Graduate Extension Students in Iloilo convene in Orientation Program

By: Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales

        Blended learning has become technology’s unsurpassed finest choice in enabling learners from distant and all corners of the globe to acquire graduate education. The use of hybrid method or blended mode of learning is now one among IFSU’s best practices in the graduate programs. Blended learning combines face to face and computer mediated activities in delivering instruction.

President Serafin L. Ngohayon speaks during the Orientation of IFSU Graduate Extension Program at SRMTC, Iloilo City
Dr. Ngohayon gives his message to the IFSU Graduate Extension Students in Iloilo.    

        Since 2012, the Transnational Education (TNE) and Extension Programs of the University have adopted the 30% face to face classroom based instruction and 70% online and e-learning. This has become the trend of instruction because the nature of the learners has changed in lieu of technology and globalization. This program attracted hundreds of students to enroll in the TNE and Extension Programs. Nevertheless, quality is still IFSU’s mark with this strategy of teaching.

         On August 9, 2014, more than 100 graduate extension students enrolled in the courses in PhD in Educational Management,

Dr. Gonzales answers questions of students.

Dr. Gonzales answers the queries of students.

Master of Arts in Nursing and Master of Arts in Education attended the orientation at Iloilo City in partnership with St. Robert Training Management Center and Dr. Robert Galindez as President. The officials from IFSU who travelled and graced the orientation, attended the faculty meeting and delivered lectures were Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon, President; Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales, Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dr. Faith B. Basilio, former Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Ngohayon gave his message and highlighted the importance of advance education in one’s career and everyday life. Students were given the chance to ask questions which were all answered by Dr. Ngohayon and Dr. Gonzales.

           A faculty meeting presided by Dr. Ngohayon followed after the orientation. Classes resumed in the afternoon.

           The graduate orientation for IFSU students in Bacolod and Faculty meeting will also be held this August 2014.

CSC Conducts Off site Application at IfSU Potia Campus

DSC00816With its aim to bring public service at the doorstep of the people, the Civil Service Commission conducted an offsite application for the Paper and Pencil Test for CS Professional and Sub Professional Levels at IfSU Potia Campus on August 14 -15, 2014.

Dir. Ruben U. Wacas, CSC Provincial Director with Ms. Jessica T. Kimayong, Senior Personnel Specialist  facilitated the application. The said activity is an annual program of the commission. Director Wacas said they coordinate with Human Resource Department of each municipality and academic institution for the dissemination of information regarding the offsite application program and it’s their fist time to visit Potia Campus.

The last day for filling of application for the Civil Service Examination also known as the Career Service Examination is on September 10, 2014. The exam is scheduled on October 26, 2014 at Lagawe Central School, Lagawe, Ifugao.

IFSU Potia Staff passes Guidance Counselor Exam

asdMs. Anne Marie D. Pahiwon, Guidance Counselor of IFSU Potia Campus, passed the Guidance Counselor Licensure Examination. She took the said board exam on August 5-6, 2014 at Manuel L. Quezon University, Quiapo, Manila.

Pahiwon said in an interview that she is very happy and thanked all the people who supported her in her endeavor.

“I am thankful to the administration for supporting me when I filed my leave to review for the board exam. I am also thankful to my family and friends for their support”, she said euphorically.

Skills Enhancement in focus at DHSI Day

by: Lhea dela Cruz-Ildefonso


The students show their creativity in bed making competition.

 Students show off their skills during the Bed Making Contest.

Students and teachers from the Department of Home Science and Industry (DHSI) of IFSU Potia Campus celebrated Department Day on August 8, 2014 at the Campus Gymnasium with the theme “Empowering the Future Hoteliers and Seafarers to be Globally Competitive through Skills Enhancement.”

The Department Day was led by Dr. Patricia A. Aliguyon, DHSI Chairperson with the participation of the DHSI Faculty and Students.

In her message, Dr. Aliguyon encouraged the students to give their best in all that they do and to continue honing their skills.

