ADVISORY

In behalf of the family of Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University, we wish to inform everyone that the family is NOT asking or pleading for financial donation out of the tragedy met by the family on December 24, 2016. Kindly report to us anomalous activities you may have encountered in the past days either on social media, internet, phone calls or SMS messages. You may reach us at sngohayon@yahoo.com.

Enhancement of Instructional Materials pursued in Graduate programs

IMSBy: Levilyn L.  Buyayo

The Ifugao State University (IFSU) conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Instructional Materials (IMs) Development on January 9-13, 2017 at the Library AVR to ensure quality and excellence in instruction services.

Dr. Mary P. Caclini, Dean, College of Advanced Education (CAE) and Dr. Ivan D. Baguilat, Dean, College of Distance Education and Transnational Education (CODETE) required the full participation and attendance of all faculty staff in their colleges to attend said activity.

The Seminar-Workshop was pursued in response to the result of the evaluation conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) last November 15, 2016. The evaluation team highly recommended the development or enhancement of the Instructional Materials of the Graduate Programs.

It also supplements the Policy-Guidelines No. 80-2016 states that, “Instructional Materials (IMs) must be relevant to the present work, position or designation of the author/s and must be cover the course contents as per approved syllabi.”

The Seminar-Workshop on Instructional Materials Development also includes preparation of Outcomes Based Education (OBE) syllabus.

   

Normal operations in place at IFSU

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File photo shows IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon delivering his Christmas Message to the IFSU employees on December 14, 2016 at IFSU Lagawe Campus.

By: Jill B. Saquing

The leadership of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) carries on.

IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon has endorsed operations of the university to his Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Team as he undergoes the necessary medical procedures following a tragedy that befell his family on December 24, 2016.

A message has been routed to concerned officials on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from Dr. Ngohayon which upon his charge was read on today, January 9, 2017 before IFSU employees during the flag ceremony in all IFSU campuses.

The University President’s message:

To the IFSU Family:

It’s 16 days now after the tragedy that took the life of my beloved wife and crippled me and my children. We are starting to pick up the pieces of our lives and move on emboldened by our belief that this is what Febie wants us to.

While I am practically learning to stand and walk again, I am physically getting better by the day regaining more balance and movements. I hope that in the shortest time possible, I can walk normally again.

I will continue to be on leave this week. I will rely again on my OIC Team to oversee the smooth operation of the University and the Campus Executive Directors to fully take charge of their Campus’ Operations. With my mental faculties now intact and functioning, I can resume performing functions that cannot be delegated as these must only be performed by the University President.

I cannot thank you all enough for your countless & immeasurable support during our lowest moment. I beg you all to carry the load of running the university’s programs, plans and activities as the top leadership is weakened by life’s crises. I hope I could regain physical strength the soonest to resume my usual leadership roles.

God bless!

Serafin L. Ngohayon IFSUPresident

The OIC Team has subsequently acted for and behalf of the University President when he is out on official travel or on official business consistent with Office Order No. 14 s. 2016 and preceded by Office Order No. 2 s. 2016 and Office Order No. 13 s. 2016 as to their full responsibility and authority as OIC.

IFSU President updates on mishap encountered by his family

By: Jill Bulayungan Saquing,

A statement has been released today by Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon, President, Ifugao State University, relative to the accident met by his family while traversing Caranglan Road, Nueva Ecija on their way home on December 24,2016.

Dr. Ngohayon and his three kids Paul John, Hanaku and Josh escaped the tragedy but unfortunately claimed the life of Mrs. Febie Tejada-Ngohayon.

Dr. Ngohayon is recuperating following his surgery on December 25 at the Veterans Regional Hospital, Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya and is set to go home accordingly at anytime. His children are also declared out of danger.

In an earlier statement sent to IFSU family, Dr. Ngohayon “thanked everyone for the outpouring of concern, love and devotion. “

He also thanked God that through everyone’s prayers, his kids are okay. He asked everyone to continue praying for the repose of the soul of his wife Febie.

