ISAT U bags 2020 reg’l meet championship

The highly motivated ISAT U delegate taking entrance at the CHMSC Football Field during the opening program of the 2020 SCUAA Meet and Conference.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) bagged the championship in the recently concluded Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (RSCUAA) Sportsfest and Conference held at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College on February 1-6, 2020.

ISAT U asserted its dominance in the regional meet by hauling 105 gold, 44 silver and 49 bronze medals.

The ISAT U players won the gold medals in arnis (men), beach volleyball (men), chess (men), futsal (women), karatedo (men), lawn tennis (men and women), pencak silat (men and women), sepak takraw (men), swimming (women), and volleyball (men).

The silver medals were captured in athletics (men and women), boxing (men), table tennis (women) and taekwondo (women). Meanwhile, the bronze medals were won in arnis (women), chess (women), Taekwondo (men) and in the Latin American dancesports competition.

CSC recognizes ISAT U in Pasidungog 2019

Dr. Raul F. Muyong receives the Plaque of Appreciation from CSC RO6 Director Nelson G. Sarmiento (left).

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office VI recognized ISAT U during the Pasidungog 2019 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on September 11, 2019.

Pasidungog 2019 is part of CSC’s 119th anniversary that aims to recognize outstanding accomplishments and exemplary behavior of government officials and employees considered as servant-heroes or “lingkod-bayani” and stakeholders which have provided continuing support to the Programs, projects and activities of the CSC Regional Office VI.

In a letter from Director Nelson G. Sarmiento of CSC Region 6,  ISAT U was recognized as an active partner in the various programs, projects and activities of the CSC and has been instrumental in the realization of the CSC’s goals, programs and projects.

Directory of Key Officials


Complete Name Designation Email Address Office Tel. No.
RAUL F. MUYONG, Ed.D. University President 3207190 loc. 102
CORAZON C. CORBAL VP for Academic Affairs 3207190 loc. 207
CARMELO V. AMBUT, Ed.D. VP for Research & Extension 3207190 loc. 231
GABRIEL M. SALISTRE, JR., DIT VP for Administration & Finance 3207190 loc. 170
NEMIA H. MABAQUIAO, Ph.D. VP for External Affairs 3207190 loc. 105
RENE L. CELDA, DIT Dean, College of Industrial Technology 3207190 loc. 121
JOMAR A. DADOR OIC, Dean, College of Engineering & Architechture 3207190 loc. 124
JOHN ERIC V. JUANEZA, Ed.D. Dean, College of Education 3207190 loc. 213
ALEJO P. BITON, Ed.D. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 3207190 loc. 215
RICHARD C. DE LEON Director, Research Services Division   320-7190 loc. 212
ADRIENNE D. VELOSO Director, Extension Services Division   320-7190 loc. 123
ENIEDA G. CORONA Director, Administrative Services   320-7190 loc. 106
RUSS ALLEN B. NAPUD, DIT Director, Planning Development & Auxilliary Services 320-7190 loc. 211
PEDRO FONTONALGO Director, Student Services 3207190 loc. 109
VICKY D. JERUTA Director, Finance Division 320-7190 loc. 163
ALMA C. PALABRICA, Ed.D. Director, IIRGP 320-7190 loc. 190
NED P. CABABASAY Director, Management Information System/EDP 3207190 loc. 202
SANDRA T. EXAMEN Campus Administrator, Miag-ao 315-8164, 315-9960, 315-9662
MA. EUGENITA C. CAPACIETE Campus Administrator, Leon 331-0040, 331-0179
NOEL P. QUIDATO Campus Administrator, Dumangas 361-2667, 361-2143
NELDE C. ALDERETE Campus Administrator, Barotac Nuevo 0917-7233293
Presiding Chairperson (02)441-1260
HON. RAUL F. MUYONG University President, Vice Chairperson 320-7190 (102)
HON. RO-ANN A. BACAL MEMBER 337-6840 loc. 804
HON. ROWEN R. GELONGA MEMBER 330-1565 loc. 100
HON. SAMUEL G. ARSULO MEMBER 320-7190 loc. 103
HON. ALLEN SON TAN MEMBER 320-7190 loc. 103
HON. LEO S. SOMBIRO MEMBER 320-7190 loc. 103
MERGIE C. GASATAYA, Ed.D. University/Board Secretary 320-7190 loc. 103

