CSC chooses IFSU to undergo PRIME-HRM

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

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Civil Service Commission (CSC) Provincial Director Atty. Allyson Locano announced on September 14, 2015 after the flag raising ceremony in front of the administration building that IFSU was chosen as one of the agencies to undergo Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME – HRM).

Atty. Locano said international standards will be used to assess IFSU’s maturity level in the aspect of human resource and organizational development.

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LGU keeps up aid to IFSU studes

By: Jill B. Saquing
Hungduan Municipal Mayor Hilario T. Bumangabang (2nd from left), leads the Sanguniang Members to their first dialogue with University President Serafin L. Ngohayon in IFSU - Main Campus prior to the opening of the IFSU Hungduan Campus in June 2015. (File Photo)

Hungduan Municipal Mayor Hilario T. Bumangabang (2nd from left), leads the Sanguniang Members to their first dialogue with University President Serafin L. Ngohayon in IFSU – Main Campus prior to the opening of the IFSU Hungduan Campus in June 2015. (File Photo)

The Local government of Hungduan has reinforced its support to the programs of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) via a scholarship funding made thru the Office of the Municipal Mayor.

Hungduan Municipal Mayor Hilario T. Bumangabang confirmed in a transmittal to University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon that the 28 freshmen enrolled in Diploma in Agriculture (DAT) – Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (BAT) in IFSU – Hapao Campus will be financially assisted.

Designated Campus Director is Mr. Vicente L. Kalaw said that the funding covers the tuition and other miscellaneous fees of the students.

It can be recalled that the IFSU- Hapao Campus opened in June 2015.  The LGU of Hungduan assisted the IFSU Administration in campaigning for student enrollees. Months earlier they also aided the IFSU research group that carried out  the  survey of course programs preferred.

IFSU – Hapao Campus offers DAT-BAT and Master of Arts in Education (MAED) with 49 enrollees. #

Mobilizing Future Hopes: “UMAP to Raise the Global Spirits”

By: Leonard Ivan T. Melana, RN,MANIvan 2

The University Mobility of Asia in the Pacific (UMAP) was founded in year 1993, a voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of international higher education institutions. UMAP has been successful in promoting harmony within diversity among its member countries in Asia and the Pacific through internationalizing program offerings and mobilizing students and staffs. Ways forward for the UMAP family is to boost its marketing strategy and expand its programs and agenda. Continue reading

Agri studes finish OJT in Israel

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

OJT Israel 4Forty-eight IFSU Agriculture students finished their Agrostudies On-the-Job Training (OJT) in Israel this semester.

A graduation ceremony was held on September 2, 2015 where they received their Certificate of Completion.

Renato Bumilac Jr., one of the graduates, said the OJT program enhanced and widened his knowledge on agriculture.

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Civil servants reminded of their profession’s nobility

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

civil service for the web“Kayang-kaya mo yan, lingkod bayani (You can do it, servant hero).”

The theme of the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) was emphasized during the launching of the CSC Month Celebration at the Ifugao State University (IFSU) reminding employees of their profession’s nobility on September 7, 2015.

Government agencies in Ifugao simultaneously launched the Civil Service Month Celebration as agreed during the meeting of the Ifugao Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners. This is in compliance to the Philippine Civil Service Memorandum Circular Number 9 series of 2015 enjoining every government agency to take part in the celebration of the 115th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.

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California’s ERES okays credentials of IFSU – TNE grad

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Hoa Mai Hoang 4The California based Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES) evaluated the degrees acquired by a graduate of Ifugao State University (IFSU) – Transnational Education (TNE) and approved them to have United States (US) equivalence.

Hoa Mai Hoang of Vietnam graduated Doctor of Business Administration under the IFSU – TNE Program in collaboration with EDS Business School, Penang, Malaysia. She had her Master of Business Administration at the University of Bolton, United Kingdom, and Bachelor of Foreign Degree at Hanoi University, Vietnam.

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Peace Corps Response program to partner with IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

US Peace Corps for the webUnited States (US) Peace Corps Manila, Philippines signified intent to partner with the Ifugao State University (IFSU) through its Response program in a meeting with IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon on August 18, 2015 at the Main Campus.

“Our Peace Corps Response program has experience and skilled volunteers who are ready to be deployed in the Philippines for a short-term average period of seven months, which is different from our regular volunteers whose placements are in two-year period,” explained Milosile E. Cruz, Response Program Coordinator. Continue reading

Foreign visiting professor holds first meeting with IFSU studes

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Prof Asano for the webVisiting Professor Toshio Asano of Kobe Gakuin University (KGU), Japan, shared insights to IFSU students during lectures organized by IFSU administrators at IFSU Main and Hapao campuses on August 1 to 14, 2015.

This is the first time for IFSU to have a foreign visiting professor.

IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon explained that having Prof. Asano as a visiting professor from Japan is in line with the continuing collaboration of IFSU and KGU.

It can be recalled that KGU and IFSU students have been conducting annual cultural and academic exchange for six years, the last time was in February to March this year.

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