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By: Dave Andonaque
Editorial Assistant, Publications & Information Office
 
Photo credits: DANGAL NG LAHI AWARDS

              

     Northern Iloilo State University (NISU) Vice President Fernan P. Tupas is among the 2022 Dangal ng Lahi Awardees as this year’s Philippines’ Most Outstanding Research and Extensionist and Exemplary Educator.

Under the watch of VP Tupas are the offices of the Research and Development and Extension Services. His office showed exceptional performance in delivering initiatives and meaningful projects to the community through its commendable research innovations.

     “I share this recognition with the entire NISU community. This award is all about my contributions to the NISU as a higher institution in Northern Iloilo,” said Dr. Tupas.

     The Dangal ng Lahi is a national award-giving body that recognizes individuals who showcase exemplary performance in their various fields of expertise, gaining honor and recognition to contribute to the glory of the Filipino race.

     As mentioned earlier, the selection process for the award starts with the nomination by one of the directors of OVPRES. The organization will ask for a one-page curriculum vitae containing all the achievements of the nominated individuals and will submit it to the panel of experts.

     “They recognized my efforts in improving faculty engagement in research, innovation, and community outreach programs and projects,” he added.

     Moreover, the vice president believes that this milestone will be a starting point for recognizing NISU as one of the best institutions in Region VI through its quality research and extension projects.

     When asked about his future plans for the Office of the Research and Extension Services, he said that the center of their plans on faculty focused on creating innovations to improve the teaching and learning process in the university, product development, not only in food but ICT and engineering as well.

     He also added that they will continue to create more policies to motivate faculty engagement in research and extension.

     “This will spark a motivation for the entire faculty of researchers and extensionists to work harder. Since NISU aims to become a research university, we will be able to improve the quality of life of our stakeholders,” he reiterated as a challenge to the NISU community.

     VP Tupas is set to receive the award come October 28, 2022, in Davao City.

 

By: Hayl Jezreel Bandojo
Editorial Assistant, The Astrals
 

           

     Sa ika-anim na regular na sesyon pagdinig ng Komite noong ika-9 ng Agosto, sa Kapitolyo ng Probinsya ng Iloilo, si Cyril Jhay De Angel ng Northern Iloilo State University (NISU) ay kinilala ng mga miyembro ng lupon ng lalawigan ng Iloilo sa pangunguna ni Hon. Christine Garin, Bise Gobernador, at Hon. Domingo B. Oso Jr.,(BM 4th District) Majority Floor Leader, kung saan ipinahayag din ni Board Member, Carol V. Espinosa- Diaz ang kaniyang malugod na pagsang-ayon kay Board Member, Binky April C. Tupas na mapaunlakan ang Resolution No. 2022-08-05, bilang pagawad ng pagkilala kay De Angel matapos magdala ng karangalan hindi lamang sa Quinto Distrito at sa Probinsya ng Iloilo kundi sa Pilipinas sa pangkalahatan, nang matagumpay niyang masungkit ang ikatlong lugal laban sa 261 na kalahok mula sa iba't ibang bansa, sa Thailand's 2022 International Photo Competition ng National Museum of Thailand, sa pakikipagtulungan ng Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Center (ASPAC).

     Bilang isang batang retratista, nagsilbi s'yang mahusay na halimbawa sa lahat dahil sa kaniyang obra maestro na nagpapahiwatig ng isang kilusan na dapat gisingin sa kamalayan ang mga opisyal ng gobyerno, mga pinuno ng lipunang sibiko, mga administrador ng paaralan, mga boluntaryong kabataan, at mga tagapagtaguyod ng adbokasiya mula sa iba't ibang edad upang makiisa sa pagprotekta at pag-iingat sa ating likas na yamang dagat.

     Kaya, sa pinamalas na talento at katangian pinatunayan ni De Angel na siya ay isang tunay na Ilonggo na karapat-dapat tularan, lalo na ng susunod na henerasyon—mahusay, malikhain, at mapagkumpitensya ngunit may puso at hangarin sa serbisyo publiko.

     Sa kabilang banda, si De Angel na isa sa mga batang photographer na pumukaw sa ibat-ibang indibidwal sa pamamagitan ng kanyang pinakamahusay na gawa sa patimpalak ay pinatawag sa kortesiya ng Board Members Office ni Hon. Binky April C. Tupas at Hon. Carol V. Espinosa- Diaz sa tulong gabay ni Dr. Jeff George Delima, III, NISU Director of Students Affairs and Services, kung saan iginawad ang Sertipiko ng Pagkilala sa pagkamit ng Ikatlong Gantimpala sa 2022 International Photo Competition sa bansang Thailand, na nilagdaan ng Congressman ng Ikalimang Distrito Raul “Boboy” C. Tupas, na ginanap sa Kapitolyo Probinsyal ng Iloilo, Bonifacio Drive, lungsod ng Iloilo ika-9 ng Agosto taong 2022.

