4Ps beneficiary, a cumlaude in IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Noemi Uddi-eA beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Scholarship Grant under the Expanded Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) graduated cumlaude at IFSU Main Campus on March 20, 2015.

Maggok, Hungduan lass Noemi Dalogdog Uddi-e, a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (AB POLSCI), obtained a general weighted average of 91.58% qualifying her of the said academic award.

Qualifications for the academic award are: 1) must be a regular student, 2) no grade in a subject below 80% from first to fourth year, and 3) the general weighted average for the last semester he/she attended must be 89% to 92%.

The ESGP-PA is an educational grant that prioritizes the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by providing them opportunity to get college education, increase their chance to get better employment in the future and ultimately uplift the lives of their family so that they become contributors to national development.

This is implemented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Beneficiary of this grant is entitled to a maximum of P60, 000.00 per year or P30, 000.00 per semester.

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Back-to-back win in tactical showdown now IFSU’s dream come true

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

IFSU RAATI (b)IFSU-ROTC Unit Main Campus broke record with a back-to-back win in the Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection (RAATI), adjudged as champion this year and last year’s tactical showdown.

IFSU outranked 19 other private and public higher education institutions in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 2 with an average rating of 98.4016. PLT College, Inc. came closed in second place with a 98.3593 average. Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) -Bayombong landed third obtaining an average of 98.3171.

The result was released by the Headquarters – 2nd Regional Community Defense Group, ARESCOM, Camp Melchor F dela Cruz (Annex), Soyung, Echague, Isabela.

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IFSU Pres presides nationwide consortium meet in Batanes

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

IFSU Pres in Batanes (b)New chair of the Philippine Science Consortium (PSC) IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon presided the PSC-1st Quarter Joint Council and Secretariat meeting at Batanes State College on February 18-19, 2015.

PSC, as a consortium, envisions to work for institutional collaborations among state universities and colleges (SUCs) and other institutions of higher learning in the country committed to quality education in mathematics, breeder sciences, and technology.

Almost 40 SUCs are members of the PSC.

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Fire ruins IFSU Home Technology Building

By: Jill B. Saquing

fireNayon, Lamut, Ifugao- A fire razed a newly renovated department building at the Main Campus of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) at past noon today.

The fire gutted the Department of Home Technology (DHT) building that reportedly started at about 12:35 p.m. No one was injured.

There were no students at the building at the time of the fire. One DHT employee though was inside the building. She took notice of an occurring fire that was allegedly from the stock room. She dashed outside the building to alarm authorities.

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With the theme “Transcending the Culture of Excellence,” Ifugao State University Potia Campus had gone merry as it held its 6th Commencement Exercises on March 25, 2015 at the IfSU Mini Gymnasium with Helma Dael Aboy, OIC of Land Management Services in the Cordillera Administrative Region as the Guest of Honor and Commencement Speaker.

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Lass defends teachers, points out parents’ responsibilities in her valedictory address

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

high school lab grad for the webKombo kabigabigat on banuh-olan dakami nada mimittulo gapu ta adi mi aton nan dapat an maat ngem ituddu da nan maphod (Even if, everyday, our teachers would scold us for our failure to do what is supposed to be done, but they teach what is good).”

Valedictorian Ms. Ever Praising Mariah B. Dumangeng said this in her Valedictory Address during the commencement exercises of the last batch of graduates of the already phased-out Laboratory High School of IFSU Main Campus on March 21, 2015 at the Luis Hora Gymnasium.

“Child protection law is already here but it is understood not in all same situation. Most often, the teacher is at fault and parents come like a marching band shouting the laws on the rights of a child,” she said.

On the other hand, she asked, “as parents, did you practice those rights to your same child?”

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Going beyond excellence

By: Majesty Guingayan, Cumlaude, Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE) – Major in English

going beyon excellence for the webHow does one go beyond excellence?

I believe it is by surpassing what has been accomplished, maybe through innovation or invention. IFSU has cocooned us in its brand of excellence. Now, our beloved university is eager to send us out of the world and watch us take flight, confident and trusting in our abilities.

Theories and concepts will soon become reality. The values and principles we hold on to will soon be put to test. Our view of life will change as well but our spirit will never break for we have been well prepared and groomed for life’s battles. Our insightful experiences in our alma mater will see us through.

IFSUans, like the eagle – significant symbol in our culture – let us be proud, keen and strong. Let us transcend the culture of excellence.

Before we take flight, let us savor our victory today with our two families: the IFSU family and our biological family.

Pasig City rep uplifts spirit of IFSU graduates

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

cong romulo for web“Sa kabila ng maraming distractions na inyong hinaharap dala ng teknolohiya, napatunayan niyo sa inyong sarili na meron kayong angking talino at kakayahan upang makatapos ng kurso (Despite the distractions brought about by technology, you proved to yourselves and to your parents that you are capable of finishing a degree).”

Pasig City Congressman Roman T. Romulo said this during the Commencement Exercises at the Luis Hora Gymnasium, IFSU Main Campus on March 20, 2015.

Romulo, being the Chairman of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, was invited as the Guest of Honor and Speaker in the ceremony with the theme “Transcending the Culture of Excellence.

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Baccalaureate Mass at IFSU Main Campus

Jeremy M. Gawongna

Baccalaureate for web“Your choice makes your own life.”

Celebrant Fr. Armand Quindo said this in his homily during the Baccalaureate Mass held at IFSU Main Campus prior to the Commencement Exercises on March 20, 2015 at the Luis Hora Gymnasium.

Fr. Quindo is the rector of Lamut Catholic Mission.

“The world may not find your choice to be the best, but you still work for it because you are happy with it. For as long as it’s for your own good, and it’s for the good of your community, you still go for your choice because that makes your life happy,” he said.

He urged the graduating students to be thankful to their parents, and to the faculty, staff and administrators of IFSU for molding them to be where they are now.

“Your success is the success of your parents and the IFSU family,” he said.

He told them further to look at life with positivity because it is only then when one finds the world a better place to live in.

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