Stakeholders Convene: IFSU to give birth to Aguinaldo Campus

As mandated in IFSU Charter RA 9720, Section 1 “The Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry (ISCAF) in the Municipality of Lamut, including its existing branches, namely: the Potia Campus in the Municipality of Alfonso Lista; the Lagawe Campus in the capital town of Lagawe; the Aguinaldo Campus in the Municipality of Aguinaldo; the Hapao Campus in the Municipality of Hungduan; and the Tinoc Campus in the Municipality of Tinoc, all located in the Province of Ifugao, is hereby converted into a state university to be known as the Ifugao State University, hereinafter referred to as the University” the university aims to deliver quality education at the doorsteps of the people in Aguinaldo as a new campus will be opening comes June 2015.

A stakeholders meeting vis-à-vis the proposed opening of the Aguinaldo Campus was held on November 28, 2014 at the Municipal training Center, Aguinaldo, Ifugao. Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon explained that 2015 is the most opportune time to open Aguinaldo Campus to take advantage of the active support of LGU, PLGU and national leadership. He also said he wants to fulfil the pledge he made to the people of Aguinaldo of opening an IFSU campus at the municipality.

The stakeholders also expressed their full support to the proposed opening of Aguinaldo campus. Board Member James Frederick Dulnuan pledged to allocate a portion of his fund to IFSU Aguinaldo Campus, Board Member Nolie Maguiwe vowed he would source out fund and try to re-align some of his projects while Board Member Federico Jugiad said he would give scholarship slots to students who would enrol in Aguinaldo Campus. The Barangay Captains of the municipality also promised to support the endeavour of the university by conducting massive campaign for students to enrol and complete the required number of enrollee to open a class size of 40 while others will provide the needed water system and peace and order in the community . Ms. Ginalyn Pingiton, Principal of Lupao National High School, said that they are willing to lend three classrooms while the university has no classrooms to occupy  however, a written request addressed to the Division Superintendent is needed.

Prior to the aforementioned meeting, Prof. Joseph L. Ngohayon, Ms. Josephine Maingit and Dr. Ricardo L. Ildefonso with LGU Officials conducted a survey on what courses are to be offered in Aguinaldo Campus. Survey questionnaires were floated to graduating high school students from Municipalities of Aguinaldo, Mayoyao and Natonin. The result of the survey shows that Associate in Science (first year of all degree courses) and Associate in Computer Technology got the highest percentage.

  Aguinaldo Campus will be an extension of Potia Campus.

Personal Account 2: International Student-Based Conference in Malaysia

By: Mrs. Mary Jane Lumawig

The 7th ISBC 2014 in Penang Malaysia was conducted last oct. 3to 5, 2014 at INTI college with the theme “Catalizing Ideas”. The title of our research is “ Unang yakap sa PDH: Implementation of the Intrapartal and Newborn Care Services “. The study aimed to assess the proper and full implementation of the intrapartal and newborn care services in Panopdopan District Hospital. I went to Penang Malaysia with Mr. Jean Rupert Famorca. We were accompanied by our adviser Mr. Leonard Ivan Melana. Continue reading


Ifugao State University has once again proved that it provides quality and excellent education as the PRC releases the result of the November 2014 Midwife Board Examination. The university has a total of 24 passers out of 29 examinees.

Out of 2,768 takers, 1,401 passed the exam translating to a 50.61% National Passing Rate. IFSU Main Campus has 78.95% passing rate while IFSU Potia Campus obtained 90%. Both scores are well above the NPR.


Internationalizing Education: Paving IFSU’s Road to ASEAN 2015

by: Leonard Ivan T. Melana,MAN,RN

ASEAN 2015 integration is an inevitable reality wherein it poses equal opportunities for the South East Asian Countries in terms of human resources development, economic and political security socio-cultural exchange and recognition of professional qualifications. Philippines roadmap towards education experience drastic changes. An example of the upheaval magnitude in the education includes K-12, Outcomes-based education and distance learning. Continue reading

Catalyzing Ideas through Research

by: Leonard Ivan T. Melana, MAN,RN

The 7th International Student-Based Conference (ISBC) 2014 was conducted last October 3-5, 2014 at INTI College, Penang Malaysia with the theme “Catalyzing Ideas”. The research of our Masters of Arts in Nursing students namely Mr. Jean Rupert Famorca, Mrs. Mary Jane Lumawig and Ms. Maybelle Joy Licyayo were selected to present during the ISBC 2014. The title of their research is “Unang Yakap sa PDH: Implementation of Intrapartal and Newborn Care Services”. The study aimed to assess the proper and full implementation of the intrapartal and newborn care services in Panopdopan District Hospital. Mr. Famorca and Mrs. Lumawig went to Penang Malaysia to present their research accompanied by their adviser Mr. Leonard Ivan T. Melana.

Photo below shows Mr. Famorca and Mrs. Lumawig, MAN students presenting their research study to the panel of judges during the 7th ISBC 2014 at Penang Malaysia

MAN studes in Penang Malaysia 1 resized Continue reading

Pasalubong Center Soon to Rise at Potia Campus


The tradition of giving “pasalubong” is one of the practices of Filipinos and surely, people will love to visit Potia Campus as it opens its Pasalubong Center.

The growing population of Potia Campus and its neighboring communities make the campus viable for entrepreneurial ventures. Hence, the Department of Home Science and Industry through the Peer Assistance Leadership Movement (PALM) Organization headed by Ms. Claire D. Monguiho plans to establish “Kumikitang Pangkabuhayan Program ng PALM”. It is a project that will serve as a training ground for all students of the DHSI. Also, it aims to produce various kinds of research-based and processed products of the campus which will be displayed at the campus Pasalubong Center.

The Department of Labor and Employment thru Dr. Avelina D. Manganip, provincial head, has awarded a cheque amounting to Php. 348,000.00 to be used for the procurement of tools and equipment for the said project on October 30, 2014.

If realized, the IFSU Pasalubong Center will be the first of its kind in the town. It is a way of preparing the students for the ASEAN Integration comes 2015 and a way of enhancing their entrepreneurial skills.

IFSU surpasses LET National Passing Rate

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

The three IFSU campuses offering Bachelor in Elementary and Secondary Education surpassed the National Passing Rates (NPR) of the August 2014 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

LET-elementary has 35.74% NPR surpassed by IFSU Lagawe Campus with 72.41% passing rate, IFSU Main Campus, Lamut with 58%, and IFSU Potia Campus with 85%.

LET-secondary has 34.41% NPR surpassed by IFSU Lagawe Campus with 47.62% passing rate, IFSU Main Campus, Lamut with 58.11%, and IFSU Potia Campus with 62.50%.