 

By: Webster Jhon Arib Cerujano
Editorial Assistant, The Astrals
 

     

        Huawei Philippines and Northern Iloilo State University (NISU) converged in a Ceremonial Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing and Business Meeting on August 09, 2022 at the NISU Boardroom, Main Campus, Estancia, Iloilo, to further develop student and teacher communications and learning capabilities through modern technology.

     "𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑠 𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑦 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑔𝑜 𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦," said Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, University President, as he welcomed with gratitude the representatives of Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc.

     Meanwhile, Mr. Kim Seow Boon (Stephen), Channel Service Manager for Enterprise Marketing and Service Department, introduced the Huawei ICT Academy, a partnership between Huawei and universities or academies worldwide.

     "𝑊𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎs, 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑦 𝐻𝑢𝑎𝑤𝑒𝑖 𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑜𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦. 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑎𝑖𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝐼𝐶𝑇 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑠," words from Mr. Boon.

     The said academy delivers and imparts Huawei ICT Technologies training, and the students will be issued a Huawei Certification. It will further develop talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and the community and will aim to support 100,000 ICT students. The academy has already been launched at Southern University Philippines, Mindanao State University, and other top universities in the Philippines.

     On the other hand, Mr. Jerald Limquaco, Senior IT Solution Sales Manager for Enterprise Data Center Solution Sales Department, showed the trends in smart classroom development, from traditional, multimedia, interactive, to innovative classrooms (future).

     He also introduced the Huawei intelligent collaboration solution portfolio, standard hybrid classrooms, flipped hybrid classrooms for laboratories, and integration of Ideahub that includes applications, intelligent meetings, intelligent writing, high definition video conferencing, and wireless sharing. The technology was first established at Jose Maria College.

     "𝐻𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦, 𝑛𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑁𝐼𝑆𝑈, 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒, " said Mr. Limquaco at the end of his discussion.

     The said meeting was also attended by Mr. Wang Chen (Leon), Huawei Visayas Regional Manager, the faculty members from the College of Information Computing Studies, and other NISU officials.

 

 

By: Dave Andonaque
Editorial Assistant, The Astrals
 

    

   

     Northern Iloilo State University (NISU) proudly welcomed the delegates from Benguet State University (BSU) during the benchmarking activity of NISU Quality Innovation through Entrepreneurial Opportunities (QUINTO)-Technology Business Incubation (TBI) held at RDE Building, West Campus on August 5, 2022.

     BSU’s delegates were assisted by NISU’s Office of the Research and Extension Services core officers, including Vice President Fernan P. Tupas, Dr. Veminrose Clariza-Samuel, Dr. Ma. Ivy Agreda, Dr. Rosalie Grace Dela Cruz, and Prof. Gil Villegas, together with the representatives from Capiz State University (CAPSU).

     “𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 ℎ𝑢𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑁𝐼𝑆𝑈 𝑄𝑢𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜-𝑇𝐵𝐼 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑝𝑢𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑁𝐼𝑆𝑈 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡-𝑢𝑝 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑠,” said Vice President Tupas.

     The activity progressed through a short presentation of the activities and establishment of NISU QUINTO-TBI, showcasing the locally-made products from the different external campuses of NISU and the various conducted TBI fairs and one-stop shop displays that brought success to the project.

     Dr. Ruth Diego, BSU’s Director of AATBI, expressed that a new university like NISU is always a learning opportunity for them. They benchmark by looking around at what other universities are doing, and learning comes after. They would also like to share insights regarding the positive side, constraints, and issues to have meaningful discussions in managing problems in TBI projects.

     Part of the event’s goal was to tell other State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) that NISU is already doing their TBI and to show the different outputs of the faculty using the locally-found materials and through partnerships with the vast networks of support from the community.

     “𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐴𝑇𝐵𝐼 𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑙𝑦 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑛𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝐴𝑇𝐵𝐼 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒, 𝑏𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑒𝑔𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡’𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑠,” Dr. Diego emphasized.

     On the other hand, Gedion Ulban Jr., BSU’s Assistant Director of the Open University Program, shared that they want to see how seafood is being integrated with the products and how to market them using TBI and, at the same time, the impact of the project in improving the lives of the community through partnering with NISU’s TBI.

     NISU also ensured that all delegates received gifts as a gesture of gratitude containing NISU-TBI’s locally made products as they went home.