 “I know you can all be successful in your lives. You just have to believe it”, she added.

The students actively participated and showed their impressive skills in the different contested activities in Flower Arrangement, Table Skirting and Table Set-up, Market Basket Cook Fest, Napkin Folding with Showmanship, Flair Tending with Cocktail Mixing and Booth Competition.

The Fashion Show Competition and Socialization Night highlighted of the event.

CAF marks College Day,honors FLE/LEA passers

The LEA board passers with CAF Dean Dr. Camilo A. Pimentel

by. Lhea D. Ildefonso

The College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF) celebrated its College Day on August 7,2014 with the theme “Agriculture and Forestry Day for a Cause” and  setting  the College’s achievements as the focus of its celebration.

Dr. Camilo A. Pimentel,College Dean, spearheaded the activities which  started off with a motorcade from Namillangan-Pinto-CAF Grounds. Pride and revelry filled the motorcade as they showcased the Board Passers of CAF. The College remains triumphant for consistently having Licensure Passing Rates way above the National Passing Rate in the past few years.  The board passers in the Licensure Examination for Agriculture (LEA) and Foresters Licensure Examination (FLE) were honored and were accorded certificates for their successful efforts.

It could be recalled that IFSU continues to be supportive of its Agriculture students with the integration of a 9-month On-the Job-Training in Israel thru the Granot Studies,Israel in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The LEA and FLE passers are the following:

Licensure Examination for Agriculture 2014 Passers

  • Gretchen B. Aklis
  • Donnabell V. Bernardino
  • Liezel Joy P. Natividad
  • Mark Kenedy P. Alay-ay
  • Mark M. Changwayan
  • Dan Amor F. Legaspi
  • Randy D. Puma
  • Robert C. Villanueva II

Foresters Licensure Examination 2014 Passers

  • Jayson P. Cham-on
  • Rowena R. Dela Cruz
  • Freddie O. Gapayan

Ball games packed the College Day’s afternoon activities after a Fellowship Lunch sponsored by CAF. The winners of the different sports events will be the College representatives to the 2014 University Sports Fest.

Passers of competency assessment disclosed by TESDA

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Twenty Home Technology (HT) students received National Certificate (NC) II from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) after passing the housekeeping competency assessment on July 19, 2014. Twenty-six HT students also received same certificate for passing the commercial cooking competency assessment on December 15, 2013. Continue reading

Networking overseas aids in the pursuit of IFSU vision

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

With Ifugao State University (IFSU) capturing the attention of academic institutions overseas, University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon busied himself attending to invitations for him to learn undertakings for sustainable development, to benchmark, and to establish or strengthen partnership for development.

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CAR-SUC Presidents inside a coffee processing center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with Dir. Mila Rimando of NEDA-CAR Continue reading

Pres completes DAP and CHED leadership training program

IFSU President receives his certificate of completion of the Executive Development Program for SUC Presidents offered by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Graduation Rites was done n May 6, 2014 at Diamond Hotel, Manila. Flanking IFSU President Ngohayon at the center are (from center to left) Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higehr Education, Dr. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School of the Development Academy of the Philippines, (from center to right) Hon. Congressman Roman Romulo, Chaiperson of the House Committee on Higher Education of the House of Representatives and Hon. Antonio Kalaw, President of the Development Academy of the Philippines.

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IFSU Graduate programs set for appraisal

By: Jill B. Saquing

The Ifugao State University (IFSU) braces for another Accreditation Survey Visit by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) scheduled this August 8, 2014 as part of the continuing efforts of the University to realize its vision – IFSU as an Academic Centers of Excellence abridge as IFSU for ACE.

The Course Programs primed for AACCUP Evaluation under Level III – Phase 2 are: Master in Public Administration, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching. The core areas for presentation will be the Curriculum and Instruction, Research, Library and Linkages.

Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Coordinator and AACCUP Director, will lead the Panel of Accreditors as Chairman. #