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.