114th Founding Anniversary Celebration Highlights


Miss Lourdes A. Gapasin receives the Plaque of Appreciation from Dr. Raul F. Muyong. Joining the University president are (l-r) Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., VPAA; Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VPRE; and Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr. ,VPAF.

A Testimonial Dinner on the night of the opening day was held to recognize the retirees, loyalty service awardees, best researches of the faculty and special awardees for exemplary deeds. Hon. Julienne Baronda, Iloilo City Lone District Representative was  invited  as guest speaker.

Due to prior commitments and the busy schedule in the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives, Hon. Baronda was not able to attend the Testimonial Dinner. Her message, however, was read by Miss Lourdes Advincula Gapasin, one of Baronda’s consultants.

The RETIREES (above photo). Engr. Jonathan Antiquiera, Profs. Sammie Billanes, Rolando Jacuman, Rosario Mosquera and Engr. Dorothy S. Sorolla. Not in photo is Engr Editha S. Arguelles. Below are the outgoing department heads.

Cong. Baronda lauded the teachers’ commitment in bringing the welfare of the students, the well-being both inside and outside of the classroom, and the meaningful relationship in every aspects of the students’ lives.

She praised the teachers’ effort to survive despite of so many challenges and urged them to be catalyst of change in this great nation. Cong. Baronda also assured ISAT U academic community of legislation that will support the university’s program and activities. “Ang office ni Congresswoman Baronda, bukas gid sa inyo tanan (The office of Congresswoman Baronda is always open for you.”), says the message of the solon.

Six professors were honored as they closed the book of their teaching profession. The retirees were Engr. Jonathan C. Antiquiera, Profs. Editha S. Arguelles, Samie M. Billanes, Rolando  F. Jacuman, Rosario G. Mosquera, and Engr. Dorothy S. Sorolla.  Engr. Antiquiera was also recognized for his service as Faculty Regent of ISAT U.

This year there were 46 Loyalty Service Awardees. The awardees for best researches were also the firsts to be given recognition in the Testimonial Dinner.

The University also awarded a Huwarang Kawani Gantimpala to Ryan John A. Amarador, agency guard, for his honesty and integrity. Mr. Amarador returned the duffle bag containing millions of pesos that was left accidentally by a bank personnel in the campus premises.

Faculty Regent Engr. Jonathan C. Antiquiera and Student Regent Miss Christia Mae S. de la Cruz, were also acknowledged for their dedication and service as members of the Board of Regents, ISAT U’s governing body.

The outgoing department heads of the different colleges given recognition were: Engr. Ben Jesus U. de los Santos, Prof. Samuel G. Arsulo, Prof. George L. Lopez II, Prof. Renato T. Torreres, and Dr. Georgia D. Demavibas as outgoing principal of the laboratory school.

The talent-laden faculty and staff also displayed their poise and grace in the inter-department Retro Dance Competition. The College of Education was declared Champion. The College of Arts and Sciences took the second place while the Administrative Staff landed third. The College of Industrial Technology and the College of Engineering and Architecture were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively.

The best dressed employees of the night were also given recognition.




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ISAT U to support DOST’s ground satellite station

Satellite project initiator Prof. Takahashi (center) of  Hokkaido University, Ms. Eriko Momo-ta (left) of Japan Science and Technology  and Mr. Harold Bryan Paler of DOST-ASTI (2nd from left)  pays a courtesy call  at ISAT U Dumangas Campus during the on-site visit.  Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut (back on camera), ISAT U  Vice President  for  Research and Extension welcomes the project initiator and his team.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University will provide technical assistance and other necessary support in the operation and installation of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 3.5 meter Automatic Satellite Tracking System in the Municipality of Dumangas, Iloilo.

