Archives for May 17, 2023

ISAT U hosts a Testimonial Program for the Rank 1 and Rank 4 Licensure Examination and other passers

May 15, 2023 – The College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) spearheaded the hosting of a testimonial program in honor of Engr. Joshua Aniken G. Acusta, Rank 1 in the recent Electronics Engineers Licensure Examination and Engr. Dante John S. Robles, Rank 4 in the Electronics Technicians Licensure Examination and other passers.

In his video message, CHED Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera III congratulated the topnotchers and all the passers, including their proud parents. He also commended the entire ISAT U community, the faculty members and most especially the leadership of University President Dr. Raul F. Muyong.

“On behalf of the Commission, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to the leadership of ISAT U and our deserving topnotchers and passers. I congratulate the leadership of President Raul Muyong, all the brilliant faculty members and administrators of ISAT U for continuously putting ISAT U on the map as far as success and achievement in our licensure tests are concerned,” said Chair De Vera.

“To our new ISAT U topnotchers today, I am equally happy because this momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence. It also shows the brilliance of ISAT U as a leading engineering school not just in Region 6 but now is slowly throughout the whole country,” he added.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas also sent his congratulatory video message to the entire ISAT U community, topnotchers and passers. He also challenged not just the topnotchers but all the passers to excel not just in their chosen careers but also in becoming an inspiration to others through the values they have learned from the institution.

“Once again, you have proven that ISAT University is a center of excellence with topnotchers in the recent Electronics Engineers and Electronics Technician Licensure Examination. We cannot deny the fact that the institution has prepared you to become globally competent professionals,” Mayor Treñas said.

“May you become an inspiration to other people not only in striving to excel in your chosen careers but also in making a difference in the lives of others through the values that you have learned from your ISAT U professors. I am immensely proud of your achievements as an academic institution. The hard work and perseverance of your professors are highly commendable. Congratulations to everyone!” he added.

CHEDRO VI Director Dr. Raul C. Alvarez Jr. and DOST VI Regional Director Rowen R. Gelonga were present during the said gathering and gave their congratulatory messages to the topnotchers and all the passers.

Other members of the Board of Regents present during the event were Engr. Eddie P. Cañuto, Hon. Arecio A. Casing Jr., Hon. Samuel G. Arsulo and Hon. Erafil Joy A. Cabangal.

VP for Administration and Finance Dr. Gabriel N. Salistre Jr., VP for Research and Extension Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Corazon P. Corbal and VP for External Affairs Dr. Nemia H. Mabacquaio together with the deans from different colleges were also present during the said gathering.

Engr. Joshua Aniken G. Acusta, being the Rank 1, received a cash incentive amounting to One Hundred Thousand Pesos, a gift certificate from Hon. Allen Son Tan and cash gifts from Dr. Raul F. Muyong and from his department.

Engr. Dante John S. Robles, being the Rank 4, also received a cash incentive amounting to Twenty-Five Thousand Pesos, a gift certificate from Hon. Allen Son Tan and cash gifts from Dr. Raul F. Muyong and from his department.

During their message of response, the two topnotchers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the administration, especially to President Raul F. Muyong for hosting a testimonial program to recognize the achievements they have brought to the University. Their classmates, friends and family members were also invited to join the said gathering.

The Board of Regents of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U), Iloilo City, formally and publicly announces that the Search for the President is now open.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. Applicants for ISAT U Presidency MUST possess the following minimum qualifications:

  1. At least thirty-five (35) years old (from the actual date of birth and not a day younger) and not more than sixty-one (61) years old on the day of the expiration of the term of the incumbent President (which is 4 August 2023). Sixty-one (61) years old shall mean from the actual date of birth and not a day older beyond 61 years old;
  1. Natural-born Filipino citizen as defined in Article IV, Section 2 of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines;
  2. Holder of an earned doctorate degree from a CHED-recognized HEI or foreign institution accredited by its respective higher education ministry/commission or appropriate regulatory body, which is defined as Level 8 in the PQF under RA No. 10968 on and before (a minimum of five years) the degree was earned;
  3. With proven track record as SUC/LUC administrator (President, Vice-President, Dean, Campus Administrator, Director) or high-level management executive/administrator, preferably in the academe, whether in public or private, for at least five (5) years;
  4. Must not have been convicted for a crime involving moral turpitude, an offense punishable by imprisonment, suspended administratively for twelve (12) months, or dismissed from service.


  1. Formal Application letter addressed to:

Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III


Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

HEDC Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave.,

U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae, attested and signed by the applicant. Certified true copy of documents in support of the data stated in the Curriculum Vitae. The HRM Officer of the organization where the applicant comes from, may certify to the authenticity of the documents, provided that the original is presented to him or her for comparison; These include documents such as transcript of records, training certifications, professional accreditations, diplomas, and employment/service records;
  2. Published research work, if any;
  3. Signed and notarized statement containing the Proposed Vision, Mission, and Development Goals for ISAT U by the applicant;
  4. Certificates or clearances from the following government agencies, obtained no more than three (3) months from the date of filing of application, indicating that the applicant has not been found guilty in any administrative or criminal offense:

5.1 National Bureau of Investigation (NBI);

5.2 Sandiganbayan;

5.3 Civil Service Commission (CSC);

5.4 Office of the City Prosecutor

5.5 Office of the Ombudsman (for government employees), and;

5.6 Institution or company where applicant is presently employed.

  1. Birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA);
  2. Medical certificate of physical fitness issued by a physician from a government-recognized or accredited health institution but not the same institution where the applicant is presently employed, who and that is not in any way connected respectively, with the applicant or ISAT U.
  3. Successful drug testing certificate pursuant to the CSC Memorandum Circular No. 13, s 2017
  4. Successful results of neuro-psychiatric examination conducted by a physician from a government-recognized or accredited health institution but not the same institution where the applicant is presently employed, who and that is not in any way connected respectively, with the applicant or ISAT U;
  5. Duly accomplished, computerized, and notarized Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212) made under oath;
  6. 2022 SALN (Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth) made under oath (for government employees); and
  7. 2022 Income Tax Return (ITR) or BIR Form 2316 (if substituted filing).

An applicant who does not meet any of the above-mentioned minimum qualifications and cannot submit any of the pertinent supporting documentary evidences on the set deadline shall automatically be disqualified from the search process.


  1. Interested applicants must submit one (1) set of original and seven (7) certified photocopies of the aforementioned documents on or before June 2, 2023, 5PM (Philippine Standard Time) to:

Secretariat, SCP

Desiree Mae Abalos

Office of the Chair, CHED

HEDC Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue

UP Diliman, Quezon City

Secretariat, SCP

Dr. Mergie C. Gasataya

University/Board Secretary


Burgos Street, La Paz Iloilo City Campus 5000

However, on the last day of submission, it shall be made only at the office of the University/Board Secretary, ISAT U, Iloilo City Campus.


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