Below is Dr. Ngohayon’s statement:

“To all

While we are in a state of shock and grief, it’s fair to inform you all that my beloved wife and the loving mother of our three children, passed away so suddenly in a tragic accident that happened on December 24, on or about 6:30 in the morning.

We were going home to Isabela, almost approaching dalton pass, when a truck skidded w/ its trailer perfectly blocking our way. No matter how our driver braked, our vehicle still hit the tail end, making it overturn until it reached a canal and stopped there with it’s top at the bottom.

Our children luckily sustained minor injuries, me and my wife sustaining major injuries that unfortunately left her lifeless upon reaching the hospital. With all the unbearable pain and emotional vacuum we are feeling right now, it’s consoling to know that Febie is in God’s hands now.

We just came from a pilgrimage to Israel, where we visited the birthplace of Jesus – Bethlehem; the place where he started his ministry and performed several miracles – Nazareth (Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Cana, etc); and the place where he was crucified, died, buried and rose on the third day – Jerusalem ( Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Calvary, Golgotha, church of Holy Sepulcher).

Throughout our travel we were so happy and felt so blessed to have walked the path Jesus walked. But most specially for my wife, who gave it all, cried profusely in Jesus Tomb.

Throughout her life, she dedicated herself for the love of us, me, her husband and our three children, whom I can say with utmost sincerity, we have not become who we are now today without her, and to her parents, my parents and relatives in the best way she could. She left indelible imprint in the lives of her sisters, her friends and the people she met in this journey of life including you all.

As we say goodbye to her in this earthly life, let us not look at her frailties but of her goodness of heart and send her off with a prayer. “Lord Jesus into your hands we entrust Febie. Please accept her into Your kingdom.”

She is currently laid in wake at our house in Purok 2, Brgy. Castillo, Echague, Isabela.

Serafin L. Ngohayon, Husband

P.S. I was operated for multiple fractures on the left leg. I know I was spared, on my wife’s behest for me to look after our children. “For those looking for updates about Dr. Ngohayon and his family, may I please share his official statement on what really transpired last Saturday morning as follows:

Me and my children are at a state of shock and grief that my beloved wife and the loving mother of our three children, passed away so suddenly in a tragic accident that happened on December 24, on or about 6:30 in the morning. We were going home to Isabela, when a truck skidded w/ its trailer perfectly blocking our way. No matter how our driver braked, the truck still hit us turning our vehicle upside down thrown into a canal. Our children sustained minor injuries, me and my wife sustaining major injuries that unfortunately left her lifeless upon reaching the hospital. Losing Febie is unbearable with only the belief that She is God’s hands that consoles us.

We just came from Israel, where we visited the birthplace of Jesus – Bethlehem; the place where He started his ministry and performed several miracles – Nazareth (Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Cana, etc); and the place where He was crucified, died, buried and rose on the third day – Jerusalem ( Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Calvary, Golgotha, church of Holy Sepulcher). She was so happy as we felt so blessed to have walked the path Jesus walked. In Jesus’ tomb, she cried and gave it all. Little did i know that she may be surrendering her life to Him.

Throughout her life, she dedicated herself for the love of us, me, her husband and our three children. She is the reason we are where we are now.

As you mourn with us, please say this prayer with us: “Lord Jesus into your hands we entrust Febie. Welcome her into Your kingdom.”

She is currently laid in wake at our house in Purok 2, Brgy. Castillo, Echague, Isabela.

Serafin L. Ngohayon

P.S. I was operated for multiple fractures on the left leg. I know I was spared, on my wife’s behest for me to look after our children. I’ll be at my wife’s side by Dec. 28. Interment is on Jan. 3, 2017. #

Making IFSU vivid to the globe through research

   By: Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales
               (The author, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ifugao State University/IFSU attended the Ireland International Conference in Education at Dublin, Ireland as an Oral Presenter for her manuscript on “Career Advancement: The graduates of the Transnational and Distance Education of the Ifugao State University, Philippines”-Ed.)
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The Ireland International Conference in Education is a bi-annual conference aimed at providing opportunities for academicians and professionals from various educational fields; bridging knowledge gaps; promoting research esteem and evaluating pedagogy.

