The future IFSU stakeholders. No sooner and these two elementary kids will start charting their own dreams. We could only wish they would remember and be influenced by IFSU’s Vision spelled out at the marker by their side and help make it their vision too. # Jill B. Saquing/IFSU


     By: Jill B. Saquing   

Dr. Romulo H. Malvar, Regional Director, Commission on Higher Eeducation (CHED) – CAR is donned with the Ifugao headdress by IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon before Dr. Malvar set out to deliver his message as the Guest of Honor and Commmencement Speaker during the IFSU 2016 Summer Commencement Exercise on June 7, 2016 at the Luis Hora Gymnasium, IFSU, Nayon ,Lamut, Ifugao. 

 Dr. Nancy P. Gonzales (right), VP for Academic Affairs assisted earlier Dr. Ngohayon in adorning Dr. Malvar the  “Bayaong” or Ifugao blanket.  


By: Jill B. Saquing

 Parents to the Graduates.   The IFSU Facullty and Staff  shared with the joyous moment of the graduates of the IFSU Open Distance Education (ODE) as they act as parents during the June 7, 2016 Summer Commencement  Exercises at the IFSU Main Campus, Lamut, Ifugao.

There were 204 graduates of the ODE programs from the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Capiz,  Roxas and Baguio through its partner St. Robert’s Management Training Center (SRMTC) but more than 170  came to attend their graduation rites  with just a handful of them tagging along their family.

Before the ceremonies begun, Dr. Nancy P. Gonzales, VP for Academic Affairs informed the graduates that the IFSU employees will act on behalf of the ODE graduates' families.

The IFSU employees marched along with the ODE graduates during the Academic Procession and performed as well during the Hooding Ceremony. 


By: Jill B. Saquing

      A pledge to my Alma Mater. Graduates profess their Pledge of Loyalty to the Ifugao State University (IFSU) during the 2016 Summer Commencement Exercises in June 7, 2016 at the Luis Hora Gymnasium, Main Campus, Lamut, Ifugao.

There were 244 graduates with 204 of them emerging from the Open Distance Education (ODE) Programs offered by IFSU in the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Capiz,  Roxas and Baguio through its partner St. Robert’s Management Training Center (SRMTC).  Joining them were 29 graduates from the Main Campus, 9 from Lagawe Campus and 2 from Tinoc Campus.

Dr. Romulo H. Malvar, Regional Director, Commission on Higher Education-CAR graced the event as Guest Speaker. Dr. Robert F. Galindez, President of SRMTC was also present to witness the graduation exercises along with the officials of IFSU headed by University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon.

IFSU co-hosts Thai University’s 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching

By: Joyce A. Bodah 

One of the newest partners of the Ifugao State University in Thailand – the Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) hosted its first international conference on English Language Teaching on May 13, 2016. 

The conference was co-hosted by IFSU together with other educational institutions such as De LaSalle University – Dasmarinas (DLSUD), Philippines; National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan; Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok (RMUTTO), Thailand; and St. Robert’s Global Education and Management Service (SRGEMS).  

Asst. Prof. Rungrudee Apiwathnasorn, RMUTT Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts said during a conversation that it was the partnership with IFSU that they were prompted to hold their first international conference.

Apiwathnasorn said she is hoping that another similar conference would be organized that will provide more avenues for faculty researchers to present their research outputs for information sharing. 

Four faculty members of IFSU presented their research outputs on language teaching namely: Dr. Alma C. Binwag, Dr. Jengjeng M. Bolintao, Ms. Karen A. Puguon, and Ms. Mary Grace A. Santiago. 

Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales, IFSU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Alice Y. Brawner, Dean of College of Education and Arts sat as reviewers during the conference.

RMUTT’s President Asso. Prof. Dr. Prasert Pinpathomrat, Asst. Prof. Rungrudee, Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts Apiwathnasorn, and officials from other co-host universities including IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon graced the conference. 

Dr. Ngohayon delivered an inspirational remark during the Opening Program.

Asso. Prof. Dr. Richard Watson Todd, Head of the Center for Research and Services of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand was the Keynote Speaker who talked on “Commonalities and Diversity in Effective Teaching”. #

314 Students Graduate IFSU TNE/DE in Thailand

By:Joyce A. Bodah

 A total of 314 students of IFSU’s Transnational Education (TNE)/Distance Education (DE) programs marched on stage to receive their diplomas at Indra Regent Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on May 14, 2016. 

The graduates are from different nationalities but most of them are professional overseas Filipino workers in Thailand determined to complete their master’s and doctorate degrees. 

Most of the graduates are hopeful. Most of them shared that obtaining an advanced degree raises their job qualifications having been equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in today’s work environment. 

The total of graduates per degree are as follows:

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management -12;

Master of Arts in Teaching major in English -10;

Master of Arts in Teaching major in Early Childhood Education -7;

Master of Arts in Educational Management -11; and

Diploma in Teacher Education – 274.

These programs are being offered by the University in partnership with St. Robert’s Global Education and Management Service (SRGEMS).

The TNE/ODE Program is IFSU’s response to the challenge brought about by the special needs of today’s prospective students who are constrained by time and distance. 

IFSU is now among the universities in the Philippines with TNE/DE programs that seek to provide quality advanced education for specific target students by utilizing modern approaches of teaching-learning.

National Economic Development Authority Director for Cordillera Administrative Region Director Milagros A. Rimando was Keynote Speaker during the graduation. #

Stakeholders join IFSU budget planning

BUB-in-web  By: Jill B. Saquing

            File photo shows the stakeholders  of IFSU attend the Participatory Budgeting Process for the preparation of the FY 2017 Budget   in March 23, 2016.

       Student leaders from the different IFSU campuses actively proposed for their needs such as classrooms with ample ventilation and lighting, Comfort rooms with continuous water supply and  additional facilities for the existing science laboratories.

          The Presidents of the Alumni Association and Faculty Association of the different campuses were also present during the event presided by Director for Finance Dr. Juliet C. Daniels.

DOST is back home in IFSU

By: Jill B. Saquiing

dost-2    IFSU Officials led by University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon (2nd from left fronting the building) and guest Department of Science and Technology  (DOST)-CAR Director Victor B. Mariano  (1st from left fronting the building) join Rev. Laurence Nanglegan Sr. in the blessing and dedication rites of the DOST building in April 1,2016 at IFSU, Lamut, Ifugao.

      The building which seats adjacent to the IFSU Commercial Center will serve as a provincial office and a research facility with IFSU as its partner. Continue reading