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

Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program holds 2nd graduation ceremony

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Ifugao Satoyama Graduation 2016 1bTwenty-one stakeholders of Ifugao’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites identified as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) completed their training under the Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program (ISMTP) on its second year of implementation that culminated with a graduation ceremony on March 15, 2016 at Ilob Village Inn, Bocos, Banaue, Ifugao.

Purpose of the program is to empower the stakeholders by providing them the expertise as entrepreneurs, a strategy to address outward migration which is one of the factors contributory to the abandonment of the heritage sites. This is a collective effort to promote sustainable development in GIAHS sites.

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Ifugao legislators settle IFSU complaints against IFELCO

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Ifugao legislators for the  webThe Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Ifugao settled the issues raised by the Ifugao State University (IFSU) against the Ifugao Electric Cooperative (IFELCO) regarding the unilateral disconnection of electricity in its newly opened campus at Lupao, Jacmal, Aguinaldo, Ifugao in a public hearing held in front of the Municipal Hall of Aguinaldo, Ifugao on March 14, 2016.

Ifugao Vice Governor Pedro G. Mayam-o presided the public hearing that was attended by majority of the board members, local officials, communities, ANHS officials, IFELCO representatives, IFSU officials, employees, and student leaders from various IFSU campuses.

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Pres remains confident in the IFSU ROTC Unit

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

ROTC for the webUniversity President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon assured his trust and confidence in the IFSU ROTC Unit despite failure to clinch its successive win in the Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection (RAATI) during the graduation ceremony of advance and basic ROTC cadets on March 12, 2016.

A historic back-to-back win in the inter-regional tactical showdown was courtesy of the unit in 2014 and 2015, giving IFSU the reputation as a four-time champion: first, in 2008 and second, in 2011.

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Indonesian academic institutions ink MOA with IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Indonesian universities 1f (for web)Heads of academic institutions in Indonesia and IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon signed on March 11, 2016 at IFSU’s Center for Foreign and Japan Studies the Memorandum of Agreement establishing and strengthening academic partnership and undertakings.

Said heads were: Ir. Moh. Mardiyana, MM, President, Indonesia School of Management; Dr. Suyanto, SE, MM, M.Ak, CA, Prsident, IPWIJA Business School; Dra. Koes Indrati Prasetyorini.MM, President, Pelita Bangsa School of Economics and Technology; and Ir. Besar Agung Martono, MM, DBA, President Director, QIA Solution Co. Ltd Secretary, IPWIJA Foundation.

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