topnotcher and all the LEA and LET passers. He was also grateful for the service and dedication of the faculty and staff in achieving excellent education with the leadership of Dr. Julito C. Aligaen. He challenged Mr. Jefferson T. Orr and other successful passers to bring the values the University has instilled to them wherever they go.

Mr. Jefferson T. Orr, 7th placer in the Agriculturist Licensure Examination received a plaque of recognition and a monetary incentive from the University on top of the personal cash incentive given by President Muyong. He said he was grateful to be an alumna of ISAT U, Leon Campus. He extended his gratitude to his family,  teachers, classmates and friends who have supported him.

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