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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Graduation ceremony held for Ifugao – Satoyama Meister trainees

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Ifugao Satoyama Graduation for webThe first batch of at least fourteen trainees under the Ifugao – Satoyama Meister Training Program culminated their year-long undertaking with a one of a kind graduation ceremony at IFSU’s Luis Hora Gymnasium on March 9, 2015.

Guest of Honor and Speaker Ifugao Governor Denis B. Habawel expressed his gratitude to those who made the idea possible: Ifugao State University (IFSU) for providing the facilities and human resources, technical expertise, extension and research funding; University of the Philippines – Open University (UP-OU) for providing human resources and technical expertise; the provincial and local government unit for providing facilities and technical expertise, and; Japan’s Kanazawa University for providing technical expertise, human resources officer, field trip exposure funding, and training cost funding with funding assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – Hokuriko.

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Japanese studes head to Ifugao for academic and cultural exchange

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

KGU IFSU 2015 for web 1Twenty-six Japanese students of Kobe Gakuin University (KGU) immersed themselves in the Ifugao way of life through an academic and cultural exchange hosted by Ifugao State University (IFSU) on February 23 to 28, 2015.

Four KGU Professors: Tosio Asano, Yuka Misumuto, Nobue Funaki, and Erika Eda accompanied the sixteen male and eight female Japanese students and, together with some IFSU faculty and staff, facilitated the conduct of activities.

Professor Eda who is new in the group is being prepared to take the place of Professor Asano as he retires in the future.

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Exchange stude finishes degree in Vietnam: pays courtesy call to IFSU Pres

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Marcia Buhungan and Bonifacion Natag-oy 2One of the two Ifugao State University (IFSU) exchange students who just finished a degree at Vietnam’s Thai Nguyen University paid a courtesy call to IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon on February 24, 2015.

Marcia Buhungan, daughter of a Pastor and a farmer housewife, the 6th among 12 siblings, and a native of Buyabuyan, Lagawe, Ifugao availed of the scholarship funded by the Vietnam government and the University of California – Davis that provided the curriculum model.

Buhungan and another IFSU exchange student Bonifacio Natag-oy of Alfonso Lista were among the elite students of Environmental Science and Management under Advanced Education Program of the said university.

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