Dublin, Ireland hosted the affair on October 24-27, 2016.

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IFSU welcomes new BOR members

By: Menard Z. Bongayon
From left: DA-CAR Director Lorenzo Caranguian, CHED-CAR Director Dr. Romulo Malvar, DOST-CAR Director Victor Mariano, Faculty Regent Joseph Ngohayon, IFSU President Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, Student Regent John Dulnuan, Private Sector Regent Laurence Nanglegan, Private Sector Regent Constancio Abbugao, CHED Commissioner Dr. Alex Brillantes, Senate Representative Atty. Raymond Baguilat, House of Congress Representative Atty. Anna Liza Gonzales and Alumni Regent Freddie Bayangan.

From left: DA-CAR Director Lorenzo Caranguian, CHED-CAR Director Dr. Romulo Malvar, DOST-CAR Director Victor Mariano,
Faculty Regent Joseph Ngohayon, IFSU President Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, Student Regent John Dulnuan, Private Sector Regent
Laurence Nanglegan, Private Sector Regent Constancio Abbugao, CHED Commissioner Dr. Alex Brillantes, Senate Representative
Atty. Raymond Baguilat, House of Congress Representative Atty. Anna Liza Gonzales and Alumni Regent Freddie Bayangan.

Three new members of the Ifugao State University (IFSU)Board of Regents (BOR) were formally welcomed during the 3rd Quarter BOR meeting on October 6, 2016 at CHED Central Office, Quezon City.

Sworn into office by Hon. Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., Chairperson, IFSU BOR and CHED Commissioner were Hon. Laurence H. Nanglegan, Sr., Representative of the Private Sector-District I, Hon. Constancio P. Abbugao, Representative of the Private Sector-District II, and Hon. John B. Dulnuan, President of the Federated Student Councils

Hon. Nanglegan and Hon. Abbugao will sit as BOR members for a term of two years while Hon. Dulnuan will be representing the student sector for one academic year.

A briefing was held prior to the regular meeting by IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon, Vice-Chairperson, IFSU BOR for the new BOR members on their duties and responsibilities as members. #

 

Online system for IFSU Graduate programs pursued

Dr. Jeng jeng M. Bolintao, Chairperson, IMs/LMS CODETE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       img_2805    A series of seminar-workshop to strengthen the learning management system (LMS) of the College of Open Distance Education and Transnational Education (CODETE) and the College of Advanced Education (CAE) was conducted for the Faculty of both colleges. Continue reading

DAT-BAT program undergoes AACCUP Level 4 Phase 1 evaluation

By: Levilyn L. Buyayo

The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) conducted the Level IV Phase I evaluation of the Diploma in Agricultural Technology-Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (DAT-BAT) program offered at Ifugao State University (IFSU) Main Campus for Level IV on August 22-26, 2016.

It is the first among the course programs offered by the IFSU seeking for Level IV accreditation.

Under the Policy Guidelines No.9-2011, DAT-BAT was initially offered in 1991 at the Main Campus, as a two-year ladder type curriculum.  On SY 2008-2009 it was revised into an “enhanced ladderized DAT-BAT curriculum”. At present, DAT-BAT program also offered in IFSU Hapao Campus, Hungduan, Ifugao.

The areas assessed by AACCUP were: 1) VMGO; 2) The Faculty; 3) Curriculum; 4) Support to Students; 5) Research; 6) Extension; 7) Library; 8) Physical Plant and Facilities; 9) Laboratories; 10) Administration.

The accreditation of curricular programs in the Philippines, particularly for state universities and colleges, is the main function of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. Under its charter, one of the functions, if not the main purpose of AACCUP, is “to develop a mechanism of and conduct the evaluation of programs and institutions.”

In a year, IFSU went through different accreditation and evaluation by AACCUP to improve and give quality services to University’s clientele.