The ground satellite data receiving station will be used to aid as tool for the project entitled “Development of Extreme Monitoring and Information Sharing System in the Philippines.” The project is an Official Development Assisted project of the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) with Hokkaido University.

The project is also promoted by Japan International Cooperating Agency under the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program (SATREPS) as Grant –In-Aid Project “Understanding Lightning and Thunderstorms (ULAP)” which aims to improve short term weather forecast in the country.

The ground satellite will enable the download and provide wider coverage of data captured by Filipino-owned Diwata 1 and 2 and other satellite systems that DOST is subscribing to.

Dr. Enrico Paringit, Executive Director of the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology, Research and Development (PCIEERD), said that a similar facility is installed outside of National Capital Region for better coverage.

The project initiator and his team survey and determine the area for the installation of the 3.5-meter satellite project .

”There has to be a significant wider coverage so that it could cover the greater part of the Philippines. So we thought it would be best to place it somewhere in the center and essentially those are the features where Dumangas is most fitting, ” said Paringit.

The DOST hopes to complete its installation, including the commissioning for a period of one year. It targets to launch the satellite data receiving station early next year.

Aside from providing technical and operational support, ISAT U will also extend the use of utilities to DOST-ASTI as project implementer. The University will also provide satellite image data from the System upon request for educational purposes.

DOST-ASTI Acting Director Joel S. Mariano, Jr., DOST Region VI Director Rowen R. Gelonga, Municipality of Dumangas Mayor Hon. Rolando Golez and ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of the ground satellite data receiving station.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong said that the undertakings is a welcome development for ISAT U. The university president is looking into possibilities of opening a program on meteorology.

DOST, ISAT U collaborate for data science program and Smart Cities

DOST 6 Regional Director Rowen R. Gelonga (3rd from left), PCIEETRD Executive Director Enrico C. Paringit (c) and ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong join hands after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the  research equipment and facilities portal for Program on Data Science for Good Governance. Witnessing the signing of the MOU are (l-R) Engr. Emelyn P. Flores, DOST 6 ARD  for Technical Operation:  Dr. Rowena Christina L. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development; Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U VPRE and Engr. Naci John C. Trance, IPMO Director.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEETRD) and the Department of Science and Technology through Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEETRD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to maintain and develop research equipment and facilities in the area of data science and smart cities.

Under the agreement, ISAT U can provide the necessary expertise and facilities needed for the collaboration to complement the PCIEETRD science and technology sectoral plans and programs on its delineated sector which includes Data Science and Smart Cities.

As defined by DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Enrico C. Paringit, a smart city harnesses the use of science and technology and innovation to deliver good governance and services to be public.

Paringit explained the concept of the portal for Program on Data Science and Good Governance which is also in line with ISAT U’s thrust in research and development, and computer studies. “They (ISAT U) will have to train a pool of students and people working at the local governments in order to apply data science techniques”.

DOST Region VI Director Rowen R. Gelonga added that the purpose of the collaboration between DOST and ISAT U is to create a pool of experts on data science or data analytics.

Gelonga also passed on the challenge to ISAT U to probably open degree programs or even post-graduate programs related to data science, which is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge.

He emphasized the importance of collaboration in the growth of smart cities. Gelonga also divulge “Innovate Iloilo” which is a master plan to position Iloilo as an innovation hub by 2030. “This is a broad-based multi-stakeholders effort involving the local government units, the business sector, the government, the academe and the research institutions and other stakeholders’ collaboration of the local government units and other stakeholders,” he said.

The MOU was signed by Engr. Gelonga, Dir. Paringit and ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong was held during the ninth anniversary of DOST-PCIEERD held for the first time in Iloilo City on June 13, 2019.

17 profs present papers in Indonesia confab

Professors from different countries gather to explore ideas on teaching science, technology and mathematics. 

