The Iloilo Science and Technology University is set to launch its Cultural Heritage and Educational Research Center (CHERC) on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 8:00 AM.
The establishment of CHERC is another significant milestone for the institution. It was made possible through the invaluable support of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) which aims to promote and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Ilonggos while providing a platform for educational research and innovation. The center will serve as a hub for students, faculty, and researchers to collaborate and explore various aspects of the Ilonggo history and cultural heritage and research.
The Cultural Heritage and Educational Research Center is a three storey building. The ground floor or the Gallery A will feature old pictures and archival documents of the university giving you the glimpse of ISAT U history. Samples of ISAT U creative industry such as wood working and fashion and design will be positioned on the 2nd floor or Gallery B. Together with the creative industry is the digital library where the digitized copy of the local newspapers from 1913 to 1941 can be found. The digitized copy was made possible through the effort of Makinaugalingon Printing Press. With this, Ilonggo culture and heritage can be read and studied. The 3rd level of the building is designed for a coffee shop where local products can be savoured.
The program for the launching event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a brief presentation of the rationale of the museum, and the importance of cultural heritage and educational research.
CHED Chair J Prospero E. De Vera III is expected to grace the occasion together with the Regional Directors of DOST, DOT and other important guests.