The AACCUP Team of Accreditors were; Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz, Consultant; Dr. Luzviminda A. Rodrin, Overall Coordinator; Dr. Janet B. Quilang, Team Leader; Members;Dr. Edwin R. Ramos, Dr.Florie Gapido and Prof. Alicia C. Esquerra.

“Rest assured that we will give our 101% commitment and be ever-ready for the 2nd phase evaluation,” said Dr. Dinah Corazon M. Licyayo, Dean, College of Agriculture and Home Science.

IFSU celebrates 96th Founding Anniversary and 7th Charter Day Celebration

By: Levilyn L. Buyayo
96th Founding Anniversary and 6th Charter Day Celebration

96th Founding Anniversary and 6th Charter Day Celebration

IFSU-Main Campus– The Ifugao State University readies for its upcoming celebration of its 96th Founding Anniversary and 7th Charter Day here on October 11-14, 2016  with the theme “Paving the Path Towards Internationalization Through culture and Sports.”

It is indeed another year of thanksgiving and celebration of IFSU’s 96 years of existence as a premier educational institution in the province of Ifugao since its birth in 1920 as a Farm Settlement School and its 7th Charter Day celebration on October 14 of its conversion from Ifugao State College of (ISCAF) to IFSU by virtue of the Republic Act 9720.

Looking back, IFSU could be proud of its humble achievements in terms of good performance in licensure examination; improved research services bolstered by technologies patented and copyrighted; improved extension services that has increasingly impacted on the lives of communities; and an improved management and administrative services attested by IFSU’s compliance to good governance conditions for three years now.

Thus, what IFSU is today, is a product of the harmonious effort of all stakeholders guided with its clear vision and mission as it continues to rise and become an Academic Center of Excellence (ACE).

To mark this milestone, the University organized the weeklong event that includes the following activities:

Day 1– Grand Parade, Opening Program and Intercampus Sports and Socio-Cultural Competitions;

Day 2– Continuation of Intercampus Sports and Socio-Cultural Competitions and Search for Mr. and Ms. IFSU 2016;

Day 3– Stakeholders Day: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Community; Bike for Fun; Invitational Games; Watch and Learn: Do It Yourself Parallell Sessions and “Holyat ad IFSU” : Concert for A Cause;

Day 4– Foundation Day Celebration (GOTAD ad IFSU) and Friendship Lunch

The weeklong celebration also includes awarding of Certificates of Recognition; Loyalty Awardees; Outstanding Alumni and Retirees and culminates with the Foundation Day ceremony to be led by the University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon who is expected to deliver his State of the University Address.

Pre-departure orientation given to IFSU-OJT to Israel

By: Levilyn L. Buyayo

Agro-Studies Trainees. Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon (at the center) speaks to the Agriculture students before they are dispatched to their Agro-Studies OJT in Israel.Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon gave a pre-departure orientation to the Agriculture students confirmed to undergo  On-the-Job-Training (OJT) under Agro-Studies-Israel.

Sixty-five Agriculture DAT-BAT students were approved for the Agro-Studies OJT to Israel on different scheduled flights. Three students are from Hapao Campus, 24 from Potia Campus and 38 from the Main Campus. Also, two students are awaiting confirmation. This year’s slots have increased from the forty-one slots acquired by the university last year.

IFSU has been sending Agriculture students on OJT to Israel since 2009. The slots given to IFSU has since been increasing which is attributed to the good performance of the OJT students.

The 11-month course or OJT in Israel will give an opportunity to the students to work in the modern farms, expose them to the latest agro-based technology and will allow them to learn advance agricultural working method.

Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon encouraged the students to be hardworking and disciplined in their training. He told them to learn the best practices of Israel in the different areas in Agriculture. He also emphasized to the students the contribution of agriculture sector in making Israel one of the well developed countries in the world.

Dr. Ngohayon told the students that the Agro-studies OJT training in Israel will also give them an opportunity to earn and save money.  Their experience, nonetheless, will be an advantage in applying for a job here and abroad, he added.

“It would help you to improve your career prospective,” he said.

He further advised them to invest their savings wisely. He suggested to the students to get into agri-business.

“Run agriculture as business,” he said.