Vice Pres Pugong receives Presidential Award: bids farewell to IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Vice President for Planning and Resource Generation Telesforo T. Pugong Jr. received a Presidential Award from IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon during his 60th birthday celebration at the administration building lobby on January 22, 2015.

The award was in recognition of his numerous significant contributions to the university as vice president from January 6, 2010 to January 31, 2015, as board secretary from February 16, 1995 to January 5, 2010, and as Officer – in Charge, Office of the President on various occasions. Continue reading

IFSU to share lot for farm to market and community access road

By: Jeremy M Gawongna

An agreement regarding the sharing of lots for the construction of a 6-meter farm to market or community access road was signed by land owners and community people in adjacent lots of Ifugao State University (IFSU) – Potia Campus, Potia Barangay Captain Hon. Elorde B. Julian, and IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon on January 13, 2015. Continue reading

Thai company inks MOA with IFSU for academic ventures

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Thailand’s R.A.J. Development Company Limited and Ifugao State University (IFSU) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at IFSU’s Office of the President on January 14, 2015 as both agreed to embark on transnational education (TNE) program.

This is an offshoot of the discussion between the company’s President Dr. Arporn Brikshasri and IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon during a courtesy call on January 12. Continue reading

JICA seeks update on Meister Training Program

By: Jeremy My. Gawongna

Officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met with officials of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) at IFSU’s Office of the University President on January 12, 2015 and sought updates on the JICA funded Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program.

JICA Senior Representative Azukizawa Eigo expressed hope that the trainees under the program would be involved in economic activities in their respective towns where they apply and enhance what they learned from the training. Continue reading

US national to sponsor scholarship package in honor of departed son

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

“I would rather see my son alive in others,” says a New Yorker during her visit to Ifugao State University (IFSU).

Rebecca Tayaban Ciborski, a native of Lagawe who is now residing at Pearl Dr. Wesley Hills, New York, expressed intent to sponsor scholarship package for IFSU students during a courtesy call with IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon on January 5, 2015.

She said the fund source would be the unspent money of her son Michael Anthony Ciborski, a small but smart soccer player, who died a sudden death at age 29 on September 23, 2013. She said this would be her way of honoring and remembering him.

Dr. Ngohayon expressed sympathy to her son’s demise, commended and thanked her for her noble act.