Seventeen professors of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) presented 12 research papers in the 1st Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta (UPY) International Conference on Applied Science and Education (1st UPY-INCASE) & 2018 International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (5th ICESDev) at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 24-26, 2018.

The conference was also a venue for networking and partnership among the higher education institutions.  Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr.,  Vice President for Academic Affairs, signed an agreement for educational collaboration with 22 Indonesian  colleges and universities.

With the theme, “Integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for Future Education”, the conference was co-sponsored by the Association of Science and Mathematics Coaches of the Philippines (ASMAC Philippines). Dr. Jasper L. Pastrano, ASMAC President and ISAT U professor was the first keynote speaker. He talked on “The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education: A Vital Approach to Sustainable Development in the Philippines.”

Delegates from ISAT U shared their studies relevant to the activity’s theme. Below are the different presenters and their respective researches.

ISAT U hosts Int’l Day of Peace events

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Senator Cynthia Villar (7th from left), Iloilo City Mayor Joe Espinosa  and  representatives from other countries and religions prepare to lead the Light of Peace ceremony at the ISAT U grounds.

The university hosted the Middle Way Meditation Institute’s (MMI) activities and the American Field Services (AFS) “Peace Crane Project” in the celebration of the International Day of Peace.

The ISAT U was the venue in Asia for MMI’s Light of Peace, Forum on Inner Peace and Wellness and concert for the promotion of world inner peace on September 22, 2018.

The (MMI) and ISAT U collaborated to hold the activity in line with the celebration of the International Day of Peace. Ms. Mazel May Jeongco, MMI coordinator, said that the event “also aimed to promote the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals and the Inner Peace Education. “

Similar activities were also conducted in New York City (USA), Lisbon, Portugal (Europe), Maputo Mozambique (Africa), and Sydney Australia (Oceania). Jeongco added that representatives from Thailand, Laos, Solomon Island and from different religious denominations joined in the different activities.

After the Forum for Inner Peace and Wellness and while waiting for twilight, the ISAT U Performing Arts and the PNP Band perform the concert for peace.

Earlier, the American Field Services (AFS) through the ISAT U Office of the Internal and External Affairs spearheaded the “Peace Crane Project and the “Peace Statement” to celebrate the International Day of Peace Celebration on September 21, 2018.

The Peace Crane Project (Courtesy of The Technovator)

With 150 students, the crane, an international symbol of peace, was formed at the school football field.

The students also voiced their sentiments through the “Peace Statement”. In a piece of paper the participants wrote, “I AM A GLOBAL CITIZEN AND I WILL STAND UP FOR PEACE” to communicate their stand.

Numerous activities relating to music, meditation, and arts were also held in different countries to advocate peace.

ISAT U implements 2017 Free Tuition policy

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President, shares the university’s implementation of the Free Tuition 2017 and his thoughts on  free higher education during the National Information Caravan for RA 10931 at the Iloilo Convention Center on April 11, 2018 .

The University implemented free tuition for Academic Year 2017-2018 pursuant to Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2017-1 dated April 20, 2017. The aforementioned issuance detailed the guidelines on the 2017 Free Tuition Policy or the “Free Tuition 2017.”

In compliance with the conditional implementation ordered by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, ISAT U gave preference to qualified and deserving students and subjected them to fair and equitable admission and academic requirements. Pres. Duterte emphasized the need to safeguard the proper implementation of the provision of the free tuition fee. He also underscored to prioritize financially disadvantage but academically able students.

After complying with the guidelines, ISAT U was reimbursed with Php 27, 481, 881.67 for the tuition fee of 9, 571 students for the first semester, Academic Year 2017-2018. For the second semester, the University received  Php25, 083, 267.89 as reimbursement for 8,633 students.

The amount is part of the Php 8 billion appropriated for the Higher Education Support Fund. Stated in the guidelines of the 2017 Free Tuition Policy, the amount appropriated shall be used for the priority programs and projects of the State Universities and Colleges.

According to Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President, the reimbursed amount will be subjected to budget deliberations and will be appropriated for the improvement of students’ services.