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By: Prof. Mark Anthony P. Lopez
Associate Editor, Ad Astra
 
 
 
   

          As part of the continuing initiatives for community development of Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, University President, the “Children Health Care Program for Island Barangays in Carles, Iloilo” was launched at Piagao Primary School, Brgy. Granada, Gigantes Norte, Carles, Iloilo on May 12, 2002.

 

          PHILKOFA, KOICA and NISU funded the medical mission including the deworming, multivitamins and medicines which benefited one hundred forty-two (142) children ages 5 to 10 years old.

 

          “The PHILKOFA and KOICA approved the one-year implementation of the program, thus, this will become a regular program in Piagao Primary School,” said President Gerardo. Present during the opening program were Hon. Roberto Pestaño, Punong Barangay of Bgry. Granada, Mrs. Marul Sontosidad, Teacher-in-Charge of the Primary School, officials of the University and the parents and guardians who accompanied the children.

 

          The University President shared that his initiative in spearheading this kind of program is because of his experiences as a public servant active in community service and his childhood years growing up to a poor family where he and his brother had to help their parents for their daily needs.

 

          Through the effort of Dr. Andre D. Ravena, NISU Medical Officer, the University invited two physicians, Dr. Jendee Dalman and Dr. Mel Bryan Billones, from the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital to attend the medical needs of the children beneficiaries.

 

          The Office of the Extension Services also extended a “Feeding Program” to the beneficiaries to ease the discomforts while waiting for their turns.

 

 

 

By: Prof. Mark Anthony P. Lopez
Associate Editor, Ad Astra

 

 
     Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, NISU President, held an Administrative Council Meeting on April 23, 2022 at the University Library duly attended by the Vice Presidents, Campus Administrators, Deans and Directors of Colleges and Institutes, Directors and Associate Directors of Offices and Program Chairpersons to discuss new directions for the institution’s newest milestone achievement.

     “It is not only about changing of the naming convention from College to University but the very essence of being a university is the additional burden that will be put on our shoulder, expect more work and more goals to be achieved,” said Dr. Gerardo.

     He emphasized in the next stage of the journey, the university will expand and offer new advanced studies like the Master in Information Technology, Master of Engineering, and Doctor in Public Administration. Added also to this plan is the offering of Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering for the undergraduate programs.

     Part of his plan is the preparation towards application of strong programs of the university as Center of Excellence or Center of Development for fisheries, agriculture, information technology, engineering, and teacher education.

     NISU would further benchmark with top local and international universities in terms of their classrooms and learning facilities including the upgrading of teaching methodologies.

     Dr. Gerardo also stressed the upscaling of research and extension projects and programs that would level up considering other interesting topics essential to the current and future studies that would generate knowledge and can be implemented to the community.

     There is also an immediate plan with the Communications and International Collaborations Office (CICO) to forge ties with local and international institutions to further enhance and level up programs and activities with the University’s partners. He also underscored to increase the number of international partners for development and excellence in all areas. 

     Another direction of the University President is to increase the board examination passing percentages in all board courses. “…I call upon the Deans and Directors to come up with tactical plans on how to further improve the passing percentages… if we wanted to have a spot in the national or international level recognitions, we should excel in board examinations,” said Dr. Gerardo.

     Another target of NISU is the employability of the graduates. With this, the University should focus on hiring highly qualified faculty members. Since faculty resource is very important, skilled and highly trained faculty would yield quality and skilled graduates that would give better edge towards employment so sending faculty members to special trainings and advanced studies abroad are now one of the priorities.

     Awarding of Plaque of Recognition of two officials became the highlight of the Council’s Meeting. President Gerardo recognized Dr. Jomartin C. Limson for his role as the Focal Person for the Universityhood conversion and Dr. Jeff George V. Delima III for his leadership during the immediate planning for the University Inauguration held on April 28, 2022.

 

   

By: Jeff George V. Delima III
Editor-in-chief, Ad Astra

 

 
     “We will continue to extend our helping hands”, said by Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, president of the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) during the installation of the Solar Kits to the beneficiaries of Barangay Gabi in Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo on April 20, 2022.
 
     On the other hand, Dr. Veminrose Clariza-Samuel, the director of the extension services challenged the beneficiaries to take good care of the solar kits which were personally installed by the president with the help of the faculty members and students of the School of Industrial Technology with their dean, Dr. Jeremias Gabion.
 
     “Kabay pa nga inyo halungan ang ining gin hatag namon sa inyo para mapa sanag ang inyo tagsa-tagsa ka panimalay”, she said. “Karon sa gab -e manami na ang inyo pag sinalayo tungod sa kasanag nga gin dala sa inyo sang NIPSC sa bulig sang amon presidente, she added.
 
     The Office of the Extension Services conducted a survey visit to the island to identify the most qualified recipients of the program. A total of 44 families  were given the solar kits in partnership with Korea International Cooperating Agency (KOICA) and Philippine KOICA Fellows Association (PHILKOFA).
 
     Meanwhile, SB Member Leo Francisco of Carles and the faculty members of NIPSC adopted school - Granada National High School Ballesteros Campus were present during the turning over ceremony.
 
 

 

 

 

By: Prof. Mark Anthony P. Lopez
Associate Editor, Ad Astra
 
 
     Driven by this commitment to serve, achieve, and realize the mission of the State College, Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, SUC President II, started the initial stage of his project: “Household Solar Kits for Island Barangay of Carles, Iloilo affected by Typhoons,” duly funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Philippine KOICA Fellows Association, Inc. (PHILKOFA) and the NIPSC Extension Services Office.
 
     The “household solar kits” is one of the three (3) conceptualized special projects of the College Pesident to be implemented this year including the solid waste management system and the medical-dental kits to various adopted communities of the College.
 
     With the help and expertise of Dr. Rodel D. Dosano, a Professional Electrical Engineer,  they trained the BSIT Electrical Technology students, faculty members and GSO staff and gave them hands-on experience on the installation and maintenance of the solar kits. The trainees will further teach the beneficiaries on the operation and proper care of the equipment.
 
     The beneficiaries of this project will be the underprivileged families/households affected by the typhoons in the adopted barangay of Gabi, Carles, Iloilo giving them light and comfort during night time and electric power able to charge cellphones, gadgets and solar appliances.
 
     The solar kits include the solar panel, battery, five (5) light bulbs, charging ports, electrical wires and circuit breaker.